If you want to make a recent high school, college, or university graduate anxious, all you have to do is say this:
“Congratulations! Now what are you going to do with your life?”
Many graduates feel like there’s no time to soak in the accomplishment of just finishing the degree – it’s on to the next thing. When it comes to big life changes, people are excited to explore all of their possibilities; however, they’re equally nervous that they’re choosing the right path or taking the right risks.
We tried to alleviate some of the stress that comes around this time of year. Here’s what your astrological sign says about what you’re meant to do with your life.
Taurus (April 20th-May 20th)
No matter what curveballs life throws at her, Taurus always finds a way to stay humble and centered. Whether it’s through journaling, mindfulness, or healthy counseling, you find ways to stay grounded. Your destiny is to share that with others, either as the emotional backbone of your inner circle or as a visible figure in your community (such as a yoga instructor or a therapist).
Gemini (May 21st-June 20th)
Watching political debates or even reading through online comments can feel like everyone is shouting at each other but nobody is listening. As a master of communication, Gemini may be able to bridge that gap. Your destiny is to be a moderator of ideas, perhaps as a journalist, a manager, or a couples therapist.
Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd)
Making the most out of your life could mean helping others make the most out of their lives. Nurturing Cancer should pursue opportunities to mentor others. Maybe you’ll work with kids, be a coach, or even be a talk show host.
Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd)
Roll out the red carpet because Leo is born for the spotlight. You love what you do and others are inspired when they see how you do it. Politics, performing arts, or lifestyle blogging would let you be the influential role model you’re meant to be.
Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)
Whatever you do, you’ll never do it in a half-hearted way. So many people have half-baked schemes to get rich quick, but Virgo is too sensible to neglect the steps to get there. A meticulous lady like you is meant to be a doctor, a librarian, or a judge.
Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd)
Your sense of justice influences every part of your life, whether you think about it consciously or not. Libra’s destiny is advocating for the underdog. You might be in a position where you look out for an individual, like a lawyer or a diplomat. On the other hand, you might represent a cause with a larger scope, like being the only female engineer at your firm and challenging bias and gender stereotypes.
Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)
Research, editing, and grammar are all important skills for writing – and if we’re honest, you may not always have the patience to perfect those skills. However, great writing is about connecting with your audience, and Scorpio has a knack for understanding emotions and intent. You’re meant to write something compelling, whether it’s a blog, a book, or a screenplay.
Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st)
We hope you have a solid suitcase, Sagittarius. You don’t need to have a perfectly stable career in order to feel fulfilled. Whether you take a sabbatical or you shuffle between part-time jobs for a few years, expect to travel the world. You probably won’t love every destination you see, but the experiences you will have will make you feel more fulfilled than any desk job.
Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th)
Billionaires like Oprah Winfrey or Sheryl Sandberg don’t rest on their initial successes, and neither does Capricorn. Once you find your niche, you’ll continue to innovate and expand your business, your passion projects, or your own personal brand. Your destiny is to create several different projects.
Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th)
Who says you have to spend 30 years with one company? Free-spirited Aquarius needs to keep moving. Maybe you’ll stay with one industry but change jobs when you need a career boost. Or, maybe you’ll be a musician for your first few years, join the corporate world for the next few, then change to be a national park tour guide later in life.
Pisces (February 19th-March 20th)
Letting your artistic talent go to waste would be an utter shame. The world needs to see your art, Pisces. Whether you pursue it full-time or as a weekend hobby, you are meant to sing, dance, draw, or perform. Some people in the audience will be so moved by what your art has to say that you will change some lives.
Aries (March 21st-April 19th)
Taking a risk always means there’s a chance of failure, but it also means there’s a chance you’ll thrive. Some people are content with taking the safe route, but not adventurous Aries; if you never take that risk, you’ll feel more miserable than if you tried and failed. You’re meant to take the plunge on a dangerous decision. And that could mean you’re meant to change the world.