Picking a college can feel as frustrating as searching for Teddy Lupin in Cursed Child (too soon? Not soon enough?). Lucky for you, I’ve put together a guide using none other than your zodiac sign to point you in the right direction. Skeptics to the left—I’m a total believer in the power of the zodiac. (Except when it comes to my Leo boyfriend, who’s not supposed to gel with a Cancer. Damn you, gods of astrology!) So throw caution to the wind and let your zodiac sign lead you to your collegiate destiny!
Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius. Fire signs tend to be passionate and energetic, but also temperamental. They’re a bit quick to anger but can just as quickly forgive. They’re adventurous—kind of Energizer Bunny-style—and often physically strong. They like to be the center of attention. Fire signs are smart and creative people with an idealistic outlook on life. They’re always ready for action. They’re eager to work hard and bring about change in the world.
Possible career moves: political science, law, medicine, creative arts.
Top schools: Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Pratt, UCLA.
Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn. Earth signs are a grounded bunch. They have the ability to calm people down (you know—bring them down to earth…). Earth signs are conservative and realistic, but not stoic. They can still be very emotional. They are practical, loyal, and stable, which means they’re great to have around in a crisis. They like to put their heads down and work and completely immerse themselves in the task at hand.
Possible career moves: business, economics, computer science.
Top schools: University of Chicago, UPenn, UC Berkley, Northwestern, and Carnegie Mellon.
Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius. Air signs are very social and love communication and intense relationships. A friendly lot, they’re still always up for an intellectual discussion that can turn into a debate. They tend of be analytical and therefore love giving advice. They’re eager to participate in social gatherings. They want to make a difference in the world and really believe in their ideas.
Possible career moves: social work, engineering, nonprofit management.
Top schools: University of Michigan, MIT, Stanford, and University of Georgia.
Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces. Water signs are très emotional and ultra-sensitive, but in the midst of all that lay a powerful intuition. Water signs love profound conversations and intimacy with friends, family, and romantic partners. They’re always there to support loved ones and gravitate toward spending their time with families and children.
Possible career moves: film, writing, psychology, or anthropology.
Top schools: NYU, UCLA, University of Illinois, and Duke.