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Major Arcana

0 The Fool – New beginnings, optimism, trust in life; Reversed: Delays

1 The Magician – Action, the power to manifest; Reversed: Misunderstandings.

2 The High Priestess – Inaction, going within, the subconscious; Reversed: Manipulations.

3 The Empress – Abundance, nurturing, fertility, life in bloom; Reversed: Neglect

4 The Emperor – Structure, stability, rules and power; Reversed: Chaos

5 The Hierophant – Institutions, tradition, society and its rules; Reversed: Hypocrisy

6 The Lovers – Sexuality, passion, choice, uniting; Reversed: Separation

7 The Chariot – Movement, progress, integration; Reversed: Defeat

8 Strength – Courage, subtle power, integration of animal self; Reversed: Fear

9 The Hermit – Meditation, solitude, consciousness; Reversed: Isolation

10 Wheel of Fortune – Cycles, change, ups and downs; Reversed: Stagnation

11 Justice – Fairness, equality, balance; Reversed: Lies

12 The Hanged Man – Surrender, new perspective, enlightenment; Reversed: Stubbornness.

13 Death – The end of something, change, the impermeability of all things; Reversed: Limbo

14 Temperance – Balance, moderation, being sensible; Reversed: Impatience

15 The Devil – Destructive patterns, addiction, giving away your power; Reversed: Freedom

16 The Tower – Collapse of stable structures, release, sudden insight; Reversed: Control

17 The Star – Hope, calm, a good omen; Reversed: Darkness

18 The Moon – Mystery, the subconscious, dreams; Reversed: Paranoia

19 The Sun – Success, happiness, all will be well; Reversed: Failure

20 Judgment – Rebirth, a new phase, inner calling; Reversed: Regrets

21 The World – Completion, wholeness, attainment, celebration of life; Reversed: Incomplete

Suit of Swords
• Other Names: Staves, arrows, spades
• Element: Air
Attributes: Active, male
Astrological Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
• Direction: West
Season: Pagan – Spring / Esoteric – Autumn
• Self: Mind, thoughts, intellect
Jungian Function: Thinking
Body Part: Head
Qabbalistic World: Yetzirah – the Formative World

Air is seen as the intellect, logic and reasoning. An active element, Air circulates and so cleanses; it carries your thoughts and dreams; is also expansive when hot and is said to be expressive. Your mind or thoughts can be seen as clear or clouded; speech requires breath, which requires air.

Swords represent logic, the mind and your thoughts. They deal with problems and troubles, planning, communication, ideas, your intellect and how you use it. They represent your daily and life struggles, problems in general. The very nature of a sword is aggressive and warlike. Combined with the swiftness of air, the combination can see situations arise quickly. The ability to see clearly means resolution is quick also. Swords people are great thinkers. You will find them in study, research, academia, the sciences, law courts and libraries. They love to learn and live to do it in any capacity.

Keywords: decisions, worries, problems, issues, tension, communication, intelligence, disagreements; arguments, logic, reason, cognition, ideas, inspirations, balance, equilibrium, the mind, mentalism, thinking, facts and figures, definition.
Reversed: vicious, ruthless, manipulative, cold, unemotional, spite and malice, accidents, inertia, indecision, confusion, mental blockages, biased, illogical, mental health issues, negative life changes.

• King – Serious, controlling, rational and mind/intellect-focused; Reversed: Foolish
• Queen – Intelligent, writer, communicative yet cold; Reversed: Ineffective
• Knight – Fierce, determined, aggressively pursues goals; Reversed: Boredom
• Page – mentally unstable or intellectually immature, acts without thinking; Reversed: Stupidity
• Ace of Swords – A fresh start, a sudden opportunity or idea, clarity; Reversed: Improbable
• 2 – Indecision; Reversed: Conflicts
• 3– Heartbreak, betrayal; Reversed: Torment
• 4 – Meditation, rest, retreat; Reversed: Disturbance
• 5 – Mind games, hostility; Reversed: Treachery
• 6 – Leaving, accepting help, going somewhere better; Reversed: Trouble
• 7 – Secret plans, abandoning ship; Reversed: Clumsiness
• 8 – feeling powerless and stuck; Reversed: Escaping
• 9 – Overactive mind, anxiety; Reversed: Martyrdom
• 10 – Feeling defeated, self-sabotage; Reversed: Sabotage

Suit of Cups
• Other Names: Chalices, Grails, Cauldrons, Hearts, Vessels
• Element: Water
Attributes: Passive, female; cold, wet
Astrological Signs: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio
• Direction: East
Season: Pagan – Autumn- / Esoteric – Summer
• Self: Emotions, love, receptivity
Jungian Function: Feeling
Body Part: Heart
Qabbalistic World: Briah – the Creative World

Water is seen as the emotions, your feelings, and your intuition. Considered passive, water can be deep or shallow; you like the ocean, are responsive to the moon; your tears can rise and fall; out of control, your emotions flood;

Cups represent your emotions, feelings, your subconscious, intuition and psychism. They deal with love affairs, all relationships, inner expression, your reactions or responses and the pursuit of happiness. Generally passive and not outwardly extrovert, creativity through expression are some of the traits of this suit. Careers are usually in the arts or creative pursuits, they are, poets, painters, florists and designers, nurses, social workers and care-givers. Cups people are happy in the background doing their own thing, though they are often actors distinguishing the limelight from private time like no others.

Keywords: creative, intuitive, clairsentient, psychic, passive, affectionate, receptive, imaginative, caring, relationships, love, dreams, sensitivity, romantic, artistic, spiritual, compassionate, tactile, nurturing, the unconscious mind, domesticity, culture, expression, flexibility, fluidity, calm motion, serenity, empathetic, aesthetics and beauty.
Reversed: needy, co-dependent, intense, neglectful, fantasists, uncaring, cold, unfeeling, moody, unresponsive, illogical, lost, negative, pessimistic, emotional, overly sentimental, tearful, selfish.

• King – Repression of deep feelings, possible alcoholism; Reversed: Selfishness
• Queen – Emotionally nurturing, intuitive, sensitive; Reversed: Ignorance
• Knight – Romantic, adventurous, following one’s heart; Reversed: Pessimism
• Page – Creative, inspired, learning artistic skill; Reversed: Gloomy
• Ace of Cups – emotional fulfillment, joy; Reversed: Indifferent
• 2 – Partnership, mutual attraction, compatibility; Reversed: Abandonment
• 3 – Celebration, fun with friends, laughter; Reversed: Jealousy
• 4 – Boredom, dissatisfaction with what is being offered; Reversed: Avoidance
• 5 – Dwelling on the negative, self-pity; Reversed: Alienation
• 6 – Sentimentality, kindness, help; Reversed: Discouraging
• 7 – So many choices, indecision, getting lost in fantasy, wishing and dreaming; Reversed: Lethargic
• 8 – Abandoning something in search of something better, vision; Reversed: Sacrifice
• 9 – Indulgence, self-satisfaction; Reversed: Disintegration
• 10 – Emotional bliss, happiness, attainment; Reversed: Disruption

Suit of Wands
• Other Names: Batons, Staves, Rods, Clubs, Staffs, Scepters
• Element: Fire
Attributes: Active, masculine; hot, dry
Astrological Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
• Direction: South
Season: Pagan – Summer / Esoteric – Spring
• Self: Will, actions, desire
Jungian Function: Intuition
Body Part: Genitals
Qabbalistic World: Atziluth – the Archetypal World

Fire is energy and action, passion, drive and ambition. An active element, it can cause permanent change; is expansive; can be aggressive; is pro-active and undeterred.

Wands represent creativity, energy, passion and action. They cover your spiritual pursuits, your career and creative projects. Leadership, self-growth and general optimism are some traits of this suit. Careers are usually in business, they are leaders, entrepreneurial & sales focused. Wands people like to get ahead and are generally pro-active in all their activities. With an unrivaled healthy vitality, they are often accomplished sports people.

Keywords: intuition; creativity; vitality; sexuality; spirituality; vision; energetic; outgoing; impulsive; motivational; pro-active; spirit and spirited; optimistic; enterprise; commerce; business; careers; opportunities; the thrill of the chase; competitive; growth; personal development; inspirational; enthusiastic; sexual; passionate; action; movement; initiation.
Reversed: rash; impetuous; ruthless; greedy; narrow-minded; hyperactive; brash; manipulative; conniving; mean-spirited; overly optimistic; risk takers; heartless; aggressive; selfish; misleading; sadistic; distrusting of others.

• King – Career focused, mature, passionate; Reversed: Impostor
• Queen – Confidant, focused, has zest for life; Reversed: Fatigue
• Knight – An adventurous risk taker who follows his passions; Reversed: Apathy
• Page – newly inspired, excited about life and work; Reversed: Passive
• Ace of Wands – New beginnings, creative spark, fertile ideas; Reversed: Unpromising
• 2 – Contemplation, assessing one’s life direction; Reversed: Dispute
• 3 – Reaping the rewards of your efforts; Reversed: Idleness
• 4 – Celebration, safety, the home; Reversed: Discord
• 5 – Competition, minor struggles or disagreements; Reversed: Timidness
• 6 – Success, accolades and achievement; Reversed: Disapproval
• 7 – Feeling defensive and on guard; Reversed: Yielding
• 8 – Speed, things manifesting quickly; Reversed: Stagnation
• 9 – Pessimism, gearing up for the worst; Reversed: Weakness
• 10 – Feeling oppressed, exhaustion, too many responsibilities; Reversed: Impractical

Suit of Pentacles
• Other Names: Disks, Coins, Deniers, Stones, Diamonds
• Element: Earth
Attributes: Passive, female
Astrological Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
• Direction: North
Season: Pagan – Winter / Esoteric – Winter
• Self: Body,
Jungian Function: Sensation
Body Part: Feet
Qabbalistic World: Assiah

Earth is seen as the material, the physical & the sensual. A Passive element, Earth allows growth & production; promotes prosperity; is the foundation on which anything is built.

Pentacles, represent all things material and physical, what you experience using your senses. They deal with your money, business deals, material possessions, your job, arts, crafts, your home & garden. Working hard & getting the job done are attributes of this suit. Pentacle people don’t mind getting their hands dirty whether that’s working with the land or in a factory. Strong & dependable, often found in the trades, removals, farming, landscaping & homemaking.

Keywords: sensual, sexual; strong; lithe; dependable; reliable; stoic; practical; skilled & skillful; artistic; common sense; traditional; regular; straightforward; grounded; sensible; lush; fertile; growth; luxury; wealth; prosperity; apprenticeships; scholarships; dull; dutiful; realistic; down-to-earth; materialistic; money motivated; domesticity; health & fitness; exercise.
Reversed: miserly; slave drivers; workaholics; pleasure seekers; neglectful; shoddy work; dullards; negative; pessimistic; superstitious; thoughtless; penny pinchers; lazy; unforgiving; selfish; greedy; covetous; moronic.

• King – Enjoys the good life (food, drink and leisure), financially secure; Reversed: Hoarder
• Queen – Healthy in body and finances, grounded and calm; Reversed: Unreasonable
• Knight – Cautious, sensible and slow to progress; Reversed: Inexperienced
• Page – Student, commitment to learning; Reversed: Rookie
• Ace of Pentacles – Financial reward, clarity of life purpose, goals; Reversed: Debt
• 2 – Balance, multitasking; Reversed: Impractical
• 3 – Meaningful work, enjoying one’s work, suitable career; Reversed: Mediocrity
• 4 – Hoarding, feeling poor, holding self-back out of fear; Reversed: Greed
• 5 – Minor money troubles, health problems, feeling like an outsider; Reversed: Helplessness
• 6 – Charity, accepting and giving help; Reversed: Cruelty
• 7 – Patience, waiting for your plans to bear fruit; Reversed: Unemployment
• 8 – Hard work, focused efforts, laying the groundwork; Reversed: Skill-shortage
• 9 – Luxury, rest, financial and material comforts; Reversed: Dependency
• 10 – Financial success, strong business relationships; Reversed: Restrictions

This new advertisement from Warner Brothers makes me think that they weren’t happy with the idea of fridging Dinah Laurel Lance/Black Canary either. Looks like Guggentroll and Mericlown were all alone in their stupidity.

How To: Make Tarot Cards

Recently I have seen a lot of people discussing issues on affording a tarot deck or not liking the ones they see on store shelves. I have decided to make a little guide of instructions on how to make your own tarot card deck at home. I feel like crafting your own deck is more personal and gives more meaning to the cards.

Materials Needed:

  • Blank Card Stock Paper (avaliable at most craft stores)
  • Scissors
  • Tracing Paper (semi-clear)
  • Self-Laminating Paper
  • Pencil or Pen
  • Colored Pencils, Markers, or Other Coloring Material
  • A Well Lit Room

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billsans45  asked:

(Bill was busy sitting down in the audio void with no one around, drinking a glass of wine waist reading a magazine) "....OH COME OOOON! SEVERAL TIMEZ WAS SOOOO LAST SEASON!"

Bass, of course, was the one who recognized the theme, whirling around from where he stood watch to spot the sudden appearance of someone he <I>really</I> did not want to see.

“What the hell are you doin’ here,” he growled between clenched teeth, suddenly pointing his club/baton towards the demon’s face. “And how long’s it gonna take ya to <I>leave.”</I>


Differences in the Family Tree Tracker -- Heartwing Legacy

Generation 1 – Lyss Heartwing & Damek Blackwood

- Date/marry partner with “Loves Outdoors” and “Green Thumb” and “Angler
- No woohoo before marraige
- Get married

- Have both boy and girl (no cheating to accomplish)

Lyss Heartwing
Join Acrobat career
- Become level 10 acrobat
- Master Athletic Skill
- Preform for Tips
- Preform all Miming (human statue, walking in the wind, pulling a rope, trapped in a box), juggling (fire baton, clubs, torches, knives), and contortion
- Try out Balance Ball during show
- Try out Giant Ring of Fire during show
- Preform at Coffee House, Live Venue, private venue, and big show venue
- receive steady gig

Damek Blackwood
- master gardening skill
- plant every plant from grocery store
- obtain all plants/seeds
- master fishing skill
- catch all fish

Generation 2 (Journalist) –

- join journalism career
- reach level 10 in journalism career
- max writing skill
- write 10 articles/books
- marry fellow worker or boss
- get married, woohoo, have kids
- partner in a business or community lot

Generation 3 (Heartbreaker) –

- kiss 6 sims
- date 2 sims
- get married and have kids
- kill/divorce spouse
- keep ghosts of dead spouse on lot
- go on at least 10 days
- try not to get bad reputation

Generation 4 (Sculptor/Tattoo Artist/Painter) –

- master scuplting skill
- learn to use all sculpting materials
- make ice sculpture of spouse
- make at least 5 sculptures
- master painting skill
- paint 25 paintings
- make 10,000 from selling paintings
- paint family portraits
- buy tattoo chair and give spouse and friends tattoos

Generation 5 (Musician) –

- master an instrument
- learn all songs
- get married
- join music career
- befriend one coworker
- know all coworkers
- reach level 5 logic

Generation 6 (Day-Care) –

- join day care career
- reach level 5 of career
- have kid
- after level 3 reached, get married
- witness child’s graduation
- enroll kid(s) in after school activities
- send 1 kid to boarding school

Generation 7 (Criminal) –

- join criminal career
- master logic
- master athletic skill
- get married
- have only one perfect child
- befriend child or have 5 friends minions
- prank family as a teen/child
- prank neighbors as teen
- prank school at least twice
- receive prank reputation

Generation 8 (Politician) –

- join political career
- reach level 10 of career
- master charisma
- throw political/campaign party
- get 10,000 for campaign funds
- tank funds from campaign
- donate to charity
- get married as an adult
- have 3 kids
- get into fight with parents

Generation 9 (Horse Trainer) –

- race at least 25 times
- win 10 times
- master racing skill
- master riding skill
- marry someone with animal lover/dog lover/cat lover/equestrian trait
- have kid(s)

Generation 10 (Law Enforcement) –

- join law enforcement career
- master logic
- become best friends with coworker, boss or partner
- have 1-2 kids while young adult
- marry when young adult
- fight robber and win
- reach level 5 of athletic skill while teen
- reach level 10 of International Super Spy

Generation 11 (Magician) –

- join magician career
- reach level 10 of career
- use box of mystery during show
- use box of danger during show
- receive steady gig
- have kid(s)
- get married
- practice for tips
- show off magic tricks (instant cards, wand into flowers, coin from ear, free birds, balls of fire, hot hands, appearing objects, levitate)

Generation 12 (Science) –

- join science career
- max gardening skill
- max Handiness skill
- level 5 fishing
- Resurrect a ghost
- find and have death flower in inventory

Generation 13 (Ghost Hunters) –

- join ghost hunter profession
- reach level 10
- catch at least 20 ghosts
- convince 15 ghosts to move on
- see all ghost types/ have all ghost types on lot
- marry a ghost

Generation 14 (Bit ‘o Everything) –

- start 4 jobs, quit at level 5
- gain skill levels required for level 5 of jobs
- meet coworkers
- have kids with two different sims
- marry
- flirt with 3 sims

Generation 15 (Architect) –

- become architect
- max out painting
- level 5 charisma
- reach level 10 in career
- become best friends with 1 client
- buy a buisness
- have 5 friends

High school crystal gems! Each one lead their own clubs, and are looking for new members.

Pearl is the senior of the Baton Twirling Club. She only accept skilled students, or the ones at least willing to pour heart and soul into the sport.

That rumor of her crush on a first year teacher still runs strong around school.

High School Crystal Gems/Medieval Crystal Gems

2014 - Hundreds of UC Berkeley students and Berkeley residents began a peaceful march from Sproul Plaza to the Berkeley Marina to protest the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and countless other brown and black youth at the hands of police when they were attacked by riot police.  [video]

anonymous asked:

do you recommend some kind of martial arts training?

We think there are only benefits to martial arts training.  Regular, consistent martial arts training improves your physically, gives you confidence, and develops skills that you can use to defend yourself and others in threatening situations.

What *kind* of martial arts training?  Everyone is going to have a different opinion about this!  Our opinion?  

-Kali/Escrima for defending against and using clubs, batons, and knives
-Muay Thai for striking
-Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for grappling/groundfighting/finishing fights

Research your school carefully to make sure they have a good reputation and clear lineage.  There’s lots of advice about choosing a school available online.  Most reputable schools will let you observe or participate in a first class for free before you decide.

None of the martial arts training you receive will do you much good unless you practice regularly.  It can take a couple of years to develop a level of proficiency that allows you to defend yourself effectively against a larger/stronger person who is untrained in martial arts.  Practice makes perfect!  

2011 - U.S. police in riot gear clashed with student protesters at the University of California, Berkeley, after they refused to dismantle their camp. Tents were erected following a march against tuition fee increases for students - which was part of the broader Occupy Wall Street movement. [video]

2012 - Disturbing video captured a man being brutally beaten by police after he was discovered sleeping on a couch inside a synagogue.  The man was struck dozens of times with fists and a baton, even though the man had permission to be there.  The beating was ruled justified and the officers were cleared.

The incident took place during the early morning hours of October 8th, 2012.  Ehud Halevy, 22, was sleeping in the back room of the A.L.I.Y.A. (Alternative Learning Institute for Young Adults) building in Crown Heights.  The facility is a synagogue and outreach center for troubled youths.

Halvey had received permission to sleep there for the night, yet a security guard had evidently not been made aware.  Although individuals were sometimes allowed to sleep there, the guard decided to call the police instead of simply talking to the man himself.

Two NYPD officers from the 71st Precinct arrived and roused Halevy, who was sleeping shirtless on a couch.  Surveillance video shows Officers Luis Vega and Yelena Bruzzese getting grabby with the man, who in turn tried to keep himself from falling into their clutches.

That’s when the cops unleashed a torrent of New York-style brutality on the man.  Officer Luis Vega, 49, slugged Mr. Halevy in the face, toppling him backward onto the couch.  Vega then got on top of his prey and repeatedly struck him with both fists, as Halevy curled up in a ball and tried to protect himself.

The onslaught continued as Officer Bruzzese assisted in pummeling Halevy with her truncheon.  The bludgeoning continued as a third officer arrived and helped to drag the victim onto the floor. In total Ehud Halevy was struck over 50 times.

Even though Mr. Halevy was the one who received the beating, it was he who was charged with assault — along with resisting arrest, and trespassing.  He was taken to jail and remained there for 4 days.

In March 2014, Mr. Halevy was finally given a settlement from the city for $100,000.

Officer Luis Vega was given a “modified assignment” (desk duty) and ultimately cleared of his violent attack.  His partner, Officer Bruzzese, received no reprimand at all.