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Career Horoscopes: May 13 - May 19

Christopher Renstrom is the creator of Rulingplanets.com which is his idea of an on-line, subscription-based, interactive Astrology Magazine. It is based on his bestselling book Ruling Planets, which was published by HarperCollins in 200...

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You’ll get lots of nibbles but no bites this week and that’s all right. You don’t want to be making big sales or finalizing any important deals when both Venus and Mercury are forming squares to Neptune. This is “eyes are bigger than my pocketbook” syndrome, and you don’t want to be left in the lurch. Simply put, people don’t have the purchasing power that they think they do. Either they’re maxed out on credit cards or they’re cash shy. Nevertheless they are enamored with what they see which means that they’ll be back with money in hand after May 26.

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Window shopping

You’ll get lots of nibbles but no bites this week and that’s all right. You don’t want to be making big sales or finalizing any important deals when both Venus and Mercury are forming squares to Neptune. This is “eyes are bigger than my pocketbook” syndrome and you don’t want to be left in the lurch. Simply put people don’t have the purchasing power that they think they do. Either they’re maxed out on credit cards or they’re cash shy. Nevertheless they are enamored with what they see which means that they’ll be back with money in hand after the May 26.

aries

ARIES (March 20-April 18)

Don't assume that things are being taken care of. Just because you haven’t heard back from colleagues doesn’t mean that things are moving swimmingly. In fact the very opposite could be true. You might want to drop by the cubicle or send an inquiring email on Wednesday, because it looks like the person who was supposed to be bird-dogging matters may have lost the scent or is chasing his own tail. Not only will your timely intervention be helpful, but it should get things back on track.

taurus

TAURUS (April 19-May 19)

Say no to Ponzi schemes and other get-rich-quick ruses. Neptune will be singing its siren song in that part of your solar chart that relates to hopes and wishes, and you could find yourself enthralled by something that appears to be the answer to all of your financial troubles. It’s not— no matter how dressed up it is in sexy stats and technical sounding jargon. There is financial relief in your future, but it’s still six weeks away. Sit tight and it will be here before you know it.


gemini

GEMINI (May 20-June 19)

Nobody likes being burned in business – especially a Gemini. It’s bad enough that someone got the better of you, but the fact that it was somebody you trusted makes it even more unconscionable. Evidently you weren’t paying close enough attention to the fine print of a contract and/or lease and now it looks like you will have to hand over your claim, take a loss, or pay a steep penalty fee. It’s not fair, but this will inspire you to come back bigger and better than before.

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CANCER (June 20-July 21)

You’re not ready to write off a certain venture or project. Everyone agrees that it was an unmitigated disaster, but the blame may lie with the handlers and not with the concept itself. You have a knack for spotting the diamond in the rough, and you know just what to do to give it the spit and polish it needs. See what you can do about taking it off the hands of the previous director on Friday. This could become a major cash cow under your expert supervision.


leo

LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)

This is the time to be out and about if you’re looking for work or a change in career. Venus traveling through part of your solar horoscope that pertains to movers and shakers means that you’ve got good buzz and word of mouth going for you now. Indeed the waxing moon on the 17th shows you meeting with someone who’s very interested in you and what you bring to the table. Unfortunately the funding isn’t secure which means that there won’t be a solid offer until late June.

virgo

VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)

You’ll need to practice the patience of a saint when gushing revenue streams turn into a trickle this week. You have the Neptune at odds with Venus to blame, so you can skip the self-recrimination. You didn’t do anything wrong. However the thing that you can do right is to wait things out. Take this time to inspect your wares and to bring things up to speed. The square is over on the 26th. You’ll need to be ready to pick up right from where you left off.


libra

LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 21)

The reason you’re not moving forward in your career is because you don’t follow through with what you set in motion. You say you want changes, that you want to make progress, and that you are so much more than what you are allowed to be. And you’re right. You are. But when you don’t turn ideas into proposals or court prospective buyers, it sends the message that you aren’t interested. People can’t take you to the next level if you don’t show them that you mean business.

scorpio

SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 20)

Complaining about being surrounded by lesser lights won’t motivate your co-workers to shine any brighter. In fact they may withdraw support all together if you don’t watch what you say on Tuesday. You have every reason to be frustrated with their lackluster job performance, but this is more a reflection of your current corporate culture than it is of people power – which remains untapped and undirected. Thankfully you won’t linger in limbo for long. Next week’s shake-ups in the higher ranks promise to clear out the dead wood.


sagittarius

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20)

You need to show initiative— especially when others don’t. Waiting on them to make decisions would be analogous to herding cats. They just aren’t going to make up their minds on anything. However, should you take the lead this Thursday then you will see everyone fall into line. Your forward movement at this time will save a project that was floundering. It will also cause a higher-up to revise his opinion of you. He wasn’t sure that you had what it took, but he’ll soon be certain that you do.

capricorn

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 18)

The person who can take your business to the next level also happens to have a questionable track record. She has a reputation for being exacting, demanding, and for going through people like they were disposable wipes. It’s enough to make you run in the opposite direction. But there are times when you have to see yourself as the exception to the rule. In the final analysis you won’t be able to get to where you want to go without her. And that’s the most defining factor of all.


aquarius

AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)

You can expect to deal with a lot of buck passing and finger-pointing at work. It will become clear who the culprit is after Tuesday, but what won’t be as clear is why colleagues didn’t do anything to help out when they had the chance. This will cast certain people in the chain of command in a poor light. You may feel compelled to come to their rescue, but why? Let the cards fall where they may. This is one of those times when inaction speaks louder than words.

pisces

PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)

It’s time to take care of unfinished business. The alignment of planets in that part of your solar horoscope that rules over “the end of the matter” shows that you will benefit by moving matters towards a conclusion. Not only do you have the upper hand, but you also have the cooperation of people who haven’t been on your side. Maybe they’re tired of things being at loose ends too. May 27 and May 28 are ideal dates for wrapping things up with a nice pretty bow on top.

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