Business Horoscopes: July 2010
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
At the beginning of the month Jupiter re-aligned in such a way as to shower Cancers with professional victories over the next few months. There may be a sharp new employee who falls into your lap, or an unexpected chance to expand the business. But in all the excitement it's easy to overlook the small print. Don't be hasty; make sure you give the details the usual scrutiny and then some.
Leo (July 23-August 21)
The summer is shaping up to be exciting for Lions, especially travel-wise. The planets are positioned to bestow some very good opportunities upon Leo, prompting overseas business travel to meet and greet with potential foreign marketing and manufacturing partners. Just remember that entering a new market takes as much planning as it does boldness. Check out this article detailing one company's acquisition of a Chinese manufacturer.
Virgo (August 22-September 23)
Virgos have grown in character more in the last two years than ever before, persevering even as Saturn's position on their horizon added stress and pressure especially related to seemingly endless, long-term projects. Now that Saturn is lifting next month, it's time to unveil the fruits of your labor to the world. Make sure you enjoy the occasion. A bitchin' product launch party perhaps?
Libra (September 24-October 23)
Jupiter is in Libra's House of Partnerships this month, which means that acting like a lone ranger isn't in Libra's immediate interest. Want to open a business? Find a partner. Looking to enter a new channel? Don't brave the market alone, find a channel part. Hiring? Call a headhunter.
Scorpio (October 24-November 21)
The planets are on the go this month, meaning Scorpios are going to experience a series of quick changes and a brisk pace of life for the weeks to come. This of course isn't necessarily bad, if you choose to rise to the challenge. The biggest opportunity of the bunch is poised to arise in early July.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
We know how Sagittarians love their sun and surf. So it's with a heavy heart that we tell you, traveling or any kind of vacation at all will be hard to pull off this month. Sagittarians are going to struggle to schedule all the work-related events that are coming up over the next few weeks. Rather than focus on work-life balance, we suggest you plow your energies into networking. Start by sprucing up your LinkedIn profile. The right people will be looking at it.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
This month is all about Capricorn's finances. Those born under the symbol of the Goat may have felt that money has been slipping from them too easily over the last six months or so as workers began retreating from recessionary austerity measures. That feeling will cease this month, and you'll finally feel like you've got your company's expenses under control. But don't become complacent. Keep a watchful eye on your cash position.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18th)
Aquarians will find themselves with a lucky combo this month—Uranus and Jupiter in the same position together as seen from Aquarius for the first time since 1935. Though '35 was hardly a great year economically, the current celestial situation bodes well for entrepreneurial venture. But be prepared to bootstrap. Funding will remain hard to get this month. You can start by studying our VC guide.
Pisces (February 19-March 20th)
A lunar eclipse at the end of the month points to good things happening in social media, if you've already set the groundwork for it. What are you waiting for? Get thee to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Fast!
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Nothing gets to the Aries. Well, usually. Unfortunately, the following weeks may pose some tests of character for the usually sturdy Ram. Your energy level will be lower than usual, and at the same time the stars will align to bring you some challenging situations. The brewing interdepartmental dispute is about to boil over. Move quickly to settle it.
Taurus (April 20-May 21)
The next few weeks are shaping up to be some of the most productive ones in the Bull's summer. Try to schedule any critical meetings or big events during this time. That said, don't work yourself too hard. You need time to yourself to replenish your energies and dream up new ideas. A vacation later in the season may have surprising benefits.
Gemini (May 22-June 21)
It's a month of extreme highs and extreme lows for those born under the sign of the Twin. The good news first: New sales leads. It's time to identify more of them. And that should be easy this month as new and interesting people enter your life on a daily basis. But money matters will provide a world of stress, right as your conversion rate picks up. The lunar eclipse on the 26th will create palpable tension around a specific financial matter. Our advice: Recirculate the T&E rules, and check in with your health-care provider.