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What Career Path You Should Take, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Are you struggling to figure out what career is the best for you? Have you changed you major so many times you have lost count? Maybe you just need to sit back, and let the stars guide you down the right path.

HC consulted Kelli Fox from The Astrologer’s website to find out what careers work best for each zodiac sign! 

Aries (March 21 – April 19) 

According to Kelli Fox, “Headstrong, competitive Aries thrives in a dynamic occupation that makes use of your leadership skills.” Aries should not settle for jobs that do not challenge them. “A career that encourages you to be competitive allows you to bring your sharpest instincts forward,” says Fox. Aries succeed when they are in charge or are in a position of independence.

Fox says Aries “can thrive in a field like sales or real estate that allows you to put your enthusiasm to work; commission-based occupations also stimulate your drive to work harder and earn more than your colleagues. You’re a hero at heart and would enjoy any career that allows you to show your true colors, such as a police officer, paramedic, or rescue worker. You would also make an excellent politician because you possess sharp wits, competitive streak and strength of will needed for this difficult field.” So basically, either become a masked vigilante or the next POTUS, okay, Aries?

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Fox claims, “The Bull would do well in any career featuring tactile or sensory pleasures, such as a gourmet chef, a florist, a chocolatier or a potter, all of which benefit from a Taurus’s natural creativity and eye for aesthetics. When you become the next Willy Wonka, make sure we get a golden ticket, Taurus!

Fox goes on to say, “You might also love working in a bedding store specializing in fine linens, or a yarn store featuring gorgeous colors and all-natural fibers. You have excellent physical endurance and can excel at jobs requiring energy and stamina, including professional golfer or endurance athlete. Considering that many Taureans tend to be sedentary, a physical career can also be a real benefit to your health. Finally, a job that offers you good benefits and financial stability, such as a career in banking or real estate, could be quite fulfilling due to the comfortable lifestyle it affords you.” Wherever they end up, Taureans are sure to dedicate their heart and soul to their work!

Gemini (May 21 – June 20) 

According to Fox, Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. Now, this doesn’t mean you have to be a comm major, Gemini. Rather, “Gemini is all about intellect – specifically, receiving and communicating ideas that are fascinating, hilarious or otherwise mentally stimulating.” Gemini are inherently personable, witty, and sociable and should find a career that uses this to their advantage, such as “an event planner or owner of a bookstore, or a career in public relations.” Whatever career path a Gemini chooses to take, it should definitely include words – either written or spoken – perhaps in the form of a “writer, librarian, journalist, singer or blogger, or even a politician.” Hmm, we wonder how many of our HC bloggers are Geminis? 

Cancer (June 21 – July 22) 

Suprisingly, Fox does not claim that Cancers would do well as crab fisherman.

Instead she says, “Ruled by the emotional Moon, Cancer is a deeply feeling sign and a nurturer at heart.” As a Cancer myself, I immediately thought that this meant that I was born to be a mom. It made me think back to every nurturing moment I have every demonstrated – comforting a friend who was going through a hard time, covering a friend’s soup at dinner so it didn’t get cold, even loving my dogs as though they are my children. Fox’s prediction that Cancers would do well in any occupation in which they could support others, such as a teacher, therapist, social worker, homemaker, or nurse, suddenly made a lot of sense to me. Fox also says that Cancers are natural leaders and “possess the skills needed to be the head of anything from a volunteer soup kitchen to the human resources department at a large corporation – or, for that matter, the company’s CEO.” And all these years I thought I was just a control freak when I took the lead on group projects! 

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Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Leos love the limelight, according to Fox. “Stylish, passionate, dramatic and dynamic, Leo can thrive in any career that allows you to show others the bright, wonderful stuff you’re made of — especially if you can do so in the broader public eye. You’re made for any occupation that lets you get out into the spotlight, such as actor, musician or any other type of performer; director of a theater or dance troop; theater teacher or dance instructor; product spokesperson; or politician. As stylish, artistic and creative as you are, you’re also well cut out for a career as a visual artist, gallery curator, high-end boutique owner or manager, or interior decorator.”

If theater isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry, Leo. “Since you’re unusually charming and charismatic, you can also thrive in a leadership position; thus, you would make a passionate and effective CEO or political leader. You thrive on positive feedback from your colleagues or audience, so be sure to seek out a supportive work environment that brings out your best side.”

Virgo (August 23 – September 22) 

Fun fact: Virgo’s Type-A personality can serve them well in the professional world. In describing Virgos, Fox says, Meticulous, detail-oriented Virgo is both keenly intellectual and highly service-minded. You thrive in a career that utilizes your facility with detail and organization, such as office manager, copyeditor or personal organizer, or one that allows you to put your keen critical faculties to use, such as restaurant critic, Health Department inspector, accountant, editor or detective.” Needless to say, Virgos definitely aren’t one for surprises – they need a consistent, dependable everyday job. Didn’t Bella from Twilight exclaim that she was a Virgo to settle the whole vampire/werewolf thing? Her life definitely wasn’t consistent and normal, that’s for sure. Stephanie Meyer must not have consulted the stars before designing her character. 

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Libra is the social butterfly of the astrological universe, and needs a career that will let them put their socialization skills to the test. 

Fox says, “Ruled by Venus, the pleasure planet, sociable Libra knows just how to put people at ease and bring groups of individuals together in a pleasurable, harmonious way. You thrive in a career that utilizes these skills, such as a party, wedding or other event planner; head of a company’s human relations department; manager of a team of employees; or even international diplomat or ambassador.” Libra is first and foremost a people person, and therefore might do well in a career such as retail, customer service, or restaurant host or waitress. In other words, jobs that might drive other people crazy, Libras would be well equipped to handle. 

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) 

Nothing is ever easy with you, Scorpio. 

In a word, Scorpios are complicated. In another word, they are complex. Scorpios have so many different skills and strengths that they could really succeed in any path they embark upon. Fox says that Scorpios are known for their emotional depth and drive to understand deeper truths, so I concluded that they should be philosophers, right? Not quite. Fox says Scorpios could “find great satisfaction in a career that draws upon these qualities, such as detective, therapist, counselor, physician, or nurse.” In addition, Scorpios are not ones to run away from danger and they have an innate urge to help others, which makes them great candidates for careers as an ER doctor, a SWAT team member or bodyguard. 

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) 

The sign of the Archer, so clearly you should become Katniss Everdeen, right? Close. 

Always shooting for the stars, Fox says Sagittarius are seekers and adventurers. From her description of Sagittarius as being able to “thrive in a career that taps into your love of knowledge, experience, athleticism or the outdoors,” I’m picturing a real-life Tarzan as a Sagittarius. Fox says these G.I. Jane types would succeed as an “adventure guide, travel writer, teacher, professor or coach.” But even though Sagittarius women are born to explore, they have a clear moral compass to guide them there. Their strong ethical beliefs would suit them in a career in law enforcement, such as a judge, police officer, or attorney. 

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) 

Just think of Capricorn as the ladder-climber of the astrological universe. 

According to Fox, Capricorn is ambitious, dependable, and always seeking improvement. Fox warns that although Capricorns may be overworked, “as long as you’re doing work you love, your dedication won’t be in vain.” Any career in which the Capricorn can see a fast-track of promotions to the top would be perfect for their excellent work ethic. Naturally competitive, Capricorns are focused on status and reputation, and are sure to hone their skills to “reach an important position of power” within their field. 

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) 

Keep on keeping on, Aquarius. 

Aquarius is naturally progressive, Fox says, and is always seeking to improve the status quo. Therefore, Fox says they would thrive as a “scientist, an inventor or the founder of an Internet startup company.” Add in their natural humanitarian instincts and Fos says they could also enjoy a career as “an animal or human rights activist, a politcian, an organic farmer, a city planner, or an architect specializing in sustainable design.” Fox adds that Aquarius is a people person who loves to be in a crowd, and therefore would make an excellent fundraiser or event planner. Whichever path Aquarius chooses, it should not be in a “stuffy corporate environment,” as Aquarius needs to have plenty of autonomy and freedom to do their own thing. 

Pisces (February 19 – March 20) 

“In a world of pure imagination…”

Dreamy, creative Pisces lives in a world of the imagination. They may want to spend more time in fantasy than reality, according to Fox, which leads me to believe that Pisces would make a great writer. Fox says that Pisces love of illusion would make them a great children’s book illustrator, magician, musician or visual artist, or photographer. Fox adds that Pisces have a way with animals as well as people and would “really enjoy working as an animal trainer, school counselor or social worker. In order to indulge Pisces’ selfless side, Fox advises that they could also take on the role of “nurse, midwife or doula, verterinarian or therapist.”

Horoscopes can be very helpful in dissecting your personality to find the perfect path – whether it be love, life, or career – that is right for you. Are you following the path that the stars set out for you? Let us know if we got it right in the comments below!