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Beauty and The Beast 2017

so I just saw batb for a second time today and thought I’d contribute my favourite things to the lists of favourite things!

•the intro is bloody beautiful. I love love love the live action films using the castles as the Disney castle •Dan fucking Stevens •BELLE
•"it’s never going to happen ladies" •'busy?’ ‘No…’ •"I’m not done with you" “Neither am I” •GASTON (the song but also just him) •all the songs •I feel like no one is talking about how good Kevin Kline was as Maurice!! •Forever can spare a minute •Lumiere and Cogsworth are so married •Lumiere being so loyal to Plumette, I am trAsh™ •maestro cadenza and madame garderobe are so in love I am gone •CHIP IS SO CUTE •d a y s i n t h e s u n •the beast hating Belles choice of books •then reading a romance bc she loves them •the BATH scene •LeFou being a loyal little bean •the drESS •the waltz//beauty and the beast song •"I suppose it’s foolish to think you could ever feel affection for a creature like me?“ “Maybe” THE SMILE HE HAS ON HIS FACE •e v e r m o r e still has me shook •the whole mob song and fight scenes were incredible inc LeFou’s line!! •I am not a beast •can I just say Luke Evans was perfectly cast. I mean they all were but he was p e r f e c t •you came back//at least I got to see you one last time •THE WHOLE ANTIQUES SCENE WERE SO SAD AND I WAS SO CONVINCED THAT CHIP WAS GONNA BREAK •all of the transformations •beauty and beast finale •everyone talks about it but THE GROWL •even the credits were gorgeous I am dead please please love this movie with me I can’t stop thinking about it
Lilith

Lilith is an asteroid in the band that wallows around our humble earth, however this asteroid along with Juno, Vesta, Ceres and Pallas create a unique story. There are however also other asteroids that play a part in our astrological ways. Like Chiron, Fortune and Vertex.

Right now we’re going to look at how Lilith sprang and why, to the hand of Mythology.

In mythology and folklore, Lilith is the most famous demon goddess of antiquity. Her myth dates back to the time of the stories of Gilgamesh and of the Bible. As the tale unfolds, we find that Lilith was created from sediment to be the first wife of Adam.
Once she and Adam got together, she refused to have sexual relations with him in a subservient position.
She demanded that they either engage in these activities side by side or with her laying on top.
Adam refused, and attempted to force her to have sex with him in the manner he desired. Lilith fled and then became transformed into a she-devil, whereupon she promptly mated with other demons and began to produce demon-children.

Three angels appeared to Lilith to tell her to go back to Adam and when she refused they began to kill her demon offspring. Lilith then ventured forth to kill Adam’s children and grandchildren in retaliation and revenge. Parents wrote on the walls of the house a new baby was born to, to prevent Lilith from killing the new arrival.

And that’s the mythological story behind Black Moon Lilith. We can see why Lilith became the vengeful evil women she was, but regardless of her motives, she did turn to evil. When Lilith appears in our horoscope, she is, in fact, showing us where in ourselves we hold a place of vengefulness, a place of where we are willing to become as evil as those around us.

Our own charts notwithstanding, knowing how our Lilith placement relates to us through synastry with others is of primary importance. If Lilith is directly on your partner’s Venus, you’d know straight away that in a love relationship, you could be put in a position of being made to feel unworthy and need to be on your guard. It could also tell you that the person you are involved with will hit all your trigger spots, and that revenge and rage could be part of the equation. As you sink deeper into the relationship, you need to be very sure you are making yourself clear in all commutations in this relationship and not allowing your emotions to run wild.

Dealing with our own dark side is never easy. Lilith combines all of that plus metamorphosis into all that we have beneath our skin, the bits that didn’t wear away, that stayed alive and true about us. They are still there.
We need to acknowledge them and face them, to make them our own. In that process we become real, not just a stick figure drawn in someone else’s notebook.

Beltane Correspondence

When

April 30th or May 1st


Symbolism

The Goddess is slowly becoming her Mother aspect and the Sun God is reaching adulthood.


Myths associated

Goddess and God reach puberty and Beltane is a Sacred month of sexual fruition and union.

The major change from dark to light has taken place; the God is now in dominance over the seasons.


Common understanding

This is a popular month for marriage and relationships to become more cemented just as the mother Earth and Father Greenwood do so. This fertility festival goes back to antiquity and would be the time to begin to see their dream of good harvest sown into reality.

Beltane could be named after the Celtic Sun God Bel, or Belos, Balar, Balor Or Beneus and also commonly known as the Bright One. Light hearted and joyful times follow the dark drizzly months of winter.


Altar tools and Decorations

Colour: Green

Candles: Green, white and yellow

Herbs and plants: broom, flax-seed, mint, mushroom, nettle, rosemary, rue, yarrow and all associated spring flowers like wildflowers.

Stones: clear quartz, emerald, jade, malachite, moonstone, opal and peridot.

Other : Large candles or cauldron fires to symbolize Balefires of old Paganism.  May baskets filled with food, flowers and useful items.


Ritual

The exchange of May baskets. Fill and consecrate the baskets at your altar and enact a ritual to help further bond the basket to this season.  


Activities

Balefires are common at Beltane festivals. With winter gone the foliage is dry and burns well and helps to show respect to the new adult sun ready to help crops and the young thrive.  Two balefires are set alight beside each other with enough of a safe gap for cattle and people to be led through to help guarantee them safety during the summer months.

Small fire logs are burnt for couples to join hands and jump over to ensure health and protection for the coming months.

Maypoles are an accepted sight and represent sexuality, fertility, birth and creativity. It’s the time for lovers to be joined by ribbons and babies or expecting mothers to be donned with ribbons in their hair, wrists and around their waists.

Source:http://www.deviantart.com/art/Beltane-131328248

A Venetian War Galley, the type of ship that would have made up the bulk of the fleets at Lepanto, although the Ottoman ships were generally smaller than their Holy League opponents.

Long and narrow, and driven primarily by oars (although capable of sailing), the galley was, in some form or other, the capital ship of navies going back to antiquity, although was quickly becoming obsolete by the time of the Battle of Lepanto. A Venetian Galley would have 144 oars, each with a single rower, while more other galleys at Lepanto used four oarsmen per oar (three slaves and one freeman on the outside) and only 48 oars, arranged ‘ladder style’.

Both the Ottomans and Turks would arm their ships lightly, with a single center-line gun, and a small number of broadside  pieces, complemented with swivel guns. The Spanish, and some of the other Italian states preferred to sacrifice speed and mobility for increased firepower however. This, combined with the dwindling ammunition supplies of the Ottomans, gave the Holy League a massive advantage in firepower.

(Zentralbibliothek Zürich)