Finishing College? Let Astrology Help Guide Your Transition

So you’ve poured your blood, sweat, and tears into who knows how many years of college. You’re finally about to receive that diploma and get your career up and revving.

Or are you?

College is a wonderful experience that enriches lives and instills us with knowledge, but it is also exhausting. How many nights were spent staying up until dawn, frantically trying to force facts into your brain before the next morning’s exam?

You might feel like you just want time to rest. Or, you might find yourself asking, “Now what?”

If you’re feeling a little lost or you’d like a more grounded sense of direction, let the stars help! Astrology is always a good place to start when you have deeper questions that have not otherwise been answered.

Let’s take a look at each sign for suggestions on what to do next.


You’re a go-get-‘em kind of sign, the fire ruling over Aries inspiring swift action from within you. You’re probably feeling quite ready, if not downright anxious, to get started with the next adventure. Because your stamina is incredible, this is probably the right time to start putting your plans into action and send your feelers out there for job opportunities.


Your tastes are refined, but you don’t let your wallet suffer the damage. You’re relatively thrifty and you likely have a nest egg to fall back on, for those just-in-case moments in life. While your financial situation might not require you to get moving, you might want to seize the opportunity to do so anyway. Keep your momentum going by starting your adventures now. When we stop to take a break for too long we lose momentum, and you, my cozy Taurus, love your breaks.


Your brain is often torn between two or more decisions, analyzing and rationalizing to make sure you choose the best one — and my guess is that now is no different. Take this moment to stop agonizing over missed opportunities and “wrong” decisions and appreciate who you are in this moment and all that you’ve accomplished. It’s okay to let those shoulders relax into their natural position every once in a while.


Your intuitive nature has gotten you this far, and so you may already have an idea of where to go now that you’re finished with school. Whatever you do, make sure it speaks to your heart and feeds your soul. Your emotionality moves through your talents and skills, creating art in all you produce. Let your heart, your guts, and that guiding force within speak out and through you.


Our little lion loves a spotlight, but is gregarious enough to share it with others. Whether you collaborate with other kindred spirits, or take on a project all your own, you’re bound to shine bright. Your charisma reaches the hearts of others, so lay on the charm in business meetings with the higher-ups to smooth-talk them into producing your new album or publishing that cookbook.


All work and no play makes jack a tired boy! You work and you work hard, Virgo. Maybe this is a good time to take a break and recoup, restoring some of that lost energy that you poured into your schoolwork. Get out in nature and attune yourself with Mother Earth; whether you take a day, a month, or a year, when you do get back to the grindstone you’ll be much more energized.


You love to keep the balance, so a little bit of play mixed in with the duties of life is in order. You might want to get started looking for jobs and putting your feet to the pavement, but do it in some really fabulous shoes. Treat yourself to a manicure in between interviews and play with that balance between business and much-needed pleasure.


Your job is to find your passion, Scorpio because without it you’ll be reluctant to put your heart into any career. You need to do something that makes you feel alive. Whatever that may be is up to you, and if you’ve found it, you’re halfway there! When you know how you want to contribute your brand of mystery to the world, the rest will fall into place.


You’ve probably got that archer’s bow aimed in about a hundred different directions right now, swinging like the pendulum of a clock between one project and another. Your optimism allows you to fall in love with many projects, however, sadly, many of them are quickly forgotten. Take a moment to decide which goals you’d really like to set your sights on, and start aiming in that direction.


Capricorns won’t settle for mediocre, you want to be the best at whatever you do. You might have an idea of what that is, but this is a great time to discover how to put your own spin on it and make yours a unique service that only you offer. You want awards? You want accolades? Identify your strongest abilities and give people what they can’t possibly get anywhere else.


You can do just about anything, as you are a modern-day Maverick. Duct tape? Check. Paper clip? Check. Engine rebuilt. You are seriously innovative and your mind never stops creating brilliant ideas. You’re also great with people and enjoy giving of yourself, so try to combine these two traits into a brilliant marketing strategy for your new career. Finally, use your enigmatic personality to sell your incredible ideas.


Your imagination is one of your best assets, and your mind is probably brimming with overwhelming possibility right about now. You might enjoy creating art, music, educating, or helping people in some way as you are a natural healer. Whether you choose to leap headfirst into a career or dabble in a few creative endeavours first, make sure it fulfills your inner child in some way.

In the end…

No matter your sign, you are meant for great things.

If you find yourself in the predicament of being unsure what to do after college, first remember that you’ve accomplished something really big and you should be proud of yourself right now! You can do anything you put your mind to, so get out there and give this world everything you have to offer.

Related Article: Why Your Career is a Mess Based on Your Zodiac Sign

About The Author

Rhiannon Liselle

Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about metaphysical, spiritual, and esoteric subjects for 3 years. Rhiannon lives in the mountains of Colorado, and loves drinking coffee and spending time with her coloring books.
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