Issue 7, Volume 18
I know you’ve heard about Mercury retrogrades, how if you’re a Gemini you’re really a two-faced bitch or how every Scorpio is obsessed with sex. But how does this all relate to clerkships? Is it really written in the stars? Now I know you’re all sick of hearing about astrology but what does it all mean? And can you really use astrology to work out whether you’ll get a clerkship?
I’m here to tell you what the stars have in store for you. Also note that these predictions can apply to your sun sign as well as your ascendant/rising sign.
Stop being so bloody impulsive for a second and actually get back into your routine. Get a handle on the details in your life! We get it, you’re bored in quarantine — we all are. This is a time for you to get in tune with your mental health instead of pursuing too many goals at once. Being as transparent as you are, your friends know when you’re struggling, so talk to them (but try doing so calmly perhaps). You’re a fire sign; with Mars in retrograde, you may be feeling like your usual energy and direction is lacking. Honestly, I’ve never seen an Aries without energy and the thought scares me (hope ur ok). Yet given your usual impulsiveness, perhaps it is sometimes good to stop, question yourself and reorient your goals. Once you do, you will be ready to put in the work to achieve your goals with gusto.
In October you will feel yourself moving forward again, especially with your career aspirations. This momentum will be accelerated by your ability share ideas with others. But remember, stopping to talk things through is better than acting rashly. Watch out for trouble in business. You may feel that you are suffering delays (not everything has to go at lightning speed, chill). You’ll find yourself seeking comfort from within, instead of from friends and family — just don’t lash out if you don’t get a clerkship ok?
Clerkship chances: 7/10
Ahh Taurus, you may be stereotyped as a binge-watching couch potato but this month you’re likely to be focused on your hobbies and self-expression. This may be a time when you are more likely to have disagreements with others. Channel that energy into revaluating your relationships and reconnecting with others — is a Netflix watch party on the cards, perhaps? In October you have the capacity to be meticulous and organised when chasing your goals while also remaining realistic. That is the time to set realistic targets and plan ahead. I know change is hard for someone as stubborn as you… but maybe try it? Ever the stable Taurus, by remaining focused and clear in what you need and what you want you will find clarity and security in where you’re heading and what you’ve achieved so far. You will see success with social networking as well — I mean you are pretty charismatic when you decide to actually socialise with people.
Next month is great for you. You’ll be willing to work hard at your goals. But ask yourself ‘is this really what I want?’ It’ll make it easier to know what you should be working towards and what you shouldn’t waste your time on. The best part is that you can do all of this from the comfort and security of your own home — don’t lie we know you’re thriving now that you don’t have to leave the house, Taurus.
Clerkship chances: 9/10
Ahh fellow Geminis, we’re arguably the most hated of the zodiac signs. Forever labelled as a two-faced bitch… in reality, it was only one of our many personalities who chose to talk about you behind your back!! Honestly, if you can’t handle that we will probably ghost you anyway.
For Geminis this is a time to re-evaluate and reorganise. You may be forced to accept that you need more balance. Possibly a time for revelations about your long-term goals and career plans — never mind that any job will probably bore you within 2 years anyway! With Mercury’s transit you may find yourself having more fruitful conversations with others or that social interactions suddenly become enjoyable. As the sign most skilled at networking – able, as we are, to mould ourselves to fit any social occasion – networking comes easy to us. Pull out all those weird facts you know and impress!
Your enthusiasm for goals and hopes may suffer from setbacks. This could prompt feelings of impatience. Delays will cause you to change your focus… Honestly, you were probably going to change your mind anyway. In October, you will find the progress and motivation to achieve the goals that you set in September. This will be a time when you are able achieve the goals you set out for yourself so long as you remain on track. With Mercury in retrograde, you have the capacity to set out and plan everything you need to. Be wary of communicating your thoughts clearly —being able to communicate AND knowing when to shut up sounds too hard, we should probably just give up now. Whatever, by the time clerkship offers come out you will probably have decided to change career paths or your entire degree anyway.
Clerkship chances: 5/10
In between the happy tears, the sad tears, the confused tears and the angry tears, you may have a revelation this month about what you truly want in relation to your goals and ambitions. Now is the perfect time to ask yourself ‘what do I want and what can I do to get there?’ Did I mention that you’ll cry about it? Perhaps the goals you’ve set for yourself aren’t truly what you want. Perhaps you haven’t truly been doing what you need to do to get there. This may be a time when you question what you really want, forcing you to make realistic assessments about what you want vs need. You’re at a decision point, you could go down a new path or continue with your current commitments. Either decision will bring stability and clarity — stop criticising yourself, get out of the self-pity and go do what you need to do.
In October, you may find yourself feeling like there is conflict between your career aspirations, love interests and family. Professional matters are at the forefront of your concern; you will be forced to take on a more realistic and disciplined approach to get things done. Next month you will be able to show off your talents and demonstrate your worth professionally so long as you remain focused. I bet you tried to manipulate your friends to not apply to the same firms as you. I can’t confirm whether this will pay off… but whether you do or don’t get a clerkship you’ll probably just cry about it anyway.
Clerkship chances: 5/10
To all the Leos reading this: yes, we know you’re a Leo; yes, we know you think it’s the best sign; and, yes, we all want you to shut up about it. This month you may be forced to slow down and take notice of what you want in life (wow, a Leo taking notice of themselves… shocking). While your ability to act first then think later may see you being the first one to die in a horror movie you may find yourself succeeding by tackling new challenges head on this month when it comes to you career. Do you take on challenges any other way though???
You have a lot of motivation to work hard this month. It will be necessary to remain open to new possibilities in order not to miss out on opportunities. October will be very much up to you, your success will depend on your ability to stay focused (I know it’s hard not to stare at your own reflection all the time but maybe give it a go?). It’s vital that you skilfully juggle family and professional concerns — don’t discount the value in relying on others. You will feel very much in control of achieving what you want. Relying on your natural instincts will do you well — particularly in making social connections and networking. It all hangs on your ability to remain calm in the face of challenges (wait there are Leos who aren’t prone to dramatic displays of anger??). Be open to new outlooks. Honestly though, don’t tell me you’re not excited for those interviews – you’ll get to talk about nothing but YOU for an hour. Honestly, does your ego even need the boost of getting a clerkship?
Clerkship chances: 6/10
For all my little control freaks out there, you may find it hard to pursue your goals this month, particularly on the job front. You are very capable of achieving what you want as you have the skills, motivation and dedication required — hell, you’ve probably got a checklist of everything you want to achieve with an overly specific timeline to match (it’s probably colour coded too).
This may be the time to be mindful. You need to stop being so damn critical of yourself and take a break or you’ll overdo it. You’re your own worst enemy and you know it. If feeling overburdened, you will find yourself benefiting from making an effort to connect with others. Your ruling planet, Mercury, is in retrograde. Your confidence levels could be lower than usual. You may feel as if you are struggling to achieve your goals. The good news is that you have the problem-solving skills to overcome these challenges so work hard. The queen of self-care, you should balance this with looking after yourself. Know when to take a break to reduce stress levels and you will benefit in the long run. If you’re feeling stressed, why not try jogging or organising your books alphabetically or cleaning your house or whatever else you meticulous weirdos do. The potential for career challenges will cause you to re-evaluate and review where you are and where you want to go. Instead of making a list of everything you want you may find it fruitful to discuss this with others instead of simply feeling like you need to deal with it on your own — that is if you’re able to stop being so judgmental for long enough to call anyone a friend.
Clerkship chances: 7/10
Fair and just Libra, what does the clerkship process have in store for you? During this time you may feel as if you’re on a fresh path in terms of your work and career. You may even realise that you need to find new methods in order to succeed in your goals... but will you ever decide what the new method should be? Your indecisiveness may initially cause you to feel a lack of focus or motivation. You may have lots of external distractions preventing you from acting on your energy. If you can find the motivation and actually DECIDE what to do, you may find new opportunities arising and a straightforward path to achieve them.
In October you may find yourself focusing on everything but your career — perhaps it’s time to find the perfect balance, Libra. You will find that any potential challenges can be solved with ease next month. You will find strength in relying on your own initiative to achieve your goals. Maybe you will be the first Libra out there who doesn’t need to rely on others to get things done?? This will still be a time when you feel like perhaps you are working hard and not achieving what you should. A Libra with a superiority complex? Wow shocking. Perhaps an achievement will leave you feeling unsatisfied. But honestly, Libra, when are you feeling satisfied?
Clerkship chances: 7/10
Ahh elusive, mysterious, sex-crazed Scorpio. This month you will succeed when it comes to social endeavours and networking (what good timing!). You’ll also find yourself more focused on achieving your goals. Discipline and self-control are important to you. You’re always trying to transform yourself into a better version of you. The energy and dedication to work hard and get the job done are already yours.
If you find yourself suffering career setbacks, try to determine what truly works for you. This may inspire feelings of impatience and frustration until you know what you need to do to achieve your goals — one can only hope that you don’t resort to lying and manipulating to get what you want. Ultimately, this is a time for moving ahead and finding success in projects and goals. Remain dedicated and focused. October is a time when career will occupy more of your attention than usual (I honestly didn’t know Scorpios were capable of thinking of anything other than sex?) You will benefit from surrounding yourself with others. You will find it easier to achieve your goals when you are able to collaborate with others: something we all know you struggle with (I mean did you even tell any of your friends you were applying for clerkships or did you consider that private information???). While success is likely for you, don’t burn too many bridges during the clerkship process — I mean we’ve all been burned by a Scorpio.
Clerkship chances: 10/10
With travel bans in place, Sagittarius, you may finally find yourself focussing on something other than your next holiday. Goals and career aspirations are at the forefront of your concerns… there is a high chance of success — if you can manage to remain patient enough to wait. Instead of letting your temper get to you and allowing impatience to turn into frustration, you should instead try to define a new path for yourself. I mean we’re all feeling stagnated right now but some of us still manage to not fly off the handle.
You may find enthusiasm for new projects or business matters that leave you feeling inspired. As you do when you find something new, you will probably even enjoy sweating for it. Ever the optimistic Sag, hard work will make you confident in your abilities (but when aren’t you feeling confident) — particularly if you feel that you have recently suffered from setbacks and delays. Mercury’s retrograde will be good to you in the career sector. Many opportunities will present themselves (perhaps multiple clerkships oooo). You must evaluate your options before making a decision. For once don’t be so impulsive, hey? Also, instead of needing to be right all the time, you should be mindful of reaching out to others. This will greatly benefit your mental health — and make you more likeable.
Clerkship chances: 9/10
Did you know that as a Capricorn you’re more likely to end up a CEO than any other sign? Actually what am I telling you this for? You already know. Now is the time to break some of your old routines. Solidify your goals. This is a fertile time to make positive changes in your schedule and habits. You may benefit from taking on new hobbies and extra-curricular activities… Anything to sound ~interesting~ in a clerkship interview, I guess. Your ambition will be very visible to those around you — but then again is there anyone in your life who doesn’t already know that you dream of making partner before the age of 30?
In October pay close attention to your emotional wellbeing. Try to talk to your friends about any stresses and anxieties that you have, not just your plans to diversify your investment portfolio — people might actually like you more for it too. Saturn is in Capricorn. This is a very beneficial time for you on the career front, as well as with your finances — as usual it’s money and success on the cards. If anyone has a chance of getting every single clerkship they apply for, it’s you— you may even find yourself a personality in the process.
Clerkship chances: 10/10
Ah, the social justice warrior, the humanitarian, the rebellious little weirdo. This month you may feel strain on your social interactions, interests and self-expression. This is a push to reorganise and revise… think, ‘what is working for me and what isn’t?’ Career interests aren’t the biggest focus for you at the moment. But when they do come to the forefront, your work will be promoted over your emotional wellbeing for a time. You’re not unique in feeling emotionally detached, if you’re stressed then maybe you could actually talk to people about how you feel, for once??
With Mars in retrograde you may have a tendency to become intolerant of others. If you can’t compromise then you may withdraw socially. For someone who prides themselves on being so ~unique~ you really do have a habit of being predictable, huh? If you’re unable to cooperate, you will be left feeling like don’t have the support of your family and friends. Stubborn Aquarius that you are, you’d much rather die than have to admit that you’re wrong but perceiving a lack of support from those around you could cause you to feel like you’re not achieving your goals. Just swallow your pride and go be ~unique~ with all your weird and interesting friends, they probably didn’t get any clerkships either.
Clerkship chances: 5/10
Last but not least we have Pisces, the dreamy-eyed hippy of the zodiac. Delays and setbacks may cause you to feel frustrated and impatient. The things you’ve worked towards are taking longer to payoff than you’d like. Shortly you’ll find yourself getting a firmer grip on reality and emphasising your social connections, projects, aspirations and goals. We all know a few Pisces who need a firmer grip on reality. If you don’t do so, you may intermittently suffer from self-esteem issues. Wow a Pisces with ~issues~ never met her.
In dealing with self-care, money and work matters, look back to old ideas and habits that worked for you in the past instead of struggling for new ones. Perhaps your best ideas will come to you in a dream? Perhaps they’ll come through a smoke-induced haze, who knows? Don’t they always do?
In October you may find the energy to work towards your goals but you will also benefit from collaborating with others, rather than simply relying on yourself. If you can get out of your own marijuana induced state and lean on others then you will feel as if you can achieve your goals. Maybe stop dreaming about what you want and actually go make it happen for once before crying about it and labelling it as trauma.
Clerkship chances: 6/10