The Moot Times UCalgary Law
Astrology: Surviving Law School for the Signs
By Neema Khalili
Aries: March 21–April 19
You may be feeling anxious and exasperated this year due to the heavy course load and time commitments. You are goal oriented and eager to learn, which comes in handy in law school. This year is about change and reinvention for you, so make sure you are taking the opportunities to network and slowing your pace when you can. Keep in mind that teamwork is more valuable than competition, as this will be an important lesson in the future.
Remedy? Firm events for mingling and a trip to a rage room.
Taurus: April 20–May 20
You like to plan everything in advance and stay on top of your studies. You may be feeling behind or that your peers are understanding concepts faster than you are. But this is far from the truth and is just the imposter syndrome peeking through. Like the bull that rules your sign, your persistence is the weapon that will get you through this year. Laziness can get the best of you, and it will be something you need to work on this year.
Remedy? A group study session with your favorite foods as a treat for after.
Gemini: May 21–June 20
You are dynamic and easily adaptable. Your communication skills are top notch and are easily highlighted in group settings. Continue using these skills to your advantage. Gemini is governed by twins because you tend to switch your ideas and thoughts quite frequently. Keep this side in check as it may lead to bigger problems later (such as sabotaging your studies).
Remedy? A visit to a yoga or massage studio to calm your mind and center your thoughts.
Cancer: June 21–July 22
This year has been tough on you, and you may need a good cry every now and then, but that is completely normal. Know that everything will be all right, and once the next semester rolls in you will feel more relieved and ready to take on the legal world by summer recruitment. Trust your instincts and emotions because they are what make you a powerhouse. Your intuition is unmatched!
Remedy? A relaxing movie night with drinks and snacks.
Leo: July 23–August 22
You have been active in most, if not all, extracurricular and social activities this semester. You love to be seen and make new friends. Make sure to stay on top of your schoolwork while at the same time enjoying every minute of law school as it will pass you by in no time. Do not let yourself become overconfident as it may get the best of you. Your passion and magnetism are what set you apart.
Remedy? A long study session followed by a good night's sleep.
Virgo: August 23–September 22
As usual, you are being overly critical towards yourself, which is impacting your mental health and wellness. Go easy and refrain from being too hard on yourself. There is a reason you were chosen for law school, and your worth and value is more than you can imagine. Find ways of studying that work for you. Perfectionism is not the key to law school, and it will take you some time to realize this.
Remedy? Positive affirmations in the morning and cuddles with a furry friend.
Libra: September 23–October 22
You are a naturally witty and charming individual. Finding a balance between your courses and social activities has been difficult for you. You want to succeed in both realms, but at times it may feel impossible. You are doing a wonderful job of managing both, and over time you will feel more confident about your place on this journey. Everything will fall into place as the semester goes on.
Remedy? A relaxing bath or shower with reflection.
Scorpio: October 23–November 21
Law school is the perfect place to show your resilience. You’re well-liked and admired for your authenticity. You need to make sure that you ask for help when you need it, especially now that you’re in law school. The resources on campus are there for you to utilize. You will also need to not be so fixed in your ways and learn to read the room at certain times. Channel your empathy, as it will show different sides to you that others would love to see.
Remedy? A visit to the professor’s office hours followed by a good workout.
Sagittarius: November 22–December 21
Generosity and optimism are your key traits. You can be very impatient, and therefore, you desperately want law school to go by fast. Make sure you take time to enjoy this experience. Your opinions can often get you into trouble, so be mindful of what you say to others. Do not push yourself too hard, even if you are tempted to do so, burn out will not do you any good. Summer will be here before you know it, and you will receive the freedom you crave.
Remedy? Deep breaths and a long walk in the park.
Capricorn: December 22–January 19
You have always been ambitious and a hard worker, therefore the skills needed for being a law student come naturally to you. You are as disciplined as they come, which means you need to treat yourself by practicing self-care and setting aside leisure time with friends and family. Do not let pessimism get the best of you. Stay positive and you will rule the semester.
Remedy? A stop at a trampoline park/swimming pool or a fun-filled night out with friends.
Aquarius: January 20–February 18
You desperately want to get away from the books and go on trips around the world. I can assure you that you will go on plenty of trips in the future, but in the meantime, you need to focus on your studies. Your imagination and curiosity are unique and allow you to dream like no other. Focus this energy on your books, and do not let yourself drift away from law school. You will need to stay grounded for the time being.
Remedy? A weekend trip to Banff or Lake Louise with your besties.
Pisces: February 19–March 20
Your friends turn to you for compassion and care as you are known for being warm hearted. Your studies have been making you feel confined, as if you are unable to fully express yourself. Do not neglect your creativity, take some time to delve back into your artistic side. Law school will make you overthink everything, but do not give in. Be confident and know that you were chosen for a reason.
Remedy? A paint night or pottery class.