Horoscope Careers: What Job Should You Have According To Your Star Sign?
Do you believe that your destiny is written in the stars? A reported 8% of Britons (and double the number of Americans) believe that your horoscope can predict the future, though some estimates place this figure as high as 26% of Americans.
Having scoured various sources and authorities, here is a guide to which career you’re best suited to, depending on your all-important star sign.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Born in the early Spring, if you’re an Aries your high level of ambition will have you aiming high in life. Your desires may just come true as you’ll be willing to put in hard graft to get to where you want to be. Your skills lie in logic and common sense, which when combined with your hard-working attitude are likely to reap rewards.
Most likely to be: An athlete, CEO, or in other roles of a competitive nature.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
If you’re a Taurus then security is crucial to the structure of your everyday life, and to how you plan for the future. Your determination and patience will see that you achieve financial security, whilst your morals and sense of honesty will ground you securely in a spiritual sense.
Most likely to be: An accountant, lawyer, or in another established, secure profession.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The artistic Gemini is likely to be interested in philanthropic work. A tedious, repetitive job is definitely not for you if you’re a Gemini, as you’ll thrive in busy environments with fast-paced, interesting work. Whilst you may get bored easily, use this as motivation to find an interesting job to keep you engaged.
Most likely to be: A project manager, in PR or publicity.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
If you were born under the sign of cancer you won’t wait for the world to fall at your feet – you’ll go out and get it. As a self-starter you’ll forge your own career, and in an age of innovation you’re able to thrive off technological advances.
Most Likely to be: A programmer, entrepreneur or in digital media.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
As the lion is king of the jungle, so Leos are born leaders. Whilst you do at times need to be careful that the desire for status and power doesn’t become overwhelming, you can successfully utilise your strengths to climb the career ladder. Also be sure to embrace the spontaneous element of your personality, and don’t constrict yourself too much in your work.
Most Likely to be: CEO, director, founder
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
If one type of person is a perfectionist, it’s a Virgo. Brilliant with languages and highly detailed in both work and life, as a Virgo you’re meticulous and will pick up new skills efficiently without any mistakes.
Most likely to be: An analyst, statistician, translator – or perhaps combine your skills and work in international intelligence.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
If you’re a Libra you’re highly likely to be brilliant with people, thriving in social situations; this makes you ideal for any client-facing role. Effortlessly charming and gracious, Libras avoid conflict and bring people together, creating a thriving network of connections that can help propel their careers forward.
Most likely to be: A diplomat, salesperson or dealing directly with customers.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
The resourceful Scorpio is not only smart, but will use their brain to analyse situations and get the most out of the resources available to them. As a Scorpio you’re unafraid of hard work, but are nevertheless private about your career, making you ideal for positions of high confidentiality.
Most likely to be: A physicist, researcher or spy
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Sagittarius is the most moral and principled of the star signs. With particular strengths in decision-making, your fair, logical approach as a Sagittarius makes you an ideal leader. Born in the winter months, if you’re a Sagittarius you’ll love traveling and will spend as much of your time as possible in the great outdoors.
Most likely to be: A pilot, police officer, entrepreneur
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Whilst Capricorns often get bad press as workaholics, their responsible and conscientious style of working is likely to see them excel. Ambitious with a desire for power, if you’re a Capricorn make sure to be careful to make time for yourself, whilst embracing your enjoyment of work. Well suited to high pressure, intellectual situations, a Capricorn is never happy unless they’re given a challenge.
Most Likely to be: A scientist, IT expert, lawyer or CEO
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
As kind-hearted individuals, those born under Aquarius are likely to thrive in humanitarian roles. However, as an Aquarius you’re not to be underestimated, and are drawn to adventurous, unconventional careers. An Aquarius is least likely to be found slaving away at a desk at all hours to climb up the corporate ladder.
Most likely to be: In humanitarian work, farmer, musician, (amongst other unconventional careers).
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Those born under Pisces have a strong natural intuition, and will incline them towards the arts both in their work life and their free time. The traditional arts such as dance hold a draw for you as a Pisces, but you are also highly flexible and hugely compassionate. This combined with your strong work ethic makes a career in medicine or care as appealing a vocation to you as the arts.
Most likely to be: Doctor, nurse, dancer or musician.
Alexandra Jane is the writer and editor of graduate careers advice for Inspiring Interns, a graduate recruitment agency. Check out their website to see which internships and graduate marketing jobs are currently available, as well as their graduate jobs Manchester page for further opportunities.