birth of books

RETROGRADE PLANETS [IN THE BIRTH CHART]: A retrograde action is a planet slowing down. In contrast to the velocity of the Earth, it appears to be going backward. No planet ever goes backward or leaves its orbit. It is always moving forward. The apparent backward motion of a retrograde is simply the loss of velocity. The Sun and Moon never go into retrograde motion.
Retrograde planets represent work that must be achieved in this lifetime because it was not accomplished or reconciled in a past life.

MERCURY RETROGRADE: A Mercury retrograde usually occurs every three months, so that there are three or four Mercury retrograde periods per year, each lasting exactly twenty-one days. When Mercury goes retrograde, if you were born during a Mercury retrograde, it is a time to really make contact with yourself. You will be inspired and moved to recognize your ideas and thought processes with clarity.
When a person is born with a Mercury retrograde, he has a communication problem. He can tell you what he thinks, but he can’t tell you what he feels. He doesn’t make contact with his emotions because Mercury blocks it. There is also difficulty communicating with the self.

VENUS RETROGRADE: If you were born during a time of a Venus retrograde, your inability to appreciate the self is obvious. You are unable to express self-love. You don’t know how to get what it is you want or how to satisfy the self. You must learn not to expect such things from others but, instead, develop them within yourself.

MARS RETROGRADE: The inability to act is created in a Mars retrograde. It is as though you have been victimized by others because you are not using your aggressive qualities correctly – you either don’t know how to be aggressive or you fear aggression. You water down your energies. This does not make for a happy person; it creates a person who internalizes his aggressions and anger. This is dangerous because a retrograde Mars can lead to brooding or nursing old wounds and, eventually, to health problems ranging from ulcers to anxiety. Angers that cannot be externalized wind up being internalized, which impacts one’s health. Retrograde Mars in a chart indicates the inability to displace its natural energy in a positive or productive manner.

JUPITER RETROGRADE: A retrograde Jupiter usually leads to an overbearing individual, especially if placed in the fourth house – it is a tyrant in that house. It creates an inability to empathize with others, which results in an insensitive and isolated individual.

SATURN RETROGRADE: Saturn retrograde relates to self-worth. The inability to judge oneself accurately shows up in a retrograde Saturn. Saturn, as a maturation planet, puts your self-worth into proper perspective. People who tend to place more importance on themselves than others will certainly learn the lesson – Saturn will restrict them until they balance their own worth with the worth of others.

URANUS RETROGRADE: For those born with a retrograde Uranus, the action of Uranus, which is slow, becomes even slower. The unique and unconventional quality of Uranus ceases to be because something is underdeveloped or undeveloped that must be caught up with. This creates the late bloomer, one who doesn’t readily discover his rare individuality.

NEPTUNE RETROGRADE: Neptune in retrograde is a humdinger. Neptune is a difficult planet, so in retrograde action the negativity of Neptune becomes prominent. Neptune has a depth that can be lifesaving; but when it turns retrograde, it goes underground and doesn’t resurface. All of the wonderful concepts, ideas, and creative forces that are generally in Neptune when it is well-aspected will produce irrational fears and anxieties when in retrograde position. These fears are considered irrational because they are usually not created within the context of this lifetime, but from past-life issues and unfinished business.
If born with a Neptune retrograde, it is necessary to maintain faith and courage in the face of all challenges.

PLUTO RETROGRADE: Pluto is generational. During its long revolution, many people will be born within each of its aspects. If Pluto is in retrograde motion, which it is for about six months of the year, half of the population will be born with a Pluto retrograde. This group of people is not necessarily going to act according to the rest of the group. These individuals will, sooner or later, stand out within that generation. They will either be famous or infamous.

—  Ada Aubin and June Rifkin, The Complete Book of Astrology
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We stand between Janine and the bed, so she won’t have to see this. Someone gives her a drink of grape juice, I hope there’s wine in it, she’s still having the pains, for the afterbirth, she’s crying helplessly, burnt-out miserable tears. Nevertheless we are jubilant, it’s a victory, for all of us. We’ve done it. 

She’ll be allowed to nurse the baby, for a few months, they believe in mother’s milk. After that she’ll be transferred, to see if she can do it again, with someone else who needs a turn. But she’ll never be sent to the Colonies, she’ll never be declared Unwoman. That is her reward.

The Handmaid’s Tale

1.02 Birth Day

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Poetry:

50 Bookish Questions

Ask Me Anything! Send me a number!

1. What is your favourite book and/or book series of all time?

2. What is the longest book you have ever read? How many pages?

3. What is the oldest book you have ever read? (Based on its written date)

4. What is a book series that everyone else loves but you do not?

5. What book or book series would you like to see turned into a film/ TV series?

6. What is your favourite stand-alone book?

7. What is a book that you feel glad for not reading?

8. What is a book that you feel guilty for not not reading?

9. What is a book you have read that is set in your country of birth?

10. What is a book that you own more than one copy of?

11. What horror book made you really scared?

12. What book do you passionately hate?

13. What is the biggest book series you have read? How many books are in it?

14. What book gives you happy memories?

15. What book made you cry?

16. What book made you laugh?

17. What is your favourite book that contains an LGBTQ+ character?

18. Have you read a book with a male protagonist? What is it?

19. Have you read a book set on another planet? What is it?

20. Have you ever been glad to not finish a series? Which?

21. Have you ever read a book series because you were pressured?

22. What famous author have you not read any books by?

23. Who is your favourite author of all time?

24. How many bookshelves do you own?

25. How many books do you own?

26. What is your favourite non-fiction book?

27. What is your favourite children’s/middle-grade book?

28. What is your next book on your TBR?

29. What book are you currently reading?

30. What book are you planning on buying next?

31. What was the cheapest book you bought?

32. What was the most expensive book you bought?

33. What is a book you read after seeing the movie/ TV series?

34. What is the newest book you have bought?

35. What three books are you most looking forward to reading this year?

36. What is a book you love that has a terrible trope? (Love triangle, etc)

37. Have you read a book in a different language? What was it?

38. What is a book you’ve read that is set in a time period before you were born?

39. What book offended you?

40. What is the weirdest book you have read?

41. What is your favourite duology?

42. What is your favourite trilogy?

43. What book did you buy because of its cover?

44. What is a book that you love, but has a terrible cover?

45. Do you own a poetry anthology? What is your favourite poem from it?

46. Do you own any colouring books based off other books?

47. Do you own any historical fiction?

48. What book made you angry?

49. What book has inspired you?

50. What book got you into reading?

I dreamt that I was giving birth. I felt no pain, but saw the emerging head as though I stood between my own thighs, midwife and mother both together. I took the naked child in my arms, still smeared with the blood that came from both of us, and gave her to her father. I gave her to Frank, but it was Jamie who took the caul from her face and said, “She’s beautiful.”

- Claire Fraser, Drums of Autumn.

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theghiblinet’s gtkm: [1] character ⇢ howl pendragon (howl’s moving castle)

“I give up. I see no point in living if I can’t be beautiful.”

Salam, some time ago I started extracting hadiths that belong to the Collection of Imam al-Bukhari out of a website to use it for a smartphone app I was planning. I also thought why not use that to also generate some pdf’s out of it. So thats what I have done here. There is one pdf containing all the books from Sahih al-Bukhari and there is also one pdf for each book of the collection. It only includes the hadith in the english translation, also there is the reference for each hadith (Hadith number of total collection & hadith number in that specific book). When you donwload the pdf you will be able to search through the document to find the hadiths that contain the word or exact phrase you are looking for. In sha Allah someone will benefit out of this. Anyway if you have any remarks or have found something that needs to be corrected, let me know.

(btw. maybe you should click on the download links when you are on wifi as the complete edition is like 13mb and the individual books are like 2mb each)

Download Complete Edition in one (2904 Pages)

You can also Download each Book individually:

Book 1 - Revelation

Book 2 - Belief

Book 3 - Knowledge

Book 4 - Ablutions (Wudu’)

Book 5 - Bathing (Ghusl)

Book 6 - Menstrual Periods

Book 7 - Rubbing hands and feet with dust (Tayammum)

Book 8 - Prayers (Salat)

Book 9 - Times of the Prayers

Book 10 - Call to Prayers (Adhaan)

Book 11 - Friday Prayer

Book 12 - Fear Prayer

Book 13 - The Two Festivals (Eids)

Book 14 - Witr Prayer

Book 15 - Invoking Allah for Rain (Istisqaa)

Book 16 - Eclipses

Book 17 - Prostration During Recital of Qur'an

Book 18 - Shortening the Prayers (At-Taqseer)

Book 19 - Prayer at Night (Tahajjud)

Book 20 - Virtues of Prayer at Masjid Makkah and Madinah

Book 21 - Actions while Praying

Book 22 - Forgetfulness in Prayer

Book 23 - Funerals (Al-Janaa'iz)

Book 24 - Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat)

Book 25 - Hajj (Pilgrimage)

Book 26 - `Umrah (Minor pilgrimage)

Book 27 - Pilgrims Prevented from Completing the Pilgrimage

Book 28 - Penalty of Hunting while on Pilgrimage

Book 29 - Virtues of Madinah

Book 30 - Fasting

Book 31 - Praying at Night in Ramadaan (Taraweeh)

Book 32 - Virtues of the Night of Qadr

Book 33 - Retiring to a Mosque for Remembrance of Allah

Book 34 - Sales and Trade

Book 35 - Sales when a Price is paid for Goods to be Delivered Later

Book 36 - Shuf'a

Book 37 - Hiring

Book 38 - Transferance of a Debt from One Person to Another

Book 39 - Kafalah

Book 40 - Representation, Authorization, Business by Proxy

Book 41 - Agriculture

Book 42 - Distribution of Water

Book 43 - Loans, Payment of Loans, Freezing of Property

Book 44 - Khusoomaat

Book 45 - Lost Things Picked up by Someone (Luqatah)

Book 46 - Oppressions

Book 47 - Partnership

Book 48 - Mortgaging

Book 49 - Manumission of Slaves

Book 50 - Makaatib

Book 51 - Gifts

Book 52 - Witnesses

Book 53 - Peacemaking

Book 54 - Conditions

Book 55 - Wills and Testaments (Wasaayaa)

Book 56 - Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad)

Book 57 - One-fifth of Booty to the Cause of Allah (Khumus)

Book 58 - Jizyah and Mawaada'ah

Book 59 - Beginning of Creation

Book 60 - Prophets

Book 61 - Virtues of the Prophet saws and his Companions

Book 62 - Companions of the Prophet

Book 63 - Merits of the Helpers in Madinah (Ansaar)

Book 64 - Military Expeditions led by the Prophet (pbuh)

Book 65 - Prophetic Commentary on the Qur'an

Book 66 - Virtues of the Qur'an

Book 67 - Wedlock, Marriage (Nikaah)

Book 68 - Divorce

Book 69 - Supporting the Family

Book 70 - Food, Meals

Book 71 - Sacrifice on Occasion of Birth (`Aqiqa)

Book 72 - Hunting, Slaughtering

Book 73 - Al-Adha Festival Sacrifice (Adaahi)

Book 74 - Drinks

Book 75 - Patients

Book 76 - Medicine

Book 77 - Dress

Book 78 - Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab)

Book 79 - Asking Permission

Book 80 - Invocations

Book 81 - To make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq)

Book 82 - Divine Will (Al-Qadar)

Book 83 - Oaths and Vows

Book 84 - Expiation for Unfulfilled Oaths

Book 85 - Laws of Inheritance (Al-Faraa'id)

Book 86 - Limits and Punishments set by Allah (Hudood)

Book 87 - Blood Money (Ad-Diyat)

Book 88 - Apostates

Book 89 - (Statements made under) Coercion

Book 90 - Tricks

Book 91 - Interpretation of Dreams

Book 92 - Afflictions and the End of the World

Book 93 - Judgments (Ahkaam)

Book 94 - Wishes

Book 95 - Accepting Information Given by a Truthful Person

Book 96 - Holding Fast to the Qur'an and Sunnah

Book 97 - Oneness, Uniqueness of Allah (Tawheed)

Realizing Riza is only 25 for most of the series really makes it a bit weird that she’s basically being shoved in this parental role for the Elrics by the fandom because she’s just.. so young. 

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The Handmaid’s Tale S01E02 (Birth Day)

In the Republic of Gilead women aren’t allowed to read, but this doesn’t apply to Commanders. That’s why Waterford has a beautiful collection of books in his private room.

Fun fact: the first letters Waterford and Offred select for their Scrabble game are the initials of Margaret Atwood, the author of the 1985 novel the tv show is based on.

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The MonsterVerse continues in the official comic series.

Hitting shelves on April 12th is the first issue of 4-part series Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, which will serve as both a prequel and sequel to this year’s Kong: Skull Island. Set 20 years after the events of the film, the books reveal the origin of King Kong, introduce new monsters and show how the god-like primate has grown into an even larger and more dangerous beast.

A secret team of Monarch operatives, including Houston Brooks (played by Corey Hawkins in the film) and his son Aaron Brooks, return to Skull Island to discover the truth behind Kong and the island he was born to protect. In doing so, they unlock an ancient history of monster conflict, witness the primal war between Kong and an otherworldly ecosystem of deadly new creatures, and finally reveal how this lonely god became the last of his kind. Featuring new monsters and previously unseen Skull Island locations, the book gives fans a chance to see how Kong has evolved since the events of the film.

The comic series will offer new revelations that point to the future of the MonsterVerse.