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The Sun in the Houses

The Sun in the first house: It is essential that you affirm your personality. You are active, egocentric, worthy and proud of your accomplishments. Success comes through your personal efforts.

The Sun in the second house: You have the practical sense, you are tenacious, interested in money, and skillful in judging the value of things. Your material goods reflect your deeper values. Financial stability is important to you, and its achievement brings you satisfaction.

The Sun in the third house: Curious and loquacious, you gather information and express yourself with ease, in writing and otherwise. Travel and brothers and sisters play an important role in your life.

The Sun in the fourth house: You are intuitive and introverted, with a strong sense of self and a strong attachment to your ancestors. The home and family play a central role.

The Sun in the fifth house: In search of pleasure, romantic, you find happiness through love, children and activities that give you the opportunity to express your creativity.

The Sun in the sixth house: It is essential for you to find a fulfilling job, because you are fully dedicated to your job and you define yourself by it. Although you are worried about your health, it is usually good. Whatever your solar sign, you tend to be perfectionist.

The Sun in the seventh house: Marriage and other relationships are essential to you, although you may waver between the fear of isolation and the fear of commitment. The balance of forces is a problem in relational life.

The Sun in the eighth house: You are a deeply emotional person whose need for exploration of your own psyche supports liberation and transformation. Sex, money and besquets of all kinds play an important role in your life.

The Sun in the ninth house: You are all your life a researcher who wants to find a meaning and broaden his consciousness through studies, religion, philosophy, and travel.

The Sun in the tenth house: Your determination to succeed and your desire for public recognition make you a natural leader, and these are excellent indicators for a professional success.

The Sun in the eleventh house: You have high ideals and high aspirations, many friends, and the ability to work well in groups.

The Sun in the twelfth house: Intuitive, solitary and secret, you prefer to stay behind the scenes, and you may be in danger of isolation. Spiritual activities attract you. You may be engaging in big institutions such as hospitals or prisons.

Lorien Legacies Series Suggested Reading Order
  • Here is (what I would consider) the ideal order to read the Lorien Legacies series, for both new readers and those looking to reread it.
  • 1. I Am Number Four: book 1
  • 2. Six's Legacy: novella 1
  • 3. The Power of Six: book 2
  • 4. Nine's Legacy: novella 2
  • 5. The Fallen Legacies: novella 3
  • 6. The Rise of Nine: book 3
  • 7. The Last Days of Lorien: novella 5
  • 8. The Search for Sam: novella 4
  • 9. The Forgotten Ones: novella 6
  • 10. The Fall of Five: book 4
  • 11. Five's Legacy: novella 7
  • 12. Five's Betrayal: novella 9
  • 13. Return to Paradise: novella 8
  • 14. The Revenge of Seven: book 5
  • 15. The Fugitive: novella 10
  • 16. The Navigator: novella 11
  • 17. The Guard: novella 12
  • 18. The Fate of Ten: book 6
  • 19. Legacies Reborn: novella 13
  • 20. Last Defense: novella 14
  • 21. Hunt for the Garde: novella 15
  • 22. United as One: book 7
Annabeth Chase

Annabeth Chase would NOT be content with a normal, everyday life. Yes, she has Percy, yes she has her friends, yes she has her dream job, her dream home, but she does not have the adventure, the adrenaline rush, the spark in her blood as she spots a monster hiding in an alley.

Annabeth Chase craves adventure. The girl ran away from home when she was SEVEN. She has been waiting and training for years to go on a quest. She wanted to lead one too. And even after the war with Gaia, even after the trek through Tartarus, she was ready to help Magnus with his quest. She wanted to help. And I can bet you anything that the moment she got back home after Magnus explained everything, she buried herself in books about Norse Mythology. 

Unlike Percy who is shown to want a more peaceful life - lightning thief starts with ‘look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood’ and the iconic ‘why?’ when Apollo turns up in ToA - Annabeth needs battles, needs quests, needs to train and to sharpen her skills all the time. Yes, a life growing old with Percy and her children is what she would give anything to have, but along the way, she would not settle for normal. She would always be there in CHB or CJ, volunteering for quests or tracking down some particularly vicious monsters or helping younger demigods reach camp safely. 

Furthermore, she’s a child of Athena. The desire to learn more, to develop and enhance herself is in her blood. Remember the time  when she picked a fight with the Sphinx because she was being quizzed on facts and general knowledge when the Sphinx was actually supposed to ask her riddles? It annoyed her that the questions she was asked weren’t making her think.

tl:dr: Even if Percy might be willing to slowly let go of his demigod self*, Annabeth wouldn’t. 

 *and by that I mean, he would be a mentor in the camps and an excellent sword fighting instructor. And he would obviously help in any way he can when he has to, but I’m saying he wouldn’t particularly enjoy another life threatening quest. He wouldn’t crave one like Annabeth would.

The Basic Basics of Ancient Greek

For @temples-wreathed-in-laurel and anyone else who wants to learn :)

Alphabet and Pronunciation

The pronunciation I use is reconstructed Ancient Greek pronunciation as I was taught at school. It’s basically modern Greek, except the pronunciation of some letters is different. There is some debate about how Ancient Greek sounded, however, so others who have studied it may disagree with me.

Α, α: alpha, corresponds to English A. Pronounced “ah”, as in that sound you make when you notice something that displeases you.

Β, β: beta, corresponds to English B and is pronounced the same way.

Γ, γ: gamma, corresponds to English G and is pronounced the same way. In front of κ, μ, ν, ξ, or χ it is pronounced “ng” as in “doing”.

Δ, δ: delta, corresponds to English D and is pronounced the same way, only a little bit more dental (try saying it by putting your tongue against your teeth).

Ε, ε: epsilon, corresponds to a short English E. American and British English don’t really have a sound for it (though I may be mistaken) but it is pronounced a bit like French “é” or “get” with a New Zealand accent.

Ζ, ζ: zeta, corresponds to English Z. Pronounced “dz”. Some people pronounce it “ts” or “z”.

Η, η: eta, corresponds to a long English E. Pronounced “eh” as in “there” or “fair”.

Θ, θ: theta, doesn’t have an English equivalent. Pronounced “th” as in “think”.

Ι, ι: iota, corresponds to English I. Pronounced “ee” as in “keep”.

Κ, κ: kappa, corresponds to English K and is pronounced the same way.

Λ, λ: lambda, corresponds to English L and is pronounced the same way, only a little more dental (like the delta).

Μ, μ: mu, corresponds to English M and is pronounced the same way.

Ν, ν: nu, corresponds to English N and is pronounced the same way.

Ξ, ξ: xi, corresponds to English X. Pronounced “ks”.

Ο, ο: omikron, corresponds to a short English O. Pronounced “o” as in “or”.

Π, π: pi, corresponds to 3.14159 and English P. Pronounced “three point one four one five nine” or simply “p”.

Ρ, ρ: rho, corresponds to English R. It is trilled as in modern Greek or Spanish.

Σ, σ, ς: sigma, corresponds to English S. Pronounced “s” as in “snake”. Sigma is special because there are two ways of writing it. ς is only used at the end of the word, and is σ used everywhere else (ex: κοσμος).

Τ, τ: tau, corresponds to English T and pronounced the same way, only a little more dental (like the delta and lambda).

Υ, υ: upsilon, corresponds to English U. Pronounced “ew” as in that sound you make when you’re disgusted, only a little more closed (like the French “u”).

Φ, φ: phi, doesn’t have an English equivalent. Pronounced “f”.

Χ, χ: khi, doesn’t have an English equivalent. Pronounced “ch” like the German “ach”. Try to growl like a tiger, sounding both fierce and annoyed at the same time, and you might have it.

Ψ, ψ: psi, doesn’t have an English equivalent. Pronounced “ps”.

Ω, ω: omega, corresponds to a long English O. Pronounced “oh” as in “got” with a British accent (as opposed to the American “gaht”).

Ancient Greek also has diphthongs, meaning two letters making one single sound (English has this with “ou”, for example). These are:

αι: pronounced “ay”, like the word “eye” but more like the Spanish “Ay!”.

ει: pronounced “ey” as in “hey”.

οι: pronounced “oy”.

αυ: pronounced “ow” as in that sound you make when you’re hurt.

ευ: this one’s a bit difficult. It’s like “ew”, except instead of the “e”, you use the epsilon sound described above.

ου: pronounced “oo” as in “cool”, but more closed (like the French “ou”).

Here’s a sentence as an example:

Παιδευω την αρχαιην ελληνικην γλωσσην μετα σιστεροφιρις.

That means: I am learning the Greek language with sisterofiris. Try to read it using the pronunciation above!

Except there’s a small problem with the sentence above, namely: accentuation.

Accentuation

Ancient Greek, unlike modern Greek, has many accents. There are two types: tonal accents, which show you where the stress is in a word, and breathings, which show you whether or not there’s an “h” sound at the beginning of a word.

When using capital letters, these accents are written before the letter (example: Ά). Otherwise, they are written on top of the letter (example: ά). They are only written on vowels, with the exception of ρ, which always takes a rough breathing (ῥ) at the beginning of a word.

ἁ is a rough breathing. It means that this letter is pronounced “ha”.

ἀ is a smooth breathing. It means that this letter is pronounced just “a”.

ά is an acute accent (not to be confused with a cute accent). It means that you stress this syllable. Your voice goes up, like when you ask a question.

ὰ is a grave accent. It basically means there is no accent. Ignore it.

ᾶ is a circumflex accent. It means that this syllable is long and stressed. Your voice goes down.

Breathings are only used at the beginning of a word. So if your name is Hank, great! But if your name is Rihanna, sorry, you’ll have to settle for Rianna.

You can have any combination of one breathing and one tonal accent on a letter. This means you can have letters that look like this: ἂ, ἇ, ἅ. But you can only have one breathing, and only one tonal accent, on a letter at a time.

As a general rule, you can only have one tonal accent per word, but there are exceptions. Some very short words don’t have tonal accents at all.

With this in mind, let’s rewrite our sentence:

Παιδεύω τὴν ἀρχαίην ἑλληνικήν γλώσσην μετα σιστεροφίρις.

But wait, there’s more!

Punctuation

There are four different kinds of punctuation in Ancient Greek: the question mark, the colon/semi-colon, the comma and the full stop.

; is the question mark. Confusing, I know. In a sentence, this would be: Παιδεύω τὴν ἀρχαίην ἑλληνικήν γλώσσην μετα σιστεροφίρις; Am I learning the Ancient Greek language with sisterofiris?

˙ is very small, but it is both the colon and the semi-colon. Παιδεύω τὴν ἀρχαίην ἑλληνικήν γλώσσην μετα σιστεροφίρις˙ και… I am learning the Ancient Greek language with sisterofiris; and… Or I am learning the Ancient Greek language with sisterofiris: and…

, is the comma. It works just like in every other language.

. is the full stop. Like the comma, it works just the same as in every other language.

Unfortunately, there is no exclamation mark in Ancient Greek, so you can’t excitedly say:

I am learning the Ancient Greek language with sisterofiris!

Enneagram Cliques

Rad Girls: nines, sixes, ones
Sad Girls: fours, twos, fives
Bad Girls: eights, sevens, threes

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RebelCaptain AU || Before Sunset  i. ii. iii

Years after their chance encounter, Cass and Jyn meet again in Paris. There, she is working for an environmental firm and he is on tour for a book that is based on their one night in Vienna. Initially meant to be a quick hello for Jyn after she heard Cass would be at her favorite bookstore for his tour, it quickly turns into another series of conversations and a walk around the city. But once again, Cass will need to catch a plane by nightfall to get back to Mexico and his committed life. So in the couple of hours they have left, both will relive the connection they experienced together…but will they also relive the same mistake?

Questions That I Need Answered

  • What is Marina’s last name. She was disguised as a human so she has to have a last name and I need to know it.
  • Which of the Garde/Loric Allies can sing. There’s a bunch of them, so like AT LEAST one or two of them have to be able to sing well.
  • DOES Adam have an emo haircut?
  • Will more human Garde be created or will it just be the ones that are already created?
  • Did some animals turn into chimæras? Like some humans turned into Garde
  • Do the Garde finish school after the war?
  • Does John live in a cave for the rest of his life?
  • Do any of the other Garde teach at the Academy at some point?
  • Does Adam ever leave the camp?
  • Lorics are supposed to live longer than humans (at least I’m pretty sure they are) so have the human Garde’s life spans been extended due to the Loric-ness in them
  • Were human teens the only ones that got legacies or were there just like 80 year old men in wheel chairs rolling down the streets, chucking fireballs at Mogs?
  • What is everyone’s favorite color?
  • What happened to Emily from the first book?