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.

Hold On Tight, Because The Next Full Moon's Going To Be A Lunar Eclipse

By Roya Backlund
Full moons are a wild ride. Despite how gorgeous they look glowing in the night sky, there's a highly volatile and emotional undercurrent coursing through them. You never know what to expect and anything can happen, which tends to make it a very a…

The Latest Full Moon Is About Fighting For What You Love

By Roya Backlund
There's a reason so much lore and superstition surround the full moon. In astrology, the moon rules over your emotions and your inner world. When the moon is at its fullest, your subconscious tends to spill into your reality, creating drama,…

Your Last Full Moon Horoscope Of The Year Is As Beautiful As It Is Terrifying

By Roya Backlund
There are countless reasons why the full moon is often such an emotional and overwhelming time. I bet you already know the moon is tied to your subconscious. All you have to is gaze upon its bright white light as it radiates throughout the night sky…

These Signs Might Have Their Relationships Tested During This Month's Full Moon

By Roya Backlund
Ready or not, here the full moon comes. This dramatic lunar phase is marked by unexpected shifts, endings, and revelations. Regardless of what happens, the emotional tides tend to turn, often pointing you in a new direction. When I say the December…

The Last Full Moon Of The Decade May Lead To Something Glorious For These Signs

By Roya Backlund
It's totally normal to feel a sense of foreboding as the full moon approaches. After all, things tend to go a little off the rails during this emotional and intense lunation. I bet you have so many chaotic memories that took place right around the…

Prepare For Your Attitude To Change In Your December 9 Weekly Horoscope

By Roya Backlund
While the sun may be in wild and free Sagittarius, there's still something dark and shadowy permeating the air. Mercury — planet of communication and thought process — has been in deep, obsessive, and emotional Scorpio for quite some time, which…

The Week Of December 9 Will Be A Strange Time For These Signs

By Roya Backlund
The last thing I want to do is dump bad news onto your lap. After all, sometimes hearing about impending negativity can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. So before I tell you the zodiac signs that will have it bad the week of December 9, 2019, I…

These 3 Zodiac Signs Are In For A Fun Adventure The Week Of December 9

By Roya Backlund
Are you in the mood to let loose? Feeling up for an adventure to nowhere in particular? The sun is in wild and free Sagittarius and it's inspiring you to see all the abundance and opportunity that surrounds you. Why stick to a monotonous and…

Your December 2 Weekly Horoscope Is About Commitment

By Roya Backlund
It's no coincidence that Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. After all, it rules over expansion, growth, and adventure. Whatever Jupiter touches inevitably becomes bigger and if you harness this gas giant's cosmic power, there's no…

The Week Of December 2 May Be Draining For These Zodiac Signs

By Roya Backlund
Things will not bode well for every zodiac sign over the course of the next seven days. In particular, the week of December 2, 2019 will be bad for these zodiac signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. If your sun or ascendant is in any of the…

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Appreciate What's In Store The Week Of December 2

By Roya Backlund
The sun is currently rocking and rolling in adventurous Sagittarius. This mutable fire sign is all about finding meaning in chaos, throwing plans out the window, and saying exactly what's on your mind. "Predictable" is the last thing you'd call this…

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Thrive In Their Careers In December

By Roya Backlund
The tides are turning in your career, and everything you've been working so hard for is about to start making so much sense. As of Dec. 2, Jupiter — planet of growth and expansion — enters hardworking and disciplined Capricorn, bringing so much…

There's A New Beginning In Your December Horoscope

By Roya Backlund
All Decembers are magical in their own right, but this one packs a potent astrological punch. Not only are you wrapping up the year, you're also wrapping up the decade. And your December 2019 horoscope describes how this chapter is coming to an end.…

I'm Wildly Impressed At Khloé K's Gym Insta On Thanksgiving Day

By Roya Backlund
I don't know about you, but on Thanksgiving morning, a workout is the last thing on my mind. What I'm looking forward to is a day of rest and eating as many slices of pumpkin pie as I can stomach, without apology. However, that doesn't mean I don't…

Prince Will Reportedly Said The Sweetest Thing About Teaching His Kids Gender Equality

By Roya Backlund
There are so many reasons to love the royals, but I think I've found my favorite. If you've ever wondered about his parenting style, Prince William's reported quote about teaching his kids gender equality show that he's a dream dad. Between keeping…

Eeep! Bekah From ‘The Bachelor’ Is Pregnant With Baby Number Two

By Roya Backlund
'Tis the season to spend some quality time with family, and what brings a family together better than a brand new member? The Bachelor's Bekah Martinez announced she's pregnant with baby number two, and her Instagram about it was so freaking cute, I…

Everyone Is Freaking Over Instagram & Facebook Being Down On Thanksgiving

By Roya Backlund
It's Thanksgiving, and there's so much to be thankful for. Between spending time with your family, wearing your best outfit, and ravenously devouring a spectacular holiday spread, there are so many memories in the making. I bet you'd love to create…

What You Wanted For Christmas As A Kid, According To Your Zodiac Sign

By Roya Backlund
No matter how wonderful Christmas is as an adult, it'll never be as magical as it was when we were kids. I don't know about you, but this holiday legit made me believe that my wildest fantasies were real. I believed, with all my heart, that Santa…

How Each Zodiac Sign Feels About Heading To Their Hometown For The Holidays

By Roya Backlund
The holidays can only mean one thing: It's time to pack your bags and head to your hometown, where you'll spend time with your original friends and family. If you've left behind the nest to forge a name for yourself, chances are you don't get to see…

These Zodiac Signs Will Be Feasting On The Fun More Than Anyone On Thanksgiving

By Roya Backlund
Thanksgiving is loaded with emotion. You might look forward to it with all your heart, because it's an excuse to gather with your family and indulge in some home-cooked food. Or perhaps you're dreading it, because there's always drama with your…