Career Horoscopes

Updated 27 May 2020

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People have looked to the stars for guidance for centuries. The earliest humans studied the shifting patterns and shapes of the night sky in an attempt to explain their lives and the events around them. There were many ancient forms of the practice, some of which have combined and evolved into what we know today as modern Western astrology.

Essentially, astrology is the belief that stars and planets have an influence on people’s lives – and that the position of these cosmic objects at the time of a person’s birth can tell us much about their personality and future lives.

Many dismiss astrology as a pseudoscience but there are plenty of people who believe in it – just look at how many newspapers and magazines carry a regular horoscope section.

If our star sign can help us to understand ourselves and what our fates may have in store for us, it’s a natural progression to believe that it could be a powerful tool in helping us decide on a career.

A career horoscope seeks to help people to find a role or career path best suited to them, by identifying the key characteristics associated with their star sign and how these might translate into the workplace.

When most people think of their star sign, they are referring to sun sign astrology, which considers the position of the sun in one of twelve zodiac signs at the time of their birth. This is the simplest form of astrology and the one on which newspaper horoscopes are generally based. It is what we will be using for our career horoscopes later in this article.

For a more detailed reading, astrologers look at several elements, such as which sign each planet was in at the time of birth. These are known as birth charts and there are a number of websites where you can enter your details to create your own – such as Cafe Astrology.

How Can Your Career Horoscope Help You?

Common sense tells us that there are many important factors that you should consider when choosing a career that’s right for you, and your career horoscope probably shouldn’t feature too near the top of that list. However, that’s not to say that there is no value in considering the personality traits associated with your star sign when thinking about the next step in your work life.

All of us will encounter times in our lives when we are unsure about what to do with our careers. You may be just starting out in the world of work and feeling bewildered by the choice of paths you could pursue.

Or perhaps you are beginning to feel restless in your current role or have reached a dead end and know that you are ready for a change, without any clear idea of what that change might be.

Consulting your career horoscope won’t necessarily give you the answers, but it will provide an opportunity to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses, what you’re passionate about and what you want out of life.

A career horoscope may have a very loose relationship with any kind of real science, but you might be surprised by how much of yours rings true. And recognizing who you are and what you’re good at is an important step in finding a career where you will flourish.

List of Career Horoscopes

In this section, we set out the twelve signs of the zodiac – if you don’t know your star sign find the one that correlates with your birthday – and give a few key personality traits, along with some careers that might suit those born under that sign.

Aries

March 21st – April 19th

  • Highly competitive
  • Bold
  • Natural leader
  • Intuitive
  • Impatient

Possible career matches:

  • Manager
  • Business owner/entrepreneur
  • Police officer
  • A role in HR

For more on Aries careers, see our article on the 10 best career matches for Aries

Taurus

April 20th – May 20th

  • Organized
  • Thrives on stability and routine
  • Productive
  • Thorough
  • Appreciates aesthetics

Possible career matches:

  • Financial advisor
  • Accountant
  • Architect
  • Designer

For more on Taurus careers, see our article on the 10 best career matches for Taurus

Gemini

May 21st – June 20th

Possible career matches:

  • Teacher
  • Public speaker
  • Politician
  • Self-employed

For more on Gemini careers, see our article on the 10 best career matches for Gemini

Cancer

June 21st – July 22nd

  • Sensitive
  • Caring
  • Highly tuned to the needs of others
  • Thrives on having a sense of purpose

Possible career matches:

  • Healthcare worker
  • Teacher
  • Childcare worker
  • Social entrepreneur

For more on Cancer careers, see our article on the 10 best career matches for Cancer

Leo

July 23rd – Aug 22nd

  • Loves the spotlight
  • Highly creative
  • Ego-driven
  • Generous
  • Strong sense of pride

Possible career matches:

  • Senator
  • CEO
  • Musician
  • Actor

For more on Leo careers, see our article on the 10 best career matches for Leos

Virgo

August 23rd – September 22nd

  • Organized
  • Detail-oriented
  • Hard-working
  • Perfectionist
  • Not an instinctive leader

Possible career matches:

  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Scientific researcher
  • Healthcare worker

For more on Virgo careers, see our article on the 10 best career matches for Virgos

Libra

September 23rd – October 22nd

  • Charming
  • Capable
  • Passionate
  • Wide-ranging interests
  • Strong persuasive skills

Possible career matches:

  • Musician
  • Film-maker
  • Lawyer
  • Government official

For more on Libra careers, see our article on the 10 best career matches for Libras

Scorpio

October 23rd – November 21st

  • Good at keeping secrets
  • Pushes boundaries
  • Persuasive
  • Determined
  • Idealistic

Possible career matches:

  • Surgeon
  • Therapist
  • Crisis management
  • Chief financial officer

For more on Scorpio careers, see our article on the 10 best career matches for Scorpios

Sagittarius

November 22nd – December 21st

  • Adventurous
  • Seeks out excitement and fresh challenges
  • Life and soul of the party
  • Restless
  • Compassionate for others

Possible career matches:

  • Teacher
  • Pilot
  • Tour operator
  • Travel journalist

For more on Sagittarius careers, see our article on the 10 best career matches for Sagittarius

Capricorn

December 22nd – January 19th

  • Strong work ethic
  • Good willpower
  • Comfortable taking on responsibility
  • Pragmatic
  • Attracted to stability

Possible career matches:

  • Engineer
  • Manager
  • Administrator
  • Architect

For more on Capricorn careers, see our article on the 10 best career matches for Capricorn

Aquarius

January 20th – February 18th

  • Curious
  • Intellectual
  • Progressive
  • Innovative
  • Focuses on the big picture

Possible career matches:

  • Software developer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Photographer
  • Graphic designer

For more on Aquarius careers, see our article on the 10 best career matches for Aquarius

Pisces

February 19th – March 20th

  • Imaginative
  • Observant
  • Highly empathetic
  • Ability to connect with others
  • Values purpose over financial gain

Possible career matches:

  • Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Doctor
  • Artist

For more on Pisces careers, see our article on the 10 best career matches for Pisces

Final Thoughts

A career horoscope may not be the most reliable or logical way to find a job. But if astrology does speak to you, then it can at least be a useful starting point to reflect on your personality and what you want from a future career. And that can only be a positive thing.

Further Reading

You might be interested in these other WikiJob articles:

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Career Personality Tests

Unusual Jobs That Pay Well

The 10 Best UK Job Boards in 2020

How To Get Hired: The 10 Steps You Must Follow

The 20 Best Work-From-Home Job Opportunities

The 10 Best Weekend Jobs for Extra Money

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