Your career horoscopes for the week commencing 11th June by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Little by little you’re about to discover that two or three of your friends or loved ones are concerned that your work or other responsibilities seem to be taking over your entire life. You will probably see it as a brief but somewhat disruptive phase during which you hope to achieve a tremendous amount. The danger is, however, that such phases tend to take on a life of their own and refuse to be brought to an end. This is why you have to acknowledge that with Mercury being opposed by Saturn, the planet of discipline and structure, you really do owe it to yourself and others to ensure that you don’t allow your life to be dominated by commitments which really do need to be kept in check and contained within a workable timeline.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Initially it might seem that an ambitious project really isn’t worth pursuing, simply because you’ll be afraid of having to put far more effort into it than it warrants. However, it won’t take you long to rethink the situation and work out that there could be huge benefits in trying your best to make it work. This is largely because Mercury is stimulating your reasoning and analytical faculties as it joins forces with Venus the planet of values. And as soon as you start doing the sums you’ll change your mind about letting this opportunity slip through your fingers. Instead, you’ll start talking to some of the other people who might like to get involved and as you do so you’ll be at your most persuasive and encouraging. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Not everyone with whom you work, study or share ideas will be able to do the mental gymnastics required to make sense of certain sums of money, facts or statistics. So the danger is that you’ll be left to do complicated calculations and ensure that the right outcomes are achieved and there’s a guarantee of achieving a profit rather than a loss. Provided you’re happy to take on this kind of responsibility, all should be well – especially with Mercury entering Cancer and energising the sector of your chart that governs cash-flow, assets and resources. Just remember, however, that there may be occasions on which others assume – quite wrongly – that you’re willing to do as much heavy lifting as is required of you. If that’s not the case, you must speak up sooner rather than later.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Just recently you might have been disappointed to find that certain of your colleagues, peers or companions have not been seeing eye to eye when it comes to business, investments or hard cash. You obviously won’t want to take sides but nor will you be willing to ignore the frosty atmosphere surrounding those involved. So the obvious solution is for you to confront the issue in the most fair-minded way possible. You do in fact have Venus, the planet of justice and equality, very much on your side as it makes its way into Leo this week. Why not take this as an indication that you will be able to talk those involved around to discussing any issue in a calm, balanced and amicable way so that, eventually, peace breaks out?
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
High at the very top of your chart you have Uranus moving extremely slowly and encouraging you to explore aspects of your career or other areas of responsibility which have been allowed to take care of themselves recently. And with Uranus forming a link with Mercury this week you might find that one or two people are in a position to offer advice and guidance with regard to whatever your next move might be. While nobody’s suggesting that you need to do anything drastic or dramatic you probably should reflect on what you’ve achieved over the past few months and whether or not you’re satisfied with the results. This could be a good time to review your position within a set-up that just might not be doing as much for you as it could be.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Rather than try to manage complicated career-related or financial matters single-handedly, you might be wise to enlist the help of those who have experience within the relevant areas. You should feel confident about getting started pretty quickly too because the New Moon’s making it easier than usual for you to intuit exactly who are the people you want by your side and what their various functions ought to be. You won’t have time to waste on picking and choosing because much of what needs to be done will have a fairly tight deadline attached to it. So let the cosmos bring out your quick-witted, fleet-footed streak while you remind yourself how good you can be at coaxing the best out of people who are likely to make excellent allies just when you need them most.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
For some reason you seem to have decided that it’s not your place to advise people in fairly influential positions as to how business could be improved or profits increased. Now, however, you probably need to re-think your stance as you realise you really do have quite a lot to offer. The fact that Mercury’s making its way across the most potent section of your chart is a clear indication that things are on the move and you might be the one with some valuable information at your fingertips. You won’t of course want to speak up and then find you can’t deliver what you’ve promised. So let Mercury remind you of the importance of clear, meaningful communications. And when the time is right find the courage to say what obviously needs to be said.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Venus, the planet of relationships, enters the somewhat hot-headed sign of Leo this week. And you can perhaps see this an indication that you need to take control of a situation which has meant that certain of your friends, colleagues or companions haven’t been reading from the same hymn sheet recently. And it’s probably caused disruptions and delays regarding valuable work which could be done or exciting new territory that could be explored. So it won’t take you long to realise that you’re almost certainly the best person to encourage those who are at loggerheads with one another to kiss and make up. No-one’s saying it will be easy but you must trust the fact that once they’ve swallowed their pride those concerned should be just as keen as you are to resolve the situation.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
There must have been times recently when you’ve looked around and wondered whether you can strike a deal with certain like-minded individuals. And if nothing much has happened up until this point you should take advantage of the fact that Mercury starts making its way through Cancer this week. This is an indication that you can achieve a tremendous amount by broaching ideas which, if they’re developed properly, could be extremely advantageous to all concerned. What you mustn’t do of course is to give any of the people involved the impression that you are merely trying to feather your own nest. Make it absolutely clear that there’s something in it for everybody and that you’re determined to prove that while there could be plenty of winners, there need be no losers whatsoever.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Put as much creativity and originality into some kind of shared endeavour as you can. And with Uranus squaring up to Venus you should find yourself in the mood to break through barriers and confront any rules and regulations that have been holding you back up until this point. Those watching from the side-lines might feel somewhat unnerved by your determined, no-nonsense approach to the challenges that lie ahead. But it won’t take them long to realise that you’re merely intending to achieve great outcomes and you’re certainly not keen to make unnecessary problems. It’s important to remember that while Uranus can sometimes create havoc it’s also capable of bringing out in you an innovative, highly-original streak with which you’re able to create or produce something that makes everyone sit up and take notice.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Try to avoid letting your charitable side encourage you to do everybody else’s hard work for them. You’ve done it in the past and it’s important that you start to educate those around you to the idea that they do have to pull their own weight. You will be helped by Mercury entering a very conscientious and hard-working section of your chart as if to remind you that you owe it to yourself and to those around you to be more direct with your communications. No doubt you’ve been hinting that you’re not now able to stand in for certain individuals as much as you have done in the past. But has anybody picked up those hints? It’s highly unlikely. This is why Mercury is urging you to say what needs to be said.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
You’ve often been at your most relaxed when working your way through familiar territory. And, just recently, you certainly haven’t been aching to take on anything too challenging or unusual. Deep down however you probably have felt that you would need at some point to expand your horizons. And certainly with Uranus squaring up to Venus you are about to be put to the test in this respect. Tell yourself you’re not going to panic when a challenge or unconventional new project seems to be coming your way. You must promise yourself you won’t wriggle out of it or make up excuses as to why you’re not the right person for the job. Seize it with both hands and see it as the beginning of the next inspiring phase of your life.