Many zodiac signs are highly motivated by the pursuit of “having it all.” Career, love, family and free time are included under the umbrella of fulfillment, but it is actually quite difficult to achieve and maintain all of life’s luxuries at the same time.
Most of the time, one must prioritize and pursue just one or two from the list. Unfortunately, a successful career and love often clash, forcing people to choose just one or the other.
As much as it hurts to leave a loved one in the hopes of career success or to turn down a huge promotion to be able to devote the time needed for a loving, healthy relationship, it is a necessary hardship of life.
Some people choose to settle in-between for a lower-level career that allows them the time to devote to a relationship or family. Others swing fully one way or the other: they become a stay-at-home parent, fully prioritizing love and family, or they choose to be alone for life while reaching the top of their field.
Your zodiac sign can determine which option, between love and career, that you would choose to prioritize. Some signs are prone to being workaholics or are simply hungry for success.
Others could not thrive without a loving relationship and live to nurture another person, neglecting their careers in favor of their natural altruism. Of course, there is some variance within each horoscope in the zodiac, but there is undoubtedly a tendency toward one option or the other for each of the signs.
Here are the six zodiac signs that, if faced with the dilemma, would ultimately choose career success over love, per astrology.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Aries live for competition and thrive in the workplace. To them, success means everything! Most Aries workers won’t stop short of a promotion and will work their way to the top, even if it means being alone or leaving a loved one behind. If you are in love with an Aries, you should be wary of his or her short temper and aggressiveness, but don’t take it personally; your significant other is likely stressed from the constant hard work that goes into reaching the top.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Tauruses are classy and confident. They almost always put themselves first (in a good way), and their career is no exception. Because of their charm, they are able to navigate upper management with ease and sweet-talk their superiors. While they enjoy relationships and love, often times they are simply too focused on the material luxuries that come with success (including the feeling of being successful).
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Leo is perhaps the most dominant of the zodiac signs, and that is a real advantage for them in their careers. Not to mention, a Leo HATES to be in any position where he or she can be told what to do by a superior.
Whichever qualities they possess – be it creativity, generosity or irresistibility – a Leo knows exactly how to apply in the workplace to climb to the top. Although Leos make great lovers and are successful in relationships, dating takes a backseat to their craving for success.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
While Virgos don’t have the ravenous craving for success like many of the other signs on this list, they are extreme workaholics and often find themselves to be highly successful in their careers as a result.
Their passion for hard work tends to leave no room for a serious relationship, even if they’d like to have one. Virgos are simply too focused on the details in the home and in the workplace to begin a relationship if they don’t already have one.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittariuses are highly goal-oriented, often neglecting the possibility of true love for their relentless pursuit of career success. Unfortunately, however, they will attempt to have it all and will promise a loved one much more than they are able to deliver.
In these situations, career comes first most of the time. They also do not like being constrained, a feeling that can come with a close relationship. At the end of the day, success will always come first for the typical Sagittarius.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
The typical Aquarius enjoys intellectualism and applying their brains for hard work or helping others. While they have fantastic social skills and the ability to maintain strong relationships, their knack for problem-solving often gets them caught up in their work (given that they have chosen a career in which they thrive, like detective work). They are also highly independent, so any opportunity for the betterment of the self comes before the building of a relationship, even in cases of true love.
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