*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.
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
female writers + beautiful quotes (based on their actual sign)
*IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY*
ARIES: Maya Angelou (Pisces Mercury in the 8th House)
“You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise!”
TAURUS: Charlotte Brontë (Aries Mercury in the 8th House)
“I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.”
GEMINI: Gwendolyn Brooks (Taurus Mercury in the 9th House)
“It is lonesome, yes. For we are the last of the loud. Nevertheless, live. Conduct your blooming in the noise and whip of the whirlwind.”
CANCER: Anna Akhmatova (Gemini Mercury)
“The whole time I was hoping my silence would fit yours and exclamation marks would gently float across time and space so that boundaries would be crossed; the whole time I was praying you would read my eyes and understand what I was never able to understand. See, we were never about butterflies. We’ve always been about burning stars. All about us is unearthly and radiant.”
LEO: J.K. Rowling (Virgo Mercury in the 7th House)
“The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing.”
VIRGO: Dorothy Parker (Leo Mercury in the 4th House)
“If I didn’t care for fun and such, I’d probably amount to much. But I shall stay the way I am, because I do not give a damn.”
LIBRA: Marina Tsvetaeva (Libra Mercury)
“I want to sleep with you, fall asleep and sleep. That magnificent folk word, how deep, how true, how unequivocal, how exactly what it says. Just – sleep. And nothing more. No, another thing: and know right into the deepest sleep that it is you. And more: how your heart sounds. And – kiss your heart.”
SCORPIO: Anne Sexton (Libra Mercury)
“Give me your skin as sheer as a cobweb. Let me open it up and listen in and scoop out the dark.”
SAGITTARIUS: Jane Austen (Sagittarius Mercury in the 3rd House)
“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”
CAPRICORN: Simone de Beauvoir (Capricorn Mercury in the 2nd House)
“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”
AQUARIUS: Virginia Woolf (Aquarius Mercury in the 10th House)
“Better was it to go unknown and leave behind you an arch, then to burn like a meteor and leave no dust.”
PISCES: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Pisces Mercury in the 6th House)
“What we call Life is a condition of the soul. And the soul must improve in happiness and wisdom, except by its own fault. These tears in our eyes, these faintings of the flesh, will not hinder such improvement.”
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.
The 7th house aka your descendent represents what you will be attracted to, it is generally opposite your rising sign. For example my rising is Aires and my descendent is libra. I am definitely always attracted to a librian energy but also all the air signs(Gemini, Aquarius, libra).
Descendant in Aries (Ruled by Mars)
You are drawn to courageous individuals who have no difficulty asserting themselves. Your partner may appear as an athletic individual or entrepreneur. While your Libra rising can make you indecisive and diplomatic, you may be drawn to a partner who either helps you make decisions or makes them for you.
Descendant in Taurus (Ruled by Venus)
You are drawn to a stable partner who may be more practical and grounded than your Scorpio rising sign. You may impulsively jump into one relationship after another and eventually settle into an enduring and stable one. Your partner may be a provider or enjoy cooking for you with a demonstrated depth of sensuality.
Descendant in Gemini (Ruled by airy Mercury)
You are drawn to an inquisitive partner who may retain a youthful appearance. Sagittarius rising can lead you in search of greener pastures so it is not uncommon to have more than one partner at a time. Your partner appears to be very communicative and sociable and you may share conversations well into the early morning hours.
Descendant in Cancer (Ruled by the Moon)
Your Capricorn ascendant makes you slightly reserved in seeking a partnership and Cancer on the Descendant describes a homebody. You may be drawn to those who mother you in some way. Both Capricorn and Cancer prefer a less social lifestyle and enjoy time spent at home, cooking and building a wonderful nest.
Descendant in Leo (Ruled by the Sun)
You are drawn to a very dramatic partner who appears benevolent and full of character. Your Aquarius ascendant can lead you to explore unusual partnerships but your partner’s devotion, chivalry and knack for creating the perfect romantic evening can rescue you from your highly analytical perch.
Descendant in Virgo (Ruled by earthy Mercury)
You are drawn to a partner who appears organized and analytical with a wry sense of humor. Your Pisces ascendant might make it difficult for you to understand who you are let alone what you want. It may be that your partner provides a sense of routine or brings you an element of groundedness that is attractive to you.
Descendant in Libra (Ruled by airy Venus)
You are drawn to a refined and elegant individual who is charming and graceful. Your Aries rising can lead you from one adventure to another and your partner may ask just the right questions that lead you to lay down roots. Descendent in Libra describes a committed and loyal partner.
Descendant in Scorpio (Ruled by Pluto)
You are drawn to a partner who appears very intense and may prod you through deep transformational experiences. Your Taurus rising can make you slow to reveal yourself and a bit rooted in making changes. Your partner’s commitment to achieve deep intimacy appeals to your Taurus sensuality.
Descendant in Sagittarius (Ruled by Jupiter)
You are drawn to a partner who enjoys sports, philosophy and the outdoors. Your Gemini rising can make it difficult for anyone to truly know you and your partner provides just the amount of lightness and lack of routine that appeals to you. Long discussions into the night is suggested by this placement.
Descendant in Capricorn (Ruled by Saturn)
You are drawn to an ambitious and practical individual who values honesty over intense emotional expression. Your Cancer rising can make you behave like a mother to others and your mate appreciates your stability and desire to provide a comfortable nest.
Descendant in Aquarius (Ruled by Uranus)
You are drawn to unusual people who help you validate your own uniqueness. Your Leo rising can make you quite dramatic and romantic although your partner may operate more in the mental realms and won’t be overly emotional. There may be something unusual about how you approach relationships and your partner appreciates your open minded attitude.
Descendant in Pisces (Ruled by Neptune)
You are drawn to sensitive individuals who appreciate the value of family and roots. Your Virgo rising can make you want to jump in and organize your partner’s life. Your desire for routine provides stability for your partner who helps you dig deeper into intimacy where you may often bury your emotions in a highly analytical approach to life.