When you speak of a Venus retrograde, most people immediately start worrying about their self-esteem, the stability of their relationships, the distance and maturity of their ex-partners, and their money. While all of these things are definitely related to Venus, and they will likely be affected by its retrograde, I think they’re very far from the point. Venus is the planet of pleasure, so nearly everything humanity generally enjoys is associated with it – sex, food, love, art, wealth, etc. When you have these things, they’re blessings. Sometimes we don’t deserve them but they’re often granted to us anyway. Venus retrograde is a period of learning to deserve, to earn, and to be grateful for those gifts. They may not come easily to us during the retrograde, and sometimes being dissatisfied is the way we are taught to appreciate & not to waste. When you complain about the negative happenings of a Venus retrograde, you’re falling into the oblivious selfishness of an immature Aphrodite. When you’re denied a gift you’ve gotten used to, remember how much you delight in it, but don’t mourn for its absence. Love it when it returns. Taking the favor of Venus for granted is what causes her to withdraw it from you.
Important Life Hack: why buy Regular Boring Adult™ Band-Aids when the kid’s fun character themed Band-Aids stick better anyway. Do you know how many times a regular beige bandaid has fallen right off me after like 10 minutes? Many. Do you know how often these Star Wars bandaids have fallen off? Never. If this Darth Vader bandaid comes off I have to forcefully rip it off. Darth Vader thinks those dumb regular bandaids have failed me for the last time
Rey has a special gift - some uncanny powers of observation. Thanks to her father, Luke Skywalker, a former detective who taught his daughter to remember even the smallest details, Rey can pick up on things others can’t. When she is accused of committing a crime that she actually solved, she convinces the cops, including head detective Poe Dameron, that she’s a psychic - and with the help of her future boyfriend best friend Finn, Rey starts solving cases for a skeptical but increasingly impressed police force, led by interim chief Leia Organa.
☀️ - favorite thing to do on a sunny day?
🌧 - favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
🚙 - do i plan on vacationing?
🚴🏼 - any summer workout goals?
⚽️ - am i playing any summer sports?
🏖 - have i been/am i going to the beach?
🌌 - do i plan on stargazing a lot?
✨ - any summer traditions?
✈️ - am i going to travel to another state, country, etc.?
👔 - am i working over the summer?
🛌 - what time do i usually fall asleep/wake up?
🎸 - do i plan on learning an instrument?
🎬 - any movies i’m excited to see?
🎧 - what’s my go-to summer playlist?
🎮 - favorite video games i like to play?
📱 - something i can’t live without during the summer?
🎨 - do i plan on learning a new skill?
🎟 - am i going to any special events?
👕 - favorite summer fashion?
💇 - do i plan on getting a summer hairstyle?
🕶 - have i gotten a sunburn yet?
🍎 - favorite summertime snack?
🌴 - do i like to spend a lot of time outside?
📔 - any books i plan on reading?
💤 - do i plan on sleeping a lot?
🌺 - things that remind me of summer?
⭐️ - what am i most excited for this summer?
A follow up to Selene & Serenity, this small pack consisting of a theme and an about page was built around a solar motif. The idea behind the theme was illumination — a focus on content. To this end, you have 500px and 700px post width options, and the avatar, title, description and social media buttons were moved to an on-click modal window in order to clear up space. For the page, I wanted to accentuate the softness of daylight, and as such I kept the preview to very soft tones of gray.
Neither of them was coded with a specific blogger type in mind; I daresay (hope) the theme is rather versatile. As such, I hope everyone can enjoy it! And as always, issues go into my inbox.
「 THEME #017: SOLARIS by angelicxi 」
↳ [ preview / codes ]
❥ the link to the codes is in the modal description.
[ + ] option for 500px posts;
[ + ] option for 700px posts;
[ + ] slot for an avatar (130 x 130px);
[ + ] slot for a title;
[ + ] slot for a description; tip: remember that all my themes come with title & description slots separate from tumblr’s.
[ + ] optional SNS buttons that use fontawesome icons — you can turn this feature on/off;
[ + ] the menu uses fontawesome icons and is transparent, matching automatically with the background you opt in. as these are icons, you can change them to suit your needs by visiting fontawesome’s archive & following the replacement instructions in the style part of the code;
[ + ] the menu is structured on two “halo” lines: the first one comes with four links, home & ask + 2 custom ones — the second one contains an additional six slots and can be turned on/off; tip: if the icons don’t show up at first, roll your mouse up & down over their slots.
[ + ] the top corner background can be either plain color or a radial gradient;
[ + ] post backgrounds can be either opaque or transparent;
[ + ] option for a gradient background;
[ + ] option for a plain color background;
[ + ] option for a wallpaper background (make sure it’s at least 1366px by 768px ! )
[ + ] option for light tumblr controls. tip: everything marked as “option” you can turn on/off and switch between them.
「 ABOUT PAGE #005: SOLANGE by angelicxi 」
↳ [ preview / codes ]
❥ the link to the codes is in the description.
[ + ] the content auto-centers on a x axis to accomodate your screen/window dimensions;
[ + ] i bundled in the background from the preview, which is a textured wallpaper;
[ + ] content background is by default a radial background but you can work it to be anything;
[ + ] slot for an avatar ( 150 x 150px );
[ + ] ample description space on-hover;
[ + ] a total of nine link slots. tip: if the icons don’t show up at first, roll your mouse up & down over their slots.
For full customization instructions, please look out for the gray text in the code itself!
「 PLEASE LIKE / REBLOG IF USING. 」
— remove the credit
— use as a base code
— repost/claim as yours
Respect the maker’s work, please.
This theme is optimized for Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome.
It is best viewed on a 1366x768 screen resolution.