Business experts say that in today's economy, it's all about who you know. Or, as financial guru Tim Sanders puts it, "Your network is your net worth."
Lucky for you, Libra, you rule the zodiac's seventh house of relationships: people are your profession! You do best in a career that allows you to work with others — to need and be needed. You thrive on a team, or championing another's cause as an agent, broker, or representative. With your charm and diplomacy, few can say no to a Libra!
Libras love getting to know people, and you may have a mile-long contact list in your cell phone. This is your secret success weapon. Unlike other signs, you rarely shy away from an office party or networking event. You're in your element when "schmoozing," but you'll also go beyond the superficial and share informed opinions. Libra, if you want to build your career, go to well attended parties and take lots of business cards! Check out the book "Never Eat Alone", which illustrates how everything you need for career success exists within your own circle.
Ruled by beauty-loving Venus, many Libras work in the arts, or inside the beauty, fashion and design industries. Since you naturally understand balance, you could also work as an architect, graphic designer or engineer. You're sensitive to color, decor and proportion. Either way, a tasteful work environment is a must. If you're an entry-level person with little pull, snag a window seat or pretty up your workspace with lovely Libran touches like flowers, framed photos and elegant office accessories.
Libra is the peacemaker sign; you hate conflict. You'll either avoid it by working in a harmonious environment, or you'll leap into the fray as a career as a social justice advocate, peace activist or even an attorney. As the sign of the scales, you're constantly weighing and measuring information, and can earn a reputation as a wise judge or a source of strong opinions. As an outspoken American Idol judge, Libra Simon Cowell blends this trait with your sign's artistic bent.
Your main pitfall is procrastination. Libras hate to be rushed, and you may gab too long at the water cooler or even report to work late. You also fiddle endlessly with projects, missing the deadline or having to pull an all-nighter instead of getting your Libra beauty rest. Dressing for work is another trap, since you'll deliberate endlessly about what to wear. Remember, your ability to meet deadlines shapes your reputation as much as your keen sense of style. Be rigorous with yourself about punctuality. Get up two hours earlier to curl your eyelashes or iron your silk shirt — but be on time!
Your sign rules partnership and you truly thrive when you join forces with another person. The old "opposites attract" rule tends to hold true for you. Find a big picture person who motivates you to move at a slightly faster pace. Your love of the details can slow you down at times, and it's not always necessary to be quite SO thorough. Time management is a tough one for you too, so having an assistant to keep you on schedule can make a huge difference for your career. Your reputation hinges on your ability to show up and deliver on time. Whatever it takes for you to make that happen is worth investing in—and will be sure to pay off.
Best Careers for Libra: Journalist, fashion designer, interior decorator, creative director, artist, publicist, lawyer, judge, party promoter, makeup artist, food critic, human rights advocate, filmmaker, mediator, agent, broker, engineer, architect