Q2 2021 BusinessScope

Whether you’re looking for work, a raise or a promotion, look to the stars to find out where your professional life is headed.

By Mama Odie


Coming through: Ram on a mission! Hibernation season’s over, and you’re charging ahead with your personal and professional goals. Whether you have your eyes on a promotion or a side project is panning out, you’re ready to hustle hard and #makeithappen. Just don’t move so fast that you run yourself into the ground; sometimes it’s better to work smarter, not harder. 


There’s nothing a Leo loves more than social hour, and this quarter will be your time to shine. You’re about to find yourself in high demand for every meeting or Zoom game night. Even if you can’t get together IRL with people, you can make generous use of online platforms and virtual groups to forge new connections and strengthen existing ones. But if it starts to feel like everyone and their intern wants your time and attention, cancel your lunch plans and take some time for yourself. 


Edging into burnout, or just ready to mix things up? You might have been questioning your career trajectory, Sagittarius, but don’t worry – this is not what a midlife crisis looks like. You might be confusing constraint for curiosity and could benefit from adding some variety into your weekly schedule. Shake things up by joining a committee at work, taking an online course, or picking up a passion project. 


The last few weeks felt like a flurry of activity with no clear direction. You might have had a few business ideas recently, but you aren’t sure which one to pursue – if any. This quarter, you’ll find the clarity you need to turn lofty concepts into concrete goals. If you’ve scattered your energy in too many directions, now’s the time to prioritize and create an action plan.


You’ve been looking for a game-changing career opportunity, Virgo. And ready or not, here it comes! This quarter, a “crazy little idea” may take on a life of its own, or a surprising plot twist could open up a whole new realm of possibilities. Keep an open mind, because an idea or offer you normally wouldn’t consider could be one you’ve been waiting for. 


Power up! Not a morning person, that’s about to change. You’re kicking your productivity levels into high gear, in and out of the office. When you’re not powering through projects at work, you’re hitting the gym, helping the kids with their homework, and are making meticulous to-do lists for the next day. But avoid the temptation to become your personal drill-sergeant; perfection is not the goal, fulfillment is. 


Your future goals are in sharp focus, Gemini, and you’re looking to set yourself up for success. With your attention so sharply attuned to the future, you could get ultra-clear on the next steps to take in your career. But to figure that out, you’ll have to close the opinion polls. Even random Twitter followers might have advice to share, but at the end of the day, you know yourself – and your business – best. 


Who you work with is just as important as what you’re doing, if not more so! For Libras, the path to prosperity will involve linking up with fellow powerhouses or switching to a new team at work. And the networking doesn’t end there: the next couple of weeks will be an optimal time to court new clients, reach out to recruiters, or have a sit-down with upper management to discuss growth opportunities. 


Even the best-laid fiscal plans were derailed in 2020, Aquarius, but this quarter, your bank account is due for a rebound. If your income’s been erratic or some part of your work has been stuck in stop-and-go motion, things should start to pick up speed. New sources of income or freelance gigs could pop up. Who knows, you might decide to hop aboard the cryptocurrency craze or make bank on an investment. 


You don’t have to do it all by yourself, Cancer. You might have been shouldering an immense load of responsibility for the last few weeks or felt like you were scrambling to keep up, but the intensity is about to lift. You’ll get by with a little help from your friends. You have to put on your own mask before assisting others, so don’t be shy about delegating tasks or asking for the help you need.


Inspiration only strikes so many times, but you’re about to catch lightning in a bottle, Scorpio. Your dreamy sign is feeling extra imaginative this quarter, so you’ll want to keep track of any late-night ideas or mid-meeting daydreams you have. Just remember to keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. You’ll want to vet any big breakthroughs before pitching them to investors. 


Ready to slow down a little? While it’s good to stay busy, Pisces need restorative time to rest and relax. But powering down doesn’t have to mean shutting down completely – there are plenty of ways to be productive and de-stress at the same time. Spending the weekend writing, volunteering, or getting crafty might allow you to develop transferable skills that could help you in your career.


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