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Generally, we think of our personality — and especially our astrological sign — as some large, unmovable force. We think of our characteristics in super broad terms, like “Oh, I’m a Taurus, so I’m stubborn” or “Oh, I’m a Leo, so I’m proud.” But tuning into the specifics of your sign can point you in the direction of the most actionable, efficient advice out there — and as a result, to your best self. 

Every member of the zodiac has their strengths and weaknesses. What do the stars think you can improve on at work? Keep reading to find out. 

Aries:  March 21 to April 19

Aries, while you may live in the world as though it is black and white, you can balance distinct priorities. Your professional life doesn’t have to be put on hold to live your passions, and self-care doesn’t need to come at the detriment of your work. You can have both, if you prioritize correctly. 

Read more about aligning your professional and personal goals, or learning to “work hard, play hard.”

Taurus: April 20 to May 20

Taurus, you can be dedicated to something without devoting every ounce of yourself to it. Pouring your entire being into work is going to burn you out, and no one thinks you’re a hero for it. Learn to set your pride and stubbornness aside for a healthier relationship with work, and you will perform better. No amount of bullishness can protect you from breakdown.  

Read more about the signs of burnout and how to avoid it.

Gemini: May 21 to June 20

Gemini, all of your passions and bright ideas mean nothing without a clear vision. Organizing your thoughts will help you avoid acting on impulse, and can turn those big dreams that you dream into a reality. 

Read more about channeling your career vision.

Cancer: June 21 to July 22

Cancer, one of the best things about you is your connection to your internal self. But sometimes, that raw emotion you feel translates into unhealthy relationships with those around you, especially in a professional space. Learn what your boundaries are and how to set them, and you will be less bogged down by the emotional labor of your day-to-day life at work. 

Read more about setting boundaries at work.

Leo: July 23 to August 22

Leo, you are a born leader. Between your confidence, natural charm and clear communication practices, you make a great team member and boss. However, Leos can struggle with injecting empathy into their work practices. You have high standards for yourself and high standards for others, and can be considered callous, demanding and out of touch. Learn how to channel the emotional intelligence I know you have the capacity for, and you can’t lose. Remain out of touch with those who serve you, and you will be vilified. 

Read more about leading with empathy.

Virgo: August 23 to September 22

Virgo, for as much as you’ve tried to change it, you are obsessed with performing perfectly at work. That results in a lot of stress. However, not all stress is bad. Learn how to translate your perfectionism into productivity rather than letting the obsessive thoughts weigh you down.

Read more about good stress and how it can help you perform in the workplace.

Libra: September 23 to October 22

Libra, you are obsessed with harmony. Often the diplomat of relationships, you can have a hard time voicing your true opinion at work. However, you will never be considered a true leader unless you can learn to trust yourself and be assertive. 

Read more about how to be assertive at work.  

Scorpio: October 23 to November 21

Scorpio, you are notoriously internal and can come across as a mystery to those around you. Your ability to live inside your head can fracture your communication with your team members, and may cause frustration and difficulties growing a strong professional network. Learn to create a personal communication strategy that protects your internal self and projects care and confidence, and you can’t lose. You’re bright, witty and confident. Let other people see it. 

Read more about creating a personal communication strategy.

Sagittarius: November 22 to December 21

Sagittarius, you are more likely than the other signs to be a serial career jumper. Why? Curious and continually seeking the best, you’re the kind of person who is looking for a job that makes you say, “Yes, this is it. This is what I was meant to do.” You don’t know what you were born for yet (and you might never know), but that doesn’t need to impede your happiness. There are a few questions you can ask yourself to figure it out. 

Read more about how to answer the question: “What am I doing with my life?”

Capricorn: December 22 to January 19

Capricorn, it is a great thing to be detail oriented. But sometimes, you take it to a whole other level. Getting bogged down by the most micro of business decisions isn’t good for your work flow — or your work relationships. Learn to trust yourself and your team, and let go a little bit. You’ll be shocked by the amazing creativity you’re able to channel when you give yourself a bit of room to breathe.

Read more about reigning in detail orientation.

Aquarius: January 20 to February 18

Aquarius, it is hard for you to engage in work that you don’t believe in. The second you do not agree with a business decision or process, you have a difficult time feeling motivated and getting the job done. However, it is possible to put your internal self aside — and you’ll probably be a better professional for it. 

Read more about motivating yourself at work.

Pisces: February 19 to March 20

Pisces, you hate engaging in professional relationships because they seem so shallow. As a result, you shut down and avoid networking opportunities. However, there are ways to make meaningful connections with those in your professional network. Learn those tactics and you will feel more fulfilled — personally and professionally. 

Read more about avoiding small talk and making real, professional connections.

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