Each zodiac sign has the capacity for greatness under pressure, but we all work differently, and it follows that how we function and work best from home will be different too. This is true all the time, but it may be especially true during intense situations, such as the huge upheaval in the way we live and work since the COVID-19 pandemic began over two years ago. No matter your reason for working from home — whether it’s because you’re a freelancer, you run your own business, your company lets you (or asks you to) WFH, or anything else — it’s important to optimize your surroundings in order to maintain your mental health and wellbeing, as well as to help you stay productive and achieve any goals you set.
Some of us, such as the fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius), may have struggled to adapt to this period of self-isolation, yet found ourselves channeling leadership skills through social media, video meetings, and all the makeup we want. Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) are perhaps better suited to working from home but need to remember to take breaks, walks, and not be too hard on themselves (or others).
The emotional water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) have likely looked for a way to channel their creative energy so they don’t spiral into thoughts of doom and gloom. Meanwhile, the air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) must continue connecting with their community to feel supported during challenging times. How does your sign work from home, what pitfalls await you, and how can you emphasize your strengths? Scroll down to see what your sign needs to know so you can show up professionally during this unprecedented time.
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As the first sign in the zodiac, Aries likes to be the center of attention. You’re a charming and natural-born leader, so you deserve it. Because Aries is ruled by warrior planet Mars, you are typically good in emergencies, and often feel ready to meet the challenge at hand. The ram is self-motivating and may adapt faster than other signs to the lifestyle changes required to work from home. Some Aries probably already work this way because they like to be their own boss.
While those born under this sign can flourish in these conditions, Aries is also an impatient sign that requires lots of attention, and self-isolation can get you down. During this time, try to channel your energy through social media and video-chatting to feel connected with coworkers and friends. Conduct Instagram AMAs, virtual tours of your working space — anything to interact with others. You may worry about people forgetting about you, and though this will never happen (you are far too charming), it’s important to quell those fears right now. Placating such thoughts through virtual connections will help you stay focused. You also may benefit from adding a hobby that produces a reward for your labor, such as baking.
On some mornings, a Taurus will wake up and slowly sip a delicious coffee while gazing at their plants, wrapped in a cozy blanket. As a sensual and grounded earth sign ruled by lover planet Venus, Taurus understands the art of luxury. In many ways, this sign may even prefer working from home to being in an office; they get to be with their pets, pillows, and books, after all.