The Zodiac can reveal common learning and study traits for each sign. Do you prefer to study alone, or with others? Do you quickly absorb information? Can you retain it long-term? Use the guide below to identify and utilize your sign’s strengths, and conditions and techniques to help you improve your studies.
Aries (March 20th - April 19th)
Your sign is the most likely to absorb information quickly. You are an enthusiastic and efficient learner. Your strong-will and impatience can cause you to overlook the details of your studies. Aries are naturally competitive, and do best in classes that are within your career field that affect your future. Keep in mind that grades in all of your classes affect your total GPA, which can also affect future plans. You learn by doing new things, and can benefit from paying closer attention to the details of a subject.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
Your sign is the most likely to prefer learning concepts that are practical. You are methodical with your study habits and love to engage through all of your senses. Taurus can be bull-headed; you will speak your mind, particularly when you feel challenged. You have the tendency to put your job over your studies which can be good for your wallet, but keep in mind that your schoolwork may lead to a better job or a bigger paycheck. You are studious and enjoy books and learning, but are slow to adapt. You are sensitive to your surroundings, and benefit from studying alone in a calm, familiar environment.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
Your sign is the most likely to be distracted due to your short attention span. You can be restless and tend to multiple things while studying. Be careful to not spread yourself too thin, or you may not be able to focus on your studies. Make commitments to projects that you are sure to follow through. Learning comes easily, and you are naturally curious, witty and intelligent. Gemini have a quick mind and retain details with ease. You are independent and benefit from studying alone in a stimulating environment rather than a quiet study hall. Put your debate and negotiation skills to good use by incorporating them into your study plan.
Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)
Your sign is the most likely to be set in old study habits. You do best when you feel emotionally balanced, or else you may have difficulty focusing. If your study methods are stagnant, try incorporating your creative imagination into your study plan. You have an excellent long-term memory for details, and are able to cram for a test better than any other sign. Cancer tend to be reclusive and prefer studying at home, in your dorm room, or anywhere else that feels like home. Why not mix it up and try studying outdoors, in nature, or by the water? It will also keep any sense of loneliness at bay.
Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)
Your sign is the most likely to be in the class spotlight. Your natural leadership skills make you the perfect candidate to lead a study group, just try to refrain from being overly bossy. Leos love being the center of attention, however, you could pay more attention during lectures. You are naturally curious and enthusiastic about learning. You tend to overlook the finer details of a concept, and generally do better with broader subjects. You can benefit from moving around during, or in between, study sessions. You also benefit from supportive study partners or groups that allow you to talk things out and obtain feedback while studying.
Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)
Your sign is the most likely to keep your textbooks in perfect condition, even though you are not likely to sell them back. You are curious and intellectual, but are easily distracted by the trivial details of a topic, and by information-rich charts and graphs. You study best in a quiet, orderly environment, such as the library, rather than at a disorganized desk, or in a cluttered room. Virgos are highly independent and study well alone. You are organized and habitual, and take diligent notes though they may not always be legible. You benefit from a structured routine and a set schedule or study plan.
Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)
Your sign is the most likely to balance your coursework to cover a wide array of courses that expand your horizons and world view. You are especially drawn to the humanities, such as psychology and art. Libras tend to procrastinate, and you may need help figuring out where to start studying. Try to initiate firm boundaries that help keep yourself from getting sidetracked. You are social, and can benefit from study groups where someone else takes the lead. Choose the right study partners since your thrive in harmonious environments. Try to make it a regular activity to appeal to your need for structure and routine.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
Your sign is the most likely to flirt while studying, especially during your least favorite subjects. You are resourceful and absorb information like a sponge, especially from your favorite subjects. You have set strategies and study methods. You are energetic and tend to pull all-nighters, and are fortunate to be able to retain the information long-term. Scorpios have a determined focus, and you enjoy puzzles and mysteries. You are serious and strong-willed, and need to learn how to compromise. You don’t adapt well to change, and can benefit by studying in a quiet, familiar environment.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)
Your sign is the most likely to procrastinate. A tendency toward the good times also tends to detract you from your studies. Your rebellious nature also kicks in if you are not in the mood to study. Try to develop good study habits to avoid being overwhelmed later in the course. Sagittarians are logical, intelligent and naturally curious, and are easily bored. You are independent and prefer to study alone. You are a lifelong learner and benefit from progressive or alternative learning environments. You also benefit from shorter study sessions and frequent breaks which can help keep you focused. You have a thirst for knowledge, and potential to excel in any subject with adequate effort.
Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)
Your sign is highly likely to network during your classes. You love to mix business with pleasure, and studying with socializing. You prefer to study with friends, and are a natural leader. Capricorn are ambitious and have the drive to succeed. You are curious, responsible, methodical, and have good study habits. Your focused attention and ability to follow instruction makes you a good scholar. You are conventional, and prone to moodiness. You are strong-willed, bright and observant but would not do well from an all-night cram session. You benefit from paced and orderly studies since you may become confused by too much information at once.
Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)
Your sign is the most likely to have unconventional and unpredictable study habits. You are easily distracted and your studies are often interrupted by wandering thoughts. Your imagination and creativity can lead to a greater understanding of a subject and improve your memory skills. You may appear disorganized, but you are perceptive, methodical and clever, which make grasping concepts a breeze. You have a poor concept of time, and it is difficult for you to keep a structured study schedule. Aquarius enjoy puzzles and computers, so try incorporating them into your study plan. You can excel brilliantly when you are encouraged to use your intuition and innovation skills.
Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)
Your sign is the most likely to lose your textbook. You tend to daydream during class, and have difficulty focusing on your studies. You are artistic and don’t enjoy classes that are based on cold hard facts alone. You are creative and have good intuitive skills. Try to study outdoors, in nature, or by the water. You tend to be withdrawn and are often misunderstood, but you aren’t afraid to ask questions that may seem taboo to others in your class. You are able to absorb and retain details, and can benefit from a structured learning environment and independent studies.