You see those horoscope forecasts that tell you what your year looks like based on what astrological sign you were born under. Normally, you’d pass them up, but think again. Could these horoscopes make your freelance career soar?
It seems silly to combine astrology with freelance writing, but at times the advice astrologers give is great when it comes to maximizing your freelance potential. Take a look at all 12 horoscopes and use them for 2017.
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Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
Freelancers born under this sign are ready to make a big change in their career. Try switching from working in one field to another. Thinking of raising your rates? This is the right time to do it. Finally, look to a new freelancing occupation, such as going from content marketing to ghostwriter.
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
You’re also ready to make waves as a freelancer. Set up your website and build clips and testimonials if you’re starting out. Been in the freelance game for a while? Being your own boss and juggling many responsibilities takes time away from having fun, but in the end you’ll get the top clients in your industry.
Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
Your freelance path goes through ups and downs. The start of the year is dicey, as you deal with a difficult client. Make sure you handle them in a tactful yet strong way. Cut communication if necessary to keep yourself from frustration.
You’ll see more job prospects thrive in the middle of the year to the end, so take advantage. Speaking up leads to better opportunities, even an actual speaking gig.
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
Have you been on the fence to leave your nine-to-five job and become a freelancer? Make 2017 the year you step out. The ruling planet Jupiter is dominant in your sign this year, meaning it’s time to look for clients to build your portfolio.
Just after the end of May. It’s the universe’s way of telling you rushing into an opportunity is potentially disastrous. Use the first half to narrow down your goals.
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
Use the early part of the year to go above and beyond what your job calls for. If you’re writing blog content, mention your skills in social media scheduling.
After that, go forth and get busy! It’s time to go to as many networking events as you can. With your dynamic personality, this year is all about making connections, leading to lots of freelance opportunities. This year looks like your most lucrative year yet.
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Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
If your freelancing career seems confusing, thank this sign. Early parts of the year show you getting projects done (i.e. editing, detailing, and rewriting), but not gaining any new clients. The lack of landing clients tests your faith, because it will take most of this year to happen. As long as you plan for it and stay patient, it pays off huge. In fact, starting near the end of 2017, you’ll experience an outpouring of opportunities for at least a year.
Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
Now is the time to take a look at different opportunities that weren’t there before and go for them. People born under the Leo sign are self-confident, and 2017 is no exception. Nothing stops you going for jobs and getting them.
Explore new opportunities in freelancing, such as a workshop to learn a new skill. It’s also a good time to become a freelance travel writer. Whether you’re starting out or a veteran, let others know you’re a freelancer and proud of it!
Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
Like the Cancer sign, Virgo will start slow when it comes to finding a client. But by the spring, things pick up. March is the best month you’ll get work. Pay attention to detail when you’re in an interview or reviewing terms in your contract. You’ll get a steady gig or two to not worry about gaps in income. You don’t want to spread yourself too thin, or your work will suffer.
Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
This is the only sign that doesn’t show as high of a positive outlook. Keep yourself from obsessing over minor details when working on a project. Around June, you start to have questions about the next steps to take in your career. Near the end of November, if you’re feeling upset you didn’t get the job, relax and take it easy. It means it wasn’t meant for you.
Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
While most of the other signs point to working hard and finding lots of gigs, it’s time for the Scorpio to take it easy this year. Feeling burned out with too many clients? Step back from work or drop a couple. Keep your energy stored up until October when Jupiter gears up. That’s when you go into overdrive and get back to handling multiple jobs.
Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
This is a great time to get productive, especially beginning in August through the rest of the year. But make sure everything is in order. As freelancers, it means getting paid on time, double-checking contracts, and fully researching a client you want to work with. You’re getting ready to make this a long-term career, so be thorough.
Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
This year is the perfect time to create a freelancing path. Start off with setting goals (how much to charge per hour or per task). Next, either take classes to build your skills or meet with a mentor to help you figure out what services you’ll offer. These steps help you land great clients and multiple jobs.
Even if it seems silly a horoscope leads you to better freelance opportunities, keep in mind the qualities astrological signs are known for are impactful. Don’t worry if you’re a Taurus and relate more to the Sagittarius. They are useful to land a client and keep getting jobs.