Your ideal career, according to your zodiac sign

Whether you’re a fan of astrology or not, your sign could just have the answers to point you in the right direction career-wise.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

By now, everyone knows how rambunctious and headstrong our Aries friends can be. (No judgment, I am one myself.) Interpersonal skills are important to them, since they exist to brainstorm and create, and tend to hinge on support for follow-through. (And that’s okay.) They are often leaders of the pack, and it can be difficult for them to take direction from outside sources.

While a team spirit is something to strive for in any position, careers that involve being managed or controlled might not be up their alley. Aries are famous for their competitive spirits, and can often be found in positions at the helm of a company. CEOs, management professionals, entrepreneurs, and other innovators often have the fiery, take-charge energy of Aries.

Famous Aries include Leonardo DaVinci, Elton John, Jackie Chan, Mariah Carey, Ilana Glazer, and Cesar Chavez.

As someone who aims to excel in their work, an Aries will rise in the ranks quite steadily and efficiently once they set their mind to something. If you are an Aries, try out some current high-paying openings like Chief Product Officer at EzCater, Sports Science Lead and Senior Advertising Manager at Red Bull, and Executive Director at Farella Braun & Martel. Open CEO positions with iMentor, METRO, and Kindred Healthcare might just pique your interest as well.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Almost opposite of their Aries predecessors, Taurus is an earth sign that is very dependable, pointed in their actions, and hardworking. They are appreciative of the space that surrounds them and very observant. Their reserved ways make them ideal for work from home experiences, however, their attention to detail can be insanely positive for a working environment. Further, they’re averse to big change so a Taurus won’t often consider career pivots once they’d determined what they love.

Well-known Tauruses include James Brown, Barbra Streisand, Grace Jones, Mr. T, William Shakespeare, Audrey Hepburn, and Malcolm X, among others.

Jobs in the food industry like Food Ingredients Industry Manager at Univar USA Inc and Off-site Food Production Site Manager at Sodexo might appeal to a passionate Taurus. Their practical ways make them perfect for financial careers, like Chief Financial Officer at The Carlisle Group (fully remote), Director of Finance at WCG Global Research, and the many openings for Edward Jones Financial Advisors.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

While Geminis have an abundance of natural charm, they don’t often prefer to lead in a working environment. They are, however, very charismatic and are great buffers in an office environment with their humor and ability to strike up a conversation with just about anyone.

Geminis are efficient workers who thrive in spaces where their brains are stimulated. Geminis are great task workers — that is if you have enough tasks for them to stay busy, as they tend to get bored quite easily.

Geminis of note include Kendrick Lamar, Allen Ginsberg, Prince, Naomi Campbell, Bob Hope, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Nicks, Thomas Mann, and Allen Ginsberg.

Geminis thrive in jobs involving communication, so these open positions are right up their alley: Capital Markets Marketing Manager at Colliers International Property Consultants, Digital Marketing Analytics Manager at Publix Super Markets, Human Resources Administrator at Trinity Industries, Manager of Communications at the New York Times, and Project Manager at Amtec.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Cancers have an affinity for problem-solving and thinking big-picture. As natural-born nurturers, they have a tendency to take on other peoples’ problems as their own. This can become very burdensome in a work environment. That is unless they take advantage of this mindset. They thrive as caretakers, teachers, speech therapists, and social workers. If the career is compassion-driven, a Cancer might be the solution.

Cancers you may have heard of include Marcel Proust, Frida Kahlo, Franz Kafka, Patrice Lumumba, Meryl Streep, Solange Knowles, Tom Hanks, and Selena Gomez.

Try these openings for Dean for Teaching, Learning and Assessment at Curry College, Clinical Social Worker at Texas Children’s Hospital, Licensed Mental Health Therapist at LifeStance Health, Activity Director at HCR ManorCare, and Director of Patient Support Services at Johnson & Johnson on for size.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Leos have a tendency to stand out with their big personalities and the warmth and compassion they exude. Even if they aren’t trying to garner the spotlight for themselves, Leos love to inspire others in their work and play. Though they do not historically perform well in team environments, their good-natured tendencies will certainly help them persevere through any group work. As movers and shakers, Leos make great CEOs, public figures, and creative aficionados.

Acclaimed Leos include Jennifer Lopez, Mick Jagger, Helen Mirren, Sandra Bullock, Kobe Bryant, Coco Chanel, and James Baldwin.

Leos looking for work might try their hand at a myriad of open positions on our site, including Chief Executive Officer at ACADIA, Creative Director at Jack Morton Worldwide, Creative Director at ReliaQuest, Senior Influence Strategist for R/GA, and Public Relations Director at Komodo Health.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgos hold a wealth of knowledge. Not only are they perfectionists – which is perfect for any work that involves quite a bit of detail – but they are compassionate and love to aid others. This makes them perfect for an environment built on teamwork, or in a position where they work under CSuite members. Virgos are considered to have a pretty good sense of direction, which makes them perfect for work in the GPS and topography industries.

Standout Virgos include D.H. Lawrence, Bernie Sanders, Agatha Christie, Marsha P. Johnson, Antonin Artaud, Keke Palmer, Keanu Reeves, and Prince Harry.

Current high-paying job openings for Virgos include Physician Assistant at LifePoint Health, Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO at LinkSquares, Product Manager at Motorola Solutions, Executive Director, and Head of GPS Learning Strategy & Operations at Bristol Myers Squibb.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Libras have a natural tendency to stand back and look at a problem or obstacle from every side. Their observation skills, in fact, make up for the fact that they are not often able to make decisions, especially if they impact others. While we wouldn’t rely on a Libra to take a CSuite position most days, they can work very well with a group or in a more social environment. They are particularly conflict-avoidant, and will often be called on to mediate conflict or observe meetings in an office setting.

Notable Libras are Donal Glover, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Michel Foucault, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bruce Springsteen, Will Smith, Nia Vardalos, and Serena Williams.

Open positions that may interest a Libra include Sales Director at bizjobz LLC, Vice President of Sales at Therapy Brands, Family Law Associate Attorney at BCG, Director of Healthcare Law at Blueprint Medicines, Executive Assistant at Checkr, and Executive Assistant at Ripple.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpios are hard-headed water signs that can keep a secret better than anyone you know. This makes them perfect as executive assistants who tend to sensitive matters. This is also key in positions within the law, finance, and other industries that require discretion. Crisis management is something Scorpios are prone to, as they love a little chaos on the side of their calm. Their level of intensity can help them in highly sought-after positions, and they will hardly have to sign an NDA to keep developing plans on the hush.

Famous Scorpios include Leonardo DiCaprio, Frank Ocean, Albert Camus, Sylvia Plath, Marie Antoinette, Pablo Picasso, Hilary Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg, and Bill Gates.

Job openings to consider for our Scorpio friends include Surgeon at Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc, Manager to Director, Regulatory Affairs at Soleno Therapeutics, Commercial Paralegal at JUUL Labs, Senior Security Consultant (Offensive Security) at Security Compass, and Manager of Regulatory Affairs at Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Sagittarius humans go boldly in whichever direction or career path they choose. Not a zodiac sign for hushed conversations, they will likely wear their emotions on their sleeves for all to see. Though they have a propensity to form opinions based on emotion, they are always working toward self-improvement, which is a key advantage in the workplace.

People under the sign of Sagittarius inspire, work well as part of a team, and can adapt to change much quicker than some of their zodiac counterparts. Look for them in key positions in the travel industry, as influential figureheads, and so much more.

Sagittarius savants you may be familiar with include Jane Austen, Chadwick Boseman, Nostradamus, Diego Rivera, Emily Dickinson, Taylor Swift, Brad Pitt, Janelle Monae, and Chrissy Teigen.

Job openings that could appeal to a Sagittarius heart include Director of Development, Live Action & Animation at LAIKA, Boutique Director at Richemont, Senior Editor at the New York Times, and Group Product Manager, Social-Emotional Learning at Panorama Education.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorns lead by example. They often mature at a quicker rate than other star signs, and their responsibility and motivation are high markers of success in the workplace. They are very discerning and take a while to warm up, but those who win their affections will have a loyal comrade for life.

This sign is motivated by success, and will often be heard inspiring others with thoughts like, “repetition, repetition, repetition.” You will find a Capricorn in positions at the helm of a company, regulating operations, setting boundaries, and taking care of important matters.

Distinguished Capricorns include Martin Luther King Jr., Jeff Bezos, Michelle Obama, Dolly Parton, Edgar Allen Poe, Diane Sawyer, John Legend, and Diane von Furstenberg.

Open positions that will work well for Capricorns include Operations Director at Target, Director of Operations at Levy, Engineer at Urban Engineers, Inc., and Computer Programmer at Quantum Research International.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Aquarius are vibrant, creative personalities that often feel as though they are on the fringe of society. They are curious and free-spirited, which makes them perfect for creative and less conventional jobs. This group also love feeling as though they have a sense of purpose, and enjoy a good challenge. You can find Aquarians in positions as writers, photographers, innovative entrepreneurs, creative directors, and more.

Notable Aquarians include Michael Jordan, Yoko Ono, Angela Davis, Thomas Edison, Ferdinand Magellan, Charles Darwin, and Abraham Lincoln.

Your Aquarius friend may enjoy a career as a Proposal Content Writer for Arnold and Porter, Chief Culture Editor at NPR, Creative Director (CNN) at Warner Media, LLC, Associate Creative Director at Wayfair Inc., and Senior Creative Copywriter at GoodRx.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces read into everything. This can be a huge asset in a working environment, especially in an analyst position. Pisces don’t tend to care about climbing a ladder or proving themselves to others, but their sensitive nature makes them a breath of fresh air. Compassionate and intuitive, these water sign friends thrive in nurturing careers. Psychologists, doctors, physical therapists, and careers that focus on the arts are their strong suits.

Nina Simone, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Anas Nin, Rihanna, Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Sidney Portier, Smokey Robinson, Drew Barrymore, and Emily Blunt are all gentle Pisces.

If you are a Pisces looking for a new opportunity, consider the following: Physical Therapist at University of Colorado Hospital Authority, Special Operations Physical Therapist at KBR, Clinical Psychologist at LifeStance Health, Art Director at PLAYSTUDIOS, and Producer of Branded Entertainment (CNE) at Conde Nast.

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