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Jupeter Promt 83. Soulmate Au because that trope is my jam.

this is v late (thnx @ tech week) but i’ve been itching to produce things so have about the beginning of a soulmate tattoo au where i mess with ideas about oldtown dialect and thoughts about peter nureyev’s identity.

83. “When you love someone, you just don’t stop. Ever. Even when people roll their eyes or call you crazy… even then. Specially then!”

Juno doesn’t remember his brother all too well. They were so young when he… when it happened, that Juno just has brief flashes, glimpses even, of the laughter of a little boy in the weak Martian sunlight, and the sound of a voice carrying in the darkness of a long night.

The tattoo has scarred over. Ceres’ first word, no, in big blocky letters, on the back of Juno’s neck, had scarred over white two days after it had appeared. Juno is grateful that he never has to look at it. He’s been asked about it, but it’s easy to brush it off, to say he’s never seen it before, that it belongs to a soulmate he’d never met and now will never meet.

It hurts less.

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This is the best image we have of the dwarf planet Ceres.

It’s a mysterious place that we know little about. A year ago, however the Herschel Space Observatory discovered that it’s got a tenuous atmosphere of water vapor.

It’s now believed that there are cryovolcanoes blasting liquid water up out of the surface.

Could Ceres host an entire liquid ocean of water? What’s more - if there is liquid water, could there be life?

NASA’s Dawn mission will arrive soon. On January 20th they will release it’s first image of Ceres.


I officially bow down to the artists working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Also, thanks to NASA for recognizing and celebrating the power of art like this. 

These STUNNING posters can all be downloaded directly from JPL (in hi-res). And their mere existence is reason enough for a new Wednesday theme: World Tour Wednesday. 

Stay tuned for some more awesome posters that are out of this world* and worth touring

- Summer

*too easy?

Travel Posters of Fantastic Excursions

What would the future look like if people were regularly visiting to other planets and moons? These travel posters give a glimpse into that imaginative future. Take a look and choose your destination:

The Grand Tour

Our Voyager mission took advantage of a once-every-175-year alignment of the outer planets for a grand tour of the solar system. The twin spacecraft revealed details about Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – using each planet’s gravity to send them on to the next destination.


Our Mars Exploration Program seeks to understand whether Mars was, is, or can be a habitable world. This poster imagines a future day when we have achieved our vision of human exploration of the Red Planet and takes a nostalgic look back at the great imagined milestones of Mars exploration that will someday be celebrated as “historic sites.”


There’s no place like home. Warm, wet and with an atmosphere that’s just right, Earth is the only place we know of with life – and lots of it. Our Earth science missions monitor our home planet and how it’s changing so it can continue to provide a safe haven as we reach deeper into the cosmos.


The rare science opportunity of planetary transits has long inspired bold voyages to exotic vantage points – journeys such as James Cook’s trek to the South Pacific to watch Venus and Mercury cross the face of the sun in 1769. Spacecraft now allow us the luxury to study these cosmic crossings at times of our choosing from unique locales across our solar system.


Ceres is the closest dwarf planet to the sun. It is the largest object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, with an equatorial diameter of about 965 kilometers. After being studied with telescopes for more than two centuries, Ceres became the first dwarf planet to be explored by a spacecraft, when our Dawn probe arrived in orbit in March 2015. Dawn’s ongoing detailed observations are revealing intriguing insights into the nature of this mysterious world of ice and rock.


The Jovian cloudscape boasts the most spectacular light show in the solar system, with northern and southern lights to dazzle even the most jaded space traveler. Jupiter’s auroras are hundreds of times more powerful than Earth’s, and they form a glowing ring around each pole that’s bigger than our home planet. 


The discovery of Enceladus’ icy jets and their role in creating Saturn’s E-ring is one of the top findings of the Cassini mission to Saturn. Further Cassini discoveries revealed strong evidence of a global ocean and the first signs of potential hydrothermal activity beyond Earth – making this tiny Saturnian moon one of the leading locations in the search for possible life beyond Earth.


Frigid and alien, yet similar to our own planet billions of years ago, Saturn’s largest moon, Titan has a thick atmosphere, organic-rich chemistry and surface shaped by rivers and lakes of liquid ethane and methane. Our Cassini orbiter was designed to peer through Titan’s perpetual haze and unravel the mysteries of this planet-like moon.


Astonishing geology and the potential to host the conditions for simple life making Jupiter’s moon Europa a fascinating destination for future exploration. Beneath its icy surface, Europa is believed to conceal a global ocean of salty liquid water twice the volume of Earth’s oceans. Tugging and flexing from Jupiter’s gravity generates enough heat to keep the ocean from freezing.

You can download free poster size images of these thumbnails here: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/

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short interpretations of asteroids

click {here} to find your asteroid signs and the meanings of the asteroids. *please note that these can be a little inaccurate since they are not big parts of your natal chart. Also, it doesn’t mean you can’t feel like another chiron sign.


Aries //  Tries to overcome feeling worthless.

Taurus // Sometimes they felt like they didn’t receive enough of something. 

Gemini // May feel like no one listens to them.

Cancer // Feels like an outsider. 

Leo // Feels like their talents have been overlooked. 

Virgo // Needs to learn to deal with imperfection.

Libra // May feel like all their relationships have gone wrong. 

Scorpio // May be scared of own power or feel powerless.

Sagittarius // Life may feel like a continuous spiritual crisis.

Capricorn // May be a work-a-holic to prove their own worth.

Aquarius // Feels uncomfortable in a large group.

Pisces // Always at crisis. May be prone to depression or drug abuse.


Aries // Nurtures independence. 

Taurus // Feels nurtured when fed and pampered

Gemini // Feels nurtured when someone talks or writes to them.

Cancer // Enjoys being mothered and mothering others.

Leo // Takes pride in nurturing others.

Virgo // Critical when nurturing others.

Libra // Nurtured by beauty.

Scorpio // Nurtured through touch.

Sagittarius // Hides their nurturing qualities.

Capricorn // Nurtured when organized and in control.

Aquarius // Loves the strange and off-beat

Pisces // Reflects emotions of those around them.


Aries // Finds the fastest solution.

Taurus // Receives information physically.

Gemini // Sees world through words.

Cancer // Sees world through emotions. 

Leo // Sees world as a canvas they can paint on.

Virgo // Perceives analytically.

Libra // Seeks balance.

Scorpio // Sees world through issues beneath the surface.

Sagittarius // Can see the big picture. 

Capricorn // Sees underlying form.

Aquarius // Sees all future possibilities.

Pisces // Interprets mystical reality.


Aries // Attracted to aggressive or dominant partners.

Taurus // Attracted to someone financially stable.

Gemini // Attracted to someone expressive.

Cancer // Attracted to someone emotionally intimate.

Leo // Attracted to someone romantic and exciting.

Virgo // Attracted to someone who sets high standards for themselves.

Libra // Attracted to fair and balanced partners.

Scorpio // Attracted to someone with sexual intimacy.

Sagittarius // Attracted to someone that’s intellectual.

Capricorn // Attracted to someone committed and determined.

Aquarius // Attracted to someone unconventional and will give them freedom.

Pisces // Attracted to someone they can have a spiritual bond with.


Aries // Self-motivated.

Taurus // Fixed routines

Gemini // Strong communicator.

Cancer // Serves others.

Leo // Works creatively.

Virgo // Driven to meet their goals.

Libra // Needs to work with others.

Scorpio // Extremely passionate.

Sagittarius // Devoted to a higher power or universal truth.

Capricorn // Devoted to history and duty.

Aquarius // Serves humanity.

Pisces // Dedicated to serving those in need. 

ceres in the signs

Ceres Aries
You require physical action to stay happy and like to be nurtured through independence. You are good at cultivating self-dependence in others.

Ceres Taurus
You feel nurtured when you are treated nicely by others. You might be quite a touchy-feely person. You feel good about yourself when you can provide for yourself.

Ceres Gemini
You feel nurtured when people take the time to write/talk to you. You like to learn and be listened to. You feel good about yourself when you’re intellectually ahead of others or competent of whatever task you’re doing.

Ceres Cancer
You like to be ‘mothered’ and also to ‘mother’ others. Self acceptance is key for you to be happy.

Ceres Leo
Helping others may make you feel better about yourself. You foster creativity and independence in others.

Ceres Virgo
You nurture others by showing them what they could do to be better, which may come off as critical sometimes. You are well organized, and can help create this trait in others. You feel nurtured by good lifestyles, good health, and nice material things

Ceres Libra
You are nurtured by beauty and good relationships. You take time to do small things for others to show you care.

Ceres Scorpio
You like to be touched, it makes you feel nurtured by others. You need stability to feel safe in relationship. You like to have good emotional self control.

Ceres Sagittarius
You want to help those around you to succeed, and you share your own knowledge as a way of nurturing as you tend to hide your nurturing qualities. 

Ceres Capricorn
You feel good about yourself when you’re in control of situations. You like to help other people succeed. You equate feeling loved to how well you preform in life.

Ceres Aquarius
You feel nurtured when you are around those you love, and when you are accepted into a group. You nurture others by helping their sense of justice and humanitarianism grow. 

Ceres Pisces
You’re very compassionate and you love to nurture those around you. You need to sometimes take time off to spend alone.

*Ceres in Retrograde - these feelings are internalised and will likely not be expressed. 

Planets & minor bodies

Find all your placements here

  1. ☉ Sun. your basic identity. your ego & self. what reasons things out and gives you the final decision. confidence, light, survival.
    ☉ Links: Sun Signs / Sun in the Houses / Sun x Moon Combos

  2. ☽ Moon. your emotional instincts and habits. your deepest personal needs. emotion, nurturing, soul.
    ☽ Links: Moon Signs / Moon in the Houses  / Moon Series / Sun x Moon Combos

  3. ☿ Mercury. communication and logical thinking. how you gather information. awareness, wit, reasoning.
    ☿ Links: Mercury Signs / Mercury in the Houses  / Ramblings / Mercury Series

  4. ♀ Venus. love and art. how you define romance and beauty. how you act in romantic relationships. how you enjoy life. comfort, senses, pleasure, luxury.
    ♀ Links: Venus Signs / Venus in the Houses / Venus Series

  5. ♂ Mars. your drive. how you initiate things, how you express anger, how you go after your goals. energy, assertion, physical.
    ♂ Links: Mars Signs / Mars in the Houses  

  6. ♃ Jupiter. how you can grow and prosper. expansion, optimism, joy.
    ♃ Links: Jupiter Signs / Jupiter in the Houses  

  7. ♄ Saturn. how you face reality and how you structure our life. discipline, restrictions, time, achievement, lessons, guide.
    ♄ Links: Saturn Signs / Saturn in the Houses  

  8. ♅ Uranus. your ability to innovate and go against established thoughts. where there might be refusal to blend in with others and erratic life patters. innovation, rebellion, science, progress.
    ♅ Links: Uranus Signs / Uranus in the Houses

  9. ♆ Neptune. your humanitarian, vulnerable, dreamy nature. what you daydream about. illusions, escape, mysticism and dissolution.
    ♆ Links: Neptune Signs / Neptune in the Houses

  10. ♇ Pluto. how you search for the truth and deeper meanings. where you seek control and how you deal with power. our dark side. destruction, rebirth, subconscious, healing.
    ♇ Links: Pluto Signs / Pluto in the Houses

  11. Pallas. creative intelligence, strategy. where you tend to find patterns. how you perceive interactions.
    Links: Pallas Signs / Pallas in the Houses

  12. Juno. what kind of marriage you need/end up getting.
    Links: Juno Signs / Juno in the Houses

  13. Vesta. what you’re dedicated about and how you recharge your energies.
    Links: Vesta Signs / Vesta in the Houses

  14. Ceres. what makes you feels nurtured and how you nurture others.
    Links: Ceres Signs / Ceres in the Houses

  15. Chiron. how you discover strength in the darkest places, how you deal with your pain and overcome it.
    Links: Chiron Signs / Chiron in the Houses

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Pluto (bottom image) with various other non-planets.

Since everyone has their knickers in a knot over Pluto not being a planet, here are various different celestial objects who are also not classified as planets. You’ll notice, just because it’s not called a “planet” doesn’t mean it isn’t cool.

Let us be reminded, there is no heirarchy of celestial bodies. It wasn’t necessarily “demoted” from planethood, it was simply reclassified as something else. There’s literally no reason to be emotionally attatched to the idea of Pluto’s planetary classifaction.

But what “classifies” a planet anyway?

According to the International Astronomical Union, there are 3 basic requirements that it must meet:
1) It orbits the sun
2) Sufficient mass to assume a “hydrostatic equilibrium” (meaning it’s mostly shaped like a globe)
3) Has “cleared its neighborhood” in its orbit.

The third one is where Pluto fails. What they mean by “clearing the neighborhood” is that the orbital path is good and clear. Every planet will still collide with something now and then but their orbital paths are not occupied by anything that is similar to the size of the planet itself. They’re not really in danger of running into much of anything except maybe an asteroid or a comet that might enter their path and collide.

In addition, here is an image showcasing the dwarf planets of the solar system. Pluto isn’t alone in it’s classification.

So don’t be sad over Pluto not being a planet, you’re just being melodramatic. Wipe your tears away with some scientific literacy. ;)