Note: The sun sign is only one aspect of an astrological profile. Many other factors play a role in personality and career aptitudes, including rising signs.
Aries people do best in careers that offer variety, novelty, independence, and perhaps a little bit of risk or danger (or a lot of it). Aries is the sign of the entrepreneur, the pioneer, and the fighter. Many Arians start one or more businesses, while others get involved in politics or law. Being impulsive and impatient by nature, Aries people are more inclined to start career-related projects than to finish them. Ideally, Aries will initiate things and let others take care of the long-term execution.
Because they are altruistic and generous, Arians may gravitate to professions that involve rescuing or protecting others. The courage, feistiness, and risk-taking proclivities of this sign also favor careers that involve competition (either verbal or athletic).
Aries is associated with all types of vehicles (particularly cars), weapons, and cutting tools, so typical Aries careers may revolve around these things. Confidence and childlike enthusiasm also suit some Arians to working with young children.
Aries careers and career fields include the armed forces, athlete, blacksmith, butcher, coast guard, dentist, engineer, explorer, firefighter, lawyer, martial artist/martial arts instructor, mechanic, metalworker, paramedic, policeman, politician, primary/kindergarten teacher, race car driver, rescue worker, self-employed businessperson, stuntperson, and wilderness guide.
Tauruses do well in any of the established trades. Jobs in which they can make things with their hands are favored, as well as careers involving money and valuable objects. Another Taurus area of strength is agriculture—anything to do with growing things. Taurus people may also be drawn to the building trades because they are solid, tangible, and enduring.
Artistic fields, particularly those that involve tactile work such as sculpture, are also associated with the sign of Taurus. And because they tend to have a variety of practical talents, some Tauruses become educators of young children, which gives them the opportunity to delve into many different subjects.
Taurus careers and career fields include art dealer, banker, building trades, businessperson, construction worker, doctor (general practitioner rather than surgeon), financial planner, florist, gardener, jewelry maker or dealer, teacher (nursery, kindergarten, and early grades), landscaper, model, musician, plant nursery worker, pottery maker, real estate agent, sculptor, singer (most Tauruses have good voices), and wrestler.
Geminis are not suited to solitary or repetitive work. The best Gemini jobs involve a wide variety of tasks or responsibilities, new experiences, and social interaction.
Geminis usually prefer working with others rather than in isolation, and most like to meet new people. The typical Gemini also needs to be on the move, perhaps driving or walking around, constantly shifting focus, or multitasking. Most Geminis like a fast, challenging pace and lots of opportunities to interact with the public and put their considerable powers of persuasion to use. Careers that involve moving around and talking to many different people are the ones most likely to hold a Gemini’s interest. Many Geminis prefer to work two or more part-time jobs rather than one full-time job, as this may be the only way to achieve the variety they need.
Geminis tend to be skilled with their hands, so hands-on technical work or crafts are often good choices. Most Geminis are talented speakers and writers as well, so any career that allows them to use these aptitudes is favored. The majority of Geminis are also good with technology, particularly small, handheld gadgets, so careers that make use of modern technological interfaces and gadgets are often more suitable those that involve working with the natural world.
Gemini careers and career fields include anything in communications, anything in public relations, anything to do with the media, bus driver, cab driver, chauffeur, comedian/entertainer, computer programmer, craftsperson, DJ, fiction writer, fundraiser, house painter, journalist, lecturer, light manual worker (carpentry, carpet laying, etc.), mail carrier, pilot, radio talk show host, receptionist, repair person, salesperson, shop assistant, talent scout, teacher, telephone operator, travel agent, and Web designer.
The sign of Cancer is associated with domestic professions, those related to the past, and careers that offer the opportunity to help others in a hands-on, nurturing way. Typical Cancers are very good with the public, if they are not too shy, and they do especially well in jobs that make use of their compassionate and nurturing qualities, such as working with children, animals, or those in need. Careers that involve boats, liquids, food and drink, hospitality, and photography or film are also favored.
Cancer is a sign that tends to be nostalgic, and many Cancers are interested in history. This historical focus can lead to a variety of careers ranging from furniture restoration to antique dealing to archeology. Like Leos, Cancers tend to be good cooks and have green thumbs, creating additional career possibilities.
Cancer careers and career fields include antique dealer, archeologist, bartender, caterer, charity worker/fundraiser, cook/chef, filmmaker, fisherman, furniture restorer, gardener, historian, home care worker, homemaker, host/hostess, housecleaner, museum curator, movie director, musician, nanny, nurse, photographer, restaurant or hotel owner/manager, sailor, self-employed businessperson, social worker, store manager, teacher (especially for very young children), waiter/waitress, and writer.
Leos do best in jobs where they can be noticed and admired, and in which they can put their creative and dramatic talents to good use. With physical strength and confidence, they are also suited to athletic careers and other physically demanding occupations.
Leos have a strong aesthetic sense, which can lead some into fashion and design. This sign is also known for exceptional organizational ability and leadership skills, suiting many Leos to high managerial positions. In addition, Leos are often good cooks and green thumbs, so work with food or plants is also a possibility.
Leos should avoid careers where they will work alone. Jobs that provide the opportunity to meet and interact with lots of people are best, as Leos tend to be friendly and have good social skills, unless their ascendants fall in more introverted signs. Many Leos are also good with children and animals.
Leo careers and career fields include actor/actress, animal trainer, anything to do with the media or public relations, athlete, business manager, chairman/woman, charity organizer, clothing designer, cook/chef, dancer, director, event planner/coordinator, gardener, hairdresser, hospitality industry worker, host/hostess, interior designer/decorator, lawyer, managing director, model, painter, radio host, self-employed business person, talent agent and/or promoter, teacher, writer, and youth worker.
Typical Virgos are good at anything involving fine detail work, numbers, research, medicine, health, or diet. However, they usually do well at almost anything they try because they have good work ethics, learn new skills easily, and tend to stick with things until they master them. Some Virgos are also drawn to dance or other physical arts that require intense dedication, long hours of practice, and the perfecting of small details.
Typical Virgos also have excellent organizational skills and a desire to make the world a better place through some sort of service. They don’t need a lot of recognition and they are tireless workers, though they may lack the aptitude or desire for assertive self promotion. Most can put in long and unpleasant hours without complaining, and they tend to be meticulous and perfectionist in their work.
Virgo careers and career fields include accountant/bookkeeper, analyst (financial or other), architect, charity worker, consultant, craftsperson, critic, dancer, dentist, designer, dietician, doctor, domestic engineer/maid, editor, environmental organization worker, event organizer, gardener, home-care worker, inspector, institutional worker (particularly mental hospitals and prisons), interior decorator, lab technician, librarian, mathematician, naturopathic healer, nonfiction writer (especially books on nutrition, medicine, and general health), nurse, researcher, nutritionist, scientist (particularly biology or microbiology), seamstress/tailor, secretary, social worker, statistician, teacher, and translator.
Typical Libras have a strong aesthetic sense and an aptitude for various forms of design. Their visual-spatial skills are typically strong, so jobs that require arranging things or space planning are favored. Like all the air signs, Libras usually have a talent for technology and may be good with computers, though a creative streak also fits them for the arts. Diplomatic skills and idealism lead some Libras into social work, law, and/or politics.
Many Libras possess a natural grace that suits them to particular athletic careers. Naturally charming, they also do well in hospitality industry positions where they greet and interact with the public.
Libras require a harmonious work environment. Argumentative coworkers can cause significant psychological distress, even if the Libra is not directly involved in the conflicts. Careers where Libras are expected to make quick decisions are also a bad idea unless their ascendants fall in more decisive signs, such as Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.
Libra careers and career fields include architect, athlete, beautician, dancer/dance instructor, diplomat, fashion designer, flower arranger, hair stylist, host/hostess, interior designer/decorator, judge, lawyer/law reformer, martial arts instructor, mediator, model, painter, personnel officer, politician, professional ice skater, receptionist/secretary, writer (especially poetry; poetic prose; or philosophical, legal, or politically based works), and yoga instructor.
Typical Scorpios do well in psychological and medical fields because most are not squeamish and they are able to deal with things that frighten other people. Nerves of steel, coolness under pressure, and a tendency not to show any weakness in front of others also suit some Scorpios to law enforcement or military careers, or work as spies or private investigators.
Scorpios who prefer office work make excellent researchers and accountants because they are good with detail work, though with their talent for precision, they may also be drawn to fields that require fine motor skills such as surgeon, dentist, or machinist. Scorpios also tend to be good with money, so they may choose careers that require making shrewd investments.
Because Scorpios have issues surrounding power and control, they do best when they have some control over their own work situations (they can’t tolerate being bossed around, even by a boss).
Scorpio careers and career fields include analyst, athlete, butcher, chemist, dentist, detective, diver, doctor/surgeon, financial consultant, forensic pathologist, forensic psychologist, librarian, machinist, medical researcher, mystery or crime writer, naturopathic healer, paramedic, pathologist, plumber, police officer, private investigator, psychiatrist, rescue worker, researcher, scientist, self-employed businessperson, sex therapist, soldier, spy, tarot card reader, and undertaker.
Sagittarians are often desperately unhappy in 9-5 office situations as they tend to become bored and restless, and also because they resent authority. Ideally, they will make their living doing something hands-on and physical, or in a job that provides variety and intellectual stimulation. Anything involving books, animals, education, holistic medicine, religion, sports, travel, or other cultures and languages is favored.
Sagittarians are good under pressure and don’t mind a little (or a lot of) excitement on the job. They usually prefer a fulfilling and interesting career to one that pays well.
Sagittarius careers and career fields include animal trainer, anthropologist, athlete, bookseller/publisher, construction worker, explorer, fiction writer, gambler, holistic healer/naturopath, interpreter/translator, jockey, journalist, lecturer/professor, paramedic, priest/spiritual leader, sociologist, sports instructor/trainer, sports physiotherapist, travel agent, travel guide/eco-tour guide (hiking, kayaks, or any other mode of travel), travel writer, and veterinarian.
Capricorns can do well in almost any career they choose and will usually rise to the top through diligence and hard work. They tend to be particularly strong in the areas of business, engineering, music, administration, and anything involving material resources (particularly assessing the value of things).
Typical Capricorns are self-disciplined and shrewd enough to run their own businesses, and their natural diplomacy means that they can also excel in politics. However, their self-control, stoicism, and strong sense of duty may lead them into policing or military careers.
Capricorn careers and career fields include accountant, administrator, antique dealer, architect, athlete, banker, builder, businessperson (self-employed or other), dentist, engineer, farmer, guard, investor, lawyer, manager, musician, police officer, politician, real estate agent, scientist, soldier/army officer, surveyor, and valuer.
Aquarians grow bored more quickly than most in traditional 9-5 jobs. They are also not suited to working alone, but they tend to have difficulty with authority, so they do best as part of an egalitarian group rather than a hierarchical structure. The ideal Aquarian job offers a fair bit of flexibility and the opportunity to labor on behalf of a good cause.
Aquarians are suited to anything modern, progressive, and/or related to the fields of science and technology. Careers that offer the chance to debate issues are also a good choice, as most Aquarians love to argue—not in a combative way, but for the intellectual stimulation.
Aquarians can’t tolerate being bossed around (even by a boss), which makes traditional work settings quite difficult for them, particularly if they get stuck with draconian supervisors. Typical Aquarians are more inclined to choose interesting careers than well-paid ones. Unusual and intellectually stimulating careers are best for this sign, though some are drawn to certain athletic pursuits as well, and many have a particular affinity for snow and ice sports.
Aquarius careers and career fields include anthropologist, architect, astronaut, astronomer, athlete (particularly snow sports), charity or humanitarian worker, comic book writer, computer games developer, computer programmer, engineer, inventor, lawyer, Peace Corps worker, pilot, politician, professor, psychologist, reformer (law or politics)/activist, science fiction writer, scientist (especially physics), social worker, and sociologist.
Many Pisceans have trouble maintaining ordinary 9-5 routines, which can lead to unemployment for some. The majority do best in artistic, nurturing, or scientific work—anything that requires inspiration.
When they do find their niches, Pisceans work very hard. This is a self-sacrificing sign, and Pisces people can work tirelessly on behalf of others in charitable, healing, compassionate, or scientific occupations. They are happiest when they are needed, and when they are improving the lives of people or animals, which can lead them into medical, nursing, caretaking, and animal rescue fields, or to the furthering of scientific knowledge.
Pisceans are extremely sensitive to atmosphere, and a workspace with a negative ambience can lead to health problems. They also need a lot of time alone, so they are suited to solitary occupations.
Pisces careers and career fields include actor/actress, artist (especially painter or sculptor), chiropodist/podiatrist, counselor, dancer, doctor, fiction writer/poet, film industry worker, home care worker, institutional work (especially jobs in prisons and mental health facilities), inventor, lab technician, marine biologist, massage therapist/physiotherapist, nurse, oceanographer, photographer, priest, psychic, reflexologist, scientist, singer, swimming instructor, veterinarian, volunteer (particularly for rescue organizations that work on behalf of people or animals), and jobs involving boats.
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