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Ostara

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 

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?”

Exercises

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. 

Spells

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 : lifehack.org

Ostara

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

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George Harrison, and The Beatles, at rehearsals for The Ed Sullivan Show, 14 August 1965

Photos: CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images

Gary: “You’re dressed casually in levis spattered with paint. What’s the story behind all that paint, George?”

George Harrison: “I’m not an artist, if that’s what you’re thinking. The paint is from my painting the walls of my house in England.”

Gary: “Do you buy most of your clothes in England?”

GH: “Yes, but there are some good clothing stores in the south of France, too.”

Gary: “Do the Beatles usually take their vacations separately?”

GH: “Yes, but I haven’t had a holiday in a long time.”

Gary: “George, you seem to have the longest hair of the Beatles. Was it always that way?”

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The Raven Moon

September announces the Raven Moon (also known as the harvest Moon). This is the time of harvest, when people gather to bring in the crops. There are feasts and festivals along with hard work. So too, Raven is a chatterbird, always ready to socialize or play tricks; yet these birds also excel at working out solutions to get food from inaccessible places.

To tune into Raven energy this month, place an image of a raven on your altar. Meditate on the importance of communication and how it connects people to each other. Throughout the month, pay attention for ravens all around you. Is there an announcement to hear? A news article to read? A person you could be talking to? Make the connection. Communicate. Learn about the things Raven calls to your attention.

Later on, talk about your observations with a friend or family member. Ask what they have noticed and listen to their thoughts. A flock of ravens has many eyes, and they share information with each other about food sources and other important news.

- Elizabeth Barrette, Witch’s Datebook 2016

[Oneshot] Seungcheol Exceeds Expectations

Prompt:

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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I’m sorry but did some people lose brain cells or what? Yeah, that 12 year absence thing could be true, I admit. But Karin being Sarada’s mother?? Lmao. No, not even possible in a million years. How could you even think that it’s a possibility. Trying to say that databooks are inaccurate or that the possibility still exists. No, there isn’t any room for debate. It’s always been made crystal clear so what more proof do you need? I’m even seeing this from people who should know better. Jesus. This fandom leaves me speechless. If you actually believe in that stupidity then my question to you is: are you drunk?

George Harrison and Paul Drew, from Datebook’s Spring 1966 issue (Image courtesy and © Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame)

Drew: “Who is Steve Bimbo and the Alligators? I heard you mention him yesterday.”

George: “Steve Bimbo is nobody.”

Drew: “Who made it up?”

George: “John. It’s one of these things that we do, if somebody is having a discussion or talking about something. And one of us just doesn’t quite catch a name, and says who, and the other one instead of telling him the name, he’ll make the name up, and that’s what John did the other day.“

Drew: "Oh this is a brand new joke from yesterday.”

George: “You see I was drying my hair, with a weird hair dryer that actually shook my head, so that I couldn’t hear what everybody else was talking about so I kept sticking my head out saying who or what. And every time as I do, John would say Steve Bimbo and the Alligators. Just a little joke, you know.”

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anonymous asked:

Kishimoto literally said "its canon", eh, really, lol? If this filler arc was labeled "chapter 180.5" or something nobody would consider it canon. to me the manga is canon, and the episodes in the anime based on the actual manga content, the canon episodes. I don't have to consider a stupid movie that kishi didn't write canon just cuz it was labeled as "699.5" on an advertisement poster. didn't kishi write the databooks? but you've said that datebook info has contradicted the manga before?

“Given that the original work (manga) and the new movie are connected as much as possible, I would appreciate if you’ll go to see the movie after you have finished to read the manga. (It’s OK even you haven’t read it! AHAHA). This movie is, putting it straight, about love! I never had a movie about it, so please enjoy Naruto!

Author: Kishimoto Masashi”

The manga has contradicted the manga before, your point? Do you really wanna play that game?

Stop wasting my time.