DIY Astro Guide: What Your Horoscope Means This Week, 9/28/2015
Fall shenanigans, here we come! While September serves as a transitional month, October is devoted to all things Halloween. Cue the endless costume DIYs and pumpkin spice everything. Before you settle on any group costumes just yet, brace yourself for retrograde, which lasts through October 9. As September winds down, start making those new to-do lists + scroll on for the best parts of your AstroStyle horoscope.
In both your personal and professional life, you’ll find yourself meeting new people who pique your interest and push you to think outside the box. Romantically speaking, don’t be surprised if you find yourself attracted to deep thinkers and artsy types. This week, challenge yourself by calling all the shots. Take matters into your hands by asking your S.O. out on a date. The same goes for the boardroom: Start making proposals and watch your power soar.
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Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
Cue the stress levels. Before things can calm down at work, it looks like you’re going to have to deal with one more week of chaos. When the going gets tough, you just need to keep on going. Allow this to serve as your mantra for the week. With a positive attitude, logical thinking and teamwork, you’ll be amazed at what you’re able to accomplish. Major bonus: At the end of the week, you have our permission to treat yo’self to a new pair of kicks.
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Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Fall’s recent arrival has you itching for a new cashmere sweater and contemplating some of the season’s hottest trends. While you wouldn’t normally consider yourself a style chameleon, you can’t help but find yourself attracted to button-front skirts and boho flares. Our advice: Think it over and pin some outfit inspo, so that you can invest in all of the must-have pieces that you really love. No buyer’s remorse here!
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Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
With yet another new month on the horizon, there’s no time like right now to re-evaluate your goals for the year. While it’s okay for your priorities to shift, don’t shy away from making all of your dreams a reality. You’ve got this, Cap! As Mercury is still in retrograde, it’s best to hold off on any major launches until after October 9.
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Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
While everyone else is starting to slowly slip into hibernation mode, you’re feeling more energized than ever to get moving. From training for the Turkey Trot to taking your deskercise routine to the next level (oh, the cubicle life!), use this week to ease back into things. If you’ve been feeling stressed lately, a yoga retreat in foreign lands could be just the thing to remotivate you.
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Pisces: February 19 – March 20
Watch those spending habits! While the sartorial gods are whispering in your ears to spend, spend, spend, you need to resist the urge to indulge in retail therapy this week. Pay off some lingering bills and download a budgeting app STAT, so that you won’t find yourself in debt when all of the new October arrivals hit stores as early as this Thursday. In the meantime, treat yourself to activities that won’t rack up charges on your credit card. Partake in yoga in the park or — here’s an idea — call up the gal pals for a potluck dinner.
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Aries: March 21 – April 19
Brace yourself for a week of major breakthroughs (yay!) and potential reunions with blasts from your past. Your eureka! moment is so close, it could happen any second now. As Mercury is still in retrograde, you’ll want to hold off on sharing the good news until everything’s official.
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Taurus: April 20 – May 20
Bye, bye drama! In the midst of long-time grudges and a slew of individuals who have done you wrong one time too many, you’re ready to just let it go. Let bygones be bygones and call it a new day. While you don’t have to suddenly become buddy-buddy with a former nemesis, you can now at least call them an acquaintance.
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Gemini: May 21 – June 20
There could be some major shake-ups within your #girlgang this week. After some big revelations and a few tense arguments, you’ll quickly discover who your real friends are. Once you’ve talked things out, leave any baggage behind and set your sights on fun events, like a wild Halloween soiree.
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Cancer: June 21 – July 22
An exciting new project at work has you calling all the shots and feeling like a total girl boss. Watch out, Jenna Lyons and Sophia Amoruso! Don’t be afraid to accept help when the requests start piling up — you are human, after all. Outsource any tasks that leave you feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, so that you can focus on the larger issues at hand. When work leaves you feeling burned out, it’s okay to sneak in a little pinning sesh during your lunch break. We won’t tell!
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Leo: July 23 – August 22
While retrograde normally brings on destruction and deceit, this go-around, happy reunions are on the horizon. Friends who you haven’t seen since way back when will have a crazy way of re-entering your life this week. Play major catch up over dinner and vino at your favorite restaurant, and make plans to hang out more.
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Virgo: August 23 – September 22
When the dating pool grows dry, take matters into your own hands by treating yourself to a date. Until Prince Charming decides to show up, you only deserve the best. From a day of pampering at the spa to a relaxing bike ride to clear your head, there’s nothing more invigorating than living life on your own terms. Who needs flowers when you can splurge on a killer pair of ankle booties or a getaway-for-one instead?
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What are you planning to do this week? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to check out your full AstroStyle horoscope!
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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