These horoscopes are for entertainment purposes only… and are… hopefully… entertaining.
December 22 – January 20
You’ve made it half way through the Spring semester! It may have seemed like you were constantly pivoting and putting out fires, but that will decrease as the month ends. It will all get easier from here. Use some of your extra bandwidth to focus on projects and works that spark joy for you. Long term planning and dreaming will uplift you in ways you haven’t been in a very long time.
Your Google Docs Anonymous Viewing Icon is a Kiwi.
January 21 – February 19
March is traditionally a heavy conference month, but with the switch to virtual, it’s going to look a little bit different. Professional Development, however you receive it, should be a focus for you this month. You will find a sense of re-engagement and renewal to think bend the day-to-day. You will also make an important connection because of it. Go feed your inner nerd and rediscover your passion!
Your Google Docs Anonymous Viewing Icon is a Blobfish.
February 20 – March 20
Why does it always seem like residents and parents always wait to let you know about their problems until 4pm on a Friday? That seems to be the theme ahead for you this month. Remember to take it in stride and prioritize. Someone else’s lack of planning does not always constitute an emergency on your part. Keeping that broader cool and calm demeanor will help you from getting wrapped up in it all.
Your Google Docs Anonymous Viewing Icon is a Wombat.
March 21 – April 20
It’s the start of the traditional hiring season in higher ed and you find yourself thinking about your career goals this month. Take the time to connect with colleagues and mentors you trust to have an honest conversation about what you want out of your career and what your next steps should be. Is it time to take a big leap of faith?
Your Google Docs Anonymous Viewing Icon is a Quokka.
April 21 – May 21
Your fellow teammates and staff members are going to be there for you and sustain you this month. When the going gets tough, they’ll show up for you in unexpected ways. One person in particular is going to be your savior. Make sure to take the time to share your gratitude. It’s going to come back to you ten-fold.
Your Google Docs Anonymous Viewing Icon is a Liger.
May 22 – June 21
You may often facilitate an icebreaker, but when is the last time you stepped outside of your comfort zone to make new connections with new people? This is the ideal month for you to make new connections–not just professionally but also with the staff on your campus. Make a commitment to take folks out for a coffee, or to connect virtually online. These new connections will result in new opportunities for you.
Your Google Docs Anonymous Viewing Icon is a Mink.
June 22 – July 22
You’re feeling the luck this month… green clovers, pink hearts, orange stars, yellow moons… there will be gold at the end of the rainbow. Perhaps through a promotion or a salary increase or something positive in your financial situation. Remember to stay thoughtful in your financial planning. Things are looking up, but remember to plan for your future.
Your Google Docs Anonymous Viewing Icon is an Otter.
July 23 – August 22
This month gives ways to calmer waters after a turbulent start to your year. There will be fewer crises and meetings filling up your calendar. It’s the perfect time to take stock and refocus on what your goals for the year are. You’ll also be receiving an unexpected gift in the mail from an anonymous source. Be on the look out.
Your Google Docs Anonymous Viewing Icon is a Jackalope.
August 23 – September 22
It’s TPE season and you’re wondering what the next step in your career should be. Should you stay in your current position, seek a new one at another institution, or maybe lead the field altogether. Lean on your mentors this month. So some informational interviews with folks who might give you insight. It’s a great month to take stock.
Your Google Docs Anonymous Viewing Icon is an Armadillo.
September 23 – October 22
You’re hitting the halfway point of the semester and it’s all downhill from here… in a good way. The rest of the semester should be relatively smooth sailing for you. Your staff know their jobs and the new reality, and your students have settled into a routine. Take advantage of the calm this month for a breather and some self care.
Your Google Docs Anonymous Viewing Icon is a Penguin.
October 23 – November 21
Teambuilders. This month is all about building up your team. After a tough year, you’ll have a bit of a breather to focus on lifting your fellow staff members up (and both you and your colleagues NEED it). Take the lead this month on developing some opportunities for your staff to have fun, develop bonds, and forget about some of your day-to-day worries. You will leave the month with renewed energy.
Your Google Docs Anonymous Viewing Icon is a Bat.
November 22 – December 21
One student is going to make your whole month this month. As residence life professionals, we don’t often get to see the results of our work with students because the effects are felt long after they leave residence. But every now and then, we get a thank you or a recognition of the work we do, directly from the students themselves. This is your month to receive it. Take the time to appreciate your own hard and thoughtful work.
Your Google Docs Anonymous Viewing Icon is a Chinchilla.