essence of earth

anonymous asked:

What kind of stuff in a person's chart indicates talent in singer or just music in general?

I did quite a bit of research on this… One of my favorite topics, astrology and music. Both are gifts to our world. Both are languages to help us understand energy and what energy feels like.

The entire chart plays a significant role in someone’s ability in singing and music so I will try my best to illustrate everything as I hate leaving information out.

The information I’ve collected is from other astrologer’s opinions and charts of different types of musicians I’ve looked into.

I’ll start with the houses that have importance to this ability, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th house.

The 1st house, I believe for the most part, dictates the style in which a musician goes for. So why would the 1st house play a role in the style of music a person goes for? Well, the ascendant is pretty much our doorway between the inner and the outer; how we present the inner to the outer. Our style would come from the 1st house directly.
Take a look at someone like Björk (Icelandic singer) and her chart. She’s got her 1st house starting in Scorpio. If you listen to her music, the style is very Scorpio inspired; it’s strange, penetrating, and unconventional. She has no problem expressing the energy a Scorpio represents in her music.
Now lets take another singer with a different ascendant, perhaps someone like Freddie Mercury from Queen or Robert Smith from The Cure; their ascendant is in Leo. Their sound is in no doubt very different from each other, but they seem to fit in that category of the dramatic Leo. Almost all of Robert Smith’s songs express the loving lion a Leo represents, its essence is of what Leo/5th house expresses. Then if you look at Freddie Mercury’s music, it is dramatic and theatrical like the Leo.
So looking at all the different ascendants, a person’s musical style (disregarding the rest of their chart) may be whatever energy that sign represents. An Aries maybe angry and raw and a Pisces may be hippie and psychedelically inspired. Maybe… This is my opinion on it, subject to change though.
I wouldn’t mind hearing other people’s opinion on the ascendant and how it demonstrates a person’s style in music. To get your minds thinking, here’s a random range of artists and their ascendant…
Rihanna - Aries
John Lennon - Aries
Mariah Carey - Taurus
Lana Del Rey - Taurus
Lady Gaga - Gemini
Billy Idol - Gemini
Tchaikovsky - Cancer
Annie Lennox - Virgo
Kurt Kobain - Virgo
Beyonce - Libra
Jared Leto - Libra
Ludwig Van Beethoven - Scorpio
Aretha Franklin - Scorpio
Prince - Scorpio
Elvis - Sagittarius
Kesha - Sagittarius
Barry White - Capricorn
Tom Jones - Capricorn
Ariana Grande - Capricorn
Taylor Swift - Capricorn
Adele - Aquarius
Nicki Minaj - Aquarius
David Bowie - Aquarius
Michael Jackson - Pisces

One last note before I move onto the 2nd house; I also noticed that almost all of my favourite singers had their ascendant in Leo which is funny because my ascendant is in Leo… We pick music that best suit our style. What are your favourite artist’s ascendants and can you relate to them?

The 2nd house rules the throat. The condition of the throat itself will impact the sound of someone’s voice. Having many beneficial planets in the 2nd house would be good for a singer, some singers even have stelliums in the 2nd house. I know some other people made some really good posts about the 2nd house and its affect on voice so I won’t go too deep into the 2nd house and what planets do what to your voice. To sum up the affects of planets in the 2nd house, it’s pretty much what you would assume; Mars in the 2nd house would give a powerful or even masculine voice whereas Venus in the 2nd house would give a soft and feminine voice. So think of the planet and what it represents to know what it does to a person’s voice.
I do however want to however talk about whatever sign is cusping the 2nd house and its impact on a person’s voice.
Lets talk about the elements itself; what might a fire voice sound like? a water voice? an earth voice? an air voice? I’ve been trying to put my finger on this exactly, semi-stumped still; don’t really know how to put it to words.
I do know for sure the air voice. These are people who have an unafflicted 2nd house in an air sign. Their voices have the potential of singing at operatic levels. Their voices are light, high note reaching, and quite literally I would describe them as airy. Just a few examples of people with an air sign as their second house; Joan Sutherland - Gemini (opera singer), Annie Lennox - Libra, Ariana Grande - Aquarius, and Mariah Carey - Gemini.
For the fire voice, this was difficult to put to words. They seem to put a lot of emphasis on the words and sounds they make. Some of them even sound like they are straining their voice or really pushing the sounds that they make. Their voices can be strange, raw, or even penetrating. Some examples of fire voices; Robert Smith from the Cure - Leo (he also has Pluto in the 2nd house) and again Bjork - Sagittarius (she has quite a few planets in the 2nd house including Mars, Venus, and Mercury). For an actual example to listen to as I am bad at explaining things, here’s Robert and here’s Bjork. Adele also has her second house in a fire sign, Aries. She is influenced quite a bit by other parts in her chart, but she definitely has the crackly fire in her voice.
For the earth voice, I think is grounding yet dynamic because each of the earth signs are very different from each other in my opinion. Freddie Mercury for example has his second house in Virgo which is the essence of dynamic earth (ignoring the fact that he has many planets that are in the second house in Libra). It’s almost as if Virgo is also influenced by air because it is so mutable and changeable. The earth voice is usually light and pure. It’s smooth and vibrato. I believe Taurus is the richest earth voice of them all as it is grounded and ruled by Venus. So the examples for the earth voice I would say are Freddie Mercury - Virgo, Elvis - Capricorn, and Louis Armstrong - Taurus.
Finally for the water voice, to put it simply their voice usually has a LOT of soul. Some examples, Lady Gaga - Cancer, Barry White - Pisces, Tom Jones - Pisces, Beyonce - Scorpio.

Moving onto the 3rd house briefly. Now the 3rd house doesn’t have much to do with how your voice will sound, it is more of the mental side of communication. So things like lyrics and composing music would come from this house. Also because the 3rd house rules the hands, it may also dictate your ability in playing music.

And onto the 4th house. The 4th house is similar to the 1st house in such a way that is dictates style again. It Is actually sort of a mixture of the 1st house (who we are) and the 3rd house (how we communicate that), but the 4th house also reveals our emotions, the songs that come from within. The 4th house will show the root and meaning of songs; the feeling. Naturally water signs/planets can easily express emotions versus the air signs who may have some difficulty, but fun fact; the best poets/musicians usually have both air and water very prominent in their chart.

And the 5th house plays just as important part as the 4th house does. It’s creative potential. So if you can express your emotions through the 4th house, you need to creatively use them in the 5th house. Some of the best musicians have the 5th house prominent in their chart.

Pulling away from houses now… I want make a quick note about the blessing of how having a good balance of all the elements in a chart really can help a musician. Fire = passion/drive, Earth = rhythm, Air = intellect/skill, and Water = emotion. Obviously not all musicians have it all, but it really helps to have a good balance of them all.

Good placements for singers/musicians

-Venus in the 2nd or 5th house
-Venus in its ruler or exalted sign
-Venus in conjunction with the ascendant or midheaven
-Venus having harmonious aspects to the ascendant or midheaven
-Venus, Moon, and/or Neptune is prominent in the chart
-Moon is not afflicted
-Moon in Libra or Taurus
-Stelliums in Libra, Taurus, 2nd House, or 5th House
-Good aspects between Sun, Moon, Venus, and Neptune.
-Good as aspects/placements in the 3rd house (will help indicate if there’s ability to play instruments)
-Quintiles and biquintiles can show hidden talent. See if there are any between Venus, Mercury, Moon, or Neptune.

Not so good placements

-Any afflictions to Venus or planets that sit in Taurus/Libra/2nd/5th can cancel out singing ability.
-Any afflictions to the Mercury or planets that sit in the 3rd house or Gemini can make learning musical instruments difficult.

When your heart and the heart of the Earth and the heart of the Sun are connected together with love, a special vibration enters into your spirit, and at that moment, the Holy Trinity is alive on Earth. Your Divine Mother and your Divine Father and You, their Divine Child are One in love.

~ Drunvalo Melchizedek

anonymous asked:

Can you explain how Virgo is a mutable sign? I don't understand why it would be considered mutable

There is airiness in Virgo through Mercury, but she is also grounded by her earthy element. The earthbound angel, I like to say. She has wings to fly (Mercury), and yet she has work to do in this world (earth). She is mentally flexible and adaptable in that she functions directly from her cerebral centers (Mercury=mind), and dual in that she is also capable of placing herself firmly in the reality plane as to put herself to work through humble service. She is from both the material and impalpable realm, and from being of two worlds, effort of the mind and labor of the body, she is able to obtain her soul-centered desire of self-improvement, refinement, and purification. It’s bittersweet, the Virgoan concept, only reaching the higher-being through exertion of mind and form. 

Just like her mutable counterparts the twins, the centaur, and the star-crossed fishes, The Maiden is double as well; mind & body, heaven (airy essence of Mercury) & earth (natural element). I imagine an ~angel with roots sprouting from her wings, yea? 

It’s almost morbid how people are  still ignoring climate change when it’s effects are literally tearing islands and cities apart. Like how many more people, cities, and societies have to be destroyed for our world to get their shit together.

Soon all we’ll have left is an essence of Earth left, and that won’t even be enough to sustain us. It just breaks my heart, as one who’s so connected to the earth, to see it fall apart like this, and to see people just ignore it. To see politicians–Christians–ignoring it. 

And i’m scared that there’s nothing we can do, that we’ve gone too far. I’m afraid that our earth will never be the beautiful landscape it was in the past. 

There are twelve different types of monster, as follows…

FLORAFORM. Biological monsters that hail from outside the Animal Kingdom. They appear most frequently as plants, but can also manifest as fungi, protists, and bacteria. In many ways they are simpler than their more animalistic brethren, a trait which can be as much a strength as it is a weakness. They are associated with growth, balance, and rebirth, often embodying some of nature’s most positive aspects, even when their physical appearance might suggest the opposite. Floraforms are masters of rejuvenation and have a natural +4 bonus to Regeneration.

EARTHBORN. Elemental creatures that embody the raw essence of the Earth. Their bodies are made purely of matter that is both natural and inorganic, like stone, water, and magma. This can make them among the most difficult of monsters to harm conventionally, but also some of the most inflexible, as they typically devote themselves to a single element or substance. As such they have come to represent purity, focus, and fortitude. Earthborns have a natural +2 bonus to both Armor and Magic, reflecting their unorthodox physiology and the energies needed to sustain it.

HELLSPAWN. Infernal beings with a strong, inborn desire to sew chaos. Impulsive and erratic, they can be very troublesome, but should never be assumed to be evil. Gifted in the mystic arts, they can wield massive amounts of energy with ease, and more often than not are exceptionally clever to boot. Their better qualities are known to be intellect, eloquence, and charm, which can make them valuable allies. Hellspawn have a natural +3 bonus to Magic, but are also the only type of monster with an unpredictable +1 bonus to Chaos.

TROLLKIN. Imposing giants with features that can be equal parts monstrous and familiar. Of all the monster types, they are by far the most obvious reflection of ourselves. Many are inclined to build weapons and safe havens for themselves, and a few even speak clearly enough to communicate with people. Still, they are monsters, and without proper control they can become brutish and exceptionally cruel. For better or for worse, they’re known to be diligent, protective, and pragmatic. Trollkin never give up without a fight, and so have a natural +4 bonus to Vitality.

THUNDERLIZARD. Primordial titans with an indomitable will. They come in a wide variety of forms, all of them fearsome and heavily cloaked in scale. Their kind are shaped by man’s fearful and outmoded view on reptiles, giving them the appearance of beasts seen only in antiquity and the imagination. Their spirits are marked by pride, determination, and bravery, though they are probably better known for their cold demeanor and insatiable appetite. Thunderlizards are mountains of strength and readily endure hardship, giving them a natural +2 bonus to both Power and Regeneration.

SWARMFIEND. Armored invertebrates that move on a multitude of legs. Their group includes any monster with an arthropod basis, be it insect, arachnid, or crustacean. As far as biological creatures go, they are some of the farthest removed from humanity, having little in the way of expression and wearing their skeletons proudly on the outside. This gives them an almost universally bad reputation, in spite of them being neighborly, efficient, and industrious. Swarmfiends get a natural +1 bonus to both Armor and Regeneration, as well as a +2 bonus to Vitality.

WRAITHWING. Flying monsters that come straight from the myths of yore. United by their strong command of the air, all creatures of their kind can take to the sky through some means or another. They are biological entities the same as animals, but ones outside the normal order, allowing them to draw deep into arcane forces and master the elements. While their best known representatives are surely the dragons, they can take the shape of any aerial creature from the minds of men. Noble, adventurous, and renowned, Wraithwings have a natural +2 bonus to Speed, as well as +1 bonuses to Evasion and Magic.

LEVIATHAN. Deep-dwelling monsters that lurk in the dark. They specialize in moving through water and soil, utilizing stealth to even the odds against their more terrestrial competitors. When out in the open they are plainly awkward, sometimes even feeble, but in their element they are anything but. Brutal and adept, they can make short work of anyone who underestimates them. Their ilk are paragons of patience, cunning, and ambition. Leviathans have a natural +2 bonus to Speed, as well as +1 bonuses to both Evasion and Power.

BEHEMOTH. Hulking beasts that long for wide, open spaces. They can be some of the most clever and compassionate of the monster classes, but animal urges still dictate their actions. Adrenaline and instinct rule the day, and when given good enough reason can change their whole demeanor in an instant. Their hearts can be far warmer than their actions. Behemoths are free spirits, passionate and impulsive, and have a natural +2 bonus to Vitality, as well as +1 bonuses to Speed and Power.

VOIDWALKER. Unearthly beings from the farthest reaches of the multiverse. They emerge from parallel worlds and alien planets, foreign in every way possible. They are the other, fear of the unknown made whole, and of all monster types theirs are the hardest by far to relate to. Reading them is no easy feat, but those who can see past their differences will see that they are ingenious, bold, and creative. Voidwalkers love to blur the lines between organic, mystical, and mechanical, giving them a natural +1 bonus to Armor, and a +3 bonus to Magic.

AUTOMATON. Sentient machines that subsist without the need for outside maintenance. Each one is a sovereign being the same as any animal, but in place of flesh and bones they have circuits and gears. Most are made from high-tech metal, but technically they can be made of anything so long as it’s constructed into a functioning machine. Being technological in nature, they have a tendency to be innovative, introspective, and sometimes even idealistic. Automatons have a natural +3 bonus to Armor, as well as +1 bonuses to Speed and Power.

UNDEAD. Shambling corpses that flee desperately from mortality. Unlike the other monster types, they are defined not by what they are, but rather by how they are. They are a state of being, trapped somewhere between life and death, and can thus take the shape of any of the other groups. This makes them inherently familiar, but deeply unsettling. Eerie though they are, their kind can be surprisingly empathetic and welcoming, if somewhat hard to understand. Undead have a natural +2 bonus to both Regeneration and Vitality.

SPECIAL SAIKOU!: Japanese Superhero Showcase- Casshern

“By abandoning his mortal life, he gained an immortal body. To fight the evil iron demons and crush them into the earth. If Casshern won’t do it….who will?”

The year is 1973:

The global oil crisis begins, Watergate has rocked and shattered the USA’s faith in democracy, Cutie Honey hits television, Mazinger Z battled Devilman, Godzilla fought Megalon, Bruce Lee dies after filming of Enter the Dragon, The Exorcist scared the daylights out people and a little director named George Lucas made the big time with the box office hit American Graffiti.

But at Tatsunoko studios, the production team was hot off the success of Gatchaman and needed another show to keep things fresh. The team chose a serialized manga done by Kodansha and Boken-oh and got to work on a televised version of it.  The concept was a boy fighting a robot apocalypse by being converted into a super android and battling alongside his companions.

Incarnations

The Original

In the 1973 series, Casshern was once a young boy named Tetsuya Azuma. He had a happy life with his parents, his dog Lucky and his girlfriend Luna. His father was a scientist who was working on a new kind of android that would help mankind. However, in a Skynet/Frankenstein turn of events, a bolt of lightning gives one of the androids designated BK-1 sentience. The android then proceeded to break out of the castle the Azumas lived in and plot to end humanity. Some time later, BK-1 has literally assembled a robot army and christened himself as Buraiking Boss, a Hitler-esque tyrant android who believes that to save Earth’s environment, he must kill all the inferior humans.

The Robots invade and some already built rebel against their masters and  decimate Earth’s defenses.  Tetsuya’s dog Lucky is killed trying to protect his friends and Dr. Kotaro Azuma rushes to create an invention that will stop the Android forces.

His solution is an indestructible android body that allows a human consciousness to inhabit it.  Tetsuya volunteers, becoming the feared hunter of machines Casshern! His dog Lucky gets his mind transferred to a shape changing robot dog named Friender, who joins his fight to take down Buraiking Boss and save humanity from extinction!

1990s

Same story, with a few tweaks like having an array of commanders who served the now dubbed “Black King” (translation error of early anime releases at work) and a bit more of a darker adult tone. The anime also tweaked the looks of characters a bit and polished the animation to appeal to a more modern audience. The most notable change is that Casshern (or Casshan as this iteration is called) now has a retractable visor in addition to his faceplate and armor plating on his chest.

2004 tokusatsu film

A radical departure from the original concept, the 2004 film is essentially Casshern in name only in certain areas. Set in a dystopic future, a war between two nations has resulted in an environmental disaster. Dr. Azuma comes up with an invention called “Neo-Cells” which accidentally results in a group of superhumaniods called “Neo-Sapiens” to be born. Tetsuya, a deceased war hero and Dr. Azuma’s son becomes a Neo Sapien after an experiment resurrects him. After witnessing a rebellion by the other Neo Sapiens led by a man named Burai with an army of robots, Tetsuya becomes the heroic Casshern, a warrior named after a prophesied deity.

Sins

He who killed the Sun named Moon and brought forth the Ruin…

Tatsunoko dusted off Casshern for a reboot in 2008, as a sort-of continuation of the company’s 45th anniversary in 2007.

Like the 2004 film version, this iteration deviates from the primary story. In this one, Casshern is an enforcer of Buraiking Boss. Something goes horribly wrong after he is ordered to kill a savior who represents humanity’s last hope, as her life essence is connected to the Earth and her death slowly kills the planet in a phenomenon known simply as The Ruin. Hundreds of years later, this creates a world where robots corrode rapidly and die and all remaining organic life is dying slowly due to the change in environment. Humanity is going extinct as the toxins in the air and land have robbed them of the ability to reproduce.

The Earth reeks of Death.

Yet, somehow, Casshern is still around and has no memory of what he has done or why things are in such a state.

This iteration is written by tokusatsu writer Yasuko Kobayashi and is the darkest incarnation of the Cassherns. (Not to mention soul crushingly depressing as one of its main story themes is the inevitability of death, how we deal with it and must accept our mortality.)


Infini-T Force

Civilian mode

Behold, the newest incarnation of the Neo-Human!

He appears to be relatively younger than previous iterations, but has a more armored look and his Pulsar Propellers are more modern looking. Like his 90′s incarnation, it is romanized as Casshan again.

Like all the other heroes in this story, Casshan was brought to the “real world” by a frightened girl named Kyoko, who made a wish on her mysterious “Probability Pen” during a convenience store robbery for a hero to save her. (So, Last Action Hero meets Big Bad Beetleborgs in a sense)

He will be one of the members of this four hero super team in 2017!

Powers:

Super Strength, Super Speed, Invulnerability (regeneration and immortality instead in Sins), powerful Energy Blast called the Destruction Beam which is fired from his helmet. Waist-mounted pulsar propellers can enhance jumps or be used as an offensive weapon.

His robot dog Friender can breathe fire, has super speed and strength and like Polymar can change into vehicles such as a motorcycle, a jet, a tank and a submarine that Casshern can use for transport.

Weaknesses:

In the first two iterations, Casshern is a Solar Powered hero and his energy can deplete during long battles. This is made worse when the Sun isn’t out, as a symptom of his failing power is that his eyesight blurs and his body weakens to the point he can collapse and go unconscious. Only the Sun can replenish his energy.

In Sins, Casshern has a self-preservation quirk that can overcome him to the point he attacks friend or foe in a berserk state, usually when provoked, in a state of rage or during long battles. He has a healing factor, but every stab, impaling or blow that causes serious damage causes him an agonizing amount of pain during the healing. He also cannot die, which can create psychological trauma for him or hostile situations among other survivors in certain cases.

Fun fact:

Casshern has a bit of a fan following, seemingly among its fans is Keiji Inafune, video game creator of a certain SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT~. This can be seen with his creation Rush the Dog and there is even a character named Friender in Mega Man II!

Up Next…It’s time to play with Toys and do a victory pose!

When I think of the Divine Feminine, I think of the Women that came before me. My Mother, Angelia, daughter of Jonell, my Grandmother, daughter of Florence Pearl, my great Grandmother… and the long list of names are written in the book of life. When I think of the Divine Feminine, I also think of the women that will come after me. The Divine Feminine exists in the past, the present, and the future. She is the earth, she is the creation of all life, and she is the void. The darkness. The great mystery. She holds life in her womb. There is a song that I love to sing that touches on our existence with the goddess, “we all come from the goddess, and to her we shall return, like a drop of rain flowing to the ocean.”

When I think of The Divine Feminine I think of Pachamama, who is a goddess of the ancient indigenous people of the Andes. Pachamama is usually translated as Mother Earth, but a more literal translation would be “Mother World”. She was a fertility goddess who presided over planting and harvesting but who also caused earthquakes. My mother was and is a fertility goddess who also caused many earthquakes in my household if things weren’t aligned in perfect harmony. This primal instinct is innate in all wombyn and is natural to all wombyn.

I feel the Divine Feminine in me when I am making love to my partner, when I trust in my intuition, when I am filled with rage, when I am washing the dishes, and when I’m preparing meals for the people in my household. I feel her when I love and when I hate. I feel the Divine Feminine in me when my hands touch the earth. In the Ramayana, one of the great sanskrit texts of Hinduism, Ram (God) says to Hanuman, “Who are you?” Hanuman replys, “When I don’t know who I am, I serve you. When I know who I am, I am you.” To me, this captures the essence of the goddess, the earth, the divine feminine within me. I have a long list of what I think I am, but at times I’m very unsure and all I want to be is spirit. When I don’t feel the spark of the divine within me, I serve her, but when I feel her, I am totally HER.

I see the dark in the light in all things and in all beings. The yin and the yang. The moon and the sun. Wombyn and Man. We hold both light and dark. We hold energies of the Divine Feminine and Masculine within us. It is up to us to learn how to balance each of these innate energies within us. It is said that the whole life and human experience is learning and observing the dance of the Feminine and Masculine. Women are naturally great at surrendering, trusting, reflecting, going inwards, feeling every emotion circulating within their bodies. It is possible for men to channel this gift. Men are naturally great at getting shit down, providing, hunting, their fiery movement and sun-god energy, so bright, so charming, very outward. I feel the high of a man when I’m around a man, it is easy for me to reflect his energy back to him, but I understand it to not be my own, because I can sit for hours in the dark with just the waves of mind and be very content 😌 with quiet.

In the end, I wanted to wake up sea foam.
I didn’t want these legs anymore that carry me
uselessly from house to house, searching for lost love.
I wore dresses that covered up the pale lengths,
in sea greens and azure blues, wove seashells into hair
and sang on a rock. None of it did any good.

Once, I would have died for you. I changed, I did,
and all just for one kiss, one touch, should it have burned
so much? I miss cool scales, the constant wet embrace,
the skittering tips of tsunami. While you
were out catching fish, with your tangled nets,
I was watching you, wishing for a different body, one to
entangle you.

It never did me any good. So I will wait for the ocean’s promise:
that once again I will end up on this beach, disintegrate,
spatter away into the essences of salt, sand, earth.
A waste of skin and scale, but at least once again
I will be part of the dance, the maternal water
carrying me home.
—  Jeannine Hall Gailey, “The Little Mermaid Has No Regrets,” from She Returns to the Floating World
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Hate-Monger was the identity Adolf Hitler adopted after faking his own death, and then he was a clone of Hitler, and then his essence left Earth and then came back into the body of blah blah mumble mumble comics logic anyway here’s one version of him getting punched by Black Panther.