Lawroscopes: February 2019

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Survive Law has taken the liberty of interpreting the stars so you don’t have to. Read our second edition of 2019 Lawroscopes and find out your legal destiny! Missed last month’s divinations? Catch up on January here.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

You may have witnessed someone thrash an exam having done the least amount of (visible) study possible. You might also know someone who applied for clerkships on a whim, having the least amount of (visible) preparation possible. There’s a trend here. You can’t make assumptions about people’s work ethic on the basis of what you perceive as an outsider! Stick to what you do best. If you’re intrigued by someone else’s study techniques, try adapting them to your own style.

Pisces (February 18 - March 20)

Even if something feels really difficult - whether it’s a dense judgment, a complicated assignment, or arduous clerkship research - don’t give up until you’re sure that what you’re feeling is actually a combative force and not your own skewed sense of reality. In other words, try not to let your anxieties get the better of you.

Aries (March 20 - April 20)

You’re going to be pushed to your limits next semester (or trimester - ew)! It’s time to get organised. Don’t forget to buy your second-hand textbooks and readers before they all get snatched up. And yes, you’re actually going to need your own textbooks this semester. It’s time to stop relying on everyone else’s notes and take responsibility for your own learning.

Taurus (April 20 - May 21)

You’re a hedonist, Taurus, and that ain’t no secret. Your ad hoc study habits indicate as much. Make the most of the remaining week or two before semester or trimester commences. Take advantage of that cocktail happy hour and read that novel before arcane legal judgments become the only thing you read. Get those indulgent urges out of your system before it’s time to knuckle down and work.

Gemini (May 21 - June 21)

Your friendship match this month is the ever-rational and balanced Libra. You may be a bit confused this month, Gemini, about which units to enrol in this semester, which days of the week to work, or even which career path you’d like to settle into in the future. Turn to a close friend who’ll help you weigh up your options and come to a practical conclusion. Your professional life is brewing: stay true to your long-term vision and success will be all but guaranteed!

Cancer (June 21 - July 23)

You tend to cling tightly onto the past like a first year clings to their high school prefect, shiny ATAR glory days. Leave the bad juju of 2018 behind. As the Virgo full moon aligns, your insane potential will manifest in due time.

Leo (July 23 - August 23)

While your confidence is a virtue, don’t let it get the better of you. In particular, don’t use open-book exams as an excuse to study less. Believe it or not, they’re supposed to test a greater understanding with the material, not your indexing skills.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

You’re the type of student who does laps around the library, finds a coveted seat, lays their laptop, textbook, planner and notepad in a pile (in that order), followed by pens side-by-side in the order of the colour spectrum, beside your almond flat-white, in a flat lay that’d make queen of flat lays, Margaret Zhang, green with envy. The only thing missing from your study arsenal is your desire to actually read your perfectly formatted summaries, even if they’re adorned with Post-it stickies. Stop dressing up your notes. Start reading and applying them!

Libra (September 23 - October 23)

You’re the mediator of the group. You’re willing to throw yourself into the heat of a dispute because you wish everyone could get along like they used to in middle school, and that you could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy et cetera. That’ll no doubt serve you well when it comes to law. Your talent for analysing a problem from multiple angles will help you net those top marks!

Scorpio (October 23 - November 22)

Your mind is working overtime. Not with study, but with thinking about what everyone else is up to! It’s time to logout of LinkedIn, boo. Let the Aquarius new moon take you into a new cycle of belonging and security.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 22)

Trade comfort for adventure. Develop that startup you’ve had on the drawing board for quite some time now. When the moon transitions into your sign on the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh, it’s time to expand your boundaries. It’s okay if things don’t work out immediately: the successes and disappointments of life are meant to be savoured!

Capricorn (December 22 - January 20)

Law school is pretty damn hard for everyone, so-called genius or not. Remember to be generous, both with your time and notes. Be a listening ear for someone doing it tough. Offer your notes to someone who missed that lecture - even if there’s a risk you’ll get pushed down by the bell curve (well, like, the first step would be to transfer out of a university that still bell curves). Remember that no one remembers your specific marks or rankings, but people will never forget what you did for them in their time of need.

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