When it comes to deciding upon a career path, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind. For many people, astrology is not one of them. Rather, they consider what school subjects they excelled in or what others in their family have pursued. Nevertheless, your zodiac sign can actually tell you an awful lot about careers that may work particularly well for you and those that you’d be better off avoiding entirely.

For the unfamiliar, the twelve zodiac signs are split between the four elements: earth, air, water, and fire. By considering the element associated with your sign, as well as your sign itself, you can consider the zodiac’s implications for your potential occupation. At the very least, it can help you realize what options are out there and emphasize the personality traits and values you hold dear, even if they aren’t necessarily associated with your astrological chart or the elemental qualities of your zodiac sign.

Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn



Perhaps the most level-headed signs of the zodiac, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are tied to the earth. Unquestionably grounded, these metaphorical rocks emphasize practicality, hard work, and invention. They may grow with April’s showers and May’s flowers, bloom with the height of summer, and ring in the new year at December’s end.

These people may find themselves drawn to practical fields such as accounting, nursing, or information technology. They’ll likely master the intricacies of the Cisco test in an instant, or earn the qualifications to be an RN, LPN, or practical nurse with far less time and effort than their peers. In clinical trials, exams, or actual career efforts, earth signs will remain calm and sensible, guiding the rest of the zodiac through times of uncertainty with a clear head.

Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius



The air signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, emphasize communication, empathy, and social connection. Born at spring’s end, autumn’s beginning, or the height of winter, these signs blow in with the hope of clearing the air, balancing the scales, and creating a harmonious duality.

Ideally, their intended career will play upon these strengths in roles such as mediation or research. In either of these examples, these breezy peacemakers can do their part to make the world a better place, while building their crucial connections with other people—the wind beneath their wings, so to speak, in the process. Another air sign may work in cancer immunotherapy, offering a more one-on-one version of their efforts to change the world, dreamiest of signs.

Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces



The water signs, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, are intuitive and nurturing. These signs drip into existence in June, July, October, November, February or March, and quickly leave their mark. Like water running through the natural world, they cleanse the space around them, smooth the jagged edges of stones, and even help to guide their fellow astrological signs along a particular emotional path.

Because of this, they can thrive in a variety of fields, perhaps most notably, that of therapy and other psychiatric roles. Alternative career paths for a water sign include the veterinary field or architecture, where they can dream up new homes and care for sick pets, putting their inherent traits to use professionally with their natural independence, sense of creativity, and flair for excitement. In each of these settings, their emotional, empathetic qualities can work to improve people’s lives and make waves on a larger scale.

Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius



The fire signs, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, are born drama kings and queens. Coming into the world in late March, early April, late July, early August, late November, or early December, fire signs nearly mimic some of nature’s most glaring transitions—from spring showers to summer heat, from summer sun into autumn breeze, and from autumn’s mild temperatures to the bracing chill of winter.

Of course, the dramatic arts or, alternatively, the visual arts will offer plenty of creativity and excitement for these burning flames. Taken in a different direction, a fire sign may take on a career such as that of a first responder. While obviously very different from the work of an actor or artist, this field is one where that same sense of excitement and inherent problem-solving ability will apply to a very different, yet applicable line of work.

Without question, many factors go into choosing an occupation that will be a good fit for you, and your zodiac sign will undoubtedly be one of the least conventional options to consider. However, astrology, whether you believe in it or not, can help to inspire your career choice, whether that’s showing you what options are out there, which might appeal to you, particularly, or just getting you to see your path in the constellations.