Astrology is a funny thing. On the surface, based off of your sun sign, you could appear to be an ambitious Capricorn or a chill Gemini, when in reality, you're the complete opposite. The biggest mistake that many people make when using astrology to learn more about themselves is by only observing the sun sign.
"Many people look at a person's sun sign as the end-all, be-all of astrology, but people who do that are doing themselves and others a grave disservice. When analyzing a person astrologically, you need to look at them holistically."
In astrology, your house placements are equally as important as your sign placements and can reveal a ton about how you experience and operate in the world. "Each house represents a different aspect of life, from travel and romance to career, and every planet in your chart is located in both a sign and a house."
If you'd like to learn what field you should explore career-wise, look primarily at your 10th house placement. Your 10th house placement will reveal a lot about what and where you need to be in order to thrive in your career.
I highly recommend creating an account with Astro.com (or Co–Star) to find your 10th house placement. Then, take a look below for a brief breakdown of what your 10th house placement reveals about what you need to thrive, career-wise.
What Sign Is In Your 10th House?
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Aries in 10th:
You need to be a leader in your career. You have a strong desire for recognition.
Taurus in 10th:
Karmically, you need to learn to let go of your strong desire for prestige and authority. It can sabotage your career success! Focus on the work and providing value, regardless of whether or not you're recognized for it.
Gemini in 10th:
You need to speak and express yourself in your career. You require flexibility and contact with many people. You may find yourself having more than one job at a time.
Cancer in 10th:
Your career is directly tied to your emotions - you need to work in a nurturing environment or to be able to work from your heart in your career.
Leo in 10th:
Behind-the-scenes professions are not for you. You require a career that provides the opportunity for you to receive attention and acknowledgement from others.
Virgo in 10th:
You require a career dedicated to serving others and that utilizes your keen attention to detail. You are extremely analytical and selfless in your career - your primary goal is to make everyone else's jobs and lives easier.
Libra in 10th:
Sagittarius in 10th:
This is an extremely favorable 10th house placement. You are a hard-working, friendly and outgoing leader. You relate well to others and to the public.
Scorpio in 10th:
You need a career that utilizes your strong investigative skills and your ability to face some of life's less pleasant realities, like life or death matters.
Capricorn in 10th:
You are highly protective of your reputation and would thrive in an environment where you can grow or climb the ranks to becoming the boss - whether it's for your own company or a Fortune 500 company!
Aquarius in 10th:
Your ideal workplace is somewhere unorthodox, where you can work with influential people in organizing and fighting for the rights of the underserved. Non-profit work may be an excellent fit. You like to feel dedicated to an altruistic cause.
Pisces in 10th:
You need a profession where you can care for and help to heal others. Your work must appeal to your emotions and compassion for others. Otherwise, you will have difficulty tolerating it.
What Planet Is In Your 10th House?
Sun in 10th:
You are known for your career. You are authoritative. You have a strong inclination to be a public figure.
Moon in 10th:
You are emotionally invested in your career. A home-based job or an occupation related to family or children is ideal. Your career may fluctuate a lot - it's out of your control. Public note and worldly success is possible.
Mercury in 10th:
You require a job that utilizes your attention to detail and the opportunity to speak and conduct meetings. Anything technology or analytical-focused is a good fit.
Venus in 10th:
A very favorable position, you can achieve success, prestige and prosperity in your career. You are highly creative and easily accepted by the public.
Mars in 10th:
You fare best in a career that requires a lot of physical activity. Engineering, mechanics or the military fields are good choices.
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Jupiter in 10th:
You are afforded plenty of opportunities career-wise, this is the luckiest placement for prosperity and success in your career. You can easily achieve a high position of importance in whatever field you select.
Saturn in 10th:
Everything you achieve will come through hard work. Opportunities won't come easily but you have the natural determination, discipline and ambition to achieve your dreams. You have strong business acumen.
Uranus in 10th:
You need an unorthodox career, your career path may involve several twists and turns. You need to be your own boss because you refuse to conform. You are extremely original and altruistic. You are a humanitarian at heart.
Neptune in 10th:
You require a career related to spirituality or healing others. You may find that others frequently take credit for your work. You must disown your ego and serve others in your career in order to achieve success.
Pluto in 10th:
Your career will transform you and/or others. Professions related to surgery, death, investigation and insurance are excellent choices.
What's your 10th house placement and where do you work?
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In xoNecole's series Dope Abodes, we tour the living spaces of millennial women, where they dwell, how they live, and the things they choose to adorn and share their spaces with.
Annisa LiMara has called this space her home for two years. Her Atlanta sanctuary, which she aimed to give the look and feel of something you'd see in the glossy pages of Architectural Digest, embodies her vision of "stunning, yet functional and cozy."
"My home is a reflection of my brand, The Creative Peach Studios, and I am the 'Creative Peach,'" Annisa explains. "It was so easy to reflect who I am and my personal story in my space. When you walk into my home, you know that it is Annisa’s home. I’m so proud of that. So grateful."
On the journey to becoming a homeowner, Annisa looks back on her experience as a "rough one," detailing that she officially started house hunting in March 2020. It had become so expensive to rent, and the 30-something lifestyle influencer decided she would rather invest the money she spent renting into owning a home. However, nine days into house hunting, her search was put on hold for a year. The following year, in 2021, the process of finding the right home and going under contract took a total of four months.
"The resell route didn’t work out, so my realtor suggested a new construction home, which turned out to be the better option," she tells xoNecole of her experience. "Although it requires more patience, it turned out to be a much easier process and a lot easier to maintain since it’s brand new."
As it turns out, the open floor plan three-bedroom two-and-half-bath would prove to be a blank canvas for Annisa to flex her creativity and design skills.
As a new construction, she watched the townhome get built from the ground up, and due to the "cookie-cutter" nature of new builds, Annisa knew immediately that she would change everything about it. The best part about it? All of her updates were cosmetic, so transformation could occur without having to do major renovations to achieve the look and feel she desired.
"The first things I updated were all the lighting, adding built-ins around my fireplace, and installing wallpaper in my bedroom, office, and dining room! I also had board and batten installed in the upstairs loft to make a statement and the kitchen island," Annisa details.
"Lastly, we painted the loft a soft blush pink, the kitchen island is a gorgeous terracotta, and added contrast with black on the doors, fireplace, and stairwell banisters."
In total, she spent $15K in renovations (plus the cost of furniture and decor). And although she says the second level of her home is a "work-in-progress," two years in, she considers the transformation nearly done.
Annisa defines her decor style as "organic modern meets midcentury modern with a touch of boho," and with thoughtfully placed touches like plants, warm tones, and organic textures, her perspective can be felt throughout. "I found my point of view as a designer in my work and as I worked on my home, so it all came together organically based on what I was naturally drawn to."
"The organic modern meets midcentury modern with a touch of boho' is definitely my signature style. You’ll always see greenery, warm tones, brass, and rattan or wicker in just about every room. My color story is based on my brand [The Creative Peach Studios] colors: blush pink, ivory, olive and sage green, terracotta, and nudes," she adds.
It was her brand colors that would be the jumping-off point for her approach to decorating and styling her space. That, and a picture she had of what would become her sofa from Albany Park. She recalled her decor decisions, "It was their olive Park Sectional Sofa, and I knew instantly I wanted it, and it aligned with my brand colors naturally, so it was a no-brainer."
By drawing inspiration from Pinterest, favorite design brands like CB2, Arhaus, and Souk Bohemian, and through her work, Annisa allowed herself to be guided by her signature style as well as her instincts when making decor and color choices for her own home. "Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason; it just feels right."
Some of the aspects of her home that she regards as her favorites include her bedroom and its little nook where her bed is positioned, the open upstairs loft, and the open concept because "it really allows you to see all of the details I put into the design all at once." Another of her favorite finds is a purchase she copped from the thrift store years ago.
"I have this little brown and gold chair that I picked up for $6 at a thrift store in Jersey six years ago. I couldn’t afford much in my little studio, but the chair was beautiful and unlike anything I had ever seen."
In addition to accent walls featuring blush pink and terracotta tones throughout the space, her gallery wall is another element that immediately draws the eye of any guest who enters. Annisa recalled a fond memory of a fine art piece she purchased from a Black woman artist when she first moved to Atlanta that she now prominently features in her living room. "It was a Black villager from her travels in Africa, and I fell in love with it because it felt like an ancestor I never met. I later found out that she was the sister of one of my very first design clients two years later," she shares. "Talk about a full-circle moment!"
Cultivating a space takes time and patience, and that is a sentiment Annisa echoes when advising people who are looking to infuse more of themselves into their own dope abodes through design. "It is not a race, and you’ll spend more money if you rush into designing without really being intentional about the vision for your space," Annisa concludes. "You just need creativity and patience to do it! And most of all, make sure you feel like it’s an oasis for you!"
For more of Annisa, follow her on Instagram @annisalimara.
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You all know we're big on affirmations over here at xoNecole, and we know all too well the benefits of speaking life over yourself and positivity on your day. And we love that affirmations can be used to trigger career advancement, workplace confidence, and motivation as well.
Whether you're struggling with a stressful project, need that boost of boldness for managing teams, or just need a few bright mantras to take your already sunny disposition up a notch, here are eight powerful affirmations to add to your list, specific to career promotion, leadership, and development:
"Everything I need to succeed at work is right inside of me."
This is something that has been repeated to me many times in life, from the people who raised me, to in-office mentors, to interviews with super-successful women, to church leaders, and it's real. When I sit and lean fully into my own ideas, my own unique way of looking at life, and my professional training and educational background that nobody can take away from me, I know I can create something great and continue to pay my bills.
"I am worthy and will stand on what my unique talents and time are worth."
Many of us struggle with this, and even I have to remind myself that I indeed should speak up more, advocate for myself more, and demand more. We've all worked hard to get to where we are, so we actually do deserve our heart's desires when it comes to salary, recognition, awards, commissions, and quality of work life.
"I am completely capable of fearlessly and eloquently closing that deal."
This one is especially good when you're up for a promotion, have a big meeting you're leading for your company, or are trying to land a partnership, grant, or other expansion opportunity that will take your career to the next level. You got this, sis.
"I am a bold woman who leads with grace, compassion, and vision."
As leaders, we can't shrink at the sight of a challenge. Instead, embrace a bold confidence (even if you feel you're a bit delulu) and face those fears with the tools God gave us for combat. Grace, compassion, and vision always win in the long run, so if you can offer those things to people and your company, you always come out on top.
"I am the divine thermostat in the room—setting the temperature and the tone."
Alfred Edmond, Jr., my forever mentor who's an entrepreneur, author, and senior vice president, once told me this when I was having a super-emotional moment as an editorial manager: "Always be the thermostat. You set the temperature as a leader. Stay pleasantly solid in your tone and demeanor no matter what. You keep the power by doing so. You can't let every little issue rattle you as a leader." I was taken aback at the time, but his advice has served me well.
We don't have to always "match" the energy others give us—especially when you're managing teams, leading departments, or managing processes. Instead, you can set the tone and let people know, through your play-with-your-mama-not-me demeanor and professionalism. This way, no one can visibly lure you into embarrassing, unkind, or angry exchanges. As a power woman, that's beneath you. Period.
"I attract positive, growth-focused experiences because I am positive and growth-focused."
Again, sis, you deserve. When you embrace this truth, you often find yourself thinking positive, seeking out all things positive, and adjusting areas where the growth of positivity is lacking. I'm not big on "manifestations" that center on "attraction" being an ego-driven act of exclusion, "magic," or privilege— I'm more into prayerand allowing God to be the master of "attraction"—but when I think about this particular affirmation, it's something to remind us all to focus on ourselves in order to draw that same energy toward us.
And it's not that toxic positivity where we ignore very valid feelings of hurt, burnout, or disrespect. It's a foundational belief that despite the challenges many workplace environments present for us as Black women, we will always think highly of ourselves and prioritize gratitude while addressing both the good and the bad.
"I am fully capable of walking away from toxic environments and walking into those where I thrive."
This is a big one. No matter what your circumstances are, I'm a big believer in having the power to change them if they aren't helping you thrive through your purpose on Earth. Even if you have to create an exit plan that takes years to see to fruition, do it. Let's stop staying at jobs we hate or careers that just aren't a fit anymore. You can unapologetically chuck the deuces, embrace the unknown, be strategic, and enjoy the work aspect of your life to meet your lifestyle goals.
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