The funny thing is, I wrote this piece last night and scheduled it for 10 a.m. EST, but then woke up to frickin’ malware on the site again (we’ve since fixed the issue, hopefully permanently this time). Damn you, Mercury Retrograde! But I shall celebrate you anyway.
Mercury goes retrograde three times this year — first, back in March, last in mid-November (just in time for my birthday!), and RIGHT EFFING NOW. In astrology, Mercury is the planet of communication so when it’s in retrograde, everything it rules over is thrown out of wack. That means gadgets break, important calls are missed, and miscommunication between family, friends, and coworkers abounds. Typically, Mercury Retrograde makes me want to shake my fists at the astral heavens, but it occurred to me that the havoc it causes isn’t all bad. Here are seven times when Mercury Retrograde comes in handy, based on things that have actually happened to us or folks we know… Keep reading »
Cancer (June 21-July 22): You’re going to have to break bad habits and take a turn for the better. When it comes to your level of motivation, you’re the only one in control. If you want better options, seek them out. Whining or blaming others now might feel good, but it’s a lie, as the universe is on your side to push you up the ladder of success. However, if you don’t show up to play, you won’t get squat.
Leo (July 23-August 22): There are many options out there for you to grab a hold of, so don’t get caught trying to make a bad situation work if it obviously is draining the crap out of you. Sometimes knowing when to call it quits is the winning move. Not everything has to have a pretty resolution, as long as it gets an ending it’ll have to be good enough. Take what you can get and call it a day. Keep reading »
If you wanted to get a good understanding of your zodiac sign, you could look up a list of personality traits, find out which celebrities share your sign, learn about your element, or just ask an astrology-obsessed friend to give you the lowdown. We’re big fans of all of these options, but here’s a little-known fact: one of the best–and simplest–ways to understand your sign is to learn your creed.
What is this creed we speak of? Well, each sign has a specific creed that represents what’s most important to them, how they function in the world, and their philosophy on life. This creed is a deeply rooted way of being; it sums up who we are. Even though the traits of each sign manifest differently in each person, your creed can be seen as a common thread that links you together with the other members of your zodiac sign. Ready to find out yours? Here we go… Keep reading »
Cancer (June 21-July 22): It’s crazy how close the brass ring looks, but how far it is to grab. While you contemplate how exhausting it can be in the long run, and that you may be too lazy to have it all, do understand if you passed up this opportunity, you’d only be spending the rest of your life trying to find another chance like this. It’d be work either way, so be wise in choosing your priorities now.
Leo (July 23-August 22): There are a million reasons for you to be happy, and if they aren’t readily coming into your head right now, know it’s you being ungrateful. If so, check yourself and get in touch with your humility, because if you don’t ease back on that sense of entitlement, you might wind up choking up at a point when compassion will be a scarce commodity. Keep reading »
Cancer (June 21-July 22): It’s a slow build to gain full trust, but you can’t hesitate any longer on giving that last bit, because ironically, that piece will only go into place with blind faith sticking it into position. So, time to take that leap and see where your instincts have led you, as there is only one way you can get to that other side of this rainbow now.
Leo (July 23-August 22): Your world doesn’t have to be as messy as you are, so don’t slack off and think you can just have your minions pick up after you. No, this is the time to get into the trenches, work the elbow grease into a creamy lather, and know all the details of the routines make your life work at maximum efficiency. Remember, knowledge is power. Keep reading »
“What’s your sign?” has been a cliche pick-up line for ages, and sure, it’s a good start, but what do you say after that? Luckily we’ve got you covered. Here are 12 pick-up lines crafted to appeal to the specific tastes of each sign. Print this list out and keep it in your pocket–you never know when you might need some astrological help to seal the deal! Keep reading »