Uplifting IG accounts to follow
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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.

Moon Omens

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


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.

Lalah Delia

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🌅🌅🌅🌅 All of it 〰️ 🥳

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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.

The Class

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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Shaman Durek

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

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Shadow work is on-going. It’s something you’ll want to incorporate into daily life, but once you do some of the heavier unblocking you’ll have a sturdier foundation and you’ll probably be able to more quickly work through new things that come up. Sometimes building that foundation can take years, or sometimes just a few months. But it truly is the best medicine if you’re wanting to feel more free, unblocked, & magnetic. ⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Being judgemental of others and yourself is the #1 sign there’s some shadow integration to do. I think everyone can relate to this on some level – you’re not alone and you’re not a “bad” person! You just have some denied aspects of self / humanity that need some love. If you have trouble accepting compliments, these are also denied aspects of self. ⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you feel very triggered by others’ opinions of you or have trouble admitting your missteps and get very defensive/confrontational, this is coming from a place of low self worth and shadow that hasn’t been owned yet. Once you’re more grounded into your authenticity and worth, it will be easier to shake these things off, be honest with yourself, but also not plug your power into others’ opinions (positive or negative). ⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you avoid vulnerability with yourself and those closest to you? A fear of delving deep is a fear of shadow. Crack open your shadow for healing, and the magnetism (and happiness) that comes from that is MAGIC. ⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feeling shame around your past or your present circumstances (or any shame really) is also another huge indicator that there’s shadow work to do. Shame is the biggest block in manifestation as well, and unfortunately we’ve all picked up varying levels of it. But thankfully, you can reprogram it. ⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shed your shame, integrate your shadow, and live more freely with Unblocked Shadow (https://www.howtomanifest.com/p/unblocked-shadow) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Can you relate to any of these? Share where you’re at in your shadow work below!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #shadowwork⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #howtomanifest⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #shadowself⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #manifestation

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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.

Chani Nicholas

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

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Oh, the ego. That silly little voice in our head that tells us stories all day long. The ego is created in childhood. We are completely ego-centric as children. Meaning, we believe everything that happens to us is because of us. If our dad came home from work in a bad mood + yelled at us, we didn’t have a level of awareness that understood there were other reasons that led to his behavior. Our child self experiences the following ego story: my dad yelled at me because of me. I’m not worthy, + need to change who I am in order to be loved. Ideally, we should mature emotionally if we have parents or caregivers who model this for us. However, most of us were raised by people who are still in an ego-centric state. They believe that people’s behavior reflect who they are as a person. Their ego tells them stories that they repeat to us about who they are, who we are, and the world around us. The ego centric state is a lack, fear based state. The ego believes there is not enough, and seeks quick judgements of self + others in order to continue its fragile self image. A self false image created to protect us from the painful experience of not being seen, heard, or able to authentically express. The ego creates this false self in order to gain love + approval from the people we are desperate to receive love from. Awakening is just becoming aware of your own ego. Healing is the practice of witnessing the ego as separate from self, then finding the space of consciousness where we have choice. To begin ego work, start observing the stories that run through your mind. Right now as you read this, an ego story is happening. It might be about me. Or about you (they’re one in the same) or about someone else your ego says needs to read this. As you become more and more conscious through ego work, you’ll relax the ego. It will still engage in its chatter like a bored child. And you will be able to have the freedom to choose how you engage with it. In the comments, practice ego work below #selfhealers

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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

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⚡️VENUS + URANUS ⚡️ Joining in the skies Uranus is an ‘evolutionary’ planet meaning whatever it touches will be challenged to grow and develop in new ways. And in this case, it’s our perception of love and money (Venus). These transit will enforce change and will ultimately help us grow in perceptual awareness when we open to it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Its a good time to notice where a part of your thinking has been limiting and how new perceptions will have the power to change your future. You may now finally have the courage to throw some old ways into the fires. And then celebrate in the ashes 🐍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When patterns are stuck, unwilling to change and evolve, then they will break apart under this transit. And if that is the case for you, welcome it in because now will get a taste for your truth and freedom versus what was simply routine or safe. Trust this process. Of course be mindful though and no need to break away from a good thing just because it’s routine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stay in truth & commit to your light within. ⚡️💛⚡️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #venus #uranus #venusconjuncturanus #meditation #mindfulness #aries #taurus #gemini #cancer #leo #virgo #libra #scorpio #sagittarius #capricorn #aquarius #pisces #astro #instasign #horoscope #zodiacsigns #zodiac #cosmic #shineyourlight #astrojourney #astrologersofinstagram #astrologer #highvibe #astrology

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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.