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Aries. 3-21 to 4-19.
With that Me First attitude of yours, one would think that you’re selfish. Let’s just say that you’re all wrapped up in your own thoughts and desires. Life opens up for you during the month of October to many of the things that you have wanted to do. It’s time for some long distance travel. Being in a new set of surroundings, you get to relax and purge those elements that have provoked tension and at times, a neurotic behavior. You will return feeling more integrated with the true self. Too bad others don’t immediately see that you’ve embraced both the conscious and unconscious parts of the self and will continue to test your resolve because of their own envy and jealousy. This, because you are the I Am That I Am, and they are nothing more than a cyborg of society.
Taurus. 4-20 to 5-20.
It doesn’t take long for others to see that you are set in your ways. The good side of this is that you’re calm and stable. The bad side is you can be very adamant with your opinions. The month of October is a time to cultivate your desires of money and sex and transmute them into the realm of spirituality. You need to start taking steps to reform the anticipated course of behavior, and begin to manifest your desire to be independent and unique. This essential need to be unorthodox must now be the focus. Through this development of the self, you gain a sense of method and purpose. The shackles of who and what you are begin to slowly evaporate from being.
Gemini. 5-21 to 6-21.
Part of your personality is to be high strung and become easily irritated and short circuit over very mundane elements in life. October is a month where you need to achieve compensation for these inadequate parts of your personality that has lead you to believe you are a failure. Start enriching your life by being more responsible and conscientious of the self and others. Participate in new experiences that explore mental and physical situations. Seize opportunities so that you learn to become responsible and more open-minded and generous. You now give onto the ego the element of being distinct. You of all the signs are an intricate network of nerve fibers, turn each on and develop each potential.
Cancer. 6-22 to 7-22.
Most people know you’re very protective of those that you love. But there are times that your deep emotions cause you to overreact. This month is a time of moodiness, fluctuation and temperament. While there are many social invitations, your extreme inhibitions to social environments cause an inability to assert yourself with any positive affects. It’s the same with ideas. Very creative, but met with many obstacles. So little is manifested. This inversion of energy will bring stress and frustration. Because of this imbalance between the ego and the collective, there will be difficulty in achieving any harmonious rhythm. This will produce a very uneasy self-consciousness bringing about shyness and a low libido.
Leo. 7-23 to 8-23.
We all know you have a very strong ego. With that said, it’s understandable that others may suggest things to you, but don’t think you are going to take orders from them. Well this month others provoke you to seek and develop your independence. This is a part of your organic behavior. To live within restrictions or retarded structures can only bring dramatic and disruptive behavior from you. Thus, the need to depart from the uncivilized course you’ve been on, your deeply rooted functional need of personal freedom brings the revolution of consciousness. Take action with the impulse to be uninhibited with your personal expression. You have so much to gain, and others will never forget the loss.
Virgo. 8-24 to 9-22.
You’re very analytical and the way to turn your heart on is to give the mind an orgasmic stimulation. This month is yearning for this intimate intercourse of dialog but is met with a joke that has no punch line. No growth for the ego. Because there is a vacuum of external stimuli, expect mental and emotional stress. Even though you are ready for mental pursuits and a need to socialize, there will be disappointments and frustrations. With no mental sensory arousal, you can be seduced to the external demands or pressures and engage in unorthodox experiences. This expression lacks common sense and can bring one problem after another. A more studious approach would be to teach others, which would be a transference of the self, through others.
Libra. 9-23 to 10-23.
Not only are you one of the more friendly signs, you have the ability to be tactful and diplomatic. These social graces come out this month. This is a time in your life to bring about change in the character of your interpersonal relationships. A new social consciousness. All year you’ve been running away from the self. Your own sense of identity got lost in the embrace of others. Now is the moment to enable the self to establish new social and interpersonal relationships. These new intimate contacts will broaden opportunities with the objectives and goals you’ve set for yourself. Firmer foundations bring about a much-needed balance within your biological and social drives.
Scorpio. 10-24 to 11-22.
You have intense abilities to concentrate, meditate, and focus. This month you’ll need to be more flexible with your opinions. Elements of your deeper self come to the surface and demand that you revise and re-orientate your life-purpose. Unrealistic hopes and dreams must be put on the back shelf. No one wants to admit failure, but there is a concrete reality before you. Think of it as a time to be reborn and participate more effectively so that you are more productive within the greater whole. Being true to your own inner purpose and not a victim of fate. A time to emerge out of the womb and inherit a new metamorphosis of being.
Sagittarius. 11-23 to 12-21.
You’re a visionary and certainly the love of freedom brings possibilities to explore every facet of life. This month may find you wearing a set of handcuffs or being put on a leash. The planet Saturn begins to emerge into your life causing you to be devoid of creativity and freedom. Opposition materializes into the life bringing tension and depression. Somehow, the past becomes relevant in your life and consumes a lot of your time and energy. Your conscious attention to the matters at hand are needed so that you may have a better objective understanding of this moment. After all, there is a crisis in consciousness. Instead of hibernating, seize this moment to assimilate the past, and create new foundations, new responsibilities, and a new conscious ego.
Capricorn. 12-22 to 1-20.
You are probably not only the most organized but practical of all the signs. You have the define plan. This month your conservative outlook needs to give way to use your resources to fulfill your social, emotional, and economic needs of today. The opportunity to establish a new relationship between your conscious mind and the collective brings illumination. A time to change your habitual patterns and broaden your horizons. A moment to be of purpose and efficient. Corporations help define your purpose and link you to bigger and better enterprises. These formative processes help develop and define the aspects of our human psyche giving much more self-control.
Aquarius. 1-21 to 2-18.
Certainly there is no other sign that is more of an individual than you are. You just need to disseminate when to conform and when to be independent. This month is the time to assert the independent self, follow your intuition and be open to new ventures and ideas. A time to transform the present implications of your life. You need to go beyond the conservative and traditional and reach deep within yourself and grab hold of those untapped resources. A time to re-polarize the self and the direction of the self. Do not let external boundaries provoke crises of fear. These new desires create inner stability. This shift will not only cause you to be centered with the self but with humanity. Being no longer grounded by the ego, causes your ideals to materialize because of your creative action.
Pisces. 2-19 to 3-20.
You are a sign that is governed by your moods. That is because you are prone to make assessments based upon your emotions. This month expect people to just wipe that smile off your face because you can’t say no. It’s just for a few weeks, not forever here. You need to sit down and look at those people in your life that you need to cut yourself free from. You need to begin to stand on your own feet, secure in the truth of the self and accept new responsibilities and obligations. Because of the chaos that others bring into your life, there is an urgency by you to resolve things quickly. Slow down, one day at a time here. The emphasis here is to begin a new social order and life, to better understand your essential purpose in the contacts of human relationships.
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For those with a thirst to celebrate, Red Bull Unlocked is the key. In city after city, the most exciting bars, clubs, mixologists, performing artists, and more take over a local landmark building to showcase their signature ambiance while also collaborating for a must-see mashup. And now it's Music City’s turn to seize the spotlight, as the event brings 10 bars together in East Nashville’s Five Points neighborhood.
Fueled by the best of Nashville’s thriving music scene, Red Bull Unlocked has curated an eclectic night of show-stopping entertainment performances including a pop-up Whiskey Jam show, DJ sets, musicians, and more. The full lineup is here:
- Whiskey Jam (feat. Dozzi, Willie Shaw, and Johnny Hayes)
- A.B. Eastwood
- Daisha / Rap Girl
- Boom Bap (DJ Collective feat. DJ-Rate, Case Bloom)
- Whiskey Disco (DJ Collective feat. Coach, Jim O'Shea)
- Old Crow Medicine Show’s Jerry Pentercost (DJ Set)
- DJ Stretch
- DJ Griffin Green
- The Play Mates (Drag Show feat. Sasha, Vanity, Deception, Aura Mayari, Corlis Todd, and Carmin Triple C)
Counting down to the epic celebration, Daisha shares, “I never thought I’d have the opportunity to perform in so many of Nashville’s top spots all in the same night. Fans can expect a lot of bops and high energy. I want people to dance and have a good time.”
Ward Guenther, Whiskey Jam Founder, adds, “Red Bull has been enjoyed at Whiskey Jam since the very first night, so it's only fitting Whiskey Jam is enjoyed at Nashville's first Red Bull Unlocked. Looking forward to this!”
Red Bull Unlocked Istanbul
Photo courtesy of Red Bull
Local favorites including Pearl Diver, Tin Roof, Lipstick Lounge, White Limozeen, and more will join forces for one epic night. Full list of bars and partners below:
- The Dive Motel
- Lipstick Lounge
- Pearl Diver
- Play Dance Bar
- Rosemary & Beauty Queen
- The Stage
- Tin Roof
- Whiskey Jam
- White Limozeen
- Woolworth Theatre – Opening Fall 2022!
- Eleven Eleven - Opening 2023!
Date: August 21, 2022
Time: 6 PM – 11PM CT
Location: 1102 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Entrance: Ticked event
Rumble Boxing, the boxing-inspired group fitness studio, opened its doors for the first time in Nashville on June 20 at 609 Overton St, Nashville, TN. The hottest workout on the block is hosting its official grand opening from August 4th-7th with daily classes, membership specials, and prizes from local vendors. The new Rumble Boxing studio is currently offering a buy one class, get one free promotion for the Nashville community.
Rumble Boxing delivers 45-minute, 10-round, strength and conditioning group workouts, crafted around teardrop-style aqua boxing bags and high-intensity strength training circuits. This brings all fitness levels together to experience what Rumble is known for: combining the sweet science of boxing with high energy and positive vibes.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
This boutique fitness brand offers serious benefits like increased stamina and strength, with cardio that’s actually fun. The seasoned trainers at the new studio are thrilled to serve their local community while offering this fun, new modern approach to boxing and welcome members of all fitness levels to the Rumble family.
The new Rumble Boxing studio is owned and operated by Blake Baskin and Antonio Compton. With their background in the fitness industry, this dynamic duo is excited to bring their passion for boxing and group fitness to Nashville. As business and life partners, Blake and Antonio aim to create a strong community within their new Rumble Boxing studio and share their message of non-apologetic inclusivity.
Black and Gay-Owned Business
Rumble Boxing Store with Dolly Parton Mural
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“We own who we are, and this brand aligns with that perfectly,” said Antonio. “This is what we want to create and bring to this community: a fitness class that is designed for anyone and a place for people to be who they are. As a Black and gay-owned business, we want to help lower the division we see in the world right now. Our goal is to bring people together through Rumble, set everything aside, and have fun.”
To echo their message of acceptance and inclusion, Blake and Antonio commissioned a local Nashville artist to paint an 11 X 6-ft. mural of Nashville icon and philanthropist, Dolly Parton. The massive portrait features the country star in Rumble Boxing gear in the lobby of the studio.
The excitement and buzz around Rumble allowed Blake and Antonio to recruit top-tier trainers to head up the new studio, including Head Trainer Oronde Jones, a well-known celebrity trainer in the Nashville market.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“Compared to other fitness classes, Rumble is a class you can truly get lost in for 45 minutes. With the dark room, you don’t have to worry if anyone is paying attention to you. The music is awesome and inspiring, and the beat drops right when you need it the most. Also, with boxing being a sport you can never truly master, you’re always improving and crafting your skill. On the floor, you’re consistently doing something new, which prevents you from ever hitting a plateau.” Said Oronde Jones about his favorite part of Rumble.
Rumble has massive brand loyalty and widespread appeal, partly thanks to attracting top names like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Jason Derulo, David Beckham, and Kevin Hart to its studios.
About Rumble Boxing
Founded in New York City in 2017, Rumble is a group fitness concept delivering a mix (or combination) of boxing-inspired circuits and the transformative power of resistance training. Pro and amateur fighters glove up together, no matter their fitness level or skill, to reveal their inner fighter. The experience is a 45-minute, 10-round, full-body cardio and strength workout crafted around specially designed water-filled, teardrop-style boxing bags. Rumble was founded by Noah Neiman (former Barry’s Bootcamp Master Trainer, and cast member of Bravo’s Work Out New York), Eugene Remm (Co-Founder of Catch Hospitality Group (Catch Restaurants, CATCH STEAK, Lexington Brass), Andy Stenzler (Co-Founder Cosí, Kidville), and Anthony DiMarco (13-time IRONMAN, former Managing Director, Google).
Who would have thought that we would have to get through a pandemic in order to appreciate the small things we have, such as the ability to simply pack our bags and hit the road?
For two years, there’s been nothing left for us travel junkies to do but sit at home and try to find new destinations that we will conquer once we defeat what appears to be the biggest villain of the 21st century. But once that happens, hold your bags tight because we will be up for some of the most interesting travel experiences. Take a look at some ideas for your post-COVID traveling plans:
A Gay Cruise
One of the best options to have in mind when all of this passes is a good, nice and long (pun intended) gay cruise. Or cruise in general, for that matter. Bear in mind, social distancing will still be a thing in the post-COVID world. But COVID-19 likely doesn’t mean that cruises will cease to exist. On the contrary, though cruise ships will probably keep the number of passengers smaller than before, it is believed that they will become an even bigger hit in the following period, especially because they are all going to go a lot more environmentally-friendly. On the bright side, is there any better way of celebrating the end of the pandemic than by cruising around some magnificent seas, stopping by at great cities and having romantic dinner nights at nice restaurants?
A getaway in nature
On the other hand, there is always the option of stepping away from the hustle and bustle of large cities, and spending some time in a place that’s not only healthy, but also beautiful. Some of the destinations that plenty of people will look for are the ones that can cater for both peace of mind and amazing things to see or do. One such destination is New Zealand, one of the greenest countries on Earth right now. Not only will you be visiting the magnificent country that gave us the beautiful Shire from Lord of the Rings; this is also a destination that’s excellent for everyone who prefers relaxing to partying. If you’re up for some partying, you will be able to hit Auckland, while if you’re for something calmer, there’s plenty of amazing places that you can see and visit.
Dancing Around at Pride
Pride parades are also events that you want to have in mind for the post-COVID world. Such events have always been quite important, but it seems that they are now more important than ever. The virus has canceled more than 75 Pride parades all around the world, which is one of the reasons why we must support the ones that will see the light of day once the pandemic stops. Truth be told, the upcoming Prides will perhaps be the best Prides ever organized. Give the gays a couple of weeks of quarantine, then let them outside and see what kind of party they are able to throw!
A road trip
If you’re, as well, waiting for the day to wake up and say “long gone are the days when we were not allowed to go wherever we wanted?”, and if staying at one place gave you a lot to think about, then your first post-COVID travel experience should definitely be a nice road trip. You can practically choose which country you want to tour, and you can either take your own car (you have probably missed it so much), or rent one at your destination. Australia is an amazing country for this, though, as it offers the possibility of seeing the Great Ocean Road, which is an amazing thing to see and experience. On the other hand, if you do not want or cannot leave your country, you can also choose to go on a domestic road trip – there are amazing things to see in your vicinity as well.
Holiday for a single guy
If you’re single, or you’re traveling someplace with another single friend, then you should definitely organize a nice vacation for yourself or for you and your single friend, and hit one of the best European cities. Europe has been greatly affected by the virus, which means that now it’s time to pay it back and get it back on its feet by traveling there and seeing all the amazing things it offers. Any city you choose in Europe – you will not make a mistake. Apart from being able to see great landmarks, you will also have the chance to have a drink at great gay clubs and pubs, and join unforgettable gay parties. And if the gay scenery is not your forte, worry not, as Europe indeed has to offer so many different and magnificent things.