Your 2019 uni horoscope

All art by  Nima Sotoudeh .

All art by Nima Sotoudeh.

Been wondering what’s upcoming in your academic life? Or maybe if it’s finally time to take a leap of faith, career-related or otherwise? Here is what the stars have in store for you.


21 March - 19 April


Rams are known to be a bit hot-headed. And with all the stress of balancing coursework, paid work, unpaid internships – and let’s not even go into the state of your social life – who could blame you for going a little crazy? The best thing to do is keep your cool, and make sure you take time to de-stress and relax. I’d suggest a nice bath and maybe some meditation.


20 April - 20 May


Good news for you, bull baby – you benefit by surrounding yourself with items of comfort. Turn this into a productive strategy; deck your desk with new stationary and gadgets that will give you that extra bit of motivation to hit the books. Alternatively, set study goals and reward yourself with a snack or treat. Perhaps a mood board will inspire you to get started.


21 May - 20 June


As a Gemini, you’re chatty and people-oriented – which makes sense, seeing as you need to keep your alter-egos occupied at all times. Use this to your advantage, and round up a group of friends alongside your immediate tasks at-hand. Voilà - you’ve got yourself a gang of study buddies. This will help you to learn most effectively, while also satisfying your social side. Just take care not to get side-tracked.


21 June - 22 July


For the emotional child of the moon, self-care is
the key to stability. It’s okay to feel a little moody sometimes, but remember to find time for yourself when things get overwhelming. Schedule time to do what makes you happy – whether it’s baking, reading a good book or having a Netflix binge. Invest time in creating a comfortable space to retreat to when needed. In the absence of that – a hug always works.


23 July - 22 August


Struggling with your busy schedule, lion? It’s time to treat yourself. Nothing perks a fire sign up like a little bit of pampering. For those that prefer something a little more bourgeoisie, perhaps indulge in a massage or a fancy dinner. If you’re into five-star experiences but you’re on a one-star budget, no problem; have a DIY spa day. Just remember to get on that assignment once the good vibes start flowing.


23 August - 22 September


As a Virgo maiden, staying on top of things is the key to your sanity. Do what you have to do to organise your mind, and your life will follow. Write those due dates
in your calendar, make some to-do lists, and schedule in some solid study time. Wrapping your head around upcoming events will leave you feeling much more in control, and ready to conquer the world.


23 September - 22 October


Your scales feel perfectly-balanced after a bit of social time; you thrive in social situations, thanks to your ruling planet, Venus. When you come to a roadblock in your study, the best way to drive over it is to go out and have some fun. It’s like hitting the refresh button, so you can come back with a new perspective.


23 October - 21 November


Celestial scorpions, like their arachnid counterparts, tend to keep to themselves – so when times get tough it’s no surprise that they retreat. Even though you might just want to curl up and hide when you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t forget to reach out to those in your life. Call a friend, have a lunch date with your sibling, or take your pet for a long walk.


22 November - 21 December


You’re an adventurous soul, Archer. Keeping your busy mind stimulated with a new experience or activity will also keep you on track to slaying your study this semester. This is the perfect opportunity to sign up for social sport, join that society committee, or even go for some crazy trapeze lessons. The world is your oyster, and there has never been a better time to seize the day.


22 December - 19 January


Does career-driven and ambitious sound like you? Typical Capricorn. But sometimes it can be hard to know if the time is right to take the next step. If you were looking for a sign from above, hold this magazine over your head and consider this it. Go to a careers fair, make a LinkedIn account, and start networking. The more you put yourself out there, the more likely you are to snag that internship.


20 January - 18 February


Water-bearers are communicative and generous with their time and resources. And according to Edgar Dale, humans retain 95 per cent of what we teach. Now is the time to get what you give – try your hand at tutoring, or even talk your friends through that tricky topic from last week’s tutorial. Sometimes you may struggle to be efficient, so don’t underestimate the importance of time- management. It’s ok to prioritise yourself sometimes.


19 February - 20 March


Like Rihanna and Albert Einstein, your celebrity zodiac twins, you are sensitive and passionate. You will put your heart and soul into your work, and get upset when things don’t go according to plan. And that’s okay! Remember that tough situations are always temporary, and not the end of the world. Reach out for some support when you need it. You’ll feel much better, trust me.

This article appeared in The Comma’s 2018 Annual Edition. Read more here.

Isabelle ‘Izzy’ Stackpool is in her second year at UTS, double-majoring in Journalism and Public Relations. Her passions include travel, sushi and kittens.