The Career You Should Consider Switching To, Based On Your Zodiac Sign
by Mia Mercado
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Figuring out what job you were born to do is far from easy. (I mean, understanding our life’s purpose is only the question that’s plagued humans for, like, millennia.) In fact, some may argue there is no single job anyone was “born to do.” But they probably didn’t click on the link about jobs you should have based on your zodiac sign, right?

The traits associated with each zodiac sign deal in broad generalizations, as horoscopes are wont to do. Like with Myers-Briggs personality types, the star sign you are associated with is not the be-all, end-all to who you are as a person. Being born a Virgo doesn’t require you to be a Type A perfectionist 24/7 just like leaning more introverted than extroverted doesn’t mean you must spend all your time cooped up under your covers crying with a book. Both personality tests and horoscopes seem to work best as a way to self-reflect. Something doesn’t ring true to you? Cool. Something rings a little too true? Even cooler. Use it as a way to better understand yourself and how you interact with the world around you.

Unfortunately, there is also no single scientific way to tell whether your current job path is right for you. However, there are tell-tale signs you should think about switching your career. Experts say things like operating on autopilot, not feeling supported, and your work not aligning with your goals are all indicators that it might be time to look at a new career.

Whether you’re at a career crossroads or just want to see if how you spend 40+ hours a week is in line with what the stars say, perhaps one of the suggested careers below will resonate with you.

Aries (March 20 – April 20)

As an Aries, you’re known for being headstrong and a self-starter. Aries are also associated with being highly competitive. These things combined make you a natural born leader. Finding a path to becoming a CEO or perhaps a politician are two career options to look into.

Taurus (April 20 – May 21)

If you’re a Taurus, you probably already your sign has a reputation for being stubborn. However, a Taurus also craves stability, tactile things, and makes for a great team player. To fulfill your stubborn side, some form of working for yourself (either starting a business or freelancing) might be right for you. Finding a job where you work with your hands, like a landscaper, could help feed that craving for tactility.

Gemini (May 21 – June 21)

Geminis thrive in fast-paced environments and are also excellent at communication. Working as a journalist in a newsroom seems like a natural fit for a Gemini who has a way with words. Finding a career in PR and publicity or working as a project manager are also ways a Gemini could combine their knack for being a natural communicator with a stimulating workplace environment.

Cancer (June 21 – July 23)

Known for their natural ability to support and nurture, a Cancer would likely find fulfillment in some sort of caregiving role. Working a teacher or a social worker would also align with a Cancer’s ability to handle responsibility well. A job in HR is also another path to look at, especially if love the company you’re currently working with but are looking for a different role.

Leo (July 23 – August 23)

With the lion as your symbol, it’s no secret that Leos inclined to be independent, fearless leaders. Looking towards becoming a CEO or starting your own business are two options for Leos. Because they don’t mind shining in the spotlight (and are particularly good at doing so), a job as a performer is a natural fit for a Leo. Not a super big fan of the stage but are comfortable having the attention on you? Working a salesperson also employs some of those performance-like qualities.

Virgo (August 23 – September 23)

Virgos, you’ve probably heard it a thousand times, but you’re known for being a perfectionist. This opens up a lot of detail-oriented career options for you, like copy editing or coding. Virgos also have a natural inclination for service, so finding a place and position that satisfy your empathetic side (like a researcher for a non-profit) is key.

Libra (September 23 – October 23)

Known for being a social butterfly as well as balanced, Libras work well in careers focused on putting people at ease and mediating. You would be that customer service rep who doesn’t make someone want to slam the phone down. Libras would also make for excellent diplomats, something the current administration is arguably in need of.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)

Scorpios are known for being intense and passionate. They also don’t shy away from danger or extreme situations. If a job as an EMT or with a SWAT team doesn’t feel like an immediate fit, perhaps a career in crisis counseling would.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 22)

Finding a job that combines adventure, inspiring others, and using your strong moral compass may seem like a tricky fit. You could start by leaning into your leadership skills at your current job. If you’re looking for something brand new, perhaps working for an international non-profit would check all your job must-have boxes.

Capricorn (December 23 – January 20)

Ambitious, driven by challenge, and constantly seeking improvement are both characteristics interviewers want to from prospective employees and qualities associated with Capricorns. If you’re not already thriving in your current place of work, working in a science-related field could satisfy that drive to make a lasting impact on the world.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Discovering a career path that taps into your free spirit and individuality will probably lead you away from stuffy, cubicle jobs. An Aquarius works best when allowed to have a creative work environment. Have you thought about starting a band? You have? You must be an Aquarius.

Pisces (February 18 – March 20)

Pisces are creative dreamers and passionate. Finding a career that helps others while utilizing your love of all things artistic is key. A job in music therapy or art therapy seem like a natural fit for any Pisces looking for the job they’re born to do.