Your money motivator tells you what gets your financial juices flowing and what makes your stream of income run dry. It will show you how others may view you through your financial habits and give insight into what careers you may enjoy pursuing and why.
Aries (March 20th - April 19th)
When it comes to courage, initiative and flair, no one can match you. In fact, as soon as you catch wind of an exciting new plan, you might yell, “I’m in!” — only belatedly asking, “What are we doing?” You thrive on risk and freedom. Since you can’t sit still for long, don’t even think about a paper-pushing desk job that stifles your spirit for eight hours a day. You have the potential to be successfully self-employed, or even an entrepreneur. A career in the military or in athletics would also be a good outlet for you, as would any occupation that involves heat, such as soldering, welding, glass-blowing or cooking.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
The people around you might wonder how you ever get anything accomplished, ?Taurus, considering your slow pace and methodical approach to a task or problem. But it’s their surprise at the end of the day, when you’ve worked circles around everyone else. You possess incredible endurance; you can work through all sorts of obstacles, including pain. Since you thrive in nature, outdoor jobs such as camp counselor, park ranger or environmentalist are all good choices for you. You might also enjoy jobs requiring physical strength, especially when you’re young. Later on, a career in banking or the finance industry could be a good fit. Just be sure to avoid high-stress jobs that test your nerves.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
Filled with nervous energy, you’re happiest in constant motion, Gemini. You’re also agile and adaptable, and your flexibility can take you far in your career. Whatever profession you pursue, it should involve a variety of activities, or you’ll quickly grow bored. You could make a fine gymnast or dancer. With your dexterous mind and fingers, you would also do well in computer programming or IT systems, and you’d make an excellent reporter. Writing comes easily to you, offering a range of employment possibilities. Since you like being on the move, you could be a chauffeur or pilot. Of course, since you love trying new things, you’ll probably have several different careers throughout your life.
Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)
You feel safest when you have money in the bank, so you’re willing to work hard to build up your savings. And because you work so tirelessly, you might wish other people would give you a little more credit for the job you do so well. Certain professions are a natural fit for you, including education, childcare and healthcare. You have a real knack for making other people feel safe and comfortable, and these fields give your nurturing side a regular workout. Careers that deal with homes may also appeal to you, such as real estate, interior or exterior design, carpentry or woodworking.
Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)
Whatever career you pursue, you like being in a leadership position. You inspire others with your dignity, and your ability to command respect will take you far. Since you don’t mind being the center of attention, the doors are open to a number of careers. Teaching might be a natural choice, since you’re such an authority and you relate so well to young people. And you might actually enjoy having so many eyes on you every day! You could also earn a living through drama, athletics or sales. Whatever your field, you rise to the top, so promotions to leadership positions may be a regular feature of your professional progress.
Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)
No spotlights for you, thank you very much! You prefer to operate behind the scenes, safely out of public view. There, you’ll work hard to improve circumstances for those less fortunate than yourself. Your incredible work ethic, attention to detail and humility make you an attractive employee in almost any field, but you’re especially drawn to the service industry, whether that means bartending or waiting tables, or a career in healthcare or public service. You would also make an excellent accountant, and your ability to understand complex systems could lead you into the field of engineering or mechanics. Alternatively, you might find yourself in the non-profit industry or working to improve the environment.
Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)
Though you have a well-developed sense of justice, you might have a hard time standing up for yourself. In fact, you’re at your best when acting on behalf of people, animals or causes that need a strong advocate. Thus, you may be drawn to the legal profession; with your ability to weigh issues fairly, you could even become a judge. Being a counselor of some sort, such as a psychologist, therapist or credit advisor, would also make good use of your skills. Since you’re naturally sociable and perceptive, you could also be effective in sales. And if you’re creatively inclined, you could be an artist or work in a museum, gallery or frame shop.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
With your focus, dedication and passion, you can do just about anything you set your mind to. You’re willing to work extremely hard to achieve your goals, whether they’re financial, professional or personal. You’ll settle for nothing less than your definition of success — and you could care less if other people think you’re a wee bit obsessive.
With your sharp mind and love of secrets, mysteries or anything hidden, you would do well in a career as a researcher or an investigator — or even a magician. You could also become an expert on tax accounting or some other obscure, specialized area of interest. And with your steady hand, you would make an excellent doctor or surgeon.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)
Like a frisky pony, your exuberant energy can be hard to rein in. Since you’re both vibrant and engaging, you shouldn’t work alone, nor should you toil away at a job that stifles your sense of joy or creativity — though it’s unlikely that you’d stay in a situation like that for long.
Since you’re open to the wonder of the world, teaching is right up your alley; there’s no doubt you’d devise imaginative lesson plans! The travel industry is another natural fit, as this field could give wing to your urge for new experiences. And with your integrity and strong moral sense, you could do quite well in the legal profession.
Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)
Like a mountain goat, you’re tough, and you don’t let obstacles set you back. In fact, you thrive in challenging conditions. You might actually be happiest in a career that pushes you to work hard, prove yourself and achieve success on your own merits. You’re drawn to structured situations in which you earn regular raises and promotions. Your ambition and with hard work might really shine in a government or corporate organization with a definite hierarchy.
Since you’re a natural leader, management positions are likely to open up for you as you gain experience. Alternatively, with your innate understanding of structure and mechanics, you could make an excellent architect or engineer.
Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)
With your passion for the unusual and insistence on personal freedom, Aquarius, your career choices won’t be the ones laid out for you by familial expectations or tradition. Instead, you’re at your best in a profession that requires not only imagination and trailblazing energy, but also an understanding of structure and form.
Science could really appeal to you, especially cutting-edge subjects like quantum physics or aeronautics. The computer industry, from networking to tech support to Web 2.0, is another area in which you could easily excel. And with your strong principles and ideals, working for a non-profit organization or in the alternative energy field could give you great personal satisfaction as well as providing a steady income.
Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)
Earning money isn’t your main concern in life. No, your primary motivation is serving others, an instinct that profoundly affects your career choices. A job in healthcare, food service or public service would be a fine choice for you, as would any job on or near the water, including lifeguarding, fishing and working on a cruise ship.
Fields that highlights your creativity, such as art or music, feed your soul as well as your wallet. Still, your career might end up taking the path of least resistance: you could make do with a job that’s convenient or easy to attain, or simply the one that falls into your lap.