Besides the fact that it is fun, the best thing about astrology is that it feeds the vanity chip in our brains that cries out for self-analysis. If you believe in it, the breakdown of your sign can illuminate passions, goals, strengths, and weaknesses – traits that can lead you in the right direction towards a more fulfilling life or, since we are talking about a career, a more fulfilling livelihood. There is nothing like a mini introspection to get those ambitious fires ignited. This is the reason we have compiled a list to help you know: What occupation suits you best according to the stars?
Suppose your job is giving you an existential crisis. In that case, most astrologists will direct you to the sixth and the tenth houses in your chart, as they represent career and reputation as well as work or daily life, respectively. However, if you are looking for something more digestible and bite-sized than your whole chart, you have landed in the right place.
The guide below does not speak of each zodiac sign’s stereotypical career paths. For example, Water signs, especially Pisces, are often told to choose a career path that keeps them astrology zodiac sign close to the water and the world beneath it, or in other words, a Marine Biologist. Instead, the list will focus on the characteristics that each zodiac exhibits that affect aspiration, workplace morale, and challenges. Moreover, it is based solely on your Sun sign, which represents your conscious mind and the one that is determined by your birth date.
(March 21 – April 19)
If you are an individual who follows astrology closely, you have most likely come across somewhere that you ought to become an athlete, a firefighter, or a police officer. Or perhaps you were told to pursue boxing by an astrologist who got a little too specific because a ram symbolizes your sign, and they are, well, aggressive.
Although it sounds like a bunch of hocus-pocus, there is some truth to those clichés. Aries is undoubtedly a notoriously competitive sign and often shines in most organized sports. Most individuals born under this sign have a strong physicality. The typical Aries hates to be passive, still, or excessively patient; they cannot stand boredom. Therefore, a desk job would not be advised. Ideally, the career path you choose should bring you a sense of worth and self-sacrifice (that’s where that police officer advice comes in) and a healthy dose of self-importance.
As an Aries, you are a natural leader. People remember you for your boldness, courage, and willingness to face any challenge head-on. You are defined by your extraordinary perseverance, which will serve you well in any workplace. Many others might see you as having great managerial potential, but be careful not to come off too strong. Keep taking risks, keep taking the initiative, but do not brag about your accomplishments or originality. Allow your shrewdness and work ethic to speak for yourself.
(April 20 – May 21)
Here is the deal about being a Taurus: Some people either assume that you are lazy, which may be true at times, or that you are incredibly stubborn and persistent, which is 100% true. The animal that symbolizes your sign, the bull, operates at two speeds, particularly when tackling a task. At first, you will take your sweet time to strategize, organize, and plan out the kill – then you will charge, full-steam ahead. In school, you most likely spent your Fridays through Sundays writing your to-do list for the weekend and haphazardly checked everything off in a Red bull-induced haze on Sunday night.
Taureans crave routine, stability, and comfort. You seldom get bored with the mundane everyday office life. You are incredibly thorough and highly efficient, never leaving any email unread and proofreading all responses. While you have an enviable work ethic, you should prepare yourself not to fret too much when a sudden change occurs. Perhaps your favorite co-worker gets laid off, or maybe your Friday meeting gets pushed a little behind schedule. These disruptions might not seem as tiny to you as it does others, but remember to settle down, take a breather, and re-organize.
Since the zodiac of Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, you also probably have an eye for aesthetics. We bet that you already have an impeccably organized calendar, which is color-coded, and your handwriting looks like a font. Although you generally gravitate towards repetitive and routine work, dingy environments and low-energy offices seriously affect your morale and productivity. Unleash your creativity with the space you own! Decorate your desk with trinkets and pictures of loved ones. Perhaps you could also consider a creative role within your current position or, if you want to go a little bolder, a change of career to an entirely artistic field, such as fashion, design, or cinematography.
(May 22 – June 21)
Geminis are the masters of communication; they make for excellent songwriters, novelists, and poets. As a Gemini, your company includes wordweavers like George Orwell, Tupac Shakur, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Walt Whitman. It makes all the sense that you would want to pursue a career that offers plenty of opportunities to self-express. Geminis are animated and witty with an abundance of creative energy. You are characterized by your childlike curiosity, sharpness, sociability, adaptability, and inquisitive nature. In our world of volatile news cycles and ever-evolving media, journalism might be a perfect fit for your abilities.
You do prefer a certain level of flexibility at work, as you typically shun structure and quickly grow frustrated with the rigidity of schedules. Your willingness to adapt makes you a valuable asset in times of transition, and you have almost no problem jumping from one assignment to another. At times you might feel as though a typical “career” does not suit your preferred lifestyle. For some Geminis, that feeling is entirely accurate. For others, though, you simply need a job that allows you the freedom to define your own routine and constantly evolve. Self-employment or freelancing would be ideal.
While it is undeniable that you have a knack for conversation, you are profoundly independent and hate having to ask for help. The inability to admit when you are wrong will hamper your progress in whichever path you choose to pursue. You want to think that you can hold yourself accountable, but there will always be a person who is answerable for your mistakes.
(June 22 – July 22)
Cancers are often stereotyped as overly sensitive, but they usually do not get enough credit. It is probably the Cancer in your friend groups that invest countless hours into their Secret Santa gift and take care of you when you have had a little too much to drink. It is likely that they care about everything more than you care about anything. Unless you are a Cancer, of course – in which case your friends owe you many thank you notes.
The image of a Cancer is intimately related to deep emotionality and nurturing others. You shine the brightest when your purpose involves helping and supporting people. This is why you may find difficulty in emotionally connecting to a job where you do not feel like you are making an impact on someone’s life. Your career could be entrepreneurial, creative, or something completely different, but that sense of mission is integral to how you define success. As such, you might feel most at home in childcare, education, or healthcare, where one can put the crab’s protective and caring nature best to use.
Cancers are susceptible to criticism and will flourish most when met with positive reinforcements. While Cancers are finely tuned to the wants of other people and love offering support, they also need to feel that support in return; many have a tendency to retreat into their shells and shut down when they feel attacked or micromanaged. Visible, tangible support is essential to them – a Teacher Appreciation Day or a simple complimentary email could work wonders. As a Cancer, always keep in mind that a lack of vocal appreciation does not necessarily negate the fact that your work has touched the lives of many.
(July 23 – August 22)
When one considers that some of the highest-profile individuals in the world are Leos, it only makes sense that every astrologist ever recognizes the lion as having a potential future in the public eye. From reality television to the Oval Office, from the boy who lived (Harry Potter come on) to Jenny on the block, Leos overcrowd the spotlight. However, they are also notorious show-offs, gifted with a deep sense of pride and incredibly creative instincts.
While it is true that Leos are known for having huge egos, theirs is surprisingly fragile – as much as they thrive off praise and validation, Leos can easily crumble under criticism. If you are an especially sensitive Leo, you might want to work on developing a thicker skin or, well, mane if you decide to step into the public eye. It is unnecessary, anyway, as a Leo is bound to shine wherever they feel admired and needed, mainly if the work is in sync with their personal values.
Leos are frequently immortalized for theatrics or power, but they are also generous, genuine people who take immense delight in helping others. It is vital that a Leo feels proud in order to produce good work, which may be why many Leos take up charitable causes or attempt to make a difference through politics. As a Leo, your loyalty always outweighs your vanity. You are happy to contribute to a group dynamic (as long as you receive an equal amount of credit), making you an excellent co-worker. Feel free to venture on a path that allows you to seek praise and work independently simultaneously; however, remember that you work best in a collaborative environment.
(August 23 – September 22)
A typical characterization of Virgos would be organized, neat, and knee-deep in Lysol. And Virgos indeed thrive in a realistic environment, often attracted towards detail-oriented careers, such as finance, healthcare, or scientific research. However, far be it for Virgos to be labeled – directors like Tim Burton, Baz Luhrmann, and Ava DuVernay illustrate their Virgo natures through intelligent and precise filmmaking, carefully crafting worlds that feel both special and convincing. Alright! Moulin Rouge may not seem like a “studious, sensible Earth sign,” but its meticulous attention to detail and fully immersive style truly reflect the greatest strengths of this sign.
Virgos usually prefer to work remotely and humbly rather than ordering around sitting on their high horse. Still, you may realize that managing a project at work will come naturally to you. Seize any opportunities to flex your executive muscles. It is likely that taking control will not be your first instinct, but co-workers always respect a driven leader who lays put clear, reasonable expectations on the table. You are blessed with the ability to create order from chaos, sort out complicated matters and propose rational solutions. You are a start-up’s dream come true.
As a Virgo, you perform best in professional and peaceful conditions. You do not indulge in water cooler gossip or after-work cocktail drama. And that is perfectly fine. However, make sure to allow yourself the opportunity to unwind once in a while; always the perfectionist, your greatest critic will be your own self in most cases. Chances are you are naturally intelligent, perseverant, and widely admired – take the time to give yourself a gentle pat on the back because you deserve it.
(September 23 – October 22)
If you are a manager or a recruiter of some kind, trust us on this: you want a Libra on your team. And our evidence for this claim rests with two popular, vastly different, but equally impressive blondes: Leslie Knope and Elle Woods. These two women do not have a lot in common as far as mannerisms and hobbies are concerned. Still, the parallels are crystal clear: they are highly competent, passionate, charming people who have found their purpose and thrown themselves in head-first. This is the Libra mentality.
Libras are flexible people with a wide range of interests. They are defined by their love for equality, balance, and harmony. As a Libra, your astute sense of justice and your natural gift for intrapersonal connection bodes you well for a profession in diplomatic relations or justice: mediator, lawyer, government official, and such. Libras are capable of even charming the pants off of guarded Harvard graduates (Emmett) and stubborn, mustachioed men (Ron Swanson). Your abilities for negotiation – to lead others to see a different point of view – are unmatched.
You are a cooperative and fiercely loyal individual, so you will most likely perform admirably in any career path that you decide to embark on. People love a team player, and you are always up for a challenge; you will work tirelessly to find answers to perceived injustices, making reliable friends every step of the way. In addition to that, since the sign of Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, there is a notable streak of sophistication in everything you do. You can achieve anything you set your mind to – and you will make it look too good to be true.
(October 23 – November 22)
Before we begin, let’s get this out of the way: Scorpios are beautiful. And not necessarily in the traditional sense of it but undoubtedly in the intimidating, glittery sense, in the way that you cannot get yourself to take your eyes off them. Also, let’s be clear of one more thing: Scorpios are very aware that you are looking. They relish it. They bathe in the stares and glares alike. So, it is not quite a surprise that many Scorpios find themselves on a screen or a podium. As a Scorpio, when you see someone sizing you up, you take it as a challenge.
Scorpios are known for their talent for persuasion. They like to push the envelope and engage in a convincing argument, however taboo or risqué. They have the ability to be both infectiously charming and repellant – Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton are both Scorpios. Just those iconic memes alone reveal the vast spectrum of reactions that Scorpios in the public eye are capable of producing.
Under your impenetrable exterior, however, you might get angry and impatient with yourself. It is your inner voice that matters the most, and not the public opinion. Often you refuse to express those feelings of doubt, which will likely aggravate them more, especially at work. Scorpios are incredibly idealistic and obsessively determined, which grants them the power to both self-analyze and self-destruct. Take some time to process your emotions in private, and then healthily express them. Learn to take criticism constructively rather than personally.
(November 23 – December 21)
Leos often carry the reputation as the kings or queens of the zodiacal circle but do not discount the archer: Sagittarians are the “Life of the Party,” the jocks, and the office darlings. There is no one like a Sagittarian to liven up the company retreat – they will probably come equipped with vodka or donuts, but do not get too spoiled or carried away, for that matter. Forever the adventurers, these individuals demand a high level of excitement and freshness from their careers. If they have been on a path too long, they are likely to start fidgeting; Sagittarius is a restless sign with a seemingly constant need for stimulation. So, it may be challenging for many to settle down into one job or be fulfilled in a traditional profession.
As a Sagittarius, your saving grace is your genuine passion for the wellbeing of others. While you may seem shallow and flighty at times, Sagittarians are curious creatures who are deeply philosophical, always learning and growing. In addition to that, they have effortless charm and very little insecurities in social surroundings, which equips you excellently for career paths in mentoring, counseling, or teaching.
The archer is famous for their bold attitude, refusal to surrender, and openness to take risks. You are intensely optimistic and – although an unabashed charmer – independent at heart. You thrive in an environment devoid of repetition and monotony: a job that allows movement and flexibility. Sagittarians may also pursue careers as pilots or flight attendants, explorers, travel journalists, or stunt performers. They are always remembered for their sense of freedom, charisma, and optimism.
(December 22 – January 20)
Capricorns either avoid the company retreat entirely, preferring to stay in their minimalist, Wall Street apartment instead, getting ahead of the workweek, or they are the ones who are organizing it. They possess the invaluable combination of work ethic and willpower; the sky’s the limit once a Capricorn has made up their mind. As a Capricorn, you are probably very comfortable in positions of responsibility and power. You do not require your work to be “meaningful” or “fulfilling” – you get enough satisfaction from a simple job that is done well.
Business is often an exceptional strength for the sign of Capricorn. This is probably due to the nature of the work itself: financial success, productivity, and status. These are more important to them than the company or goal. Earth Signs naturally gravitate towards stability, and Capricorns are most likely to take up traditional professional paths. You are known by your superiors (if you have any of those) or co-workers for your legacy, your many accomplishments, and your persistence, but not necessarily your warmth or demeanor. Remember that a bit of discipline has not hurt anyone. Just because you are not the company’s social butterfly does not mean that you are not highly respected. Think Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada or its real-life inspiration, Anna Wintour (she is a Scorpio, though). You win admiration and respect from your peers because you say what you mean, and you mean what you say, and get the job done without too much gossiping at all.
Your determination, patience, and ability to remain calm under pressure are ideal for high-stress careers and situations. However, try not to overwork yourself; persistence or, in some cases, stubbornness comes easily to you, so you might be overly willing to take up other people’s slack. People will respect your integrity and seek you out for guidance, but remember that the workload you carry is usually more than enough.
(January 21 – February 18)
We do not expect that many Aquarians will be reading this article, as they are usually least interested in material pursuits or traditions. It is true that Aquarians are always at the frontline of progress, but that is probably because they are visionaries, always looking at the big picture. And their definition of “big” is not merely earthly but galactic. They are always at least ten steps ahead – they are highly intellectual, endlessly curious, and the zodiac’s true humanitarians.
If you do happen to be an Aquarian reading this, there is a slight chance that it might be because you are highly indecisive about a “career” to begin with. You do not believe in indulging in the modern idea of work consuming one’s life, but you are okay with making enough money to sustain yourself and have passionate projects on the side. Volunteer and non-profit work are very common for this sign.
Nevertheless, Aquarians are innovative, inventive, and eccentric individuals. Some of them with a mind for science or math will probably find great personal gratification with a career in the tech world, working to discover new methods of progress that could perhaps even change the world. They have a deep desire to serve as the catalyst for positive change. They manifest passion into their everyday lives with solid willpower and far-reaching idealism.
(February 19 – March 20)
Pisces is an imaginative, attentive, difficult-to-define zodiac sign. They are often mislabeled as “dreamy” or “spacey,” which only undermines the potential of the open Piscean mind. They have vast storage of empathy and frighteningly accurate instincts, which permit them to read people and understand human emotions on a profound level. As a Pisces, you might be drawn to helping others understand their own selves – maybe as a therapist or a counselor – or to explore unknown, complex terrains like a deep-sea diver, an astronaut, or a psychologist.
Pisceans are far more likely to be driven by their respect for a noble mission or the value of something irreplaceable rather than by financial or personal gain, which makes you both admirable and worthy in the eyes of your community. You are probably approachable, observant, and easy to confide in, and it makes you unparalleled in the eyes of your co-workers.
Your optimism finds others when they are at their lowest and inspires them, which might put you in a reluctant leadership position. Do not shy away from this responsibility. Your ability to understand motives weigh all options before coming to a decision and value creative solutions makes you an incredible manager, especially in non-traditional work environments. However, it would be best if you run far away from any job based in a competitive, profit-driven environment. Your encouraging, gentle nature is not well-suited to manage people who do not share similar dispositions.