Not everyone is an overnight success when it comes to achieving their dreams, reaching career goals, saving a ton of money — or even figuring out what it is they’d like to do in life. And that’s OK. We all come into success (however we choose to define it) at different times and at different speeds. But when you take astrology into account, there do seem to be a few zodiac signs that are late bloomers, and tend to find success later in life as a result.
This is often due to their natural personality traits, their core values and what each sign deems important, as well as what they have to overcome. “For some people, it takes time to overcome internal fears, limiting beliefs, traumatic experiences from early in life, or mental setbacks,” professional astrologer Rachel Lang tells Bustle. “But it’s possible for anyone to move beyond these perceived roadblocks and clear the way for true success.”
Once the decision has been made to achieve a dream — or find success, any form — you just need to apply a little confidence. “Confidence is power, and when you can stand back, appreciate your experiences, and recognize your talents, you can pave your path to success,” Lang says. “Some people gain success later in life because at some point, all of the skills and experiences they’ve gained add up to complete a picture. When you have a clear vision for where you’d like to be, then you can have a better understanding of the steps to take toward that aim.” Here are the zodiac signs that may come into their own later in life, according to an expert.
1-Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus is hardly ever an overnight success, and they’re more than OK with that. “They tend to have a strong work ethic, but they need to strike a balance between relaxation and hard work,” Lang says.
Instead of risking burning themselves out, they take small, reasonable steps towards their goals each day, and enjoy their successes as they come.
“For Taurus, slow and steady wins the race,” Lang says. “They are the type of person to build a solid career over time, treading carefully along the career path.”
2-Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer is highly motivated by their family and their desire to create a a stable life, which might explain why they often might not see success until they find a partner and settle down. As Lang says, “A single Cancer may have ambition, but once a partner and family enter the scenario, their ambition for success rapidly escalates.”
The types of careers they aspire to may also play into Cancer’s late-blooming tendencies. “They can have a knack for starting businesses or an entrepreneurial path, but successes in these endeavors take time to build,” Lang says. “With innate creative talents and keen intuition, Cancer can be wired for success.”
3-Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio can find success right out of the gate, all thanks to “their competitive streak and ability to follow their passion,” Lang says. But they’re also skilled at building on that success, and achieving even more later on in life.
Scorpio can be incredibly business savvy, and knows that the best investments take time. “When they invest in businesses, stocks, real estate, or other ventures, they often have an innate sense of what will work for long-term financial returns,” Lang says. “They do not tend to waste time, energy, or money investing in ideas or projects with short-term gains.”
Behind the scenes, Scorpio is always calculating their next career move and looking to the future. It may take time for them to hit it big, but they know they eventually will.
4-Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
As the sign of ambition, Capricorn has the ability to figure out the precise steps they need to take on the road to achieving their dreams. “They understand the value of hard work and dedication,” Lang says. And they’re willing to put in the long hours and late nights, until they get there.
As Lang says, “They often achieve success over the long run because they see the big picture and what necessary steps to take to accomplish their desires.” They aren’t ones to plunge headlong towards a goal, but instead assess the situation so they can figure out the best way to get there — even if it means they won’t see success for years.
5-Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces can be a late bloomer simply because they enjoy trying out multiple paths, before settling on one that feels right. They’re also sensitive to other people’s opinions regarding what they should do, Lang says, which can slow their process even more.
It may take a minute, but once Pisces focuses in on their intuition, they often settle on a goal — and then go after it full force. “When Pisces feels a calling and purpose within themselves and follows that intuitive knowing, they can achieve incredible success, […] When they learn to trust themselves, Pisces can access their truth and wisdom. Then, anything is possible, including incredible success!”
Which is true for all signs, whether they’re late bloomers or not. For some, success comes later in life due to a wavering path, or a slow and steady approach. But everyone gets there eventually — in their own unique way.