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My Mindful Morning Routine

Mornings are my favorite part of the day! They always have that vibe of a start of the summer vacation in middle school. So many possibilities, so many opportunities, so much freedom, especially when you wake up early enough. On most days, my alarm goes off at 7:30 a.m. I’ve been working from home at […]

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No-Spend January, Or Jupiter Really Is in Capricorn

Since Januarys are supposed to be about all the challenges for the new you, I’ve entered one myself. Not completely intentionally, but I thought “might as well.” And because Jupiter just entered Capricorn. Say what? Jupiter is the planet that coordinates expansion – of mind, resources and opportunities. Capricorn, on the other hand, is the […]

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2020: the Promises to Self

I don’t know what it is – the new year, the new decade or the (almost) new eclipse, but I have this gut feeling of upcoming change that results in excitement. Perhaps, after a year of trying to “settle” (still not sure what exactly that means), I’m ready to push again. All I’ve wanted in […]

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2019: All the Good Things

I used to write things like “13 best things that happened in 2014” but as the years go by, this is getting complicated. Not that I don’t have enough great things to say. In fact, 2019 really registered as the year of gratitude, or at least the year of the biggest effort in that regard. […]

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Welcome to Not Retrograde 2.0

Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully, Not Retrograde won’t be just a pit stop for you but become as necessary as stopping for gas every now and then. And, hopefully, I can stick with supplying enough astrology gas for you on here (this really doesn’t sound good). Not Retrograde is my little slice of real estate on […]

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Sevilla: Notes on Following Your Heart

Last summer I was stuck in a limbo. So I went to Spain instead. Since the arrival of spring, I’ve been thinking about my time in Spain a lot lately. Spring means that summer is close. And summer close means Spain is close to being a year away in the past from me now. A […]

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Lisbon: Cute Little Heartbreaker

There’s no destination I miss as vividly as Lisbon. It hurts so much to be away from it, I even moved all my photos from camera roll onto the computer, in hopes that my feelings would fade over time. But they fully never do. It’s been too long to remember this vividly how much it […]

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Moscow: Notes on Not Sucking It Up

Living in Moscow was like sticking around in a toxic relationship.  The kind of relationship where you two are not on the same team. Where your partner gets high from bringing you down.  The kind of relationship that you defend to your family and friends, not because you disagree with them, but because you don’t want […]

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The Sunsets of Monterey

2019 began without any real resolutions rather than: to get a puppy, be more decisive and catch a weekly sunset at the beach. The latter is in efforts to not let myself take life for granted – something that I’ve focused on the most in 2018 (and, I think, succeeded for the most part).  In […]

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How I Live Zero Waste: Stories of real people and their horoscopes

This story was originally published on astromagazine.ru. Read in Russian. Этот материал изначально был опубликован на сайте astromagazine.ru. Читать на русском. Zero Waste activists talked about their lifestyles and I tried to find eco-friendly pinpoints in their natal charts. “Zero Waste” is a type of lifestyle when you try to minimize your waste. American blogger Bea Johnson was one of its founding […]