Moonsplaining

By Emily Anne and Valerie Mesa
For a lot of people, the term "astrology" means a one-sentence magazine horoscope that tells them how their day will unfold. And, more often than not, those forecasts are too general, incredibly random, or just totally incorrect. How can everyone in…
By Roya Backlund
Ever since I can remember, I've wondered if there was something more out there, something beyond everyday life. For me, "reality" has never quite been enough. I wanted access to something larger. Something infinite. When I was a child, I frequently…
By Rosey Baker
I've always been into the weirdest of weird when it comes to spirituality because I'll try anything to save me from myself. So when I tried astral projection for the first time, I was willing to throw doubt, reasonability, and every practical…
By Roya Backlund
My desk is littered with crystals. Between shards of rose quartz, selenite towers, chunks of raw tourmaline, and more, I take every chance to further my collection. Having them by my side just makes me feel closer to something larger than myself.…
By Veronica Lopez
I’ve never had much faith in non-traditional spirituality. Anything beyond reading my horoscope and the two beginner yoga classes I took in college went right over my head, until I was turned on to the benefits of knowing about chakras and what…
By Valerie Mesa
The quote, "I'll see you in another life, when we're both cats," is one of my favorite movie lines of all time, but what if it's true? What if we have in fact lived more than one life, with more than one Vanilla Sky? This is something that I've long…
By Cosmo Luce
On January 31, the blue blood moon will be happening in Leo. This will be the first time that a blue moon (two moons within the same month), a super moon (a full moon that comes as close to the earth as it can in its orbit), and a lunar eclipse…
By Puxan
I’ve always heard that you see your whole life flash before your eyes the moment you're about to die. I didn’t. There were no warm childhood memories, no images of my family, no flashbacks to defining family moments. Instead, I was blinded by a…
By Lauren Martin
Crystal healing is a religion unto itself. It has bibles, text references, dedicated scholars and historians. There are sacred rituals, practices, and centers for worship. And like any religion, there are those who believe and those who do not. For…
By Elise Edwards
You ever wake up in the morning completely ready to tackle your to-do list with a laser-like focus and the mental and physical energy of the Energizer Bunny, just to fall into a haze of emotional uncertainty and inactivity but with no apparent…
By Summer Schmier
It seems counterintuitive, the idea of leaving your body. That you could be separate from it, that you can be sitting on the outside looking in. But that's what an out-of-body experience is: It's leaving yourself for even just a moment and…
By Summer Schmier
You claim you and your lover are destined for eternity. Your lover keeps you up at night with wild, wild, wild thoughts and you swear they’re the one. They have your mind and heart twisted inside out with curiosity and longing. You want everything…
By Elise Edwards
So you may have heard about Mercury retrograde. It's an event that happens three to four times a year, when the universe forms a pact to destroy all of your plans, daily commutes, and operations — one botched communication at a time. Just kidding.…
By Elise Edwards
It's no secret: How you communicate is a huge part of how you relate and are related to by the outside world. It affects your relationships with everyone from your boss, significant other, co-workers, parents, siblings... everybody. The better you…
By Emily Anne
In astrology, there are 12 different zodiac signs. We may already know the general traits and ideas associated with them, but each of these signs can also express itself differently depending on an individual's mood or outlook. In layman’s terms,…
By Summer Schmier
Not everyone believes in a love that's "written in the stars" and, of course, that's fine (because they're probably just Capricorns). Whether you believe in analyzing the stars or not, it's hard not to get a little rush from peeking at some of those…
By Lauren Martin
I am the moon and the moon is me… Humans, especially women, have long had a profound connection to the moon. We crave its attention, its guidance, and its mystic properties. We yearn for it, the same way others yearn for the welcoming warmth of…
By Alyssa Aparicio
My wildest nights have always seemed to coincide with the full moon. Especially when it comes to my most prized sexcapades. In my memories, there exists a montage of me, arching my back toward the sky in ecstasy, only to realize the shimmering full…