BUSTLE | These are the Things you're Probably Most Afraid of, Based on your Zodiac Sign
If you're on a mission of self discovery (and really, aren't we all?) then you'll probably be interested in hearing more about the fears most common for your Zodiac sign. I mean, why wouldn't you want a little more insight into why you are the way you are, or why certain things scare the pants off you, or make your blood run cold?
As it goes with personality traits, there's a long list of fears that seem to go hand-in-hand with certain astrological signs. "Your sign has its own values and ideals, and therefore related fears or worries," professional astrologer Rachel Lang tells Bustle. "These fears are often inherently related to personality traits. Also, each sign has a shadow side, or a side that’s not as easily understood. Some of our fears come from deep shadow parts of ourselves and relate back to our past."
POPSUGAR | What Type of Workout You Should Do Based on Your Zodiac Sign
"Of course, any workout beats no workout, but if you could actually maximize your performance somehow, you'd be into it, right? Well, turns out there are certain exercises that are better suited to your body's needs based on your zodiac sign.
Sounds strange, but stay with us here. Some signs are believed to enjoy low-intensity workouts, while others prefer high-intensity, fast-paced workouts. And while some signs can easily exercise solo, others might need some outside motivation, perhaps in the form of a sports league or class.
So before booking your next class online, think about trying a new workout that's aligned with the stars."
BYRDIE | Mercury Retrograde Is Back--This is How to Survive
"Mercury retrograde is a bringer of communication-related chaos. Whether you fire off an email to the wrong person, head out to meet someone only to find your train coming to a standstill or your Wi-Fi keeps malfunctioning, chances are that Mercury retrograde is at fault. Now, look, not everyone believes in planetary forces affecting us on such a personal level, but you have to admit there are periods when communication seems to go out of kilter."
BRIT + CO | This Is Why Zodiac Signs Are Linked to Romantic Compatibility
If you’re a skeptic when it comes to astrology, you probably use your friends, social media, and intuition to judge romantic compatibility when it comes to potential partners. However, you might not know that your astrological (AKA zodiac) sign can actually tell you a lot about your personality traits, needs, and desires. Much like a Myers-Briggs type, your zodiac sign can help you better understand yourself, and the more you know about yourself, the greater chance of success in relationships. Rachel Lang, a professional astrologer, can help you understand what your astrological sign means and how you can use it in your relationships.
Find out everything about the August 2017 Eclipse with guest astrologer Rachel Lang. We discuss the potential impacts for us collectively and personally over the next six months and the best ways to take advantage of this Leo/Aquarius eclipse portal.
BELLESPIRIT MAGAZINE | Rachel Lang: An Instrument Of Peace
By David Matthew Brown
Rachel works with startups, businesses and clients all over the planet with the intention to serve and empower. Her laugh is contagious and her smile can light up a room. I have interviewed Rachel on my radio show in the past and was excited about this dialogue. I love her insight and wisdom and most importantly, I love her.
Everything you need to know to navigate the energies of 2017 with grace and ease. Find out about the big transits for the year, including Venus Retrograde, the Eclipses, Chiron, and so many more that well affect each one of us.
BUSTLE | This is Going to be your Biggest Relationship Problem in the Long Run, According to your Zodiac Sign
"While we can all work hard to have healthy relationships, sometimes our innate traits can get in the way and make things difficult. This has a lot to do with personality, of course. But it might also have something to do with any and all relationship problems that are common for your zodiac sign.
If you're into astrology, then you likely already know your sign's strengths and weaknesses. And you probably also know your compatibility with other signs, and how that might lead to a great (or not so great) relationship."
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FENG SHUI YOUR LIFE | How to Navigate the Upcoming Retrogrades
How has the Venus retrograde affected you? And what about the upcoming retrogrades of Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto starting this month? Find out the best ways to navigate this time with guest Astrologer Rachel Lang. And of course it always comes back home to your home. In this episode, find out how these retrogrades relate to feng shui-ing your life.
BUSTLE | Red Flags you Might Notice about your Partner, Based on their Zodiac Sign
As with personality traits, somered flags are more common for certain zodiac signs than others. And that makes perfect sense, doesn't it? If you know that Aries or Capricorns often think and act a certain way, and have different positive and negative traits, then it stands to reason you might be able to spot potential red flags — and the resulting incompatibility — issues before they get out of hand.
BUSTLE | Weird Ways your Personality can Hold you Back in Life, Based on your Zodiac Sign
"While you should always try to feel comfortable with yourself, just as you are, it never hurts to focus on self-improvement — especially if you have a few traits that just aren't workin' for you. If you notice that your personality is holding you back in life, for example, it can help to do a little self-reflection and figure out what, exactly, might be going wrong.
One of the best places to start, if you're into astrology, is by taking a peak at the traits associated with your zodiac sign."
BUSTLE | The Things that Make it Most Difficult for People to get Along with you, Based on your Zodiac Sign
Depending on the issues you've encountered thus far in life, you might be wondering whether or not it's difficult for people to get along with you. Have you been struggling in your friendships? Has more than one person called you abrasive? If so, it might take a round or two of therapy to get to the bottom of the issue, as well as some soul searching, and maybe even a peek at your zodiac sign to figure out what's what.
"Astrology gives us insight into our personality so we might grow and evolve," professional astrologer Rachel Lang tells Bustle. "One gift Astrology offers us is context. It can help us identify polarities or challenges in our personalities and bring them into balance. When we become aware of our limitations, we can modify our behaviors and better sustain lasting, healthy relationships.”
BUSTLE | Ways to Get your Partner to Fall More in Love with you, Based on their Zodiac Sign
If you're in a relationship, then you're likely on the lookout for all sorts of ways to impress your partner, and win them over with your most romantic gestures. Taking their personality, likes, and dislikes into account, you dream up date night ideas, make the perfect gifts, and appeal to them by knowing just what to say in every situation.
These skills — and figuring out how to be sweet to each other — obviously comes naturally as you two get to know each other. But you can also make them fall even more head-over-heels, and show how much you care, simply by learning more about the traits associated zodiac sign.
BUSTLE | The Biggest Relationship Challenges You’ll Have To Overcome, According To Your Zodiac Sign
If you're into astrology, then you already know each Zodiac sign comes with its own set of unique quirks. Virgos are way into details, Scorpios can be kind of jealous, Cancers are super sensitive — the list goes on and on. For better or worse, these traits can lead to challenges in your relationships, which is why the more you can know about them and how they can affect your partnerships, the better.
"When you understand the needs and challenges of your sign, you can create strategies within your relationship to avoid those triggers," professional astrologer Rachel Lang tells Bustle.
BUSTLE | The Things Most Likely to Give you Anxiety, Based on your Zodiac Sign
If you've ever chewed off all your fingernails while uttering a phrase like, "Ugh, I'm such a Virgo," then you already know some worries seem to be specific to each zodiac sign. That's definitely not to say, however, that anxiety is rooted in the stars. A true anxiety disorder is a whole different animal. But, if you're dealing with daily worries — especially ones that seem to be connected to your natural personality traits — it never hurts to turn to the Zodiac for a little guidance.
"Each sign has specific life path themes that relate to the sign's ruling planet and place within the Zodiac," professional astrologer Rachel Lang tells Bustle. "We often worry about things that are most important to us and most significant in terms of our life path."
These Are The 5 Most Lovable Things About You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign
If you've ever wondered what people love about you most, you can always look to the stars, and see what your most lovable personality traits are, based on your zodiac sign. "Each sign has its own unique qualities and personality traits," professional astrologer Rachel Lang tells Bustle. And if you identify with your sign, with those traits come most aspects of you, from your potential faults to all the things that make you extra wonderful.
It's that mix that makes you human, so you should definitely appreciate every facet of your personality — even if it's a so-called negative. But it never hurts to take a second and boost your self-esteem a bit by appreciating your most glowing qualities, too. Depending on your sign, you may be more inclined to have certain characteristics that make you a great friend, a loving partner, the world's best listener, or someone who's super fun to have at parties. (Or, hey, maybe your personality encompasses all of the above.)
While you probably already know what makes you extra great — or perhaps you're reminded by your friends and family on the regular — here's a little reminder. Here are a few of the most lovable things about your personality, according to astrologers.
The 2 Ways Someone Is Most Likely To Break Your Heart, Based On Their Zodiac Sign
The unfortunate part of relationships is that sometimes your partner will break your heart. And while not all heartbreak is relationship-ending, oftentimes it is. Looking back, after the fact, it's easy to think that there might have been signs or wish that you could have predicted the heartbreak before it happened, thereby avoiding all the pain that comes along with it. Because it can give you insight into personality traits, a person's zodiac sign might help shed some light on the situation, so you might be interested in the two ways someone is mostly likely to break your heart, based on their zodiac sign.
Still, just knowing their sun sign (which is what most people know of as their zodiac sign) really isn't enough to determine exactly what will happen, no matter what you're trying to predict. There are a lot of factors that can influence things.
The Biggest Thing That Can Keep You From Being Happy, Based On Your Zodiac Sign
There are so many things that can make a person unhappy, from the stressful things we all hear in the news, to relationship problems, to feeling unfulfilled at work or in other aspects of your life. So if you're feeling down, it can be helpful to take a step back and try to pinpoint what might be wrong. When it comes to the smaller issues in life, you might find it interesting to take a look at your zodiac sign, and see how your sign's traits can potentially keep you from being happy.
"Each sign has associated personality traits that make them dynamic, complex individuals with challenges and strengths," professional astrologer Rachel Langtells Bustle. And that's why you might find that a trait or habit linked to you sign could be what's keeping you down
The 2 Biggest Things That Will Kill Your Confidence, Based On Your Zodiac Sign
Even those people in your life that you think are always confident, always sure of themselves, and always motivated experience moments of uncertainty sometimes, you just might not realize it. Very few people are confident absolutely all of the time. And while you likely have an idea of some of the things that can put a serious dent in your confidence, you might not be as keyed in to the biggest things that will kill your confidence, based on your zodiac sign.
The Astrological Reason it Feels Like All your Friends have Birthdays in the Same Month
I made a new friend the other day, which, as an adult, feels like a giant accomplishment. When our conversation turned to astrology, as they do, I was hardly surprised when she told me she’s a Scorpio. I’m a Pisces, and many of my close friends are Scorpios. So that means each November, I’m to-the-brim busy with birthday celebrations. Maybe for you this doesn’t happen in November, but there’s still a good chance you have one month that sticks out as more stacked with celebratory group dinners than the others. According to astrology, this is not a coincidence, but rather birthday compatibility.
“Astrological compatibility extends beyond romantic relationships,” says Rachel Lang, intuitive astrologer and healer. “We can look at astrology to help decipher compatibility in all types of relationships, including friendships, enemies, bosses, co-workers, frenemies, family members, and friends who feel like family.” She says that it’s very common to have friends born within the same sign (she’s even had clients with friends born on the same day). “Astrological compatibility is complex, but there are a few general guidelines.”
Go Ahead, Blame your Zodiac Sign for your Love of Gossip
Arguably, we live in the age of legitimized gossip. Just last week, a personal essay airing influencer Caroline Calloway’s dirty laundry secured word count on New York Magazine‘s website and proceeded to spread like wildfire across the internet before landing in, of all places, The New York Times. Gossip! Perpetuated by The Gray Lady! Oh, 2019—how dare you!
While this trend certainly won’t be viewed by many as the pinnacle of humankind, gossip is not actually as shameful a habit as we believe it to be. Or at least, we shouldn’t be as ashamed of it as one of my editors was made to feel earlier today when an astrology app bluntly notified her that she’s using gossip to secure her social status. In fact, that’s what gossip, in part, evolved to do—bond people together, as well as allow them to share information about others that would have (and still may be!) beneficial to survival. In other words, it’s an effective, honed-over-generations social strategy we all come by naturally. We’re actually rewarded, for the behavior, too; the act’s been shown to increase oxytocin, aka “the cuddle hormone.” This isn’t to say there’s no reason for gossip’s bad rap, however. Exclusion from your “clan” can cause the brain to over-activate its stress pathways, and such exclusion is undeniably engendered at times by gossip. Plus, it’s usually kinda petty, no?
Use Your Mars Sign to Discover the Best Workout for You, Astrologically Speaking
When it comes to astrology, Mars is a body-ruling planet. On the physical front, we already know that the planet spells out a person’s sexual appetite, and it can also help shape your go-to workout routine. And if you’re still stuck on being able to answer “What is my Mars sign in the first place?” not to worry, my friend.
If you plug in your birthdate and time into an app like Co-Star, Astro-Charts, or TimePassages, you’ll be able to generate a natal chart that can give you your Mars sign. “Mars is the planet of passion and action,” says astrologer Rachel Lang. “It represents what motivates and drives us. When you’re creating a fitness regimen, you want to look at where Mars is in your chart. That will show what kind of physical activity best suits you as well as what will help you stay on track with your fitness goals.”
Per Lang’s take, if you know your Mars sign and how to meet your Mars sign’s needs, you can design a fitness plan that works for you. Below, find her suggestions for the most cosmically balanced way to get your sweat on.
Sunday's Full Hunter Moon Wants you to Take Risks -- Here's What That Means for your Sign
The next full moon, nicknamed the full hunter moon because it directly follows the full harvest moon, is Sunday, October 13, and it stands to affect you way beyond potentially messing with your sleep. Get ready to experience emotions and feelings and big realizations. Basically, it’s going to be an intense time, and you can thank Pluto for that. “The sun in Libra and moon in Aries will square Pluto, making for an emotional day,” says intuitive astrologer and healer Rachel Lang. “It’s a time when you could have big realizations about your life, especially with relationships.”
And yes, though it is going to be an emotional full hunter moon, it’s also one for feeling and expressing those emotions. “If you’ve been holding back from telling someone close how you feel, access your courage and say the words you’ve been holding back,” Lang says.
Since the full hunter moon is in Aries, Lang predicts that we’ll be feeling a bit feisty, and suggests being mindful of that. “Speak your mind, but avoid starting a fight,” she says. Be patient, and don’t rush to conclusions if conflicts arise. “The Aries moon is always a time for self care, and it emphasizes taking care of yourself by asserting yourself in relationships. Say what you mean, and be brave.”