Maressa Brown

Maressa Brown, Shape headshot
Title: Contributor
Education: Emerson College, B.S. in Journalism

Maressa Brown (she/her) is a journalist, author, and astrologist who acts as one of Shape's resident astrology experts covering topics such as retrogrades and full moons, and predicting weekly and monthly horoscopes. She has nearly two decades of experience as a writer, reporter, and lifestyle editor for a variety of digital and print publications including InStyle, Parents, and Cosmopolitan. Maressa is a member of the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) and the Authors Guild. She graduated from Emerson College with a B.S. degree in journalism and is currently based in Los Angeles. Her first book, Raising Baby by the Stars: A New Parent’s Guide to Astrology, (Artisan) will be out on February 14, 2023.

About Shape

Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.

Latest from Maressa Brown
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The Complete Guide to Zodiac Signs and Their Meanings
2023 Wellness Guide
How 2023 Will Impact Your Health, Well-Being, and Relationships, According to Astrology
How to Let Astrocartography Guide Your Wanderlust
Mars Retrograde
This Year’s Mars Retrograde Is Your Chance to Focus On Self-Work and Mindfulness
Woman Stretching
Your Guide to Exercising During Egg or Embryo Freezing
Virgo Wellness Guide
How to Use Virgo Season to Up Your Wellness Game, No Matter Your Sign
Woman Lifting Barbell
This Year's Uranus Retrograde In Taurus Will Push You to Prioritize Self-Work
Full Moon in Aquarius
This Month's Full Moon In Aquarius Will Inspire You to Show Up for Others
New Moon In Leo Wellness Guide
This Month's New Moon In Leo Will Give You the Confidence to Tackle Any Wellness Goal with Ease
Woman Sleeping
How Much Deep Sleep Do You Need Each Night?
Woman Lifting Heavy Weight
This Month's Full Moon In Capricorn Will Have You Rethinking Your Current Wellness Game Plan
Women Doing Yoga
This Year's Neptune Retrograde In Pisces Is Serving Reality Checks and Wake-Up Calls
Full Moon in Sagittarius 2022
This Month's Full Moon In Sagittarius Will Push You Out of Your Comfort Zone
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This Month's Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon In Scorpio Will Make You Stronger Emotionally and Physically
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What Mercury Retrograde Means — and How to Use the Event to Your Advantage
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April 2022's Solar Eclipse and New Moon Will Motivate You to Take On Lofty Fitness Goals
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The April 2022 Full Moon In Libra Will Reignite Your Motivation to Crush Your Wellness Goals
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's Astrology Shows Their Love Is Off the Charts
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9 Sneaky (and Surprising) Ways You're Damaging Your Hair on a Daily Basis
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Your Weekly Horoscope for March 27, 2022
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Your Weekly Horoscope for March 20, 2022
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March 2022's Full Moon In Virgo Will Push You to Listen to Your Gut
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Your Weekly Horoscope for March 13, 2022
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Your Weekly Horoscope for March 6, 2022