Jun 1, 2020

Your June Horoscope


Temperatures and emotions rise on June 5, as the Moon waxes full in Sagittarius during a lunar eclipse. We’ll feel the effects intensely, and our needs and desires will be revealed, making it a good time to reprioritize our responsibilities. This transit is opposed by charming Venus in retrograde, and forms a square against warrior Mars. We’ll need to practice patience with loved ones. On June 18, Mercury begins his second retrograde of the year in Cancer, calling us to slow down until he moves direct again on July 12. We're encouraged to be careful with our words, and place more value on rest. The messenger's path is a positive one, as he's influenced by Sirius, a star representing status, luck, fortune, and fame. It’s a good time to create a new routine that supports our minds and ambitions. We're able to get more comfortable at home starting June 20, as the Sun illuminates the watery sign of Cancer. By protecting ourselves in our safe spaces, we can nurture our creative sides and blossom. The Moon influences us during this transit, so keep a note of her phases as you reflect on the status of your emotions. On June 21, a Solar Eclipse greets us in Cancer, offering a chance to start fresh. This new Moon phase is a powerful opportunity for us to sort out our responsibilities, as it forms a quincunx with Saturn. We have a chance to practice accepting what we cannot change. Illusion-loving Neptune moves retrograde in Pisces on June 23, creating a shift in perspective. A veil has been lifted, and making it easier for us to confront phobias and find solutions. We're encouraged to take care of our bodies and minds as Neptune moves in reverse. Focus on gaining strength, until the planet of dreams moves direct again in Pisces on November 28. We're feeling more open and ready to give love starting June 25, when charming Venus moves direct in Gemini. Use this transit to enjoy dressing up — and glowing up. June 27 brings a new burst of spontaneity, as ambitious Mars makes his way into feisty Aries. We’ll enjoy a burst of confidence when Mars moves through this fiery sign, making it a great time to get competitive and challenge ourselves. 

Aries
March 21 to April 19


It's all about balance, Aries. Pay close attention to how you communicate your needs with loved ones on June 5, during the Lunar Eclipse in honest Sagittarius. Your creative ruler, the Sun, opposes your domestic-ruling Moon, helping you to reflect on where you need to expand. Focus on adaptability starting June 18, when routine-ruling Mercury moves retrograde in sensitive Cancer. Use inconveniences to strengthen your patience with others as the messenger planet moves in reverse. You're ready to make your space a creative haven starting June 20, as the imaginative Sun highlights your 4th house of family, instincts, and foundations. Set an intention for positive change on June 21, upon the arrival of the Solar Eclipse in Cancer. You've got the power to problem solve, as long as you make time to get your affairs in order. Attack problems head-on and track your progress to stay motivated. It's easier to manage your finances starting June 25, when material Venus moves direct in Gemini. Look back at the lessons that Venus's retrograde brought you, and use them to work smarter, not harder. Center yourself starting June 28, as ruling Mars enters Aries, helping you to find direction. 
Taurus
April 20 to May 20


It could be tempting to get riled up, Taurus. Emotions run high on June 5 upon the arrival of the Lunar eclipse in Sagittarius. Learn to manage your expectations of family members. Money-minded Mercury begins his retrograde in intuitive Cancer on June 18, encouraging you to cut back on unnecessary spending. Use this transit to start a new savings account and rebuild your relationship with money. On June 20, the Sun enters your 3rd house of communication, thought, and community, sharpening your mind. Reach out to people who share your thirst for knowledge, and collaborate with people who celebrate your spirit. Consider how you'd like to build up your foundations on June 21, as the domestic-ruling Sun creates a Solar Eclipse in home-loving Cancer. It's time to take responsibility for your actions and grow up a little. You're ready to enjoy whimsy again starting June 25, when ruling Venus moves direct in chatty Gemini. Enjoy the finer things and elevate your routine as the planet of beauty moves forward.
Gemini
May 21 to June 20


Do you feel as though something's a little off, Gemini? It can be difficult to gauge your intuition towards financial choices on June 5, when the money-ruling Moon enters a Lunar Eclipse in optimistic Sagittarius. Avoid making hasty decisions as this energy bubbles through you. Stop and smell the roses starting June 18, when ruling Mercury stations retrograde in thoughtful Cancer. Take your time as you go through your daily tasks, and enjoy every moment that you can while the messenger planet moves in reverse. This transit helps us to enjoy nostalgia and reconnect with loved ones. On June 20, the Sun lights up your 2nd house of finances, values, and possessions. Your mind turns to money, and you may feel drawn to tinkering with your own belongings. The Solar Eclipse arrives in domestic Cancer on June 21. Use it to enhance your potential, and meditate on how you'd like to create abundance in your home. If you're considering a career change, you could have the chance to uncover a new path starting June 23, when your Neptune, the ruler of status, stations retrograde in Pisces. Learn from your mistakes to grow during this transit. 
Cancer
June 21 to July 22


Don't hold back, Cancer. Your emotions magnify on June 5, as the ruling Moon waxes full into a Lunar Eclipse in straightforward Sagittarius. Make sure that you speak with tact during this powerful transit. Retreat into your crab shell a little further starting June 18, when inner growth-ruling Mercury stations retrograde in Cancer. Take the time to heal, and celebrate your gifts as the messenger planet moves in reverse. Take a break from your solitude starting June 20 as the abundance-loving Sun lights up your 1st house of self, first impressions, and appearance. Get your glow on and enjoy the attention that comes your way — this transit is terrific for lifting your mood, and drawing people to you. On June 25, domestic-ruling Venus moves direct in Gemini. This energy will drive you to use your creative juices on some beautiful new projects. You'll be ready to tap into your competitive side at work starting June 27 when career-ruling Mars enters feisty Aries. Remember to keep it friendly, and use your newfound confidence for good.

Leo
July 23 to August 22


Be kind to yourself, Leo. The Moon waxes into a Lunar Eclipse in energetic Sagittarius on June 5, magnifying emotions. Make sure that you're expressing your feelings to loved ones in a healthy way, and practice active listening during this intense transit. Enjoy organizing your belongings on June 18, when materialistic Mercury stations retrograde in sentimental Cancer. Appreciate what you have during this transit, and avoid accumulating more things as the messenger planet moves in reverse. Get ready to do some soul-searching starting June 20, when the ruling Sun highlights your 12th house of inner growth, vulnerability, and conclusion. You're ready to connect with your spiritual side as the Sun moves through this transformative house. On June 21, the arrival of the Solar Eclipse in Cancer creates space for you to set an intention to open your heart to new possibilities. This super-charged new Moon will encourage you to take your relationships to a new level, helping you to become more accountable. You're re-invigorated to get things going at work starting June 25, when career-ruling Venus stations direct in communicative Gemini. Tap into your natural talent for leadership and steer the ship forward.
Virgo
August 23 to September 22


You've got the chance to be truly honest, Virgo. Work on your communication skills as the Moon waxes into a Lunar Eclipse in optimistic Sagittarius on June 5. Your feedback is valuable, but make sure that it doesn't fall on deaf ears by working on your delivery. Allow yourself to take a break at work starting June 18, when career-minded Mercury stations retrograde in Cancer. Lean on others, and reach out for support as the messenger planet moves in reverse. Are you yearning to reconnect with friends? Find a safe way to hang out with them on June 20, when the Sun brightens your 11th house of groups, friendships, and goals. You could also be inspired to collaborate on a project that helps others to heal. Consider how you'd like to grow on June 21, during the Solar Eclipse in sensitive Cancer. Use this powerful transit to think about how you'd like to be seen and invest in how you can love yourself more fully. Money-minded Venus stations direct in intelligent Gemini on June 25, helping you to understand your finances better, and go after your goals. Don't be afraid to ask for help during this transit. 
Libra
September 23 to October 22


You're ready to take on the world, Libra. Enjoy a new sense of confidence in your work on June 5, as the career-ruling moon waxes into a Lunar Eclipse in driven Sagittarius. People who look up to you may reach out for guidance. Make sure that you've got the bandwidth to assist before signing on. Your star brightens starting June 20 as the Sun lights up your 10th house of career, structure, and public image. This is a great transit for polishing your image and topping up your resume with your latest accomplishments. Work is steadily on your mind on June 21 as the Solar Eclipse in Cancer arrives. Use this transit to meditate on where you'd like to grow, and how you'd like to help others. Reality starts to sink in on June 23, as routine-ruling Neptune stations retrograde in receptive Pisces. When the planet of dreams and illusions moves in reverse, he takes away a veil of fantasy and helps us to become more responsible for ourselves. You're blessed with a new sense of ambition starting June 25 when ruling Venus moves direct in chatty Gemini. Don't be afraid to pipe up and ask questions — make your voice heard.
Scorpio
October 23 to November 21


Get ready to open up, Scorpio. You're ready to share your thoughts and goals with others on June 5 during the Lunar Eclipse in dynamic Sagittarius. Be prepared to accept a little honesty from others, as we'll all be feeling this intense transit. Allow yourself to evolve starting June 20 when the career-ruling Sun highlights your 9th house of exploration, adventure, and belief. You could have an eye-opening experience that sets you down a different path. Welcome unexpected changes that come your way. Slow down and contemplate a long-term goal you'd like to achieve on June 21 upon the arrival of the Solar Eclipse in Cancer. This transit can help you to center yourself and create a new path. Embrace your vulnerability starting June 25, when affectionate Venus stations direct in communicative Gemini. If you're in a relationship, it will be easier to discuss your needs with your partner and love more honestly. Single Scorpios will enjoy this energy by getting their flirt on, and expanding their dating pool. 
Sagittarius
November 22 to December 21


Celebrate your honesty, Sagittarius. You're ready to share your progressive perspective with others as the Moon waxes full into a Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5. You may need to work a little harder to be patient, as this energy ignites our spirits — we all want to be heard. Take some time to yourself for healing starting June 18, as ambitious Mercury moves retrograde in Cancer. Take a page out of the Crab's book, and enjoy nesting as you decrease your energy. Protect yourself, and you'll come out of this retrograde feeling refreshed as the messenger planet stations direct in Cancer on July 12. You're about to engage in a transformation, prepare to adopt a new perspective starting June 20 when the Sun illuminates your 8th house of transformation, mystery, and dramatic change. If you're feeling strained, reach out for support and ride the wave. Take time to meditate on how you'd like to achieve harmony on June 21 upon the arrival of the Solar Eclipse in Cancer. This powerful new Moon offers you the chance to create change from within. Ready to smell the roses again? Routine-ruling Venus stations direct in playful Gemini on June 25, bringing back joy into your daily schedule. 
Capricorn
December 22 to January 19


Open up, Capricorn. Work to make your emotions known on June 5 as the love-ruling Moon waxes full into a Lunar Eclipse in open-minded Sagittarius. If you're in a relationship, this transit could unearth some hidden feelings, so do your best to speak with kindness. Single Capricorns could experience an intense realization about themselves; use this transit to work through your emotions. Decrease your output starting June 18, as routine-ruling Mercury stations retrograde in nurturing Cancer. Make time for rest, and enjoy healing your spirit as the messenger planet moves in reverse. Find time to reach out to work friends and colleagues starting June 20, as the Sun lights up your 7th house of partnerships, contracts, and business. We're moving through a different world, and we need to do it together. Rejuvenate your compassionate spirit on June 21 and set an intention to heal yourself during the Solar Eclipse in intuitive Cancer. Reclaim your power starting June 25, as career-ruling Venus stations direct in inquisitive Gemini. Gather your learnings from when she was retrograde, and come to the table stronger and wiser. 
Aquarius
January 20 to February 18


Manage your expectations, Aquarius. You may feel torn between your passions and your responsibilities on June 5, as the Moon waxes full into a Lunar Eclipse in optimistic Sagittarius. Make sure that you're aware of what your loved ones are capable of, and lend help when it's asked for. You're able to even out your routine starting June 20, as the love-ruling Sun highlights your 6th house of health, order, and service. Enjoy giving back to your community, and getting creative with new recipes that support your wellness. Take a moment to ruminate on how you'd like to grow on June 21 upon the arrival of the Solar Eclipse in imaginative Cancer. Ready to get to know your finances better? Money-minded Neptune moves retrograde in Pisces on June 23, revealing blind spots in your budget. Use this transit to put away fantasies and get acquainted with reality. Bring beauty back into your home starting on June 25, as domestic-ruling Venus stations direct in Gemini. Get advice from friends and family as you switch up your surroundings.
Pisces
February 19 to March 20


You're bursting with brilliant new ideas, Pisces. Let your daily life inspire you as you create something beautiful on June 5, coinciding with the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in clever Sagittarius. Conserve your energy starting June 18, as Affectionate Mercury stations retrograde in emotional Cancer. Carve out time in your day to gain mental clarity, and enjoy quiet time as the messenger planet moves in reverse. Nurture your inner artist starting June 20, as the routine-ruling Sun brightens your 5th house of creativity, pleasure, and romance. This beautiful transit also encourages you to enjoy flirting with new people or, if you’re attached, to sweep your partner off their feet. Practice thankfulness as the Sun lights up your days. You may feel a little less enchanted by the world starting June 23, as ruling Neptune stations retrograde in Pisces. A veil is lifted when Neptune moves in reverse, encouraging us to confront our realities. Use this transit to strengthen your spirit and gain confidence. You could be inspired to start a side-hustle starting June 27, as money-minded Mars speeds into ambitious Aries. Flex your skills.

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May 31, 2020

A Week Being Unemployed In New York, NY

Welcome to Money Diaries, where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We’re asking women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Tody: an unemployed woman who spends some of her money this week on Magic Shaving Powder.

Occupation: Unemployed
Industry: Tech
Age: 27
Location: NYC
Salary: $0 (was $70,000, but is currently $0 since I was laid off in a large round of COVID-related cuts)
Debt: $0
Paycheck Amount:
$0 (still waiting on my unemployment checked to kick in)

Monthly Expenses
Monthly Housing Costs: $1,300 (I live in a three-bedroom apartment with two roommates and we all pay equally.)
Loans: $0
Apple Cloud: $.99
Spotify + Hulu: $9.99
Netflix: $12.99
Kamps Fitness Unlimited: $25
Utilities: $20-$40
Wifi: $35
Gym Membership: $110 (currently on hold)
Amazon: $0 (use my brother’s)
Classpass: $15 (currently paused)
Phone Bill: $0 (still on my family plan)
Health insurance: $0 (I was paying about $50 a month but my company graciously gave three months of insurance for free)

Day One

7:15 a.m. — Welp, I am awake… still wondering why I wake up at this time after being out of a job for over three weeks. I was recently let go in a large set of layoffs where they let go of about 10% of the company. It has been such a whirlwind but I am very fortunate to have worked at a great place where they actually care about you and even gave free career advisors and resume help in addition to free health insurance for three months to everyone they let go.

8 a.m. — Eat a rice cake with peanut butter and out the door with my mom to go to the grocery store. She is a bit older so I like to go and help her with heavy items, push the cart, and load the car. I am heading back to the city after being home for two months to quarantine and am stocking up on food to bring back. I get kale, tofu, shrimp, broccoli, two salad mixes, wraps, eggs, rice cakes, Beyond burgers, and some yogurt along with her food for the next few weeks. My mom generously offers to pay for my items. Got to love the perks of being home!

9:20 a.m. — It’s Costco time. We pull into the parking lot and the line is at least 75 people long! I hop out of the car to get in line while my mom parks. Within 30 minutes we are in. We get some essentials and pick up a few things for my relatives who are unable to go to the store as well.

12 p.m. — Get home, sanitize everything, and put everything away. I do some last-minute packing and cleaning around the house and make lunch.

4 p.m. — I pack up my food and am ready to leave. I am lucky enough to have a car at my parents’ that I can drive into the city. My family is still very worried about taking public transportation so I am going to keep the car with me for a bit.

5:10 p.m. — There is no traffic at all and I get to my apartment in just over an hour and get a good parking spot right outside my building!

6 p.m. — I catch up with my roommate, H., about our lives since we haven’t seen each other in two months. We have a new roommate moving in at the end of this month and make a plan to deep clean the entire apartment and the open room.

10 p.m. — I am exhausted so time for bed. I wash my face, brush my teeth, and put on this amazing rose facial oil from Trader Joe’s. Their beauty section is life-changing.

Daily Total: $0

Day Two

7:15 a.m. — I wash my face, brush my teeth, put on some moisturizer, and turn on on the news.

10:30 a.m. — I do a Zoom workout and then make some breakfast — eggs and an avocado. After eating, I run outside to move my car.

12 p.m. — Cool, just drove around for over an hour to find a spot since alternate side parking is in effect this week, and ended up 15 minutes away from my apartment. I run on home because I have a third round of interviews later this afternoon for a great job opportunity and want to eat a quick lunch (kale salad, tofu, sliced almonds, chickpeas, and balsamic) and do some last-minute prep beforehand.

4:30 p.m. — Done! I think they went really well, so fingers crossed this works out. Time to go back out and move my car closer to my building.

5 p.m. — Woo, got a great parking spot and beyond ready for an early dinner. Lemon spaghetti with broccoli and shrimp. Simple and delicious. H. comes home from her run and we hangout out on the couch and watch Dead to Me. Honestly, season two is kind of a disappointment…

10 p.m. — Time for bed. Wash my face, brush my teeth and lay in bed for a bit talking to a guy I matched with on Bumble the other day. We make plans to try and do a social distancing “date” later this week.

Daily Total: $0

Day Three

7:15 a.m. — Ugh, 7 a.m. wake up again. I try and go back to sleep but that is not working out too well for me. I get out of bed and wash my face, brush my teeth. I make some eggs and avocados for breakfast.

10:30 a.m. — Zoom workout finished! Today was a strength class and I’m starting to really like this place. They are based in Wisconsin so I would have never found them if it wasn’t for live workouts. I shower and get ready for my day.

12 p.m. — I head out to run to CVS and Trader Joe’s for a few things. My loofa is gross after not using it for two months so I pick one up at CVS ($3.31). I go next door to Trader Joe’s for some cinnamon. But alas, they are out because everyone is now home baking. I end up buying their new watermelon overnight mask and am so excited to try it. Apparently it is a direct dupe for the Glow Recipe mask ($7.61). I go to the next closest store and pick up some cinnamon ($6.39). $17.31

1 p.m. — Lunchtime. Kale salad with chickpeas, tofu, sliced almonds, and balsamic vinaigrette.

5:30 p.m. — Just heard back from the recruiter about a possible new role I have been interviewing with and they want writing samples. I work in marketing and never really compiled my work before. I spend quite a bit of time doing this and send it on over. This waiting game is the worst but another step forward is always a good sign.

6:20 p.m. — Just got a call with a different recruiter from a major tech company asking if I would be interested in a new position there. It sounds like an interesting opportunity and send over my updated resume.

7:30 p.m. — Time for dinner. Spaghetti with fresh lemon, broccoli, kale, and shrimp. I am a creature of habit and will continue to eat the same things every day.

10 p.m. —I hang out with H. and watch the Taylor Swift special on Hulu. Night routine of washing my face and brushing my teeth and off to sleep. I am trying the new watermelon overnight mask and it already feels so soft and light.

11:30 p.m. — I have been talking to Bumble boy all day again and lock in a time for our date for tomorrow.

Daily Total: $17.31

Day Four

7:15 a.m. — At this rate, I don’t think I will ever sleep in again. Brush my teeth, wash my face, and put on the Today Show. My skin is SO soft and glowing from the mask. 10/10 would recommend it. I make eggs and cut up an avocado for breakfast and drink some iced coffee that I brewed a few days ago.

10:30 a.m. — Finish today’s workout which was a boxing and strength class. I run to the shower and start to get ready. I am meeting my Bumble date, B., at 12!!

12 p.m. — I put on jeans, a white t-shirt, and a light jacket with some cute casual flats. I even do my hair and put on makeup. Today is a day of firsts for my quarantine self. I get to the park first and find a not so crowded spot with a few empty benches. He finds me and brings iced coffee. He picked up a few snacks too. He pays. It is SO weird getting to know someone with masks on and a six feet separation. Everything is going really well and we decide to walk around a bit.

3 p.m. — Wow, it has already been three hours and time is flying. We decide to pick up some lunch and eat in the park. We go to Whole Foods and get salads and snacks. He pays for this too. We quickly realized we forgot to get water so I run back and pick up two bottles ($3.93). We sit in the park (at a safe distance), eat, and talk for a while. $3.93

8 p.m. — OMG it is 8 p.m. and I just said goodbye to him! What a pleasant surprise this entire day was. We both want to give each other a hug and kiss goodbye but know we shouldn’t. It feels like we are in an episode of Too Hot Too Handle. Connecting on a deeper level but can’t touch. I get home, shower, and scrub my body after being out for so long and gush about the day to H. My phone tells me we walked over two miles and I am definitely starting to feel it and notice my feet are covered in blisters. My cute shoes did me dirty today. I eat some random snacks for dinner and clean a bit.

8:37 p.m. — I check my emails after this eventful day and see another email from a recruiter asking for references! I reach out to a few past colleagues and managers and they all get back very quickly saying they are more than happy to be listed. I add everything to my reference sheet and send it off. I am so tired so I decide to call it an early night.

11:30 p.m. — So much for going to sleep early. I have been texting B. all night and we make plans for a second date 🙂

Daily Total: $3.93

Day Five

6:56 a.m. — What the heck, I didn’t even sleep until 7 today. I lay in bed on my phone and talk to a friend of mine in London. We catch up on everything and talk about life in quarantine in our countries. I see a tweet from NYC saying alternate side parking is suspended for a holiday today so I don’t have to move my car. Little wins to start the day are the best. Brush my teeth, wash my face, and put on moisturizer.

9:30 a.m. — I decide not to take my workout class this morning because I am feeling very sore from yesterday’s class and long walk. I take my comforter to the cleaner for drop-off service and make some breakfast: eggs and avocado with an iced coffee.

12 p.m. — I pack up some lunch (kale salad, tofu, chickpeas, sliced almonds, with balsamic and fruit) and I walk to the park to relax and get some fresh air.

2:38 p.m. — I get attacked by a goose.

4 p.m. — B. comes and joins me in the park. We hang out and talk for a bit and decide to go walk and find ice cream.

6:30 p.m. — We settle on wine instead. I get the first round ($23.60) and he gets the two others. I am loving these sidewalk bars in this beautiful weather. $23.60

7 p.m. — We cheer for the essential workers and listen to a home down the street blasting “New York, New York.”

8 p.m. — We walk a bit longer and get some pizza. It’s cash only so I pay ($14) and I say goodnight after we eat. Still want to kiss each other goodnight but decide to wait a bit longer. $14

10 p.m. — Take a shower and do a deep scrub down. Brush my teeth, put on the watermelon overnight mask, and call it a night.

Daily Total: $37.60

Day Six

7:15 a.m. — It feels like the weekend. But I guess every day is the weekend to me at this point…. Get up, brush my teeth, wash my face, and put on moisturizer.

9 a.m. — Go to pick up my comforter that I completely forgot to get yesterday ($25). I make some eggs, cut up an avocado, and pour some iced coffee. I continue to check my email to see if anything new comes in from the recruiters. $25

12 p.m. — Take a free class through Classpass that my favorite studio is teaching.

3:30 p.m. — Eat my daily big salad for lunch (kale, chickpeas, tofu, tomatoes, corn, and balsamic). I get a call from a recruiter who tells me the company would love to speak to me and want to set up four video interviews first thing next week!

5 p.m. — Take a walk to get some fresh air and pop into CVS to get some Band-Aids for my blisters. I find some Magic Shaving Powder and decide to get it because I’ve seen it all over TikTok. $8.98

6:30 p.m. — H. and I decide to go out and get a drink from one of the local restaurants near us. They just reopened and are serving curbside drinks. I get a cocktail and tip them a bit more than usual since they have been closed for two months ($18.24). We start to get hungry so we walk down the street to pick up a bite to eat. I get a taco and margarita ($20.31) and we walk home. $38.55

11 p.m. — Exhausted from drinking a bit too much and crawl into bed and pass out.

Daily Total: $72.53

Day Seven

7:15 a.m. — It is raining and I am feeling like it is going to be a super lazy day today. I decide this might be the best time to call the Department of Labor to understand when I will start to receive unemployment payments. It has now officially been four weeks since I lost my job and filed my claim and am starting to get very stressed about all of this.

10:30 a.m. — No luck getting through to anyone and definitely need to take a break. Make some eggs, toast, and cut up an avocado.

11:15 a.m. — I give this magic shaving powder a try and everyone needs to run to the store and buy this. It works like Nair but feels a lot more gentle. My hair just came right off. Oh, and you can use this EVERYWHERE on yourself.

12:32 p.m. — I buy a desk off of Amazon since I doubt I will ever be back in an office full time again ($94.75). $94.75

6:35 p.m. — After cleaning and watching hours of RHOBH it’s time for dinner. I throw together random leftovers (corn, broccoli, and tofu) and watch a cheesy Netflix movie called Roped with H.

9:22 p.m. — Exhausted from doing the bare minimum today so I call it a night.

Daily Total: $94.75

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Your Horoscope This Week


We may be feeling frustrated on Tuesday, as charming Venus forms a square against energetic Mars. This transit brings up feelings of confusion and hostility, and we’ll need to practice building a thicker skin to make it through peacefully. These planets clashing against each other is also a recipe for sexual frustration; it’s a good day to find creative ways to release this energy. Luckily, it’s easy to get back into the swing of things on Wednesday, as the Sun creates a conjunction with romantic Venus, encouraging us to reconnect with friends and lovers. We’re being given an opportunity to smooth over any rough patches from the previous day’s transit. Inquisitive Mercury forms a sextile with enigmatic Uranus on Friday, leaving us bursting with new ideas. Get creative with your thinking during this stimulating transit, and enjoy breaking out of any ruts that you might be stuck in. Repressed emotions could reveal themselves upon the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on Friday at 3:12 p.m. EST. The Full Moon forms a square against warrior Mars and opposes passionate Venus, temping us to lash out if provoked. Practice mindfulness during this moon phase, and think before you speak. A divisive energy bubbles up on Saturday, as the Sun creates a square against ambitious Mars, making everyone want to be top dog. Protect yourself by investing in self-care and avoiding conflict when possible. Blow off a little steam by getting physical, or channel your creative energy into something beautiful.
Aries
March 21 to April 19


Consider your communication style, Aries. You may need to soften your delivery on Tuesday, when passionate Venus forms a square against ruling Mars. The energy will allow minor issues to get blown out of proportion, or attention to be brought to hidden grudges. But Wednesday offers an opportunity to heal, as the entertainment-loving Sun creates a conjunction with charming Venus. Lighten the mood by relaxing and entertaining your besties with your sharp wit. If you’ve had your eye on something special, it’s a great day to treat yourself and focus on your image. The arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in straight-forward Sagittarius on Friday may make you more aware of your responsibilities. Your attention will be pulled toward your home life, as the Moon rules your domestic zone. On Saturday, the pleasure-seeking Sun forms a square against ruling Mars, tempting you to stir the pot. Practice letting others take the lead as these heavenly bodies clash against each other. 
Taurus
April 20 to May 20


How do you react to inconveniences, Taurus? You may have to work to increase your flexibility on Tuesday when regimented Venus forms a square against inner growth-ruling Mars. Experiment with new mindfulness practices that help you to chill out when you’re feeling stressed. The domestic-ruling Sun creates a conjunction with schedule-savvy Venus on Wednesday; enjoy the feeling that everything is falling into place. Utilize this transit by tidying up your space and enjoying your own company. You’re ready to gain traction at work on Friday, as money-minded Mercury forms a sextile with career-ruling Uranus. Develop a plan that helps you to advocate for yourself so that you can continue to do what you do best. Unconventional thinking will be your biggest asset as these planets complement each other. Reflect on how you perceive success on Friday, upon the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in dynamic Sagittarius. Consider how your accomplishments impact your home life and your sense of value during this transit. 
Gemini
May 21 to June 20


How do you respond to change, Gemini? Allow yourself to mold your space into something new on Friday when domestic-ruling Mercury creates a sextile with innovative Uranus. The messenger planet also rules your sign, encouraging you to grow and change from within. Use this beautiful transit to evolve and view the world from a different perspective. Prepare to observe your emotional response to money matters on Friday, upon the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in driven Sagittarius. Your thoughts regarding your finances are heightened as the money-ruling Moon waxes full, and opposes the Sun in your 1st house of self, 1st impressions and appearance. Use this transit to meditate on your relationship with wealth, and think about how you’re currently meeting your needs.
Cancer
June 21 to July 22


Are you figuring out your new workflow, Cancer? It could be challenging to balance the personal and professional aspects of your life on Tuesday, when domestic-ruling Venus creates a square against career-ruling Mars. Instead of lashing out or closing yourself off from loved ones, you can efficiently schedule your time to find harmony at home. Make lists, turn on some brown noise, and avoid distractions during this tumultuous transit. Take a break from the grind on Wednesday and enjoy bringing beauty to your space as the financial-minded Sun creates a conjunction with domestic-ruling Venus. This transit can also help you to manage your money and get you organized so that you can kick back in style. It could be challenging to hold back your emotions on Friday, upon the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius. This phase is meant to help you to realize things that you may have hidden from yourself — use it to wake up and start fresh.
Leo
July 23 to August 22


Ready to get into the driver’s seat, Leo? You’re blessed with leadership skills on Wednesday, as the ruling Sun forms a conjunction with career-minded Venus. Work to inspire your colleagues and brainstorm with your team during this favorable transit. Invest time developing your skills, and research new ways to create solutions. Thinking about how you can increase your wealth? Focus on your passion projects on Friday, while financial-savvy Mercury forms a sextile with enthusiastic Uranus. This transit lends itself well to thinking outside of the box — you can bank on your imagination. Friday’s arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in honest Sagittarius makes people more likely to give feedback, so be ready to take care of your emotions during this event. Be willing to make positive changes, when you’re ready to move forward.
Virgo
August 23 to September 22


You can’t please everyone, Virgo. It could be challenging to manage your expectations of others on Tuesday, when materialistic Venus forms a square against passionate Mars. Make sure that you’re able to balance your needs with others during this dramatic transit. Tact and poise will pay off on Wednesday, when the Sun in your 10th house of career, structure, and public image creates a conjunction with money-minded Venus. It’s time to get what you want as these heavenly bodies complement each other. Be gracious and thankful as you receive your blessings. Spice up your work routine on Friday, as career-conscious Mercury creates a sextile with routine-ruling Uranus. Taking a less-traveled path could help you to make an exciting discovery about your goals — start exploring. Reflect on how you perceive power on Friday, upon the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in straight-forward Sagittarius. You may need to relinquish a little control to gain a better understanding of your emotions during this transit. It’s time to re-prioritize.
Libra
September 23 to October 22


How do you handle criticism, Libra? You may need to absorb some new information on Tuesday when ruling Venus forms a square against passionate Mars. If you’re in a relationship, this energy could bring up some heated issues — but it can be managed with love and understanding. Single Libras should use this transit to channel this energy through exercise or creative release. Open your mind to new possibilities on Wednesday, as the Sun in your 9th house of exploration, adventure, and belief creates a conjunction with ruling Venus. Explore your neighborhood, or dive into a great book that transports your mind to new realms. Friday’s Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius encourages you to transform your professional journey. Use this transit to reflect on how far you’ve come, and where you’d like to move onto in this new world. 
Scorpio
October 23 to November 21


Feeling a little off your game, Scorpio? Be conscious of how you react to new challenges on Tuesday as passionate Venus creates a square against routine-ruling Mars. If you share a space with others, exercise patience as we navigate this prickly transit. Enjoy building your creative muscles on Wednesday, when the career-ruling Sun forms a conjunction with enthusiastic Venus. Try not to forget your responsibilities, as it’s easier to slack off as these heavenly bodies complement each other. On Friday, you’re given a chance to reflect on your professional accomplishments during the Lunar Eclipse in dynamic Sagittarius. Consider how you spend your time and energy and use this event to reroute it to support your foundations. You may choose to readjust your purpose on Saturday, as the career-ruling Sun creates a square against wellness-minded Mars. Choose wisely.
Sagittarius
November 22 to December 21


Go with the flow, Sagittarius. It could be tempting to let little problems rile you up on Tuesday, when routine-ruling Venus forms a square against fiery Mars. Accept what you cannot change, and work to fix the things that are in your control. Make time to reach out to your network on Wednesday, as the Sun in your 7th house of partnerships, contracts, and business creates a conjunction with schedule-savvy Venus. This is a great day to reconnect and collaborate with people who support your goals. Anything is possible on Friday, as ambitious Mercury forms a sextile with enigmatic Uranus. If you’ve been excited to start a new project, this transit will help to fuel your fire. Friday’s Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius increases emotions surrounding your old lifestyle, encouraging you to form a new path. Look for support from your friends and family to gain strength as you evolve.
Capricorn
December 22 to January 19


It’s time to compartmentalize your life, Capricorn. Find time to manage your workload and personal responsibilities on Tuesday, as career-ruling Venus creates a square against domestic Mars. Avoid lashing out at loved ones as you navigate this transit, and fine time to seek out balance. You’ve got the tools to bridge the gap on Wednesday, when the Sun in your 6th house of health, order and service creates a conjunction with goal-oriented Venus. Make sure that you’re taking care of your mind, body, and spirit before you start blasting through your to-do list. Take extra care of your belongings on Friday as routine-ruling Mercury creates a sextile with materialistic Uranus. This is a great time for you to get your finances in order, and take stock of what you need. You could feel as though you’re juggling a lot of emotions on Friday, upon the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in direct Sagittarius. Be receptive to the concerns of loved ones during this influential transit, as they rely on your support.
Aquarius
January 20 to February 18


Need some alone-time, Aquarius? You may want to give yourself some space on Tuesday, when domestic-ruling Venus forms a square against warrior Mars. Be open to feedback that you receive, but don’t allow yourself to become a doormat. You’ll be ready to clear the air on Wednesday, when the love-ruling Sun creates a conjunction with home-loving Venus. Confide in your loved ones and brighten the mood by making a beautiful summer-inspired dinner, or break out a board game. Take some time on Friday to process your emotions upon the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in open-hearted Sagittarius. This transit is going to magnify your emotions and bring hidden feelings to the surface. Prioritize working through them and healing.
Pisces
February 19 to March 20


You’re unimpressed by superficial matters, Pisces. It could be challenging to discuss financial concerns on Tuesday when materialistic Venus forms a square against money-minded Mars. Press the pause button, if you can, and bring your attention back to these issues after this transit has passed. Your mood lightens up on Wednesday as the routine-ruling Sun creates a conjunction with charming Venus. Enjoy dressing up a little, and elevating your daily schedule as these heavenly bodies complement each other. In the mood to make some improvements around the house? You could come up with some great ideas for your space on Friday as domestic Mercury creates a sextile with innovative Uranus. Take some time to decompress on Friday upon the arrival of the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius. Keep a list of the issues that you’d like to address to maintain a sense of control and calm.

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