Whether you believe in astrology or not, you’ve most likely heard of “Mercury in Retrograde”–everyone’s favorite excuse for missing emails, broken cell phones, and computer malfunctions. But most of us don’t actually know what it is. To learn more about what’s really happening with the planet (and why everyone thinks it’s to blame for their technology problems), check out this week’s Holy Facts on The ChopraWell. More
Post-baby bodies are all over the tabloids lately; just last week, headlines swirled around Miranda Kerr‘s runaway comeback, and now Victoria Beckham‘s opening up about her own plan for pregnancy recovery—she’s also relying on astrology, or ‘yogalosophy,’ to ‘get her size 8 body back’ after giving birth four weeks ago,’ British tabloid Now reports. Um…bollocks? Firstly, there’s no way itty-bitty Ms. Beckham is regularly a size eight (no matter what measurement chart we’re using). Second…an astrology diet? There are a lot of hare-brained weight-loss schemes out there, but this has to take the (sugar-free, vegan) cake. More
Thanks to rumors about a 13th astrological sign and new horoscope dates, even non-astrology buffs (ourselves included) have taken to debating the stars lately. But what about the moon? Tonight marks the first full moon of 2011, and we’re curious whether you believe that “full moon madness” will ensue. Many believe that women’s menstrual cycles are ruled by the moon; some believe that lunar cycles cause mischief and madness. We’re not sure where we stand (but we have experienced the whole menstrual-moon connection), so we did a little research to see if the moon seems to effect worldly happenings for the worse.
We found some surprising evidence that tonight’s “Wolf Moon” (as January full moons are traditionally called) may indeed be likely to cause mischief. More
If you read your horoscope every day and judge relationships by astrological signs, listen up: Your zodiac sign may have changed. According to those in the know, the planet earth has shifted position in relation to the sun and its equatorial alignment since the zodiac signs were determined 3,000 years ago. More
I don’t read my personal horoscope – I usually find them either too vague, or so specific that they become a self-fulfilling prophecy that I can’t forget until the next horoscope I read. But as much as I dismiss the futility of those crackpot paragraphs in the back of every free weekly, around I do find myself peeking at 2011 forecasts a lot lately. And when I’m in a new relationship, I inevitably head over to astrologyzone.com to plug in my new gent’s birth date to find out if my Virgo will jibe with his Pisces. Then there are those really shitty weeks when everything I plug into a wall seems to break, and I can usually find a website that faults Mercury rising (or some other planetary alignment that takes the spotlight off of how poorly I take care of my gadgets).
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