Astrology Careers by Sun Sign

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Aries

Aries 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 Aries start one or more businesses, while others get involved in politics or law. Being impulsive and impatient by nature, Aries 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, Aries 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). Confidence and youthful enthusiasm also suit some Aries to working with young children.

Aries is associated with all types of vehicles (particularly cars), weapons, and cutting tools, so typical Aries careers may revolve around these things as well.

Aries careers and career fields, according to traditional astrologers, include:

    • armed forces
    • athlete
    • blacksmith
    • butcher
    • coast guard
    • dentist
    • engineer
    • explorer
    • firefighter
    • martial artist/martial arts instructor
    • mechanic
    • metalworker
    • paramedic
    • policeman/policewoman
    • politician
    • primary/kindergarten teacher
    • race car driver
    • real estate agent
    • rescue worker
    • self-employed businessperson
    • stuntperson
    • wilderness guide

Note: The sun sign is only one aspect of an astrological profile. Many other factors play a role, including rising and moon signs. For example, an Aries with Virgo rising may be drawn to careers in the fields of fitness, nutrition, or general health rather than one of the more typical Aries careers.

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Taurus

The earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) do best in careers that offer security and the possibility to advance through hard work and talent rather than flashy showmanship. They work effectively either on their own or with other people, and they do not require much supervision to get the job done. Most get along well with coworkers and supervisors unless severely provoked.

Tauruses usually do well in any of the established trades. Jobs where 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. Tauruses may also be drawn to the building trades because they like things that are tangible and enduring.

Artistic fields, particularly those that involve tactile work such as sculpture, are also associated with the sign of Taurus. In addition, because they tend to have a variety of practical talents, some Tauruses become educators of young children, which provides opportunities to delve into many different subjects.

Taurus careers and career fields, according to traditional astrologers, include:

    • art dealer
    • banker
    • building trades
    • businessperson
    • construction worker
    • doctor (especially general practitioner)
    • financial planner
    • florist
    • gardener
    • jewelry maker or dealer
    • landscaper
    • model
    • musician
    • plant nursery worker
    • pottery maker
    • real estate agent
    • sculptor
    • singer
    • teacher (especially nursery school, kindergarten, and early grades)
    • wrestler
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Gemini

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. A 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 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. Many 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 for Geminis than jobs that involve working with the natural world.

According to traditional astrologers, Gemini careers and career fields include:

    • anything in communications, public relations, or the media
    • bus driver, cab driver, or chauffeur
    • comedian/entertainer
    • computer programmer
    • craftsperson
    • DJ
    • fiction writer
    • fundraiser
    • journalist
    • lecturer
    • light manual worker (carpentry, carpet laying, etc.)
    • mail carrier
    • pilot
    • radio talk show host
    • receptionist
    • repairperson
    • salesperson
    • shop assistant
    • talent scout
    • teacher
    • travel agent
    • web designer
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Cancer

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, water, food and drink, hospitality, plants, and photography or film are also associated with the sign of Cancer.

Cancer careers and career fields include:

    • antique dealer
    • archaeologist
    • bartender
    • caterer
    • charity worker/fundraiser
    • cook/chef
    • filmmaker
    • fisherman
    • furniture restorer
    • gardener
    • historian
    • homecare 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
    • writer
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Leo

Fire sign people need excitement, variety, and opportunities to interact, and they should avoid jobs that are sedentary or solitary, and those that require repetitive detail work.

Leos do best in jobs where they can be noticed and admired and put their creative and dramatic talents to good use. With their strength and confidence, some are also suited to athletic careers and other physically demanding occupations.

Leos have a strong aesthetic sense that lead some into fashion or 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 opportunities 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 and do well in careers where they work with one or the other.

Careers and career fields traditionally associated with the sign of Leo 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
    • youth worker
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Virgo

According to traditional astrologers, typical Virgos are good at anything involving fine detail work, numbers, research, medicine, health, or nutrition. 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 fine details.

Virgos have excellent organizational skills and a desire to make the world a better place through some sort of service. They are tireless workers, though they may lack the aptitude or desire for assertive self promotion. Humble Virgos do not demand much (if any) recognition because they take pride in their work rather than in what others say about their wok. Most can put in long and unpleasant hours without complaining, and they tend to be meticulous and perfectionist in everything they do.

Virgo careers and career fields, according to traditional astrologers, include:

    • accountant/ bookkeeper
    • analyst (financial or other)
    • architect
    • charity worker
    • consultant
    • craftsperson
    • critic
    • dancer
    • dentist
    • designer
    • dietician
    • doctor
    • editor
    • environmental organization worker
    • event organizer
    • gardener
    • home-care worker
    • inspector
    • institutional worker (particularly in 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
    • seamstress/tailor
    • secretary
    • social worker
    • statistician
    • teacher
    • translator
All About Libra, New Expanded Edition, now available in paperback and Kindle!

Libra

Libras have a strong aesthetic sense and an aptitude for design. Their visual-spatial skills are usually good, so jobs that require arranging things or spatial planning are favored.

Many Libras have a talent for technology, so technology-related professions may appeal to them, though a creative streak suits them to the arts as well. Diplomatic skills and idealism also draw some Libras to 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, Scorpio, or Sagittarius.

Careers and career fields traditionally associated with the sign of Libra include:

    • architect
    • athlete
    • beautician
    • dancer/dance instructor
    • diplomat
    • fashion designer
    • florist
    • hair stylist
    • host/hostess
    • interior designer/decorator
    • judge
    • lawyer
    • 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)
    • yoga instructor
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Scorpio

Typical Scorpios do well in 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 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 jobs make excellent researchers and accountants because they are good at detail work, though their talent for precision also suits them 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 in the financial industry.

Because Scorpios have issues with 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, according to traditional astrologers, 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
    • plumber
    • police officer
    • private investigator
    • psychiatrist
    • rescue worker
    • researcher (general)
    • scientist
    • self-employed businessperson
    • sex therapist
    • soldier
    • spy
    • tarot card reader
    • undertaker
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Sagittarius

Many Sagittarians are desperately unhappy in 9-5 office situations because they have low boredom thresholds and 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.

Sagittarians should avoid careers that call for tactfulness and diplomacy. While they can be charming, they are not known for their politeness or restraint.

The ideal career for Sagittarius will offer some degree of flexibility, as Sagittarians hate rigid schedules and dull routines.

Sagittarius careers and career fields, according to traditional astrologers, 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
    • veterinarian
All About Capricorn, New Expanded Edition, now available in paperback and Kindle formats

Capricorn

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 lead some into policing or military careers as well.

Capricorn careers and career fields, according to traditional astrologers, include:

    • accountant
    • administrator
    • antiques 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
    • valuer
All About Aquarius, New Expanded Edition, now available in paperback and Kindle formats

Aquarius

Air signs such as Aquarius are not suited to solitary or repetitive work. The best jobs for Aquarius involve a wide variety of tasks or responsibilities, new experiences, and social interaction.

Aquarians usually prefer working with groups rather than in isolation (an Aquarian freelancer will often choose to work in cafes or other shared spaces rather than alone at home). The air signs also tend to be open to adopting new technologies, so they are suited to technology-oriented professions.

Aquarians grow bored more quickly than most in traditional 9-5 jobs. Although not suited to working alone, they often have difficulty with authority, so they do best as part of an egalitarian group rather than a hierarchical structure. The ideal Aquarian job provides flexibility and the opportunity to labor on behalf of a good cause.

Aquarians can’t tolerate being bossed around (even by a boss), which makes traditional work settings challenging for them, particularly if they get stuck with draconian supervisors. However, 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 and cycling.

Careers and career fields associated with the sign of Aquarius include:

    • activist
    • anthropologist
    • architect
    • astronaut
    • astronomer
    • athlete (particularly snow sports or cycling)
    • charity or humanitarian worker
    • comic book writer
    • computer games developer
    • computer programmer
    • engineer
    • inventor
    • lawyer
    • Peace Corps worker
    • pilot
    • politician
    • professor/teacher
    • psychologist
    • reformer (law or politics)
    • science fiction writer
    • scientist (especially physics)
    • social worker
    • sociologist

Note: The sun sign is only one element within an astrological profile. Many other factors play a role, including rising and moon signs. For example, a person with the sun in Aquarius and Capricorn rising will do better in the 9-5 business world than a typical Aquarius.

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Pisces

Many Pisceans have trouble maintaining ordinary nine-to-five routines, which can lead to unemployment for some. The majority do best in artistic, nurturing, or scientific work—anything that requires inspiration or creativity.

When they do find their niches, Pisceans are dedicated to their professions. This is a self-sacrificing sign, and Pisceans can work tirelessly on behalf of others in charitable, healing, compassionate, or scientific occupations. They are happiest when they are needed, and when they have opportunities to improve the lives of others, which can lead them into medical, nursing, caretaking, and animal rescue fields, or to the furthering of scientific knowledge.

Pisceans are extremely sensitive to atmospheres, so a negative work environment can cause health problems. They also need time alone, so they are better suited to occupations that allow for some solitary time unless their ascendants incline them to be more extroverted than typical Pisceans.

Pisces careers and career fields, according to traditional astrologers, include:

    • actor/actress
    • animal rescue worker
    • any job with boats
    • artist (especially painter or sculptor)
    • chiropodist/podiatrist
    • counselor
    • dancer
    • doctor
    • engineer
    • fiction writer/poet
    • film industry worker
    • home care worker
    • inventor
    • institutional worker (especially in prisons or mental health facilities)
    • lab technician
    • marine biologist
    • massage therapist/physiotherapist
    • naturopath
    • nurse
    • oceanographer
    • photographer
    • priest
    • psychic
    • reflexologist
    • scientist
    • singer
    • swimming instructor

Note: The sun sign is only one aspect of an astrological profile. Many other factors play a role, including rising and moon signs. For example, a person with the sun in Pisces and Aries rising may be more inclined to choose a career such as firefighter that involves both danger and selflessness, rather than one of the less risky Piscean careers, and a Pisces with Leo rising would be drawn to the more sociable professions on the Pisces list.

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