Michelle Salem is a Scorpio with the coolest style regardless of what coast she's living on. Michelle caught up with The Scope to dish committing her friends' Sun and Rising signs to memory, the impact her birth chart has on her career, and a belief that good energy attracts good things. Amen to to that.
What are your big 3 – Sun, Moon, and Rising signs?
Scorpio Sun, Leo Rising, and Capricorn Moon.
Where do you live / where are you from?
I was born in Palo Alto, California, but moved to Miami when I was 11. I then moved to NYC when I was 17, and called it home until just a few months ago. At the moment, I’m living in LA (Venice, specifically).
What do you do for work? Does your sign play into your career at all?
I work at a creative agency and also do freelance consulting work. For the longest time, I thought I was a Virgo rising (my mom told me the wrong birth time,) and felt my sometimes overboard attention to detail reflected that. Turns out, I’m a Leo rising...what that means is TBD. My Capricorn moon does make sense though, as I have always taken my career very seriously.
How, if at all, does astrology impact your daily life? Do you read your horoscope?
I don’t check daily horoscopes often, but I do strongly believe that people’s charts affect how they behave with friends, in love, and in life in general. I have all of my friends' signs (and most of their rising signs) committed to memory.
What's your favorite holiday? (Yes, your birthday counts as a holiday)
My birthday and Halloween
Imagine yourself in the future. What will your greatest life accomplishment be?
If in the future I’m a VP at a company I love, a good mom, and have a getaway farm somewhere, I’ll be happy.
Do you believe in magic?
I believe that good energy attracts good things, if that counts!
Festive string lights or scented candles?
Early bird or night owl?
How do you unwind/decompress at the end of the day?
A great dinner and a glass (or several) of red wine.