Anja Cihoric is a Toronto-born Serbian model who just relocated to Paris by way of NYC. We got to chat with Anja about her interest in astrology and how she spends weekends getting grounded in nature. In true Taurus form, Anja finds the ultimate blend of chic and comfy.
What are your big 3 – Sun, Moon, and Rising signs?
I’m a Taurus on the outside, Pisces on the inside. Strong double Taurus (Sun and Rising) is the shell and protection to my Pisces moon which makes me ultra sensitive to energies, dreamy and deeply emotional.
3 adjectives to describe you?
Independent, Curious, Reliable.
Where do you live/where are you from?
I’m Serbian, born in Toronto. I just relocated from New York to Paris.
What do you do for work? Does your sign play into your career at all?
I work as a model. The job is unpredictable but rewarding and requires a lot of patience, dedication, hard work and tough skin. I think my Taurus-y stubborn determination definitely helped me get through a lot of tough moments and create a career that's for the long run and not just a one season hit.
Do you gravitate towards certain signs as friends/collaborators/partners?
First of all, loves a fellow Taurus. My best friend is a Virgo and I definitely gravitate towards them in romantic relationships as well. I love Capricorns as a friend, love and work partner, and I have a soft spot for Cancers.
What’s a typical morning look like for you? How does astrology play into that?
I usually exercise and/or stretch first thing in the am. After that I love to indulge in meditation, coffee and some music and journaling to ease me into the day. The quiet of a morning is my favorite me time.
How, if at all, does astrology impact your daily life? Do you read your horoscope?
I get daily updates from Co-Star and The Pattern and that’s fun and entertaining. I believe in a person’s chart as a whole and I’ve gotten my chart read and it was pretty mind blowing. I value astrology for the self reflection and casting hope and goals for the future on the road to self discovery and realization
What does the work day look like for you? Does your zodiac sign help you out?
Every work day is different for me but I do love lists and checking things off gives me so much pleasure. As a Taurus, structure and connecting with people I’m working with fulfills me and makes me the most productive. At work, I always ask about the zodiac sign, I can’t help it. It’s also a great social study of all the zodiacs.
DOOZ partnered with Actually Curious to get to know Anja a little bit deeper. The following are a few questions from their thoughtful, question-based card game:
When do you feel most secure?
When I give and receive love.
What makes you unique?
I’m altruistic and independent at the same time.
What is guaranteed to bring you happiness?
Good wine and conversation with someone dear to me.
To wrap up the Actually Curious portion of this interview, a featured Taurus question: What's your go-to late night snack?
Buttery microwave popcorn and dark chocolate!
What books are on your nightstand right now?
Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations is always on my nightstand. He’s one of my favorite minds that ever lived. I love opening a random page and reading a passage or two to set the theme for the day. I’m currently reading Women Who Run Wild With the Wolves in which Clarissa Pinkola Estés unfolds tales, myths and stories from different traditions in order to help reawaken the wild, intuitive, deep psyche of women. I think all women should read this sort of mystical bible.
Someone hands you the AUX at a party. What do you play?
I’m currently in love with Jorja Smith. Her voice, her lyrics, and every song she sings.
What’s your one beauty secret?
How do you unwind/decompress at the end of the day?
The first thing I do as soon as I get home is get super comfortable. I have tracksuits and comfy socks for days. I love to wind down with candles, music, and wine.
Are you watching/have you recently watched anything you’d recommend?
The Social Dilemma is a must watch for anyone using social media because it uncovers the inner workings of the platforms.
What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
My favorite things to do is hang out with people I love. On the weekends I try to get out of the city and into nature, turn off notifications on my phone, take things slowly, sleep. It’s really important for me to do that on the regular to feel and stay grounded.
Any given day is incomplete without…?
A smile, a tender moment, a word from a loved one..
How do you style the Taurus Sweater-T?
Jeans and sneakers or if I’m feeling fancy; a black high waisted pant and a blazer.
What are your favorite DOOZ pieces? Which color(s) do you gravitate towards, even if they’re not signs in your chart.
I love the Céleste bag. It’s chic and so clever with the adjustable strap. I first met Rachel (one of the creative minds behind DOOZ) when I complimented her on her bag at Scarr's Pizza in NYC. My favorite colors are green, which is grounding and dark teal for relaxing. I love my Taurus deep green and am also crushing on the lime green color of my moon sign, Pisces.