Your Career Heriscope for March & April
Happy birthday, Pisces and Aries!
February 19-March 20
Strengths: Wise, gentle, loyal, passionate
Weaknesses: Passive-aggressive, conflict avoidance
Pisces women, and women in general, tend to deflect work accomplishments and praise away from themselves and onto a team of collaborators, whereas men tend to take the praise of a team for themselves. While gratitude is a necessary trait, don’t disappoint your 11-year-old self who practiced her Oscars speech in the mirror every night. When it’s your turn in the spotlight (and it will be soon!) try to “thank” like a man. Say it was the result of hard work—not “luck!”—and then thank the people who helped you get there. The change will rattle some people, but you need not concern yourself with them. The person you’re trying to impress is your 11-year-old self—and she’s very proud of you.
March 21-April 19
Strengths: Leader, bold, honest, optimistic
Weaknesses: Impatient, headstrong, impulsive
Something unpleasant has happened at work and you want nothing more than to be the subject of the viral video, “Crazy Lady Pushes Everything off Her Boss’s Desk and Quits in A Blaze of Glory #WorldStar.” But as Mercury enters retrograde, take a chill pill and don’t do anything you might regret. It may feel foreign to you, but take a backseat, lay low and observe office politics for a while. You will come across something that changes your perspective on the situation. When you’re approached to give feedback on the situation, you will have some new level-headed insights to present.
April 20-May 20
You’re grounded and slow to anger, but because of this, someone will try to get a rise out of you to see how you react. This person’s not saying something atrociously bigoted that you have to call out, just some kind of mean-spirited teasing to see how much they can get away with. As a bull, you’re closer to children’s-book Ferdinand who just wants to smells the flowers than a classic angry charger, but they don’t need to know that. Don’t see red—stay focused and keep working like you always do. And when you come out on top, it will be the other person who’s green with envy.
May 21-June 20
Let’s be real, Gemini, you’re a bit of a gossip. You’re not two-faced like other horoscopes suggest, you don’t tell other people’s business once you know it, but you are a low-key kind of nosy. Your quest to know everything about everyone in the office will backfire, and people won’t confide in you like they used to. The good news is that you’re about to take on a project that will distract you from this, and if you stay focused, rumor has it you will kill it!
June 21-July 22
Like the way the crab of your star sign walks, your path to success is not conventionally linear. It’s been hard to get people on board with that, yourself included. But soon you will free yourself from the negativity that is comparing yourself to other people, and you will find that you’ve turned on a faucet of creativity that feels like rain in the desert. Act on this creativity and be prepared to reap the rewards in a few months!
July 23-August 22
You like to take charge, but remember, Leo—lionesses hunt with their pride, not alone. You’re starting to reap what you’ve been sowing for the past year, and when a big job change or career shift presents itself, your motivation is through the roof. But don’t act until you’ve heard from your support system. In the end, you will listen to the roar of your own beating heart, but consulting your squad will give you the tools and perspective to approach this big change wisely.
August 23-September 22
Your nose has been to the grindstone, but the longer you leave it there, the more myopic you become. Your planets of communication are in the opposite position they normally are, meaning your communications are falling flat. Letting go of the need for your projects to be totally perfect—just get them done and have a second or third pair of eyes look over them before submitting them—will give you the time to truly listen to people and be present during this trying time.
September 23-October 22
You have a lot to give, Libra, and you’re toying with the idea of mentoring someone. If your junior colleagues don’t seem open to the idea, your college alumni network could pair you with someone who wants to study what you studied, and Bumble’s new app Bumble Bizz could pair you with someone in your city. If you feel like you have wisdom to espouse but don’t have anyone specific in mind, try following LinkedIn influencers and writing your own post sharing what you’ve learned.
October 23-November 21
Scorpios know the value of “treat yo self.” And why not—your hard work deserves recognition! But make sure you’re responsibly treating yo self or watch your hard-earned cash dwindle on nonsense while your big money goals—paying off debt, investment, vacation—wait patiently for you to attend to them again. A hard dose of cash reality realigns your focus, and when you’re searching for a side-hustle opportunity, a main-hustle opportunity will present itself. That will be a temptation you will want to give into.
November 22-December 21
You love collaboration and the exchange of ideas, and you’re finding that people are warming up to your ideas. Listen to constructive criticism, but not naysayers—especially the one in your own head. Cut toxic people out—for good this time, a leopard can’t change its spots—and listen to people who have your best interests at heart, even if they don’t tell you what you want to hear. In fact, definitely keep those people around. People interested in your ideas will present you with the opportunities of your wildest dreams, and with bold Mars over you, you’ll have the courage to go after them.
December 22-January 19
Change terrifies you, Capricorn, but in your heart of hearts, you realize that stagnation terrifies you more. Do whatever it is you need to relax and do some introspection—travel, journaling, meditation, etc.—so you can switch off your usual practical brain and get at the meat of what you really want. When you emerge from the introspection around the end of March, start making a plan to make this dream come true, even if the steps terrify you (like your dream industry is headquartered in a city where you don’t know anybody—gulp!). The scariest thing of all would be waking up one day and realizing that you didn’t go after your big dream.
January 20-February 18
As a social butterfly, it’s starting to feel like the Age of Aquarius when your friends’ social schedules finally open up again. You and your coworkers will finally go out for drinks like you’ve been hinting at for months—but be careful as the libations make lips looser. Venting feels great, but make sure the whiskey sour is just a drink, not your coworkers’ new nickname for you after you complain about every little office thing that’s been driving you bonkers. You don’t even have to be drinking for this to happen—you get caught up in moods and moments pretty readily. Try to use your natural optimism to counter complaints when you start to notice they’re flowing out of you.