Dear Mystic And Fellow Subscribers,
I have a hideous boss i am going to call Entertainment Leo. He meets every single Lower Leo Astro-Cliche. So i am a Quadruple Taurus stuck as the executive right below Entertainment Leo. I work my arse off – easy a 60 hour week with this piece of business for no credit what-so-ever.
I update him that I’ve managed to organize visas for various talent to work in a semi-war-zone and stayed up all night to finesse the details of a ridiculously complex contact – he’s like “well done, did you change your hair color? I liked it brighter.”
Please don’t tell me to report him someplace. He never quite crosses that line (although his lengthy and probably fictitious anecdote about an encounter with a well-known porn star in the first class cabin of a 2nd rate airline came close) and i don’t want to become that woman. Apologies to anyone offended by that but i need to work.
So being insanely professional and hard-working is not making anything change here. I have even, to my shame, tried schmoozing him with compliments about his hair (fake) and outdated taste in movies. He listens to podcasts from that Wolf Of Wall street guy. He blames his bad decisions on me “that was Quadruple Taurus’s idea, i am going to have to brief her better on our corporate d.n.a” and takes credit for the good things i do.
This firm offers incredible opportunities and i have learned so much here. But Entertainment Leo is a dinosaur – i need tactics to take him down and fast. Nothing voodoo but solid strategies. YES the Daily Mystic helps and i feel empowered hanging out here, BUT i need help from those in-the-know. I can’t do any voodoo or even Feng Shui in the office. I need to be able to strut in there and say something. But what?
I keep reading how Leos are going to amp right up with Jupiter in Leo and frankly i am terrified. I cannot spend my working life as chief gimp in waiting to Entertainment Leo. I know, i know – i could walk away but i am locked in here. I want to manage Entertainment Leo so he either supports my talents OR take him down.
If I hear him again say something like “Steve Spielberg is a bestie of mine” I am going to scream. He thinks everyone – share-holders, employees, the audience are “piss-ants.” The only people he seems to unconditionally approve of and want to support are strippers or any talent resembling such. He constantly boasts about his property portfolio and bitches about my generation (X) and the one below as being losers “too interested in their smart phones to become successful investors.”
The Quadruple Taurus (staying up so can tele-conference while Entertainment Leo sleeps off his two bottles of Cab Merlot)
Dear Quadruple Taurus,
You suck it up, leave or attempt a leveraged buy-out of the firm/go higher than him to lay out the details of his apparent incompetence. OR is he competent despite a poisonous personality? If he is reeling in the results, his persona could be literally repellent but barring lawsuits, he could probably stay, right?
Unless it is actually his company, there must surely be other people aware that Entertainment Leo is not all that. But i don’t work in a corporate environment – it is hard for me to think of a good solution for this.
BUT you have Saturn in Scorpio opposing Taurus (since Oct 2012) so maybe HE is your Saturn challenge – hard as it may to fathom, he could have vast lessons to impart? Even if just in a how-not-to-be way.
Think also of the delicious possibility that Jupiter in Leo could inspire some sort of a Tree Change? He may suddenly up and decamp to Marrakesh – you could subtly work that angle with him.
How it’s the IT place, a creative hub with live music, a thriving local film industry and young actresses dancing naked in the street everywhere, because the Dreamweed grows wild there. Say the sequel to Space Odyssey is being shot there.
But, seriously, what does everyone else think?
UPDATE: “Dear Mystic and the Commenters, i am humbled. You people are flawless and i am so grateful. I showed this to someone I know who has spent $3000 on corporate mentoring and she said she wishes she’d just come to you lot instead. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am going to take a long weekend to integrate this wisdom and the ideas.
In gratitude, The Quadruple Taurus. “