If you’re the type of person who consults your psychic before picking your breakfast cereal, then you know how important it is to make sure the stars are aligned for you at work.
Read on to find out which seat in the office is best for you.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Personality traits: Independent, courageous, generous, enthusiastic, moody, impulsive, impatient.
At work: You’re a self-motivated go-getter who inspires those around you with your enthusiasm; you’re often found in leadership positions.
Best office: With your natural leadership abilities, you’ll probably find yourself in a traditional office – just make sure it’s one with glass walls to keep you accountable (sometimes you don’t have the patience to finish what you’ve started).
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Personality traits: Dependable, persistent, loyal, patient, stubborn, materialistic, possessive, self-indulgent.
At work: You aren’t known as a leader, but you’re not necessarily a follower either, preferring to work independently and doing things your own way.
Best office: You’ll probably prefer your own separate workspace to an open office, If you’re working in a cubicle, a door is a must to protect your privacy.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Personality traits: Energetic, clever, imaginative, adaptable, superficial, impulsive, restless, indecisive, devious.
At work: You’re known for being fiercely independent and prone to jumping from one task to another. But your ability to motivate and energize staff would make you a great manager and your witty responses and explanations also would make you a great salesperson.
Best office: Since you don’t like being tied down, a mobile office is the best bet. You’d be just as happy to work from a laptop in the coffee shop down the street as whatever cubicle is open in the office.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Personality traits: Loyal, dependable, adaptable, caring, moody, clingy, over-sensitive, self-absorbed
At work: You need the support and nurturing of other people – especially small, tight-knit groups. You are a great listener and excellent at helping boost others’ confidence.
Best office: Since you work well with others, you’d fare well in a more open office setting – preferably one featuring small clusters of desks where you can develop more meaningful relationships with your co-workers.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Personality traits: Confident, ambitious, generous, loyal, encouraging, pretentious, domineering, melodramatic, vain.
At work: You are independent, but also like being in control and having others look up to you. You work best in groups and are excellent at delegating but don’t like being told what to do.
Best office: You love your ideas to be heard, so don’t block them off with a pesky wall. Look for an open office layout where you can easily share with those around you, and show off your leadership abilities.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Personality traits: Analytical, observant, helpful, reliable, skeptical, fussy, inflexible, cold
At work: You’re intelligent and meticulous. You work well independently, but others look up to you because you are known for being thoughtful and logical. You’d make an excellent researcher or investigator and are great at settling disputes.
Best office: You’d probably do best having your own workspace with some privacy to block off the noise of your co-workers. Just don’t retreat too much in your cubicle; your colleagues will probably want to use your excellent reasoning skills to help them troubleshoot.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Personality traits: Diplomatic, graceful, peaceful, idealistic, hospitable, superficial, vain, indecisive, unreliable
At work: Libras love to be around other people, so you thrive in group settings. But you can also be lazy and over-reliant on other people doing the work for you. You’re great at coming up with ideas, but not very successful in seeing them through. You’d thrive best in creative environments.
Best office: Hiding away in a cubicle all day won’t do for a social butterfly like you. Seek an office with an open floor plan that allows you to connect with your co-workers all day (be careful, though: given your propensity for distraction, you might need access to an office or conference room from time to time to finish projects). If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, try co-working, where you can meet other creative types and find motivation to get your job done.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Personality traits: Loyal, passionate, resourceful, observant, dynamic, jealous, obsessive, manipulative, unyielding
At work: You’re fiercely independent, self-motivated, goal-oriented, and are most successful in fields where you can take a leadership role. You’re extremely competitive and also very adaptable.
Best office: You’ll settle for nothing less than a corner office with a great view – and given your drive, you’ll probably get it.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Personality traits: Independent and unemotional
At work: You crave adventure and the opportunity to explore. You’re known to be brutally honest, but you are also great conversationalists and in general, very likable. You work best under pressure.
Best office: Since you don’t like being tied down, a mobile office would be best for you. One day you could work at a desk in the middle of the office, the next in the coffee shop down the street. If your boss won’t let you roam – consider asking for a desk near a window so you can at least look at the wide world while you work.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Personality traits: Responsible, patient, ambitious, resourceful, loyal, dictatorial, inhibited, distrusting, unimaginative
At work: You’re independent and prefer to take care of the details themselves, not trusting others to do it the right way. You are organized, great at time-management and like routine.
Best office: A traditional cubicle will suit you well, because you can organize the space without having to worry about others encroaching on it or rearranging anything.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Personality traits: Witty, humanitarian, inventive, original, stubborn, unemotional, sarcastic, rebellious, aloof
At work: You love encouraging others and making them laugh. You’re forward-thinking, creative and enjoy working with others. You’d make a great leader, but you’re not one to focus on details.
Best office: Because you’re both a people-person and a creative thinker, you’d do well in a cubicle-free office where you can collaborate with others.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Personality traits: Compassionate, adaptable, accepting, devoted, imaginative, oversensitive, indecisive, lazy, escapist
At work: Pisces don’t make the best leaders because they sometimes lack confidence and discipline. But they are extremely loyal, sensitive and creative, which means they can inspire others.
Best office: You can be deeply affected by your work environment, so it’s important that you have a bright and cheery workspace. A small zen fountain or a hearty plant will probably help offer a little bit of much-needed spirituality in the office.