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  • Hallelujah! Mercury Retrograde Is Finally Over — Now What?

    The Planet Mercury against a star background. Close-up After almost a month of chaotic communication mishaps, travel troubles, and never ending restlessness, Mercury retrograde has finally come to an end. On October 2, the Planet of Communication will stop its backwards dance and turn direct in Virgo — but that doesn’t mean the show is over. Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer for and author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power, puts it bluntly: “The direct turn of Merc

  • Your Horoscope This Week: 25th September to 1st October, 2022

    It's such a busy week ahead! Navigating partnerships and alliances will consume most of our energy as we refresh and reassess our personal connections. The Libra new moon kicks off the week on 25th September, offering us a chance to conjure love and healthy relationships. Then the Libra sun and Jupiter retrograde in Aries juxtapose each other, heightening our confidence on 26th September. That same day, Mercury retrograde and Venus align in Virgo, allowing us to speak from the heart.Pluto retrog

  • Your Horoscope This Week: September 11th to September 17th, 2022

    This week’s horoscope blends pleasure, beauty, lust, and imagination. The Virgo sun harmonises with Uranus retrograde in Taurus on September 11th, allowing us to express ourselves in a unique and individualistic way that boosts our egos. Venus in Virgo shares a fraught aspect with Mars in Gemini on September 16th, adding prowess to our sensual desires. The same day, the Virgo sun opposes Neptune retrograde in Pisces, creating our own dreamy fantasy world that ignites our passions. On the evening

  • Your Horoscope This Week: 28th August to 3rd September, 2022

    The week ahead brings juxtaposing energies our way. Venus in Leo and Saturn retrograde in Aquarius oppose each other on 28th August. This can lead to us feeling as though we are misunderstood and unseen by others. Many matters will consume our minds as our investments and cash flow will reach a low. The good news is that the energy will change a few days later. Action planet Mars, who is currently in the air sign Gemini, unites with Jupiter retrograde, who is in fiery Aries, on 1st September. Wh

  • Your September Horoscope Is Here — It’s Time To Find What You Truly Desire

    New season, who dis? Embrace the changes that are coming this month with ease by allowing yourself to heal and make amends with the past. Ultimately, this will lead to a new attitude and perspective within — unlike anything we’ve experienced before.The autumn equinox occurs on 23rd September, the same day the sun shifts into Libra. We can expect harmony, tenderness, and peace as we journey through the last week of September and await the harvest season. The air is getting colder, the leaves are

  • Beware Of Petty Gossip While Mars Is In Gemini

    The planet of action, ambition and desire moved to a new spot in the sky on 20th August, where it’ll usher us into 2023. Mars usually stays in each zodiac sign for around two months, but because the planet will retrograde on 30th October, it’ll be in the extroverted and clever sign of Gemini all the way until 25th March, 2023. This rambunctious, tell-me-what-you’re-really-thinking energy is here for the long haul. Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer for and author of Moon Signs: U

  • Orbs, energy-crystals and public canoodling: the rise of the astrological dating show

    Reality TV has found a new frontier, with two shows consulting the skies to find their contestants true love. And with astrology booming, it seems that the stars may be aligned for success

  • Cosmic Love review – does astrology-based dating work? Does it heck

    This reality show matches potential partners using star charts, and its set looks like it was knocked up from Ikea leftovers. Is the world really ready for the Astro Chamber?

  • Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking Shows Just How Important Astrology Is In Love

    Netflix’s reality show, Indian Matchmaking is back for Season 2. The series follows Sima Taparia, Mumbai’s top matchmaker, as she tries to find lifelong partners for her clients in both India and the United States. She says that there are many factors when deciding who’s going to make a good match for who, but there’s one piece that plays a significant part during the matchmaking process that may surprise you — and that’s how well the match’s horoscopes align. In the show, Taparia says that 95%

  • Your Horoscope This Week: 7th August to 13th August, 2022

    The week ahead is challenging, intense, and transformative. The good news is that it’s bringing healing our way, which we all need to help us move forward in the best direction. Venus in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces share a tender connection on 7th August, making us run towards our lofty romantic dreams. The caveat to this sweet alliance is the square that forms between Mars in Taurus and Saturn retrograde in Aquarius later in the day, pushing us to dominate others. Venus and Pluto retrograde in

  • How Yina’s Angela Chau Gray Leads With Chinese Astrology

    For Yina cofounder Angela Chau Gray, Chinese astrology guides many of her personal and professional endeavors.

  • Manifesting Romance? Lisa Stardust’s New Love Deck Can Help With That

    Cuffing season is just around the corner, and we need as much help as possible to navigate the murky waters of love. Whether you’re still on the hook-up game or you’ve been partnered up for years, the newest deck by astrologer and R29 horoscope writer Lisa Stardust may be exactly what you need. The Love Deck is a 70-card deck that offers insights into you and your partner’s zodiac sign and how you love as well as meditations and crystal suggestions. Pull a card by yourself when the first-date ji

  • Your Horoscope This Week: 31st July to 6th August, 2022

    The first week of August is a game changer for us all. Erratic Uranus and the karmic North Node of Destiny unite in Taurus on 31st July. The following day, Mars connects with Uranus and then the North Node of Destiny in Taurus. When we look at the North Node of Destiny, we see what can be brought into our lives. In this case, we are learning to build community and to be accountable for the welfare of others — and, more importantly, ourselves.31st July brings a lucky and rambunctious connection b

  • Your August Horoscope Is Here & Change Is In The Air

    Ch-ch-changes are in the air. You can expect the unexpected for your personal horoscope in August. Shake-ups, breakups, breakdowns, and the unforeseen are coming our way at the beginning of the month, making the majority of the days of August a time to catch up to the big reveals. August 1 brings the Mars, Uranus, and North Node of Destiny alignment in Taurus. It’s the second part of the planetary connection that began on July 31 between Uranus and the North Node of Destiny. Fated choices and ci

  • Your Horoscope This Week: 10th July to 16th July, 2022

    We begin this week with a sextile between the Sun in Cancer and Uranus in Taurus on the 10th. The Sun in Cancer is known for his emotional valence while Uranus in Taurus is associated with an upending, destructive force. A sextile is a helpful aspect, though its result may not necessarily look like help at all — or at least not the kind of help that’s easy to receive. There’s a sense here that big emotions and big changes are on the agenda, especially because the Sun in Cancer makes a sextile to

  • Your Horoscope This Week: 3rd July to 9th July, 2022

    July’s cosmic weather begins gently, even if some of us have discovered that the world we live in is anything but. These realisations — about justice and the lack of it, about bodily autonomy and how fragile it is — are uncomfortable for those who are new to them. And they are grave reminders for the ones who have always lived on the edge of acceptability — or dangerously far beyond that edge. This tension between knowing and the cost of that knowing is mirrored in the sky on 3rd July when Mercu

  • The Modern Tarot Deck With 13,000 Amazon Reviews & A Near-Perfect Rating

    A modern tarot deck may strike you as an oxymoron; according to Robert Place in The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination, the cards developed in northern Italy in the early fifteenth century. But, in 2021, this Late Middle Age practice has become as commonplace as waking up and checking your Co-Star horoscope app. Many use tarot cards as a sort of pocket-sized spiritual therapist — or, as R29 writer Elizabeth Gulino describes it, “The cards are less about predicting the future than about pr

  • 36 Spiritual Gifts To Take You Higher, From Tarot Decks To Crystal Collections

    Shopping for spiritual people is all about intention and energy — you can’t overthink it. If you feel like a particular present is going to be the one true joy-sparker, then it probably is. That’s your intuition, baby. And, while it’s not necessary to have stuff to explore practices like meditation and divination, it’s fun to for an aspiring astrologist or crystal collector to receive a token that will help them hone their obsession. The right gift can even launch someone on their healing journe

  • The 5 Most Wanted Spiritual Products, According To R29 Readers

    Welcome to Spirit Guide! Your guide to all your spiritual, tarot, astrology, and occult-related shopping needs — from launch announcements and exclusive interviews to first-person reviews and gift guides. If you’re a fan of any of these and Refinery29, you’ve probably seen some of these stories already and maybe even bought a few of our recs. So to welcome in the spirits and cleanse our virtual spaces, we’ve compiled the most popular spiritual products that our readers (that’s you!) can’t get en

  • Your July Horoscope Is Here — It’s Time To Embrace Your Power

    Welcome to July! The summer and our horoscopes are heating up. On the 5th of July, chatty Mercury swims into Cancer and action planet Mars enters Taurus. These cosmic shifts will bring on a more passive energy, as Mercury in Cancer doesn’t speak their truths until they feel safe in doing so and Mars in Taurus likes to take a back seat in their passions.The Capricorn full moon on the 13th of July is a chance for us to “adult” ourselves and embrace our power. Venus enters Cancer on the 17th, addin