Each sign of the zodiac has specific traits and characteristics, as well as strengths and weaknesses, associated with it. Based on this general blueprint, it’s possible to assess which career paths would be a good match to each sign.
The sign of Capricorn is usually synonymous with “work.” They are practical, conservative, ambitious, and traditional. They believe in the hierarchy of the workplace and aren’t happy unless they’re in a leadership role. They do well in professions that deal with concrete, material things, such as banking, construction, landscaping, engineering, and computers. They excel at business administration, as well as high-ranking military roles.
The Water-bearers are unconventional, unpredictable, visionary, and creative. They balance out their “oddness” with a very strong humanitarian bent. They really excel when they are able to use both sides of their unique personalities in professions that help people. They make excellent counselors, holistic practitioners, politicians, writers, and astrologers. They are usually fascinated by science, and naturally make great scientists, inventors, computer wizards, and astronauts.
The Fish are known as the most emotional, intuitive, and spiritual sign of the zodiac. They are attracted to any type of creative profession, whether it’s one of the performing arts, or something else that allows self-expression, like graphic design, hair dressing, or photography. They can also use their powers of intuition in a healing profession, and make excellent social workers, physical therapists, nurses, veterinarians, and psychologists.
Rams are energetic, forceful, dynamic, and competitive. When faced with obstacles, they will literally “batter” them down until they win or at least expend the most energy trying. They are born leaders, with a blind faith in themselves that enables them to push ahead without fear. This combination of traits make them excellent entrepreneurs or investment bankers. They are also natural-born heroes, and do well at dangerous jobs in law enforcement and criminal justice.
This earthy sign craves stability and practicality, in life as well as career. They are known as the worker bee of the zodiac, with an unmatched focus and single-mindedness of purpose once they get going. They also have strong organizational abilities, and are often the pillar of their company or community. They excel in business, perhaps as a banker or certified public accountant. But there is also a strong artistic and sensual side, so they often end up in careers that involve food, wine, flowers, luxury goods, and arts & design.
Gemini is known as the sign of the Communicator. They are like mini-info feeds, constantly gathering and processing information that they love to share with friends and strangers alike. They need plenty of mental stimulation, and are quick thinkers and fast talkers, so they tend to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, challenging environment. Media or advertising are great fits, as Geminis make excellent journalists, writers, editors, and publicists. They also do well in the field of education. Teaching allows them to share their knowledge in a gratifying way.
Crabs are known for their sensitive, nurturing, and perceptive natures. They are often found in caregiving roles, such as nursing, therapy, social work, gardening, and childcare. On the flip side, they excellent money managers, and it is the rare Cancerian who doesn’t have a nest egg socked away in case of emergencies. They can be good leaders as well, known for their empathetic and intuitive qualities. On the business end, they make good bond traders, bankers, and stock portfolio managers.
Leo is the shining star of the zodiac, so they usually excel at some form of performing art or artistic pursuit. Their larger-than-life personalities make for excellent actors, comedians, dancers, artists, and rock stars. Performing isn’t their only area of expertise, however. They are good team leaders and do well in dynamic, high-profile positions. They are attracted to careers that offer high status and prestige, such as doctor, lawyer, business executive, or even President of the United States!
Virgos are known for being service-oriented, attentive-to-detail, perfectionist, and highly organized. Within the service industry, they make excellent managers at hotels, restaurants, and spas. With their sharp, critical minds, they are natural editors, researchers, teachers, and critics. They truly believe that any job worth doing is worth doing right and will never turn in sloppy work. A profession where every tiny detail is important is where they shine the brightest: publishing, science, pharmaceuticals, bookkeeping, and accounting.
Libra is the Diplomat of the zodiac, with a highly developed sense of justice and fairness. The most obvious career choice, judge, is actually a really good fit for people born under this sign, as are other careers in law enforcement. They also make great networkers and facilitators; qualities that are good for public relations, sales, customer service, and ambassadorship. They are naturally artistic and do well at jobs involving art and design, music, and dance.
Scorps are famous for being intense, passionate, and secretive. They love mysteries, and any career field that allows them to unravel them is a great choice: working for the FBI or CIA, psychiatrist, detective, or criminal justice. Scorpios also have tremendous powers of concentration and will power, and would do well as a surgeon, courtroom lawyer, or executive secretary.
Sagittarians are known for being active, optimistic, and enthusiastic. They dive into things headfirst, and are often known to step on a few toes along the way — they’re not too known for tact! This doesn’t prevent them from being great team players, and do well as salespeople, animal trainers, and fitness coaches. Their strong interest in philosophy make them great lawyers, professors, and ministers.
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