Your November Love Horoscopes are Here
(March 21 to April 19)
Have you gotten so jaded that a Happily Ever After ending seems totally out of reach? Here's news for you—it isn't. Sometimes, we reach so far for the love that we think will make us happy, that we forget about the simple things and the little gestures that can spark romance in us all over again. Here's an invitation to look within—yourself, your relationship, or even within your partner. There's something in there that you've fallen in love with in the beginning that you may be missing out on right now.
(April 20 to May 20)
They say that you aren't in a healthy relationship without the little arguments and petty fights—after all, it's always so much fun when you make peace after the drama, right? You can get to a point where there's too much tension though. If you've been playing the "will we or won't we" card with your potential guy for too long, the tension may not turn out for the better and at worst, can leave you in love burnout. Put a pause on the unnecessary squabbles and let your heart receive some rest.
(May 21 to June 20)
Even when you're with someone, sometimes you can feel totally alone and isolated. If the blues are creeping up on you, it’s time to reach out. No one's keeping you in that lonely shell of yours but yourself. While you wish your guy could read your mind, sometimes dropping hints and clues aren’t enough and you've just got to get straight to the point and ask for company, ask for a date night, or ask for one of those deep, meaningful 'til-sunrise talks. You'll be surprised at how willing he'll be to help you out.
(June 21 to July 22)
"I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm fine." We get so used to telling people and showing everyone how we're experts at taking care of our business and holding it together, when sometimes, all we need is a little (temporary) cry session. It's brave of you to put up a front that lets everybody know you're great at handling heartbreak, but it takes even more courage to let the ghosts out of the attic every now and then and show your vulnerable side. Let down that front to people you can trust—it'll feel so good to be comforted.
(July 23 to August 22)
Exciting times on the love front, Leo! It looks like you'll be sparking a major connection with someone this month. Who knew that ideals actually existed, huh? Whether this guy's just good for some old-fashioned kilig (something that doesn't last too long), or whether he's actually got the staying power to get you from single to committed—that doesn't matter. Enjoy what he brings for the moment. Languish in the meet cute and the lighthearted fun. We could all use some giddy, spill-to-your-friends-worthy romance in our lives, don't you think?
(August 23 to September 22)
You may be in a super secure relationship, or have just set your eyes on your crush of the moment, or are single and totally content in your celebrity crush—whatever the case may be, keep your guard on because you aren't the only person who sees the love potential in the guy in your life. If you'tre a fangirl, that could mean contending with some die hards out there. If you're getting to know someone interesting, he could potentially be hanging out with other girls. And girlfriends, stay protective of your guys! If you have a bad feeling, follow it—intuition never lies.
(September 23 to October 22)
Hold your horses, Libra—we know how frustrating it is to forever be the token single girl of the group. But if you rush too quickly into romance out of your restlessness, disaster could ensue. If you're feeling lacking in the love department for whatever reason, you're in that state to for a reason. The right guy will come at the right time and in the right circumstances. For now, shift your focus onto yourself and take this relationship down time to be awesome all on your own. Time invested in yourself is never, ever wasted.
(October 23 to November 21)
Take a break from reality for a moment and take some time to dream up your super ideal relationship. It may sound like a silly exercise, but there's value in drawing up the guy of your dreams. He could be a mishmash of crushes from the past, celebs you've obsessed over, and even silly cartoon characters (Flynn Rider, anyone?). Figuring out who you'd love to fall in love with can actually tell you a lot of things about yourself—what you're looking for in a relationship, what you'd love your future to be.
(November 22 to December 21)
For a typically happy go lucky gal, you're feeling the need this month to seize control of your love life and finally get the results that you so badly crave. Newsflash, Sagittarius—there's no way you can manipulate your fate to turn out exactly the way you want it, results guaranteed. Sure, there's a chance that you may be one of the lucky ones who gets everything she asks for—but isn't it much better to just let that happen instead of forcing love to go the way you want? Take a break from getting too control-crazy.
(December 22 to January 19)
Can't figure out the guy you've been seeing? Here's a clue: learn to read between the lines. It's going to take a bit off effort to decode the signs he's been giving, but it'll be well worth the extra attention. Just think of all the time you could potentially be wasting with all the endless wondering! If you want him to be more straightforward, you'll also have to start being clearer with your actions and words. Don't lose heart—start the conversation, define the relationship, and maybe he'll take your clear cues.
(January 20 to February 18)
As much as you'd like to be all coupled up at the moment, you're in serious need of some alone time. You can get a super exciting love life at the snap of your fingers, but if you're in a relationship just for the sake of it, it isn't going to contribute a whole lot of good. You're better than that, Aquarius—you deserve to get the love you truly want. But before that appears, you have to hone in on what, who, when, and how you want love to come into your life first. Focus on that, and the rest will easily follow.
(February 19 to March 20)
While your inner sweetheart would just love to give all that love away, November is asking you to rein it in a little and give your heart the protection it needs. Relationships are a give and take thing. And you're undoubtedly an expert at giving of your self, your time, and your energy! But what about the taking? It's high time you make sure you're on the receiving end of all that love you so readily give to others. Be wary of who you give that love to—he's got to be worthy of it.
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5 Mystery-Thriller Novels to Read
If you’re stuck at home and out of Netflix shows to binge-watch, then you might want to try and read these mystery-thriller books to match your homemade Dalgona Coffee.
1. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
The debut novel, and Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery & Thriller of 2019, follows Alicia Berenson, a well-known painter married to an esteemed fashion photographer. Life seemed perfect for Alicia, until one evening when she shot her husband five times, and… never spoke again.
2. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
From the author of Final Girls comes this page turning novel about an infamous building in Manhattan called the Bartholomew. After stumbling upon an ad to become an apartment sitter, Jules Larsen has set out to look after apartment 12A under strict and somewhat odd conditions. Not long after stepping foot in the building, Jules has been met with unfriendly tenants, eerie noises in the apartment unit, and an abrupt departure of a fellow sitter named Ingrid.
3. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
If you loved Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho or David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, then this book is for you. After the disappearance of her Aunt Vivian while working as a night-shift clerk at the Sun Down Motel in 1982, Carly has set off to Fell NY, to work the same job at the same place as her Aunt had 35 years ago – with hopes of uncovering the truth lurking behind the Motel walls.
4. Verity by Colleen Hoover
While known for Young-Adult Novels such as Slammed and Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover offers readers a romantic thriller about Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling author who was given the opportunity to finish the three remaining novels of a successful series after its original author, Verity Crawford, suffered an accident and has become immobile. After receiving an invite at the Crawford manor to sort through Verity’s notes, Lowen discovers an unpublished autobiography revealing the truth about Verity. With the eerie atmosphere of having Verity confined in her own home, and who is seemingly aware of her surroundings, Lowen is certain Verity is not what she appears to be.
5. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
A mind-bending science fiction thriller from the best-selling author of Wayward Pines – Dark Matter is packed with the concept of the Multiverse and the philosophy of existentialism. The novel follows an ordinary Physics professor, Jason Dessen, who was looking forward to dinner with his family while walking the streets of Chicago. The next thing he knew, he was being held at gunpoint – by a man wearing a mask – and injected with an unknown drug and blacks out. When he regains consciousness, he learns that the world he woke up to was different from the world he knew.
Here's a poem I wrote a while back reflecting on what it's like over-rationalize a simple thing like crushing on a dude -- hence, the title "Scientific Method"
You were a phenomenon I cannot wrap my head around
When I first met you, my heart forgot to make its signature sound
And it's overwhelming, your presence;
And underwhelming, so science will be the only language I'll hide in-- For now.
At first glance, I notice your top button unbuttoned,
and your shirt fully cotton
Complete with a smile as nervous as me
And a swagger in your step only I can see
Further on, I find your wit to be at a pace
That doesn't leave any space for tension to rise
and it's all too nice
And ridiculous and a bit too suspicious
That this isn't another (well,) circus.
Now, let's take a wild guess,
Oh, but it has to be smart, yes,
That this could lead to something with potential
That this isn't another differential easily solved
With a formula, tried and tested but never evolved
For so long, we've both been independent of any dependent
Keeping our variables fixed and ourselves distracted
With anything, everything,
But not a single thing
Could stop me from pushing this blindly to find its threshold,
Hoping that it's a quantity my hands could still hold
Over hours, days, and weeks
Through minor revisions and tweaks
Then comes the analysis -- that these weren't accidents
So, now I find myself in a conundrum
With the anomaly in a blue shirt right in front of me,
That this had to be processed logically,
But the findings are as follows:
None of which were shallow, so I therefore conclude that it's true,
I therefore conclude that it's you.
Mi Luna: The Light in My Dark Soul Locked in… Alone…
Why do I feel comforted by darkness? Oh cause maybe because… I am a jolly and very enthusiast kid back then. All I know is to have fun, laugh and play. But as I grow older, everything has changed, a lot. I can feel the changes. I know the more I get older, I’m turning to something I’m not. You know what, I just realized I like it even more. And that’s how I turned a monster. A monster to my own self. Always questioning life and even God about the things that are happening with my life. “Do I deserve this?”. Every day was a struggle. “Which mask should I wear now?”. And every night is my judgement time. “Should I still continue with my miserable life?”. This certainly sum up my whole life. I have this mindset since I was young. I can say that my experiences made me like this. I always want to escape, but every time I tried to pick up myself up, there is always shits that pulls me down. And there, I get tired. Hoping that no one would ever see this. As I despise myself as well. What I can do now is to just embraced everything, I just embraced darkness- reflecting my own self.
“Look at the moon, it can shine alone and it can give us light at night.” A line I was keeping in my mind that a friend of mine helps me realize things and been there to fix my path. And there I started seeking for my moon but I do not know which part should I start. As days passed, I started to open up myself. I started to act as what truly inside me. It is very hard at first and there is this time that even the situation got worst. But as I continue exploring with my life, a question pop out on my head “Why did I still get this far?”, I can say that maybe I should do this, maybe I really can do this but it is myself who is holding me back because I’m afraid.
Now as far as I am trying to revive my soul, there I know that many people care. Yes, I learned to open up but not to all, on different situations there are people who can understand me because they have the same situation as I am. I learn to open up as long as they did not force me. I learned to navigate and open up for whom I trusted and at the same time when I am ready. The light that I am seeking is my own understanding and acceptance about myself. My light is myself and I am Mi Luna. So it is not too late to save myself. I have thought that, I should be a survivor and winner. That I should also be the ruler of my own mind and soul. Eliminate the room for darkness and let the light shine through you, that I can say how I earned myself again. Mi Luna’s darkness have turned to spotlight.
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