Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) – With the sun in your sign this month, get ready to be your confident and ambitious self and watch as you achieve your goals. Take on your New Year’s resolutions and be determined to make them a reality. Activity to try this month: Show off your altruistic side by getting involved in volunteering opportunities on Jan. 19 at the SSMU Volunteer Fair!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 19) – As the sun moves through Capricorn, it also moves through your twelfth house, which indicates a time for reflection and forgiveness. Reflect on your time in 2016 as you enter 2017. Resolutions and ambitious planning can wait. This is cosmic permission to relax so don’t feel guilty over binge-watching your favourite Netflix show all day! Activity to try this month: Enjoy a relaxing shopping day at the All Gender Clothing Swap on Jan. 17 at the Montreal Diocesan Theological College!
Pisces (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20) – With both confident Mars and alluring Venus in your sign this month, new and old admirers won’t be able to resist your charm and energy. Take a chance on love and put yourself out there by asking that cute pal you’ve spotted in lecture hall out on a date! Love is in the air this month, Pisces. Activity to try this month: Enjoy a night of dancing at the Redpath Museum Semi-Formal Gala on Jan. 20!
Aries (Mar. 21 – Apr. 20) – As Mercury becomes direct in motion on Jan. 8, you will be full of energy and ready to take on new adventures and challenges this month. With all this extra energy, allow your ambition to push you forward and find out how you can get involved on campus. This newfound sense of power will kick start your classes and the new year off to a good start—use this time to get out and seek new experiences. Activity to try this month: Stop by the SSMU Winter Activities Night presented on Jan. 10-11 to find out which nifty clubs you can get involved in this semester!
Taurus (Apr. 21 – May 20) – This new year may have you feeling a fresh sense of adventure as the sun blazes through Capricorn and your worldly ninth house. Go forth and seek new excitements! This month is the perfect time for you to take risks and go on a new adventure: A weekend getaway with some friends to Mont Tremblant would be the perfect way to ski off your energy and have some fun. Activity to try this month: Have a good laugh at Comedyworks Montreal’s “La Belle Improv #10” on Jan. 17!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) – You are starting your winter semester on an introspective note as the sun moves through Capricorn into your eighth house of privacy. Set personal boundaries for yourself and devote attention into your self-reflection as others scramble to accomplish New Year’s resolutions. Yes, that means you’re off the hook for the classic “new year, new me” promises. Who really needs the gym when you can work out by having a dance party at home? Activity to try this month: Treat yourself to a relaxing night at the ASA Film Showcase hosted by the McGill Anthropology Students’ Association on Jan. 20.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) – As the full moon is in your sign on Jan. 12, you will feel determined to make changes in your work life. Consider expanding your academic and professional horizons. Take a new and interesting elective or maybe seek out a new job opportunity that interests you. Activity to try this month: Inspire yourself at the U.S. & Canada Internship Info Session hosted by the McGill Faculty of Arts Internship Office in Leacock on Jan. 10!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) – Stay focused on relationships this month as the sun moving into Aquarius will remind you of your need for interpersonal ties. Luckily, midterms are a ways away, so you can put less pressure on work this month and more on your friends and family. Think about attending something fun with close friends. Within and beyond the McGill bubble, this city always has something to offer! Activity to try this month: Take a break from studying to check out Igloofest in the Old Port throughout January, or the McGill Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 20-21.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) – With the full moon entering into Cancer on Jan. 12, your eleventh house of activity will urge you to take part in a group outing. Make the most of this determination and energy to participate in a volunteer activity in your community! Activity to try this month: Bring a group of friends along to the McGill Students’ Cancer Society’s Relay for Life on Jan. 28.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) – As the full moon on Jan. 12 is positioned in a Grand Cross with the sun in your domestic zone, you could experience family drama. Prepare for this potentially harrowing situation and remember that you have friends by your side upon which to rely. Activity to try this month: Bundle up and go out for a night of skating at Parc Lafontaine. Don’t forget to wear your snow pants!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 22) – Need to get something off your chest this new year? Now is the time, Scorpio! As the sun moves through Capricorn, it also moves through your third house of communication. This is the prime time to connect with new and old friends and impress your professors with your studious remarks in class or simply enjoy your surrounding McGillians. Activity to try this month: Let out your wild side and attend the McGill Students for Save a Child's Heart (SACH) fundraiser at Apartment 200 on Jan. 18.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21) – As Mercury is in retrograde through the beginning of this month, communication with others will be difficult. Take this time to focus on your academic life and get back into your routine if you find your interpersonal relationships lacking. New year, new focus on yourself! Activity to try this month: Make sure to take a study break to go see Heathers the Musical presented by AUTS on Jan. 19.