birth of a baby

Modernity has shown us how women act when they get a license to behave any way they want. They cover their bodies in tattoos, they sleep with a 1000 chads, they date criminals and give birth to their children, they abort their babies, they drink alcohol like they are men, they wear skimpy clothing and they smoke like chimneys. Absolutely vile.

And now for something completely different: a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach giving birth. 

What, you say? You thought cockroaches just laid eggs? Well, they do! Just… some species incubate their eggs - still within their eggsac- internally and then ‘birth’ them once they’ve hatched. (This is called being ovoviviparous). 

It’s cool and gross and fascinating and not something most people ever get to see, so I got permission to share this great video my friend Cindi took of one of the collection cockroaches giving birth. I’ve tried to tag it as thoroughly as possible. 

Your Natal Chart Knows All!!!

  • If you want to know what kind of first impression you make, check the Cusp/Sign of your 1rst House.
  • If you want to know what your life partner is like, check what house or sign Juno was in. (My Juno in the 1rst House TOTALLY describes my husband)
  • If you want to know your Destiny/what you are supposed to learn in this life, check what House the True Node (the North Node) is in.
  • If you want to face your fears, study up on where Saturn is on your natal chart.
  • If you need direction in what deities to follow, find your dominant planets on the chart. Then research gods and goddesses that correlate to those planets. It’s more likely that you’ll feel a closeness to them because its really in the stars that you are more connected to each other.
  • If you are wondering why you aren’t good or indifferent of something, there may be planets lacking within a certain house.

I fully encourage new witches to study their natal chart. You will learn so much about yourself, how to handle your weaknesses, and you’ll discover the roots of your talents/strengths.

Happy Studying!

Originally posted by brooklynn-ayee

A miscarriage is a natural and common event.  All told, probably more women have lost a child from this world than haven’t.  Most don’t mention it, and they go on from day to day as if it hadn’t happened, so people imagine that a woman in this situation never really knew or loved what she had. 

But ask her sometime: how old would your child be now?  And she’ll know.

—  Barbara Kingsolver
KDrama List Update

This is a list of korean dramas I have finished watching. I’m posting this list so I can keep track of which dramas I start/finish in 2016. 

♦ Boys Over Flowers
♦ Flowerboy Next Door
♦ You’re Beautiful (2015)
♦ Playful Kiss
♦ Baby-faced Beauty
♦ To the Beautiful You
♦ Personal Taste
♦ Coffee Prince (2015)
♦ Prosecutor Princess
♦ Witch’s Romance
♦ Cunning Single Lady (2015)
♦ Master’s Sun (2015)
♦ Heirs (2015)
♦ Birth of a Beauty (2015)
♦ Emergency Couple (2015)
♦ I Hear Your Voice (2015)
♦ Pinocchio (2015)
♦ Healer (2015)
♦ Kill Me, Heal Me (2015)
♦ I Order You (2015)
♦ Hello Monster/I Remember You (2015)
♦ Flower Boy Ramen Shop (2015)
♦ High Society (2015)
♦ Fated to Love You (2015)
♦ The Greatest Love (2015)
♦ It’s Okay That’s Love (2015)
♦ Sensory Couple (2015)
♦ Cheer Up!/Sassy Go Go (2015)
♦ She Was Pretty (2015)
♦ Noble, My Love (2015)
♦ Oh My Venus (2016)
♦ The Village: Achiara’s Secret (2016)

The year refers to the year which I finished the drama in. Some dramas don’t have dates as I don’t remember when I watched them. >.<
Either I have a bad memory or 2015 was a good drama year.

Michael and Ufotable actually have a lot in common! They both sacrificed Mikleo to create something that makes lots of people angry and malevolent. 


“Ostara”, in which baby opossum is birthed from the earth, gouache & watercolor. Tonight is the opening for Zenith & Nadir, my show with Lindsey Carr at Antler Gallery in Portland. Stop by 6-9pm and hang out with us! I have two giclée prints for sale, as well as copies of my new risograph zine 🌟 Thanks so much to Neil and Susannah for having me in your lovely gallery!