The London Daily Mail recently reported that a Salzburg insurance company caused a stir when they posted job openings for certain zodiac signs. Internal research indicated the firm’s most successful employees were born in Capricorn, Taurus, Aquarius, Leo or Aries; they wanted to repeat this success. Fairness advocates were immediately outraged and anti-discrimination authorities began investigating. It’s an odd group of signs. Except for Capricorn and Taurus, they’re not what an astrologer would initially suggest. So what does this mean? That sun signs alone don’t mean much. The firm might have done just as well categorizing their best employees by sock color or preferred breakfast food.
It’s not that astrology is meaningless in hiring decisions. It’s just more complicated. Once I was discriminated against in a job interview because of my zodiac sign. “Tut, tut,” the interviewer wagged his head, noting I was a happy-go-lucky Sagittarian. “We’re looking for hard workers,” he said. He’d completely missed my hard-working Virgo Ascendant and overly responsible Moon/Saturn square. Of course these were treasures to the employer who eventually and happily hired me.