Birgit you have the patience of a saint! My family has heard more swear words in the last few days, over my computer, than they have in many years!
Hopefully this will post and Mercury the planet of technology will smile on me :)
Birgit for your sun in Gemini, 2013’s theme is a career dream about to come true.
The major focus of positive change is going is going to be surrounding your career this year for you.
Neptune is the planet of life long dreams and inspiration, and she is visiting your career sector (10th house) and will be there many years to come. Also, Saturn, the planet of structure, commitment and discipline is in your daily routine and work sector (6th house) and this rules people that work with you and for you. In your rising sign, Saturn is in your 10th house of career (which is slightly different than 6th house or work and daily routine.) But it's interesting that Saturn is in both places in your sun, and rising sign! It's like a double-whammy for your career, in a very positive way!
There is going to be a “Perfect trine” a planetary aspect of Saturn and Neptune on June 11
, and then again on July 19
. Work very hard to manifest what you want in your career and with working relationships of ALL types (work, social, authority, love) because you will have extreme positive support from the heavens.
This includes people that work with you,
and for you -- they will help you reach your career goals. Since Neptune also rules the creativity and spirituality, anything that you do art related for example, art, film, photography, or any thing you do to deepen your spirituality will be encouraged by the planetary energies. You WILL excel.
For your rising sign, Aquarius, Jupiter (expands what it touches) is in your 6th house of work and daily routine beginning June 25, you will become very busy with work assignments and extra projects. This is your time to shine like the star that you are! The 6th house is also about health, so if you are beginning a new exercise routine, or eating habits, this is going to give you that extra push to be successful.
Connected to this energy around your work, spirituality and creativity is a lunar eclipse on April 25
in your same work sector (6th house), and a solar eclipse on Nov 3
in same work sector, and eclipses signal all new beginnings, this time with work and people at work. ;) If throughout the year your creative juices do flow, the time launch is around those dates.
Connected to your career, Jupiter, the planet that brings luck, expansion and protection, moves into your money sector (2nd house) on June 25th
and stays there the rest of year. This is the time of your greatest financial gains throughout the second half of 2013.
This is the time to market your talents and be seen as a high achiever,
worthy of the financial reward you seek. This is the best time to ask for a raise, or a promotion to a higher paying position.
On the home and family front (the 4th house) you’re going into quiet mode here. You’re going within, and you’re supposed to have a lot of time to reflect what's going on inside
, rather than the outside world. This is important work that prepares you for the next phase of your life. This goes hand in hand with the May 9th
solar eclipse that will fall in your private self-sector (12th house ) and cultivate inner peace, and your soul. This is very personal and the “self” and you will also be looking at turning your structural home into a sanctuary. You might turn an area of your house into a meditation room, art room or create an altar somewhere. It will be something that is deeply personal and meaningful to you, and helps you to connect on this inner journey of personal growth.
For your rising sign, Aquarius, a solar eclipse on May 9th
may have you thinking about a physical move. This is good time to push into motion any changes you have about your home. You may also receive news about new additions to the extended family or other happy news surrounding your home and family.
So those are the energies that you're going to be showered with in 2013. Now that we know that as a basis, let's answer your questions.
Yes, I've "been there done that" with "Self directed work teams." Or, "team based" culture. I went through the same thing with a Health Care company here in the states. They basically flatten out the organization chart, with no "manager" titles and you are supposed get the work done as a team with no one person "in charge". The word TEAM becomes the major emphasis.
You will go through many phases - "Storming" ( a bit of fighting to get your own way) "Norming" (figuring out how to communicate effectively, get along in this new culture) and "Performing" where you actually are getting things done. I won't lie, it's a painful process, but when it works well, it really works well. And there is always a "boss", even if they don't refer to it in title, and if the bosses don't act as a team, and display the behaviors they want the employees to -- it won't work. If you ever want to talk more about "team based environment" let me know. I have a whole history with it!
But on to answering your questions in light of the astrology given. You're going to shine, at work, period. This new culture is going to allow you to break the barriers of stereo types and be seen for the imaginative, creative, problem-solver that you are. At the same time however, you'll be going on a very personal journey of inner growth and discovery. You're going to turn your home into your private sanctuary. The work situation is going to provide you a platform for personal growth, and a new confidence. The planetary energies shining on work relationships, means your female co worker is not going to change, but you are not going to be overwhelmed by her, and she'll see you in a new, warmer light.
In my professional opinion, 2013 is going to be a great year for you, and a year from now you're going to have a lot to be grateful for!