Your Horoscope for the Week of January 13, 2020

The energy this week: boss bitch meets power broker, and they shake hands on a new deal. We’re in the heart of super-serious Capricorn season but don’t look back. Look toward your inner sun, walk toward new dawn, and apply your crystal-clear mission statement. Read on to discover what’s in store for your sign during the week of January 13 through to January 19, 2020, and double down by getting to know your rising sign.

Aries | Aries rising

You’re at ground zero, the balance point between the end of a major cycle and the creative force of a new one. Shake off the dust, Aries—it’s been an endurance test, but the light is already glimmering on your horizon. If you experienced the wrecking ball of change, it’s because you wouldn’t clear the decks yourself and head in the direction you knew was calling. Nature abhors a vacuum, so be clear and conscious about what you want to fill this space, then embrace the new dawn. Career and public image are all up for reinvention. Use your mastery to next-level and set your sail for a career that can take you over the long haul. An old-school cocktail of determination, application, and dedication are well worth the effort over this period. Lock in your schedule and hit “go.”

Taurus | Taurus rising

The new dawn is all about opening your mind, getting on planes (at least metaphorically), and expanding the pegged line that defines your known universe by, oh, a quantum leap! Buckle up, and double the rate of change you experienced early last year. Keep running with the balls you’ve set in motion, and keep your sights set on your goal post. Your sign belongs to the element of Earth, which is all about practicality. You need to make something tangible of your knowledge. You may need to keep leveling up in your learning, and if you can teach in any way, it will benefit you. How can you achieve this? With a blend of old-school traditional expertise, mastery, and authority—on a radical subject and or in a revolutionary way. Take your chance to build the next phase of your life.

Gemini | Gemini rising

Empire is built with the best of many participating parts. In this case, you bring yours and they’ll bring theirs. Use the finest sieve of discernment, and don’t be shy about making the cut where you have to. Vetting the person/people you consider merging with—in terms of anything from bodily fluids to talent to cold, hard cash—is the clue to building something bigger and better than you could alone. It could be raising children, or going in on a mortgage, businessm or creative vision. You’ll only be as good as your combined worth, so due diligence, checks, and balances are essential. Overcome any awkward by leaning into your authority; it demonstrates that you value yourself and your contribution. And it’s a compliment to whoever passes muster. Take your time; there’s no hurry.

Meghan Markle Might Voice a Disney Character for a Good Cause

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shocked the world this week when they announced their decision to step back from their roles as senior royals. In a statement via Instagram, the couple said they’re working to become financially independent—and now, we might know how they’re taking steps to do that.

According to The Times, the Duchess, who worked as an actor on Suits before marrying her husband, reportedly signed a deal with Disney to do some voiceover work.

But here’s the thing: The Sussexes won’t be profiting from this deal. Instead, Disney has agreed to make a donation to Elephants Without Borders, an organization that helps protect the animals from poaching, in exchange for the Duchess’s work.

The report claims she recorded the voiceover prior to hers and Prince Harry’s six-week holiday in Canada.

Neither Disney nor Markle have confirmed such a deal exists and the details about the project have not yet been revealed, but it would mark the return of Markle’s acting career. This alleged collaboration also points to the pair’s desire to use their celebrity status to help their favorite charities and also sheds some light on how the royals plan to support themselves.

This wouldn’t be the first time the pair have partnered with Disney. In July, Markle and Prince Harry attended the premiere of the The Lion King and after the birth of their son Archie, the company presented them with a personalized book featuring Winnie-the-Pooh and cartoon versions of the couple.

Following Markle and Prince Harry’s announcement, the Duchess has returned to Canada to be with baby Archie.

As per their statement, they “plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America” so they can raise their son “with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter.”

Is Disney the next chapter? Perhaps.

Selena Gomez Unveils Tattoo Commemorating Her Kidney Transplant Surgery

Selena Gomez continues to be an inspiration when it comes to significant tattoos, and her latest ink adventure is no exception.

Upon the release of her new album Rare, the singer shared some BTS pics from the title track’s music video. In one shot, you can make out a series of numbers on the back of the singer-songwriter’s upper right arm, seemingly signifying a date in June 2017. As noted by Page Six, the tat represents the date that Gomez had kidney transplant surgery in order to treat the lupus that she was battling at the time.

In a December 2019 interview with Capital FM, the singer confirmed the meaning behind her arm tattoo, revealing that she got the ink along with her good friend, Francia Raisa, who served as the kidney donor for her surgery.

Gomez and Raisa have been open about the process of undergoing surgery together, with both stars speaking candidly about the challenges and ultimate positive outcome of the experience. “I just really hope that we can help somebody,” the 27-year-old said in an October 2017 Today interview. “I don’t think what we went through was easy, I don’t think it was fun. I just hope this inspires people to feel good and to know that there are really good people in the world.”

Given that, it makes sense for Gomez and Francia to want to commemorate their surgery in a permanent way—especially since the singer has a host of other significant tats. She has matching “#1” tattoos with BFF Courtney Barry, along with coordinating arrows with bestie and collaborator, Julia Michaels. She even has matching semicolon tattoos with some of the 13 Reasons Why cast members as a nod to Project Semicolon, an organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Set to Host 2021 Golden Globes

Here’s some good news that will have you forgetting about Ricky Gervais’s scorched-earth monologue from this year’s Golden Globes and eagerly counting down the days until next year’s telecast.

NBC announced that our favorite comedy duo, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will be teaming up again to host the 2021 Golden Globes.

“NBC has long been the home to two of the funniest people on the planet—Tina Fey and Amy Poehler—and we didn’t want to wait any longer to share the great news that they’ll be hosting the Globes once again,” Paul Telegdy, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, shared in a statement during the 2020 TCA winter press tour on Saturday, January 11.

The pair, who worked on Saturday Night Live together, as well as starred in films including Sisters, Mean Girls, and Netflix’s Wine Country, co-hosted the award show three years in a row, from 2013 to 2015, and were widely praised for their amazing chemistry, witty jokes and unforgettable monologues. (Who can forget that Amal and George Clooney joke? Epic.)

In 2015, Fey and Poehler claimed it would be the last time they hosted. But a public plea to get them back seems to have worked.

“There’s no denying that Tina and Amy’s comedic chemistry is infectious,” Lorenzo Soria, President of the HFPA, said. “We can’t wait to see the dynamic duo return to the Golden Globes stage.”

While Fey wasn’t in attendance at this year’s awards show, Poehler was a presenter alongside Taylor Swift. The duo are taking over from five-time host Gervais, who vowed during the show he would not be returning. Fey has previously won two Golden Globes for 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live while Poehler won a Golden Globe in 2014 for Parks and Recreation.

The date for the 78th annual Golden Globes has yet to be announced.

Selena Gomez Thinks Dating Other Celebrities Is ‘So Cliché’

While promoting her newly-released album Rare on Apple Music’s Beats 1 with Zane Lowe, Selena Gomez discussed if fame has affected her ability to have normal romantic relationships.

Her responses were refreshingly candid and painted a picture of how difficult it is to date in the public eye.

“If I can be honest, it is so cliché, it’s just, everyone dates everyone,” Gomez said. “It always seems to be within a little bubble, and it’s because it’s safe, right? You’re wanting someone to understand what you’re going through.”

The 27-year-old has previously has high-profile relationships with The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Zedd, and Nick Jonas and has also been linked to Orlando Bloom.

“You’re almost wanting a counterpart of creativity as well, and it’s interesting and fun,” she added.

Unfortunately, things often get complicated when two A-listers are involved; Gomez said the issue lies in the fact that oftentimes you end up “having a relationship for people, and not even for yourself.”

“There’s almost this point where it’s like, ‘Oh, we’re making it known that we’re together.’ Whatever it is. It’s like, you just need to decide within our world if it’s for you, or is it for show?” she explained.

In her interview, Gomez also opened up about the inspiration behind her new music. Many of her new songs are widely believed to be about the heartbreak she felt from that 10-year on-again-off-again relationship with Bieber—especially the track “Lose You to Love Me”—even though she’s never explicitly confirmed any of them are about him.

Instead, she’s always spoken generally about her love life, making sure not to throw any of her exes under the bus.

“It’s not because I wanted any sort of spotlight on [my dating] situation,” Gomez told Lowe. “If anything, I’m wanting the spotlight completely separated, but it wasn’t in a vindictive way. It was simply like, ‘Okay, I actually have my part to say,’ and I waited.”

“I wasn’t just irrationally doing something to just be coming from a place of, ‘Well, I’m over it.’ That’s not where I was,” she continued. “When it all came together, it just felt right, and I was okay with that. Other than the fact that they pay attention a bit more to my personal life than maybe others, it’s going to be gone in a day. There’s going to be another story. There’s going to be something else. So people will ultimately know, yes, where the inspiration came from, but then it kind of ends there.”

You can watch Gomez’s full interview with Zane Lowe below:

Meghan Markle’s Dog May Have Been the Biggest Clue They Were Stepping Down

While most of the world is still in shock over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s decision to step down as senior members of the royal family, it turns out one of the Duchess’s dogs may have been a big hint the announcement was coming.

This week, Markle and Prince Harry announced they will opt out of some of their royal duties and plan to partially relocate to North America—most likely Canada—where they will work to become financially independent.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen,” the couple wrote on Instagram.

This announcement came amidst the couple’s holiday in Canada, where per E! News, it was reported the two were spotted taking a hike with Suits star Abigail Spencer and two dogs.

Though it seemed like an innocent story at the time, this is where Markle’s pets come into play. One of the dogs on the hike was reportedly Guy, the beagle Markle adopted from a rescue shelter, and the other was identified as Bogart, the pup who could no longer travel because of his old age. (He was left behind in Canada with friends after she married Prince Harry as to not force him to make the long journey to the U.K.)

Now, this is where things get interesting. According to People, Guy suffered an injury following his arrival in the U.K. in 2017. He reportedly broke two of his legs at the time and Markle was “distraught” and “very upset” by what happened.

This begs the question: Why would Markle haven taken him on a 10-hour flight back to Canada just for a six-week vacation? For some, the answer is quite simple. Markle and Prince Harry were already in the process of making their move across the pond way before they announced it, so they were taking the necessary steps to relocate their dogs.

Royal correspondent Rebecca English told The Daily Mail that “insiders confirmed that the dogs staying in Canada ‘was the biggest clue, in hindsight, that they were unlikely to come back from this so-called holiday’.”

“Both the Duke and Duchess adore their dogs and Guy has already been relocated from Canada to London once when Meghan moved over,” the Daily Mail‘s source added. “She wouldn’t have considered a move again for him if it wasn’t going to be at least semi-permanent.”

As they said in their statement, the two intend to “balance [their] time between the United Kingdom and North America” where they plan to raise their son “with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter.”

It’s been reported that Markle is already back in Canada with baby Archie and her dogs. As for Prince Harry, he’ll reportedly join his wife and son in two weeks after he sorts everything out with his family in the U.K.

13 Winter Essentials We’re Snatching Up at the Shopbop Sale

January isn’t everyone’s favorite month, but there is one good thing about it: winter sales. With brands hurrying to rotate current lines out for spring styles, there are so many good deals happening at the same time. One of our favorites so far is the winter Shopbop sale, with 70% off everything from fall and winter coats to cozy sweaters and cowboy boots.

We’re not surprised the Shopbop sale is good though, the retailer owns a prime spot in our bookmarks bar whether we’re looking for office-ready outfits or date night looks, and at this time of year, its sale section does not disappoint. Trust us, the best kind of sale is the one where you can buy things you actually need, when you need them—meaning now’s your chance to score a down jacket or an oversize sweater while it’s actually still cold outside.

We went ahead and narrowed it down to 13 key pieces that’ll help you achieve the tricky balance of looking cozy and being polished at the same time. Ahead, the only things worth buying from the winter Shopbop sale.

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Justin Chambers, a.k.a Alex Karev, Is Leaving Grey’s Anatomy After 16 Seasons

Justin Chambers, the actor who has starred as Dr. Alex Karev in all 15 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, is finally saying goodbye to the role.

The cause of his departure isn’t a [deep breath] train collision, ferryboat accident, shooting, psychiatric episode, homemade bomb, or unaddressed head trauma. No: Chambers, who has devoted the majority of his professional career to Grey’s, explained his decision in an announcement on Friday, January 10.

“There’s no good time to say goodbye to a show and character that’s defined so much of my life for the past 15 years,” Chambers told Deadline. “For some time now, however, I have hoped to diversify my acting roles and career choices. And, as I turn 50 and am blessed with my remarkable, supportive wife and five wonderful children, now is that time.”

Shock number one: Karev, who is arguably the second most central character on Grey’s—next to the eponymous Meredith Grey—will soon disappear from the show. Shock number two: Justin Chambers is 50? He has five kids? What moisturizer does he use?

Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images

In his announcement Chambers thanked show creator Shonda Rhimes and his fellow remaining original cast-members—Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens—and the rest of the Grey’s team. It’s not clear from his statement whether he’ll be back for the rest of the 16th season, which returns to ABC on January 23. It is clear that we are sad. Very, very sad.

Grey’s Anatomy is a high-class soap opera—a glossy fantasy that delights in making us salivate over abs and weep until we’re nauseous within the same 40-minute block. The character of Alex Karev—the angry, sometimes cruel child of an addict father and schizophrenic mother, who grew up to be an exceptionally compassionate pediatric surgeon—is the best of that. In him, viewers have watched a person be redeemed. Albeit in the form of a conventionally hot, white man, we have joined a character on the odyssey of becoming a better person. We have seen him renounce sexism and violence and isolation.

For all his model looks and talent for making the word “frickin” sound organic, he’s been the ideal male sidekick to protagonist Meredith Grey (Pompeo) for 15 years. Their decades-long friendship, built on their mutual instinct for survival-at-all-costs, made them demand better from one another. Karev moved away from picking on people who were smaller than him and devoted himself to saving children’s lives. He became the ethical heart of the show. He stopped being angry, and started choosing love.

Justin Chambers, aka Alex Karev, Is Leaving ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ After 16 Seasons

Justin Chambers, the actor who has starred as Dr. Alex Karev in all 15 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, is finally saying goodbye to the role.

The cause of his departure isn’t a [deep breath] train collision, ferryboat accident, shooting, psychiatric episode, homemade bomb, or unaddressed head trauma. No: Chambers, who has devoted the majority of his professional career to Grey’s, explained his decision in an announcement on Friday, January 10.

“There’s no good time to say goodbye to a show and character that’s defined so much of my life for the past 15 years,” Chambers told Deadline. “For some time now, however, I have hoped to diversify my acting roles and career choices. And, as I turn 50 and am blessed with my remarkable, supportive wife and five wonderful children, now is that time.”

Shock number one: Karev, who is arguably the second most central character on Grey’s—next to the eponymous Meredith Grey—will soon disappear from the show. Shock number two: Justin Chambers is 50? He has five kids? What moisturizer does he use?

Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images

In his announcement Chambers thanked show creator Shonda Rhimes and his fellow remaining original castmembers—Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, and James Pickens—and the rest of the Grey’s team. It’s not clear from his statement whether he’ll be back for the rest of the 16th season, which returns to ABC on January 23. It is clear that we are sad. Very, very sad.

Grey’s Anatomy is a high-class soap opera—a glossy fantasy that delights in making us salivate over abs and weep until we’re nauseous within the same 40-minute block. The character of Alex Karev—the angry, sometimes cruel child of an addict father and schizophrenic mother, who grew up to be an exceptionally compassionate pediatric surgeon—is the best of that. In him, viewers have watched a person be redeemed. Albeit in the form of a conventionally hot white man, we have joined a character on the odyssey of becoming a better person. We have seen him renounce sexism and violence and isolation.

For all his model looks and talent for making the word frickin sound organic, he’s been the ideal male sidekick to protagonist Meredith Grey (Pompeo) for 15 years. Their decades-long friendship, built on their mutual instinct for survival at all costs, made them demand better from each other. Karev moved away from picking on people who were smaller than him and devoted himself to saving children’s lives. He became the ethical heart of the show. He stopped being angry, and started choosing love.

13 Best Beauty Subscription Boxes to Try in 2020

With so many beauty products hitting shelves each week, it’s easy to feel like you’re missing out on the latest and greatest from your favorite brands. But instead of shelling out for new, full-size products you’re not sure you’ll love, beauty subscription boxes can save you time and money. They’re an affordable and exciting way to reset your makeup bag if your go-tos have been feeling a little meh lately.

If you haven’t gotten around to trying a beauty subscription box just yet, just imagine the thrill you get when your Amazon order arrives—except it comes like clockwork and is filled with new mascaras and lip glosses, not paper towels and toothpaste. For the more spontaneous among us, services like Glossybox surprise you with items you don’t know until you unwrap them; for more conservative beauty fans, subscription services like Ipsy and FabFitFun are personalized and customizable.

From mini hair care bottles to travel-ready makeup and skin care sets, beauty boxes make it feel like Christmas every month. To help make the most of your budget, we narrowed it down to the 13 best beauty subscription boxes to sign up for ASAP.

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