Christmas traditionWhat’s your favorite Christmas tradition? Let me guess. A break from college? Receiving gifts and going to parties? Or maybe kissing under the mistletoe?
Ok, I’m giving up. Or no – just one last try – isn’t it making plans for the year ahead? I mean the Christmas tradition of making yourself fabulous promises of starting the work on papers early and not pulling any all-nighters next year.
Anyway, Christmas is the perfect time for thinking about your plans for the year ahead. And here is what the stars say:

Fun Academic Horoscope for 2013

Aries (Mar 21 – April 19)
As usual, you are the first to start the study marathons. This can be to your advantage, unless you make a false start. Are you sure you already clearly understand the assignment?
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Certainly, you are always right. Unfortunately, those pitiful tutors sometimes fail to acknowledge your genius. Show some compassion to them. Don’t waste your time arguing with them that your grammar errors are actually the latest amendments to old grammar rules.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
No, you aren’t absent-minded. You just have twice as many things to think of as everyone else in your class. Try to slow down a little bit and clean out your room to dig out your unpaid bills and course materials.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Try to adjust to your mood swings. For instance, when you have an unexpected bout of enthusiasm, you may want to use it to the fullest. Wait! Are you going to a party again? We meant to use your enthusiasm to write a research paper!
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Why not use your academic tasks to be on the center stage – deliver speeches, answer teacher’s questions. Only imagine – this way, everyone will definitely get to notice and admire your beautiful hair and new jeans.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)
Put one dollar in a piggy bank for every time you say “what if” and you will soon have a fortune. Your analytical skills are impressive and you will finally understand that the best use for them is to write high-quality academic papers.
Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
In some cases, perfection is indeed required. But are you certain that academic papers are such a case? Be sure your hair doesn’t turn gray before you complete proofreading your papers for the 7th time.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Yes, taking risks is noble. However, answering 1 out of 10 questions in 9 out of 10 cases is not enough for getting an A. Try to be reasonable and not to rely on blind fate, no matter how attractive it may sound.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
This year you could discover a new form of alternative energy produced from unused textbooks or make other important discoveries. Sure, you are busy with your high goals. Yet, your homework deserves a little bit of your attention too, doesn’t it?
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
In brief moments of boredom and loneliness, you may want to do some philosophical thinking. As an alternative, you could open your textbooks and do some reading.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Sure, you couldn't care less whether someone likes your uniqueness or not. Yet, your teachers’ opinions of your papers do matter (at least to a certain extent). Try not to overdo it with your eccentricity in academic writing.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Why not use your rich imagination to discover new exciting ways to taking lecture notes? Did you say no? Well, so be it. There is nothing bad in drawing flowers instead. Just make sure you get back to reality for at least a few hours before your finals.
Happy Holidays, dear friends!
Only best wishes from for all the signs of the horoscope, as well as for those who don’t believe in horoscopes and for those who don’t care about any Christmas rituals.