The Cardinal Sign's Guide To Choosing A Fulfilling Career Path

You've probably felt stuck in your job at least once in your life. In fact, you're probably experiencing this stagnation right now, and not without reason — with layoffs and instability plaguing some major industries, you might be considering doing something totally new with your career. Some of us here at Women certainly have felt this way, so don't feel as if you've somehow failed. It's totally normal!


It could be especially normal if you're a cardinal astrological sign. If you're unfamiliar with this term and your mind immediately went to the red-and-black bird or the sports team, we don't blame you. According to Astrology Zone, cardinal signs are considered to be "restless, active, self-motivated, ambitious, and ... leaders in their communities," and consist of four major astrological signs: Aries, Cancer, Capricorn, and Libra. While none of these signs' traits are identical, they do all share a similar drive for greatness in their fields, often initiating tasks and projects they are interested in. By honing this skill, you could be able to bring new and exciting changes to your career.

Leading the pack

If you are a cardinal sign, it's likely that you're probably interested in multiple different facets of your job. You might be interested in learning new skills in order to do your work as effectively as possible. If this isn't the case, we absolutely recommend you go back and think about what you might want to learn. It doesn't matter whether it's a new computer program for your job, a new language, or a new way to decompress after a shift. Learning and evolving are both keys to becoming a great leader.


Speaking of leaders, it's best for cardinal signs to show real initiative and drive in what they do. Volunteer to take on a group project at work, or suggest a new morale-boosting initiative. No matter what you decide to do, plan it through and present it as confidently as possible. Even if it doesn't work out, you'll be remembered as someone who is eager to lead. That could result in more opportunities coming your way, or maybe, you can create these opportunities for yourself.

An important reminder

Needless to say, cardinal signs are driven and highly committed to their work. This is far from a bad thing — in fact, it's something you can definitely leverage to your own advantage. However, it's important to remember not to fall into the black hole that is hustle culture. Sometimes, it might feel easy to just focus entirely on getting ahead in your life. So easy, in fact, that everything else kind of feels secondary. If you find yourself getting in this rut, take a step back and recenter yourself. While it is important to establish yourself as a great leader, it shouldn't come at the expense of your mental health and abilities.


We can't say what specific jobs cardinal signs should have; After all, everyone has different interests and skillsets. However, we can say that cardinal signs should take the leap into leadership and managerial roles because of your clearly-defined ambition and drive. This could be either a promotion in your current job field or even in a new one altogether — your love of learning definitely makes you capable of achieving an effective career pivot. No matter how you approach this new career path, remember that you have the stars by your side.