How to approach a chart

General notes:

  • Make sure you know about your “tools” before you start to avoid wrongly interpreting or missing something. These “tools” are knowledge of the basics/things like
    • the flat wheel
    • the elements
    • the sign’s, planet’s, and house’s keywords / archetypes
    • the modalities
    • rulerships
  • In an astrological chart, southern and sorthern as well as east and west are switched so south is up, north is down, west is right, east is left. (for A.1)
  • Make sure you have birth data that’s as accurate as possible. We’re talking birth certificate or biography accurate.
  • Clearly always feel free to add more as you please, but these things should be included to create a rough outline of any chart.

A) Overall Impression:

  1. Are more planets in the southern (upper half) or northern (lower half) hemisphere of the chart? Are more in the eastern (left half) or western (right half) part?
  2. Are there any interceptions/duplications? If so, where? 
  3. Where are the angles?
  4. Any obvious chart patterns?
  5. Any big stellia?

B) Narrowing it down a bit - Sorting into categories:

  1. How much energy is concentrated in a certain element, modality, and polarity?
    1. How many bodies fall into angular houses/cardinal signs, how many into succedent/fixed and cadent/mutable?
    2. How many bodies fall into fire houses/signs, how many into earth, air, and water?
    3. How many bodies fall into an active/masculine house/sign, how many into a passive/feminine sign?
  2. Are there any significant lacks of a certain category? Does the chart significantly lack a certain element’s, polarity’s, or modality’s energy?
  3. How many aspects are present? Of what kind? How many conjunctions? How about sextiles, trines, oppositions, and squares?

C) Making it exact - Placement positions, major aspects, etc.:

  1. What houses and signs do the individual planets and luminaries fall in?
  2. What major aspects form between which planets?
  3. Are any planets strongly afflicted or beneficially aspected?
  4. What is the chart ruler and where is it?
  5. What house cusps do the signs fall on?
  6. Are any planets in retrograde?

D) Looking for details - Degrees, lords, rulerships, etc.:

  1. What decans do the planets fall in?
  2. Where are the lords of the houses seated?
  3. Are any planets dignified or exalted? In detriment or fall?
  4. Are any planets in an anartic degree?
  5. Where are the rulers of certain placements seated?
  6. What is the tightest aspect?

E) Delineation

The actual delineation (= interpretation/analysis) of the chart can begin here. Taking the above steps shouldn’t involve active interpretation just yet as you are simply creating an outline for the chart and objectively view the distribution of energies in it. It is supposed to ensure having the big picture in mind from the beginning on as well as making sure that nothing is forgotten.

What if Shy Mer Sid didn’t live in the ocean? What if he’s built for freshwater, lakes up north that are chilly in the summer and frozen over in the winter?

Sometimes people skate on the ice. Sid always stays under, though sometimes he tracks the skaters who wander out onto thin ice, ready to help in case they fall through. It hasn’t happened, yet, so no one knows he lives in the lake. Which is just fine by him.

Until the middle of winter, when a tall man skates graceful patterns into the ice in the dead of night. He returns at the same time every night, like clockwork, and there’s something about him that makes Sid want to resurface.


From a couple of days at a rented cabin up north from where I live. 


1. Dan and Phil spend New Year’s up north and are both kissed by the same dog at midnight

2. Dan and Phil hear about the rumors of Phil having a secret wife who’s pregnant and they play along calling her Janice and Stephanie

3. They continuously complain about gas leaks and how awful their apartment is

4. Dan and Phil spend Phil’s 30th up north on IOM

5. Pastel Edits IRL

6. Phil goes to the gym and is terrified by the trainer

7. It becomes obvious that dnp are moving

8. Dan and Phil go to Singapore and Australia 

9. Dan and Phil move out of the old London flat

10. The finale of Dan and Phil Crafts including a shirtless Phil

11. Easter baking in Pastel outfits

12. Dan rebrands

13. They attend Playlist Live!

14. Dan goes to the Bahamas and the Phandom is lost until he explains (aka the craziest and best drama on Tumblr all year) 

15. Dan stays in Florida with the Lesters for like 2 weeks

16. Dan curls Phil’s hair

17. It’s obvious they share a room due to the fact Phil’s room is a closet

18. They attend VidCon even though they missed their flight

19. They go on several movie dates throughout the year

20.  They hang out with Anthony and go disco skating

21. Dan makes a video opening up about depression becoming a new ambassador for Young Minds

22. They make a calendar with dogs

23. They dogbait all year

24. They release a board game on October 19th of all days

25. Spooky Week

26. Halloween Baking proving they are one person 

27. They begin live streaming somewhat regularly on the gaming channel

28. Phil does a “boyfriend picks my outfit” video disguised as “viewers” pick my outfit with Dan off camera giving commentary

29. PINOF 9

30. 2nd year of gamingmas starts

31. Not My Arms challenge

32. Dan does this thing for YouTube

33. Dan and Phil go to a Winter Wonderland with Sophie and PJ and go down a slide together

34. Star Wars premiere

35. charades

36. Fireboy and Watergirl aka the series that killed us all

37. Dan sings All I Want For Christmas is You by Phil’s request as that is Phil’s favorite Christmas song

38. They have a real tree this year (RIP rave tree)

39. Dan and Phil sing baby it’s cold outside

40. Dan went up north for at least a day or two to spend time with Phil and the Lesters

41. They announce a world tour 

They said this year would be “chill” THAT’S A LOAD OF BULLSHIT!!!! we still have like a week left… We know PINOF bloopers are coming along with one last gaming video. What else can happen in the next week? 

I’m probably missing quite a few… This year was wild.

ask-north-korea’s Refugee Fundraiser


Hello everyone! It’s been a few months since I’ve opened this blog and you guys have been more supportive than I could ever imagine. I’m really surprised by how many people have complimented me on my OC and the information on this blog.

However, I said in the beginning that I wanted to do some tangible good, so I’m going to use this blog to try and do that now. As we go into the New Year, we can collectively help someone else get a new start. So, I’ve set up a Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) fundraising page, the link to which can be found in my blog description (sorry for not putting it here but tumblr won’t show posts with external links in the search!).

Our goal is to raise $250 in two weeks! (so by Jan 8!) According to LiNK, $250 is what it costs them to “provide food, clothing, and other necessities during [a refugee’s] journey to safety.” If just 1/3 of the people following this blog donate $1, we can easily reach that goal. You can even donate anonymously if you don’t want your name shown on the page!

I know people can be strapped for cash this time of year, so don’t feel bad if you can’t donate! You can still reblog this post to help more people see it!

Next time I hear something on the lines of “he gave up the North like an idiot” I’m going to scream. Dany gave him everything. EVERYTHING. Her armies (all of them), her dragons and all the fucking dragonglass. She put on standby her war for the throne to fight alongside him. She personally saved his sorry ass when he was about to die on a suicide mission she was never happy about and lost a child in the process. What was he supposed to do exactly? Be an asshole and give nothing back? For what? To keep a title he’s not interested in for the sake of a few annoying lords that were occupied doing their nails while he was fighting for Winterfell? Come on!

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I am legit surprised that so many people are upset about Dan’s tweet. Listen, he CHOSE to answer that specific question, he confirmed that he was there, didn’t give any explanation about how it’s just such a bro thing to do and told us that he is now back in London. So what in that is upsetting? The fact that he is back home? Well we knew he would go back at some point because he also has his own parents. The fact that he said he did it to get a walk? Do you really think it can even be considered an explanation or excuse?

Everything is awesome, people. DnP are comfortable enough to let us know they are spending time at the Lester’s, they sang a love song duet and look at each other with so much adoration I feel I need to look away sometimes. Love is real and 2017 has been a blessing and bloopers out in two days. Happy Holidays!

Stressed-Out Narwhals Don’t Know Whether To Freeze Or Flee, Scientists Find

Narwhals — the unicorns of the sea — show a weird fear response after being entangled in nets. Scientists say this unusual reaction to human-induced stress might restrict blood flow to the brain and leave the whales addled.

The narwhals swim hard and dive deep to escape after being released from a net, but at the same time their heart rates dramatically plummet, according to a newly published report in Science. It’s almost like they are simultaneously trying to freeze and flee.

“This is an unusual reaction to an unusual kind of threat,” says Terrie Williams, a researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz. “I don’t believe that this is the normal response when the animals are being pursued by a killer whale.”

Male narwhals have a distinctive long, spiral tusk, and these elusive creatures live way up north in the Arctic. They aren’t easy to study, as they live much of their lives surrounded by darkness and ice. But scientists sometimes monitor their movements by catching them with nets and tagging them in the summertime, when the whales are more accessible.

Williams and her colleagues recently traveled to waters off the east coast of Greenland to outfit narwhals with technology that lets researchers monitor the marine mammals’ heart rates, swimming movements and other data.

“This is the first time that there’s been a long-term record on an EKG for a wild cetacean,” says Williams, who has used similar monitors on dolphins and seals. “I don’t know that there’s anything quite like it.”

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