This Is Your Graduation Anthem, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
It's the culminating achievement of your young life. After 13+ years of schooling, you can finally toss on that cap and gown and bid adieu to the hallways of your high school forever.
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Aries (March 21 – April 19): 'I Was Here' by Beyoncé
You're not going to sit around and cry on graduation day, Aries. You have more important things to worry about. With your confident and competitive nature, you just want to be remembered. You don't want everything to be forgotten as soon as you walk away from high school, and "I Was Here" will banish those negative thoughts from your head. Even if no one else remembers you, you can rest easy knowing you made a difference, no matter how small it may be. You lived your high school life to the fullest, which makes walking away that much easier.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): 'Forever Young' by Alphaville
Oh, Taurus—you do not like change. You're very comfortable doing the same thing day after day and you don't do well with anything that's out of your direct control. The entire process of graduation is incredibly challenging for you, and that's okay. You can't stop the change, but "Forever Young" allows you to channel all your feelings into music. You can't be young forever, Taurus, but at least you can find some solace in the fact that you're not the only one who wishes that you could.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): 'For Good' by Idina Menzel and
You're one of the most social signs in all the zodiac, Gemini. You can carry on a conversation with nearly anyone, and you love exchanging ideas and gaining new points of view. You more than anyone know what it's like to learn from those around you, and you relish the opportunity. This sweet tune originally from Wicked captures all those complex feelings. "For Good" talks about the part that people play in our lives, and the way they irrevocably change us. During graduation, that idea is at the forefront of your mind. You're not only saying goodbye to good friends, you're walking away from people who have really shaped who you are. This song is the perfect mix of sweet and sad, which will help you to get a handle on your emotions during graduation day.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' by Simple Minds
Sweet, emotional Cancer—you're bound to be a mess on graduation. You live in your feelings, so the entire day and the goodbyes you'll have to say will result in more than a few tears. Beyond your generally emotional nature, however, you're also sensitive about the people closest to you. You don't want to be forgotten as all your pals move on with their lives. "Don't You (Forget About Me)" is the perfect graduation tune for you. It puts what you're feeling into words, but it's not so sad that you'll cry every time you hear it. And don't worry too much, Cancer—your pals won't forget about you.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): 'We Are Young' by Fun and Janelle Monáe
You're always looking at the bright side of things, Leo. While graduation is a difficult reality you're not quite ready to face, you're not going to let that fear ruin your last few days with your friends. "We Are Young" is the perfect graduation anthem for you. It's all about taking advantage of the time you have while you have it. That's your entire philosophy heading into graduation. You're young and you're ready to have fun—listen to this song when you want to lean into that feeling.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22): 'Unwritten' by Natasha Bedingfield
Although you definitely have your emotional moments, Virgo, you're also very practical. You knew that graduation was fast approaching, and you're prepared when it arrives. You don't feel the need to cry and be sad. Instead, you feel ready to get through the day and continue pursuing your dreams. "Unwritten" is undoubtedly the graduation song for you. This hopeful and happy tune talks about being excited for what's to come, even if you can't predict the future. It's the perfect tune to capture your graduation feelings and simultaneously remind you that you can't control every single detail of your life.
Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22): 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth
Partnership is so important to you, Libra. You rely on other people to get through life, and you always want to end things on a good note. With your gentle and caring nature, "See You Again" is the perfect graduation song for you. This tune acknowledges that your high school relationships might change, but that you can always find a way to come back together. Not seeing your friends every day is hard, but you're excited for the times that you'll all be together and you can fill everyone in on your life. This isn't a goodbye, it's just a see you later.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): 'Time After Time' by Cyndi Lauper
For all your mysterious and aloof behavior, Scorpio, you're a true friend. You struggle to show it, but you would always be there for any pal who needed you, without question. While graduation is sad, you're not that worried about leaving people behind because you know that you'll be friends for a long time. "Time After Time" is the perfect graduation song for you. It talks about showing up for the people who need you, no matter what's happening around you. Whether you see each other every day or not, you know you'll always be there for your high school pals. Lean into that feeling by playing this tune on repeat.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): 'Something Big' by Shawn Mendes
Graduation is not a time to be sad. Certainly not by your definition, Sagittarius. With your open mind and optimistic personality, you think of graduation as the next step in creating the life you want. You love change, in all its forms. Graduation is a big change, but it's also super exciting. Your graduation anthem is definitely "Something Big" by Shawn Mendes. It's the perfect pump-up song that will allow you to strut into graduation ready to embrace all the big things happening around you. Something big is happening, Sag, and it's something worth celebrating.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): 'The Climb' by Miley Cyrus
Poor Capricorn. You tend to always think the worst. Graduation is difficult for you because you just don't know what's out there waiting in the big, scary world. You're incredibly ambitious, so you know what you want to do and the path you need to take to fulfill your dreams. Unfortunately, you also tend to expect the worst out of every situation. "The Climb" is the perfect anthem for you. Not only does it speak to your worried point of view, but it also reminds you that there's more to life than just reaching your final destination. The journey is important as well, which is something you should remember heading into graduation.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): 'I Hope You Dance' by Lee Ann Womack
You're always thinking about other people, Aquarius. Although you tend to be caught up in your own thoughts, you have a progressive mindset that seeks the best for those around you. On graduation day, you have nothing but well wishes, both for yourself and for your classmates. "I Hope You Dance" is the perfect anthem for you. Although it's a little sad, it's also hopeful and encouraging—just like you, Aquarius.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): 'Graduation (Friends Forever)' by Vitamin C
Sweet Pisces, your main focus in life is your relationship with other people. You're compassionate and selfless, so you bond with others easily and have no trouble creating lifelong friendships. When graduation finally comes around, leaving your high school friends behind will undoubtedly be the worst part of your experience. Thankfully, Vitamin C knows exactly how you feel. This song captures the struggle to move on coupled with the knowledge that you'll always have memories that bind you to the people you love. Play it on repeat on graduation day, Pisces, but be careful—it may bring more than a few tears to your eye.
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