03-19-2018 to 03-25-2018
On your mark, get set, GOAL! Tuesday, March 20 marks the Sun's annual arrival in ambitious Aries and your tenth house of career success. This four-week period is your personal "go time," when everything you've been dreaming, scheming and setting into motion for several months starts to coalesce. Between now and April 19, opportunities will come your way, though they might not always be marked that way. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for openings that might be perfect for you. Wherever you go, be prepared to slide into the driver's seat and take the wheel. You won't always know when you're being observed, so just do your best work at all times. But that doesn't mean you should sit passively on the sidelines waiting for Coach Fate to call you into the game. What do YOU want to manifest, professionally? Is there a work project you'd like to be a part of or another role in the company that can position you for advancement? Perhaps you've been thinking about going out on your own and becoming the CEO of Cancer, Inc. Under this solar power surge, the call to leadership may grow louder by the day, so start crafting your own game plan. Let people see you in your full glory—your strong aspirations and goal-orientation but also your nurturing, compassionate side. One caveat during Aries season: This can fire up your own (seldom-seen) competitive side. Sure, you have your eye on the prize, but not at any cost. Catch yourself before you veer into catty or cutthroat terrain, but don't hold back your natural gifts. Even if you don't feel like attending industry-networking events, make it your rule to show up to the ones that matter—with a wallet full of business cards and a well-rehearsed elevator pitch. With el Sol in your tenth house of men, be equally inclusive of guys. Beyond work contacts, this is a sweet time to strengthen your relationships with the key dudes in your life. Hi, Dad!
But even as you're blasting off for the stratosphere, take precautions, as it might not be a direct trajectory. This Thursday, Mercury turns retrograde in your career corner. As the overlord of communication and transportation, this could throw a lug wrench into your plans. Go ahead and plant seeds—and water and fertilize them—but don't get frustrated if they don't sprout into giant beanstalks over the coming three weeks. Adjust your timeline, and use this "re" time for reviewing, rethinking and revamping anything that isn't 100 percent polished. During this wonky retrograde, make sure everything you say and especially what you put in writing is unambiguous and adheres to company policy—and your personal ethics.
At the end of the workweek, your people skills will come in handy! On Friday, charm-school graduate Venus is prominent in your house of career advancement, and you may be tapped to fix a problem that no one wants to touch with a barge pole. Here's your chance to let people see your conflict-resolution skills. Listen to all sides, stay detached, and the answer will seem obvious to you. The waters may be a little murkier on the home front, thanks to a squirrely angle between Venus and manipulative Pluto in your partnership house. You may think you're being fair, but "someone" might disagree. Under this eye-opening transit, you could see this person in a whole new light. You don't have to do anything rash, but this isn't something you should just shrug off, either.