Career horoscopes: March 4 - March 10

Mar 4, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. ET

A rare Saturn/Pluto sextile on March 8 will bring relief to those who owe money, as well as to those who are owed. If you owe money, then you will see a reduction in debt or a last-minute reprieve. If you are owed money — like if an intermediary party has been sitting on it — then funds will be released to you. This sextile is also good news for those who draw an income from pensions, investments, and rentals.


ARIES (March 20-April 18)

There are a lot of behind-the-scenes goings-on at work and you would be wise to keep your ear to the ground — or at least pressed to the wall of your cubicle. A merger or acquisition wouldn’t be out of the question, nor would a major reshuffling of staff. You could wait to see how this plays out, but then again, this may be the push you need to look for a more fulfilling position elsewhere.


TAURUS (April 19-May 19)

Don’t let personal troubles get in the way of career ambitions, because you could make a lot of headway right now. Your Ruling Planet Venus is working like a celestial halo this week to draw the gaze of higher-ups and hard-to-sell clients. Schedule meetings and pitches for the 6th and the 8th and you could wind up walking away with a bigger catch than you anticipated.


GEMINI (May 20-June 19)

You’re playing for high stakes, so you need to focus on the game. It looks as if your reputation is on the line and that a superior is questioning your ability to deliver as promised. It’s true that you’ve bitten off more than you can chew, and even you will have your doubts on Monday and Tuesday. However, you were born under a zodiac sign that’s famous for pulling a rabbit out of the hat when the pressure is on. Your "ta-da" moment will be on Friday.


CANCER (June 20-July 21)

You can tell that change is in the air, which is why you’re getting all restless and antsy. However, you are still a week shy of when these changes begin in earnest (March 11), so you'll want to be leery of false starts and equally misleading endings. Translation? Don’t quit your day job just yet, because things are about to get really interesting.


LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)

Are you on slippery ground at work? Well, let’s just say that you’ve had tighter footholds in the past. But don’t make the mistake of accepting the blame for recent missteps, because colleagues will happily add to it. It’s never wise to open yourself up to criticism when the Sun is in Pisces, the zodiac sign of scapegoats. Keep insecurities to yourself, carry on as is, and the atmosphere will improve on March 20.


VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)

Don’t get snippy on the 4th or you will only turn a non-issue into an issue, and you have enough on your platter as is. A middle manager evidently got an offstage dressing down, so now this person will be passing it on to everyone in his/her department. Let it go in one ear and out the other because your job performance speaks for itself. The interesting revelation will be that this person’s days are numbered.


LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 21)

You can’t be at someone’s beck and call one day and then get all up in their face the next. Not only is it misleading, but you’re assuming that your boss knows what you’re upset about. Newsflash: he doesn’t. It’s up to you to figure out what you want, and once you’re clear on that, then you can have a sit-down talk with him — but not before.


SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 20)

It will feel like associates are moving at a glacial pace this week, and in truth, icebergs have been known to move faster. Nevertheless, things are getting done. It’s important to remember that it takes time to work in changes to any routine, and not everyone is as swift on the uptake as you. Be patient and supportive and colleagues will deliver beyond your expectations.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20)

You will want to pencil in commitments on Monday and Friday because there will be some last-minute changes that could throw you for a loop — if not derail you all together. Mercury is in its most capricious mood when it’s traveling backwards in Pisces, and this won’t improve until it comes out of its retrograde on March 17. Work with developments as they unfold and try not to get too snarky about it.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 18)

The price you have to pay in terms of man-hours and energy is tremendous, but you are in a building phase right now. Whether it’s putting down roots in a new company or moving that start-up into a stand-up, it’s been a long time since you felt like your efforts were all being channeled in the right direction. Keep on doing what you’re doing.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)

Strategies that you put into play weeks ago are starting to pay off. In fact, they’re delivering quicker than you anticipated, which means that you'd better come up with a new game plan soon. Thankfully, you were born under a sign that’s equal parts invention and improvisation. If anyone can make it up while she’s on the go, it’s you. Meanwhile, make time for an impromptu business meeting Friday. There’s money in that phone call.


PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)

It would be nice if people would stop asking you what you want to do with your life. Isn’t it clear that you’re already doing it? It’s the fate of Pisces to see the dream before others do and to follow it wherever it might lead. Prescience is never appreciated by people who are strictly present tense. Thankfully, you’re used to swimming against the current of current opinion.

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