You’ve heard the word, wondered how to pronounce it and what it actually means. “Entrepreneur…: “ And what the heck does it have to do with Astrology?? |
First, let’s define it. If we look at www.dictionary.com, we find:
en·tre·pre·neur: /ˌ®Ľn.trə.prə-nɜr, -ˈnʊər;]
1. a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, esp. a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
2. an employer of productive labor; contractor.
–verb (used with object)
3. to deal with or initiate as an entrepreneur.
–verb (used without object)
4. to act as an entrepreneur.
1875–80; < F: lit., one who undertakes (some task), equiv. to entrepren ( dre ) to undertake (< L inter- inter- + prendere to take, var. of prehendere ) + -eur -eur. See enterprise
Entrepreneurship is regarded as an essential characteristic for success. Basically, entrepreneurship is “a risk-taking business person, someone who initiates or finances new commercial enterprises.”
But there are different kinds of risk and different ways to take those risks. Actually, anyone in business for themselves today is a risk-taker!
Now, you ask, “What is risk?” Honestly, it’s “The chance of something going wrong: It’s life fraught with the danger that injury, damage, or loss will happen. So how do the different signs of the zodiac deal with risk?
Aries – loves risk. Ruled by Mars, the hot, red, active planet, the Aries Entrepreneur is known as the "warrior." Fearless and brave, active and entrepreneurial, always eager for new experiences. This warrior will create a risky situation even out of something safe just to have a battle to fight and win. Aries, the lover of risk and adventure, is apt to enjoy activities that could include hang gliding, bungee jumping or car racing. The Aries credo is, "I'll try anything once." Apt to be aggressive and spontaneous, this is one Entrepreneur who likes to take the lead. At the same time, they are highly protective of their own, being quite willing to fight (literally or figuratively) for it, and this is a big part of their appeal in business. Be gentle with this ego, though since any intimations of disloyalty will bring swift reaction. Aries likes a challenge, so you could tease him a bit when he starts getting bossy, keeping what he wants out of reach until the end of the negotiations. If trying to win an argument, the smart partner of an Aries Entrepreneur will subtly convince him that their ideas are really his ideas.
Taurus – slowly and steadily applies effort to the situation. Ruled by Venus, the Taurus Entrepreneur is going to look for luxury, beauty, comfort and the arts. Feeling secure is important to Taurus, and most of their decisions are based upon how they can increase this feeling. Taurus likes routine. While this is not a sign known for flexibility, steadfastness and reliability will more than compensate. Don't expect Taurus to understand when plans change at the last minute. He has difficulty turning on a dime. And if you want to have any influence his thinking, be sure to get your ideas in early during his long decision-making process, before he becomes "set." Taurus can be quite stubborn! Their belief in practical solutions lets them carry a great deal of risk with little stress.
Gemini – studies and learns about the situation from every angle possible; focuses on details of the here and now. Ruled by Mercury, the messenger of the gods, the Gemini Entrepreneur is often in the publishing field – writer, reporter, editor. They are brilliant communicators, and can talk their way into any opportunity or out of any tight spot. This clone of the Energizer Bunny ™ likes to keep up-to-date on things, so you'll never get their head out of The New York Times and all the other daily doses of news. Nobody reads as many current periodicals as a Gemini! The office coffee table probably looks like a newsstand and when done reading, it's likely TV news comes next. This information junkie will stay wrapped up in current events. This go-getter talks to people, gathers ideas, and comes up with a plan to address it.
Cancer – has a tendency to worry and carry stress in the belly. Moon ruled, Cancer entrepreneurs put children, roots and home before anything else. Don’t put them out on the road too much or they’ll get downright homesick. Their moods change constantly and you know the Sun will come out eventually in their business landscape. Although they are worriers, they have kind and giving temperaments. Cancer Entrepreneurs also have excellent memories, so anything special that you do for (or against) them won't be forgotten They do well having close family or friends to help process problems and to know someone is firmly on their side.
Leo – also likes risk, but wants concrete rewards. Ruled by the Sun, giver of life and strength, the Leo Entrepreneur is gregarious and warm-hearted. This mover and shaker is impossible not to notice. A commanding presence will be felt immediately, and a sense of showmanship and drama make them sexy and charismatic. Leo may work in the arts (especially the theater), or do creative work. Probably you’ll find this entrepreneur heading up a division of a company, if not the entire corporation. Leaders, not followers, they usually do not like to consult others but rather to devise their own solution and take the credit for overcoming adversity.
Virgo – may also carry stress in the body. Another Mercury ruled sign, the Virgo Entrepreneur is a joy to work with as long as you understand their obsessive need to be productive on a daily basis. Practical, patient and able to handle detail, the amount of details they handle would drive others up the wall. The Virgo's talent is knowing how to make dreams (their own and those of others) a reality. These are the people who need regular eating habits, regular massage, and regular exercise to wash stress from their body. Once their bodies are stress-free, their good minds can devise the solution.
Libra – needs someone dependable to share in the responsibility and rewards. Venus ruled, Libra is the natural sign of partnership, so it follows that the Libra Entrepreneur prefers working with a partner over flying solo. True justice is a very important issue with Libra, and sometimes you might find one moping around murmuring "It's not fair!" But hey, life in general isn't fair. Libras have a strong ideas about making life fair, and they make their decisions and arrange their actions around what they feel is the most just and equitable solution. When drawn into a dispute, Libra will quickly state his position and be done--there is no hanging on to old arguments, no poking into old wounds, and never any sarcasm. Libras are too refined and gentlemanly to fight dirty. They will expect the same from you. These are people who thrive in partnership and don’t mind sharing the glory.
Scorpio – seldom shows stress to others but feels it deeply. The Scorpio Entrepreneur, ruled by Pluto, is determined, shrewd, protective, jealous, and powerful. It is a sign prone to obsession, and Scorpio is not nonchalant about anything career wise. Symbolized by the phoenix rising from the ashes, this representation aptly defines Scorpio's incredible ability to regenerate from seemingly disastrous situations. They would do well to take some days without other duties to delve deeply into the issue causing the stress, research every possible way to overcome it, and when they emerge, take quick and decisive action. For this entrepreneur, it’s “no holds barred.”
Sagittarius – seldom feels stress. Jupiter ruled, the Sagittarius Entrepreneur has a strong intellect, penetrating thought processes and continual curiosity about the world they live in. Ethics, morality, politics, philosophy, or religion are their forte'. Sagittarius looks at the entire sweep of collected knowledge and tries to make sense out of the big picture. Faith and optimism, and their customary cheer will see them through the most harrowing experiences in the business world. This is also the person whose watchword is "wanderlust", so be prepared to find them in the most exotic locales. Finally, this is the sign of the ultimate jock. Many of our most gifted Olympians are born under this sign. They so love new opportunities that they don’t notice the stress everyone else around them is feeling. Eat, drink, be merry, and make a lot of money!
Capricorn – will take well-considered, careful action to directly address the issue. The Capricorn entrepreneur, ruled by sober, serious Saturn, is highly ambitious and very hardworking and often stays late at the office. All those long hours, however, will pay off, and their future lifestyle is likely to be mighty interesting and probably well appointed. Capricorns tend to achieve positions of power and surround themselves with highly successful friends and associates. Capricorn likes working as part of the team in large corporations and usually climbs up through the ranks there. This entrepreneur is excellent with finances so chances are money will never be a problem. No sudden moves here, but no wishy-washy activity either. Address it, conquer it, move on.
Aquarius – will find a solution that is fair to everybody. The most striking quality in the Aquarius Entrepreneur is fierce independence and creativity. Uranus is their planetary ruler. There may also be strong evidence of a scientific bent. Aquarians never care about what has been done in the past because they are totally focused on the future. This Entrepreneur may also be concerned with humanitarian issues and feel moved to do something about an environmental imbalance or social injustice. Natural and charismatic leaders, most of our presidents have been Aquarians (Abraham Lincoln, for one). They usually have many friends, although only few can get into their inner circle. As long as they take the moral high road, they do not fear the danger.
Pisces – understands the ebb and flow of business and lets go of what is no longer viable. This Entrepreneur's vivid imagination and sensitivity will endear them to you quickly. Pisces' greatest strength is their creativity. Neptune makes them brilliant at expressing themselves in symbols and gestures. They make outstanding film makers, photographers, and dancers. Their empathetic nature will attract you quickly, for it is possible you've never met a person who knows the inner you so well. Ideally they float on top of situations and don’t become too concerned with loss or gain.