zodiac signs as lovely words

aries: duende (n: a quality of passion and inspiration; the mysterious power of art to deeply move a person)

taurus: vagary (n: an unexpected and inexplicable instance or change; a wandering journey; a whimsical, wild, or unusual idea/desire/action)

gemini: augenblick (a decisive moment in time that is fleeting, yet momentously eventful and incredibly significant… ‘in the blink of an eye’)

cancer: tacenda (n: things better left unsaid; matters to be passed over in silence)

leo: cosmogyral (adj: whirling around the universe)

virgo: tsundoku (the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together)

libra: aspectabund (adj: letting or being able to let expressive emotion show easily through one’s face and eyes)

scorpio: nyctophilia (n: a preference or love for darkness or night; finding relaxation and comfort in darkness)

sagittarius: shemesh khola (n: the weather when the sun is out, but the atmosphere is cold.. ‘sick sun’)

capricorn: philocalist (n: a lover of beauty; someone who finds and appreciates beauty in all things)

aquarius: meraki (v: to do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work)

pisces: nakama (n: a good friend/someone that you love in a non-romantic way, who is like your family)

A COLLECTION OF VARIOUS TUMBLR USERS’ FAVOURITE WORDS

absolution; act of absolving; a freeing from blame or guilt; release fromconsequences, obligations, or penalties.

acquiesce; accept something reluctantly but without protest.

asterismos; a rhetorical term for an introductory word or phrase that has the primary function of calling attention to what follows.

astronomy; the scientific study of matter and phenomena in the universe, especially in outer space, including the positions, dimensions, distribution, motion, composition, energy, and evolution of celestial objects.

ataraxia; a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.

aura; a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; atmosphere.

boisterous; noisy, energetic, and cheerful.

bling; a slang term popularized in hip hop culture, referring to flashy, ostentatious, or elaborate jewellery and ornamented accessories

brontide; a low muffled sound like distant thunder heard in certain seismic regions especially along seacoasts and over lakes and thought to be caused by feeble earth tremors.

burgundy; a deep red colour like that of burgundy wine.

cacophony; a harsh discordant mixture of sounds.

camaraderie; mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.

capricious; guided by whim rather than reason.

cosmic; relating to the universe or cosmos, especially as distinct from the earth.

decadence; moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury.

defenestration; the action of throwing someone out of a window, or, the action or process of dismissing someone from a position of power or authority.

effervescent; vivacious and enthusiastic.

eloquence; fluent or persuasive speaking or writing.

ephemeral; lasting for a very short time.

epinephrine; another term for adrenaline.

epistemology; the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope, and the distinction between justified belief and opinion.

ethereal; extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world.

eunoia; comes from the Greek word εὔνοια, meaning “well mind” or “beautiful thinking.”

fantastical; based on or existing only in fantasy; unreal.

furtive; attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive.

gossamer; a light, thin, and insubstantial or delicate material or substance.

halcyon; denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.

ineffable; too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.

intoxication; the state of being intoxicated, especially by alcohol.

lactescere; (Latin) to turn to milk.

leonine; of or resembling a lion or lions.

loquacious; tending to talk a great deal; talkative.

machiavellian; cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous, especially in politics.

mischievous; causing or showing a fondness for causing trouble in a playful way.

momentum; the impetus gained by a moving object.

myriad; a countless or extremely great number of people or things.

nebulae; a cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter.

nefarious; (typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal.

nonchalant; feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm.

opalescence; the quality of being opallike, or milkily iridescent. 

obligatory; required by a legal, moral, or other rule; compulsory.

orphic; of or relating to Orpheus or Orphism.

parenthetical; relating to or inserted as a parenthesis (explains or qualifies something).

partial; existing only in part; incomplete.

pastiche; an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.

petrichor; a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.

phosphenes; a sensation of a ring or spot of light produced by pressure on the eyeball or direct stimulation of the visual system other than by light.

plethora; a large or excessive amount of something.

pleasure; a feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment.

pretentious; attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed.

prosaic; having or using the style or diction of prose as opposed to poetry; lacking imaginativeness or originality, commonplace; unromantic.

resilience; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

ricochet; a bullet or other projectile rebound off a surface.

sempiternal; eternal and unchanging; everlasting.

serendipitous; occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

sphere; a round solid figure, or its surface, with every point on its surface equidistant from its centre.

soliloquy; an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.

sonorous; (of a person’s voice or other sound) imposingly deep and full.

tenebrific; causing gloom or darkness.

twilight; the soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, caused by the reflection of the sun’s rays from the atmosphere.

vespertide; the period of vespers; evening.

vicissitude; a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.

waltz; a ballroom dance in triple time performed by a couple or to act casually, confidently, or inconsiderately.

The Signs As Beautiful Definitions

Aries- phosphenes (n) the light and colors produced by rubbing your eyes

Taurus- epiphany (n) a moment of sudden revelation

Gemini- serendipity (n) the chance occurrence of events in a beneficial way

Cancer - hiraeth (n) a homesickness for a home you can’t return to, or never was

Leo- orenda (n) a mystical force present in all people that empowers them to affect the world or to effect changes in their own lives

Virgo- petrichor (n) the pleasant, earthy smell after rain 

Libra- mellifluous (adj) a sound that is sweet and smooth, pleasing to hear

Scorpio- oblivion (n) the state of being unaware of what is happening around you

Sagittarius - werifesteria (v) to wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery 

Capricorn- vellichor (n) the strange wistfulness of used bookshops

Aquarius - sonder (n) the realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own

Pisces - nefelibata (n) “cloud walker” one who lives in the clouds of their own imaginations or dreams; one who does not obey the conventions of society, literature, or art

Credits to: @astro-aes-the-tic :)
I think the thing about missing someone is that it’s not constant.
 
You can go without thinking about them for days, weeks, months, years. Then all it takes is a familiar smell, or picking up one of their shirts from a clean basket of laundry, or reading just the right sentence in a book you only recently started. Missing someone can hit you so suddenly that you’re left reeling and disoriented, as if you’ve been abandoned, except when you look around, you’re in a place you’ve been many times before. It can hurt, right in the center of your stomach like you’ve swallowed your weight in regret. Or it can be as small as a buzz right by your ear that you take only a second to acknowledge before you swat it away.
 
What I know is that missing someone is humbling; it causes you to admit that you are not a solitary force in this world. When I say, “I miss you,” I’m saying that I’ve discovered a moment in my life where your absence was evident. I’m admitting that I can’t do certain things without thinking about you, and who you are, and the memories we have. And while I’m made to believe I should apologize for that…I won’t. I miss you. It’s that simple.
—  “miss -vb 6.(tr) to discover or regret the loss or absence of.” // dionne sims

Envy is when someone walks around with a pocket full of “That should’ve been me”.

Insecurity is when you turn up the volume on all the wrong voices.

Hate is what happens when you put a shotgun to the face of understanding and it cowers in the corner.

Courage is ripping your heart from your chest and saying “Here, hold on to this for me”.

Truth is everything you tell yourself when you realize you are the only one still paying attention.

Self is whoever you become when the door is locked.

Trust is jumping into someone’s arms and knowing you won’t have to pick yourself up when it’s over.

Love is a tablespoon full of hemlock that I’ve been dying to try.

Faith is doing what you love and watching the bills pay themselves.

Failure is when you talk yourself out of becoming something amazing.

Victory is standing in front of the school bully with no intention to back down and a fist full of irony.

Success is explaining to your mother exactly what you do for a living without feeling ashamed. It’s falling asleep at 2 A.M., waking up at 4 A.M. and going to work with excitement stitched into the fabric of your smile.

Success is a thank you letter from a kid who lives in a city that you’ve never even been to. It’s breaking up a fight between a person and everything that’s telling them they will never be more than what they are.

When I was fourteen, my friend Adam stole a dictionary from his English class. He brought it home and we set it on fire.

Since then, I’ve been defining things for myself.

—  “Definitions” - Rudy Francisco
Here are some definitions:
  • Asexual:Someone who does not experience sexual attraction.
  • Demisexual:Someone who can only experience sexual attraction after an emotional bond has been formed. This bond does not have to be romantic in nature.
  • Gray-asexual (gray-a) or gray-sexual:Someone who identifies with the area between asexuality and sexuality, for example because they experience sexual attraction very rarely, only under specific circumstances, or of an intensity so low that it's ignorable.
  • Attraction:In this context, it refers to a mental or emotional force that draws people together. Asexuals do not experience sexual attraction, but some feel other types of attraction.
  • Aesthetic attraction:Attraction to someones appearance, without it being romantic or sexual.
  • Romantic attraction:Desire of being romantically involved with another person.
  • Sensual attraction:Desire to have physical non-sexual contact with someone else, like affectionate touching.
  • Sexual attraction:Desire to have sexual contact with someone else, to share our sexuality with them.
If The Signs Were Words...

Aries: verb
To win first place; to achieve a smooth victory against all odds

Taurus: noun
The sedate, whirling rings within an exceptionally old tree’s trunk

Gemini: verb
To speak as quickly & fluidly as a hummingbird’s wings

Cancer: noun
The lingering traces of a thunderstorm – water droplets on flowers, cold breezes, mud, fog, and dark clouds drifting away over the horizon

Leo: verb
To acknowledge one’s own magnificence; to compare thyself to a summer’s day shamelessly and with Shakespearean dignity

Virgo: noun
Fragile trails of sunlight breaking through the clouds of an overcast sky

Libra: verb
To photograph every beautiful thing one sees; to attempt to capture one’s entire life within the camera lens for a fear of wasting it

Scorpio: noun
A painting of the dark oceanic abyss, so real that you could drown in it

Sagittarius: verb
To drive down a barren road with no acknowledgement of the speed limit

Capricorn: noun
The condition or quality of standing alone in one’s vast power

Aquarius: verb
To begin to understand naturally, without epiphany, guidance, or deliberate effort; to take a lifetime to learn a life lesson

Pisces: noun
The inherent dream & duty of a Messiah

Envy is when someone walks around with a pocket full of “That should’ve been me”.

Insecurity is when you turn up the volume on all the wrong voices.

Hate is what happens when you put a shotgun to the face of understanding and it cowers in the corner.

Courage is ripping your heart from your chest and saying “Here, hold on to this for me”.

Truth is everything you tell yourself when you realize you are the only one still paying attention.

Self is whoever you become when the door is locked.

Trust is jumping into someone’s arms and knowing you won’t have to pick yourself up when it’s over.

Love is a tablespoon full of hemlock that I’ve been dying to try.

Faith is doing what you love and watching the bills pay themselves.

Failure is when you talk yourself out of becoming something amazing.

Victory is standing in front of the school bully with no intention to back down and a fist full of irony.

Success is explaining to your mother exactly what you do for a living without feeling ashamed. It’s falling asleep at 2 A.M., waking up at 4 A.M. and going to work with excitement stitched into the fabric of your smile.

Success is a thank you letter from a kid who lives in a city that you’ve never even been to. It’s breaking up a fight between a person and everything that’s telling them they will never be more than what they are.

When I was fourteen, my friend Adam stole a dictionary from his English class. He brought it home and we set it on fire.

Since then, I’ve been defining things for myself

—  Rudy Francisco, Definitions
Tumblr Definitions

Frickle frackle: (verb) the act of making the sex

OTP: (noun) An acronym for one true paring.

Ship: (noun) wanting two (or more) people to be in a relationship. These people can also already be In a relationship.

Asdfghjkl: (verb) jdkaidbeidnaisnsusnsuanhsgejinshsjnsudndidndjdisking

Stahp: (verb) often confused with stop, stahp is ment to display an overwhelming feeling of being done.

Fangirl: (verb) enthusiastically crying/screaming/asdfghjking over something or someone

Fanfiction: (noun) a story based of of real or fictional characters. Sometimes involving the act of frickle frackling and things of this nature

Smut: (noun) extremely pornographic writing often used in fanfiction

Fandom: (noun) a group of people who are obsessed with the same thing. Fandoms are not to be fucked with.

Can you not: (phrase) a common phrase used by the people of tumblr, indicating that they would like someone to not. Can also be used when a something is being too perfect. (Example *A Harry styles post might be rebloged with the caption can you not)

Hipster: (noun) someone who is so un-mainstream that they are mainstream.

Phan: (noun) the ship name for danisnotonfire and amazingphil.

Larry: (noun) the ship name for Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.

Johnlock: (noun) the ship name for John and Sherlock

Destiel: (noun) the ship name for Dean and Castiel

Troyler: (noun) the ship name for Troye and Tyler

Words with definitions to help describe things otherwise indescribable

Sonder:
(n) The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own

Opia:
(n) The ambiguous intensity of Looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable


Monachopsis:
(n) The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.

Énouement:
(n) The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self.

Vellichor:
(n) The strange wistfulness of used bookshops.

Rubatosis:
(n) The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.

Kenopsia:
(n) The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.

Mauerbauertraurigkeit:
(n) The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like.

Jouska:
(n) A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.

Chrysalism:
(n) the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.

Vemödalen:
(n) The frustration of photographic something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist.

Anecdoche:
(n) A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening

Ellipsism:
(n) A sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history will turn out.

Kuebiko
(n) A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.

Lachesism:
The desire to be struck by disaster – to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire.

Exulansis:
(n) The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.

Adronitis:
(n) Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone.

Rückkehrunruhe:
(n) The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness.

Nodus Tollens
(n) The realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore.

Onism
(n) The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time.

Liberosis:
(n) The desire to care less about things.

Altschmerz:
(n) Weariness with the same old issues that you’ve always had – the same boring flaws and anxieties that you’ve been gnawing on for years.

Occhiolism:
(n) The awareness of the smallness of your perspective.