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Your Imum Coeli: What You Keep Private

Second part of a two part series: Your Imum Coeli is what you choose to keep private and hidden from others. It’s what you don’t necessarily want people to know about you, but what you yourself find security and comfort in. 

Aries: Hides their goals and plans from others, keeps their achievements private. 

Taurus: Hides their money and valuable possessions, doesn’t let people know just how much or little they have.

Gemini: Hides their opinions and true intelligence, never lets people know what they really think.

Cancer: Hides their sensitive side, doesn’t let people know about their family affairs. 

Leo: Hides their playful and open minded nature, doesn’t let loose in front of others.

Virgo: Hides their criticisms of themselves and others, keeps their more pessimistic/realistic ideas and opinions private.

Libra: Less social, keeps their personal relationships private.

Scorpio: Hides their personal power and transformations, doesn’t influence others or let people influence them.

Sagittarius: Keeps their experiences private, doesn’t let people know their more modern, forward thinking thoughts and opinions.

Capricorn: Hides their ambitions, keeps their career private.

Aquarius: Hides their deep, intellectual side, keeps their connections to other people private.

Pisces: Hides their more compassionate side, keeps their dreams and fantasies private.

Part One: Your Midheaven

Random Loot Table

I consistently have players looting conquered foes, random strangers, ruined villages, etc.. And the truth is I almost NEVER know what they’re going to find. Usually I just spout some nonsense at the top of my head and it often ends up being dull, leaving my players less likely to look for items while adventuring in the future. I created this table to help give me a guideline for random loot, and it lets players feel lucky when they roll high and find something unexpected.

(Click Keep Reading below the image for more specific information and a text version of the chart at the bottom)

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who would have imagined that one direction would have Smashed the charts as a band and during their hiatus as solo artists?? um mE BITCH FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS TO THE TOP OF THE CHARTS?!?!?! ONE BAND ONE DREAM ONE DIRECTION!!! BITCH!!!

Chart Shapes

When reading someones chart it is important to look at the general shape of their chart to see their basic nature.

Balanced chart: A balanced chart has an even distribution of planets through the houses. All aspects of this person’s life will be stimulated and while this holds great potential, the energies may be spread too thinly when many goals are pursued at once.

Self-oriented chart: The majority if not all of the planets in a self-oriented chart are in the vertical half of the chart towards the Ascendant. These people usually have a self-directed personality and their energies are focused on self expression and individuality.

Other-oriented chart: This chart is the opposite of the self-oriented chart, the planets will be in the half of the chart towards the Descendant. This chart shape is usually a suggestion that there is a lot of emphasis on the persons relationships in life and that they feel others are more important than the self.

Inward-oriented chart: This is when most of the planets are in the bottom half of the chart, this person’s energies are introverted and focused inwardly.

Outward-oriented chart: Most of the planets are in the top half of the chart and the person’s energy flow is focused towards the world however this person may live in a sort of identity crisis, looking towards an empty centre.

Bowl chart: When all of the planets occupy one half of the chart, it is ideal that if you have a bowl, it is at a slight angle allowing constant replenishment.

Bucket chart: A bowl shaped chart with a planet opposite of the bowl as a handle, seen as a conduit between the sector of the bowl and itself.

Bundle chart: All planets reside in four signs or 120 degrees. Bundles indicate specialists who focuses primarily on those areas in which the planets fall.

See-saw chart: When the planets are in two opposing groups, this indicates that the person may feel pulled in two directions and needs to find a balance.

Locomotive chart: Planets spread evenly across eight signs or 240 degrees, this shape leaves one sector or area of life empty and unexpressed.

Splay chart: Tight bunches of planets in several signs or houses creating a choices for which area of life the person wants to focus on.

Split chart: When the planets are positioned in two unconnected area, the energy flow swings between the two and creates a dual personality.

Birth Charts

A majority of planets on….

…the left side of the chart: independent/egoistic

…the right side of the chart: dependent/other-oriented

…the top of the chart: public, seeking progress and recognition

…the bottom of the chart: private, seeking to make the best of and being contempt with what they already have

The Sun in Astrology: What it is and what it isn’t

The internet has given rise to the self-taught astrologer. Millions of posts on the subject are floating around, which means that teaching yourself astrology should be pretty easy, right? While there is an abundance of great info about astrology online, there is also an abundance of less than great info about astrology as well and it can be hard to filter out what is good info. This post includes some myths about what the Sun is and what it actually represents as well as a chart towards the bottom on how each sign is most likely to experience the Sun’s energy. 

The most frequently misconstrued body in astrology is the Sun and I’ve noticed that people frequently attribute actions to the Sun that are actually the functions of other parts of the astrological chart. Astrology can be confusing and mistakes like this are easy to make, but fortunately they’re also relatively easy to correct with the right information. Here are some Myths about the Sun that contribute to people not identifying with their Sun sign. 

Myth: The Sun is how I express myself sexually.

Reality: What we are turned on by has much more to do with Mars. Generally speaking, Mars is the driving force that gets us up in the morning and the sign Mars is in provides details into what that is. Venus, on the other hand, is what we are attracted to, what we desire to have and how we desire to have it. Both can be active in men and women despite popularization of men’s sexuality being mars and women’s sexuality being Venus. 

Myth: The Sun is what I should do for a career.

Reality: While the Sun can contribute to a certain career path, it can also have nothing to do with it. It all depends on how the Sun interacts with the 10th house, where our “career” potential is located. The Sun can be in any of the 12 houses.

Myth: The Sun is how I act in relationships.

Reality: Again, the Sun can influence this, but only if it interacts with the 7th house. The 7th house has to do with how we approach relationships and what we want in a partner (vs the 1st house which is how we want to be). This is also associated with the planetoid Juno, but that’s a post in itself.

Myth: The Sun is what I’m interested in.

Reality: Kinda sorta maybe? Venus is much more tied to what we desire to have than the Sun is and Mars is what makes us move towards something.  

Myth: The Sun is who I am.

Reality: This one is a little closer, but our identity is linked more closely to the 1st house than the Sun is. This is why somebody who is a certain Sun sign may not identify themselves very differently. 

Ok, so I’m sure you’re wondering, “Well, Peter, what IS the Sun, then? All you’ve told us is what it’s not.” The Sun alone is a pretty simple concept: It’s what we live for. It represents our personal ideology, and the house it’s in tells us where we shine the most. The Sun is associated with the happiness of existing and being alive, not things we desire. Unlike other astrological bodies, the Sun (and the moon) are what I call passive actions. We do them, but they’re not something we typically do consciously, vs the other inner planets which are things that we “do”. We actively chase with Mars, communicate with Mercury, and desire with Venus, but the Sun is just what we ARE. In case you’re still not quite with me, here’s a list of how you likely feel your Sun’s warm, glowing energy, but please note that astrology, and people for that matter, are very complex and other factors in your chart may change how this energy is felt and I’ve tried to keep these descriptions very basic because the specifics get changed depending on what house the Sun is in.

Aries: The Sun in Aries feels its solar energy when it is focused. For Aries, moving forward without any regard for anything except moving forward is the key to the Sun.

Taurus: The Sun in Taurus feels its solar energy when it is physically comfortable. For Taurus, having a body that feels good is the key to the Sun.

Gemini: The Sun in Gemini feels its solar energy when it is surrounded by information. For Gemini, knowledge and sharing that knowledge is the key to the Sun.

Cancer: The Sun in Cancer feels its solar energy when it feels like things are familiar and it belongs. For Cancer, bonds and a tribe are the key to the Sun.

Leo: The Sun in Leo feels its solar energy when it is able to express itself. For Leo, being true to itself is the key to the Sun.

Virgo: The Sun in Virgo feels its solar energy when things are exactly where they should be. For Virgo, having a place for everything and it being in that place is the key to the Sun.

Libra: The Sun in Libra feels its solar energy when things are balanced. For Libra, the scales not tipping too far in either direction is the key to the Sun.

Scorpio: The Sun in Scorpio feels its solar energy when things that have gotten too big and stale have been destroyed. For Scorpio, renewal is the key to the Sun.

Sagittarius: The Sun in Sagittarius feels its solar energy when things make sense. For Sagittarius, the dots being connected (which often results in laughter) is the key to the Sun.

Capricorn: The Sun in Capricorn feels its solar energy when it is done waiting. For Capricorn, patience and the results of patience are the key to the Sun.

Aquarius: The Sun in Aquarius feels its solar energy when everything (and or everyone) has an equal place. For Aquarius, connectedness is the key to the Sun.

Pisces: The Sun in Pisces feels its solar energy when it feels infinity and empathy. For Pisces, miracles, tragedies and all the experiences in between are the key to the Sun.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to comment them or inbox me and be sure to share this if it helped you understand (or think it would help someone else understand) the Sun. Otherwise, good luck on your astrological journey :) 

Asteroid Series: Dark Asteroids

Okay so someone asked me to explain the asteroids and THERE’S SO MANY so I’m gonna make a series! Tonight I’m looking at dark asteroids because I mean… Pluto in the 8th House, go figure. To find the asteroids in your chart, get your chart on astro.com and when in the chart selection go to the bottom and put the number into the bar given.

Lucifer (1930): As I understand it, it represents our rise and fall, the thing that boosts our ego and can simultaneously break it (and others).

Kaali (4227): This is the asteroid that involves dark rituals and involvement with the astral planes.

Nessus (7066): This asteroid represents sexual abuse but also betrayed trust, any kind of abuse and deadly jealousy.

Dejanira (157): Shows us what we are victimised by

Karma (3811): Shows us where our karma appears, what we need to work on

Orcus (90482): A dwarf planet with similarities to Pluto with more focus on spiritual corruption and redemption.

Neptune in the 4th House

Originally posted by dinsintegration

The 4th House represents several things: our past, upbringing, and what keeps us comfortable. The 4th House is in the bottom of the chart, and it often provides a strong starting point and foundation for the native to work upon as the native grows up. Planets in the 4th House show the person investing part of themselves in maintaining this foundation.

Those with Neptune in the 4th may not have a truly correct and tangible idea of what their foundation of life is like. The foundations and values they were built up with can be a lot of things, but at the same time, nothing at all. These foundations and values may have been brought up by their family, or through the native’s past experiences. The native’s family and past are often secretive, yet confusing. With this confusion, a lot of the effects the native has gained from their past and family seeps out without the native consciously knowing.

The past of the native with this placement is hazy. The native may not talk much about their family, past, and upbringing because the native doesn’t know the past clearly. If the native does talk about the past, the native can fabricate stories and lies unconsciously, only noticing after the words have spilled from the mouth. Since the past is unclear, the native may be desperate and put on rose-colored glasses, thinking that an inaccurate view is better than no view at all.

There could be thoughts that a false foundation and past is better than none at all. The self after all can be built and strongly influenced by the foundation of the 4th House. If the native does not have a base, how can the native have a strong sense of self? The native can subconsciously and desperately seek for a past and family to cling onto to maintain a sense of self, even if it doesn’t exist. However, with this lack of existence, having Neptune in the 4th can provide the opportunity for the native to develop a foundation that is truly creative and true to themselves.

The family the Neptune in the 4th native may have grown up in was hard to describe. It may be hard for the native to know what was expected of them in the family, since the expectations can go from one extreme to another without the native noticing it. Perhaps the expectations are known, but the native has no idea on how to fulfill those expectations. These expectations depend on the sign ruling the 4th House.

The image of the native’s family can be very hazy for the native. One of the parents may have worked hard to maintain a certain image or ideal, and if the image and ideal wasn’t fulfilled, the parent may have tried to cover up that fact by putting on rose-colored lenses. Perhaps the native saw their past and family through rose-colored lenses. After all, secrets were never told, and a beautiful image may have been strongly maintained for the sake of tangible existence.

The arts may have been a strong factor in the native’s family. Perhaps one of the native’s parents was artistic, creative, and compassionate. The parent may have been influential in an understated manner or through the undercurrents of the family dynamic. However, one of the parents may have had a strong use of substances. Those with Neptune in the 4th may have had to take care of one of their parents due to the parent being unable to care for the native. One of the parents may have been very secretive and also manipulative, often making a strong tie to the native. There is often a strong tendency of victimization throughout the family.

Those with Neptune in the 4th House may dream of a home, past, or upbringing they never got. Perhaps they know what their past and upbringing looks like. They may dream of a comfort that doesn’t exist, a home that is impossible to realistically implement. Having Neptune in the 4th House can provide a native a strong base to be creative, sacrificial, and loving to others. However, the native can struggle to establish boundaries in other areas of their life, since they were raised in a life with little to no boundaries in the first place.

where did we come from?

the fourth house in astrology is marked by the imum coeli. latin for “bottom of the sky,” this point in the natal chart indicates the very tip of our roots, and lays the foundation of potential from which we grew. what we find in our fourth house is profoundly insightful regarding our lived experiences as children, and this can help to understand how they shape our personality as adults.

☉ sun in the fourth house: homebody, identity is closely tied with the condition of the home, needing special attention/care, may hold the traditions of the family and live by this or rebel against the home to establish a totally different path.

☽ moon in the fourth house: closely tied to the mother, acute awareness of the emotional conditions of the home, emotions kept under the surface, intense emotions, either very healthy or very damaged home.

☿ mercury in the fourth house: thoughts are influenced by family, interested in history, may have intellectual parents, values family communication/togetherness, fixated on the past.

♀ venus in the fourth house: holds distinct fondness for the conditions of the family, comforting home, home was filled with beautiful things and trinkets, parents may have been collectors of a sort.

♂ mars in the fourth house: turbulent home life, someone who spends much of their energy trying to keep peace, either the instigator or pacifist within the home’s drama, tends to be the ‘bossy’ one of the household.

♃ jupiter in the fourth house: large family, generous parents/parents who spoiled, a need to be extremely giving to others, luck befalls you when you nurture, nice natural flow of the home, potent instincts

♄ saturn in the fourth house: mirrors the condition of the father/austere figure of the home, may be forced early on to be the ‘mature’ one of the house, thinks critically of home life, difficult to express emotions, especially to family

♅ uranus in the fourth house: desire to rebel, breaks traditions of the home, wants to ‘break the cycle’ present in family, sense of detachment from family members, may feel like the black sheep.

♆ neptune in the fourth house: parents project their idea of who you are onto you, overly loving to others, wanting the ‘perfect family’ and being unable to achieve it, avoiding maturity in the home, too lenient of parent(s), irresponsible.

♇ pluto in the fourth house: abandonment issues, a parent who is not around, fluctuating/stirring emotions, intense shifts and changes of the home, guilt or secrecy about the home, life events and changes are kept hidden.

*those with a fourth house stellium are more sensitive and receptive to the environment of the home. what happens in their home sticks with them for life, and they cannot repress or move on from events (especially unpleasant) as easily- especially if the sun and/or moon is involved.

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[PIC/TRANS] FTISLAND’s Cosmopolitan Magazine June 2017 Interview

FTISLAND is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. Honestly, in Korea, it is not an easy thing to maintain a group, let alone a band, for 10 years. 

Hongki: Yes, indeed. When we were younger when we were going to debut, we didn’t really want to debut. Since we debuted when we were still really inexperienced, (now) music-wise, we still have so many things that we want to try, and we have so many things that we still want to do better. Honestly, for several years, we didn’t really have the ambition to have promotional activities since we came to do music. The numerical figure of “10 years″ somewhat holds a heavy meaning to us now.

To be able to stay solid for a long time, what do you think is your driving force?

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Virgo is esoterically ruled by the Moon for many reasons.

Virgo is connected to the Moon in the sense that Virgo provides mental comfort in the family. From the words of Erin Sullivan, families have various boundaries: boundaries between individual family members, and boundaries between the family and the world. What easily goes through these boundaries seamlessly is communication, an item that Virgo rules. While verbal communication can also be passed through these boundaries, nonverbal communication importantly passes through these boundaries in the family.

Nonverbal communication is very important in regards to family. Children are often very observant, not only recording the actions and body language of their parents, but also analyzing those actions to the point where those actions can often play a big part of the psyche. From the memorable, loving smile to the scarring, hurtful slap to the face, the child is highly affected by the nonverbal communication in the family. The inner workings of the mind and mental analyzation is ruled by Virgo and it can be used to nurture.

Another thing to mention is that the sign of your Mercury, the planet that rules Mercury will always be close to your Sun sign. Mercury can only be either one sign away from your Sun, or the same sign as your Sun. This fact implies that your outer and inner workings of your mind will always be strongly tied to your sense of self, which is your Sun. In other words, the inner analyzations you have in your family will be strongly tied to your sense of self.

The 4th House rules your family in the bottom of your natal chart. The House serves as roots, a place that roots the rest of your natal chart. If you have an unstable foundation, you will have an unstable building. The silent, private messages you share and see in your family has tremendous power, tremendous power to the point where the argument of nature vs nurture is still strong today.

Lastly, the practical, realistic, and sharp attention to detail can be nurturing in itself. To pay strong attention to anything is to invest a lot of mental energy to it. Parents often pay a lot of attention to their child, noticing many details they can either use to nurture or hurt the child. Through the sharp analyzation that Virgo is highly known for, parents can practically care and nurture for their children. Virgo is a sign that notices the details to ultimately co-exist and to be flexible (due to its mutable nature) with the many uncontrollable circumstances of life. Parents often strongly analyze to protect their children from the inevitable, uncontrollable outside circumstances they will face.

anonymous asked:

i remember someone said in the astrology community that cancer was the most powerful sign 🤔 was that just an opinion or...

I mean every sign is powerful in their own way, but I do think Cancer holds a very important place in the zodiac. Cancer is ruled by the moon which rules our emotions. No matter how much people try to deny it, feelings rule us. As humans that’s what sets us apart. Most other species are instinct driven. We are an emotions-driven species. To ignore that is to ignore the very factor that makes us who we are. Cancer also holds dominion over the 4th house. The 4th house, otherwise known as the IC or Imum Coeli, is the bottom most part of the chart while the MC is the highest point. Ancient Greeks considered it to be the underworld because the 4th house rules your family and psychological roots. It is who you were which leads you to who you wish to become(the MC). You can’t get to the heavens without first understanding the darkness in you. Your 4th house really sets up who you are and determines how other parts of your chart manifest. It’s why I fight so hard for people to understand that they dont have to like their parents/family, but you have to make peace with them for YOUR benefit. I would think the sign that rules this house would be considered pretty powerful, wouldn’t you?

astrological chart of the USA

looking at the chart of a country/nation can provide basic insights about its government’s/society’s attitudes as a whole. looking at the charts of nations or real-world events is usually called mundane astrology, which is what we’re looking at today. just as a general disclaimer, this is not meant to provoke or offend any with strong nationalistic attitudes, just to examine the chart of the united states with a critical eye. 

this is the chart of the adoption of the declaration of independence. this is what we will be considering as the “birth” of the country.

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