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Everything You Need To Know About The Full Moon In Sagittarius

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Prime time for dreams to come true

Summer is blazing through the calendar, and though scorching it may already be, these dog days of the hot season are anything but lazy. Don’t expect the Twilight Zone-esque vibe of the last major lunation—a Gemini New Moon on June 4—to lift anytime soon (sorry about it!), at least not without another eerie curtain of fog dropping when the Full Moon hits her highest notes in the sign of Sagittarius on June 20. This incredibly idealistic Full Moon will cause so many of us to focus on the possibilities rather than on the present moment. Sagittarius is vigilant about their fun, bounding from one challenge to the next, taking breaks only to drink from their eternal fountain of optimism and joy. Sounds fabulous, right? Damn right, it absolutely is! But call me a Cassandra, because logically, this happily blind optimism won’t last.

The Full Moon on June 20 occurs at the very tail of Sag the Centaur-Archer’s journey, which ensures that its influence will be fleeting at best. Heads find sweet pillows in clouds of what could be; our imaginations are limitless now, allowing us to essentially design our most ideal life down to the last detail. Manifesting our dreams and achieving our goals seems realistically within reach—you’re on one—that is, until reality sets in.

Now, let’s be really real: You’ve got your gilded goals trimmed and tailored in your mind’s eye, and you are feeling sharp. Yet there are logistics you haven’t thought of and even more unseen circumstances queuing up in your life’s blind spots. Look both ways (fuck it, look in the sky, under the bed, and in the closet, too), because you’re going to need to purge quite a bit, plan meticulously, and put in some serious elbow grease in orchestrating and executing your big ideas. Thank the heavens (literally): Less than an hour after the Moon reaches the highest point of June’s cosmic crown, she’ll slip down into calculating Capricorn, the sign most eager to help oil the machinations of your dreams. 

Mirages on the horizon have been much more lovely to look at than the harsh truths of our current lives; you may be planning to move to your dream locale but have no funds, have your eye on a stellar position that requires a decade-plus of experience you simply don’t have under your belt yet, or you could be slamming your heart into a space it simply could never fit. And why should it? The shape you’re situated in, sometimes, is hardly compatible with the cut of your core values. Remaining blind to these now-obvious realities is a recipe for disaster, but like shirking away at the goriest, freakiest parts of a slasher flick, turning your face from the ugliness of the present served a purpose—self-preservation and building self-esteem. However, you’re stronger now. So the time has come to look at the beasts.

There are many obstacles underfoot—not to mention trolls under bridges and demons in dark corners—but thanks to the light of the Full Moon, we are able to see these ugly truths optimistically, hopefully, before they bite us, start demanding we answer three annoying questions that all happen to rhyme, or in extreme cases, possess us. This isn’t a scary movie, it’s real life, and you must be present and active in assessing negativity, casting out the monsters, and ultimately slaying the most ferocious of dragons—especially the ones that’ve been nagging us so incessantly for months. 

Each of us will be called to a higher intelligence to escape this maze in one piece, but you’ll also need to be adept at feeling your way out of the darkness during this lunation. The Full Sag Moon will be opposite Venus, which will be in softhearted and maternal Cancer—just as Venus squares the Sun, which enters the crabby water sign that day, too. With this much Venusian energy—remember: Venus rules all things love and money—commingling with all that classic Cancerian emotion, we can expect to experience highs and lows in our bank accounts as well as love lives during this phase.  

Mercury is right at home in Gemini, the sign this versatile, tech-savvy planet rules, which may drive even the most timid among us to use discussion as their greatest weapon, ultimately squashing beef through talk. Right on, but make sure to come armed to the teeth with knowledge, though. Do your research before entering into negotiations, and if all goes well, you’ll certainly gain the upper hand. The harsh aspects between the Sag Full Moon and silver-tongued Mercury will shine a floodlight on any checks written by mouths that butts cannot cash, so be sure to keep your word—and be mindful not to overpromise and underdeliver during this lunation. The converse of this is, of course, being let down and disappointed by others’ spitting so much game their talk mismatches with their actions.

The most sinister part of this otherwise happy-but-frustrating cycle is the possibility of blinding ourselves into a psychic tizzy by staring too closely and intensely at the hideous nature of reality. Even if pulling the gruesome creatures out from the depths seems like a fascinating challenge in self-improvement, there is a limit to how much bullshit you can process before you go a little mad. Alternatively, you could feel so pumped by your own optimism that you begin going after the demons—even the more docile, less urgent ones—and provoking them into endless conflict you aren’t prepared or nearly fortified enough to handle properly. Do not burn your own bounty to prove a point. 

Be ready with psychic shields and self-care measures, be sure to get plenty of rest and don’t deny yourself pleasures when the going gets tough in the next two weeks. Don’t be afraid to take a pause during this phase if conditions become excessively shocking or the winds of change blow frigidly. Patience is a great virtue now, and you will need it in spades on the next leg of your journey in July. Don’t be ashamed if you need to sit on the sidelines of your epic journey until the weather changes—there’s no use in walking through the storm mindlessly; you’ll be struck by lightning.

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Well, actually it's crocodile, but she looks out of this world so...

Winnie Harlow walked the Cannes red carpet on Wednesday on her way to a screening of Oh Mercy!, wearing a showstopping gown.

The sheer black dress featured green embroidery on the front and back, which Ralph and Russo confirmed was in the shape of a crocodile. She belted the dress with a black crocodile skin-like belt and finished the look off with some strappy heels. She didn't leave it at just that. For beauty, Harlow packed on full lids of sparkly purple eyeshadow. She kept her hair sleek and simple.

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Though the brand says otherwise, as Game of Thrones fans, we'd like to think the embroidery is reminiscent of a dragon's skin. Not to mention, Harlow looks out-of-this-world beautiful in it.

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That denim kimono!!

Marion Cotillard shut down the Cannes red carpet on Wednesday at a screening for Matthias Et Maxime. Instead of an extravagant gown that's expected of the event, Cotillard wore a matching black crop top and shorts. Despite wearing an outfit I typically don to a hot yoga class, she looks incredible. She completed the look with an oversized denim kimono, a statement necklace, and heeled booties.

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At first, I was drawn in by the crop top and hotpants duo, but, after looking closer at the kimono, it's clear that it's the real scene-stealer. The floor-length Balmain piece was decorated with artful rips and dragon motifs. I would like to live in it.

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Let's all bow down to the Khaleesi of Cannes.

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"It doesn't make you weak to ask for help"

Singer Billie Eilish is continuing to open up about mental health, this time in a new PSA video in partnership with the Ad Council and Seize the Awkward.

In the video, Eilish insists that "it doesn't make you weak to ask for help." She doubles down on the importance of asking for help, and stresses the importance of friends and family being there when their close ones reach out and checking in on them as well. "You should be able to ask anyone for help, everyone has to help someone if they need it." According to Eilish, there have been times when someone reached out to her at the exact moment she needed it, and it helped.

It was particularly refreshing to see Eilish acknowledge that there are things she still doesn't know and has to learn about her mental health. At the very beginning of the video, the interviewer asks her to reflect on her mental health journey, and all Eilish can do is let out chortle. "I think when people hear, 'Remember to take care of your mental health,' they think that everyone else is, and that is not at all accurate," she admitted. "You know, for me I'm trying to learn still to make sure that I stay okay."

Check out the PSA below.

Billie Eilish On Mental Health & Friendship | Ad Council www.youtube.com

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"#NotOnMyMoodBoard"

Kim Kardashian has definitely been accused of borrowing a design now and then. But when Instagram influencer and Kardashian look-alike Kamilla Osman claimed the entrepreneur copied her birthday look for a Met Gala after-party, Kardashian was not going to let it fly—and shared plenty of photo evidence to shut down the claim.

Fashion industry watchdog Diet Prada first noticed Osman's claims on Instagram and shared side-by-side images of Kardashian's Cher-inspired outfit designed by Mugler and Osman's dress. "Never get confused with who 'inspires' who. They won't give you credit but they will copy," Osman wrote on her IG story. "I designed this dress for my birthday last year. Nobody had a dress like this was an original design."

Kardashian responded by posting the true inspiration behind her look: images of Cher, in similarly sparkly, plunging-neckline dresses and wigs, and of model Yasmeen Ghauri walking a Mugler show in the '90s. In fact, the only similarity between Osman's and Kardashian's looks is the bodycon mini-dress style, which the two are not the first to wear. Among the images, Kardashian included a blank slide with the hashtag "NotOnMyMoodBoard," making it clear that this was in response to Osman's claims.

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Screenshot via @KimKardashian Instagram Stories

Though I am with Kim on this one, Kardashian does have a history of co-opting other people's work. From being sued over her Kimoji app, to claims she copied makeup palettes and perfume bottle designs, to being accused of copying Naomi Campbell's entire style, it's far from the first (and probably, far from the last) time Kardashian's name will be mentioned like this.

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After delivered the perfect pep talk

When Lena Waithe took over as a guest host on Jimmy Kimmel Live, her first time ever as a late-night host, actress and friend Halle Berry knew exactly how to pump her up. After Kimmel's security guard Guillermo Rodriguez hit the "Berry Button" (a large button on the wall that says just that), Berry came running out in a backless tee and boyfriend jeans to give Waithe a pep talk... and plant one on her.

Berry rolled in as if she'd just jogged from hanging out with her friends to come to Waithe's immediate aid, joking she wasn't dressed for the occasion; but, let's be real, she could wear a paper bag, and we wouldn't complain. Waithe requested the "Halle Berry juice," similar to her 2002 Oscars speech, and Berry immediately had the lights turned down low and jumped into inspirational speech mode.

"I know that you are a force of nature. You are a beautiful African-American queen going after everything that is hers," Berry said before going on to list Waithe's many titles and accomplishments. She jokingly concluded, "And you already winning, girl, 'cause you are dressed way better than Jimmy ever will," before asking if Waithe needed anything else. Clearly, Waithe thought that was all Berry was there to do, because she said no, but Berry insisted she needed one more thing before grabbing Waithe's face and surprising her with a kiss. "Wow," Waithe reacted after Berry pulled away, and honestly same!

Watch the video, below.

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