darylhighwind  asked:

Since they just popped up on my dash: imagine Yuri finding out about Pallas cats. And apparently they're native to small areas of both Russia and Kazakhstan.

Yuri would declare them to be his Patronus tbh. 

L'estate somiglia ad una palla magmatica, alla massa di abulia in cui si sono compattate tutte le mie emozioni. Sto ferma e mi dico che tutto ciò che non faccio, o che mi lamento di non saper fare, in realtà non mi interessa abbastanza da agire.
Sto ferma e ricordo come erano fervide e nette le mie smanie di bambina, quanto era già pesante come il piombo l'estate. Mi pare di pensare come una settantenne.

Da piccola, precisamente dai 6 ai 10 anni, aspettavo coi nervi tesi il giorno in cui sarei andata al mare con la mia famiglia e avrei corso verso la battigia per sentire l'acqua sui piedi, poi mi sarei cosparsa il corpo di sabbia molle.
Al ritorno riportavo sempre un sacchetto pieno delle conchiglie che avevo raccolto, perché le consideravo la prova tangibile della mia fuga dalla via consueta, la via di casa mia, in cui venivo relegata d'estate dopo la fine della scuola.
Mi inventavo ogni sorta di gioco, con la complicità di mio fratello, per rendere quei cinquecento metri di asfalto più invitanti possibile per noi bambini.
Lo sguardo di mia nonna su di noi era vigile mentre ricamava, le bastavano rapidissime occhiate. La conoscenza di quella strada era l'unica che avesse nelle sue tasche, perché lì era nata lì si era imprigionata e lì sarebbe morta.
Era come un orologio che scandiva i minuti di quelle giornate spesse.
Disegnavo il gioco della campana, facevo due salti e poi ero stufa, pattinavo su e giù e sognavo di percorrere un tragitto diverso. Prendevo quelle farfalle nere con i puntini bianchi che nonna chiamava “filamaria”: erano facili da catturare e avevano le ali fragili, che al tatto perdevano il colore lasciando una polverina nera sulle mani. Con il senno di poi ho cominciato a trovarle molto simili a me.
Erano le prime volte che sperimentavo la crudeltà di un tempo lungo e lineare.
Mi piaceva quando partorivo una nuova idea, una sfida, una provocazione alla sorte che mi aveva fatto nascere in quel posto e perché non in una grande città? Una volta decisi che volevo riuscire a fare mille giri con l'hula hoop e poi rimasi mezz'ora sdraiata per il dolore alla schiena. Un'altra che volevo scrivere un quaderno di favole inventate da me o una casetta di legno in cui potevo entrare solo io, perché non sopportavo di stare con gli altri, e lo dicevo con quel tono spietato che hanno i bambini: - Non mi va di giocare con gli altri bambini -.
Mio fratello mi stava sempre attaccato e io non lo volevo, certi giorni smettevo totalmente di parlargli.
Un giorno, ma ero già alle medie, cominciai a piangere mentre pranzavo, così all'improvviso, lamentando che volevo andare via, andare a vivere da un'altra parte. Mia madre si sentì in colpa e io le chiesi scusa.
Non capivo perché le mie amiche non si sentissero come me; Arianna cominciò solo più tardi a condividere questo sentimento, che poi è diventato il collante del nostro legame.
Anni dopo, quando lessi Anywhere out of this world di Baudelarie compresi di cosa si trattava. “A me sembra che starei sempre bene là dove non sono”.
Non ho mai cercato un nucleo, non ho mai voluto tracciarmi intorno un perimetro, non ho mai sentito il desiderio di lasciare una mia impronta sul terreno.
Sono un essere mediocre che vuole usare la sua umanità per riempirsi di altra umanità, per questo mi piacciono tanto le grandi città.
Il corpo è bello perché può toccare altri corpi. I posti sono belli perché si possono lasciare.
Mia nonna non aveva mai visto il mare e aveva preso in mano poche farfalle diverse dalla filamaria.
Io andrò a vedere la fioritura dei ciliegi in Giappone e la tana della tigre in Buthan. Farò pace con l'estate e porterò una conchiglia sulla tomba di mia nonna, come prova tangibile della libertà su cui avrò gettato un'occhiata anche per lei.

short interpretations of asteroids

click {here} to find your asteroid signs and the meanings of the asteroids. *please note that these can be a little inaccurate since they are not big parts of your natal chart. Also, it doesn’t mean you can’t feel like another chiron sign.

CHIRON SIGN

Aries //  Tries to overcome feeling worthless.

Taurus // Sometimes they felt like they didn’t receive enough of something. 

Gemini // May feel like no one listens to them.

Cancer // Feels like an outsider. 

Leo // Feels like their talents have been overlooked. 

Virgo // Needs to learn to deal with imperfection.

Libra // May feel like all their relationships have gone wrong. 

Scorpio // May be scared of own power or feel powerless.

Sagittarius // Life may feel like a continuous spiritual crisis.

Capricorn // May be a work-a-holic to prove their own worth.

Aquarius // Feels uncomfortable in a large group.

Pisces // Always at crisis. May be prone to depression or drug abuse.

CERES SIGN

Aries // Nurtures independence. 

Taurus // Feels nurtured when fed and pampered

Gemini // Feels nurtured when someone talks or writes to them.

Cancer // Enjoys being mothered and mothering others.

Leo // Takes pride in nurturing others.

Virgo // Critical when nurturing others.

Libra // Nurtured by beauty.

Scorpio // Nurtured through touch.

Sagittarius // Hides their nurturing qualities.

Capricorn // Nurtured when organized and in control.

Aquarius // Loves the strange and off-beat

Pisces // Reflects emotions of those around them.

PALLAS SIGN

Aries // Finds the fastest solution.

Taurus // Receives information physically.

Gemini // Sees world through words.

Cancer // Sees world through emotions. 

Leo // Sees world as a canvas they can paint on.

Virgo // Perceives analytically.

Libra // Seeks balance.

Scorpio // Sees world through issues beneath the surface.

Sagittarius // Can see the big picture. 

Capricorn // Sees underlying form.

Aquarius // Sees all future possibilities.

Pisces // Interprets mystical reality.

JUNO SIGN

Aries // Attracted to aggressive or dominant partners.

Taurus // Attracted to someone financially stable.

Gemini // Attracted to someone expressive.

Cancer // Attracted to someone emotionally intimate.

Leo // Attracted to someone romantic and exciting.

Virgo // Attracted to someone who sets high standards for themselves.

Libra // Attracted to fair and balanced partners.

Scorpio // Attracted to someone with sexual intimacy.

Sagittarius // Attracted to someone that’s intellectual.

Capricorn // Attracted to someone committed and determined.

Aquarius // Attracted to someone unconventional and will give them freedom.

Pisces // Attracted to someone they can have a spiritual bond with.

VESTA SIGN

Aries // Self-motivated.

Taurus // Fixed routines

Gemini // Strong communicator.

Cancer // Serves others.

Leo // Works creatively.

Virgo // Driven to meet their goals.

Libra // Needs to work with others.

Scorpio // Extremely passionate.

Sagittarius // Devoted to a higher power or universal truth.

Capricorn // Devoted to history and duty.

Aquarius // Serves humanity.

Pisces // Dedicated to serving those in need. 

Athena’s Astrology

Pallas, Athene, and Minerva

To understand these three heavenly bodies, one must look at the mythology and symbolism behind the goddess they represent. They are named, of course, for Jupiter’s dearest daughter, Athena. In mythology, Athena was not born but rather she came from the head of her father, fully grown and already armed. Her birth, or lack thereof, is quite meaningful. Pallas is a goddess of the mind, and of war. She is a crafter, teaching mortals how to weave, spin, and so much more. She is much the same in war: Intellectual, insightful, and logical.

Unlike Ares, god of war, Athena rules over the justice and wit war involves. This can be seen in the Iliad, when Athena used strategy making herself invisible, and when Ares stopped to take the armor from the fallen, she helped the warrior Diomedes attack him. She uses her wit where Ares uses his rage and brute strength. She is a ruler of the mind.

Each asteroid is considered a different representative of this mythos: Pallas is the ego, Athene the curiosity, and Minerva the drive to accomplish. How they differ can be interpreted by which of her names the asteroids bear.

Pallas

Pallas, Greek for “maiden,” represents Athena’s role as virgin, master of her own sexuality. It also is tied to a darker myth in which Athena accidentally kills her foster sister and fellow student. When they are both being taught the art of war, they sometimes battle. A falling out leads to Pallas attempting to kill Athena. Zeus, seeking to protect his daughter, strikes the girl with lightning. Athena takes advantage of this moment, killing the original Pallas as she has been taught to. She is so guilt ridden, she takes on the name Pallas in homage to her fallen sister.

In some interpretations, Pallas is a name bestowed upon Athena for her defeat of enemies, such as a giant, bearing that name. In all interpretations, Pallas is the title of her enemy - a title which she takes on. This symbolism must be taken into account when interpreting Pallas’s role in the natal chart.

In this way, Pallas represents how we defend ourselves, both physically and otherwise. She is our righteousness, our sense of justice. She is also the mark of how we view vengeance, and respect our opponents, even if they may feel like enemies in the moment.

How we solve problems and conflicts is marked by Pallas. Some also associate hand-eye coordination with this heavenly body.

Pallas can also reveal how we relate to the men in our lives, particularly our fathers or father figures.

Athene

Athene’s true meaning is not clear, but it may be derived from Greek for “sharp” and “praise.” In this form, Athena was the defender, the protector of the people, and the asteroid’s role reflects this.

While Pallas shows how we defend ourselves, Athene shows how we defend and protect others. This is the shield, the goddess who protected her city and worshippers, who met their loyalty with loyalty of her own.

She also reveals how we can teach others, and how we view wisdom itself. In many ways, Athene is the representative of our curiosity, and how we seek to gain wisdom.

She also is associated with our need for approval.

Minerva

Minerva, the Roman goddess, must be viewed from a Roman perspective. Minerva was not always equated with Athena, she began as Menrva, the Etruscan goddess. She was also the goddess of trade and commerce in this form, she protected heroes, and she was associated with lightning. And Menrva stemmed from Meneswā, goddess of the moon.

Minerva, perhaps more than her fellow asteroids, represents feminine power, and in a sense duality. Minerva gives strength to our senses of equality, and inspires women to stand up for themselves.

She represents logical intuition, quick wit, and the ability to make realizations that strike like lightning. In the natal chart, she shows how and where we are perceptive.

Minerva is associated with public and political displays of ability and purpose, while Athene is more private.


by Lavinia Amoun

Asteroid Energies

CHIRON*: The wounded healer. Shows your deepest wound and how to heal others. Strength and understanding through suffering. Salvation for the self through aiding others. Perseverance, wisdom, and teaching. Associated with Virgo and Sagittarius.

CERES*: The earth mother. Unconditional love. Shows where you feel most nurtured and how you demonstrate love and care to others. Mothering, tenderness, and support. Associated with Cancer.

PALLAS: The independent strategist. Shows source of intelligence, creativity and personal power. Courage, justice, and wisdom. Father/daughter relationship. Associated with Leo.

JUNO: The committed lover. Shows capacity for forming and maintaining meaningful relationships. Personal boundaries, intimacy, and sharing. How you demonstrate commitment and deep affection. Balance of authority and submission, power and vulnerability, giving and sharing, in relationships. Associated with Libra.

VESTA: The virginal self. Shows capacity for self-sufficiency and where you direct your devotion. Sense of trust, love and respect for the self. Personal potential, your pure essence. Chastity, intimacy, and sexuality. Integration and focus. Conscious self will in contact with the other, both people and environment. Associated with Virgo and Scorpio.

*Not technically asteroids. Chiron is classed as a minor planet and Ceres as a dwarf planet.

Pallas Athene: The Goddess of Strategies and Rational Plans

1st House: Making life plans, having a fighter personality, always being ready to solve problems, noticing the overall patterns of life
2nd House: Having a financial strategy, knowing how to meet survival needs, having a holistic understanding of economics, tracking spending/earning patterns
3rd House: The strategic mind, picking up patterns in conversations, patterns of thought, patterns of speech. Poetry mastermind. Knowing which words to use next
4th House: The home counsel, understanding what it means to be part of a family, how each family member impacts the others, picking up cultural heritage patterns, how our childhood influences each one of us
5th House: Artistic patterns, knowing how different creative options can unfold. Knowing how art impacts the world. Picking patterns when it comes to child behavior, the concept of love, romantic affairs. Strategy mind games.
6th House: Having a battle plan for work, the ability to see how to improve health, exercise and diet, picking up work patterns and working conditions, working with animals.
7th House: Marriage plans, being the wise one in a relationship, being the committed one, excelling in long term relationships, marriage equality, understanding bonding patterns
8th House: Dealing with other’s people emotional luggage, being the trusted one, picking up patterns in the occult, patterns of crisis, understanding the concept of death
9th House: Desiring academic achievement, having an educational plan, a holistic view about foreign cultures and countries, being fluent in several languages, an ambassador
10th House: Knowing what to do to get fame, glory or power…knowing how to climb up the social ladder, having authority over others, understanding how social status and one’s reputation work
11th House: Having a plan for humanity, great perception into the collective, understanding social causes, knowing how to contribute to groups and organizations
12th House: Having an escape plan, or a plan to help the underprivileged, picking up patterns in one’s dreams and understanding that they are part of something bigger

by crystal melbourne | within the zodiac

The Captive Prince Week is back this year!

In a little less than two months from now, from July 29 to August 5, everyone is invited to celebrate the Captive Prince series by C. S. Pacat through any and all artistic means! To fuel your creativity, there are different prompt suggestions for each day:

  • Day 1 – July 29: Sapphires / “I made your pet jump.”
  • Day 2 – July 30: Freedom / “I think before you came, he didn’t really trust anyone.”
  • Day 3 – July 31: Kings / “It was one kingdom, once.”
  • Day 4 – August 1: Legacy / “He would do anything for his little brother.”
  • Day 5 – August 2: Courting / “I speak your language better than you speak mine, sweetheart.”
  • Day 6 – August 3: Sports / “It’s the game I like.”
  • Day 7 – August 4: Gardens / “You were watching the road.”
    • Extra day! Day 8 – August 5
  • Part 1: Loyalty / “I expect my Prince’s Guard to be the best.”
  • Part 2: Disguise / “I am the soul of discretion.”

Context for the quotes can be found in the Prompts page. More information about the event as a whole can be found in the About & Guidelines page (please be sure to read the Guidelines carefully!) If you have any questions regarding anything, feel free to drop them in the Askbox!

Quick reminders-

  • Fanart, fanfiction, edits, cosplay, crafts, fanmixes, etc. All types of artistic creations are welcome;
  • All posts must be tagged as #capriweek2k17 so they can be found and reblogged;
  • All posts should indicate what prompt(s) they are based on;
  • You can interpret all the prompts however you want;
  • The prompts may sound canon-exclusive, but AUs (including modern ones) are definitely welcome;
  • You can combine prompts (from the same day or from different ones);
  • NSFW is welcome! Just tag it appropriately;
  • You can schedule your posts if you do your stuff early! Late entries will also be tracked and reblogged;
  • Re-posted/stolen/plagiarized creations will not be tolerated;
  • Hate of any kind will not be tolerated.

Mark your calendars, and see you soon!

Pallas is an asteroid that talks about our talents, problem solving skills, focus, and intuition. Today I’ll cover the basic talents. 

Aries Pallas- Associated with talents in athletics, competitions, gambling, coming up with ideas, possible inventor, and general risk taking.  Associated with being talented in edgy fashion or art, acupuncture, and homeopathy.  Wants a solution fast, has a hard time focusing their energy towards their talents and skills.

Taurus Pallas- Talented in art especially aesthetics, massage therapy, cooking, landscaping, building, music, and gardening. Needs a lot of time and space to focus their energy and planning towards goals and talents.

Gemini Pallas- Talented at recognizing patterns, is good with language, communication, storytelling, puzzles, debates, and multitasking. Can be scattered with their focus, easily bored, and can lack in intuition.

Cancer Pallas- Gifted in emotional understanding and intuition. Talented in the arts, teaching, cooking, and hosting. Their focus is on emotions, family, and protection.

Leo Pallas- Talented in arts of all kind, general creativity, drama, entertainment, art therapy, play therapy, dance, solar energy, and heat. Focused on problem solving and grabbing attention via charisma and drama.

Virgo Pallas- Gifted in noticing the tiny details, editing, organizing, communication, possibly writing, note taking and solving logical or mathematical problems.Talented in pottery, gardening, or knitting. Intuitive towards helping others. Is a very focused and strategic Pallas Sign.

Libra Pallas- Talented at seeing patterns, strategies, and the details of social situations. Is a great host, artistically inclined especially aesthetically, and is diplomatic. Focuses their energy towards the social world.

Scorpio Pallas- Talented in investigating, psychology, arts, healing, sex, sex therapy, risk taking, and has crazy intuition. Has focused intuition and problem solving skills. Has a knack for uncovering the truth. Loves mysteries and challenges.

Sagittarius Pallas- Talented at seeing the big picture, visionary thoughts, mental healing, experimentation, teaching, and exploring. Can have a spiritual or fiery intuition, problem solving is scattered, can create meaningful art.

Capricorn Pallas- Talented in organizing, planning, law, history, architecture, sculpture, massage therapy, chiropractic practice, and drafting. Has a focused and practical mind but lacks intuition.

Aquarius Pallas-  Talented with technology, strange or cutting edge ideas/art, and any skills or talents deemed uncommon. Has visionary intuition and unusual ways of problems solving.

Pisces Pallas-  Talented in the arts, healing, compassion, solving problems without getting violent or angry, and possible psychic gifts. Can lack focus sometimes.