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Check Out Your Love And Professional Prospects Now That Venus Retrograde Is Over

Congrats on surviving Venus retrograde, everyone. You’re just in time to experience the next planetary back peddle, courtesy of none other than the ever-popular Mercury. With romantic realms getting set straight but communication being thrown off, a lot of you might be seeing stars that aren’t necessarily there and creating your own personal fairy tale in your minds. Some might have found your soulmates while others are just painting it that way in your minds. Whether or not these pretty little bubbles might burst, it’s at least nice to live in them for a moment, right? What fun is real life, anyway?

Aries

Things might seem very confusing this week, Aries, and no, it’s not in your head. A full moon in your communication sector on Friday might have you feeling delusional in love like you are holding on too tightly to something that might just be of your imaginative creation. Just remember to breathe and, instead of wondering if you’re being unrealistic, use that energy to manifest what it is you truly want. If anyone can do it, it’s you, my determined Aries.

Taurus

Money, money, money. If there’s one thing you’re good at having self-control over, it’s that, Taurus. Mercury’s retrograde is only going to highlight your relationship with money, so now is the time to reevaluate, budget and plan out your finances for the future over the next three weeks. This sense of control over your livelihood will only invite more savings into your life and help you gain a further sense of your financial autonomy. You don’t need anyone’s help. You pay your bills all by your damn self, bull.

Gemini

Friday’s full moon in your sign will leave you feeling vulnerable and raw, Gemini, and now that Mercury has also turned retrograde, setting off miscommunication, you may feel like you’re going a little crazy. Use this time to find of the matter in situations and to calm your head a bit before overthinking too many things. Use this time to reflect and focus on the love in your life that helps calm these matters.

Cancer

With Venus retrograde behind you, you’re feeling more comfortable and centered back in your shell, as usual, Cancer. However, you might also find yourself getting too inside your head and not saying what’s really on your mind to a loved one or someone else close to you. Mercury’s retrograde creates a lapse in communication, so you might not feel comfortable talking out a concern that has been bothering you or that your feelings won’t be well-received. This worry is to be expected, but remember that holding things in only makes for a larger explosion in the end.

Leo

You’re feeling completely at home and content with your current love situation, but you may have realized that your financial planning together has left a lot wanting. Perhaps you were unrealistic about some of your goals despite doing your best to calculate your future appropriately. In a time of Mercury retrograde, a way to use this towards your advantage is by reassessing your spending habits and making cuts where needed. You work hard, so make sure you and your money maintain a healthy relationship like the one you have with your partner.

Virgo

Mercury’s retrograde is a time for you remind yourself that, when it comes to your spending habits, focus first on what it is that you need versus what you want. Work might be slow for you right now, but this means you have the time to focus on getting your finances in the spot they need to be. The same will go with your relationship, Virgo. In the past, you’ve felt like you were the one who was always doing the heavy lifting, but your refusal to give up on your love connection pays off this week when all you see is stars in the eyes of your paramour.

Libra

With Venus direct now, you’re ready to put your best foot forward, Libra. Perhaps this a good time for a makeover that makes you feel more empowered and sexy, or gives you the confidence to finally step up about what is making unhappy at work. There’s a strong potential you might have been carrying on with a workplace romance, and for some, this might even mean you’re ready to put this relationship over your career. Think before you act, Libra. Especially during a Mercury retrograde, when it’s not the best time to be making life-changing decisions. Ruminate over your actions for the next three weeks before you potentially self-sabotage.

Scorpio

Mercury may be in retrograde, Scorpio, but with Mars moving through your true love sector this week you won’t even notice. However, you could be so willing to see your prince or princess in anyone you meet that you could be setting yourself up for a dud. While it’s beautiful to believe in true love, trying too hard to find it could open you up for disappointment and delusions. Make sure you’re really choosing the right mate, Scorpio, if not only for you but also for their sake. Remember the strength of that sting you give whenever you feel burned!

Sagittarius

A full moon in your partnership sector this week will highlight the truth of your relationship, Sag. As with your typical Mercury retrograde, something from the past could be rearing its ugly head, and it’s impacting the health of your current relationship. Getting this concern out in the open and having a discussion with your loved one is the only way to move forward and to know if it means it’s time to also leave this relationship in the past. Some time alone might be needed to help guide you to want you truly need for your future.

Capricorn

Mercury retrograde is reminding you to reign in how much you’ve been throwing out there, Cap. Perhaps you’ve been overexerting yourself in the name of career and the universe is telling you to slow your roll and focus on how to better make the most of your time and energy without throwing yourself into every possible situation. The same might also be the case for your love relationship, as you’re willing to overlook certain issues in the name of love. You can’t ignore these forever, even if it helps you feel like you’re living in a fairy tale.

Aquarius

You’re unique and original, Aquarius. We all know this, but do your best to listen to the ideas of others this week as Mercury’s retrograde can affect communication. Are you giving everyone their due attention or forcing more of your brilliant plans? Take the time to make sure someone else gets the mic. When everyone gets a chance to play, better teamwork and creativity abound. As for your romantic world, you might be feeling the true love butterflies this week, my water-bearer. Don’t play games, express how you really feel about this person if you know you’re 100% ready to go all-in.

Pisces

With Mercury retrograde beginning just last week, this is the time to turn off those gadgets and spend quality time reconnecting with the people dearest to you in your life, Pisces. Neptune turns direct in your sign this weekend, helping you see the positive in all situations. Whether that’s good or bad is what you make of it, but remaining uplifting in any situation obviously always has its benefits.


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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

Last week, Mexican feminist activists took over the National Human Rights Commissions federal building in a move to bring greater awareness to the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide that has racked Mexico for decades.

According to the federal Interior Secretariat, the statistics in Mexico have recently taken a turn for the worse.

Domestic violence against women has became an even more acute problem since the pandemic has forced women to stay insider with their abusers. Emergency distress calls reporting domestic violence have risen by 50%.

The occupation of the Human Rights building is just another chapter in the saga of the “Ni Una Menos” (Not One More Woman) movement, an anti-femicide collective born in Argentina that has steadily been gaining steam in Mexico since 2019.

In recent years, anti-femicide demonstrations have been sparked by various heinous crimes against women or girls that have been largely overlooked by law enforcement officials. 

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Unfortunately, the government of Mexico has appeared to be apathetic to the wave of femicide that is overwhelming the women of their country.

Recently, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked to address Mexico’s gender violence epidemic, he demurred, stating that he didn’t “want femicide to detract” from the raffle his administration was holding for the sale of the presidential airplane.

As for the feminist activists at the heart of Ni Una Menos and the federal building occupation, the government’s failure to respond to anti-woman violence is the primary fuel for their anger. 

“We’re here so that the whole world will know that in Mexico they kill women and nobody does anything about it,” said Yesenia Zamudio to the LA Times. According to Zamudio, she is still seeking justice for the murder of her 19-year-old daughter four years ago.

The women of Mexico appear to be fed up, grasping at any and all tactics that have the potential to incite change on a grander scale.

Their tactics may seem dramatic to some, but it’s undeniable that they are no longer being ignored. As of now, the radical activists are pulling attention-grabbing stunts like decorating a portrait of Mexican Revolution leader Francisco Madero with lipstick and purple hair.

They’re also making headlines for vandalizing the federal building’s walls and splashing paint on the doors of the presidential palace.

One thing is for sure: something has to change. Otherwise, thousands of innocent women and girls will continue to be raped, abused, and murdered while their perpetrators escape with immunity. 

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has officially picked his running mate.

In a history-making announcement, Biden revealed that he had tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP Pick.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Biden held his first campaign event alongside running mate Kamala Harris in Delaware.

During their speeches, the two candidates wore masks and kept their distance in keeping with COVID-19 standards.

Speaking about his VP pick, Biden described Harris as coming from an “America’s story.” Biden described Harris as “a child of immigrants” who “knows personally how immigrant families enrich our country as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up Black and Indian-American in the United States of America,” he explained. “And this morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially little Black and brown girls that feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities, but today — today just maybe they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way as president and vice presidents.”

In a speech of her own, Harris emphasized the importance of family and urged citizens to vote.  “We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be,” she said. “Joe likes to say that character is on the ballot. And it’s true,” she explained. “I’ve had a lot of titles over my career and certainly vice president will be great. But ‘Momala’ will always be the one that means the most.”

Harris’s nomination makes her the first Black and first Indian-American woman on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Harris is a former prosecutor from California who challenged Biden in her own presidential bid last year. Her nomination makes her the fourth woman to appear on a major presidential ballot. Before her, Geraldine Ferraro ran as a Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. In 2008, Republican Sarah Palin ran as a vice presidential nominee, later in 2016, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden’s choice was one that has long been in the works. In March of this year, he revealed that he would make a point to have a woman as his running mate and in July he announced that he had narrowed his picks down to four Black women.

Kamala Harris was elected to Congress in 2016.

This has been Harris’ first term as a senator. Before, she served as the California attorney general. During her time as AG, Harris formed a lasting friendship with Biden’s late son Beau who was attorney general at the time in Delaware. Writing about Beau’s death, in her memoir The Truths We Hold, Harris recalled that “there were periods when I was taking the heat when Beau and I talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” she wrote in her memoir. “We had each other’s backs.”

Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. Harris attended his funeral.

During his announcement, Biden mentioned Harris’ friendship with his son.

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden tweeted. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

So far, it seems there are quite a bit of Harris x Biden supporters.

Fans were quick to give their support and applaud her candidacy.

In a tweet acknowledging her nomination, Harris wrote “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Here’s to 2020 y’all. Get ready to make history.

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