What Each Sun Sign Wants in the Workplace – for Employers

by Alison Price

What Each Sun Sign Wants in the Workplace

In astrology the Sun shows what you want. Each Sun sign has specific wants that they naturally strive towards. When we consider how each sign can benefit you as an employer it makes sense to take a look at what each sign wants so you can place each person in the correct role in your company.

Aries

Aries wants to be first. They are keen to lead a team and be the front man and the go-getter. Rams want to make a difference and leave their mark, or two, at work. They can easily drive, encourage and push workers to reach their own potential. They are the natural entrepreneurs of the zodiac. Mars ruled folk love to start projects.

Taurus

Taurus wants to produce things. They are happy for situations to remain the same. Bulls can work on consistent projects with results. They will establish valuable resources for the company and are adroit at managing business finances. Taurus is reliable, will stay put, be at their desk and build productivity.

 





Gemini

Gemini wants to communicate information to anyone who will listen. They are great at interviewing and educating the workforce. Twins can translate concepts that lesser mortals struggle to see. They happily give knowledge, and they know all the office gossip. They will network with all and sundry and question ideas.

Cancer

Cancer wants to care. They can easily step into the role of the office mother. Crabs are the most comfortable sign for working at home. In the workplace they make other employees feel safe and create a welcoming environment. They will lead from behind as they protect and nourish the staff. They love to cultivate both people and companies.

Leo

Leo wants to inspire others. They easily develop younger members, youth and children. Lions shine at work and can birth ideas that benefit the business. They are the perfect person to tackle one-off projects of which they can be proud. They will take risks and are not usually shy to show their style at work. The Sun ruled will support and mentor younger people as they create projects.

Virgo

Virgo wants to serve. They are the best administrators of the zodiac. Virgins gladly assist on projects that are led by others. They are the best troopers in the office. They will stand behind and support others thus they make ideal assistants. They can analyze things and will give credit where it is due. They may be accused of micromanaging, but they will always help others with daily activities.

Libra

Libra wants to work with others. They straightway need to be social at work. The Scales will be an excellent silent partner for the other pushy signs. They make great mediators and are often found in human resources departments. Libra strives for an equitable work/life balance. They want to find win-win situations and negotiate results.

Scorpio

Scorpio wants to be an angel investor. They are attracted to research in all its forms. Scorpions make the best human resources terminator which is often a role that others do not want. They manipulate situations to be the power behind the throne. They will uncover problems and purge weak people, projects and trappings from the workplace.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius wants to be a visionary. They can immediately see the overarching company direction and guide other towards the light. Archers easily realize the big picture. They are brilliant at reaching out worldwide to grow the company. They will encourage others to explore different approaches utilizing global techniques.

Capricorn

Capricorn wants to be in charge. They can easily solidify and formalize company structures. Sea Goats strive to build succession so they themselves can move up. They can prepare rules for systems and methods to aid productivity. They are the gatekeepers and will enforce commercial regulations, maintain dress codes and establish businesses.

Aquarius

Aquarius wants to innovate. They are the thought leaders of the zodiac. Water Bearers can use computer systems and will keep the company up-to-date with technology. They are happy to be one of the boys and to be seen as part of a group. They welcome newcomers to the office and embrace new ideas, projects and inventions.

Pisces

Pisces wants to be artistic. They are keen to be in the backroom and may be a recluse. Fish are in tune with others and can intuitively find solutions to problems. They empathize with co-workers. They can happily work behind the scenes quietly making progress. They are the best sign to understand the underlying office energy and are aware of atmospheres and elusive behavior.

 





 

10 Job Seeking Tips when Mercury is Retrograde

10 Job Seeking Tips when Mercury is Retrograde

10 Job Seeking Tips When Mercury is Retrograde

You may have heard something about Mercury retrograde and wondered what it is and what is does, and what to do and what not to do, or you may have even thought, “So what?”

If you are interested in finding a job or growing your career, see what to do when Mercury is retrograde, so you can make the most of every moment.

 

 

Planetary Energy

To make the best use of planetary energy it is all about going with the flow and that means taking the meaning of the planet and noticing if it is holding up a “stop” or “go” sign.

One example of planetary energy that you can see is the Moon and the tides.

The Moon pulls the waters of the Earth and creates two high tides and two low tides each day.

As each day moves on the times for the tides constantly changes. But every day there will be two incoming tides and two outgoing tides.

It is at the incoming tide that you can yell “Surf’s up!” and trot down to the beach to practice your surfing.

Well if you live on the coast and have a surf culture perhaps like in Hawaii, but you get the picture.

You can only surf when the tide is coming in.

There is no point in paddling out to hope to surf in if the tide is going out. Right?

About Mercury

Each year Mercury will be retrograde three times at around four-month intervals and for about three weeks each time.

Each year the dates are different.

You can find the exact dates when Mercury will be retrograde for the next few years below.

You can mark these dates in your calendar now and lock out this special time.

About Retrogrades

Apparent retrograde is the optical illusion of something going backward and in this case, it is the planet, Mercury.

Imagine you are on a train and moving along at a fair pace then suddenly you come upon another train on the next track.

The other train is going slower than you are so your train overtakes it but the other train seems to be going backward.

Both trains are driving forward but one seems to be going in reverse. That is the illusion of retrogradation.

That a planet is retrograde can be interpreted as a time to change the pace and adjust your approach to things.

When a planet is not retrograde it is direct.


 

Mercury’s Retrograde Periods for 2021

January 30th to February 21st from 26°27′ Aquarius to 11°01′ Aquarius.

May 29th to June 22nd from 24°41′ Gemini to 16°09′ Gemini.

September 27th to October 18th from 25°28′ Libra to 10°09′ Libra.

Mercury Rules

Every planet rules different things in life.

Mercury rules communication, writing, signing, meetings, learning, schools, trading, auctions, merchants, agents and middlemen.

In everyday life, this means all your shopping, buying and selling, texts, phone calls, emails and general chatting, as well as gossip, comes under Mercury’s influence.

In the workplace, Mercury covers resumes, recruiters, interviews (by phone and in person).

It also is concerned with paperwork and anything you sign, like a job offer.

 

Timing is Everything

There is a sequence in each retrograde cycle and five main parts:

  1. Mercury enters the pre-shadow period of about ten days before the actual retrograde starts.
  2. Mercury stations retrodgrade.
  3. The retrograde period itself, usually 3 weeks.
  4. Mercury stations direct.
  5. The after-shadow time of about a week and a half after Mercury has been retrograde.

Phew.

Before Mercury goes retrograde (and is direct) do the following:

  • Write your resume crafted for each specific job
  • Compose targeted cover letters
  • Apply for jobs via email and snail mail
  • Call companies on the phone
  • Reach out to your contact list and tell them you are looking for work
  • Take the initiative to let your family, friends, and others know you are searching for a new job
  • Start a short course on something you need in your job to build your marketable skills
  • Join professional societies and attend Meetups in your field
  • Create and develop your LinkedIn profile
  • Accept initial interviews
  • Sign job offers

All of the above should be done when Mercury is not retrograde and preferably not in its shadow period.

When Mercury is retrograde do the following:

  • Revise your resume
  • Refresh any cover letters
  • Get your filing up to date of jobs for which you have already applied
  • Write a list of companies and people with whom to follow up and contact them again
  • Research current thinking in your industry
  • Set up alerts for leads
  • Schedule second interviews (phone and in person)
  • Review job offers
  • Prepare your paperwork for jobs you plan to apply for after Mercury is retrograde as you wait for it to go direct

During Mercury retrograde periods you can follow up and work on things that you have already done when Mercury was direct.

Don’t start new things when Mercury is retrograde because if you do they will most likely be reversed when Mercury goes direct.

Sometimes you have no choice because a job advert or interview comes up when Mercury is retrograde and you need a job so you have to go. In these instances be aware that the terms will change.

As Mercury goes direct after the retrograde period, and if you did apply for a job or had an interview during the retrograde time, you can expect to return again and again for further interviews, or the job itself is shelved, or the job is morphed into something else altogether. 

When Mercury is retrograde, avoid starting new things because if you do, you will have to review them later as Mercury goes direct.

Recruiters

Companies usually act in good faith when they place an advert for an opening in their business, but the effect of Mercury retrograde changes the terms or the agreement and thus they may no longer need the person that they were originally looking for when Mercury was retrograde.

This cuts both ways for people looking for work and recruiters.

Companies and career consultants are better off only placing vacancy adverts when Mercury is direct and communications are clear.

If a recruiter seeks a candidate during the retrograde period they will have to spend three times as long emailing back and forth and interviewing people that cancel and can’t make it for whatever reason.

All of this time-consuming effort is due to the Mercury retrograde effect which impacts communications, trade, and agency.

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