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.

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Worst Week, But The Next One Will Be Better

ByRoya Backlund
Brace yourselves, astro warriors. As of this week, we're leaving behind one retrograde and heading straight into another. If you want proof that the cosmos never rest for one second, here it is: On Nov. 16, Venus — planet of love, friendship,…

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best Week, Despite Mercury Retrograde

ByRoya Backlund
In case you've been living under a rock (astrologically speaking, of course), let me bring you up to speed: Mercury retrograde starts just a few hours after Venus retrograde comes to an end on Nov. 16. No, you aren't dreaming. Yes, this is really…

Your Weekly Horoscope Will Bring Blessings & Challenges, It's Up To You Which You Pay Attention To

ByRoya Backlund
We're coming toward a breaking point in our astrological journey, and there is just as much to feel excited for as there is to dread. If you've been following the cosmos for a long time now, you probably already know that astrology contains just as…

This Is How Each Zodiac Sign Will Ruin Thanksgiving Because We Are All The Worst

ByRoya Backlund
Think back on all the Thanksgivings you've experienced throughout your life. Which memories are your favorite? Is it the time your cousin told a story that made everyone laugh until they cried? Is it the time you made a killer pumpkin pie that…

There's A Full Moon On Black Friday This Year, So Go Shopping At Your Own Risk

ByRoya Backlund
Drumroll, please. I have something astonishing, yet unbelievably horrifying to tell you: There's a full moon on Black Friday 2018. Ta-da! And you probably thought the cosmos were finally ready to take a break on all the mayhem, right? Wrong. Truth…

What Each Zodiac Sign Really Thinks About Black Friday, The Wildest Discount Day Of The Year

ByRoya Backlund
Don't we all have a major opinion about Black Friday? After all, it's basically a national holiday that's based on shopping, and who can resist the temptation to snag as many deals as they can? Of course, it is ironic that Black Friday always begins…

The Leonids Meteor Shower Meaning Will Have You Dreaming Of Shooting Stars

ByRoya Backlund
When was the last time you saw a shooting star? Take a moment to sort through your memories and relive it. Did it flash across the sky when you least expected it? Did you drop everything you were doing to quickly make a wish, hoping you weren't too…

Mercury Retrograde Will Affect Your Relationships, So Brace Yourself

ByRoya Backlund
Have you heard the Earth-shattering news yet? Mercury — ruler of cognitive functions, communication, and transportation — enters retrograde on Nov. 16, 2018, the same exact day that Venus — ruler of romance, friendship, and love — finally stations…

The Advice You Should Follow During Mercury Retrograde, According To Your Zodiac Sign

ByRoya Backlund
Be honest. When something goes wrong, are you immediately wondering: "Is Mercury in retrograde?" If you're a follower of the cosmos, you know all about the chaos that our planet of communication, technology, and transportation is capable of.…

Jupiter In Sagittarius Will Help You Feel Free Before The Holidays Hit

ByRoya Backlund
There's no doubt about it: 2018 was by no means an easy ride. Seriously, I'm getting emotional just thinking about everything that's transpired over the past year. While we can blame the cosmos for delivering us so many life-changing eclipses and…

These Zodiac Signs Will Have The Toughest Mercury Retrograde This Month

ByRoya Backlund
Uh-oh. It's our worst cosmic nightmare: Mercury retrograde. Are you prepared to accidentally send uncomfortable texts to all the wrong people? Looking forward to the classic road rage and bumper-to-bumper traffic? Ready for word vomit to make every…

These Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best Mercury Retrograde, So Thank Your Lucky Stars

ByRoya Backlund
Mercury retrograde is officially back again, and our planet of communication, technology, and transportation is all: "Surprise b*tch! I bet you thought you'd seen the last of me." Starting on Nov. 16 in brutally honest and spontaneous Sagittarius…

Your Mercury Retrograde Horoscope Is Here To Be Your Cosmic Survival Guide

ByRoya Backlund
As of Nov. 16, 2018, Venus will finally put her emotionally distressing retrograde to rest. Hallelujah, right? Well, not so much. See, the thing is, just as soon as it makes sense to celebrate the end of her cosmic conundrum, Mercury retrograde will…

These 3 Zodiac Signs Are The Worst Matches For Scorpio, But Never Say Never

ByRoya Backlund
Oh, Scorpios. Can't live with em', can't live without em', am I right? In all seriousness, this zodiac sign is radiating impenetrable power. Even though we might be endlessly fascinated by this power, let's be real; not everyone can handle it. After…

It Makes So Much Sense That These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Worst Week

ByRoya Backlund
Halloween has come and gone, but unfortunately, the horror never truly ends. The cosmos take the spookiest holiday of all seriously, and on Oct. 31, Venus retrograde maintained her petty attitude by strutting her way right back into Libra, shifting…

Your Weekly Horoscope Is Here To Give Your Heart & Mind A Fresh Start

ByRoya Backlund
If you've been feeling overwhelmed by all the spiritual chaos the cosmos have been inundating us with, then your Nov. 5, 2018, weekly horoscope couldn't have arrived at a better time. The energy is shifting beautifully this week, and slowly but…

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best Week Because You're Meant To Take A Step Forward

ByRoya Backlund
Are you ready for all your emotional rhythms to re-align? Have you been waiting for the moment that everything changes for the better? Fear no longer, for the new moon in Scorpio takes place on Nov. 7, and it will give you all the passion,…

These 3 Zodiac Signs Are The Best Matches For A Scorpio

ByRoya Backlund
Come on, who's the hottest zodiac sign around? Be honest. Everyone wants a piece of them, yet everyone loves to hate them. They inspire fear, vitriol, and obsession wherever they go. No matter how much we may bash them, I think the truth is that we…

Mercury Retrograde Is Back In November & Here's Everything You Need To Know

ByRoya Backlund
If the past few months (or the past year, if we're being completely honest) have been a long emotional thunderstorm, you're definitely not alone. The cosmos have been bombarding us with one retrograde after another, and I don't know about you, but…

How To Let Go Of The Scorpio In Your Life You Can't Get Over

ByRoya Backlund
Let's face it: Once you open your heart to a Scorpio, life is never the same again. All those secrets you've always kept to yourself? They convince you to reveal them, getting to know you on a level so deep that you didn't even realize it was there.…