greens blues purples

Soft

It starts with a bar of soap.

For God’s sake, Kent thinks to himself in the “personal care” section of the grocery store. Why does Dove think I’m allergic to purple just because I’m a guy?

He picks up the lavender-scented bar soap and inhales. It smells heavenly. Next he tries the sandalwood-scented from the men’s section. It comes in a gray box and costs fifty cents less. It smells good but it reminds him of floor polish.

I’m a grown-ass man, Kent thinks, and buys the lavender soap.

The next time he’s out of body wash, he spends thirty minutes trying to decide on one of the many “manly” smells before caving to “Cocoa Cabana” in the women’s aisle because it smells like Valentines Day in a bottle. 

After that it’s his deodorant body spray, trading in “Bold” (whatever the fuck boldness smells like) for “Fresh Cotton.” 

The first time Jeff catches a whiff of it on him, he asks, “New fabric softener? It smells awesome.”

“Nah, switched deodorants.”

“Huh.” Jeff nods in approval. “Well, you smell like fresh blankets out of the dryer. I have a physical urge to hug you.”

Kent laughs. Jeff hugs him and he laughs more. It’s nice.

After five months, nearly every toiletry Kent owns has been switched over from an endless variety of blacks, grays, and occasional dark greens and blues to white, purple, soft brown, yellow, and pink. Showers have transformed from a perfunctory necessity to something luxurious. Women’s products are so indulgent. They make Kent feel and smell like he’s been at a spa. He does have to learn to juggle the fragrances appropriately or risk smelling like a perfume store vomited on him. But it’s worth it, for how good he feels after. He feels pampered. His skin is softer, his hair shines, and even his pits and crotch look and feel cleaner. He doesn’t know if it’s the products or because he really cares about the maintenance, now, since he’s got all these specialty items to try. It doesn’t matter. He feels great.

Kent now has honest-to-God bubble baths and detox-salt-soaks. He’s got body butters and face masks and a lip balm in almost every flavor. The ladies at the Lush at the mall know him by name.

Kent’s still single. He’s got his cat for company, though, and the guys, who drop by or come over for movie and game nights and get drunk and eat all his food and pretend to chirp him for the specialty lemongrass-scented hand soap in his bathroom. Sometimes, on roadies, Swoops will plop down next to him on a bus or a plane and say loudly, “Damn, who’s got chocolate and isn’t sharing? Oh, it’s just Parser. Fuck you for getting my hopes up,” and then he’ll noogie Kent or grab his fingers and gnaw on them.

(The coaches have had to break them up before and it’s very unbecoming of two adult men.)

More than once, one of the guys has fallen asleep next to Kent and ended up face-first in Kent’s shoulder. They’ll wake up blearily, rubbing their eyes and saying, “Whoops, sorry man, didn’t mean to drool on you.” Kent was confused at first but he’s realizing that it’s because they gravitate towards the scent of him in their sleep. He smells like comforting things: honey and chocolate and cotton and Shea. He smells like warmth and safety. It’s why he likes all the things he buys, so it makes sense the guys would like that, too.

Nobody rags on him for it. They chirp him, but that’s different. Chirping, light-hearted and giggly, means acceptance. Soon his teammates start coming up to him in the locker room or nudging him on a bus and saying, “Parser, can I borrow some of your stuff?” and leaving with key-lime lips or cocoa-butter hands.

But it’s when he catches Sunny—big, burly, greatly-bearded d-man Sunny—pulling a bright orange tube of passion fruit lip balm out of his bag and slicking it on in front of everyone that he knows for sure that it’s okay.

Colors are so wonderful and amazing. Somehow they can give off different vibes and make you feel different things. Some are warm, some a cool, some are subtle. Some are your favorites, some you associate with things or people you love. Colors honestly bring so much extra to life and make it that much more enjoyable.

The Signs as Mermaids
  • Aries: black tail shimmering red and orange, like burning coals. Can withstand great heat and lives near volcanic isles or underwater volcanoes
  • Taurus: only mermaids able to morph into human form. Who knows how many of them live under humans unrecognized...
  • Gemini: have a shark tail and a fin. Several rows of sharp teeth paired with their high speed make them dangerous hunters. Cold, calculating, and cunning
  • Cancer: near translucent skin and tail. Are able to melt into their background and appear to be invisible. The most successful hunter
  • Leo: golden, nearly indestructible tail. Live in warm areas, near the equator. Kind eyes and warm smiles make them the most popular type of mermaid
  • Virgo: elongated, pearly tail, shimmering in multiple colours, fanning out into a slightly translucent, silky fluke. Moves through the water slowly and gracefully
  • Libra: perfect skin and silky long hair. Leads sailors to their death through beautiful and hypnotizing singing voices
  • Scorpio: slim jet black tail. smooth scales but razor-sharp at the edges. Live in the depth of the sea and is sensitive to sunlight. Uses echolocation for orientation.
  • Sagittarius: slim but muscular tail built for speed. The fastest hunter reaching speeds up to 80 km/h or 50 mph
  • Capricorn: bioluminescent tail. Spend their nights in the shallow water gazing at the night sky
  • Aquarius: white tail with a bluish hue. Can withstand great cold and lives in colder regions of the sea, such as the Polar Caps and the Arctic Ocean
  • Pisces: beautiful tail, appearing in greens, blues, and purples. Able to talk to the sea animals. Protect the flora and fauna of the oceans

Need a Jack to detox after a hectic weekend/monday before bed =A=

And bah you guys can conclude on your own who he got the hickies from <3

ain’t my fault || jeon jungkook

summary: 

a club meant for immortals doesn’t bide well for humans.

human!reader, vampire!kook

ain’t my fault. 

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How to feel like a nymph

*Walk through puddles with bare feet (or in flip flops)

*Let go of negative emotions–let them flow down stream

*Wear blues and green and purples–the colors of water (but if those aren’t your colors, remember that water at sunset is orange and red)

*Wash your face with micellar water

*Paint your nails with a gold or bronze nail polish

*Take long baths and showers

*Hum to yourself–sing loudly if the mood strikes

*Use a hydrating toner

*Go swimming and then lie in the sun

*Use a mineral water facial mist

*Use perfume with neroli or lavender or bergamot

*Dance with friends

*Volunteer with (or donate to) an organization doing wetland conservation or cleanup

*Go night swimming or swimming in the rain (just don’t swim in storms)

*When you wash your hands, let the water run over your wrists and forearms

*Wear loose clothing that doesn’t restrict your movement

*Eat fruit and drink lots of water

*Read poetry and ancient mythology

Lightsaber Colors and their Meanings -

I went looking for this information because I have a character in my newest Star Wars story who needed a pair of lightsabers. I wanted her to stand out from the other blues and greens, but purple didn’t fit her personality. Anyway, this information was complied from multiple sites and definitions. 

Blue - This color belongs to those Jedi known as Guardians. They tend to be the most visible of the Jedi and spend their time overtly protecting the galaxy. Wielders of this color blade tend to specialize their fighting styles and are more likely to practice “aggressive negotiations”. 

Known Wielders: Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Solo

Green - Green tends to be used by the Jedi Consulars. These individuals tend to be more interested in negotiating than in fighting. That isn’t to say that they never use their blades, simply that they will try to talk their way our before resorting to violence. They tend to be more grounded than the wielders of other colors. 

Known Wielders: Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn, Ahsoka Tano (The Clone Wars)

Yellow - Wielders of the Yellow blades are known as Jedi Sentinels. They lend an existence so secretive that most don’t know about them. Like the Guardians, they have dedicated themselves to the protection of the galaxy, but prefer to avoid the public light. Sentinels prefer to use technology, tracking, espionage, and surveillance to remove traces of the Dark Side from the galaxy. 

Known Wielders: Bastilla Shan, Plo Koon

Red - Used primarily by the Sith Lords, the color of the Red lightsabers are caused by the synthetic crystals used to form the blade. This causes the crystals to be specially tuned to the use of the Dark Side. 

Known Wielders: Every Sith Lord

Purple - Purple blades tend to favor wielders who have connections or had connections with the Dark Side. This could be people who returned from the Dark Side, were Dark Acolytes, or use Dark Side techniques. 

Known Wielders: Mace Windu, Mara Jade Skywalker, Jaina Solo

Orange - Oranges blades are wielded by those Jedi who bridge the gap between the Consulars and the Guardians. They use both negotiation and combat to resolve situations, and are highly adept at both. Orange is another color used by the Sentinels, but wielding an orange blade does not necessarily make one a Sentinel. 

Known Wielders: Plo Koon, Mandalorian Knights, Yaddle

Gold - Gold lightsabers tend to be favored by those who are strong in the Light Side of the Force. It is a rare color, and appears very rarely. This could be because it is often confused with yellow and orange. The differences can be seen if the three colors are held up together, but are harder to see when viewed separately. 

Known Wielders: Qu-Rhan

Bronze - Bronze has only appeared once. That being said, it appears to be favored by wielders of great physical strength. 

Known Wielders: Lowbacca 

Silver - Those who wield silver blades tend to be the calmest of the Jedi. They appear to be the most in tune with the Living Force. 

Known Wielders: Corran Horn

White - Often confused with silver, white blades are confusing in and of themselves. The majority of those who wield this color blade seem to be dogmatic and narrow minded. They appear to serve a master or a group with complete and utter devotion. This however, would not explain Ahsoka Tano wielded two white lightsabers in the new Rebels series. 

Known Wielders: The Red Guard (Palpatine’s personal guard), Ahsoka Tano (Rebels)

Black - Similar to the white blades, the handful of individuals who have wielded black blades have been very narrow-minded in their view of the Force. Unlike those who wield white blades, however, those who wield black blades seem to operate alone, claiming no allegiance to any cause, ideal, group, or individual other than themselves. There is only one known instance of its appearance, and it is generally regarded as the rarest color. 

Known Wielders: Pre Vizsla (Mandalorian Death Watch Leader)

These are the main categories of lightsaber colors. There are variations, such as Magenta (the color of Mara Jade’s first lightsaber and a variation of the color purple), Cyan (a variation of the color blue), and Pink (possibly a variation of purple or red). There are rumors of lightsabers whose blades have a black core and color around the outside, but they appear to have been more common around the time of the Clone Wars and no famous Jedi used one. There is also a rumor of mixed color blades, which as some support since one of the Jedi Knights who fought at the First Battle of Geonosis lost his padawan during that same fight and added her lightsaber crystal to his own lightsaber alongside his own. 

Gems are color-coded to their faction of the Diamond Authority:

  • Pink Diamond [Pinks/Reds/Oranges]: Rose Quartz. Ruby. Jasper.
  • Yellow Diamond [Yellows/Greens]: Peridot. Topaz. Green Zircon.
  • Blue Diamond [Blues/Purples]: Lapis. Sapphire. Amethyst.

So, White Diamond’s gems are probably white/greyscale, right? Opals and onyxes and…

eritreayunani  asked:

Hey babe, could we get some headcannons on what kind of female s/o sebastian would be attracted to and actually go the trouble of courting? Characteristics: personality-wise and a few aesthetic-wise would be brilliant. Feel free to add on other characteristics you deem suitable! Thanks hun xxx

What kind of female S/O do you think Sebastian fall for? More character-wise but aesthetic related details can be included. Thank you! :)

I can tell you now that this is going to be a big one… Took me just over an hour!

Aesthetics

As a demon, Sebastian is above the shallowness of some humans to base attraction off of something as impermanent as appearances. But I broke appearance down to four categories and answered them separately. I did say this was a big request.

Hair 

He likes shedding his gloves after a long day and running his slender fingers through your hair, slowly and gently untangling any nicks. If he’s got time, he’ll braid and brush it for you.

  • For dark hair, he’ll compare it to starlight or the beauty of blood in the moonlight (reserved for those particularly morbid moods he gets into, usually after murdering someone or may or may not have deserved it).
  • For light hair, he’ll compare it to the sunlight or to having pure gold woven into your locks.
  • For unnatural colours, such as red, he’ll be fascinated by the true colour showing at the roots and will want to know all the reasons behind why you dyed it. 
  • Length doesn’t bother him, but he’s usually pretty content if it’s long enough to braid. If you consent, he’ll find out your favourite styles, learn them within a day or two, and then replicate the chosen style of the day each morning for you, taking it out and brushing it before you go to bed.

Eye colour

  • Any eye colour. Eyes are the windows to the soul, and it’s for precisely this reason that he loves to look into them, his own magenta eyes boring into yours. 
  • For genetic mutations such as heterochromia, he’s completely entranced and just loves commenting on the individuality of the two colours.
  • In any case, some baser part of him toys with the idea of gouging your eyes out surgically, so that they’re fully intact and carrying them around with him because of how much he loves them.
  • He always talks himself down from this, though, because they have that little spark of life that he so adores and if he removes them from your person, he’ll never witness them light up when you see him walk into the room, and he can’t have that now, can he?
  • Besides, he’s pretty sure that you’d like to keep your eyes exactly where they are.

Height doesn’t matter at all because everyone’s the same height when they’re laying down.

Clothes

  • With clothes, it can go two ways: pastels or dark. Sebastian generally doesn’t pay too much attention to what you wear because it’s your body and you can wear what you like, but he may offer to choose your clothes for you each morning or to design/make/order clothes for you to wear, completely tailored to you and your tastes. You wouldn’t know about this beforehand because he won’t physically measure you. Just one look at you head to toe, and he already knows exactly what you should wear. He has an eye for these things.
  • I think, with pastel colours, he’d appreciate the difference between his stark black and white outfits with very little variation, to your different shades of pinks, purples, greens, blues, etc. He’d likely compare it to the fragility and delicacy of the human body, almost going off on a tangent about how easily humans are disposed of, before remembering that you’re a member of said species and that you may not be able to stomach what he’s talking about. He’d apologise and change the subject.
  • With dark colours, he’d appreciate the similarities with his own clothes and make the occasional comment about how what you’re wearing matches his thoughts, his nature; he’s the epitome of darkness and he never misses an opportunity to tell you this.
  • He lives in Victorian London, don’t forget, so he wouldn’t approve of too much revealing of your skin. He’d tell you that “it’s unseemly and might he recommend something else that may be to your taste, My Lady?”. This would be coupled with comments muttered into your ear that is designed to leave you blushing.
  • Makeup doesn’t bother him, though it intrigues him. Why do you cover your natural face? He’d make it clear that he prefers you fresh-faced, though. Makeup carries a certain connotation in this time period.

Personality traits

  • The most important thing is that you’re not afraid of him. He’s a demon and capable of the biggest monstrosities you can think of and is mostly unfeeling, but he cannot court someone (yes, court, not date, “a frankly ridiculous modern adaptation”) who fears him. So, his s/o’s love for him needs to override the fear of what he is in all situations.
  • Full acceptance and understanding that Sebastian cannot love to the same extent that humans can and do, but rather, he’s possessive. You’re his and as such, he will protect you and fight for you, with you, with his life, if need be. Don’t expect declarations of romance and romantic proposals, it’s not in his nature. He will not change for you and the very suggestion would be most insulting.
  • Someone who knows that Sebastian can and will play games with them. Tell him your fears, he will exploit them for his own amusement. Tell him your dreams, and he will crush them if you let him. Tell him your insecurities and he will shut them down with logic in just a few sentences. But, devilish though he may be, he is still your partner, and so he will refrain from doing these things. He may still play tricks on you, though, not nothing life threatening. It’s no good courting a dead person.
  • Independence. He’s very busy with his contract, running the Phantomhive estate and doing all the other things that he does, so he won’t always have time for you. His s/o would need to be able to fend for themselves. His ward is a child and he doesn’t need or want another one. 
  • Confidence. He understands that this grows in humans, and he’d be willing to help you with that. He does care for you in his own way and will show you in every way he knows how that you’re a wonderful woman and that he loves you, again in his own way.
  • Someone who is okay with Sebastian being himself around them. So he moves a little faster, he speaks with a lower, more gravelly voice. If he realises that you enjoy that, or you tell him this yourself, then he’d be pleased and would make it a point to be a little less human around you. This links into not being scared of him.
  • Someone who is themselves. No false modesty, no façades, no masks or acts… just you. He won’t appreciate falsehoods, even if they’re meant with good intentions.
  • Someone who is strong-stomached. I don’t mean this in terms of gore, though that would help, I also mean someone who can hold their own. He will tease you on occasion about your weaknesses. For example, if you’re afraid fo the dark, he might grab your foot from under the bed. But that’s a different set of headcanons, which can be found on my masterlist.
  • Intellect. Enjoy books or writing, drawing. Plays an instrument or wants to learn one. Bi-lingual or wants to learn another language. An inherent appreciation of culture and class. Someone who appreciates the finer lifestyle. These things aren’t necessary but it would help your relationship, in that you have mutual interests.
  • This is such an important point that I left it for last, and it’s pretty self-explanatory: Maturity. Someone who loves Sebastian for exactly what he is, in all the right ways. No games, no competitions, no playing, just love. Love him for what he is, and he’ll return the affections in kind, though in a slightly different way. Respect him and he’ll respect you. That’s all there is to it.

“There’s gotta be more, I know there’s more–there’s always more!”


This piece was 100% inspired by the Moana soundtrack and my visit to SeaQuest yesterday. It felt nice to just–finish something with full color! I feel so accomplished!

Anyways, have a sprite with her birb friends!

Pardon Our Ectoplasm

Christmas Truce gift for @anemptymorgue, who asked for something humorous to do with Amity Park’s general citizens and their relationship with ghosts. Hope you like it!

This, Wes berated himself, is why you didn’t do last-minute Christmas shopping in Amity. “But you can’t be sold out!”

The blue-shirted associate - Neil, according to his name tag- shrugged. “Sorry sir; we’re technically not sold out- we’re out of stock.”

“What’s the difference?!”

“One has us selling things like a normal store, and the other one is that cyber ghost popping through the ceiling and making our inventory attack people like it was the machine uprising.” 

Another associate sweeping up broken and scorched plastic added, “Only instead of killer robots it was iPads and overpriced HDMI cables.”

“The cyber ghost?” Kwan piped up behind Wes. “Which one is that?”

“Yeah, y’know…the cyber ghost?” At their blank expression, Neil pressed. “Come on: green skin, lab coat, lame shades? Has that shrieky voice that sounds like that one dude?”

Wes glanced back at Kwan, Dash, and Dale, who all shrugged. 

“Wait, Terry would totally know this. He’s a big Ecto-Fanboy.” He called across the store, loud and echoing with nothing but empty shelves between them. “Hey Tere! What was the name of that ghost yesterday! The techie one?”

“You mean Technus?” someone across the store hollered back. “How do you forget that? He talks in the third person! He was constantly telling people his name. The first thing he said was ‘It is I, Technus, Master of Machines and all that goes beep-boop!’ He did it in that weird Gilbert Gottfried kinda voice.”

Neil snapped his fingers. “Gilbert Gottfried, that was it!” 

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This is for @rey-of-sunshiine who asked “Payton!!! If you’re still feeling like writing could you do something like a soulmate tattoo thing for Drarry? Hope you’re going well x” I hope you like this lol I just ate some chicken noodle soup and I’m ready too write!

  • First of all I’m a slut for cliches so just a warning lol So soulmate marks are a purely magical thing, muggles don’t have them. They start as blobs of colors and once you’re in the vicinity of your soulmate does it start to form a shape. 
  • When Harry was growing up he hated the blobs of greens and blues and purples on his arm, thinking it only made him more of a freak
  • once he got to Hogwarts though he found that almost everyone had something resembling his marks, he asked his new friends about the marks and Hermione explained what soul marks were. She explained that not everyone’s were on their arms and that some people were born with no soul marks at all. Harry liked the idea of a soul mate, someone who would love him no matter what, it was nice. 
  • Because of the robes they were all wearing no one noticed Harry’s mark swirling and moving when a certain blonde git offered his hand, it wasn’t till that night after they were all sorted did he notice that the mark had changed, not into anything yet but he could see less flowy lines and splotches and more hard lines and shapes. 
  • He’d never tell anyone this but for about a week he thought Ron was his soulmate until he saw his friends shoulder and noticed how his colors were all reds, oranges and yellows. 
  • It wasn’t until the third week of first year did his soul mark finally settle.
  • On his am was the most beautiful turtle he’d ever seen. It was still flowy and beautiful with the blues and greens and purples flowing together to form a picture, it looked as if it had been painted with watercolors.
  • He showed Hermione and Ron, wanting to know what the meaning was of it
  • After researching for a couple hours in the library they found that turtles were a symbol for protection, patience and stability. Harry almost cried when he found that out.
  • Harry wouldn’t admit this to anyone for a long time but he started referring to the turtle as his guardian angel in his mind, looking to it when he was stressed or needed motivation throughout the years of him being at Hogwarts. 
  • No one really knew why Draco was so angry and mean to Harry, everyone assuming it was because he was jealous or upset that his friendship was shot down, some saying it’s because his dad was a deatheater. The only ones who knew the truth were Blaise and Pansy. The truth being the stupid ugly turtle on his forearm. 
  • There was a reason he never wore short sleeves and it wasn’t because of a certain other mark he had on his other arm. 
  •  He had gotten the stupid dark mark, not out of loyalty to the psychotic lunatic, honestly Draco hated him with his full being, not supporting his cause just tying to protect his family. No, he got it to further prove how wrong the universe was, marking himself as unworthy of his soulmate. 
  • Draco’s known Potter was his soulmate since first year, the idiot didn’t even try to cover the mark up, flaunting it off to everyone and beaming with pride anytime someone asked him about it. It made Draco sick.
  • Even though it broke him he decided he would make Potter hate him, deciding that it was better if Harry hated him, thinking of himself as to broken, to tarnished for someone as brave and kind as the golden boy. 
  • Pansy and Blaise tried telling him he was wrong, that Draco wasn’t his father, he wasn’t bad. Telling him that none of them had a choice in this, they were dealt the cards they had been given and they had to suffer for their parents mistakes. Yet he didn’t listen, saying that the universe made a mistake and that Potter deserved someone more then he was, saying he’d just ruin the other boy, that he’d mess up and brake him as much as he himself was broken. 
  • After fifth year though Draco stopped taunting Potter, he had let those vile people into the school. He didn’t deserve to even look to Harry let alone speak to him. 
  • So he closed himself off and focused on surviving, worrying constantly during their 7th year that he’d get news of him being dead, he was filled with both relief as well as dread the day he saw Harry on the floor in the manor. He couldn’t tell who asked, all voices bluring into one, but he heard someone ask him if that was “The Potter Boy” and well, his answer was the easiest choice Draco’s ever made. He said no, knowing that it be easy to get into his mind, he was distracted and didn’t eve think. To worried about getting Harry OUT. Luckily though his performance as a loyal servant was believable. It wasn’t until everything was over and Potter had escaped did Draco realize he had stolen his wand. He hoped it would help him, that even if Draco died right now that Harry would survive and kill the bastard. 
  • It wasn’t until Harry saved him from the fire that Harry noticed the mark on Draco’s arm. He didn’t say anything, to focused on the war that was happening around them. 
  • And it wasn’t till Harry’s “dead” body was being carried back and Draco ran to him screaming his name did all of Hogwats realize. 
  • After the war it wasn’t easy, they both still held hostilities and had to deal with the fact that they were on opposites sides of a war. But, after many fights and many tears and many confessions they started to warm up to each other.
  • Harry realized that the mark was spot on. 
  • He protected Draco from all the nasty comments and all the rumors and hate, and was patient when Draco was having one of his days, where he couldn’t even get out of bed let alone speak or eat, to consumed with guilt and anger. And Draco protected Harry from the nightmares, from the gossip and press and crazy fans. He was patient when Harry’s past made it difficult to get him to talk about feelings or for him to admit when he needed something. 
  • They were each others soulmates and Harry spent the rest of his life proving to Draco just how worth it he was, and Draco spent that time proving to Harry that he deserved to be happy. 

So yeah! I like how this came out, I like writing depressed, war torn Draco and a Harry who feels others needs are more important then his own and the two coming together to help each other through the shared trauma. It just feels the most realistic to me. I hope you like it.

dite!Percy and ares!Beth

·      Percy looks pretty and will kick your ass

·      Owns heels and will use them as a weapon (they are celestial bronze capped and tipped)

·      Percy has freckles; they dust the bridge of his nose and cheeks.

·      HE HAS THOSE CHANGEY APHRODITE EYES (but they mainly focus on various greens/blues/slight purples)

·      He has a mean green highlighter that he will use

·      Loves his crop tops, his fav is his ariel purple shell bra top

·      yalll he has charmspeak

·      Unashamed lover of top 100 songs

·      Will sing taylor swift while fighting monsters

·      Annabeth is a 250% badass

·      She is RIPPED

·      like more ripped than percy (he totally thinks is sooo hot)

·      She’s fit in both contexts

·      A+ strategist who also looks like the bomb.com

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Spring Equinox Celebration!

Hello lovelies! 

This upcoming Sunday is the Spring Equinox (also called Ostara) and I am so excited to greet spring! I have been looking forward to this day for a while now, as winter tends to make me really tired and worn out, I plan on revamping myself with the start of the new season! I won’t be doing a whole celebration with a formal ritual and fancy spell, as I am in my final year of university and the next three weeks are crazy hectic for me and I don’t have time to plan a whole ritual- but I do plan on doing a little ‘boom closet’ type celebration. I thought I would share what I plan on doing for the Spring Equinox- take what you want and be inspired! A celebration doesn’t need to be huge, fancy, formal or time consuming- celebrate in small ways and keep in in your mind and heart throughout the day, and that is plenty!

  • Wear pastel colours! Greens, blues, purples, yellows, pinks- anything that is bright and soft, as to symbolise the flowers and return of colour to nature!
  • Lighting scented candles while I work along on my school work- mine smells like cherry blossoms and peaches!
  • I’ll bring out my rose quartz and white quartz to soak in the sun for a while, absorbing the energies- other gems that would love some sun are agate, garnet, and lapis lazuli
  • Buying fresh flowers from the market when I go out grocery shopping to bring home and put on my altar
  • Drinking my favourite herbal tea- teas with florals in them like lavender, jasmine and chamomile would be good- or even green tea sweetened with honey! 
  • Setting out a little plate of chocolate eggs on my altar, blessed with good intentions and a sweet start to the season! Some will provide as an offering, and some will be dedicated as a study snack for me. (Sugar cookies would also be good if you aren’t a fan of chocolate!) 
  • I’ll set aside a half hour to an hour to dedicate time reading and writing in my Book of Shadows my intentions for the coming season
  • Meditate at both dawn and dusk- letting my energies mix with the rising and setting sun
  • Clean my room! A top to bottom dust, vacuum, laundry, new sheets- the whole long mile! Shake out those old negative energies, draw in new energies, productivity and warmth into all the nooks and crannies
  • Seems silly but take a shower- matches the idea of the clean room. Wash off any bad or lingering negative feelings from whatever is making you feel down (I’m using floral and fruity scented soaps to charge it up) and walk out feeling like a new witch!
  • And, depending on how the day goes, I might be able to do a spell for new beginnings. I haven’t written anything formal, but I might end up just lighting a candle, doing some meditation and saying whatever comes to the heart. 

Hopefully these things will inspire you to celebrate the coming of spring, even if you’re super busy. I have a laundry list of things to do this weekend, a bunch of schoolwork and chores and I’m going to be very stressed trying to cram it all in over 48~ hours but I made myself promise to celebrate the Spring Equinox. I think it’ll be good to rejuvenate my spirit and help me detox throughout the day while I still get things done. 

I hope that this will come of use to you and I’ll write a post on Monday to tell you all how it went! Happy Spring and Ostara!

-Faye