How Aquarius Woman Relates to Every Other Sign + Why Astrology Isn’t Rubbish

Aquarius, Astrology, friendship, Love

This post goes out to all of my Aquarius queens. We may not think of ourselves as queens at times, but in our own way, we rule, even if that means ruling in our own world.

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You may or may not think astrology is a load of rubbish, but the Aquarius profile fits me perfectly, and through observing my friends, family, acquaintances, and random strangers for a long time, it seems astrology isn’t totally a load of crap.

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I’m a stereotypical Aquarian, from my eclectic taste in music, to my varied interests, to my obsession with justice, to my eccentric habits, and yes, even to my stalwart stubbornness. If you’ve never looked into western astrology, you may be pleasantly surprised by what the astros have to say about you Aquarians:

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Despite the β€œaqua” in its name, Aquarius is actually the last air sign of the zodiac. Aquarius is represented by the water bearer, the mystical healer who bestows water, or life, upon the land. Accordingly, Aquarius is the most humanitarian astrological sign. These revolutionary thinkers fervently support β€œpower to the people,” aspiring to change the world through radical social progress. Every Aquarian is a rebel at heart: These air signs despise authority and anything that represents conventionality. Free-spirited and eccentric, they can often be identified by their offbeat fashion sensibilities, unusual hobbies, and nonconformist attitude…Aquarians also need plenty of space and time on their own to reflect, form ideas, and plan their role in the revolution. 

Source: Pinterest. Artist: D Balli 

Ultimately, freedom is of the utmost importance for Aquarians, who view challenges to their independence as power-hungry attempts to control them. To win an Aquarian’s trust, don’t try to reign in their quirks or keep them from flying their freak flag high β€” Aquarius thrives on shock value.” (From Allure.com; The Personality of an Aquarius Explained by Alisa Kelly Faragher

Source: astrology.com

In seventh grade I begged my Mom to order me a book on five ways to learn about yourself from the Scholastic catalog I got at school, and this initiated my interest in the subject.

The book that started it all in terms of my interest in astrology. $5.49 on Amazon.

Once I read the description of Aquariuses, many things began to make sense for me. I was looking for a means to understand myself and figure out who I was and am, as most kids are around age thirteen. This book helped solidify my belief that I was creative, innovative, philanthropic, stubborn, rebellious, etc. I already knew these things but being still in my awkward preteen phase, it was difficult to claim these traits.

Illustration: Kelly Wills. From: SamanthaWills.com (jewelry designer)  Her jewelry line is awesome, covetable,  and so adorable by the way. 

I was so engrossed with the topic that I conducted a study and survey on whether or not Astrology had validity as my seventh grade science project for Biology. My findings: most of my subjects found that the description of their sign resonated with them. My teacher wasn’t overwhelmingly pleased but my project was awesome; it was covered in constellations, color, and glitter. 

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As I grew older I sort of grew to embrace my lesser appreciated traits. A reluctance to be pinned down became my love of traveling and freedom, and my rebelliousness transformed into a willingness to want to fight against injustice and express my opinions on these matters. I became increasingly involved in researching every aspect that of astrology throughout my teenage years and I borrowed The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need by Joanna Martine Woolfolk, an expansive, in depth text from my local library about thirty times. 

An amazing read for anyone interested in astrology. 16.16 on Amazon. Entire text uploaded 

here on archive.org.

I’ve carefully observed myself and other Aquarians and realize there are differences and no two people born in the time frame of January 20-February 18 are exactly the same. There are valid and apparent similarities though. I know many creative Aquariuses, and in fact every single one I know is expressive and artistic in some way. 

Amazing Aquarius Alicia Keys.  Source: Allure.

Some are outspoken while others are shy. Some are sweet as pie while others are quite stoic and serious. You’d have to look at each person’s individual chart to get a full idea of his/her personality. The sign we are most used to hearing about is only the sun sign. Each planet’s position at the time of our birth has an effect on our personality according to astrologers. 

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This brings up the questions of the nature vs. nurture argument. Is our personality ingrained or enhanced and/or molded by our upbringing and environment? I think it’s a mixture of the two. I think how our surroundings respond to our personalities encourages some traits to be expressed and others to be dormant. For example, maybe your dad didn’t approve of artistic pursuits so you pursed a career in medicine even though you always wanted to be an actress. 

Sweetheart and forever Rachel Green to me. πŸ’ž Aquarius Jennifer Aniston.

Furthermore, does the belief that the planets could have some effect on our personality even make sense? That’s a valid argument as well. Apparently, scientific studies have proven some aspects of astrology to be valid. 

Illustration by Brian Schmidt.

Still, astrology by no means is a science itself, nor is it a faith. It’s simply a way to understand ourselves and our world based on the effect of planetary bodies. Recently, a team of scientists at the Institute of Geophysics in Switzerland conducted studies that reignited the arguments in favor of astrology’s claims. The found that sun cycles have in fact coincided with major epochs and social upheaval on earth.

“Every so often, these cycles combine to produce periods of especially high or low activity.

And when they do, the effect on the Earth can be dramatic. Or, rather, has been dramatic – as the existence of such epochs is already well-accepted, even if their cause has not been.

Astronomers have identified several periods in recent history when usually high or low solar activity coincided with anomalous conditions on Earth.

Among them is the so-called Medieval Warm Period, lasting from about 1000 to 1250, and the so-called Little Ice Age, which lasted between about 1350 to 1850.

Each coincides with peaks and troughs in solar activity triggered by the planets, and to events of major historical significance. For example, the bitter winters of the Little Ice Age caused mass starvation and social upheaval in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries.” (from thenational.ae) Planets May Affect Our Lives After All by Robert Matthews

So now that that’s all sorted out you surely agree with me right? (must be my stubborn self righteousness talking) 

So how does Aquarius Woman relate to the other signs? Let’s discuss! 

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Aquarius and Aquarius: Aquarius may find solace in someone as quirky and forward thinking as her. Every Aquarian woman must have another Aquarius in her life if only so that the person serves as a sounding board and an oasis from the boredom that happens from acquaintance with everyone else. (sorry everyone else) As a partner, an Aquarian man may be too similar to Aquarius woman to create initial interest. Additionally, both may be too aloof that no one ever makes a move. (Talking from personal experience here.) Other than that, Aquarian pairs get along like peas in pods. 

Illustration: Kim Krans. Thewildunknown.com 

Aquarius + Capricorn: Aquarius respects Capricorn’s mental acuity and sense of purpose while Capricorn respects Aquarius’ innovative mind and their willingness to have intellectual conversations. Capricorn may become irate with Aquarius’ flightiness and Aquarius refuses to change, in turn becoming annoyed with Capricorn’s allegiance to order and authority. I’ve gotten along swimmingly with many Capricorns though and if these two can overcome a few differences, they could be a great team, pairing innovation with stamina and drive.

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Aquarius + Pisces: Aquarius has a soft spot for Pisces (at least I do) and Pisces have a soft spot for almsot everyone. Aquarius appreciates Pisces’ sensitive and gentle approach to the life because like them, Aquariuans are also very sensitive, albeit in a much less known way. Aquarius also appreciates Pisces’ artistic abilities and dreamy nature. Pisces appreciates Aquarius’ unconventional approach to life and humor. Pisces may  be wounded be Aquarius’ sometimes seemingly cold closed off nature. If Aquarius can reassure Pisces of their bond they can spend hours thinking outside the box together and chatting away.

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Aquarius + Aries: Thick as thieves, Aquarius and Aries are very like minded. Both are restless and constantly thinking of the next project or exciting moment in life. Aquarius finds that Aries’ hot temper and rawness makes for good entertainment and good company. They mutually find each other very relatable. Aquarius makes Aries laugh. The two can move mountains if only they find the right timing, meaning a time when neither one is too consumed with some individual project, which is usually the case. Aquarius Woman and Aries man is a potentially good love match if neither sign lets their stubbornness rule over their feelings. 

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Aquarius + Taurus: Gentle and thoughtful Taurus may become bewildered by Aquarius’ constant movement and restlessness. On the other hand, earthy Taurus may be so captivated by airy Aquarius that the two teach each other a thing or two about revolution and responsibilty and order, respectively. Taurus takes time and a lot of energy to make decisions while Aquarius simply and effortlessly looks at what’s most logical, occasionally letting feelings get in the way. If Aquarius takes a little time to get to know Taurus, she’ll find all those values to be worthwhile. Taurus and Aquarius could be a good team if they can match each other’s energy levels at a given point.

Illustration: Kim Krans. Thewildunknown.com 

Aquarius + Gemini: This is a classic combination, much like peanut butter and jelly. Aquarius’ eccentricities find a happy match in Gemini’s endless interests and willingness to discuss anything and everything. If the two could stop chattering they could do almost anything. They are interested in the same things and are equally open minded enough to push each other to new potentials. As both tend to be flighty and easily become disinterested, they may fail to even cross paths at a good time for both. When they do though, a genuine friendship inevitably ensues. In love, Gemini man could be a wonderful partner for Aquarius woman.

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Aquarius + Cancer: Cancer and Aquarius both value family and friendship so much that when they find each other in that inner circle, it often is lifelong. Cancer is sentimental and impulsive at times, while Aquarius may avoid sharing feelings. Somehow, Aquarius confides in water signs like Cancer and Pisces though. These two may resent each other due to Aquarius’ longing for freedom and Cancer’s neediness. If they can overcome this, friendship prevails. 

Illustration by Carolina Espinoza. Source: starsignstyle.com

Aquarius + Leo: Many people argue that Leo is an ideal match for Aquarius in every way as they are opposites in the zodiac. You may find that with other signs, this often is the case, as with Capricorn and Pisces. In my opinion, there are many positives and negatives to the union of Aquarius and Leo. In friendship, the camaraderie shared by similar interests may, similar drive and passions, and similar mental acuity could make for a lasting friendship. In love, this is not the case, again in my opinion and based on personal observation. Leo is too concerned with getting their ego being stroked for freedom loving Aquarius. (sorry Leo) It’s not so much narcissism as it is a constant need for reassurance. Leo may demand so much attention that Aquarius loses sight of the self. Aquarius’ aloofness may turn Leo off. As I said, friendship is where it’s at for these two.

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Aquarius + Virgo: I’ve yet to meet a Virgo I don’t like. Calm, excellent communicators, and deeply logical, Virgo is an excellent match for Aquarius. Both Aquarius and Virgo share a desire to so what’s fair and are socially conscious. They may also share interests in the arts. They’ll never run out of things to talk about. Virgo’s hypochondriac tendencies to look into everything health related and be overly careful may irritate free wheeling Aquarius. In turn, Virgo may not understand Aquarius’ lack of attention to organization and detail and render them careless. If they can get past this, they could be a good union. In love there may be too many differences for this match to work out. 

Illustration by Kelly Smith. Source: Pinterest.com & Samantha Wills (Jewelry design) 

Aquarius + Libra: Libra and Aquarius are another classic airy match. Balanced, elegant, and idealistic Libra is a match made in heaven for Aquarius. Both are interested in the arts and their personalities mesh well as they are often on the same page intellectually. They have similar interests and understand each other. Aquarius won’t feel intimated letting their guard down with charming Libra. Nonetheless, Libra doesn’t bind Aquarius, so Aquarius may be so engrossed un personal projects that Libra moves on to new friends easily and temporarily forgets Aquarius. Aquarius resents Libra’s need for popularity and fitting in socially. Things usually get smoothed over between these two and lifelong friendships ensue. In love, the pair stands a good chance as well. 

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Aquarius + Scorpio: Mysterious, deep, calculating, and oftentimes very intelligent Scorpio is engrossing to Aquarius. Offbeat and unique Aquarius is charming to Scorpio who doesn’t mind the unorthodox. Aquarius quickly catches on to Scorpio’s sometimes grudge holding, bitter,  and vengeful ways and it becomes tiresome. Similarly, Aquarius’ lack of patience for emotional turmoil and easygoing ways can rub Scorpio the wrong way. Other than this, the pair make each other laugh and both bring up ways of thinking about life the other hadn’t considered. They could be great friends depending on whatever else lies in their charts, but I don’t hold out much hope for them in love. 

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Aquarius + Sagittarius: I hold a special place in my heart for this match. I’ve always gotten along swimmingly with fiery, funny, quick-witted, honest, and adventurous Sagittarius. Not only have I befriended amazing Sagittarians, but I’ve crushed on a few Sagittarians who got away somehow. Equally freedom loving as Aquarius, Sagittarius will find a welcome audience for the sign’s thirst for knowledge. Sagittarius may even teach Aquarius a few things Aquarius may not be well versed on and vice versa. This is an easy friendship match and adventures ensue. In love, physical Sagittarius may resent Aquarius’ aloofness and both signs may seek freedom so much that they fail to make a connection. Other than this, the pair has a good chance.

Illustration: Kelly Wills. Source: Samanthawills.com.

What do you think? Would you like more astrology related posts? (an in depth post on your sign) I’d like to start sharing a wider varietey of my interests. 

Love you all and wish you a wonderful day!! 

Love & light

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5 Outfit Ideas for a Summer Wedding to Not Upstage a Bride and Still Look Hot in the Process

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Hi lovely readers! Wedding season is well underway, and while it may have some of you shook with excitement as shown below, like me:

It may have some of you wanting to crawl into the nearest hole and die due to not having an outfit, being a bridesmaid, not having a date, not being in a relationship, being in close proximity to a bff turned a bridezilla…etc. As someone who has been in four quinceaneras and one wedding (not that many of my friends are married, but if anyone needs a bridesmaid hmu) I am here to make wedding season a little easier! The key? Looking hot without upstaging the bride on her day. 

Think elegant and sexy; no bodycons or crop tops, unless they’re paired with culottes. See below.

Truth be told, I am a sucker for weddings and a mild wedding crasher. I will cry at them all and will jump at the chance to attend them, whether my friendship with the bride and groom (or groom & groom, bride & bride) is questionable or not. I just love being around love. πŸ’•

Here are my 5 outfit ideas:

1. Midi dresss with tasteful slits

From Tobi.com

This gorgeous one is from the brand Tobi. You will look hot without trying too hard. This cut is is ideal because it exposes just the right amount of skin.

A choker, block heels, a clutch, and a kimono for when night falls are the perfect accessories.

From Target.

From Asos.com.

From Nasty Gal

By the way, right now everything is 50% off Nasty Gal’s website with code Get50. 😩

2.Drop Waist Dress with Pop of Color

By Tommy Hilfiger. On Macys.com

The same hemline makes it possible to show some leg in an appropriate way. This color is so summery and gorgeous too.

Pair the dress a clear, nude, gold, or floral encrusted clutch, strappy heels to elongate your legs and a coral lip for an additional complementary pop of color

From simmi.com

From lightinthebox.com

3. Off the Shoulder or One Shoulder Jumpsuit 

From Forever 21.

A lot of people forget shoulder cleavage can be sexy. It’s not all about legs or actual cleavage.

From H&M

Lace up sandals or mules are a perfect shoe choice.

From DSW.

By Jeffrey Campbell. Sold at Urban Outfitters.

4. High Waisted Culottes & Crop Top

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Crop tops can be classy when paired with culottes and dressy accessories. I think this is my favorite outfit out of this list. πŸ’•

These pairs are good culotte options:

From Asos.

Set from Forever 21.

5. Tuxedo Dress

From Tobi.com

Though this dress is certainly sexy, the long sleeves and tuxedo vibe make it dressy enough for a wedding. Gold accessories and a gold clutch would match the luxe vibe.

From Nordstrom.

From weddinghigh.com

Those are my suggestions & what I’d wear to summer weddings if I had been invited to to any. (Hint) Get married people! I need to wear these outfits!

If you are a bridesmaid and do not like your dress my suggestion is to customize your accessories to match your personality as much as possible so you’ll at least feel somewhat comfortable with the outfit. If you don’t have a date, wear a cute outfit & find one at the wedding!

Love you all!

❀❀❀

Mother’s Day Brunch Style

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Love strappy top
$39 – topshop.com

Balmain jacket
farfetch.com

Topshop denim miniskirt
$37 – topshop.com

Gianvito Rossi high heel shoes
$795 – luisaviaroma.com

Dorothy Perkins clutch
dorothyperkins.com

ZoΓ« Chicco 14k necklace
saksfifthavenue.com

Olivia Burton watch
$93 – topshop.com

Orange jewelry
overstock.com

Linda Farrow cat eye sunglasses
$225 – theoutnet.com

Smashbox eyeliner
modalist.com

Too Faced Cosmetics lip gloss
$17 – selfridges.com

Nars cosmetic
$23 – net-a-porter.com

Finding Yourself in a World of Options (Fashion & Otherwise) // Shoes I Can’t Wait to Wear This Spring

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Kick-ass Chloe boots from a few seasons ago. Hands down one of my favorite fashion companies ever.

Finding yourself can be like finding the right shoes; oftentimes long-winded and at least a little painful. It can take years.

It’s always worth it though. There’s nothing like stepping into the right pair of shoes or knowing who you are and what you want. In light of yesterday’s holiday, dedicated to womankind, this post is dedicated to why and how you should pursue whatever you want.

Jeffrey Cambell x Anthropologie. I need these in my life.

It took me years to realize it’s okay and cute to wear comfortable shoes. Don’t get me wrong, I love my towering sexy heels as much as the next fashion-junkie girl. I love my Vikky Soft Pumas maybe just as much though. 

Heaven on your feet & equally cute. Obsessed with this color.

I spent my high school years thinking I had to wear flats or Converse or inexplicably painful sandals almost every day and have the blister scars to prove it. On the other days I’d wear Keds or Vans. Thank God, otherwise the bone on my foot which protrudes would probably be worse off.

If you forgot to get me a birthday present, I’ll take these in an 8 or 8.5 please.

I feel like we as women put ourselves through the hoops to be some better version of ourselves and will stop at nothing. In high school we need to fit into a specific category and be zitless and never boyfriendless. At least that’s how I felt. In college we drink ourselves into oblivion and forge friendships based on shared goals of pushing the boundaries of whatever we couldn’t do in high school. At least, that’s what I did, in addition to really liking college and my classes. (Honestly). After that, we still try to emulate Instagram makeup and hold ourselves to some degree of presentability if we want to retain any hope of making a living and being a contributing member of society.

Free People. Presentable for work yet cute enough to go out.

At every stage in our lives as women we must find our way amongst categories and expectations, career-wise, socially, and yes, even within the realm of fashion. As a teenager, I looked ridiculous some days, and others I could pass for a model in some cool zine. I don’t regret looking ridiculous though. I was finding my voice, my identity, and my fashion sense.

Erdem. Seriously? How can you not be a shoe addict with so many gorgeous options?

I have realized that I need creativity and freedom in my life and I also need comfortable sneakers. To paraphrase Eva Longoria, in college I didn’t know what I want to do for the rest of my life, but I knew what kind of woman I wanted to be. This interesting article/interview is about why Eva decided to get a degree in Chicana/o Studies at CSUN while doing Desperate Housewives. Loved it. That’s my alma mater.

I feel as though fashion gives us the liberty to be whoever we want. Especially during spring, anything goes. One day you can be a futuristic moon dweller, another an austere modern lady in a monochrome utilitarian outfit, and the next an ethereal bohemian princess. I love that. It lets us find play around with who we want to be until we want, and one day we discover who that person was all along. So never stop playing dress up girls. It’s more important than the world thinks. πŸ˜‰

Love you all,

Maggie

Valentine’s Day Musings & A Timeless Gift for My Valentine; A Jord Wood Watches Timepiece

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I’m gifting a Jord wood watch but of course I had to try one on for size too. πŸ˜‰βŒšπŸ’•

I’ve always liked the idea of a timeless gift, and I’ve decided on gifting a gorgeous men’s watch for Valentine’s Day. Even though relationships seem harder to maintain as  we go forward into the 21st century, I’m still a firm believer in the timeless art of romance. It isn’t easy, don’t get me wrong, but I still believe in soulmates despite the easiness of Netflix and the aftermath of “chilling” and Tinder. Yes, Valentine’s Day and most holidays and special occasions have been over commercialized beyond belief. That doesn’t mean you can’t use that day as an excuse to say or show or tell your love how you really feel. 

From Love AActually

Sitcoms, Disney, and rom-coms have taught us to wait around for Prince Charming (I still love you Disney and good job for recent attempts at changing the old fairytale narrative), but it’s okay to take charge and make big romantic gestures ladies! Honestly, yes I want to experience a big romantic gesture like the one shown above, once or twice in my life, but I know I can make one too.

This year I’ve been obsessed with watches, and they’ve quickly become my go to accessory. When Jord asked me to partner with them for a winter campaign I thought, “how appropriate; I genuinely love watches and classic accesories”. The days of watch fobs, overcoats, and fedoras are not over in my opinion. I’m lucky enough to love someone who sees eye to eye with me on this sentiment. I knew then, I’d gift him a gorgeous unique wood watch for Valentine’s Day.

If you’d like to purchase this watch or for any more info on it go here.

Jord is a completely unique company in that they only make luxury, quality, gorgeous wood watches, and they do so better than anyone else. I wouldn’t have written that if I didn’t believe it. The care and dedication to their craft is obvious, which I respect.

Obviously presents aren’t everything in relationships, but as a very visual person who loves fashion, I can’t say I won’t be happy with getting pretty things. I like to do the same for others, because the look on someone’s face when you get them something special is priceless and never gets old.

Also, it’s just fun to have an excuse to go all out sometimes. Think hair did, glam makeup, impeccable ootd.

When I want to go all out, Adriana is my muse.

Love and relationships will never be perfect. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pursue big things or be afraid to show how we feel. If you ask me, romance is not dead. Don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is not all about romantic love, but love for your friends, family, neighbor, cat, whoever. As you probably know, we could all use a little extra love sometimes.

I for one, love you all.

Jord was awesome enough to create a contest for all my readers and social media followers! So excited!! All you have to do is enter and you will automatically receive a $25 e-gift card. 😁 Go enter now! Thank you for reading!

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Maggie

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Love is In the Air

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Even though the world as we know it has been turned a little on its side as we go forward into a new year and a controversial (to say the least) presidency, I’m trying to remain grateful and feel the love that remains. Today I felt loved after receiving so many birthday wishes. I truly appreciate each one and think it’s time to plant some seeds of hope. 

I’ve been feeling a bit disenchanted the past few days. (Lack of sleep didn’t help). I started thinking of all the things I love today, including this blog, and my readers, and realized, when some things suck, you can always turn a new page. You can choose to look at things differently. That’s what I’m doing today, on my birthday.

I made this illustration to illustrate a dress a feminine, slightly kitschy retro dress I envisioned for Valentine’s Day.

Have a lovely day! πŸ’•

Maggie