Choosing the best careers based on your zodiac sign

For as long as humans have been around, we’ve looked to the stars for answers. And one of the biggest questions continues to be “what do I do with my life?” Well, online psychic reading service Crystal Heart Psychics has come up with a helpful infographic to show you the best career path for your zodiac sign.

According to a 2008 survey of close to 9,000 workers, they determined that those born under Scorpio, Leo, Taurus, and Cancer are the most likely to earn over $100,000 per year. Unfortunately, if you’re a Capricorn or Aquarius you’re most likely to earn under $35,000 per year.

Not sure of your career path? Not confident in your professional skills? The following infographic breaks down the personality and professional traits with the best jobs according to various zodiac signs. It’s in no way definitive, but makes for an interesting read.

Infographic: Written in the stars: Choosing the best careers based on your zodiac sign

Written in the stars: Choosing a career based on your zodiac sign

A person’s star sign is an indication of their personality, and while we often focus on what this means in a personal capacity, your career choice can also be determined by your zodiac sign. Discover the traits of various signs and see which career might best suit you.


The quality that sets Aquarius apart from everyone else is their humanitarian nature. They love to explore avant-garde ideas and have a curious and adventurous nature. They’re most likely to have an unconventional job, maybe even one of their own making. They’ll rebel against corporate environments, needing freedom of thought and movement. They won’t be satisfied doing things the same way they’ve always been done. So, if you’re looking for a fresh approach, an Aquarius won’t let you down.

Best Careers

  • Scientist (if they can explore new theories)
  • Inventor
  • Organic Farmer
  • Aviator
  • Designer
  • Musician


Pisces is the oldest zodiac sign and many Pisceans have that “old soul” feel about them. The key words here are creative and passionate. They excel in traditional arts (music, dance, photography). Pisceans are also highly intuitive. Many astrologers and tarot practitioners are Pisces. Their intuition also helps in fields that require compassion.

Best Careers

  • Artist
  • Nurse
  • Physical Therapist
  • Philanthopist
  • Veterinarian
  • Psychologist


Aries are strong (and strong willed), vibrant, enthusiastic, and competitive. Due to their bravery (and impulsivity), they’re the heroes of our lives—the police officers and fire fighters. They’re excellent promoters, and may find the world of advertising and public relations appeals to their outgoing nature.

Best Careers

  • Entrepreneur
  • Soldier
  • Rescue Worker
  • Work well in the fields of government and politics, television and recreation


One of the things that those under the Taurus zodiac sign enjoy most is stability. That means they’ll work hard for certain guarantees—good benefits, vacation time, salary, job security. Determined, patient, honest, and methodical, they’re excellent team members and extremely dependable. They’re also known for their clear, strong voices and do well as an announcer, public speaker, or receptionist.

Best Careers

  • Accountant
  • Educator
  • Engineer
  • Lawyer
  • Designer
  • Landscaper
  • Chef


Geminis need to have a lot going on and like fast-paced, pressured environments. They won’t survive long doing tedious, repetitive work. Jobs that require travel are perfect, as are jobs that require social networking. Geminis are optimistic and full of energy—they should be encouraged to let go and express themselves rather than be confined to traditional rules.

Best Careers

  • Stockbroker
  • Switchboard Operator
  • Technical Support
  • Teacher
  • Architect
  • Machine Operator
  • Rescue Worker


Cancer is the mother of the zodiac, so these sensitive types due well in jobs that require nurturing or taking care of things. Cancerians make excellent executives, give great advice, and are very protective. They handle responsibility with ease and are imaginative problem solvers.

Best Careers

  • Gardiner
  • Social Worker
  • Childcare
  • Human Resources
  • Lawyer
  • Teacher
  • CEO
  • Soldier


Fearless, inspiring, and independent, Leos work best when they’re in the spotlight and love jobs that bring status and power. Leos possess spontaneity and ingenuity and do well when encouraged to lead instead of follow. They can be high-maintenance and disruptive, but their charm usually wins everyone over in the end. They are, however, not to be micro-managed.

Best Careers

  • CEO
  • Performer
  • Tour Guide
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Interior Decorator
  • Fashion Designer
  • Government
  • Salesperson


Virgos are know for their perfectionism and do very well in detail-oriented professions. They remember things, excel at abstract thinking, and are very neat and tidy. Virgos do well in service-type jobs. Writing, research, and statistics come easy to the meticulous Virgo brain. They’re also easy to get along with as they’re generally very cheerful. Also, many Virgos have a knack for languages.

Best Careers

  • Writer/Editor
  • Teacher
  • Critic
  • Technition
  • Translator
  • Detective
  • Statistician


Libras—what would we do without them? They’re good-looking and charming, gracious and entertaining. Their cooperative nature makes them excellent ambassadors and team leaders. If you ever have to deal with customer service over the phone, it’ll go much smoother if the operator is a Libra. More than any other zodiac sign, Libras are people people. They’re not the type to slave away in some dark room; they thrive in buzzing, social environments. Many Libras gravitate toward the arts and will most likely be the lead singer in a band, interacting with the audience, rather than a brooding songwriter.

Best Careers

  • Diplomat
  • Dancer
  • Salesperson
  • Host
  • Negotiator
  • Travel Agent
  • Supervisor


Intense—that’s what they are. Need a bomb defused? How about a complicated brain surgery? You want a Scorpio for the job. Scorpios are able to block out distractions, concentrate, and focus like a laser beam. They’re curious and often drawn to mysteries—you would never want to be interrogated or cross-examined by a Scorpio for they’re not only intimidating, but also very intuitive. Scorpios are also drawn to the abnormal and they like to know what make things tick. Just don’t hover around them—they need their independence and their employer’s trust.

Best Careers

  • Detective
  • Lawyer
  • Educator
  • Scientist
  • Surgeon
  • Pysicist


Sagittarians are ethical, full of energy, and rather philosophical. Many are spiritual, and they love to travel and be outdoors. Sagittarians are excellent decision-makers and make fair and easy-going bosses. Outgoing and fun-loving, they’re likeable and witty co-workers who can defuse tense situations with humour and tact. They won’t be tied down or bothered with the little details. However, routine kills their spirit.

Best Careers

  • Minister
  • Animal Trainer
  • Editor
  • Public Relations
  • Coach
  • And anything having to do with travel


Capricorns are very ambitious and need challenges to be happy. They’re determined and persistent—they’ll do whatever it takes. Most are responsible and conscientious, but many enjoy power. Capricorns run a tight ship—they’ll enforce the rules and keep everyone on schedule. If you need something done right (and to exact standards), look no further than a Capricorn. They also tend to be workaholics.

Best Careers

  • Manager
  • Administrator
  • Editor
  • Banker
  • IT
  • And anything science-related



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