The AstroTwins Find Your Perfect Match

Find out which Zodiac sign is your ideal lover and friend, according to renowned astrology pros.

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Do you religiously read your horoscope, daily or weekly, for insight on what’s to come in your life? The number of people fascinated by astrology is only growing. But there is more to astrology than just a horoscope—in fact, your Zodiac sign can act as a representation of who you are, and a shed a light on your inner desires, needs and personality traits.

Wanting to know more, we reached out to Ophira and Tali Edut. Ophira and Tali are better known as the AstroTwins, a duo of professional astrologers who have written four astrology books, and are the resident horoscope masters for ELLE.com. We asked the girls to help us uncover our perfect matches—and yours, too!

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According to the twins, any two signs can get along as long as they are willing to work on it—so don’t be alarmed if your best friend or current significant other isn’t your “perfect match” (according to the stars). However it’s true that certain signs have an easier time getting along–so check out this handy cheat sheet created by the AstroTwins to help you discover your ideal partners, in love and friendship both!

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Love

Worldly Sagittarius shares your spirited, carpe-diem attitude, and the two of you will see the world together. Although it may seem like an odd match, nurturing Cancer can keep the home fires burning for adventurous Aries. When it works, it really works.

Friendship

Skydiving? Bungee jumping? Your fellow daredevil Gemini is game, and your conversations are always inspiring. Fiery Leo loves the spotlight as much as you, but be careful not to compete for it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Love

Artistic, sensual and enchanting, Pisces can steal your heart in a second, though may drive you crazy with their lack of practicality. Capricorn shares both your hardscrabble work ethic and high-end taste. Hello, power couple.

Friendship

A fellow earth sign, Virgo shares your discerning taste in music, food, movies and even cleanliness (you’re both sticklers). While tough as a love match, Libra can bring lightness to your life as a friend—and since you’re both ruled by decadent Venus, you’ll run in the same social circles.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Love

Your offbeat humor, wacky viewpoints and radical opinions can be the ideal “rebelliously romantic” match with Aquarius, who shares these traits. Odd as it may sound, there’s always chemistry between Gemini and Capricorn. The earthy, patient Goat keeps you grounded and doesn’t mind playing your best supporting mate.

Friendship

Sagittarius respects your need for freedom and you’ll be awesome comrades without cramping each other’s style. So refreshing! When you’re feeling emotional, though, dial a Leo—they’ll listen to you vent for hours.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Love

You meet your match in Capricorn, whose strengths can complement yours perfectly. You make a beautiful home and family together, building the sercurity and legacy you both want. Scorpio also has your number: you both run deep on emotional and sexual levels.

Friendship

You can sit and talk for hours with Virgo, whose flair for logic helps calm your stormy emotions. Pisces shares your sentimental outlook, and you’ll have lots of warm-and-fuzzy BFF moments. Selfie, anyone?

LEO (July 23-August 23)

Love

Fiery Leos need someone to match your high energy, and often, only a fellow Lion can! Bring on the bling and Hallmark moments, as the two of you go on a self-gratifying spree (think: Leo-Leo couple Bennifer). Adventurous Sagittarius shares your grand appetite for life, though can be a tad unromantic.

Friendship

Luxe Libra shares your decadent lifestyle, and together you’ll paint the town crimson. Aquarius brings out your lighthearted side, and the laughs won’t stop when you two meet up.

VIRGO (August 23-September 21)

Love

Ten-year plans are your turn-on, and so, too, are they for fellow earth sign Capricorn. Hello, sweet security—you’ll both enjoy planning a shared future in striving toward it together. Scorpio is as intense and analytical as you are, a meeting of the minds AND hearts. Conversation and chemistry are both a thrill.

Friendship

Who’s got your back more than a rock-solid Taurus, who remains loyal ’til the end? The Cancers in your life love to nurture and spoil you—a refreshing change since you’re usually the giver. Ah, reciprocity!

LIBRA (September 22-October 23)

Love

Playtime never ends with a breezy Aquarius, who will make you feel like an eternal child. However, you might be the more romantic one in the pair. Although emotions can get heavy, Cancer knows how to court you with the old-fashioned romance and sentimental gestures you love. Nothing’s too sappy for you guys.

Friendship

Amusement parks, spontaneous road trips, non-stop nights on the town—Gemini is your ultimate adventure buddy and wingperson. Lavish Leo will shop, dine and live it up in five-star style with you. Two tickets, please!

SCORPIO (October 24-November 21)

Love

Passionate Pisces is your soulful, sexual match who will gladly spend hours behind closed doors with you. You’ll get lost in that rapturous romance together. A fellow Scorpio can bring intense heat to the bedroom, doubling your pleasure. Ooh-la-la!

Friendship

Curious Virgo shares your love of the details and psychoanalyzing your mutual friends. While you’re different, Sagittarius helps you see the big picture and bring big ideas to new levels. Hello, dynamic duo!

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Love

Fiery, passionate Aries shares your open-minded approach and zest for life, never judging your wild schemes. You won’t feel trapped with this sign, though you may need to rev up romance now and then. Nomadic Aquarius will join your world tours and keep you in stitches. Bon voyage!

Friendship

Loving Libra helps cool your impatient jets, but shares your humor and will play wingman on all your adventures. Bold Leo shares your indomitable spirit and gets you out of your head.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)

Love

Soft-touch Cancer is the yin to your ambitious yang, keeping the home fires burning. As opposite signs, you’re the perfect yin and yang, and the Crab brings out your sweet side. Earthy Virgo helps draws out your sensual nature, helping you perfect your boudoir technique.

Friendship

Grounded Taurus is the loyal lifelong friend your sign needs, always willing to plan ahead and show up on time. Intense Scorpio is as driven as you are, but watch for competition.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)

Love

Fellow adventurer Sagittarius mirrors your free spirit, though can be hard to pin down. Once you make it official, though, life can be a grand journey as best friends with benefits. Lovely Libra gets you in touch with your feelings but also helps you stay light.

Friendship

Breezy Gemini is always up to join your latest schemes and dreams. Adventurous Aries are your perfect sidekicks who, like you, will try anything once.

PISCES (February 19-March 20)

Love

Fine wine, five-star hotels, lavish gifts…Taurus spoils you with decadent gestures and loves the finer things as much as you do. Scorpio brings the soul-communing sex that Pisces crave, though can be a bit possessive.

Friendship

Caring Cancer is a giver like you, always lending a shoulder to cry on. Earthy Virgo is your perfect sounding board and go-to source of solid advice.

Like what you’ve read? Join The AstroTwins’ mailing list and get a free download of their ultimate compatibility guide “How To Get Along With Anyone (Yes, Even THAT Person).”

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

 

Workout Wednesday: BFX Barre

The newly opened BFX studio has a different take on Barre that will push your body to its limits to tone and tighten. 

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To our delight, we’ve been seeing new boutique fitness studios pop up across Manhattan all summer long. After developing a recent obsession with barre, we were thrilled about the new BFX Studio that landed right in our backyard (in Chelsea!) last week. This gorgeous new space is clean, bright, airy—basically everything you could want from a fitness studio. The Chelsea location is split into two halves, one side is the barre room and the other side is a spin studio.

We opted to try BFX Barre, one of the studio’s “Master Classes.” We quickly discovered that BFX Barre is a dynamic power class, ideal for building lean muscles. Each 60 minute session involves a combination of the typical barre moves (like those we tried a couple of weeks ago at Pure Barre) and choreographed cardio dance moves, making for one seriously intense workout.

Each class attendee used a mat, two gliders, two free weights and a one pound ball for the workout. The beginning of the class focused on the lower body, with squats and lunges (sometimes incorporating the gliders). This is also the time that will really get your heart-pumping, incorporating more of a cardio dance aspect. Eventually, full-body moves like planks and push-ups are worked in.

Periods of stretching are splashed between bouts of cardio, yoga, toning and barre, keeping your muscles awake and improving flexibility as the class wears on. Towards the middle of the class it’s time to move to the ballet barre that surrounds the edge of the room. This is when the smaller, more typical movements of a barre class are utilized. However during BFX classes, a broader range of motion is also used during some moves, including reaching cross body with the small ball.  At the end, weight lifting and movements targeting the abs are incorporated.

BFX provided a truly next-level barre experience. The combination of heart-pumping cardio moves with careful toning technique makes for a low-impact, yet highly effective workout. Each BFX studio Master Class session costs $30, or you can buy an unlimited pass that works for all of the different class options. We’re looking forward to trying the other Master Classes offered at this top-notch location!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

RiSE Lantern Festival

The RiSE Lantern Festival is a beautiful celebration that’s a treat for both the eyes and the soul.

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Prepare for one of the prettiest sights you’ll see this fall! Tickets are officially on sale for the RiSE Lantern Festival in the Mojave Desert, right outside of Las Vegas, NV—and you don’t want to miss out on this one.

During RiSE, hundreds of paper lanterns will be released, lighting up the Nevada sky. Each lantern represents something—a hope, dream, memory, even a forgotten wish. Each attendee will receive two sky lanterns and one ground lantern. Guests will have the opportunity to write messages on the lanterns, while enjoying live music, before they light and release them.

The event is happening October 18th at sunset, and tickets are on sale now until they sell out! Better get in on the action now, because this is one inspiring event that you will not want to miss. Plus, RiSE is happening just days before Spa Week—so if you’ll be in the Vegas area at that time, you can also treat yourself to a $50 spa treatment in sin city. It’s a win-win!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

Cute & Affordable Workout Clothes Under $25

Motivate yourself to workout this week with affordable fitness clothes that are perfect for spinning, barre, yoga and running

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It seems like every time we turn around, our favorite (affordable) stores are adding active wear to their shelves, which is no surprise considering workout routines and fitness classes are becoming increasingly mainstream. We here at Spa Week are all about a healthy and balanced life – and staying in shape is a huge contributor to your overall wellness.

To make it just a little bit (actually, a lot!) easier for you to stay on track when it comes to fitness, we found some incredibly chic workout outfits that are shockingly affordable! Whether you prefer sweating it out during a spin session or toning up at a barre class, we found the cutest fitness clothing for every occasion – and everything costs under $25! Now you have one more reason to hit the gym tonight.

Running Clothes

Running Clothes – C9 by Champion Women’s Woven Short with Compression Short available for $18.99 at target.com, Women’s Old Navy Active Sneakers available for $24.95 at oldnavy.com

Barre Clothes

Barre Clothes – Pointe Studio Barre Sock in Mercer available for $9 at evolvefitwear.com, Colorblocked Performance Leggings available for $21.80 at forever21.com

Yoga Clothes

Yoga Clothes – Yoga Top with Integral Bra available for $24.95 at hm.com, Foldover Yoga Leggings available for $10.80 at forever21.com

Spinning Clothes

Spinning Clothes – C9 by Champion Women’s Compression Bike Short available for $16.99 at target.com, Active Tank available for $8 at joefresh.com

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

Friday Favorites: A Summery Roll-On Scent & More

A summery roll-on scent and 60 seashell DIY ideas are a few of our Friday Favorites. Check out what else we’re loving this week: 

Friday Favorites

Clockwise from Left: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan available on amazon.com, Onzie Low Rise Capri Pants in Grateful Tie Dye available at nordstrom.com, Onzie Low Rise Capri Pants in Grateful Tie Dye available at nordstrom.com, Kiwi Lime Sorbet Recipe via epicurious.com, Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Abricot Rollerball available on sephora.com, 60 Different Shell Crafts for your Collected Beach Treasures via bystephanielynn.com, Good Vibes Only Printable Poster available on etsy.com