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For the week of Jun 17th - Jun 23rd: Monday starts Mercury’s pre-retrograde storm phase. That means keep scrupulously organized records, receipts, and all other paper work that backs up everything you say. The days get longer, leading up to LITHA (summer solstice) the longest day of the year (Northern Hemisphere). This doesn’t encourage you to groan; this time of opportunity gives you ample reasons to get more accomplished before turning on lights just to see what you’re doing. Litha moves the Sun into Cancer, suggesting that you make sure things are sound and sure-footed at home and on the job. If there’s the tiniest hairline crack in the foundation of your career, reputation, or company records, it could become a problem. Use this week and the next 5-6 weeks to superglue everything tightly together. Unite workers. And make sure that all decisions are unanimously voted yay or nay before putting them into play. This is a very accomplished, fruitful week for you, Ram. Weekly touchstones: Carnelian, Red Spinel
Career Meter: 10
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For the week of Jun 17th - Jun 23rd: Keep copies, records of all calls, meetings, and important negotiations. Let all involved know that you are recording what is said so that other decision-makers unable to attend will be able to hear what was said. Ask each participant to identify him/herself by name before speaking. It’s to your advantage to cleverly pull information out of others without spilling what you know to them. You do this because you’ve seen the damage done when misunderstandings arise over one sentence. That one sentence can become a deal breaker. So prevent that from happening by covering all the bases throughout this week. Mercury goes into its pre-retro storm period on Monday, so covering your most vulnerable areas and being spotlessly prepared is ESSENTIAL. Take nothing for granted. Now go make Mr./Ms. Big Bucks an offer that he/she cannot refuse. Weekly touchstones: Hiddenite, Black Tourmaline.
Career Meter: 7
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For the week of Jun 17th - Jun 23rd: You have all the paperwork neatly organized and put into a company folder with each recipient’s name on it. There will be no mistakes as long as you’re in charge, and you’re not about to allow Mercury’s pre-retro storm period beginning on Monday to interfere with your notorious anal-retentive drive for perfection. You refuse to turn in anything sloppy that is so confusing that your brain feels like an empty, decaying pumpkin head. Yes, you have an incredible vocabulary and may be multi-lingual, but are too smart to show off or attempt to wow everyone that you’re the brain and they’re not. You make sure your explanation of a project, plan or “where we are now” in a project is communicated concisely and clearly. Short sentences and bullet points are wise. Long run-on sentences are not. Just because you keep thing simple doesn’t mean your work is dull. You give examples why things work well this way. You also give “why don’t you just kill me now” examples about what happens to people who can’t be bothered reading this inspiring, easy read. Think of it this way: every word you read and is read by your audience is like money in the bank. Weekly touchstones: Emerald, Indigo Blue Sapphire.
Career Meter: 8
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For the week of Jun 17th - Jun 23rd: This week is all about balance – balance of power, balance/control of assets, and last but not least, balance of authority. This has to be clarified in writing, notarized and filed, even if it takes 5-6 weeks to get things up to par. Keep in mind that you and another may both be on the same team, but also be vying for that extra 1 or 2% power that gives your vote the final say. If things were set up this way, which is the way they normally are, remain calm and don’t allow Mercury’s pre-retro storm phase to throw you off your horse. Sit high and tight in the saddle. You have nothing to fear. You were, after all, the wunderkind that figured out that this agreement was necessary and essential. Weekly touchstones: Light Green Rhyolite, Pitchstone.
Career Meter: 9
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For the week of Jun 17th - Jun 23rd: Changes are occurring in your job scene. You don’t know (yet) if you like or approve of the direction they’re heading in. Give it time. Remember, Monday starts the pre-retro Mercury storm phase, so everything is up for grabs and reassignment. As much as you’d like to just “get it over with,” that’s not gonna happen. Paperwork needs to be finished and agreed upon – and this won’t be easy, due to one faction that is stuck in cement, dead set against change. Or so they think. Your intelligence, sales skills, and honesty can win over an agressive male gator during the height of mating season. Weekly touchstones: Iron Black Magnetite, Dark Green Malachite.
Career Meter: 8
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For the week of Jun 17th - Jun 23rd: Keep really superior records. Back up your computer every day. Put everything on an external hard drive that you keep in a safe place. And organize each item by date, time, location, subject, etc. When you’re asked for your records about something, you’ll be better prepared than anyone else involved in any given situation. People – experts of all stripes – will be amazed and make notes that you’re remarkable, and had enough lawyers, guns, notes, proof, and money to choke a horse. The money, FYI, isn’t coming out of your pocket. It will be extracted from the idiot pestering (perpetually) you. He/she/it is dead meat that will start to disintegrate and smell suspiciously awful before the next 5-6 weeks are over. Even if the Bozo who tried to hoodwink you learns nada from this experience, a lot of others will. For starters, they’ll never do business or invite Bozo to their parties again. Ever. An it’s not just about his/her stench, either. It’s about his/her dishonesty. Weekly touchstones: Mandarin Citrine, Green Thalenite.
Career Meter: 10
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For the week of Jun 17th - Jun 23rd: Be spotlessly prepared. Don’t exaggerate anything on your resume because your former employers, colleagues, etc. may be contacted. If you don’t want to shoot yourself in the foot, don’t mention negative employers, colleagues, or jobs that didn’t work out – no matter where the fault lies. Be as confident, positive and upbeat as possible. Show that you’ve got personality and style. Walk in like a person who’s been around the world, picked up certain accents, and occasionally insert a French or German word in a sentence if you’re speaking to a French or German interviewer. Bring a recent color headshot and a bio that highlights your achievements, not anything that suggests “flop.” Everyone has a flop or two in their life, but they don’t use it to sell themselves to a would-be employer – unless that “flop” taught them a brilliant lesson that they now use on the job and in their social whirl, too. If you’re a “comeback kid,” that’s something to be proud of. So go ahead and mention that. Make your interview inspiring. This week begins on a high note, even though Mercury goes into its pre-retro storm phase and is a good interview day, as are Thursday and Friday. If you’re looking for a job, a part time or temporary job might be the best idea during this long retro phase. Weekly Touchstones: Molybdenum with Quartz, Graveyard Plume Agate.
Career Meter: 9
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For the week of Jun 17th - Jun 23rd: This week’s Full Moon really benefits you, Virgo, and Capricorn. But let’s focus our energy on the hotness known as Y-O-U. You present your facts, questions, and have a list of “acceptable” and “unacceptable” responses already typed out. So you know exactly the type of person and the character behind the personality that you’re looking for. You make things as easy, genuine and direct as you can, especially if, because of your jam-packed schedule, you ask someone else to conduct an interview for you. Good for you! You’re actually allowing others to share in the decision-making and executive wing of your work. You, of course, get the final say. But it really helps to run people through the sieve before arriving at a conclusion about who’s a keeper or not. Getting several decisions from other trusted intelligent colleagues is worth its weight in gold. Weekly touchstones: Silver, Silver Chalcedony.
Career Meter: 9
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For the week of Jun 17th - Jun 23rd: Because this week begins on a high note (Mercury pre-retrograde phase be damned!), it also ends on a decisive high note (Full Moon) in your earned income arena. This suggests that you hightail it to a brilliant client, advertising group, or potential sponsor who can raise capital, sponsor your venture, or partner with you. You’ve established a presence on line and in print, and have respect and name recognition. Your only issue is a dearth of money. So that suggests that since your attracts many well-heeled visitors, at least a handful might come forth and say, “Hmm…I might be able to use your site, etc., as a platform for my new line of designer duds, sale items, special items, handmade one of a kind treasures, etc.” Use this week to beat the bushes and find that handful of really savvy businesswomen or men who recognize your site, publications, etc. as a haven to attract female shoppers. Weekly touchstones: Aventurine, Green Sapphire.
Career Meter: 9
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For the week of Jun 17th - Jun 23rd: You make quite a lasting and powerful impression on colleagues and competitors this week. Your secret is your confidence. Plus, Jupiter is just hanging on by a string to Gemini and ready to leap into your partnership sector on June 25 (early next week) signaling either a new set up in your current partnership/business arrangement or you may consider aligning yourself with a group that you feel is better for your future. There’s a shakeup that could feel like an internal earthquake until about JULY 27th, but it’s all for the good, the better, and the best. You know how you love challenges. This one is worth accepting because the prize is so damn well-paying. Kick some ass and make this happen. That’s the whole thing about what you’re doing now. It’s about “out with the old, decrepit, undependable, and in the power gators who are ambitious, and ready to roll!” Yeah!! Weekly touchstones: Purple Pyrope, Black Tourmaline.
Career Meter: 9
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For the week of Jun 17th - Jun 23rd: This week is less focused on grabbing new clients and more keyed into perfecting the ones you have. Are they happy with the job you’re doing for them? Have they earned your respect? Instead of assuming one message told to one person automatically makes the rounds and gets repeated to each person in the shop, make the time to personally talk with each of your clients, if you want to keep them. Communication and clarity go together, especially now while Mercury is starting its pre-retrograde storm phase. Assuming that others KNOW you are happy with their work, grateful for their efforts, and so on is the most common error made during Mercury’s retro drama. Assume Nothing. Make everything perfectly clear. If a client has repeatedly tried to get a response from you, but you’d assumed that he or she had already heard it from another employee, THINK AGAIN. Didn’t happen. And that’s how misunderstandings, disappointments, and business failures begin. Fix this before it becomes a cat 5 hurricane. If you’re unwilling to make the effort to protect your interests (and your clients are your interests and property) you will lose them, one at a time. Don’t assume, get lazy during this Mercurial meltdown, or make assumptions. Take a personal interest and make sure things are handled expertly on your own. Weekly touchstones: Transvaal Jade, Crazy Lace Agate.
Career Meter: 7
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For the week of Jun 17th - Jun 23rd: Mercury’s big close-up starts on Monday when its pre-retrograde storm phase begins. You benefit from this! You are one of the lucky few that knows how to work comfortably with Mercury, win the day, time things exceedingly well, get referrals from happy clients, and light a fire under existing clients/colleagues to speed things up without sacrificing quality. This is your chance. Begin by extolling how well done the existing project is. Then burrow a little deeper and suggest how things might be made more intense, exciting, sexy, inviting, and impossible to walk away from. The object is to SELL and PROFIT. So identify the best choices in products, services, or items that the general public or your targeted buyer/seller wants and needs and GIVE IT TO THEM. I was told by a guaranteed-to-fail former editor once that “You talk too much about sex; women don’t want to read about sex.” After that statement was made, she and her minions cut about half the content from my book (all of it sexual) that she was abruptly put in charge of. About two years later, 50 Shades of Gray came out. Bestseller. New York Times Bestseller. Yup. It would appear that women LOVE to read about sex. Duh. Don’t be as blind or unaware as that editor apparently was. Weekly touchstones: Black Tourmaline, Alexandrite.
Career Meter: 9
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