How You Deal With the End of Summer, Based on Zodiac Sign

Well, summer is officially coming to an end.

Whether you've been counting down the days until school starts again or you've planned an entire week of mourning your vacation, everyone copes with the end of summer in their own ways. Thankfully, your zodiac sign might be able to prepare you for those end-of-summer blues.

Keep scrolling to see how you deal with the end of summer, based on your zodiac sign.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Planning an End-of-Summer Bash 

You're quite enthusiastic and impulsive, Aries. You hate that summer is ending, but you're way too active to just sit around and sulk about it. Instead, you plan on throwing the biggest end-of-summer party any of your friends have ever seen. Your desire to be first in everything you do means you're going to make sure that your last summer bash is the perfect start to a new school year for you and all your pals.

Phineas and Ferb: Phineas and Ferb throw a beach party and Phineas surfs the crowd

(Phineas and Ferb via Disney Channel)


Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Engaging in Retail Therapy 

If there's one thing you love about the end of summer, Taurus, it's definitely the back-to-school sales. As an Earth sign, you totally have a  materialistic side, meaning you're going to deal with your end-of-summer blues by going on quite a few shopping trips. After all, retail therapy is the best way to dull the pain of sitting in a classroom for six hours a day.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Reconnecting With All Your Acquaintances

You're one of the most social signs in all the zodiac, Gemini. While you love the freedom of summer, you don't love that you're barred from spending your days surrounded by people. You're definitely going to spend the last days of summer reconnecting with all your acquaintances and gearing up your social life for a brand new school year. Your inbox is going to be filled with outgoing messages to friends (and friends of friends), planning your first few outings now that school is back in session.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Crying

You're an emotional sign, Cancer—there's no getting around it. You're just a sentimental little soul and your feelings often overpower you, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that you deal with the stress of a new school year by simply breaking down into tears. Not that anyone would ever see you cry—your hard outer shell guarantees that—but you'll definitely have quite a few emotional nights before you get back into the habit of going to school every day.

Alice in Wonderland: Alice crying a river of tears

(Alice in Wonderland via Walt Disney Pictures)


Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Soaking in the Sun

With the Sun as your ruler, Leo, it's no surprise that you're going to spend the last few days of summer soaking in as many warm rays as you can. After all, with school looming on the horizon, your time for tanning and relaxing is nearly over. In the final days before summer comes to an end, you can definitely be found outside perfecting your summer glow… and also ensuring that you look picture perfect for the start of the school year.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22): Creating a Checklist 

Ah, Virgo. You're so loyal and analytical, which causes you to take quite an organized approach to everything in your life. You have a tendency to get caught up in the details, so it only makes sense that you deal with the end of summer by preparing for the year ahead. Creating a detailed checklist that outlines everything you need to get done before school starts helps you to stay on track and focused on the year ahead of you. Books? Check. School supplies? Check. Now you just have to grab a stylish new outfit and some cute locker decorations and you're ready to face the new year.

Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22): Trying to Turn Summer Fling Into Something More 

Peaceful Libra—you're a sign who's absolutely obsessed with partnership. If you're not currently in a relationship it's only because you're searching for your next relationship, so it's not surprising that you spend your final days of vacation trying to turn your summer fling into something more. You feel balanced and equal when you're in a relationship, and trying to convince your summer partner that your romance is made to last longer than a single season keeps you from thinking too hard about the impending school year.

The Little Mermaid: Ariel and Eric staring into each other's eyes at sunset

(The Little Mermaid via Walt Disney Pictures)


Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Researching Your Teachers 

You're a very goal-oriented sign, Scorpio. You want to find the best way to succeed and you do love your research, so you're definitely spending your last few days of summer learning everything you can about your new teachers. You want to know exactly what they expect, how hard or easy they are, their favorite color, their children's names—basically anything you can find about the people who'll be running your life for the next few months. It feeds your resourceful side when you know exactly what to expect, and it'll definitely set you up for success during the coming school year.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Taking a Road Trip

You're the biggest traveler in all the zodiac, Sagittarius, so you're going to spend your last few days of summer squeezing in one last adventure. And what better way to feed your wanderlust than by taking a short road trip with your best pals? The location doesn't really matter—all you care about is seeing something new before you're stuck in a classroom for nine whole months.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Buying New School Supplies 

Much like Taurus, your Earth element makes you quite focused on the material world, Capricorn. However, unlike Taurus, you're very serious and traditional, and you prefer to use the material things around you to help you accomplish your many goals. You'll spend your last few days of summer stocking up on all new school supplies that will help keep you organized during your school year. It might sound boring to others, but you happen to love diving into a new year of schoolwork, and new supplies are the best way to ensure success in all your academic endeavors.

Frozen: Olaf singing his "Summer" song

(Frozen via Walt Disney Pictures)


Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Locking Yourself Up in Your Room

You love spending time with friends, Aquarius, but you also have a deep need to be alone and take time some for yourself. The start of the school year means that your moments of solitude are going to be severely limited, so you'll spend your last few days of freedom locked away in your room enjoy time by yourself. It's not that you're mad or upset. In fact, you actually like the intellectual challenge of school. You just need a few days to re-group and enjoy some time with yourself before you dive back into your busy schedule.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Daydreaming a Different Reality 

Oh, our imaginative little Pisces. You're friendly and sociable, but you also have a deep desire to escape reality, especially one in which you have to spend all your time at school. You'll spend your last days of summer lost in your own imagination, dreaming of a world where school isn't really a thing. You'll find your way back to reality eventually, but for right now your daydreaming is a nice way of escaping the imminent stress of a new school year.


Looking for some insight on how your first day of a brand new school year might go? Click HERE for how you act on the first day of school, based on your zodiac sign.