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Your Monthly Horoscopes: June 2018

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June is an interesting month as the heavens push us to communicate with vulnerability and honesty while also holding onto our idealism. The energy is nearly chaotic as it ebbs and flows, sometimes highly emotional and passionate, and at other times completely cerebral and detached.


It's a dizzying and sometimes confusing blend of energy that's tricky to get a hold of. But regardless of whether or not you can make sense of everything that's swirling about, the key is to act on what feels right to you and you alone, even if it looks strange to others. Mars the planet of action and drive is in the revolutionary sign of Aquarius and on June 27, he turns retrograde, allowing us to review how willing we've been to march to the beat of our own drum and how brave we feel about standing in our own uniqueness even if we're misunderstood.

The axis of Leo - Aquarius reminds us everyone in the collective gets to shine, and that without our willingness to stand out and be different, progress comes to a standstill. This month, challenge yourself to be in the chaotic mix and respond to in ways that feel authentic and true to you regardless of what's expected. In doing so, you'll see exactly what you're made of and how far you can go despite what the world may tell you. Click through the gallery below to learn what June has in store for your love, health, and career according to your zodiac sign:

Aries

June is a month of reflection and appreciating how far you've come since the beginning of the year, Aries. After slaying dragons and leveling up like a boss during the last six months, you get to wind down a bit and pay attention to your needs. If you've been feeling overworked or stressed from the amount of heavy lifting and obstacles you've had to overcome, use the first three weeks of June to decompress your mind, dump it out onto paper, document, and release your thoughts, as opposed to carrying it all in your head. Health is maintained by creating to-do lists that keep you on task but also leave you time to daydream and connect with your upcoming vision of the future.

Use the energy between June 5th through 7th to connect with close friends that you can confide in about what you want manifest next. The desire to lay low at home will be strong until around the 13th when Venus in Leo moves into your House of Romance and Creativity, pushing you to go out and fall inLovewith life again. It's okay to play, Aries. You're learning how to strike a healthy Careerand home balance that doesn't leave you drained or missing out on important family occasions. The Full Moon in the 28th will point out old patterns around your work that may have to be surrendered so that you can feel both fulfilled and challenged by the work that you do without it taking over your life completely.

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Before she was Amira Unplugged, rapper, singer, and a Becoming a Popstar contestant on MTV, she was Amira Daughtery, a twenty-five year-old Georgian, with aspirations of becoming a lawyer. “I thought my career path was going to lead me to law because that’s the way I thought I would help people,” Amira tells xoNecole. “[But] I always came back to music.”

A music lover since childhood, Amira grew up in an artistic household where passion for music was emphasized. “My dad has always been my huge inspiration for music because he’s a musician himself and is so passionate about the history of music.” Amira’s also dealt with deafness in one ear since she was a toddler, a condition which she says only makes her more “intentional” about the music she makes, to ensure that what she hears inside her head can translate the way she wants it to for audiences.

“The loss of hearing means a person can’t experience music in the conventional way,” she says. “I’ve always responded to bigger, bolder anthemic songs because I can feel them [the vibrations] in my body, and I want to be sure my music does this for deaf/HOH people and everyone.”

A Black woman wearing a black hijab and black and gold dress stands in between two men who are both wearing black pants and colorful jackets and necklaces

Amira Unplugged and other contestants on Becoming a Popstar

Amira Unplugged / MTV

In order to lift people’s spirits at the beginning of the pandemic, Amira began posting videos on TikTok of herself singing and using sign language so her music could reach her deaf fans as well. She was surprised by how quickly she was able to amass a large audience. It was through her videos that she caught the attention of a talent scout for MTV’s new music competition show for rising TikTok singers, Becoming a Popstar. After a three-month process, Amira was one of those picked to be a contestant on the show.

Becoming a Popstar, as Amira describes, is different from other music competition shows we’ve all come to know over the years. “Well, first of all, it’s all original music. There’s not a single cover,” she says. “We have to write these songs in like a day or two and then meet with our producers, meet with our directors. Every week, we are producing a full project for people to vote on and decide if they’d listen to it on the radio.”

To make sure her deaf/HOH audiences can feel her songs, she makes sure to “add more bass, guitar, and violin in unique patterns.” She also incorporates “higher pitch sounds with like chimes, bells, and piccolo,” because, she says, they’re easier to feel. “But it’s less about the kind of instrument and more about how I arrange the pattern of the song. Everything I do is to create an atmosphere, a sensation, to make my music a multi-sensory experience.”

She says that working alongside the judges–pop stars Joe Jonas and Becky G, and choreographer Sean Bankhead – has helped expand her artistry. “Joe was really more about the vocal quality and the timber and Becky was really about the passion of [the song] and being convinced this was something you believed in,” she says. “And what was really great about [our choreographer] Sean is that obviously he’s a choreographer to the stars – Lil Nas X, Normani – but he didn’t only focus on choreo, he focused on stage presence, he focused on the overall message of the song. And I think all those critiques week to week helped us hone in on what we wanted to be saying with our next song.”

As her star rises, it’s been both her Muslim faith and her friends, whom she calls “The Glasses Gang” (“because none of us can see!”), that continue to ground her. “The Muslim and the Muslima community have really gone hard [supporting me] and all these people have come together and I truly appreciate them,” Amira says. “I have just been flooded with DMs and emails and texts from [young muslim kids] people who have just been so inspired,” she says. “People who have said they have never seen anything like this, that I embody a lot of the style that they wanted to see and that the message hit them, which is really the most important thing to me.”

A Black woman wears a long, salmon pink hijab, black outfit and pink boots, smiling down at the camera with her arm outstretched to it.

Amira Unplugged

Amira Unplugged / MTV

Throughout the show’s production, she was able to continue to uphold her faith practices with the help of the crew, such as making sure her food was halal, having time to pray, dressing modestly, and working with female choreographers. “If people can accept this, can learn, and can grow, and bring more people into the fold of this industry, then I’m making a real difference,” she says.

Though she didn’t win the competition, this is only the beginning for Amira. Whether it’s on Becoming a Popstar or her videos online, Amira has made it clear she has no plans on going anywhere but up. “I’m so excited that I’ve gotten this opportunity because this is really, truly what I think I’m meant to do.”

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