When bossy Saturn moves direct in the sign of authority figures — Capricorn — on September 6, it will be the perfect time to get a handle on which of your boss’ buttons to push and which ones you shouldn’t. Even just knowing a horoscope sun sign can help optimize your manager-employee relationship, and maybe even map out a plan for a promotion.
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An Aries manager relishes being in control and telling others what to do. That doesn’t mean you’re always expected to listen. Show a little moxie yourself (but never too much, of course). Whatever you do, make your best effort to keep up with an Aries sign boss.
Taurus bosses appreciate order and stability. They’ll go for shaking things up if there’s sensible plan that doesn’t mess up the bottom line. Otherwise, you’ll have to be patient and persistent to make long-term changes.
Keep your Gemini bosses interested, and you’ll rarely go wrong. Boring and always playing it safe are the graver offenses. Don’t worry about throwing too much information at Gemini signs; it’s worse to have too little.
Your Cancer bosses want to know that you value belonging to the work family. Go the extra mile to foster teamwork and make an effort to mentor junior members of the team. Once you show appreciation for a Cancer sign’s care, they’ll keep reciprocating.
Owning your sense of style and having a little flair will go a long way with Leo bosses. They’ll respect that you’re your own person. Shine just enough that you make your bosses and you look good — without trying to outshine them.
Virgo signs value precision and efficiency more than most, not to mention punctuality. Cram enough detail in your reports yet keep it easy on the eyes and simple enough. Consistently show your manager that you’re prepared, and you’ll be starting with one foot up.
Libra bosses are shrewder and more demanding than their initial pleasantries would suggest. You’re often evaluated by how well you balance office politics, excellent job performance, and dressing like the position you want.
A Scorpio employer expects nothing less than your full loyalty and discretion. Self-control, especially when under pressure, is paramount. No cutting corners. These bosses love when you bring your all to a project or your work.
Your Sagittarius sign boss needs to know if you see the big picture. That includes goals for the company’s future and your own. Be open minded, and don’t say no to ideas immediately, even when you know they’re bad.
Consistency and a reliable track record is what will stand out for a Capricorn manager the most. But don’t be fooled by their cool, practical veneer. They can take a risk on a good idea if you give them a good reason and a positive return on their investment.
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In the workplace, Aquarius signs like to see themselves more as coordinators among competent peers than chiefs. Yet, they will quickly remind you that they’re the boss if you claim too much authority for yourself. Stay a team player and don’t try to second guess an Aquarius in charge.
Pisces bosses are edgier than they appear. Stay alert and don’t think you can slack off without notice. If you consistently produce results and keep up with a Pisces sign’s ping-ponging, then you’re bound to be at the top of the MVP list.
Samuel F. Reynolds, a former skeptic, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and 30 years later, he consults and teaches astrology full-time. He also serves on a few astrology organizational boards. Sam has written horoscopes for Ebony.com, New York Magazine, and MySign.com. His site is UnlockAstrology.com.