When you’re young, you change the answer to “when I grow up, I wanna be…” every day without worrying about how you’re going to do it.
Later, if you’re in school, people always ask you, “What are you going to do when you graduate?” and you worry if you’re taking the right courses, moving to the right city for you, or pursuing the right career. Maybe you’re currently stuck at a soul-sucking job just to pay the bills.
How can you live up to the dreams you had as a kid? Here are the best matches for your life’s calling for the traits of the Zodiac signs.
Pisces (February 19th-March 20th)
As the most introspective Zodiac sign, Pisces thoughtfully observes people and events around her and is in tune with the truth of her environment. If you wrote a book, your insightful and relatable point of view would resonate with readers.
Aries (March 21st-April 19th)
Activity gives you life. Whether you’re a serious gym rat or you spend time in the park on Saturdays, your love for movement can be infectious. You would make a patient and inspiring personal trainer. If you don’t like to be that intense, maybe a leading a weekend yoga session with your friends or starting a monthly hiking club with your company is what you’re meant to do.
Taurus (April 20th-May 20th)
For Taurus, a home is more than a place to crash for the night. You don’t even need a big house to find joy in creating a place that truly reflects you. Your calling is in helping others find their home space, perhaps in interior design, remodeling, or real estate.
Gemini (May 21st-June 20th)
Anyone who says “those who can, do; those who can’t, teach” obviously doesn’t understand how difficult teaching can be. Everyone learns in different ways, and few people can communicate their ideas like Gemini. Education is your life’s purpose, be it with academia, sports, or the arts.
Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd)
Having a fulfilling career is wonderful, but maybe your true life’s purpose is with your personal interactions. The impact Cancer has on family and friends will inspire them to change the world. Never underestimate the importance of being the mom, the cool aunt, or the most reliable friend for the people in your life.
Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd)
You might feel like politicians are crooked, selfish, or dishonest –– everything that you’re not. It’s time to change that and be the leader of the disenfranchised. Start locally to improve your community. If you do go on to national or world politics, don’t ever forget the passion you feel for improving the neighborhood from which you came.
Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)
There’s a common phrase that applies to you: “I don’t know my dream job because it hasn’t been invented yet.” Well, who better to invent it than you? You are smart enough to recognize where the gaps are in your industry. Offer a new service, invent a new product, or try doing something in a way that’s more efficient than anyone else has tried.
Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd)
Libra has an easy mind, body, and spirit connection for herself. You would feel equally fulfilled sharing your insights with others. You have a knack for making others feel beautiful. This could be physical, like as a stylist or hairdresser, or spiritual, perhaps as a life coach or inspirational figure in the media.
Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)
Whether you mean to or not, Scorpio naturally demands attention. People are always naturally looking to you for cues on what to do next. You’re meant for social work, whether it’s being a full-time therapist or simply a volunteer mentor for kids who need a big sister.
Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st)
Some people do charitable acts because they feel like they should; Sagittarius can always see why someone is in need. Community outreach is your strength. You don’t waste time being angry at the system because you’re too busy finding ways to help right now. You might be interested in working at women’s shelters, animal adoption agencies, or even inspiring young girls into STEM careers –– whatever your cause, no one is quite as generous as a Sagittarius.
Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th)
Capricorn is meant to be an influencer at the top of her game, and as a realist, she knows the steps she needs to take to get there. Instead of dreamily saying “I want to be a star,” you know to say, “I want to be the best at what I do.” Aim to be a CEO or company leader so you can lead with your unique vision.
Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th)
Your rebellious nature and kind heart means you won’t stand for injustice. Aries is the perfect voice for the underdog. Your life would be fulfilling if you were an activist, a journalist, or a documentarian that helps you tell stories the world needs to hear.