Your career horoscope for the week commencing 8th January by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
For quite some while you’ve been prevaricating about a project or area of work that must either be expanded or revised to make it more manageable. In other words, the whole thing is getting stuck and no longer provides you with a source of interest or excitement. The fact that Mercury is making its way through a very power-packed sector of your chart makes this an interesting time in terms of discussions with other people about what your next move should be. And there’s one person in particular who will prove to be extremely keen to collaborate with you in some way. See how much more enthusiastic you become to try new and different ideas once the two of you are speaking the same language and obviously looking at things from very similar perspectives.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
One part of you will want to enlist the help of someone who could contribute quite a lot to a plan with which you’ve been struggling. There’s also another part of you, however, that will wonder whether you’re in danger of making things more difficult by sharing your problems rather than continuing to work through them single-handedly. Try convincing yourself that by midweek you’ll have felt the full impact of Mercury joining forces with the Moon and encouraging you to listen very carefully to what your sixth sense is saying to you. Make it clear that you don’t want to hear anybody’s arguments about why you should do things this way or that way. You simply want to make a decision based on what your instincts are telling you – and stick to it.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Don’t be surprised if you suddenly become very optimistic about a plan or area of work which up until now has seemed uninspiring. You’re feeling the impact of Jupiter, planet of excess, colluding with the Sun. And as it does so, you’ll become keen to take a few chances and show everyone around you that you’re not afraid to try whatever’s new and different. The only danger is of course that Jupiter will encourage you to take chances which at other times you would studiously avoid. So it would be worth going over the facts and figures very carefully, just to make sure that you won’t be doing anything foolhardy. It would be a great pity to jeopardise your reputation – and possibly your bank account – because of poor judgment or lack of attention to detail.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Pluck up the courage to involve somebody else with an undertaking about which you have certain doubts and misgivings. And be prepared to listen carefully to what this individual has to offer in terms of views and opinions. You are being influenced by the way in which Venus is squaring up to Uranus over the next few days and encouraging you to be rather sceptical about whatever advice is on offer. In fact, you need to accept that you’re trying to navigate a rather complicated piece of unfamiliar territory and you would be very unwise to try to do so completely on your own. Once you get used to the idea that nothing is simple and straightforward and that two heads are better than one, you’ll begin to make progress.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Nobody needs tell you of the value of solid hard work when you’re trying to accomplish something extremely ambitious. But maybe you need to ask yourself whether you sometimes make things far more difficult for yourself by taking things too seriously. Somebody close is about to suggest that you take a far more light-hearted approach to this new challenge which, if you’re not careful, could become a bit of an obsession with you. It’s important to bear in mind the fact that this week Venus is making a strong connection with Jupiter and urging you to view things far more optimistically. Yes, there is a chance that you’ll meet with disappointments and perhaps even a sense of failure. But that’s no reason to behave as though you won’t find solutions eventually. You almost certainly will.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Creativity and imagination are extremely valuable resources to have at your fingertips, especially when you’re trying to collaborate with someone whose approach to work or other areas of responsibility tends to be entirely conventional. This week especially, with the Sun challenging Uranus, you may have a bit of a battle on your hands as you become more determined than ever to be extremely innovative within this area of work while the other person involved wants to stick to tried and tested techniques. You don’t have to become nasty and aggressive to put your point across. But you do have to be extremely firm and make it quite clear that you’re simply not willing to waste any more time and effort going over the same old ground in the same old way. Nor should you.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
All of a sudden, you’ll feel keen to make your money or other resources work hard for you. But before you embark on some exciting scheme you’d be wise to talk it over with someone who knows you well – somebody who is aware of your strengths as well as your weaknesses. Once you do get caught up in meaningful discussions about whatever you plan to do next you will feel the impact of optimistic Jupiter meeting up with the Sun and filling you with a great deal of enthusiasm for what lies ahead. Listen carefully to what is being said. You’ll need to be more than supremely confident to achieve what you’re setting out to do. And the other person involved will be able to fill in much of whatever else is required.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
There must have been times in the past when you’ve resented the way in which you’ve been allocated a set of tasks or duties which failed to interest or excite you. And you’ve probably grown rather tired of it. You’ll be reminded of this fact over the next few days when you’re feeling the effects of Uranus at right angles to Venus. Once again you’ll have a sense of being desperate to be innovative and experimental in your approach to whatever you’re meant to be working on while not far away someone is insisting that you continue to do things in the way that they’ve always been done. Perhaps it’s time for you to try to prove that there’s far more to be gained than lost by taking a chance on something experimental and unfamiliar.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Without saying too much about it you’ll probably need to factor into a work or financial situation an amount of money or other assets which could prove extremely useful. After all, you’ll be striving to create or produce something profitable and worthwhile in collusion with others. And you’re beginning to realise just how much you have to offer and how useful that should turn out to be. The fact the Sun is allied to Pluto should be used as a warning to you not to let your resources provide you with a sense of power over the other people involved. Keep reminding yourself that you’re all equal – it just so happens that, for some reason, whatever you have at your disposal should prove extremely useful and potentially very profitable for you and those around you.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Recently it must have been hard to disguise your feelings about an ambition, a project or a career matter which hasn’t taken shape in quite the way you’d wanted. This week especially you’ll be inclined to share your views with someone else involved in the hope of feeling better for having got things off your chest. One of the reasons you’ll want to talk in this way is that you’re being impacted by the Moon hovering over a potent point in your chart and colluding with Mercury, the planet of good communications. Before long, you’ll be asking yourself why you never spoke out in such a candid and transparent way before. The response you’re given by those listening isn’t nearly as important and significant as the fact that you are at last speaking your mind.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Some of the people around you are about to become extremely optimistic about a deal, contract or arrangement which on paper promises a tremendous amount to everybody involved. And at first you’ll be tempted to become equally optimistic and begin to get caught up in the same mood of inflated expectations. Fortunately, however, you will gradually develop the good sense to stop and think about the practicalities involved and you will start to question whether or not it is logical to think that you and the other people concerned are suddenly going to do extremely well out of the situation, perhaps without contributing very much to it. Jupiter allied to Venus is almost certainly creating this false sense of certainty about the likely outcome. Don’t get caught up in it.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
At some point you might feel wary of the way in which colleagues or associates intend to use cash or other resources in order to bring about certain achievements. And the Sun confronting Uranus will make you stop and ask yourself whether those involved fail to understand just how much hard work has to be done in order to produce a profit or get some positive feedback about whatever has been accomplished. Although you might say you’re all for innovation and originality you are also one of those individuals who know the true value of working from a solid base and having total trust in the people around you. And if something is lacking in either of those areas you need to think very seriously about whether or not you stay or go.