“She works hard for the money.Donna Summers
So hard for it, honey.
She works hard for the money.
So you better treat her right.”
This song is my favourite women empowerment theme song! Women have come a long way in terms of gender equality. In some societies, we get to go after our dreams, our opinions are valued, we can pursue an education in any field we want and, most importantly, stand on our own feet.
Years ago, women were not allowed to work; we were not allowed to vote, and we were not supposed to voice our thoughts. While gender equality is still a work in progress, in some industries in Singapore, women have started climbing up the corporate ladder to hold important positions. #girlboss is now a real thing.
But how does your fortune or zodiac affect your #girlboss style? Here’s a rundown.
*For advance level Astrology enthusiast, please also check the rising sign (outer energy) and moon sign (emotional energy)
Birth Dates: March 21st – April 19th
Aries girl bosses are born leaders. Explicit, clear, and demanding, these fiery individuals will ask for every ounce of commitment and energy their employees can muster. They naturally respect individuality in others and are surprisingly open to and even expectant of their employees acting on their own, once they understand what is expected of them.
Aries is the sign that rules the “head”. Hence, they are known to act from their head instead of their heart. Because they are bold and direct, they may accidentally say something silly and hurts feelings of those who are more sensitive. They’re open and honest but are often too outspoken, and should not think before they speak.
Strengths: Inspiring, dynamic, trailblazing, hardworking, energetic, helpful
Birth Dates: April 20th – May 20th
Taurus girl bosses, when it comes to teaching and coaching their staff, uses methods that are well-structured, and they usually have a god-like level of patience. However, Taureans are known to be bossy. They can also be stubborn & controlling when it comes to their ideas and strategies because it’s either their way or the highway.
Venus, the planet of love, beauty, creativity, attraction and gratitude, rules Taurus. This alignment makes the Taurean individual fascinated by cooking, music, gardening and other artistic areas. So if you want to please *ahem* bribe your Taurus lady boss, the way to their hearts is through their stomach.
Strengths: Stable, attentive, careful, dedicated, work-oriented, steady
Birth Dates: May 21st – June 20th
Gemini girl bosses prefer being everyone’s friend and are not comfortable giving orders or running organisation day-to-day. They are the type that enjoys being part of a team. Gemini bosses are great at delegating authority, relying on a few capable employees to oversee the activities of the company. However, Gemini bosses like to make the final decision on all final matters.
If a Gemini is curious about something and it excites them, they’re going to probably complete the task twice as quickly as anyone else doing a similar thing. If they’re not, they’re going to procrastinate.
Strengths: Lively, communicative, interesting, versatile, adaptable, active
Birth Dates: June 21st – July 22nd
Cancer bosses can be dominant and very demanding, albeit in a low-key manner. They expect their employees to understand their wishes and even to anticipate them as everyone must be on the same emotional wavelength. They are not fond of trouble, that is why they can be controlling as they want all situations to be “in control”.
On their good days, they have the ability to love their staff unconditionally and are supportive, but they are also inclined to be self-protective. They keep their emotions hidden and don’t like others to know just how sensitive they can be. Abandonment may be a Cancerian’s biggest fear, and they will often go to great lengths to avoid being left alone. Thus, working in teams would work well for them.
Strengths: Devoted, easy, harmonious, persuasive, observant, empathic
Birth Dates: July 23rd – August 22nd
Queen of the Jungle, they are natural-born leaders. For most Leos, it is effortless for them to rise to the top position of any company. Ownership (being business owners) is not the most important thing for them—so as long as they are CEOs and directors, they are happy to be employees. Usually charming & charismatic at the workplace but, because of their high egos, never question their authority to make them feel that their job is threatened.
They can even be stubborn. This will make them averse to compromise and difficult to reason with, but it also makes them determined. If you tell a Leo that something can’t be done, they’re going to go out of their way to prove you wrong.
Strengths: Fair, proud, commanding, ambitious, faithful, committed
Birth Dates: August 23rd – September 22nd
Virgo bosses are highly pragmatic and are generally realists. Thus, the intent or ideals behind your actions are not nearly as important as the results. Facts and figures play a large role in their thinking, so be sure to have these at your fingertips when you are summoned to their offices. To deal with them, keep your interactions as unemotional as possible.
The Virgo’s desire for perfection can often be seen as a flaw. Highly idealistic, their standards may be hard to fulfil, and that they are often overly critical and judgmental. Typically, they focus this criticism on themselves, but can even direct it to those around them.
Strengths: Pragmatic, realistic, matter-of-fact, serious, professional, trustworthy
Birth Dates: Sept 23rd – Oct 22nd
As a Cardinal, self-starter and leadership sign, many Librans are business owners and bosses. The only thing Libra bosses value more than being liked by their employees in being well-liked by them. There are times where Librans are easily manipulative by staff members who are aware of their Libra bosses need for admiration. Hence, the struggle of Libra bosses to create successful companies is often against that most difficult of enemies – themselves.
Libras are likely to be drawn to peaceful, aesthetically pleasing environments that provide the chance to collaborate and socialize with others. Mess and disorder disturb them and that they will do everything possible to beautify their surroundings and restore calm where they see conflict.
Strengths: Popular, charismatic, likeable, understanding, clever, perfectionist
Birth Dates: Oct 23rd – Nov 21st
Scorpio bosses are serious individuals – hard-driving and dedicated to the company’s success. Scorpio bosses sit in the driver’s seat at all times and do not allow their colleagues and fellow workers to question or undermine their authority.
Confident and self-assured characters, Scorpios are unafraid to get out of their comfort zone and secure what they believe they deserve. When required, they’re charming and are ready to persuade even their worst enemies, but deep down, they don’t easily forget or forgive. Scorpios are, however, resolutely loyal and protective to those they love and care.
Strengths: Well-directed, protective, powerful, serious, hard-driving, loyal
Birth Dates: November 22nd – December 21st
Sagittarians are adventurous and are always open to try any business strategy at least once. But, they are also prone to go off suddenly and often precipitously in their direction under a full head of steam, so it may be difficult for their employees to keep up with them. Furthermore, they may not take the time to communicate their thoughts clearly to other members of the company, preferring to let their actions speak for themselves.
Personality traits that are typically associated with Sagittarians are adventurous, open-minded, imaginative, enthusiastic, confident, outgoing, and optimistic. They are usually curious and want to learn as much as possible. Big-hearted and generous when it comes to helping others, they are always willing to help others to achieve their goals.
Strengths: Independent, dedicated, versatile, energetic
Birth Dates: December 22nd – January 19th
Capricorn bosses deals with work matters calmly and would carefully calculate risk before making any decisions. They are are dominant personalities, and therefore, bosses with this sign wants to be obeyed without question.
Personality traits that are typically associated with Capricorns include being organised, routine-driven, consistent, enjoys completing tasks, reliable, diligent, determined. They are also ambitious, strive for perfection, sets high standards for themselves and others. One of guilty pleasure is that they enjoy being able to buy/collect material possessions.
Strengths: Dominant, determined, self-assured, Calm, Persistent, Hardworking
Birth Dates: January 20th – February 18th
There are usually very few Aquarian bosses as Aquarius often like to work alone and are generally not interested in holding power over others. However, when Aquarians are required to lead, they are one of the best visionaries and have the ability to come out with the most unorthodox (and sometimes weird) ideas. Deep down, they are also humanitarians and love championing causes and helping the community. They would often help their colleagues, staff, clients sincerely and generously.
Idealists that are socially and environmentally conscious, Aquarians are at their best once they can help others. Whether through fundraising, activism or research, their goal is to improve the world around them.
Because Aquarians don’t seem to be very fascinated by material pursuits or traditions, they have to champion a cause to feel connected to something.
Strengths: Quick, bright, open, interesting, fun
Birth Dates: February 18th – March 20th
There are many Pisces who are excellent bosses and dynasty builders. Though Pisces bosses are more than capable of guarding interests of their businesses and employees, bringing profit to all concerned, they are also known to be ultra-relaxed, indecisive and sometimes overly emotional.
Pisceans are usually artistic and inventive and don’t wish to be constrained by someone else’s vision. A stuffy office environment with mundane work would be a Piscean’s worst nightmare.
Strengths: Artistic, fluid, empathic, flexible, adaptable, unselfish