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What type of freshman are you according to your zodiac sign?

Starting your first semester of college can be extremely exciting and intimidating. Each zodiac sign approaches this new endeavor differently and needs to hear unique advice. 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

To my fiery Aries people — you’re ready for college. You’re the overly excited freshmen at move-in. You’re greeting people on your floor and filling up your social calendar. You may not have all your textbooks and no idea where your classes are.

However, you can handle anything college throws at you. When things are getting hectic, remember that you can do both. You can have a social life and do well in your classes — it doesn’t have to be one or the other! 

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Pisces are the type of freshmen that aren’t intimidating to sit next to on the first day of class — that is, if you’re not late. You seem welcoming to others, so people are drawn to you in new situations, and you typically greet them with a warm smile. 

My advice for Pisces is not to let people take advantage of your kindness. 

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Cancers are typically adorable and loving — pairing perfectly with a Pisces. You are the freshmen that sit next to the Pisces in class. You were nervous about the first day of class — walking into an auditorium and having everyone momentarily stare at you is borderline terrifying. Cancers are well connected with their emotions at the start of the semester. 

My advice for Cancers is to remember that you are going to be fine. College is going to transform you into the best version of yourself. 

Virgo (August 23- September 22)

Next are my grounded, organized Virgos. You are the freshman that has every single duck in a row. You know what you’re wearing on the first day, you know all of your professors’ ratings, you have a map of your classes and have memorized your schedule. I am confident that you are ready for college. 

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There isn’t much that you don’t already know. However, you do not have to know everything yet. If there are things you don’t know academically or socially, it is okay. You don’t always have to be organized, it’s okay to let go — appreciate the learning process. 

Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)

You are going to be the freshman that is everywhere all at once. You are speaking to random strangers you don’t know and should be proud of your ability to make friends easily. 

However, it is okay to take time to rest. You don’t have to constantly be doing things, and you might benefit from some quiet time. 

Leo (July 23- August 22)

You are the freshman that commands everyone’s attention. At parties and gatherings, you are the one telling the story that captures everyone. When you walk into class, your head is held high, and everyone probably thinks you’re older than you are. You have a cool exterior, but on the inside, you may have a million thoughts clanging around your head. 

This year, it won’t kill you to let your guard down. You don’t always have to be so strong or land on your feet. It is perfectly okay to stumble through a learning curve. 

Scorpio (October 23- November 21)

Scorpios are the freshmen that are taking charge. You are joining clubs, going to office hours to meet professors and attending career fairs. College is your time, and you are taking advantage of every opportunity. You have an unparalleled work ethic, and you should be so proud of that. 

My advice for Scorpios is to remember that you don’t have to have everything figured out. You are allowed to do things just because they interest you — it doesn’t have to be a resumé builder. 

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

You are the freshmen that typically fly under the radar. You have a quiet exterior — you’re not the type to be talking to the people sitting around you in class, and you’re not the center of attention at parties. However — once you’ve found your ideal environment— you are lively and outgoing. 

Advice for Aquarians is that the right people will love you for who you are. Don’t change your personality to fit in. 

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

People with Taurus placements are gentle and mellow. You all are the freshman that Virgos wish they were. You have mastered a level of calm that everyone is jealous of. You have a paper due tomorrow and you haven’t started? For a Taurus, that is totally fine — you’ll get it done one way or another — there is no reason to worry.

My advice for you all is to stand up for what you want. Know that it is okay to state clearly what you want at the moment. 

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Capricorns are constantly working. You are always grinding out homework in the library, or are working at a job. As a Capricorn, you guys find the optimal time to get work done, and you should be proud of your determination. 

Here’s what you need to hear: You may need a break, and it is okay that you need a break. Please take time to take care of yourself — do something that brings you joy. Take a breather. 

Libra (September 22-October 23)

Libras are the freshmen that everyone else has a “friend crush” on. You have this unfiltered coolness about you that no one else can achieve. You guys are artsy and imaginative. 

Don’t let anyone stamp out your creativity. Your unique style and aesthetic are part of the reasons you guys are so cool. Don’t lose it. 

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

I am not going to lie, going to college for Geminis is a little difficult. You want to be at every social event, but you also like to stay in. Your duplicity makes it hard to balance time for yourselves and friends. Geminis are the freshmen that are out partying one night, and the next day not getting out of bed. 

My advice to a Gemini is that you don’t have to do things for anyone but yourself. Don’t let what everyone else wants you to do be the deciding factor in a decision. It’s entirely okay if you don’t follow the crowd. 

The first year of college isn’t always what happens in the movies, but everyone is experiencing it together. Some people deal with new situations differently, and that’s completely normal. It is okay to be excited and scared for your first year. 


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