Back-to-school season is full of mixed emotions. Obviously, the negative side is that summer vacation is ending, but I like the focus on the positive side, which is all about shopping for new clothes, accessories, and school supplies! (BTW, while you’re shopping, check out Brit + Co’s new customizable planner line at Target — available in-stores and online!) Everyone gears up for school differently and today we’re showing you how to have the best back-to-school season based on your Zodiac sign. Let’s get started!

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

This fire sign signifies natural born leaders who are great at taking initiative. Perhaps because they make such good leaders, they generally don’t like working for other people or being micromanaged. Ariens are also great at starting projects, but typically lose enthusiasm and have a hard time finishing them.

For all the Ariens out there, we recommend picking up a Brit + Co® planner (available at Target, in-store and online—YAY) and using the Brit + Co® Sticky Note Set. Write notes to your future self reminding you of your goals and place them in the coming months of your planner. Let your past self help motivate you to finish all the projects you start.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Taureans are super grounded, hard working, and dedicated. They make great team players and enjoy steady routines.

We all know that school is busy and once midterms, essays, and projects pile up, healthy schedules go out the window. Healthy habits are universally important for everyone, but keeping a good sleep schedule and well-balanced meals are especially essential for routine-lovers like Taureans. Spend 10-15 minutes each morning meditating. This mindfulness routine will set you up for whatever stress or busyness of the day.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

People born under this air sign thrive in fast paced environments. They tend to need a lot of variety in their day-to-day and enjoy interacting with different people and environments. Their love for moving through things quickly may cause them to get distracted and miss deadlines.

For the Gemini, we suggest filling your Brit + Co® planner with Brit + Co® Calendar Page inserts to help you stay organized and on top of deadlines. Have fun with your calendar pages by color coding your to-do list or even adding stickers and patches to jazz things up!

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Cancerians are natural caretakers. They love to problem solve and nurture others. Cancerians have a hard time thriving in situations where they don’t see themselves making a difference or helping others.

Help your friends ease into the school year by packing them care packages full of back-to-school essentials like notebooks, pencils or keychains for backpacks. If you’re in college and are moving back in with your BFFs in a new apartment, make these PB&J French Toast sandwiches to get everyone in the back-to-school spirit.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Leos enjoy being in the spotlight and being able to inspire others. They make very charming and good-natured leaders.

Leos (and everyone, for that matter!) should be reminded that the world is their oyster and that everything is possible. Pick up this Brit + Co® Spiral Bound Planner for a little motivational kick every day.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgos are compassionate, considerate, and they love to serve others. They are also hardworking, kind and analytical. As perfectionists, they tend to be hard on themselves. Virgos should remind themselves to not stress themselves over small details.

For back-to-school season, all you Virgos out there should pack a set of Brit + Co® Coloring Book Inserts in their Brit + Co® planner. Try unplugging a few nights a week and unwind by coloring.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

A Libra is the ultimate people person. They are very social, good at gathering people together, and have a knack for reading and understanding people.

As you’re preparing to go back to school, make sure to carry over some of your favorite summer memories. Add Brit + Co® Photo Corners to your Brit + Co® planner to hold photos with your friends.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpios love challenges and they thrive in cerebral groups of people. They’re awesome at managing stress and logistics and need to be intellectually stimulated.

If/When you get bogged down by your normal General Education classes, take some online classes to stay stimulated and excited. Brit + Co offers a huge range of classes from calligraphy to coding, so you’ll never be bored!

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Sagittarians are skilled in inspiring and encouraging friends, especially friends who are lacking morale. They’re a great team player and are good are adapting to changes. Sagittarians have a hard time when there are too many rules and may feel restricted by hierarchy at times.

For a Sagittarius, travel is always a good idea. Join school clubs that allow field trips to other environments or plan to take an exotic spring break trip so that you don’t feel too confined by the structure of classes and homework.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorns are very pragmatic, organized and serious. They have a lot of enthusiasm and ambition, but also have the tendency to be workaholics.

As the school year comes around, remind yourself of your workaholic habits and try to schedule weekend trips away with your friends. If finding free weekends for everyone is too difficult (we understand), try low-key ways to unwind like a movie night with your best girls. Regular girls-nights-in are necessary for a happy soul :)

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Of all the Zodiac signs, Aquarians are the most free-spirited. They are hard-workers but they can be a little flighty and may not be able to stick with “conventional routines.” They are great at coming up with inventive ideas and work best when on their own schedules.

Unfortunately for Aquarians, most school systems are have structured routines. If you’re an Aquarius and have a hard time sticking with the system, find a creative outlet outside of school. Tackle a fun DIY project get you excited about going to class, like these adorable painted pencil sneakers.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

As a Pisces, you’re extremely compassionate, creative and imaginative. You’re not as concerned with proving yourself to others as you are about achieving personal goals. You’re great with the arts and should think about signing up for some art classes, if you haven’t already.

For this back-to-school season, add a Brit + Co® Dry Erase Board into your Brit + Co® planner for a casual doodling break during the most monotonous classes. Don’t forget to pack some colorful dry erase markers in your pencil pouch!

Bring on the school year!

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 Photography: Kurt Andre