December 2011 Cancer Career Horoscope

Work smarter, not harder

You're likely to feel stretched at work with the Sun in boundless Sagittarius and your 6th House of Employment until December 22. If you can bring some joy to the job and make it a place where you share your wisdom and learn from others, it will be much more pleasant. That could be especially important on December 1, when sociable Venus runs into manipulative Pluto in your 7th House of Others. You may get into a power struggle or feel resentment toward someone. These undesirable emotions might not require immediate action but should lead to some serious thinking about the people with whom you associate professionally.

The jittery Gemini Full Moon falls in your 12th House of Privacy on December 10. A desire to escape work responsibilities is understandable even though you're likely to dig in and put out even more effort than usual. Active Mars' stressful 90-degree square to this Full Moon increases the pressure to produce at a high rate. Working smarter, though, will allow you to increase efficiency and get more done with less effort. If you're pushing too hard, it can introduce more chances for errors as well as strain you physically.

The holiday season may be joyful, but it also puts more obligations on your plate. The responsible Capricorn New Moon lands in your 7th House of Others on December 24, which should get you support if you're willing to ask for it. Getting help making cranberry sauce is just a one-day issue, but learning how to ask others to do their fair share sets patterns that can last throughout next year.