DIY Astro Guide: What Your Horoscope Means This Week, 3/21/2016
Spring is officially in full swing! As cliché as it may sound, a new season marks a fresh beginning. Seize the moment by saying “yes” to new adventures that push you to step outside your comfort zone. Be open to swiping right on Tinder or signing up (and training) for a 5K in April. What do you have to lose?! Let the Easter celebrations begin a tad early with an Easter egg decorating contest and maybe even an end of the week office potluck dinner. Make plans to enjoy lunch outside with a few co-workers, and scroll down to see what the stars have in store for you in this week’s AstroStyle horoscope.
Now that you can finally ditch the tights and boots for springtime florals and lighter layers, a little wardrobe reboot may or may not be in order. Call up a personal stylist (AKA your stylish BFF) who will be able to help you hone in on a signature style.
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Taurus: April 20 – May 20
Healthy living is the name of the game this week. Say buh-bye to unhealthy eating habits and hello to a gym membership that will get you up and moving. Don’t worry: You can start your cleanse after Easter Sunday. Enlist a workout partner who will hold you accountable for your spring fitness goals and push you to run that extra mile.
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Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Before you RSVP to yet another springtime engagement, make sure that you actually have room in your iCal. Avoid spreading yourself too thin by penciling in a few low-key Sundays and only accepting invites that are near and dear. Being the life of the party all the time can get exhausting for anyone, Gem.
Read This: Solidify your professional hostess status by inviting your friends to your spring party with this free RSVP template. We’re obsessed. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Cancer: June 21 – July 22
Between updating your decor with touches of spring and finding a new roomie (perhaps your bestie from college), major changes are on the way. Before encountering any decorating fiascos or ruining a longtime friendship, avoid hastily making any decisions that you might regret down the road.
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Leo: July 23 – August 22
Break out (or renew) your passport, and make travel a priority. Don’t fret if you didn’t get a chance to travel anywhere over spring break. It’s never too late to book a spontaneous trip for some worldly exploration and self-discovery. Even if it just means a cross-country road trip, nothing beats discovering a new city with friends (or solo!) on a whim.
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Virgo: August 23 – September 22
Emotions will be flying high all this week as you get a major case of spring fever. Things will especially be heating up in the romance department. Between swiping right on Tinder hotties and pursuing relationships beyond the friend zone, you won’t be flaunting your single status for long. Already coupled up? A Bachelor style proposal may be in your cards.
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Libra: September 23 – October 22
After being stuck in a rut for the past month or so, you’re more than ready to embrace a fresh start. Get in touch with your creative side by finding new hobbies (gardening! blogging!) or taking a sartorial risk (or two). Step back into the spotlight by hosting a spring brunch consisting of both old and new friends alike.
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
No more excuses, Scorpio! Organized chaos just isn’t going to cut it for much longer. While spring cleaning may not be your jam, it’s time to streamline your workspace and declutter your closet once and for all. Not only will your personal sanity thank you, but you’ll finally have room to invest in a pink couch for your bedroom or splurge on those gingham ballet flats that you’ve been eyeing. #Winning
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Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Get ready for your close-up. The arrival of spring has you itching to test drive an entirely new look. Between updating your makeup routine with a few new tried-and-true products and investing in a pair of the season’s “it” slides, you’ll have your work cut out for you. Who knows — you may even be inspired to pen your very own style blog or launch a beauty YouTube channel!
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Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
Whatever you do, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. Literally! Push yourself to embrace nature all this week (and beyond) by enjoying lunch outside on the veranda and saying “yes” to picnic dates in the park. Instead of running on the treadmill, treat yourself to an early morning bike ride.
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Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
So much YAS. With your favorite season underway, you’re feeling more pumped than ever to go out and accomplish all of your personal goals. Be it booking a one-way trip to Europe for the summer or turning your side hustle into a career, spring is already shaping up to being a game-changing season.
Read This: Look no further than these eight ridiculously easy ways to travel more this year. The world is your oyster, Aquarius! (Photo via Getty)
Pisces: February 19 – March 20
Whatever you do, resist the urge to splurge this week. Remember that money (and clothes) can’t buy you happiness. Instead, gather your friends for an Easter brunch and scroll through Pinterest for some fun spring DIYs that you can make on a budget.
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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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