2nd

Astrology Temples
  • First House:The soul seeks to express itself through the ego and learn about its special features
  • Second House:The experience of the ego through creativity and the threads we can hold in our hands. Finding soul intimacy with material reality
  • Third House:Creating a language that expresses the movement and fabric of the soul through the mind
  • Fourth House:Understanding the journey of the soul through many lifetimes, to acknowledge and recognise the birth of the ego with the birth of the soul at the beginning of universal history
  • Fifth House:The ego learns to express it's 'true self' in this very moment, and acts as a vessel for the soul dance. The ego experiences the delight of incarnation
  • Sixth House:The soul is centered in the present moment. The ego seeks to understand time, ritual, and comfort within bodily confines
  • Seventh House:The joining of male and female (or male/male, female/female) for the facilitation of a new soul to enter. The ego seeks to understand a different perspective
  • Eighth House:Ego consciousness and soul are united, divine truths are discovered. Ego is confronted with the needs of the soul
  • Ninth House:Consciousness seeks to understand and relate its experience through natural laws and the higher mind to generate wisdom
  • Tenth House:The ego seeks to radiate its identity as powerfully and presently as the Sun so the soul can show people what it came here on Earth to do
  • Eleventh House:The ego's identification with the collective. Molding the jewels of the inner world into the outer
  • Twelfth House:The ego seeks to experience itself through the soul and complete evaporation and intimacy into the Creator
  • C.
It's Time To Talk About Gun Control!

Note: I started researching gun control statistics truly fearful of what I would find. Deep down I thought “what if guns really do cause more harm than they do good in society?” Now I write this in the hope that someone will read my words and in doing so will be freed from the blinders of the 2nd Amendment controversy and others like it. I would like to withdraw my personal standings from the topic and calmly/logically explain my reasoning.
INTRO:

Everyone seems to agree; Due to the spike in public mass shootings it’s now time to talk about gun control. I find the turmoil intolerably frustrating. This is not the time to talk about gun control. This is the time to look at ourselves as human beings and ask why these unthinkable events unfold. I believe that we can put a stop to public mass shootings but before any progress can be made we must stop fighting, lay emotions aside, and start relentlessly searching for the true reasons why.

When I was a young child around 5 or 6 I witnessed my father trying to slam shut a large toolbox. His rage seething towards this lifeless and unyielding object that defied his will. He soon became overwhelmed and withdrew from his acts of aggregation. I took the opportunity to walk over calmly and inspect the toolbox. My father watched as I felt along the sides of the box and found a small tow-strap that was sticking out ever so slightly in one of the corners. The way the strap stuck out it was almost invisible, however it made closing the toolbox impossible. I pushed the small bit of strap back into its place and gently closed that which my father failed to shut with such conviction and force. He beamed, laughing at his own frustration and then told me something I would never forget, “The difference between someone of normal intelligence and a genius is the person with normal intelligence sees an event unfold and takes it at face value, however the genius sees the same event unfold and asks WHY did that happen.” the truth in his words have served me well throughout my life. It is easy to look at HOW something has happened without truly asking WHY. It’s believed that the “why factor” is what separates us from the apes. You can teach both an ape and a young child to stand two tall blocks on opposite points marked on a table. After the task is preformed successfully multiple times by both the human child and the ape, one of the blocks is replaced with a trick block. This trick block’s base is uneven and no matter how hard either subject tries, it will not stand when placed on the table. The ape will try again and again to stand the block in its proper place. It will continuously stand the block up and watch it fall until it seems to except that the block will never stand. Frustrated or no longer interested the ape leaves the block lying on the table. The young human child, on the other hand, will try to stand the trick block somewhere between 2-5 times before taking a closer look, feeling the edges, and once he/she feels how uneven the bottom of the block is they know that they have been tricked. The ape will except that the block cannot stand where the child asks WHY it cannot. Our minds tell us that something is wrong and reacts with “Why?” instead of continuing to act out our roll in the task set before us.
Age can bring out in us more ape like behavior; acting out our rolls, taking things at face value instead of asking why. Maybe because we feel like we have all the answers. Maybe we feel like we have a handle on the world and HOW it work. See enough blocks not stand and we except that outcome as a fact of life. So why have I gone into this long story? As I stated earlier, unlike most I believe that we can put a stop to mass shootings. We may not be able to stop 1-2 a decade, but the undeniable acceleration of the rate at which these national scares are accruing, twenty years ago, would have been unthinkable. The gun violence problem in the U.S. is a trick block that we can no longer afford to take at face value. Feeling all the edges and fixing the uneven ends to make this block stand is vitally important to the safety of our future generations.
The Causes That Affect:

A lot of gun violence statistics have been tossed around in the last month and a half. The fact that we have more guns per capita in the U.S. than any other developed nation in the world is believed to be the reason that we have a high rate of gun violence. This is not the cause of mass shootings however. The points being made are irrelevant to the issue and hold no bearing on the true problem at hand.
At The End Of My Rope, There Is A Trigger:
“In the U.S. where somewhere between 52-49% of households own guns the number of suicides committed with guns is outrageous, but in Japan where only .01% of households own guns, committing suicide with a gun is unheard of.” This is a quote that I found on an anti-gun blog and without being scrutinized, the point of this quote rings with validity. Suicide is the number one reason for gun deaths in America. In the U.S. an astonishing 53% of suicides are committed with a firearm. Quite the opposite in Japan where gun ownership is almost nonexistent and the number of suicides committed with a gun are understandably in line. The argument being made becomes invalid when we find the U.S. averages 10.9 suicides per 100,000 per year and Japan, in 2012, averaged 24.4 suicides per 100,000. Gun ownership and availability have nothing to do with suicide. WHY do people commit suicide? Around the world the leading causes of suicide are; long term unemployment, social life/relationship problems, and depression. It has also been determined that somewhere around 90% of those who commit suicide suffer or have suffered from a mental disorder and/or a history of substance abuse. Age and time of year are also factors. By focusing on the true causes surrounding suicide we can create awareness and help prevent the 7th leading cause of death in our country.

A Danger To You And Yours:

“Having a gun in your home makes you statistically more likely to be killed by a gun,” If you haven’t heard this quote you need to get out more. I’ve even seen it reported as a statistical fact from the CDC. Once again it bears some truth. Without discipline and respect owning a gun can be dangerous. However, As a gun owner you have a .000018% chance of being accidentally killed with your firearm. This means that without the proper training it is more dangerous for me to have a pool in my back yard then it is for me to have a firearm in my home. To paint a more disturbing picture; when you go to the doctor and get a prescription you have a .0178% chance that the doctor’s prescription will kill you. Yes going to the doctor can be more dangerous than owning a firearm. WHY do people fear gun ownership? The fear of most, albeit well-meaning, “anti gunners” is due to simple lack of education on the subject and the large amount of negative stigmas surrounding firearms. I was a certified NRA instructor at the age of 15. I have a deep passion for teaching firearm safety/self-defense. I have learned through my teachings however that gun ownership is not for everyone. Gun ownership is a choice. If an American does not want to own, hold, or shoot a firearm they should never have to do so. I have never smoked marijuana in my life but I have studied the effects of THC on the body and mind. I understand that it has good implications as well as bad. Just because you’re not a user doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be well educated. Being open minded and understanding are the keys to overcoming stigmas. Wouldn’t you agree?

More Guns, More Problems:

Piers Morgan said on the Colbert Report, “We don’t have guns (the U.K.) you can’t get your hands on them, even the police don’t have them,” he went on adding, “Just quietly pointing out that in my country where we have no guns we have 34-40 gun murders a year, in your country where you have 300 million guns you have 11-12 thousand gun murders a year,” Once again the point Mr. Morgan is making seems to make sense, however when scrutinized the point falls under our true but invalid category. In the last year the U.K. has seen only 59 people killed by guns in total and the U.S. has seen 29,777 (this includes murders, suicides, and accidental deaths) my numbers may be a little different but the point remains the same; where there are guns, there is gun violence. This is where the point being made becomes irrelevant, “England and Wales have one of the worst crime rates among developed nations,” -The Telegraph 17 Jan, 2013. When you have a high number of guns in your country, you are going to have more crimes committed with guns, however no guns, in no way means less crime. The U.K.’s crime rate skyrocketed consistently for year’s after they banned guns completely. In the last 3-4 years the crime rate has dropped but is still not below or near the previous rate before the ban. Other factors contribute to its crime rate but the U.K. stands somewhere around 2,034 violent crimes per 100,000 per year and the U.S. is closer to 466 violent crimes per 100,000 per year. That is a huge difference. We can also consider facts like most of Europe has very stringent gun control laws. Gun ownership across Europe runs from 30-.01 per 100,000. The U.S. has a much higher rate of gun ownership, around 75-100 guns per 100,000 however Europe has about 3.5 acts of gun violence per 100,000 per year and the U.S. has around 2.4 acts of gun violence per 100,000 per year. Mexico has an extremely stringent ban on guns and, in Mexico the number of violent crimes committed with a firearm per 100,000 per year is still 2.3 to our 2.4. So again we ask WHY. With a close look we can see very clearly that in developed countries around the world guns have very little to do with violence. WHY does violence occur? Human nature could be to blame. If you would like to blame something more tangible however, studies have shown for decades now that, no matter where you are in the world, violence seems to fallow illegal substances. Where there are drugs you will find violence and violent crimes.

How To Truly Miss The Point:

“No one wants to talk about guns, and they are the problem,” This quote is from several late night talk shows and T.V. news reports, relayed in different ways with varying degrees of subtly. However it is paraphrased, I believe it to be the most damaging. Any person who hears it and lends any degree of truth to these words is distracted from the true problem. However, In all fairness and, to make my point, let’s look at the gun in and of itself. It’s easy to look at the gun as the bad guy. Guns are used for horrible crimes against humanity. I have personally seen behind the veil of war. I know that if a person so chooses they can use a gun for grate evil. WHY do people want to keep and bear arms? WHY would anyone want to keep the Devil so close to them unless they themselves were truly evil? “Because the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun!” This is a bad programmed response of the gun rights advocates. What we end up saying is the only response to evil is a fire fight. In some cases this may be true, but we must try defeating our opposition with pure logic. As previously stated, in America somewhere around 29,777 people a year are killed by guns. At the same time in America over 2.5 million private gun owners a year (6,849 a day) are recorded as defending themselves with their guns. This means that every 4-5 days firearms help save more people then “they kill” every year. The intentions of any person, behind any weapon, makes all the difference.

Oh Brave New World:

I hope that you are starting to see the pattern that I see, the one that keeps me up at night. For every cause an effect, for every action a consequence and, for every event a there is a WHY. What is the answer to our national crisis? How do we make the block stand? WHY would a PERSON do this and how do we stop them? These are the questions that keep repeating in my head. We all know the effects of a mass shooting. They cause fear, overwhelming sadness, and confusion. Along with rape and child abuse it is a human act that most of us, myself included, cannot comprehend. We cannot fault the well-intentioned but mislead. It is human nature to explain things we do not understand the best way we know how. Ancient man determent that the earth was flat because that is how he perceived it. The Greeks saw lightning and knew it as Zeus’s wrath. Aborigines saw Haley’s Comment and determined it to be a great shaman. America sees a mass shooting and the firearm becomes our new demonic demigod. However I fear it may be even more complicated than this. I fear we, to steal an observation form David Grossmen, are more like the ancient Celts who did not understand the correlation between sex and pregnancy. Like the Celts we are lending little logic or sense to explain these tragedies in our modern society. As if the fear of finding out the true causes of this evil, the fear that we as a society may be to blame, regresses us to an almost primal state. Maybe at this point we have seen to many of these horrific tragedies unfold to believe that we can ever make this block stand again. We then conclude a stop-gap like gun control is the only way to lessen the violence. This view is unacceptable and lazy. There is an edge to this trick block that we have not felt yet and need to look harder for, an x-factor or WHY-factor that we do not yet comprehend. The first step is to stop blaming the firearm for being a miss used tool and truly look for a lasting solution. Until we do, we will never better ourselves. Instead I foresee us becoming a more agoraphobic nation, slaves to our fear of each other and fear of society. The sad truth is that the answers may remain unseen, clouded within the fog of unnecessary controversy. We must lie down and be done with petty bickering, dig relentlessly for the underlying answers, and not relinquish the pursuit until we can invariably say, “THIS IS WHY!” Until we do no amount of gun control will ever help me send my son to his first day of school without fear in my heart.

Dedication: To my wife, the love of my life. We may not always see eye to eye but without you pushing me to explain the reasoning behind my own beliefs, I would not be the man I am today.

Neptune in the Second House - Ascension Accountant 

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”
Dalai Lama

Neptune is the planet of mist, mysticism, estrangement and illusion. The blowing willows of the sedative planet erupt a cyclone through the second house of security, resources and value. The individual born with Neptune in the second house spends his life seeking the divine, invisible riches will sustain and fulfill his soul. For some second house Neptunians this means materials;- amulets, crystals, candles and linen, and for others, this means religion, God, spirit and angels. Neptune can reap havoc wherever placed, and the individual may spend his life confused by what he owns, what he wants and what defines him. He may be confused or irrational when it comes to his finances, safety blanket and the things he deems most meaningful. His resources may experience frequent fluctuations and changes in fortune, and he finds more comfort and safety in the assets he cannot hold in his hands.

The second house Neptune person typically expresses socialist ideology and a desire for funds to be dispersed equally to the collective. He simply cannot understand world issues such as poverty and homelessness when we have so much to share. The individual is likely generous with his resources and becomes overrun with guilt when he sees too many zeroes in his bank balance. The financial actuality of situations is likely hard to grasp and he struggles planning for the future when it comes to his money and material assets. Instead, he will look within at the depth of divinity he traces in his heart and the mirror of eternity and spiritual enrichment. Like The Mirror of Erised, the individual is apt to tumble into all sorts of rabbit holes to garner what he most deeply desires. He may exude tremendous talents with innovative business ideas and financial gain through intuition and opportunity. The darker side of Neptune can be expressed through the individual that partakes in con jobs or relies too heavily on government welfare, handouts and co-dependence due to his sense of entitlement.

With Neptune in the second house everything that we touch turns to golden heaven dust, and nothing is what it seems. He carries a wishing well in his soul that may be filled with jewels or the need for temples and spiritual communion. More than anything, it is likely his sense of security and ownership will detour into attachment and true love, where the search for his twin flame or soul mate becomes consuming and the highest form of possession, energy and sustenance. He may generate his wealth by playing Neptune’s flute and using art, music, cinema or creative writing. The individual garners an immeasurable attachment to the unseen, and the material world crumbles into nothing but particles of confusion and rainbow delusion.
-Cherry

Art by Jim Warren.

Pluto in the 2nd House
  • fears owing too much, living on credit and not being self-sufficient
  • believes money is a power symbol
  • fears losing control & financial humiliation
  • fights tooth and nails for what they own
  • obsessed by the fear they’ll lose everything
  • understands the value of self-worth, not only money
  • can become self-made millionaires
  • has an ability to transform something into a greater value

I’ve blocked out all identities other than my own for their privacy and safety, but I’ve gotten word from Tumblr personnel that Leelah’s blog and legacy have been suspended permanently upon confirmed request from Leelah’s biological guardians (given that I frankly refuse to call them parents.) 

That said, Leelah’s blog and her thoughts and words are not lost to the people who cared about her—not completely. There are backups of her blog on multiple websites at this point, in various states of completion, though I’m not sure how many, if any, are entirely complete.

The people in charge at Tumblr are as sickened by this as we are and do not deserve the blame for this result. They were put in a difficult position by the fact that Leelah was a minor at the time of her passing, and as such, her legal guardians technically retain a legal right to any of her possessions and/or belongings, and apparently, her blog was among that list.

This is probably something that they could have made a stand about, but it also could have resulted in the loss of this community for all of us, and if you’re reading this it’s because you already know how important it is for us to have this community bringing us together. Internet law is fragile, not well constructed, and murky even to those who have built some or most of it. It could not be trusted to stand against a court order, as has been pointed out.

But this does not mean we have lost.

We have not lost Leelah’s words, you all have seen to that with a fervor. 

We have not lost Leelah’s art, as you have also seen to that.

All that remains to us is to ensure we do not lose Leelah’s story. That we do not lose her pain and her regret, that we do not forget her. We do not allow her passing to be just another teenager gone too soon, and forget the reason why.

We must. Not. Forget.

Her death needs to mean something. 

Make it.

hiiii, i just passed another ‘milestone’ on tumblr so i thought it would be nice to make another follow forever <3 i basically just reblog tons of stuff on tumblr and maybe few edits once in a blue moon. btw, im so sorry for the edit, photoshop just doesnt love me. 

anyways, here are the blogs that makes/has really great edits or gifs (all of the talented beans) and blogs that i really enjoy having them on my dashboard :’) 

tumblr crushes | mutuals | no faves cause all are babies <3 (sorry for the cheesy-ness) 

#-C

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