Your Horoscope for the Week of November 11, 2019

If Mercury retrograde has been causing all kinds of hot mess from your phone to your feels, then this week’s full moon in practical Taurus will deliver stability and pleasure in at least one area of your life. Indulge your senses with your favorite music, scents, textures, and food options. Count your earthly blessings and crystalize your vision for a stable, secure, and settled life on our beloved Earth. Practice Manifesting 101 by looking for (and finding) evidence, no matter how small, that you are secure, safe, loved, and valued. Read on to discover what’s in store for your sign during the week of November 11 through to November 17, 2019, and double down by getting to know your rising sign.

Aries | Aries rising

Financial security equates with emotional security and satisfaction as la Luna blazes to full this week in your money sector. If it’s yours, you own it. Put your name on it. Although we’re spiritual “beings,” “doing” in a material world, it’s the earthy aspect, the tangible “stuff” and your wealth, that helps stabilize a secure foundation for life. When you’ve got your assets pinned down and, even better, working for you, it underpins your ability to merge into depth and passion with others, as well as collaborate. This week, clarify the edges of what’s “mine” and what’s “ours” or “yours.” If the other half of “ours” is pushing too hard into whats “yours,” you’ll have clarity this week on where to draw the line.

Taurus | Taurus rising

La Luna shines full in your sign this week, so embrace the clarity you have on your unique path and the direction you’ve struck. Balance your strong needs for security, and for producing tangible products and results/wealth/things, with what you need in partnerships. Like a seesaw, these two areas oppose each other. If you lean too far into what others want, and how they want it, or give them more light than you give yourself, the whole system starts to fall apart. Of course, not giving your partnerships a chance doesn’t work either. So tend to both from a place of serious self-worth, and stay open to the depth and transformation that is the gift of worthy partnership to balance both.

Gemini | Gemini rising

This week your intel arrives by less standard methods. Your mind isn’t as rational and logical as you prefer. Make the most of the full moon activating your mystic zone to decider messages and information in a different format. It’s like losing the station on your dial and having to tune in to an alternative frequency. It takes a little time and extra attention to listen as you tune. This week makes it easier to reconfigure those settings, so any effort will benefit you. To balance out what may seem a bit airy-fairy, ground yourself in your daily practice, your routines that keep the cogs in your life turning. Apply any Einstein eureka moments to solving mysteries at work, and consider quick meditation naps if a problem seems unsolvable.

Ilana Glazer and Jameela Jamil Are Using Humor to Change the World

Ilana Glazer and Jameela Jamil have each had quite the year. Glazer’s hit TV series Broad City came to a hilarious, sentimental conclusion this past spring. Meanwhile, Jamil is only a few episodes away from saying goodbye to NBC’s The Good Place for, well, good. These two women are unique and talented in their own right, but they do share a commonality: They’ve used their authentic voices to effect real change, both in Hollywood and beyond. Whether it’s the body positivity movement or politics, Ilana Glazer and Jameela Jamil frequently use humor and genuine communication to move the needle forward. At Glamour‘s 2019 Women of the Year Summit on November 10, they taught us how we can do the same.

Jamil, who created I Weigh after being long-frustrated with women getting reduced to a number on the scale, began the conversation by opening up about her own journey to self-acceptance. The actor pinpointed a time when she was first bullied in school, which she says led to her developing an eating disorder. “My teacher made the stupidest fucking decision of all time…in order to teach us about charts, [she] weighed everyone,” she says. “I was the fattest, and my name was at the top of the chart. That’s when the bullying began about my weight, which led very quickly to my anorexia. That was the first time I realized I was a bit chubby.”

Glazer has also created a platform for social change, with hers connecting people to political policy. The actor and activist is the founder of Generator Collective, which was born out of her desire to learn more about our governmental systems. “I didn’t know what was coming up in the local elections. I didn’t realize that the primaries are different for states, you know, things like that,” she says. “It’s just saying, ‘I don’t know. I just want to learn the basic minimum.’ And it’s about finding minimal civic engagement and embodying that, which is voting whenever there’s an election and God forbid, canvasing once every four years.”

Jamil is just as fired up about American politics, particularly when it comes to women’s rights. “I’m really upset about abortion not being considered a woman’s right. I’ve had an abortion before. It was brilliant. I mean, it was also painful, but it was an excellent decision. And it wasn’t because of an emergency. It was just something that I needed to do because my life is as important as someone who was not yet born,” she told the audience.

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Aside from their activism, the two share a similar philosophy on life. Jamil considers herself a work in progress, and neither are obsessed with perfectionism, or portraying a persona online or in the press that’s anything other than their authentic selves. “In the 90s, when it was actually just TV and film and standard forms of media, [there was] a movie star image and this mystery behind it,” Glazer says. “The mystery is gone. I like it. I prefer it. Women are able to narrate their own stories.”

2019 ‘Glamour’ Women of the Year Summit: All the Best Moments

After lunch, Glamour’s special projects director Justine Harman introduced two women who also happen to be some of the most gifted comedians in the game and working to make big changes in the world: Ilana Glazer and Jameela Jamil.

Glazer is the Emmy-nominated actor, writer, producer of Broad City and cofounder of the storytelling network Generator Collective, which focuses on policy impact. Jamil is an actor on The Good Place, host of TruTV’s The Misery Index, and founder of the I Weigh inclusivity movement. The women discussed likability, activism, messing up in public, and why it’s okay to not know sometimes.

Read up on how Glazer and Jamil are using humor to change the world here.

My Go Big Moment: “I Chose Surrogacy’

Craig Barritt

Actor, comedian, and podcaster Michelle Buteau opened up on stage about her surrogacy story.

“All I want to do is have kids,” she told the audience. “I didn’t realize what I would go through, emotionally. It was just four years spending thousands and thousands of dollars. Countless shots. Bruised bodies, tired spear, a partridge in a pear tree.” After four years, Buteau decided that surrogacy was the best option for her.

“I’m not a control freak—but wow, you have never felt so out of control,“ she said. “I also had a glimmer of hope, like this could actually happen. And when I start to feel good about myself, I booked a movie with my friend Ali Wong, Always Be My Maybe, and she’s like, ‘Awesome. You’re also going to play my best friend, who is eight months pregnant and a lesbian.’ And I‘m like, ‘What?’ Playing a pregnant person and putting on a belly every day was such a mind fuck…. It was so crazy because the week that I was giving birth in the movie was the week that my surrogate was getting transferred with our embryos. And I’m like, ‘Wow, life is just serving me all the jokes and I have to figure out how to deal with them.’ I was really sad that I couldn’t carry, but I was so happy that somebody else could.”

Through surrogacy, Bateau and her husband welcomed twins. She told the audience: “I just want to let you guys know that whatever you want in life, I want it for you. It might not be the way you planned or you want, but never give up because you can get your shit together and get what you want in life.”

Chrissy Teigen Trolls John Legend by Replacing His Grammys With Her New Award

This week Chrissy Teigen was recognized at the Baby2Baby Gala, where her husband John Legend presented her with the Giving Tree Award to mark her commitment to advocating for children in need. It was a pretty serious event with an important message and during her speech, Teigen said she was “honored” to use her platform to help get basic necessities for children living in poverty. However, because she’s Chrissy Teigen, she wasn’t serious for too long; Once she got home, she used the award to troll Legend in the most hilarious way.

After the gala, Teigen shared a Twitter video, shot by Legend, of her redecorating their living room to make space for her latest accolade. In the clip, you can see the model walking directly into her home with Legend in tow, beelining to a shelf filled with his 10 Grammy statues (and various Oscars). As Legend watches, she moves two of his golden gramophones directly out of the way to display her glass award. You can hear Legend mutter, “Wow…oh my God,” in disbelief as he watches his wife rearrange his trophies. Teigen however, replies cheerfully, turning around and exclaiming, “Yay!” All of this is proof that in addition to a wonderful advocate, she’s also still the master at trolling her husband.

During the ceremony, which was held in Culver City, California, Teigen spoke about how she’s instilled the values of giving in her kids. “Luna is no stranger to packing up all of her toys and sending them off, and knowing that people are going to open them and love them more and be so excited by them,” she said, per the New York Times.

And don’t worry, no one is more supportive of Teigen’s efforts than her proud hubby. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Legend spoke lovingly about how Teigen’s celebrity status has eclipsed his own.

“I’m her biggest cheerleader,” he said to VF. “I always think she should do more.”

Busy Philipps and Jen Gotch Reveal the Secret to Finding Real, Adult Friendships

Busy Philipps is no stranger to putting it all out there. Whether she’s co-hosting her podcast We’re No Doctors, complaining about zits on Instagram Stories, or writing about her “extra-ness,” Philipps feels like a relatable best friend to us all. She’s someone who isn’t afraid to get vulnerable—and someone who lives the phrase “real talk.”

That’s exactly what Busy Philipps did when she sat down with IRL best friend and founder of Ban.do, Jen Gotch. The two spoke at the 2019 Glamour Women of the Year Summit on Sunday, November 10, as part of the “My Best Friend, My Best Self” fireside chat.

The theme of their conversation was adult friendships—where to find them, and how to keep them. “If you want to make adult friends, you just DM them on Instagram until they answer you,” Gotch said, jokingly, though her sentiment rings true. Both she and Philipps are big advocates for using social media to foster friendships with other women. “I’ve long believed in Internet friendships becoming real-life friendships,” Philipps said. “I do think one of the wonderful things about social media is it can help you reach out to people: commenting on people’s photos, finding likeminded people through friends of friends.”

Gotch feels similarly. “When you’re younger, a lot of the friendships tend to be out of convenience,” she said. “[But] as I’ve grown up, I’m navigating toward like-minded people. I’m a big proponent in going with your gut on every decision.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 10: Jen Gotch and Busy Philipps speak onstage during the My Best Friend, My Best Self panel at the 2019 Glamour Women Of The Year Summit at Alice Tully Hall on November 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Glamour)Ilya S. Savenok

And Gotch knew in her gut when she met Philipps that they would be lifelong friends—so much so that she had no qualms about lending her a pair of earrings the day they met. “I just knew within two sentences of us talking, this is a person I want to give my earrings to,” she said about Philipps.

Finding friends is half the battle, though. You have to put in the effort to maintain the relationships. Both Gotch and Phillipps show up for each other by supporting their professional work. They’ve read each other’s books. Gotch watched Phillipps’ talk show. And Phillipps is a big supporter of Gotch’s company, Ban.do, which recently released necklaces with words like “Depression” and “Anxiety” on them to bring awareness to mental illness. (The proceeds go toward the nonprofit organization Bring Change to Mind.)

“Supporting friends and showing up for friends, especially when you’re a business owner, is something that’s really important,” Phillipps says. “Female friends are the thing that’s gotten me through everything.”

The two covered other topics during their chat, as well, like their social media personas. Both Phillipps and Gotch are known for being transparent on social media. Nowadays, they say authenticity is almost seen as a “commodity,” which they reject. What they share and how they act on social media is actually genuine—and they urge people to be the same with their own feeds.

“Because authenticity is this commodified thing, now it’s something people try to emulate. They want to know what the secret is. But it starts with yourself,” Gotch says.

Phillipps agrees. “I share what I want to share” she says. “Self-awareness is a key for everything.”

Find out more about Glamour‘s 2019 Women of the Year here.

How Michelle Buteau Owned Her Decision to Use a Surrogate

I didn’t realize what I would go through emotionally. You know, it was just four years spending thousands and thousands of dollars. Countless shots. Bruised bodies, tired spear, a partridge in a pear tree. It was crazy. And after four years of doing that, I decided, okay. Having a handful of miscarriages and still trying to get on stage and find my happy is too hard for me. And I have to make this simple for myself. I have to find my joy. And so the only option I had left was surrogacy.

And I’m not a control freak. But wow, you have never felt so out of control. But I also had a glimmer of hope like this could actually happen. And when I start to feel good about myself, I booked a movie with my friend Allie Wong, Always Be My Maybe, available on Netflix.

And so I booked a part and then she’s like, “Awesome, you’re also going to play my best friend, who is eight months pregnant and a lesbian.” And I’m like what? So it’s a beautiful representation, right? It’s so dope.

Oh, but also playing a pregnant person and putting on a belly every day was such a mind fuck. Can I say that? Mind fuck! People would ask me, “Oh, do you want to have kids? You look so good pregnant.” And I would just look in the elevator pitch version like, what, are you paying for them? Like trying to get through the day. But it was so crazy because the week that I was giving birth in the movie was the week that my surrogate was getting transferred with our embryos. And I’m like, wow, life is just serving me all the jokes and I have to figure out how to deal with them. I was really sad that I couldn’t carry, but I was so happy that somebody else could.

And I wanted to find the good in all of it, because that’s what you do sometimes. And so when my surrogate was pregnant and going into labor, my husband, my mother and I went to the bar next door and had a bottle of Malbec.

Now, Oprah said you can have it all, but not the same time. I’m like, “Yes, you can, Oprah, because I did that shit.” And this year, my husband and I, we welcomed twins, Hazel and Otis!

I just want to let you guys know that whatever you want in life, I want it for you. It might not be the way you planned or you want, but never give up because you can get your shit together and get what you want in life.

Find out more about Glamour‘s 2019 Women of the Year here.

How Comedian Michelle Buteau Owned Her Decision to Use a Surrogate

I didn’t realize what I would go through emotionally. You know, it was just four years spending thousands and thousands of dollars. Countless shots. Bruised bodies, tired spear, a partridge in a pear tree. It was crazy. And after four years of doing that, I decided, okay. Having a handful of miscarriages and still trying to get on stage and find my happy is too hard for me. And I have to make this simple for myself. I have to find my joy. And so the only option I had left was surrogacy.

And I’m not a control freak. But wow, you have never felt so out of control. But I also had a glimmer of hope like this could actually happen. And when I start to feel good about myself, I booked a movie with my friend Allie Wong, Always Be My Maybe, available on Netflix.

And so I booked a part and then she’s like, “Awesome, you’re also going to play my best friend, who is eight months pregnant and a lesbian.” And I’m like what? So it’s a beautiful representation, right? It’s so dope.

Oh, but also playing a pregnant person and putting on a belly every day was such a mind fuck. Can I say that? Mind fuck! People would ask me, “Oh, do you want to have kids? You look so good pregnant.” And I would just look in the elevator pitch version like, what, are you paying for them? Like trying to get through the day. But it was so crazy because the week that I was giving birth in the movie was the week that my surrogate was getting transferred with our embryos. And I’m like, wow, life is just serving me all the jokes and I have to figure out how to deal with them. I was really sad that I couldn’t carry, but I was so happy that somebody else could.

And I wanted to find the good in all of it, because that’s what you do sometimes. And so when my surrogate was pregnant and going into labor, my husband, my mother and I went to the bar next door and had a bottle of Malbec.

Now, Oprah said you can have it all, but not the same time. I’m like, “Yes, you can, Oprah, because I did that shit.” And this year, my husband and I, we welcomed twins, Hazel and Otis!

I just want to let you guys know that whatever you want in life, I want it for you. It might not be the way you planned or you want, but never give up because you can get your shit together and get what you want in life.

Find out more about Glamour‘s 2019 Women of the Year here.

Serena Williams Opens Up About How Meghan Markle Is ‘Always There’ for Her

Serena Williams has said it once and now she’s saying it again: Meghan Markle is a great friend. The tennis champion opened up about their close-knit bond in a recent interview, sharing how Markle has flown across the world to support her during matches because she’s “always there.”

Serena Williams recently appeared on Access Hollywood and said Markle is “the strongest—literally the strongest —person I know, and the nicest, sweetest.” She also spoke about how much Markle’s efforts to show up at important events have meant to her; If you remember, Markle flew to the U.S. Open this fall to cheer Williams on during a critical match. “She flew all the way with a newborn to see me play in New York and flew all the way back that night, and I probably couldn’t have done that,” Williams said. Several detractors criticized Markle at the time for allegedly leaving baby Archie in London to take the trip, so Williams statements also worked to shut down those mom-shamers.

“It just kind of goes to show you what an amazing person that she is, and that’s just one of the many things that she does for me,” Williams continued. “I call her, text her anytime, crying, upset — she’s always there. Doesn’t matter what she’s going through, she just sets time away, and she’s just so amazing.”

The friendship clearly goes both ways as they are often spotted catching up between royal duties or tennis championships. Williams of course was one of the high-profile guests at the royal wedding in 2018, and later, when Markle announced she was pregnant, Williams took on baby shower-planning duties. She organized a stunning party for her friend in New York City, saying that the celebration took “a lot of effort” but that she was determined to make it absolutely perfect for Markle. Spoken like a true BFF.

Judith Light and E. Jean Carroll on the Advice They Would Give Their Younger Selves

Aging as a woman has always been a touchy subject—words like “mature” get tossed around a lot—but Judith Light and E. Jean Carroll aren’t afraid to face it head on. Light is a Tony and Emmy-winning stage and screen actor, who recently starred in Transparent and The Politician. Carroll, meanwhile, is an iconic advice columnist and author of What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal. Both are in their seventies and are arguably at the top of their game.

At the Glamour 2019 Women of the Year Summit, Judith Light and E. Jean Carroll came together to discuss getting older, success, and the advice they would give their younger selves.

At the top of the conversation, Light and Carroll highlighted one of their many commonalities—they don’t have children. “I wake up in the morning, I make some coffee, and I run outside and say, ‘Thank God I don’t have kids,'” Carroll said, jokingly. Meanwhile, Light revealed she and her husband, Robert Desiderio, made a conscious decision to not have children, which she originally felt insecure about. “A lot of people looked at me like I’d lost my mind,” Light says. But she gained comfort from her aunt, who told her she was never upset she didn’t have kids. Instead of meeting her decision with judgment, she chose kindness.

Kindness was a major topic in Light and Carroll’s conversation. The women told summit-goers to operate from a place of kindness wherever they can. “As we move on in years, there’s the not giving a shit part, but there’s also a gentility and a kindness,” Light said, later quoting something from Buddha: “Love as much as you can. Be as kind as you can, and let go of the things that were not meant for you.”

Carroll did, however, point out instances where women shouldn’t necessarily start with kindness. She specifically referenced the phenomenon of women posting messages of gratitude to companies that have laid them off. “That is when you’re not kind. You tell them to go to hell,” she said. “Women are being a bit too kind in too many situations.”

This DGAF mentality, Caroll says, is how we can make real change in our lives. “An odd thing happens when you speak up. Not much happens. The world moves on. Not too much will happen unless everybody in the room gets together and we all speak up. That’s when the culture changes.”

Light has had this outspoken attitude for decades now. She was one of the first public advocates for HIV and AIDS research, speaking out at time when the condition was deeply stigmatized. “My friends were dying,” she told Carroll. “People I know and love⁠—their families were disowning them.”

This was an instance where Light thought about the world at large and the greater good instead of the status quo. She says operating from that headspace is key for personal development. “Whatever you’re afraid the consequences might be⁠—as I’ve matured, the thing that’s become the top note is freedom. What is the freedom going to be?”

She continued, “There’s a world in which we’re beginning to speak and where we’re not shutting up. Where we’re really making a stand for ourselves in a very profound and powerful way.”

Carroll agrees, and summed up this shift in women speaking up with one succinct sentence: “We don’t give a shit.”

And for women who maybe don’t have the luxury or privilege of being that outspoken, Carroll and Light think their voices can be heard by voting.

“When they go into the voting booth, when they walk in by themselves, they have that moment where they can say, ‘I’m doing this. I’m doing this for me,'” Light says.

Find out more about Glamour‘s 2019 Women of the Year here.

How to Get More Women in STEM, According to Trailblazers in the Field

It’s no secret that STEM has a gender gap. While female high school and college students do as well as, or better, than their male counterparts in math and science, just 6.7% of women graduate from college with a STEM-related degree, compared to 17% of men. To address this, Glamour invited three leaders to talk about their work, advocacy, and how we can get young women everywhere interested in STEM—and to stay in the field.

Aerie REAL model and Global Role Model Iskra Lawrence kicked off the panel by telling the audience, “Today Glamour has brought three [leaders in STEM] together to tell you how they are changing and elevating STEM, not just in their own careers but for all women. We’re tracking the same kind of brilliant woman at three different points in her life: high school, college, and making her mark big time in the workforce.”

Lawrence then welcomed high school senior and student at New Lab’s HE3AT program Yana Loginskaya, as well as 2019 Glamour Woman of the Year and founder of GlioVision Kavya Kopparapu, and software engineer and founder of the Instagram account @codergirl_ Laura Medalia to the stage.

Kopparapu started by speaking to what she and her non-profit are doing to make a difference in the diagnoses of cancer. She began by sharing the impetus for her work, which was an article about Sen. John McCain, who was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor. She explained that, “after patients are diagnosed…they have six months left to live. And that was shocking to me.” It led her to question: “Why haven’t we gotten better at diagnosing and treating?”

And so, she created GlioVision, an artificial intelligence-based diagnostic platform that recommends the best treatment for specific types of cancer. All of her work now surrounds “making a diagnosis and cancer treatment more accessible, so everyone can use it and everyone can get treated faster.”

Laura Medalia, Kavya Kopparapu, Yana Loginskaya and Glamour editor Samantha Leach speak onstage during the Women Of The Year Summit.Craig Barritt/Getty Images

Similar to Loginskaya, Kopparapu’s work is also about something that affects all of us: the rapidly changing environment. But her work had an unexpected start, her nephew. The high schooler noticed that “all of his [plastic] toys were all over the beach,” which made her wonder just how many other kids were leaving their own toys turned litter on beaches all over the world. She’s now focused on how to make kids’ toys out of wood, a more sustainable option—and one that’s just as fun.