Butter Up Your Boss: Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces

The Libra Boss (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
Underneath the Libra supervisor's charm you may find a disciplined military mindset. This boss loves the harmony, balance and beauty of a smoothly running work team. The Libra supervisor also loves a good debate and will sometimes take an opposing position just for fun. Engage him or her in a little repartee but don't turn it into a full scale argument. Be a sounding board for his or her ideas and remember that the Libran prefers going places and doing things in pairs.

The Scorpio Boss (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
Nothing that goes on in the office escapes the Scorpion boss's penetrating stare, so assume he or she knows everything. If your Scorpio boss is the paranoid type, avoid feeding his or her neuroses with office gossip -- you'll only create enemies. Show stamina and persistence in finishing projects, and resourcefulness in working with others behind the scenes to get things accomplished. Like the Taurus boss, the Scorpio supervisor puts a priority on a healthy financial picture, so always be thinking about the bottom line.

The Sagittarius Boss (Nov. 22 to Dec. 20)
With the Sagittarian boss, it's hard to say whether you've won the lotto or hit the skids. On the upside, your Archer employer is usually cheerful, optimistic and game for just about anything. On the other hand, he or she can constantly run late and have a hard time remembering appointments. Keep your Archer focused without being too heavy-handed, and use humor to diffuse tense situations. Arrange travel or outdoor meetings when possible, and accept that sometimes Sagittarians just want to play the clown.

The Capricorn Boss (Dec. 21 to Jan. 19)
Born under the sign of career pursuits, the Capricorn employer expects discipline, hard work and ambition. Toe the line to get work done on time and under budget to keep this boss happy. A good Capricorn supervisor will inspire you to climb the career ladder and reach the top of your profession -- take advantage of this without threatening his or her position. Dress on the conservative side and highlight formal accomplishments like degrees, awards and certificate programs to gain the Capricorn boss's respect.

The Aquarius Boss (Jan. 20 to Feb. 17)
The Aquarian boss tends to eagerly adopt futuristic theories and methods as soon as they become available. Impress your Aquarian supervisor by learning as much as you can about emerging technologies, new gadgets and early trends as they relate to your field. Always appeal to his or her sense of reason and logic when presenting information rather than using emotional ploys -- the Water Bearer has no patience for the drama that other bosses, such as Cancer, may tolerate.

The Pisces Boss (Feb. 18 to March 19)
The Pisces boss is often removed from office practicalities and politics, but he or she picks up easily on employee feelings. The Fish supervisor will usually listen with compassion to employee issues and use intuition to gauge the best course of action. Give your Pisces boss this same listening ear and opportunity to let out his or her emotions -- it will often be more effective than being too concerned with work deadlines. Use multimedia in your office presentations to impress this boss.

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About the Author
Natori Moore is a counseling astrologer certified at NCGR Level IV. She has counseled clients from a variety of backgrounds and professions for over 15 years. Natori is a member and past vice president of the San Diego Astrological Society and member and former Treasurer of NCGR's San Diego chapter. Her articles have appeared in The Mountain Astrologer, Dell Horoscope, and Today's Astrologer magazines. Natori lives in Encinitas, California.