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A graphic depicts a blue and purple space background with 12 constellations spread out in a circle. The horoscopes this week suggest a sudden shift from negative to positive energy. (Northern Star File Photo)

March begins with a ‘bang’

By Hannah Soukup, Assistant News Editor | February 25, 2024

The full moon in Virgo on Saturday might have left all signs with an important revelation. While the revelation is for the best, exhaustion is in the air. For the start of the week, signs might find themselves taking a much-needed break.  Mars will...

A circle of zodiac signs sits on top of a starry sky. Astrology is something many people believe makes a difference in their lives. (Getty Images)

Let the stars guide you: understanding astrology

By Sierra Usmani, Lifestyle Writer | February 19, 2024

The birth, existence and death of every star creates life all throughout our universe. Without the stars, our home here on Earth would not be this beautiful.  But what if I told you the stars do more than create life? What if I told you they have...

A graphic depicts a blue and purple space background with 12 constellations spread out in a circle. The horoscopes this week suggest a week of passion and compromise. (Northern Star File Photo)

Beginning of Pisces season brings new wave of emotions

By Hannah Soukup, Assistant News Editor | February 18, 2024

With Pisces season beginning Monday, unresolved emotions might surface, but this is for the best. The plethora of planets in Aquarius makes for a confusing time for all signs, but Pisces season will break up this confusion and allow for compromise and...

A graphic depicts a blue and purple space background with 12 constellations spread out in a circle. The horoscopes this week suggest a less-than-cheery Valentines Day. (Northern Star File Photo)

Beware, Valentine’s Day won’t be cheery as it appears 

By Hannah Soukup, Assistant News Editor | February 11, 2024

With Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, many signs might find themselves scrambling for a date or gift for their significant other. As Valentine’s Day falls in Aquarius season, sweet, lovey-dovey vibes won’t be in the air; instead, the energy might serve...

A graphic depicts a blue and purple space background with 12 constellations spread out in a circle. The horoscopes for this week suggest resilience and an idle work week. (Northern Star File Photo)

Last full moon brings calm, Mars has other ideas

By Hannah Soukup, Assistant News Editor | January 28, 2024

The full moon in Leo on Thursday brought a newfound tranquility, or to some placements, a lack of excitement. The full moon might have brought new revelations, many of which were unexpected and much-needed. Fortunately for some and unfortunately for others,...

A graphic depicts a blue and purple space background with 12 constellations spread out in a circle. The horoscopes for this week suggest a shift of energy for all signs for the new year. (Joey Trella | Northern Star)

Don’t fear, the new year is here

By Hannah Soukup, Assistant News Editor | January 21, 2024

2023 was difficult, to say the least. Jobs seemed harder than usual, and romantic relationships went downhill quickly. Planetary placements were inconsistent, and many signs were burnt out by the time the year came to an end. Well, look no further because...

A graphic depicts a blue and purple space background with 12 constellations spread out in a circle. The horoscopes for this week suggest a festive week full of optimism (Joey Trella | Northern Star)

As holidays draw near, romance brings cheer

By Hannah Soukup, Assistant News Editor | December 3, 2023

The first week of December is set to be a festive week filled with new passions and romance. As Venus, the planet of love, money and all other passions/hobbies, squares Pluto, the planet of transformation and rebirth, on Sunday, new romantic and financial...

A graphic depicts a blue and purple space background with 12 constellations spread out in a circle. The horoscopes for this week suggest what to expect between the Scorpio to Sagitarrian energy switch. (Joey Trella | Northern Star)

Thanksgiving week causes energy shifts, be ready

By Hannah Soukup, Assistant News Editor | November 19, 2023

It’s nearly Thanksgiving, and that means our current energy is bound to make a 360. Sagittarius season officially begins Wednesday, making for a month of excitement, spontaneity and adventure. On Friday, Neptune goes direct in Pisces, contradicting...

A graphic depicts a blue and purple space background with 12 constellations spread out in a circle. The horoscopes for this week suggest advice for how to navigate unfamiliar feelings and situations. (Joey Trella | Northern Star)

New moon in Scorpio makes for invigorating change

By Hannah Soukup, Assistant News Editor | November 12, 2023

If you thought this week would be tranquil, you were wrong. On Monday, there will be a new moon in Scorpio. New moons represent beginnings and positivity, and this new moon will be particularly influential as Uranus will oppose it. Uranus is the planet...

A graphic depicts a blue and purple space background with 12 constellations spread out in a circle. The horoscopes for this week suggest advice for work relations and self-love. (Joey Trella | Northern Star)

New, flirty beginnings coming in first week of November

By Hannah Soukup, Assistant News Editor | November 5, 2023

With eclipse season being over, the rest of 2023 brings less turbulence. On Wednesday, Venus shifts from reserved Virgo to exuberant Libra. As Venus is home to Libra, it feels comfortable in this sign, providing prosperity and hope within love. On Friday,...

A purple and blue hued sky with the symbols of the zodiac signs sit in a circle illuminated in white. This weeks horoscopes talk about love, relationships and confusing situations. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

Weekly horoscopes: Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

By Hannah Soukup, Assistant News Editor | October 29, 2023

Although eclipse season has ended, the conjunction of Mercury and Mars on Oct. 29 makes for a strange combination of confusion and romance. For all signs, specifically water and earth placements, closure on confusing situations will be coming. This week...

The symbols for each sign are laid out in a circle in front of a sunset. This weeks horoscope suggests advice for upcoming opportunities. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

Weekly horoscopes: Oct. 22-28

By Hannah Soukup, Assistant News Editor | October 22, 2023

With the upcoming lunar eclipse in Taurus on Saturday, the week of Oct. 22 is set to bring new beginnings and endings in material matters. Since 2021, eclipses have occurred rapidly, bringing excessive change, good or bad. This coming week will finally...