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First day, first year

I t's the first day of college, and it's full of apprehensive excitement. Will the year ahead be good, bad or ugly? Astrologer Dr Prem Kumar Sharma tells you everything.
By Dr Prem Kumar Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2008 12:43 PM IST

Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19)
You'll excel at studies, even if the course was thrust upon you. Don't be impulsive; the key to doing well in life is building relationships. In Septem- ber, you'll be struck by love at first sight; unfortunately it'll be one-sided.
Lucky charm: A gold or silver chain.

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20)
Check your laidback attitude; it won't impress seniors. There'll be romance around October-end. You'll face a few hiccups at studies. Take care of your health, especially if you love food.
Lucky charm: A small red button.

Gemini (May 21-Jun 21)
Your friendly, adaptable nature makes you some great friends. Life is so happening, studies may take a backseat and you need to guard against this.
Lucky charm: A metal bracelet on your right wrist.

Cancer (Jun 22-Jul 22)
If you're feeling low about not getting coveted courses, relax! Everything happens for a good reason and this'll become clear in December Despite mood swings, you'll do well academically. Your shyness is an obstacle to true love, but you'll find other ways to keep your admirers.
Lucky charm: An open-mouthed silver ring worn on your middle finger.

Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22)
Don't push your luck on Day One, you won't achieve instant stardom and could get on the wrong side of seniors. Though you'll get plenty of attention from the opposite sex, the year doesn't foretell any long-term relationships.
Lucky charm: A silver pendant on black thread.

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22)
Your practical, helpful nature will endear you to everyone. Be yourself. Open up a bit and you'll find love. Studies pose no problem, but curb your scepticism of others' opinions.
Lucky charm: A silver coin with an image of God carried in your wallet.

Libra(Sep 23-Oct 22)
Your looks and intelligence get immediate attention from seniors. You negotiate the academic maze with 61an. You'11probably find your soulmate. Watch out for minor ailments initially.
Lucky charm:A blue coloured pen.

Scorpio(Oct 23-Nov 21)
Don't be strong-willed and secretive on Day One, the results will be disastrous. Your focus makes you excel at studies and highly popular Soften your approach and you'll find your mate.
Lucky charm: A white hand kerchief with 9 written or embroidered on it.

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21)
Your blunt ways won't win over peers but your honesty will make you popular with the 'in' crowd. You'll do well at studies and display a flair for extracurricular activities.
Lucky charm: A small piece of wood.

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19)
Your maturity ensures smooth passage into college. Academic brilliance is assured. You'll be down with love in autumn. Watch your health in the last quarter, especially if you're travelling.
Lucky charm: Wear green.

Aquarius(Jan 20-Feb 18)
Your sophistication ensures a warm welcome. Strangely your rebellious nature attracts admirers. Love beckons in autumn. You'll do academically well despite distractions.
Lucky charm: An icon of God.

Pisces(Feb 19-Mar 20) Your vulnerability makes you a target for seniors, but you win over everybody you interact with. Don't take risks academically You'll find love, but only after many emotional flip-flops.
Lucky charm: 'Om' carried on your person.

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