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'Are Horoscopes Real?': All Your Astrology Questions, Answered

‘Are Horoscopes Real?’: All Your Astrology Questions, Answered

By Horoscope.com

On January 21, 2021

In Astrology, Horoscope, Spirit

'Are Horoscopes Real?': All Your Astrology Questions, Answered

Some of us giggle over our daily horoscopes on the way to work, while others continuously read them just to see if they “come true.” And then there are those who get a full natal chart reading and faithfully check their horoscopes on the daily. Based on this, they might also check compatibility reports for potential friends and lovers, and even plan major life events according to how the planets are aligned.

Whatever type of horoscope-checker you are, you’ve probably wondered how exactly a horoscope is even made and whether there’s any truth to it. Well sit tight, because we’re about to answer all your questions.

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Is There Any Truth in Horoscopes?

The word “horoscope” comes from the Greek word “horoskopos,” which literally means “a look at the hours.” Early astrologers in ancient Babylonia based their predictions on the movement of the planets, which at that time were thought to represent the activity of their five gods—Marduk representing Jupiter, Ishtar representing Venus, Ninurta representing Saturn, Nabu representing Mercury, and Nergel representing Mars—in combination with the Moon-god Sin and the Sun-god Shamash, whose movements were believed to affect what was happening on Earth.

Can Horoscopes Predict the Future?

As knowledge of astronomy and the world has evolved, the art of astrology has evolved as well; these days, the charting of planets is very thorough if done by any professional astrologer. Because of that, using astrology to interpret potential life events is very real indeed.

How Do Horoscopes Work?

Surely you know your sun sign (hint: it’s the typical answer to that “What’s your sign?” question.) But to learn about your other signs (and yes, you have more), astrologers will need to know more than just your birthday.

To write the most in-depth horoscope possible, astrologers require the date, time, and location of your birth. When we have this information, we are able to place your sun sign on the first house of an astrological chart, then follow the signs in order for each house thereafter, thereby determining what types of issues may affect you at any given time. By looking at the position of the planets, we can study your chart’s aspects and determine whether or not you will have a challenging day, month, year, or if the aspects are lining up in your favor.

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What Are Planetary Aspects?

The detailed theory of planetary aspects is quite complex, but in a nutshell, when there is a connection formed between planets that are associated by some degree in the zodiac, they are referred to as “aspects.”

When the planets occupy the same degree of different signs in a chart, they have a connection that is referred to as either harmonious or challenging, depending on the signs involved or the number of degrees separating the planets.

The major aspects commonly referred to are the “conjunction,” which is zero degrees and is considered the strongest blend of two energies; the “opposition,” which is 180 degrees and considered a very challenging aspect; the “square,” which is 90 degrees and largely represents conflicting energies; and the “trine,” which is 120 degrees and considered to be an easy and beneficial connection.

Do Planetary Aspects Affect Signs the Same Way?

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When it comes to astrology, nothing affects any two individual people in the exact same way. The planetary aspects have different effects in general, and as we apply these to peoples’ sun signs, the aspects affect each sign differently.

For example, in the Sun square Mars aspect, Mars is the planet of drive and determination, and the square aspect denotes difficulty in this area, so in general, people with this aspect in their chart may have problems with others getting in their way, so the lesson in their life may be to face challenges head-on and be willing to jump hurdles to get what they want.

So, does this aspect affect a naturally headstrong Aries differently than a more introverted, sensitive Cancer? Absolutely! We can see a lot less frustration ahead for the Ram than for the Crab, as overcoming obstacles comes much more naturally to an Aries than it does a Cancer.

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Okay, But Sometimes My Horoscopes Don’t Come True—What Gives?

Horoscopes are great tools to use as general guidelines for living, not predictions to be followed to a T. In order to write the most detailed and in-depth horoscope possible, an astrologer needs to have a person’s birth date, time, and location. Because it isn’t possible to have all of that information for every person, most horoscopes are written with a more general audience in mind. Most daily horoscopes are written by using sun signs based on the position and effect of the Moon.

The Moon changes signs every two to three days, which in turn affects our moods and emotions, so daily horoscopes are written based on where the Moon is, and how that will generally affect each sun sign on that day. Monthly horoscopes can add sun signs crossed-referenced with planets that change every month or the course of several months, namely Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the Sun. Yearly horoscopes include slower moving planets such as Saturn and Jupiter, and longer-term horoscopes are based on the movements of Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus, which can take many years to move through one sign.

How Can I Use My Horoscopes in My Life?

When you have a decision to make, do you only listen to one person, or consult one source? Probably not.

By reading your horoscope, whether it’s daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly, you can get a glimpse into what your world will be like from a planetary perspective, and you can use this information as a tool to help guide and motivate you.

Horoscopes can help you open up your mind to new possibilities, as well as options that you may not have considered, and as long as you approach reading your horoscope with an open mind, you can let the planets be your guide to all that is possible.

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Embrace Your Power—5 Types of Witches and Witchcraft

Embrace Your Power—5 Types of Witches and Witchcraft

By Ellen Ricks

On January 6, 2021

In Astrology, Magic, Spirit

Embrace Your Power—5 Types of Witches and Witchcraft

Witchcraft seems like a particularly buzzy topic these days, with books, blogs, and more delivering ancient magic to a modern audience. But while stylized Tarot cards and light-catching crystals have their place, the shift from intrigued observer to practicing pagan can be a daunting one. So why not start the process by determining which brand of witchery resonates with you?

Read on to learn about five specialized takes on witchcraft, where the variants came from, and which type of witchcraft resonates most with you.

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Astrology

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What is an astrologer? An astrologer, or cosmic witch, is a witch who uses planetary and celestial energy in their practice. They study and feel a personal and spiritual connection with not only the main planets in our solar system, but with asteroids, meteors, supernovas, stars, constellations, galaxies, and black holes. Cosmic witches pay particular attention to astrology, horoscopes, and zodiac signs—but that only gives us a picture of how the cosmic forces influence the individual. Cosmic witches are focused on how celestial energy influences the inner self, but also the world.

History: Cosmic witches have been around since the study of planets. According to the American Federation of Astrologers, the Babylonians are credited with the birth of astrology. They used their astrological charts to predict the “recurrence of seasons and certain celestial events.” Around 2000 B.C., Babylonian astrologers believed that the sun, moon, and the five known planets (Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto had yet to be discovered) all had distinct character traits (Mercury representing communication, Venus representing affection, and so on). Cosmic witches use these planetary traits to call upon their energy. For example, many witches choose to perform spells on a full moon because the full illumination can create an extra magical boost and enchantment—and the rock itself is said to align with emotions and the soul.

Modern cosmic witches: A present-day cosmic witch may not be using astrology to predict the weather, but rather to predict future events or influences. For example, it’s beneficial for a cosmic witch to know when Mercury is in retrograde, and in which sign, because it will allow them to determine where communication breakdowns will occur, and in what guise. If a cosmic which was planning to perform a love spell, their best chance of having it being successful during a new moon which corresponds with new beginnings and relationships.

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Divination

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What is a divination witch? A divination witch uses their magic to try to predict the future, often employing a variety of tools—or one that resonates. There are so many mediums with which to connect into the magic of the world: think Tarot cards, oracle cards, a pendulum, the I Ching, palmistry, and tasseography, and more.

History: Divination and divination witches have existed in just about every time period in history. In ancient Greece, divination witches were known as Oracles, and it was believed that deities spoke through them. A famous oracle was high priestess Pythia—known as the Oracle of Delphi—who was thought to be the mouthpiece of the god, Apollo. Every culture has its own form of divination. In ancient China, the diviner would carve out their question onto an ox bone until it cracked, and then the cracks were analyzed.

Modern divination witches: Today, divination witches don’t claim to be the mouthpiece of the gods; instead they use divination to predict likely answers to simple queries like, “Am I on the right career path?” or “Does this relationship stand a chance?” And in true modern fashion, divination methods like Tarot can even be found on our phones.

Herbalism

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What is a green witch? A green witch works with magical properties found in the natural world. Their craft is based on respecting nature and all living things. Green witches focus on the magical correspondence of herbs, plants, and flowers. This incorporates herbalism, which is the study of botany and use of plants intended for medicinal purposes.

History: Herbalism is found in many cultures, but Chinese herbal medicine is one of the ancient variations still practiced today. Chinese herbology is based on the concepts of yin, yang, and Qi energy, where the herbs can either cool (yin) or stimulate (yang) certain parts of the body, the concept used for ritual and spiritual practices as well as medicinal. In parts of Africa, an herb known as purslane was used for purification during and after ritual ceremonies, while in some Scandinavian countries, clover was once used to ward off evils spirits and help develop psychic ability. In folk magic tradition, chamomile is said known to bring luck.

Modern green witches: Today, green witches still take herbal magic very seriously, using essential oils and creating small physic gardens in their own apartment. (You can find plenty of green witches on Instagram for inspo!) Be aware that this is a learned art: it’s extremely important to know the health effects of the herbs you plan to use or ingest as well as the magical benefits.

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Kitchen Witch

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What is a kitchen witch? A kitchen witch practices magic within their own home. Their magic is not based on any divine power or spiritual guidance, but that magic that can be found in the everyday routine. Their craft comes out while cooking, baking, and nesting while tapping into the power of their own intention.

History: Witchcraft and cooking have always gone hand-in-hand. During the late 15th and mid-18th century many of the 200,000 witches (mostly women) were tortured, hanged, or burned at the stake were accused of poisoning food. Even now, our classic image of a witch persists as a woman stirring her cauldron. There has always been a magical and ritualistic nature surrounding food. Like green witchcraft, kitchen witches use herbalism in their food-based magic—but kitchen witchery isn’t just about food. It can also be making a homemade offering to a deity, cleansing and protection your home, and so on.

Water Witch

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What is a water witch? A sea witch, also known as a water witch, works with the element water in order to tap into their magic. They feel a deep, powerful connection to the water—whether it is the ocean, sea, or lake. This powerful pull leads them to be more aware of their own mystical energies.

History: Sea witches have been found in many cultures throughout history. From the sea nymph Calypso of The Odyssey; Sycorax of Shakespeare’s play The Tempest; even Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. However, sea witches have a deeper history in mythology. In Norse mythology, sea witches were magical, malevolent feminine spirits who often took the form of mermaids. These witches believed that their power and bond over the sea and tides was born of their worship for the moon. The triple goddess symbol holds particularly deep meaning for sea witches, as it represents the three phases of the monthly lunar cycle: waxing, full, and waning.

Along with praying to the moon, sea witches have had a long history with practicing dowsing, a method of divination for finding water, metals, even gravesites underground by using a Y-shaped stick made of hazel. Dowsing has been around since the Middle Ages, used frequently in Europe until its association with witchcraft caused the practice to be shunned; its legitimacy as a science is still up for debate. 

Modern sea witches: Contemporary sea witches may not be luring sailors to their deaths, but they are still incorporating water, weather, and the moon into their practices, finding their own magical connection with the sea.

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Your Horoscope for Tuesday October 17: Mercury Shifts and Things Get Intense!

Your Horoscope for Tuesday October 17: Mercury Shifts and Things Get Intense!

By Horoscope.com

On October 17, 2017

In Aspect, Horoscope, Spirit

Your Horoscope for Tuesday October 17: Mercury Shifts and Things Get Intense!

Feeling crazy? It’s not you, it’s the stars. With the moon shifting to Libra, an unsettling Mars-Uranus quinox, and a shift from Mercury to Scorpio, you may feel restless, unchallenged, and second guessing the motives and goals of other people around you. Instead of burying your feelings, dig deep and get to the route of your dissatisfaction. Mercury in Scorpio demands precise, honest communication—sidestepping an issue or speaking in euphemisms won’t work. It may feel hard at first, but the more you get comfortable with stating your desires and bringing up conflicts with the people whom they concern, the better. Today is all about direct action. Are you ready to take it? 

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Aries Daily Horoscope
A Mercury-Jupiter alingment opens up opportunity. This is exciting, but keep any potential moves close to your chest. While you tend to share whatever happens to cross your mind, holding back a bit—at least until you know the full story or situation—will pay off. 

Taurus Daily Horoscope   
With Jupiter and Mercury in your partnership sector, relationships take center stage. Here’s the thing: Don’t mistake quantity for quality. While you may be spending plenty of one on one time (or locking down a ton of dates) this planetary alignment wants you to bringup the big questions and talk uncomfortable issues. You know they’re there. 

Gemini Daily Horoscope      
Mercury is helping you get sh*t done, Gemini! You may be tempted to shirk off a big project, but don’t. With Mercury cranking up your productivity, this is the best day (and week) to hunker down and tend to work. Yes, you may have to blow off a happy hour plan, but it will definitely pay off in the long run, and trust us that your boss is noticing—in the best way.

Cancer Daily Horoscope
Crabs are coming out of their shells today and all signs are celebrating! With Jupiter in your sector of self-expression, it’s a great time to make your voice heard and your wishes known. Single? Make the first move today, Crabs (a swipe counts!) The more you put yourself out there, the more you’ll get back. 

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Leo Daily Horoscope
Family driving you crazy? We hear you, Lions. Jupiter in your home sector is shifting your focus to family and home. Remember, you can suggest but you can’t force anyone to do anything. The more you’re able to realize that, the more sane you’ll feel. 

Virgo Daily Horoscope
Hey Virgo, did you know there are only 24 hours in the day? Mercury and Jupiter keep throwing opportunities your way, which is clutch—but before you take them on, make sure you have the time and resources to do so—after all, you still need to eat, sleep, and play! And saying no will only make you more in demand. Trust us. 

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Libra Daily Horoscope
It’s all about the money today, Libra! With Mercury shifting to your resources sector, you’re all about shoring up your income and making sure your income flow is healhty. You love the finer things, but the finer things are so much nicer once the credit card bill has been paid in full. 

Scorpio Daily Horoscope
You’ve been keeping things on the DL for the last few weeks, but Mercury is now asking you to speak out, connect, and share what’s going on in your mind. You may realize that by collaborating, you can get even deeper, or reach crucial next steps on a project or idea you want to make reality. 

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Sagittarius Daily Horoscope
Mercury and Jupiter are combining forces to make you think deeply about your past—and how it connects to your present. Follow your mind where it leads; you may be digging up old emails or letters, but you’re not living in the past, you’re gathering info to go forward into the future. Trust the process. 

Capricorn Daily Horoscope
It’s all about socializing, Caps, and you’ll be surprised at how information gleaned from a casual conversation will be key in a work or romantic situation. You tend to like having firm plans, but go with the flow, and consider saying yes to a last minute social invite—it may matter more than you think. 

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Aquarius Daily Horoscope 
With Mercury in your house of career and reputation, you’re ready for anything, Aquarians! Focus on your career, make a bold move, and take ownership of the fact that you’re really, really good at your job. Today is all about making big moves. Start with confidence and go from there. 

Pisces Daily Horoscope
Mercury is inspiring you to dream big and speak out. It’s a good day for your imagination to fly free, and the more you allow your mind to wander, the more you’ll be rewarded. Journal, read a book, listen to a new podcast, draw or doodle … the more you engage with the creative part of your brain, the happier and more free you’ll feel!

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Your Horoscope for Saturday, October 7: Chill Out and Listen to the Universe

Your Horoscope for Saturday, October 7: Chill Out and Listen to the Universe

By Horoscope.com

On October 7, 2017

In Element, Happiness, Spirit

Your Horoscope for Saturday, October 7: Chill Out and Listen to the Universe

After a full moon in Aries caused extra tension at the tail end of the week, you may think today is a day to kick back, relax, and get over the chaos that was last week. And it is! Kind of. But there’s still some untamed tension around you, and avoiding it, reacting to it via passive aggressive comments or social media posts, or cranking up conflict just won’t work. Let’s all be adults here. It’s time to take responsibility for your actions, ask others to do the same, and make sure you protect yourself and your heart. This can be a connecting day, or a day that drives you farther apart from the people in your life. You control your destiny!

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Aries Daily Horoscope
Phew. The Aries full moon blew through your sign, but brought up some big questions that you’re grappling with. Rams like actions, but the stars say to sit with indecision today. Make fun plans a priority; everything will shake out as it should. (Hint: sex can be a very good distraction today! Play around with your sign’s aphrodisiacs for maximum oomph)

Taurus Daily Horoscope   
As the Taurus moon trines Pluto, you’re feeling more confident and sure of yourself than you have in awhile. Use that Bull energy to make the day yours. Make a date, flirt like crazy, or invite a bunch of people over for a spur of the moment party. The way you relax can manifest change in your work life, too. 

Gemini Daily Horoscope      
When Mercury conjuncts the sun, you’re feel confused and conflicted, and unsure of the reason why. On paper, everything about your life seems great. So what’s going on? Some solo time can help you feel more in tune with yourself—hanging out in a crowd may make you feel even more confused than ever. 

Cancer Daily Horoscope
What is going on? All you want is some stability, and it seems like every move you make, things fall apart. As scary as it is, let go of control a little bit today. Remember: You can’t control other people’s decisions. The more you stop worrying about what other people do, the more you can enjoy what you’re doing. With that in mind: It’s okay to ditch plans you’re only feeling eh about. Ask yourself, Crabs: What do you want? 

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Leo Daily Horoscope
As the sun and Mercury meet in Libra, you’re taking a big look at the people in your life. Today is a good day to do something altruistic—there’s someone in your circle who’s been helping you out a lot this summer. It’s not like you’re selfish, but you’ve had a lot on your plate, and they might feel like they’ve been taken for granted. You know what to do.

Virgo Daily Horoscope

Mars and Venus are in your sign, and you’re in love with love. Single? Remember that flirting isn’t only romantic. Put on your best, sparkliest self, dress up, and charm the world—you’ll get that energy back like woah. Attached? Elevate your actions so it’s like you’re back in the “let’s impress each other” stage. Wine and dine your partner. And cuddle into bed tonight (partner optional) because life feels good. 

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Libra Daily Horoscope
You are in your element today, Libra. The sun and Mercury conjunct in Libra, which means that the spotlight is on you in the best possible way. Have you had a birthday bash yet? If not, this is the weekend to do it. Make socializing a priority today—you’ll be glad you did. 

Scorpio Daily Horoscope
As your ruler, Mars, conjuncts Venus, you’re feeling extra amorous. How are you going to channel that romantic energy? Don’t wait for your partner (or date) to come to you. Make plans, take the reigns (which you already love to do) and plan your own ultra-romantic evening. 

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Sagittarius Daily Horoscope
As planetary energy swirls and homes in on your sign, you’re feeling a little bit vulnerable. You may be wondering who really has your back and may worry people are plotting against you. Pull yourself out of your funk by talking through your insecurities. Real talk is what you need today; everything will feel more chill tomorrow. 

Capricorn Daily Horoscope
Saturn is making you play the “what if” game—what if I had never met X or moved to Y—and it’s not fun. In order to let go of the past, you’ve got to look to the future. Remember: You’re in control. No one else is forcing you to do things. if you feel you’re succumbing to forces beyond your control, it’s time to check in, tune into your gut, and remind yourself just how powerful you really are. 

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Aquarius Daily Horoscope 
You love lazy Saturdays and have your routine all set up, but it might be a good day to change things up. Say yes to spontaneous plans. (Like crystal light therapy, perhaps?) While you’re great at knowing your boundaries and knowing what you want to do, you’re sometimes inflexible when it comes to other people’s desires. Trying to include them in your agenda will elevate your weekend and help make you closer than ever. 

Pisces Daily Horoscope
You’re still feeling a bit shaky (it’s been a tough month, no?) and today is no exception. Your goal for today is to do you. A yoga session can help you chill. So can a coffee date with a friend. Some people are trying to pull you into conflict today; rise above it and focus on your own stuff—you don’t need that distraction. 

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Love, by Virginia: Your Weekend Love Horoscope for August 4-6

Love, by Virginia: Your Weekend Love Horoscope for August 4-6

By Virginia Mason

On August 4, 2017

In Future, Romance, Spirit

Love, by Virginia: Your Weekend Love Horoscope for August 4-6

Get ready. Summer eclipse season is upon us. It starts with Monday’s full moon lunar eclipse and lasts for two weeks, ending with a total solar eclipse on the 21st. But before the eclipses come, this weekend’s moon is passing over Pluto—the planet of death and rebirth—and that’s exactly what this eclipse season is all about. This weekend is preparing you for the start of a deep, transformative cycle. Your relationships will not be left untouched, and whatever shape they’re in on Monday doesn’t tell you how they’ll look in the end. So whatever happens, know that this is just the beginning.

Aries Weekend Love Horoscope
You want freedom. You want intimacy and security. You can’t have it all. Or can you? This weekend marks the end of a two week cycle full of love and affection. But have you been putting yourself out there to enjoy it? Love isn’t going to just come to you. Make time Friday to connect with someone special (new or known) because come Saturday, as the moon passes Pluto and squares Uranus in Aries, you’ll be feeling all sorts of confused about what you want and how you can get it. Insecurities and conflicting desires run high. Give yourself alone time to rest and reflect before Monday’s eclipse. You don’t need to blow everything up in order to be free.

Love Lesson: You can feel free to be yourself and do what you want while still feeling secure and nourished in a relationship.

Passion Prediction:   

Taurus Weekend Love Horoscope
Change is coming. You freaked out when you read that, right? Luckily, the universe knows you don’t like change, so this weekend, it’s giving you plenty of time to enjoy whatever stability you’ve created. There are no major planetary influences rocking you right now, but when it comes to love, it isn’t all about you. You may like your calm, peaceful, controlled space, but if you want that peaceful calm in love, don’t forget to take other people’s thoughts and feelings into consideration. Whether you’re single or with someone, know that they’re probably going through something—or about to go through something—so share your sturdy calm. This Saturday, invite them over for a chill night in. With your ruling planet of Venus in Cancer, you’ll also enjoy staying home. Win-win.

Love Lesson: Make space for other people within your comfortable patterns and routines.

Passion Prediction: 

Gemini Weekend Love Horoscope
You know how you like to talk about every little thing and sometimes the person you’re with is like, Hey, can we please just stop talking? Well, no need to worry about that this weekend! With your ruling planet of Mercury connecting freely with Venus and the moon, your talkative nature will serve your love life well. Single? You’re better off meeting someone where you can actually talk to them. Avoid noisy, crowded bars. Go for house parties and real live dates. Partnered? If you’ve been biting your tongue, now is the time let it loose and explain exactly what’s on your mind. This Friday and Saturday, communication fuels affection and will support your emotional wellbeing. You’ve got this.

Love Lesson: Sometimes it’s better not to talk through everything, but holding back can do even more damage. Feel free to express yourself.

Passion Prediction: 
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Cancer Weekend Love Horoscope
With Venus in Cancer aspecting multiple planets, you’re even more focused than usual on love and partnership. Whether you’re single or partnered, you’re in a great place to enjoy your love life right now. Communication flows freely between you and any love interest, and through romantic love, you feel free—both free as an individual human and free as a spiritual being. Love can teach you a lot this weekend. Expect to grow. Remember though, growing pains are real, so you may feel some uneasiness. But this is because you’re growing! And you’re growing through love. Very cool.

Love Lesson: Your partners are here to teach you things, and you’re teaching them, and we’re all teaching each other and growing and loving, and while it isn’t always easy, it is beautiful.

Passion Prediction: 

Leo Weekend Love Horoscope
This weekend is all about having fun. Because how else would you prepare for an intense eclipse season that happens to land smack in the middle of your sun sign? With the sun and Mars in Leo sextiling Jupiter, now is the time to get out and play. Relax with chores and to-dos. Just grab your person (with their permission of course) and take a road trip or go on an adventure date. Really, just do whatever you want, because I have no doubt it’s going to be fun. And with no major shifts in your stars over the course of the weekend, the fun is going to last from Friday through Sunday. Seriously, this really is a great weekend to get away. Just go to the beach or something, okay?

Love Lesson: The people we play with are the people we stay with.

Passion Prediction: 

Virgo Weekend Love Horoscope
Your ruling planet of Mercury is in your sign, and you’re in your head with all your thoughts. This may be a comfort zone for you, but it isn’t necessarily a happy one. While you’re excellent at thinking through just about anything, too many swirling thoughts and what-ifs can make you super anxious. If you can stop the internal monologue for long enough to connect with someone else (which I highly recommend), then this weekend is great for love. Stimulating intellectual conversation will be a turn on, and your analytical mind will be appreciated by whomever you’re with. So open up, and let them enjoy your interesting thoughts rather than collapsing in on yourself. You’re racing mind will enjoy having somewhere new to go.

Love Lesson: Look outside yourself to experience connection and soothe a busy mind.

Passion Prediction: 
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Libra Weekend Love Horoscope
Even in the best relationships, there are times when things just don’t feel right. This Saturday, you’ll be feeling all sorts of confusion surrounding your partnership, even if things seem great on paper. If you’re single, you might feel like you’ll never meet anyone and what’s the point in even trying. If you’re partnered, you may find yourself unexpectedly irritated by your relationship. Jupiter has been giving you a lot of romance to ponder and enjoy, but this weekend, as it squares the moon, you might wonder where all that good fortune has gone. In order to restore balance and feel better, you may push your feelings aside and forgive too easily. Instead, trust that balance will be restored. Get your body moving and have some fun. You’ll be feeling better come Sunday.

Love Lesson: Let discomfort pass on its own rather than trying to fix it and keep the peace no matter what.

Passion Prediction:   

Scorpio Weekend Love Horoscope
Remember Earth? That thing you live on? This weekend’s Capricorn moon conjuncts your ruling planet of Pluto and works to ground you. And you need that grounding right now because you’re already feeling the intensity of the pending eclipses. As a result, you’re likely going to be moody this weekend for no apparent reason. And sure, your partner is used to this, but give them a break by giving yourself a break and time alone. If you’re single, you’re probably going to want to stay home or spend time with friends rather than go looking for romance. Go for a walk outside. See some green. Smell some flowers. These things will help remind you that Earth is a pretty great place to be.

Love Lesson: When things feel intense, don’t accidentally unleash that intensity on those closest to you. Find your calm.

Passion Prediction: 

Sagittarius Weekend Love Horoscope
Your fiery nature is, well, on fire right now. A grand trine between all three fire signs is amplifying the heat, and you’re going to feel extra wild and crazy this weekend. Pay no mind to the practical Capricorn moon. There’s fun to be had, and you’re going to have it. Lean into your independence and enjoy any partners or lovers in your life. Not only will spending time with them bring you joy and excitement, but it will also help ease any nagging thoughts telling you that you’re not enough or you don’t have enough. So go dancing. Go rafting. Go for a hike. Adventure and play. No need to worry about wanting more right now. You have everything you need, including Monday’s full moon, which, btw, totally has your back.

Love Lesson: Love the one you’re with!

Passion Prediction: 
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Capricorn Weekend Love Horoscope 
This weekend’s emotional energy is aligned with your sense of self. And both of these are aligned with your communication. Feel free to speak your mind this Friday or Saturday, as anything you have to say will be a reflection of your authentic self. And with the Capricorn moon sextiling Neptune, your usual cool, detached emotional expression will be balanced by Neptune’s romantic, compassionate nature. If you’re single, now is a great time to go out and meet someone. If you’re partnered, hold your person close and tell them how you feel. I know words aren’t really your style, but this weekend, you’ll find the right ones.

Love Lesson: We may not always have the best words, but we say it the best we can. Even if it’s without using words at all.

Passion Prediction: 

Aquarius Weekend Love Horoscope 
Slow down. Your ruling planet of Uranus just went retrograde, and Monday’s eclipse is in Aquarius. The universe is asking you to reflect and reconsider how you express your independence. Is your fierce desire for autonomy getting you what you want? And what is that exactly? You won’t know yet, but clarity is coming. Friday and Saturday—before the moon enters Aquarius—make use of Capricorn’s practical traditional ways to ground any relationship you’re in, and let Sunday be a time for rest and self care. Draw yourself a salt bath. Journal through your unusually intense emotions. Visualize whatever pain and discomfort you want released on Monday’s full moon. And be okay giving your love life some space this weekend.

Love Lesson: Sometimes the best decision is no decision and to simply give your love life space to breathe.

Passion Prediction: 

Pisces  Weekend Love Horoscope 
This weekend is all about healing through love. Your ruling planet of Neptune is in Pisces and connecting beautifully with Venus and the moon. You’ll be feeling emotionally nourished and fulfilled. Allow yourself the chance to truly connect with someone you love or could love. Let the weekend’s supportive energy teach you whatever it has to share. Don’t assume you know what this will look like. It may not come in the form of holding hands at sunset while gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes. Embrace however it unfolds. Trust that whatever happens Friday and Saturday is preparing you for even deeper healing on Sunday, but you have to let it in. The healing will only happen through acceptance and ease. Just go with the flow. It’s what you do best anyway.

Love Lesson: You are being held and supported and guided. Trust the flow.

Passion Prediction: 

Virginia is a Brooklyn-based Reiki Master and psychic healer dedicated to expanding people’s understanding of what’s possible. She offers private readings, coaching, healing, and more through her company @FleetingConnections.  

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Planetary Aspects for March 5 to March 12: When Jupiter Goes Retrograde, Everything And Everyone Changes

Planetary Aspects for March 5 to March 12: When Jupiter Goes Retrograde, Everything And Everyone Changes

By Horoscope.com

On March 5, 2018

In Aspect, Date, Sun

Planetary Aspects for March 5 to March 12: When Jupiter Goes Retrograde, Everything And Everyone Changes

It’s a big week, astrologically speaking. It’s also a pretty great week to get to know yourself, to become familiar with your quirks and your moods and your talents. Let your freak flag fly this week. Experiment. Speak up. Be bold. All planetary influences push us outside our comfort zone, and Jupiter retrograde helps us get to where we all want to be by helping us remember who we were, back when we may not have known better. It’s a good thing, and trust you’re exactly where you need to be. Here, the planetary transits for March 5 to March 12 that affect all Zodiac signs. 

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Monday, March 5
Get Things Done
A Scorpio moon plays taskmater today, but that’s only because you have a pretty wild weekend coming up. All signs would do well to buckle down and get things done. Today may not be glamorous, but it can be an important and enriching day, especially when it comes to work or anything related to getting ahead. In other words, weekend and play time is over! Act accordingly. In addition, Mercury enters Aries, speeding up communication and helping you just spit out what you’ve been meaning to say! 

Tuesday, March 6
Feel Pleasure! 

Venus enters Aries, and life is lovely. This is a lovely aspect to enjoy food, life, love. It’s time to savor your body, your soul, your meals! Spending on a great dinner is par for the course today, and so is spending all day in the throes of luxury. The more you put in (or give in) to this aspect, the more sensuous and delightful you’ll feel. Yum. 

Wednesday, March 7 
Make Happy Hour Plans 
A Sagittarius moon pushes all signs on an adventure. It may not be a big thing, but break up mid-week monotony by trying something new. Go out on a Wednesday night. Go to a new grocery store. Shake up your lunch order! Even open a window and let the fresh air in. Spring is so close, and this moon invites you to embrace change. 

Thursday, March 8
Feel the Shift and Be the Change 

Jupiter goes retrograde, and depending on your sign, it’s a time to reflect, change your habits, and forge ahead. This retrograde can be a profoundly positive one, but you need to pay attention and put in the work. You may feel the effects of this retrograde quite quickly, It should be clear to you what you need to work on—take the cues from the Universe and go from there. 

Friday, March 9
Shake Up the Routine

If you normally go out on a Friday night, this could be a good one to stay in—or vice versa. With the upcoming trine between Mars and Uranus, everything is possible, and the Jupiter retrograde is also shaking up our systems—we realize that everything is temporary, and we are far less anchored than we may think we are. Shake things up! Enjoy. Expect the unexpected. It’s fun, right? 

Saturday, March 10
Let Your Freak Flag Fly
You are so ready to break out of your box, and an Aquarius moon, coupled with the powerful influence of Mars and Uranus connecting, can help you be braver and bolder than ever before. Don’t worry about what other people think. It’s okay to experiment. Don’t feel so locked down in who you are or who you are not. 

Sunday, March 11
Open Your Heart and Mind! 

As Mars trines Uranus, it’s a great time to get our of your comfort zone and think about who you are beyond the box society puts you in. What do you want? What would you want if money and expectations were no object? The more you can clarify who you see yourself becoming, the more you can put this into motion with this planetary aspect. 

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Your Weekend Love Horoscope for July 28-31: Listen to Your Heart!

Your Weekend Love Horoscope for July 28-31: Listen to Your Heart!

By Horoscope.com

On July 28, 2017

In Aspect, Romance, Spirit

Your Weekend Love Horoscope for July 28-31: Listen to Your Heart!

On Friday, when the emotional Moon conjoins generous Jupiter, all that you want is within your grasp—if you truly want it. Spend some time making sure you know what your heart wants before making any moves, especially on Saturday, as the moon enters serious Scorpio and a relationship heats up. In all encounters, be true to yourself, and be honest and generous with others. The more you open your heart, the more love you’ll allow in.
 

Aries Weekend Love Horoscope
On Friday, you’re getting tons of invites, but tune into your intuition to figure out what speaks to you—Netflix and the couch might be the ideal option. On Saturday, a Moon-Venus trine makes everything feel effortless. Enjoy, and go with the flow. Single? Don’t be surprised if a last minute invite pops up—absolutely say yes. On Sunday, the stars suggest a drama-filled day where conversations are taken the wrong way and annoyances fester, but luckily, the evening ends smoothly. Who said a kiss can’t make everything better?

Taurus Weekend Love Horoscope
You’ve had an intense week, so of course you want to blow off steam on Friday night. Just try to avoid blowups or misunderstandings. Give yourself a curfew, and don’t get pulled into other people’s drama. A late-night Venus-Uranus sextile on Saturday cranks up desire—don’t be surprised if what was meant to be a low key afternoon turns into something much more intense. On Sunday, things may not go the way you expect. Before you lash out, take a deep breath and think longterm. It’s not a blowoff until you have more evidence to the contrary.

Gemini Weekend Love Horoscope
The stars are nudging you to go out on your own on Friday night. Whether you’re single or attached, your day-dreamy sign needs some solo time to revitalize its energy and inspiration. On Saturday, the Moon-Mercury sextile demands that you have that tough conversation you’ve been trying to avoid for awhile. Even if it’s with a newish date, if you don’t bring up an issue that’s been nagging you, it’ll only come back to haunt you later. The heat cranks up on Sunday. Get into bed with your partner and spend some time there, or indulge in a solo fantasy session.

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Cancer Weekend Love Horoscope
Always emotional, Crabs are extra vulnerable to others’ emotions on Friday. Surround yourself with positive people. Saturday, your mood may get intense. If you’re not up for conversation, spend time on your own, learning something new. Changing up your regular routine will open your mind and your heart. On Sunday, a Moon-Neptune trine brings you to a more stable (and connected) emotional spot. Staying close to home is exactly what you need. Let someone take care of you for once.

Leo Weekend Love Horoscope
All you want to do is relax on Friday, but a Moon-Pluto square suggests complications. So annoying. Instead of ignoring things, be direct and say what you need to in order to nip any misunderstandings in the bud. It’s your month, and the planets say you’ve got to roar to get what you want. On Saturday, manifest good things by making the first move. Single? Start a flirtation, don’t wait for someone to come to you. On Sunday, single and attached Lions can be flirtatious and open—but also a bit guarded. Things aren’t exactly as they may seem. But everything will become clearer later in the week.

Virgo Weekend Love Horoscope
The stars say Friday night is a great night to go out with a new person or crowd. On Saturday, a Moon-Chiron inconjunct ups your flirting game. Even if you’ve been together forever, sending a flirty Snap could bring your romance to the next level. You encounter some stubborn issues on Sunday. Don’t want to face them head on? Ignore and gloss over with some PDA. You’re not turning a blind eye, you’re simply choosing to dwell on the positive.

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Libra Weekend Love Horoscope
It’s the weekend and life is good, Libra! A Moon-Pluto square makes it feel like the world was made for you and your crush. Enjoy the mood and don’t wait for the other shoe to drop. Things are great, so revel in the moment. Saturday is all about connecting with your crew at large. If you’re single, let friends know you’re willing to be set up, which might lead to some sweet surprises. On Sunday, passions clash for coupled-up Libras—but know a fight will lead to a very good makeup session.

Scorpio Weekend Love Horoscope
You’ve been turning inward a lot, lately, Scorpios. While that introspection is valuable, too much of it can leave you feeling vulnerable. Head out on Friday night and get your flirt on. On Saturday, do something you want to do. Exploring crystals or other power jewelry could be a great option this weekend; you may need a talisman to help anchor you to who you truly are. On Sunday, a Moon-Neptune trine amps up your fantasies, and you’re itching to make them a reality. Go for it. Getting intense in bed is the perfect outlet for a very up-and-down week.

Sagittarius Weekend Love Horoscope
To-do list? Forget about it! Friday is all about socializing. Say yes to a lunch invite, or hit up happy hour, and enjoy where the evening may lead. Expect adventure on Saturday, whether somewhere far-flung—or right in your own backyard. If you’re in the right mindset, anything can happen. A Moon-Mars tie on Sunday can crank up tensions; tame them by getting extra physical, either in bed or at the gym. And Sunday evening, plan to snuggle: Getting your touch on (even with a platonic pal) can make you feel a lot calmer. 

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Capricorn Weekend Love Horoscope 
Friday is a major emotional roller coaster; spend the evening with someone you trust. Singles may be surprised that a seemingly platonic friendship has the potential for so, so much more. Saturday is social—go out with a group, whether you’re single or with your partner. Seeing your significant other interact with others can remind you just what drew you to them in the first place. Sunday is all about stability; hunker down at home, and come up with a plan (or a happiness board!) for how you’ll dominate August.

Aquarius Weekend Love Horoscope 
Friday is an ideal date night. The only catch is that, thanks to some planetary turbulence, the date you planned may not be the one you end up on. It’ll all work out, just go with the flow. On Saturday, an afternoon Moon-Uranus opposition makes you super sensitive. Embrace the tears; being vulnerable is part of your charm. Sunday is all about turning inward. Taking stock of what you want and what you have is key to moving forward.

Pisces  Weekend Love Horoscope 
On Friday, the stars suggest a surprise is in store for you. Check your texts, answer your phone, and open your mail—it may be easy to miss if your eyes aren’t wide open. On Saturday, the real world keeps getting in the way of romantic plans. Pick a block of time and get through your to-do list, so you can focus on love without distractions once the evening rolls around. A Moon-Neptune trine makes you feel like everything’s under control on Sunday. It is, but you’ve got to be proactive. For the next week, taking control and making the first move is key for manifesting the things you want.

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The Crystal-Based Beauty Product Your Sign Needs

The Crystal-Based Beauty Product Your Sign Needs

By Horoscope.com

On March 26, 2018

In Date, Future, Style

The Crystal-Based Beauty Product Your Sign Needs

Have you ever wondered why your body is always dry or that mystery cause of your frequent breakouts? It could be your zodiac sign. It turns out that every sign has it’s own unique set of skincare challenges. Once you understand what those are, it’s easy to find a solution.Writer Amanda Lauren asked Michelle Prentiss, a second generation astrologer and intuitive healer about the skincare issues specific to each sign and how they can be addressed with a variety of crystal infused products. Crystals can be a key skincare ingredient according to Michelle, who explained, “Crystals have physical and energy properties to benefit overall wellness. Vedic astrology includes precious gems to balance planetary energies in the chart.”

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Aries 
If there is a zodiac sign prone to acne—it is Aries. Prentiss told me they can have oily skin and need both “cooling and harmonizing elements.” First of all, it’s important to make sure oily skin is properly cleansed. Nazan Schnapp’s Detoxing Cleanser Aquamarine Daily Exfoliator not only cleanses, but also purifies. After cleansing, be sure to apply Lilfox’s Mystic Awakening Rosemary Skin Toner Mist With Amethyst Infusion. The antimicrobial mist cools and balances for a fresh glow.

Taurus 
Some signs have problems with particular areas of the skin. For example, Taurus’ can have issues with the eyes, ears, nose and throat. Prentiss told me, “They may have dry skin and need to improve circulation, which means moving energy with the body.” A jade facial roller is a great way to instantly improve circulation and harness the healing power of that crystal.


Jade Facial Roller, $8 

A product such as Shiva Rose’s Blue Crystal Eye Cream is perfect to restore dry under-eye areas. Containing azurite, hyaluronic acid and calendula, it moisturizes and calms the under-eye area. Keep the jar in your refrigerator for an extra kick.

Gemini 
Prentiss says, “Gemini have super sensitive nervous systems and can get breakouts. They can have ungrounded energy so you want something grounding, holistic and cooling.” After cleansing, Gemini should refresh with Gemstone Organics’ moonstone face cream. This product balances out acne-prone skin, especially if it is the result of hormonal issues. Another great product for Gemini is Herbivore Botanicals’ gemstone mask, which contains calming and healing tourmaline. 

Herbivore Brighten Instant Glow Mask, $48 

Cancer 
Prentiss says that Cancers tend to have sensitive skin, so they need both calming and balancing elements. She also noted it’s important for Cancers to pay attention to the décolletage area—so don’t skip applying products to the neck and chest. A After rising, spray Olivine Atelier’s Love Roses Beauty Mist. This rose quartz essence infusion can be used every day.


Olivine Atelier Lose and Roses Mist, $32

Leo 
Leos can be very fiery and dynamic, so Prentiss suggests using airy products to “break up the fire.”  She also noted, “Anything sparkly can make them feel like a rock star (literally).”Roxx Polish’s Clear Quartz Infused Bubble Gum Sugar Lip Scrub exfoliates rough, flaky Leo lips.


Roxx Polish Clear Quartz Balm, $7 

Virgo 
Unlike most of the other zodiac signs, Virgos are lucky because they tend not to have a lot of skincare problems. But, they are prone to digestive issues. A product such as The Ritual’s Moondust Detox Mask contains several ingredients to benefit this sign including moonstone, activated charcoal and amethyst. Prentiss revealed that Virgos need to take time to slow down, making applying a facial mask and letting it sit, a true act of self-careWhether it is in the shower or bath, Virgos can benefit both physically and spiritually from a moonstone infused product such as Crystal Bar’s Moon Child soap.


Crystal Bar Moon Child Soap, $8 

Libra 
Prentiss told me that while Libras aren’t very prone to skincare issues, they can develop kidney issues, so it is important to use products that detoxify. Bright crystals, such as carnelian are ideal for this sign. Libras will love Luna Noel’s Desert Earth Mood perfume, which is infused with the stone.

Scorpio 
Scorpios can have issues with eliminating and re-generating, so it’s important for them to exfoliate. Herbivore Botanicals’ Brighten Instant Glow Mask does this gently with micronized Brazilian Tourmaline. To nourish that fresh skin, Sjal’s Saphir Concentrate Anti-Aging Face Oil is a must. Infused with Himalayan blue sapphires and aquamarine energy, it hydrates and renews the face.


Sjal Saphir Concentrate Anti-Aging Face Oil, $175

Sagittarius 
Sagittarius can be a very athletic sign. Prentiss says they can need help with sweating issues and to keep their energy moving. Pacifica Beauty’s Crystal Power Hydro Mist, which is formulated with rose quartz is perfect for a quick post-workout cool off. 


Pacficia Beauty Crystal Power Hydro Mist, $28

Capricorn Skin sensitivity is a problem for Capricorns. Prentiss explained they can develop conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. They also suffer from dryness. Prentiss says that heart-centered crystals such as rose quartz are ideal. Pacifica Beauty’s Crystal Glow Power Shimmer Body Lotion fits the bill perfectly because it not only contains rose quartz, it’s truly moisturizing for the entire body.


Crystal Glow Power Shimmer Body Lotion, $25 

Aquarius 
If you are an Aquarius, Prentiss suggests looking for balancing products that contain topaz. Glossier’s Haloscope, which is infused with the stone, is tailor-made for the sign.


Glossier Haloscope, $22 

Pisces Weekly Horoscope 
According to Prentiss, Pieces’ can have issues with their feet in particular. A tool such as the Amopé Pedi Perfect Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File with Diamond Crystals will get the job done.


Amope Pedi Perfect Rollers with Diamond Crystals, $18 

Written by Amanda Lauren.

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