having a material lifestyle in accordance with your morals (eg buying fair trade coffee, going to farmers markets, composting) is admirable but it becomes concerning when people think those are the sole actions they need to take for their causes, when at the most, they are supplementary to presumably the real goal of social change. and they don’t make you morally superior to people who aren’t living life as “pure” as you are. capitalism is designed to keep those who are most oppressed by it, dependent on it. if you are able to break out of this cycle, it means you had the privilege to choose when others did not. direct your anger & moral outrage toward the capitalists that actually perpetuate that system, not toward someone who can only afford to go to wal-mart.
“you have to always find new and old ways to keep yourself motivated, and never lose sight of the original vision that you have. even if the goal is changed, the original reason why is always the same, unless you need to find a new reason why. but it’s a challenge. it’s a struggle. but you can do it.” –– xx.
kellymarietran: Guys, can I tell you a secret? I avoided public social media for a long time purely because I was afraid. I was terrified of being picked apart, of being scrutinized, of being seen. It took me a year of self-work — and some really amazing, supportive friends — to make me realize that it’s none of my business if people like me or not. It doesn’t change my goals, my dreams, what I want to do with the opportunities I’ve been given. We live in a world that profits off our insecurities. We need the most expensive makeup to be beautiful, the newest clothes to be desired, the most likes on social media to be validated … the list goes on and on. Well, here’s a photo of me — hair up, no makeup, no filter. I’m an incomplete, imperfect, broken mess and I’m here to say that IT’S OKAY to be imperfect. Actually, our imperfections are what make us special, as cliché as that sounds. Don’t let the masses make you believe that you’re not enough. YOU ARE ENOUGH. Love yourself, and embrace your messiness. That’s where your power lies! (I honestly just wrote this in my journal as a reminder to myself, because hey, I’m mostly a strong person, but life happens, and I’m still figuring it out as I go. 💁🏻)
Start over, every second, if you need to. Start over until you make your life into the life you’ve always wanted to live.
Start over until your dominant thoughts are thoughts that make you feel good, not bad.
Start over until you are present and alive and connected to each moment.
Start over until you take yourself off of autopilot and finally take charge of your life.
Moon In First House - You wear your heart on your sleeve - You react emotionally - To feel happy, you need emotional stimulation - Your moods change quickly - You take things personally
Moon In Second House - You are afraid of being in debt - You need to pay your bills and have a large savings account to feel secure - You do spend impulsively when you are emotionally frustrated - You cling to people - You look for admiration from others
Moon In Third House - You are very curious - You have a talent for picking up languages - You rapidly swing between intellectualizing your emotions and communicating with excessive emotion - Your opinions change often due to the people around you - You are restless and require frequent change
Moon In Fourth House - You long to belong - You change frequently, either where you live or your style of home - You are emotionally immature - You have a strong attachment to the past
Moon In Fifth House - You have a flair for the dramatic - Your love affairs are intense - You don’t take love lightly - You are attached to children - You have an innate artistic talent - You daydream often
Moon In Sixth House - You need to feel useful - You need to lead a healthy life - You need a lot of variety on your job - You switch jobs often - You are very sensitive to even the most minor health annoyances - You tend to exaggerate illnesses to gain sympathy
Moon In Seventh House - You are drawn to partnerships - You like to be with a companion - You have many relationships, believing each is the one - You are very likeable
Moon In Eighth House - You like to push your own limits - You are fascinated by how people work - You have a sexual unrest - You desire to connect with another person intimately - You tend to be jealous and possessive
Moon In Ninth House - You have a deep longing for something more than the mundane routine - You are philosophical - You are curious about the world - You need a goal in mind
Moon In Tenth House - You need recognition and popularity - You are quite charismatic - You are at your best with a structured and responsible life - You change your goals often - You worry about living up to expectations - You act on emotional whims
Moon In Eleventh House - You need to belong somewhere - You turn to friends for support - You are filled with dreams and wishes for an altruistic future
Moon In Twelfth House - You are sensitive to ethereal concepts - You have delayed reactions to your own emotional experiences - You need to be alone to recharge - You can either be overwhelmed with your emotions, or out of touch