From astrologers to workout gurus, love experts, manifestations guides, and our go-to Shaman, these are the Instagram accounts that add a little light and perspective to your life and your feed, especially in dark times. They are not, however, here just for platitudes; these are people who push their followers to grow, change, and take on the hard stuff. From dealing with trauma to truly creating a shift in themselves and the world, these are the feeds we highly recommend. Go forth and follow.
With daily affirmations and unique perspectives on current events, Moon Omens always makes us step back and think a little differently. Lukas Notes, a co-founder, also has his own personal Insta, and his take on spirituality resonates with young people in particular.
Heidi Rose Robbins
Heidi isn’t your everyday astrologer. Her handwritten (impressive) daily forecasts are super specific and optimistic, touching on everything from moon risings to human nature.
The Hood Witch
Started by a woman named Bri who calls her site and Insta “Everyday magic for the modern mystic,” The Hood Witch takes inspiration from “the curanderas and the wise women in the neighborhood botanicas that [she] grew up in.” She has a unique perspective that integrates wellness, healing, and mysticism.
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Yung Pueblo is an NYC-based meditator, writer, and speaker who helps cultivate feelings of self-worth and empowerment in each of his posts, especially as they prescribe to love and relationships.
The recently published author of “Vibrate Higher Daily,” is a spiritual practitioner who uses her own life and obstacles to teach others. Her words inspire daily.
Taryn Toomey founded The Class as a “transformative workout of the body and mind,” and anyone who has sweat and cried through her NYC-based workout classes can attest to its magic. That same energy is on her Insta account—and her classes are online, too.
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Often referred to as “Gwyneth Paltrow’s Shaman,” Durek doesn’t need a celebrity reference to spread his good word of bringing Shamanism into the modern world with language the kids can get behind and an enlightened, inspiring worldview. He’s also the author of “Spirit Hacking: Shamanic Keys to Reclaim Your Personal Power, Transform Yourself, and Light Up the World.” As Durek would say, it’s lit.
To Be Magnetic
Lacy Phillip’s has built the “To Be Magnetic” workshop with legions of followers who subscribe to her philosophy and use her entirely new language of manifestation. While the program has fees attached, her Instagram gives insights into her outlook daily, with innovative tips for changing your world by accepting yourself.
Astrologer Chani Nicholas has separated herself from the ever-growing list of social media active star-readers thanks to her focus on self-care, activism, and a global mindset in her monthly forecasts. Her daily posts are equally as smart and inspiring. And her book, You Were Born for This, is the best guide to astrology we’ve read.
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The Holistic Psychologist
Traditionally trained at Cornell and The New School, Dr. Nicole LePerla went on to take a more holistic approach that melds her work with the mind and body. She is sharing what she’s discovered in her client work with the masses via social media.
Rebecca Gordon takes a unique approach to astrology, guiding followers along on what different planetary movements mean for them, and speaking in particular to entrepreneurs and those interested in studying astrology on their own. Her extensive knowledge and intuitive interpretations make you feel like an expert by proxy.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.