Which college major is best for your zodiac sign?

best degree
The best degrees for your zodiac sign might not be something you have considered before. Source: Eva Hambach/AFP

It’s not easy to decide on the best degree for you, especially after you’ve just passed the gruesome stage of pre-university exams. When all of your energy is poured into A Levels, the SATs, IB Diploma, AUSMAT, or CIMP, it feels like there’s no spark left to plan on what degree to take.

Good old astrology can help. Below is a list of the college majors that each zodiac sign will thrive in.

best degree

Sea lion Leo poses after writing the Chinese character for tiger, which is one of the animals in the Chinese zodiac during a press preview at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise. Source: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Speak to any Aries and you will know how passionate they can be when it comes to the things that they love. This driven, high-energy sign would flourish in the uncertain field of Business, which is why majoring in business is the best thing for them. The baby of the zodiac wants to be free to lead their own projects, something only a business graduate is capable of doing.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

Comfort is a huge thing for Tauruses, so Finance is a great major for them. Their stubborn determination to prefer luxury over a humble life pairs well with a major that can lead to a lucrative career. Ruled by Venus, high-earning careers like real estate will also appeal to them.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

This air sign is ruled by Mercury, which means they are all about communication and information. The best degree for curious and dual personality Geminis is Marketing. The demanding field — which often includes working for agencies and putting in long hours — is perfect for them. They also do well in group assignments and prefer the company of others to being alone.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

Caregiving Cancer has a natural affinity for getting along well with kids, which is why they will feel right at home in the classroom. Early Childhood Education programmes seem almost made for the emotional, sensitive Cancer who tends to live in the past. The empathy they possess allows them to understand children, and therefore, create a comforting classroom.

best degree

Kim Kardashian’s ability to persuade the masses stems from her natural Libra charm. Source: Angela Weiss/AFP

Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)

Bold. Charismatic. Confident. These are the words that encapsulate the vibe that Leos give off. Such traits also allow them to outdo themselves and others in the competitive major of Performing Arts. Acting, singing, dancing, or all three at once, may prove to be the perfect career for the adventurous Leo. Bonus points for the attention they get when they become famous!

Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)

Virgos have great attention to detail and a decisiveness that allows them to make quick and confident judgments. This analytical, unbiased, and professional approach to life and relationships (especially in the working world) makes English the best major for them. Earth signs highly value material security, so they’ll thrive in careers that bring in the big bucks today, like public relations or technology writing. 

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Libras are motivated by social harmony and are good at persuading others to join their cause, making them the perfect Human Resources majors. Their natural charm makes people around them more willing to open up. They have a knack for balancing the dynamics of large groups of people without necessarily assuming an overpowering position too. 

Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)

Scorpios obsess over something until they get it. Criminal Justice ticks all the boxes for them as this sign has the unique ability to persist even in the most difficult situations. They’ll knock down every closed door. They are mysterious, secretive, and work best alone — so detective work might just be the career for them.

best degree

Scorpio Marie Antoinette met a tragic end but not before living her life to the fullest. Source: Ludovic Marin/AFP

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Written communication and deep thinking are the two greatest strengths Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius have. This fire sign will do well as Philosophy majors, where such traits need to be honed and fleshed out. Research, heavy reading, and writing essays will come easy to the independent Sagittarius who could do without group work.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)

Perhaps the toughest of the Earth signs, Capricorns are capable of anything they put their minds to thanks to their ambition and hardworking nature. Their logical and systematic way of life is similar to Virgos but Capricorns take it to the extreme. Data Science, the hottest thing in the 21st century, is the ideal college major for them.

Aquarius (Jan. 20  to Feb. 18)

Innovative, revolutionary, and imaginative Aquarians are out-of-this-world and for good reason. The best degree that befits these creatives is Political Science. They are not one to shy away from uncommon ideas as they have an optimistic aura about them. As natural humanitarians, they are best placed to lead people.

Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)

The best degrees for water signs are no doubt those that will enhance their emotional depth. Pisces is no exception to this rule. Social Work is the obvious winner when it comes to these empathetic and mature beings, who could have made amazing writers and poets but will blossom most when they do immediate good for others.