What do the stars foretell about your career? Read on and find out
While you may loathe at the idea of matching horoscopes while searching for your 'perfect' match, you cannot deny having taken a sneak peak at your 'personality in a zodiac book' for clearing the utter confusion of finding yourself the right job.
Don’t shy away from admitting that you not only devoured each and every page elaborating your personality traits and the kind of job that will suit your style, but you actually also agreed to most of the astrological findings assertively stated in it.
While some are lucky to be born with a silver spoon in their mouth, the majority is still the average '9-to-5' job hunter wandering for a job for keeps.
If you are so hung on the whole astrology and career mantra, let us walk you through the reality check:
(Aries: March 21 to April 19, Leo: July 23 to August 22, Sagittarius: November 22 to December 21)
Who can forget Lady Gaga for her unconventional style and creative ideas that she unleashed into singing.
Or for that matter, Quentin Taratino, who has often left his audiences awestruck by his fanatically zesty movies.
The two share a common zodiac (Aries) symbolising fire.
Whether or not you contribute their success to their zodiac, you have to admit that to a scarily apt extent, they are what their zodiac describes them as -- creative, fiery, passionate, bold and to an extent, downright blatant.
If you are a ram, mundane and monotonous are words that make you run like a Bandersnatch with fire on his tail.
They thrive on challenge, enthusiasm and freshness of ideas. It is likewise for fiery Leos and sizzling Sagittarians as well.
The right job for you
While a job in the army can be a childhood dream for many action-oriented bravehearts born under these zodiac signs, as far as corporate careers are concerned, you are likely to shine bright in a job as demanding as marketing.
Earth Signs (Taurus: April 20 to May 20, Virgo: August 23 to September 22, Capricorn: December 22 to January 19)
You prefer the obscure over the visible, sober over flashy, and planned over impulsive.
If given a choice, Earth signs, may they be Virgos, Taurus or Capricorns, would pick safety over copious amount of cash.
Blessed with patience, they reinforce the principle of keeping calm and moving forward.
They will work hard for the perks-flexible work time, vacation time, benefits and comfort.
As long as they are getting what they are likely to stick for long-term.
Rub them the wrong way and they are gone like a flash of lightning.
The right job for you
They like it well-organised.
Matters of the property and anything immovable (take for example assets) attract them like honey to the bee.
Naturally well-versed with numbers they are born for high-profile financial jobs.
Open some opportunities of people management for them and they will be squeaking with glee.
Air Signs (Gemini: May 21 to June 21, Libra: September 23 to October 22, Aquarius: January 20 to February 18)
These 'thinkers of the zodiac' are full of contradictions and absolutely bonkers with ideas.
Believe it or not, there couldn’t be a greater asset than an employee who understands the definition of diplomacy.
They are the free spirited types, unbound by any restrictions and constantly rethinking their thoughts.
Matters that may seem abstract or downright absurd to the rest of the world find a cosy place in the heart of the air signs like Aquarius, Gemini and Librans.
The right job for you
These quick-witted souls blessed by Mercury (read: the planet of communication) will be happy in a job that gives them a good cerebral exercise.
Finding them their right job would seem like a herculean task at least in the age that we are living in.
They would be happier if they were born in age of robots (or maybe dinosaurs) for they love the unconventional. But a job in the IT industry would encourage them to make many astonishing discoveries.
Water Signs (Cancer: June 22 to July 22, Scorpio: October 23 to November 21, Pisces: February 19 to March 20)
These are the most touchy and feely of the zodiac.
These are the fragile, sensitive and intuitive types moved by the slightest rumour of a westward wind blowing.
Gullibility may be their weak point, but put to an intelligent use, can turn out to be a life saver.
What does it take to make them happy?
A creative job that gives them space and offers them a blissful escape from the brutally practical world.
The right job for you: The dreamers of the zodiac will gleefully dump their hefty paying salary for a freelancing job as a painter, photographer or writer.
Diverting to the core corporate, since the water sign signifies growth, financial jobs or strategy formulation make best-fit jobs.
No matter what star sign you belong to, what really matters is for you to realise what you are excellent at, what really makes you happy and pursue that.
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