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Where had all the good times gone for these guys? Those crazy days and crazy nights, those high-spirited Pied Piper sixties? One minute they and their peers were high and happy and on the brink of some shared state of enlightenment, the next they were nursing dour faces and stiff drinks and practising the dark art of self-obliteration. The spell had been broken–that was it. The good magic just wasn’t happening any more and everyone who’d lived in the cloud-cuckoo-land of Utopia now had to face the painful descent back to planet Earth and the harsh realities of broken marriages and aimless hedonism.
—  Nick Kent, Apathy for the Devil
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-The Astro Witch Project-

  • Aquarius - Heart Witch: The most humanitarian of all witch types, they can easily adapt to the energy that surrounds them. A witch who uses her various abilities to help the world. Empathetic and Helpful. They are adept at spirit communication and are versed in the telepathy and healing. They enjoy wandering around, getting lost, meeting familiars and befriending creepy all types of individuals. Their craft is usually a mix of traditional witchcraft and meditation. They are very warm, hospitable individuals, but you should NEVER cross a Heart witch. They are not afraid to curse your ass. These witches favor the healing powers of love, enjoy mixing potions, reading next to a roaring fire and being surrounded by their friends and family. 
  • Pisces - Storm Witch: This breed of witch is both terrifying and thrilling. Compassionate yet fearful. They have a great sense of humor, and are usually very cryptic. They give zero fucks what people think of them and march to the beat of their own drum. Are usually very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Storm witches are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back.They whistle up the winds and summon lightning. Their overly trusting nature makes them an easy target for the ill-informed, but be careful, because these witches are very exceptional at cursing and fear nothing. They like horror movies, cloudy weather, and casting emotionally charged spells. They are empathetic individuals and always feel things to the extreme, there is often no middle ground with them. It’s black or white. 
  • Aries - Energy Witch: Witches that perform all of their magic internally. Their magic is one of pure energy that they pull from their courageous hearts. Using circles casts in their heads and their imaginations, they can bring their will to life. Are usually shy and keep to themselves. But they are also fiery and energetic. They enjoy divination and astral projection. Also called Intrinsic Witches. 
  • Taurus - Portal Witch: An undying need to always be surrounded by loved ones and hedonism, Portal witches possess superhuman agility and the ability to teleport with the aid of magical portals. This type of witch also uses easily obtained items and weaves magick into every aspect of their life. These witches have the ability to see things from a grounded, practical and realistic perspective.They are particularly fond of cooking, arts and crafts, sewing, cleaning, gardening and baking. They are skilled in potions, herbology, and subtle magick. Reliable and devoted, these witches are described as the original earth mothers.
  • Gemini - Shadow Witch: A witch that lives between two worlds. They easily cross over into The Fade, the shadowrealm, a dimension only accessible to these witches. They can be in both realms at once, or split from their shadows and be in one realm together. Very gentle and curious, they know how to fun with their abilities! Ever lose something 5 seconds after putting it down? That was probably a shadow witch joking around with you! Being in two places at once can be useful! Being in two places at once all the while undetected…dangerous! They are also clairvoyant and have a number of other psychic abilities. 
  • Cancer - Sea Witch: Highly imaginative and emotional! Loyal and sympathetic, these witches hone their craft near a body of water, and center their practice around it. Some sea witches will work with fresh water, such as rivers or lakes (in which case they will usually call themselves ‘river’ or ‘lake’ witches), some with the ocean. Sea witches without immediate access to a body of water are called ‘land-locked’, which can cause them to become a bit moody or pessimistic. They often form connections with fish of all kinds, know their local areas very well, are good at predicting the weather, and are friendly with the nymphs, fae and dragons of their region. They enjoy collecting sand and seashells and are adept at storm and sun magic.
  • Leo - Pop Culture Witch: A branch of Urban witchcraft. Witches that craft their spells based on popular music, movies, books and poetry. They are very adept at pyromancy (fire magic). These witches are very creative and passionate about everything that they do. Their mystical abilities are influenced by various aspects of their character. No pop culture witch is the same as another. They are artistic and very educated and love to laugh. Energetic and Dominant. Loyal, yet headstrong. Do not cross them. They can also curse the hell out of you. It’s not all Disney movies, folks. 
  • Virgo - Hedge Witch: A witch that can not only communicate with all wildlife, they can also share consciousness with them. Thier natural loyal and hardworking nature allow them to do so with ease. They can also manipulate the size of any creature, configuring its scale to accomplish any task! Though skilled at working with animals and magickal creatures, they can often struggle with opening up to others. They use their relationship with animals to accomplish unimaginable things. Often tender but also very careful, they are very organised and practical about their craft.These witches are also very adept at spirit communication, energy work, and levitation. Also called Omega Witches. 
  • Libra - Urban Witch: Fair-minded and peaceful, these witches have an expressed intellect and a keen mind. They can be inspired by good books, insurmountable discussions and interesting people. City witches who graffiti sigils on abandoned buildings, grow herbs in pots in their apartments and are very technologically savvy. Technomagic is their jam, usually rocking enchanted headphones, weaving spells from their favorite songs and using their cell phones as scrying mirrors. 
  • Scorpio - Spirit Witch: Mysterious and seductive, Spirit witches are one of a kind. A witch who communes with the dead spirits of humans, animals, and others entities. Some can even communicate with the spirits of trees, rocks, and man-made items. They are usually very outspoken, opinionated people, though only show their full force when completely necessary. They use spirit boards and pendulums, among many other tools. They enjoy taking strolls in graveyards and having casual chats with the dead. Also called Mediums. 
  • Sagittarius - Moon Witch: A witch whos abilities change depending on the phases of the moon. The full extent of their power being at full potential during the full moon. They are particularly fond of comedy shows, group activities, spell crafting with fellow witches, and collecting. They are very skilled in herbology and dark magick. Generous and idealistic, these witches incorporate magic into their optimistic goals. These witches know how to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals. Also called Lunar Witches. 
  • Capricorn - Chaos Witch: A witch who uses baneful magick in their craft. They will sometimes use demons, storm magick, blood magick, and cursing in their practice. They fear nothing. Commonly mislabeled ‘black’ or ‘dark’ witch. Which is not correct. Tsk tsk. These witches are responsible, disciplined, have more self-control than most, and are very good managers. They pull most of their power from their love of family and tradition. Their powers are very practical and are considered to be the most serious of the witch community.

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  • Serialkiller motives. 

We can group the motivations of serial killers into three main types, which each include some pathologies ranging from a killer to another.

  1. The motivation that can be described as “psychotic”, often comes under psychoses, and also hallucinations. The killer says he is driven to kill by higher entities, including God or the Devil. They are often prey to schizophrenia, and pulse murders so often disorganized. As it was the case of David Berkowitz or even Richard Ramirez.
  2. The “moralistic” killer generally don’t suffer from psychosis or hallucinations, but has a very high opinion of morality, of right and wrong. They often see themselves as sporting a mission to eliminate what they consider immoral. Generally, prostitutes, homosexuals, etc. The famous Jack the Ripper is the most telling example.
  3. The serial killer that can be considered as “hedonist” gives a notion of intense pleasure to his murders. Violence, murder and domination of the victim is then about sexuality and possession. The hedonistic killer is often highly organized and can be pathologicaly psychopathic. The most obvious examples are Dennis Rader and Ted Bundy.

The Nodes in the Signs

The North and South Nodes are two points on the Moon. In astrology, these points are considered indicators of karma, lessons, and overall themes within the life.

The South Node marks what we already know. Some see this as lessons we have already learned in our past lives, so we don’t need to learn them again. The sign this Node falls in reveals the energies and knowledge already within us, but it can also reveal our weaknesses. For those who don’t believe in past lives, this is often seen as the lessons we learn quickly, or in childhood.

The North Node, also known as the True Node, marks the lessons we need to learn in this lifetime. The sign this Node falls in reveals what challenges and difficult positions we will be faced with in this life. This is a director, pointing us towards our ultimate destiny or purpose.

Because these Nodes are perfectly opposite, they will fall in opposing signs (ie. Aries and Libra, Taurus and Scorpio, etc.), also known as sister signs.


North Node in Aries and South Node in Libra

Lesson: Grow to be independent, love yourself, prioritize your own needs, and find your confidence
Gifts: Diplomacy, tact, grace, and empathy
Weaknesses: Dependency, unreliability, superficiality, and passive-aggressive behavior

North Node in Taurus and South Node in Scorpio

Lesson: Establish security, appreciate life and simplicity, and find peace within the self
Gifts: Natural intimacy, intensity, focus, strong intuition and insight
Weaknesses: Controlling behavior, relying on the money or support of others, using intimacy against others, being drawn to chaos and negativity

North Node in Gemini and South Node in Sagittarius

Lesson: Learn to communicate and listen, open yourself to new ideas, embrace partnership, and learn to accept commitment
Gifts: Optimism, straightforward and honest, generosity, and wit
Weaknesses: Lack of empathy, inability to commit or support others, righteousness, and inconsistency

North Node in Cancer and South Node in Capricorn

Lesson: To be nurturing, learn acceptance, embrace your emotions and sensitive side, and learn to express that side of yourself
Gifts: A strong sense of loyalty, unwavering determination and diligence, and dependability
Weaknesses: Rigidity, refusal to grow or change, ruthless and cutthroat behavior, superiority complexes and elitism

North Node in Leo and South Node in Aquarius

Lesson: Be generous, take pride in yourself and your accomplishments, learn to lead, and embrace all aspects of yourself
Gifts: Morality, unafraid to express yourself, a sense of healthy rebellion, and humility
Weaknesses: Coldness, trying to appease others, taking rebellion too far, and lacking leadership qualities

North Node in Virgo and South Node in Pisces

Lesson: Stand up for yourself, take care of your own health and life before caring for others, balance service and sacrifice, and pay attention to details
Gifts: Compassion, selflessness, and intense intuition
Weaknesses: Martyrish behavior, disorganized, easily manipulated and manipulative in return, and lacking focus

North Node in Libra and South Node in Aries

Lessons: Support and cooperate with others, be considerate of their needs, and learn to be diplomatic
Gifts: Drive, bravery, and a healthy sense of competition
Weaknesses: Highly selfish, lacking empathy, unable to see all sides of a situation, and overconfidence

North Node in Scorpio and South Node in Taurus

Lessons: Learn discipline, embrace change and spirituality, and understand the full power of the self
Gifts: Patience, practicality, and strong morals
Weaknesses: Stubbornness, fear of change, hedonism, being the supporter but never supported, and manipulative behavior

North Node in Sagittarius and South Node in Gemini

Lessons: Embrace honesty, stick to your morals and values, challenge yourself, focus on the big picture, and learn to see the bright side
Gifts: Easy communication, adaptive, a strong voice, and ingenuity
Weaknesses: Manipulative, deceitful, codependency, and gossipy behavior

North Node in Capricorn and South Node in Cancer

Lessons: Embrace logic and reason, stay grounded, take the lead, and focus your talents into something practical
Gifts: Empathy, nurturing, and the ability to protect the self and others
Weaknesses: Dependence, emotionally manipulative, passivity and lack of drive, and prone to being manipulated

North Node in Aquarius and South Node in Leo

Lessons: Embrace justice and equality, grow to be a model for those who look up to you, and learn to work with others
Gifts: Creativity, confidence, charisma, and healthy self-expression
Weaknesses: Conceited, superficiality, dramatic, unhealthy use of power over others, and a refusal to grow up

North Node in Pisces and South Node in Virgo

Lessons: Learn to embrace the surreal and your imagination, learn to forgive yourself and others, and accept that sometimes things cannot be fixed
Gifts: Detail oriented and meticulous, humility, self-aware, and strong-willed
Weaknesses: Pessimism, impossible standards and goals, extremely critical and judgmental of yourself and others

One argument that you’ll often hear from pro-gay characters in christian movies is, “If it feels this good, how can it be a sin?” (Occasionally you’ll hear it in gay films too, but usually in a more cheeky, facetious tone.)

Religious conservatives build up this strawman so that they can hack away at it by saying, “A lot of sins feel good! If it doesn’t feel good, you’re not sinning right! Har-dee-har-har!”

In reality though, any honest, knowledgeable person knows that gay relationships can and often do encompass more than just pleasure and hedonism. Like straight relationships, they’re perfectly capable of involving things like committment, sacrifice, selflessness, and love.

Religious conservatives like to frame things as “straight people fall in love and gay people have sex” partially because it dehumanizes gay people and trivializes their relationships, and partially because “this feels good” is a lot easier to argue against and label as a sin than “this bears good fruit.”