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The Midheaven: How You Will Be Remembered

The Midheaven (MC) is commonly thought to describe one’s career path. Although this is a decent indicator of one’s overall path, it can be hard to relate to a specific career so early in one’s life. So, if you don’t relate to your Midheaven like, “Oh, you have a MC in Aries, so you’re probably going to be a police officer, solider, or athlete" then maybe try thinking of the Midheaven as how you will be remembered or what you are generally associated with. (Always trust your dominant sign to describe you the most- *a post similar to this coming soon)
✨No matter what career you decide, you will be remembered by your peers, co-workers, friends, and family by traits from the sign, aspects*, and planets* bestowed upon your 10th House.✨

♈ Aries MC: will be remembered for their courage, boldness, intimidating/unsettling nature, and/or originality.
(ex. Stephen King, Meryl Streep, Kanye West, Joan of Arc, Bill Gates, Angelina Jolie, Madalyn Murry O'Hair, Pablo Picasso, Rachel Maddow, Will Smith, Franz Kafka, Tyra Banks, Aleister Crowley, Tina Fey, Francisco de Goya, Julia Roberts, Chris Farley, Joseph Goebbels, Marvin Gaye, Iggy Pop, Kate Moss, Alfred Hitchcock, George Wallace, Hank Williams, Ayn Rand, Rob Zombie, Alexandre Dumas, John Steinbeck, Anne Frank, Twiggy, Jack Black, William Blake, Celine Dion, Galileo Galilei, Al Gore, Emmylou Harris, Las Vegas-Nevada, Manhattan-New York)

♉ Taurus MC: will be remembered for their extravagant style or possessions, their values, and/or “diva” attitude.

(ex. Henry VIII, Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, Tina Turner, Pope Francis, Jackie Robinson, Selena Gomez, Drake, Donald Trump, Freddie Mercury, Agatha Christie, Muhammad Ali, Frida Kahlo, O. J. Simpson, Justin Timberlake, Marlene Dietrich, Malala Yousafzai, Christopher Columbus, Michael Bay, Luciano Pavarotti, Nicole Richie, Woody Allen, Marilyn Manson, Maya Angelou, Martin Scorsese, Bernie Madoff, Ringo, Josephine Baker, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sarah Palin, Josh Groban, Chris Brown, Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen, Norway)

♊ Gemini MC: will be remembered for/through words (writing, phrase, acting, thoughts, speech), their cleverness,
and/or mental/emotional detachment.

(ex. Jean-Jaques Rousseau, Albert Camus, Madonna, J.R.R. Tolkein, Donna Summer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Chelsea Handler, Alex Trebek, Kurt Cobain, Julie Andrews, Oscar Wilde, Jay-Z, Richard Nixon, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Tom Hanks, Kris Jenner, Walt Disney, Miss Cleo, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Hugh Hefner, Lizzie Borden, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Kathy Bates, Winston Churchill, Melissa Ethridge, Ernest Hemingway, Margaret Mitchell, Paul Simon, Greece, Tokyo-Japan)

♋ Cancer MC: will be remembered for their emotional impact, sensitivity, and/or parental care/control.

(ex. Beyoncé, Matamha Gandhi, John F. Kennedy, Venus Williams, Britney Spears, Arthur Rimbaud, Elizabeth Warren, Denzel Washington, Jeffery Dahmer, Sun Yet-sen, Bob Hope, Stevie Wonder, Anderson Cooper, Cat Stevens, Anna Nicole Smith, Joe Jonas, Rock Hudson, Alice Cooper, Woodrow Wilson, Barbara Walters, T. S. Elliot, Coretta Scott King, Albert Schweitzer, Ted Cruz, Monica Lewinsky, H.P. Lovecraft, Anaïs Nin, Katie Couric, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Carole King, Neil Diamond, Harper Lee, Giacomo Puccini, Sidney Poitier, September 11 attacks, United Kingdom)

♌ Leo MC: will be remembered for their theatrics, arrogance/vanity, power, and/or regality.

(ex. Grace Kelly, Prince, Isaac Newton, Adolf Hitler, Katy Perry, Charlie Chaplin, Aretha Franklin, Sigmund Freud, Jacqueline Onassis-Kennedy, Stanley Kubrick, Courtney Love, Mark Twain, Chaka Khan, Napoleon Bonaparte, Kathy Griffin, Jim Carrey, Alfred Nobel, Eric Clapton, Annie Oakley, Martha Stewart, Divine, Louis Pasteur, Robin Williams, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Chuck Berry, Vladimir Putin, Clint Eastwood, Missy Elliot, Frank Sinatra, Mel B, Edgar Allan Poe, Los Angeles-CA)

♍ Virgo MC: will be remembered for their scandals/controversy, never-ending toil, physicality/health and/or attention to detail.

(ex. Hillary Clinton, Bruce Lee, Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres, Brad Pitt, Nelson Mandela, Bette Davis, Justin Bieber, Elvis Presley, Erykah Badu, Jimmy Page, Eartha Kitt, Leonardo de Vinci, Bob Marley, Joan Crawford, Margaret Thatcher, Eminem, Friedrich Nietzsche, David Lynch, Chaz Bono, Marlon Brando, Björk, Ozzy Osborne, Emily Brontë, Bernie Sanders, Georgia O'Keeffe, Diana Ross, Kahlil Gibran, Russia, United States)

♎ Libra MC: will be remembered for their inner/outer beauty, adaptability, and/or desire for or appearance of stability.

(ex. Elton John, Jane Goodall, Malcolm X, Coco Channel, Kylie Jenner, Ronald Reagan, Princess Diana, Michelangelo, Oprah Winfrey, Bob Dylan, Winona Ryder, Jimi Hendrix, Mother Teresa, Elizabeth Taylor, Cristiano Ronaldo, Angela Merkel, Tom Brokaw, Alan Watts, Charles Darwin, Brigitte Bardot, Patti Smith, Chuck Norris, Linda Lovelace, Ray Charles, Lionel Messi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lewis Carroll, Noam Chomsky, Lucille Ball, Venice-Italy)

♏ Scorpio MC: will be remembered for their physical attractiveness, taboo activities/topics, and/or natural talent.

(ex. James Joyce, Billie Holiday, Taylor Swift, Barack Obama, Carrie Fisher, Jim Morrison, Selena, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Queen Elizabeth II, Ariana Grande, Marie Curie, Anthony Hopkins, René Descartes, Nina Simone, Willem Dafoe, Paul Newman, Mariska Hargitay, Thomas Jefferson, Ray Bradbury, Joseph Stalin, Larry King, Duke Ellington, Joan Jett, Buddy Holly, Megan Fox, Johnny Knoxville, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gwen Stefani, Francis Ford Coppola, Sophia Loren, Marcus Aurelius, China)

♐ Sagittarius MC: will be remembered for their joviality​, reckless/wild free spirit, sense of humor, and/or philosophy/spirituality.

(ex. Al Capone, Deepok Chopra, Shia LaBeouf, Audrey Hepburn, Harvey Milk, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Bettie Page, Pablo Neruda, J. K. Rowling, Christina Aguilera, Michael Jackson, Henry David Thoreau, Adele, Janis Joplin, Maximilien Robespierre​, Ellen Pompeo, Whitney Houston, Paul McCartney, Evel Knievel, Bruno Mars, Jimmy Fallon, Peggy Lipton, Karl Marx, George Takei, Ryan Gosling, Whoopi Goldberg, Vincent Price, Rio de Janeiro-Brazil)

♑ Capricorn MC: will be remembered for their accomplishments/legacy, conquering of odds, and/or persistence.

(ex. Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington, Rihanna, Isadora Duncan, Benjamin Franklin, James Dean, Nikola Tesla, John D. Rockefeller, Serena Williams, Joan Baez, Snoop Dogg, Alexander the Great, Barbara Streisand, Ron Howard, Stevie Nicks, Bette Midler, Joan Rivers, Immanuel Kant, Queen Latifah, Johann Sebastian Bach, Walt Whitman, Che Guevara, Liza Minnelli, Amelia Earhart, Mariah Carey, John Lennon, George Lucas, Donatella Versace, Louis Armstrong, Pakistan)

♒ Aquarius MC: will be remembered for their rebellious nature, involvement in a social organization/group​, and/or unpredictability.

(ex. Miley Cyrus, Tim Burton, Voltaire, Mick Jagger, Carl Sagan, Rita Hayworth, Neil Armstrong, Amy Winehouse, Pamela Anderson, Carlos Santana, Edward Snowden, Leo Tolstoy, Mae West, Orson Welles, Charlie Sheen, Eva Peron, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Johann Kepler, Suddam Hussein, Ruby Rose, Gerard Way, Helen Mirren, Howard Stern, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Shelley, George R. R. Martin, Kristen Stewart, Jean Piaget, Ronda Rousey, Willow Smith, Florida, India)

♓ Pisces MC: will be remembered for their delusional optimism, supernatural success, and/or they are often idolized
(ex. Vincent Van Gogh, Albert Einstein, Irene Cara, Cher, Salvador Dalí, William Shakespeare, Edie Sedgwick, Fidel Castro, Lady Gaga, Dalai Lama XIV, Steven Spielberg, George Michael, Marie Antoinette, RuPaul, Judy Garland, Michael Phelps, Sally Ride, John Cena, William Faulkner, Victoria Beckham, Lee Harvey Oswald, Douglas Adams, Jean Renoir, Buzz Aldrin, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Farrah Fawcett, Osama bin Laden, Sam Cooke, Michael Jordan, Switzerland, North Korea)

To impress the Prince (Arthur x Reader

Hiyaz! Love your writing :3 if you have the time, would you write an imagine / one shot where the reader is Merlin’s younger sister and she secretly has feelings for Arthur, and wants to impress him by learning to fight. So she eventually wears herself out, and against Merlin’s advice pushes herself too far. Maybe Arthur finds her nearly passed out from dehydration and brings her to Merlin, and blah blah fluff and feels and cute stuff. This is so vague and cheesy I’m sorry >_< Thank you! xx

A/N: So sorry if this has bad grammar/mistakes as I wrote it on my phone, on a flight.

Originally posted by alphabomb

Arthur. Yes, Arthur. The most dreamy, prince ever, with his sleek blonde hair and bright blue eyes. I was pretty much in love with him, yet I was not part of a noble family or royal. The entire castle knew me as Merlin’s younger sister, and nothing more. If I wanted the prince, I would have to work for it. “How can I impress a prince?” I silently questioned. I spent hours cooking up ideas of ways to impress Arthur, until i finally decided I would start training and show him I could not only be a princess but a warrior as well, a perfect match for him.
Over the next few days, I studied the way Arthur trained the rest of the knights. It was brutal, but it worked. As the knights trained by day, I trained by night, I could not let Merlin know I was doing this, he would kill me. Every night for the next few weeks I trained. I started training so much, it started showing during the day. I looked worn out by noon. The worst part was, later one evening, Merlin caught me almost falling asleep while folding clothes. “Hey Y/N? Are you alright?” Merlin asked me. I awoke with a start, close to slapping him in the face. “Woah? What happened?” Merlin questioned. “Sorry” I spoke grogily. “Would you mind telling me why you’re falling asleep in the middle of the day?” Merlin asked concerened. “Nothing… I-I” I started. Great I was caught red handed. “What?” Merlin asked more harshly this time. “I’ve been training in the night.” I blurted out. “Wait like combat training? Why?” Merlin said. “Yes, okay. I want to learn to fight.” I lied, leaving out the part about Arthur hoping Merlin would not notice. “If you want to train, do it with Arthur, in the day, I advise you not to do this, its killing you.” Merlin explained. “I don’t know Merlin.” I said. “I’m just saying, I wouldn’t if I were you.” Merlin spoke. I nodded pretending I would obey. Merlin smiled and carried on with the rest of his chores.
I might have fooled my older brother, because I was not going to stop training. I was almost mastering the art of the sword. I could show Arthur next. I could not wait to see his reaction. It would be perfect. The night before, I would show Arthur my skills had arrived. I forced myself to puch harder. I swung my sword at the mannicin letting it fall over. I swung fifteen, sixteen times. I kept going until I reached thirty. Sweat dripped off my neck. My lips felt chapped and dry. I suddenly stopped, the world around me becoming fuzzy. “No this was not suppoesed to happen.” I muttered. That was my last thought as I fainted to the ground.
Normal POV:
Arthur walked towards the training ground, the rest of the knights following me. The tournament was a few days from now, and the knights needed all the training they could get. Arthur looked around, only to see a figure lying on the ground. He picked up my pace trying to figure out who it was. His breat caught as he saw Y/N lying on the floor unconcious. The prince gestured to the knights to move back to the weapons room. He  rushed, picking Y/N up, bridal style and finding my way to Merlin. “You idiot! What did you do?” Arthur screamed as Merlin came rushing out of his room, Gaius looking terribly confused. “I told her not too.” Merlin sighed. “What? Told her not to what?” Arthur questioned. “She was trying to train like a knight. I told her not too. I didn’t know Y/N would disobey.” Merlin spoke innocently. “Help her.” Arthur ordered. “It seems she has been dehydrated, Merlin find me some water.” Gaius said. Merlin nodded and picked up the bucket of water and handing it to Gaius. Gaius layed a towel in the bucket and placed it on Y/N forhead. ‘She should be awake in a few hours.“ Gaius assured Arthur. Arthur nodded, picking Y/N up again and moved through the hallways to his bedroom. He layed her on the bed.  A few hours passed as Arthur became restless. "Y/N please. Why did you do something so stupid.” Arthur mutttered. “Because of you, I wanted to impress you, I’m sorry.” Y/N spoke. “You’re awake.Thank God.” Arthur said relieved, pulling Y/N into a hug. “Never do that again. Never try to impress me again. I love you the way you are.” Arthur finished. “You-You love me?” Y/N looked up into Arthur’s eyes confused. “Of course I do!” Arthur replied. Before Y/N could say anything else Arthur’s lips were on hers. His kiss was soft, but passionate. The kiss went on for a few moments, until it was inturrupted “Hey…..” Merlin trailed off. “All that for a kiss? Y/N? Really? I thought I taught you better.” Merlin said. Arthur looked down at Y/N and chuckled. “It worked though.” Y/N replied. Arthur rolled his eyes “Pomise me, you won’t do that again.” Arthur said a stern tone taking over his voice. Y/N nodded. “Alright, now I’ll let you have your fun.” Merlin laughed leaving the room.

Hay Rides and Pumpkins

Summary: (USUK) Arthur promises his little brother a day of hay rides, pumpkin picking and corn maze fun. He expects a semi-strenuous day. When they meet their hay ride driver his brother gets other ideas. 

Warnings: Traditional omegaverse.

A/N: I wanted to write something fluffy for the fall, it’s my favorite season after all. /o/ 

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Arthur trying to cheer Merlin

Arthur: “OH! Cheer up! Will you!” *punches Merlin in the arm*
Merlin: “How is punching me in the arm meant to cheer me up…”
Arthur: “…It works with the knights.”
Merlin: “Well they’re thick aren’t they!”
Arthur: *stern look* “I’m a knight.”
Merlin: “There you go then…”
Arthur: *punches him for real*
Merlin: *gives his unbelievable look*

Anon Prompt: Extras

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It was hard adjusting to the other recruits. Charlie, Digby, and Rufus were completely lost causes, but he’d dealt with their sort before. All he had to do was not care what they thought about him (he didn’t), tell them to fuck off (which he did, frequently), and when it came to missions work with them. Nothing he hadn’t learned in what Marine training he’d managed to stick around for.

The others were just different. Roxy was a good sort, but it was clear they came from drastically different backgrounds, and sometimes once in a while it seemed as if they were speaking two different languages. He quickly figured out it was best just to kick back with her or JB, watch the telly, and just keep his head down but his ears open. He learned a lot that way.

But it was pretty hard to blend in when they came back from a run and there was a blue box on his bed, bound with a simple gold ribbon. He approached the bed warily, knowing every eye was on him, and they were all thinking the same thing.

Was this a trap?

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A legendary hotel of kings, queens and artists in Budapest - Hotel Gellért

When friends visit me from abroad, one of the places definitely on the list for an unmissable, real Budapest experience is the Gellért thermal bath complex. It’s more pricey than most, but no other bath gives quite the same feeling of history, culture, unusual fun and sybaritic soaking all in one.

In 1912 work began on a brand new spa hotel to be named Gellért after the hill behind it, down which the Venetian bishop-monk Szent Gellért was pushed in a barrel lined with nails by pagans in 1046. The present building, with its glass dome, terraces, open-air pool and bathhouses, took six years to complete. In the 1920s, the Gellért became the center of upmarket social life. In 1927, the open-air pool with artificial waves was constructed and, seven years later, the indoor thermal pools were added. In 1927 Károly Gundel took over the restaurant.
This was a time of high society banquets for which Gundel created ever more delicious culinary inventions to delight visiting dignitaries from all over Europe.

All these elements helped to promote Budapest as an international spa city in the 1930s. The guestbook was signed by famous individuals. Along with the Governor of Hungary and government officials, European royal families’ dukes, duchesses, mayors, maharajas, poets, writers, musicians, and aristocrats all stayed in the Gellért. Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands, also spent her honeymoon here. In January 1945 the hotel was bombed so badly that only its walls were left standing.

The curly Secessionist balconies and the oriental rounded turrets and towers of the exterior were restored, but the present interior furnishing are not faithful to the original plans, though still reflect the original Art Noveau style. Until the 70’s, Hotel Gellért was at the forefront of Hungarian tourism. It was the first hotel in Hungary where guests could pay with their own countries’ currencies, airport taxis were first employed here, and the Gellért was also the first to place minibars in the rooms. The hotel’s Brasserie Restaurant was also the first catering unit to start Swiss plate service.

The Gellért accommodated world famous guests again. Violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin was the first among them after World War II. Richard Nixon, Julius Raab and Bruno Kreisky, Austrian chancellors, Shah Pahlavi from Iran and his family, the King of Nepal, the Dalai Lama, Agostino Casaroli, Secretary of State for the Vatican, Nobel Prize winner Heisenberg, American scientist Sabin, actors Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Marina Vlady, Alberto Sordi, Jane Fonda, cello virtuoso Pablo Casals, violinist Isaac Stern, pianist Arthur Rubinstein, conductors Carlo Zecchi, Gábor Carelli and Roberto Menzi, composer Dmitri Shostakovich, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Hungarian-born Oscar award winning cameraman Vilmos Zsigmond.

Inspired by the Vienna Secession, German Jugendstil, Art Nouveau from Belgium and France, as well as traditional Hungarian decorative designs like Zsolnay mosaics, the Danubius Hotel Gellért is the most photographed spa hotel in Hungary.