Exploring the Cosmic Connections of Astrology and Leadership

Embracing the Cosmic Journey


Leadership and astrology converge in our transformative Astro campaign, where we delve into exploring cosmic connections that shape outstanding leaders. Embark on this celestial voyage as we uncover the profound interplay between astrological energies and leadership qualities, revealing the hidden potential within each of us.

The Constellations of Leadership


Like the constellations that grace the night sky, leadership comprises a tapestry of qualities that generate a powerful force. Let us explore a few of these stellar qualities:

  1. Aries (March 21 – April 19) – The Pioneer: Aries leaders fearlessly blaze new trails, inspiring innovation and embracing challenges.
  2. Leo (July 23 – August 22) – The Lionhearted: Leos exude confidence and authority, empowering others to shine while leading by example.
  3. Libra (September 23 – October 22) – The Diplomat: Libra leaders maintain balance, excel in communication, and resolve conflicts, fostering collaboration and valuing diverse perspectives.
  4. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) – The Achiever: Capricorns exhibit ambition, discipline, and strategic thinking, inspiring excellence and leading with an unwavering work ethic.


Leadership, Beyond the Stars


Leadership embraces a variety of astrological qualities, along with essential attributes, including collaboration, effective communication, problem-solving capabilities, adaptability, and resilience.

Collaboration serves as the foundation for successful leadership, as it brings together diverse talents in pursuit of shared goals. In addition, leaders with practical communication skills effectively articulate their vision, inspiring their teams and cultivating an environment of open dialogue. Furthermore, leaders with exceptional problem-solving abilities courageously confront challenges, proactively seeking innovative solutions and skillfully guiding their teams through complexity.

Adaptability is vital in today’s ever-evolving world as leaders navigate uncertainty and seize new opportunities. Despite facing setbacks, there are different sides, like demonstrating resilience, learning valuable lessons from failures, and ultimately becoming stronger and more vital than ever.

Guiding Stellar Leaders

Our Astro campaign serves as a transformative journey toward unleashing stellar leadership. With captivating visuals and engaging content, we explore how each astrological sign encapsulates unique leadership qualities. Some are collaboration, communication, problem-solving, adaptability, and resilience.


Our campaign offers practical strategies to empower leaders at every stage by aligning astrological energies with timeless leadership principles. Discover how to harness your astrological traits to enhance your capabilities, foster collaboration, communicate effectively, solve problems, adapt to change, and cultivate unwavering resilience.


As we gaze upon the boundless universe, we realize that infinite possibilities reside within each of us. Our mission is to unveil the profound connection between the cosmos and leadership, urging individuals to embrace their astrological qualities and unlock their leadership potential.


Tap into the celestial energies, unlock your potential as a stellar leader, and let the universe illuminate your path to greatness. Join us on this cosmic voyage where stars guide us toward becoming beacons of light for our teams and organizations. Embrace astrology, embrace leadership, and unleash the stellar leader within.


Take Your Leadership Skills to New Heights, Just Like Astronauts Do in Space!


Gaveesha Wickrama

Content Writer

AIESEC in University of Colombo

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Exploring the Healing Power of Art Therapy

Unveiling the Need for Art Therapy


In an era dominated by virtual spaces and social media, mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and stress have surged. This phenomenon can be attributed to society’s increasing obsession with the virtual world, often leading to physical inactivity and a loss of freedom and privacy. To address these challenges, healing power of Art emerges as a valuable treatment for mental, emotional, and physical well-being. This article explores the concept of art therapy, its benefits, and why it is crucial in today’s context.


The Essence of Art Therapy


Established in the 1940s, art therapy is a discipline that focuses on healing the mind and body through the creative process. Guided by trained art therapists, this unique form of therapy encourages individuals to express their inner thoughts, emotions, and experiences through art. The resulting artwork catalyzes deep discussions and reflections, leading to profound therapeutic effects.


Unlocking the Benefits of Art Therapy


Art therapy holds immense potential for enhancing holistic well-being. By engaging in artistic expression, individuals can experience the following benefits:

  1. Reduced stress and anxiety: Art therapy provides a healthy outlet for expressing innermost feelings and releasing pent-up frustrations, offering respite from mental unrest.
  2. Self-accomplishment and improved mood: Creating art instils a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, boosting mood and fostering a positive emotional state.
  3. Enhanced self-expression and communication: Art therapy facilitates easier self-expression, promoting effective communication and self-awareness. It empowers individuals to express themselves authentically and connect with others.
  4. Problem-solving and cognitive development: Engaging in art stimulates the brain, fostering creativity, problem-solving skills, and cognitive functions essential for navigating life’s challenges.
  5. Relaxation and mindfulness: The concentrated focus required during art-making promotes relaxation and mindfulness, allowing individuals to find solace and inner peace.


Art Therapy as a Healing Force


  • Art therapy extends its healing potential beyond emotional and mental well-being. It has proven effective in addressing various medical conditions:
  • Dementia: Simple art forms manage dementia symptoms, providing creative outlet and improving cognition.
  • Autism: Sensory-focused art therapy aids autism, fostering self-expression and emotional development.
  • Chronic Pain: Art creation alleviates pain, reduces stress, and promotes relaxation in chronic pain.
  • Cancer: Art therapy aids emotional healing, self-expression for cancer patients through visual representation.
  • Depression: Art therapy explores emotions, provides solace, and aids healing for individuals battling depression.


Embrace the Healing Power of Art Therapy


As the American author Julia Cameron once said, “Art opens the closets, airs out the cellars and attics. It brings healing.” Art therapy taps into the transformative potential of art, turning pain into beauty while facilitating healing. Incorporate art into your daily life amidst the busyness and experience profound healing from within. Engage in artistic pursuits like drawing, singing, or writing poetry for solace and emotional restoration. Explore the therapeutic world of art, let your emotions find solace and experience profound healing.


Join us at AIESEC Sri Lanka as we explore the healing power of art therapy. Discover how artistic expression can transform lives and promote well-being. Unlock your creative potential and embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing.


Sayuri Wijesinghe

Content Writer

AIESEC in University of Colombo.

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Is a leader born with the quark of leadership? We live in a society where we believe leadership is a quality we must be born with. Many people believe that leaders have to be good at everything. Some believe if a leader makes a mistake, he is unworthy of being a leader. There are many debates about unleashing true leadership.


So how does a real leader is born?

Story of TOGO

Have you ever heard of the dog named Togo? If you ever knew Balto in the Disney movie, you should also be aware of Togo. Togo is a Siberian Husky Sled Dog who was the 1925 Nome Serum Run Hero. In the winter of 1925, a deadly diphtheria outbreak attacked the northern port of Nome, Alaska. This outbreak threatened many of the 10,000 people living in the Nome area. Including children many children passed away due to this outbreak. As a blizzard approached, cancelling air travel and rail services, the officials located an antitoxin for the illness. However, the serum could only be transported by rail to Nenana, which was 674 miles away from Nome. So the officials determined the only way to deliver the serum in time was with the help of the sledge dogs. That is where Togo came in, he and his team led in the ice-cold blizzard to transport the antitoxin to Nome. He was a saviour who saved 1000 of people’s life. 

Why so special?

Togo’s uniqueness stems from his puppyhood illnesses, which caused his owner, Leonhard Seppala, a breeder and racer of Siberian huskies, to lose interest in him. However, Seppala refused to give up on Togo. He refused to be in Seppala’s teams, and Togo was a very troublesome and mischievous puppy. Togo caused so much trouble during trails and runs. Seppala knew the potential of Togo, and he trained him to be the team’s lead dog. With the correct guidance, on his first day, even though he is an inexperienced sledge dog, Togo ran over 75 miles. Even though  Togo had a rough beginning, he became a true leader and a saviour who saved thousands of lives. Seppala’s owner said, “I never had a better dog than Togo. His stamina, loyalty, and intelligence were unsurpassed. Togo was the best dog that ever travelled the Alaska trail.”


Message to remember

As Togo, we are never born as true leaders. We learn with experience and we need proper guidance to develop ourselves to become true leaders. So to learn how to be a true leader, AIESEC is the best place for it. AIESEC helps us to build ourselves and embrace us to face new challenges.AIESEC guides young youth into being the best version of themselves. We don’t believe in perfectionists. We believe that even small troublemakers will grow up to become passionate, innovative, amazing, and inspiring young leaders.


Sanduni Niwunhalla

AIESEC in University of Colombo 

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Exploring empowerment and growth with AIESEC

How it started

I initially joined AIESEC for no reason other than my sister’s suggestions, and now I’m In my second winter peak with AIESEC. Let me be honest: I had no idea what was happening at first. Why do I call companies when I despise ordering pizza over the phone? And it took me quite a while to figure out the point of being an AIESECer and what was happening here. Still, without an exact purpose, I continued being an AIESECer. Why? People, I’d say. People who recognized my abilities and provided me with opportunities and responsibilities for empowerment growth and connections. 


Gladly, we shifted from a virtual to a physical context, which led me to fall in love with AIESEC and this beautiful culture. I realized why I wanted to continue with AIESEC. It was not as complicated as I had expected. Simply put, AIESEC helped me to become a better version of myself by providing me with opportunities and responsibilities.


Reason for change

Talking about responsibilities, I love AIESEC for entrusting me with many responsibilities that have helped me realize my potential and abilities. AIESEC allowed me to discover and explore many aspects of myself. In each interview, I noticed that my responses to the regular strengths and weaknesses questions changed. I was able to transform my weaknesses into strengths and discover new aspects of myself with the help of AIESEC. AIESEC allowed me to invest a lot in myself.


Failures? AIESEC also taught me how to deal with failure. So far, I’ve failed three AIESEC interviews. I no longer fear failure. Now I’m ready to hone my skills further through experience and failure. I’ve also learned not to give up and to try again confidently.



Throughout my AIESEC experience, I met various people, heard various life stories, and gained various perspectives. AIESEC connects me not only with myself but also with the rest of the world. Another thing I appreciate about AIESEC is that it allows me to have the greatest impact on others and to help them recognize their potential. AIESEC has helped me discover who I am, and I am eager to spend my youth as an AIESECer.


Dileka Ratnayaka


AIESEC in University of Colombo

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A pool of diverse experiences


Hello readers! I am Sanjana Navarathne, an International Relations Consultant in the Incoming Global Volunteer function of AIESEC in University of Colombo. Let me tell you my AIESEC success story from its beginning. I joined AIESEC back in 2020 in the winter peak as a member of iGV. In contrast to the beginnings of some other AIESEC stories you might have heard when joining AIESEC, I knew what it was all about. But I never thought it would leave such an impact in my university life and even beyond.


Joining as a member of iGV project ‘Beyond the Ability 13.0’, I stepped up in the AIESEC ladder step by step. Next step was becoming a team lead of iGV project ‘Paw Prints 10.0’, which was the first leadership role I took and which was the most challenging but the most fun filled role I experienced in AIESEC. After the team lead role I got the chance to become an IR Manager. How I got context in becoming an Internal Relations Manager is through joining the IR team of iGV as a member while I was working on my first project Beyond the Ability 13.0. There is no need to express my passion for working with different people from different backgrounds, ethnicities and countries as it should be crystal clear to you seeing me still pursuing as a consultant in the IR team.


While carrying out my responsibilities in my local committee, I applied to my first national-level opportunity. ‘Global Youth Dialogue’ as an Operations Organizing Committee Vice President. This was a whole new experience for me because I got to work with AIESECers from different other local committees as well. Then I held the role of Organizing Committee President for iGV event ‘IslandBlue’, which was another very challenging experience as me and my team had to face a lot of difficulties throughout the event, but in the end we somehow managed to pull off an impactful event. Continuing, I held my next national level role as an Organizing Committee Vice President Delegates for Global Village which is the most vibrant event of AIESEC Sri Lanka. Here I got to further improve my skills on multitasking and take up new challenges. After that I was a national project manager for iGV IR. The most recent role I held is the role of Organizing Committee President for Hey Amigo 3.0, my first local committee-level event, where I got the chance to make use of my experiences in IR beyond my function. 


Every opportunity I took in AIESEC gave me different experiences. And if I were to go deeply about the opportunities, challenges and learnings from them, this one-page article would definitely not be enough. But there are three common outcomes from all of them, and they are the most important for me out of all. The first one being the experiences themselves. The second one is connections. I cannot express how much I connected with people, with how many different personalities I got to interact and work with, how many inspiring young leaders I learned, and how many friends I made. The final one is self-development. Even though you can’t really measure it or count it like the number of connections you make, you definitely can feel an improvement in yourself with time. This is what AIESEC is to me and I’m so grateful for almost 2 years of my AIESEC life!


So grateful!


Sanjana Navarathne 

AIESEC in University of Colombo 

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