Your career horoscope for the week commencing February 5th by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Bear in mind that with Saturn still hovering over a critical point in your chart you’ll feel from time to time that you have to scrutinise contracts, deals or formal paperwork very carefully. Even plans revolving around a small group of people who seem totally honest and straightforward might bring out a need in you to check and double-check facts or figures. And that’s fine because this week the Sun is forming a sharp link with Saturn so no wonder you’re not willing to leave anything to chance. Do just make sure however that you’re not appearing to cast aspersions on those who deserve to be treated with the utmost respect. It would be a great pity to cause offence or make enemies simply because you’re being slightly paranoid about what might be going on.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Unbeknown to you, one or two workmates, friends or associates will want to do something unusual and creative to ease your burden on the work or financial front. Even though in the end you might not reap as many benefits from it as you and they anticipate, it is crucial that you let everyone see how much you appreciate their efforts. The fact that Venus your ruler is allied to Uranus suggests that out of this episode could come a shift in the way in which you and these people relate to one another. There could be a marked improvement in how much you’re able to produce or create simply because you feel that, more than ever, you are all on the same side, pulling in the same direction. And that counts for a lot.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Before you utter any negative comments about a contract, project or piece of work being discussed between yourself and colleagues, friends, employers or associates it’s important that you study the facts very carefully. And let Venus the planet of logical thinking moving to the highest point of your chart remind you just how good you can be at evaluating situations about which some other people have unrealistic expectations. If anyone’s able to point out calmly and clearly that things aren’t quite as positive as is generally thought, it’s you. Yes, you’ll have to talk about the various downsides involved and balance those against whatever offers hope and optimism. Even though you cannot tell people what to think, you should be able to provide them with whatever is required to help them make the right choices.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Take care as you try to introduce some inventive ideas to people with whom you work or strive to produce something worthwhile. Yes, it can be exciting and exhilarating to talk in terms of the unexpected and unconventional, especially if you think things have become rather dull and uninspiring recently. But the fact that the Sun is at right angles to Jupiter does suggest that if you’re too unorthodox in your thinking one or two people will over-react. And this isn’t surprising really when you remember that Jupiter is the planet of excess and exaggeration. It would be a great pity to talk in a way that encourages others to see problems which don’t exist and to refuse to accept that there are new and different ways of doing things without taking any major risks.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
People may have been wondering why you’ve been a little distant and uncommunicative over the past few days or weeks. Perhaps there’s nothing seriously wrong in terms of your work or everyday set-up but you do seem to have been reflecting on one or two working relationships that have been less smooth-running than they might have been. And it’s a situation about which you don’t feel entirely comfortable. Certainly with Venus moving into the sensitive and perceptive sign of Pisces this week you’ll tap into a sixth sense telling you that it’s time to confront an on-going issue which has been swept under the carpet by whoever else is involved. This week especially you’ll be reminded how ill-at-ease you feel when a crucial matter is ignored or overlooked. It will soon be time to act.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
A number of people will baulk at the idea of some rather unusual approaches to a project which, up until now, has been dealt with in a very conventional way. You, however, will have the benefit of a positive link between Venus and Uranus which is reminding you of the value of thinking outside the box. You won’t of course support anything which sounds so risky that it generates an atmosphere of insecurity and uncertainty. But if you seriously want change and innovation you will put your hand up and vote for proposals made by those who are all for exploring everything that’s new and inventive. Be glad that Venus is able to help you appreciate ways of thinking that might in some other quarters be labelled wild and wacky. They’re anything but.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
You’ll be in two minds as to whether or not you should inform some of your colleagues or friends of plans which have a somewhat artistic or inventive flavour to them. Certainly with Neptune at right angles to the Moon towards the end of the week you’ll wonder whether you’ll be sticking your neck out and asking for trouble if you do talk openly about whatever you have in mind. So when, as is likely, one particular person tries to persuade you to have the confidence to share your ideas without worrying about what others think, you should take notice. Yes, the Moon might well be tapping into old fears and frailties but that’s no reason for you to lose your nerve and convince yourself everything’s going to go wrong.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Some people might think they can persuade you to part with cash which they would like for whatever plans they’re pursuing. Although they’re not doing anything dishonest or fraudulent they might well be so convincing that you see no reason why you shouldn’t come to their rescue. Do just bear in mind however that this week the Moon joins forces with Mars in a way that could make you think that you’re fairly infallible in terms of the choices you make and that you should feel entirely confident about doing what feels right to you. As a result you might do something you regret later on, simply because you’re feeling rather gung-ho about it. Don’t let Mars give you a false sense of security. Study facts and figures very carefully indeed.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Saturn, getting into a spat with the Sun, could be the cause of arguments or controversy between yourself and those with whom you share big parts of your life. And it would be a pity if money were to become the bone of contention over which you almost come to blows. Being influenced by Saturn in this way you’ll want everything to be well-organised and squeaky clean. So it will be hard for you to accept that some of the other people involved are willing to follow their instincts and take a few chances when it comes to some fairly crucial decisions. Try to make it clear from the outset that as far as you’re concerned everyone has to agree to observe certain rules and guidelines which are entirely sensible without being restrictive.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Don’t be surprised if some of the people around you try to encourage you to use, invest or spend your money differently. Or perhaps there’s an area of your work on which they are trying to give you what they consider to be good advice. Your challenge will be to remain calm and not to allow this to get under your skin. The fact that the Sun is at right angles to Jupiter could mean that even the slightest altercation or difference of opinion becomes, in your mind, a major catastrophe. And it really is nothing of the sort. It’s merely Jupiter exaggerating everything that’s going on in terms of relationships with other people and how they’re not always as smooth-running as you’d like them to be. This is a molehill, rather than a mountain.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
For the past few weeks or possibly months you seem to have been plagued by sets of figures that don’t quite add up, or the critical comments of people suggesting you’re not handling your work or money as well as you might. Has this all got the better of you? Hopefully not. Will it improve pretty soon? Very probably. After all, logical Venus is making its way into one of the financial sections of your chart. So if ever there were a time for you to make it clear that you are not allowing yourself to be wound up by anything or anybody else, it is now. Keep reminding yourself that Venus can at times like this give you the wherewithal to remain grounded and self-assured, even when other people are trying to create bedlam.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Uranus has sometimes been making waves as it travels through one of the work-related or business sections of your chart. This week however you’ll find you can cope with other people springing surprises on you in connection with your assets, income or property. This is linked to Venus making a positive connection with Uranus. So even when certain individuals refuse to cooperate or go along with what you’re saying or suggesting you’ll have the inner strength with which to handle the situation. Instead of feeling defeated or going to the other extreme and fighting back very vigorously you’ll find a middle ground from which you can assert yourself , politely and respectfully, and let troublemakers or antagonists see they’re wasting their time and they’d be wise to go along with what you think and say.