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

Saturn & Pluto Are Both In Retrograde, But Here's How You Can Harness That Energy

Can you feel the rush of energy in the air? There's something new reverberating from the world, something buzzing with purpose. It feels like perspectives have shifted, coloring brightness even brighter, darkness even darker. Just look around you — c…
By Roya Backlund

You Might Start Feeling More Positive Soon, Thanks To The New Moon In Aries

If life has been a long maelstrom of chaos lately, take a deep breath because things are about to start looking up. For the past few weeks, Mercury retrograde has been wreaking havoc in countless ways, but on April 15, Mercury will finally begin to c…
By Roya Backlund

This Piece Of Your Birth Chart Reveals The Parts Of Yourself You're Meant To Leave Behind

Have you ever wondered why certain feelings come so naturally to you When you are born, you arrive with a set of jewels embedded within your skin; innate strengths and weaknesses that cling to you. Some believe these qualities followed you from your …
By Roya Backlund

This Part Of Your Birth Chart Reveals Who You're Destined To Become

Have you ever wished someone could hand you a roadmap to success? It feels like such an ambiguous concept sometimes. As successful as everyone wants to become, most people have no clue what it means to them. Some believe success lies in becoming rich…
By Roya Backlund

Saturn Is In Retrograde & It'll Have You Craving A Better Version Of Yourself

Retrogrades are never easy. The mere mention of the word instills fear in even the bravest of us all. In astrology, they're a period full of complications, bumps in the road, and learning from your mistakes. While we'd all love to be able to avoid un…
By Roya Backlund

If You're Feeling Totally On Edge, It Could Be Thanks To Saturn In Retrograde

Lately, it's been one stressful astrological phenomenon after another. Can't the universe give us a break already? I was just recovering from the technological perils of Mercury retrograde, now Saturn wants to make a run for its money. Let me tell yo…
By Roya Backlund

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Worst Week, But You Can Handle This

You can't win with a bad horoscope. Believe me, I know. If life is already weighing you down, the bad horoscope just makes everything feel worse. If things happen to be going well, you start waiting for the moment things take a negative turn. A bad h…
By Roya Backlund

Your Weekly Horoscope Is Here & It's All About Embracing Change

The beauty of astrology is how it continually uproots us from our comforts and plunges us into new waters. If you don't know how to swim, you're forced to learn. If you hate getting wet, you begin to realize that you might actually love it. If you no…
By Roya Backlund

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best Week, So Start Celebrating On Monday

With Mercury retrograde finally out of the way, this week is gushing exciting energy. If you've been holding your breath and trying to keep it together for the past three weeks, you can finally let go and embrace it all. Especially because starting A…
By Roya Backlund

These 3 Zodiac Signs Are Closest With Their Sisters & It Makes So Much Sense

Ah, sisters. Can't live with em', can't live without em'. One minute, they're the bane of your existence and the next, the bond you share is so deep that it's simply unexplainable. Sisterly love is no joke, especially for certain signs in the zodiac …
By Roya Backlund

Here’s How Saturn In Retrograde Will Affect You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

If you were hoping to celebrate the end of Mercury retrograde on April 15, don't plan any parties just yet. On April 17, Saturn, one of the most feared planets in all of astrology, will be moving into a retrograde of its own. If Saturn were your fath…
By Roya Backlund

If You Feel Ready To Heal From Old Wounds, It Could Be Thanks To Chiron In Aries

If you've ever wondered where your pain comes from, look no further than Chiron in astrology. This planet is known as the "wounded healer" and in your birth chart, it represents your greatest obstacle in life and your ability to overcome it. It takes…
By Roya Backlund

You're About To Feel Motivated AF, Thanks To The Upcoming New Moon

It's no wonder people have always been so fascinated by the moon. Just take a long look at its soft glow emanating across the night and you won't be able to deny the moon's mystical influence on us all. Its absence in the sky is equally as impressive…
By Roya Backlund

If Your Sleep Cycle Suddenly Changes, It May Be Thanks To The New Moon In Aries

People have believed that the lunar cycle has a profound effect on our lives since the beginning of time. Between erroneous superstitions such as the full moon being able to transform humans into werewolves and the full moon causing sick people to gr…
By Roya Backlund

A New Moon Is Coming & You Can Use It To Make Confidence A Part Of Your Norm

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of chaotic energy. With Mercury in retrograde since March 22, you have every excuse for feeling like a complete mess. However, the madness is almost over and the April 2018 new moon will be the astrological de…
By Roya Backlund

Your Friday The 13th Horoscope Is Freaky In The Best Way

April 13, 2018 will land on a Friday; you know what that means. Across history, Western societies have led us to believe that Friday the 13th is a day of misfortune. But where did that idea come from? Perhaps it's just old world superstition. Maybe t…
By Roya Backlund

Your Life Is About To Get Way Less Stressful, Now That Mercury Retrograde Is Almost Over

Mercury has been in retrograde since March 22, 2018, and I'm at my wit's end. This has been an especially difficult retrograde for several reasons, the main one being that Mercury also happens to be in Aries, the most impulsive and tempestuous sign i…
By Roya Backlund

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Worst Week, But Here's How To Deal

We're deep into the midst of April and if the weather still feels gray and gloomy, you have my stamp of approval for taking a mental health day off of work. After a long, dreary winter, our hearts are starved for an injection of sunshine and color. I…
By Roya Backlund

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best Week, So Breathe A Sigh Of Relief Now

We're fully immersed in the rejuvenating energy of April and all signs point to ecstasy. If last week was full of pessimism and melancholy, it completely makes sense. We were receiving some seriously negative vibes from Mercury retrograde squaring Sa…
By Roya Backlund

Your Weekly Horoscope Will Prove To You That You Can Survive Anything

If you think you've got nothing to look forward to, you're wrong. We're well into the revitalizing month of April, and its sparkle is finally beginning to infuse our souls. If you sit still long enough and connect with the present moment, I bet you'l…
By Roya Backlund