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.

The 'Game Of Thrones' Character You Are, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Not only does Game of Thrones contain an alternate universe that almost feels more richly detailed and complicated than our own, the characters are filled to the brim with dimension. So much so that after seven seasons, they still pleasantly (and hea…
By Roya Backlund

How You Show Your Vulnerable Side, According To Your Zodiac Sign

There's nothing easy about being vulnerable. It requires a lowering of your guard, a willingness to expose yourself to judgment, and an overall acceptance of who you are. Being vulnerable is to reveal the truth about yourself rather than put up a fro…
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These 4 Zodiac Signs Are The Most Emotionally Distant, So Be Patient With Them

Revealing emotion is an incredibly difficult thing for some of us. And who can blame them? All our lives, we've been told to pull ourselves together, to be calm and collected adults. It makes one feel like emotions are meant to be neither seen, nor h…
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These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Worst Week, But Here's How They'll Rise Above The Chaos

Eclipse season is one full of astrological thunderstorms, celestial hurricanes, spiritual tornadoes, and flash flooding all over your inner peace. It entails the release of demons who have long been locked away in a chest, and the embracing of a whol…
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These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best Week & Nothing Can Dull Their Shine

If you feel like a dramatic shift is currently taking place in your life, it's no coincidence. Last week, a partial solar eclipse in Cancer announced the beginning of an intense period of transformation. While an amalgam of tears, laughter, anger, an…
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Your Weekly Horoscope Is Here To Prepare You For The Chaos That Lies Ahead

As you may already know, we're in the midst of one of the most beautiful and complex eclipse seasons we've seen in a long time This marks the beginning of a whole new era in your life, so hold on tight and brace yourself for what's to come. We began …
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Your Friday The 13th Horoscope Will Help You See There's Nothing To Be Afraid Of

If the thought of the infamous Friday the 13th is already filling you with dread, let me be the first one to tell you that your dread is unwarranted. Truth be told, it's a fallacy that this day is defined by bad luck, and it's an unfortunate fallacy …
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Mercury Retrograde Is Coming & Here's What You'll Walk Away With When It's Over

Brace yourselves, everyone. The dreaded Mercury retrograde has returned once again, and it's here to foil your summer plans with a twist of confusion. The mere mention of this phenomenon is enough to fill your head with anxiety, which is why you're p…
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These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Worst Week, But Here's What They'll Walk Away With

By the end of July, six planets will be in retrograde at once. Make no mistake: This summer will include so much more than just relaxing by the pool, going to parties, and taking a break from reality. It's a season of fierce challenge, backward movem…
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These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best Week & Inspiration Is Headed Their Way

If you've been yearning for a blast of excitement and drama, look no further than the astrological itinerary scheduled for this week. With a partial solar eclipse accentuating the effects of a new moon in empathetic and intuitive Cancer, you're about…
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Your Weekly Horoscope Is Here & Now Is The The Time To Take Charge Of Your Life

No matter who you are, life never stops being a wild, unpredictable, and dizzying ride. Even though we go through periods of stagnancy and sameness, that ride always takes a sharp turn just when we begin to feel lulled into complacency. There's no wa…
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Here's How Long The Partial Solar Eclipse Will Last, So You Can Make Sure To Catch A Glimpse

There's something undoubtedly mystical about a solar eclipse. As darkness cuts through the sunlight, casting a shadow across our world in the middle of the day, you can't help but feel moved by such a strange phenomenon. If you're as obsessed with th…
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These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Worst Week & You Need To Make Time To Relax

Pressure to have fun and revel in joy is high during the week of the fourth of July. A holiday that's rooted in pride, good vibes, relaxation, and carefree amusement inevitably causes one's frustrations to seem all the more obvious by comparison. Eve…
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These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best Week, So Go Ahead & Light A Sparkler

Are you ready to paint the sky with light and fire? Is the beauty of summer running through your veins? These questions always roll through my mind on the week of the fourth of July. No matter how dismal I might be feeling about the current state of …
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Your Weekly Horoscope Is Here & It's Full Of Reasons To Celebrate

When the Fourth of July sends sparkles through the sky, you know that summer has truly begun. As families and friends gather for barbecues, pool parties, and the viewing of their local firework show, this holiday exudes everything the season is all a…
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Each Zodiac Sign Has A Classic Movie That Goes With It & Here's Yours

For the next few months, summertime is sending vibrant energy straight into your soul. It's a season for enriching the mind, delving deep into culture, and enjoying the finer things in life. What better way to celebrate than to pour yourself a glass …
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These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Worst July, But You Can Blame Retrogrades

You're about to receive a blast of summer's energy during the month of July, but it won't be all glittering sparklers, hot dogs on the fourth of July, and poolside sunbathing. In fact, July contains more astrological challenge than you could ever tru…
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Your July Horoscope Is Here & It's Full Of Moments That Will Change You Forever

Can you sense the energy swelling and the vibrations tightening? Do you have the exciting feeling that something dramatic is about to happen? Well, if you do, you're clearly in tune with the universe at work. This month is bound to produce conclusive…
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These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best July, So Don't Waste Time

Even if you set aside the summer pool parties, the afternoons sunbathing at the beach, and the explosion of fireworks radiating through the sky on the fourth of July, this month would still be nothing less than legendary. When July is jam-packed with…
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Here's When Saturn Retrograde Ends, So You Can Gain Some Helpful Clarity

As a planetary retrograde moves along its complicated journey, the more you begin to understand what all the chaos is leading up to. Since April 17, Saturn has been making waves in our would through its backwards tailspin, disrupting and rearranging …
By Roya Backlund