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8 Mind-Clearing and Productive Crystals to Keep at Your Work Desk

8 Mind-Clearing and Productive Crystals to Keep at Your Work Desk

By Amanda Lauren

On January 25, 2021

In Crystals, Spirit, Success

8 Mind-Clearing and Productive Crystals to Keep at Your Work Desk

Whether you’re an entrepreneur starting up your dream business or have been continually successful, keeping crystals at your desk can make sure both your mind and to-do lists are clear.

Many of us are aware that crystals can help with productivity and cleansing one’s thoughts. But crystals are masters at a variety of work challenges from self-doubt, feelings of failure, lack of inspiration—even the foibles of unpleasant coworkers can be fixed with a little crystal guidance!

Here are eight crystals for your best work life yet.

Rose Quartz

Best for: Self-confidence

rose quartz crystal

For those who never seem to feel good enough, rose quartz is a perfect answer for your problem with negative talk. Feeling nervous about a presentation? Can’t seem to shake self-doubt when preparing to ask something of your boss? This gentle, reassuring, self-love crystal will open up your heart chakra in order to give you the confidence you need to take on anything.

Is negative self-talk an issue for you? Did a conversation with your manger leave you with feelings of self-doubt that you’re just unable to shake? Take a short break with a quick rose quartz ritual. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and try a metta (loving kindness) meditation, if possible. The crystal of love and self-love will help open up your heart chakra to heal you.

How to use it: When you’re feeling antsy, take a short break with a quick rose quartz ritual. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and try a metta meditation (loving kindness meditation). In your head or out loud, repeat phrases you would like to instill in your heart such as, “May I be confident. May I be strong. May I be happy. May I be peaceful and at ease.” Repeat until you feel calmer (and ready to take on anything!).

Read Me: Crystal Cleansing 101: Everything You Need to Know

Black Tourmaline

Best for: Protection against EMF exposure; protection against negative coworkers

If you only keep one crystal at your desk, let it be black tourmaline: the black shining armor of the crystal world. This crystal shields against electromagnetic radiation fields (EMFs) that are emitted from devices such as computers and cell phones. Though the health risks posed by EMFs is inconclusive, a few theories suggest these rays can cause you to feel stress, fatigue, and anxiety—all the feelings that can hinder your productivity at work.

Black tourmaline also protects you from the negative energy of other people—like that coworker who won’t stop coming up to your desk, or that family member who doesn’t understand why you can’t answer their mid-day texts.

How to use it: Keep it close when a particularly aggravating situation comes up. For instance, if your coworker approaches your desk (once again), take hold of the tourmaline in your hand. If your mom texts you for the third time in a row, turn your phone face down and place the tourmaline on top.


Best for: a creativity boost; inspiration


You don’t have to keep banging your head against the wall when faced with an issue or dead-end project. Citrine can help open your third eye and give your imagination an open channel to receive out-of-the-box thoughts. For that reason, this crystal is especially useful for people who work in creative fields.

How to use it: Hold the crystal and set your intentions. Take a deep breath. Journal your goals or write out a quick to-do list. Then, get ready for it all to come to fruition. Do this daily or weekly—it really depends on how fast you want things to happen!

Read Me: The Best Crystals for Your Zodiac Sign

Smoky Quartz

Best for: Concentration

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Is there too much going on in your head? Is your productivity waning? Feeling overwhelmed or distracted by life at home? A smoky quartz can help you to focus on the task at hand. By decreasing stress, anxiety, and other toxic cloud that can take over your thoughts, it can help your mind restore itself to a more grounded state.

How to use it: When you’re feeling overwhelmed, hold your smoky quartz, close your eyes, and breathe deeply until you feel settled once again. 


Best for: Energy cleanse; positivity; charging other crystals

As one of the most powerful crystals out there, selenite can be used to cleanse energy and provide positive vibes. It’s particularly useful in a large office or coworking space where there are a lot of energies around.

This crystal is also especially important for entrepreneurs, as it keeps the good juju going when you’re starting something new. Pro tip: Combine it with citrine to clear any blockages related to finance.

How to use it: A selenite charging plate is also a useful tool to keep your other crystals charged.

Green Aventurine

Best for: Money; promotions; success at work

green aventurine

Green aventurine is a beautiful stone that helps manifest abundance of all kinds. While it is often advertised as a money stone, it doesn’t just help in the cash department (although it’s perfect for money abundance if that’s what you’re looking for!). Green aventurine can also help bring many types of abundance into your work life. For instance, it could help you receive a promotion, create new partnerships, or see to it that you get acknowledgement at work.

How to use it: Write down a goal around abundance on a piece of paper. What do you want to see happen? Fold that piece of paper up and place your aventurine on top. On your desk it’ll serve as a daily reminder to quietly meditate no receiving your goal.

Tiger’s Eye

Best for: Calming those jitters

Are you nervous for a presentation? Wondering how you are going to get up there and do your best in front of everyone? Channeling the “eye of the tiger” has never been easier with this stone. Think of tiger’s eye as the crystal version of your own personal cheerleader.

How to use it: While you can keep a larger stone on your desk for everyday nerves, a small tumble stone for your pocket is perfect for you to take into meetings.  in your pocket can also get the job done.


Best for: Healing; communication with others

Connected to the heart and throat chakras, it’s no wonder why this crystal touches our most personal and communicative issues. For days when you’re simply maxed out and you desperately need to soothe your body, mind, and spirit, amazonite is your solution. For days when you need to have sensitive discussions with coworkers, amazonite is the best to have by your side.

How to use it: Hold it close a couple minutes before a meeting or when you’re feeling overwhelmed. You should find that your energy re-balances, leaving you open and free to new possibilities.

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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.

Read Me: Your Ultimate Guide to Modern Witchcraft Tools



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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.

Read Me: The Magical Tool That Works Best With Your Sign


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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.


green witch

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.

Read Me: The Best Houseplant for You, Based on Your Sign

Kitchen Witch


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

woman in water

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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A Fall Equinox Tarot Reading for Your Sign: You’re Not Alone!

A Fall Equinox Tarot Reading for Your Sign: You’re Not Alone!

By Gala Darling

On September 20, 2017

In Horoscope, Spirit, Tarot

A Fall Equinox Tarot Reading for Your Sign: You’re Not Alone!

It’s the week of the fall equinox, the sun is turning into Libra, and the shorter days and colder nights make it clear: It’s a new season. And with this new season will come new goals, dreams, and plenty of surprises. In honor of the equinox,’s Success Goddess, Gala Darling, has used the magical Crystal Visions Tarot deck to do a reading for each sign!

You might be feeling alone or isolated right now, and worst of all, you might be blaming yourself for whatever has gone wrong. The crucial thing to know is this: Things are about to change and swing on their axis. There is help all around you. Make a phone call and reach out. You’re not alone.

Whatever you are involved in right now is probably not your ideal scenario. Make radical self-love your priority: Take care of yourself as much as possible, so you have all the energy and confidence you require. Get some sleep. Make a plan. You’ve got this.

Yes! Yes! Yes! The Chariot tells us that whatever you want, you can have, if you pursue it! I’m so excited that this card has come up for you. You will be victorious if you come up with a plan, discipline yourself, and execute it. Be brave and bold! It’s in the bag!

Cancer: SIX OF CUPS 
The Six of Cups is such a playful and childlike card. It could mean someone from your  adolescence has reappeared (or will!), or perhaps that the person you’re interested in or involved with has a youthful personality. Enjoy this! Not everything needs to be serious to be meaningful! 

You have either turned your back on a situation that is not bearing the desired fruit, or you are about to. This can be a sad and exhausting time, but on the flipside: good on you for realising when to stop investing yourself! The positive news is that something beautiful is on its way, and it’s waiting for you to claim it.

You’ve been working your tush off, and now it’s time to sit back and enjoy! Sometimes the most difficult thing about being in a relationship is simply relaxing and letting it flow. You’ve done the hard work, and now you can revel in your favourite person’s company. You’ve earned it, baby.

You are so not taking any bullshit anymore. Trust your intuition—the situation is as you think it is—and act decisiviely. You don’t need to tolerate anything less than the best, so draw some boundaries, dry your eyes, and take cool, calm, considered action.

This is the end of a cycle. You might be feeling some loss or angst, and you might feel like you’ve hit the bottom of your emotional depths. The best thing about that is there’s nowhere to go but up. First things first: Forgive yourself for the part you played.

Sagittarius: ACE OF PENTACLES 
Lucky you! This is the card of delicious physical bounty: orgasms, great food, and simply enjoying being in your own skin. Spend time exploring a lover—or yourself!—and you’ll head into fall with a whole new perspective.

Capricorn: THE MOON
You might be missing a key piece of information, either because it has been deliberately omitted by another party, or because you’ve made the choice to ignore your intuition. Look at your grudges and resentments: Where could you clean up your energetic side of the street?

One of the great challenges of being human is acknowledging that we have the power to change any situation simply by changing our attitude. So: Let your crush (or your beloved) be who they are. And work on disciplining your mind, because it is the only thing getting in the way of your joy.

There is some lovely masculine water sign energy headed your way! (This isn’t necessarily a dude, but it is someone with strong masculine vibes.) They are quite smitten with you. And rightfully so! This card also implores you to prioritize your feelings over logic, but then, you’re good at that!

I’d love to hear how accurate your card is! Email me at [email protected], and let me know!

 Are you ready to go deeper into the magic of Tarot? 

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Your Weekly Horoscope for September 17-24: Time to Set Those Goals (and Reach Them)!

Your Weekly Horoscope for September 17-24: Time to Set Those Goals (and Reach Them)!


On September 17, 2017

In Aspect, Personality, Spirit

Your Weekly Horoscope for September 17-24: Time to Set Those Goals (and Reach Them)!

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As lovely Venus moves into practical Virgo, you’re getting the urge to crank up your motivation and get in shape, mentally, physically, psychologically and spiritually. Luckily, the stars and planets have your back, as a new moon urges you to continue down a healthier, clearer path. But don’t get too myopic and lose focus on the larger picture: As the bright sun enters congenial Libra, your relationships may require more TLC. Taking the time for some one-on-one friend dates, leaving pockets of your weekend free for socializing, and prioritizing hanging out with your SO will all pay off greatly. As the week winds down, prioritize yourself. No shame in that game. 

Aries Weekly Horoscope 
Sporty Rams are ready to take things to the next level. But before you sign up for that marathon, make sure you’re prepped—which means way more than buying a new pair of sneaks. Rams often look before they leap, especially in fitness and self-improvement, where you sometimes think buying the best new products on the market equals success. Do your research, ask around, and remember: Just because it’s not “trendy,” doesn’t mean it’s not effective. In other words, Rams, for your new routine to stick, you’ve got to do some internal prep work and ask yourself: Why am I doing this, and what am I willing to give up to make it happen? You’ve got this. 

Taurus Weekly Horoscope    
As Venus, your personal planet, moves through your aspect of having fun and socializing, you may find a “just friend” becoming something more, or find flirting to suddenly start to feel a little more serious. Enjoy this, and follow it where it leads. Also key: paying attention to your friends and family this week. You’ve been pretty focused on work or a personal project, and find that socializing can help recalibrate some balance that’s been missing from your life these past few weeks. During the weekend, the sun moves into Libra, prompting you to tackle some larger goals, projects, and plans. Do the prep work now, and nothing’s stopping you in the future. 

Is love in your stars?

Gemini Weekly Horoscope    
Restless Geminis are seeking a change this week. Remember, change is good, but also: It’s always better to be running toward something than away from something. If you’re dissatisfied with your life right now, find a way to change it. Even a minor tweak to your routine (like a simple daily ritual to center yourself) can lead to a major happiness boost. You’ve also been a little neglectful of your home space, which has had a major ripple effect on your life. We’re not saying making your bed will make over your mood, but it will set you on the right course. With the new moon on Tuesday in your home zone, the stars and planets are telling you to pay attention to where you are, right now—it’s important. 

Cancer Weekly Horoscope
Crabs would do well to get out of their shell and make some connections. Update your LinkedIn, chat with recruiters, or just redo your resume—anything to say, I’m here and I matter, will pay off big time in your professional field this week. People have been noticing your skills, but you’ve got to step up in order to be counted. As the glowing sun moves into Libra and your home sector mid-week, it’s equally important to pay attention to your friends and family. You’re so good at giving them what they need, but what do you need from them? Asking yourself this question (and even more importantly, asking the people in your life) is essential for a satisfying fall.

Leo Weekly Horoscope
Luxury loving Lions have been having a really fun summer—but the stars say it’s time to take stock of your savings, and, if necessary, cut back a bit. While budgeting is never “fun,” it’s important to realize that saving can be a way of nurturing yourself and preparing your bank account to be ready to support you when you need it. Shifting your money mindset is key to avoid feeling deprived. Setting a plan or intention on or before September 19 can set you up for success through the next few months. As the cheery sun moves into your sector of communication on Friday, it’s a good time to focus on brushing up on your networking skills. The first step: realizing some pretty clutch professional contacts can be right in your social circle. 

Virgo Weekly Horoscope 
With a complex blend of energies sweeping across your sign, it’s essential that you put yourself first. You’re always there to help out, offer counsel, or otherwise support your friends, but it’s equally important to make sure you have their support when you need it. Break down some barriers and talk to a friend about your problems for a change. It may feel scary, but it’s a pretty major move that will have a positive rippling effect in the weeks ahead. And part of this is pampering yourself—doesn’t need to be an hours-long professional massage (although that sounds awesome!) a five-minute self-care routine can also do the trick. 

Libra Weekly Horoscope 
Feel sorta psychic? It’s not your imagination. With complex Venus in a secluded section of your chart, not only are you tuned inward in a big way, but you’re very intuitive and empathetic of others. Pay attention to the things you feel, not necessarily the things you hear. But this extra-sensitive space can have you feeling especially vulnerable, which is why it’s essential to shore up your own personal cheering squad of people you know have your back. When the sun enters your sign on Friday, you are in the zone! Get ready, clear your calendar, and watch out for things to start happening.

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope 
As lovely Venus activates your social sector, romantic opportunities are (finally!) seeming to gel. In addition, your social life is on fire. You have plenty of invitations, and finally feel like things are going the way you want them. A word of caution: While everything is going well, it pays to be a bit cautious. Some situations may not be exactly what they seem, and the truth will shake out next week. In the meantime, playing some details close to the chest can be prudent. Finally, remember: Everyone has flaws (even you!) When you demand perfection, it only leads to feeling unsatisfied.

Tired of being alone? See what’s in the cards with a free tarot Love Reading.  

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope 
A new moon in your sector of goals and ambition has you making major moves this week, Archers! Charm and a willingness to go the distance will impress all the right people. So what’s holding you back? Pleasure! Your single-minded pursuit of one goal (which you are so good at!) can leave you burned out and bitter if that’s all that is on your mind. Trust that work will only go more smoothly if you let yourself take the time to socialize, chill, and enjoy the people in your life. After all, if you can’t enjoy your leisure time, what are you working towards? Big questions like that will help you keep on the right track to a work/life balance that works for you. 

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope 
You want to move out of your comfort zone. But, as a tried and true tied to their routine Cap, this is so much easier said than done. Here’s a hint: Feisty Mars is in your sector of travel and exploration, and Mars is urging you to literally get out of your comfort zone. Whether it’s to visit a friend or take a solo drive across the country, making plans to travel is essential for making major moves in your life. No cash? No problem. Even opening your mind up to travel, by looking through travel inspiration or following a few globe-trotting Instagram accounts, can help you figure out what you need more of in your life (hint: it’s inspiration!). Once you set your imagination on fire, nothing is stopping you! 

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope 
Lucky Aquarius! This week, the possibility for transformation is so, so strong, giving you the motivation you need to finally make some moves toward where you want to be. The key, though, is figuring out what you want. If you’re not following a goal for your own intrinsic purposes, but more for what sounds good or what you think people want, you will come up against roadblocks. As the weekend approaches, your social sector shines. While as a rule, you don’t like to mix work and play, the stars say it’s the best weekend to talk through your career goals and concerns with a friend. Turn up the radio, hit the road, and get some internal stuff sorted!

Pisces Weekly Horoscope 
Now is the time to make some moves, Fish! With powerful influences in the relationship sector of your chart, now’s the time to schedule a date, talk next steps, or even just get together with a friend. But you’re also still coming out of an incredibly introspective few months, and the stars are still in a secluded sector of your chart. What this means: Leave plenty of time for self care,  make sure your own priorities get plenty of play throughout the week, and remember that you are so, so important. Loyal Pisces tend to swim with the pack; the stars are reminding you this week that sometimes, the strongest fish are the ones who break away and follow their own current (or internal guide).

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Your Virgo Season Horoscope for August 29-September 3

Your Virgo Season Horoscope for August 29-September 3


On August 28, 2017

In Element, Prediction, Spirit

Your Virgo Season Horoscope for August 29-September 3

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Last week felt crazy for all signs. As the chaotic energies of the eclipse swirled across the Zodiac, you may have felt out of sorts, confused, and out of step with your day to day life and goals. Thankfully, this all changes this week, as dyanamic Mercury moves into charismatic Leo. Creativity and romance will be amplified, and all signs may find themselves drawing inspiration from their past, either by taking up a new hobby, reconnecting with an old friend, or otherwise tuning into who they used to be. You may find that the best way to go forward in becoming an improved version of who you already are is to draw inspiration from the past. A tie between Jupiter and practical Saturn paves the way for you to accomplish goals, move forward, and generally improve, evolve, and expand into all aspects of your life. 

Aries Weekly Horoscope 
Relax, Rams! The stars say nothing substantial will get done in the next week, so now’s the time to relax, enjoy friends, and find the good life. Energetic Rams are always going a million miles a minute, and you may find that putting a focus on leisure may help you solve a problem or issue in another section of your life. Feeling too restless? Working with a life coach, or setting aside time to talk to a mentor, could help you move in the right direction and stop spinning your wheels. And while you’ll get serious and settle come September, know that this week, the bits, pieces, and conversations you’re collecting will serve you well going forward.

Taurus Weekly Horoscope    
You’ve hunkered down this summer, Bulls, and friends and family have missed you! Luckily, Mercury, the planet of talk and thought, is moving into your home zone. Expect your priorities to shift as more personal plans come up. And don’t be afraid to focus a bit more on your personal life—talking through issues and problems can help you move ahead faster than you would if you were working alone. You may find that mixing different friend groups, or introducing your friends and family to each other, will have positive, rippling effects into the next week. Consider it! 

Is love in your stars?

Gemini Weekly Horoscope    
Gemini, you’re all systems go this week, but the planets urge you to slow down. While talkative Mercury, your personal planet, moves back into Leo and your sector of communication, you’re socializing and networking like never before. Awesome! But some plans discussed over drinks or dinner may not pan out successfully, or may work better with a different direction. Consider possibilities, but stay away from commitment until you’ve explored all sides. Don’t make any promises, especially not over email, and practice the phrase, “That’s interesting. I’ll consider it.”  

Cancer Weekly Horoscope
As Virgo season begins, cautious Crabs would do well to double-check their bank accounts and sources of income. While this is already something you do on the regular, right now, you’re feeling the urge to splurge and splash out in the last weeks of summer. Go for it, but make sure you can afford the indulgence. And it also pays to keep your ear to the ground. While you’re having fun and off the clock, a random opportunity may come up that’s perfect for you, now and for the future. You don’t need to commit right now, but do express interest and start the conversation. 

Leo June Weekly Horoscope
As Mercury, the planet of mind and communication, moves backward into Leo, Lions are thinking hard about the past. This isn’t a bad thing! Connecting to an important figure from the past, exploring an old hobby, or just thinking about a time when life seemed to be moving in the right direction can help you get on track in the present. But avoid rumination! If you find yourself feeling sad or nostalgic, get out of the rut by enjoying your life right now. Booking a trip, or even just trying something new out of your routine, can help make you feel confident, in control, and sure of next steps.

Virgo Weekly Horoscope 
Mercury is making you feel all the feels, and you may find yourself grappling with anger—even over an issue that happened in the past. While you may feel like you should swallow the feelings, talking about how you feel actually may be the ticket you need to move forward. If you can’t talk to the person who may have ignited the anger, or the anger is more freeform, then channel those feelings into working out, a new project, activism work, or anything positive where you can turn anger into action. And your home is a haven, so make it more so—a DIY project, adding some plants, or even just hosting some trusted friends can help you feel a little more balanced.

Libra Weekly Horoscope 
Hello? It’s your past calling. You may find yourself navigating a ton of invites from past work, social, or even romantic connections. Explore them—the stars say that even if a person is from your past, they may be key in introducing you to someone from your future. Meanwhile, it’s full-speed ahead on a personal or professional goal: A realistic goal, broken down into actionable steps that still leave time for fun, is key to success. You’ve got this! 

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope 
Feeling bang your head against the desk frustrated? Blame quicksilver Mercury, presently retrograde in your sector of goals. Don’t stress, refocus. If you can, put aside a project for a bit; as soon as Mercury goes direct, things will move forward much more quickly than things would right now. Not possible? Have as much as possible in writing, assume any closed door meeting will be overheard, and read everything at least three times before you agree. Meanwhile, your intuition is guiding you, especially on the personal front. You may find yourself acting out of character—and you may like who that person is. Go with the flow right now! 

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Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope 
Adventurous Archers may be planning trips or heading on vacation, but with Mercury still in retrograde, it’s wise to triple-check plans and have back-up ideas if possible. While the upcoming days may present annoying delays, mix-ups, and lost gear—even if you’re staying local—you may find that there’s a silver lining to these snafus, and may end up in conversation with someone who could prove to be an important person in your future. 

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope 
Always one to follow logic and practicality, this week, your emotions are in the driver’s seat. And this isn’t a bad thing, Caps! The key, as always, is to listen to your intuition. Now is a great week to take stock of who’s in your life, and more importantly, how they make you feel. You should reconsider anyone who makes you feel stressed, anxious, or uncomfortable—you’re in control here. There may also be some family drama bubbling under the surface. No matter who they are, trust your gut, but absolutely make sure to use your head and get all the facts before you proceed into confrontation or pulling others into the issue. 

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope 
Feeling like you’re walking on eggshells? You’re not alone, Aquarians. The present astrological backdrop has heightened misunderstandings and miscommunications for all signs, but especially you. Write things down before you talk, especially on sensitive issues, so your points are clear to you. Second, table the heavy conversations for next week, and right now, focus on fun and enjoying every last second of summer. And get out there! The stars say that someone outside your current social circle will prove to be important in the upcoming weeks. 

Pisces Weekly Horoscope 
Argh. Feel frustrated? Trust that it’s not you—it’s the planets. Mercury retrograde is in full force for fish, and you may find yourself having to re-do a project due to a tech crash. The good news: The new and improved project will likely be more impressive than what you’ve done before, and capture attention of people who matter. Still, it’s annoying. To balance out the frustration, focus on your leisure sector. You will see improvements and results in that area, especially if you set concrete goals. Bonus: The planets suggest you may meet someone there, especially if you’re single, so get ready to get your flirt on—it’s much more fun than worrying about a Powerpoint presentation.

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The Surprising Influence Birth Order Has on Your Zodiac Sign

The Surprising Influence Birth Order Has on Your Zodiac Sign

By Ellen Ricks

On July 6, 2020

In Sun

The Surprising Influence Birth Order Has on Your Zodiac Sign

Genetics, family dynamics, temperament — there’s so much that goes into making you the person you are, and much of it is happenstance. But understanding what factors are at play can get you on your way to living your best life. Both your zodiac sign and birth order have an affect on your personality, but what if the effects seem to counteract? Because your sign underplays a major part in your personality, it can also affect what traits resulting from your birth order are amplified over others. We’ve broken down how each horoscope sign deals with being the eldest, youngest and everything in between.

According to psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman, cauthor of The Birth Order Book: Why You Are The Way You Are, your birth order shapes your personality. Furthermore, each spot in the birth order has its own unique challenges, according to child and family therapist Mari Wallace.

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Typically, the firstborn is a natural leader, and as firstborn, you are reliable, conscientious, and structured. Your parents gave you a ton of rules that you not only followed but instilled in your younger siblings, leaving you with some control issues. You are more cautious than your siblings, and also more success-driven. You want to be the best at everything. After all, you were born in first place after all!


Over-achiever, competitive, and substitute parent for your younger siblings. You tend to be confident in yourself.


Cautious, dependable, very determined to reach your goal, and a textbook example of a firstborn. You will do anything for your loved ones.


Charming leader, able to talk your way out of anything, can get very nervous when things don’t go right, and a jack of all trades.


Protective and supportive. You will do anything for your loved ones. Cautious in new situations, you’re usually watching out for your siblings. You get the “feels” a lot.


You to be in charge and to take care of others but sometimes feel bossy. Warmhearted and caring to the core.


A chronic worrier, you look before you leap and plan everything in advance. Very intelligent. As a child, you acted as a “mini-adult” to your siblings. People can rely on you.


Idealistic and charming, you want to help everyone you meet. You are a major flirt and have big dreams of travel and adventure but are always changing your mind.


Incredibly driven and determined to succeed at whatever cost. You want to be the best at everything and you have a powerful vibe that draws people in. The term “work hard, play hard” fits you like a glove.


Smart and well read. You are straightforward with others, which can lead to hurt feelings. Resentful of rules, preferring to follow your own paths.


You are both practical and ambitious. You are a very careful and hesitant person, but that doesn’t dampen your humor.


You are an independent person who is loyal and open with everyone. You have a humanitarian streak in you and want to help others whenever you can. You can be a bit contrary with your need to be in charge and your need to go with the flow.


The compassionate personality, you are sensitive to other people’s emotions, offering empathy unselfishly. While you are kind and intuitive to others’ needs, you keep things close to the vest when others try to get close to you.

Stuck in the Middle

Middle children tend to try to stand out from the crowd because, as the middle child, you are often looked over in favor of your oldest or younger siblings. Being stuck in the middle has made you tough and able to stick up for yourself, but also extremely social (you were always surrounded by people). You are a people-pleaser with a somewhat rebellious streak. You have a lot of friendships that you love and tend to be the peacemaker in real life since you were the bridge between your eldest and younger siblings.


Rebellious, and always wanting to stand out from the crowd. Wanting to be the star, you don’t back down or get pushed around.


The peacemaker, a listening ear for anyone who needs to vent, easily jealous, and you tend to whole grudges.


You have a large circle of friends, and you’re always in everyone’s business. Great social and communication skills.


Moody, sensitive to others’ feelings, loving and understanding. You always have a close-knit friend group.


Rebellious nature, often fighting for attention. Very strong personality and extroverted. You hate being bossed around by anyone, so you follow your own rules.


You are painfully shy and try to stay out of the way. You want to please everyone and become overly critical of yourself when that does not happen. You watch and analyze everyone around you.


Classic Libra. Peacemaker, diplomatic, and your social calendar is always full. It’s very hard for you to decide because you can see so many possibilities.


The black sheep of the family. You are passionate and will do whatever it takes to get what you want. Prone to jealousy and are stubborn to the bitter end.


A restless soul, you never want to stay in one place. You have a large circle of people you know, but only a few close friends. You use humor as both a way to make yourself stand out, and to cope with life.


As the middle child, you learned the fine art of patience. You act shy and reserved and hold grudges easily.


You are outgoing and have no trouble making friends. You stand out from the crowd by always reinventing yourself and showing off your uniqueness, even if that makes you a little unpredictable.


You are a people pleaser who just wants everyone to be happy. You are sensitive to teasing but also kind to others who are suffering. You seem to know when something is wrong and how you can make it right.

The Baby

The baby is the family’s free spirit. As the baby of the family, there was always someone watching over you, making you more fun loving but less responsible. You always seem to get your way. Mostly, you’re outgoing and uncomplicated, unless you are the youngest in a large family. Then you might have more attention-seeking traits. When your siblings are freaking out, you know things will work themselves out.


Fun loving, carefree, adventurous, and a little self-centered.


Loving and outgoing, persistent in getting what you want, and uncomplicated.


Young at heart, outgoing, and lively. You always want to be the center of attention, and are a little flighty at times.


Free spirit, kind to others. Shy, but not afraid to ask for help. You develop deep and intimate relationships.


Fun-loving, outgoing, and craves being the center of attention. You either resent being the youngest because everyone bosses you around or love it because you will always be spoiled. Your motto is “everything will work out.”


Quiet and reserved around new people. You try to live simplistically and don’t welcome drama by any means.


Dreamy, easygoing and romantic. Because you are the youngest, you were easily tricked by your older siblings, making it hard for you to trust others.


Emotional and exciting, you live for adventure and can be a little reckless. You love to have a good time and live to be the center of attention, and often are because your magnetic energy excites all who come near you.


Blindly optimistic that everything will work. Can be careless. Happy-go-lucky and with an easy sense of humor, you value freedom above all else.


You have a great sense of humor and ambitious in getting what you want though you have a hard time staying disciplined.


Fun-loving and uncomplicated, every day is an adventure for you. You tend to wing things and seek to stand out. You are deeply loyal and creative.


Taken care of by your parents and siblings, you have a childlike quality about you. While that makes you imaginative and kind, it also makes you unworldly and easily led.

The One and Only

As the only child and sole source of your parent’s attention, you are mature beyond your years because you spend your childhood around adults. Like a firstborn, you are conscientious, diligent, and a natural leader. You are also shyer around people your own age and have a perfectionist streak in you.


Leader, always needing to be in charge, and confident in your ability to succeed.


Mature beyond your years, patient, and diligent. You have a very hard time sharing things with others.


Very intelligent and well spoken. Can easily talk to people of all ages, but the nervous type.


With a very active imagination, you are emotionally mature but hesitant about taking risks. Highly intuitive to what’s going on around you.


A natural leader with tons of creative talent. You are very generous and think of others before you think of your own needs. Loyal to a fault.


You are an old soul with a type A personality. A perfectionist who is meticulous, diligent, and wise beyond your years. You are also painfully shy in new situations.


Idealistic, easygoing, and can be gullible. You see all sides of a problem by being mature and objective.


Very secretive and stubborn. You can become very passionate about things that matter to you. You want everything to be perfect. Highly intelligent and cunning.


Intellectual and philosophical, you speak with the wisdom beyond your years with little tact. You are a straight shooter with a clever sense of humor.


Ambitious and disciplined, you are a classic Capricorn. You have the maturity to not rush into things, willing to wait to get the things you desire. An adult sense of humor.


You are an original. You are smart, creative, and honest to a fault. You may come across as detached from reality, but you truly care about the people in your life. If you were a fictional character, you would be Luna Lovegood.


Idealistic creative type, you tend to be shy and keep to yourself. You’re sensitive and can be hurt easily.

And remember — astrology and birth order are only a few pieces of the puzzle! Your upbringing, environment, and even your siblings’ and parents’ zodiac signs can play a big role in what makes you… you!

Ellen Ricks is a writer and fashion blogger who loves leopard print. Follow her on Instagram.  

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Your January Horoscope: Starting 2019 Off With a Big, Beautiful Bang!

Your January Horoscope: Starting 2019 Off With a Big, Beautiful Bang!


On January 1, 2019

In Astrology, Sun

Your January Horoscope: Starting 2019 Off With a Big, Beautiful Bang!

Your January 2019 horoscopes have arrived and it’s gonna be great! Read up, and when you’re done, check out your January 2019 sex and love horoscope! Happy New Year!

Aries Monthly Horoscope

You might’ve felt a little lost the last few weeks of 2018, but 2019 is here to deliver the goods! Your ruler Mars is home in Aries and you’re ready to hit the ground running. However, before you dive in head first, take a minute to assess where you’ve been and where you want to go. The Capricorn new moon and eclipse align on January 5, which means you can move ahead with a renewed sense of purpose and direction. Read your entire monthly horoscope here.

Taurus Monthly Horoscope

What are your long-term goals, Taurus? It’s time to figure them out and reprioritize around them. When the Capricorn new moon and eclipse align on January 5, you can make solid progress toward them. It’s time! You’re doing well professionally, and the Leo full moon and lunar eclipse on the twentieth mark the end of an 18-month phase of regaining inner confidence, so you can let your brilliance shine. Shine, Taurus, shine! Read your entire monthly horoscope here.

Gemini Monthly Horoscope

It’s time to let go of the past and embrace the future. Your relationships have a lot to offer you creatively, emotionally, sexually, and financially — but you need to dig past surface material attachments to get to the good stuff. What will matter at the end of you life? Figure it out and then invest in making it happen. The Leo full moon and lunar eclipse align in your house of communication on the twentieth, and they’re bringing information, light, and new perspective to get you unstuck. Read your entire monthly horoscope here.

Cancer Monthly Horoscope

Where do you need better boundaries? And where do you need to let down your guard? January is the perfect time to figure this out, Cancer. And with a new moon and solar eclipse in Capricorn on the fifth, you’ll begin an 18-month phase of transformation, allowing you to deepen mutually supportive, loving, respectful, and healthy relationships that have your back. It’s gonna be a big month. Read your entire monthly horoscope here.

Leo Monthly Horoscope

You’re ready for a new adventure, Leo! But first, you need to take stock of where you’ve been, and what you want moving forward. The Capricorn new moon and solar eclipse on the fifth mark the beginning of an 18-month phase of building the life of your dreams—it’s time to work hard, play hard, and take care of yourself. You can do it. Read your entire monthly horoscope here.

Virgo Monthly Horoscope

It’s time to get out of your comfort zone, Virgo! What’s holding you back? Be brutally honest with yourself about what you want, not what you think is expected of you. With January 5’s Capricorn new moon and solar eclipse, it’s the start of an 18-month phase of getting rid of pretense and rediscovering your inner child. She’s always been wise beyond her years, and she’s there for you. And with the Leo full moon and lunar eclipse align on the twentieth, find the time to be alone, meditate, go inward, and pay attention to a dream birthing with you. Read your entire monthly horoscope here.

Libra Monthly Horoscope

You’re focused on matters of security, home, family, and domestic relationships—it’ll help if you honestly confront your past so you can have a more hopeful future. The Capricorn new moon and solar eclipse on the fifth mark the beginning of an 18-month phase of closing old chapters, planting seeds, and laying the foundation for a new life. It’s time. And with the Leo full moon and lunar eclipse align on the twentieth, a social situation is coming to light, and you might be surprised by your feelings and desires. Read your entire monthly horoscope here.

Scorpio Monthly Horoscope

You’ve got a lot weighing on your mind, dear Scorpio—maybe a hard choice to make or a difficult time to make it through. You can do it and come out the other side stronger than ever. January 5ths Capricorn new moon and solar eclipse mark the beginning of an 18-month phase of releasing false (or your father’s) beliefs, and make your own standards of success. What’s important to you? And with the Leo full moon and lunar eclipse on the twentieth, you’re ending a professional chapter and moving to a new level. Follow your passion. Read your entire monthly horoscope here.

Sagittarius Monthly Horoscope

Your ruler Jupiter is in your sign, and you’re on a journey of self-discovery this year. Mars is firing up your house of love as you enter January, and romance, creativity, children, and inner child all encourage you to take a risk. Sit in your integrity, and you’ll do great things. January 5th’s a new moon and eclipse in Capricorn usher in an 18-month phase of you growing in emotional and financial security. Dig deep and reap the rewards. Read your entire monthly horoscope here.

Capricorn Monthly Horoscope

A small dream come true last year, and you might be wondering what’s next. As you enter January, you’re coming face to face with difficult realities asking you to confront the past honestly—it’s time to shed skin and reveal your true self. Keep asking yourself, “Who am I?” and you’ll be guided to an answer. And as the Leo full moon and eclipse align on the twentieth, you’re seeing a partnership in a new light and realizing your true worth and what you value in your commitments. Don’t get sucked into the drama. Read your entire monthly horoscope here.

Aquarius Monthly Horoscope

You saw some big changes professionally in 2018, and now it’s time to dig deeper and manifest your dreams. The Capricorn new moon and solar eclipse align on January 5 will see you entering a soul search, a journey into the caverns of your psyche discovering the histories of mankind, decaying materialistic values that imprison – like King Midas – as well as spiritual treasures that reveal your raison d’etre. It’s an exciting time. Read your entire monthly horoscope here.

Pisces Monthly Horoscope

You enter January with an old dream dying—but that’s OK, because new doors are opening. What do you want, Pisces? It’s time to figure that out—both professionally and personally. Dig deep. A Capricorn new moon and solar eclipse on January 5th asks you to align with a greater vision and altruistic ambition. Stay true to your talents and abilities, and you will simply shine. You’ve been on a long journey, and you’re turning the corner on some past difficulties. This is about your legacy—have faith in yourself and remember that only humility precedes true greatness. Read your entire monthly horoscope here. —By Priya Kale and the staff

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How to Channel the Sexy, Electric Energy of Jupiter in Scorpio

How to Channel the Sexy, Electric Energy of Jupiter in Scorpio


On July 10, 2018

In Astrology, Sun

How to Channel the Sexy, Electric Energy of Jupiter in Scorpio

Maressa Brown is a writer, editor, astrologer, and author of Centennial Presents’ 2018 Astrology Guide. Her work has appeared on/in various publications such as, The Washington Post,, and Women’s Health. Find more of her celestial insights and lifestyle features on Facebook @MaressaSBrown and on Twitter @MaressaSylvie. — editors

As the most sizeable planet in our solar system, Jupiter packs a hefty punch astrologically. Named for the Roman “King of the Gods,” the planet of luck tends to have an expansive, even exaggerating effect. This can promote prosperity and big-picture thinking, as well as overindulgence.

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When Jupiter is retrograde, as it has been since March 8, the excess-rousing planet works on an internal level, amplifying our intellectual, internal, spiritual pursuits. Depending on where it’s hitting your astrological chart, it could have assisted you with learning a new professional skill, meditating more, self-reflection that lead to better understanding your sexual needs, or adopting a more holistic wellness routine. In short, its backward spin was meant to serve as a learning experience.

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As of July 10, the planet of abundance moves forward in passionate water sign Scorpio, lending its expansive, positive energy to more external aspects of life. Here, what you can expect—and how you can take advantage of Jupiter’s direct turn—based on your sign’s element.   

If You’re a Water Sign (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) …
For the past four months, you may have had to hold off on exciting, impulsive travel, impromptu date nights, or higher learning. Instead, you’ve been prodded to reflect on your desires and how you can infuse your life with carefree, sexy fun and generally eye-opening experiences. As an emotional water sign, self-reflection comes naturally. But it’s understandable if you’re itching for a green light to enjoy a real-life adventure versus daydream.

Thankfully, Jupiter’s direct turn in your fifth house of romance, if you’re a Cancer; first house of self, if you’re a Scorpio; or ninth house of higher learning, if you’re a Pisces makes it easier to finally plan and act on your wildest fantasies related to travel, romance, or education. But being that Scorpio is a fixed sign (meaning it’s stubborn and resistant to change), you’ll do well not to get too stuck on the exact vision you have in your mind’s eye. Instead, focus on the fact that there’s always a lesson to be learned—and joy to be found—regardless of how your dream manifests.

If You’re a Fire Sign (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) …
During Jupiter’s retrograde, you may have been reflecting on your emotional bonds with your partner, your loved ones, and even yourself. You’ve been compelled to consider how you relate to one another and the work that needs to be done to better understand each other in order to heal old wounds. Having to turn your gaze inward and put the brakes on immediate action (be that by having an important conversation with your partner, sharing your needs with relatives, or taking a self-care break) has been undoubtedly aggravating. After all, you tend to be all about definitive movement forward, ideally at a fast pace.

Now, Jupiter’s direct turn in your eighth house of emotional and sexual bonds, if you’re an Aries; fourth house of home life, if you’re a Leo; and twelfth house of spirituality, if you’re a Sagittarius will give you the green light to take your deepest relationships and self-care routine to the next level. It could also mean expanding your joint financial portfolio or home in some way. Tapping into Scorpio’s intimacy-loving, investigative energy along the way could promote even more success.  

If You’re an Earth Sign (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) …
While the planet of luck has moved backward, you may have been meditating on interpersonal communication and relationships with partners (romantic and professional), friends, and colleagues. You’ve been challenged to think about these dynamics and how teamwork might offer the support you need to make big-picture dreams a reality. You’re so enterprising, organized, and goal-oriented by nature that you actually love researching and mapping out a step-by-step game plan on your own. But Jupiter has encouraged you to think about leaning on others in a new light.

With Jupiter’s direct turn in your seventh house of partnership, if you’re a Taurus; third house of communication, if you’re a Virgo; and eleventh house of networking, if you’re a Capricorn, you’ll be able to put all of that reflection and rumination about long-term, group projects to use and actually get the ball rolling. Sure, you may want to continue the brainstorming, planning process, but the time is right now for making concrete moves. You can also use that Scorpionic willfulness to stay on-task as an organizer and a leader now.  

If You’re an Air Sign (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) …
Jupiter’s retrograde may have had you deliberating on the details surrounding your daily routine, work-life balance, long-term professional goals, and money-making efforts. You may be craving change, whether that’s taking on more responsibility at your job, overhauling your personal portfolio, or simply tweaking your day-to-day schedule. You may even now know exactly how to proceed, but feel like you could use a burst of positive, can-do energy to get going. And being that you’re often scattershot and tend to be more idea than action-oriented, you’ll benefit from Scorpio’s razor-focused vibes, too.

Thankfully, Jupiter’s direct turn in your sixth house of daily routine, if you’re a Gemini; second house of income, if you’re a Libra; and tenth house of career, if you’re an Aquarius will offer the confidence you need to start making exciting, maybe even broad-sweeping changes. The key: Getting clear on what you want to achieve in the long-run, and then tapping into a bit of that Scorpionic relentlessness. You’ll be unstoppable.  — By Maressa Brown


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6 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Magical

6 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Magical

By Ellen Ricks

On June 3, 2020

In Home, Style

6 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Magical

Magic is all around us, so why wouldn’t we add some to our home and garden—our most sacred spaces. However, creating a “witchy” home is more than just keeping your Halloween decorations up all year long. It’s about creating a space filled with intention, hope, and things unique to your spiritual needs.

If you want to add a dash of magic to your home and garden, follow these tips.    

Decorate Your Walls With Flowers 

Everyone loves getting flowers but hate seeing them them die—but what if we could preserve them? With this little witchy tip, you can! Just wrap your bouquet up with twine and hang them upside down. This will dry out the flowers without wilting and losing their shape. It also makes for a very cool wall decoration. If you want to get flowers with a little magical correspondence, try these:  

      • Daffodil: luck 
      • Daisy: innocence 
      • Gardenia: healing 
      • Hyacinth: love & happiness  
      • Jasmine: feminine energy & meditation 
      • Lilac: banishing negative energy &protection  
      • Pansy: communication 
      • Poppy: fertility & sleep 
      • Rose: psychic ability 
      • Sunflower: health & success  
      • Tulip: prosperity & abundance 
      • Violet:  harmony  

Use Lavender Water For Protection  

If you’re ready to open your windows again after this cold winter, spray your curtains with lavender water first. When the wind blows, it sends protection and peace into your home—plus it smells great!

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Use Tarot Cards For Art  

If you’re anything like me, you lust after the best Tarot decks and buy way more than you could ever possibly use. Or maybe you bought a tarot deck that you don’t like working with? Don’t waste those cards, make them into art instead! Frame and hang up some of your favorite Tarot cards—especially ones that capture the energy you want to attract into your home. For example, hang the “The Sun” card for happiness. A Tarot reading is easy enough to get (and sometimes free!), but when you set up those cards front and center, magic can happen.

You can also get really crafty and use your Tarot cards to create a vision board of all the things you want to attract in your life. Whatever you do with them, it’s sure to be a witchy conversation starter.  

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Use Your Element Sign As a Color Scheme 

We use elements to determine compatible romantic matches, can’t we do the same for compatible color schemes? Looking to paint and redecorate your place, but can’t decide on a color palette? Your star sun could help you decide. Each sun sign is ruled by one of the four elements: earth, water, fire, and air. Each of these elements has their own colors that correspond with them. By decorating your home in your elements, you become more contented to both your sign and your element. 

      • Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius): light blues, white, yellow, and gray 
      • Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) greens and browns  
      • Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): reds and oranges 
      • Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces): deep blues and green.  


If you want to bring your zodiac sign into your home, add your zodiac’s symbol into your decorating. For example, if you’re a Leo, frame a some Leo constellation art on your wall, get some Leo wine glasses, or put a lion pillow on your couch.

Keep A Small Garden In Your Kitchen 

Do you love fresh herbs but don’t have the space or the means to grow themselves yourself? Luckily, some herbs can be easily grown indoors, right in your very own kitchen window. These herbs can be used for spells, or just have magical property to them. Here are some easy-to-grow herbs:  

      • Chives: courage 
      • Mint: peace 
      • Parsley: wisdom  
      • Basil: keeps your space safe and free of negative energy  
      • Aloe Vera: brings good luck and soothe burns

Remember, the best time to plant is when the moon is in Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, and Pisces, that will give it the best chance at successful growth.  

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Create a Fairy Garden  

A fairy garden can be a fun craft project and a beautiful addition your home. A fairy garden is a small, decorative miniature garden made up of plants, rocks, crystals, and little furniture or charms, used to attract fairies or “fae” into your home. It can also be used for a small altar or just a great-looking decorative piece to add to your home.

You can create your own fairy garden in a terrarium, a small garden pot, or even a mason jar! (I used a decorated birdcage.)

Here are some basic supplies you’ll need to to get started:  

    • Fake or fresh moss or dirt (if you are planting things) 
    • Plants (succulents, herbs, or small flowers are popular options)  
    • Rocks or crystals (some popular ones for gardens are: moonstone, moss agate, green aventurine, citrine, and tiger’s eyes)  
    • Trinkets such as magical charms, miniature fairy or unicorn statuettes, and fairy houses. (These usually can be found at the dollar store.)  


Unleash your creativity and truly make this fairy garden your own. This is a great craft project to do with kids, at fairy school, or even just a fun activity to do with your friends.  

Enjoy your magical home!  

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Your Weekly Horoscope for July 31-August 6: It’s a Breakthrough

Your Weekly Horoscope for July 31-August 6: It’s a Breakthrough


On July 31, 2017

In Future, Sign, Spirit

Your Weekly Horoscope for July 31-August 6: It’s a Breakthrough

As Venus moves into the homey sign of Cancer, you may be inspired to totally make over your living space. Staying close to home, whether it’s planning a party or having an informal get together, could be exactly what your soul needs. A dynamic connection between Jupiter and Pluto comes to a head this week, which may prove compelling and entice you to make a bold move that takes an idea or relationship to a new level. Go for it, don’t look back, and leap into an August that promises to be full of surprises.

Aries Weekly Horoscope 

If you feel in the mood to take life by storm, it could be due to potent energies in your leisure sector. This dynamic influence might boost your confidence and make you feel like you can conquer the world. (Hint: itching to push your body to new heights? Get stronger, with the help of your sign!) Self-expression is very important, too, so if you feel moved to break out of your comfort zone and communicate in a new medium, this is the time to go ahead. Also, expect a compelling offer to collaborate with someone on a major project.

Taurus Weekly Horoscope 
As Venus, your guide planet, enters Cancer early this week, it brings a diplomatic and soothing note to interactions. This can be a very positive influence in personal relationships and business, as you’ll be ready to listen and willing to negotiate. There’s also a lot happening in your domestic sector, which could involve some major DIY jobs and negotiations with your significant other. Don’t let small annoyances cloud what’s otherwise a really great week. Stay balanced by making sure to leave plenty of time for fun and romance, too.

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Gemini Weekly Horoscope 
As Venus slips into your personal financial sector, this easygoing planet could encourage a more relaxed approach to money matters. You might be more inclined to splurge on small luxuries rather than hold back and save your money for a rainy day. But with a very powerful tie between Jupiter and Pluto in the cards this week, you may also feel compelled to pursue a project that requires some investment at the outset. Be sure it’s worth it before you go ahead. Bottom line: Keep your credit cards close. It’s fine to splurge, but make sure the purchase is truly worth the investment before you make any moves. 

Cancer Weekly Horoscope
An instinctive urge to connect may be due to the move of Venus into Cancer this week. You might even consider a reunion with old friends or getting back in touch with family members you haven’t seen in some time. Fond memories might also play an important part in shaping your plans. But don’t dwell too much on the past. You may find you’ve moved on, and that’s okay. Follow your intuition when it comes to rekindling old connections, and especially old romances. On a more dynamic note, you may have reached the stage when something needs to be done regarding a family situation. Listen carefully to all perspectives before making your move.

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Leo June Weekly Horoscope
It’s your season, and after a rocky few weeks, you’re back in the spotlight, ready to share your love of life with the world. Putting some of your best creative ideas into action should bring you a deep feeling of satisfaction now and in coming weeks. People want to hear what you have to say, so now’s the time to finally get ideas out of your head and into action. But it may be possible to overcommit, and burning the candle on both ends will only end up depleting you energy reserves. Make sure to get sleep, think before you commit, and learn the fine art of delegating.

Virgo Weekly Horoscope 
As social Venus enters your chart, you’re feeling flirtatious. Whether it’s making new connections, charming old friends all over again, or even going to your past to make a date, the interactions you have this week may make powerful ripples in your personal and romantic life. Before plans, think about what you truly want. Visualizing your desired outcome in any situation can help guide your energy and make sure you’re committing to the most fruitful connections. A powerful influence in a subtle sector might encourage you to renew your relationship with your deeper thoughts and feelings. One way to do this is by making a note of your dreams, as these may contain powerful guidance for you. 

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Libra Weekly Horoscope 
With Jupiter in Libra making an uncomfortable angle to Pluto in your home zone, a family issue could come to a head in the coming week. The good news, after a blowup comes a breakthrough, so although things may be uncomfortable, trust that you are moving forward. But in order to succeed, you have to be especially tactful and diplomatic. As Venus, your guide planet, moves into the topmost sector of your chart, people are paying attention and respecting your authority. You’re always one to see both sides, but make sure you share your own viewpoint in order to actually get what you want.

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope 
While you may look confident on the surface, deep down you could feel the opposite. With Jupiter in a quiet sector of your chart aligning with Pluto in your communication zone, you might not want to hear your intuition—even if it’s speaking loud and clear. But you might need to if you’re to resolve a deeply personal issue. Listen up and take its message to heart, even if it leads you to something that doesn’t make “sense” immediately. The move of Venus into your friendship zone suggests that talking it over with a trusted friend could give you the confidence to do the right thing.

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Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope 
Archers have a tough question to ask themselves this week: How much is a certain association really costing you? A potent transit involving Jupiter, your personal planet, could make it very clear how much you’re giving and getting back in return when it comes to a certain relationship. If you’re unhappy about this, it might be time to do something about it. But to resolve this in the best way, make sure your motives are really helping the situation. And make sure to look big picture: There are dyanamic changes going on around you, and paying attention to details, listening to conversations, and speaking up about what you want this week (especially at work) will pay off.

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope 
As electric Uranus rewinds in your domestic sector, unexpected news or events keep you on edge. This influence will continue, so it could coincide with changing situations linked to family dynamics or work situations. Stay on top of your to-do list, and don’t put things off—nipping procrastination in the bud can make you as nimble as possible to cope some potential challenges mid-week. Venus enters your sector of relationships, and this soothing influence can help smooth over any difficulties and make it easier to negotiate a compromise in your personal life. Remember: Listening can lead you to an answer just as effectively as asking a million questions.

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Aquarius Weekly Horoscope 
When Jupiter in your sector of higher wisdom clashes with Pluto in your spiritual zone, this means you’re questioning everything, and may be wondering, Who am I, really? If you’re holding on to emotions and ways of thinking from the past, you may resist an opportunity to break away from them and adopt a philosophy that helps you enjoy greater success. Hanging on could take more energy than letting go and moving to the next level. If you’re willing to discuss this, a friend may have some pertinent words of advice.

Pisces Weekly Horoscope 
With Venus moving into your sector of leisure this week, many options may unfold for dates and romantic outings. Reconfigure your to-do list to figure out a way to get away, if at all possible. This may be one of the better times to take a short break with your partner or your newish date, as your relationship could move to a new level by doing so. On another note, you could find yourself in conflict with a controlling or very persuasive person. This is your opportunity to stand your ground and turn the situation around so you’re back in the power seat. 

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