Your career horoscope for the week commencing 13th March by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
With Mars still making its way through Taurus you might go through phases when you feel extremely gung-ho with regard to the way you spend or invest your money. And there happens to be someone watching from the sidelines who has been wondering whether to offer you some advice about your attitude towards finances. If, as is likely, you are approached by this well-meaning individual try to let a link between Mars and Mercury encourage you to be respectful and appreciative when it comes to whatever is being said. Listen carefully because you might well be able to make very good use of information which might never have come your way. How lucky you are to be surrounded by the kind of people who are happy to share so much with you.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Though it may all very well for you to encourage colleagues, employers or associates to broaden their horizons you must take into account their lack of confidence or experience within the territory concerned. You may even be able to help them quite significantly because of your own story and how in the past you’ve explored the areas you’re now discussing with them. Just make sure you’re not impacted by a Saturn-Sun clash in a way that means that you become dictatorial and heavy-handed rather than coaxing these people around to being more adventurous. They need to be taken by the hand and shown that there is nothing to fear and that with a little help from you they should soon be able to negotiate areas which a short while ago seemed way beyond their limits.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Much as you might dislike having to focus on some laborious work or commitments you’ll know deep down that there’s no escape. But as you settle down to get on with whatever needs doing there’s a danger that you’ll begin to fantasise about short cuts or ways of passing the buck and getting away with doing very little. The reason you may be tempted to behave in this way is the fact that you’re being affected by the Moon joining forces with Neptune, planet of deception, on Thursday 16 March. Your challenge will be to remain totally logical and pragmatic about what you need to do and the best way in which to go about it. There’s no point whatsoever in trying to convince yourself that you can get away with doing nothing.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Someone in a fairly influential position has almost certainly been watching you from afar. And it’s only now, as the Sun is heading for the most forward-looking section of your chart, that you’ll realise that you’re about to be offered an opportunity which has always seemed way beyond your expectations. Don’t underestimate the way in which the Sun can shine on you and your abilities in a way that draws you to the attention of the kind of people who know how you should capitalise on everything that you have and own. You won’t feel ready to take every word being uttered at face value but you are about to hear quite a lot that will steer you in the direction of a place in which you should soon be able to make your mark.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
At first you might think that you have a duty to support a colleague or friend in a very formal and business-like way as the two of you decide to achieve certain goals. But you’re taking the whole thing too seriously and must remember that you often do your best work when you relax and allow yourself to enjoy it. Refuse to let a set-to between Saturn and your ruler the Sun encourage you to become so rigid and serious-minded that you are each in danger of being overtaken by a sense of doom and gloom. That is not to happen under any circumstances. You must allow yourself to introduce colour, creativity and light-heartedness into the area concerned and prove that you can bring about very impressive outcomes while having an extremely good time.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
On one hand you’ll feel obliged to include certain of your colleagues or associates in your latest plan or endeavour. But on the other hand you’ll want to approach it on your own. So how are you meant to decide whether these people should collaborate with you? The reason this is so difficult to grapple with is the fact that you’re being impacted by your ruler Mercury and the way it’s making a connection with dynamic Mars. Either you must be prepared to make sacrifices and strive to work with and alongside those concerned. Or, you decide once and for all, that you’re going to remain completely independent of everyone else and do what suits you. Only you can choose and when you’ve made your decision you must stick with it, hard and fast.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
People may have very strong views about the way in which you’re meant to handle a complicated work or financial situation. But you mustn’t allow yourself to be manipulated into doing what they think is best. Instead, you have to hold on to your own beliefs and refuse to be swayed by those who may be quick-thinking and extremely articulate but they almost certainly lack some of the skills and experience to which you can lay claim. So keep reminding yourself that you really are the one who has the right and responsibility to employ whatever tactics and techniques you choose in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. The fact that certain individuals can argue very expertly or shout louder than you can doesn’t mean they’re right. Does it?
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
The fact that you’ll soon feel the impact of the Sun changing signs suggests you’ll gradually become aware of one astrological year coming to a close as another one opens up before you. Yes, once the glorious Sun has begun to make its way through Aries you can rest assured that you’ll be inspired to wrap up anything that’s been taking too long to complete and bring it to a successful end. Around the same time, you’ll be thinking about new ventures – some exciting, some extremely demanding – which you’ll find hard to resist. And you’ll be pleased and relieved that some dark episodes are over and done with and the spring skies are highlighting so much that promises to keep you occupied and extremely pleased with the sense of fulfilment about to come your way.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Colleagues, friends or associates may feel that certain plans should be handled in a very structured and orthodox way. And although you won’t want to disagree with them, you’ll wonder whether there’s room to inject a certain amount of inspiration, ingenuity and colour into the proceedings so as to bring life to whatever you and they are handling. You are being supported by the way in which Mars is forming a connection with Mercury. And this suggests that you’ll come up with the right words with which to persuade those involved to consider very carefully your ideas and suggestions. Plus, with Mars on your side, you will of course have the strength to persist if at first some of those involved fail to take much notice of you. Rest assured, they will in the end.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
There may have been occasions in the past when you’ve decided not to share your deepest feelings with people at work or those with whom you have a fairly formal connection. This has meant that you haven’t risked being side-tracked from whatever you were meant to be doing. You’ve not allowed sentiment, emotion or your sixth sense to come into the proceedings when it’s been important to stick to the business in hand. But you’re likely to behave quite differently this week when you’re almost overwhelmed by the way in which your intuition’s telling you to go about things in a particular way. This is the result of the way in which Jupiter’s allied to the Moon which means that it’s nigh-on impossible for you to keep your innermost thoughts to yourself. Nor should you.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Unexpected reserves of money or other resources might be coming your way. And although you’ll feel compelled to discuss the matter with certain people you might wish you could keep the news under wraps until you’ve decided exactly how to capitalise on these developments. The reason you aren’t sure that those involved will be very good at handling this situation is that you’re being affected by the Sun squaring up to the strict and sober planet Saturn. This could make you too controlling and you might think it’s your right to insist that everyone does exactly as you say. In fact you’re mistaken and you really must not antagonise those around you by acting as though you can call all the shots. You can’t. Nor should you want to, if you really think about it.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Try telling yourself that the chapter of your life that’s about to begin is one in which you should be able to get a much firmer grip on money coming in or going out. Even though you might argue that your financial situation has been pretty stable recently you do need to formalise a number of transactions that have been allowed to become somewhat chaotic. So you should capitalise on the fact that the Sun’s about to leave your sign and enter one of the financial sections of your chart. This will encourage you to think about bank accounts, spreadsheets and contracts which probably do deserve to be studied very carefully and made to work for you in a way that is efficient, hassle-free and secure.