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Everything You Need To Know About Tonight’s Pisces Full Moon And Lunar Eclipse

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An emotional uprising fit for Kanye…

There’s a strange, paradoxical energy coursing through the air this week as glamour and opulent illusion spars with the unrelenting fight for recognition and the protection of our boundaries. Sounds like something out of Showgirls, right? Right. That’s all thanks to the Pisces full moon and lunar eclipse tonight, the catalyst for wild emotional hissy fits and a powerful generator of intense interpersonal drama. For those touched by this eclipse—specifically, Taurus, Cancer, Pisces, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn—life will quickly begin to mirror a soap opera, gradually tapering off as the moon wanes again. Escandalo!  

Every sign will feel the sonic boom of the Pisces eclipse, in the form of unexplained moodiness either in themselves or those close to them. Relationships are bound to take a hit from this shift, and some signs (I’m looking at you, Aries, Aquarius, Libra, Leo, Gemini, and Sag) might become frustrated and completely throw in the towel on otherwise functional, pleasant pairings. Patience is always key with these signs, but with such downright bratty energy generated by this cavalier, intense lunation, some might find that ending associations and relationships are the best strategy for long-term happiness and success.

This blend of energy is the perfect ecosystem for personalities with tendencies toward self-absorption, narcissism, and pretense; to put it plainly, those that could be described as divas, rock stars, and jerks are in their element to come out of the shadows and take the stage—for better or worse. A kind way to describe the intensified self-importance might be an “artistic temperament” (think: Kanye, a classic Gemini), driving some to lash out for no apparent reason other than passion and feeling. These same people could find themselves becoming completely obsessed with others’ opinions and perceptions of them, feeding off the pure drama of being the center of gossip. Even negative attention is nourishing to the weak ego, and some might even make a point of playing the villain or bad gal or boy just for the sake of basking in the controversy or outrage they’ve sparked.

Keeping a firm grip on the wheel of your emotions isn’t going to be easy for any sign during this lunation, and those who struggle with a hot temper should be extra vigilant about keeping a cool head. Childish temper tantrums are easily set off, especially for people working through past childhood traumas. Relationships with parents may be especially strained during this time—the cracks in your bonds within your family will be easily highlighted by this moon. If domestic or family problems arise during this lunation, they’ll be a focal point for your development over the next three months.

The otherwise-cool Pisces full moon will be square to Mars, the red-hot fiery war god of straight winning, creating a highly volatile, explosive mix of emotion and intuitive passion. Our most intense moods, emotions, and desires are brought to a head, and in some cases, to crisis. The only strategy—especially for air and fire signs, as well as Scorpio—will be to channel the raw energy and emotion into a project, likely one that will satiate a great creative desire or be a big money-maker. Otherwise, this brutal energy might drive the most intense signs into a campaign of sexual conquest and self-sabotage. The flipside, of course, is the need to be free with sexual expression. Topics like slut-shaming and sexual freedom will be on the tip of every vixen’s tongue, and heated debates around thwarting liberation and erotic expression could inspire a firestorm of collective anger and outspokenness.

The golden thread tying the moon and Mars together is a competitive spirit, especially when it comes to families, groups, teams, and squads. Signs like Aries, Scorpio, and Sagittarius are bound to put up their dukes for the greater good of the group or family’s progress. However, these signs could ultimately injure themselves by going too hard and becoming too persistent in the face of patience. Courage and ambition will flood in for these signs, making them the fearless pioneers dedicated to pushing the boundaries of their dreams into new and exciting territory. Throwing your entire heart into a project seems pretty tempting right now, but keeping your stamina and interest high enough to see your endeavors through to a perfect finish is a major hurdle. If you do embark on such a journey, make sure to work quickly so that you aren’t tempted to jump ship on the project, ultimately blemishing your reputation and bruising your ego. Protect your energy levels, too: Those that charge in head first will come away with the battle scars to prove it.

Many who witness interpersonal injustice and unfairness will try to right wrongs, like breaking up fights or stepping in as an unsolicited ref. Though you might feel like you’re doing the right thing, those who unwittingly get involved in others’ drama could spark violent outbursts and scuffles. Be careful when going out to bars and crowded party environments during the next few days; the conditions are just right for bar fights and silly shows of violence. The less-literally violent aspect of Venus’ position to the Pisces moon is overt people-pleasing and passive aggression. Take care to not become a doormat in the process of keeping the peace. We may become so intensely aware of others’ sensitivities in social situations that the only way we can truly help is by taking a giant leap back into our personal spaces. For some, this means becoming introverted and even isolating to cope with the intense tidal waves of emotions rocking our sense of duty and self-awareness, especially for water and earth signs.

Signs like Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces, Capricorn, Taurus, Aquarius, and Cancer could become overly obsessed with balance, fairness, and the pursuit of perfection. At the same time, many of these signs may be hypersensitive to criticism, even helpful critique, making them prickly and cranky to deal with. These signs have the greatest hold on the manifestation magic associated with this moon phase and might notice how easy it is to simply wish things into existence or meld the energy to support conquesting for what they need and want. Though it won’t be all peaches and roses for these personalities; there’s bound to be haters (or simply reasonable people who disagree on ideals or strategy), but because the stakes seem so high for those affected by the eclipse, we may see some serious muckraking and shots fired quite publicly, even embarrassingly so. Stay off Twitter!

Having the courage to take a bully’s crown in the open with cutting wit and sheer intelligence seems to be a personal mission. Some will completely fall on their face, causing more harm to themselves and failing to balance the situation, but others will unlock a brand-new type of courage and heart that they have never experienced before. This awakening will likely be the key to unlocking the iron doors of the big challenges on the future’s horizon and fortifying us for the battles that truly matter.  

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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.

Lena Waithe's Guest Host Monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live youtu.be

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