Career Tips for Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn — Earth Signs

Posted on June 15, 2016
Updated on December 01, 2020

A plant grows out of the earth to represent an earth sign in their career growth.

Earth signs are the practical and steady ones of the zodiac. You need to create stability and security in your life. You don’t show off your wealth, you just enjoy the creature comforts that it provides for you. You often take jobs that aren’t particularly exciting, but which have stood the test of time and have proved reliable.

Money comes to you easily for people born under the element of Earth, because you’re less picky about what you do to earn it than some of the other signs. You’re pretty dependable, and that makes you a valuable employee. You’re not flighty, you’re responsible and down to earth and not known for being a risk-taker. You like the finer things that life has to offer to you, and you’re not shy about working hard to get them.

Another reason that employers like you is that you are your logic. You’re usually not one to fly off the handle. When problems arise, you treat them with reason, working through them systematically to solve them. You’re goal-oriented, and your coworkers know that you’ll not let them down, but rather, you’ll persevere until the task is completed. You do sometimes forget to acknowledge others as you work towards the outcome. Just remember that you don’t have to be such a workaholic all the time!

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Taurus — Pure Determination

Are you a Taurus? You’ll probably be looking more for security than fulfillment. Don’t get me wrong — you still seek joy in what you do, but you’re pretty easy going and it’s not hard to please you as long as your job is reliable.

You’re ruled by Venus, the planet of harmony, so it will be easy for you to just settle into something stable. You’ve certainly got the resilience and the determination to make a lot of money. Once you’ve found a way to get what you’re looking for out of life, there’s no stopping you.

You’re a hard worker, you get along well with most people, and you rarely lose your temper. All of this makes you a valuable worker for the right employer. The one thing that you need to watch out for is that the same energy that brings you determination can also bring you some stubbornness, which isn’t necessarily a positive quality in the workplace.

You could continue to fight for a position or to try to prove your way is better long after the appropriate time has passed, and that can get irritating. Try to find the happy medium, so you know what battles are worth fighting and which ones are worthy of surrender. That way you can be sure to stay on your employer’s good side, and receive all the accolades and pay raises that will reward your dedication and loyalty.

Ideal Careers for Taurus: The arts, working on the land, anything to do with finances.

Virgo — The Critic

As a Virgo, you’re probably the most analytical of the Earth signs. You’re naturally critical, and that makes you ideal for positions where exactness is desired. You’re intelligent and gifted and when you combine that with a need to contribute to society or your community, you’ll be very satisfied with your work.

Yours is the path of service, and when you follow that calling, the money will find its way to you. Mercury is your ruling planet, and Mercury is associated with communication, learning, and short-distance travel. You need to seek out positions that will turn into an asset what many people might initially see as a liability.

You’re so detail-oriented that in many positions this could be seen as overkill, as something that is just unnecessarily fussy. Find work where you need that focus on the minutiae. You’ll be glad you did, for few have your tenacity for such meticulous work, and you could earn very good money for being so finicky!

You’ll need to make sure that you don’t bite off more than you can chew, though. You’re so keen to please and have such a high work ethic, that it’s easy for unscrupulous employers and work colleagues to keep loading you up with jobs to do. You pride yourself in a task well done and you don’t like to let people down. It’s one thing to be conscientious, but quite another to let people use you. It’s okay to say no once in a while, as long as you do it kindly and with grace.

Ideal Careers for Virgo: Customer service, teaching, public relations, or any other area where you’re providing assistance to others.

Capricorn — Traditional Values

Capricorns are probably the most pragmatic of all the Sun signs. You’re focused on material gain — sometimes to the point of being cold and materialistic. You know how to find, make, and keep money. If you’ve got any challenges when it comes to your income, it’s probably that you can be a bit mercenary and do something because it pays well, rather than because you feel called to do it.

Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn, and it can bring a bit of a dour energy to things at times. Don’t sell yourself short — you can earn well, and still enjoy the experience! You’re not really one who’s out to seek fame, but if it comes to you, you’re not going to turn it away. You like to take things traditionally and steadily, and you rarely do anything in a hurry. You are a valuable employee, for you have this uncanny knack of just taking everything in your stride, solving problems as they arise, and not getting too ruffled about anything. When challenges do come along, you don’t make waves, you just get on with finding solutions. You’ll have the respect of your co-workers and the admiration of your boss because of this mindset.

In fact, you can be so dedicated to the task at hand that it can make you seem reserved, or even cold-hearted and distant. You might find that more money will flow to you if you can set some of that aloofness aside. Try to loosen up a little bit and fit in more with the work team rather than shouldering your obligations.

Ideal Careers for Capricorn: Security guard, government official, watchmaker or jeweler — anything to do with time-keeping and routine.

Related Article: Your Key to Success: Destiny & the 4 Elements


Picking your career by your zodiac sign is easy when you understand how the elements play into your true personality style and career horoscopes. Just remember that your Sun sign is only one aspect of who you are — so if these descriptions don’t fit, it’s because another area of your birth chart is stronger when it comes to how you’re going to earn your living. At the end of the day, if you love what you do, it will be easier for you to make money and be a success in your career, because people are always drawn to those who are enjoying their lives.

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