DIY Astro Guide: What Your Horoscope Means This Week, 2/23/2015
Whether you spent the last week buried under two feet of snow or a mountain of email (or both!), the good news is that you survived it. This week is all about reflecting, recharging and rewarding yourself for totally conquering the worst that winter sent your way and always being a reliable shoulder to lean on for your friends. With this week’s focus on relaxation, we’re betting that whatever exciting adventures come next week, you’ll be more than ready for them. Scroll on to see the best of what the AstroTwins are predicting for your week ahead.
Last week had you popping bottles and pulling out your credit card for some major birthday girl splurges, but this week is all about recharging. Make some time for meditation, or if that’s not your thing, head to your fave yoga studio or hop on the treadmill for a killer workout. Give your mind and challenge your body — you’ll be surprised at how good it makes you feel.
Read This: Whether you’re a yoga newbie or you’ve been a devotee for years, check out these 5 Fitness Tips from Star Yoga Tara Stiles for inspiration and extra mat motivation before your next yoga session.
ARIES: MARCH 21 – APRIL 19
You’ve been circling local events on your calendar and dying to check out at least three new restaurants, but finding your friends reluctant to commit. This week is all about embracing your inner adventurer and heading to events solo. After all, you never know who you’re going to meet at that reading or new trendy bar…
Read This: While you might not be ready to scale the Amazon solo, that doesn’t mean you can’t find inspiration from these 20 Amazing Female Travelers who do. Who knows, you might just find yourself booking a trip to hang with a llama, like @lucylaucht.
TAURUS: APRIL 20 – MAY 20
Whether it was the snowstorm or spring cleaning bug that sent you on a home improvement bender, is all that clutter really what’s bothering you? If you’ve got to-do lists and appointments scribbled on post-it notes, receipts and maybe even your hands, this might be the week to finally get it all organized.
Download This: We like our planning apps like we like our homes — well designed and full of bright, cheerful colors. Our recommendation for a lifesaving app? Download Clear and never look back. ($4.99 on iOS)
GEMINI: MAY 21 – JUNE 20
We know it’s hard to feel creative when the temperatures are hitting record lows and everything around you looks like melty sludge. The good news is that all of that can change this week… if you take advantage of it! Sign up for a class or clear the dust off those paint pens you have tucked away — it’s time to wow everyone, but most importantly, yourself.
Watch This: Convinced that creativity is best left to the professionals, or don’t believe you’ve got any creative juices? PSH. Watch our #iamcreative manifesto, and you’ll be singing a different tune.
CANCER: JUNE 21 – JULY 22
This week is all about discovering those hidden depths of confidence and inspiration from within. Whether you’re channeling that energy into a hot new date or your next big presentation at work, a little me-time could have some big payoffs.
Download This: Inspiration can take many forms, whether it’s playing Beyoncé’s ***Flawless on repeat or downloading one of these 28 Desktop Wallpapers to Inspire You. If being your own champion doesn’t come as naturally, just surround yourself with the positive messages that you’re always sending your friends.
LEO: JULY 23 – AUGUST 22
It’s no secret that Leos loooove being the center of attention, but relying on others for your positive vibes isn’t always the best strategy for finding happiness. This week, ditch the center stage for some one-on-one time with yourself to find what will keep you grinning from ear to ear. Whether it’s a new pair of shoes to go with your revamped wardrobe or diving into a secret project, this week is all about self-discovery — and don’t worry, you’ll be back in the spotlight in no time.
Read This: We’ve got 18 Ways to Look like a NYFW Street Style Star for all Leos looking to reinvent their closets, but if all you want are a fun new pair of heels, these Zara Fringed High Heel Sandal ($100) will do the trick.
VIRGO: AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22
While Leos might be bowing out from center stage this week, that means there’s room for you to be top billing. Don’t worry, we’re not pushing you in front of the crowds — instead, we’re sending you to the spa, for some well-deserved R+R time. Spend some QT pampering yourself and you’ll feel more energized than ever.
Make This: If you don’t have the budget for a trip to the spa, bring the spa home with one of these Homemade Face Scrubs for Every Skin Type. You’ll look like a million bucks (even if your bank account begs to differ).
LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22
We bet you’ve been called superwoman more than once this month with all those activities that you’ve got going on in your life. You’re go-go-go all the time, but moving that fast can lead to a burnout — yikes! Make sure you’re taking a breather between all your appointments, workouts and date nights, and you’ll keep leaving everyone in your dust.
Make This: After your next cardio sesh, make sure you sip on one of these 18 Smoothies That Won’t Cancel Out Your Workout. Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or you need to cram some more veggies in your life, they’ll definitely deliver. (Photo via My Vega)
SCORPIO: OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21
Checking out all those glitzy red carpet dresses at last night’s Oscars may have made you slightly envious, but Hollywood’s glamour isn’t out of reach. This is totally the week to try a new beauty trend or unleash your inner star power by splurging on a pair of false eyelashes.
Read This: If Dolly Parton taught us anything, it’s that your nine-to-five can be synonymous with glamour. Check out our tips and Tricks to Getting Red Carpet Lashes, and keep those eyelashes fluttering all week long.
SAGITTARIUS: NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21
You’ve been killing it at the number one bestie game, but in between supporting your siblings, friends and loved ones, have you been showering yourself with the same affection? This week, don’t be afraid to bow out of a commitment to focus on yourself and your home. We know you’ve got a to-do list a mile long, and checking off a few things will feel oh-so-good.
CAPRICORN: DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19
The last month might have found you hitting a groove in your work, and now you’re wondering… what next? Don’t start reaching for the pink slip yet — being comfortable at work just means extra time to focus your passions and extra energy into a side project.
Read This: Creativity doesn’t follow any rules, as Christina Stembel of Farmgirl Flowers demonstrates in our candid interview with her. Check out her advice, along with all the advice from our #MakerCrushMondays for some inspo to get hustling.
AQUARIUS: JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18
You’re on fire this week with all those snappy comebacks, whether killin’ it on your Twitter stream about John Travolta’s weird face touching at the Oscars or dissing the latest dude who’s done your bestie wrong. You deserve an audience this week, so book a brunch with your girls and make sure the mimosas are a ‘flowing.
Make This: After your brunch, tackle one of these 10 DIYs That Are Better With Two, like these galaxy necklaces, and upgrade those BFF/Forever necklaces you exchanged in fourth grade. (Photo via Oh The Lovely Things)
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!
If you lack a certain way with words, then perhaps you can rely on showing how you feel this holiday season with an artful greeting card you can make at home! Brit dropped by our crafting studio where we teamed with Camp by Walmart to create a choose-your-own-adventure holiday card tutorial. In the interactive video, it's up to you to decide what type of card you want to make — sentimental, or stylish? Three-dimensional, or keep it simple? After you've selected your design vibe, Brit helps you assemble it all together so your last-min card is ready to send. Get ready to pick up a few new DIY tricks when you watch the video now!