What It’s Like to Go to Coachella Sober in Your 30s

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Going to music festivals isn’t really about music — it’s about having fun with your friends in various states of inebriation. Unless you’re me and go totally sober.

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Lilah B. EVERYTHING: Why Editors and Makeup Artists Lose It for The Low-Key Essentials

Lilah B. EVERYTHING: Why Editors and Makeup Artists Lose It for The Low-Key Essentials

Are we all secretly treating the eco-friendly pebbles and sleek brushes like straight-up collectibles?

After half a decade as a beauty editor and a lifetime captivated by all things cosmetic, I’ve managed to hoard a collection of baaaaasically every luxury product on the market, plus a backup or two. So why, whyyyyy do Lilah B.’s low-key brushes and pebble-shaped compacts end up being the first things I reach for when I’m getting ready?

The infatuation is happening live. I proudly stack the little stones of foundation, bronzer, and lip & cheek duos around my vanity like a treasure place to be marveled over by guests. Even the eco-friendly tools are displayed like slick white wands in their own special glass (for optimal visibility). And according to my favorite tell-it-like-it-is celebrity makeup artist Omayma Ramzy, the brand’s tightly edited brush collection satisfies even a professional skin whisperer in her day-to-day.

It’s all rooted deeper than aesthetic appeal alone: When I receive the new Glisten + Glow Skin Illuminator stone, this time the color of melted copper, I call up Brit babe Ramzy to hear her take. “The ingredient list is what drew me to it,” she agrees of the halo-imparting formula, enriched with black currant seed oil to reduce inflammation, plus a dose of firming brown sea algae for under-the-radar skin care with every gleaming swipe. “It ticks a lot of boxes for me,” Ramzy explains. “Hydration, firming, glowing, and with a pretty package too!? This one goes in my purse.”

And maybe that’s the real appeal for beauty vets who’ve spent years blindly smearing chemical-rich formulas on our faces: A two-for-one product that in the short term adds an imperceptible, touched-by-an-angel glow, and in the long term actually encourages your skin to create its own luminosity is an obsession worthy of a deeper dive. Cheers to the anti-vice.


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What Your Moon Sign Says About Your Emotional Personality in Astrology

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You probably know your zodiac sun sign, but did you know that your moon sign also affects your horoscope? In this installment of “Allure Astrology,” learn how your moon sign influences your emotional personality.

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BET Launches Hair and Makeup Video Tutorial Series With Beautycon

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BET is partnering with Beautycon to create makeup and hair tutorials for Black consumers, with Black influencers like Zendaya and Laverne Cox taking over the main stage.

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Kim Kardashian Launches KKW Beauty x Argenis Pinal Créme Color Sticks at Beautycon

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Kim Kardashian and KKW Beauty just launched new Creme Color Sticks with Argenis, the winner of Glam Masters, at Beautycon. They’ll launch online on April 23.

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Kim Kardashian Teases New KKW Fragrance Launching April 30

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Kim Kardashian announced on Instagram that a new KKW Fragrance would be launching on April 30 with a picture of bodies shaped in sand.

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RuPaul to Launch Makeup Collection With Mally Beauty

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It was just announced on Instagram that Mally Beauty and RuPaul are collaborating in a forthcoming makeup collection which will include 10 to 12 products and launch next year.

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New Obsession: Moon Juice’s Adaptogen Protein Powders

New Obsession: Moon Juice’s Adaptogen Protein Powders

Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon chats with us about her latest creation and shares three exclusive recipes to kickstart your day.

As the founder of Moon Juice, Amanda Chantal Bacon has long been ahead of the wellness curve, bringing immune-boosting reishi mushrooms, raw foods and Sex Dust into the mainstream with the opening of her Moon Juice apothecary in Venice, CA in 2011. Now she’s launching another sure-to-be-cult classic: Adaptogenic Protein powders. While adaptogens have become a trendy buzzword, Bacon realized early on how the herbs could calm the body, focus the mind and ward off the negative effects of stress. Here, the tuned-in entrepreneur shares her inspiration and some tasty recipes that optimize the benefits of these magical powders.

Tell us about your new Adaptogenic Proteins. What was the inspiration? 

“Protein is the building block to every cell in our bodies. It supports the immune system, hair, skin, nails, muscle repair, and much more. I wanted super clean and delicious plant proteins enhanced with adaptogens to boost and balance energy by managing stress.”

And for the uninitiated, what exactly are adaptogens?

“Adaptogens are superherbs and mushrooms that expand the body’s capacity to handle stress, whether the source is mental, physical or emotional. That’s why we call them super. Chronic stress impacts everything from our energy, to our sleep, skin, and libido. These potent allies work by helping regulate cortisol (the stress-hormone) and balancing the stress response system to improve mood, boost immunity, reduce fatigue, and so much more. They saved my life.”

You have three flavors for the powders. What does each one do?

“We are fanatic about sourcing, so you can actually taste the potency of our herbs. Each ingredient has its own flavor profile, so we formulated based on flavor and benefit. Deep Chocolate Adaptogenic Protein includes maca, shatavari, and ashwagandha for lifting mood, so these ingredients pair perfectly with cacao. Vanilla Mushroom Adaptogenic Protein is a more neutral base, and full of brain food so it works well with coffee. Blue Beauty Adaptogenic Protein has ingredients for skin, to help protect natural collagen, and turns everything a gorgeous blue. I love it straight with coconut butter for the extra skin-supporting healthy fats.”

How often do you recommend adding these powders to your diet? 

“I think we evolve our habits by listening to our bodies, what’s happening in our day and what we need to support it. Adding protein to coffee is an amazing way to boost a daily ritual. All three of our Adaptogenic Proteins help battle stress-related weight gain, when cravings hit late afternoon. Beat the crash without reaching for sugar by blending Adaptogenic Protein with milk or water for a nutrient dense, energy boost. Get creative.”

Here, Amanda share three favorite recipes infused with her protein powders.


Super Sex

Serves 1

“This recipe is rich, smoky and delicious. I love Deep Chocolate Adaptogenic Protein and Sex Dust to feed a good mood and increase drive. Adding tocotrienols makes this recipe even creamier, plus it’s a bio-available source of vitamin E and antioxidants to feed your skin.” 

1 tsp Sex Dust 
2 tbsp Deep Chocolate Adaptogenic Protein
3 tbsp tocotrienols 
8 ounces hot water

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high.


Protein Yogo Bowl

Serves 1

Combining yogurt and Adaptogenic Protein is an easy way to double protein intake, while boosting brain power. This is great for breakfast or to beat cravings without reaching for sugar. Plus the addition of bee pollen adds protein, subtle sweetness and a chewy texture.”

1 cup greek or coconut yogurt
2 tbsp Vanilla Mushroom Adaptogenic Protein
1 tbsp bee pollen (optional)

Combine yogurt and protein in a bowl and stir until the protein is well incorporated. Top off with bee pollen.


Green Protein Perfecta

Serves 1

“This is an energizing breakfast or snack to feed your beauty. The antioxidants in spinach are skin protective, and it’s an easy way to get a dose of fresh greens. Plus, I love the beautiful green color.”

1 banana
1 cup spinach
2 tbsp Blue Beauty Adaptogenic Protein
12 ounces water
4 tbsp tocos (optional)
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until well combined. 


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What We Gain From Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

What We Gain From Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

While messages on how to reduce your personal impact on Mother Earth are certainly important, this often leaves us forgetting to focus on all we gain from an environmentally conscious lifestyle…

With all that goes on in our current world, it can be easy to feel discouraged about the state of our environment. One quick Google search is all it takes to realize that global warming and environmental damage seem too far gone to feel manageable to most. The truth is, climate change seems overwhelming because, well, it is. A solution simply cannot come about based on the actions of one person, and that lack of control can easily leave one feeling incapable of making a difference.

What’s more, messages behind climate change always seem to be all about less – cutting back, reducing, using less. While these messages on how to reduce your personal impact on Mother Earth are certainly important, this often leaves us forgetting to focus on all we gain from an environmentally conscious lifestyle. As a collective, I think we need to refocus our mentality. Even one small change a day can make a difference in protecting your Mother, and this Earth Day offers the perfect opportunity to examine your habits and make some changes.

But first — what is a carbon footprint and why do we want to reduce it?

A “carbon footprint” is the measure of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are released into the atmosphere via our daily activities. We want to keep these levels low because an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, and therefore in carbon footprint, is primarily associated with climate change that has led to global warming.

So what can you do?

Walk MORE.

Although most of us will likely need to use a car at some point, walking, biking or taking public transportation when possible is one of the most obvious ways we can work to make our carbon footprint smaller. Next time you need to go somewhere, show your planet some love by considering an Earth-friendly alternative to driving. Living a more sustainable life — good for you and good for Her!

Eat MORE responsibly.

Mass-produced meat is severely resource-intensive — raising animals for food produces more greenhouse gasses than all forms of transportation combined! Even just committing to a plant-based regimen or skipping on meat once a week is huge. While it may be a lifestyle change, eating a plant-based diet is not about depriving yourself. Quite the opposite, actually! Altering your diet doesn’t have to be all about what you lose. Consuming plant-based meals has never been easier with the rise of options that fulfill all dietary needs. Plus, vegan versions of your favorite meals are totally a thing. Conscious food consumption can even start with something as simple as visiting your local farmers market or joining a CSA. Your body and your planet will thank you.

Learn MORE.

Fact: About 75% of what you throw away is actually recyclable. The first step towards a solution? Learn what’s recyclable and what’s not.

Understanding the science behind climate change can seem complex and incomprehensible, but the more you know the easier it will be to adjust your lifestyle to reduce the size of your ecological footprint. What’s more, the better informed you are the more confident you’ll feel getting involved in the conversation with friends, family and local representatives. It’s no secret that our climate is changing, and while there are still unknowns, it’s more important then ever to stay aware and active in the discussion.

Get outside MORE.

What better way to celebrate this Earth Day than by immersing yourself in the great outdoors? Show your Mother how much you love her by spending some quality time connecting with her. Nothing connects you more to your natural surroundings than just being in them. What we love we protect, and being outside is the easiest way to form a loving relationship with Mother Nature. So get out there an enjoy everything she has to offer!

Save MORE.

The average person who drinks from plastic or paper cups creates 23 pounds of waste every year. Crazy, right? And SO easy to combat. Bringing a reusable coffee mug or water bottle is an easy lifestyle change that could make that number zero. The list of what we can reuse is endless, so think twice about how you can repurpose something before it ends up in the trash.

Sustainable living may feel daunting at times, but it’s important to remember the impact a determined effort can have. Unforunately, every individual on this Earth leaves behind a footprint. But, simultaneously, every day we have a choice as to what kind of difference we want to make for the future of our planet. Taking these steps and making a conscious effort to love and protect Mother Earth is the first step in making Earth Day, every day. Together we can gain a better tomorrow by starting TODAY.

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Free People Horoscope by Tracy Allen, Week of April 23–29

Free People Horoscope by Tracy Allen, Week of April 23–29

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April 20–May 20

Your ruler, Venus, is exiting Taurus to make herself at home in your worth zone, so watch for financial opportunities and cravings for pretty things (even more than usual!) in the next few weeks. Borrowing and investing is favored, as long as you resist the temptation to overdo it. Mars is still entrenched in your exploration corner, and his encounters with Jupiter and Pluto inspire you to take calculated risks for the best possible reasons. Sharing an adventure with another person can enrich your relationship and teach you things about each other, while pursuing an attraction to someone foreign — or at least foreign to you — is also likely to be a positive experience. Just be sure not to go too far out on a limb, because the Mars-Pluto combo has the potential to be destructive. An amazing use of this vibe would be to fight for a cause you believe in and bring about change in the world. And you needn’t go to battle all on your own; join up with people who share your convictions and avoid arguments with those who don’t. With the sun in Taurus supporting Saturn, if you channel your energy properly, you can make a real difference. A major growth experience is at hand, but you need to put yourself out there in order to reap the full benefits. This week’s full moon occurs in your one-one-one angle, bringing a relationship to the boiling point or making everyone seem extra emo to you. You may have to juggle your needs and theirs, finding a workable compromise. And if you’re due to take things to the next level with your S.O. or take a break, this lunation will force your hand.



May 21–June 20

Coquettish Venus sashays into your sign this week, putting you in the mood to see people, enjoy life and flirt shamelessly (who, you?) Mars is still camped out in your depth zone, and his run-in with Pluto is bound to turn up the heat wherever you’re directing your passion now. An intense encounter in a close relationship could be incredibly erotic or explosive — and either way, sparks will be flying. If you’re focused intently on a specific endeavor or investigation, you’ll really roll up your sleeves now and make substantial headway. Control is likely to be a problem where intimacy or sharing are concerned, so try to dodge power plays rather than locking horns. You can turn an important emotional corner under this influence if you’re brave enough to face what you find hidden in the dark corners of your psyche. Mars is also collaborating with Jupiter, suggesting that working on a partnership or private matter will improve your overall wellbeing. Plus the sun in your spirit corner is gelling with Saturn, cuing you to navigate the inner workings of a relationship or your own wiring and deal with the emotions that come up. Understanding and growth are within reach, but you can’t shy away from the heavy stuff. This week’s full moon in your efficiency house might produce a health or job crisis that grabs your attention, and it’s a good time to drop something from your schedule in an effort to streamline. And fyi, once a year, you get a kick-in-the-pants lunation that compels you to pull the plug on a negative habit that doesn’t contribute to the quality of your daily life and maybe even detracts from it. This is the one!



June 21–July 22

After Venus slips into your release corner this week, you’ll start to feel a bit less social and more inclined to spend time by yourself or with someone special. During her nearly four-week visit, you might nurse a secret crush or savor intimate moments behind closed doors. Your fantasy life is likely to be vivid, and you might long for someone unattainable. But selfless compassion can move you to make a heartfelt gesture to help another person — a beautiful manifestation of this energy. With Mars in your one-on-one angle sidling up to Jupiter in your fulfillment zone, two is definitely more fun than one. Share a trip or some other exciting new experience with another individual, and your pleasure will multiply. Or partner with someone on a creative endeavor, and your imaginations are bound to take flight together. A romantic encounter is also favored during this transit, so it’s important to put yourself out there. Mars and Pluto are assembling, though, ratcheting up tension and increasing the odds of a power struggle. Jockeying for position won’t do any good, but if you can join forces with another person to work hard and affect change, you’ll be on the right track. A sun-Saturn conference restates the upside of cooperation, inviting you to learn what you’re capable of by teaming up others to achieve something of substance. This transit can help you figure out where you stand with people and understand your role in the scheme of things. A full moon brings an urge to play, and you won’t be able to hide what you’re feeling. A love affair could burst into bloom or wither on the vine, depending on how healthy it is. Trust that it’s for the best!



July 23–August 22

Your social life is bound to pick up after Venus dances into your network house for a three-and-a-half-week stay. Make a point of seeing your friends and RSVPing yes to large gatherings, where you’ll thrive on group energy. Mars in your efficiency corner is vibing with Jupiter in your foundation angle, convincing you to stay in at some point, though, because you can get tons done at Chez Leo. Whether you’re bringing work home from the office or tackling a domestic project like a reno, you’re fired up to see it through. Mars is also meeting up with Pluto, increasing the likelihood of pushing yourself to the point of burnout. Monitor your stress level and heed your body’s signals. You’re capable of performing rigorous, detailed work, and if you need to blow off some extra steam, try a challenging workout. This isn’t the ideal planetary combo for good-natured cooperation with colleagues, as someone’s apt to become a bit of a control freak — and it might even be you! Fortunately, your ruling planet is vibing with mature Saturn, so you’ll be able to shine and keep your cool at the same time. You could get noticed for all the effort you’ve been putting in at your job, plus anything else you’ve been toiling away at can earn you accolades now. If you’ve learned a new skill this year or have taken on a new responsibility, this is a chance to prove yourself. The full moon could bring private feelings bubbling to the surface, and you may get touchy. Set aside time for soothing self-care and figure out what else you can do to make yourself more comfortable in your space and in your own skin.



August 23–September 22

You can turn on the charm with people in power and get along swimmingly with colleagues in the next few weeks after Venus climbs to the peak of your chart, blending magnetism and ambition. You’ll have the ability to do noteworthy creative work and attract favorable circumstances in your professional life, so keep a high profile. You’re still in the mood to do as you please, though, with Mars in your joy sector giving Jupiter a boost. This would be an appropriate time to declare your feelings or take another risk that you’ve given some thought to. An optimistic attitude will allow you to go after what you want and make good things happen, while an open mind can get you into a new hobby, romantic relationship or another source of personal fulfillment. Since Mars has a rendezvous with forceful Pluto, your love life could get super intense. This combo is quite combustible and can generate great sex or major obsession, calling for you to draw the line between stan and stalker! Lucky for you, the sun in your exploration corner is gelling with Saturn, enabling you to gauge just how far out on that limb you should venture. You might be drawn to someone older and wiser, learn something important about yourself or take a trip that works out according to plan. This week’s full moon lights up the part of your chart that rules thinking and talking, among other things. So you might be flooded with emotions you want to articulate or receive a lot of info you need to process. Chances are you’ll be pulled in at least a few different directions; don’t feel like you have to attend to everything all at once.



September 23–October 22

Your ruling planet sails into your exploration corner this week, taking the blinders off and highlighting the appeal of difference. You’ve probably been focused on a particular person or a few close bonds, and now you want to branch out and meet new people who can show you different sides of life. Your interactions and cultural experiences can expand your consciousness in the next few weeks, so meander into the unknown and sample pleasures you’re not acquainted with. Mars is still parked at the base of your chart, keeping you occupied with matters closer to home, and his link with Jupiter in your resources zone hints at the possibility of a decorating spree, spring cleaning or profitable venture undertaken in the comfort of your own home. Whether you splurge on new furniture, whip your place into shape or open an Etsy storefront, you’ll feel good about what you’ve accomplished. Mars is also meeting with Pluto, which is bound to conjure up powerful emotions you may have pushed down inside you. Unpacking emotional baggage can help you make a big shift in your psyche and move on from the past, so don’t keep sweeping the dirt under the rug. Watch out for tension with roomies and family, and don’t try to get the upper hand. You might need alone time to escape the fallout from this transit. A sun-Saturn confab also favors solo introspection or confiding in someone you trust; either can facilitate emotional growth. You just need to be willing to dig deep and work on yourself. The full moon can trigger impulse spending or an influx of cash, and it’s also a fantastic excuse to make sure you’re feeding all five of your senses!



October 23–November 21

Your co-ruler, Mars, is syncing with Jupiter in Scorpio this week, nudging you to assert yourself with confidence and pursue learning experiences. Let your curiosity lead you into your next exciting adventure. It’s a great time for travel, but if you can’t pull off a getaway, make an effort to explore your surroundings and be active in your community. Move beyond habitual patterns in the way you think, communicate and get around, and you’ll discover life has more to offer. Mars is also convening with your other ruling planet, Pluto, which might cause you to become obsessed by an idea or to dominate a conversation. Your interactions can be volatile now, but you can use this energy constructively if you set your mind to. Take your ego out of the equation, avoid power struggles and aim to generate meaningful change. This is a useful transit for doing very challenging mental work. With Venus ducking into your depth-and-sharing zone, your craving for closeness will increase in the coming weeks, and an intimate relationship may warm up. This is a favorable period for getting emotional support from a loved one or financial aid. The sun is linked with Saturn, facilitating mature, honest communication, and you could have a Big Talk with your S.O. to clear the air. The Scorpio full moon gives you permission to put your needs and feelings first, as long as you don’t infringe on the rights of others. Explain what you’re going through if you have an urge to vent; people are likely to empathize. And note what — or whom — is pushing you over the edge because this is the perfect chance to release something or someone from your life if it/he/she truly isn’t good for you.



November 22–December 21

Once Venus crosses your one-on-one angle this week, you’ll feel more in tune with people and able to strike a good balance between me and we. You’ll be in the mood for companionship and won’t have any trouble expressing your affection for others. If you’ve contemplated extending the olive branch to someone you’ve had a falling-out with, the amiable vibe of the next three and a half weeks lends itself to making peace. Mars in your worth house is clicking with your ruling planet, Jupiter, coaxing you to be more proactive in dealing with your finances or possessions so you can gain an inner sense of wellbeing. And under this transit, you should be able to rely on your instincts to act on your true values and priorities. Listen to that honest voice in your head telling you the right thing to do. Mars is also aligned with Pluto, and since this blend of planetary energy can sometimes be harmful, there’s a danger of doing something that damages your bottom line. So avoid self-destructive splurges! You might even regret a possession purge later if you’re too heavy-handed and toss something precious. However, this extreme drive can fuel you to overhaul your budget, tackle a major reorganizing project or work like crazy to bring in more income. The sun in your productivity corner is in cahoots with Saturn, which also suggests your admirable efforts will pay off and improve your security, so keep your nose to the grindstone. A full moon at the end of your chart draws your attention to your dreams, spirituality, imagination, intuition and subconscious. You may feel a need to retreat from the world to replenish your soul and rest your body.



December 22–January 19

With Mars plowing through your sign, you’re on a roll getting things done, and his collaboration with Jupiter this week could boost your productivity even further. Since Jupiter is hanging out in your network sector, the key is to team up with others to accomplish something. You’ll have success rallying the troops to join you, especially if you share common ideals. Don’t make the mistake of limiting yourself to working alone and focusing solely on your personal agenda. Link arms with like-minded people to improve the world around you and create a brighter future. A Mars-Pluto coalition in Capricorn can be a very good thing or a very bad thing, given the intensity of these two planets! You have tremendous willpower now and can move mountains. Channel this force into doing something that can transform your life, and don’t let your determination spill over into bullying. You’re changing on a very deep level that most people can’t see. A bold move in the right direction will fuel this process. The sun’s harmony with Saturn in Cap implies you can get past any isolation you’ve been feeling by letting down your guard and being yourself. Express your feelings, creativity and personality, and don’t worry about taking it too far because Saturn sets limits. You might plan an adventure now or enjoy one you’ve already mapped out. And you’re bound to balance out any indulgences, thanks to Venus’s arrival in your efficiency corner. The next few weeks are a fruitful period for showing your creative flair on the job or working on a relationship. Over the weekend, a full moon hints at an epic GNO, a chance to expand your network or the climax of a group effort.



January 20–February 18

Even though Mars is hiding out in your seclusion sector, he’s due to have a pretty eventful week. First, he connects with Jupiter in your ambition angle, suggesting your best bet for achieving something significant is to work behind the scenes without fanfare. It’s difficult to assert yourself directly and feel like you’re making the impression you intend, but your private efforts to get things done — and perhaps serve a higher purpose — won’t be for naught. Mars is on a collision course with Pluto, and their meet-up could prove explosive or transformative. Possibly both! Do everything you can to be aware of your behavior patterns and what’s going on inside you. There may be some dark, heavy stuff in your psyche, and when you bury it, it has a way of showing up at the worst moments. You could do something self-destructive unless you make a concerted effort to harness this energy. Face a difficult emotional issue head-on, and you’ll grow stronger. Or do something to empower those less fortunate than you. A sun-Saturn collaboration also indicates working on yourself will help you lay the past to rest and accept where you’re at in your life. You’ll definitely need more alone time than usual this week. However, with Venus showing up in your joy sector, part of you still wants to get out and enjoy life! When the spirit moves you, show off your creativity, wear your heart on your sleeve and be very much yourself. A full moon at the top of your chart might bring a goal to fruition or trigger drama with higher-ups. If you’re at a crossroads in your career, releasing old objectives that no longer resonate with you will do you good



February 19–March 20

As Venus glides down to the base of your chart, the pleasures of home and family take on added appeal. In the next few weeks, you’ll be in the mood to decorate, cook, entertain or spend quality time with your couch. You’re apt to choose relaxing in familiar surroundings over going out sometimes and shouldn’t feel guilty about it. In contrast, Mars is still activating your network zone, and he’s meshing with Jupiter in your exploration corner at the moment. So sharing an adventure or learning experience with a group can inspire and energize you. You might also join forces with others in an effort to stand up for your beliefs and support a cause, and you’ll get farther with teamwork than you could fighting your fight alone. Speaking of fighting, Mars and Pluto are meeting up, and their volatility could cause power struggles in a group. If all of you can manage to work together, this planetary combo has the potential to produce substantial change in the world. Do everything you can to pull off a collaboration — and find a worthwhile aim for this potent energy. The sun in your thinking-and-talking corner is harmonizing with Saturn (who’s also hanging out in your network zone), hinting that you can get your message across to others quite effectively and may even be the one to organize the troops. But note that this transit also points to a good opportunity for learning from people who are senior to you. With a full moon illuminating your exploration corner, wanderlust could strike, or a crisis of faith could lead you to question what’s true. Think of this moon as your once-a-year excuse to discard a personal belief that’s limiting your growth.



March 21–April 19

Your ruling planet is still poised at top of your chart, driving you to chase after your goals, and his current chemistry with Jupiter in your depth-and-sharing sector can convince you not to go it alone. Your S.O.’s support or an outside resource like a grant would be a big boon to you, or you might opt to form a partnership in order to achieve a specific objective. Tapping into someone else’s knowledge will also help you to make strides. Another winning strategy: Do your homework! Exhaustive research and investigation are highly favored by this planetary configuration. But be careful when Mars meets up with intense Pluto later in the week because you’re likely to come on too strong and might rub higher-ups the wrong way. If you play your cards right, you could connect with a power player or make plenty of headway in the name of change. It’s important to align yourself with the metamorphosis of your career path if you want to have a lot to show for this transit. A sun-Saturn collaboration implies you can bolster your finances by shouldering responsibility and working hard. Plus it’s an indicator that self-confidence is essential if you’re to attain the success you’re after. This isn’t about “fake it ‘til you make it” however. It’s about knowing what you bring to the table and believing you have what it takes to succeed. The full moon could stir up strong emotions in a close relationship and possibly test its limits. Do your best to balance your needs and another individual’s, finding a fair blend of give and take. And on a different note, you could pay off a debt, or a loan could finally come through.

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