What The New Moon In Gemini Means For You

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Let go of your regrets

Once, all people were a people of the moon and counted their seasons in relation to its cycles. Once, all people knew the rhythm of their town’s tides, the angles of the Sun, and the moon’s great power to balance what is seen with what is unseen. I’d like to imagine that when we lived according to the moon, the cyclical nature of our lives would have been more apparent. We’d grow heavy with the wisdom of a moon full and wake hungry for knowledge when the moon was dark. We’d know that heartache lasts a long time but not forever and that what began when the moon was last new would not look the same when the moon was new again. We would have, in a sense, lived drinking from the same river of information and, in our cupped hands, we would have held the moon’s luminous reflection.

What if, this month, we lived as moon people? What if we worked toward awe, a manifest gratitude for the subtle power of darkness—how it covers everything that lives and keeps its secrets? In darkness, there is rest and within rest, replenishment and transformation. That is why all animals sleep, why some animals melt themselves down to liquid in a sack and burst through winged. Darkness is life-giving and, when the moon is new, night is the darkest dark of all. What if this Gemini new moon is here to offer us a different go at life? My friend Bekah used to call Geminis “Butterfly Boys,” and today, I think that the new moon is a chance to be butterflies. Today, I feel the new moon weaving her chrysalis over us, a blanket made of the same atoms as our bodies, and she wants us to burst right through and take the form we’ve been dreaming up—the form we’ve felt ourselves to be all along.

Geminis are masters of reinvention; Geminis will take you home and dress you up in their love. Geminis are Stevie Nicks up all night taking photos of herself, her own muse, saying, “I would begin after midnight and go until 4 or 5 in the morning. I stopped at sunrise, like a vampire. I never really thought anyone would ever see these pictures.” A new moon in Gemini is a moon that wants your muse energy, your fluttering from flower to flower, your eyes locking with other eyes like ancient texts sliding between library stacks, which is to say—an invitation.

Mercury (God of Gemini) is in Cancer and the information you exchange now—your calling cards, your texts, your tarot reading—will be charged with emotional resonance and mood. Geminis forgive easily when Cancers do not, and so this moon is a great time to learn that holding on to past betrayals is less about wisdom and more about the desperation of regret. In practicing forgiveness, we can, under the new moon, learn a new way to share our truth with others.

The new moon in Gemini loves change, loves newness, loves to build a community of like minds. It has no time for regret, it folds regret up like a small paper boat and lets it sail out in the great river where many paper boats float. If these boats were to one day unfold all at once, they would tell the story of a people who forgot about cycles and what love is worth. Erotic love, familial love, self-love, these tutelages of self which are not without pain and certainly not without pleasure. But, this month, we are moon people and live by the law of cycles. We celebrate what we grieve and what we cherish, we wake in the dark and are hungry for information, for the next new thing that will feed us beauty and tremble us with power.

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Premiering today via NYLON

Small Talks, aka Cayley Spivey, has come a long way since starting a band, then becoming the entire band herself and forging her own fan base from the ground up. On her recent album A Conversation Between Us, she began to unpack any lingering baggage with one particular song: "Teeth." Today, she premieres the accompanying music video exclusively via NYLON.

"'Teeth' is about my personal battle with letting go of the past," Spivey tells NYLON, admitting that it's easily her favorite song off of A Conversation Between Us.

Watch the video for "Teeth" below.

Small Talks - Teeth (Official Music Video) - YouTube

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Must have been pretty awkward

Taylor Swift and Sophie Turner were guests on the U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show together, which must have been awkward for Turner's husband, Joe Jonas, seeing as he also happens to be Swift's ex. I wonder if his name came up?

The interview doesn't come out until Friday night, but promotional photos show the two sharing a couch. Swift is making an appearance to perform her new single, "ME!" while Turner is promoting her new film, X- Men: Dark Phoenix. But it seems necessary for the two to be asked about Jonas.

Swift was just on the Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this month, where she brought up the fact that she felt bad for putting Jonas "on blast" on DeGeneres' show back in 2008 by telling the audience that he broke up with her in a record-setting short phone call. But, according to Swift, she and Jonas are chill now, since it happened pretty long ago, which means she's probably already hung out with Turner and maybe even gossiped about him with her.

We can only hope that they get the chance to spill some tea on television.

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"That's! His! Auntie!"

Leslie Jones has rewatched the Game of Thrones finale with a beer in hand, Seth Meyers at her side, and a full camera crew ready to take in all her glorious reactions. Spoilers ahead, but, if you haven't watched last week's episode already, that's kind of on you at this point.

When Jon Snow started to make out with Daenerys, also known as his aunt, only to stab her through the chest moments later, it was emotional whiplash for everyone watching. And, Jones' reactions—both from her first and second viewing—sum it all perfectly.

"That's! His! Auntie! [gagging noises]," Jones says before making an aside about calling the police if her uncle ever tried to do the same. But then the knife goes in, and Jones screams. "Did you see that?!" Jones asks, "Yeah bitch, that's a knife in you." Meyers points out the funniest part of all: "Why are you so upset about someone kissing their aunt but totally fine with someone killing their aunt?" Jones replies, "Because that bitch needed to go," and, well, same.

Other highlights from the comedians' rewatch include comparing Dany's victory speech to a bad improv gig, predicting that their dogs would have less of a reaction to their deaths than Drogon did to his mother's, and more.

Watch all of Jones' reactions from this Late Night clip below.

Game of Jones: Leslie Jones and Seth Watch Game of Thrones' Series Finale

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These lyrics are a lot

Robbie Tripp, aka Curvy Wife Guy, is back with a music video, titled "Chubby Sexy," starring his wife and a trio of models. In it, Tripp raps about his bold choice to find women with an average body size attractive.

The video begins with a series of statements laid over some pool water: "Curves are the new high fashion," "Chubby is the new sexy," "We Out Here." Tripp posits that these queens deserve an anthem, which they do. What they do not deserve is this Cursed Song. As he lists all the names he knows to call them by (thick, thicc, and BBW), one model (who I really, really hope was paid well) squirts some lotion down her cleavage, and Tripp begins dancing.

"My girl chubby sexy/ Call her bonita gordita," Tripp states in his chorus, before going on to compare "big booty meat" to the peach emoji. Another thing he mentions is that his wife can't find a belt that fits her waist, and that's why he calls her James and the Giant Peach. He then tries to dab. Here are some of the other Cursed highlights from his, uh, verses:

Got those Khaleesi curves/ Knows how to dragon slay
She like a dude that's woke/ We like a girl that's weighty
Some say a chubby girl that's risky/ But they ain't met a curvy girl that's frisky
Imma dunk that donk like I'm Andrew Wiggins.
Thick like an Amazon/ Built like Big Ben.

Tripp says one thing in the video that I couldn't agree more with: "She don't need a man." No, she does not. Please run. If you must, watch the entire video, below. Or send it to your nemesis!

Robbie Tripp - Chubby Sexy (Official Music Video)

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See the promo here

It was bound to happen. The Kadashians and Jenners have committed themselves to letting the cameras roll on their lives, for better or for worse. So if you thought that the Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson cheating scandal was off limits, you thought wrong. The trailer for Sunday's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians was just released, and it involves the famous family working through the fallout of what happened when Woods went to a party at Thompson's house.

The teaser includes the infamous clip of Khloé Kardashian screaming "LIAAAARRRRRR." It's still not explicitly clear who prompted that strong response. She could be responding to Thompson, who clearly isn't always honest. Or she could be reacting to Woods account of the events on Red Table Talk. But the most revealing moment comes when we see Kylie Jenner—who was Woods' best friend before all of this happened—react for the first time.

In a heart-to-heart conversation, momager Kris Jenner says, "For you and Jordyn, it's like a divorce." Kylie only offers this in response: "She fucked up." Based on Woods' version of events—which I'm inclined to believeThompson is the one who fucked up. Still, I'm hoping for some kind of reconciliation between the two longtime friends. Perhaps we'll have to wait until next season for that.

Check out the promo video below.