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For the week of May 20th - May 26th: Start calling up old friends and mending fences in your client list. People that used to rely on you and only deal with you may have cut ties with you and gone with a person or company that offers “more for less.” Do a little research and find out exactly what they offer. Fight Back! Chances are, they are charging “less” upfront, but more for products and equipment or services that don’t meet the buyer’s standards. The problem is that the buyer has been fooled by a brilliant big-talking marketing pro. Gather up the proof that rates all companies, including the one you work for and compare, in terms of quality, price, customer satisfaction, and safety who comes out ahead. You know it’s you, and your duty is to earn back that valuable client by proving that you may charge more upfront, but less over the years. Also point out that the repairs that the sales person claimed were done were not. Using the example of an AC/Heating company that installs and services your equipment twice a year, one might deliberately overcharge you and do nothing, even though the AC isn’t working properly and the vents throughout your house are black with dirt and soot. A good honest service person would find the problem (which is obvious as soon as the unit is carefully examined) and either fix it or replace it. You may spend more for a system that really work, but will pay less each month for heating or cooling because you finally have a first class system. Sometimes, spending a little more upfront for quality is a long-term investment that pays off big-time. Weekly touchstones: Hiddenite, Serpentine.
Career Meter: 8
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For the week of May 20th - May 26th: Your best days to close a sale, make a pitch, or introduce yourself in a more forward way are the 20th, 3:24 pm EDT on the 21st, 4:55 pm EDT on the 22nd, and Friday from 5:49 pm EDT onward. Yes, make a carefully executed and rehearsed move even in alleged social settings. Others are – why aren’t you? This trend of blending business with pleasure continues into the weekend. And what happens in Vegas (or anywhere for that matter) becomes fodder for supposition and gossip during the next six months. No one can say you lead a boring life. Weekly touchstones: Lavender Blue Sodalite, Blue Spinel.
Career Meter: 9
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For the week of May 20th - May 26th: You realize that there will always be only one of you. But this week calls for a collection of semi-you’s to get a big project underway. You can’t march into Mr./Ms. Big’s office and expect to overwhelm him/her with your hogtying skills. You have to go in as a small group of brilliant, can-do types with at least three of the people being young and not interested in getting preggers. Mr. or Ms. Big needs someone who has a first class team to make a time-sensitive project happen – snap- like that! You’re the one, especially if you’ve got other fire and air signs on your team. Go, Gem, GO! Weekly touchstones: Green Garnet, Alexandrite.
Career Meter: 8
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For the week of May 20th - May 26th: Monday is an event that deserves mention. It’s the 3rd exact square between Uranus and Pluto, in a series of seven. The first was on June 24, 2012, and the final on will be March 16, 2015. This suggests some of the bigshots in government or business will be toppled like Saddam Husain’s statue. Remember Elliot Spitzer’s famous “perp walks” of former bigshots that automatically dropped to the status of runny brown stains? That’s the impact. So anyone in power or who manipulate funds illegally will feel the burn, maybe not immediately, by soon enough for all of us small fry to enjoy. Justice will be served with a very bitter sauce and a long memory of another’s dreadful dishonesty. Finally, the Saints come marching in. Once again, another big event, the Eclipse and Full Moon on the 25th will reinforce how important honesty is. And how important getting comfortably wealthy the old fashioned way (hard work) is always rewarded. You, dear one, are in line for a very tidy reward. Weekly touchstones: Gold, Yellow Quartz Crystal with Gold Striations.
Career Meter: 10
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For the week of May 20th - May 26th: You may be asked to lead a revolt against an out-of-touch community leader, judge, or other authority figure. You may be asked to call for another election – a mid-term election to oust the current potato head who’s allegedly doing his/her best. His/her best is your utterly worst lazy unaccomplished day. This might be a shifty, unaware boss, a government appointed toady who is on the take, or someone who has such a rocky road due to health or mental problems that he/she could bring the organization or business he/she is the leader of to its feet. Monday is your wake-up call. Make some calls and discuss your concerns with decision makers and VIPs with more brain matter than this poor doo-dad has. Then, it’s a matter of time before he/she is given the gold-plated boot or watch, and shown the door. Make sure to seat known crybabies right up front to make the divots-for-brains leave, hoping that others are already sensing that a tragedy will come due to his/her exit. There may be a tragedy that comes to the one who gets the, (cough), boot. But , wow, what a relief it is for every other rank and file employee and decision maker. Weekly touchstones: Alexandrite, Red Tiger Eye.
Career Meter: 7
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For the week of May 20th - May 26th: What a thriller of a week, especially if you’re stuck with a lazy, ape-like relative, boss, or a hyper aggressive sales monster who will not stop calling, interrupting your business day, calling him or herself different names so he/she/it gets past the secretary. The solution may be to block that company or the phone number of the offending company. You also might consider researching who’s really the owner, boss, and representative who heads the sales/promo division and unleash all your pent-up fang-banging anger you’ve meant to take out on someone else. You’ll be so proud of yourself. Sure, your blood pressure will spike a little, but then it’ll drop down to something reasonable, and you’ll be a hero in your own eyes. Between Monday and Sunday of this week, you can enhance your own confidence remarkably high. Go for it!! Weekly touchstones: Black Spinel, Manganese.
Career Meter: 9
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For the week of May 20th - May 26th: There may be some sort of management “readjustment” among the highest level of management. This makes everyone a bit shaky and upset. You’re not convinced the new President or CEO is the right choice. But you’re weren’t in love with the existing one, either. Most of this is about money. People are offered choices. Do they want to keep their current position and take a salary cut and accept the loss of some other outrageous benefit? Or are they willing to ride out the company’s stock rise and fall without selling…yet? That’s one position. The other possible choice (and this will impact you, too) is for the current CEO moves down a notch, keeps all benefits, but doesn’t get to vote on certain very important decisions. Someone that you’d thought was probably smarter but also arrogant will then move into the CEO position, and after a certain period of time begin to acquire the benefits his or her predecessor had. Needless to say, the “former CEO” loses all those paid vacas on a company jet, the hotels world wide that only required a signature and tips for “the help” if the new CEO is a generous soul. All these chess pieces sliding back and forth may cause some people to turn in their quitting papers and look for something that seems more stable. The parent company may let go of employees that certainly work hard and bring in the money but have become too expensive. You are one of those who can read the stars, cards, and runes well enough to know that there is trouble ahead for this organization, and wisely restructure and update your resume. Weekly touchstones: Ruby Zoisite, Green or Blue Thulite.
Career Meter: 8
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For the week of May 20th - May 26th: You’re a killer and take out any personal stress on opponents in the business world. They get kicked in the ass because you’re so upset and frustrated about what your pal, loved one, or partner is going through. So you find balance by knocking the blocks out from under a business foe’s alleged “unassailable foundation” and then running your hummer over the lying craven crock of, cough, whatevah. You’re a killer on the phone, in person, or in long distance conference meetings from Monday through Friday. Things will go your way. The money that you demand will be yours. The victory you anticipated and visualized WILL BE YOURS. You loving but under the weather sidekick is your motivation. Heads will roll and you, my dear, will WIN BIG. Weekly touchstones: Priday Plume Thunderegg, Amazonite.
Career Meter: 9
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For the week of May 20th - May 26th: Don’t get into a hair-pulling contest with a superior on Monday. All that will come of that mess is several bald, bloody spots and no winners. You don’t have to love your boss. But it’s important that you love your work and that you put every bit of attention to detail into your work. Want to keep your job? Work your powerful haunches off! Want to feel better before or after work? Work out and dispose of the stress, anger, envy, and sense that something wrong or unfair is going on and everyone is standing around like full -grown babies with dumb looks and pacifiers in their mouths. Don’t bother wondering why. There is no reasonable answer. Monday begins what will materialize into a buy out, change of command, or totally different emphasis and style. This suggests an “out with the old and in with the new” mentality. You may find that the office becomes a different space – smaller and more efficient. There may be an emphasis on weight loss so that each person, no matter how brilliant, can squeeze into his/her cubicle. Yes there will be new management, a new theme. And you have to decide if this is what you want – or not. Many newer younger employees will come in, while the beloved old guard just gives up the ghost and leaves, muttering, “I know when I’m not wanted.” So there are choices and this choice is entirely yours. The weekend’s Eclipse/Full Moon is a perfect time to decide if this place is where you want to be. P.S.: You WILL make the correct decision. Ask God, Laksmi, and Ganesh for guidance. Weekly touchstones: Fancy Pink Sapphire, Fine Canary Diamond.
Career Meter: 10
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For the week of May 20th - May 26th: You decide that the usual traditional way of conducting business needs a match lit under it to wake everyone up, get excited about their job, feel grateful that they HAVE a job, and treat colleagues and customers with more respect and admiration. This starts Monday with the game-changing, whisper campaign style of doing things getting knocked on its duff, thanks to the Uranus/Pluto squaring off against one another. This is the third in a series of seven. The first one (in this particular episode) occurred on June 24, 2012. The last one will occur on March 16, 2015. This aspect generally indicates a battle for power, money, and control. Those currently in a comfy power seat may be very disappointed when the Board of Directors or some other entity (like the owner of the company or biggest investor/advertiser) demands that he/she be replaced by someone else. A couple new names will be mentioned. They’re both excellent and well-qualified – and one of them may be YOU. If you want retain this job + more power, money, and control, be at your very best on Monday. Look every inch the Master and Commander. Walk like a confident decision maker. Answer questions with a strong terse voice. And insert humor to relax your crowd. They’ll ultimately decide who becomes the next big shot. You have so much going for you in the leadership category right now. Weekly touchstones: Alexandrite, Malachite.
Career Meter: 9
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For the week of May 20th - May 26th: Don’t defy the powers that be on Monday. No matter what, no matter how wrong-headed you think what they’re doing is. Do not defy or argue. Proving a point by wiping your Jimmy Choos on a bigwig isn’t going to help you at all. You need to think this through very carefully. Yes, Monday begins a switch that won’t be totally complete until March 16, 2015. But this is a long overdue switch and an opportunity for you. As the dusty fusty types get booted out, you can keep your established admiration society and add bigger numbers to the list. It’s your turn now Aquarius to prove that you’ve been right all along, no matter how controversial your choices have seemed to some. The first hints that you were right and others need to bow and scrape before you occurred in 2014 (maybe sooner). The coup de grace that you’re the doyenne in your field is flabbergastingly fabulous in 2015! Woo! Weekly touchstones: Gravestone Plume Agate, Carnelian.
Career Meter: 8
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For the week of May 20th - May 26th: Don’t rock the boat on Monday. Let the braggarts have their way. Let them wear out their honking loud dull voices spouting things that probably made sense in the 1930’s or 60’s. Remember how rebellious and difficult those times were? Well, you know that if we continue the same path we’re on now, we’ll experience a remix of the 30’s and 60’s. You can think of lovely things that came out of those decades, but you also remember how brutal, prejudiced, and poverty struck so much of the world is. Why repeat that same old crotchety tune? You have perfect ideas and suggestions that can turn people’s heads and get them thinking. Speak up without insulting some semi-demented, cranky old man. Weekly touchstones: Perovskite, Cornflower Blue Sapphire.
Career Meter: 9
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