Virgo Career Horoscope: April 2013

Turn up the heat

You may have to crank up your intensity to handle current crises or to match the force of assertive colleagues. If you can tap into a competitive side of your personality without becoming contentious, you can make significant work-related breakthroughs. While diplomatic words should help you to avoid unnecessary conflicts, if you're not clear enough with co-workers and customers, confusing conversations are possible until April 13. That's when your verbal ruling planet, Mercury, leaves mushy and sometimes misleading Pisces and enters provocative Aries. 

Keeping quiet about critical issues isn't going to be easy -- nor should it be necessary. Coming on stronger is a must in the first half of the month if you want to reduce the chances of being bullied by others. New working partnerships should prove more rewarding in the long run than trying to handle everything alone. In fact, the pioneering Aries New Moon on April 10 is in your 8th House of Deep Sharing where effective alliances can be made. 

The urgency that's present in the first half of April begins to taper off on April 15 when sociable Venus enters easygoing Taurus. Patience in professional relationships is essential, especially when your mind is racing ahead. The Sun enters stabilizing Taurus on April 19, followed by active Mars on April 20. These transits occur in your 9th House of Travel and are useful for making connections in faraway places or getting additional education. Slow and steady progress will prove more rewarding than racing to the top.

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