Soak it up

thebloggarking  asked:

Hey so this is just hypothetical (I'm assuming you know me at this point and know it doesn't apply to me) but would you say it's possible for a Ravenclaw to absolutely hate learning?

I can definitely see a Ravenclaw hating school. Or hating being FORCED to learn something and having information shoved down their throat, but absolutely hating learning isn’t in our nature. We’re WIRED to soak things up, we value it so deeply. 

Ravenclaws likely hate a forceful learning environment, and I’ve experienced a lot of Claws concerned because they think they aren’t “Ravenclaw enough” because they hate school, but that’s not it. We learn by soaking up the world around us, and we love that. 

So if you’re questioning your House loyalty because you don’t like school, ask yourself if you enjoy learning through other means. If you love walking through museums or picking up on different languages. If you find yourself trying to replicate dances in music videos or constantly flipping through recipe books and working on your cooking skills. Because it’s all valid and 100% Ravenclaw. 

:)
-Caitlin (Ravenclaw)

Activities for Litha

Since I am a solitary witch, I am unable to celebrate the Sabbats with other witches or a coven. So, I have activities that any witch - solitary, stuck in the broom closet, non-solitary, etc. - can do in celebration of Litha.

Litha is Sabbat that focuses on love (yourself, your family, your friends, your partner), abundance, and letting go. It is a sabbat to take action in your affairs, as the primary element is the Sun/Fire. Even if you cannot soak up the sun, there’s plenty to do for Litha:

1) Admire Summer: Whether it’s a hot, bright summer day or a summer storm, enjoy the Solstice! Stop to smell the flowers, bask in the weather and full bloom of nature, or just enjoy the longest day of the year.

2) Light a candle: As Fire is the primary element, simply lighting a candle is a great way to celebrate! Some choose to light it during the day and allow it to burn throughout the day. But for some witches, like myself, who cannot stay at home to watch the candle and are worried about a fire hazard, I choose to light my candle when I return home. Praying to the candle is another aspect to consider. Bonus if you a light a candle that is made from beeswax!

3) Use Summer herbs: This year, I’m focusing on three main summer herbs: Lavender, Chamomile, and Sage. Lavender and Chamomile for relaxing and enjoying the summer, while Sage is for cleansing and letting go. I love Litha for the aspect of doing a 6-month review of the year and deciding what needs to be let go and what I need to change. I’m choosing to use bath salts that contain these herbs, as water is another cleansing tool. You can use these herbs for teas, baking, harvesting, tool making (such as dream pillows or charm bottles), and incense.

4) Color-coordinate and accessorize: Yellows, oranges, and other similar summer colors are a low-key way to celebrate. Wear these colored clothing or accessories in celebration. If you have accessories or clothing that have butterflies, bees, other pollinators, and birds, even better! Got sun-theme jewelry? Also good!

5) Watch the sunrise/sunset: Many suggest watching the sunrise on Litha, and others say watch the sunset. Your choice! Just enjoy the beautiful colors and scenery of a sunrise/sunset.

6) Focus on yourself: Figure out what you want to let go. We’re 6 months in and it’s time for a review. Are you happy? Are there things you can let go of? Take the time to review yourself, your path, and your life. See what you want out of your life and make a plan to achieve it.

7) Celebrate love: Love yourself, your family, your friends, and/or your partner. Single? Say a prayer to search for love. Cast a love-magnet spell, or a self-love spell. Hell, do some divination on the topic of love (romantic, platonic, and/or familial) Most importantly, express your love. Do things that promote self-love. Tell your family, friends, and/or partner you love them.

Enjoy Litha and blessings to you all!

Always roll for stupid.

Doing a 5e homebrew spinoff.

DM: your party is ambushed by guards between two guard towers because they recognized your tiefling for the garbage he is. There are two archers in each tower and five guards in fro-
Our Paladin: CHAAAAAARGE *drags the cleric behind him and goes straight at the guards*
Wood elf ranger: well I guess I’ll just kill the two in the tower over there. *proceeds to roll a 16 and 19 killing both*
Human monk (me): I run up the other tower and fight the two archers *rolls a 15 and kills one*
DM: okay now roll for attacking the other guard
Human monk: *rolls a 2*
DM: you fall off the tower and break both your legs and are near death. Good job.
Cleric: *somehow manages to save my dumb ass while keeping the Paladin alive*
Human monk: I used my movement boost to sprint to the top of the tower!
DM: I shall allow it.
Human monk: *sprints up tower and slides to a halt in front of the guard* REMEMBER ME BITCH!?
Me (tabletopping): I roll to punch him in the dick!
DM: Ohgodpleaseno.
Me: *rolls nat 20* YEEEESSSSS
-table loses their shit laughing-
DM: As your bloodcrazed Paladin wraps up the fight with the guards you hear screaming and a wet squelching sound. Shortly after, the monk descends from the tower with both arms soaked up to the elbow in what appears to be the shattered remnants of a mans pelvis.

Simple Summer Solstice Ideas

• Go outside and breathe
• Meditate outside with sounds of summer
• Buy or pick berries or flowers and use them in a spell
• Dance
• Make a friendship bracelet with intentions for yourself or someone else
• Lemonade
• Evaluate what’s changing for you at this turn of season and draw tarot on it
• Find a pretty rock outside that’s been soaking up the sun for a spell

Happy Summer Solstice! ⚘⚘⚘

hip chub y’all

he!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

his body is !!!! a beautiful masterpiece !!!!!!!!

all the lil freckles and marks on his back just make him that much more stunning and his hip chub makes me want to die lol

he literally wears tight underwear and jeans and i feel like he does it so his chub is more Prominent™ look at this doll he’s so gorgeous 

we all Know what went down at this particular concert and im not even gonna get into it but like his chub is right there and it’s out there and he is Doing That

look uhhh!!!!!!!!!!! he curve!!!!! work of art !! put it in the moma 

now yall this is iconic and it’s getting to be too much for me at 4 am lmao

his shirt just!! flows over his chub gracefully!!!! it just!!!!! wow

i just want to know Why

w h y can u see a tiny bit of his happy trail dusting his stomach why can u see his lil hip chub protruding from his jeans why that’s all i wanna know. why

and i’ll leave you with this because it’s the middle of the night and i’m tired but look at this. take it in. soak it up into every last pore you have. savor it. think about it before you go to sleep. think about it as soon as you wake up. cry about it. laugh about it. smile about it. his hip chub deserves it :(

the mercury signs

 Aries mercury: subjective, hypothetical, intuitive, creative, rapid, motivating, obstinate, direct, impulsive, honest // impatient, not detail oriented enough, too impulsive, too honest, opinionated

‘The burning flames of their thoughts heated up the air surrounding them. It had to happen. Now. These words had power in the way they put them, in the way they spoke them with this strong certainty, even though you knew their decision was paired with a hint of light shallowness. Still, the flames grew with every piece of their mind that came to life.’ 

Taurus mercury: realistic, practical, consequent, slow and steady, deliberate, experience through senses // not adaptive, stubborn, not taking opportunities/ not risking to think about other possibilities 

‘The most soothing voice is comforting you, a voice like the humming of Lorelei, the highest and purest form of sensation at the tip of her tounge and you listen to her for hours. She is true and real, she is slow but thinking through, you can see the glistening in her eyes as she laughs - remarking your great taste in music again.’

Gemini mercury: curious, flexible, unbiased, analytical, systematic, versaitile, quick witted, rather logical, impressionable // easily bored, playing mind games at times, really gossipy

‘Is this mind a blessing or a curse? All these worlds that are kept in their heads, all this information and lightning strikes connect them, sometimes shining bright when one thought travels to another country to visit the other side of the universe. They look up in the air and start brooding but laugh sooner or later afterwards - in the huge repertoir they found the clearest answer to the solution. Really, this mind is fascinating.’

Cancer mercury: nostalgic, subjective, emotional and empathetic, imaginative, intuitive, listeners, easily reads between the lines, helping/caring // too subjective, moody, avoid arguments to the point where it’s unhealthy

‘Hearing her speak is like reading an old novel, an old novel in an open bookshelf that you found near the street. You find old post carts and photos inside of it, people with painfully content faces, now vanished in the worn out process of floating time. Dreams that never got true, the laughing of a family sitting at the dining table, screaming at the moon and every other tear that was drowned in silence.

Leo mercury: loud, dramatic, positiv, intuitive, clever, creativ, prideful, warm //stubborn, too prideful, intolerant to other ideas/believes, exaggerating

‘He does not plainly speak, he announces, every word is saturated with gold and preach his wisdom, for that he is sharing it with you out of a greater purpose. You will hear him sing and scream and they will laugh and eagerly listen to his stories, for he is known that he has the most exciting stories to tell. If he always sticks to the truth while telling you his glorious tales? Well, he has an creative mind, for sure.’

Virgo mercury: analytical, methodical, realistic and critical, objective, logical, detail oriented, foresighted, organizing/systematical, picky, adaptable // intolerant, to detail oriented, too critical and/or whiny/pessimistic

‘There was a hint of amusement in the eyes of the leutnant. He thought about all the ways he and his soldiers could go, all the failures that lay ahead and all the victories that were made for them. Nobody doubted his cool and clear way of thinking, everybody knew that deep inside of him, there was a complexity of thoughts, like a spider web made out of ice - careful, do not touch it, it’ll easily break if shaken too much, when the wind is blowing at night. But of course, the spider is clever enough to build a better, much stronger web each day.’

Libra: objective, fair, diplomatic,imaginative, indecisive, pleasing, easy going/charming, connective, creative/deep interest in culture // do not adapt very fast, too pleasing/ indecisive, lazy, need to learn how to disagree

‘People want to call them rather superficial, but I laugh at the thought, that people think badly about such a talent. The smoothest, finest words come out of their mouths, answers that combine the most complex and different opinions from both sides of the crowd. Their mind is a bridge, a gateway to another room, where mentally your senses are touched gently and comforting.’

Scorpio: secretive, sharp minded, investigative, deep, nag for superiority, analytical, instinctive, uncompromising and enigmatic, say what they think // the need to be always better, too secretive, interpreting wrong theories, skeptive and negative/pessimistic, say what they think

‘When he speaks it is like the venom of the snake, every little word he shares and scatters makes you eager for more, but still left with nothing relevant as he knows how to play with words. Strong words, the words of a wounded man who knows that there is more to the world as the facade it puts on every day. He knows where your dead bodies are burried.’

Sagittarius: humorous, subjective, open minded, far-sighted, considerate, positiv, honest, look at the bigger picture, philosphical // brutally honest/ rudeness, not detail oriented enough, judgemental, taking things not seriously, impatient 

‘She is laying on an evergreen field in the prairie, with waterfalls that can be heard in the distance. A buzzard draws his circles up there in the sky and not a single cloud can be seen. She inhales and exhales the fresh, clean air. Thinking is freedom. And freedom is to think without limitations, in the most beautiful places that you can imagine.’

Capricorn: clever, clear, realistic, crytical/skeptical, practical, foresighted, sharp, concentrated, reasonable, methodical, cautious and carefully choosing words // pessimistic, too considerate about how they appear to others, moody, judgemental, at times impatient when people do not get their way of thinking

‘Sitting at the desk he releases his last words and formes them to letters that were written on the paper in front of him. Overthinking he scratches his head and bites his nails nervously. Usually his mind flows like a river but now a rainy day surprised him and he can’t see straight. As the clock strikes twelve, he stands up and opens the door behind him. A thousand eyes look up to him, eager to listen. He swallows and crumples the piece of paper into a ball. Now it’s his time to speak.’

Aquarius: analytical, impersonal, rapid, clear, objective, imaginative/visionary, open minded, quirky,  far-sighted and observant //thinks they are superior to others/intimidating, stubborn, love stirring up a conversation to make it more interesting

‘At the highest form it is like a god-like creature speaks to you through his body. His ideas so revolutional, so dynamic, so clear, how couldn’t you see the solution before? It was right in front of your eyes. People will call him crazy, or they will call him a genius. Sadly, it’s not for him to decide.’

Pisces: poetic, empathetic, creative, romantic, sensitive, utopic, trusting, indirect and soft // too indirect, naive, moody, impractical/disorganized, lazy

‘The eyes mirror the words she says, like an elfen creature, she imagines her dreams of a rosy colored glass house, with the finest art in it: her ideal kind of living. Like a sponge she soakes up the vibes in the room, suddenly feeling so highly saddened as she realizes that he thinks, he will never reach his dreams. “But he is a work of the highest form of art himself, how can he not see the beauty I am allowed to see every day in front of my eyes?” - Oh, she will probably keep these words to herself.