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Tonight's Full Moon And Lunar Eclipse Will Give You The Strength To Let Go

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Get ready for some Big Moon Energy

It'll be redder than you expect it to be, and darker. It will feel a little too close, too intimate, too all-knowing, uncomfortable—but, maybe you're into that. By that, I mean discomfort, that tense place between what's familiar and what the future has got to offer: a hesitancy to settle, an inability to leave. You've felt it coming for a long while now, this revelatory light, this Big Moon Energy. Like a juggernaut of self-revelation, of the things you knew you knew but acted like you didn't. It's rolled right into your eye-line and, now, there's nowhere else to look.

This Leo Lunar Eclipse, this blood moon, is a leonine thing, by which I mean there's deep feline energy—the hunt, the ego, and one's pride (pride as in integrity, pride as in family). And, I am behooved in the spirit of referential logic, and with the knowledge that eclipses are not singular events, to offer you this Fleetwood lyric: Dreams unwind, love's a state of mind. Love's a state of mind, reader, and, like most things, what we love changes as much as we are changed by what we love. You might think this is about romance or something else you've been taught is worth obsessing over. And, it might be, if that's all you think you've got to sort out but I think you're wrong. I think that what's at stake here is buried deep at the core of each and every one of us.

The asteroid Ceres features big in this lunar eclipse, as she has generally done in the past few months. This is the goddess who gave us winter, who took all harvest, all new life from this Earth because she mourned the rape and abduction of her daughter. There are many of us who have, one way or another, inherited a grief like that. Those who know what it is like to bear the weight of darkness. But, grief need not be your albatross, reader. Grief has the gift of sight inside of it, of understanding life's precarity, its sacred joy. In small, mundane ways, and in large ones too, this eclipse cycle has been bent on teaching us to recognize how we regard the things and people we value. If you have felt yourself running late and missing opportunities, running your mouth and having it backfire, running out of time to do right by those you care for (including children), running out of patience with people who are more often sorry than they are safe—these are keys, these are moments that want to teach you about transformation.

It's officially Aquarius season but the full moon is in Leo and the chart for this lunar eclipse puts the north node within Cancer and the MC too. Don't be surprised if all the compartments you've created, for all the feelings you don't know how to feel, break open. Don't be surprised if what you find inside is a story much simpler than the one you've been telling yourself, the one that fueled your ego or championed your extraordinary chaos. Here, the answer is the one you've been avoiding all along: In order to get to the next level and out of the maze, you've got to surrender to what you feel—lie down in it—know it and call it by its real name.

It might overwhelm you if you haven't been in training this whole time, it might make you feel like you're just not strong enough to hold together both your everyday life, and this, too. Okay, then don't hold it all, let go. Imagine the thing that hounds you, imagine a bright red coal shining in your chest that you grip in a tight fist even though it burns. Imagine unfurling one finger, imagine unfurling another. A question of self-assessment and self-forgiveness, an echoing of Eclipse cycles, this lunar eclipse wants us to be aware of all the earthly matter we've positioned between us and the light we need to shine. What wound do you tear open again and again to have control over the pain you feel? What values have you taken on as your own while distancing yourself from what feeds your spirit? What empowering boundaries did you forgo making out of fear of abandonment? When have you let your ego masquerade as your sorrow? If you have chosen a weaker version of yourself to believe in, if you have convinced yourself that you can't survive your own self, If you ache to love more, to be strong in your resistance, to protect this (supposedly wild and precious) life, reader, you've got to change your mind.

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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 www.youtube.com

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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 youtu.be

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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) www.youtube.com

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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.

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