Now that Uranus is properly in Taurus, Taurus career questions are more comfortable to answer. If in doubt, start a revolution.
For the past couple of years, I had a fair share of “bad bosses.” One boss was a total looney. She was very vindictive that even some of her peers didn’t like her because she was forcing them to do stuff that they don’t want to do. She also made this comment about how she “didn’t make any enemies while in business school,” which I thought was weird. It’s as if she was trying to tell everyone how horrible of a person she is because it did not come off scary. The last boss didn’t care. He was a lone wolf doing his thing and would rather do that than “manage” me. I mean, I don’t need much management, just support, and constructive feedback.
This current boss has no idea how to be a boss. Instead of being supportive and provide constructive feedback, he goes on saying that I need to take grammar lessons because of his “cognitive dissonance” with my work. I told upper management about this because I am not putting up with this bs when none of my peers or bosses commented on my writing or speaking abilities. I do know I can do better each time I present or write because I like growth and improvement, but the way he was conveying his message was borderline discrimination against me.
So I want to ask you, is there such thing as karmic bosses? It seems as if in my past life, I was a horrible person, and all these bosses that I’ve gone through are giving me a message of some sort. WHAT AM I TRYING TO LEARN?? I know I am a nice and decent person and I’m confident in my past life I wasn’t some crazed ruler (or maybe I was and in denial).
Taurus Career Liability Number One – Being Obstinate And Dressing It Up In A Spangled Cloak Of Principle
Dear Annoyed Taurus,
Now that Uranus is in Taurus, if in doubt, start a revolution. But to answer the core question first, yes, why not? You could have been Atilla the Hun or one of his enablers in a previous life and are now doomed to be oppressed by capricious and inept bosses. But no, I don’t think it is that. Broadly, management and organizations are all in flux. Pluto in Capricorn and now Uranus in Taurus have done a number on established managerial principles. Call it neo-liberalism or the new normal of global finance, but this era’s economy is crazy.
And, as this is a Taurus career we’re talking about, screen for the classic traits of your sign. Could you be inadvertently blocking progress by adhering to something that feels right to you? Check for personal rigidity that might be bugging these karmic bosses of yours. Taurus work strengths are diligence and endurance, but you guys can sometimes frustrate via your obstinance. That’s especially so if you dress it up in a spangled cloak of principle.
Even If You Were Attila The Hun In A Previous Existence, You Can Morph This
Career astrology looks at the 10th House while anything that feels “karmic” is usually Saturn related. So look at the sign + planets in your 10th house first. The more you accentuate their higher potential, the better things flow vocationally. For example, if you have Mars or Saturn there, you’ll bump up against angry authority figures until you claim your leadership mojo.
Alternatively, if you have a Mutable sign like Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces or Virgo in the 10th House, maybe get out of the hierarchy game? You’d do your best work when you’re free to make choices in the moment and not show your working. Or, like any colleagues, these bosses are a mixed bunch but your reaction to them is super-charged?
If, for example, you had a highly critical parent when you were growing up, you’d experience work feedback differently. In this case, it would be not so much about the work dynamic so much as that you default to some powerless position, and that’s what causes your stress?
Uranus In Taurus Means You Can Morph This
In this era of Saturn-Pluto conjunct, work politics and career astrology is everything. If it ever was set and forget, it’s certainly not now. Whole industries are being wiped out and rebirthing – or not – while new paradigms establish at Warp Speed. Ultimately, even if this was some karmic scenario, it doesn’t matter. You’re Taurus, Uranus is in your sign till the middle of the next decade, and you can turn around any scenario that you want to. It’s particularly potent in work, career and vocational realms.
Plan your revolution. Do you need to
(1) devise a way to be boss-free/your own boss?
(2) do what it takes to rise up in your organization/scene so you can be the one people are complaining about?
Or (3) pull off some genius employee miracle via therapy/upskilling, so you’re impervious to haphazard management?
What does everyone else think?
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