Navigating the different personalities in a workplace can be as hard as the job itself. In astrology, our sun signs are a strong indicator of how we interact with others, including our coworkers and bosses. Learning your boss’s zodiac sign can give you a baseline understanding of their personality traits and leadership style, from which you can determine the best ways to get ahead and build your career. There are advantages and disadvantages to each zodiac sign as a boss; the trick is learning what to expect from your boss and how to show them you have the skills and personality traits they want in an employee.
Your Aries Boss: (Aries dates: March 20th-April 19th)
Aries personality traits are energetic, impatient, and clever. Being the first zodiac sign, they are children at heart. Your Aries boss may be prone to angry outbursts and fits of emotion only to forget about them moments later. They move and think at a fast pace and want the job done as quickly as possible. This sign is highly energetic and can be exhausting to work for, as they expect the same energy and drive out of their employees. Your Aries boss is playful and dynamic and will push you to be your best.
Your Taurus Boss: (Taurus dates: April 20th-May 20th)
Taurus traits are patient, stubborn, and reliable. Taurus people make great bosses because they are truly interested in developing their employees; however, they are resistant to change and can get stubbornly stuck on an idea. Tauruses love the finer things in life yet are extremely frugal. You can learn a lot about budgeting from your Taurus boss if they are in charge of finances. Your Taurus sign boss will teach you patience, as it is one of their strongest attributes, and they also would rather get a job done slowly but correctly than quickly and poorly.
Your Gemini Boss: (Gemini dates: May 21st-June 20th)
Gemini personality traits are talkative, inconsistent, and curious. The twins of the zodiac, Geminis are notoriously double-sided; there is more than meets the eye with your Gemini boss. This could mean that your boss behaves a certain way in the workplace, but if they attend a work happy hour (and they will), they’ll let their hair down and show you a side of them you’ve never seen before. A Gemini boss could feel more like a friend than a boss. They value strong communication skills and love to learn new things. Your Gemini boss is quite social and enjoys a lively workplace full of stimulating conversation and buzzing energy.
Your Cancer Boss: (Cancer dates: June 21st-July 21st)
Cancer traits are nurturing, emotional, and family-oriented. Your Cancer boss is emotionally invested in their employees, making firing a loyal employee extremely difficult for them. This sign sees their workplace as a second family; however, this also means if you betray them, do poor quality work, or upset a coworker, they will take it personally. Show your Cancer boss respect and commitment and do not take their kindness for granted. If you show them loyalty, your Cancer boss will protect and nurture you like a family member.
Your Leo Boss: (Leo dates: July 22nd-August 22nd)
Leo personalities are loyal, pompous, and warm. This zodiac sign is the life of the party and the center of attention wherever they go. Your Leo boss has a natural charisma that radiates from them, making them an obvious leader. Leos are comfortable in authority positions but fear being disliked by employees. If they feel threatened or challenged, they can become insecure or patronizing. Make sure you show your Leo boss some appreciation; they thrive on compliments and will take note of your sincerity. Nothing pleases a Leo boss more than adoration. Let them know you admire and respect them, and you will earn the loyalty of your Leo boss.
Your Virgo Boss: (Virgo dates: August 23rd-September 22nd)
Virgo zodiac traits are meticulous, critical, and hard-working. Your Virgo boss expects employees to match their work ethic and drive for perfection. A good recommendation from a Virgo boss means more than perhaps any other zodiac sign because they are difficult to please. Your Virgo boss is focused on health and will encourage employees to take care of themselves so they can do their best work. This is the boss who will organizing a team-building spin class or bring in homemade green juice for everyone. Keep your workspace clean and pay attention to details in your work and you will win the respect of a Virgo boss.
Your Libra Boss: (Libra dates: September 23rd-October 22nd)
Libra traits are laid-back, indecisive, and charming. Being the zodiac sign of the scales, Libras value balance above all else. This makes them great bosses because they always strive for fairness when making decisions and do not play favorites. Since they see all sides of an argument or situation, this sign can have a hard time making decisions. Your Libra boss is a natural peacemaker who does not enjoy confrontation and is impressed by aesthetics. Dress up and look your best at the workplace if you have a Libra boss because the effort you put into your appearance shows them how much you value your job.
Your Scorpio Boss: (Scorpio dates: October 23rd-November 21st)
Scorpio personality traits are intense, controlling, and mysterious. Scorpios crave power, so your Scorpio boss delights in their authority position. Never try to deceive a Scorpio boss because they will find out and you will be punished. Do not overstep your authority as your Scorpio boss will see it as a direct personal challenge to them. Scorpios are deeply intuitive and will allow you greater opportunities if you earn their trust. They are very perceptive and can gauge professional strengths and weaknesses well and try to assign responsibilities accordingly.
Your Sagittarius Boss: (Sagittarius dates: November 22nd-December 20th)
Sagittarius personality traits are lively, flaky, and optimistic. Just being in the presence of your positive and joyful Sagittarius boss will brighten your workday; however, they can be tactless and unintentionally insulting. Do not take it personally if your Sagittarius boss puts their foot in their mouth. This zodiac sign is generous, kind, and the type of boss who will buy coffee for everyone. They are good at seeing the big picture but may forget about the details. If you can take their grand visions and work behind the scenes to make them a reality, you will prove yourself invaluable to your Sagittarius boss.
Your Capricorn Boss: (Capricorn dates: December 21st-January 19th)
Capricorn traits are serious, pessimistic, and logical. They are extraordinarily ambitious and have a strong work ethic. Your Capricorn boss puts their career before anything else and expects the same dedication from their employees. Use reason and logic rather than an emotional appeal when communicating with them. You will always know where you stand with this sign. If data shows that you are performing well at work, you can expect to be rewarded accordingly. Sourcing this data yourself and presenting it to your Capricorn boss wins you extra points – a Capricorn boss will appreciate your effort and initiative. Keep your nose to the grindstone and a level head, and a Capricorn boss will help you go far in your career.
Your Aquarius Boss: (Aquarius dates: January 20th-February 17th)
Aquarian personalities are honest, contrary, and independent. They are a humanitarian zodiac sign, but that doesn’t mean they are particularly social. Your Aquarius boss wants the best for their employees but is not interested in gossip or drama. Although they are compassionate, they are also unemotional, so do not bring your personal problems to your Aquarius boss. Impress them by finding a way to contribute to a cause at work, such as organizing a team-building volunteer day at an animal shelter. Aquarians are drawn to technology and new advances and are open to new ways of doing things rather than the same old tried-and-true, conservative approach.
Your Pisces Boss: (Pisces dates: February 18th-March 19th)
Pisces traits are sensitive, malleable, and compassionate. Your Pisces boss is a hard worker and wants all their employees to get along. A Pisces will tend to have their head in the clouds and might get caught up in an unrealistic idea and need to be brought back down to earth. They appreciate creativity and encourage it in the workplace and are open to new ideas. Your Pisces boss is very understanding of the emotional needs of employees. Pisces is an intuitive sign of the zodiac, often having a soothing, calming presence. If you appreciate an employer with a gentle approach and big ideas then a Pisces is your dream boss, and if you can take their ideas and find realistic approaches or alternatives, you might be your Pisces boss’s dream employee.