Roya Backlund

Bio

Roya Backlund is a Los Angeles-based weekly horoscope and astrology writer at Elite Daily. She's been obsessed with the zodiac ever since she discovered she was a Gemini at the age of six. Whether you want to delve deeper into your birth chart or have a laugh at how "accurate" astrology truly is, Roya's got you covered. Aside from covering horoscopes at Elite Daily and lifestyle topics at POPSUGAR, Roya is also a poet and fiction writer who's work has appeared in Words Dance Publishing, Rising Phoenix Review, Polyester Zine, and more. "Juice," her first collection of poetry, was released by Kings Zine in 2017. She holds a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from University of California, Irvine. When she's not writing, she's probably bugging one of her cats, heading to a Pilates class, eating raw oysters, or casting a spell. You'll probably laugh a lot if you're ever in her presence. Check out more of her work at royabacklund.com or follow her on Instagram @opal_sea.

These 3 Zodiac Signs Are The Most Honest & It Can Definitely Get Brutal

By Roya Backlund
Everybody loves an honest person. In fact, I dare you to find someone who prefers being lied to. However, with all this talk of valuing honesty and loathing deceit, very few actually want to be told the truth, because the truth usually sucks. If…

The 4 Most Spontaneous Zodiac Signs Love Not Having A Plan

By Roya Backlund
There are two types of people in this world: Those who plan things out, and those who fly by the seat of their pants. While planners organize a to-do list they follow diligently, others find an open day full of possibility far more exciting. While…

These 4 Zodiac Signs Are The Most Driven & They Go After What They Want

By Roya Backlund
When someone has drive, they make it their mission to get what they want. Whether it's as simple as wanting sushi for lunch or asking their crush out on a date, these driven folks go for it. They know exactly what they desire, and no matter how many…

This Month's New Moon Is About Going The Distance

By Roya Backlund
The new moon is the most mysterious phase of the lunar cycle. It's when the entirety of the moon is darkened by the shadow of the night; its bright glow hidden from sight, nowhere to be seen. You might think this diminishes the moons power, but it's…

Give Yourself A Fresh Start In Your March New Moon Horoscope

By Roya Backlund
You're turning the page and opening your heart to the next chapter. Now that the sun has entered Aries — the first sign in the zodiac wheel — it's as if you're taking a deep breath of fresh air and exhaling all that is no longer serving you. Aries…

March's New Moon Will Be The Worst For 3 Signs, But It's Not As Bad As It Sounds

By Roya Backlund
You might think astrology is nothing more than light-hearted memes and cosmic entertainment, but the truth is, astrology can get pretty deep. In fact, astrology often deals with the heavier and more complicated aspects of life. Fortunately, there's…

This Month's New Moon Will Be Hopeful For These Signs

By Roya Backlund
These may be strange times you're living in, but astrology proves that all things are cyclical. Even when you're in the midst of a difficult period, there's always a light that shines upon you just before everything gets too dark. If you need to…

You’re Competing Against Your Former Self In Your March 23 Weekly Horoscope

By Roya Backlund
It's Aries season, which means it's time to fight heart, go for the win, and let yourself be instilled with an insatiable hunger for life. Since Aries is the first sign in the zodiac wheel, it represents a new beginning and the chance to start…

Fire Signs Are Going To Be Better Off Than All The Rest The Week Of March 23

By Roya Backlund
There's no greater feeling than reading your horoscope and knowing you're headed for a wonderful time. If you're an Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, it's you who's headed for that wonderful time because March 23, 2020, will be the best week for these…

The Week Of March 23 Will Be The Hardest For These Zodiac Signs

By Roya Backlund
It's the dreaded "worst week" list. Remember, though, just because March 23, 2020, will be the worst week for some zodiac signs doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be all bad. Truth be told, astrology can't predict the way you're going to feel.…

The New Hobby You Should Try, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

By Roya Backlund
The current state of the world requires you to spend as much time at home as possible. Unfortunately, this probably means your daily routine is being totally interrupted, and if you'd much rather be out and about, this new way of life might be…

The Week Of March 16 Could Be A Little Annoying, Particularly For Earth Signs

By Roya Backlund
If you're a fan of astrology, you probably know all about the unsettling moment when you discover your zodiac sign is headed for troubled waters. Even though it's impossible to completely avoid difficulties in life, the very least astrology can do…

There's A Lot To Look Forward To This Week — Especially If You're A Fire Sign

By Roya Backlund
Are you prepared to rev the engine on life? In the mood to let passion grab hold of your heart and refuse to let go? You've been wading through the dreamy, free-flowing waters of Pisces season and getting in touch with your spiritual essence. While…

The Astrological New Year Begins In Your March 16 Weekly Horoscope

By Roya Backlund
Now that Mercury retrograde is history (for now), things are starting to fall into place. You're turning the page and embarking on a brand-new chapter. Luckily, you have every reason to be excited about what's in store. The icy, cold winter is…

3 Zodiac Signs Most Likely To Start A Fight On St. Patrick's Day

By Roya Backlund
While there are endless memories to be made and countless Irish kisses to be had, let's not forget that St. Patrick's Day has the potential to get a little messy. Sometimes, when you mix alcohol and emotions, you could end up with whole lot more…

There's Actually A Bit Of Luck In Your Friday The 13th Tarotscope

By Roya Backlund
Gather your bearings, because Friday the 13th is here. If you're feeling terrified, I don't blame you. Superstition and folklore have long described this day as inherently unlucky, so you might be running for cover at the mere mention of it.…

You Have So Much To Look Forward To In Your March 9 Weekly Horoscope

By Roya Backlund
It's as if you've just barely survived a long, uphill battle, and now, you get to finally enjoy the fruits of all your hard work. The past few weeks have been confusing, inconvenient, and messy, but things are starting to turn around. You have so…

The Week Of March 9 Will Be Brutal For These Zodiac Signs

By Roya Backlund
In astrology, you win some, then you lose some. It's all part of the natural cycle of growth. Whenever you're put through a challenging time, there's always a light at the end of the tunnel, and once you see that light, you tend to realize why it…

With Mercury Rx Out Of The Way, These Zodiac Signs Will Soar This Week

By Roya Backlund
If the past few weeks have been rough, confusing, and downright exhausting, get ready for some good news. A weight is being lifted off your shoulders when Mercury finally stations direct on March 9, putting an end to an emotional and challenging…

Mercury Retrograde Is Finally Coming To An End & Every Sign Will Be Affected

By Roya Backlund
There's a reason why Mercury retrograde is so infamous. After all, this is when Mercury — planet of communication, logic, and cognitive function — appears to be rolling backward in its orbit, naturally kicking up confusion, illusion, and frustration…