When it comes to doing well, it doesn’t hurt to get all the help we need — including from our zodiac signs. Life is chaotic and the world is volatile. Going through both, alone and in a foreign country, makes it tougher still.
The stars may offer some help. Not convinced? Even respected journalists, therapists and even venture capitalists are paying heed. The thing is to not believe it as 100% scientific — but if you or your friends find yourselves struggling in school, use sun signs as a loose guide for you to understand personal issues better and thus, find a study style that works best for you:
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
Truly the baby of the zodiac, Aries has a short attention span. Try to relate every course to your hobbies, interests, or passion. If you don’t motivate yourself this way, you will most likely not exert any of your energy on your studies across the board.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Get rid of the notion that you can’t study in bed because this is the best place for a Taurus to get their study on. A cup of coffee is a must to keep you from napping away. There should be no snacks anywhere near you as that will tempt you to have a meal instead.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
Pretend you’re teaching someone the subject that you need the most help on. Rote memorisation also works well on Geminis, so be sure to use flashcards as your main mode of study. Asking a friend to quiz you on something will push you even farther in the learning process.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
Your bedroom where you can be alone is the ultimate place for you to study. This is because you will feel much more secure and safe. Empathy is a big thing for Cancers, so talk to anyone who is passionate about the subject you dislike most. Go on YouTube and watch people talk about it — it will help you better than textbooks can.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)
Sit in the front row and question the teacher as much as you can to grasp the concepts. You tend to look at the bigger picture and pay no attention to details, so auditory learning works best for you. Listen back to lectures or invest in audiobooks for subjects that you struggle with.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
Find a nice and quiet space to study. You are easily distracted by everything, so the best way to study is solo. Writing notes and rereading them is what will get you those As, but sticking to a structured routine is your main challenge if you have a lot of non-study plans to attend to.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
You tend to procrastinate and get sidetracked, so you need to put in place ways to keep you focused and on task if you are trying to study by yourself. A study group may benefit you more than studying alone will because there will always be someone there to guide you. Try taking a 15-minute break for every 45 minutes of studying you do.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
Keep yourself in an area where you can really focus and study hard. Switch off that phone, have food and water at the ready and lock the door if you must. Be wary of procrastination as it can be your biggest enemy. Don’t wait until the last minute to complete assignments or study.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
You should divide your courses into small parts so that it’s easier for you to understand. Take your time and strive for perfection only when you know you can do it. Shorter study sessions trump longer ones as you cannot force yourself to study if you aren’t in the mood.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Please don’t do an all-nighter just to cram for an exam. Though this may work on the other zodiac signs, Capricorns should steer clear of this tactic. You study well when you have a scheduled and organised plan, like the Virgo. It may be hard for you to concentrate in a study group too, so you may want to consider studying by yourself.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
Come up with the most creative ways to make the learning material stick. Don’t bother making some time out of your day to study — you only actually study when you feel like it so follow your gut feeling. Perhaps it’s best to study where nobody can see — and judge — your wild imagination.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)
Studying alone is the only choice for the oldest zodiac sign — comfort, calmness, and peace are what help you retain information best. Keep reviewing the same material over and over again instead of trying to understand it the first time. You will be more likely to recall it under the stress of the exam.