Students relate zodiac traits to their major, career paths

Is there a relation between signs and majors?

Written By Lilly Hinckley, For The Globe

     Photo by Alysse Baer

I encourage you to dive deeper and decide if you possess any of these qualities, and if so, how do they show up in your own work ethic?

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Aries, you are the first sign in the zodiac, making you a natural born leader. Independent, ambitious and passionate, you find power in doing what you love and succeed most when you are in an executive position. “Being an Aries [and having] personality traits like [being] passionate, motivated and a strong leader really did reflect who I was in high school and who I want to be in the future with business,” freshman business management major Ben Brewster said. Aries, do you also possess these strong qualities of leadership? Take a moment to think about how they assist you in work and in your studies.


Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

Taurus, stubborn and extremely determined. Some may see your stubbornness as something that could hold you back, or prevent you from working towards your goals. Your defiant nature makes you ambitious. Dedication to yourself and your beliefs manifests into your work through certainty and a strive for excellence. “I think the fact that I’m stubborn most of the time helps with my major because I want to get my point across and I won’t stop until the person I am talking to understands it,” freshman public relations and advertising major Gianna DiPaolo said. Spoken like a true Taurean, she shows certainty in her beliefs and that she will stop at nothing until she feels she has been heard. DiPaolo goes onto say “I feel that my major is pretty ambitious, because I can do anything I want with it so my ambition bar is set high, I’m also extremely determined to do well in my classes so I feel that accompanies it.” Taurus, how does being stubborn and ambitious help you succeed in your work and studies?


Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

Gemini, you are a social butterfly, and this compliments your sense of curiosity. The development of these two things allow for you to thrive in areas of work where networking is key. You’re always looking for change, as you may get bored easily. Perhaps you are seeking a career where the subject of your field is always changing. Journalism would be a great career field for Geminis, as today’s media is always changing. Grace LeMieux, a freshman, dance major and Gemini, said that while she identifies with some of the Gemini traits, as a dancer, she tends to identify with her feelings as she is dancing rather than how she is supposed to act. LeMieux mentioned that she is interested in a minor in Journalism and believes that being a Gemini could help her as she would be able to constantly look at two opposite perspectives. Gemini, think about how your curiosity encourages you to strive for greatness.


Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

Cancer, you are sensitive and imaginative. Your sensitive side may be exasperating at times, however, your imagination allows you to offer a different perspective. You may catch yourself daydreaming at times when maybe you shouldn’t, but some of your best ideas come from this level of creativity that others may not be able to access. Your sensitivity helps you better understand other people as you are very empathetic, and have a deeper recognition of what others are feeling. “When Cancers aren’t being emotional, they’re actually pretty creative, driven and have a big imagination,” freshman public relations and advertising major Brisa Bastida said about a Cancer’s work ethic. “Coincidentally, I decided to major in public relations and advertising because I get to use my ideas and imagination to be creative in a way that will hopefully start my career with a big company in the near future.”  Cancer, how does being sensitive and imaginative help you in your area of study?


Leo (July 23 to August 22)

Leo, you love to perform and entertain. You also hold very high standards for yourself and tend to be outgoing. You are big dreamers and have the intent to make your dreams a reality and, quite honestly, will stop at nothing until you’ve achieved your goals to your standards. “Leo’s are ambitious and tend to be leaders,” freshman dance major Aniela Marcin said. “I feel like they also tend to be performers and have jobs in leadership.” Leo, whether you’re a performer or not, think about how your outgoing and high spirited personality helps you in your work and studies.

Virgo (August 23 to September 22)

Virgo, you are organized, analytical and great listeners. You may find yourself being critical of others, which could help you greatly in your career if you plan on working with people. Chances are that your peers recognize what a great listener you are. Have you noticed that your friends frequently come to you for advice? Virgos typically have careers working closely with people such as counselors, teachers or even journalists. Joie Knouse, a photojournalism major and Virgo says that being a Virgo helps her with how she analyzes people.


Libra (September 23 to October 22)

Libra, you are naturally kind and diplomatic. In arguments you usually search for a middle ground and act as a mediator. Libras tend to make good lawyers, managers, teachers and judges. “I want to be a political campaign manager someday, I think being a Libra correlates well,” freshman political science major Alexis Bonifate said. “Libras tend to have a diplomatic nature and will choose the middle path, so I think these are great qualities to have as a political science major. It is difficult to hear about differing world views, unless you keep a level head.” Libra, having a clear and level head will take you great places in any path you choose. Be sure to take note of how you exercise this ability to see different perspectives as it is a very powerful tool.


Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)

Scorpio, when you become fixated on one goal you become extremely enthusiastic and determined. In fact, you work so hard that at times you may burn yourself out. You also have a very imaginative nature which adds a creative twist to your extreme work ethic. “Scorpios are very passionate and hard working when it comes to getting what they want,” freshman journalism major Zoey Angelucci said. “With today’s media always changing, journalists have to be able to stick with what’s assigned and be able to do their best work in sometimes not great conditions. They’re also very imaginative which will be useful in writing and covering news stories.” Scorpio, think about how your enthusiasm and determination is evident in your work.


Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)

Sagittarius, you are always looking for ways to expand your knowledge. You are flexible and always open to new ideas and perspectives. You’re the type of person that can decide you need a change in your life, and would move to a different country. Sagittarians typically make great travel agents, teachers, journalists and entrepreneurs. “Being a Sagittarius definitely helps with my business major,” freshman Kiera Curtright said. “I’m really good at adapting to new environments and in business you must be able to adapt.” Think about how your flexibility and open mind give you an advantage in your field.


Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)

Capricorn, you are well disciplined and competitive. You thrive in structured environments. Whether you’re competing against others or yourself, your fierce competitiveness  assists you in improving your work ethic. Your disciplined lifestyle compliments your competitiveness; you’re always keeping the bigger picture in mind. Capricorns typically make great attorneys, entrepreneurs and journalists. “Being a Capricorn helps with my journalism major as it inserts power [and competitiveness] into my personality,” freshman journalism major Frank Smith said. Journalism is a competitive field and is a great area of work for a Capricorn as it feeds their competitive nature. Capricorn, think of how these traits help you in your day to day life.


Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

Aquarius, you are hard working, but also very easy going. You’re known as being very odd and creative. You flourish because of your work hard, play harder attitude, always keeping a positive attitude and never taking life too seriously. “My sign correlates greatly with my future career,” freshman journalism major Gin Garner said. “I want to be an investigative journalist and my sign, Aquarius, is known for being very intuitive and non-conforming, which I think are great qualities for an investigative journalist to have.” Aquarius, take a moment to focus on how unique your mind is and how it helps you in school and future career.


Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

Pisces, you are extremely dedicated, caring and artistic. The amount of dedication and love you have for what you do manifests itself through the quality of your work. Pisces tend to make great photographers, painters and graphic designers.