What did you want to be when you grew-up? Does it resemble your current career path? If so, it may have been written in the stars.
Astrology—the belief that the positions and aspects of celestial bodies influence human personality traits and affairs—can be an interesting lens through which to view the characteristics and motivations of local government’s various stakeholders.
In this two-part post, we give you a zodiac sign and the local government role we believe best embodies its associated qualities. You tell us in the comments section whether or not you agree. Here's part one!:
Aries (March 21-April 19), Animal Control Officer
Aries, represented by the ram, has no problem controlling other members of the animal kingdom. An Aries is the sign you want to call when you spot a bear on your patio or are confronted by a possibly rabid raccoon. Those born under the sign of Aries are aggressive, energetic and unafraid to run headfirst into an unknown situation, though the pet licenses linked to addresses and owners in GovPilot’s PropertyProfile feature remove much of the mystery.
Famous Aries in Government: Thomas Jefferson, Nikita Krushchev
Taurus (April 20-May 20), Clerk
Think of the clerk as the backbone of local government—the patient, practical force that processes applications and requests at a steady pace. It’s a role fit for a Taurus, the reliable and responsible bull of the zodiac. The clerk’s Taurean pursuit of stability can sometimes present as a reluctance to embrace change—a challenge often overcome once the clerk realizes how GovPilot’s digital forms and automated workflows make their life easier. Taurus values comfort over all.
Famous Taureans in Government: Vadimir Lenin, Eva Peron
Gemini (May 21-June 20), GIS Specialist
Represented by twins and ruled by Mercury, planet of communication, no sign is better suited to the role of geographic information system (GIS) specialist than Gemini. Intellectually curious Gemini will appreciate the dual applications of GovPilot’s GIS map—the internal version that helps local government officials identify and analyze trends and the public-facing map that answers constituents’ questions with color-coded clarity.
Famous Geminis in Government: John F. Kennedy, Donald Trump
Cancer (June 21-July 22), Constituent
Symbolized by the tough on the outside, soft on the inside crab, Cancer can seem standoffish until something moves them. If they love you, you’ll know it and if you’ve upset them, you will too. Sound like a few hundred people you know? We are, of course, alluding to your constituents. Able to intuit motivations and see through white lies, these Cancers of your municipality appreciate honest communication, like the GovPilot emails that update them of changes to their case status automatically.
Famous Cancers in Government: Janet Reno, Donald Rumsfeld
Leo (July 23-August 22), Mayor
Just as the lion is the king of the jungle, the Leo is the leader of the zodiac and the mayor is the head (and face!) of your municipality. Charismatic and friendly, Leos have an attraction to bold colors and a gift for bringing people together. The mayor of your municipality will enjoy how GovPilot's brightly colored dashboard unifies departments and data to streamline operations and win the hearts and minds of the public.
Famous Leos in Government: Benito Mussolini, Barack Obama
Virgo (August 23-September 22), DPW Employee
Ruled by the 6th house of routine, nature loving Virgo has what it takes to maintain your municipality as a member of its Department of Public Works. Virgo values cleanliness and will gladly take the keys to the snowplow. Virgo-minded DPW employees can trust that GovPilot’s automated scheduling will regulate their day-to-day.
Famous Virgos in Government: Chris Christie, Bernie Sanders
There you have it—which role each star sign is wired to perform in local government. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments!
Look out for part two, which will cover Libra through Pisces.
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