Your career horoscope for the week commencing 31st October by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
In your wildest dreams you’re unlikely ever to see yourself taking the lead with regard to a financial, business or political situation that is surrounded by gossip and intrigue. And you certainly would never take risks that could result in serious problems with regard to your money or reputation. This is why you have to practise extreme caution over the next few days when the Sun in the secretive sign of Scorpio joins forces with Neptune which will tempt you to embark on something about which there’s no absolute certainty, let alone guarantees or insurance in place in case things go wrong. This is not the time to be brave, let alone reckless. You have far better uses for your cash and other resources than gambling on something about which you know very little.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
If you want to create something beneficial for yourself and a partner, colleague or family member you mustn’t question that small voice in the back of your mind urging you to develop a plan which, to some people, might not seem to be viable. Perhaps you won’t realise at first that you possess enough originality and ingenuity to make the thing work in a way which wouldn’t be possible unless you were the one taking the lead. A Venus-Uranus connection is encouraging you to trust yourself and your ability to craft an idea which very few other people would ever be able to produce. This is not to say that everything will go like clockwork. But if you’re prepared to put in the effort you should, in the end, enjoy some fantastic results.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Try though you might you’re unlikely to be able to do all that needs to be done within certain territory unless you have a lot of help and support from others. Your ruler Mercury is attached to Pluto at the moment but you mustn’t assume that whatever surplus energy you have is enough to achieve the nigh-on impossible. Far better to access Mercury’s qualities of clarity and good communications to help you persuade one or two people standing on the sidelines to provide you with the back-up you need to achieve a number of goals which have been left untended for far too long. You shouldn’t have to use too much emotional blackmail to convince others that they should step in and come to your assistance. Determination plus enough gentle persuasion should do the trick.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
On no account should you underestimate the impact of work or responsibilities being loaded on to your shoulders by those who really aren’t doing enough for themselves. Perhaps, initially, you think you should do the decent thing and just get on with whatever needs doing. But the resentment eventually seems into your consciousness. It has to. And this week especially, as you feel the build-up to a tie-up between Venus and Uranus, you’ll realise that there’s a tremendous amount going on in areas linked to your work, responsibilities, career and financial fortunes. Why should you be expected to cope single-handedly when so much of what you’re having to manage is linked to these individuals who think they can stand by and watch. They cannot. And they must be told as much. Now.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
With Neptune dominating the section of your chart that governs joint projects and shared ideas, you shouldn’t be short of inspiration when it comes to making your mark within some very competitive territory. After all, Neptune is joining forces with the Sun this week in a way that means you should have access to dreams, schemes and the kind of inspiration that will enable you to show the other person or persons involved that, between you, it should be possible to accomplish something worthwhile and fairly profitable too. But you must remember that with Neptune having such a lot of impact on you and your chart at the moment there’s a chance that some of what you start to develop will prove to be unworkable, impractical or unaffordable. Discard whatever seems likely to fail.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
It’s possible that you’re expected to collaborate with someone who likes to deal with certainty and steer clear of any risks or unfamiliar territory. But you’ll feel that your hands are tied if you’re not allowed to tap into your creative side. Certainly with Uranus linked to Venus you’ll see how much value there might be in developing schemes that are a long way removed from what everybody else is doing. And with Venus on your side it won’t take you long to do some kind of feasibility study and calculate how much time, effort and money you have to put into your latest plan in order to capitalise on it in the best possible way. Do whatever is necessary to persuade whoever else is involved that this is the way forward. Because it is.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Money will be an important factor when deciding how to go about managing a work situation or a series of mundane responsibilities which have not, until now, left you feeling inspired. The Sun in one of the financial sections of your chart might make you think that cash-flow is going to become less of a problem in the immediate future. And that’s a comforting thought. What you also have to take into account is the fact that the Sun is forging a link with Neptune of the kind that could encourage you to become somewhat over-optimistic when trying to work out exactly what to do and how to do it. At no time whatsoever can you afford to take risks or make decisions without studying in minute detail the financial implications of what you’re doing.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
How wonderful to think that an area which until now has been left to take care of itself is being masterminded by people such as yourself. It might not be something that fills absolutely everybody else with excitement and enthusiasm but you and those with whom you’re closely connected are about to realise that something good is about to happen. Add to this the fact that Uranus, the planet of inventiveness, is making a positive connection to Venus. So it shouldn’t be hard for you to decide what is worth investing in and where are the areas in which you would be wise to make cuts and focus on something more workable. Refuse to listen to anyone who doubts that you could be on to a winner. It’s time to prove that you know best.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Pluto in Capricorn is having a great deal of impact on a money-related section of your chart. This is why you might soon begin to realise that it should be worth investing in something which some other people are ignoring. You’ll begin to accept that you do have the power and the energy to wrestle with any negative elements involved and bring to the surface all that’s positive and hopeful. After all, Pluto is joining forces with the Sun over the next few days so you should be able to tap into a sixth sense that should keep you very well informed when it comes to the ways and means to turn something fairly ordinary and mundane into a plan or scheme which could and should bring very generous results in the end.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Jupiter hovering over an extremely powerful section of your chart helps explain why your involvement with some competitive individuals, perhaps within challenging territory, could lead to the kind of notoriety, opportunities or financial rewards that some people can merely dream of. But for you all of this can become a reality if you make the most of the fact that over the next few days Jupiter is making a connection with the Sun. As it does so, it will boost your confidence but at the same time you must let it remind you that lurking in the shadows there could be one or two people who would like to pip you at the post. And they might well work in rather secretive, surreptitious ways to eclipse you. Be on your guard.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
As the Sun is illuminating the most visible point in your chart a lot of people could become extremely interested in what you have and own. It’s possible that one or two of them will try to persuade you to pool your resources with theirs because they can see that you are someone who is worth cultivating. And you’ll have to be watchful, especially as Neptune is linking up with the Sun and trying to persuade you that whatever you touch could be turned to gold without making too much of an effort. Deep down you’ll know that that’s not the case and you’ll have to force yourself to stop fantasising and get on with the serious business of managing your affairs within a world that’s exciting, challenging but also, at times, precarious.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Will it be a problem for you to charm some influential people into thinking seriously about your work or the way in which you could use your gifts and talents to join forces with them in some way? Probably not. So you mustn’t doubt your ability to talk others around to your way of thinking. On the other hand, you wouldn’t want to feel you’re being manipulative or shallow. So you will have to keep in mind ideals and principles about behaviour that mean a great deal to you. This is especially so towards the weekend when Venus links up with Uranus and you suddenly feel some very daring, unconventional ideas springing to mind. Make absolutely sure that they would in no way compromise either you and your peace of mind or your reputation