When I was a baby witch, it was really difficult for me to understand the Sabbats and the wheel of the year. To help all my baby witches, I made a short summary to make it easier.
🎄 Yule (Date: on the winter solstice, dec. 20-23) 🎄
This is the Sabbat for celebrating rebirth. Many people celebrate it similarly to Christmas, with gift giving, feasting, and wreath making. People will often kiss a consenting partner under a sprig of mistletoe for good luck.
🐏 Imbolc (Date: feb. 2) 🐏
This Sabbat celebrates the return of spring. People make corn dollies and set them in a basket next to a symbol of masculinity. Many Witches will clean out their homes during Imbolc.
🐣 Ostara (Date: on the vernal equinox, Mar. 20-23) 🐣
This Sabbat celebrates the coming time of fertility. Egg decorating is common during this time.
🔥 Beltane (Date: May 1) 🔥
This Sabbat focuses on fertility. Many Pagans choose to conceive children at this time (or just to enjoy themselves sexually with a partner). Beltane festivals are often high energy, with plenty of dancing and bonfires.
☀️ Litha (Date: on the summer solstice, Jun 20-23) ☀️
A Sabbat for celebrating the longest day of the year, as well as for mourning the shortening days after. Some Witches burn bonfires or light candles to represent the Sun.
🌾 Lughnasadh (Date: Aug 1 -> 1 day before my birthday!) 🌾
I love this Sabbat but I’m not able to pronounce this name :). This is the first of the three harvesting Sabbats. There are festivals of grain and bread. People make gingerbread men during this time.
🍁 Mabon (Date: on the autumnal equinox, sep. 20-23) 🍁
This is the second of the three harvesting Sabbats. Witches give thanks to the Earth and the harvest. Celebraters will make and drink wine at this time.
⛄️ Samhain (Date: nov. 1) ⛄️
This is the last of the three harvesting Sabbats. It is also the festival of the dead. The veil is at its thinnest at this time. Witches will sometimes hold a big feast during Samhain.
Feel free to contact me if you have more questions!
in 2nd grade my advice was stop writing. i’m an adhd cuban kid writing bad poetry, trembling when i raise my hand in public. i get my first (and only) award at this age, when my colorblind self sees a picture incorrectly and writes a poem about the muddiness a toad sits in, where everyone else sees colors, blossoming.
at 15 you will not win awards. nor at 16, or 20, or 23.
but if this is your heart and soul, you will keep writing. because it doesn’t matter. it doesn’t matter if 215,000 people read your writing, or just 3. what matters is that you write, in margins of papers you lose, in the edges of moleskins you burn, on your exposed skin. you write and write and write until you are drained of it. but you are never, not really, drained of it.
in the meantime, i learned grammar so specifically i could teach it, so teach it i did, in a better way than i ever learned it. i explained: there, their, and they’re are easy to remember. there has “here” in it, which makes it regarding times or places. their has a little person in the form of “i” in it. that’s about you or other people. “they’re” is the easiest because the apostrophe means “they are”. and that’s the end of things. “breath” and “breathe” are different but related things, when you take a breath, you swallow the “e”, to breathe means you rEleasE the ending.
and then i crushed it under a boot. a lot of people asked me: how come. but the how is easy. the lower case and all my lack of punctuation and things. i knew the rules and broke them because it was the thing to do. bc it felt weird to talk in a fake way, u know? like i was lying.
so i told the truth. while i talked about superpowers or magic or anything fake. i told the truth. and that’s what makes it real, isn’t it. that we look for the honesty of a moment. nobody says “hey how are you doing?” “oh, i’m fine, how about you?” unless they’re being fake. two friends say “what’s up?” the other says “i’m dead inside fuck you.”
and you watch. i watch with big eyes. i observe. i know how people talk to each other, how they move in the world. so when she glides through the doors, people turn and look at her. so that blurting isn’t just blurting, it’s meant with uncertainty. so that things have meaning.
people ask me: how come your dialogue is so good? and the truth is: i cheat. i say it out loud, and think: does this flow? does it rest? does it sound like two people talking? “how is that going” “here is exposition about my being a spy i was once in the Russian army” doesn’t sound friendly. two people being like “how’s that vent crawling going?” “oh, you know, lovely, i’m belly-flat and hungry” sounds much more lovely. this is how you fit in character development. i almost never do it without spoken word. why say “she was mad about her past” when i can say “oh, you know, lovely, i’m belly-flat and hungry, but like, you know, they carved out my insides, so, like, extra room, thanks, you fuckers,” works twice as well.
and then i throw it out. people say “here’s a list of words that replace said” so i write a story where people only use said, and it works, because the narrator’s voice is strong enough it carries it on through the universe. and i throw out commas. and i throw out quotation marks. i use whatever i think the words need. and i move forwards.
i think what writers should be afraid of the most is stagnation. not agents or how the audience will take them or how the world will scoop up words or anything. just the healthy fear of constantly rewriting the same thing in different words. that’s the true fear. and this isn’t to say that you can’t write about the same emotions or people. but everything should be a new exploration into a concept. kind of a tall order.
so i’ll say this. who gives a shit. if you spend 4 years writing a love poetry blog to your significant other, he still ends up hating your poetry. if you write to the wrong person, you feel stupid and numb, endless. in a bad way, i mean.
so write for yourself, always. who cares about notes. i write dumb shit all the time. write because it’s the only thing worth doing. write because people told you to stop.
people ask me all the time “how did you do that!” but the truth is all you need to do is look at the number of posts. at the end of six thousand, you find a way around your land.
and you find your voice. and that’s all that matters, in the end.
This is a full calendar marking the times that Remus Lupin has had to shift during his Hogwarts years.
Year 1: Sunday, 5 September 1971, 05:02:24 am Monday, 4 October 1971, 01:19:30 pm Tuesday, 2 November 1971, 10:19:24 pm Thursday, 2 December 1971, 08:48:06 am Friday, 31 December 1971, 09:19:30 pm Sunday, 30 January 1972, 11:58:12 am Tuesday, 29 February 1972, 04:11:54 am Wednesday, 29 March 1972, 09:05:30 pm Friday, 28 April 1972, 01:44:30 pm Sunday, 28 May 1972, 05:27:36 am
Year 2: Saturday, 23 September 1972, 05:06:42 am Sunday, 22 October 1972, 02:25:00 pm Tuesday, 21 November 1972, 12:06:30 am Wednesday, 20 December 1972, 10:45:06 am Thursday, 18 January 1973, 10:28:24 pm Saturday, 17 February 1973, 11:07:00 am Monday, 19 March 1973, 12:33:24 am Tuesday, 17 April 1973, 02:50:30 pm Thursday, 17 May 1973, 05:58:00 am Friday, 15 June 1973, 09:34:36 pm
Year 3: Wednesday, 12 September 1973, 04:16:18 pm Friday, 12 October 1973, 04:09:00 am Saturday, 10 November 1973, 03:26:42 pm Monday, 10 December 1973, 02:34:36 am Tuesday, 8 January 1974, 01:36:18 pm Thursday, 7 February 1974, 12:24:12 am Friday, 8 March 1974, 11:02:54 am Saturday, 6 April 1974, 10:00:18 pm Monday, 6 May 1974, 09:54:30 am Tuesday, 4 June 1974, 11:09:36 pm
Year 4: Sunday, 1 September 1974, 08:24:48 pm Tuesday, 1 October 1974, 11:37:54 am Thursday, 31 October 1974, 02:19:00 am Friday, 29 November 1974, 04:10:06 pm Sunday, 29 December 1974, 04:50:48 am Monday, 27 January 1975, 04:09:24 pm Wednesday, 26 February 1975, 02:14:30 am Thursday, 27 March 1975, 11:36:00 am Friday, 25 April 1975, 08:54:54 pm Sunday, 25 May 1975, 06:50:36 am
Year 5 (Sirius Black, James Potter, and Peter Pettigrew join): Saturday, 20 September 1975, 12:50:24 pm Monday, 20 October 1975, 06:05:42 am Tuesday, 18 November 1975, 11:28:12 pm Thursday, 18 December 1975, 03:39:30 pm Saturday, 17 January 1976, 05:46:54 am Sunday, 15 February 1976, 05:43:18 pm Tuesday, 16 March 1976, 03:52:42 am Wednesday, 14 April 1976, 12:48:42 pm Thursday, 13 May 1976, 09:04:00 pm Saturday, 12 June 1976, 05:15:00 am
Year 6: Wednesday, 8 September 1976, 01:52:00 pm Friday, 8 October 1976, 05:55:24 am Sunday, 7 November 1976, 12:14:36 am Monday, 6 December 1976, 07:14:30 pm Wednesday, 5 January 1977, 01:10:24 pm Friday, 4 February 1977, 04:56:12 am Saturday, 5 March 1977, 06:13:12 pm Monday, 4 April 1977, 05:08:54 am Tuesday, 3 May 1977, 02:03:24 pm Wednesday, 1 June 1977, 09:30:54 pm
Year 7: Tuesday, 27 September 1977, 09:17:24 am Thursday, 27 October 1977, 12:35:24 am Friday, 25 November 1977, 06:31:24 pm Sunday, 25 December 1977, 01:49:00 pm Tuesday, 24 January 1978, 08:55:30 am Thursday, 23 February 1978, 02:26:18 am Friday, 24 March 1978, 05:20:00 pm Sunday, 23 April 1978, 05:11:00 am Monday, 22 May 1978, 02:16:42 pm Tuesday, 20 June 1978, 09:30:30 pm
Can you guys just imagine how torturous this must have been? Especially in 4th year where it was on the first day… This is just heartbreaking…
Geminis have sharply angled jaws from the side view with a little cleft in their chin. Their arms are long and the back of their skull is kinda flat.
Cancers have really defined lips, whether big or small
Scorpios have gummy smiles and baby looking teeth
Earth signs and water signs have really round and sturdy looking skulls , unless influenced heavily by an air or fire sign (through dominants and aspects).
The Midheaven at its most natural state is meant to be in a square from the Ascendant and descendant. The Ascendant and midheaven should never be more than or less than a square away from the midheaven. This is because the Natal Chart is settled on a perfect 360 axis where it has 4 major angles setting its basic shape up; 360 divided by 4 would give us 4 perfectly aligned 90 degree angled points (MC, IC, ASC, DSC) but of course no chart can be “perfectly perfect” so many people will have interceptions: where the midheaven is sometimes more or less than a square away from the Ascendant. This is why we see some people having their Ascendant and midheaven only being 2 signs apart or even as far as 5 signs apart.
earth signs often have very small and flat foreheads with a slope
Air signs usually have very high foreheads (the hairline is far from the eyebrows)
Water signs typically have high and flat foreheads
Fire signs have small but round foreheads
Aries rules the ears and the facial features (natural resonators) so they are often at the peak of being just as good with music and instruments like Venusian ruled Taurus and Libra
Many performers have their 10th house ruler (Midheaven ruler) in the 7th house
Actors have the 10th house ruler in the 12th house
Mutable signs’ calves lots of times have a curve to them, like a bowl-legged or bow-legged however you call it lol
Earth signs have really long necks and very long natural hair
Libras (and other cardinal signs) often have a softened rectangular or oval face shape
Leos have defined canine teeth
In Esoteric astrology, Uranus Neptune and Pluto are associated with Zeus Poseidon and Hades respectively and are considered the Big Three because they hold an intense amount of staying power in a person’s life when aspected greatly.
North Node in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th indicates minimal fame but fame nonetheless
North Node in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th indicates more widespread fame
Having a water house Stellium (4th, 8th, 12th) makes you more likely to accumulate wealth in this lifetime
Jupiter in the 9th, 10th, 11th , 12th makes you more likely to be recognized for your talents in this lifetime
Having Mars or Neptune on an angle makes you more inclined to being a good dancer/take dancing seriously
Technically, Capricorn rising is the Ascendant in exaltation. Libra rising is the Ascendant in detriment. Cancer rising is the Ascendant in fall. Many wealthy and renowned people have a cardinal rising because they are able to overcome more mentally than the rest of us.
The asteroid conjunct your sun at birth can indicate any health issues you can develop in this lifetime
Gemini is Mercury as a child, excitable and willing to know more of the surrounding world. Virgo is Mercury as an adult, deep in thought and not so open to new ideas but still free thinking and willing to research until their wisdom dies out.
Uranus-MC = long term success after climbing
Inconjunct/quincunx couples stand the test of time when they work through their differences moreso than semi-sextile couples. When the semi-sextile couple works through their differences, there is so much frustration because they can see clearly the many similarities they share but even the slightest difference btw them just makes them lost all over. The quincunx couples see some similarities but many differences which allows them a broader space to map newly shared interests INTO the relationship as time progresses.
Sign placements are of least importance in examining a synastry chart. First look at house placements, then secondly look at Aspects, then look at sign placements lastly.
Juno in Earth signs love to dance with their partners
A harmonic chart is a detailed examination of the minor aspects in your chart. A conjunction in the 5th harmonic chart is actually a quintile in the regular natal chart. A conjunction in the 7th harmonic chart is actually a septile in the regular natal chart. 8th harmonic conjunctions are octiles. 9th harmonic conjunctions are noviles. 10th harmonic conjunctions are deciles. And so on so forth with other harmonics. Reasonably, you should only go up to the 36th harmonic but some go as far the 100s but I honestly don’t even know what they’d be looking at at that point.
You should take fixed stars into account for a karmic stellium, conjunctions only of course.
A sesquiquadrate is basically a softened (really weak) mixture of a trine and a quincunx. It’s not good or bad and, in that sense, has a 50/50 deal to it like a conjunction, though it does resemble the trine and quincunx more in aspect. However, if you can’t find information on a sesquiquadrate aspect, it would be wise to examine the conjunction of that aspect first then look at the the trine. Make a watered down hypothesis of the sesquiquadrate aspect after this.
Earth and Fire signs are personal, Air and Water signs are interpersonal
In Vedic astrology, Rahu is the North Node, Ketu is the South Node, Lagna is the Ascendant, and D1, D2, D3, etc are simply referring to your different harmonic charts. So D7 would be the 7th harmonic chart, which shows septiles in the Natal Chart. Rashi refers to the houses.
In Vedic astrology, the natal Navamsa Chart is the indicator of soulmates and marriage. They say to check it to find out more about your future marriage. In Western astrology, we call the Navamsa Chart the 9th harmonic chart.
In your Navamsa Chart, a planet (or planets) that is in the SAME house as it is in your Lagna (Natal Ascendant) Chart is considered to be the most powerful in your chart. Similar to a dominant planet, it is called the vargottma and your destiny is tied to this planet (or planets). This is even more powerful and significant if the planet(s) are with Rahu (North Node).
Realistically, Aspects between venus and mars are NOT indicators of marriage/lifetime commitment. In western astrology, the idealistic views of Venus and Mars have become too inflated; even in Ancient Greek and Rome, many did not correlate marriage with the two frivolous entities of Venus and Mars. They are related more to general love and lust than the more specified love and lust that is present in marriage. You would look to the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and Juno for marriage between two people. All four are the basis for stability and compromising in relationships, albeit in different mannerisms. Venus and Mars are secondary to them in all aspects.
The ruler of the 1st and the ruler of the 10th are typically in the same house in the charts of celebrities.
Saturn and Jupiter both in the 1st house people are often very lean and slender
In Vedic astrology, Nakshatras (using sidereal measurements) take up the entire zodiac in 27 divisions. For example, I am Mrigasira Nakshatra Ascendant bc I was born from 23-20’ Taurus to 6-40’ Gemini in Vedic. I am Revati moon because I was born from 16-40’ Pisces to 30 Pisces. It’s confusing at first but super easy to understand if you just google it lol.
Their first kiss was probably over something like getting really excited about watching the Kings win the Stanley Cup. It went on like fifteen seconds longer than any anyone in the room was comfortable calling platonic.