It doesn't seem fair if you have to address an unpleasant issue that you thought was already handled. Nevertheless, you can't let go of your concern if someone abuses a position of power. You're likely to fight for an underdog, even if you have nothing personal to gain. If you attempt to turn the situation to your advantage, your efforts might backfire and won't accomplish anything positive. Thankfully, working for the benefit of all produces more fulfilling results.
You might want to speak up for someone at work but be careful about assuming that other people's goals are in alignment with yours. The differences between you are not apparent at first glance, but start to grow obvious as you become more involved. Don't take a position that you can't personally support or you may have to back down and let your colleagues fend for themselves. Rallying to the defence of your peers is admirable as long as you know your limits.
Making a choice between taking care of your personal needs or handling a relationship issue at work is tricky business today. Your career objectives might be in a state of flux, making the dilemma even more complex. It's difficult enough to decide what you want for yourself; adding others to the mix just increases your anxiety. Alleviate the pressure by giving yourself as much time as you need to re-evaluate your current priorities. In the meantime, turning on the charm allows you to play both sides of the fence for a while longer.
You may unwittingly be a part of a colleague’s power play, but your instincts could warn you of a potential problem before it fully manifests. Although you can prevent an unnecessary confrontation by sharing your feelings, you must communicate in a manner that avoids any accusatory words. Just casting light on someone's secret agenda might be enough to turn the tables in the right direction. Let everyone know that you believe honesty is the best policy and see what happens next.
You could be misunderstood when something you say with the best of intentions is interpreted as a grab for power. But you're not interested in usurping anyone else's authority; you just want things done the correct way and may believe it's necessary to intervene before anything goes awry. Don't be too authoritative in your approach; be patient and explain your motives as clearly as possible. Once you've spoken your piece, simply let events take their own course.
Although a colleague or friend may seem unsure of the current dynamics in your relationship, the confusion could be all yours. Perhaps you are seeking more clarity than is possible at this time. Ironically, your insistence on having more information might actually cause the other person to overcompensate by avoiding your questions. Don't push so hard that you scare someone away with your intensity. Taking a kinder and gentler approach might actually lead to the closer connection you seek.
Pay attention to every word that is said today, even in a casual conversation, as there may be more at stake than is apparent at first. A simple discussion about the weather could reveal a crucial piece of information. Bear in mind that if you receive a significant message, you're not obligated to respond right away. Take the time to consider all your options before deciding what to do next.
Your tone may be more intense than you think as interactive Mercury activates passionate Pluto. However, you're not interested in establishing common ground; you know what's right and are willing to fight for it. Unfortunately, you could lose your advantage if you believe that your perspective is the only valid one. State your case without attempting to change anyone's mind. Agreeing to disagree is healthier than drawing battle lines that cannot be erased.
Instead of trying to persuade others to conform to your agenda, attack scheduling problems the other way around. You may think it's impossible to change your calendar, but ultimately a simple modification could free up enough time to make your entire day flow smoother. Going out of your way to be flexible might reward you with a golden opportunity that you would otherwise miss.
Your words pack quite a punch today and you could come across as cold and calculating, even if you believe that you are acting out of kindness. You might not even be aware of how much power you wield as mental Mercury supports intense Pluto in your ambitious sign. Toning down your delivery may be enough to soften your impact. Don't wait until it's too late; practicing a little conscious compassion can go a long way to creating harmonious relationships.
It might feel like everything is taking longer than it should and the faster you try to complete a project, the more there is to do. Don't work yourself up into a nervous state, as your current deadlines are more flexible than you think. Before getting bent out of shape, explain your situation to those involved. Coming up with a practical game plan removes some of the pressure. Luckily, you can nip the problem in the bud by maintaining an open dialogue right from the start.
Your emotions are very close to the surface today, making you more vulnerable in your own skin. You might employ uncharacteristic stoicism as a tactic, denying your sensitivity and sidestepping the crucial issues. However, another strategy is to show up as you are and share your irrational side with the world. Once you realise that you don't need to hide your feelings any longer, your inner strength will shine through for all to see.