Previous generations typically like to say things like, "millennials blame everyone else for their problems." Political and civil issues aside, what if there really is some force at play that is responsible for influencing your daily life? You may think it's a little cuckoo, but plenty of people believe the stars — particularly the ones under which you were born — play a huge role in what direction you'll take in life. If things haven't been going your way at work, perhaps the zodiac is to blame. So if you're curious what the biggest career mistakes each astrological sign makes, you're not alone.
In fact, astrology can offer up insight into virtually every area of your life and facet of your personality. From parenting struggles to the most common mistakes people make in a relationship, your astrological sign can have a direct affect on how you handle the various curve balls life throws at you. So you may want to press pause for a minute and really examine why you react a certain way. You might be surprised to find out that it lines up exactly with the qualities and attributes of your astrological sign. Plus, the best way to avoid making a mistake is to know what you should be looking out for. So check out the biggest career mistake you might be making, based on your astrological sign.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
One of the major attributes of Aries is their strong sense of leadership, as Astrology noted. Though ambition is generally a great quality to have in the workplace, if you're born under the first sign of the zodiac, you may find it difficult to be a team player or take direction from others because you believe you should be the one in charge. Maybe your ideal career could involve starting your own business where you only have to answer to yourself, who knows?
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
You've probably heard it before that those born under the second sign of the zodiac tend to be a little bull-headed, just like the animal which represents Taurus, according to Astrology Zodiac Signs. Well, that's not an entirely inaccurate description, is it? What you may think is determination could read as stubbornness or that you're unwilling to be flexible. Make sure you don't lose out on potential work opportunities just because you're intent on doing things your own way.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
As you probably know, the symbol for Gemini is a set of twins. That's because the third sign of the zodiac is all about duality, as What's Your Sign noted. Unlike the sign before yours, flexibility and being able to quickly change and adapt to new things are your strong suits. However, this can come off as you being "all over the place" or unable to commit and follow through with just one idea. Make sure your enthusiasm and agility aren't misinterpreted as a lack of loyalty and steadfastness.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
Arguably one of the more misunderstood signs, Cancer has a reputation of being crabby. According to Astrology, those born under the Cancer sign are tough, just like a crab's protective shell. In the workplace, however, putting up a wall may cause you to be viewed as a hermit (pun intended). As you probably know, this is unfortunate because Cancerarians actually treasure making deep connections, as Astrology also noted. So don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to make the most out of your networking potential.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)
Just like its mascot, the lion, a Leo is fierce and bold in virtually every area of their life, as Astrology Zodiac Signs mentioned. So it's no surprise the biggest mistake a Leo can make in their career is to not keep their passion in check. Enthusiasm is great, but being overbearing isn't, especially at work.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
Though some might associate Virgo with the virgin representation, that's not the true meaning. According to Astrology, the reason the sixth sign of the zodiac is symbolized with a virgin is because they historically embodied restraint, refinement, and orderliness. In general, an attention to detail is wonderful trait to have in the workplace, but it can become a career mistake when a Virgo gets too wrapped in analyzing every little thing trying to achieve perfection. Remember that it's OK to relax a little bit.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
The epitome of balance, fairness, and harmony, Libras love equality, as What's Your Sign noted. Always a team player and willing to defuse potential HR problems, the seventh sign of the zodiac is a great asset to any work environment. The mistake you can make, though, is when you're so focused on keeping others happy, you let your own career take a backseat. It's not wrong to nurture yourself, too.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
I know all too well that the biggest career mistake a Scorpio can make is to be too intense, which Astrology Zodiac Signs echoed. Scorpios set a goal and don't give up until they reach it, but this can come off as heartless, cutthroat, or intimidating. Just be careful to not let that determination get too extreme.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
According to Astrology, the greatest strength of the ninth sign of the zodiac, a love of adventure, can also be their biggest weakness. This drive to seek out new and exciting things can, at best, cause you to feel impatient at work and, at worst, have you hopping from job to job. It can be a major mark on your career reputation when you have more jobs in the past year than there are months on the calendar.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Overall, a Capricorn ranks high in professionalism and excels at expanding their knowledge, as What's Your Sign noted. The way this can transform into a career mistake for the tenth sign of the zodiac is when the quest for being at the top means you've stopped taking advice or criticism because you believe you know best. Keeping your eyes on the prize doesn't have to mean you've turned off all your other senses.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
An Aquarius tends to thrive in creative and flexible environments because being unconventional is definitely in their wheelhouse, according to Astrology Zodiac Signs. Perhaps the biggest career mistake the eleventh sign of the zodiac can make is to stifle their need to spread their wings. Otherwise, you can feel suppressed which might cause the quality of your work to gradually decline. Don't be afraid to embrace your affinity for thinking outside of the box.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)
Pisces are natural-born nurturers, both at home and in their careers, as Astrology noted. Though it's admirable to want to make sure everyone else is taken care of, you could be doing a major disservice to yourself by not ensuring you're being supported, too. The twelfth sign of the zodiac is arguably the one most at risk for burning out from a lack of self-care. Remember that it's healthy to take time for yourself.