The New Year is a time to bring about change, it signals a clean slate, and we all have a chance to improve on ourselves, hopeful for a year when we finally get it right. On top of this, the planets are aligning in a very career-focused way, and our thoughts turn to our job possibilities.
Thirty years ago, it was common to be in one career or company for your entire professional life. Nowadays, the average is more like 4.5 years, which partially comes down to generational differences, but in general, there are just many more options for how we earn our money. The traditional office job is no longer the only choice, which is great for those who never quite fit that mold.
We see plenty of opportunities popping up in our professional lives with so much planetary movement going on, specifically on January 8th.
- Sun in Capricorn sextile Jupiter in Scorpio – Luck for work/practical matters
- Venus in Capricorn sextile Jupiter in Scorpio – Attracting work opportunities
- Mars in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn – Energized work/practical changes
Inspired by all of these planetary movements, we thought we’d look at the jobs which perfectly align with each of the zodiac signs.
Your fearlessness and ability to make quick decisions will serve you well in high-octane professions like the fire, paramedic, or police services. Rescue teams around the world look for adventurous souls like you, who, once the adrenaline rush kicks in, can do anything – bravely putting themselves in danger in order to help others and live on the edge of your seat.
Aries are the resident cheerleaders of the zodiac, jacking up their teams to perform in whatever industry they choose. If you want to keep things closer to home, look into motivational speaking, coaching, or even personal training – anything sports-related is generally a good choice. Staying active and challenged is the key for you to be happy and successful.
Anything in the food industry would suit you, and while you may dream about being the next Gordon Ramsay, there are so many options to make a career in this field. Food critic, culinary blogger, chef, pastry maker, baker, heck, there are many successful businesses built on one simple item done in creative ways, such as donuts, cookies and cupcakes.
People are ever looking for personal and unique edibles at their weddings, showers, and parties. Combine your love of food with your pragmatic approach, skill with managing money and driven personality and nothing will stop you! Consider partnering with someone, you are a great teammate and won’t run yourself down with too much work and not enough money.
- Quick learners
Cheerful, adaptable, on-the-go Geminis, you need at least one career to keep your mind busy and firing on all cylinders. Your biggest talent is your ability to communicate and express yourself, so look into careers that allow you to do just that. Podcasting, public speaking, journalism, heck, you’d probably make a great auctioneer for that matter!
The marketing and fashion industries may be perfect for you, as they require fresh and innovative ideas to jump ahead of the pack and engage millions of people, while always evolving. It would be hard to be bored working for a magazine, as a writer, blogger, photographer, creative director, or graphic artist. Finding a way to involve your beloved technology will ensure you are happy.
You create memorable experiences, respectful of tradition, and genuinely care about people! For this, you’d make an excellent proprietor. You might not want the spotlight, but you’d do well owning a small metaphysical shop, bakery, or second-hand store, earning a loyal client base who comes to depend on you for a great story and real quality of service and product.
Your imagination and love of the home could also translate to interior design of some kind. You don’t have to have your own TV show to be successful, there are many ways you could work in this industry, from color consultant to landscape designer, to home decor consultant, there are many ways you could parlay your talent for intuiting people’s desires into a rewarding career.
- Born leaders
Spotlight, please! It’s no secret Leos do well as performers, whether as dancers, actors of screen or stage, or even as mascots for sports teams, Leos love to entertain, so anything in that field would likely make you happy. Clubs, restaurants, and businesses look for promoters – extroverted people who know how to create a buzz around something – sounds perfect for you Leo!
Leos love being around other people, so working in high-end sales, beauty and hairstyling, or even in the luxury car industry could be right up your alley. In any service industry, clients will be drawn to your generosity, openness, and energy, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see you as a high achiever in these areas, with a loyal following in any case.
- Deep sense of humanity
- Focused on health
Being able to help others would really satisfy your innate characteristics, Virgo. Nursing would be an obvious choice, but you can also get involved as a masseuse, natural health practitioner, or even open your own business focusing on healthy living, supplements, alternative medicine, or physical therapy.
Your kindness and patience would serve you well as a rehabilitation therapist, and your love of animals could lead you to a life in veterinary medicine, volunteering or working at a shelter, or maybe becoming a foster family for dogs and cats in need of a safe home.
- Dislikes being alone
Your love for and quick understanding of people, along with your sense of fairness would all serve you well in the human resources industry which seeks to uphold rights for all. Focusing on recruiting could be a win-win for you; constantly meeting people, using your intuition to quickly read personalities, and ultimately finding the right people, contributing to a positive work culture.
Graphic arts may also be a great choice for you. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and creativity, so you are naturally drawn to and have a great eye for the harmony of colors and visual art. It would be best for you to work within a team however, Libras thrive on the energy of those around them, so freelance work may not be for your social personality.
Your ability to discern the truth and get the answers you need to come to a solid conclusion would set you up for a career in scientific research, forensics, or even as a private investigator. Scorpio represents death and rebirth, and its ruling planet Pluto is all about transformation. Scorpios often have a fascination with these subjects and can likely stomach jobs others would shudder at.
Scorpios would also make excellent writers, with your natural way of digging beneath the surface helping you to really define your characters in believable ways. Investigative journalism may be for you, although you’re more likely to hole up in your studio, penning novels and stories of mystery, sexuality, and human complexity.
Restless Sagittarius, you work best in an environment of change – feeling stagnant is the best way for you to get frustrated and depressed. There are plenty of options for someone with your need to change it up, including travel writing or blogging, photography, freelance writing, or even journalism, all of which could also tap into your sense of adventure.
A great career that combines your love of learning with your extroversion and amiability is to get into teaching workshops and seminars. Facilitators can travel the world, depending on their expertise, and you can find yourself meeting new people, doing constant and interesting research to stay ahead of the pack, and using your gift of gab to help others.
You are known as the hardest working sign and this, combined with your sense of responsibility, means you would excel at pretty much anything. Of course, we’re all more likely to achieve success if we genuinely enjoy what we do, so for you, focusing in on your attention to detail, natural leadership qualities, and rock-solid loyalty, look to a career where you manage and train a team.
Getting into architecture or classical music could also work for you, appealing to your precision and discipline, and a career in antiques could prove fruitful, tapping into your respect for tradition. Capricorns do like to make the money though, so looking into computer programming, financial or investment advising, accounting or even the real estate market could fulfill your goals.
With your innovative vision, analytical brain, and love of humanity, it’s very likely for you to be an entrepreneur, finding unique ways to help people on a larger scale, looking for gaps between services or products that could really serve a need. Your rebellious nature means it can be hard for you to work for others, especially when it ends up being a dictatorial relationship.
It’s probably best to avoid an office job unless you’re doing work with fast turnover, flexibility, and short-term goals. Sales jobs or retail would also suit you – you love talking to people and will find unique ways to sell your product, quickly gaining trust from your clients with your sense of humor and genuine interest in their needs.
- Deeply intuitive
Your vivid imagination and affinity for the arts would see you do well in any creative endeavor. Writing, music, fine arts – there are many ways to get involved in these areas without a degree in painting or cello. Getting involved in the aesthetic arts, skin care, make up and even hairstylist – could also be an outlet that combines your eye for beauty with your ability to read people.
A career in social work, non-profits or the world of therapy could be a good match for your empathetic, compassionate side – your ability to earn the trust of others is one of your strongest powers, after all. Your soft heart may be broken too many times if you are unable to build a protective shield around yourself, as you’ll be prone to getting too involved with those you seek to help.
While we certainly can’t all fit into a neat little box when it comes to talking about how our zodiac signs predict our choices, it’s a great start on your path to understanding yourself. Using numerology, tarot and even palmistry can also add to our overall search for answers. At the end of the day, it’s about what you want to do and what inspires you.
Knowing that we will spend the majority of our lives at our job can sound – well, depressing. How would your life change if you found a position where you were actually excited to go to work every day? Start doing your research and who knows where you’ll end up!
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