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Would something be done better if at least one person listened to you more often? You appear to believe that's the case. Yet, when you try to make a point, others might look at you and squint as if they are reading the tiniest letters on an optician's screen. Or maybe you're unaware of an alien language you speak. In any case, you can expect to be listened to - and understood - now. View your free weekly destiny video.
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  • Your Horoscope This Week: July 25, 2021

    Our final week of July pulls us deeper under the influence of Leo’s stars with Mercury moving into Leo on the 27th, where the Sun and Mars have already made their mark. There’s a prevailing sense that anything can happen this week. And if that anything is big, blessed, and beautiful? Then so be it. Of course, Mars is bound toward Virgo territory on the 29th, but not before making an opposition to Jupiter in Aquarius the preceding day. An opposition between the willpower of the individual and the

  • 6 Types Of Astrology, Explained

    When you think of astrology, your mind might head directly to what the OG sun signs (Aries, Capricorn, Leo, Taurus, you know the drill) or maybe even your moon and rising sign. That’s all a great place to start — but your personal astrological signs are only one branch of an enormous astrological system. Horoscope.com says that there are over 80 branches of astrology, a number that encompasses various “schools” of practice, as well as subsets of techniques within those schools. Refinery29 asked

  • Your Horoscope This Week: July 18, 2021

    On the heels of the Sun in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn, we enter the week of the 18th through 24th shadowed by the wisdom of opposites. This means we’ve been called to examine what makes us who we are as compared to what we work not to be — indeed, what we mean to dismantle within us or disavow in others. The 18th ushers in three in-conjunct aspects like small waves of inquiry: Venus in Leo quincunx Pluto in Capricorn, Mercury in Cancer quincunx Saturn in Aquarius, and Mars in Leo quincunx Nep

  • Your Horoscope This Week: July 11, 2021

    While new moons are generally invigorating, there’s something about the week following the last new moon in Cancer that has many of us feeling like we’ve finished a triathlon. Invigorated? Maybe. Exhausted? Definitely. Perhaps it’s all those celestial squares we’re shrugging off, like Mercury square Neptune or Venus square Uranus, or the persistence of Saturn square Uranus. It's a lot.With the fog of Mercury’s retrograde shadow just barely behind us, our planet of travel, information, communicat

  • Your Horoscope This Week: July 4, 2021

    In the late morning hours of July 4th in the eastern United States, the Sun in Cancer makes a square to Chiron in Aries; that same evening, people across the country will set off fireworks — a celebration of freedom. As in astrology, many historical symbols carry with them a mythology. Take the Declaration of Independence, which made no declarations for enslaved people, indigenous people, or women of any race. And yet, the abstract idea of the land of the free perseveres like a bright flash, ove

  • Your Horoscope This Week: June 27, 2021

    The last days of June are upon us: It’s time to soak up the Sun in Cancer by over-committing ourselves to social plans with past loved ones, getting overwhelmed, and cancelling graciously. With both Mars and Venus in Leo, the drive to express our emotions and desires can become rather heightened. The relief of Mars in her exaltation and Venus in a sign that is less interested in taking care and more interested in taking what's hers will be quite palpable for Earthlings who are Mars/Venus ruled (

  • Do rocks and minerals control our destiny?

    Forget horoscopes. When it comes to understanding the future, it is geology that will decide our fate for millions of years to come, writes Dennis Overbye

  • Le Superbe Resort 2021

    Fred Segal Flair retailer turned designer Jeannine Braden conjured the cosmic 2020s in her Le Superbe resort collection, with nods to astrology, numerology, tarot and Bowie.

  • Your Horoscope This Week: June 20, 2021

    The last full week of June yawns before us, and what would Pride be without a little full moon energy? This week's festivities arrive on the heels of Jupiter stationing retrograde on the 20th, a transit that lasts four months and loves to sprinkle a dash of introspection and “for your own good” into life’s impulsive plans. Mercury stationing direct on June 22nd will help alleviate some of the chaos our winged messenger stirred up — especially during the solar eclipse — but the retrograde shadow

  • Baby girl found floating down Ganges in wooden box

    A 21-day-old baby girl was found floating down the Ganges in a colourful wooden box by an Indian boatman who heard her cries from the riverbank. Gullu Chaudhary fished the box out of the water and found the baby alive cushioned in a bright red blanket with a horoscope card listing the time and date of birth and a note naming the girl “Daughter of the Ganga”. Videos taken by onlookers show Mr Chaudhary cradling the baby in his arms as people gathered around. The Uttar Pradesh government said he w

  • Why I Quit Being A Professional Astrologer

    When aspiring author Claire* first got into astrology, it was a casual hobby. Like so many of us, she was teaching herself to read her natal chart for inspiration and insight. But suddenly, she hit a wall: She hadn’t been able to find any evidence in her chart that a writing career was in the stars, and she was feeling hopeless about pursuing an ambition she’d held since childhood. That’s when she decided to seek out my help. “If something isn’t reflected in my chart, does that mean it isn’t mea

  • Your Horoscope This Week: June 13, 2021

    This week we find ourselves deep into June and deep into Mercury Retrograde. While the eclipses have come and gone, their influence over us is far from over and emotional after-shocks are to be expected — especially for sensitive babes whose stars line up with these solar events. Goddess bless Geminis especially, but not exclusively. Of course, it’s not all tears for fears in the atmosphere, especially with Mars sliding into Leo on the 11th. There’s a little bit more incentive to show up, show o

  • Catherine Tennant, Telegraph astrologer with a questing mind and a love of conversation – obituary

    Catherine Tennant, who has died aged 73, was an aristocratic Bohemian and astrologer who wrote horoscopes for the Telegraph, Vogue (as Wanda Starr) and Tatler. When her lifelong interest in astrology became professional she looked into her own chart. She was unsurprised to discover there that her great reluctance to have an early night was indeed written in her stars. A visitor to the farmhouse she shared with her husband Sir Mark Palmer might chance upon Mick Jagger or Steve Winwood, the circus

  • Your Horoscope This Week: June 6, 2021

    There’s never a dull moment in the cosmos, and this week’s astrology is certainly no exception. As we roll full steam ahead under Mercury’s apparent retrograde — made ever the more intense with a square to Neptune — it’s likely that many of us will feel like champions after accomplishing a simple errand or, frankly, making it through the work week without an emotional breakdown. Not that some sort of dramatic event is inevitable — although chaos is ostensibly a part of being alive. It’s just tha

  • The Biggest Mercury Retrograde Of 2021 Is Here — Prepare Yourself

    Mercury, computer artwork. Buckle up, because it’s here: the second Mercury retrograde of 2021. Starting on May 29 and lasting until June 22, the Planet of Communication’s backwards dance in Gemini is going to uncover secrets, mess with our communication, and send us into a hectic, glitch-filled frenzy. And, fair warning — Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer for Astrology.com, is calling this the most potent Mercury retrograde in all of 2021. There’s only one thing to do now, and that’s prepare

  • Your Horoscope This Week: May 30, 2021

    Mercury has stationed retrograde in Gemini and everyone is ready to admit that they’re not very ready at all. Better to write to your list and check it twice, especially since Gemini season is always a wild mix of naughty and nice. Santa in June jokes aside, it’s generally a good week to allow for a little duality whether it comes to something more serious, like the motives of others, or something more mundane, like the weather forecast. Monday’s Aquarian moon puffs our sails with a little emoti

  • Your Horoscope This Week: May 23, 2021

    The last week in May is the first full week of Gemini season and, as such, it’s only right that it gets a little chaotic. Jupiter’s ingress in Pisces set a lovely hue to our dream endeavours last week, but this week’s square to the full moon might have Jupiter enthusiasts singing a different tune. While there’s no need to jump to worst case scenarios, it’s worth staying wary of Jupiter’s more negative qualities in and around us: a tendency to bite off more than we can chew, a sense of entitlemen

  • Gemini Season Is Going To Be Pure Chaotic Good

    Move over, Taurus season. After a month spent in the stubborn sign of the bull, the sun is finally moving into chatty, expressive Gemini on 20th May, and it will stay there until 20th June. Gird your loins, people, because the energy is about to shift — big time. Even Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer for Astrology.com, is calling this upcoming Gemini season “life-changing.” We’re shifting to vibes that are more intellectual, loquacious, upbeat, and free-spirited, according to Leslie Hale, psychic astrologer at Keen.com — but she warns that this energy can sometimes seem unpredictable and restless. “You may find your time is split in many different directions and your curiosity piqued,” she says. “Enjoy the natural curiosity and desire to interact with others during the Gemini season. Engaging with the world can be a rewarding experience, especially given the past year of isolation.” You’ll be drawn to exploring new spaces and interests, meeting new people, and interacting with others — but may feel pulled in one too many directions. Just remember to give yourself some time to chill and take it easy as you reintegrate back into society. While you’ll feel the urge to communicate more with others and put yourself out there, the energy is ripe for gossip. “Gemini’s agenda is exchanging information which means both collecting and passing it on,” Yana Yanovich, astrologer at Nebula, tells Refinery29. It’s not all bad, though — Yanovich points out that now is a time when learning, networking, connecting with people are of the utmost importance. Make a mental note to think before you speak. Filter your words, and resist the urge to spread information that could hurt someone else. This Gemini season in particular promises to be a transformational period. During this free-spirited time, we’ll all experience “a series of twists and turns,” says Lisa Stardust, the author of Saturn Return Survival Guide and The Astrology Deck. “The twin sign is a known communicator and connector, who loves the gift of gab and often sees the dualistic side to every matter,” she says. “There is no longer one perspective, but two, that will allow us understand matters from a different side.” This way of thinking may help you make more meaningful choices, and overall isn’t a bad way to go through the next month. While the sun is hanging out in Gemini, we’ll experience the second eclipse season of the year, with a lunar eclipse on 26th May and a solar eclipse 10th June. “Eclipses bring changes, turns, and twists, so we must be aware that if we have any natal planets in the mutable signs — Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces — we will most likely experience a big change in our lives,” explains Montúfar. According to Stardust, these eclipses will “make us change the direction that we are taking in life. Our senses will be awakened, urging us to seek a new path.” Change isn’t always a bad thing — a shift in perspective may lead us down a better road than we were on before. So prepare yourself for any kind of evolution, whether it’s where you want to live or how you want to approach work or your relationships over the next month. Gemini season is also bringing us a Mercury retrograde in the sign of Gemini. “Mercury’s backwards spin lasts from 29th May to 22nd June in the air sign Gemini,” says Stardust. “The effects will be felt even more because it’s Gemini Season, and Gemini’s planetary ruler is Mercury.” As always, Mercury retrograde brings along some confusion. “There is a high chance some of the information coming your way may be misunderstood, misrepresented, or miscommunicated,” Yanovich says. “Analyze and filter it carefully before passing it on to avoid unpleasant situations.” Another transit to look out for this Gemini season are the squares between Neptune and three of the natal planets: the sun, Venus, and Mercury. “This will add even more confusion to the mix,” Montúfar says. “It’s important to be aware that we will not be thinking clearly, and that things won’t even be as they seem.” Because of this, Montúfar warns against making any big career or relationships moves — although on the other hand, because change is already among us, she says that the more we go with the flow, the better things will turn out. At the end of the day, Gemini season sounds promising. There’s an energetic vibe in the air, and the possibilities are endless. And you know, even Mercury retrograde isn’t all that bad — as long as you’re prepared, it should be smooth sailing. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Venus In Gemini Marks The Start Of Hot Girl SummerFeeling Extra Flirty? Thank Mars In GeminiThe New Moon In Gemini Offers Us A Chance To Reset

  • Your Horoscope This Week: May 16, 2021

    uThe last days of Taurus season make themselves known this week, hitting the snooze button and begging for just a few more hours of rest. Meanwhile, with Venus and Mercury clamouring for attention and stimulation in Gemini, rest isn’t really on the itinerary. Of course, just because something’s not on the schedule doesn’t mean it’s not available to those who demand it. With the shadow of Mercury retrograde in full effect and the imminence of the Sun’s ingress into Gemini, communication is key if anyone expects to get their needs met — but, we all know how tricky communication can be in a shadow period. On May 21st, the Sun in Gemini will square Jupiter in Pisces, an aspect that’s sure to have us negotiating our expectations. On the collective front, our relationship to knowledge is changing. International issues that were once framed as “conflicts” or “arguments” are reframed within a larger narrative of colonisation and suppression, whether it’s Israel’s inhumane occupation of Palestine, the ongoing war against ethnic Armenians in Azerbaijan, or the uprising against police violence in Colombia. We are called to reckon with our role in, our relationship with, our endorsement of the information that is shared and information that’s suppressed. Aries Sun & Aries RisingOn the surface, this week should be a relatively smooth-going one for you and it’s unlikely that you’ll find yourself fielding any out-of-turn behaviour or last-minute surprises. But the smoothness of the sea doesn’t dictate the state of what lives below it. If anything, it gives you a clearer view of an internal world that’s much more sensitive and deeply affected than you let on, even to yourself. Let what’s coming in-focus for you come — even if it hurts to acknowledge it, even if you’d rather feel anything else. While it’s true that there are certain tasks, agreements, and commitments that require your attention, being productive will only delay your heart’s needs; it will not quiet them.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoTaurus Sun & Taurus RisingIt’s true that many planets have shifted under the stars of Gemini, including your ruling planet Venus, but you need not rush to keep up. The last few days of the Sun’s journey through Taurus are no less vital to you than when the hot eye of the Sun first glanced upon your stars. Endings offer up their own mixed blessings, even if they seem bitter. Some green things are seeded not to last but rather to enrich the soil for whatever it is we really wish to cultivate. If you can accept that loss — whether it relates to a person, a job, or an opportunity — is only a part of a story rather than the conclusion, then you can turn the page with anticipation, and — dare I say — pleasure.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoGemini Sun & Gemini RisingWhen it’s almost your season and there’s numerous glowing celestial balls in your court, the shadow of Mercury retrograde can feel like a cruel trick. But you are worth your shine and due some fun in the sun, dear Gemini. That’s why it’s worth your while to engage this Mercury shadow period head-on rather than skirting around the issues until the retrograde motion becomes more apparent and spoils the fun. There’s no sleight of hand that can make an issue disappear, and anything swept under a rug is sure to make a noticeable bump later. Reply to that email, file that paperwork, and when you can’t move forward, be candid about what’s holding you back. Illustration by Stefhany LozanoCancer Sun & Cancer RisingWith the last days of Taurus season upon us, the ongoing influence of the Taurus new moon, and Mars holding court under your stars, it’s a great time for you to meditate on the difference between your actions and your reactions. Mars rules cardinal Aries and it’s not as comfortable in cardinal Cancer as one might hope. The protective nature of Cancer is heightened under this influence and while it may serve your community and loved ones, it can lead to unintentionally defensive behaviour on your part. Of course, there are moments when defence is called for, but, sometimes, a clarifying question will protect your energy a whole lot more than your armour. Illustration by Stefhany LozanoLeo Sun & Leo RisingAs the years go on, the kinds of relationships we are capable of change and transform. There is no formula, no one way these things go, but there is an understanding that while the pleasure of encounter is imminent, closeness takes time. Closeness, or intimacy, is available to any kind of relationship we build and not just with other people, either. There’s intimacy in developing a relationship to your body in a physically challenging practice and there’s intimacy in deeping an artistic one. Whatever or whoever you’re building a relationship with, Leo, remind yourself that it takes time. What things feel like now is only a reflection of the moment, not the limit.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoVirgo Sun & Virgo RisingFor many people, our earliest memories of teachers are those who have authority over us. They are our instructors and our guardians. Occasionally, for those who are curious enough, a teacher can be found in the natural world by way of an animal or a garden. “Curious” might be the operative word here, inviting the individual to identify and acknowledge a lesson rather than receive it. If we’re curious, we begin to realise that we receive lessons whether we notice or not, repeatedly. They’re available everywhere, from anyone. Look again at the small workings of your world, the people, projects, and creatures that fill your week. If there is a challenge, there is a message.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoLibra Sun & Libra RisingThere’s this idea in the craft of poetry that working within a form, like a pantoum, can be as freeing as it is restrictive. It’s said that sometimes one needs to know the rules in order to break them — but, rebellion isn’t the only pleasure to be had in doing so. Most living things enjoy a bit of restraint, a rein to pull against, stone on either side of a river, lips tight against a whistle. Form gives us a challenge for which freedom is the answer. If, within your discipline or generative process, you’ve found yourself overwhelmed with choice, consider the forms available to you. Whether it’s a ritual, a routine, or a material constraint, deciding to work with less will serve you more.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoScorpio Sun & Scorpio RisingThe word “secure” is tricky. With lovers, we seek secure attachment but settle for over-processing. There’s the tenuous notion of job security and the failure of social security. Nations are obsessed with security at our borders, but borders are man-made and subject to change, which makes them, by nature, an insecure division. It’s important to remember that security is not a permanent state. And, while it’s valuable for inner work (feeling secure about yourself, your lovability), it can be a trap when we seek it from others (this job is paying me so well, why would I leave?). Try to notice when your need for inner security is in conflict with the transient nature of security from external sources. Illustration by Stefhany LozanoSagittarius Sun & Sagittarius RisingSagittarius is a fire sign, it’s true, but an arrow needs wind and desires direction. If your fire begins in the mind, dear Sagittarius, it’s carried by language into the world. And, there’s no guarantee how your thoughts or ideas will land, but few original things come with guarantees anyway so why wait for one? If you’re holding yourself back, release the arrow. The original thing, the untried thing, that is the test. Those who respond and resonate are the answer. If this week offers you the opportunity to put yourself out there, to take a social or intellectual risk, take it. Your mind was never meant to be a secret, lonely thing. It flourishes in company; it flies.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoCapricorn Sun & Capricorn RisingIt’s one thing to know that wealth is more than what’s in the bank and a whole other thing to approach daily affairs that way. The universe, for better or worse, is here to remind you that a community net can be just as valuable as a financial one — if not more so. This reminder can come in various forms. While some can be heavy handed, like realising you’d made a bad deal, you’re just as likely to receive positive reinforcement from mutual admirers. The regard you offer others and your willingness to turn every stone over have not gone unnoticed and won’t. Even if what you sign up for is no sure thing, you can be sure that you have a strong net to fall back on.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoAquarius Sun & Aquarius RisingJust because things can get a little heavy doesn’t mean you can’t prioritise feeling good. It must be some kind of human preoccupation, to immerse oneself in an emotion and make that emotion all there is. But, you know better. You know how to ride a wave from shore to shore, you know that waves can affect a coastline but that the land is something else entirely. Which is all to say that there’s nothing wrong with carrying an emotion instead of lying down in it and letting it carry you. It doesn’t make the emotion any less potent; it doesn’t make your heart any less true.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoPisces Sun & Pisces RisingJupiter has dipped his celestial toe into Pisces and it’s expected that Pisces people will rejoice Especially since Jupiter’s ingress into Pisces is a kind of homecoming. It’s possible that you’ll feel a shift this week, a smooth energetic flow where once there might have been static. This flow isn’t a miraculous one-time occurrence, so you need not treat it that way. It’s always already around you and you are invited to work with it. Choose what comes easily this week. If a current makes itself known, is it a current that would feel good to ride? If a problem arises, can you see its ultimate direction? Say no when no feels right, but focus on noticing to whom you want to say yes.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Venus In Gemini Marks The Start Of Hot Girl SummerIs Jupiter In Pisces The Best Transit Of 2021?Obsessed With Astrology? Thank TikTok — & COVID

  • Is Jupiter In Pisces The Best Transit Of 2021? Astrologers Think So

    Jupiter, computer artwork. Jupiter is one of the luckiest planets in astrology, and it’s making its way into the dreamy sign of Pisces on 13th May. This combo hasn’t happened since 2011 — and it’s something to get excited about. In fact, it’s being described as “a transit all astrologers have been expecting and looking forward to,” according to Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer for Astrology.com. This burst of angelic energy is exactly what we need as hot girl summer draws closer. Madi Murphy