Clever Carly: Your Planning Style, in the Stars

What your zodiac sign says about your event planning style

Hi there, Event Planners. Carly here—but today you can call me Cleo.

Are you up on your astrology? The range of beliefs regarding the zodiac is astronomical: Some make checking the predictions of elite astrologer Susan Miller a daily habit; others pay little attention, yet nod vigorously when hearing the attributes of their own sign. And then there are those who think it’s all a bunch of rubbish. Yet no matter whom you agree with, horoscopes can provide an opportunity for an exercise in self-reflection. 

So what might your sign say about your event-planning style? Lucky for you, I’ve whipped out my chart and triangulated the answer, based on the element your sign falls under. Ready or not...

Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

As their name suggests, these signs are prone to be—you guessed it—fiery and impulsive. Headstrong opinions and assertiveness can be real assets for event planners, especially when working on teams where leadership skills are crucial. But beware: Sometimes the temperamental nature that comes with all that passion will inevitably burn some folks. Regardless of battles won and lost, take care, dear Fire Signs, not to burn bridges.

Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)

Both emotional and emotionally intelligent, this group provides the humanity that’s often desperately needed in business situations. Your uncanny intuition often proves itself startlingly accurate, which, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, comes in quite handy. Events are full of people, and your empathy with them is always your strongest card. You are also prone to being overly sensitive, however—so guard your heartstrings, Water Signs, and stay above the scuffle.

Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)

Way to be, Earth Signs: You keep it the realest. Stable and grounded, you are the anchor for team projects. And when event logistics begin to run amok or lag behind, it’s your practical decision-making that often saves the day. But take heed: Your ability to take things at face value, a boon in many scenarios, can be detrimental when more digging is needed. You are the most possessive and materialistic of the lot, dear Earth Signs, so be cognizant of what’s beyond the surface.

Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)

You’re an eccentric, unpredictable bunch, Air Signs. Flighty and hard to contain, you’re here one minute, gone the next. Your head is often in the clouds, but it’s from these clouds that you often draw fresh ideas—especially if recent events have become mundane and uninspired. Your acute ability to change plays well with your imagination and ability to solve abstract problems, but you run the risk of intellectualizing your emotions. Intangibility is sometimes your blessing and your curse.

Check back in two weeks for more helpful tips. You can find me on, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Until then, happy planning! 

Always your guide, 

Clever Carly