Your career horoscope for the week commencing Monday 15th May by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
It may be time for you to become rather more forceful than usual with regard to one or two people who seem to think they can rule the roost and manipulate you into doing whatever they want. You’ve tried to avoid confrontation in the past because you’ve had other things to think about. But this week, as you feel the impact of Mercury leaving your sign and making its way into Taurus, it will become blatantly obvious that you’re the only one who can mastermind an arrangement involving money, resources or a vitally important work-related matter. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to analyse the situation and then express yourself in a way that makes it clear that from this point on you’re very much the one in charge.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
You can’t blame people for wanting to talk about investments, finances or the kind of wheelings and dealings that always sound intriguing whenever they crop up. But with the glorious Sun entering Gemini this week you might feel that you’re expected to disclose information you would usually prefer to keep to yourself. And this will be a trigger for you to think very carefully about a number occasions recently on which you’ve been over-compliant with people who have a way of getting you to do whatever they want you to. Let the Sun help you see that this kind of behaviour has to stop. Now. And have no fear about letting those involved see that you have standards and ideals that you want to uphold - even if it costs you their friendship.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
A small group of people may become very persuasive with regard to a plan or venture about which they feel extremely optimistic. Your instincts will probably be warning you to treat the matter carefully. However, part of you will fantasise about taking a gamble and, as a result, enjoying some very lucrative results. And that’s fine, provided you have weighed up exactly how much you’re likely to lose if it all goes wrong. Then you have to decide whether it’s worth the risk when you set it against whatever you might gain if everything works in your favour. You’re being impacted by a connection between Neptune and Venus which urges you to take a balanced, logical view even when good fortune seems to be starring you in the face. It might all be an illusion.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Sometimes, as you well know, you have to observe boundaries, rules and guidelines rather than go about your business in a haphazard and disorganised way. But aren’t there also facets of your personality and character that crave the unusual, the risky and the surprising? And this can get you into trouble. It’s interesting that Saturn is joining forces with Uranus and, as a result, you’ll start flip-flopping between being daring and playing a safe game. If you study the situation very carefully and you’re honest with yourself, you’ll almost certainly have to admit that certainty and security are your buzzwords right now. So when one or two people in particular try to coax you into breaking a few of the rules, you should be strong enough to resist, no matter how convincing they might sound.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
For some while you have no doubt been bursting to announce details of a scheme or plan you find extremely exciting. But common-sense has prevailed and you’ve resisted sharing this thrilling news with those around you. That’s all about to change however as you feel the effects of Mercury making its way into Taurus and persuading you that you can afford to reveal your hand. At last. Just make sure that when you start to tell your story you have the facts and figures at your fingertips and that everything is checked and double-checked. In your excitement to spread the news it will be all too easy to make a mistake or miscalculation and end up feeling a little silly. That’s the last thing you want right now, isn’t it?
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Now is the time to admit you’ve been hiding your light under a bushel. Whether or not you’ve been aware you were doing it you seem to have neglected to keep colleagues, friends or associates informed of just how skilled and experienced you are within a demanding and challenging area. And it’s only now that the Sun is making its way into Gemini that it’s highlighting the most visible and powerful sector of your chart and ensuring that a number of influential people begin to see you in a new and very flattering light. There’s simply no point in denying that you have something they want. And, no matter how self-deprecating you may try to be, there’s nothing whatsoever to be gained from denying that you have a tremendous amount to offer the world.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
As soon as you form a picture in your mind as to how a certain plan or piece of work might develop you’ll become extremely excited about it. But you must be prepared to listen to the objections raised by somebody who is involved in what you’re doing or who at least has the right to offer an opinion. The fact that Mercury is entering the solid, rational and sensible sign of Taurus does serve as a reminder that it is sometimes far too easy for you to get carried away with ideas which appeal to your artistic, sensitive side but which bear little or no relation to pragmatism or sound and solid financing. This is one of those occasions on which you really cannot afford to build castles in the air.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself in two minds about disclosing to certain people the facts and figures relating to an idea or project of which you’re very proud. You’ll feel that you don’t want these individuals tampering with it or trying to find fault with it. And the Sun entering Gemini underlines the fact that you’ve put a lot into something which you see as pretty special but which some other people might view as fanciful, frivolous and impractical. But how long can it be kept hidden from those who may well judge and criticise it? It would be far better to reveal it now and defend it with all your might rather than avoid the issue and hope that these people lose interest. That’s not going to happen.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Without knowing quite why you’ve done it you seem to have allowed yourself to get stuck with regard to a set of tasks or responsibilities which should have been quite easy to deal with. So it’s useful to you that Mercury is this week moving into the practical sign of Taurus and encouraging you to catch up with a backlog of outstanding work and responsibilities. Mercury will also help you become more flexible in your thinking and enable you to see your way round minor problems which you’ve allowed to become much bigger and more disruptive in your mind than they actually are. Be ready to prove to anyone who might have been suggesting that you have become somewhat lazy and lacking in motivation that everything’s changing from this week onwards.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Many of the people around you will doubt that you’ll be able to make sense of an idea or project that’s ambitious to say the least. But they’re reckoning without the extra dynamism and inspiration that’s about to be provided by the Sun making its way into Gemini at the weekend. This means you’ll have an extra surge of energy and a new determination to solve even the most complex problem. But not only that, you’ll also get a huge kick out of proving to yourself and to everyone around you that once you do put your mind to it you can do any amount of work in order to make a success of something extremely challenging and demanding. Will you feel exhausted at the end of it? Probably. Will that matter? Not a bit.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Even though you might think you know yourself well enough not to fantasise about becoming rich and famous overnight you probably would like to do something to boost your bank balance as well as your self-esteem. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But with Neptune connecting to Venus, there’s a slight risk that you’ll get carried away with ideas which, if they went well, could make you somewhat better off and really rather pleased with yourself. All of which is fine except that with Neptune involved you’ll have a tendency to delude yourself into thinking you can get a fantastic result without doing much planning and serious thinking. And that’s a myth. Stop looking for short cuts and set about doing quite a lot of hard work in order to achieve the outcome you want.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
The minute you take a serious look at an area in which you are expected to work or perform you’ll wonder how much creativity and originality you can put into it. And certainly with Uranus having a major impact on you over the next few days you’ll quickly think of some innovative touches you can bring into play. Do remember, however, that this week Saturn is making a link with Uranus as if to remind you that even when you’re bursting with edgy or unusual ideas it’s absolutely essential that you bear in mind the practicalities involved. Yes, people might like to see you at your most inspired but they also want to know that from a financial, practical and realistic point of view you have all the bases covered.