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Tonight’s New Moon In Cancer Brings A Time Filled With Potential

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Ask yourself: What’s really important to you?

It’s a new day, it’s a new moon, and are you feeling good? A Cancer new moon is full of promise; it's emotionally astute and nurturing. It wants to know what you love about your life, what you’re willing to commit to, what accomplishments you’re proud of, and what you want to manifest. This month’s new moon in Cancer is also a partial solar eclipse and the beginning of eclipse season. It is said that eclipses occlude so that they may reveal, much like a small object casts a large shadow and, in doing so, alerts you to its presence.

This new moon will occur while the planet of love (Venus) forms a trine to the planet of discipline (Saturn) and the planet of revolution (Uranus); these planets will be in the signs of Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus, respectively, and as such will affect anyone born under those signs deeply. Because all three signs are of the Earth element, this trine is an Earth trine, and Earth trines are an aspect interested in substance. They mean to interrogate and highlight human needs and human conditions; they want to know what sustains you in this material world and in what ways you grapple with the constraints of your human form.

When the influences of Venus, Saturn, and Uranus are brought into the mix—you can take it personally, but you'd better think globally. Yes, you will gain insights into your relationships and the roles you play in them. This is an aspect that is interested in what you do with what you’ve got, not what you say you might have done. Yes, you will be held accountable for the ways you engage and disengage. You might think setting the table is enough, but the proof in the pudding is obtained by eating it. Yes, this will have an impact on the ways in which you construct your idea of yourself. But, this astral influence is wider than you, it aims to construct a relational self, a personhood placed within the framework of global interdependence and responsibility.

Speaking of the human condition, isn’t it time to admit that this planet is the most precious thing we’ve ever wasted? To feel the wealth of our humanity, we’ve got to let our love for each other overrule our love of power. With the heavy influence of the new Cancer moon-solar eclipse, few of us will be able to deny the cosmic call asking us to walk to the water’s edge.

When you are at the shore, if you are knee-deep, each wave returning will crash against you and threaten your center of gravity. If you walk in deeper, tentatively past the broken shells, and adjust your weight so that your step is light, you’ll move without harm to the softer sand. The water is shocking at first, and then a relief, you carry yourself and then the water carries you. You are your own center of gravity and the waves roll off you softly as they flow past you.

This is the practice of surrender, of allowing yourself the fullness of your life, of trusting that you can bet on yourself because you know your potential and your limits. In this world where we either reside in the panopticon of imperial violence or we furbish it, poverty is never singular. What engenders poverty of life, suffers from poverty of the spirit; you know this because you can feel it: waves of grief for a dream of a nation never realized, a dream many of us still choose to worship despite the evidence history has provided us that it never existed.

To let the dream of our democracy go is a kind of breakup, a kind of death, and it’s terrifying. But, isn’t there another dream worth going all in on? Whatever freedom is, we’ve yet to taste it, but I’m sure it’s waiting for us on the other end of this discord, this tower crumbling into the sea. It’s tempting to succumb to the waves when the water is so much bigger than we are. 

Reader, listen, the sea was made to have a turbulent surface and waves are evidence of life. If you are at the shore, keep walking in, you’re not drowning—you’re learning to swim.

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This photo proves that they are the chillest onscreen family

Sophie Turner just posted a photo of herself, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright—aka the Stark siblings—to her Instagram, showing just what the three used to get up to when the Game of Thrones cameras weren't rolling.

The photo shows Wright looking quite pleased with himself while sitting on a makeshift throne, wearing no pants. As he should be, seeing as (spoiler) his character, Bran, won the Iron Throne this weekend. Williams, meanwhile, is looking way too cool to be involved in the shenanigans, wearing a pair of black sunglasses and staring absently off-camera. As for Turner, she's looking away from her onscreen brother, too, nervously smoking a Juul.

"The pack survived," Turner captioned the photo.

This photo just goes to prove that the Stark siblings are the chillest onscreen family. (It also proves, yet again, that Turner's social media is an absolute delight.)

We're actually a little sad that this footage didn't make it into the final season, considering how many modern-day objects have been spotted in the show's last few episodes.

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Meet Ashley

Miley Cyrus shared the trailer for her forthcoming Black Mirror episode, and it's basically Hannah Montana set in a dystopian future. Cyrus is a pink wig-wearing pop star named Ashley who is rolling out an in-home virtual assistant, named Ashley Too, that looks like her and shares her voice. But, as is the case with every Black Mirror episode, this technology is not as cute and fun as it's advertised to be.

In the trailer, we get the idea that Ashley is all about wanting fans to "believe" in themselves—but underneath that pink wig, maybe she doesn't feel that same self-love. After Ashley Too introduces herself to fan and new owner Rachel, promising to be her friend, we get a look at Ashley's darker side. She's depressed and tired of the pop star life. A record label executive says to several people in the room, "She doesn't understand how fragile all this is." As they consider upping her dose of medication, Ashley's life is on a downward slope. "It's getting so hard to keep doing this," she voices over glimpses of a police car chase, performances, and breakdowns backstage.

But back to the technology: Does Ashley's breakdown also mean the breakdown of Ashley Too? Looks like it. We see Rachel's virtual assistant screaming, "Get that cable out of my ass! Holy shit! Pull it out," breathing a sigh of relief as soon as they pull it out. A title card then reveals the episode name, "Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too."

Watch the full trailer and get a full view of Cyrus' cyborg-esque pop star look, below. Black Mirror returns to Netflix on June 5.


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Several actresses allegedly had "issues" with him

Lena Waithe's Showtime series, The Chi, just lost one of its main characters. Jason Mitchell, who was also set to appear in the Netflix film Desperados, has been dropped from both projects following multiple allegations of misconduct. He has also been dropped by his agent and manager.

Hollywood Reporter heard from a source "with knowledge" of The Chi, who says that Tiffany Boone, the actress who plays Mitchell's girlfriend on the show, is just one of several actresses who had "issues" with him. She eventually told producers at Fox21 that she could no longer work with him after filing several sexual harassment complaints. Apparently, her fiancé, Dear White People co-star Marque Richardson, would join her on set when she would shoot with Mitchell.

While news of Mitchell's alleged misconduct is just now beginning to surface, it looks like the ball started rolling on the fallout weeks ago. He was dropped from Desperados and replaced by Lamorne Morris before filming began. A source from the production team said that the producers received "specific information" that they reviewed and acted on quickly. Similarly, a source familiar with Mitchell's former agent, UTA, said the decision to drop him a few weeks ago was very quick following the allegations.

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Prior to the college admissions scandal, she said she doesn't "care about school"

Apparently, Olivia Jade wants to go back to school despite all those YouTube videos that suggested otherwise. Back in March, it was revealed that her mom, Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin, and dad, Mossimo Giannulli, had scammed Jade's way into the University of Southern California. Now, Loughlin faces jail time, and Jade lost out on plenty of lucrative ad partnerships.

According to Us Weekly, "Olivia Jade wants to go back to USC," per a source. "She didn't get officially kicked out and she is begging the school to let her back in." Another source though ousted Jade's real motivation to the publication. "She knows they won't let her in, so she's hoping this info gets out," they shared. "She wants to come out looking like she's changed, learned life lessons and is growing as a person, so she for sure wants people to think she is interested in her education."

Jade previously shared in a YouTube video she's in college for the "experience of like game days, partying" rather than the education. She also said, "I don't know how much of school I'm going to attend... I don't really care about school, as you guys all know." Though these statements were made prior to the scandal coming to light, her brand partnerships didn't come into question until her parents were indicted.

Right now, despite previous reports that Jade and her sister would both be dropping out of USC, Jade's enrollment has been placed on hold—meaning she cannot register for classes, or even withdraw from the school—until her parents' court case comes to a close. Then, the school will make its own decision as to how Jade will be affected. I think, either way, she should have to pay off a few of her classmates' loans for all the BS she pulled.

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He'd previously said he wanted to punch Jackson's 'Leaving Neverland' accusers in the face

Aaron Carter has been one of Michael Jackson's fiercest celebrity advocates in the aftermath of the Leaving Neverland documentary in which two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, alleged that Jackson sexually abused them when they were children. In a new clip from People, however, he seems to walk back his defense.

People reveals that Carter will be joining the upcoming season of reality TV show Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition with his mother. It's noted that he will be revealing more thoughts regarding Jackson following the documentary and the sneak peek specifically sees him alluding to a negative experience with the singer.

Carter, who has previously said that Jackson was never inappropriate toward him, says that Jackson "was a really good guy," though he does note that this is only true "as far as I know." "He never did anything that was inappropriate," he continues before stopping himself, as though remembering something. "Except for one time. There was one thing that he did that was a little bit inappropriate."

Carter does not provide any more detail after this statement. He has previously said that he would stay at Jackson's Neverland estate and sleep in the same bed as the much older star when he was 15 years old, though he hasn't seemed to understand then just how creepy that is. He also said earlier this year, in a clip from TMZ, that he would be telling a story of something that happened between them in an upcoming book about his life.

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