As I stood front of my favorite Beatle the only thing I could think of was that his contact lenses looked like they hurt him. He smiled and stuck out his hand and without thinking, I rested my right arm on top of his left while we shook hands! “John, ” I said, “are your contacts bothering you?” “No,” he answered. I got the distinct feeling that not too many people had asked that question. Undaunted I plunged on, “I have them too!” I confided.He leaned closer and stared searchingly into my eyes. “Are your bothering you?” he said with a straight face. “No.” I stammered and then we both laughed. “They’re good aren’t they?” John said seriously and I could only nod, not trusting my voice. “But your eyes are prettier then mine.” John said and to my dismay unwanted tears rolled down my cheeks. “Hey” John said with a slight laugh. “Don’t cry or they’ll wash away!” I smiled through my tears as I blurted, “John you’re my favorite.” He smiled warmly, gave my hand a final shake and said, “You’re my favorite”. The Girl Who Got To Meet The Beatles – Datebook Magazine Winter 65/66



Ostara, the vernal equinox, is the first day of spring. Many modern religious and secular traditions, including the name “Easter”, come from Pagan origins. Ostara is the Germanic goddess of spring. This is when Persephone returns to the Earth after ruling the underworld. A time of great promise and new growth, Ostara is a time for personal change.

Ostara eggs can be a great tool for this guidance. Simply mark eggs, before or after dyeing with bright spring colors, with runes or other divinatory symbols, and then hide them among your home for your friends to find. Advise the seekers to keep their minds focused on their question while engaging in a fun and challenging Ostara egg hunt (solitaries can do a similar divination by closing their eyes and drawing them like tarot cards). Note how the symbols fall together as the hunt (or drawing) progresses. You can then charge the symbols with bright spring energy by saying a simple spring goddess name chant over them (”Eos, Eostre, Ostre, Eostar, Ostara!”) before eating the eggs, to “plant” the energies within, blessing yourself with the energies of spring and new beginnings!

Source: Thuri Calafia, Witch’s Datebook 2017

🌝The Moon’s sign🌝

Originally posted by heartsnmagic

♈️ Aries ♈️Good for starting things.Things occur rapidly but quickly pass. People tend to be argumentative and assertive.

♉️ Taurus ♉️Things begun now last longest, tend to increase in value, and become hard to change. Brings out an appreciation for beauty and sensory experience.

♊️ Gemini ♊️ Things begun now are easily changed by outside influence. Time for shortcuts, communication, games and fun.

♋️ Cancer ♋️ Stimulates emotional rapport between people. Supports growth and nurturing. Tend to domestic concern. 

♌️ Leo ♌️ Draws emphasis to the self, to central ideas or institutions, away from connections with others and emotional needs.

♍️ Virgo ♍️ Favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. Focus on health , hygiene and daily schedules.

♎️ Libra ♎️ Favors cooperation, compromise, social activities, balance, friendship and partnership.

♏️ Scorpio ♏️ Increases awareness of psychic power. Precipitates psychic crises and ends connections thoroughly. People have a tendency to drool and become secretive. 

♐️ Sagittarius ♐️ Encourages confidence and flights of imagination, This is an adventurous, philosophical and athletic Moon sign. Favors expansion and growth.

♑️ Capricorn ♑️ Develops strong structure. Focus on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. A good time to set boundaries and rules.

♒️ Aquarius ♒️ Rebellious energy. Time to break habits and make abrupt change. Personal freedom and individualize is the focus.

♓️ Pisces ♓️ The focus is on dreaming, nostalgia, intuition and psychic impressions. A good time for spiritual or philanthropic activities.

- The witches’ datebook 


hey friends! 

just so you know, it’s that time of year when the current batch of Llewellyn almanacs and annuals go on sale to make way for next year’s! And if you’re like me, this is when you go snatch them up. 

the Llewellyn website is out of stock on most of the titles but Amazon is also reflecting the 75% off discount, and they have more stock, so !! get on it I guess??

Listen to Your Inner Hag

“Hag Magic is not just for old women. Symbolically, a hag is the third and final stage of the feminine side of anyone’s psychic development. She represents completeness and is a necessary step in self-realization. We can all access   our inner hag, regardless of age or sex.

Your inner hag is the rebellious, possibly cranky, and obstinate voice inside you that utters truths you would often rather not listen to.Start paying more attention to her. Offer her a bigger part in your life- If you dare!

Do you have fair-weather friends who seem to be taking advantage of you?Let your hag tell them what you really feel. You have nothing to lose. Has a family member asked for your advice about a relationship? Let your hag speak up- tell the truth  without being mean, even if the truth may hurt. The family member  will likely end up thanking you for it. But your hag already knows that. Often, when asked her opinion, a hag will reply with a truth-revealing question, such as, “Well, how would you like me to answer that?”


The following are some  specific exercises and spells one can do to get in touch with and amplify one’s inner hag.

Take out the nine of swords from a deck of tarot cards. It depicts the end of a nightmare or overcoming the tests, and the moment of understanding. Spend time contemplating this card every day for seven days.

Visualize yourself standing before the most terrifying hag imaginable. She sets three tests for you. What are these? Imagine, in great detail and length, the hardships you encounter while attempting to pass these tests in order to reach your goal. Continue this visualization for as long as necessary to remove any blocks you have.

Create a shrine to the hag. Decorate it with images of cats, black dogs, skulls, cauldrons, and fire. Carve the triple goddess symbol into a black candle, but only burn this in darkness. Ask the hag for assistance in matters involving the psyche and the spirit.

Have a Hecate Supper at a three-way crossroads. Prepare a fine meal that includes fish, garlic, honey, lavender or rosemary, and whatever else you deem appropriate. After dark take this meal to a three way-crossroads somewhere quiet, perhaps out in there country. If weather and other conditions permit, sit down at the crossroads and dine with Hecate. Otherwise, leave the meal for her, plate and all and do not turn back. 


Plants of genus Artemisia can be put to use in calling on the hag. The Greek goddess Artemis, who sometimes assumes hag form, rules over magic, the psyche, and wild female nature. Soften a spring of wormwood or mugwort in a bottle of red wine, make a tea of dried mugwort or wormwood, or make or buy a bottle of absinthe. Take small sips of your chosen Artemisia beverage  while doing your spellwork. (Do not use any of these if you are pregnant!!!)

Spells invoking the hag can be done at the Full Moon or during the last quarter. Use only black or white candles, and focus on the image of a powerful, intuitive, old woman who is pleased to walk alone.”

- Witches’ datebook

Advice for Students: 20 Uses for a Post-it Note 

1. Mark your place in a book. It seems so obvious, yet relatively few students seem to do it. When your professor picks up with the poem or short story or chapter of the day, you’ll be on the same page. 

 2. Mark the beginning and ending points for a reading assignment: immediate feedback on your progress.

 3. Mark selected readings in an anthology. 

 4. Mark the notes or glossary at the back of a book for easy repeat access.

 5. Mark passages in a library book.

 6. Keep several Post-its on the inside cover of a datebook, planner, or notebook: now you’re prepared to leave a note anywhere. 

 7. When you sit down to work, make a small-scale to-do list on a Post-it and stick it to your desktop.

 8. Leave a Post-it on your alarm clock or inside doorknob as a reminder.

 9. Avoid fines and late fees: put Post-its with due dates on library books and DVD rentals. 

10. When there’s no Scotch tape, cut the sticky edge from a Post-it to use as fake tape. 

 11. Use the sticky edge as a temporary label for a folder. 

 12. Fold the sticky edge into a hinge to hold a piece of paper or a postcard on a wall. 

 13. Wrap the sticky edge around a cable to identify it. 

 14. Use the sticky edge to clean between the keys of your computer keyboard.  

15. Jot down less familiar keyboard shortcuts on a Post-it to keep by your computer.

 16. Which way does the envelope go when you feed it into the printer? Draw a diagram on a Post-it and stick it on your printer.

 17. If you drive an older car that doesn’t remind you that you’ve left your headlights on, use a Post-it as a reminder. When you put your lights on in the daytime, stick a Post-it note on the driver’s side window. When you leave your car, you’ll see the note and remember why it’s there.

 18. Keep a Post-it on the refrigerator and jot down what you need from the supermarket.

 19. When you go to the supermarket, remove the Post-it from the fridge and stick it on your wallet. At the store, stick the note to the handle of your cart and have both hands free for shopping. Toss the note when you leave the store. 

 20. Splurge! Use a whole pad of Post-its to make a flip book. 

 Source :

Ajin Manga Timeline

Up to date as of Chapter 47.

There’s no existing datebook or timeline, and this supersedes the old one. If you notice any errors, please let me know!

There is a slight typo in Izumi’s background chapters which is corrected in the volumes (but not on CR or most online scans). Tosaki goes to see her after the Shinya Nakamura incident.

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Paper Organiser Advantages:

1. Inexpensive, or can be.
2. Short learning curve.
3. Large, expandable screen size.
4. Built-in printer.
5. Battery never goes dead/never needs to be charged.
6. Waterproof, using good paper and ink.
7. Archival quality proven out to 500+ years with careful selection of paper and ink.
8. Never becomes obsolete.
9. Always cross-platform.
10. Widely available.
11. Unbreakable screen.
12. Hyper resolution screen.
13. Non-disruptive to personal interaction, meetings, or exhibitions.
14. Personalizable.
15. No power-up delay.
16. Doesn’t need to be rebooted.
17. Won’t interfere with aircraft avionics systems.
18. Luxurious and elegant, or can be.
19. Won’t get you pulled over by police.
20. Carries identification and credit cards, pens, postage stamps, and other real world items people need.
21. Long service life.
22. Compatible with modular cellulosic storage devices for additional capacity.
23. Works globally with no roaming charges.
24. You meet the nicest people when you carry a Filofax.

Paper Organiser Disadvantages:

1. Size. Doesn’t usually fit in an evening bag.
2. No automatic backup.
3. Slow synchronisation speed.
4. May attract unwanted attention and derision from technophiles.
5. Cannot be used to fake a phone call or listening to music to get out of interacting with others.
6. Weight. Generally heavier than a smartphone.
7. Does not connect to Internet.
8. Does not play music and movies.
9. Does not play videogames.
10. Does not have GPS.
11. Image quality of camera and printer depends on operator skill.
12. Must be refilled with new calendars every year.
13. Limited security features.
14. Habit-forming. You’ll never buy just one.

Headcanon/Theory: Why Shino Really Regrets Missing the Retrieval Mission

Anybody else ever wonder if maybe one of the reasons Shino was so ticked off at being left out of the Sasuke mission was because they were friends? Okay, maybe friends is a strong word, but…comrades, maybe? 

I mean, take the Chuunin exams. When all hell breaks loose, Shino doesn’t go to his team or his father - he goes after Sasuke. He then pulls a “No, you go on ahead, I’ll hold him off” move, which, as anybody who’s ever watched shonen knows, is the warrior’s version of offering a friendship bracelet. Sasuke then smiles at him, and the two exchange witty quips about who will finish their fight first.

Think about that. The most serious, aloof people in the entire series are bantering with each other in the middle of an invasion. The only way that scene makes sense character-wise is if they like each other.

They were on good terms in the Academy (at least in filler). They’re often shown sitting/standing together during lessons. And when Naruto has his temper tantrum and physically attacks Sasuke, Shino is one of the first to defend him. (Not because he’s a lemming, mind you, but because Naruto unfortunately put himself in a situation where he came off as a bully. But that’s another rant for another time.)

After Sasuke leaves, Shino is poisoned. He KNOWS he’s been poisoned, and he knows Kankuro is content to wait until he either collapses or retreats. But Shino keeps fighting so that he can take Kankuro down with him and prevent Sasuke from being outnumbered.

During Gaara’s fight, Sasuke is shown to be thinking about Shino. Sasuke respects Shino enough to willingly rely on him, which is more than he does for his teammates half the time. This whole arc screams bromance for these two.

Obviously by the time Sasuke leaves Konoha, he no longer cares about Shino. But the reverse isn’t necessarily true. Shino could still consider Sasuke a friend.

If you cared enough about someone to die for them, wouldn’t you want to be a part of the mission to rescue them? According to the datebooks, Shino regretted missing the mission so much that it haunts him years later. Yes, you could say that Shino regretted it because he realized how much he needed to work on teamwork (I don’t believe the theory that Shino was jealous - it seems like his and Shino’s talk in the manga was written to disprove that idea.). But I don’t see why Shino can’t be upset about the friendship thing and losing Sasuke.

Plus, there’s the fact that Shino later led another mission to retrieve Sasuke (the Bikochu arc). He claimed the mission was for Hinata’s sake, but finding the beetle was his idea. Plus, if I remember the episode correctly, he is breaking some bug clan rules by hunting an endangered species. He’s clearly willing to make some sacrifices to bring Sasuke back. 

I’m probably over-thinking this, but I like the headcanon in theory. I’m clearly sleep-deprived, so I’ll post this now and edit it tomorrow if necessary.


aka the Spring Equinox

“Ostara is a time of renewal and the balance of night and day. Symbols include spring flowers, baby chicks, rabbits, and pastel-colored eggs. It’s also a time to honor the spring goddess Eostre. Ostara ushers in a season of growth and expansion.
If the weather permits, open your windows and doors to help renew the energy in your homes, which is probably stale from being closed all winter. To attract peace, fertility, and abundance, decorate your home with potted daffodils and tulips. Outside your home hide a few colored eggs to symbolize life and fertility. 
At Ostara, early cool-weather herbs and vegetables such as chives, onions, and lettuce can be planted. As you plant, kneel upon the soil as a sign of gratitude. If you have any new ventures or projects you’ve been wanting to start, do it now. Ostara is a good time to begin anything. To bless a new venture, write it down on a piece of paper and place it in your  cauldron. Leave it overnight. Then place it in a potted plant and forget it.
Before your celebration ends, as a sign of thanks to Eostre, light a green candle.”
- James Kambos, from Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2016

[Oneshot] Seungcheol Exceeds Expectations


could you write a harry potter au for jeongcheol? please?

(note: This is a Seungcheol/Jeonghan Harry Potter oneshot. Done and done, anon. lol. I love Harry Potter. I wish this had more magic in it haha. This is set in Hogwarts, during the school year.)

“Oi, Coups,” called Soonyoung, one of the sixth-year Gryffindors and Seungcheol’s second-in-command. Seungcheol pulled his gaze away from the soaring Chasers-in-training to look at Soonyoung as he jogged over. Soonyoung was sweaty and disheveled as usual. He loved Quidditch more than his mother after all, and practice wasn’t practice until he was soaked to the skin in sweat.

“How are the Beaters? Have we lost a limb yet? I’m getting impatient,” Seungcheol inquired, his voice a bit hoarse from yelling orders everywhere.

Soonyoung caught his breath for a second and bent down, before straightening up again and continuing. “Nevermind that. Guess who’s at the stands, reading.”

A glint appeared in Seungcheol’s eyes, his lips quirking. “He’s here again?” He was already turning on his heel and walking back to the side of the Quidditch pitch, Soonyoung trailing after him excitedly.

“Well–he isn’t here for you. We both know that.” At Seungcheol’s sharp glance, Soonyoung’s smile faltered. “He’s watching the Hufflepuff Quidditch captain.”

Seungcheol rolled his eyes bitterly. Hong Jisoo, the little goody-two-shoes Hufflepuff. “His best friend. Who else? I swear to sweet Merlin one of these days I’m going to spike that Puff’s drink with Fungiface Potion.”

“Like you can brew that,” Soonyoung snorted, but with another stern look he was quiet again.

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