Want the perfect job for you? Look to the Zodiac

Written by Kate Lopaze

If you’re feeling like you’re at a career crossroads, you might find inspiration from an unlikely source: the stars! And even if you’re not such a big astrology buff, it’s really just about finding those essential traits in yourself that drive your values and your skills.

Aries (March 21-April 19): The Ram

Aries is the trailblazer, as the first sign of the zodiac. It’s no coincidence that Aries’ traits include eagerness, passion, and competitiveness. These rams are notoriously strong-willed and should pick a career accordingly. Aries thrives in a leadership role and one that requires decisive decision-making.

Best jobs for Aries: Surgeon, Entrepreneur, Hospitality Manager, Marketing Manager

Taurus (April 20-May 20): The Bull

One of the most dependable signs of the zodiac, the Taurus is someone who thrives on routine, hard work, and steady rewards. They’re good at tasks that require a strong attention to detail and are often committed to a career path once they find the right one. But Taurus is also drawn to beauty and creativity, appreciating work that satisfies on an aesthetic or sensory level as well.

Best jobs for Taurus: Financial Advisor, Graphic Designer, Chef, Restaurant Manager

Gemini (May 21-June 21): The Twins

Geminis often have the energy of two people, wrapped up into one dynamic employee. They tend to like jobs that have a lot of interpersonal interaction and constant stimulation to keep them engaged. Geminis don’t necessarily seek the spotlight, but their workplace confidence and outgoing nature often make them great unofficial leaders.

Best jobs for Gemini: Communications Manager, Human Resources Manager, Social Media Coordinator, Digital Marketing Specialist

Cancer (June 22-July 22): The Crab

Cancers are some of the best problem solvers you’ll ever meet. Known as the nurturers and the big thinkers of the zodiac, they thrive in situations where they can think through challenges and emerge with actionable solutions.

Best jobs for Cancer: Teacher, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Nurse

Leo (July 23-August 22): The Lion

When you need someone to be the public face of something, a Leo is likely to be the first in line. Leos thrive on attention and praise, which makes them a good fit for leadership roles. They’re not necessarily known for their teamwork skills, though, so solo jobs (with solo rewards) are a good fit for their confidence, creativity, and self-assuredness.

Best jobs for Leo: Event Planner, Public Relations Director, Actor, Sales Representative

Virgo (August 22-September 23): The Maiden

Far from damsels in distress, these “maidens” are great at team problem solving and have a level of perfectionism that keeps everyone else on task. If you need detailed analysis or a practical solution, Virgo is the go-to.

Best jobs for Virgo: Researcher, Financial Analyst, IT Analyst, Human Resources Manager

Libra (September 23-October 23): The Scales

As you might be able to tell from the scales that represent Libra, these workers are all about balance. They’re the diplomats of the workplace, Libras are typically very organized, and great at jobs and tasks that produce a consensus or a common solution for all involved.

Best jobs for Libra: Lawyer, Executive Assistant, Sales Manager, IT Analyst

Scorpio (October 23-November 22): The Scorpion

Not unlike their scorpion symbol, Scorpios are known for being sharp and analytical. They thrive on solving puzzles and have unmatched tenacity when it comes to getting to the bottom of an issue. Scorpios succeed at jobs that require a strong attention to detail and work toward a specific goal.

Best jobs for Scorpio: Engineer, Market Analyst, Security Consultant, Lawyer

Sagittarius (November 23-December 21): The Archer

These archers like to take their shots in public, and they thrive on fun challenges that help them move their game forward. The Sagittarius thrives in jobs that let their wit and personality shine, and often feel at ease in public-facing roles.

Best jobs for Sagittarius: Personal Trainer, Public Relations Manager, Brand Ambassador, Corporate Trainer

Capricorn (December 22-January 19): The Goat

Goat, or G.O.A.T.? Capricorns are natural leaders, and flourish the best in roles where they can seek public success. Their confidence and motivation make them good candidates to lead projects—and see them through every detail until the end. Capricorns are great at managing teams, and delegating tasks to the right people.

Best jobs for Capricorn: Operations Manager, Computer Programmer, Healthcare Manager, Office Manager

Aquarius (January 20-February 19): The Water Bearer

Aquarians are the creatives of the zodiac. Innovation is their jam, and they often seek out less conventional jobs that keep them stimulated and let them pursue their curiosity and creative passions.

Best jobs for Aquarius: Creative Director, Writer/Editor, Photographer, Research Scientist

Pisces (February 19-March 20): The Fish

Pisces workers are well-suited for jobs that require intuitive analysis and apply their patience and understanding. Pisces have strong customer service skills and are often able to smooth over the most challenging situations.

Best jobs for Pisces: Social Worker, Customer Service Representative, Psychologist, Recruiter

About the author

Kate Lopaze

Kate Lopaze is a writer, editor, and digital publishing professional based in New York City. A graduate of the University of Connecticut and Emerson College with degrees in English and publishing, she is passionate about books, baseball, and pop culture (though not necessarily in that order), and lives in Brooklyn with her dog.