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.

Your August 3 Weekly Horoscope Feels Like A Wild Ride, So Buckle Up

By Roya Backlund
It's Leo season, smack dab in the middle of summer and the vibes everywhere are brimming with romance, creativity, and of course, plenty of drama. With everything happening this week, you'll feel like you're being taken for a ride. Enjoy the ups,…

August 3 Will Be A Difficult Week If You're An Earth Sign, But You'll Survive

By Roya Backlund
Astrology isn't as light and adorable as one might imagine. It delves into the darker shades of life and never hesitates to read you for filth. But don't let the more challenging side of astrology discourage you from learning more. By letting you…

The Week Of August 3 Will Be Absolute Best For These 3 Signs

By Roya Backlund
Another week, another opportunity to check your horoscope and hope for good news. And with the sun in passionate, creative, and lively Leo, it's good vibes all around. Leo season is the sun's favorite season, and it represents everything that summer…

The August Full Moon Will Be The Worst For These 3 Zodiac Signs

By Roya Backlund
There's no such thing as a perfect full moon. Even the best full moon experiences come with a strangeness to them. After all, this is when the moon forms an exact opposition to the sun, pulling out all the receipts for everyone to see. In astrology,…

Air Signs Will Shine So Bright During The August Full Moon

By Roya Backlund
There's no better time to celebrate the cosmos than on the night of the full moon. After all, this is when the moon — the celestial body that rules over your subconscious, your emotions, and your instincts — reaches its fullest state. Aside from the…

August Will Be The Best Career Month For These 3 Zodiac Signs

By Roya Backlund
I don't blame you for wanting to take a break. After all, summertime makes you want to chill by the beach, hang with friends, and leave all your cares at the door. However, just because school is out and the weather is warm doesn't mean you can't…

Prepare For Some Magic, Because Your August Full Moon Horoscope Is Here

By Roya Backlund
There's nothing more magical than a full moon. All you have to do is gaze upon its bright, ghostly glow in order to understand the magnitude of its power. But in astrology, that power is more than simply something that can be seen or felt. There's…

Get Ready, Because 4 Planets Are Retrograde This August

By Roya Backlund
Astrology can always help explain what's really going on. Whenever you have an off day or things that usually flow smoothly are running into conflict, it's normal to wonder what's up with the cosmos. After all, maybe there's a transit taking place…

Your August Tarotscope Will Feel Like A Breath Of Fresh Air

By Roya Backlund
I don't know about you, but I'm always searching for insight from something bigger than myself. Whether it be from astrology, tarot card readings, or simply a session of meditation or yoga, I'm always in the mood to unlock my intuition and seek a…

Yikes, July 27 Will Be The Worst Week For These 3 Zodiac Signs

By Roya Backlund
Gather your bearings, because there is so much going on this week in astrology. Seriously, the ups and downs are enough to give you cosmic whiplash. Bright, fiery, and bold Leo season is underway, bringing you in touch with your ego and your need to…

Get Excited, Because July 27 Will Be The Best Week For These Zodiac Signs

By Roya Backlund
Summer is raging, the sun is in Leo, and there are romantic, creative, and lively energies radiating through the air. This is not to disregard how strange everything is at the moment, mind you. After all, you're still going through some of the most…

Your July 27 Weekly Horoscope Feels Like A Roller Coaster Of Emotions

By Roya Backlund
When I looked at the astrology slated to take place this week, I was reminded of how the cosmos rarely ever takes a break for long. There will always be ups and downs headed your way. The sun is currently in bold, audacious, and flashy Leo,…

Your July 20 Weekly Horoscope Is Here & So Is Leo Season

By Roya Backlund
It's summer and the sun is shining, the skies are blue, and Leo season officially begins on July 22. This is the zodiac sign of creativity, self-expression, and youth. When the sun enters this bold and bright zodiac sign, summer can truly begin.…

Unfortunately, These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Worst Week Of July 20

By Roya Backlund
Astrology is a constant give or take. Based on what the planets are doing, you could have a good day one day and then a bad day the next. Heck, you could even have one good couple of hours closely followed by a few terrible ones. Luckily, the…

If You're A Fire Sign, You're About To Have The Best Week Of July 20

By Roya Backlund
The good news just keeps rolling in. You've dealt with the debilitating effects of Mercury retrograde, Venus retrograde, and eclipse season like a champ, and now's our chance to turn the page, get back on in saddle, and embrace all the excitement…

The Cancer New Moon Is All About Accepting The Past & Turning The Page

By Roya Backlund
No matter what you're going through or how you may be feeling, there's always a new moon to look forward to. At this point of the lunar cycle, your spiritual slate is wiped clean and you're given another chance at a new beginning. Considering how…

The Upcoming New Moon Might Be Challenging For These 3 Zodiac Signs

By Roya Backlund
Just like life, nothing is ever inherently bad or good in astrology. In reality, it's all varying shades of gray. Even the most difficult astrological experiences are tinged with bright colors and hope. Even the happiest horoscopes have a darkness…

Your July New Moon Horoscope Is Here & You're Ready For A New Beginning

By Roya Backlund
Another new moon? I know it may feel sudden, but that's the nature of the phases of the moon. They're constantly helping you grow during its ceaseless 28-day lunar cycle. While each phase carries its own significance, the two most powerful ones will…

If You're A Water Sign, The Next New Moon Will Be Such A Beautiful Experience

By Roya Backlund
Have you made some mistakes? Have you been feeling overwhelmed lately? Ready to forgive yourself and start fresh? If so, you're in luck, because there will always be a new moon just around the corner. It's at this point of the lunar cycle where you…

Your July 13 Weekly Horoscope Is Pushing You To Become Your Best Self

By Roya Backlund
This has been one intense, emotionally overwhelming, and downright confusing Cancer season, to say the least. With a life-changing eclipse season and a Mercury retrograde that seemed to last forever, this year's Cancer season was not for the faint…