there is soul activity that transcends the natal chart. the soul is eternal, astrology dies when we die. it is activated when we take a breath. it does not live on. the soul does. it does not remain attached to this, and is probably experiencing multiple lifetimes at once with different natal charts. the zodiac spins in many ways. esoteric astrology that focuses on previous lives notes cancer as the starting point of the zodiac. aries, near the end, as they need no saviour or god as pisces does, but they are moving and glowing in spirit purely from self emanating (godly) prophecy.

the true self is not the zodiac. we are not our zodiac, we are just expressing this incarnation as, for instance, a virgo or a cancer. the archetypes we have the potential to utilize contain the most appropriate qualities for learning what we have to this time around

Kami Medium (Medium Archetype)

I think today marks our first medium archetype, but it is also our first archetype that represents how mediums need not specifically invite only the spirits of dead mortals into their bodies.

Indeed, some instead invite in outsiders, or in the case of today’s entry, kami. For the uninitiated, are interpreted in pathfinder as spirits of nature or guardian spirits that serve as the middle point between the spirits that shamans call upon and outsiders from the outer planes. They are associated with the natural world, but also have divine purpose and more tangible bodies with which to watch over their charges. This falls pretty well in line with their Japanese origins, since they are nearly invisible when left alone, but occasionally manifest to grant boons to respectful mortals, or to punish them for violating that which they protect.

Kami mediums are a rare few who have been blessed with being able to call upon the kami, allowing them to insert a bit of themselves into the medium to empower them, blessing them with their power. However, there is more to this, as they also gain a selection of abilities no doubt connected to the occult mysteries that allow one to become a kami medium in the first place.

These mysteries lend themselves to certain limitations and changes to how they go about their magic. For one, they must travel to entirely different locations than a normal medium to bond with a specific form of kami, such as crossroads for dosojin, which act as their tricksters, bonsai or potted and cultivated plants for fukujin as their marshals, thunderstorms for the kaminari as champions, lake and ponds for their hierophants in the form of suijin, and various sacred gates to call upon the zuishin, which act as their guardian spirits. However, they do not have an equivalent for the archmage, and cannot call upon such powers.

However, regardless of spirit, these mediums must also accept taboos in order to bond with their spirits, at the very least honoring nature and eschewing metal armor, though they still do gain the potential energy that taboos normally grant.

Rather than purely focus their psychic spells through their minds, these mystics also use ofuda, or strips of prayer scrolls, to focus, attaching them to the targets of their spells. Normally these ofuda attach themselves automatically to their intended target unless resisted, but spells that require aiming still do have a chance of missing. The benefit of the ofuda is that their use as a focus makes their magic immune to ordinary dispelling, however, simply physically removing them will end the spell. Thankfully, those with hostile ofuda attached are magically unaware of them, but their allies could notice and remove them easily, and friendly ofuda on allies risk removal by canny, dexterous foes.

These mediums can also use spell-inscribed paper to create an origami animal, a vessel for their familiar, a shikigami kami. Initially their bond is weak, and so the familiar has on the abilities of the animal it mimics, but eventually the shikigami’s full powers manifest, and it even becomes able to assume it’s true form.

As an agent of the will of the kami, these mediums can also call upon local kami for aid, asking them questions of the region as other spellcasters might ask spirits of nature.

Particularly powerful mediums can even designate a significant site to their current kami bond as their ward, gaining the ability to merge with and sense the status of their ward, a useful ability if they wish to protect and guard a location.

If you’re interested in a different sort of medium, this could be a useful alternative to the standard. Consider carefully which spirits you’ll be binding with each day, since you’ll have no access to archmage, and depending on weather, very little access to the champion spirit. Additionally, getting even their other spirits may be tricky depending on how strict your GM makes the requirements of what constitutes a kami favored location, though strictly speaking you should be able to get some spirit anywhere in nature, its specifics based on what sort of locations are closest. Waterways and crossroads perhaps being the most common. As such, I recommend a build centered around the trickster and hierophant spirits, as well as buffing and debuffing spells to make use of the unique properties of their spellcasting.

While most kami are neutral, these mediums need not be, which I suppose is a testament to the wide variety of walks of life that kami are willing to draw from, but for every kind protector that asks the kami respectfully for aid, I can also see the dark side of this, evil kami mediums using dark magic to force kami to aid them, or even channeling oni instead.


Seeking a cure to a plague, the party seeks out a naiad mystic said to have powerful healing magic. However, on the road to returning with her, her magical abilities change, becoming evasive on the road, taciturn at a shrine, and jovial and inspiring at a zen garden. When they finally reach the city, she admits that she cannot cure the plague unless there is a nearby body of water to channel a kami from. However, the city is far inland, and finding such a body may mean searching for an underground lake in the Deep Dark.

The Temple of Resplendent Purity holds a dark secret. While the water is pure and the sunlit chambers bright, underneath it lies a mote of corruption from some fungoid fiend long forgotten. The resident priests, many of which are kami mediums, work alongside the resident spirits to contain the evil there, making sure it never leaves, and never spreads to the upper floors where guests might see it. This does mean, however they must occasionally deal with dread wraiths and the like, the tormented remains of priests and others who died in the temple, and let the evil into their souls.

Every group of adventurers has their own quirks, but the group known as the Storm Queens only ever take jobs that involve open combat on the surface when they know a storm is coming, either naturally or induced by their tempest druid leader. They do this because that is when they are at their strongest, with their stormborn sorceress, shadowdancer thief, and kaminari-channeling kami medium.

anonymous asked:

My English teacher is teaching about archetypes and we were talking about snakes and she mentioned Harry Potter and we all thought she was talking about the basilisk but nooooo she was talking about Slytherin house and me and my friends were like how dare

oh fuck no

anonymous asked:

How much did turning into a cartoon influence Henry's personality in the Rubberhose AU? Since he kind of created himself, was the result an idealised, flattened version in a sense? How much of a point does Bendy have when saying he fits into that heroic archetype?

It sort of depends on how you look at it. Henry would say he’s simply feeling more energetic thanks to his revitalized youth, and naturally it’d make him more motivated to understand what’s going on. Meanwhile Bendy sees him going from a weird and confused old man to this bouncy dweeb who’s figuring stuff out the rest of them never managed. Everyone’s coming out of this acting differently than they would have before, and Henry blames it on the stress and circumstance while Bendy sees it as part of a shift in narrative.

Since everyone having a go at it, let’s recap the archetypes of Villainous and how it panders to each demographic

Dr. Flug - It’s the dorky contrast, you know, they got a bag over their head so you know they’re the quirky one who’s weird and people with anxieties will LOVE them

5.0.5. - This is just a Minion/Catbug voice acted by a let’s player

Demencia - This character is somehow every single woman character who is fetishized beyond belief by weird fandoms in one single form, they are the ultimate fucking designed weapon that will generate porn, their entire character is being horny after a villain and they look like a raver, they got 1 colored eye, FANGS and they’re an early adult Ginger, the attitude ginger archetype is the MOST crucial part of this, this could be Vivian James, if this character were to have a Japanese equivalent it would be a tsundere cat girl with 2 colored eyes, rainbow hair and a maid dress, that’s how intentional this design was. 

Black Hat - Do I really need to explain why people would like this 1940s black and white looking wacky mad villain?

saber153  asked:

Hey dude do you know of an Archtype in D&D that focuses on spears/polearm weapons? I kinda wanna make a character that plays like a Fire Emblem Halberdier or a General owo

I don’t know of a specific archetype, though if you’re going for a fighter you can try out Battlemaster. If your DM allows unearthed arcana content, the Knight (mostly uses polearms) and Purple Dragon Knight (a general-like fighter) are also options. The Oath of the Crown paladin is a general type as well, though they don’t have anything special to polearms. I also suggest taking the Polearm Master or Sentinel feats.
Good luck, and have a nice day!

misterbadguy159  asked:

JLA plays D&D. What kind of characters do they play, what kind of player archetypes do they fill, etc?

Not my field of expertise, but at a glance based on what Wikipedia says about them, Wonder Woman’s a Ranger (apparently the huntresses of Diana/Artemis were an inspiration for them), Batman’s a Fighter (and I’m in agreement with Chris Sims that he is never, ever allowed to be the DM because everyone definitely always dies), Superman’s a Cleric (of course he’s the healer), Green Lantern’s a Bard (they “use their artistic talents to induce magical effects”, that’s his job description), Flash is a Wizard (Barry’s a nerd), J’onn’s a Paladin (powerful and super-upright, keeping the team on-point is already his deal), and Aquaman’s a Barbarian (Jovial Water Conan is typically a description of the best versions of Aquaman). @charlotteofoz comes to mind as someone who’d maybe have better answers.

I identify a lot with the ‘grouchy old scientist who makes monsters/robots in place of children’ archetype because that’s honestly where I see myself in ten years, except instead of creating monsters I raise thousands of brine shrimp.

evolutions of expressions

# 1 ~ aries ~ the dictator - ego centric and dominating. controls and refuses to acknowledge the needs and feelings of others, primitive, toddler-like
# 2 ~ the victorian ~ the champion, the pioneer, the winner, the triumphant discoverer, the valiant conqueror, can be reckless, combative, unrelenting
#3 ~ the defender - uses developed leadership skills to protect, ensure justice, and defend the innocent and vulnerable. inspires with vision

#1 ~ the glutton - identifies too closely with materials and money. no amount of zeros on the bank balance or possessions is enough
#2 ~ the investor - protects and preserves materials. eye for design and style. relishes. can be greedy/overly spendthrift/over indulgent.
#3 ~ the earth child - appreciates and beautifies the materials of the natural plain, lover of wine, woman, and song. creative vision. ensures organic resources. knows how and when to invest with finances

#1 ~ the gossip- uses the voice to spread rumors, vicious untruths, and words that will stir up drama.
#2 ~ the journalist ~ is the mercury messenger circulating the up to date information, the news anchor, and also the broadcasting or propaganda and unsourced fabrications, will write under direction
#3 ~ the academic ~ uses high intelligence to research, learn, and educate. dedicated to education, be through self or institution. the writer of the passion, whether it be tabloid or textbook

# 1 ~ the abandoned child - clings to people out of fear, reacts to situations with the screams of the exposed child, melancholic and reactive
# 2 ~ the martyr - expresses deep compassion and sympathy, the surrogate parent, dependent, may neglect own needs for other people, can feel victimised
# the source - is self sufficient and defines himself without heritage and family role, protective and powerful, tenacious, provides emotionally and physically, is the umbilical cord channel that connects loved ones to god through her, profound empathy 

# 1 ~ the cub - dependent, self absorbed, hysterical, attached to mother archetype, undeveloped, self conscious
# 2 ~ the lion - king of the jungle, predatory and protective, self regulating and self ruling, sustains loved ones, confident
# 3 ~ the sphinx - wise and advising, generous and proud, guardian of the young and creative visionary

# 1 ~ the critic - the inflamed eye that spot every blemish, consumed with order and hygiene, overly self conscious
# 2 ~ the servant - seeks to be of assistance to others. healing hands. identifies with perfectionism. hypochondriac and hysteria 
# 3~ the mastermind - fuses high level intelligence with rhythmic logic and crystal ideals. views imperfections as gold between the cracks. dedicated toward creating a perfect world for others

# the imitation - is distressed in solitude, requires other people to provide a sense of self, remains in destructive relationships, reflects others
#the lawyer - has awareness for every point of view and attempts to balance oppositions, can be chronically indecisive
# the judge - makes a decisive rule on every individual situation based on the precisely equal evaluation and analysis on what is fair, right, and equal. distributes everybody’s opinion and his own into a clear, moral and admirable standpoint

# 1 the scorpion ~ paranoid, self destructive, wrathful, and withdrawn. controlled by emotions and suspicions. controlling and power hungry, promiscuous, fanatical and pedantic
# 2 the eagle ~ has an empathy and intuitive psychological receptivity, identifies with darker impulses, justice seeking, fears loss of power and exposure, may dabble in black magick or darker sciences. can be the ‘hurt to heal’ expression like a surgeon who must make an incision to cure
# 3 the phoenix ~ the divine healer expressing the wisdom of water therapy and sorcery and medicines. ultra conscious of human suffering, uses occult power for good and holistic healing

#the glutton - gorges in excess, cannot control pleasure seeking ways, overly skeptical, believes own lies
#the philosopher - studies or summons interest in philosophical matters and travel, mental, spiritual, and physical. maybe too sterile with opening up himself to accept the beliefs of what he truly knows and studies
#the guru - distributes the highest wisdom of sagittarius… the quest for divine intimacy, mysticism, symbolism, theology, spiritual law, on pilgrimage, through book, or academics

#the tyrant - power hungry without remorse, wants to ascend up the ladder at any cost, chooses work over recreation, family, and values
#the laborer - dedicated and steady, hardworking and humbly ambitious, works on behalf of himself and others will ascend at his own pace. may be consumed by work
#the architect - has exhausted physical and mental talents and ascended toward his profound dreams. wants to establish a better, systemized world co-relating with the esoteric, is the provider, as a parent with his own child or acts as guardian of society and institution

#the rebel - deliberately acts to shock people, expresses individuality at the risk of professional or social reputation
#the activist - battles on behalf of causes that relate to their interests and passions, is very outspoken and effective, may partake in protest chaos for the sheer fun of it, can take on radical ideas
#the mother of humanity - the protector of all forms, from child to every animal, the one who fights on behalf of something bigger, the one who identifies with being one with everything. to guard the rainforest is to guard a part of themselves

#1 ~ the addict - lost in his need for escapism and salvation. cannot control the need to lose himself in toxins, alcohols, drugs, medications, sex, daydream, cinema, lies and deceives
#2 ~ the mystic ~ experiments/dabbles with different belief systems, conjures occult knowledge for good or evil, understands mysticism, may be melancholic or despondent, can be impressionable
#3 ~ the spirit guide - transports people on spiritual journeys, is equipped with mystical knowledge and power, uses intuition and forces of enchantment for good, distributes divine wisdom, is compassionate to all beings, feels at one with god

i was just playing around with some ideas, i intend to reflect more on this and extend it going into more detail. astrology is a lot of fun :)


Western Mythic/Literary Archetypes Associated with the Signs

Aries—Ares, Athena, Adam, Lilith, Samson, Lancelot, Xena

Taurus—Narcissus, Adonis, Io, Edenic Eve, Snow White, The Evil Queen, Isis, Theseus, Edenic Adam

Gemini—Hermes, Castor & Pollux, Cain & Abel, Puck, Eris, Juliet, Peter Pan, Robin Hood, Enlightened Eve, Tinkerbell

Cancer—Greek Noah, Themis, Osiris, Selene, Heracles, Biblical Noah, Pinocchio, Cinderella, Derceto, The Fairy Godmother

Leo—Helios, Ra, Artemis, Hestia, Solomon, David, Morgain, Bathsheba, St. Genevieve, Tom Sawyer, Arthur Pendragon, Dorothy

Virgo—Prometheus, Hephaestus, Hermes, Demeter, Pandora, Cain, Mary Magdalene, Wendy

Libra—Apollo, Aphrodite, The Fates/Muses/Furies, Lucifer, Medea, Circe, Astraea, Ishtar

Scorpio—Hades, Satan, Persephone, The Sphinx, The Beast, Alice

Sagittarius—Zeus, Dionysus, Hera, Lady Godiva, Huckleberry Finn, Jane Eyre

Capricorn—Cronus, Pan, Rhea, Azazel, Moses, Titania, Mother Goose

Aquarius—Uranus, Ganymede, Hebe, Eos, John the Baptist, Merlin, Salome, St. Ambrose

Pisces—Eros, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Amphitrite, Jesus Christ, Mary, The Muses, Ondine, Uncle Tom

  • Aries: I want
  • Taurus: I acquire
  • Gemini: I think
  • Cancer: I feel
  • Leo: I do
  • Virgo: I arrange
  • Libra: I harmonize
  • Scorpio: I transform
  • Sagittarius: I understand
  • Capricorn: I identify
  • Aquarius: I dream
  • Pisces: I believe
The Signs as Common Archetypes

ARIES -  The Hero

Motto: Where there’s a will, there’s a way
Core desire: to prove one’s worth through courageous acts
Goal: expert mastery in a way that improves the world
Greatest fear: weakness, vulnerability, being a “chicken”
Strategy: to be as strong and competent as possible
Weakness: arrogance, always needing another battle to fight
Talent: competence and courage
The Hero is also known as: The warrior, crusader, rescuer, superhero, the soldier, dragon slayer, the winner and the team player.

TAURUS -  The Magician

Motto: I make things happen.
Core desire: understanding the fundamental laws of the universe
Goal: to make dreams come true
Greatest fear: unintended negative consequences
Strategy: develop a vision and live by it
Weakness: becoming manipulative
Talent: finding win-win solutions
The Magician is also known as: The visionary, catalyst, inventor, charismatic leader, shaman, healer, medicine man.

GEMINI -  The Jester

Motto: You only live once
Core desire: to live in the moment with full enjoyment
Goal: to have a great time and lighten up the world
Greatest fear: being bored or boring others
Strategy: play, make jokes, be funny
Weakness: frivolity, wasting time
Talent: joy
The Jester is also known as: The fool, trickster, joker, practical joker or comedian.

CANCER -  The Caregiver

Motto: Love your neighbour as yourself
Core desire: to protect and care for others
Goal: to help others
Greatest fear: selfishness and ingratitude
Strategy: doing things for others
Weakness: martyrdom and being exploited
Talent: compassion, generosity
The Caregiver is also known as: The saint, altruist, parent, helper, supporter.

LEO -  The Lover

Motto: You’re the only one
Core desire: intimacy and experience
Goal: being in a relationship with the people, work and surroundings they love
Greatest fear: being alone, a wallflower, unwanted, unloved
Strategy: to become more and more physically and emotionally attractive
Weakness: outward-directed desire to please others at risk of losing own identity
Talent: passion, gratitude, appreciation, and commitment
The Lover is also known as: The partner, friend, intimate, enthusiast, sensualist, spouse, team-builder.

VIRGO - The Innocent

Motto: Free to be you and me
Core desire: to get to paradise
Goal: to be happy
Greatest fear: to be punished for doing something bad or wrong
Strategy: to do things right
Weakness: boring for all their naive innocence
Talent: faith and optimism
The Innocent is also known as: Utopian, traditionalist, naive, mystic, saint, romantic, dreamer.

LIBRA -  The Orphan/Regular Guy or Gal

Motto: All men and women are created equal
Core Desire: connecting with others
Goal: to belong
Greatest fear: to be left out or to stand out from the crowd
Strategy: develop ordinary solid virtues, be down to earth, the common touch
Weakness: losing one’s own self in an effort to blend in or for the sake of superficial relationships
Talent: realism, empathy, lack of pretence
The Regular Person is also known as: The good old boy, everyman, the person next door, the realist, the working stiff, the solid citizen, the good neighbour, the silent majority.

SCORPIO -  The Ruler

Motto: Power isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.
Core desire: control
Goal: create a prosperous, successful family or community
Strategy: exercise power
Greatest fear: chaos, being overthrown
Weakness: being authoritarian, unable to delegate
Talent: responsibility, leadership
The Ruler is also known as: The boss, leader, aristocrat, king, queen, politician, role model, manager or administrator.

SAGITTARIUS -  The Explorer

Motto: Don’t fence me in
Core desire: the freedom to find out who you are through exploring the world
Goal: to experience a better, more authentic, more fulfilling life
Biggest fear: getting trapped, conformity, and inner emptiness
Strategy: journey, seeking out and experiencing new things, escape from boredom
Weakness: aimless wandering, becoming a misfit
Talent: autonomy, ambition, being true to one’s soul
The explorer is also known as: The seeker, iconoclast, wanderer, individualist, pilgrim.


Motto: The truth will set you free
Core desire: to find the truth.
Goal: to use intelligence and analysis to understand the world.
Biggest fear: being duped, misled—or ignorance.
Strategy: seeking out information and knowledge; self-reflection and understanding thought processes.
Weakness: can study details forever and never act.
Talent: wisdom, intelligence.
The Sage is also known as: The expert, scholar, detective, advisor, thinker, philosopher, academic, researcher, thinker, planner, professional, mentor, teacher, contemplative.

AQUARIUS -  The Rebel

Motto: Rules are made to be broken
Core desire: revenge or revolution
Goal: to overturn what isn’t working
Greatest fear: to be powerless or ineffectual
Strategy: disrupt, destroy, or shock
Weakness: crossing over to the dark side, crime
Talent: outrageousness, radical freedom
The Outlaw is also known as: The rebel, revolutionary, wild man, the misfit, or iconoclast.

PISCES -  The Creator

Motto: If you can imagine it, it can be done
Core desire: to create things of enduring value
Goal: to realize a vision
Greatest fear: mediocre vision or execution
Strategy: develop artistic control and skill
Task: to create culture, express own vision
Weakness: perfectionism, bad solutions
Talent: creativity and imagination
The Creator is also known as: The artist, inventor, innovator, musician, writer or dreamer.

The 1 Class Band: (Probably) The Rarest D&D Party...

This is something almost everyone’s campaign has, the old troubles of not making everyone the same class.

And this brings up troubles, most of the time…

You don’t want a duplicate of something the party already has. 

The Party already has a Barbarian, a Cleric, a Ranger, a Rogue and a Wizard…

So what are YOU going to play?

Well, to celebrate this month’s “Opposite Day” Theme, we’re flipping the tables…

(Not literally, because I’m not cleaning that up…) 

And encouraging people to run Oneshots, Short Campaigns, or even a full Adventure to Level 20…

All as the same class…

Keep reading

  • cardinal - ego:
  • aries - the hero
  • cancer - the caregiver
  • libra - the innocent
  • capricorn - the orphan
  • fixed - soul:
  • taurus - the lover
  • leo - the creator
  • scorpio - the rebel
  • aquarius - the explorer
  • mutable - self:
  • gemini - the jester
  • virgo - the sage
  • sagittarius - the ruler
  • pisces - the magician
the signs as seductive archetypes
  • The Ideal Lover: The man or woman who embodies every one's dreams. Many have felt disillusioned because their dream seemed to be just a figment of their imaginations. Then an ideal lover comes along that offers them everything they've ever wanted- adventure, romance, chemistry, connection. Pisces.
  • The Siren: The ultimate fantasy figure, highly seductive, who offers a total release from the limitations of life. Their presence is always heightened and sexually charged, and others feels transported to a world of pure pleasure. Dangerous, mysterious, and hard to catch. Cancer.
  • The Charismatic: Charismatic people have an inner quality of self confidence, sexual energy, sense of purpose, contentment-that most people lack and want. This quality radiates outward, permeating the gestures of Charismatics, making them seem extraordinary and superior. Leo, Scorpio.
  • The Coquette: A Coquette will hold others in thrall by delaying their satisfaction, pulling them back and forth between hope and frustration. They bait with the promise of reward – the hope of physical pleasure, happiness, power – all of which, however, proves elusive; yet this only makes others pursue them more. Gemini.
  • The Natural: Natural embodies the qualities of childhood – spontaneity, sincerity, unpretentiousness. In the presence of Naturals, we feel at ease, caught up in their playful spirit, transported back to that golden age. Naturals elicit our sympathy for their trials, making us want to protect and help them. Aries, Sagittarius.
  • The Charmer: Inherently clever and quick-witted, they mask their intelligence by creating a mood of pleasure and comfort. Their method is simple: they deflect attention form themselves and focus it on another. They understand people's spirit, feel their pain, and adapt to their moods. Taurus, Libra.
  • The Dandy: The dandy is the rather mysterious and ambiguous individual and doesn't seem to fall into any stereotypical male or female type. They attract through their unconventionality. The difficulty in categorizing a dandy, and in stirring them emotionally, make them desirable and a challenge to many men and women. Aquarius.
  • The Star: The Star stands out from others through a distinctive and appealing style, they make us want to watch them, At the same time, they are vague and ethereal, keeping their distance, and letting us imagine more than is there. Their dreamlike quality works on our unconscious; we are not even aware how much we imitate them. Virgo, Capricorn.
Jung's Story Archetypes