Powell, Xue: What MSMS teacher are you based on your zodiac sign?


Graphic by Mariane Powell

Twelve MSMS teachers particularly embody the characteristics of the unique zodiac signs, which are traditionally arranged on a zodiac wheel. Zodiac signs can reveal a lot about your personality.

Mariane Powell and Iris Xue

Editor’s Note: The zodiac signs of the teachers presented in this article were not verified and do not necessarily represent their actual zodiac signs.

Whether you believe in astrology or not, you’ve most likely been asked about your zodiac sign at some point during your life. Each sign, connected to specific personality traits, is believed to affect your relationships, view of yourself and outlook on life. Though zodiac signs traditionally allow you to connect with others of the same sign, they can also reveal which MSMS teacher you relate with the most. Based on your birth date and corresponding zodiac, discover which MSMS teacher you are below: 

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Mrs. Fatima 

Fiery and determined, you are never afraid to speak your mind. You know what you want and work tirelessly to make it happen. While some may perceive you as strict, you’re hard on yourself in order to achieve the greatest outcome for others. You’re incredibly motivated towards your goals, but make sure you slow down so you can still connect with your loved ones. Your sense of humor is often not immediately evident, but your clever interpretation of ordinary events makes every interaction with you unique. 

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Mr. Funderburk

Friendly and innovative, you are a great problem solver. Others may not immediately remember you from the first impression, but you remember the name of everyone you meet. You have a lot of enthusiasm for the things you’re passionate about (there’s a high chance one of these is collecting home cookware), and you work very hard to make your dreams into reality. However, this drive for success does not mean you don’t also appreciate the finer things in life, including frying pans. Mastering the balance between easy-going and hardworking, you never neglect to indulge in your own personal care. 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Mr. Yarborough

Innovative and inquisitive, you masterfully balance your relationships with others and immediately build trust with everyone who meets you. You are talented at making connections and can talk with anyone about literally anything. Even though many people believe you always play both sides to a situation, it’s really because you know there are always multiple sides to every story and want to take everyone’s perspective into consideration. You are driven by your insatiable curiosity and are pulled in a million different directions pursuing your ever-growing number of interests. There’s also an 87% chance you have terrifyingly blue eyes and utilize them by staring into people’s souls.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Dr. Hummer

Emotionally intelligent and sensitive, you connect with others through meaningful conversations about both the momentous meaning of life and the beauty of every ordinary day. Though you’re incredibly receptive to other people, always willing to soothe and comfort anyone in need, people perceive you as a hard person to crack upon first impressions. You desire safety and security in your life and prioritize a sense of structure, and you always find comfort through the people in your inner circle. Whenever life calms down enough for you to catch a breath, you love to curl up with a good novel and your special journal for quotes, probably disregarding more pressing items on your to-do list.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Ms. Barham

Outgoing and vivacious, you leave a sparkling impression on everyone you meet. The center of attention every time you step in a room, your magnetic energy makes people feel at ease in your presence. Your attention-loving nature means you can border on the theatrical sometimes, but you really just crave positive recognition for your good deeds. Never afraid to back down from a conflict while defending someone else, you are truly a compassionate and loyal individual. Anyone would be lucky to have you as a friend. 

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Mrs. Zarandona

The kindest and most grounded person in your friend group, you value organization and productivity in your everyday life. In the rare instances it’s thrown into chaos, you often struggle to hold yourself afloat. Even though you’re extremely hard-working, you still love to take the time to enjoy the little moments of your life and catch up with your closest friends. You often have a lot on your plate, but you continue to devote yourself to more commitments to try and make the greatest impact on your community. When a situation goes in a way you least expected, take the time to reflect and look forward to the future.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Madame Pierce

Valuing equity more than everything else, you have a strong sense of what’s morally right and wrong. You stand firm in what you believe in while still treating everyone with kindness and respect. Though you’re a romantic at heart, you’re an expert at balancing your feelings with your logic in all your relationships, and you masterfully maintain healthy avenues of communication. When your heart and mind are in conflict with each other, your level-headed approach to sticky situations allows you to make the best decision for the greatest number of people, sometimes making you (unintentionally) utilitarian.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Mr. Barnard

While you can come off as taciturn and indifferent, those who break past your stony exterior find a warm and authentic individual. Your dry sense of humor is underappreciated by most. You’re not antisocial, but you sort of enjoy people’s impression of you as being a moody and mysterious figure, so you let them think that way. Though you can easily be annoyed by people who don’t take the things you care about seriously, you never hesitate to help someone in need. 

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Dr. Easterling

Spontaneous and resourceful, your adventurous heart lends to your hunger for meaning in life, seeking the most fulfilling experiences to fill your time. You tend to let how you feel in the moment affect your decisions. Though you often make decisions impulsively, you never regret how you seize your days. You try to challenge your existing worldview by striving to expand your knowledge on the topics you’re most passionate about. While your friends may find your ever-changing multitudes exhausting to keep up with sometimes, they appreciate your bohemian perspective and enthusiasm for life.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Dr. Morgan

Holding yourself and everyone else to a high standard, you are a perfectionist at heart. Your witty humor always lights up a room, but when you’re not careful, your jokes may come off as judgmental. Though you thrive in social situations, you still value the moments to yourself where you get to slow down, eat your favorite snacks, contemplate your life decisions and maybe even complete some Duolingo lessons. You effortlessly balance the thin line between optimism and pessimism, but you’re truly a realist. You either post 67% of your BeReals on time or hate the app with a burning passion.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Mrs. Alexander

Intellectual and focused, you pride yourself on your uniqueness. Your righteous conviction means you can butt heads with others at times, but this is only because you understand what sacrifices need to be made in order to get plans done and not everyone can appreciate your master vision. You are dedicated to making the world a better place through small acts of service. Placing a lot of emphasis on teamwork and collaboration, you love working through ideas with others in order to achieve a shared goal. Anyone who knows you knows how much you love music, to the point where you need to have it playing in order to stay awake in the morning. 

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Dr. Hester

Extremely compassionate and receptive, you often prioritize others’ needs above your own. You’re incredibly empathetic to everyone’s backgrounds, and you take the time to value every story you hear. You bring a unique perspective to every situation and manage to find novelty in old cliches. Whenever you get stressed, you put your greatest effort into organizing your life and planning two steps ahead. However, in extreme situations, you find yourself stepping back to view things from a distance. You’re the most punctual out of your friend group, and you’re most likely to arrive at every social event 15 minutes early.