Sometimes colleagues slow you down, but it's better to match their pace than to race ahead this month. That's because the energizing Sun is in your 11th House of Groups until October 22, making teamwork especially important. Sure, you may have to make compromises, deal with indecisive colleagues and endure tiresome meetings. But if you can find the patience to manage them gracefully, you will develop alliances that can help you in your current situation or be of assistance in finding new work.
A gentler approach to people is also recommended with sociable Venus' shift into precise Virgo on October 22. This transit occurs in your 10th House of Career and will last until October 28. Managing tasks with precision and demonstrating your mastery of details can go a long way to enhancing your professional status.
The necessity of being careful is underscored when mental Mercury joins unforgiving Saturn on October 5. Be sure to have the facts to back up anything you say. If you don't have them, take the time to study and do the research needed to demonstrate your seriousness. If you're waiting for important information, you might need to be a little more patient.
However, fiery Mars rockets into Sagittarius on October 6, which tends to make you want to go faster. It's fine to be more assertive and active as long as you choose the right situation and avoid pushing others too hard. You can use the force of this potent planet in a competitive way, yet the only real competition you really have is with yourself.