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Back to school horoscopes

Illustration by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

All signs point to Virgo this week as the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars are all in Virgo! All your perfectionist tendencies are working in your favor, so use that to your advantage as the new year begins. Your practicality is often your strongest suit, but it can also be your worst enemy. Try not to get stuck in the details and the little things, or you may miss the bigger picture. Instead, take this time to appreciate your perceptive nature and check in on any friends that may need your grounded nature during this time of change.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

The incoming flush of new people at Emerson is great for you, lucky Libra! Your strong social skills come in handy as the new year begins and new students flood the campus. As you work well with others, you make the perfect partner for group projects. Try working with an assertive Aries who can help you make decisions when your indecisiveness gets in the way. Remember to trust your great communication skills to get you far in these partnerships. If school gets too overwhelming, get in touch with your air sign and spend some time outdoors while the weather is nice!

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Get excited for the new year, Scorpio. This is the prime time to utilize that resourcefulness you are known for and make sure the classes you’re taking are the best for you. The Scorpio nature is to be distrusting and suspicious, but have a little faith that this year will be a great one. Like other water signs, you can get pretty emotional, which can manifest as anger, so make sure you give yourself time to understand your feelings. There’s no need for that Scorpion to sting! Instead, celebrate your passion in a format that is more convalescent, like focusing on classwork or strengthening friendships! 

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

School may not be the favorite place of free-spirit Sagittarius, but this year’s looking good for you Sags! Your generosity and extrovertedness work in your favor to make tons of new friends and create new, lasting memories. You’ll attract fellow fire signs Leo and Aries who will appreciate your fiery passion! Though the classroom may constrain your adventurous ways, interesting subjects can make you see the world right from your desk. That said, make sure to bring your head down from the clouds once in a while, as forgetfulness can trip you up. Stay focused and open your mind to the opportunities coming your way!

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

As the beginning of the new year comes around, you know that you’ll want to throw yourself into as many projects as possible. Be careful with that, as solitary Capricorns tend to overextend themselves. Leave time for making new friends and taking care of yourself. Self-care is super important for our hard-working Capricorn babes! That said, remember to lean into your Capricorn strengths and stay committed and reliable in group projects, but make sure you’re a good leader and not too stubborn. Give yourself time to rest as well. Accepting help from others is something you still have to get used to!

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Hey there, independent Aquarius! Back to school means shedding some of those introverted summer habits and getting back into the swing of things. This is a great time to practice those social skills and show off your unique personality with new friends. That said, this may be really tough on a calm Aquarius, so remember to dedicate some quiet alone time in between all your social events! The moon is going into Sagittarius in the next few days, and this may inspire you to make some hasty decisions. That’s a danger zone for you, fickle Aquarius; think it through before you make any rash changes. 

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

The start of the year is an exciting time for friendly Pisces! Make sure to harness that wonderful Pisces energy and try to make a new friend from class or at least a good partner for a project! As the second most emotional sign in the bunch, be careful around this time of the year. Classwork may pile up, and you know there’s always some kind of drama, so protect your heart and reach out to friends when you need it. 

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

New year, new Aries, am I right? This year brings lots of adventure and excitement for an energetic Aries, so use that energy to start the year right. Now’s your chance to go check out that new org that’s been catching your eye, or maybe do an open mic! Either way, the world is at your fingertips and it’s up to you to explore it! Be aware of your dangerous impulsivity and don’t make any big changes during this quarter-moon phase, as you’ll see the results rather quickly. Have fun this semester!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Artsy Taurus fits right in at Emerson, and getting back to work may be the best thing for you right now. As a hard-working Taurus, you are great at getting in the zone and keeping that passion in all of your projects. As a grounded Earth sign, you keep it real and are a source of stability for those around you. You are also really grounded in your beliefs, so watch that stubbornness as the new year begins—it can certainly get you in trouble as a leader. The Bull has horns, so don’t let them get in your own way!

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Emerson is the perfect playground for a Gemini, whose open-mindedness and communicativeness are perfect for our artists, writers and journalists. Your charming personality will be great for making new friends and showing love for the ones you already have! You love to have fun, but don’t get too caught up in your fear of a lack of time to do everything. Don’t let your nerves get the best of you. Take this new year to work on your consistency and decision-making skills. Make sure to slow down and focus on school as well. Your new classes may be your new adventure!

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

For sentimental Cancers, leaving summer memories behind may be difficult, but the excitement of new projects may be an exciting prospect. Change can be daunting, but you can’t find new people to befriend if you don’t talk to them first! Your strong intuition will help you this semester as you get to know your limits and will be super supportive for your friends. However, as the most emotional sign of the Zodiac, make sure to support yourself as well. Your loyalty and kindness is a superpower, but make sure to be kind to yourself as well!

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

We’ve missed the fiery passion of our Leos this summer! Your warm-hearted nature will make you inviting to new friends and the likes of those around you. Make sure to put your creativity in this semester, and don’t let the impending cold put out your internal flame! Though you shine bright, make sure your personal spotlight doesn’t blind those around you. Make sure to share the stage with your peers, especially your friends. It’s all about how you use your confidence, Leo! Try interacting with your polar opposite, Aquarius, as they may provide you with a unique perspective different than what you are used to.

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