anonymous asked:

just wondering what sign you think the wizard of oz characters are?

Originally posted by sanguines

note: Because these are going to be “mini Character Studies”, I will only do the Sun and Moon signs. Therefore, some of the characters may have more than one combination, because I don’t have the other placements to represent different aspects of their personality. I may do a full Character Study in the future, but here’s just a brief summary! Also, please keep in mind I haven’t watched this movie in years, so I can’t remember exactly everything that happens. 

Originally posted by ohmygarlands

Dorothy Gale: Pisces sun, Cancer moon or Sagittarius sun, Taurus moon, or Capricorn sun, Cancer moon

Dorothy longs to be “somewhere over a rainbow”, and away from her dreary Kansas life. She is childish, a dreamer, and very imaginative (after we learn the land of Oz was all a dream). In the movie, she learns there is “no place like home”, so she knows where her roots are. In the books, when Dorothy rules Oz as their princess, she remains humble and wholesome, not wanting to make any new rules for the Ozians. Two of her defining characteristics is her innocence and optimism. When she learns her farm house fell on the Wicked Witch of the East, she asked if there was anything she could do to help. She also remains rather practical, wanting to go back to Kansas rather than staying in the magical world of Oz. 

Originally posted by giffing-the-screen

The Scarecrow: Gemini sun, Taurus moon or Sagittarius sun, Taurus moon, or Aquarius sun, Taurus moon

The Scarecrow wants to go to the Emerald City in hopes of getting a brain. He wants to power knowledge grants him, both defining characteristics of Geminis and Sagittarians. He is extroverted nonetheless, and very optimistic, just like Dorothy. However, he is also very loveable and honest. He is very gentle, as Taurus moons are. He’s also rather clumsy (but you can’t fault him for that, he’s made out of straw!).

Originally posted by oz-obsessed

The Tin Man: Taurus sun, Cancer moon or Capricorn sun, Cancer moon

The Tin Man (or Tin Woodman, whichever you prefer) wants a heart from the Wizard. He feels as though he cannot make friends unless he has a heart, despite how kind he is throughout the movie/book. He helps his new friends as much as he can (in the book, he builds them a raft and uses his ax to cut off the heads of animals who tried to attack them; in the movie, he saves the Scarecrow from a fire without thinking twice). He is also very determined. 

Originally posted by marilynrnonroe

The Cowardly Lion: Aries sun, Pisces moon or Leo sun, Pisces moon

The Cowardly Lion joins Dorothy in going to the Emerald City because he wants to ask the Wizard for courage. Above all else, the Cowardly Lion is very brave, even if he doesn’t think it. When he first meets the trio, he tries to act very scary and courageous, only to cower when Dorothy yells at him. He can also be rather humorous. Above all else, he has a kind and gentle heart.

Originally posted by sothemoontoldme

Glinda the Good Witch: Leo sun, Pisces moon or Libra sun, Virgo moon

In the novels, Glinda resides in Quadling Country in a palace encrusted with rubies. Also, honestly, who else could make a grand entrance quite like Glinda? It is also well-noted, in both the movie and the books, that she is well loved by her people. She is compassionate and selfless. She is also incredibly patient and helpful. Overall, she is beautiful both on the outside, and the inside. 

Originally posted by cityguylove

The Wicked Witch of the West: Scorpio sun, Taurus moon or Scorpio sun, Leo moon

The Wicked Witch of the West is a misunderstood character. She isn’t angry because she’s evil, she’s angry because Dorothy’s house killed her sister (or cohort; it depends which medium you’re getting your information from). She is determined to get revenge on Dorothy. However, her motive changes to getting Dorothy’s ruby slippers, (or silver slippers; again, depends what you’re basing this on) and it becomes an obsessive task. Granted, the slippers would help her conquer all of Oz, which seems to be her main goal. This results in her being possessive as well as very determined. She is also rather manipulative. 


The Wiz Live promo screenshots

Airing December 3, 2015 on NBC

(Updated with Mary J. Blige)


British master jeweler Theo Fennell creates awesomely intricate gold rings that combine opulent design with classical literature. The rings feature secret compartments hiding items or characters from their respective stories as well as gates, doors, and drawbridges that really open to reveal tiny painted scenes. The ring inspired by the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has a tiny door that opens to reveal the Yellow Brick Road as it passes through poppy fields in sight of the Emerald City. The Wind in the Willows-inspired ring features a miniature Badger and Mr. Toad beneath a transparent dome. There’s even a ring inspired by the biblical Garden of Eden. The top features a carved wooden serpent that opens to reveal a ruby red apple in a secret compartment.

Fennell’s attitude towards his work is that it should be timeless, and so pairing it with classic literary interpretations makes sense. “Jewellery should be something talismanic and precious, beautifully made to last and not at the ephemeral whim of fashion: it should be truly owned,” he says. “Jewellery has that power – it is a very romantic, sexy and emotional thing.”

Head over to Theo Fennell’s website to check out many more of his fantastically fancy rings and other pieces of seriously fancy-schmancy jewelry.

[via Demilked and Beautiful/Decay]

When Land of Oz first opened, it was very popular and one of the top attractions in the area. 

Apparently Debbie Reynolds was there.

But it was tied to another investment that fell flat, and one of the owners passed away, so eventually the doors were closed for good.

Thirteen years later, the doors were opened for a weekend festival in the autumn, and it’s been a tradition ever since. The park is mostly in disrepair, but gets spruced up a little for the festival.

Thousands of people attend the annual festival to get a glimpse of what the park might have been like when it was open.