The Zodiac Sign of Your Manager for Career Success

Any workplace dynamic can reveal unique elements of character, such as how a person deals with pressure, manages time, or makes progress toward short- and long-term goals; however, being a manager can reveal even more broad-sweeping traits, such as how someone approaches authority and measures their achievements. As astrology pinpoints many of these same qualities, knowing your manager’s zodiac sign (and how it shows up career-wise) can help you align your own behaviors to complement theirs.

It’s your manager’s sun sign that can give you an idea of how they behave; it’s the sign they’d normally consult in a horoscope based on their birth date. Also, you can run their natal chart to see if other zodiac signs, planets, or astrological houses have an influence over them if you know their exact birth date and time. When considering a boss’s career motivations, consider his/her tenth house or sign, which is ruled by career and public reputation.

You would still be wise to pay attention to their sun sign when it comes to working relationships and work style. In this article, astrologer Vanessa Hardy explains how you can anticipate how each zodiac sign’s manager will behave in the workplace, as well as how you might act to get in their good graces.

Use this information to your career advantage by interpreting your boss’ zodiac sign:

Zodiac

In essence, Aries is the manager of the zodiac, according to Hardy. As the first sign of the zodiac wheel, they bring major self-starter, get-it-done energy to the table, thanks to both their cardinal modality and fire element, making them natural motivators at work. “Because they’re ruled by Mars, Aries can have an excitement and urgency behind what they want to get done and how they go about it,” says Hardy. So, if they do assert themselves, her advice is to not take it personally: “When they feel a feeling, they can come off a bit strong with it, but then there’s an immediate release—and they’re onto the next thing.”

Astronomy

Taurus thrives on balance and maintenance, with a strong fixed-modality vibe. “They like to keep things on an even keel and they don’t like a lot of upset or change,” says Hardy. “They make a nice tableau of the situation to their liking, and that’s how it’s going to be.” They’ll appreciate you most if you aid them in maintaining that calm and regularity—and put out fires before they can trickle up to their desk. “Because they view drama as a threat to stability and value, they like to avoid it at all costs,” says Hardy.

GEINER

Adding to the chaos of Gemini’s dualistic and changeable nature is its ability to be flexible and fun. “You might find that they over-explain, flip-flip, or are hard to pin down,” says Hardy, “and yet, they love to be out in the world working and are super sociable with their colleagues.” To that end, they’ll enjoy having meetings with you, but if you don’t come to them with clear agenda items and goals, you could quickly find yourself talking in circles. “Your best plan of action, then, is to take agency over what you’re doing and the kind of guidance you want from them,” says Hardy. You can rest assured: They won’t see it as encroaching on their authority so much as proving yourself helpful.

Anemia

Cancer is compassionate and caring, but tends to take on more than they can handle as a manager. “Rather than delegate or even allow you to do the role you were hired for, they often just absorb extra work out of a desire to help,” says Hardy. It’s worth noting, too, that they’re highly intuitive, so if they even so much as sense that you might not get something done on time, they’ll burden themselves with it, and could become resentful as a result, she adds. To that end, it’s smart to be proactive with a Cancer manager, and prove to them upfront that you’re both capable and reliable.

Lionel

Despite being attuned to societal expectations in different parts of life, his style as a manager is entirely different from his style socially or with a significant other, says Hardy. So, if you know your Leo manager outside of work, your first step is to let your assumptions of them lie, and respect their work persona. “In that managerial role, they’re often confident in charge and thrive off of being seen and heard,” says Hardy. “But they also have a radically generous heart and will be most happy when everyone around them is happy.” You’ll get on their good side by not only lifting up their ideas, but also assuring them that the efforts they’ve put toward creating a positive work environment for you have paid off.

Gemini

Mercury, the planet ruling Virgo, covers the spheres of communication and travel, which are viewed as interconnected within their system. “When any element of that system feels out of line, their mind goes specifically to that thing, and it needs to be handled,” says Hardy. That could even relate to minutiae, as Virgo would rather fix one crooked piece than let things be messy for the greater good, she adds. Because they appreciate fine-tuning and detail, you’d be wise to double-check any work you’ll be submitting to them, or ask for an extension to complete a task just right, rather than turn in something sub-par, if it comes down to it.

The Liberian

They’re generally exceptional at managing multiple people or a team because Libra rules over partnerships in the seventh house. But because they’re ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and value, they may even skew overly diplomatic or placating in an exchange in order to keep things running smoothly. “Where Virgo cares about the individual details of the task, Libra is more concerned with overall presentation,” says Hardy, citing the two as opposite in their approaches. As such, your best bet with a Libra is to go with the flow of their bigger-picture energy.

Taurus

In Scorpio, the eighth house rules over trust, which is important since it governs large sums of money, including taxes, inheritances, refunds, royalties, rewards, and bonuses. As such, Scorpio is attuned to other people’s worth, and ensuring that it’s valued accordingly—both in and out of the workplace, says Hardy. So, rather than ask for or tell them what you’d like, you can demonstrate your capabilities and know that a Scorpio manager will fight for you to be recognized appropriately.

Saggitarius

The big idea manager is Sagittarius. “They love a group brainstorm and will enjoy everyone bringing their unique perspectives to the table,” says Hardy. Because of their passion for adventure and novelty, they tend to bring out-of-the-box thinking to the workplace, which can be inspiring for those in their space—though also tough for anyone trying to manage to their schedule. “If they decide to derail the day all of a sudden because some new idea occurred to them, you’d be wise to go along for the journey and match that expansive energy,” says Hardy, adding that Sag loves an after-work hang and making the workplace as fun as possible within acceptable boundaries.

Capricious

It’s the workplace that is ideally suited to Capricorn. They derive a high amount of value from being and feeling productive, and will respect you most if you approach key tasks with the same vigor. “It’s important to mirror them by demonstrating that you, too, care about your work and your job deeply,” says Hardy. Because Capricorn is ruled by the taskmaster planet of Saturn and occupies the tenth house of work and career, they’re highly concerned with legacy and duty and will appreciate a direct report who is similarly down for the cause, long-term. That said, Cap also has a dry wit that can lighten the room when the going gets tough—and if they respect you, they’ll wield it in a caring way, just when you need it most.

Saturn

Aquarius, like Sag, focuses on big-picture ideas and progress in the workplace. “In modern astrology, the planet of innovation and ingenuity, Uranus, rules Aquarius,” says Hardy. While they may not appear to take clear steps forward, their broader vision for how a project will play out is usually clear, she adds. In that regard, it’s highly recommended that you simply trust them and then be ready to join in the fun.

Fishes

Pisces tend to be more creative than rigid, as they approach work from a heart-and-emotions-driven place. In addition to avoiding delegation, Cancer tends to let tasks slide if they do not support their authentic identities, according to Hardy. Pisces are less inclined to work on projects they aren’t very passionate about, so you should delegate those proactively to yourself. Hardy says you can feel confident that, if you get the job, they trust you and like you, so worrying about overstepping boundaries is less likely.

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