Leo Career Horoscope: 18 Best Job Ideas

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Leo career traits

Proud, loyal Leos are the heart and soul of any organization. Ruled by the Sun, you bring warmth and excitement to your workplace, even a splash of drama. There’s no question, you’re in charge, and everyone senses it. As the Jungle Queen or King, Leo’s royal ranking just makes itself known.

Passionate and dynamic, the Leo career path is to where you can champion people or a cause. Leos are great performers, public speakers and diplomats. You ooze charm and love to wow people with your talents.

You’re incredibly creative, with a contagious, childlike enthusiasm that inspires your co-workers (as long as you don’t go too far with it). You’ll bake cupcakes for an office-mate’s birthday, or plan a baby shower for your boss. As a loyal Lion, everyone is part of your den. Just don’t get your feelings hurt when others don’t return the favor. Not everyone has the boundless energy and magnitude that you do, so make sure your giving is unconditional.

Since you are naturally playful, a Leo career path working with children and animals can also be a big draw. Running a youth theater is a great way to combine your sign’s love of acting with nurturing the talents of young ones. Parenthood may be your chosen career—like a proud lion, raising your royal babies is a full time job. You’ll put all your care and attention into making sure they become their very best and enjoy all the trappings life has to offer.

One of Leo’s most impressive qualities is that you KNOW you deserve to be at the top. Even when you’re not the actual boss, people respond to your power and leadership. That will either land you a boss role or make you a bunch of enemies. As long as your high self-image matches your actual skill set, you’ll be a beloved ruler. Try to stay humble while you’re learning!

What is a good career for a Leo?

  • Actor               
  • Teacher
  • Counselor            
  • Artist
  • Interior Decorator        
  • Executive Director
  • Agent Performer       
  • Religious Leader 
  • CEO/President           
  • Event Planner 
  • Human Rights Advocate    
  • Children’s Author 
  • Politician           
  • Public Speaker        
  • Dancer               
  • Fashion Designer 
  • Game Developer       
  • Veterinarian

Leo career mistakes or pitfalls to avoid

Ego trips

When you’re feeling threatened you can swing to a defensive extreme, which may come across as an ego trip. Or maybe you feel entitled to go after a high-ranking role before you’ve paid the requisite dues. If you’re not rising to the top as quickly as you’d like, ask a close friend for a brutally honest reality check.

Are you being too bossy or pushy? A little patience, some humble pie and lots of hard work (which you’re quite capable of doing) will go a long way to win respect. In the meanwhile, don’t “fake it until you make it,” or you could stall your ascent even longer.

Knowing your worth

Being adored is so important to Leos that you could get stuck in a low-paying job because the people there “need” you. Praise and appreciation put fuel in your tank, but they don’t put money in the bank. Make sure you’re getting paid what you’re worth, too! Remember, you’re the zodiac’s star, and you deserve to shine. 

And shine you shall, as you’re a natural spotlight stealer. Even quiet Leos can pull the gaze of everyone in a room. You were born with star quality! Being paid as a performer is well within your reach. Your interests are varied and wide, and you may find yourself multitasking, like Leo Jennifer Lopez who ran a fashion line, starred in movies and flew to the top of the charts of a pop artist all at the same time.

Leo career: Your ultimate purpose

To keep the spirit of childlike imagination alive.


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