Q3 2022 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
Your fiery sign is ready to turn up the heat this quarter, Aries, And while you might be ready to blaze through paperwork and pesky tasks you’ve been putting off, your energy isn’t the only thing getting turned up to 11; your temper is, too. There’s nothing wrong with asserting yourself, but before you go on a rampage (or ram-page – excuse the pun) and lay into your PITA client, consider how it could come back to haunt you.
Whether last quarter went out like a lion or a lamb (make it a lion, thank you very much), you’ll feel a jolt of renewal this June. Over the next few months you’ll be more motivated than ever to tie up loose ends, put past issues to bed and move on to the next thing – be it a project, relationship or job. You might be future-focused right now, Leo, but be sure to stay intentional in the meantime. You don’t want to be so focused on the finish line that you trip up on your way there.
You run the risk of getting your wires crossed this quarter, Sag, so be sure to read that email a second time before you hit send. Typos, clerical errors or miscommunications could crop up over the next few months, so make sure all of your messages are crystal clear before you leave your coworkers scratching their heads, or worse, CC the wrong person. Yikes.
Make it official – no wait, don’t. Taureans have strong desires for social and corporate stability, but no matter how tempting it is to lock in a guarantee, think twice before signing on the dotted line. You might feel a little distracted this quarter by all the new business the stars are about to send your way, so going all-in on a new project or partnership is a little risky unless you’ve done your due diligence. Your lesson: any commitment deserves proper time and evaluation, no matter how eager you are to move forward.
If you can dream it you can do it, Virgo. Though your sign is known for its practicality (there’s a reason why you’re always put in charge of the Excel sheets), you might feel your head drift amongst the clouds this quarter. Use this introspective period to check in: how are you really? Are you feeling vibrant and inspired or in serious need of a break? Staying attuned to the present moment and your emotional state will improve your mindset.
Hit the road, Cap, and don’tcha come back…can you hear it? Because we can. A summer vacation is calling your name now, Capricorn, even if a much-needed getaway is a “staycation” at home with your dog and bing-able new series. But your wanderlust isn’t limited to your physical location – you might be nosing around the job market too. Whether you’re ready to start a new “side gig” or switch careers completely, now might be the right time to make the move.
Spin to win, Gemini. You’re feeling lucky this quarter – and are willing to take a chance on a new venture that could pay off big time. The stars are sending you what the kids call a “major bag alert” as long as you don’t let your trademark indecisiveness keep you from hitting the jackpot. As long as the offer isn’t “too good to be true,” a little gamble could be well worth the reward.
Time to get down to the nitty-gritty, Libra. Your word of the quarter is “actionable,” as the stars are urging you to put a plan in place and take concrete steps towards your goals. Inspired to start an online business? Take a class on SEO or digital marketing. Could your bank account use a boost? Set a budget you can stick to for the next six-plus months. You might be in it for the long haul, but in the words of Mark Twain, “The only way to get ahead is to get started.”
Free up some space in your calendar, Aquarius, because you’re about to get a whole lot of e-vites. Networking and collaborations are top priority this quarter, and you’ll be an in-demand guest wherever you go, whether that’s online or IRL. Look for kindred spirits to team up with, especially around a world-bettering cause or innovative idea. Take inventory: Where have you been out of sync with your circle? Patch up any faltering friendships and get fragmented group dynamics back on solid ground.
Stop hitting snooze, Cancer. As tempting as it is to crawl back into your shell (er, bed), your health and wellness routine is due for an overhaul this quarter. Take advantage of that company gym membership, meditate for 10 minutes before the kids wake up, or clean out the candy stash in your desk – whatever will help you show up as the best version of yourself on and off the clock.
Fun fact: did you know that scorpions will shed their tails in order to escape predators? You might be willing to lose an arm and a leg right now if it meant escaping the constant stream of Slack messages, emails and tasks, but hang tight, Scorpio, and better yet, delegate. The stars are shining on any teams you’re a part of (or might be willing to join), so buddy up. Two heads (and sets of hands) are so much better than one.
You’re in taskmaster mode, Pisces. It’s time to free up some mental space this quarter by dealing with all those little things that have been piling up. From the proposal you’ve been meaning to send out since February to making a new hire, you really have two choices: do it or drop it. And if it can’t be dropped, the stars are calling you to roll up your sleeves, pour another cup of coffee and get it done.