Roya Backlund

Based in Los Angeles, Roya Backlund is a poet, writer, actress, and lover of all things mystical and romantic. Check out more of her work at royabacklund.com or follow her on Instagram @opal_sea.

Recent Articles

These 3 Zodiac Signs Make The Best Siblings & It Makes So Much Sense

Your siblings are your first friends, whether you like it or not. If you're fortunate enough, you guys might end up being ridiculously close, finishing each other's sentences and communicating through a series of inside jokes that only your family wo…
By Roya Backlund

These 3 Signs Are The Most Sexual In The Zodiac, So Go Find One ASAP

Have you ever slept with someone who made you feel so good, you forgot how to formulate sentences by the time they were done? You know, that lover who transported you to outer space, made your eyes roll back into your head while you felt your orgasm …
By Roya Backlund

The One Thing You Can't Put Up With In A Friendship, According To Your Zodiac Sign

The vast majority of us have had the wonderful experience of losing a friend. And by wonderful, I mean the worst pain imaginable — far worse than a break up with a romantic partner could honestly ever be. But sometimes life just doesn't work out the …
By Roya Backlund

How You Solve Problems In Life, According To Your Pallas Sign

Everyone has their own unique way of navigating bumps in the road. Some of us might approach an issue with caution, holding back until we're absolutely sure of the decision we're about to make. Others might prefer to charge right into the problem and…
By Roya Backlund

What Your Pallas Sign Reveals About How You Turn Ideas Into Action

Most of us look to our birth charts to dissect our emotional epicenters, to understand our capacity to love and be loved, and to reveal our natural born talents. But I bet you didn't know that astrology can say a lot about how intelligent you are, di…
By Roya Backlund

10 Incredible Pisces Qualities You Probably Forgot About

As of Feb. 18, the Sun has officially moved into Pisces! It's time to immerse yourself in romance, dreams, and fantasy lands of your own creation. This water sign is symbolized by two fishes chasing each other's tails, which signifies many layers of …
By Roya Backlund

These Are The 3 Most "Manipulative" Zodiac Signs, But It's Not What You Think

Being manipulative is generally considered a toxic quality for someone to have. I bet even the mere mention of the word is bringing back memories of two-timing ex-boyfriends, shady colleagues who sabotaged your success, and cold-hearted politicians w…
By Roya Backlund

This Is The Reason Your Bestie Is Obsessed With You, According To Your Zodiac Sign

When I'm feeling down in the dumps, the only person who can truly make me feel better is my best friend. She knows just what to say to have me busting up in laughter. Her Scorpio intensity picks up on all my wounds and goes after whoever caused them …
By Roya Backlund

How You Handle Rejection, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Have you ever mustered all your strength to apply for the job of your dreams, only for someone else's application to shine brighter than yours? Maybe you've used every ounce of courage you have to ask your crush out, only to have them laugh and say t…
By Roya Backlund

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have A Way Better Dating Season In The Spring

Winter can have a strange effect on our love lives. With high-pressure holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas eroding the foundation of your relationships into thin ice, all it takes is one slip up for everything to go completely wrong. It doesn't …
By Roya Backlund

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have So Much More Career Success In The Spring

The winter months can do a number on your bank account, as well as stretch your energy pretty thin at work. With the holidays inhaling every cent you're worth so you don't show up empty handed to your family Christmas party, and your career demanding…
By Roya Backlund

Your Weekly Horoscope Is Here & Luckily, It's All Good Things

Pat yourself on the back because you survived not only one but two major eclipses. The last few weeks have been one obstacle after another but you made it. You dealt with the pain, held it together, and prevailed. Now, your February 19, 2018 weekly h…
By Roya Backlund

We're About To Be A Lot Nicer To Each Other Thanks To Mercury In Pisces, Here's Why

All you sensitive souls out there are about to be feel totally seen when Mercury in Pisces 2018 transits on Feb. 17, 2018. We've been trudging through the long and hard winter months while Mercury moved through Capricorn and Aquarius. These signs can…
By Roya Backlund

The One Thing That Offends Each Zodiac Sign Is Actually Pretty Surprising

It feels like every single time I log on Facebook, I see someone complaining about how we're all so “offended” by everything these days. Usually I scroll right past these inane statuses and continue living my life because seriously, how annoying is t…
By Roya Backlund

These Chinese New Year Traditions Make It Possibly The Coolest Holiday Ever

For over 4,000 years, Chinese New Year has been lighting up the world with vivid colors, mouthwatering dishes, and ancient customs that keep history alive and well. It's celebrated all over the world by people from all walks of life, with its central…
By Roya Backlund

Each Zodiac Sign Will Face At Least 1 Big Challenge In Their Life & This Is Yours

We all have our self-esteem issues. None of us are exempt from allowing irrational insecurities to hold us back from reaching our fullest potential. Oftentimes, what makes you feel insecure becomes apparent early on in life, only to haunt you for the…
By Roya Backlund

This Part Of Your Birth Chart Reveals Your Deepest Wounds & Why They're There

You know that hole in your heart you can't seem to fill? That sadness that washes over you without warning? It's been there since you can remember, aching from time to time. You've probably tried to remedy the pain, to understand it, to face it with …
By Roya Backlund

It's The Year Of The Dog & Here's Why It's So Lucky For Those Born Under This Sign

Bright red lanterns embellishing street corners, the rising steam of savory dumplings, firecrackers casting sparks in all directions — if you're lucky enough to have participated in a Chinese New Year celebration, these images are probably forever im…
By Roya Backlund

The February Solar Eclipse In Aquarius Is Going To Take Your Love Life On A Ride

Think back to how you felt during the lunar eclipse on Jan. 31 a couple of weeks ago. Did a major period of your life come to an end? Was your world turned upside down by strange inconveniences? Did you suffer a loss so significant that it's still to…
By Roya Backlund

The Spiritual Meaning Of A Partial Solar Eclipse Is Beautiful, So Don't Miss It

It's easy to imagine the impact a solar eclipse had on our ancient ancestors — what with the atmosphere randomly shifting into darkness, the Sun suddenly disappearing behind a black shadow, and then its swift reappearance once the eclipse has conclud…
By Roya Backlund