DIY Astro Guide: What Your Horoscope Means This Week, 8/29/2016
As we leave one month behind and embark on another, you’ll feel a huge weight lifted off your shoulders. But not until you get through this week. Between unexpected tech snafus (a shattered iPhone screen! hacked social media accounts!) and a creativity rut that leaves you feeling more uninspired than ever, you’ll be counting down the minutes until Labor Day weekend. Treat yo’self to one last summer hurrah with these indulgent ice cream cake recipes and scroll down to see what the stars have in store for you in this week’s AstroStyle horoscope.
There’s a fine line between rewarding yourself with a little sumthin’ sumthin’ for your birthday and going on a reckless spending spree. Before you splurge on the Mansur Gavriel circle bag of your dreams, try factoring in the cost per wear to see if it’s really worth the moolah. Ready to stock your wardrobe with the latest fall essentials? Call up your gal pals for an epic closet swap party or go thrifting for those throwback ‘70s flares that are so RN.
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Libra: September 23 – October 22
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Big changes are a-comin’, especially when it comes to testing out a new beauty look or revamping your style. But not so fast! With retrograde on the horizon (mark your iCal for this Tuesday), you should hold off on taking any drastic risks you could potentially regret within 24 hours. Before getting inked or trying out a chic lob, start a Pinterest board of inspo and consult friends for advice.
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Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
This is the week you finally turn some of your online connections into IRL friendships. After months of skyping and tweeting back and forth with a blogging pal, a chance meetup in your hometown could be well underway. Revamping your blog or debuting a fancy schmancy new online portfolio? Keep making those revisions and steer clear of launching while Mercury is in retrograde.
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Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Don’t back down now, Sag! While job searching can be an intimidating process, don’t be afraid to take a crazy chance. Even if it means moving across the country or having to start as soon as tomorrow. At the same time, resist the urge to take a position that’s below you or spruce up your resume with skills you don’t actually have. A little white lie (or two) could get you into major trouble with the higher-ups.
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Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
Just because you’re not heading back to school in the traditional sense doesn’t mean the learning has to end. Between adult degree programs, online courses (try Lynda.com!) and workshops in your community, there’s no shortage of opportunities for you to get back into the classroom. Find something you’re passionate about — like learning how to use a DSLR camera or coding like Karlie — and you’ll be able to add yet another skill set to your CV.
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Aquarius: January 20 – February 1
As summer “unofficially” comes to a close, a well-earned vacation is in your near future. Gather your squad for the ultimate LDW getaway — whether it’s a low-key weekend at the beach or a bachelorette-party-turned-excursion in paradise. DO make sure to scroll through reviews on TripAdvisor to ensure the place you’re staying is actually five stars and not some old, run-down beach lodge.
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Pisces: February 19 – March 20
Romance is in the air for fellow Pisces who are ready to get back into the playing field. Just when you thought you had exhausted your resources and swiped left one too many times, the Prince (or Princess) Charming of your dreams makes a happy appearance. Already coupled up? It’s time to add some experimental date nights into your usual routine. Instead of dinner and a movie, try something spontaneous like rock climbing or, better yet, go apple picking.
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Aries: March 21 – April 19
September not only ushers in the arrival of early-fall weather, but it’s the perfect time to get back into tip-top shape. After a summer spent sippin’ fruity calorie-filled cocktails at the beach, a little health kick could be just what the doctor ordered. Make an effort to head to SoulCycle bright and early, start packing healthy brown bag lunches and opt to walk during your morning commute when time allows.
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Taurus: April 20 – May 20
As someone who doesn’t fancy the finer things in life, you’re all about finding the simplicity in the everyday. Be it using cruelty-free beauty products, going vegan or embracing the great outdoors as your primary source of working out, these next few weeks will be dedicated to dialing things down a bit. Rocking an all-natural, no-makeup look to work — while treating yo’self to a scrumptious acai bowl for breakfast — could be in your near future.
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Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Just as you frantically had an urge to redecorate your humble abode back in May, the arrival of September is giving you ALL the fall decor vibes. Think: autumnal tablescapes, maroon-colored walls and pumpkin spice-scented candles to set the mood. Before dismantling your beach bungalow or consulting any feng shui bagua maps, you’re going to want to hold off until after September 22 to make any drastic changes.
Cancer: June 21 – July 22
Speaking your mind is both a blessing and a curse, Cancer! Especially when Mercury is in retrograde, and everything you say can be taken out of context. It would behoove you to steer clear of social media these next few weeks. Political rants on Facebook and drunken Snapchats could get you in serious hot water with the higher-ups. The same goes for email: Don’t make the rookie mistake of pressing “Reply All” on a mass work email or hitting send until you’ve thoroughly proofed it for errors.
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Leo: July 23 – August 22
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After a summer spent working on various freelance projects, a little spending spree is in order. Just be sure to hold off until the retrograde storm has passed in case a few unpaid bills (or unexpected apartment fees) turn up. In the meantime, start adding fall fashion and beauty splurges to your secret shopping board on Pinterest, so you can snag ‘em later this month.
Read This: Speaking of shopping your heart out, here’s where to snag the best shopping deals for your zodiac sign. You’re welcome.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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