Zodiac Signs: Women’s Accomplishments


Bryonie Mandal, Social Media Assistant

During this International Women’s Day, let’s reflect on all the wonderful women who make a continued impact on feminism and the world’s views as a whole.

The moon will be located on the same side of the Earth as the sun. The moon will not be visible in the night sky on March 6th. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.


January 20 – February 18: Kishida Toshiko was one of the first Japanese feminists who worked to improve the status of women, particularly young Japanese girls. Aquarius reflects this trailblazing attitude, so don’t be afraid to take chances.


February 19 – March 20: Pisces is the selfless dreamer of the zodiac, who serves the world best through their deep artistic expression. Embodying that perfectly is Maya Angelou, an American poet, singer, memoirist and civil rights activist who inspired both women and African Americans to overcome gender and racial discrimination through her powerful writing.


March 21 – April 19: Gloria Steinem, an Aries, is often referred to as the Mother of Feminism, so if you’re an Aries, you know you were born to lead.


April 20 – May 20: Coretta Scott King personifies the typical Taurus traits — a grounded leader who fights for humanity in the most compassionate way possible.


May 21 – June 20: Curiosity, expression and communication are cornerstones of a true Gemini, which also encapsulates the essence of feminist and Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos.


June 21 – July 22: Cancers are known to be super strong on the outside and soft, benevolent and nurturing on the inside, which perfectly sums up the extraordinary Malala Yousafzaithis, the youngest-ever Nobel Prize winner, who rose to fame with her memoir, I Am Malala, documenting her fearless journey as a young student fighting for access to education in Pakistan.


July 23 – August 22: Leo loves to be the center of attention, which is why Hillary Clinton best personifies a Leo. Her drive to succeed and to be admired and loved characterizes this.


August 23 – September 22:  Winona LaDuke is your Virgo match. A Native American feminist, activist and environmentalist, she helped found the Indigenous Women’s Network in 1985 and works tirelessly on sustainable development and preservation efforts.


September 23 – October 22: Libras are known for being sociable and inclusive, which is why Bell Hooks’ instrumental book, Feminism is for Everybody, is a trademark Libra stance. Hooks, a political activist and theorist, is also known to be a charismatic speaker, so don’t hesitate to show out.


October 23 – November 21: Scorpios are passionate and driven. They know exactly how to achieve their goals, including knowing how to best work the limelight. This best sums up Emma Watson. She’s turned her star power into a launching pad for the #HeForShe movement, her own feminist book club and her gender equality work with the U.N.


November 22 – December 21: In 1949 Simone de Beauvoir wrote The Second Sex, which critiqued the patriarchy and social constructs faced by women. It has been touted as “the” book that paved the way for modern feminism.


December 22 – January 19: Like Alice Walker, Capricorn is a born leader who is known for their ambition and intelligence, as well as for keeping many irons in the fire. Writer and activist Walker is known for her groundbreaking novel The Color Purple, as well as her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement alongside Dr. King before joining Gloria Steinem as an editor at Ms. Magazine. She was the first to coin the term “womanism,” which sought to include black women in feminism.