*sticks leg up in air* the rise in popularity of podcasts and vines and other such forms of audio storytelling is a cool art form
*backflips* but every new art form leaves disabled people scrambling for ways to access the stories because abled folks forget that not everyone can hear and not everyone can understand audio-based arts
*does the splits* so please fuckign caption your vines and subtitle your videos and provide transcripts of your podcasts
rising signs often represent the lenses with which we see the world through soooo yeah. this is very archetypal so take that into consideration.
aries rising lenses- these rising signs have two, highly contrasting and opposite lenses (they see things in black and white- no grey). the colors are enhanced and bright, but opposite on either side. there’s a reddish tint on both of the lenses however, and they tend to focus on the positive and exciting aspects of life.
taurus rising lenses- taurus rising lenses help the person see the beauty in everything. they’re a green tint, and pinks are enhanced. they exude a sense of calmness and tranquility. these lenses don’t hide the bad however, just focuses on the beautiful.
gemini rising lenses- these lenses are yellow tinted, and are also transition lenses. each setting the gemini rising goes to, their view changes. these lenses help them attain all the knowledge the world has to offer. changeable, fluid, and youthful.
cancer rising lenses- cancer risings have blue lenses, a somber and soulful view of the world. the lenses help them see the souls of others and empathize deeply. tend to accentuate their large, moony, eyes. sees the world in emotions.
leo rising lenses- orange and golden lenses allow the leo rising to exude confidence and elegance. see the world as a place to perform, everyone around them being an audience member. sunsets and bright lights are enhanced.
virgo risings lenses- grey/blue toned lenses. a sobering and realistic view of the world, with an eye for the pain that exists all around them. stands out to only those who choose to see them. sees the world as a responsibility yet also a library.
libra risings lenses- rose tinted glasses quite literally. this rising gives the ability to exude positivity, kindness, and friendliness. ignores and escapes the reality of the world. similar to the taurus rising, focuses on the beautiful.
scorpio rising lenses - deep, purple tinted lenses. sees the world intensely and passionately, with the darker side of life enhanced. tends to see only the harsher side of the world, all the tragedy that exists. exudes mystery.
sagittarius rising lenses- bright green tinted lenses. this allows the sagittarius rising to see every possibility. optimism, luck, and friends are often acquired. they see the world in every variation and in all of its’ diversity. notices and appreciates culture.
capricorn rising lenses- black and white lenses. these make the capricorn rising think they are seeing the world how it really is, but in fact is a highly pessimistic view. exudes restriction, elegance, and wisdom. sharp criticism and ambition.
aquarius rising lenses- neon blue lenses. sees all of humanity with their lenses, and acts as a messenger to the people, bringing knowledge and information at lightning speed. embodies electricity, friendliness, and eccentricity
pisces rising lenses- rainbow lenses. in each setting, a certain color can be presented as they are mutable and fluid, to fit whatever situation they’re in. sees the world in every possible way. both exudes naivety and wisdom.
Hurricanes are the most violent storms on Earth. People call these storms by other names, such as typhoons or cyclones, depending on where they occur.
The scientific term for ALL of these storms is tropical cyclone. Only tropical cyclones that form over the Atlantic Ocean or eastern and central Pacific Ocean are called “hurricanes.”
Whatever they are called, tropical cyclones all form the same way.
Tropical cyclones are like giant engines that use warm, moist air as fuel. That is why they form only over warm ocean waters near the equator. This warm, moist air rises and condenses to form clouds and storms.
As this warmer, moister air rises, there’s less air left near the Earth’s surface. Essentially, as this warm air rises, this causes an area of lower air pressure below.
This starts the ‘engine’ of the storm. To fill in the low pressure area, air from surrounding areas with higher air pressure pushes in. That “new” air near the Earth’s surface also gets heated by the warm ocean water so it also gets warmer and moister and then it rises.
As the warm air continues to rise, the surrounding air swirls in to take its place. The whole system of clouds and wind spins and grows, fed by the ocean’s heat and water evaporating from the surface.
As the storm system rotates faster and faster, an eye forms in the center. It is vey calm and clear in the eye, with very low air pressure.
Tropical cyclones usually weaken when they hit land, because they are no longer being “fed” by the energy from the warm ocean waters. However, when they move inland, they can drop many inches of rain causing flooding as well as wind damage before they die out completely.
There are five types, or categories, of hurricanes. The scale of categories is called the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale and they are based on wind speed.
How Does NASA Study Hurricanes?
Our satellites gather information from space that are made into pictures. Some satellite instruments measure cloud and ocean temperatures. Others measure the height of clouds and how fast rain is falling. Still others measure the speed and direction of winds.
We also fly airplanes into and above hurricanes. The instruments aboard planes gather details about the storm. Some parts are too dangerous for people to fly into. To study these parts, we use airplanes that operate without people.
Air Signs – [Gemini,
Libra, Aquarius] the triplicity that represents the function of thinking, and
the communicative process
Angles – the term
used to identify the two most “important” axes of a natal chart, and thus four
most “important” points. The Horizon (Ascendant-Descendant) and the Meridian (Medium
AngularHouses – the houses corresponding to
the Cardinal Signs
Aquarius – the
eleventh sign, an air sign of the fixed modality
Aries – the first
sign, a fire sign of the cardinal modality
Ascendant – the degree
of the zodiac that is rising on the horizon at the moment of birth, also known
as the Rising (usually the cusp of the First House)
specific geometrical relations between two bodies in a chart
CadentHouses – the houses corresponding to
the Mutable Signs
Cancer – the fourth
sign, a water sign of the cardinal modality
Capricorn – the tenth
sign, an earth sign of the cardinal modality
CardinalSigns – [Aries, Cancer, Libra,
Capricorn] the quadruplicity existing at the initiation of a season (equinoxes
and solstices). These signs serve to initiate change and begin the cycle of
CompositeChart – a type of relationship chart
created by calculating the mid-points of two different charts, in an attempt to
describe the energetic quality of the relationship
Conjunction – a major
aspect, in which the two bodies are overlapping
Cusp – the dividing
line between two consecutive signs or houses
– a further division of each sign by three, each subsection totaling ten
Degree – one 30th
part of a sign, or one 360th part of a circle
Descendant – the degree
of the zodiac that is setting on the horizon at the moment of birth (usually
the cusp of the Seventh House)
Detriment – the placement
of a planet in a sign or house opposite to the one that it rules
– the placement of a planet in the sign or house that it rules
DuplicatedSigns – signs that rule two houses in a
natal chart, accompanied by Intercepted Signs
EarthSigns – [Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn] the
triplicity that represents the function of the senses, and the need for
practicality in our lives
Ecliptic – the apparent
motion of the sun through our sky as the Earth orbits around. Divided into 360
degrees and then twelve sub sections of thirty degrees called Signs
Exaltation – the placement
of a planet in the sign or house in which it best expresses its energy
Fall – the placement
of a planet in the sign or house opposite to its Exaltation
Feminine Signs –
the three earth signs and the three water signs that represent the
perceptive-emotional functions. The signs of negative polarity
FireSigns – [Aries, Leo, Sagittarius] the
triplicity that represents the function of feeling, and our passions and drives
FixedSigns – [Taurus, Leo, Scorpio,
Aquarius] the quadruplicity that exists as the proliferation of a season. They
serve to maintain and develop the change of the Cardinal Signs
Gemini – the third
sign, an air sign of the mutable modality
Houses – the twelve
sections of a chart that correspond to various spheres of activity in our lives
ImumCoeli – the degree of the zodiac that
is directly below the earth at the moment of birth, also known as the Nadir
(usually the cusp of the Fourth House)
Inconjunct – a minor
aspect, in which two bodies are separated by 150 degrees
InterceptedSigns – signs completely encased within
a house and who thus rule no houses in the chart, accompanied by Duplicated
Leo – the fifth
sign, a fire sign of the fixed modality
Libra – the seventh
sign, an air sign of the cardinal modality
Lord – the ruler
of a sign or house
MasculineSigns – the three fire signs and the
three air signs that represent the rational-communicative functions. The signs
of positive polarity
MediumCoeli – the degree of the zodiac that
is directly overhead at the moment of birth, also known as the Midheaven
(usually the cusp of the Tenth House)
Midpoint – the ecliptic
degree halfway between two bodies or points
Modality – [Cardinal,
Fixed, Mutable] the mode of operation of a sign, and the way in which it
directs its energies
MutableSigns – [Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius,
Pisces] the quadruplicity the exists as the end of a season. They serve to transform
the developments of the fixed signs to pave the way for cardinal creation.
Nodes – the Lunar
Nodes: the points in the Moon’s orbit that cross the ecliptic, also known as
the North and South Nodes, the Dragon’s Head and Dragon’s Tail, or Rahu and
Opposition – a
major aspect, in which two bodies are separated by 180 degrees
Orb – variation of
degrees from an aspect
Pisces – the twelfth
sign, a water sign of the mutable modality
Planets – the ten
heavenly bodies that correspond to various drives and energies in our lives
Quadruplicity – a
set of four signs with the same modality
Retrograde – the apparent
backwards motion of a planet in our sky due to their relative motion
Sagittarius – the
ninth sign, a fire sign of the mutable modality
Scorpio – the eighth
sign, a water sign of the fixed modality
Sextile – a minor
aspect, in which two bodies are separated by 60 degrees
Signs – 30 degree
sections of the Ecliptic beginning at the Vernal Equinox
Square – a major
aspect, in which two bodies are separated by 90 degrees
Stellium – a grouping
of 3 or more planets in a sign or house (potentially 4 or more depending on the
planets involved and the astrologer)
SuccedentHouses – the houses corresponding to
the Fixed Signs
Synastry – the study
of relationships in astrology utilizing inter-chart overlays and the creation
of a composite chart
Taurus – the second
sign, an earth sign of the fixed modality
Transit – the current
movement of the planets, and the interaction between them as well as their
interaction with a natal chart
Trine – a major
aspect, in which two bodies are separated by 120 degrees
Triplicity – a
set of three signs with the same element
Virgo – the sixth
sign, an earth sign of the mutable modality
WaterSigns – [Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces] the
triplicity that represents the function of emotion, and our intuitive abilities
Zodiac – The Circle
of Animals. The imaginary belt surrounding the Ecliptic in which the Zodiacal Constellations
fall. Note that these are different from the Astrological Signs
I’m not going to explain what aura is, let’s just skip to the main part, how you can see it?
1. How to see other people’s aura. Blur your vision on purpose.
(If you don’t know how, here is a little tip: Focus on something far away from you. Like a tree, or a car, let’s say, across the street. While you’re looking at the thing you chose, focus your mind on what is between you and that thing. The blurry part of your vision. The more you try and practice, the better you’ll get.)
Once your vision is blurry, go sit in the park or somewhere where you can see people walking around. Sit on a bench, blur your vision and focus your mind people walking around. Do not look directly at them. Just accept their presence and look at the thing far away. After some time you’ll see something that looks like a beam of light right above people’s heads. This is the step n.1. Remember the more you practice, the more you’ll see. After some time, you can start to see whole auras around their bodies. Some will be wide, some will have more layers, some will have colors and spikes or smooth edge and so on.
2. How to see your own aura. Wait for the night. Sit alone in a room, let just the street light slightly enter the space you’re in. Hold your hand in front on you, make sure the wall (or something else) behind your hand is dark colored or preferably, black. Blur your vision focusing on your hand. Do not look directly at your hand. After some time, you’ll be able to see something that looks like waves of warmness around your hand. It looks like warm air rising from a tea pot. You may see colors, you may see shape and edges.
Remember, practice makes perfect. Don’t beat yourself up because you won’t be able to see it right away. It takes time.