The Best Careers for Your Zodiac Sign
Your Zodiac sign can tell you what your best career path should be as well as which jobs to avoid. Lady Gaga falls under the sign of Aries, the fire sign. Fire signs are high energy, very creative and fiercely independent folks which describes her to a tee. Think of the person sitting next to you or your boyfriend, best friend or sibling. What sign are they and are they happy with the career path they have chosen. What about you? Do you want to know if your career is on the right track for your Zodiac sign?
Astrologists Katherine Metcalf and Stacey Wolf dish on the career paths they say are best suited for each sign. Stacey Wolf is the author of "Never Throw Rice at a Pisces" which is a wedding planning guide for brides who like astrology. She is also the astrologer for Cosmopolitan which happens to be my most-favorite magazine. According to Katherine Metcalf, the most general way to identify your natural career strengths is by your element. There are four elements in the zodiac: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Three signs belonging to each element. Here's what she says your element reveals about you:
- Fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius): All Fire signs are natural leaders. They are high energy, very creative and independent. Like a flame -- they get inspired quickly and can motivate others. However, they may burn themselves out by having too many irons in the fire.
- Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn): All Earth signs are practical and grounded. They like having a plan and taking steps to achieve success. They do best in the corporate world where structure is needed.
- Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius): Air signs are the thinkers of the zodiac. Don't expect them to get their hands dirty -- they prefer working on a computer or brainstorming ideas with others.
- Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces): The Water signs are the touchy, feely people of the zodiac. Water is related to our emotions and many excel at counseling. They are highly empathic and each sign has its own unique energy.
Stacey Wolf drills down to the careers that best suit each sign as well as the ones to avoid.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Key traits: Enthusiasm, creativity, warmth -- a short attention span. As a leader, you have great ideas but dislike getting mired in the tiny details.
Best careers: Entrepreneur, sales, film/TV, stockbroker, military, rescue worker.
Careers to avoid: Any mundane, detail-oriented desk jobs.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Key traits: Determined, hard-working, loyal, stubborn. You enjoy accomplishing tasks from big to small.
Best careers: Engineer, computer programmer, technician, administrative assistant.
Careers to avoid: Any job that involves taking too much financial risk.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Key traits: Quick-witted, clever, adaptable, indecisive. You multi-task well and get bored easily so it's hard to focus on the same project for long periods of time.
Best careers: Media, advertising, marketing, journalist/writer, delivery/driver.
Careers to avoid: Serious or mundane jobs that are extremely detail-oriented.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Key traits: Caring, intuitive, creative, persevering, moody. You love to support and nurture people but can feel burdened by this responsibility, too.
Best careers: Real estate, interior design, psychologist, teacher, therapist (occupational, speech, etc)
Careers to avoid: Isolating Jobs that involve constant oversight and no creativity.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Key traits: Confident, ambitious, creative, generous and domineering. You shine in careers that show off your dynamic personality. Plus you need to be in charge of something.
Best careers: Entrepreneur, entertainment, politics, public relations, maître d.
Careers to avoid: Any job where you are out of the spotlight.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Key traits: Detail-oriented, analytical, hard-working, yet fussy. You love to cross things off your to-do list.
Best careers: Editor, accountant, engineering, graphic design, florist.
Careers to avoid: Jobs that deal with a variety of people, who may not be as fastidious and perfectionist as you.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Key traits: Diplomatic, artistic, intelligent yet prone to indecision. Because you are graceful under pressure, you work best in partnerships with other people.
Best careers: Architect, designer, lawyer, counselor, behind-the-scenes in the arts.
Careers to avoid: Conventional jobs that lack creativity and independence of mind.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Key traits: Dynamic, creative, resourceful, strong willed. Outspoken and self-starting, you can only work in a career that you feel very passionate about.
Best careers: Psychologist, designer, law, humanitarian organizations or charitable foundations.
Careers to avoid: Anything you perceive as shallow or materialistic.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Key traits: Philosophical, optimistic, straightforward. You enjoy your freedoms of movement and self-expression and do best working in a field that allows you both.
Best careers: Entrepreneur, airline pilot, sports industry, police officer, flight attendant.
Careers to avoid: Any full-time desk job.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Key traits: Ambitious, resourceful, patient and authoritarian. Driven and competitive, any project you take on, you'll do what ever it takes to be the best.
Best careers: Finance, business development/management, doctor, trainer.
Careers to avoid: A financially risky job or a career where there is no room for advancement.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Key traits: Analytical, clever, inventive, and obstinate. Friendly and autonomous, you get along with most people, yet you have no problems voicing a divergent opinion.
Best careers: Apps developer, veterinarian, scientist, engineer, alternative care practitioner.
Careers to avoid: Any conventional job that discourages independent thinking or differing opinions.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Key traits: Compassionate, intuitive, flexible and overly sensitive. A visionary like Albert Einstein and Dr. Seuss, you work best in a situation where you can actualize what you see in your imagination.
Best careers: Artist, designer, psychologist, entertainment, charitable foundations, dog walker.
Careers to avoid: Any job that has a physically or psychologically grueling schedule or deals with the harsh realities of life.
I am a Sagittarius. STRAIGHTFORWARD cannot be capitalized enough. I warn people...I mean, I let people know right off the bat that I am a direct person. I guess you could say I am an entrepreneur since I run my own dog rescue. When I was eleven I wanted to be a police officer but wound up going into a different field of law and now I am a DJ. I'm a little worried though because I didn't see entertainment anywhere in my best careers.
What is your sign? Are you in the right career?