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 4 Zodiac Signs Make Great Writers & They Have A Natural Way With Words

By Roya Backlund
Call me pretentious, but I am madly, passionately, and hopelessly in love with language and the written word. When I hear someone say something beautiful, clever, or funny, I'm enchanted by the way they see the world. When I read a gorgeously…

These 3 Zodiac Signs Are The Best Liars, So Don't Believe Everything They Say

By Roya Backlund
If you were to say you've never told a lie, you'd be lying. Admit it. At some point or another, we've all done it. Whether you've lied to your mother about where you're really going or you've lied to your friend in order to protect their feelings,…

These 4 Zodiac Signs Love Starting Drama & This Is Your Official Warning

By Roya Backlund
You don't have to go through life creating drama. You could make the conscious decision to navigate through existence without causing conflict, sailing smoothly, and leaving the world behind in peace. But where's the fun in that? Conflict makes…

Only 2 Planets Will Retrograde This Month, But There's More To The Story

By Roya Backlund
Even if you aren't an avid follower of astrology, an inconvenient event or downright frustrating situation is enough to leave you wondering if Mercury is retrograde. After all, a retrograde can cause miscommunications, resurrect your exes, create…

December Will Be Majorly Romantic For These 4 Heart-Eyed Zodiac Signs

By Roya Backlund
December might be the coldest and darkest time, but the romance inherent to the last month of the year cannot be denied. Let's paint a picture, shall we? You're walking hand in hand with the person you love, strolling through a neighborhood…

There's A Lunar Eclipse Tonight & Every Zodiac Sign Will Be Affected

By Roya Backlund
In life, there are moments when everything changes. After these moments, it feels like you might never return to the way things were before. These are the moments you move to a new city, welcome a new family member, shift career paths, get married,…

Look Out For The Lunar Eclipse In Your November 30 Weekly Horoscope

By Roya Backlund
This is one of those weeks in astrology where you just have to buckle your seat belt, hold on tight, and let the chips fall where they may. Prepare to feel like everything is moving way too fast and all at once. Prepare to feel like there are enough…

3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Worst Week, But It Won't Be All Bad

By Roya Backlund
When it comes to astrology, it's difficult to label things as inherently good or inherently bad. The truth is, it's rarely ever that simple. Sometimes, a beautiful moment sprouts from a difficult experience. Other times, a pang of bittersweet…

These 3 Zodiac Signs Are In For An Exciting Ride The Week Of November 30

By Roya Backlund
There is a certain adventurous vibe radiating through the air and it's all thanks to Sagittarius season. There's nothing this mutable fire sign hates more than repeating the same things over and over again, never deviating from the monotony. So…

These 4 Lucky Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best November 2020 Lunar Eclipse

By Roya Backlund
If you're new to astrology, you might think that Mercury retrograde is the worst possible thing that can happen. However, you'd be gravely mistaken. While there are an endless amount of challenging things that can happen in astrology, few are as…

Unfortunately, These 4 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Worst Gemini Lunar Eclipse

By Roya Backlund
Eclipses are serious business. Ask any astrologer and they'll tell you that eclipses are not something to be trifled with. In fact, pretty much every astrologer would advise you against performing rituals or going out of your way to manifest your…

If You’re One Of These Signs, Thanksgiving Could Feel Heavier Than Other Years

By Roya Backlund
Another eclipse season is officially in session — and just in time for the holidays. The astro-weather is somewhat volatile, so be gentle with yourself. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving 2020 will be the worst for two zodiac signs — Aries and Libra — but…

Despite The Chaos, These Signs Are In For A Treat On Thanksgiving

By Roya Backlund
Despite whether you're in a festive mood, you'll be delighted to learn that Nov. 26 will be a good day, especially if you’re one of the zodiac signs who will have the best Thanksgiving 2020. While you shouldn’t completely lose sight of the true…

These 4 Signs Are Terrible Liars & Have No Poker Face

By Roya Backlund
Lying is an art form. To be able to come up with the perfect lie and deliver it believably is no easy feat, especially when you're lying to someone who knows your mannerisms well. For some of us, lying feels impossible. Your palms start to sweat,…

These 3 Zodiac Signs Are The Best Matches For Sagittarius

By Roya Backlund
If you're looking for a partner who's always in the mood for an adventure, look no further than a Sagittarius. I can promise you that dating this mutable fire sign will never stop being exciting. If you're someone who loves being pushed out of their…

These 3 Signs Are The Worst Matches For Sagittarius, But Anything Can Happen

By Roya Backlund
As much as we love the blast of life that encompasses every Sagittarius we know, it's all too often that the wave of fiery energy can be a bit much. After all, Sagittarius rules over the ninth house of adventure, excursions, and higher philosophy.…

Your November 23, 2020 Horoscope Is Taking Your Love Life By Storm

By Roya Backlund
Sagittarius season is underway, encouraging you to explore the great beyond, consider the big picture, and embrace spontaneous opportunities. There's really no telling just how Sagittarius season will go, because Sagittarius loathes monotony and…

November 23 Will Be A Powerful Week For These Lucky Zodiac Signs

By Roya Backlund
The sun is now in free-spirited, adventurous, and open-ended Sagittarius. When the sun is in this mutable air sign, you probably expect spontaneous surprises, a wildness that cannot be tamed, and a journey that takes you to Neverland. Luckily,…

The Week Of November 23 Will Be A Wild One For These 3 Zodiac Signs

By Roya Backlund
In astrology, you win some, you lose some. When bad things happen or challenging transits are underway, you may feel the instinct to sugarcoat the situation or stay positive even when it feels like the world is falling apart. Pretending that…

Tell Me Your Zodiac Sign & I'll Tell You Your Secret Pet Peeve

By Roya Backlund
Pride is a fickle thing. On one hand, you want to appear like nothing ever phases you, but on the other, there are simply certain things that never fail to grind your gears. However, actually admitting you're annoyed is a dangerous game. It can make…