Career Horoscopes: May 20 - May 26
Neptune is the planet of the imagination. When its influence is strong, it opens our mind to the full range of possibilities that lie before us. But one person’s dream is another person’s delusion, and it isn’t always easy to tell which is which. Businesses depend upon the genius of visionaries. Otherwise they wouldn’t grow. However, businesses are notorious for their profound lack of imagination — they want proven results without investing in the exploratory process. It can feel daunting if you’re the dreamer trying to win over "the powers that be," but then where would we be if Columbus hadn’t sold Ferdinand and Isabella on the promise of a New World?
Pursuing the dream
Neptune is the planet of the imagination. When its influence is strong, it opens our mind to the full range of possibilities that lie before us. But one person’s dream is another person’s delusion and it isn’t always easy to tell which is which. Businesses depend upon the genius of visionaries. Otherwise they wouldn’t grow. However businesses are notorious for their profound lack of imagination – they want proven results without investing in the exploratory process. It can feel daunting if you’re the dreamer trying to win over "the powers that be," but then where would we be if Columbus hadn’t sold Ferdinand and Isabella on the promise of a New World?
ARIES (March 20-April 18)
Struggling with those in power says more about you than it does about them. If you have such strong ideas about the way that things should be run at work, then why aren’t you running them? Probably because you were born under Mars, the foot soldier of the zodiac. You prefer to follow orders than to give them. But the Uranus/Pluto square on the 20th shows that the time has come for you to step into a leadership position. You don’t want to waste your career being a backseat driver.
TAURUS (April 19-May 19)
You will hear of a unique opportunity this week that could really do a lot for you if you decide to pursue it. The drawback is that it would require you to be on the road, relocate, or to invest a lot of your time and energy into getting things up and running without any immediate returns. You don’t have to decide right away. In fact engaging in back-and-forth conversation is the way to go. You will see the other party sweeten the deal between now and June 19.
GEMINI (May 20-June 19)
You are entering one of the most electrifying times for your career. It starts on May 20 and lasts through June 19. You may not feel this way today. Indeed you may feel totally lost at sea because of the Sun/Neptune square. But once that fog lifts (after May 27), then you will see your way clear. Unfurl that sail and keep a tight grip on the rudder, because the winds of fortune are at your back and they will take you to where you want to go.
CANCER (June 20-July 21)
Just when you thought you should settle for less, the Stars show that you should go for more. The revolutionary Uranus/Pluto square on Monday will remove yet another pane in that glass ceiling you’ve been stooped under. This could manifest in the sudden departure of a supervisor, a dramatic shake-up in your department, or you finally finding the perfect space to set up shop in. In any case you couldn’t hope for a better sign from the Cosmos to venture forth and to fulfill your dreams.
LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)
We live in a “what’s in it for me” world. We are taught to beat out the competition and to dominate the field. However, your Sun traveling through Gemini, the sign of the twins, shows that there are two sides to the coin of friendship — buddy and rival. One can even flip sides to become the other. It may seem self-sabotaging to help out a rival this week but try it. Not only will you take this person by surprise, but you’ll plant the seeds to a future alliance.
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)
You are on the brink of making some dramatic changes. So why are you hesitating? Virgos have this problem with choosing between the hell they know and the heaven they don’t. And oftentimes you will choose the routine over the untried and the unfamiliar — even if that means undoing all of the good that you have done. Don’t let this happen to you on the 24th. You’ve worked too hard for the new opportunity that beckons to you, and you need to follow it wherever it might lead.
LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 21)
A fiasco can bring opportunity as you will see on the 21st. One of your great strengths is your ability to keep your cool while the people around you are losing theirs. Another one is that you will never discard a good idea — especially ones that were rejected out of hand. Developments on the 24th show that the moment has come to reintroduce a solution or proposal that you presented weeks ago. Not only will supervisors accept it right away, but they’ll also praise your prescience and uncanny timing.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 20)
You may find yourself in the unlikely position of having to turn back on the mob of angry protesters on the 20th. You are no great fan of the way that things are done at work, but you also know that storming the offices of supervisors isn’t the way to go. What’s needed is reform, not revolution, and that requires well thought-out talking points aimed at creating a better environment for everyone involved. Offer to draft such a proposal and you will become the agent for change that matters.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20)
The lack of money has been the bane to your existence for years. Yet the lack of money has also taught you discipline, resolve, and resourcefulness. You always knew you’d make it one day and put all of this aggravation behind you. But what if making it isn’t about the photo finish as much as it is a shift in perspective? What if the lessons you’ve been forced to learn are the key ingredients to your formula for success? There’s no better time than the present to find out.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 18)
Pluto energy has a way of making us feel expendable. And its prominent influence in your horoscope now might explain why you are logging in even longer hours at work. You are obsessed with getting ahead and staying there. But what’s the point of this “workaholism” if you don’t enjoy the fruits of your labors? You need to stop and smell the roses this week — and maybe even purchase a few bouquets to brighten up your home. Remember that all work and no play makes Cappy a dull goat.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)
What do you do when management says that it welcomes change, but then turns around and thwarts it at every turn? Most people would give up and settle for what they have or seek a job with another company. Thankfully the Uranus/Pluto square this week shows that change is in the air and that it will be taking place whether management wants these changes or not. Meanwhile all you have to do is step back and let the forces at play run their course.
PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)
It’s time to cut back. Growth and expansion are good, but not if they lead you to overextend yourself. Spreading yourself too thin is a Pisces liability. It’s impossible for you to say no, and you will always chase after the next golden apple that rolls across your path. But run after one apple and then another and another and what do you wind up with? An armful of rotten fruit. This is why you need to cut back, streamline, and prioritize. This will strengthen your prospects, not dilute them.