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The Midheaven: How You Will Be Remembered

The Midheaven (MC) is commonly thought to describe one’s career path. Although this is a decent indicator of one’s overall path, it can be hard to relate to a specific career so early in one’s life. So, if you don’t relate to your Midheaven like, “Oh, you have a MC in Aries, so you’re probably going to be a police officer, solider, or athlete" then maybe try thinking of the Midheaven as how you will be remembered or what you are generally associated with. (Always trust your dominant sign to describe you the most- *a post similar to this coming soon)
✨No matter what career you decide, you will be remembered by your peers, co-workers, friends, and family by traits from the sign, aspects*, and planets* bestowed upon your 10th House.✨

♈ Aries MC: will be remembered for their courage, boldness, intimidating/unsettling nature, and/or originality.
(ex. Stephen King, Meryl Streep, Kanye West, Joan of Arc, Bill Gates, Angelina Jolie, Madalyn Murry O'Hair, Pablo Picasso, Rachel Maddow, Will Smith, Franz Kafka, Tyra Banks, Aleister Crowley, Tina Fey, Francisco de Goya, Julia Roberts, Chris Farley, Joseph Goebbels, Marvin Gaye, Iggy Pop, Kate Moss, Alfred Hitchcock, George Wallace, Hank Williams, Ayn Rand, Rob Zombie, Alexandre Dumas, John Steinbeck, Anne Frank, Twiggy, Jack Black, William Blake, Celine Dion, Galileo Galilei, Al Gore, Emmylou Harris, Las Vegas-Nevada, Manhattan-New York)

♉ Taurus MC: will be remembered for their extravagant style or possessions, their values, and/or “diva” attitude.

(ex. Henry VIII, Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, Tina Turner, Pope Francis, Jackie Robinson, Selena Gomez, Drake, Donald Trump, Freddie Mercury, Agatha Christie, Muhammad Ali, Frida Kahlo, O. J. Simpson, Justin Timberlake, Marlene Dietrich, Malala Yousafzai, Christopher Columbus, Michael Bay, Luciano Pavarotti, Nicole Richie, Woody Allen, Marilyn Manson, Maya Angelou, Martin Scorsese, Bernie Madoff, Ringo, Josephine Baker, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sarah Palin, Josh Groban, Chris Brown, Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen, Norway)

♊ Gemini MC: will be remembered for/through words (writing, phrase, acting, thoughts, speech), their cleverness,
and/or mental/emotional detachment.

(ex. Jean-Jaques Rousseau, Albert Camus, Madonna, J.R.R. Tolkein, Donna Summer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Chelsea Handler, Alex Trebek, Kurt Cobain, Julie Andrews, Oscar Wilde, Jay-Z, Richard Nixon, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Tom Hanks, Kris Jenner, Walt Disney, Miss Cleo, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Hugh Hefner, Lizzie Borden, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Kathy Bates, Winston Churchill, Melissa Ethridge, Ernest Hemingway, Margaret Mitchell, Paul Simon, Greece, Tokyo-Japan)

♋ Cancer MC: will be remembered for their emotional impact, sensitivity, and/or parental care/control.

(ex. Beyoncé, Matamha Gandhi, John F. Kennedy, Venus Williams, Britney Spears, Arthur Rimbaud, Elizabeth Warren, Denzel Washington, Jeffery Dahmer, Sun Yet-sen, Bob Hope, Stevie Wonder, Anderson Cooper, Cat Stevens, Anna Nicole Smith, Joe Jonas, Rock Hudson, Alice Cooper, Woodrow Wilson, Barbara Walters, T. S. Elliot, Coretta Scott King, Albert Schweitzer, Ted Cruz, Monica Lewinsky, H.P. Lovecraft, Anaïs Nin, Katie Couric, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Carole King, Neil Diamond, Harper Lee, Giacomo Puccini, Sidney Poitier, September 11 attacks, United Kingdom)

♌ Leo MC: will be remembered for their theatrics, arrogance/vanity, power, and/or regality.

(ex. Grace Kelly, Prince, Isaac Newton, Adolf Hitler, Katy Perry, Charlie Chaplin, Aretha Franklin, Sigmund Freud, Jacqueline Onassis-Kennedy, Stanley Kubrick, Courtney Love, Mark Twain, Chaka Khan, Napoleon Bonaparte, Kathy Griffin, Jim Carrey, Alfred Nobel, Eric Clapton, Annie Oakley, Martha Stewart, Divine, Louis Pasteur, Robin Williams, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Chuck Berry, Vladimir Putin, Clint Eastwood, Missy Elliot, Frank Sinatra, Mel B, Edgar Allan Poe, Los Angeles-CA)

♍ Virgo MC: will be remembered for their scandals/controversy, never-ending toil, physicality/health and/or attention to detail.

(ex. Hillary Clinton, Bruce Lee, Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres, Brad Pitt, Nelson Mandela, Bette Davis, Justin Bieber, Elvis Presley, Erykah Badu, Jimmy Page, Eartha Kitt, Leonardo de Vinci, Bob Marley, Joan Crawford, Margaret Thatcher, Eminem, Friedrich Nietzsche, David Lynch, Chaz Bono, Marlon Brando, Björk, Ozzy Osborne, Emily Brontë, Bernie Sanders, Georgia O'Keeffe, Diana Ross, Kahlil Gibran, Russia, United States)

♎ Libra MC: will be remembered for their inner/outer beauty, adaptability, and/or desire for or appearance of stability.

(ex. Elton John, Jane Goodall, Malcolm X, Coco Channel, Kylie Jenner, Ronald Reagan, Princess Diana, Michelangelo, Oprah Winfrey, Bob Dylan, Winona Ryder, Jimi Hendrix, Mother Teresa, Elizabeth Taylor, Cristiano Ronaldo, Angela Merkel, Tom Brokaw, Alan Watts, Charles Darwin, Brigitte Bardot, Patti Smith, Chuck Norris, Linda Lovelace, Ray Charles, Lionel Messi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lewis Carroll, Noam Chomsky, Lucille Ball, Venice-Italy)

♏ Scorpio MC: will be remembered for their physical attractiveness, taboo activities/topics, and/or natural talent.

(ex. James Joyce, Billie Holiday, Taylor Swift, Barack Obama, Carrie Fisher, Jim Morrison, Selena, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Queen Elizabeth II, Ariana Grande, Marie Curie, Anthony Hopkins, René Descartes, Nina Simone, Willem Dafoe, Paul Newman, Mariska Hargitay, Thomas Jefferson, Ray Bradbury, Joseph Stalin, Larry King, Duke Ellington, Joan Jett, Buddy Holly, Megan Fox, Johnny Knoxville, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gwen Stefani, Francis Ford Coppola, Sophia Loren, Marcus Aurelius, China)

♐ Sagittarius MC: will be remembered for their joviality​, reckless/wild free spirit, sense of humor, and/or philosophy/spirituality.

(ex. Al Capone, Deepok Chopra, Shia LaBeouf, Audrey Hepburn, Harvey Milk, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Bettie Page, Pablo Neruda, J. K. Rowling, Christina Aguilera, Michael Jackson, Henry David Thoreau, Adele, Janis Joplin, Maximilien Robespierre​, Ellen Pompeo, Whitney Houston, Paul McCartney, Evel Knievel, Bruno Mars, Jimmy Fallon, Peggy Lipton, Karl Marx, George Takei, Ryan Gosling, Whoopi Goldberg, Vincent Price, Rio de Janeiro-Brazil)

♑ Capricorn MC: will be remembered for their accomplishments/legacy, conquering of odds, and/or persistence.

(ex. Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington, Rihanna, Isadora Duncan, Benjamin Franklin, James Dean, Nikola Tesla, John D. Rockefeller, Serena Williams, Joan Baez, Snoop Dogg, Alexander the Great, Barbara Streisand, Ron Howard, Stevie Nicks, Bette Midler, Joan Rivers, Immanuel Kant, Queen Latifah, Johann Sebastian Bach, Walt Whitman, Che Guevara, Liza Minnelli, Amelia Earhart, Mariah Carey, John Lennon, George Lucas, Donatella Versace, Louis Armstrong, Pakistan)

♒ Aquarius MC: will be remembered for their rebellious nature, involvement in a social organization/group​, and/or unpredictability.

(ex. Miley Cyrus, Tim Burton, Voltaire, Mick Jagger, Carl Sagan, Rita Hayworth, Neil Armstrong, Amy Winehouse, Pamela Anderson, Carlos Santana, Edward Snowden, Leo Tolstoy, Mae West, Orson Welles, Charlie Sheen, Eva Peron, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Johann Kepler, Suddam Hussein, Ruby Rose, Gerard Way, Helen Mirren, Howard Stern, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Shelley, George R. R. Martin, Kristen Stewart, Jean Piaget, Ronda Rousey, Willow Smith, Florida, India)

♓ Pisces MC: will be remembered for their delusional optimism, supernatural success, and/or they are often idolized
.
(ex. Vincent Van Gogh, Albert Einstein, Irene Cara, Cher, Salvador Dalí, William Shakespeare, Edie Sedgwick, Fidel Castro, Lady Gaga, Dalai Lama XIV, Steven Spielberg, George Michael, Marie Antoinette, RuPaul, Judy Garland, Michael Phelps, Sally Ride, John Cena, William Faulkner, Victoria Beckham, Lee Harvey Oswald, Douglas Adams, Jean Renoir, Buzz Aldrin, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Farrah Fawcett, Osama bin Laden, Sam Cooke, Michael Jordan, Switzerland, North Korea)

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On June 17, 1988, WAXWORK was released in the U.S.!

Dammit, Shondaland!!!

ALL I WANT (pounding my desk) IS MY BLACK FAIRY TALE POWER COUPLE! (throws toys) 

Is that too much to ask? Too much?? Tell me, why did you tease me with the Rosalus feast in episode 1? 

WHYYYY did Prince Escalus rescue Rosaline from the funeral melee in swashbuckling, smoking-hot fashion just like Frank Farmer handing out @ss whippins’ in the club and rescuing Rachel Marron? 

Rosaline and Prince Escalus shared that kiss in similar smoking-hot fashion in the chapel at the palace – heavily suggesting vows before God and all – yet he wants to marry her off to the Verona’s biggest party boy and literal whoremonger (sorry, frequent client of sex workers)? We all know that the couple who gets the 360-degree kiss becomes canon, a la WestAllen, Frank & Rachel. Bonwhorelio may not touch my daughter until he goes to the friar’s lab and gets tested for every single bug and critter. And even then he can only help her into her carriage as she’s off to meet the prince, y’all! 

Rosaline and Prince Escalus invented the clandestine nighttime balcony scene when he snuck over to her father’s mansion to see her, remember? Way before Romeo and Juliet’s trifling selves ripped them off like a bunch of Kartrashians. Also, that swirler forbidden romance didn’t end well, IJS. 

Originally posted by asweetdeception

Also, why, why and why did you have to make Prince Escalus act like that rich jerk who sleeps with his father’s friend’s daughter and then throws her clothes at her the next morning? Are you trying to make me hate him as much as I hated Fitz in Season two after he and Olivia had that – uncomfortably rough – encounter in the server closet after Ella’s christening? Just … why? 

Originally posted by dear-white-people

I don’t need the bad-boy charms the sensible, fiercely independent girl trope. And no shade, but I’m all stocked up on Swirlers. I need my Harriet Tubman and Nelson Davis. I need Denzel and Pauletta. I need Barack and Michele. 

I need Prince Escalus to march his fine, rich and Black self over to Rosaline, wrap his arms around her waist and ask everybody if they got a problem with that. After the stabbing during the banquet, I don’t think anybody would object.

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Throwback Thursday Movie: Holes (2003)

“If only, If only, the woodpecker sighs. The bark on the tree was as soft as the skies. While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely, he cries to the moon if only, if only.

Trying to avoid all of this toxicity, but apparently people are missing the point that

NOBODY is supposed to be happy with the Kate/Derek thing.

Kate is a villain, it is the writer’s job to make the villain as hated by the audience as possible. So that we want the villain defeated. So that we want the heros to triumph.

NO music played during that kiss, unlike EVERY other kiss in the series. It’s meant to be unsettling.

It is creepy and uncomfortable because it is supposed to be. It’s meant to show us Kate is a villain and what she is doing is not okay.

Do not send hate to the writers.

Do not send hate to Jill Wagner.

Do not send hate to Ian Nelson.

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Notre Dame College Indoor Colorguard - End of the Ride

featuring performers: Abbie King, Alayna Davis, Amy Nelson, Breanna Weeda, Bria Bennett, James Thomas, Kim Collins, Rachel Hogue, Sarah O'grady, Shane Mcfall, & Tammi Simon.

Angela Davis on Radical Transformation

Last week, I had the opportunity to listen to Angela Davis speak during a lecture at my university. While she addressed her capstone positions on class, gender, race and the prison industrial complex, those aren’t the points that I want to revisit. Instead, I want to emphasize Davis’ statements with regards to what she termed “radical transformation,” and how the lack of it has enabled the perpetuation of structures of oppression in the United States and those countries that have adopted its structures.

Davis began with an extended conversation about the elimination of Apartheid in South Africa through discussing the media response to Nelson Mandela’s death. For Davis, the media’s characterization of Mandela as forgiving white South Africans for the injustices perpetuated during Apartheid and then forgetting about the trauma is fundamentally inaccurate. Instead, she argued, no such forgiving or forgetting took place: Mandela extended his hand in cooperation with the white South Africans so that the memory of Apartheid would drive a “radical transformation of the social relations” in the country as to prevent something like Apartheid from every happening again.

This is something that has never happened in America, Davis argued. Put simply, following the abolition of slavery, America never embarked on a self-conscious project of radical transformation of the social relations or social structures of the country such that slavery could not be perpetuated again. We, as a country, have failed to generate a vocabulary to speak about the far reaching and ongoing effects of slavery in our era which is a result of the way in which both Black and white Americans have failed to acknowledge the past of slavery.

In Davis’ words, slavery makes white Americans feel guilty and Black Americans feel ashamed, and we treat it as though speaking about it would invite its return. It is this collective attitude of “moving on” for a variety of reasons, as though slavery is something that we, as a country, have triumphed over, that has prevented us from seeing the ways that slavery is still present within the social, economic, and political structures that structure the present-day America.

It is at this point that Davis returned to familiar ground. Drawing on the work of Douglas Blackmon, Davis presented the emergence of the current prison industrial complex from the convict-lease system which exploited the last lines in the Thirteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, enabling slavery “except as punishment for a crime."To this end, Davis argued that slavery never actually "ended,” it was perpetuated through a new system of incarceration, imprisonment, and legal apparatuses designed to cloak slavery from view. As Davis said:

“How can slavery be abolished by an amendment that is only six lines long?”

The truth of the matter was that the convict-lease system, which enabled the use of convicted prisoners as unpaid laborers, was the further perpetuation of the institution of slavery. It caused the local police to prosecute African-Americans on increasingly dubious legal standing resulting in the generation of the increasingly restrictive and racist laws during Reconstruction and on into the Jim Crow era (a name which she described as an oxymoron, since Jim Crow was a blackface character). To this end, the legal apparatus of the convict-lease system served the purpose of not only controlling Black bodies, but generating the labor force necessary to rebuild and modernize the South. This is a role that the prison-industrial complex still serves in our era.

But it wasn’t just the Black bodies that were managed by this legal apparatus: yellow bodies, brown bodies, even poor white bodies were subject to the structures of the convict-lease system, as they are today. Thus, for Davis, resistance is a necessity. And not just mere violent resistance that seeks to demolish the structures, but transformative resistance that seeks to transform the conditions of society so that these structures of oppression cannot be reproduced. To this end, Davis argued that this form of resistance is not merely the resistance of one group, but must include all groups oppressed not only along the lines of race, but along the lines of gender, sexuality, religion, disability and class.

True resistance, under Davis’ conception, would have to be intersectional and coalition-building, as the structures generated by slavery that evolved into the prison-industrial complex extend through-out American society and the world. She offered the example of the Israel-Gaza barrier, which uses the same technologies as the US-Mexico border fence, as the “largest open-air prison in the world,” cementing the link between the technologies that emerged from the American institution of slavery and the perpetuation of oppression world-wide.

Thus, as she concluded her talk, Davis urged us to recognize the interconnections between all of our social justice projects, as they all have common linkages within the structure of oppression as exported through US/American culture. For Davis, it is a historical fact that the failure to transform the conditions that enabled slavery has resulted in the rearticulation of the institution of slavery through multiple forms (including student loan debt), which is then exported beyond the borders of the US, thereby globalizing the prison-industrial complex and slavery itself.

To this end, Davis repeated her call for radical transformation. It is not simply enough to break the structures themselves, the very conditions that enable the construction of the structures must be transformed, and it must be done with a recognition that the very conditions themselves also impoverish those that they benefit. For Davis, under the conditions that enable slavery in our era in its multiple forms, we are all slaves.