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Here’s Your Weekly Horoscope On All Things Love And Work So You Know What To Expect

Exes are back in the picture for many. Read below to see how Venus retrograde will affect you this week.

Aries

Beware of your finances this week, Aries. You and I both know you’re a fire sign who loves immediate satisfaction and shopping splurges to help ease a fiery mood, but right now isn’t the time. In fact, you might find yourself trying to fix a financial disaster and having to rely on a friend or significant other for help. We know you’re stubborn and prefer your independence, but adapt to accepting the help from others in this time to avert further financial troubles. This month isn’t the time for throwing your money away!

Taurus

Hello, my stable and unwavering little bull! This week will be a bit of trial one for you and you need to have people accept your stubborn ways. Even though you’re loyal through and through, Venus’ retrograde until November 16th could bring an ex into the picture that your current significant other isn’t comfortable with. You know where your loyalty stands, but it can be hard for your partner to see it that way. If you want this to succeed, it’s time to cut ties with the past relationship that apparently has a hard time leaving you.

Gemini

We’re in the thick of Venus retrograde, my sweet, dual Gemini. We know that retrogrades aren’t always a bad thing — mostly they’re about the past revisiting us and even bringing us joys and connections from previous times. For you, however, a past lover reappearing is to be avoided. Be aware of your health this week, and take any sickness as an opportunity to slow down and focus on yourself. People will have your back and understand your need for recovery.

Cancer

We’re sure as hell in the middle of an intense retrograde for you, beautiful Cancer. As I write this you’re probably already in the midst of a past relationship popping back up into your life. Not that you’ve necessarily reconciled already or are about to go down that path, just that it is definitely staring you in the face right now. While you’ve been in communication, you’re in no need to make a choice on the matter too quickly. Let the potential outcome sit with you before acting too fast. You’ll be thankful you did.

Leo

Progress begins slowly this week, Leo, and if you don’t start doing it now and allowing it to build, it likely will never happen. That’s not meant to be negative, but you need to take the time to sit and assess the situation so that you are better able to financially prepare for the future. You might be aiming towards changing your living situation, and while this isn’t the best time to make big moves, it is wisest to start planning so that you can ensure your dream can happen.

Virgo

Venus retrograde isn’t being fair to you, kind Virgo, and of all people, you deserve it the least. You’re so down-to-earth and loyal, yet a backstabbing from a friend or lover is weighing heavily on your mind and heart right now. Rightfully so, you’re finding that fixating on it is inescapable. Whatever is troubling your soul from a past wrongdoing is best to move past as much as possible. Today is different and you have the chance to make a different choice this time around.

Libra

You generally keep quiet in order to maintain the peace, but this week won’t be the one for that, Libra, and you might find yourself feeling underappreciated and not willing to hold your tongue any longer about being mistreated or taken for granted. Arguments are likely when you realize that you have much more to offer to the person than they are choosing to spend time with you for. You’re worth more than this situation, so stand up for yourself, even if it means the whole situation implodes. In the long run, it’s what’s best for you.

Scorpio

Watch your words this week, my sassy Scorpio. Yes, you’re passionate and intelligent, but a flare-up this week could find you saying things you won’t be able to take back. You’re extra combative this week, and everything you say might pack a bigger punch than intended. By Friday, you might explode so much that it’s a step back in any progress you thought you were making. Be careful with that poisonous sting, scorpion!

Sagittarius

If you’re in a relationship, there’s probably a dynamic you’re no longer happy about and it’s impossible to bring it up without creating a blowup and/or breakup. You’re at a crossroads. You can keep the peace and stability but know deep down you are unhappy, or you could stand up for yourself and see things crumble. It depends on what is more worth it to you, Sagittarius, but given the power of Venus retrograde, this blowup could end up doing you a solid.

Capricorn

This week it seems like the friends who are always there for you in your times of need don’t just don’t have the patience or interest to be there for you, Capricorn. Since you’re typically more aloof and prefer your friendships to be a tight few who you trust fully, this can sting. However, you’re also used to doing things on your own because, for your personal drive, it’s just easier. At the same time, trust the silence of your friends. If those who are always loyal to you don’t seem to be lending an ear, maybe it’s because they’ve heard it too much and it’s time for you to focus on moving past the thing you continuously find yourself complaining about.

Aquarius

Venus retrograde is dealing you such a blow this week, Aquarius, it’s totally understandable if don’t even want to think about it all. Maybe ignore those Bumble messages for this week, because if you’re finding it hard to meet up with a potential new mate, take it as a sign it’s not meant to be. Already have a boo? You might feel this person isn’t supporting you and your goals right now. Things won’t be smooth, that’s for sure, so take the time to breathe and just focus on yourself. Don’t take anything that happens negatively too seriously and remember to love yourself instead this week.

Pisces

Happy Venus retrograde, my sensitive little fishy. You might feel that you and a partner aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on a moral dilemma that matters a lot to you, leaving you confused about who this person really is. You’re still emotionally invested in them but you may realize you haven’t even been on the same page. Whatever you do, don’t rush it. This is a time of passionate feelings and brash actions, so take your time with your decision, for your own sake.


READ: Your Weekly Love And Professional Horoscope For The Week Of October 8

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A California Couple Who Met In Middle School Died Hours Apart From Eachother At Age 67 From COVID-19

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A California Couple Who Met In Middle School Died Hours Apart From Eachother At Age 67 From COVID-19

As the current situation with the Coronavirus pandemic continues to surge, families and friends continue to live divided lives. Hope has come in the form of new vaccines and their distribution across the globe, however, the tragedies continue.

Now, a San Diego family, whose patriarchs weren’t able to receive vaccines, is suffering deeply.

Juan and Blanca Rodriguez passed away from COVID this past week within hours of saying their last goodbyes on Zoom.

The middle school sweethearts met in the seventh grade spent decades together as a married couple until passing away at the age of sixty-seven. Juan and Blanca met in the seventh grade, were married five years later, and went onto have four children and six grandchildren.

“He saw my mom in homeroom in seventh grade, and he said from the moment he saw her, he knew he was going to marry her,” the couple’s daughter Cynthia Rodriguez explained in an interview to NBC12

This past January, Juan and Blanca were retired and living with one of their children when everyone in the family contracted COVID-19.

Their illnesses came as a surprise to the family particularly because they had been extremely cautious.

“We quarantined. We didn’t go out. We didn’t even go to stores. We would order food delivery,” the couple’s other daughter Blanca Velazquez explained.

While the family eventually recovered, on Feb. 1 Juan and Blanca were rushed to the hospital. The couple was sent to two separate facilities and communicated with their family through Zoom.

Over the weekend, after Juan’s condition continued to worsen his family said virtual goodbyes.

“My mom was on the Zoom call, and she told my dad that she was happy that she was able to share her life with him, and she thanked him for being the love of her life,” explained Velazquez.

Juana and Blanca’s son Juan Rodriguez Jr. revealed on a GoFundMe page set up to help with funeral expenses that not long after Blanca’s call with Juan, the family received a call from Blanca “saying she was not doing well and they had to put her on a ventilator as well. The Dr. called a few hours later and said she didn’t respond to the ventilator and there was nothing else they could do for her.”

Blanca passed away three hours after her call with her family on Feb. 8 at 12:30 a.m. Later, Juan died at 4:18 a.m.

“Losing one parent is bad enough, but losing them both on the same day has been both devastating and heartbreaking. We have peace in knowing that since they were always together in life, they could not be apart in death as well,” Juan Jr. wrote. “He couldn’t live without her, so, he just let go. It’s like an epic love story, that they went together in the same day. They were the best parents,” Velazquez told NBC12.

As of Thursday afternoon, the family’s GoFundMe raised $16,897 toward its $25,000 goal.

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Dating 101: The Expert’s Guide on How to Find Love in 2021

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Dating 101: The Expert’s Guide on How to Find Love in 2021

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, which means that if you’re single, you might be taking a good, hard look at the state of your love life. If, like many of us, you’ve spent the past year focusing on your own growth and self-development, then you might be ready to jump back into the dating pool. 

But if you feel off your game or unsure of how to proceed in this brand new, post-COVID world of dating, fear not! We’ve employed the help of Jorge Lozano H. to give us the do’s and don’ts of finding love in 2021.

Jorge Lozano H. is a best-selling author, speaker, and dating expert who knows exactly how challenging this new dating scene is–but he also knows how fun it can be. Lozano shared his tips and tricks with us on how to attract “the one” in 2021. Check out his advice below!

1. Spend More Time on Dating Apps

We know, we know. There are about a million-and-one dating apps out there. But it’s a simple fact that you can’t find something if you’re not looking for it. Download one or two dating apps and commit to spending time and effort on finding a viable match (so, no mindless swiping).

If you feel like the sheer number of options is too overwhelming, try out a dating app that narrows down the dating pool by common interests–like Chispa, the dating app specifically made for millenial Latinos. 

2. Confidence is Key

It’s tempting to approach every date with a pessimistic mindset. Sure, there’s “plenty of fish in the sea,” but there’s also plenty of duds in the sea as well. Lozano suggest looking on the bright side by trying out positive affirmations.

“Go into every virtual date with a positive mindset by repeating these eight words when you need a confidence boost: ‘I want, I can, and I deserve it,'” he says.

3. Build meaningful connections

Lozano suggests creating “emotional anchors” during your conversation with you date in order to make meaningful, memorable connections. Lozano suggests bonding over common interests like similar tastes in music or the favorite Banderas you have in common.

4. Don’t be a “bad texter”

Even if a potential partner is head-over-heels for you, that doesn’t give you an excuse to be a bad texter (i.e. giving low-effort, one-word responses). “Elaborate, ask questions and show interest so your potential novio/a will keep you in mind at all times,” says Lozano.

5. Flirt with finesse

If you’re wondering why none of your matches are graduating to the next step, like a FaceTime date or a virtual date, it might be because you’re not giving them much to work with. “Coquetear adds an extra spice to any conversation,” says Lozano. He suggests using three universally-beloved topics to keep the convo going: food, pets, and (pre-Covid) travel of course.

Now that you’re armed with Lozano’s great advice, you’re ready to take on the 2021 dating scene with renewed confidence. Now head out there and find your soulmate!

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