garland of may

Beltane Correspondences

Activities and Rituals: fertilize, nurture and boost existing goals, games, activities of pleasure, leaping bonfires, making garlands, May Pole dance, planting seeds, walking one’s property, feasting

Colors: Red, White, Brown, Pink, Green

Tools: Broom, May Pole, cauldron

Stones/Gems: Emerald, malachite, amber, orange carnelian, sapphire, rose quartz

Symbols & Decorations: May Pole, fires, fertility, flowers, growing things, ploughs, cauldrons of flowers

Foods: plant-based dairy, bread, cereals

Flowers, Herbs: Lily of the valley, foxglove, rose, broom, Hawthorne, Dittany of Crete, elder, mint, mugwort, thyme, yarrow, almond tree/shrub, clover, ivy, marigold, meadowsweet, rowan, sorrel, woodruff

Deities: Aphrodite, Artemis, Bast, Diana, Faunus, Flora, Maia, Pan,
the Horned God, Venus, and all Gods and Goddesses who preside over fertility.

Animals: Swallow, dove, swan, Cats, lynx, leopard

Other Names: Cetsamhain (opposite Samhain),May Day, Fairy Day,Sacred Thorn Day, Rood Day, Roodmas (the Christian term for Rood Day, Old Beltane, Beltaine, Beltain, Baltane, Walpurgis Night, Floriala (Roman feast of flowers from April 29 to May 1), Walpurgisnacht (Germanic-feast of St. Walpurga), Thrimilce (Anglo-saxon), Bloumaand (Old Dutch)

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Movies no one asked for and should have

Originally posted by mulderscullyinthetardis

“A Professional Line” 1948

Serena Berkman (played by Judy Garland) is the only female casting director in a big dream factory. She writes scripts all the time at home only to find herself crumpling them up and throwing them out. Her most exciting adventure was that she once met a Broadway star on his way to his cab to leave the show…They never exchanged words. Other than that, her life is full of people filing in and out hoping to be cast in the next big Freed/Bergman/Fienstein (FBF) production. Enter a washed up actor who’s skills need some honing. David Serafin (Gene Kelly) was once a great actor who was the leading man of all the movies, he had class, was debonair and charming…And he knew how to spend all of his money. On a last chance whim, his agent directs him to go for cold reading at FBF for a character that may suit him. This could be his big chance, his new break at life. Serena is casting this film and his acting is laughable, trying to stifle her immense giggles she leaves the room only to bust out laughing in the hallway. David, hurt, leaves the audition, however, he doesn’t leave the mind of Serena’s. A professional line is crossed, but for the love of their lives, it’s worth it.

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May Donk Day!

01/05/2017

🇬🇧To celebrate May Day (1st May, a traditional pagan holiday of symbolic significance in the UK) and the coming of summer, here’s a darling donkey wearing a flower garland.

Donkeys don’t usually eat flowers, however some weed varieties are particularly sought. My donkeys (as do most) like dandelion and spot them on smell and colour. They can distinguish a dandelion flower on a huge patch of grass by sight and will walk over to it. All donkeys avoid buttercups, they are poisonous to donkeys. The donkeys seem to know this as they can be in a field of buttercup and will only browse the vegetation around. They are browsers, not grazers like horses.

😂Fun Linguistic note.

Haha! Dandelion. In the UK, children often pick them and pop the flower head off at another child and shout “Pittly / Pissy bed!” to suggest that whoever the head hits the recipient wets or will wet his/her bed. It’s funny that the French version of dandelion literally translates as Pissenlit meaning pisse = piss and lit = bed!

🇫🇷Pour célébrer la Journée mai (1er mai, une fête païenne traditionnelle de signification symbolique au Royaume-Uni) et la venue de l'été, voici un âne chéri portant une guirlande de fleurs. Ânes ne mangent généralement pas de fleurs, mais certaines variétés de mauvaises herbes sont particulièrement recherchés. Mes ânes (comme le font la plupart) comme le pissenlit et les repérer sur l'odeur et la couleur. Ils peuvent distinguer une fleur de pissenlit sur un grand carré d'herbe par la vue et vont marcher sur elle. Tous les ânes éviter renoncules, ils sont toxiques pour les ânes. Les ânes semblent savoir ce qu'ils peuvent être dans un champ de renoncule et ne fera que les sourcils l'herbe autour. Ils sont les navigateurs, pas brouteurs comme des chevaux.

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Webster House by Scott O'Donnell
Via Flickr:
Thomas Webster House, Cape May New Jersey decorated for Christmas.

Campaign Setting Idea: Age of Magic

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I’ve had this dumb idea sitting around in my head for years now, originally for a fantasy novel I was writing to amuse myself as a teenager. You’ll notice some very strong inspirations from Eberron and the original Final Fantasy. Feel free to pick from this, if any of it gives you ideas for your home campaign. 

The Age of Magic Is New

Magic didn’t exist on The Mortal Plane among humans and the Dwarven Kingdoms for the longest time. Sure, there would be the occasional outcry of a witch or spellcaster - but this could usually be explained away as superstition and here-say. 

And then the elves arrived. 

The Feywild destroyed by monsters and demons, the elves came The Mortal Plane as refugees, bringing their floating forest islands and cities along with them. They taught men magic - and how to draw powers from rifts in the fabric of reality. 

And then men took it too far…

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the signs as band members
  • Aries: Gerard Way (my chemical romance), Mattew Nicholls( bring me the horizon), Chester Bennington linkin
  • park), Brendon Urie (panic! at the disco), Daniel Flint (you me at six), Paul Gray (slipknot), Matthew Healy (The 1975), George Daniel (The 1975), Alex Koehler (chelsea grin), Kellen McGregor (memphis may fire), Phil Manansala (of mice & men), Eddie Hermida (suicide silence)
  • Taurus: Kellin Quinn (sleeping with sirens), Jaime Preciado (pierce the veil), Patrick Stump (fall out boy), elliot Gruenberg (blessthefall), Matt Helders (arctic monkeys), Michael Pritchard (greenday), Zack Merrick (all time low), Denis Stoff (asking Alexandria), Christian Coma (black veil brides), Joey Jordison (slipknot), Chris Henderson (3 doors down), David Escamilla (crown the empire), Shawn Jump (icon for hire), Devin Sola (motionless in white)
  • Gemini: Lee Malia (bring me the horizon), Pete Wentz (fall out boy), Matt Kean (bring me the horizon), Krist Novoselic (nirvana), Andey Hurley (fall out boy), Jack Barakat (all time low), Cameron Liddell (asking Alexandria), Zac Farro, Ron Ficarro (falling in reverse) , Derek Jones (falling in reverse), Dallon Weekes (panic! at the disco), Adam Hann (the 1975), Ross MacDonald (the 1975), Ahren Stringer (the amity affliction), Michael Thomas (bullet for my valentine), Andrew Velasquez (crown the empire), Alan Ashby (of mice & men), Dan Kenny (suicide silence), Jenna McDougall (tonight alive), Whakaio Taahi (tonight alive)
  • Cancer: Ashton Irwin (5 seconds of summer), Luke Hemmings (5 seconds of summer), Ray Toro (my chemical romance), Jordan Fish (bring me the horizon), Matt Traynor (blessthefall), Jamie cook (arctic monkeys), Nick O'Malley (arctic monkeys), JT tollas (famous last words), Rocky Gray (evanescence/we are the fallen), Benn Suede (crown the empire), Matty Mullins (memphis may fire), Angelo Parente (motionless in white)
  • leo: Jake pitts (black veil brides), Joshua Franceschi (you me a six), Jason Richards (chelsea grin), Jake Garland (memphis may fire), Aaron Pauley (of mice & men), Taylor Momsen (the pretty reckless)
  • virgo: Mikey Way (my chemical romance), Jared Warth (blessthefall), Joe trohman (fall out boy), Danny worsnop (asking alexandria), Ryan Seaman (falling in reverse), Ricky Olson (motionless in White), joshua Balz (motionless in white), Alex Babinski (pvris)
  • libra: Josh Farro (paramore), Jim Root (slipknot), Shawn Crahan (slipknot), Brandon Barnes (rise against), Brad Arnold (3 doors down), Terry Balsamo (evanescence), Ryan burt (the amity affliction), Michael Paget (bullet for my valentine, Ariel Bloomer (Icon for hire), Chris Cerulli (motionless in white), Nick Rossi (new years day), Austin Carlile (of mice & men), Mitch Lucker (suicide silence)
  • scorpio: Oliver Sykes (bring me the horizon), Michael Clifford (5 seconds of summer), Frank Iero (my chemical romance), Justin Hills (sleeping with sirens), Gabe Barham (sleeping with sirens), Jason White (greenday), Ben Bruce (asking Alexandria), kenneth Harris (panic! at the disco), Mick Thomson (slipknot), Tim mcllrath (rise against), Joe Principe (rise against), Travis Barker (Blink-182), Cory Elder (memphis may fire), Alex Lopez (suicide silence)
  • Sagittarius: Mike Fuentes (pierce the veil), Nick Martin (sleeping with sirens), Brad Delson (linkin park), Beau Bokan (blessthefall), Tré cool (green day), Alex Gaskarth (all time low), Rian Dawson (all time low), Taylor York (paramore), Ronnie Radke (falling in reverse), Max Green (falling in reverse), Christopher Miller (you me at six), Corey Taylor (slipknot), Greg Upchurch (3 doors down), Amy Lee (evanescence), Tom Delonge (blink-182), Brent Teddie (crown the empire), Mike Hranica (the Devil wears Prada), Jeremy Depoyster (the devil wears prada), Daniel Williams (the devil wears prada), Mark Heylum (suicide silence), Chris Garza (suicide silence), Jake Hardy (tonight alive)
  • Capricorn: Dave Grohl (nirvana+ foo fighters), Rob Bourdon (linkin park), Alex Turner (arctic Monkeys), James Cassells (asking alexadria), Hayley Williams (paramore), Andy Biersack (black veil brides), Jinxx (black veil brides), Sid Wilson (slipknot), Zach Blair (rise against), Matt Roberts (3 doors down), Joel Birch (the amity affliction), Matthew Tuck (bullet for my valentine), Jason James (bullet for my valentine), Brandon Hoover (crown the empire), Josh Kincheloe (icon for hire), Ryan Sitkowski (motionless in white), Cameron Adler (tonight alive)
  • Aquarius: Vic Fuentes (pierce the veil), Calum Hood (5 seconds of summer), Jack Fowler (sleeping with sirens), Mike Shinoda (linkin park), Dave Farrell (linkin park), Eric Lambert (blessthefall), Billie joe Armstrong (greenday), Jeremy Davis (paramore), Jacky Vincent (falling in reverse), Ashley Purdey (black veil brides), Craig Jones (slipknot), Todd Harrell (3 doors down), Ben Moody (evanescence/we are the fallen), Valentino Arteaga (of mice & men), Brian MacDonald (pvris)
  • Pisces: Kurt Cobain (nirvana), Tony Perry (pierce the veil), James Dewees (my chemical romance), Joseph Hahn (linkin park), Sam Battley (asking Alexandria), Max Helyer (you me at six), Matthew Barnes (you me at six), Chris Fehn (slipknot), Mark Hoppus (blink-182), Hayden Tree (crown the empire), Adam Kronshagen (icon for hire), Ashley Costello (new years day), Lyndsey Gunnulfsen (pvris)
  • the genres of these bands vary from poprock, poppunk, rock, punk, grunge, metal, post-hardcore, metalcore, deathcore and indie.
  • btw. if you guys want me to add another band, just message me and I'll edit it. probably gonna edit anyway, just thought of a few bands to add
  • (edited version)