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Wellness
Published Tuesday Feb 04, 2020 by Christa Quattrocchi

When the Stars Align: Which Zodiac is Your Soulmate?

Personal Growth
Motivation

Have you ever met someone and immediately felt like your connection was written in the stars? When that special someone is cosmically compatible, your world can really light up.  

Your sun sign represents your core personality and can bring out traits that may or may not mesh well with others. Though all partnerships require hard work, clear communication, and trust, astrology can help us figure out which personality types we naturally connect with and where we might need to put in a little extra work. Whether you’re looking for love or going steady, we’ve looked to the sky to tell you which sign could hold the key to your heart.  

Pro Tip: If you happen to have access to your love interest’s chart, compare your Moon/Venus to get even more nitty-gritty on how your odds stack up in the realm of emotions and the planet of love. 

Aries + Gemini

Aries + Gemini 

Fire, meet smoke. You’ll be that couple everyone’s whispering, “goals” about. This fabulously brainy pairing guarantees good conversation, never-ending adventure, and countless inside jokes that would leave even Kristen & Dax envious.  

Your Love Anthem: If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys 
Your Perfect Date: Rent an airstream in a nearby city for a spontaneous weekend getaway. 
 

Taurus + Sagittarius

Taurus + Sagittarius 

If you haven’t heard, opposites attract. Find yourself a free-spirited Sag and be ready to commit to open communication with a blissful balance of hometown roots and various vacation condos. They’ll coax you out of your cave, and you’ll guide them home at a decent hour—the perfect harmony between introvert and extrovert. 

Your Love Anthem: Stay With Me – Sam Smith 
Your Perfect Date: Find the nearest firepit and head there at dusk (and don’t forget the red wine and cheese plate)! 
 

Gemini + Aquarius
Gemini + Aquarius 

We don’t mean to be dramatic, but this pairing is soulmate status. You’re both up for anything and drag quick-witted banter and change-the-world plans along for the ride. Aquarius is the partner who will help you see all those million-dollar ideas you’ve got in life (just be sure to make time to get in your feels). 

Your Love Anthem: Paradise – Coldplay 
Your Perfect Date: Trivia night accompanied by the most exotic pizza on the menu. 
 

Cancer + Taurus

Cancer + Taurus 

Bust out your Sunday sweats and favorite snacks—it’s gonna be a real cozy ride. You both are the Netflix > nightclub type, so you can count on a Taurus to be the first to leave the party with you. Cancers are typically family-oriented and on the hunt for someone to settle into domestic bliss with. Just remember to get out of the house once in a while—or don’t. Stay happy, lovebirds. 

Your Love Anthem: Can’t Help Falling in Love (cover) – Haley Reinhart  
Your Perfect Date: Dig into your collection of old movies, grab take-out from your go-to restaurant, and park yourselves on the couch for the perfect evening sheltered from the world. 
 

Leo + Aries

Leo + Aries 

An Aries companion is a sure-fire match for your bold, confident energy. Your natural zest for life is met with their energizing spirit and sets the stage for a harmonious blend of socializing and couple adventures. There’s a lot of heat between the two of you, so make sure to let each other shine or else your snap, crackle could pop quickly. 

Your Love Anthem: Africa – TOTO
Your Perfect Date: A Saturday morning run followed up with a hearty, refuel brunch, leading up to a night of dancing with friends. 

Virgo + Capricorn

Virgo + Capricorn 

Virgo don’t want no scrubs—Capricorn is the type that’s ready to go steady right away. You’re looking for that practical, got-their-check-book-balanced type, and they’re dreaming of a C-Suite seat. They, too, have a five-year plan in place, and if you meet the right one, you can probably bet on securing a wedding date.  

Your Love Anthem: You’re Still the One – Shania Twain 
Your Perfect Date: Go to an escape room and impress the group with your stellar exit strategy plans. Celebrate with cocktails at a romantic, dimly lit bar. 
 

Libra + Leo
Libra + Leo 

You’re ruled by Venus, the planet of love, and there’s nothing that brings out your rose-colored glasses quite like sexy confidence. Leos will enchant you with their stellar, self-love style and social status. Together, you’ll serve up an entrée of glamour with a side of strong family values—like a modern-day Partridge family.  

Your Love Anthem: Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran 
Your Perfect Date: Head to a flea market or thrift shop and try on some funky outfits. Then, take it to the streets to strut your stuff straight to the hottest brunch spot in town. 
 

Scorpio + Cancer

Scorpio + Cancer 

We’re far from the shallow now. Get ready to dive straight into the deep end with Cancer, who understands the emotional well you often find yourself in. Spending time with them will make you feel right at home, so don't be surprised if you end up browsing the web for an actual home after the first date. 

Your Love Anthem: I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie 
Your Perfect Date: Watch a true-crime documentary and cuddling up on the couch when the suspenseful scaries set in. 

Sagittarius + Libra
Sagittarius + Libra 

BFF turned friends with benefits, turned ultimate romance. A Libra counterpart will indulge in your grand plan for an offbeat life and keep you laughing through it all. Try to hold off on the “what are we” talk, Libra’s usually need a little more time to sink into commitment. But when you two manage to find common ground, your relationship is sure to withstand the test of time.  

Your Love Anthem: Lover – Taylor Swift 
Your Perfect Date: Get out of town. Road-trip to a fresh destination where you can explore hand-in-hand and laugh amongst the locals like you already belong. 


Capricorn + Scorpio
Capricorn + Scorpio 

As someone with a stacked set of goals, it’s important that you find someone who doesn’t always fly by the seat of their pants. Scorpio shoots for the moon while also challenging you to step beyond practicality into their emotionally driven ways. They make it easy to slip into a comfortable groove, inviting some more fluidity to your structure. 

Your Love Anthem: Someone Like You – Adele 
Your Perfect Date: For a classically romantic vibe, get together at a wine bar with some ambiance to set the mood. 
 

Aquarius + Pisces
Aquarius + Pisces 

Careful! Do not let this fish slip away; Pisces is your perfectly quirky companion. You’ll find yourself comparing theories on the Seven Wonders of the World and reading self-help books with your spiritual soulmate. They’ll help you embrace that sensitive side you’ve been neglecting all these years. 

Your Love Anthem: All My Loving – The Beatles 
Your Perfect Date: Pack a picnic, grab your telescope, and head outdoors together to revel over the planetary magic in the sky. 
 

Pisces + Virgo
Pisces + Virgo 

Do you hear the word ‘relationship’ and immediately want to dig a hole to China? A Virgo just might have what it takes to hold you down. You can put down the world you’ve been carrying on your shoulders and let them take the weight for a bit. ‘The Virgin’s’ care-taking nature level-sets your need to nurture everyone around you, allowing you both to spend some time on the receiving end.  

Your Love Anthem: September – Earth, Wind, & Fire 
Your Perfect Date: Plan a spa day where you can Zen out with a couple’s massage and pamper in harmony. 

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Written by
Christa Quattrocchi
Acquisition Program Manager
About the author
Christa is a 300hr certified yoga instructor on a soulful journey to integrate spiritual practices, such as astrology, tarot, and pranayama, in her guidance both on and off the mat. She is Mindbody’s resident witch and advertising aficionado. Beyond her credentials, you can find Christa channeling creativity through writing, cooking plant-based goodness, & surfing her home waters in sunny San Diego.
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Beauty
Published Wednesday Sep 09, 2020 by Sara Lesher

What Do We Expect from Beauty Salons Reopening Now?

Beauty
Salon
COVID-19

Things are weird. Times are changing. It seems like just when we’re starting to get a grip, there’s another surprise. When it comes to beauty, we've had to adapt on our own due to salon closures, keep an eye on preparations and protocol changes during those closures, try to know what we’re doing before booking an appointment once they reopened, and maybe even brave the journey back to the salon. Whether you live in a place where salons are open, you’ve experienced a second shutdown, or you straight up haven’t had a haircut since March, we can all probably agree that we’re expecting some differences in the salon and spa world thanks to COVID. 
We wanted to gauge how everyone is thinking and feeling about all this, so we put out a poll on our Instagram, asking you all what you expect from beauty salons right now.  

Here’s what you had to say... 


1.    You’re about 50/50 when it comes to heading back 
 


53% of you have returned to the hair salon by now, while 47% of you have not. This makes sense, because every area of the country is different when it comes to cases, closures, and mandates, and every person is different when it comes to risk and safety.  

2.    But if you are going back, you want the "normal" experience

While many hair salons have begun operating outdoors due to government regulations, 58% of you said you’re fine with getting your haircut indoors, while the other 42% are more comfortable keeping it outside.

3.    You aren’t quite comfortable with others in your home 


58% of you said you’d rather go to your hair salon than have your stylist come to you. I get it, home is a safe space, probably shouldn’t let any outsiders in.

4.    You really appreciate your stylists

69% of you said you’re “totally!” going to tip more for services once you start receiving them again. During this time without our stylists and aestheticians, I think we all realized how much we need them and appreciate them, and many of us are willing to show them a little extra gratitude to make up for the time we spent apart.

5.    Some of you are willing to take risks... 


But, most of you aren’t. 56% of you said you have not cut or colored your own or a friend’s hair, because it was too risky, while the other 44% just “had to!”  


6.    Nail salons are a lot less trafficked 


Only 29% of you have returned to nail salons, while the rest are sticking to at-home manicures. Maybe we’re all just getting really good at it? But probably, it’s because a lot of them are still closed down, or because it’s a little more difficult to get a pedicure outdoors (we need our massage chairs!).  


7.   We’ve all noticed (and embraced) the changes

Our last poll question asked about what differences you’ve all noticed when heading back to the salon, and you all had a lot to say...


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It’s a beautiful thing to see how the salon and spa community has come together, taken precautions, and adjustments, all so they can continue to help us look and feel our best. If you haven’t spoken to your stylist lately (or even if you have), don’t forget to shoot them a thank you and let them know you appreciate them. 

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).