Ever notice how some things — certain jobs, talents, skills — seem to come easily to you, while others always feel like a complete struggle? While this obviously has a lot to do with the effort you make, there does seem to be an interesting connection between your natural skills and your zodiac sign.
Since each sign has innate strengths and weaknesses, it makes sense that certain things might come easily to you in life, as a result. Think about Pisces, their thoughtful natures, and how they often excel in art, writing, and poetry. Or Scorpios, who are naturally highly intuitive, and therefore often make incredible therapists and healers.
While it may have never occurred to you to think about your talents in relation to your zodiac sign, it is an interesting layer to investigate when searching for what you're meant to do. "Each sign has a life path, with needs to be met and talents to offer the world," astrologer Rachel Lang tells Bustle. "Learning to accept your strengths may help you find better ways to contribute to others and your community. By understanding your sign ... you can find ways to live a more fulfilling and purposeful life." Below, Lang points out five career paths, skills, and talents that often come naturally to each zodiac sign.
Aries (March 20-April 19)
For Aries, winning seems to come easily and naturally, and this can be used to your advantage. "Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, and they can take being number one to a whole new level. They usually rise to leadership because of their courage." And they're always on the go, moving at a fast pace and getting things done. As a result, Aries excel at sports, and often do well in entrepreneurship and leadership roles.
Taurus (April 19-May 20)
Since Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, you might find you have a knack for all things art, music, and design. Money matters also come easily to Taurus folks. "With a careful approach to business matters, Taurus builds security and wealth over time."
Same goes for relationships and entertaining, which are always approached with love and care. "They have excellent taste in food and wine, and they entertain with luxurious flair. Often, they make excellent sommeliers or chefs."
Gemini (May 20-June 20)
Gemini has a versatile skill set, and isn't afraid to try new things. "Therefore, a Gemini may have several careers over the course of their lives." But above anything else, they really do well with communication, and often make it big in careers that focus on writing, or the spoken word. "Their communication skills make them excellent teachers as well."
Cancer (June 20-July 22)
As a Cancer, you excel in helping professions, such as nursing or caregiving. And you bring that same caring energy home, too. "Everything they do in life serves a deeper purpose — to provide a stable, prosperous home for their family. They value their family above all else."
Cancers also make great historians, because of their ironclad memories. And often make great business owners, too. "They usually achieve success in business because of a core need for economic security. Cancer relates to the home and family, and Cancer may find success through a real estate career."
Leo (July 22-August 22)
Leos have big personalities, and as a result, often do well in the fields of performance, art, and fashion, as well as anything that involves movement. "As a fire sign, Leo likes to be active. Expect to see them at the gym." Leos also make great bosses, thanks to their innate leadership ability. "Even if they do not actively seek leadership roles, they often become appointed."
Virgo (August 22-September 22)
Virgos are incredibly hardworking, and will happily do so behind the scenes. "They give selflessly, often flying beneath the radar. They will write scripts or advertising copy, for example." And they always pay attention to the details, due to Mercury's influence over the sign. "This makes them excellent accountants or statisticians. As an earth sign, Virgo is a skilled gardener or landscape architect. They have a flair for design, too."
Libra (September 22-October 23)
As a Libra, you're outgoing and sociable. "They make excellent hosts, and if you are fortunate enough to be invited to Libra’s party, plan to stay longer than expected and leave feeling full and happy."
Libras see the beauty in things, and therefore make a great artists. But you also might want to look into putting your fair and balanced nature to use, too. "Libra makes an excellent negotiator, lawyer, mediator, or judge. They succeed in relationships because they strive for balance and harmony."
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
"Influenced strongly by Pluto, Scorpio probes deeply in all areas of life." And as a result, they do well in the areas of psychotherapy, detective work, research, performance art, and anything that uses their psychic and intuitive nature. "They have keen intuition, which leads them down successful career paths as psychics, mediums, healers, or spiritual counselors."
Scorpios do well in the art world, too. "Art, especially performance art, often provides Scorpio an outlet for intense passion and emotion. They can be quite successful in art because of the evocative nature of their creative expression."
Sagittarius (November 21-December 22)
Sagittarians are always on the lookout for their next adventure. So, if your life goals involve sports or adventuring outside, you're on the right track. You might also do well in legal professions, teaching, and anything that involves philosophy. "They try to see the bigger picture and have an expanded worldview. Often a career in higher education makes a good fit for Sagittarius."
Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
Capricorns do well in the public eye, and, as a result, often excel in politics, business, music, and entertaining. "Ruled by Saturn, Capricorn has the ability to focus, working in a calculated manner to build lasting success. They value traditional ideals, and create stable home environments for their families. Capricorn has a natural mathematical and scientific mind, and often this skill makes them excellent engineers, or scientific researchers."
Aquarius (January 19-Feberuary 18)
As an Aquarius, you're all about service work. And for good reason. "Aquarius feels right at home fighting for a cause or making a difference." You're also incredibly tech-oriented, and seem to be dreaming up inventions on the regular. "They are skilled at invention, and they may have a hundred ideas for products that should be on the market."
On the weekends, though, you might find yourself out in nature, excelling at sports or excelling at adventurous pursuits, like sailing. "Aquarius is the sign of the water bearer, and although they are an air sign, they are often drawn to the water and water sports, in particular."
Pisces (February 18-March 20)
As a Pisces, you're all about the arts. The areas of writing, poetry, dance, and performance have always come naturally to you. And, you're incredibly caring to boot. "They have one foot in the spiritual world and the other in the practical, and as a result, they are highly intuitive. For this reason, they can make excellent spiritual counselors or religious leaders." As well as excellent caregivers.
Whether you just want to learn more about your innate skills, or figure out where you skills lie, it never hurts to look to your astrological sign for a few hints as to what skills and talents might come easily to you.
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