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The Worst Career for Your Zodiac Sign

While we’re all stuck at home as the world falls down around us, you might start daydreaming about making a career change when everything goes back to normal. Before you make any drastic decisions, make sure that you aren’t choosing a career that’s totally wrong for you.

Aries (March 21-April 19) 

The absolute worst career choice for Aries is one where you have to sit at a desk all day and be quiet. A library is not the place for you. Not only does being a librarian take two years of extra school, minimum, but it’s also a bad match for your energy level. Shh!

Taurus (April 20-May 20) 

Taurus has almost infinite patience when it comes to working on a project or mastering a craft. But Taurus has much less patience for people–especially kids. The chaos and constant questions that elementary school children bring to the classroom that would drive this Zodiac sign up the wall if you tried to be a teacher.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) 

Not to make you feel bad, Gemini, but you would be the world’s worst professional organizer. You can barely manage your own life; how could you possibly help someone else manage theirs? Marie Kondo makes it look effortless, but the truth is that you would not thrive in this career.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) 

Cancer is empathetic and caring (sometimes to a fault), so a career that makes zero use of your best traits is a bad choice. Working as an engineer or construction foreman involves precision, focus, and lots of math. Steer clear of those fields if you want to be happy in your career.

Leo (July 23-August 22) 

Leo thrives when you are surrounded by people. And you’re so charming and charismatic that finding an audience is rarely a problem. But if you chose the wrong career, you might find yourself locked in a small room in front of a computer all day long. Computer programming is not the right career for you.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) 

You know what would make you miserable, Virgo? Trying to make a living in the gig economy. Never knowing where your paycheck will come from–or how much it’ll be–would make you so stressed. Even though there are a ton of jobs out there, even now, delivering food or driving strangers around town, you would hate it.

Libra (September 23-October 22) 

Libra thrives in many different fields, but there are a few that won’t cut it for you. The worst position for you would be in a restaurant kitchen. The extremely busy, hectic environment would make you feel panicked. And that’s not what you want in your job.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) 

Scorpio thrives out of the spotlight. That’s why a career as a performer is a terrible choice for you. The idea of people staring at you makes you itch, and you have no interest in getting famous. You’d much rather be running things behind the scenes.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) 

The worst possible career for Sagittarius is a stockbroker. You have to wear a suit, you have to be “on” all the time, and you need to think about money all the time. Who cares about little green pieces of paper? Not Sagittarius.

Capricorn (December 23-January 20) 

Capricorn is good at pretty much anything you set your mind to doing. You have a cast-iron work ethic and organizational skills that put everyone else to shame. But you’re not the most creative person. The arts–especially if you’re scraping by on a freelance income–is not for you.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) 

To be fair, most people don’t dream of a career in retail. But being a salesperson is a legitimate skill that Aquarius simply does not possess. The grind of retail will wear you down must faster than most people. You don’t want to deal with customers, and you don’t want to upsell credit cards or magazines.

Pisces (February 19-March 20) 

Pisces has so many wonderful qualities–but attention to detail isn’t one of them. If you were tempted to become an accountant, the stars have bad news for you. Managing complicated filing systems and number-crunching software would be absolutely soul-sucking for you.