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trapleslieknope  asked:

Hey Cherry! Im trying to understand how the houses work. Could you explain/ guide me somewhere where I could understand it better? Thanks!

Hey, the houses are the experiences and life themes we direct the sign and planet through. The four angular houses are the most significant:

The First House/First house cusp - Ascending: My instant, environmental responses
The Seventh House/Seventh house cusp - Descending: Who I attract
The Tenth House/Tenth house cusp - Midheaven: Who I want to be/who the public thinks I am/success story
The Fourth House/Fourth house cusp - Imum Coeli: Where I came from, mother, psychological base

Second House: Values, Finances, Sensuality, Body
Third House: Immediate perception, Communication, Expression
Fifth House: Pleasure, Play, Children, Creativity
Sixth House: Service, Health, Daily Living
Eighth House: Transformation, Magic, Death, Joint Finances
Ninth House: Awareness, Spiritual Search, Philosophy, Pilgrimage
Eleventh House: Friends, Social inclusion, Dreams
Twelfth House: Sacred space, Privacy, Alone time, Infinity

Each of the houses is ruled by its corresponding sign on the zodiac, and you can see how they reflect the theme of the sign, like Aries ruling the 1st house of self expression and identity, and Pisces ruling the 12th house of dream and delirium. The houses bring the signs and planets to life. These are the places on the atlas we express the qualities through. Does your sun Leo dance through the joy of friends in the eleventh house, or is his lion heart put to work and used to serve others in the sixth house? This is one of the great joys of astrology. I have more info on here http://astrolocherry.com/tagged/faqq/


WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans quietly closed a year-long investigation into Flint, Michigan’s crisis over lead in its drinking water, faulting both state officials and the Environmental Protection Agency for contamination that has affected nearly 100,000 residents.

In letters to fellow Republicans, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Friday that Michigan and federal officials were slow in detecting high levels of lead in the water and did not act fast enough once the problem was discovered.

The committee findings offer no new information and essentially summarize what emerged during several high-profile hearings earlier this year.

WATCH: How and why we need to get the lead out of our lives

“The committee found significant problems at Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality and unacceptable delays in the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to the crisis,” wrote Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. “The committee also found that the federal regulatory framework is so outdated that it sets up states to fail.”

Flint’s drinking water became tainted when the city switched from the Detroit water system and began drawing from the Flint River in April 2014 to save money. The impoverished city was under state control at the time.

Regulators failed to ensure the water was treated properly and lead from aging pipes leached into the water supply.

Chaffetz cites “a series of failures at all levels of government” that “caused and then exacerbated the water crisis.”

While the Republican chairman signaled the apparent conclusion of the inquiry — Congress ended its session last week for a three-week holiday break — the panel’s senior Democrat insisted the investigation continues and accused Michigan’s Republican governor of stonewalling the committee over documents related to the Flint water crisis.

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, senior Democrat on the oversight panel, said he wants Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to produce key Flint-related documents within 30 days. Cummings said Snyder and his administration have obstructed the committee’s investigation into the Flint crisis for a year, refusing to provide — or even search for — key documents.

Snyder’s intransigence has thwarted committee efforts to answer critical questions about what he knew as the crisis unfolded and why he didn’t act sooner to fix Flint’s water problem, Cummings said.

“Requiring Governor Snyder to finally comply with the committee’s request will allow us to complete our investigation and offer concrete findings and recommendations to help prevent a catastrophe like this from happening again,” Cummings wrote to Chaffetz. “In contrast, allowing Governor Snyder to flout the committee’s authority will deny the people of Flint the answers they deserve.”

It’s highly unlikely Republicans who control Congress will continue the inquiry next year.

A spokeswoman for Snyder said the governor’s office has provided the committee with hundreds of thousands of pages of documents and the committee has wrapped up its investigation.

“In Michigan, we are working hard each day to continue Flint’s full recovery with funding for pipe replacement and health care for residents,” spokeswoman Anna Heaton said, adding that it is “not productive to spend time engaging in partisan political attacks from out-of-state politicians” such as Cummings.

After nearly a year of haggling, Congress cleared legislation last week to provide $170 million to deal with the Flint crisis and help other communities with lead-tainted water.

In his letters, Chaffetz asked GOP lawmakers to consider redirecting hundreds of millions of dollars now targeted to fighting climate change to upgrade the nation’s drinking water pipes and other infrastructure. Chaffetz also asked for closer congressional oversight of the EPA, which monitors lead and copper pipes nationwide.


Robot Longshoremen Could Reduce Space Needed for Ports by Half

Future shipping ports won’t need acres and acres of land to transfer and hold containers unloaded from ships. Instead, robotic carts and elevators will efficiently shuttle containers around multistory structures and deliver them to tractor-trailers that pull in below. 

That’s the idea behind the Robotic Container Management & Storage System being proposed by Israel Aerospace Industries. The whole thing would be managed by an autonomous control system overseen by human operators.

IAI says the system can load and unload containers 1.5 times faster than currently possible while reducing space needed for operations by half.

(China’s Qingdao Container Terminal via Shutterstock.)

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Republicans in Congress close yearlong Flint water crisis inquiry

  • It has been over a year since Flint, Michigan, Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency over the city’s poisonous water supply.
  • Which is to say, the government did not act as quickly as it needed to, neither in identifying the problem nor in addressing it.  The water still remains undrinkable. 
  • Republicans in Congress are ending their investigation into the water crisis. Their yearlong effort yielded essentially nothing more than what we already knew, the Associated Press reported.
  • “The committee found significant problems at Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality and unacceptable delays in the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to the crisis,” Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah wrote in a letter to Congressional colleagues on Friday. 
  • “The committee also found that the federal regulatory framework is so outdated that it sets up states to fail.”
  • Chaffetz proposed that the EPA use hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked for combatting climate change to instead improve water pipes and other infrastructure across the country. Read more

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Some living things can power down vital functions in response to environmental stress. Hibernation is the term for that sort of shutdown in cold conditions; when this happens in the heat it’s called estivation. Animals that employ this remarkable technique—like lungfishes—aren’t exactly cheating death, but they are postponing it.  

Pictured is a model of an African lungfish, which can live out of water for years! These creatures live in shallow pools but rise to the surface every five minutes or so to breathe atmospheric air. If its pool dries up, the lungfish tunnels headfirst into the mud. Doubling back so that both head and tail face the entrance of what is now a burrow, the fish secretes a mucus cocoon—leaving an opening through which it breathes air. The animal can survive for months to years without food or water!

Meet more amazing creatures in the special exhibition, Life at the Limits, now open! 

Image: AMNH/R.Mickens

The Four Angular Houses

the ascending sign is the entry portal to incarnation, and the entire natal chart/blueprint is filtered through this astrological point. the eastern position sign leads by the position of the four angular houses. having the correct time on the natal chart is most important for ensuring the ascending sign is placed in the right sign and degree. the moment of first breath is when the natal chart is bought to life by position of the sign rising on the horizon. it is the frequency we will resonate with.

1st house (ascending): my immediate environmental responses
4th house (immun coeli): where i came from
7th house (descendent): who i attract
10th house (midheaven): who i want to be

there is a kind of mirror, a projection, of these four angular houses in the personality expression, its almost like a gleam, a lamination. i think the angular houses work like sub layers, an energy field in front of us, and not so much generated from within like the planets.

the ascending sign can express most purely through our self presentation. you may fantasize about behaving more like your midheaven sign. the IC is the psychological taproot of the personality that represents the most primal conditioning. we often subconsciously attract people of the descending sign, someone with leo rising will have aquarius on the descendant and attract an abundance aquarian/uranus people to expose the shadows in the psyche.

cardinal (aries, cancer, libra, capricorn) angular houses: self starting, life is full of motion and movement, protective and focused, disciplined and ambitious, socially conscious

fixed (taurus, leo, scorpio, aquarius) angular houses: proud and forceful self expression, individual, in control and determined, weathered and compulsive. can be pedantic. self ruling, directs life on own terms and time

mutable (gemini, virgo, sagittarius, pisces) angular houses: chameleon and intellectual, changeable self expression and ambition, requires constant motion, unstable


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  • At the beginning, we’ll publish articles on various topics (depending on what our writers are interested in), then we’ll start becoming more organized with the schedule (the goal is to publish a variety and balance of articles on every topic)


  • Abnormal psychology

    • Studies unusual patterns of behavior, emotion, and thought; mental disorders; clinical psychology

    • Example article: Why Do Girls and Boys With Autism Have Differing Behaviors?

  • Behavioral psychology

    • Theory of learning based on the idea that all behaviors are acquired through conditioning; responses to environmental stimuli shape our actions

    • Example article: Why Behavior Change Apps Fail to Change Behavior

  • Biopsychology

    • Analyzes how the brain and neurotransmitters influence our behaviors, thoughts, and feelings; combination of basic psychology and neuroscience

    • Example article: Top Ten Tips to Improve Children’s Memory

  • Cognitive psychology

    • The study of mental processes such as attention, language use, memory, perception, problem solving, creativity, and thinking

    • Example article: Fear and Anxiety Drive Conservatives’ Political Attitudes

  • Comparative psychology

    • The study of the behavior and mental processes of animals

    • Example article: Three Reasons Why Pets Are More Pampered Today

  • Cross-cultural psychology

    • The study of human behavior and mental processes under diverse cultural conditions (how behavior differs amongst cultures)

    • Example article: Eating Disorders in African Americans

  • Developmental psychology

    • The study of how and why human beings change over the course of their life; includes infant, children, adolescents, adult development, and aging ( basically the entire lifespan)

    • Example article: How Parents Can Help Their Children Without Psychiatric Meds

  • Educational psychology

    • The study of human learning

    • Example article: Top 10 Science-Based Study Skills for the Classroom

  • Experimental psychology

    • The study of the responses of individuals to stimuli in controlled situations; focused on brain and behavior

    • Example article: Conformity and Asch’s Experiment

  • Forensic psychology

    • Specialty in professional psychology characterized by activities primarily intended to provide professional psychological expertise within the judicial and legal systems

    • Example article: Teens and Stalking-Like Behaviors

  • Health psychology

    • The study of psychological and behavioral processes in health, illness, and healthcare; concerned with understanding how psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors contribute to physical health and illness

Example article: How to Avoid Depression Induced by Social Media

  • Social psychology

    • The study of how people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others (i.e. social interaction)

    • Example article: Are Violent Video Games Associated With More Civic Behaviors Among Youth?

  • Personality psychology

    • The study of personality and its variation among individuals; focuses on the construction of a coherent picture of the individual and their major psychological processes

    • Example article: Personality Influences Reproductive Success

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The Vegan Who Started a Butcher Shop
When Ben Runkle learned about the horrors of the meat industry and large scale factory farms he adopted a strict Vegan diet. 8 years later he dropped Veganis...

Want to eat meat in an ethically and environmentally responsible way? What better way to learn how than from a strict vegan turned local butcher! Follow Craig as he finds out exactly how we should be eating meat from our friend Ben Runkle, the former vegan butcher!

Happy Earth Day to our wonderful planet! 🌎
We need to remember that it is our responsibility to take care of this Earth. What many people do not realize is that so much of this planet’s destruction begins on our plates.
Animal agriculture is a huge contributor to the majority of our environmental problems.
-It is responsible for 91% of Amazon destruction🌲
-It accounts for 51% of greenhouse gas emissions
-It is responsible for 80-90% of US water consumption💦
-It occupies 1/3 of Earth’s ice-free land
-It is the leading cause of species extinction 🐯
-And if current trends continue, we could see fishless oceans by 2048🐠
-Not to mention, it causes the suffering of over 56 billion of our fellow earthlings every single year🐮🐷🐔

If you want to live more sustainably, or if you care about the planet and consider yourself an environmentalist, please consider veganism. Check out the the documentary Cowspiracy! It is such an eye-opening film! 🌎🌍🌏

air signs feel light on their feet and flittery, away with the fairies
water signs feel dreamy, haunting, fluid, mysterious, captivating and vulnerable
earth signs feel analgesic, entrenched, rhythmic, in cycle with nature, leave a resonant etheric imprint
fire signs feel like warm radiance, lightning environmental response, invigorating, recharging, nourishing


We eat a lot of shrimp in the U.S. – most of it imported and farmed. For National Shrimp Day, we want to share how we’re working to make this shrimp more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible through a new initiative that empowers shrimp farmers in Southeast Asia to make improvements and build direct relationships with buyers that follow our recommendations.

NASA’s plane of the future could make flying cheaper, quieter and more eco-friendly

Thanks to NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project, airplanes could be remarkably different by 2050. The redesign could mean cutting fuel usage by 50%, pollution by 75% and noise to around one-eighth. Saving in all a possible $255 billion. The planes themselves will look almost totally different.

10 Tips for Raising Green Children

Raising green children is important because being environmentally responsible impacts the planet they’ll be living in in the future. There are simple things you can do to teach them the importance of being green.

  1. One of the easiest ways to conserve energy is to turn of the lights when leaving a room. Children also have a habit of leaving appliances, such as the television or fans, on when not in use.
  2. To conserve water, have your child turn off the faucet when they are brushing their teeth. It may be tough, but teach them that showers use up less water than bubble baths.
  3. For their school lunches, use containers that can be reusable. Say goodbye to brown paper bags and invest in a cool lunchbox.
  4. Set up a recycling station in your home for papers, plastics, and glass. Recycling can be fun is you use colorful bins with signs designating the different types of recyclables.
  5. Clothes can also be recycled. Children outgrow clothes at a fast rate. If their pants start looking like capris, it’s time to donate them.
  6. One of the fondest memories I have of my childhood is making forts out of old boxes. Be sure to save boxes, egg cartons, or any other useful materials for arts and crafts projects.
  7. Teach your child the importance of planting a tree or growing some of your own food. Plant a tree outside or grow a couple of plants inside. This will also teach your child the value of light, water, and clean air for living things.
  8. Cut back on those Happy Meals! Prepare fresh, organic food for your child. It’s better for their growing bodies than processed foods from drive-thru’s.
  9. Reduce your carbon footprint by walking, biking, or taking public transit. You can reduce air pollution and get exercise.
  10. You are your child’s role model. Set a good example and also live green.

air signs feel light on their feet and flittery, away with the fairies
water signs feel dreamy, haunting, fluid, mysterious, captivating and vulnerable
earth signs feel analgesic, entrenched, rhythmic, in cycle with nature, leave a resonant etheric imprint
fire signs feel like warm radiance, lightning environmental response, invigorating, recharging, nourishing 

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