Astrology can help you pick a college major — here’s how to get schooled by the stars (2024)

Choosing a major, like choosing a mate, a tattoo, a political affiliation, and whether or not to get bangs is among the most important decisions we can make as adults.

While Gen Z, coming up and raising themselves in the post-pandemic world, is questioning the value of a four-year degree those still hoping to stave off adulthood/invest in their future with an educational stint now have more choices than ever before.

Picking a major is a balance between passion, practicality, and the kind of payday you need to make it in this increasingly hostile and high-cost world.

Adela Belin fromWriters Per Hour, an essay writing service, is on deck with her insights about how astrology can aid and abet career trajectory.


She imparts, “By embracing the wisdom of astrology and understanding the inherent qualities and tendencies associated with each sign, students can embark on a journey of self-discovery and purpose, forging a future that resonates with their celestial blueprint.”

Read on to learn what major makes the grade for your zodiac sign, read for your sun, Mars and rising signs.

ARIES (March 21 – April 19)

As a cardinal sign ruled by Mars, Aries is the fierce individualist of the zodiac. This energetic ilk thrives in leadership roles and fast-paced environments. Thus, Belin recommends the people of the ram seek out majors like Entrepreneurship, Political Science or Sports Management.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)


A Venus-ruled earth sign, Taurus folks are hard-working with an emphasis on aesthetic details and practical pursuits. Taureans do well in careers that offer steady growth and a healthy paycheck. Belin suggests the people of the bull find their ground with majors like Architecture, Cannabis Biology and Chemistry or Culinary Arts.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)

Gemini is the sign of social flourish and ceaseless curiosity they flourish in fields that require flexibility, plenty of human interaction, and apex mental acuity. Must keep these people on their toes or they’ll beat feet for a better deal. Recommended majors for the people of the twin include Communications, Journalism and Psychology.

CANCER (June 21 – July 22)

Ruled by the moon and representing the archetype of the mother/macaroni necklace-wearing kindergarten art teachers, Cancer folk are care bears/worry worts who love to watch things grow under their fixed attention. Deeply intuitive many among them find fulfillment in being needed by others. Ideal majors for the crab contingent include Pre-med, Nursing, Bakery Science, Art Therapy, Social Work or Education.

LEO (July 23 – August 22)


Leo is ruled by the sun and natives are born to shine, bottle, and sell their solar power. Lords of the fifth house of creativity and pleasure lions do best when their job is to express. Great at looking good and lending that lens to others they do well in majors like Marketing, Public Relations, Amusem*nt Park Engineering, How To Be An Influencer (seriously), Theater Arts and/or Arts Management.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)

Mutable earth, Virgo wants everyone to try harder and be better. Children of Mercury, these people are methodical, detail-oriented, and bodily-minded. Virgos are well suited for majors that focus on improvement and precision like Health Sciences, Nutrition, Environmental Science, Fermentation Science (look it up), Hospitality Management and Civil Engineering.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)

Represented by the scales and balances and ruled by “beauty is my birthright” planet Venus, Libra folk are social, diplomatic and aesthetically inclined. Libras will fare well in careers that require a degree in Law, International Relations, Art History, Viticulture and Enology, Public Relations, Fashion or Interior Design.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)


Scorpio does nothing lightly. As the zodiac’s resident investigators, they are drawn to careers that allow them to dive deep and utilize their twin skills of intensity and intuition. Suitable majors for a scorpion include Criminology, Psychology, Performance Art, Egyptology and Assyriology, Sexuality Studies and Counseling.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)

Arrows to the sky and flights of fancy on the horizon, Sagittarius folks are equal parts optimistic and independent. Archers should aim for careers that offer them the chance to go offroad literally and intellectually. Suitable majors for Sag include Anthropology, Philosophy, Travel and Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)

Ruled by the striving, structured planet Saturn, Capricorns are disciplined and diligent with a taste for the finer things and a reverence for things that are built to last. They like a leg, and a ladder up and would be well suited for majors like Archeology, Business Administration, Economics and Engineering.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)


Aquarius folks are born from the future, brought here to show us how to catch up. In-kind, water bearers flow towards fields anchored in tech and social progress. Suitable majors for those born under these stars include Computer Science, Social Justice, Sociology, Environmental Law and Anthropology.

PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

Ruled by Neptune, the planet of inspiration, intuition, dreams, drugs, and delusions Pisces people are naturally empathetic and inspired. Fish folk fare well in pursuits that allow them to use compassion and imagination to benefit the collective. Suitable majors include Foresight, Fine Arts, Music, Psychology, Art Therapy and Animal Science.

Astrology 101: Your guide to the star

  • The 12 zodiac signs
  • What are the astrology houses
  • Here’s what each planet represents
  • Sun, moon and rising signs: Get to know your Big 3

AstrologerReda Wigleresearches and irreverently reports back on planetary configurations and their effect on each zodiac sign. Her horoscopes integrate history, poetry, pop culture, and personal experience.To book a birth chart reading, contact her via her website.

Astrology can help you pick a college major — here’s how to get schooled by the stars (2024)


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