What's in Store for Your Love Life in July 2017, According to Your Zodiac
(March 21 to April 19)
It's way too easy to succumb to a "woe is me" mentality when things aren't going well in your relationship. Before blaming everyone else for how your love life isn't working out (your parents are too strict, your partner is insensitive, school is getting in the way, etc.), consider your approach too. You're not as helpless as you think, in fact there's a lot you can do to move towards your desired outcome if you only decide to make a move, speak up, and decide that you want things to be better. Change starts from within.
(April 20 to May 20)
So you've had a tough experience—are you going to cry over spilled milk again and again? Acknowledging the mishaps and wrong choices you've made in the past is the first step in carving out your next relationship. Yes—the possibility of a next one still exists if you want it. Use what didn't work out to draw your boundaries. Figure out what you will not settle for and what you're willing to compromise the next time you meet someone who sparks your interest. You can pick up the pieces if you will it!
(May 21 to June 20)
Are you always fending off admirers who are totally not your type? Does everyone you like seem to be out of reach, and is it beginning to annoy you that everyone who makes a move on you is someone you see platonically? It's time to get clear with your love intentions, Gemini. No more mincing words. Even when you're just huddled with your girl friends, sharing secrets, spill out exactly the type of person you want to be in a relationship with. Remember—when we talk with intention, the Universe listens.
(June 21 to July 22)
Is your current relationship feeling less than exciting? Are you getting into a rut even if you've only been with each other for a few weeks? It's time to take the reins and steer your partnership exactly where you want it to go. Come up with fresh ideas about what you two can do over the weekend (think out of the box!). Are you two sitting in silence because you'd rather not talk about why he's been spending so much time with his girl best friend who you've always had weird suspicions about? Talk it out. Lead.
(July 23 to August 22)
Everyone carries some kind of baggage with them as far as relationships go. Just because you feel like having a good cry, or just because it feels like you're carrying way too much on your shoulders for what was supposed to be a simple crush or an "experiment" at dating, doesn't mean that you aren't a strong person. Sometimes, we need to let our guard down and acknowledge that even if we haven't got the perfect relationship doesn’t mean that we're less worthy of love. It's okay to ask for help.
(August 23 to September 22)
Trust is the basis of any relationship... and if you're always going to be checking your partner's phone, trying to hack into his email, or stalking all the exes on Instagram, you're building a relationship on a very weak foundation. Sooner or later, that lack of faith will catch up with you and could cause more pain down the line. Set things straight as soon as you can—if you have trust issues, talk it out. It's better to deal with everything early on than to wait for things to get worse.
(September 23 to October 22)
Have you considered that maybe moving on has been super hard for you because you haven't actually let go of old grudges yet? It takes a whole lot of courage to forgive someone—especially if you're on the receiving end of some really crappy behavior. There's no need to shore up old wounds and calling up every ex that's hurt you before... finding forgiveness from within is sometimes enough. A lot of times, moving on only requires you to say sorry to yourself and to tell yourself you're forgiven.
(October 23 to November 21)
It's great that you've been happily single for a while now, and there is certainly nothing wrong with spending some good, quality time with yourself. That said, if your rom-com binges just aren't doing it for you anymore, it's perfectly okay to get out of your comfort zone and start taking action on your love life again. Moving back into the dating scene after being single for a good, solid time is pretty ideal—you've got a clear mind and an intact heart that will have you ready for whatever may come.
(November 22 to December 21)
You may not feel it yet, but you've got a lot going for you this month, Sagittarius. If things have been feeling hopeless with the object of your affection, don't lose hope. Sometimes, the Universe gifts you with possibilities and opportunities that you don't pick up on right away. Keep your eyes open and your heart ready for any gifts that may come your way. Not all presents come in a form we expect...so greet every surprise with gratitude and know that love is on your way.
(December 22 to January 19)
Some love stories take a lot longer than others to come into fruition. You may feel like you're in an endless maze when it comes to finding the right person for you—the stars advise you to stay on course and keep the faith. Your person is out there, possibly within reach. Count every hurdle as one step closer to your happy ending, stay positive and be open to serendipity when it comes to you. Everything romance related in you life is looking up right now!
(January 20 to February 18)
Are you all out of ideas when it comes to the right partner for you? The stars have a couple of clues to help guide you romance-wise! Someone with a good dose of maturity will do you some good. Your perfect complement is someone who isn't afraid to deal with the sensitive stuff (no hiding of feelings or emotions!), but knows when sentimentality needs to be set aside so that more serious matters can be taken care of. Watch out for someone who wears glasses too—just a hint. ;)
(February 19 to March 20)
Have your friends been pestering you about a set-up and have you been too weirded out by the idea to go along with it? Here's a tip. Spark a bit more excitement in your life by saying yes to a blind date that matches you with someone who isn't typically your type. If you like playing it safe and secure, go for someone with a bold and adventurous streak. Keep your eyes peeled for extreme sports enthusiasts... Ever tried bungee jumping or skydiving? He may just be the guy to convince you to try it out.
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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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