Your career horoscope for the week commencing 13th February by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
You may be tempted to wear your heart on your sleeve and let certain people in on one or two of the secrets that you’ve kept to yourself for a while. Although there’s nothing wrong with that you must be prepared to defend decisions you’ve made recently because you’ll be on the receiving end of some critical comments made by those who feel your judgment is skewed. This is linked to the way in which Pluto squares up to the Moon midweek and this helps explain why you assume the right to act in the way that you think best for yourself while others insist on having a say in everything you do. Don’t be afraid to become quite passionate about what does and does not feel fair to you. It’s time to speak up.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Without becoming heavy-handed about it you’ll need to remind colleagues or associates that if you and they are to work together successfully a number of boundaries will have to be put in place. Make best use of having the Sun at the highest point of your chart allying itself to the strict and sober planet Saturn. At first you might imagine that you’ll come across as too dictatorial and controlling. But that’s better than allowing everything to be so loose and laid back that chaos and confusion become inevitable. Don’t worry about the other people involved resenting your efficiency and your structured way of thinking. They are far more likely to welcome it with open arms because everyone knows what they are doing and what exactly are the parameters within which they’re meant to operate.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
People have been wondering for some while why you haven’t been promoted or found yourself in a situation which affords you much more visibility within the field in which you work or function. You, too, might also have been puzzled about whether or not you should have made more headway up until now. And such thoughts and ideas are very timely because at the weekend you’ll feel the impact of the Sun making its way into Pisces and illuminating the most potent and visible point in your chart. All of a sudden you will hear mention of openings that could be spot on as far as you’re concerned. Or someone in authority might well single you out for work that will excite as well as challenge you. Give it your all.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Exciting though it may be to pool your resources with those of colleagues or friends you must bear in mind the budgets and deadlines involved. A great deal of enthusiasm will be generated and you’ll all become so exhilarated by what’s going on that you’ll lose sight of certain practicalities. And this week as Mercury forms a sharp link with Saturn it won’t take much for you to be on the receiving end of critical comments with regard to how much is being spent and how much time it’s taking to achieve what’s expected. While nobody wants you to feel you’re on a treadmill and you can’t expect to have any fun you do need to take your commitments seriously and to capitalise on opportunities that may not come around again for quite a while.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Normally you would be expected to take the lead within areas that other people find intimidating. But, recently, you seem to have a knack for steering colleagues and associates through even the most challenging terrain. In fact you probably enjoy it. This week, however, as you feel the earliest effects of the Sun, your ruler, moving into Pisces you would do well to think about whether or not you want to continue to be the one on whom everybody else depends. Let the Sun remind you that there’s nothing wrong with talking to those around you about how good it will be for them and for you if they were to put themselves in the driving seat and invite you to be a passenger – for a short while at least.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Initially you might wonder how you are ever going to be able to cope with your everyday responsibilities, some new challenges work-wise and the on-going demands of your home and family. Things certainly seem to be getting cranked up within several different areas of your life at the same time. And you must take comfort from the fact that this week you’re being impacted by the glorious Sun as it aligns itself with Saturn in a very positive way. This suggests that you’ll establish a rhythm for going from one situation to the next and achieving a tremendous amount within every area involved. Be glad that Saturn will be encouraging you to stop before it all gets too much for you. There’s no point in running yourself into the ground.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
The Moon is stirring up a lot of emotional or private issues as it makes its way through your sign this week. So it may be hard for you at times to focus on a number of routine responsibilities which cannot be put to one side for very long. While you’re pondering on your personal links with those to whom you’re very close you’ll be aware that a backlog of tasks and duties is building up to the point where it’s beginning to prick your conscience. So make use of the way in which the Sun enters Pisces at the weekend and as it does so it gives an enormous boost of energy to the section of your chart that governs anything requiring you to be industrious, committed and hard-working.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Some people might think you’re being too heavy-handed when you suggest they summon up the energy to get things done on the work front. But you should take no notice of them if you intend to meet all your current obligations. You’re dealing with the kind of individuals who will in the end co-operate with you provided you can get them on side. And that means you should use more carrot than stick. In other words you won’t achieve much if you do nothing but bark orders at your colleagues or friends without showing them any respect. A Mars-Mercury tie-up is reminding you that it’s possible to be firm about what has to be done but to use words and gestures that prove that you believe in collaboration rather than never-ending rules and regulations.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
In order to please a number of other people you might be tempted to be a great deal more generous towards them than usual. And that’s fine except that you mustn’t forget that you have work to do, bills to pay and a schedule that means that you don’t have a great deal of time to spare. So take care not to let a connection being made between Pluto and the Moon, midweek, convince you that you can afford to pamper those around you. Certainly with the Moon having a lot of impact on you this week you might think it’s in your gift to focus less on work and more on play. Yes, this might well make you more popular in certain quarters but it could be a disaster in financial or professional terms.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
As you gather your thoughts regarding a particular deal or arrangement you may well decide that the other people involved need to be told that they should work harder or be more mindful of how much money or other resources might be going to waste. And although your points are valid there’s a chance that as Mercury tussles with Saturn you’ll find it hard to decide how tough-sounding you should appear to be when you let everyone know what’s going on. It’s important to remember that those concerned probably do need a gentle reminder that they should be more conscientious. But they certainly don’t need to be given such a hard time that they lose all enthusiasm for the job in hand. Better to coax and cajole than to appear over controlling or dictatorial.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
This week as the Sun begins to leave your sign to enter Pisces you’ll be more mindful than usual of the assets and resources you have at your fingertips and how to make best use of them. What you mustn’t do of course is to expect so much of yourself that the extra pressure you’re under makes you miserable. Try to think of the Sun as something that’s inspiring you to make very careful choices about where you direct your energy and what you’re able to take into situations requiring the sort of skills and experience you have to offer. And please don’t think that you have to do everything single-handedly. Let the Sun remind you how good you can be at negotiating deals with those people with whom you like to work and collaborate.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
For some while you’ve been impacted by Saturn hovering over a very visible sector of your chart. And there have been times when you’ve felt that all eyes were on you and you’ve needed to conduct yourself in a very proper and professional way. And that’s fine for most of the time. But this week, as Saturn colludes with the Sun, you’ll realise that your sixth sense is steering you towards a situation in which you have a chance to show off another less-inhibited part of your personality and character. And you’ll wonder whether you can be more creative, expressive and innovative than usual without jeopardising your reputation. The answer is: Yes you can! But to do so you have to know where some wriggle room is possible – and where it most definitely is