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Warning: The most major spoilers ahead for WandaVision season 1 finale, “Series Finale.” In the wake of the WandaVision season 1 finale, “Series Finale,” Twitter was left awash with tears. As star Teyonah Parris teased last month, the episode was “epic and incredibly sad.” Protagonist Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) spends the finale battling scheming baddie Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn); “New” Vision (Paul Bettany) fights White Vision (Paul Bettany, again), allowing the characters’ portrayer, Paul Bettany, to live out his most extravagant acting dreams. The heroes win the day. Yet, in a gutting-but-foreseeable twist, Wanda must dismantle Westview for good — and therefore lose Vision and their two children together, Tommy (Jett Klyne) and Billy (Julian Hilliard), in the process. Like any immaculate Westview home or the ever-evolving town movie theater, Vision, Tommy, and Billy are all connected to the chaos magic that made Wanda’s version of her sitcom paradise possible. In the final, sob-inducing main section of “Series Finale,” Wanda mourns the imminent death of the family of her creation. In a flash, she finds herself back in the empty brown lot that was meant to be the start of her beautiful life with Vision. Despite the sadness of WandaVision’s ending — series insiders like director Matt Shakman have said there are “no plans” for a second season “at all” — “Series Finale” still gives you reason to hope. WandaVision is done, but the finale promises, in ways big and small, that we will see Wanda and her lost love Vision back together again. That possibility, more than anything, is the ultimate aim of WandaVision. Vision himself gives the strongest defence of Wanda and Vision’s continued Marvel Cinematic Universe romance in his “farewell” speech to Wanda. As the Hex closes in on itself, “New” Vision — now totally aware that he is not the reanimated corpse of the Original Vision, but something else entirely — asks Wanda what he is. She explains he is her “sadness,” “hope,” and (mostly) “love” made flesh and wires, through the power of the piece of the Mind Stone that lives inside of her. “I have been a voice with no body. A body, but not human. And now, a memory made real,” Vision responds, looking back on his journey through the MCU. “Who knows what I might be next?” If the MCU didn’t really want you to invest in the likelihood of seeing Vision again, it would have stopped the optimistic theorising between WandaVision’s lovers here. “Series Finale” does not. “We have said ‘goodbye’ before. So it stands to reason…” Vision begins. Wanda finishes his sentence, adding, “…We’ll say ‘hello’ again.” Vision is a computer-made man. He can do probabilities. If he believes in this possibility enough to allow it to be his parting words to the love of his life, he is not speaking without pragmatic facts to back him up. Wanda and Vision, in some form or another, will see each other again. “Series Finale” offers up a few hints about what could be next for these characters. In the mid-point of the episode, White Vision (whose body is that of the Original MCU Vision) and New Vision debate what would make either of them truly Vision. “Memories” is the answer they settle upon. New Vision offers to restore the memories that already exist in White Vision’s wiring and systems. White Vision accepts, and is flooded with the recollections of his past with Wanda. The faux chip in the centre of his head momentarily turns yellow like the Mind Stone of Original Vision; his eyes go from detached ice blue to a techy aquamarine to, finally, a creepily human blue. “I am Vision,” White Vision announces before flying out of Westview, clearly no longer under the control of S.W.O.R.D. or the villainous Tyler Hayward (Josh Stamberg). It is unclear if White Vision can feel the effects of his memories, or if he is merely able to process them like a computer. Yet, there is now a version of Vision walking around the MCU with a solid understanding of his and Wanda’s star-crossed love story. This development is a good starting point for Wanda, who is left believing everyone she has ever loved is dead and gone when “Series Finale” closes. If Wanda doesn’t want White Vision — and instead prefers the companionship of Westview’s darling, dead Vision — the WandaVision post-credits scene gives us an inkling that her creations from that reality are not gone forever. In the absolute final shot of “Series Finale,” Wanda, now fully dedicated to her Scarlett Witch studies, hears Tommy and Billy call for help from some alternate dimension or timeline (the closed captions specifically credit the characters for these screams). If Wanda can connect with the children she birthed through chaos magic — why not her husband? 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In one of the many TikToks to take the internet by storm this week, a woman living in New York City discovered a sinister hidden passageway through her bathroom mirror. In a four-part video, user @samanthartsoe showed TikTokers her discovery and her exploration of what appeared to be an entire secret, possibly abandoned apartment on the other side of her wall. If this sounds like something out of a nightmare to you, that’s because it often is one. During a Slack discussion about the cursed TikToks, a full 20% of people in my channel copped to dreaming about uncovering hidden corridors or finding surprise rooms in their homes. And after poking around a little, I found that these dreams are far more common than you might think — and they usually mean something. “Our dreams are mirrors that can help us to live our dream life,” says Stephanie Gailing, dream analyst and author of The Complete Book of Dreams. “They serve as a magnifying glass, highlighting thoughts and feelings that may not be clearly visible to our waking mind.” Gailing says that once we’re able to identify what our dream are revealing, we can navigate our lives with more clarity. Finding a secret passageway or room in your house can be interpreted as an invitation to explore an unexplored part of yourself, or of someone around you, and to be open to new experiences coming your way, Gailing says. “If I had that dream, especially if I had that dream numerous times, I’d ask, ‘What am I not looking at? What can I explore, what’s behind the wall?'” How you feel while you’re dreaming and after you wake up can also point to different meanings. If you feel upbeat, the dream is probably about an area of your life that you feel eager to learn more about. You may be taking on a new role at work that you’re excited about, for instance. If the secret room theme comes to you in a nightmare, though, that can indicate that you’re afraid something in your real life is being hidden from you; or that you’re nervous about what you might find out when you start digging around. The dream is likely about something that’s been on your mind anyway. In the context of a relationship, for instance, dreaming about a secret room might be a sign that your partner is helping you learn more about yourself or just offering you the space to grow — or, if the imagery has been coming up in a more nightmare-ish way, that you want to grow but feel confined by your partner. Gailing says that other questions that might be helpful in interpreting a secret space dream include: Where does this new passageway take you? What were the details of the room, or did it lead to somewhere else? Did you stop yourself from going through the door? Did you feel scared or excited or resourceful enough to go through it? Again, you’re looking for signals that might indicate where in your life you’re uncovering fears, learning more about your own desires, or aching to grow and expand, she explains. Where you’re finding this hidden room matters, too. “If you’re in your own home, maybe it would say that there’s something in your own turf or the places that feel more close to you that you can discover something is hidden,” she says. “If it’s in some foreign or unknown place, then it may be a more generic concern or focus, rather than something more internal and more emotional.” Gailing watched the viral TikTok video, and has some thoughts if your dreams have had a similar vibe (or similar uncovered passage). “Let’s say you have a dream where you’re curious what’s on the other side but there’s a lot of energy around squeezing yourself into this space to get there, and then maybe in that moment there’s a question, it’s a choice — can I do it?” she says, referring to video three, in which @samanthartsoe crawls through the hole in her wall. “Like that girl in the video, she still went for it and figured out a way to manoeuvre that.” If a similar event happened in your dream, it could be a sign that you feel obstructed by something in your real life — and that your psyche is trying to use your knowledge, passion, or know-how to navigate through the barrier. Dream analysis is somewhat subjective, so everyone’s secret room vision likely means something a little different and personal to them. Interpreting dreams is also not a science. Nevertheless, many find that it’s a useful way to tune into their subconscious and intuit guidance that can help them in their waking lives. The next time you find yourself uncovering a hidden passageway in your dreams, consider taking a cue from @samanthartsoe and diving in — you never know what you might learn about yourself. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Real Meaning Behind Naked DreamsYou Can Blame Coronavirus For Your Vivid DreamsSleep Yoga May Be The Answer To Your Insomnia
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 04: Jordan Alexander on location for “Gossip Girl” reboot on March 04, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images) Gossip Girl costume designer Eric Daman could tell we were already mentally preparing looks for the weekend. On Thursday, Jordan Alexander, one of the stars of the forthcoming reboot, was spotted filming in NYC wearing the perfect Saturday afternoon look. For the scene, Alexander, who is playing influencer Julien Calloway on the show, combined her Constance Billard uniform with athleisure, creating an enviable duet of sporty and preppy. She paired colourblock track pants and chunky Fila sneakers with an oversized trench coat, a men’s button-down, and a cropped Cinq A Sept sweater. Around her neck was a ribbon, in Constance Billard’s blue, that matched the Dior Saddle bag looped around her forearm. NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 04: Jordan Alexander on location for “Gossip Girl” reboot on March 04, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images) Like the outfits we’ve caught a glimpse of since filming began for the reboot — which included Schutz boots, Adidas sneakers, and bike shorts— Alexander’s latest, minus the designer handbag, is easy to recreate. Most people already own a trench coat, track pants, and sneakers. All we needed was Daman’s eye for styling to realise we should combine them all. And maybe add a tiny sweater for good measure. Ideal for the confusing is it winter or is it spring? time of year we’re in right now, the transitional weather look is just waiting to be copied. And if you choose to wear it to spend the weekend rewatching old episodes of Gossip Girl in anticipation of new ones, so be it. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Alice + Olivia's New Line Is Gossip Girl-InspiredGet Spotted In A Varsity Jacket This WinterGossip Girl 2.0 Is Full Of Fall Trends
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The truth is, it’s hard for anyone to take it on the chin when things don’t go our way. And, accepting terms you never agreed to can feel like a loss of control. Sometimes, if we wait long enough for the dust to settle, we come to find that either we were always mistaken about the emotional terms of the situation or the terms had changed organically. There’s no one to be angry at and no one to blame in situations like this, there’s only the work of acceptance. This week, if you find yourself feeling overpowered, do your best to identify how that feeling lives in you and what it activates. Is there a younger self that rises up, ready to resolve things it has no idea how to resolve? Is there an older self who has time to sit with that younger self in you?Illustration by Stefhany LozanoTaurus Sun & Taurus RisingIn a sense, the pressure is off — the external kind anyway. You might not have a destination, exactly, but the road you’re journeying on has started to feel right. The internal pressure you might be feeling, however, is entirely yours to manage and therefore can only be lessened when you release the valve. What would that take? Permission? And, from who? Perhaps this uncanny year has made it harder for you to distinguish your incubation periods from the jags of escapist indulgence you are prone to. If so, let this be a reminder: You are the expert of your own life and whatever vision you have or don’t have of it is okay. Focus on what makes you feel good both when you’re doing it and after. When these good feelings arrive accompanied by intuitive hunches, you are on the right track.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoGemini Sun & Gemini RisingThere are risks to putting yourself out there, everyone knows that. And, despite the general encouragement to do so, good results are never guaranteed. In some cases, it’s just the luck of the draw, but sometimes luck is only a part of it. You have a say, after all, in how you put yourself out there and where the “out there” is. The more discerning you can be about what you offer and where you offer it, the more likely you are to come to any kind of conclusion about the environments and relationships that are affected by your actions. This week, when you reach out, do so directly and candidly. You’ll find that the less wiggle room you leave for interpretation, the less you left to wiggle in uncertainty. Illustration by Stefhany LozanoCancer Sun & Cancer RisingIt’s true that healing isn’t linear. There’s no simple way to mark progress and feel certain that we’re getting “better.” Apparently, certainty is far from guaranteed in almost every arena of our lives. While some might find this daunting, Cancer, you are well equipped to face uncertainty. A crab leaves their old shell and ventures out soft-skinned and courageous, knowing the risk. What is progress for the crab? And does it change with each new shell, each moment of transformation? It’s possible, dear Cancer, that the most recent version of you no longer fits into the shell that once protected you. This week, do your best to truly listen to what your body is asking of you. How often is your instinct to deny its requests? How can you teach yourself to honour them?Illustration by Stefhany LozanoLeo Sun & Leo RisingIndependence works. It can, if you set yourself up right, work all your life. But, it’s a personal practice, an investment in one kind of system. And, systems are prone to fail us in one way or another — especially systems that rely on the resilience and capacity of only one person. If this week you find yourself wishing you had support, a partner, a collaborator, or close knit group of people who could help you realise the fullness of what you imagine might be your potential, let yourself wish it. Let that wish inspire you. Let it guide you toward envisioning. 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Quiet resentments are a greater threat to intimacy than conflict could ever be.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoScorpio Sun & Scorpio RisingSometimes, when blood rushes back to an area, the pins and needles rush in, too — what’s proof of life can be quite painful. On the other side of that sensation, however, is relief. Relief that the pain of adjustment is past; relief that you are more fully yourself again, more equipped to do whatever it is that requires as many limbs as you’ve got. It’s not optimism, quite, but it’s something like it — the flow within you harmonising with the flow around you — spring birds on the trees, a raven spotted flying over a city park. If this week finds you showing up to the same situations with a whole new attitude, don’t question it — and don’t let anyone else question it either. Everything has a season and you have nothing to prove.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoSagittarius Sun & Sagittarius RisingWe know that everything is always changing, a lesson that feels all the more evident when you live in a city where old favourite restaurants shutter and new favourite stores open every couple of years. Of course, climate change upends small towns as well, burning down houses, flooding city centres. Change is the only constant thing and, if we allow it, having faith in change can serve as a kind of permission to live through it. If a whole ecosystem is sensitive to one small shift, why should you be surprised when your internal ecosystem reacts in kind? If an ecosystem needs time to figure out how to respond to loss and imbalance on its own timeline, then so do you. If a dry river bank keeps the shape of the river that it once held, it's learning to live with a memory.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoCapricorn Sun & Capricorn RisingIt’s not that you don’t walk the talk. You have and you do — on occasion. It’s just that prerequisites are necessary for most actions, or most actions you take seriously. And, sometimes, you get distracted. Sometimes you get sucked in to the other things that have very little to do with your own ambitions. Prerequisites unattended lead to actions not taken lead to one very frustrated Capricorn. Have heart, sea-goat. When you’re ready to prioritise your ambitions, you’ll have just the right words to express your limits to whoever and whatever tries to steal your time. Besides, you know well enough that the long way round to a destination is a valid way. Illustration by Stefhany LozanoAquarius Sun & Aquarius RisingPretty wild how the more you open yourself up to new opportunities, the more they come your way. 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