8 ASTROLOGICAL FRIENDSHIP GOLD STARS 🌟 DO YOU MATCH?

You’ve just matched with a new vina. Happy days! You’ve plenty in common and things are lookin’ pretty promising. But you may well be pondering, could this be your future bestie or will they be just another thank you, next-ie?

Well ponder no more!  The branch of astrology known as synastry, from the Greek word synastria, meaning favourable conjunction of the stars, is the study of relationship potential and compatibility. It can provide insight into whether your friendship has all the markings of a sweet match or whether you’re headed for, well, a pretty rough patch.

So, whether you’re just getting started on the friendship path or are 20 years in and still going strong, you may question – does your friendship have the legs to last?  Here are my top 5 friendship synastry gold stars and I’ve teamed up with insightful asteroid astrology researcher, Astrologer IQ, for his top 3 asteroid friendship synastry gold stars.

Psst- Don’t know your astrological placements? Or your Moon sign from your Jupiter sign? No stress! Head over to astro.com to find out more. You will require the date, time and place of birth for both you and your vina. Alternatively check out the Friendship synastry report.

TOP 5 PLANETARY FRIENDSHIP GOLD STARS

🌟1. Sun conjunct Ascendant – I know you.
This is the perfect match for mutual understanding of each other. You’re truly on the same wavelength. You support each other and can relate without the need for words. Chances are, you’ll feel like you’ve known each other a mighty long time, even if you’ve only just met. This is one of the best friendship synastry aspects for sure. Hold on to this vina, she’s a keeper!

🌟2. Mercury conjunct, sextile or trine Mercury – We think as one.
Mercury rules communication and how you prefer to communicate with others. With Mercury in harmony, you tend to think on the same wavelength. Conversation flows naturally and harmoniously. Misunderstandings are few and far between and excellent comradeship is pretty common.

🌟3. Moon conjunct, sextile or trine Moon– I feel you.
This vina just gets you. She understands what makes you happy and what makes you sad. She hears your heart in ways others simply don’t. She feels your lows and shares your highs. You’re on the same wavelength emotionally, and this sure feels good.

🌟4. Venus conjunct Jupiter – Sweetness and joy.
With a positively aspected Venus and Jupiter, you’ll bring sweetness and luck to each others’ lives. And a fair measure of smiles. You’ll enjoy sharing gifts with each other. Providing there are no major disharmonious aspects, this is a super aspect for friendships.

🌟5. Jupiter conjunct, sextile or trine Mars– Let’s make things happen.
If you’re wanting to achieve things with your vina, be it fun adventures, study or even business, the link of Jupiter and Mars blesses your friendship with the energy to achieve big. If the two signs are in conjunction,  it’s time to set your mutual sights high!

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TOP THREE ASTEROID FRIENDSHIP GOLD STARS

🌟1. ASTEROID VESTA sextile, trine or conjunct VESTA – True dedication.
If you are the type who cares about dedication in friendship, then this is one of the best aspects to have, as this triggers a feeling that both of you must be dedicated to one another and try to put the other’s needs ahead of your own during important moments for one another.

🌟2. ASTEROID PSYCHE or ALMA sextile, trine or conjunct your Vina’s PSYCHE or ALMA – Soul sister.
This is an aspect that helps create an inner “soul” level understanding of one another and due to this deep level of understanding strengthens the bonds of friendship.

🌟3. ASTEROID FORTUNE or TYCHE sextile, trine or conjunct your Vina’s FORTUNA or TYCHE – Lady luck.                                                                                                                                                    This aspect represents the good luck that arises from a strong friendship. This is the kind of aspect that helps two friends open a small business together and take it to dizzying heights. The very presence of a friend with such an aspect can bring good fortune.

If you have any of these gold stars with your vina (the more the merrier), the chances are that you’ve found a great friendship match. But watch this space – my next blog will feature red flag planetary and asteroid friendship synastry aspects of hidden enemies.

& While you’re at it, find your astrological match over at Hey! VINA!

YOUR PERSONALIZED FEBRUARY HOROSCOPE

Hello, fabulous February! Aptly taking its name from the Latin word ‘februum,’ meaning purification, many vinas will be looking to purge negative habits and get back on track this month—and in more ways than one. Perhaps those New Year’s resolutions fell woefully by the wayside.  And did we mention the diet? Nay? It’s time to slay!

The month begins with a New Moon on the 4th, in the sign of the water bearer, Aquarius. This is a great time to free yourself from whatever is holding you back, embrace positive changes and reconnect with your gal tribe. The Full Moon in Virgo on the 19th is a fantastic time to clear out any chaos in your life, learn to be more accepting of your imperfections and surrender the need to control everything. Time to go with the flow, vinas!

What themes to expect this February? Here’s your personalized horoscope to take you through to the end of the month.

AQUARIUS

Happy Birthday adorable Aqua! It’s your time to shine this month, with the New Moon on the 4th in Aquarius and Mercury in your sign until the 10th.  This month could bring a new opportunity or long-held dream closer to fruition (there may be more than one). This could be the chance to start a new chapter of some kind: to become the best version of your (great) self. Always looking to improve, look to anything which links to your passion for innovation, be it computer or technology related, humanitarian, caring, teaching or building things; All of these areas are very well starred. The Full Moon on the 19th highlights a need to work closely together with partners on issues including finances, debt and taxes. Finding balance is key.

PISCES

The Sun makes its annual cycle through the 12th house, the home of your natal ruler, Neptune. You may have an active dream-world right now, and it’s a great time to start a diary. Your dreams may be giving you inspiration and advice! Self-reflection is the key theme in February, and compassion is called for around any sensitive situations. Beware of any hidden enemies. Birthday blessings are in order for early born Pisceans; The Sun moves into your own sign on the 19th. On the same day, we have a full Moon in Virgo, highlighting your 7th house of partnerships, meaning intimacy is on your mind. With the Mercury and Neptune conjunction in your sign, beware that you may be more sensitive and emotional than usual. Find a creative outlet to express and vent your feelings.

ARIES

This month is a great time to find new friendships (Hey! VINA, anyone?) join groups with shared interests and explore anything that piques your curiosity. The theme of the 11th house is hopes and dreams. Perhaps you’re looking to meet new and like-minded vinas who share your hopes? That’d be a great thing to do right now. It’s a great time to start a new exercise regime or project with your partner around the Full Moon on the 19th. Mars is in your sign until the 14th, so whatever you’re interested in starting, the energy is all yours right now, adorable Aries. Time to slay those New Year’s resolutions.  Just go easy on those you love—they might not be able to keep up!

TAURUS

Matters of career are at the forefront for you until the 18th. And with the New Moon on the 4th, this could mean changes are a-comin’ for you, beautiful bull. Things may be feeling somewhat unpredictable on the work front with Uranus due to move back into your sign in March. Things may feel all work and no play up until the Full Moon on the 19th, which lights your fifth house of creativity and fun. Set your inner child free—it’s time to get expressive! With Mercury and Venus making harmonious links to your Sun during the month, love and lightness are on your mind. A short vacay around Valentine’s Day would be perfect for you, with the sensual Taurus Moon on the 13th connecting sweetly to Venus in Capricorn.

GEMINI

Travel or learning may be on your mind this month, gregarious Gemini. And Mercury is perfectly placed in fellow air sign Gemini, shining a light of approval on your plans. Vinas may be part of these plans—perhaps you’re working on something together, or you may require a short journey for work. Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to travel; You’ll find the place you go resonates with your passions. The New Moon on the 4th means you may even be drawn to a destination that is your spiritual home or that people from different cultures may figure strongly and positively. There’s a focus on your domestic life on the Full Moon of the 19th; A need to balance work/responsibilities with pleasure should be your focus.

CANCER

Heavy matters may be playing on your mind this month, caring Cancer. This New Moon on the 4th highlights intimacy and financial matters, especially relating to your partner. With Saturn in Capricorn opposing to your Sun, you may feel challenged by work matters. As stressful as this is, remember it is building your strength of character.  Around the 19th, communications will increase, errands may need to be run and activity around siblings is heightened. You could be called on for support or be reconnecting in a positive way. Remember to find a balance to free up the time you need to do the things you most enjoy. Once the Sun moves into Pisces on the 19th, you’re feeling more philosophical, and there’s a chance to take a much-needed break or start a new study.

LEO

This month is focused on relationships and intimacy, lovely lioness. The New Moon and Mercury in Aquarius put a close partnership in the spotlight. Perhaps you are looking to combine resources with a loved one, move in together or make a significant joint purchase. Materialistic matters and money are on your mind around the 19th, when you’ll need to be aware of what makes you comfortable and what you’re comfortable with. Comfort zones will be a major theme for you in February, and it’s important to get your house in order, as the focus from the 19th will be on balancing joint finances.

VIRGO

This month the Sun is in your sixth house: the natural home of Virgo. Often referred to as the sign of service, this month should give you the opportunity to improve the areas you are of service, be that of work or to loved ones. The New Moon on the 4th is also a great time to start something new, be it work, a project or a fitness regime. And with the lovely Venus in Capricorn making a beautiful angle to your Virgo Sun during the month, whatever you start this month should definitely bring you pleasure, virtuous Virgo. The Full Moon on the 19th is in your own sign, so the focus is on your own needs. This is a good time to work on your self-assertiveness and communicate your needs in a firm but loving manner.

LIBRA

February is a month of contradictions for you, lovely Libra. You’re likely to be feeling light-hearted and creative around the New Moon on the 4th. You’re inspired and coming up with new ideas. Make sure you’re around people who give you a sense of play and youthfulness—creative types, children and pets are all well-starred. You may feel inclined to plan activities for social gatherings and be creatively inclined until around mid-month, when the Full Moon on the 19th brings more intensity. This is a good time to take a walk in nature, to recharge and reflect on what you really want from life.

SCORPIO

Home is definitely where the heart is this month, sensual Scorpio. You may not be feeling very sociable in February.  You’ll be keen to try new recipes, enjoy good food or simply spend time behind closed doors with close family and loved ones.  This is a good time to express feelings and emotions to loved ones. Around the Full Moon on the 19th, you may suddenly find friends are in the spotlight; Perhaps you’ve outgrown a friendship and are looking to find more likeminded souls—get to checking out the Hey! Vina app. This would be a good time to join a new interest group with similar goals or to sign up for a humanitarian cause.

SAGITTARIUS

February is a month of communication for you, sparkling Sag. Siblings, friends and those you consider as family feature strongly at this time.  Perhaps you’re planning a short trip or have returned from one in late January, and it’s just what you need to revitalise. The Full Moon on the 19th brings a career matter into focus. It could be that your work gets noticed. Or you’re asked to step into a position of responsibility at work, or perhaps a new opportunity arises which offers great promise. With Jupiter in Sagittarius, one thing is for sure — this is a great year to expand your horizons and go after your heart’s desires.

CAPRICORN

Possessions and items of value are in the limelight this month, Capricorn. You might be keen to beautify your home or make a significant purchase, and this would be a great time to do so.  A financial boost or desire to boost your income is positively indicated and could be on the cards, too—which is likely to be music to the ears of the ambitious mountain goat.  The Full Moon on the 19th sees you shift your focus from material and money matters to seek out expansion through mind or travel. You may be learning, exploring or revisiting spiritual beliefs and philosophies or even become interested in distant cultures. You’re ready to take on a new adventure in one of these areas, and it’s good for you.

Whatever your plans, stay fierce and fabulous this February, sweet vinas! Download Hey! Vina to meet your new gal-pal and discuss your horoscope of the month!

FRIEND OR FAKE? HOW TO SPOT A FLAKE

So you’re looking to expand your trusted tribe, build a tribe from scratch, or maybe you’re feeling lonely after moving to a new city – officially making you the new kid in town. Whoever and wherever you are in the world, and whatever your friendship goals may be, differentiating between a genuine gal pal and a flaky fake can be a tough call to make. Sometimes, it even feels like a game which makes it even harder to keep your sanity in tact!

For some, the allure of a new friendship fizzles out when there’s no game to be played, or no chase to be had. And many fledgling friendships fizzle out after barely stumbling over the starting block. You got beyond the awkward “hello, how are ya doing” intro message? Kudos – you’re doing better than most!

But how can you find someone whose wavelength is a perfect match, and is your ideal friendship catch? How can you spot a friend from a fake? Heck, it’s hard enough to get the conversation flowing, never mind being on alert for the fiery red flags. So, to give you a heads up on spotting fakes and staying away from flakes, check out these tips to identify whether that new pal is a forever friend, or a total fake.

TRUST PATTERNS, NOT APOLOGIES

So, you’ve been trying to plan that get-together for like, forever. And the excuses have been coming in thick and fast, right? There’s a pattern emerging but you’d rather not admit it. Sure, in your mind this gal pal has so much potential, and you’ve got so much in common. You like all the same movies, drink the same Starbucks, even frequent the same salons and shopping malls. Sure, you tell yourself they’re just a bit manically busy, and you may even feel a bit sorry for their frenetically paced life. But remember, people make time for those they truly care about, and one is never too busy for something that’s important to them. Would you treat a potential love interest with an erratic pattern the same? Probably not. So now it’s time to admit to yourself that this gal pal is a no go! You deserve better!

SPOT THE RED FLAGS

Ever paid for lunch but never received an offer to reciprocate? You offered your time to help with something, and it wasn’t well received? You went out of your way to do something, but it went completely unnoticed? These are sure signs that your friendship isn’t a two-way street. Vina, it’s time to jump on that elevator and get yourself the hell outta there!

KEEP YOUR STANDARDS HIGH: NO COMPROMISE

You’re polite, honest, kind and thoughtful. You’re as punctual as you can be, and super accommodating (we all need a little extra time occasionally), but your new vina doesn’t quite match. Stay firm on your non-negotiables – your standards. Those are the intrinsic values that make you unique, wholly, and wonderfully you. You deserve a gal pal who makes you feel appreciated. You must stay sweet, and if she doesn’t reciprocate, it’s time to speak with your feet and WALK.

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DON’T QUESTION YOUR WORTH

The moment you start to question your own worth is the moment you run. Did I say the wrong thing? Was I too eager? Was I too kind? Have I given too much away? Chances are if your new friendship is triggering these anxieties in the early stages, it’s probably not going to go away. This friend might not be the one for you. Good friendships are solidly grounded on good communication – both ways. Never question your worth, vinas. And never let your worth be found in the hands of another person, or determined by their perception of you!

Friendship footnote: If the friendship is still fresh, it’s important to allow for some give and take – your gal friend may just need a little time to open up, and that’s totally fine. Some vinas need to take their time to truly sparkle and shine!

Head over to the Hey! VINA app and start swiping to find your true tribe!

REVEALED: HOW IT REALLY FEELS TO BE BESTIE-LESS

It can be a lonely world without a lead vina in your life. I’ve always cringed at the overused word “bestie,” possibly because it insinuates ownership, you know, proudly wearing a badge displaying the words “she’s mine.” But deep down, it reminds me of the fact that I am essentially bestie-less. And this is not for a lack of trying. I often reminisce about drifted-apart close friendships of yesteryear. The ones formed at school and university, but fade in time leaving behind nothing more than fun memories and miles of distance and opinions wedged between us.

In junior high, our teacher affectionately named me and my then best friend “bookends” as we were inseparable since we were toddlers. That is, of course, up until her family uprooted halfway across the country. And though we wrote many long, sweet letters to each other in earnest for a while after, that sentiment soon faded as she settled into her new neighborhood. To this day I still post birthday and Christmas cards in the nostalgic hope of rekindling our childhood friendship, though this has yet to happen. A few years later in high school during those fateful mid-teens, I had a new found “best” friend who ended up turning to a group of more outgoing gals. In hindsight it was our different personalities that really drew us apart, but at the time, it was just as great a loss as any other friendship.

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Then there were a few close university friends who became distant acquaintances with little in common after graduation. To be fair, I’d never been a big party animal, so I was really out of my comfort zone. I’m more of a movie night in and a hike through nature kind of gal. My university gal pals went from being close-knit study sisters to unrecognizable strangers in the time it takes to get a degree. Suddenly, there was a gulf between us, not just literally in physical location, but in our interests too.

So now in my 30s, there’s a gaping hole where a vina who feels that I could be the yin to her yang should be. But how does it really feel to be bestieless? Here’s what I miss the most.

THE LOYALTY

I have a yearning for that kindred-spirit type of loyalty that drives each vina to better themselves and to go on to achieve their respective and mutual goals. Without a bestie, feeling a sense of genuine loyalty from any friend can be quite difficult, as you know that they may prioritize another vina at any point. In the back of your mind, as just a friend, you’ll always be hesitant to really trust them as a bestie. And no one wants to be a back-burner friend. Every vina wants to feel like she’s the leading lady in her favorite vina’s life.

THE FEMALE CLOSENESS

I’d love to have that bestie-like closeness; the one that gals gush adoringly about feeling like their favorite vina is really a sister, a part of their soul family. It’s the kind of closeness that makes you feel like you could spend hours talking about anything and everything that matters to you both. And that they care about what you’re saying, and they know you care too. It’s that safe, loving place like home. That lack of closeness creates a void in female friendship that only a bestie can fill.

THAT CALL/TEXT/EMAIL/LETTER

Oh, how I’d love to be able to send that spontaneous text (or go old school with an email or handwritten letter) to my one special vina, asking how her day is, seeing if she’s free for coffee, or just sharing a funny meme that I know will make her laugh. Having that one person you can call at any hour of the day or night, to say anything or nothing at all is so monumental.We don’t realize how important the little things are until we have no one to share those moments with.

THE OPINION YOU CAN TRUST

It’s the hardest when you need someone who will tell it to you straight, who knows how to tell you the truth without hurting your feelings or coming across as arrogant. When you want that one female opinion you know you can trust to be honest, open, and come from a place of love, respect, and care. Just that.

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THE HIGHS (AND LOWS)

I miss having that one vina you really want to share the highs with, and a comforting hand to hold through the lows. Someone who will be by your side as you’ve made a mutual commitment to being besties. Someone who has seen you at your worst, and still chooses to be there for you, holding the umbrella through the storm. Someone who acknowledges your achievements and hypes you up to remind you just how incredible you are. You have mutual understanding based on your history and look forward to future adventures together. A bestie is someone like that.

THE THOUGHTFUL SURPRISES 

You know the ones. That thoughtful midday “how are ya?” message. That pick me up, feel good friendship tag on a Facebook meme. That caring card or gift on your birthday that reminds you your vina is there. Missing out on these little opportunities to be thoughtful and spread kindness is a low like no other.

So there you have it. The things I miss most about having a bestie. Hopefully she’s out there somewhere, possibly reading this. I do believe there’s a bestie out there for everyone, but for those of us who haven’t found ours yet, we really need to end the stigma that comes along with not having a bestie. It doesn’t undervalue your worth as a genuine, giving, and thoughtful human being. You just haven’t met the right gal to share those qualities with. Being bestieless is not an easy confession to make, but I’m sure there are many loyal ladies in the exact same place, here in the Hey! VINA community! Look no further, future besties. Your vina is out there.

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JUPITER’S MOVE INTO SAGITTARIUS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?

Ah, sweet Jupiter. The largest of our solar system’s planets sure packs a positive punch when it comes to astrology. And it’s time get excited, vinas. Tomorrow, November 8th the majestic planet will be shifting signs, ending over a year-long transit in Scorpio to begin a new cycle in the sign that he traditionally rules, Sagittarius. And he’ll stay at home in Sagittarius until December 2019. Jupiter is known to expand everything he touches, but what does the mighty planet’s jump from the water sign to the fire sign mean for you? Hold tight, vinas and let’s take a peek at where Jupiter’s luck will shine for you over the next twelve months….

SCORPIO

Lucky Scorpio – you have been encountering a dusting of Jupiter’s sparkly stardust since last October. Expansion has likely focused on improving your outer self and how you’re perceived by the world. Your persona has likely undergone some positive (but not always easy) transformations over the last few years. Jupiter has been helping you to decide how you want to go out into the world and express your true self, enabling you to let go of what doesn’t serve you and shining a light on your unique talents. The second house focus of this transit highlights your personal finance, earning systems, and your possessions. Now Jupiter is moving into the second house of Taurus, your focus will be on improving your financial situation which will flow naturally from your renewed self-worth and self-esteem. Whatever talents you’ve been wanting to share with the world, now is the time to make the push forward and grow!

SAGITTARIUS

It’s almost your birth time of year, sweet Sagittarius! And what better excuse to celebrate than the return of Jupiter to your sign, the place he so happily rules? Yes, jovial Jupiter is back at home! Last seen in Sagittarius back in 2006 & 2007, his return after an 11 year hiatus means expansion is about to become reality for you – and you’ll feel it in so many ways. What do you most want? This time is about what really drives you, whether that be a job, travel, study, new relationship or new house etc., Jupiter is showering you with the luck and sprinkling on the glitter to make it all happen! Many of you will have been focusing on some type self-healing over the last year and Jupiter is acknowledging the hard work you’ve done. Your self-confidence and sunny optimism is coming back, Sagittarius. Make the most of having beautiful Jupiter at home, illuminating the path for you this coming year. Travel, study, learning a new language, and joining a group of like-minded people all bode so well for you. Just don’t take on more than you can manage!

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CAPRICORN

Having experienced Saturn’s transit through Sagittarius back in 2017, which was a difficult time of internal soul searching for some Capricorns, Jupiter is now bringing much more lightness to your inner world in your 12th house, meaning you are increasingly interested in expanding your inner world and exploring your hidden talents. It might be that you’re looking to help others through a worthy cause or a plight, or perhaps you’re feeling driven to further research a subject which has fascinated you for a long while. Subjects like astrology have much to offer you right now, when it comes to self-learning and insight. Your dreams may be more vivid lately – start a dream diary to document what your unconscious mind is trying to tell you. This is a time for expansion on a spiritual level and you will be drawn to all that is hidden. Allow yourself to explore this inner world through art, meditation, yoga and self-affirmations. This is an excellent time to cleanse your inner self and let go of past hurts to heal your inner child and move forward with renewed faith.

AQUARIUS

As a naturally inquisitive person who is fascinated by what makes people tick, this 11th house transit is going to ensure you meet people who inspire and uplift you, helping you to become a better person and expand your mental and physical horizons. How is that possible? Well, through your participation in groups, movements and new (possibly unusual) friendships will form, and suddenly your world will start to expand in ways you never imagined. Your close friendship group may also grow now – get checking that Vina app! It’s through pursuing the things that bring a spring to your step that you’ll meet inspirational types, and your soul will sing! Be it a hobby, supporting a not-for-profit, or simply being there for people who need your care. That inner glow of goodness is drawing others in. What started as a hobby may turn into a venture, or you may be asked to step up your responsibilities in any group you are a part of. You’re more than capable and admirable, Aquarius! Jupiter is giving his blessing to your new connections.

PISCES

Jupiter is beautifully illuminating your 10th house of ambition and career, Pisces. This could mean a year of fun and much achievement professionally, and a time of excellent camaraderie with colleagues, both at work and socially. Or are you about to embark on a much-anticipated career break? Whatever it is you have planned, it’s a case of money and pleasure combining to make happy times for you. If your career has been stagnant, get ready for some positive changes which come about through Jupiter’s transit of your tenth house. Whatever happens during Jupiter’s transit to your tenth house will clear the way to a positive career for you in the coming years. Whether it’s extra responsibility at work, or more of a work/life balance you’re looking for, Jupiter is working behind the scenes to make it happen for you. Welcome the changes with open arms!

ARIES

As a freedom loving sign, Jupiter’s move into your ninth house will be a welcome visit, opening your mind to new and exciting possibilities. Be it travel, study, or self-expansion. You will be feeling more philosophical about life than usual and this will be uplifting to those around you. But be careful not to take on more than you can complete, as you may be feeling more optimistic and altruistic than usual. People from diverse cultures will bring new perspectives to your life, expanding your horizons to new and exciting opportunities. With such a positive outlook, you’ll be able to achieve lots. Set yourself some ambitious goals. This year is truly about expansion, both physical and mental!

TAURUS

Jupiter’s arrival in your eighth house of shared resources and power is helping to ease any power struggles you have had in recent times around issues including joint finances, loans, and taxes. This marks a positive change for you financially in many ways, Taurus. Jupiter’s transit here will also allow a personal transformation of all kinds in psychological matters, giving you to a chance to practice self-healing and to relate to and support loved ones on an emotional level, allowing for a deeper level of intimacy and connection. A bright light shines on any shared resources that you have, be it with loved ones, family, or business partners.

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GEMINI

How better to start a Jupiter transit to the seventh house of partnerships than with those who mean the most to you, Gemini? Significant others and partnerships are being highlighted over the next year. Could an engagement be on the way? Or perhaps the proposal has already happened, and the excitement of wedding planning is brewing nicely. If you’re unattached, Jupiter could present someone who seems perfect for you. On a platonic level, a business partnership could suddenly improve or become a reality. This period is about a meeting of like minds, and building partnerships based on mutual care, communication, and trust. You’re moving to a lovely place of understanding and relating in your life, Gemini. Jupiter gives you reason to believe in partnerships, love, and romance. Oh, and you’ll enjoy some play too!

CANCER

If you’ve been feeling a little heavy of late, Cancer, this could be due to some of the outer planets in hard angles to your natal sun. Jupiter makes a welcome visit to your 6th house, giving you a light respite from the responsibilities you’ve perhaps felt weighing heavy over you in the last few months. The sixth house is the house of daily routines, work, and health and all these areas are ones that are asking for your attention this year – for the better. Improvements and reward will come from reviewing your daily routine and making time for self-care, exercise, nutrition, and being of service to others. Colleagues or employees may prove to be beneficial to you this coming year.

LEO

It’s time to play, lively Leo! The lush lioness of the zodiac, you certainly enjoy letting your mane down and having fun every so often. Whether it be with your vinas, or your kids. And this transit is all about lighthearted fun. You’re more magnetic than usual (is that, like, even possible?) and people are drawn to your sunny personality. Time to magic up some new sun-filled friendships, lighthearted romantic interests, or new creative endeavors. Your creativity and self-expression are heightened significantly at this time. It’s definitely a great time to create whatever your heart desires. From a piece of art, to planning a new family, the fifth house transit of Jupiter blesses pleasure seeking activities.

VIRGO

The fourth house focus of Jupiter’s transit is illuminating your roots, family, and home matters, virtuous Virgo. What does home mean to you? And what do you need to change to make your home, well, more homey? What steps can you take to feel more at home, both physically and emotionally? Are you happy where you live? If not, a move could certainly be in the cards for you this year, Virgo. Home and family matters are well starred for you over the coming year. You may be spending more time with family or those you consider family, and attending to family matters or events. The focus of Jupiter could mean a focus on nostalgia, perhaps uncovering childhood issues or discovering interesting stories about your family’s history. A key factor this transit is establishing security, and you will take steps to put down roots which bring you peace of mind and stability.

LIBRA

Jupiter’s visit to your third house promises a busy year of being very much in demand, lovely Libra. Siblings, study, communications, and writing are all in the spotlight for you this year. Are you ready for your circle of close friends to want even more of your presence? Yes, that’s right, with your natural charm, amazing sense of style, tact, and diplomacy skills, there are many people wanting a slice of your time this year. Messages, short trips, and gifts are all well starred for you during this transit. But make sure you prioritize some down time to recover! Family times are well starred, as are get-togethers. If you don’t have anything planned yet, your siblings may be the ones to pleasantly surprise you! And if that isn’t enough for you, your neighbors or those who live close by may become more involved in your life too – the more the merrier!

 

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SOCIAL LIFE HACKS: WAYS TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR SOCIAL LIFE

Is your social life in need of a boost? Is life all work and no play? Would you like to boost your chances of meeting more like-minded vinas? I don’t know about you, but keeping up with old vinas can be a challenging enough, never mind getting out to meet new vinas. Then you throw in the frenzied pace of modern life and schedules that never seem to fit–eek! So just for you lovely vinas, I’ve put together a little alternative inspiration; some simple but easy to implement ideas that might just help add that sparkle back into your social life. Yes, it’s time to set that sweet (but dormant) social butterfly a flutter!

COLOR THERAPY

Any excuse to revamp that wardrobe or splash some new paint on the walls, right? Choose bright and uplifting colors to lift the energy and create an air of optimism and positivity around you. Select shades of yellow, orange, peach and pink for decorations and accessories around the areas of the home where you’d like to encourage gatherings. Choose to wear these colors to bring out an air of creativity and warmth which will draw new vinas towards you.

CANDLE MAGIC

A simple candle magic spell can help to put you on the right path to improving your social life. Choose an orange colored candle to symbolize positivity, and to help you picture the kinds of situations that you’d like to be in, with the like-minded people who you’d like to be around. Make a list of what you would like from your social life, and light the candle, whilst practicing mindfulness and welcoming new experiences into your life.

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FENG SHUI

In Feng Shui, fame, reputation and social life area is located on the very center of the back wall of the property you live in. This sector is ruled by the “fire” element, which is symbolized by the sun, and represented by the colors red and orange. If you can’t redecorate this area, try placing red or orange colored objects in and around this area, or including images of happy vinas doing the kind of things you’d like your social life to be bustling with. Tip: magazine cut-outs work fine!

CRYSTAL HEALING

Red Jasper is known as the ‘supreme nurturer’ and is the stone of empowerment, helping to remind you that you can bring joy and substance to others. It’s important to be able to recognize your own qualities and abilities (indulging in a little self-love) before looking for new social opportunities. If you find you have little time for your vinas but you’d like to help them out more, meditate and focus on your goals whilst holding this stone. Carry your crystal with you when you are out and about at social gatherings with vinas, or other events where like-minded people may be hanging out.

Along with these social life-hacks, download the Hey! VINA app to boost your social life even more! 

 

 

YOUR FALL FRIENDSHIP HOROSCOPE

The seasons are a changing! Yep, that’s right vinas, we’ve now officially shifted into fall and the warm glow of summer sunshine has been replaced by crisp autumnal air, vibrant oranges, deep reds and golden yellow leaves, tasty comfort foods (who doesn’t love a hearty pumpkin soup?) and the fun and frivolity of Halloween on the horizon!

As the Sun begins its cycle through the sign of balance and harmony, Libra, we also have a Harvest Moon–the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. This is the perfect time of year to clear out any baggage, be it physical, mental or emotional, before the imminent arrival of winter. But what should you expect this fall, dear vinas? We’ve got your personalized friendship horoscope to take you through to the end of October.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22)

Happy birthday and solar return, lovely Libran vinas! It’s your time to shine, as the Sun is traveling through your first house of self, identity and new beginnings until October 24th.  As the sign of balance, you’ll likely be pondering what changes are needed to freshen things up and bring equilibrium to your life. Be it a new haircut, a DIY home makeover or a change of career and direction, your vinas will be on hand to offer support and encouragement. You’re feeling particularly social this month, meaning it’s a great time to join a new group of vinas doing like-minded things–be it yoga, art or music. Think beauty and harmony. Anything that keeps you balanced, relaxed and entertained is a bonus!

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21)

It’s almost that time of year! With the Sun cycling through your twelfth house of the unconscious mind, key themes for you this month may include escapism, spirituality, and frustration. You’re finishing up a 12-month cycle, and on October 24th, the sun will move into Scorpio. In late October, you’re likely to be quite inward focused; reviewing your goals (or for some Scorpios, a perceived lack of) over the last year. Go easy on yourself, as there is a lot to be positive about! Recognize the progress you’ve made this year, and also acknowledge the new vinas you’ve welcomed into your world. If you haven’t already, you’re likely on the cusp of starting something new, and there are people who will recognize your talents. With Jupiter and Venus in your sign, luck shines on you–share your ideas with your vinas and get going, gal!

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21)

On September 24th, the sun made its move into your 11th house of community, large groups and friends. At this time, anything linked positively to your hopes, goals, wishes and associations or humanitarian interests are well starred for you. Yet with a host of planets in Scorpio transitioning your 12th house, you may be feeling a little at odds–wanting to socialize and be optimistic but feeling more subdued and self-reflective than usual. So how about joining a group and learning something you’ve always wanted? As well as meeting some new vinas, you’ll be nurturing yourself too. Try meditation, mindfulness and Eastern practices. You won’t regret it!

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19)

The sun starts its annual move through your tenth house of career and ambition this month. As an innately ambitious and sure-footed sign, this is music to your ears! Perhaps you’re hoping for a promotion, considering a new job or thinking of setting up on your own. Progress can be made now, though you may feel it has been slower than usual. This is due to Saturn resting in Capricorn, the teacher of patience. Vinas will happily provide moral support and words of wisdom to help keep you on track to achieving your goals. Luck will come from events and memberships, so get those plans booked!

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AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18)

The sun makes its annual visit to your 9th house of travel, philosophy and overseas connections so you’re feeling inspired, Aquarius. Perhaps you’ve just come back from a trip or are eager to plan another, or you’re looking to start a new course. Ever the eternal student – it’s a great time to start studying, especially with Mars in your first house. Career is at the forefront, so meeting vinas who are likely to come through work, travel and learning connections is a must! An altruist by nature, link with vinas who inspire your world vision, push you intellectually and drive you to be a better person. Through your friendships you’ll expand your life in so many ways.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20)

The sun cycles your eighth house during late September and into October. This may feel like a heavy time for you, Pisces, as you may be sorting out things you’ve put off or dealing with issues around joint resources, finances and taxes. You may also be considering investing with a partner or pooling together in some way. Once these areas are in check, it’s also a great time of year to plan a getaway, near or far; a break is well starred for you. How about a weekend away with your fave vinas? Luck is on your side with travel, so perhaps you’ll meet likeminded vinas on your voyage!

ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19)

Matters of the heart are the focus of the Sun’s transit to your seventh house of partnerships. And this means partnerships of all kinds. If you’re in a relationship, romance is on the cards–this is a great time to switch off your cell phones and enjoy some precious time together, or book yourselves a table at your fave restaurant and indulge in a romantic meal. Or how about a couples’ date with your vina and her S/O? You might be talking about pooling joint resources – that house you’ve seen? Go for it! If you’re single, time to get out and mingle! An introduction from a vina could be the start of something special. It’s also a great time for vinas to come together and plan joint ventures together.

TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20)

Are you feeling a little run down and in need of a bit of R&R, Taurus? If you’ve been busy being there for everyone but yourself, or if social butterfly syndrome has taken its toll on your health, then it’s probably because of the Sun’s transit to your sixth house. Time to focus on good nutrition, sleep and a new exercise regime. Although things may still feel a bit unsettled and you will still need to be of service to that special someone or even a troubled vina in your life (they could be your main source of worry), come late October/November things should ease up and you’ll be able to enjoy some much-needed relaxation time!

GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20)

The fifth house is the star of the show from September 24th for you, Gemini. The good news is that this house is about being yourself and enjoying life to the fullest! Self-expression and hobbies are key, and when the fun is shared with vinas (double trouble, perfect for a dual sign), even better! Whatever you’ve been putting off doing, now is a great time to enjoy it. But be careful of over indulgence with food and drink – heart-centred entertainment is the key here. Find something that heals your soul and get that fun planned with your favorite vinas. Be sure not to overdo it, and as with so many planets in Scorpio keep a check on any niggling health issues. Make sure you’re looking out for yourself.

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CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22)

The sun’s move into Libra on September 24th is lighting up your fourth house of home, family and roots. Perhaps there’s a family celebration or anniversary on the cards, it certainly seems family matters are on your mind. If you’re in need of advice where family is concerned, vinas will be happy to help. Make time for your family whether they are close or far, for their friendship and support is what you need. In lending an ear for them you’ll be enriched. This can be a light-hearted time with luck on your side, as Venus in Scorpio highlights your fifth house of creativity and entertainment.

LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22)

On September 24th, the Sun moved into your third house meaning that short journeys, communication, schools and siblings are all themes coming to the forefront. If you have children, perhaps there’s a heightened buzz of activity around school clubs and groups. This could be the perfect place to meet with like-minded vinas and moms with big ambitions for their kids – a fabulous match for your Lioness pride! If children don’t figure in your life, perhaps you’re planning something with siblings – communications are starred with Venus in your fourth house of home, so this is the time of year to reminisce. It’s also the perfect opportunity to kick-start your plans for a fabulous family get together this coming season!

VIRGO (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22)

With the Sun’s arrival in the sign of the scales, Libra, your focus has shifted to the things you own, including money and possessions. Where are things out of balance in your life? The focus is on your hidden talents, self-esteem and worth. It’s a great time to re-assess what you have and where you’d like to be, with 2019 just around the corner. What help do you need to get where you want to be? Remember to search inside as well as out. Seek advice of vinas close to you on direction and planning – Venus and Jupiter highlight your third house, so short journeys, groups and communications via social media will also provide much-needed inspiration and luck.

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YOUR SUMMER FRIENDSHIP HOROSCOPE

Long, light days and warm, balmy nights. Yep, it’s officially summertime, vinas.

And as a new month starts (happy July!), we’ve got your personalized summer friendship horoscope. Read on!

CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22)

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Happy Solar Return, dear Cancer! On July 22, the Sun will make its yearly move into your sign, which means this summer is your time to shine. The Sun in your sign and Jupiter in your fifth house of pleasure highlights that this is a time for fun! Perhaps your new vinas will bring a childlike spirit and playfulness back into your life. And why not? It’s time to laugh, smile and let your hair down. Why not invite your vinas over and get creative together? This summer should be all about trying new things and living boldly.

LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22)

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On the 22nd of July, the Sun makes its annual return to your sign, and June has marked the last part of your 12-month solar return cycle. So, it’s likely that you’ll be in the process of tying a few things in preparation for the coming solar return year, which arrives around your birthday. Mercury is in your sign until late July, so you’re feeling more gregarious and chattier than usual. Make the most of this and use it as a time to get to know new vinas—whether it’s over long drinks on summer nights or a quick coffee shop chat. You’ll have your vinas spellbound with your words! With Mars in your opposite sign until mid-August, just be extra careful that you don’t say the wrong things and upset a few close friends. If you’re feeling especially annoyed by someone, find an outlet to expend the anger, such as going for a run.

VIRGO (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22)

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Venus makes its annual move into your sign on July 11 and will remain there until August 6, meaning that it’s a great time to show your friends a little love. As the sign of service to others, why not surprise your vinas with something thoughtful? Or offer a helping hand with a project or something you know has been weighing heavy on them? The favor will be returned, so you’ll be happy you offered. With Venus highlighting your 11th house of dreams and aspirations, friendships are easily made in groups, clubs or organizations, even through professional networking events. Make sure to get involved with everything that inspires you—there will be vinas who can offer fascinating perspectives and perhaps new opportunities you’d never imagined.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22)

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Venus moves into your sign on August 7th, making you extra magnetic! This the perfect time to get together with your vinas who mean the most to you. As a Venus-ruled sign, you’ll want enjoy life’s luxuries together. Book yourselves a pampering massage session for two, indulge in delicious meal with your drink of choice. Or if you’ve both got a sweet tooth, how about a chocolate tasting session or chocolate making class? Indulgence is your friendship theme for the summer. Just make sure you’re focused on the finer things like food, drink and good company. You deserve it, vina!

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21)

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Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, is in your sign until this autumn, bringing you luck and an extra sparkle, which will ensure that you’re in the right place at the right time. Lucky you! Now is the perfect time to get to know your vinas and share some of your success and luck. The Sun is also highlighting your ninth house of travel, foreign lands and study, so perhaps it’s time to start learning something new. Shoot for the stars! New vinas can be made while pursuing a passion or hobby and we know how passionate you are, dear Scorpio. How about learning a new language? This could be a fantastic way to find some new vinas and ignite a passion for a new country and culture.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21)

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For Sag vinas, the focus is on matters of the eighth house this summer. There may money issues to attend to or power and status to contend with at work. Or perhaps you’re looking to make new investments. Either way, you’re busy with communications, research and reading. Be sure to take a break when you need one though, since t’s important to recharge your batteries. Or perhaps you’ve had so much going on that you haven’t had a chance to plan a vacation yet. How about a long weekend away with your vinas? Late July and August are great times for you to get away. Enjoy!

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19)

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The Sun is now in your seventh house of relationships, nurturing and security. Is there a potential to form a partnership with your significant other? Or could you team up with a close vina to work on an exciting new venture? If your new enterprise will play on your strengths and bring out the best of your relationship, give it a go! New connections and vinas who you meet this summer are great for longevity. Mars is in your second house of material possessions, money and gains, so make the most of this time and your relationships. Your S.O. and vinas could be a reliable source of support in carving out your success. And with Saturn transiting Capricorn, your hard work will pay off, slowly but surely. Be sure to celebrate any successes, however small, with your loved ones. It’s the small victories that matter!

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18)

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Mars is in your sign until August 12, making July a wonderful time to kick start the things that you’ve had on your bucket list. Or perhaps you’re feeling re-energized about a hobby.  This summer is an exciting time to meet like-minded vinas with shared passions, especially philanthropic in nature. Why not volunteer for a local charity or plan some fun fundraising for your favorite non-profits. You may have a futuristic idea which has potential to develop, so bounce ideas around with your vinas and work on that plan! The emphasis is on finances too, so you’re likely to be very successful if looking to raise funds. And if you share the fun with your vinas, the sky is the limit!

PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20)

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The Sun moves into your fifth house of creativity this month, staying until July 22 when the focus moves to work and health matters. So this summer is a wonderful time to get together with like-minded vinas and try something new. Children can be a major source of inspiration and fun at this time, if not your own, then perhaps your vina’s siblings, nephews and nieces. If you and your vinas have kids, how about a family day? Music, dance, and arts will all bring immense pleasure and enrichment. Around July 3 and 9, the transitioning Sun will create a grand water trine with Jupiter, which will make a harmonious aspect to your sign. It will be a content summer for you!

ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19)

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The Sun is in your fourth house during July, moving into your fifth in late July and August. The emphasis during summertime is on your home and family. Spending precious time with family and loved ones may be most important to you at this time. Perhaps you’re going on a family vacation or you’ve been spending more time with your mom or cousins, but either way, time spent with family matters are well-needed. Fun with your vinas comes more into focus with the move into your fifth house at the end of July. This is when your time for creativity and fun starts. Venus moves into Libra on August 6, meaning there’s a focus on quality time with your significant other. If you’re single, there’s the possibility of a new relationship. Slay, vina, slay!

TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20)

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Things may have started to feel a little bit unpredictable or unsettled with the move of Uranus into your sign for the first time since 1942, but you have to hold tight … it’s there until April 2026! With this visit being such a long one, it’s a good time to embrace any changes it brings, which promise excitement and better things for you. The focus in July is on third house matters, so you’ll be busy with communications, such as incoming messages, calls and emails. Perhaps you’re making plans with a sibling or vinas. If you’re looking to meet like-minded vinas, try your hand at writing, editing or even speaking publicly. You’re likely to attract people who want to get to know you better and share experiences, which will enrich your life in return.

GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20)

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July’s focus is on second house matters, including your daily routines, values, job and work ethics, which makes sense because you’re looking to find more of a work/life balance. You’re also reassessing all that is of value to you. Vinas play a significant role in July, so be sure to share your thoughts with them and ask for their perspective—it might bring some new inspiration. Throughout July and August, Mars is in your ninth house, highlighting expansion of some kind (be this literal or metaphoric). You may also be traveling for work or pleasure. Look out for vinas who share your passions and interests. For most of the summer, Venus is in your fourth house of home and family. It’s time for a retreat and some pampering. How about a local yoga retreat or a spa visit with your vina? Or if money’s tight, a quiet night with your vina: vino, pizza and girl talk.

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