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The Perfect Back-To-School Desk Setup, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Earth, air, fire, and water signs deserve signature desk styles.

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The Perfect Back-To-School Desk Setup, According To Your Zodiac Sign
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Back-to-school season: Aries and Leo are ready to make a big impression on day one, while Cancers are wondering why school can't be done from the comfort of home. Libras are itching to socialize while ambitious Aquarians can't wait to get their hands on some quirky and cute school essentials to make study nights more fun.

While a Gemini may gear up for school differently than a Taurus, most folks would agree (regardless of zodiac sign) that when it comes to studying, a customized desk setup that matches your personality is a must. That means creating a space that has all the tools and tech you'll need to make the most of the school year.

No matter what your star sign, every student benefits from flexibility when it comes to the tools they use to get through the school year. Choosing a computer, in particular, is a big call because it's something you'll likely use every day. Google Chromebooks excel at versatility, with tools like Microsoft Office, Google Workspace and even Adobe products available in super-thin laptops and even convertible two-in-one tablets.

From furniture to lighting and tech, setting up your space for success is all about the right vibes and the right tools. If you love getting stuck into all things zodiac, consider this a primer on the best desk layout for back-to-school. What's yours?

A Planner's Paradise For Goal-Driven Aries

The fiery Aries is known for doing what they want and doing it their way. Their approach to studying is no different. Not one to follow trends, their desk will be utterly unique and tailored exactly to what they need. That might include a whole army of coloured pens within easy reach, plus a library of planners assigned to different themes.

Aries needs a wide selection of tools to channel their energetic and always-firing minds. One notepad isn't enough to contain all that ambition. Instead, numerous journals and maybe multiple screens, especially touchable ones, will dominate their desks. Multi-use gadgets that let them switch from touchscreen to mouse are a must.

An Earthy Oasis For Patient Taurus

Natural textures, warm hues and splashes of green, this is the Taurus desk. Stable and reliable Taurus loves to enjoy the finer things, even in the workspace.

Earthy tones bring a sense of calm and comfort to diligent students, while decadent touches like trailing plants, handmade candles and leather-bound journals satisfy the Taurus' taste for luxury. All that's left is a coaster for that artisan-made mug of tea and it's time to hit the books.

A Pop Of Colour For Playful Gemini

When it comes to studying, there's no sign more suited to a colourful space than the smart and charming Gemini. Bright colours, multiple devices and a versatile space suit Geminis well in their unfaltering pursuit of knowledge.

Often social, Geminis love to stay connected to their people and projects, and they need gadgets that can keep up with them. Tech innovations like Chromebook's Instant Tethering and 12-hours of battery life help keep the busiest Gemini on the cutting edge.

Soft Pastels For Imaginative & Sensitive Cancer

Since gentle Cancers shift in and out of focus on all things in life, they benefit from a simple and soothing workspace. That's not to say it has to be boring! Cancers bring the aesthetic with pastels and modern touches, plus plenty of inspirational wall art.

Photos of friends and family can help this contemplative water sign feel more grounded while putting in long hours on an essay. Above all, their desk should feel like a safe and welcoming place where they can relax and focus.

Cozy & Creative For Vivacious Leos

With a fixed fire sign, confident Leos put their best and boldest foot forward at all times. When it comes time to settle into studies, their unrelenting appetite for growth and learning requires an inviting and warm space.

Earthy tones, rich textures and a dozen or so books currently on the go combine to make a majestic work haven for the exceptional Leo. Versatile, speedy gadgets with creative apps like Adobe and Clipchamp can help Leos bring their attention-grabbing projects to life.

Crisp & Classy For Perfection-Seeking Virgo

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Having a million thoughts per second would seem overwhelming to some, but this is where Virgos thrive. Always thinking, creating, solving and scheming of how to achieve perfection, Virgos work best without clutter around.

A workspace that resembles a fresh sheet of paper is what the Virgo seeks. Clean lines, on-point organization and a to-do list are all trademarks of the desk used by the zodiac's resident problem solver.

The Trendiest Aesthetic For Idealistic Libra

Whimsy and diligence meet in the middle here for the balanced Libra, and it's all got to work seamlessly. Fully equipped, but still inviting, the Virgo's workspace could give birth to the next great artwork, literary masterpiece or world-changing app. Either way, the sweet vibes bring out artistic tendencies and beautiful idealism.

Being social is also a priority for Libras, and tech that makes it easy to connect is a welcome addition to this well-balanced zone. Thoughtful touches, like being able to text directly from a Chromebook without pulling out a phone, are the kind of features Libras love.

Moody For Mysterious Scorpio

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Intelligent and independent, Scorpios love to disappear into their workspaces to tinker away on unknown projects. Warm candles, mood lighting and dark accents make for a sensible space to extol the virtues of Kant or peel back the layers of society with a mental scalpel.

Okay, it's just their geography homework, but a desk that feeds the Scorpio love of mystery is where they'll get it done. When the thinking cap comes off, cutting loose with a little evening game sesh is a must. Console-quality games are possible on the Chromebook with access to platforms like Stadia or GeForce Now.

Bold & Chic For Empirical Sagittarius

Principled and lively, the archer requires a space that is commanding yet chic, insightful yet explorative, functional yet beautiful. After all, the pursuit of what they want is endless and always engaging.

A fearless explorer and a pensive critic with a hunger for knowledge, Sagittarius prefers spaces that give way to rational thinking, but are beautiful in their execution. Never without a touch of life, a plant makes a great addition too.

Stocked With All The Essentials For Disciplined Capricorn

Responsible and motivated, Capricorns require a sensible and practical space filled with all the study and work essentials. Notebooks? Check. Pens? Check. Tech? Absolutely. Notes? Check (handwritten and digitized).

A master of discipline, Capricorn needs their space to be just as hardworking and well-prepared as they are themselves. It's no-nonsense for the goat, but they do appreciate a good-looking space, too.

Quirky & Fun For Original Aquarius

Who says your workspace can't also be where you enjoy your jams or conquer a video game? Certainly not Aquarius. The ambitious water sign demands a space as multi-faceted and hardworking as they are. Picture not one, but two or three displays, an ergonomic and comfy chair, and loads of personality with touches like massive speakers or a quirky desk mat.

While Aquarians love an original and personal space, they're also very practical. An adjustable-height desk and a convertible tablet/laptop fit right in with this utilitarian approach.

A Clean & Sentimental Studio For Romantic Pisces

All about sweet aesthetics and sentiment, a Pisces workstation is beautiful and full of personal touches. Favourite wall art and pictures of friends adorn the shelves, while whimsical low-maintenance greens add a touch of romance and life.

Deeply sympathetic, they're inspired by the people around them and love to spend time with others. Pisces dreams of a big desk with an extra chair that allows a friend to come over and study by their side.

Whether you always come prepared (looking at you, Taurus), or you've got an eye for drama (hey, Scorpio!), there's a desk layout perfectly suited to your zodiac sign. However you choose to style your study space, it's important that it's somewhere you feel inspired and comfortable to tackle your work.

It's not limited to desks, pens or plants either — tech like the Google Chromebook has you covered with aesthetic colours, long-lasting battery life, plus the power to get all your work done and still have enough juice for play.

Available in several models with different sizes and configurations means there's the perfect Chromebook for every sign, whether it's for studying or polishing off a creative masterpiece.

To grab your Chromebook, visit Google's website or check them out on YouTube.