April 15, 2014
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A Total Eclipse of The Heart

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In the wee hours this morning there was a rare blood moon. This extra-special total lunar eclipse takes on a coppery red hue as the moon passes into the Earth’s shadow and shimmers of sunlight seep through the Earth’s atmosphere. I missed it. Fast asleep after staying up late to read Divergent. If you did too, here’s the sight you missed. Pretty spectacular. But what intrigues me even more is what this eclipse means for our lives. My go-to planetary babes the Astro Twins shared this guidance with all of us:

Tuesday, April 15 is major, since it marks the first eclipse of 2014. Eclipses always fall during new and full moons, bringing a supersized push to our efforts. This one is a lunar (full moon) eclipse in Libra, the sign of partnerships. Relationships will be the grand theme of the week: balancing the power, figuring out what is REALLY right for us, creating harmony and restoring love. Eclipses reveal shadows and hidden opportunities. Some of us could be swept off our feet by an unexpected romance while others may have the white light realization that they need to end an affair. Business partnerships are also blessed by this eclipse so go ahead and pitch that joint venture. As Libra governs the law, this is a good time to make everything official. Put a ring on it, or some ink on it. Spelling out the terms on the front end can preserve long-term harmony.

Whew! Heavy, exciting stuff. Has anyone else felt literally on the edge of their seat lately, like something is about to happen or change? I’m typically so uneasy about limbo but have decided to embrace this atmospheric shift, trust in the universe, and just go with it!

July 7, 2013

Mercury in Retrograde, Jupiter in Cancer

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Hello fellow retrograders! Has Mercury been getting busy with your plans and emails, making it virtually impossible to get anything done? She’s a creeper, that one, and she’s not going to let up until July 20. Good news: Jupiter is in Cancer until July 16, 2014, “showering us with a year of opportunity, growth and fresh starts,” according to my astrological guides, the Astro Twins. The planet of golden opportunity and good fortune, Jupiter is “exalted” in Cancer. For those of us here on planet Earth that means our personal lives will be the focus for the next thirteen months. In Cancer, Jupiter can help us expand emotionally and encourage us to get in touch with our deepest emotional truth. You might also feel inspired to get your home in order, or turn your nest into an extension of your personal interests. Any of this resonating? For a sign-specific overview of what to expect during this planetary phase, pay a visit to the Astro Twins.


November 6, 2012

Of All The Days For Mercury to be in Retrograde.

Honestly, do we really need this planet? All it seems to do is go backward and turn life upside down. From today until November 26, Mercury passes the Earth in its orbit—otherwise known as retrograde. Otherwise known as TOTAL CHAOS. At least in the communication, organization and detail-oriented departments. So basically everything. Now is the time to cross your Ts and dot your Is, avoid any major changes or new undertakings, and triple check your emails before hitting Reply All. There’s also the whole election thing. According to my go-to astrology advisors, the Astro Twins: “As you head to the voting booths today, concentrate deeply on the lever you’re pressing. The last time Mercury was retrograde on Election Day was in 2000 when Al Gore was declared President of the USA, only to discover the next day that Bush actually won due to a miscount. It’s already a nail-biting election to begin with, here’s hoping Mercury’s retrograde doesn’t add more drama to the mix.”  –Bets

March 13, 2012

Mercury’s in Retrograde. Again.

Yesterday, while the plumber was performing $200 worth of CPR on my clogged kitchen sink, the internet inexplicably stopped working and I somehow managed to lock the dog in the other room—without a key.

Such chaos could only mean one thing: Mercury is officially in retrograde.

For those of you who don’t believe in planetary hocus pocus, let me break it down: Anything detailed-oriented or organizational (emails, taxes, bills, meetings, communication in general) will be going to H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks from now through March 24.

I can’t express how much I dread these retrogrades. Things fall apart for NO OTHER REASON. But there’s good news this time! According to the Astro Twins, my astrological go-to girls,”Three planets will form a heavenly trine in earth signs this week, helping us ground our dreams in a practical vision and manifest results from a stable, sensible place.”

Yes! I love a good manifestation. Better get cracking on a dream or vision so you can take full advantage. Read what else the twins have to say about Mercury in retrograde right here, and feel free to commiserate on your own planetary misfortunes below. May the force be with you all!


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    Hello lovelies! I'm Elizabeth Dehn, a beauty writer + lifestyle editor who's equally fanatical about lip gloss as juice cleansing. I live in Minneapolis with Mr. Bets and our white lab, Molly Thomas.

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