count your blessings not your problems

Saturn

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Ruler of Capricorn (co-rules Aquarius)
Exalted in Libra
Detriment in Cancer and Leo
Fall in Aries

Time Spent in a Sign: 2 ½ years (almost 3)

Mythology behind Saturn
In Roman mythology, it was Saturn, the God of Time, who was seen as the evil, brute father figure. Cronus is the Greek equivalent of Saturn, however, Saturn wasn’t as “dominating” as Cronus was painted out to be. In fact, the Romans saw Saturn as a wholly Roman God. But both Saturn and Cronus were overthrown by their sons; Jupiter, Saturn’s son & Zeus, Cronus’ son. Why? Because their sons saw Saturn/Cronus as abusive of their power and decided to put a limit or end to it.

Saturn in Astrology
The notorious Saturn is always being shown in a bad light. But why? Well, Saturn is mainly about discipline, restriction and limitations. It does sound harsh because while Jupiter expands and brings luck, Saturn restricts and provides lessons. But, do not fight Saturn! Saturn brings us an abundance of knowledge, appreciation, discipline and respect in our lives. One must go through difficult times and struggle in order to truly live. Saturn teaches us all about setting boundaries for ourselves and learning self-control. Saturn is also representative of fears and authoritative figures in one’s life. So what does Saturn placed in a sign mean?

Saturn in Aries
Saturn is in fall in Aries. With Saturn in Aries, we find that these people could have had trouble asserting themselves. People with their Saturn in Aries may struggle finding their sense of self at first, but hopefully will develop confidence in the end. Recognize your value, Saturn in Aries.

Saturn in Taurus
With Saturn in Taurus, financial crisis’ seems to be a common theme. People with their Saturn in Taurus can struggle finding jobs or grew up surrounded by terrible financial situations or in them, but nonetheless money and stability is of importance to them. Seize the opportunity, Saturn in Taurus.

Saturn in Gemini
With Saturn in Gemini, intelligence seems to be of importance, but highly doubted as well. People with their Saturn in Gemini can fear being seen as “dumb” or they can struggle communicating their ideas with others. Share your knowledge, Saturn in Gemini.

Saturn in Cancer
Saturn is detriment in Cancer. With Saturn in Cancer, family and home seems to be the theme. People with their Saturn in Cancer can have a lot of ups and downs in their family environment as a whole and everything seems to stem from there. Learn from others mistakes, Saturn in Cancer.

Saturn in Leo
With Saturn in Leo, there seems to be a struggle with displaying exuberant emotions. People with their Saturn in Leo may struggle having a good time, seeing the positive in others or can see their friendships, relationships, even sex life fall to tragedy. There’s light at the end of the tunnel, Saturn in Leo.

Saturn in Virgo
With Saturn in Virgo, there can be a tendency to hypochondria or simply falling ill pretty easily. People with their Saturn in Virgo can see problems always stemming from a health related issue, but these people are usually helpful and provide great service and management. All is not well, but it will end well, Saturn in Virgo.

Saturn in Libra
Saturn is exalted in Libra. With Saturn in Libra, we see problems stem from friendships and relationships. People with their Saturn in Libra could go through tough friendships and relationships, but through this they learn valuable lessons that they can teach to others. Find your worth, Saturn in Libra.

Saturn in Scorpio
With Saturn in Scorpio, control and finances seem to be a common theme. People with their Saturn in Scorpio might have struggled with controlling issues and may have been controlled or wanted to control every aspect of their life. There could have been major financial struggles as well. Learn to let go, Saturn in Scorpio.

Saturn in Sagittarius
With Saturn in Sagittarius, religion and spirituality seem to be the root of a lot of problems. People with Saturn in Sagittarius could have been controlled by a higher principle or may have felt the strong need to break free and go against religious or spiritual ideals. Find your wings, Saturn in Sagittarius.

Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn is domicile in Capricorn. With Saturn in Capricorn, work and the public image seems to be a common theme. People with their Saturn in Capricorn can be more on the workaholic side and go through many fails in their lives, but nonetheless they do not give up. Count your blessings, Saturn in Capricorn.

Saturn in Aquarius
With Saturn in Aquarius, we can expect there to be problems in the area of friendship. People with their Saturn in Aquarius can feel like their relationships with others, especially friends eventually shatters and causing them to give up towards maintaining them. Also, they may work hard towards their goals/dreams or feel like there is no hope. You just have to believe, Saturn in Aquarius.

Saturn in Pisces
With Saturn in Pisces, there seems to be a lost sense of self. People with their Saturn in Pisces usually don’t set boundaries for the people that enter their life and end up getting hurt by those people in the end. All that glitters is not gold, Saturn in Pisces.

25 Ouija Board Rules

1- Never utilize the Ouija Board alone!.

2- Never utilize an Ouija Board if you are depressed, stressed, irate, upset, bored, furious, sad, trepidacious, afraid, shocked, overconfident, or drowsy as you could let a demon into your life!.

3- If you get a demon, blessing the house could make the demon worse than it already was!.

4- Don’t give the Ouija Board to someone else to give them problems! Never utilize an Ouija Board if you think it is a game.

5- Never let the spirits count down through the numbers or go through the alphabet as they can get out of the board this way.

6- If the planchette goes to the four corners of the board it implies that you have reached a wickedness soul or evil presence into your life!.

7- You ought to never utilize an Ouija Board in the event that you are a doubter or an Atheist as you could get a wickedness soul or devil!.

8- If the planchette tumbles from an Ouija board, a soul will get detached.

9- In the event that the planchette over and over makes a figure eight, it implies that a wickedness soul is in control of the board.

10- If you ought to get a wickedness soul, rapidly flip around the planchette and utilization it that way.

11-The board must be “closed” opportunely or evil spirits will remain behind to haunt the operator.

12- Never utilize the Ouija when you are ill or in a debilitated condition since this may make you vulnerably susceptible to possession.

13- The spirit of the Ouija board creates “wins” for the utilizer, causing him to become more and more dependent on the board. This is called “progressive entrapment”.

14- Evil spirits contacted through the Ouija board will endeavor to win your confidence with mendacious flattery and prevaricates.

15- Always be obeisant and never upset the spirits.

16- Never utilize the Ouija in a graveyard or place where a terrible death has occurred or you will bring forth malevolent entities.

17- The very first Ouija boards were made from the wood of coffins. A coffin nail in the center of the planchette window accommodated as the pointer.

18- Sometimes an evil spirit can sempiternally “inhabit” a board. When this transpires, no other spirits will be able to utilize it.

19- Ouija boards that are disposed of improperly, come back to haunt the owner.

20-  A Ouija Board will scream if you try to burn it. People who hear the scream have less than thirty-six hours to live.

21- There is only one proper way to dispose of it: break the board into seven pieces, sprinkle it with Holy Water then bury it.

22- Arrange the letters and numbers, into a circle so whatever is trapped within that circle can’t escape.

23- If you place a pristine silver coin on the board, no evil spirits will be able to come through.

24- NEVER leave the planchette on the board if you aren’t utilizing it.

25- Three things never to ask a Ouija board: Never ask about God, Never ask when you are going to die, Never ask where the gold is buried.

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Counting Blessings

Simple ways to generate good feelings are to practice generosity and gratitude. Counting blessings is an age old practice of being grateful. Counting breaths is an age old practice of meditation. One method of mediation is to rest your attention on your breath and count as you breath in and out. You can set a timer and count your breaths from one to ten over and over again or you can meditate for about 15 minutes by counting 100 breaths. If you want to be extra Buddhist about it you can count 108 breaths.

Whether you mediate or not, you can practice gratitude by thinking of ten things that you are grateful for. That is counting blessings. Taking time to acknowledge the good things in your life helps you feel good.  It contradicts pervasive thinking about problems and scarcity and reinforces the idea that life is good. When we believe life is good, each breath is a blessing.

We don’t have to feel good to believe life is good, but it makes it easier. That life is good is something we often take on faith. Believing it helps us endure periods of suffering. It gives us hope in humanity. It gives us a sense of purpose as we work to create justice and end oppression so that everybody can have an opportunity to experience life’s goodness.

Being alive is our opportunity to experience our connection to the natural world. With each breath we take we support our lives, we support our moods, we support our beliefs. Each breath we take is a blessing, but mostly we take our breathing for granted. Any time we need to remember that life is good we can check in with our breath. If we are breathing, that is good. If we take a minute to consciously breathe 10 times we will relax. If we take only 5 breaths in that minute, we will feel even more relaxed.

When we regularly practice counting our blessings or our breaths we create opportunities to appreciate life’s goodness. Sometimes we have to take it on faith that life is good. Sometimes we feel it.

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This is Luna, my family’s black chihuahua. I couldn’t help but think of her when I saw your posts about how chihuahuas often give vets a hard time. Well Luna’s vet actually loves her, and she’s very cooperative. She doesn’t give us any problems taking medicines either.
Given that we’ve had many people tell us “I normally hate chihuahuas, but I like her,” I guess we lucked out in the personality department.
Also her favorite snack is green beans.

I would say you have been lucky. Count your blessings and give her lots of love.

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Asubuhi njema my #Beautiful #Yogis. Morning morning. Sending love to all the people affected by this extreme weather. Mudslides, floods, hurricanes, fires , earthquakes; all happening at the same time. It feels weird to post to social media like there aren’t people in this world suffering. Seems crass to post about first world problems when others are being faced with very real life threatening dangers. Today be grateful, if your biggest worry is going to be what show to binge watch, count your blessings and send some good vibes to those suffering. Stay #light and #awesome.
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Distress Tolerance: Distract with Wise Mind ACCEPTS

This is a skills of Distraction.  It might not solve the problem, but it will help you get through the painful experience and get in a better emotional state to solve the problem.  

ACCEPTS:

A: Activities - do something else, something you enjoy.  It can be anything from listening to music, coloring, walking, watching TV, or cleaning.

C: Contributing - take your mind off of yourself by volunteering, making something for someone else

C: Comparison - this is best described as ‘counting your blessings’.  Make a gratitude list.

E: Emotions - try to replace the negative emotion with a more positive emotion.

P: Pushing Away - physically leave the situation if you can, if it’s an emotion, push the emotion away by focusing on other things

T: Thoughts - think of something else, think of positive things

S: Sensations - focus on an extreme sensation instead of an extreme emotion; for example, put your face in a bowl of ice water, hold ice, take a cold shower.

  • Guy: Sup Beautiful
  • Girl: Hi..
  • Guy: You cute, can I get to know you
  • Girl: I have a Boyfriend
  • Guy: Shoot idc, he aint me. He ain't gotta know
  • (This point in the conversation defines whether you're a real woman with intelligence)
  • Girl: I mean lol you feel me, we having problems anyway, so what's up
  • (If this is an example of how you would respond.....hmm bless yo little heart)
  • Girl: Man nah, I respect my relationship, have a nice day
  • (This here rules out alot of things that this guy could have thought about you)
  • If an outside party doesn't respect your relationship, they don't respect you. You're in the relationship right? If an outside party disrespects your partner, count yourself also disrespected. Besides, the person that approached you showed alot about themselves...if they don't respect the relationship you're in, what makes you think they'll respect one they'll have with you?
  • Also.....if you wanna act single, save yourself and respect your partner and BE single. -Rena

“Look at what you made
An ugly world, a pretty grave
And you’re praying now baby
But you prayed a little late
I was born to burn it down
Not for heaven, heaven’s fake
I was born to burn it down
So I can make you feel the same
Yeah, you better write those letters
That you’re never gonna send
I can see through the tears
But all I see is red
I see all the pain
And you say "what’s the problem?”
What happened to these kids?
When was it that we lost them?
Lost inside our time
They were victims by design
And sedated till they demonstrated
How you live and how you die
Oh, they wanna burn the world
And now you’re asking why?
Well, count your blessings
Say your prayers, it’s time to say goodbye
We’re gone!
Gone like a nightmare in a dark place!
All along!
The brutality that I made!
Gone!
Gone like a nightmare in a dark place!
All along, all along!
Everything I love is gone!“

“Live your life with purpose. Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes. Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Be yourself and don’t wait for the approval of others. But most importantly, have a positive and humble mindset no matter what situation you are in. Count your blessings, not your problems, and you will realize how beautiful your life truly is.” — Troy Amdahl

1) Sleep with the windows open to hear the birds singing you awake in the mornings
2) Eat fruit and vegetables- and lots of them.
3) After eating your 5-a-day go to the store and buy a big tub of icecream- after all those greens you deserve it.
4) Listen to music that lights your soul not causes tears in your eyes.
5) Breathe and take note at the oxygen that flows into your body and becomes Co2- you contribute to helping plants grow.
6) Cold water, with floating icecubes, is pretty rad and refreshing.
7) Count your blessings not your problems
8) Leave your hair down, resist the urge to try and control it- just like situations in your life, they’re best left to be free.
9) Sleep naked, wake up looking at your body and marvelling in the wonders of your anatomy.
10) Don’t go out looking to find your ‘soul mate’- let things happen naturally.
11) It’s okay to be sad.
12) Have a bath with no bubbles- just look at the clear water and touch its soft surface.
13) Go the library and give evils to the people who refuse to be silent
14) Smile with the wind in your face- things could be a lot worse you know
15) Expand, every second, sit taller, laugh harder. Expand, expand!
16) Go for a walk without your iPod or headphones. Listen to the music of nature
17) Go to that party you were invited too, don’t be scared, kiss lots of boys because you deserve the thrill of adrenaline
18) Throw your diet books away- who needs photoshopped models anyway?
19) Stop analysing for one second and just appreciate
20) Love. Love. Love. Love
—  20things to be happy for me
25 Things You Need to Stop Wasting Time On
  1. Distractions that keep you from special moments with special people. – Pay attention to the little things, because when you really miss someone you miss the little things the most, like just laughing together.  Go for long walks.  Indulge in great conversations.  Count your mutual blessings.  Let go for a little while and just BE together.
  2. Compulsive busyness. – Schedule time every day to not be busy.  Have dedicated downtime – clear points in the day to reflect, rest, and recharge.  Don’t fool yourself; you’re not so busy that you can’t afford a few minutes of sanity.
  3. Negative thinking about your current situation. – Life is like a mirror; we get the best results when we smile.  So talk about your blessings more than you talk about your problems.  Just because you’re struggling doesn’t mean you’re failing.  Every great success requires some type of worthy struggle to get there.
  4. The needless drama around you. – Be wise enough to walk away from the nonsense around you.  Focus on the positives, and soon the negatives will be harder to see.
  5. The desire for everything you don’t have. – No, you won’t always get exactly what you want, but remember this:  There are lots of people who will never have what you have right now.  The things you take for granted, someone else is praying for.  Happiness never comes to those who don’t appreciate what they already have.
  6. Comparing yourself to everyone else. – Social comparison is the thief of happiness.  You could spend a lifetime worrying about what others have, but it wouldn’t get you anything. 
  7. Thinking about who you were or what you had in the past. – You’re not the same person you were a year ago, a month ago, or a week ago.  You’re always growing.  Experiences don’t stop.  That’s life.
  8. Worrying about the mistakes you’ve made. – It’s OK if you mess up; that’s how you get wiser.  Give yourself a break.  Don’t give up.  Great things take time, and you’re getting there.  Let your mistakes be your motivation, not your excuses.  Decide right now that negative experiences from your past won’t predict your future.
  9. Worrying about what everyone thinks and says about you. – Don’t take things too personally, even if it seems personal.  Rarely do people do things because of you; they do things because of them.  You honestly can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you.  All you can do is change how you react and who you choose to be around.
  10. Self-deception. – Your life will improve only when you take small chances.  And the first and most difficult chance you can take is to be honest with yourself.
  11. A life path that doesn’t feel right. – Life is to be enjoyed, not endured.  When you truly believe in what you’re doing, it shows, and it pays.  Success in life is for those who are excited about where they are going.  It’s about walking comfortably in your own shoes, in the direction of YOUR dreams.
  12. Everyone else’s definition of success and happiness. – You simply can’t base your idea of success and happiness on other people’s opinions and expectations.
  13. Those who insist on using and manipulating you. – What you allow is what will continue.  Give as much as you can, but don’t allow yourself to be used.  Listen to others closely, but don’t lose your own voice in the process.
  14. Trying to impress everyone. – One of the most freeing things we learn in life is that we don’t have to like everyone, everyone doesn’t have to like us, and that’s perfectly OK.  No matter how you live, someone will be disappointed.  So just live your truth and be sure YOU aren’t the one who is disappointed in the end.
  15. All the fears holding you back. – Fear is a feeling, not a fact.  The best way to gain strength and self-confidence is to do what you’re afraid to do.  Dare to change and grow.  In the end, there is only one thing that makes a dream completely impossible to achieve: Lack of action based on the fear of failure.
  16. Doubting and second-guessing yourself. – When in doubt just take the next small step.  Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
  17. People who continuously dump on your dreams. – It’s better to be lonely than allow negative people and their opinions derail you from your destiny.  Don’t let others crush your dreams.  Do just once what they say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their negativity again.
  18. Thinking the perfect time will come. – You can’t always wait for the perfect moment.  Sometimes you must dare to do it because life is too short to wonder what could have been.
  19. Band-Aids and temporary fixes. – You can’t change what you refuse to confront.  You can’t find peace by avoiding things.  Deal with problems directly before they deal with your happiness.  
  20. Close-minded judgments. – Open your mind before you open your mouth.  Don’t hate what you don’t know.  The mind is like a parachute; it doesn’t work when it’s closed.
  21. Other people’s mistakes and oversights. – Today, be tolerant of people’s mistakes and oversights.  Sometimes good people make bad choices.  It doesn’t mean they’re bad; it simply means they are human.
  22. Resentment. – Kindness is not to be mistaken for weakness, nor forgiveness for acceptance.  It’s about knowing that resentment is not on the path to happiness.  Remember, you don’t forgive people because you’re weak. You forgive them because you’re strong enough to know that people make mistakes.
  23. Any hateful thoughts at all. – Set an example.  Treat everyone with kindness and respect, even those who are rude to you – not because they are nice, but because you are.  Make kindness a daily ritual; it’s what makes life happier and more fulfilling in the long run.
  24. Regrets of any kind. – You don’t have to be defined by the things you once did or didn’t do.  Don’t let yourself be controlled by regret.  Maybe there’s something you could have done differently, or maybe not.  Either way, it’s merely something that has already happened.  Leave the unchangeable past behind you as you give yourself to the present moment.
  25. Every point in time other than right now. – Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone.  Don’t stress too much about the future, it hasn’t arrived.  Do your best to live NOW and make this moment worth living.