bird-seeds

@luckyprincelux

Lol remeber when we was chattin and we were talking abt Crow and his love for seed?

Then we got into the convo that he sneaks into peoples yards and steals bird seed from bird houses.

One time he got his arm caught and the old couple start yellin

DEM SEEDS NOT FOR YOU BOY

I just remembered that and im laughing.

WORKING WITH APHRODITE

Here are my experiences with working with Aphrodite (specifically, although these can likely be applied to most, if not all deity) These are exclusively my own individual experiences and by no means the rules or structure.

✩ Your altar to her should reflect the type of beauty you wish to radiate, On my altar I have a statue of her sitting on a platform to help raise her as the focal point, surrounded with dried roses, honeysuckle, jasmine and hibiscus flowers. fresh flowers are fantastic but not always financially permitting, unless you grow them or have access to them I don’t believe it is essential to always have fresh flowers, however I will touch base on this later on. My altar also includes rose quartz chunks and various sea shells.

✩ I began my relationship with her the same as I would an acquaintance, I don’t believe you would ever approach someone in reality and immediately ask them for a favor without knowing them, the same goes for deity. You should build a relationship, shes an intelligent entity, she knows you want something from her so by making it clear from the get go, you will likely see better results (you scratch my back I scratch yours kind of logic)

✩ Sitting down in front of her altar and talking to her as if she was your friend really helps improve the relationship, sure it sounds crazy sitting in your room chatting to a statue or a photo of her, but this helps immensely. I would come home from a long day and chat for about 20 minutes - “I hope your day was well, I did this and that…” 

✩ if you see a pretty flower or crystal whilst you are out and about, bring it home and set it out as an offering, stating that this is a gift for her. The same goes for lighting a candle, I would make an effort to at least twice a week set a candle on her altar and as I lit it, would announce “I light this candle in your honor”. The goal is to make her apart of your life as much as you can, within reason.

✩ Look for any signs, for example, recently I went for a walk up to the forest, which is known for its dense bush, with ferns and tall trees and lots of greenery, upon meditating I asked if she could send me a blessing, as I walked off I was inclined to leave the beaten path and explore the woods, I followed the deer tracks through the dense woods, and found, to my surprise 3-4 large pink rose bushes! (the birds must’ve carried the seeds) The love that was radiating from them made me feel incredible!  This was my definite sign she was listening, as she is commonly associated with roses and they are never found in the wild where I live.

✩ If you notice things starting to go well in your life, in regards to feeling better about yourself, having more people look you over, improved relationships with loved ones or even more messages on the dating app you use, as opposed to normal. take it upon yourself to purchase fresh flowers, place in a vase on her altar as an offering of thanks, of course this can be costly, but I have noticed that if you practice the art of giving, especially with Aphrodite, you continue to gain her favor and hopefully a life long working relationship with her.

Aphrodite is an incredibly loving and forgiving energy, she is easy to work with so long as you show your thanks and trust her.

I hope this helps some people in where to start, there is no right or wrong way, and often just offering what you have will be enough. I wish you all the best of luck! 

The Witch Talks: The Spring Equinox

An Equinox is the moment in which the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the sun. This occurs twice a year, in March (Vernal) and in September (Autumnal). On an Equinox, the duration of night and day are equal. This post refers to the Vernal (Spring) Equinox.

Originally posted by theworldisworthagif

Most Spring holidays that occur around this time incorporate symbols of fertility and new life into their celebrations. These symbols include, but are not limited to, eggs, seeds and flowers, rabbits and sweets.

Date: March 20th

Themes: Fertility, rebirth and renewal, balance, harmony, creativity, growth, cleansing.

Lunar Phase Association: New Moon

Colors: Pastels, pink, yellow, green, purple

Herbs: Lily, Daffodil, Jasmine, Rose, Iris, Violet, Olive, Ginger, Lavender, Thyme,

Stones: Aquamarine, Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Amethyst, Clear Quartz

Scents: Floral scents, strawberry, jasmine, fresh grass, cool dew

Foods: Eggs, seeds, green vegetables, chocolate, milk and honey, sweet cakes, rabbit, lamb, sunflower seeds, nuts, sprouts, dairy foods, sweet wine or mead.

Offerings: Dyed eggs, milk and honey, bird seed, chocolate coins and eggs, flowers and fresh fruits.

Celebrating:

- Dying Eggs
- Planting flowers or starting gardens
- Gather flowers or herbs
- Press flowers or herbs
- Take a walk and observe the changing season
Ostara Serpent Tarot Spread by @lepuslunamgrimoire

Recipes:

- Ostara Tea by @honeycoyote
- Ostara Buns by @liberumbrarum
- Ostara Honey Cake by @prickingofthumbs

Is it me or do a lot of people think that girls cant do do heavy lifting jobs?

So this happend a while ago. I was on the floor and this lady asks if there us a man that can help her now that day it was all girls so i asked her what she needed help with she said she needed help getting a 50lb bag of bird seed so i say ok go over there and lift myself. Now i am a 23 year old girl working at my store u get a work out 50lb is no big deal for me, but the look on her face as she saw me lift up the bag was of complete shock like what just because i am a girl does that mean i cant pick up heavy items? When i get up to the regs i asked if she needs help getting it in to her car she says no looking embarresed. Like i am not trying embaress u lady i am sorry that u think only guys can do heavy lifting jobs but working in retail u can get a workout. 

  • maknae line: we are GROWN MEN AND WE DONT NEED OUR HYUNGS TO GUIDE US.
  • jungkook: namjoon hyung what's 4x3
  • jimin: jin hyung i don't know what to wear
  • taehyung: oh no i just set the kitchen on fire:(
  • jungkook: YOONGI HYUNG HOLLY IS DABBING
  • taehyung: EOMMA JIN DID YOU THROW MY BIRD SEEDS AWAY
  • jimin: NAMJOON HYUNG IS THERE MYORK IN THIS YOGURT
  • jungkook: what is a blender
  • taehyung: what is a microwave
  • jimin: what's the number for 911

anonymous asked:

I loved his story about phil and the pigeons. I can just imagine dan observing phil on the balcony from the inside thinking "what the fuck is he even doing, who is this guy" with such a fond face and then laughing his arse off when phil throws the seeds at the pigeon

im just imagining phils signature ‘AHH!’ scream as he fucken pelts this helpless pigeon with bird seed and runs inside and dan jus starts laughing the way he does when he sounds like an asthmatic goose and then goes into a high pitched hyena cackle this is the weirdest thing i’ve ever typed

Sparrows and Penguins

(or, An Anonymous Guest Blogger Stops By)

Imagine that you’re a sparrow, living in a family of sparrows in a town of sparrows in a world of sparrows.

But you’re kind of a shitty sparrow. Kind of the worst sparrow, actually.

You can’t fly. You’ve been to doctors who have prescribed medicine to help with flying. But you still can’t. You try every day, and every day you fail and this thing which all the other sparrows tell you is critical.

For a while, you stop trying. Failing every day just wore you down and you couldn’t do it anymore, so you stopped trying to fly. It was nice in some ways, but you felt guilty because you weren’t raised to give up. It made a rift with your family. Flying is an important activity that sparrow families do together. Isn’t your family important to you? Don’t they deserve for you to at least make the effort?

So since it’s nothing medically wrong with you, you go to a therapist, who diagnoses you with a phobia of flying. You work on overcoming your fear. You’re lucky, your family is very accepting of mental illness (other sparrows are not so lucky, and it hurts your heart to think about that). They appreciate and admire how hard you’re working. They try to include you, so instead of getting together and flying, sometimes they get together and all sit in their nests. That sort of sucks too, but it’s a definite improvement.

You continue to try, and fail, to fly. You try harder. You try as hard as you can. Sometimes you can’t even make yourself flap your wings, it’s just such pointless bullshit and you feel like you’ll never succeed. Sometimes you go up on a chair and jump off and flap real hard and go splat anyway.

Sometimes mean birds make fun of you because you’re a terrible screw-up.

For 26 years, this is what your life is.

One day, almost out of nowhere, as an afterthought, an aside, something barely worth mentioning because it is so obvious, a doctor says, “by the way, you’re a penguin.”

Holy shit. You’re not a failure. You’re a penguin. You’re not lazy or stupid or weak. You don’t have messed up values. You’re a penguin. You have always been a penguin.

There’s nothing wrong with you, you’re a beautiful penguin. The most perfect penguin. But it’s just a fact, penguins can’t fly.

Now when you’re with you’re sparrow friends and they’re all sitting in nests, you sit in a bucket of ice. Mostly you bring your own. Some bird restaurants are really accommodating and will bring you a bucket of ice to sit in. Sometimes mean birds give you shit about your bucket, but it doesn’t hurt as much as it did before, because you know you’re a penguin and you’re just exactly what a penguin is meant to be.

You give yourself permission to stop trying to fly. Not failing all the time improves your mood and overall function. You finally feel confident declining when invited to flying outings. You don’t waste the energy feeling guilty about it.

You love your family of sparrows, but you also find a whole community of penguins to love too. Things you thought were just you, like preferring fish to bird seed, things you thought you were totally alone in and wrong for, are common and accepted. Some are even admired. Your new penguin friends think your flippers and chubby penguin belly are lovely. You bond over how and when you discovered you loved swimming.

Knowing you’re a penguin means knowing where you fit in a world you never felt like you fit into. It means all the things penguins can’t do, it’s not a personal failing when you can’t do them. You’re not supposed to be able to. You can do other things instead. Sparrows are actually quite poor swimmers. You feel good about the things you excel at.

This is why I think labels are important. This is why I think “we’re all birds, let’s focus on our similarities instead of our differences” is harmful. This is how my autism diagnosis was like breathing, after holding my breath for 26 years.

Picture by @unfortunatelytheartblog.

Mormon Tea

Going with the botanical theme here for plants in the Mojave I present my second favorite, Mormon Tea. Ephedra Viridis is the latin name for it. It grows everywhere in the Mojave.

It’s a woody plant that has green segmented stems that grow like reeds do and then dry out and turn hard and woody and from that other stems grow. They generally get to be about six feet high at the tallest and a few feet around. 

The green shoots can be cut off and broken up then brewed into a nice tea that has a semi sweet flavor and taste herbal. If you like Herbal tea you’ll love this. The natural Ephedra in it acts a stimulant and that is how it got it’s name. When the Mormon settlers started coming into the Mojave they traded with the Paiutes and the Paiutes introduced them to this plant. By making tea with it the Mormons were able to work harder and longer and tons of it was harvested and sent north to Salt Lake City and distributed to the Mormons in the 1800′s. 

In the spring it flowers with pretty little yellow cluster flowers that are pollinated and produce tiny seeds that birds sometimes eat and distribute. 

I’ve drank a lot of this stuff over the years with no ill health effects. I’m sure there is a limit to how much you should consume every day but I haven’t hit it and I’ve had sometimes over a gallon of it a day. It makes great iced tea. 

Devotional acts for the gods

okay so i wanted to write some devotional acts that were like different from what i usually see and easy to do but would be thoughtful!! 3 each~


Zeus:

  • Leave bird seed out
  • write up those professional papers youve been avoiding
  • listen to thunderstorms

Hera:

  • wearing nice jewelry 
  • help older people cross the road
  • say please and thank you

Poseidon:

  • listen to the ocean
  • take a bath with some salt in it (be careful, use epsom salt)
  • feed some fish at a lake or just in a fish tank

Hades:

  • fake flowers (i like these because they stay alive even when His wife is gone and idk i just like getting them for Him)
  • bury things in the dirt
  • spare change!

Demeter:

  • water some plants
  • bake something
  • more fake flowers for when Her daughter leaves 

Athene:

  • watch how people or animals do things
  • fix something yourself
  • cook something with olive oil

Apollo:

  • spend time just hanging out in the sun
  • sing to Him and read your poetry to Him
  • take care of cuts, bruises, etc.

Artemis:

  • watch a nature documentary
  • run or dance, just be active in general
  • love yourself and women. show yourself and them little acts of kindness.

Ares:

  • Do something and be motivated by it
  • write a speech to pump up yourself/others when sad
  • exercise

Aphrodite:

  • love, just love yourself and others
  • take baths and pamper yourself 
  • watch a romcom

Hephaestus:

  • make something that will help you
  • light a candle or a fire in a fireplace
  • write down ideas for later

Hermes:

  • have fun while driving or walking
  • sing and dance for him
  • write letters or emails

Dionysus:

  • drink something that you like (not necessarily wine)
  • plan to get together with a bunch (or a few) friends
  • support your trans friends or if youre trans, take care of yourself

Hestia:

  • Cleanse and clean the house
  • cook something homemade 
  • take care of people in your family (doesnt have to be blood family, just those you consider family)

Persephone:

  • research flower care
  • go to a field and have a picnic 
  • eat some fruit