Your career horoscope for the week beginning 6th August by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Perhaps your energy levels diminish at the thought of certain tasks or commitments in which you’ve lost interest. If so, this might be about to change due to your ruler Mars travelling backwards as it were into the most potent area of your chart. This reverse movement is a result of Mars being retrograde which has contributed to your feeling of being listless or disengaged at times. Try telling yourself that with Mars now assuming this very prominent position in your chart you’ll want everyone to see you at your most dynamic and productive. You should also find that in this new frame of mind you are able to confront one particular task which you have been skirting around for longer than is wise or healthy. Enjoy getting it done and out of the way.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Colleagues, friends or companions might be in awe of you and the way in which you seem able to cut a swathe through so much that they would never be able to handle themselves. But it will suddenly occur to you that, instead of standing back admiringly, these people really should pitch in and see how much they can do to lighten your load. This new thinking on your part is being facilitated by your ruler Venus making a positive connection to Mars in a way that should help you get the tone exactly right when confronting those who really have been sitting back and leaving you to do most, if not all, of the heavy lifting. See what happens when you bring about the kind of change that’s long overdue.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
By putting more imagination into a shared project you’ll gain quite a lot of applause. But you might also become a source of irritation as far as one particular colleague or associate is concerned. Be ready to defend your actions if, as is likely, it’s suggested to you by this person that you’re stealing the limelight in a somewhat unfair and manipulative way. You shouldn’t take too long to realise that you’re up against a serious case of envy and you must not allow the green-eyed monster to spoil what should be a very pleasing experience for you in terms of your sense of achievement. You obviously won’t want to get caught up in a brawl and you’re clever enough to say exactly what needs to be said to ensure that the problem doesn’t persist.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
You’ve no doubt had to make your money work for you in the past and you’ll undoubtedly need to do so again at some point in the future. Right now, you’re being given the opportunity to review one source of income or area of spending and see what can be done to ensure that you capitalise on the situation. You are being impacted by a Solar Eclipse occurring in one of the financial sections of your chart this week. This should help explain why you can no longer allow systems set up a long time ago to continue as they are. There’s no need for you to completely disrupt any arrangements unnecessarily but there are one or two areas in which a major rethink and recalibration could benefit you quite considerably.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Territory in which you know you have to apply yourself very vigorously to achieve the right results will continue to appeal to you for some while. You obviously won’t want to suffer from burn-out as a result of putting so much energy into what you’re doing but on balance you’ll feel that you’re quite happy to go the extra mile for the sake of a sense of fulfilment – as well as the profits – that come your way as a result of your labours. When, over the next few days, you feel the impact of retrograde Mars reversing as it were into a very conscientious section of your chart you’ll see ways in which you can work fewer hours for slightly less money and still get as much, if not more, out of what you’re doing.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Not everyone would agree with your somewhat colourful approach to a project which, in the past, has always been managed in a rather conventional way. You’ll be ready for change and innovation. And you won’t be in the mood to be pushed around by those with restricted views who find it difficult to implement change. And the fact that Venus is at odds with Saturn suggests that you’ll want to kick back at anybody making the slightest suggestion that you need to adopt a more orthodox approach to projects or ideas with which they are involved. You’ve a right and responsibility to yourself to enlighten them and help them see how much they are sacrificing in their bid to ensure that everything remains just as it has been for a very long time.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
With Uranus appearing to change direction and start moving backwards through the heavens and through your chart you may start to make sense of a partnership or shared arrangement which is meant to bring you and the other person involved a sense of achievement as well as some profit. But don’t be too thrown by the fact that this move being made by Uranus is encouraging onlookers to comment on how far you’ve been going in your attempt to do things in an original and hopefully quite ingenious way. Sit it out and let them have their say and it shouldn’t be long before they realise that there’s method in your madness and they would be wise to wait and see just how much of a success you’re making of the situation.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
The Solar Eclipse which is about to occur at the highest point of your chart is likely to bring about unexpected changes in terms of your work situation or the way in which you’re perceived by people in high places. You might think that you’d be happy with the way that things have been going recently and that you haven’t been anticipating any major shifts of gear. This Eclipse is about to stir things up and encourage you to reflect on one particular area that’s never truly brought you as much satisfaction as it should have done. Don’t be surprised if you suddenly decide that you’re going to confront this issue and insist that the other people responsible agree to facilitate what you want in terms of outcomes and your sense of fulfilment.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Strict and sober Saturn is causing you to revisit an area in which you haven’t done as well or made as much profit as you would have liked. You might be tempted to point the finger of blame at the other people involved. But you’ll realise you’re fooling yourself into thinking you’re the innocent party and anything that went wrong was somebody else’s fault. You would do well to let Saturn’s tussle with Venus open your eyes to the fact that other people have on the whole been productive, creative and loyal just about every step of the way. And you should look at your own attitude and performance and be honest about the fact that at times you have been lacking. This process may be painful but it offers the opportunity of great learning.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Mercury confronting Jupiter could have an effect on a small group of people and the way in which they relate to you. You like things to be orderly and efficient. But one or two individuals involved prefer to work on an unstructured, ad-hoc basis. And this cosmic clash will bring to the surface the fact that nobody’s right and nobody’s wrong in this set-up. But you and these colleagues or associates need to thrash out your differences and agree on those points at which they should be free to function in their own way or, in other areas, you’ve the right to implement what you consider to be best practice. In the end it should be possible for you all to work with and alongside one another with only the occasional difference of opinion.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
As Jupiter tackles Mercury you may resent the way in which people with the capacity to hire and fire or at least have some say in what you do next can have such a hold on you and your future. Be careful because with Jupiter involved you may be getting the situation out of perspective. In fact, those concerned would genuinely like to see you do well and they’re happy to help you along the way. But if you start to imagine they’ve a negative attitude towards you – or they’re perhaps even victimising you – there could be trouble ahead. Step back and force yourself to look at this matter from an entirely objective standpoint. You don’t want to make enemies or go to war – and there’s no reason on earth to do so.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Perhaps you’ve wondered why you sometimes have to work so hard at projects which don’t offer immediate satisfaction. The truth is that you almost certainly have taken on something quite challenging and, as a result, you’ve having to put more into it than you at first anticipated. You must look at the long view and not expect an instant sense of great achievement. The Solar Eclipse occurring at the weekend is about to remind you that there are times when you have to make a huge investment of your skills, cash and energy so as to provide some guarantee of a happy, healthy future. It’s important to remind yourself that whatever you are investing in the area in question is likely to reward you very significantly at some point in the future. Don’t lose heart.