Many astrology books include a guide to the best jobs for each sign, which is fun to read through but ultimately not super helpful. What if it says your sign is absolutely perfectly suited to being a firefighter, but you’re very happy as an interior designer, thank you very much? The truth is people can find happiness in many different types of jobs; the trick is making sure your work meets your unique needs and the work environment is a good match for your personality. We thought a more productive way to discuss astrology and jobs would be to give each sign a rundown of the qualities to look for in an ideal job. What does your sign need in order to get excited to go to work on Monday morning (or Saturday night, if you prefer)? Read on to find out!
Aries (March 21st-April 19th): You need a job that allows you to be in charge. You need to be the one to generate ideas, make decisions, and choose your own schedule. Physical work is also great for you because you have so much energy!
Taurus (April 20th-May 20th): You need a job that allows you to express your creativity but also gives you a sense of stability and security. Something low-stress with a calm working environment is ideal for you.
Gemini (May 21st-June 20th): An ideal job for you is one that allows you to interact with people. You also thrive in dynamic jobs where your tasks change greatly from day to day, making it impossible to get bored.
Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd): An ideal job for you is one where you work closely with coworkers you trust. A work environment where you feel supported and confident to really utilize what you’re good at is essential.
Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd): Your ideal job is one where you can be the best. You work well in a job that has structure but also allows you to excel, show off your skills, and get plenty of praise and recognition from bosses and co workers.
Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd): An ideal job for you is one in which you can be of service to others. You do well in an environment where you can please other people and use your organization skills to help keep everything in order.
Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd): Your ideal job is one where you can combine your social skills with your eye for beauty. Working with people is a must, and a job that lets you help others be their best will feed your soul.
Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st): An ideal job for you is one you can pour your heart and soul into. It has to be something you truly love because you will dedicate copious amounts of time and energy to it.
Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st): You need a job where you are seen as a leader. You need your opinions and ideas to be heard and valued. A job that is active and fast paced is also a great match for you.
Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th): Ideally your job will meet most, if not all, of your life needs. You may even have several jobs at once to fulfill this. You need a job that is financially rewarding and where you feel valued for your specific skill set.
Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th): An ideal job for you is one in which you can make a difference in people’s lives. You need to feel you are helping people in some way by what you do. A job where you can be your own boss is also a plus!
Pisces (February 19th-March 20th): An ideal job for you is one in which you can express your creative self. You also need a job with flexibility that allows you a good amount of freedom and does not stifle you or put you in a box.
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