Jobs For Your Horoscope
Meg Donohue, CareerBuilder.com writer*
Which one will get the job?
Come on, admit
it. You sneak a peek at your horoscope now and then, don't you?
And even though generic horoscopes aren't always real accurate,
every once in a while you read one so dead-on it makes you reconsider
your feelings about this whole astrology thing.
Amazingly, horoscopes can occasionally tip even a cynic toward
reluctant self-discovery. Here's a list of characteristic personality
traits and suggested career options for each sign of the zodiac
(with help from www.findyourfate.com).
Who knows? This list might just predict your future.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Your traits: ambitious, inventive, confident and independent.
You can be impatient, but your creativity and high energy inspire
people and make you a natural leader.
Compatible jobs: Look for jobs that allow you to flex your imagination
and work either independently or as a leader. Ariens often succeed
in creative fields such as journalism, publicity, publishing and
advertising. A leadership position in the military or law enforcement
is another potential match.
Famously successful Ariens: Leonardo Da Vinci, Aretha Franklin,
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Your traits: practical, loyal, dependable and patient. You have
strong opinions, but are slow to anger.
Compatible jobs: Due to your methodical nature, you have the potential
for success in finance and accounting. Artistic Taureans should
look for careers in architecture or landscaping.
Famously successful Taureans: Sigmund Freud, Audrey Hepburn, William
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Your traits: enthusiastic, communicative, optimistic and intellectually
curious. You are full of passion and energy, and have a voracious
appetite for new experiences.
Compatible jobs: Since you crave intellectual stimulation, look
for jobs that allow you to continually learn new things. Consider
a career in academia, research, investigative journalism or fields
that require travel. Geminis are often good with their hands,
and therefore might consider working in construction or carpentry.
Famously successful Geminis: John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger,
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Your traits: compassionate, energetic, intuitive and imaginative.
Your sensitivity, loyalty and organizational skills make you an
Compatible jobs: Tap into your nurturing nature with a job in
healthcare, social work, psychology or teaching. You might also
consider a career in law, where your desire to protect and defend
others would be put to good use.
Famously successful Cancers: Diana, Princess of Wales, Nelson
Mandela, Nelson Rockefeller
Leo (July 23-Aug 22)
Your traits: ambitious, confident, optimistic, straightforward
and outgoing. Your generous, dramatic presence draws others to
Compatible jobs: You feel most comfortable in leadership positions
where your star power can really shine. Consider a career in politics
or film, or in an entrepreneurial business role that allows you
to manage others.
Famously successful Leos: Bill Clinton, Alfred Hitchcock, Jacqueline
Virgo (Aug 23-Sept 22)
Your traits: observant, meticulous, friendly and industrious.
Thanks to your patient, analytical nature, you are an excellent
Compatible jobs: Your logical, inquisitive mind makes you an excellent
candidate for a career in medicine, law, research or teaching.
Since Virgos are detail-oriented, they often succeed in accounting,
statistics and programming.
Famously successful Virgos: Ray Charles, Stephen King, Mother
Libra (Sept 23-Oct 22)
Your traits: diplomatic, idealistic, easygoing, creative and sociable.
Your gregarious and trustworthy nature makes you well-liked by
Compatible jobs: Your sense of justice and interest in people
make you a strong candidate for positions in public service, philanthropy,
law and medicine. Libras' imaginative nature also lends them to
careers in the arts.
Famously successful Libras: Mahatma Gandhi, Jesse Jackson, Eleanor
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21)
Your traits: purposeful, motivated, energetic and passionate.
Your mental strength and resourcefulness make others feel safe
Compatible jobs: Your intensity, drive and analytic ability make
politics, police investigation and the military fitting fields
for you. A career in espionage, physics or astronomy would serve
your inquisitive nature.
Famously successful Scorpios: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bill Gates,
Sagittarius (Nov 11-Dec 21)
Your traits: positive, adventurous, ethical and sincere. You love
to travel and learn new things, and then communicate your newfound
knowledge to others.
Compatible jobs: Philosophical by nature, you're suited to science,
theology, law, politics and public service. Careers that allow
for travel will also be of interest to Sagittarians.
Famously successful Sagittarians: Jane Austen, Walt Disney, Frank
Capricorn (December 22-Jauary 19)
Your traits: Responsible, disciplined, ambitious and authoritative.
Your serious, goal-oriented temperament pushes you to succeed
in all you do.
Compatible jobs: Excellent with math and money, you thrive in
business situations where you are given a lot of responsibility.
Additionally, many Capricorns are good with their hands and do
well in engineering and construction.
Famously successful Capricorns: Benjamin Franklin, Howard Hughes,
Martin Luther King
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18)
Your traits: Innovative, tolerant, personable and quick-witted.
Creative and independent, you set the trends that others follow.
Compatible jobs: Your excellent aesthetic sense lends you to a
career in the arts, such as photography, music, writing and acting.
Aquarians are visionaries, and therefore are also suited to science,
aviation and computer technology.
Famously successful Aquarians: Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison,
Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20)
Your traits: empathetic, patient, artistic and loyal. Due to your
kind and intuitive nature, others often turn to you for support.
Compatible jobs: Your compassion makes you well-suited for a career
in healthcare, social work, philanthropy or veterinary science.
The artistic, imaginative side of Pisceans would be engaged by
a career in theater or film.
Famously successful Pisceans: Albert Einstein, Elizabeth Taylor,
George Washington, Josh Groban.
*Meg Donohue is a writer and blogger for CareerBuilder.com. She researches and writes about job search strategy, career management,
hiring trends and workplace issues. See Your
Career In The Cards. See American College of Vedic Astrology.