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Your FIERCE Horoscope For November 11-17

Aries

We know you’re all about motion and action, Aries, but with your ruling planet Mercury going retrograde on the 16th, you’ll want to get all of your ducks in a row in the days leading up to it. Remember that it’s a bad idea to start new projects or commitments during a retrograde, so getting your life sorted before then is the best way to come out of one smoothly. Ironically, this same Friday sees Venus plop right into your relationship sector, which will have you on cloud 9 in terms of love. If you’re single, its soulmate time. No, seriously. This could mean wedding bells. If you’re in a relationship, be ready for great collaboration with your partner where you’re both on the same page and exactly where you want to be – with each other.

Taurus

As Mercury turns retrograde on Friday the 16th, you’ll want to watch your spending habits, Taurus. As a bull, you certainly love the finer things but take this time to reconsider your relationship with your finances. Luckily, you’ve got more important things to focus on than money right now. Yeah, we’re talking romance. Your ruling planet Venus will turn direct in Libra the same day as Mercury retrograde, so who can even be bothered with the most-feared of astrological movements when you’re about to reignite the sparks with your current lover and build something even stronger together?

Gemini

Mercury may be turning retrograde on the 16th, but this day also sees Mars moving into your career sector. While your love life can get confusing this week, at least you have more important financial and professional matters to focus your energy on. If you’re single, you could meet someone you share an incredible connection with, but if you’re currently in a relationship, you and your partner might not be on the same page about stuff you used to be. Try to be a good listener and don’t jump to any conclusions just yet. Instead, do your best to focus on work this week, where you know you can shine.

Cancer

Mercury’s impending retrograde on the 16th allows you the time to refocus on yourself and tap into your inner spirituality. What are you doing that has been holding you back? As you reassess and find some alone time, you’ll come out of your shell knowing how to push through those challenges to get you where you need to be. Remember that tense family situation with a partner last week, Cancer? All problems should soon be rectified and you’ll feel the balance back in your partnership again. And if you’re single, rely on some family members who’ve been forcing you to meet someone they think you’ll like. This time, they actually got it right!

Leo

Mercury may be turning retrograde on the 16th, but you won’t even seem to notice it, Leo! That’s because, on the very same day, Venus turns direct in your house of career, making your ideas in the workplace heard and appreciated. You’ll start making much better progress at your job. Minding that retrograde, however, it’s best to use these next three weeks to save all that money you’ll hopefully find yourself earning. Save your acorns for the winter, essentially. Or, as a lion, I guess – save that fresh antelope kill? You get the idea. Your love life is about to pop off, as well, because of course it will. You easily attract attention and this week will be no less. In fact, you’ll be especially lucky in love.

Virgo

Mercury will turn retrograde on the 16th, meaning don’t make any big purchases or sign on to any new commitments. With Venus also turning direct in your sign on the same day, however, this’ll be easy. Your finances will go back up right where they need to be, so make sure to keep them there with financially-sound choices. What’s the only thing better than money? Well, I guess that’s debatable, but most people of sound mind would argue…sex! Expect to see your romantic life take a spicier turn in the bedroom – and you definitely won’t be complaining about it!

Libra

You’re back in your element this week, Libra, feeling the balance in those scales once again. On Friday, Mercury turns retrograde, but Mars also enters your 6th house of work and health. You’ll be killing it from the inside out now that you’ve finally gotten your groove back. Your shine is nothing short of illuminant this week! With that said, if you feel like that certain someone in an important relationship isn’t seeing the glow you and everyone else knows you have, this is the time reevaluate if that partnership is truly serving you anymore. Don’t let anyone dull this sparkle!

Scorpio

A New Moon on the 8th sees Jupiter move into your financial house, kicking things up for you and your finances. Be wise with that money when Mercury goes retrograde on the 16th and don’t make any unnecessary spending choices that burn away that new cash. Venus turns direct for you the same day and your love life will be on fire, Scorpio! If you’re partnered up, you and your love with have no problem keeping each other warm for the winter, and if you’re single, you’ll have a clearer head when it comes to deciding which potential partner is truly the best fit for you and that passionate sting.

Sagittarius

Mercury’s retrograde on the 16th will leave you feeling confused and like you have to overexplain yourself. The problem is is that it’s all in your head. Since Mercury is your planet of love, these misunderstandings in your relationship aren’t as bad as they seem. In fact, they’re more or less just in your head as your sign goes through a bit of a foggy time. Don’t overthink the small stuff because your partner is there for you. The same goes for you and your career, as you may find yourself making dumb errors at work. They won’t be detrimental, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be feeling okay about your missteps. What’s more important is that you stay calm and cool in the wake of these so no one thinks you can’t handle the stress.

Capricorn

Your career planet Venus ends its retrograde the same day Mercury begins theirs, and it all goes down on the 16th. As you smooth out some old residual issues at work, take the time to relax your body and your mind to come out of Mercury’s retrograde stronger. On the same day, you might realize that someone you’ve been seeing just doesn’t fit into your life the way you thought they would. It’s time to make a choice, but know that you’re better off for it, Cap.

Aquarius

Venus turns direct on the 16th, which happens to be your planet of home and family life. Take this time to work on home improvement projects and anything that will make your home more, well…homier! However, the same day will see Mercury, your planet of true love, retrograde for the next three weeks. There will be miscommunication between you and your closest friends. Perhaps you gave bad advice, have been ditching them for a new love interest, or don’t feel ready to introduce a new special someone to your circle just yet. First impressions won’t go well this week, so hold off until December to clear the air with those friends. For right now, at least, communication might just feel haywire.

Pisces

Mercury retrograde has a way of unfairly affecting Pisces the most, doesn’t it? Having this planet as your ruler of love, home, and family life means retrogrades affect the things most important to a Pisces in the most annoying way. However, this final one of the year will probably barely be noticed, my little fish. Since Jupiter moved into your house of career last week, you’ll see financial issues fade away and the encouragement to move forward. If you’re in a relationship, it’s all about sticking with your partner and not playing the blame game over past financial mistakes. It’s all getting sorted now. Single fish might find themselves flirting with a certain hottie at the office. Well, we told you your career would get better. Haha!


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These Online Botanicas Will Satisfy The Bruja In You

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These Online Botanicas Will Satisfy The Bruja In You

With young Latinxs reclaiming the bruja identity, the demand for access to novenas, herbs and other specially crafted ritual tools has grown tremendously. Luckily, these Latinx-owned online botanicas have made it easy for brujas, or anyone who wants to dive deeper into the practice, to get their hands on the goods. Whether you’re looking to conjure up more cash flow or secure some extra protection from those pesky mal de ojos, these shops have the magia you need.

1. The Flowerchild Bruja

You know you’ve received some real tesoro when you open your delivery and see the holographic cellophane. Unmistakable and unique products are what make The Flowerchild Bruja’s shop un cielo de flores. Garden Smudge Sticks adorned with colorful flowers and loose herbs packaged in clear hearts make this online botanica a must-visit if you’re looking to manifest more love and beauty into your life.

2. Brooklyn Brujeria

No forlorn-looking saints and pale stricken Marys here! Brookyn Brujeria offers a fresh and modern take on the classic bruja necessity of novena candles. At $10 a candle, you can enhance the vibrations and style of your space without blowing all your chavo. With intentions like Boss Bitch and F*ck Outta Here, these ain’t your abuelitas’ novenas.

3. The Hoodwitch Store

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Thank you for all of your love & support to those who have been readers and customers of @thehoodwitch over the years. ♥️You know truly how hard I work and that this is my livelihood and culture. Visual art and magic ARE my life and practice. Not a peach flavored “turquoise” glitter drink. My magic is in my blood, my magic is in my ability to bring life to my visions, it is creation & destruction. Over the last 6 years, I have been so honored and lucky to be featured in some of the largest media publications internationally not limited to Instagram. This is bigger than that and the creative team for Starbucks knew that. I have personally worked on consulting large companies in their design concepts this work comes naturally to me. “So what’s the big fuss?” My personal style has become synonymous with the visual aesthetic of my brand. No, I absolutely did not “invent” the crystal balls nor acrylic nails but What I created was a space for myself along with other POC to feel represented and have visual imagery that was representative of us. The colorful candles of my local botanicas, my gold jewelry, and my long nails clutching my crystals are certainly not “new” but to see them presented in a manner that I shared visually in this space was. Katherine de Vos Devine @devosdevine is a lawyer and art historian who wrote a powerful and insightful look as to what exactly is happening with this situation and we are sharing it in our story today because more than anything she truly gives the full tea of the situation. I can strip away the crystal balls, the nail art, and delete all of my beautifully curated photos but I will always be me, I will always be my grandmother’s voices and wisdom. I will create, and I will always know my value and my worth. I trust and believe that my ancestors and my guides are looking after me. These giants may have the money to bully artists, creatives, and small business but we know the truth and absolutely must not allow it. As a small business owner, I appreciate you standing with us in this uphill journey and even if it goes nowhere, at the end of the day I can laugh to myself knowing that Starbucks made a drink inspired by HW 🔮

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If you’re in the market for an obsidian scrying mirror, unique tarot decks or nail polish for your mystic manos, then The Hoodwitch Store is your one-stop bruja shop. Be sure to also check out the Bruja Bookshop tab, where you’ll find vintage, one-of-a-kind libros to up your witchy wisdom. The shop offers some rare finds en español as well. However, make sure you stay up to date on the latest inventory. These goods sell out fast!

4. House of Intuition

If you live in LA, you’ve most likely heard of House of Intuition. With four brick and mortar stores throughout the area, plus an online shop, it’s probably a wise investment to grab one of their “Success” intention candles. Their beautifully colored novenas aren’t the only reason to check out the shop, though. Seriously, this casa is staked with everything from crystals skulls, cauldrons and wands to a line called “Hair Mystics” featuring crystal-infused hair mists. You’ll be glad your intuition led you here.  

5. Lunar Magic Shop

Lunar Magic Shop is the super affordable and super thoughtful shop with some of our favorite bruja apparel. You will for sure want to grab the “My Mom Will Hex You” tee for the little one in your life or the “I Am My Own Sacred Place” one for yourself. While you’re at it, you might as well secure the “Motherhood”and “Student” crystal kit bags. This small shop definitely has the whole family’s brujeria needs in mind.

6. Curandera Press

While this shop is currently taking a small hiatus, they will re-launch on August 1. This gives us time to save up for a big vela haul. We could all use some divine intervention with lazy lovers and bad hair days, right? With Curandera Press’ “No Mas Amante Perezoso” and “Good Hair Day” velas, your prayers are answered. We’re excited to see what intentions they roll out next.

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Your Weekly Horoscope For The Week Of December 3rd According To Guacardo

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Your Weekly Horoscope For The Week Of December 3rd According To Guacardo

The weight from our final Mercury retrograde of the year lifts on Thursday and, boy, aren’t we glad to leave that notorious backward spin in the dust! As we enter the holiday season and the final month of the year, issues that became hazy during the last three weeks become so clear that a lot of you may be feeling an epiphany. Be that in work, love, or your living situation, prepare to enter the latter half of the first week of December with a wonderfully refreshed outlook!

Aries

From finances to sexuality, your mind is such a jumble this week that you can’t seem to focus on which one is more important or how to go about it. It’s hard to make decisions when Mercury is in retrograde, especially when he’s out there continuously throwing things off as is. Fortunately, that pesky planet turns direct in your sign on Thursday, finally bringing you the clarity to tackle whatever important issues need attention in your life.

Taurus

Paranoia about the way things are going in your life only increases confusion and miscommunication this week. By addressing issues head-on, you can get the clarity you need and have a conversation about your concerns. In terms of your love life, not hashing things out only creates a disaster. Fortunately, this won’t be the case. Worrying only creates more problems, while clear communication this week provides a breath of fresh air between you and your love. Embrace this soulful connection!

Gemini

Expect a glowing, romantic week that’s nothing short of a fairy tale, Gemini! On the 7th, a New Moon in your partnership sector will see a major level up in your personal game of love! Whether that means making it official, moving in together, or tying the knot, you’ll have more sweet bliss than you’ll know what to do with. What a fun problem to have!

Cancer

You might be feeling some trust issues with those closest to you this week, Cancer. Either you’re starting to put two and two together in terms of shady things they’ve done or said (or haven’t said!). You’re right to be skeptical, as it’s a reminder to put your needs first. Is this someone you’re ready to commit to? Your decision-making clears up on Thursday when you’re better able to access the situation and trust your intuition.

Leo

Say hello to your fiery love life, my feisty Leo! On Friday, a New Moon occurs in your love life sector, setting your romance world aflame. Jupiter’s in your corner, the planet of luck, and it feels like nothing could go wrong. The feeling’s right! For those who are single, you might meet “The One” this week, while attached Leos might feel a stronger bond with their special someone. This luck will carry over to your work life as well, so take advantage of any and all opportunities.

Virgo

You’re living in a bit of a fantasy this week, Virgo, as a conjunction between Mars and Neptune in your partnership sector ignites both dreams as well as well your drive to make them happen. You and your partner might get a little extra freaky this week as you explore new things together. Nice! Basically, whatever is on your mind right now, you’ll more than likely be able to make happen. You’ll feel as if you’re actually made of magic!

Libra

You’ve most likely been doing the heavy lifting in more than one situation in your life, and this week you’ll really feel it. The resentment from always having to clean up someone else’s messes who won’t hold themselves accountable for their actions reaches its final straw with you, and you might just combust from the build up. Don’t feel bad about an outburst – you’re the one being taken advantage of. Stand your ground and own up to how you’re feeling so you can either mend it or cut that person out.

Scorpio

Clarity is wonderfully bestowed upon you this week when Mercury turns direct in your sign on Thursday. If you’ve felt misunderstood in any aspects of your life lately, it’s been causing you to retreat into self-doubt and depression. As Mercury allows you to say what’s on your mind, you’ll learn that nothing can get better without speaking your mind. If you don’t, you’ll only continue to stay in that recluse state you’ve put yourself in. 

Sagittarius

A fresh start is in the cards for this week when a New Moon in your sign on Friday connects to Jupiter, showering you with all the luck. Whatever you feel in your heart, follow that desire to watch just about anything you’ve been hoping for come true. Talk about manifesting, Sag! Strike while the iron’s hot!

Capricorn

Are you getting some steamy signals from a platonic friend this week and not sure what to do about it? With Mercury retrograde in your sign and moving through your friendship sector, things might be buzzing off with someone you’ve only considered a pal. Are you reading the situation correctly or is this person really laying on the hints right now? Mercury turns direct in your sign on Thursday, which means you’ll be able to more clearly decide on whatever path you want to take with this situation. 

Aquarius

With Mercury finally turning direct on Thursday, a career decision you’ve been weighing on finally becomes clear. That is to say that we hope you held off on making big choices during Mercury retrograde, Aquarius! Confide in loved ones when it comes to narrowing down your choices, as you’ll find lots of good advice from those close to you. Sometimes you just need an outside perspective in order to make the decision that’s right for you, and, fortunately, this person is very much on your side.  

Pisces

You might unintentionally be finding yourself retrospective this week, Pisces, but if there’s one thing you’re good at, it’s living in your head. You’ll likely put a magnifying glass on your personal life, questioning why you’re really with the person you’ve chosen to commit to. Is it really love or have you let mere physical attraction go further than anticipated? Is this partnership truly grounded? Your passions and feelings ebb and flow on any given day this week and you’re not sure which feeling is the truest. Consider this, though – if you have to question it in the first place, was it right all along? Trust that fishy intuition.

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