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.

It's The Last Week Of Aries Season & Every Zodiac Sign Will Feel The Fire

By Roya Backlund
The vibes are romantic and sensual as this week begins. After all, on April 14, Venus — planet of love and luxury — will enter its home zodiac sign of Taurus. This will initiate a period of stability in your relationships, a fashion-forward…

These 3 Zodiac Signs May Feel Overwhelmed During The Week Of April 12

By Roya Backlund
In astrology, there is always the best of times, and then the worst of times. And sometimes, you experience both of them within the same week. As soon as one planetary alignment provides you with positive and motivating energy, another one arrives…

The Week Of April 12 Will Be A Nonstop Thrill Ride For These Zodiac Signs

By Roya Backlund
This week is an emotional roller coaster ride of emotions. So many ups, so many downs, and there's no way you'll be bored. After all, it is Aries season, and Aries is filled to the brim with passion, ambition, zeal, and relentless desire. What else…

The True Meaning Of The April New Moon Will Leave You Feeling Inspired

By Roya Backlund
The 28-day lunar cycle represents the constant process of growth. As the moon swells and subsides, your spirit flows along with it. That's because, in astrology, the moon rules over your innermost thoughts, your deepest emotions, and the part of you…

There's A New Moon Tonight — Here's What It Means For Every Sign, Emotionally

By Roya Backlund
In life, you give it your best shot and you hope for the best. Sometimes you succeed, and other times, you fail. However, no matter how many mistakes you make, there will always be another rejuvenating new moon just around the corner. It's during a…

April's New Moon Will Be Hard For These Signs, But It'll Only Make Them Stronger

By Roya Backlund
Even the most beautiful things in life had to start somewhere. A painting started with nothing but a white canvas, a novel began as nothing but a blank page, and before a tree became a tree, it was nothing but a tiny seed planted in the earth. When…

The Upcoming New Moon Will Make These 3 Zodiac Signs Feel So Confident

By Roya Backlund
Just when you thought all hope was lost, another new moon takes place, providing you with the opportunity to start over. It's at this moment of the lunar cycle that your spiritual slate is cleaned as you set a new intention to guide you forward.…

The Aries New Moon Is Here & Every Zodiac Sign Will Be Affected

By Roya Backlund
There's no better time to start something than on the new moon. After all, it's at this point of the lunar cycle that the energy is fertile and rejuvenating enough for you to let go of the past and focus your sights on the future. When you set an…

The Week Of April 5 Will Ignite Your Inner Flame & Every Sign Will Be Affected

By Roya Backlund
You're beginning this week with sunshine in your heart. After all, on April 6, romantic Venus will form a sextile with passionate Mars, radiating a sexy and gorgeous energy throughout the cosmos. This will leave you feeling ready to partake in all…

These 3 Zodiac Signs May Feel Confused & Stressed Out The Week Of April 5

By Roya Backlund
Some weeks are beautiful in astrology and some are, well... not. Even if the astrological forecast is slated to be sunny and enchanting, the way it's currently influencing your birth chart can feel less than ideal. That's because astrology is so…

Good Things Are Coming For 3 Signs The Week Of April 5

By Roya Backlund
It's Aries season, y'all. If the vibes feel stronger, the beat is banging louder, and there's an electricity in the air that you can't quite put your finger on, the fact that the sun is in the very first sign of the zodiac wheel is responsible.…

The Mythical Creature You Are, According To Your Zodiac Sign

By Roya Backlund
No matter who you are, we all live two lives: The one that's reality and the one that's fantasy. Even though you might wake up in the morning, get dressed for work, battle through public transit, and sit at a desk all day, your imagination holds the…

Only 1 Planet Will Retrograde This Month & It'll Cause A Tangible Shift

By Roya Backlund
Nothing makes people groan and whine faster than the word "retrograde." After all, it tends to accompany all the most inconvenient things that can happen. When something awful, unexpected, or strange occurs, it's only normal to wonder whether a…

Every Zodiac Sign Will Be Affected When March Comes To An End & April Begins

By Roya Backlund
The astrological energy this week is pure, unadulterated magic. After all, it begins with the Mercury-Neptune conjunction on March 29. Mercury is the planet of communication and thought, while Neptune is the planet of dreams, fantasy, and…

For These 3 Zodiac Signs, Magic Is Definitely On The Way This Week

By Roya Backlund
In astrology, there's always something to look forward to. Even when you're going through difficult transits or your horoscope is a lot more harsh than you'd like it to be, there's always a cosmic light at the end of the tunnel. The planets are…

The First Full Moon Of Spring Carries So Much Significance & Here's Why

By Roya Backlund
All you need to do is look up at the full moon and absorb the otherworldly glow it produces while it's at its brightest and plumpest state to know that something powerful is taking place. You may not need rocket science to understand how spiritually…

There's A Full Super Worm Moon Tonight — Here's What You Need To Know

By Roya Backlund
If you're a spiritualist, an astrologer, or simply a lover of the sky, you know you can't help but feel totally enchanted at the sight of the full moon. As the full moon radiates its resplendent silver light throughout the dark of night, it's as if…

Your Full Moon Horoscope Is Here & It Will Shine A Light On Your Relationships

By Roya Backlund
No matter what happens, you can trust that you're always moving through a process of growth, release, and renewal. The 28-day lunar cycle is proof of that. As the moon moves through its various phases, your spirit swells and subsides along with the…

These 3 Zodiac Signs Have So Much To Look Forward To During The March Full Moon

By Roya Backlund
If you're anything like me, you always spend the countdown to the next full moon waiting on the edge of your seat. After all, full moons are brimming with surprises, revelations, changes, and all sorts of wild and unpredictable happenstances.…

3 Zodiac Signs Will Feel Way More Pressure During The March Full Moon

By Roya Backlund
There's nothing more romantic and enchanting than the sight of the full moon. As its pearlescent glow radiates throughout the night sky, the innate power of the full moon simply cannot be denied. However, while its power is something to behold, it…