Aquarius Sign Dates & Traits
Aquarius Career, Money & Success
Aquarius Career Mantra: "I can only control my own destiny."
Aquarius greatest career strength: Unflappability. Aquarians can juggle a lot of balls, but they never seem stressed. They don't feel stressed, either. By focusing on the here and now, Aquarius is good at tuning out any noise or self-doubt, and getting the job done.
Aquarius greatest career challenge: Bureaucracy. An Aquarius has a good idea of how things should be done, and could probably do them better than whatever current system is in place. Aquarius needs to learn to adapt to what the boss may want—even if it's slower and more time consuming than what they might have done.
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Aquarius Work Style
Relying on instinct, Aquarius has a good sense of how pieces of a project lay out. They know what they need to do, but they may have a hard time explaining their vision to others. Aquarius likes to follow their own internal clock and rhythm to get a job done. Sometimes, they might stay up all night, but sometimes, they want to work from nine to five.
An Aquarius goes with the flow when it comes to the structure of their work day, and does well working remotely or working for a company that looks at product over time spent at a desk.
Aquarius is a popular employee who knows how to get along with everyone. They may not like the political rules governing an office, but they can play to them almost effortlessly. They know that being nice at work makes the office more pleasant for everyone, and they take their work quality of life seriously.
Aquarius Dream Careers
Singer/songwriter/producer: Music-loving Aquarius finds success in this industry, whether it's in front of the microphone or in the soundbooth.
HR manager: Friendly, efficient, with a way of drawing people out, Aquarius can easily suss out candidates for a job, and can entice them to work for a company.
Entrepreneur: Aquarius has a sense of what may be needed in the market, and has the patience and flexibility to carry it out. As an entrepreneur, they love being involved in every aspect of the work flow.
Product manager: Aquarius has an eye for detail as well as imagination. They work well at communicating with tech types, and can also merge tech specs with what an audience may need for an app or service.
Healer: Whether a therapist, acupuncturist, or reiki specialist, Aquarius has a good sense of how to help people, and can tune into whatever might be bothering them.
Aquarius and Money
Aquarius may feel "money doesn't matter," but that's only because they're good at making it. For Aquarius, money is a tool that can help them live a life they love—it's not necessarily a power symbol, and more isn't always better.
Aquarius believes that money can be a tool for good or evil, and is conscious of how their spending impacts the world at large. They may be especially interested in ethical purchases or ethical investing, and may be frustrated when people become consumed with the number on their paycheck.
Aquarius is good with numbers, and a quick mind and captivating imagination can make them savvy investors who may "see" trends in the market others can't.
Aquarius believes money comes and goes, but relationships stay, and tend to make investing in relationships a priority over investing in their career or investing in the stock market.
If You Work for an Aquarius Boss
Your Aquarius boss may roll in on an electric scooter wearing flip-flops, but that doesn't mean they're not going to work hard—and demand the same from you. Aquarius bosses don't necessarily "look" or "act" like a boss, but their perfectionistic standards can make the some of the toughest bosses in the business.
An Aquarius expects you to work hard, ask questions, be smart, and generally perform to the top of your intelligence. They'll give you leeway, and aren't watching the clock to make sure you show up at the stroke of nine. But they won't accept half-hearted attempts, and will make it clear when you're not performing up to their standards. That said, an Aquarius won't let disappointment linger—a boss may criticize your work, but be happy to talk music at happy hour, and once you begin performing according to their expectations, they won't hold onto their initial impression of you. Here, other Aquarius boss traits:
A team player. Even if the Aquarius boss has an office, they may be more likely to want to spend time in communal areas with their coworkers.
Imaginative. An Aquarius boss wants to hear the absurd idea you're afraid to pitch. For an Aquarius, imagination breeds innovation.
Independent: An Aquarius boss likes doing the bulk of their work solo, and while they're up for brainstorming sessions, they also prefer to do a lot of work (and get credit) alone.
Fun: If any boss is going to organize an indoor skydiving event for team-building purposes, it's an Aquarius boss.
Energtic: A packed to-do list inspires an Aquarius, and they may expect their team to be equally energetic as they are. Once an Aquarius is done learning, they're quickly ready to move on to a new job, and may be looking at their team for anyone who seems bored or listless in their job. Look busy!
What Success Means to an Aquarius
An Aquarius sees success as happiness, self-fulfillment, and a positive answer to the question, "did I make the world a better place?" An Aquarius doesn't care so much about titles or paychecks, but understands that these things are important to society. An Aquarius also cares about work-life balance, and may take a lower-paying job if it means more time and flexibility to spend with a family or spend on hobbies or passions. For an Aquarius, "selling out" is the worst form of failure, and an Aquarius will do anything to avoid that happening.