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anonymous asked:

What has been the hardest social aspect to overcome during transition? And how can cis-individuals help make things easier for any and all trans people?

What sort of social aspect are you meaning? How would you define, “hardest”?

Honestly, the thing cis people can do to make things easier for trans people is to stop fucking obsessing about gender and genitalia. Someone corrects you on pronouns, fix your speech and fucking move on. If you’re not actively trying to get in their pants, stop being so damned nosey about how their genitals work and how they have sex. If you’re not their health care provider, stop bothering someone about surgeries and hormones. And, oh my god, stop it with the “how did you know” or “what changed you”. Everyone’s different and there’s no one right way to transition, and there’s no one right way to be a man or a woman.

The Sun in the Houses

Introduction

The House the Sun resides in represents the area of an individual’s life most affected by the expression of individuality and our unique powers. This is where we seek to make our mark, and how we feel our uniqueness.

Unless there is a House Stellium elsewhere in the individual’s chart, this House will be the most defining in the natal chart as the powerful influence of the Sun is directed there.

The Sun directs us to take action in the areas of life ruled by the House it resides in. We cannot lead happy, fulfilled lives without exploring our potential in these areas. This is an extremely vital contribution to our identity.

These areas of life are also where our egos are allowed to flourish, which means there is a necessity to be cautious of growing too self-confident or self-assured. There must be balance.

Sun in the 1st House

The House of Self

This position bestows great will and passion. The native possesses vitality, an air of confidence, and self-awareness. Their concept and understanding of their own identity is of great importance in their life, and to their overall success as an individual.

Natives of this position take great pride in their physical appearance and what they do and create. They seek to be recognized for what they are and what they are capable of in a way that other natives do not. They need recognition to feel secure in themselves.

They possess a presence that cannot be denied. Leadership comes naturally, along with comfort in one’s own skin. It is hard to manipulate this individual or sway their opinions. The determination this position bestows is far too great to be overcome by any force. Highly ambitious, these natives will work long and hard to achieve what they want in life.

Adversely, natives are egotistical, their individualism often taken to extremes. Despite their air of confidence, these natives are actually quite self-conscious. It can be difficult not to become consumed with the worries of others’ impressions and thoughts. This is especially true when the Sun is afflicted. Such a position leads to compulsiveness and a hunger for power.

Sun in the 2nd House

The House of Possessions

Unlike the Sun in the 1st House which leads to natives taking great pride in their appearance and abilities, the native of the Sun in the 2nd House leads to pride in possessions. Natives are driven to pursue material goods and financial security above all else.

They are determined, faithful, and have strong values. With this determination and drive, they pursue financial wealth. How they obtain their wealth depends on the Sun sign - ie. Sun in Gemini may indicate the wealth will be obtained through intellectual or communicative pursuits; Sun in Virgo may indicate caring for others as a doctor, nurse, or something similar.

Though they seek material possessions, they are typically not unreasonable with their money. Financial security trumps all else. Still, they may not understand that this wealth should be used to actually benefit them rather than satisfy temporary desires above true needs. Despite this focus on money, natives are not greedy but instead quite magnanimous.

There is a tendency to be far too materialistic and superficial. Natives must realize that they cannot believe their worth comes from themselves, not from the objects they surround themselves with. They must shift their pride from the manifestation of their hard work to the hard work itself.

When afflicted, this position may lead to squandering money or the feeling that the native is not worthy of love.

Sun in the 3rd House

House of the Mind

This position drives the native to achieve greatness through intellectualism, academia, and the like. Mental accomplishments define the native’s identity.

The precise nature of this knowledge may shift depending on the sign the Sun is in - ie. Aquarius would suggest scientific endeavors, while Scorpio may lead the native into the occult or psychology, or Capricorn into business. Overall, however, there is a scientific bent to whatever it is the native pursues. This also applies to their curiosity: Natives are highly investigative and driven to learn new, unique things.

Often, they are driven to travel, exploring the world and the many cultures it holds. Restlessness often plagues them, and they are left feeling as if they must be doing something at all times.

Friendship and communication are highly important to this native. Unlike the Houses before it, the 3rd House inspires the native to take pride in relationships. The native often has a unique knack for relating to others, and makes friends with ease. Their open minded nature also contributes to this ease.

Affliction leads to intellectual superiority complexes and the desire to force their beliefs on others. They can be extremely impatient with others, as well.

Sun in the 4th House

The House of Family

Pride in heritage and family is key to natives of this position. The home becomes a symbol of their pride and worth. They seek to showcase their ties and history.

This can also manifest in an interest in the land itself. Gardening, natural resources, and the like are of great importance to them.

The desire to be the head of the family is common. Much of the native’s energy is devoted to the home and family, and if their personal life is not in order they cannot focus on anything else until it is. The foundation of the family and home is one that supports them in all areas of life.

Within the first part of their life, there will be difficulties, and in the second part, prosperity. This is typically because natives understand they must plan ahead, and focus on the future instead of immediate pleasure.

Defensiveness and secrecy are common in these natives. When afflicted, this position leads to a struggle with parents and partners. They can be dictatorial in the home.

Sun in the 5th House

The House of Pleasure

When the Sun’s energy is directed into the 5th House, the native’s pride and power is their creativity. They desire - and truly need - to be recognized for this creativity.

Not only drawn to the arts, natives are often physical. They are interested in sports, and arts that combine the two such as dance. Their nature is competitive, as well, which manifests in these areas.

Romance, drama, and popularity seem to surround these natives. They have an air of regality more often than not, and their brightness draws in others. Their great sense of loyalty contributes to this, as well.

Children often play important roles in their life in one way or another.

Love is intense for these natives, and sometimes all consuming. When the Sun is in Taurus or Scorpio, possessiveness may overwhelm their relationships.

Egocentric and at times far too individualistic, natives often are taken down by their risky behavior and lack of sense. Natives seek adventure and action in life, which can sometimes be dangerous. There is a naivety that characterizes this position and can be hard to grow out of.

Sun in the 6th House

The House of Health

For these natives, pride stems from service. The identity is shaped by how the individual can contribute to society and directly to those around them. They must assist others in order to feel fulfilled and confident in themselves.

Because they take such pride in their work, these natives are hard working but somewhat difficult to work with. They need to feel appreciated, and to receive appreciation for this hard work. When this does not occur, there are often feelings of resentment that form.

They often need to keep busy in one way or another because they feel useless when not doing something.

This position often negatively affects health, ironically. The native may find it necessary to stick to strict diets in order to stay healthy. When well aspected, this position does lead to an innate understanding of their own health and the health of others. When afflicted, the position instead leads to a struggle to understand this part of their identity at all.

Natives must learn that their work should not be their identity in whole. They need a life outside of constant work, and a way to define themselves when not working. Their perfectionism can be difficult to manage, and actively hurt them. Anxiety can be so great it is detrimental to their health.

Sun in the 7th House

The House of Partnership

Pride and identity is found through close relationships. Marriage is their focus, and takes up a great deal of their energy. They take great care to ensure their partners are happy and healthy, making a great partner themselves.

Natives possess negotiation skills, the ability to harmonize with others, and motivation to form positive relationships with everyone they meet. They do their bests when working with others in all areas of life. Sharing experiences is highly enjoyable to them.

When the Sun is well aspected, they easily attract good friends. Their charm is great, and they are typically highly considerate of others.

Rejection can be extremely intense for these natives. Often, these natives put the needs of others above their own, causing themselves great pain and suffering at times. They can even lose themselves in relationships as they identify so strongly with their associations with others.

Sun in the 8th House

The House of Depth

When the Sun is in the 8th House, the native is drawn to the mysteries of the universe. Religion, spirituality, occultism, and the like are all areas of interest. This interest typically develops over the native’s lifetime, and may not be present right away.

Their energy is so powerfully directed to these areas that the natives are grounded in these areas of life, stabilized by these beliefs. They not only take pride in these beliefs, they are empowered by them.

As the 8th House also rules transformation, natives typically seek to evolve and grow in all areas of life, and take great pride in this ability to change. Not only this, but this position is quite severe, forcing the native to grow through quite difficult life lessons. This often involves the relinquishing, or death, of a part of the being.

Often, these individuals will begin as selfish or egotistical and be forced to transform into a more open, understanding, and beautiful being.

There is a certain magnetism about this native that draws others to them. This can be used to benefit the native throughout life.

Emotions are carefully controlled as they are so powerful. The native understands the great influence of emotion, and thus they understand that emotion can be a weapon.

When ill aspected, natives can seek money through unscrupulous means and be quite dangerous.

Sun in the 9th House

House of Philosophy

The native of this position is greatly interested in philosophy: Higher education, religion, law, etc. Overall, there is an interest in society, and influencing it.

There is a draw to other cultures, travel, and exploration unless the Sun sign is Fixed. Even if they never travel, these natives often have a knack for learning languages.

Even if the native is not religious, they often have strong morals and values from which they refuse to sway - even if these morals are misguided. Their ideals are quite grand, and they are impatient to reach them. This can lead to naivete and self-righteousness. Despite this, the native can grow into an open-minded, adventurous, and curious individual.

When afflicted, this position inspired dictatorial behavior, eccentric religious beliefs, or struggles in higher education. They can also be highly condescending and attempt to force their morals on others, even if they are hypocritical.

Sun in the 10th House

House of Status

Responsibility and authority are at the center of this individual’s identity. Natives defines themselves by their success and recognition. Ambition, power, and authority are highly important in their lives.

These natives will work remarkably hard to reach their goals. There is nothing that can stop them when they set their sights on something they desire.

Natives are so wrapped up in concepts of honor and dignity that they refuse to lower themselves even slightly, however.

This is actually a position many politicians possess as it bestows dignity and strong will. On the other hand, this also applies to their morals. They believe they are meant to serve as an example, and act as if they are always being watched in a sense; in many ways this is true, as others will look up to them.

Being lower than others is a struggle for them, and for this reason they must seek jobs in which they are in control. Their leadership abilities are strong, and when they nurture this aspect of themselves they can do great things.

There is a tendency to become wrapped up in material goods. The native’s arrogance is often their downfall, so they must take great steps to control this part of themselves. This is especially true when the Sun is afflicted, and the native may even resort to unscrupulous methods in order to achieve power.

Sun in the 11th House

House of Friendship

Humanitarianism is the most distinct aspect of this position. The native is intensely devoted to equality, and highly empathetic to the plight of others. The concept of human dignity is one that truly shapes the native and inspires them to help others in whatever ways they can manage. Natives take great pride in this part of their lives, too, seeing their devotion to humanity as honorable.

Society in general is the focus of this native. Friendship, group activities, and similar affairs define them. It is not social status that they seek, but connections with others, and many connections will be made.

The openness and tolerance granted by this position draws people in. Not only this, but the native adapts to social situations with grace and ease. It is all too easy for this native to form friendships, but the only issue is that they can be shallow, not truly deep. While these natives can make quick friends, they can also quickly leave.

The native desires to work in groups, and thus gain recognition through groups. This position also inspires scientific and, sometimes, occult interests.

In cases of affliction, the native either uses friends for their own gain or is used.

Sun in the 12th House

The House of the Subconscious

This is a highly introspective position. Natives are focused on their own mental state and identity, and occasionally that of others through psychology or psychic interests. This is where they may serve others, and experience personal fulfillment.

Comfort truly comes from assisting others, the compassion and care bestowed by this placement is so great. Despite this, the individual can find it hard to interact with others directly as they are so shy, particularly if the Sun is afflicted in this House.

The Sun’s energy, when directed in such a naturally dark place, can prove far too much. There is a conflict when the outgoing Sun meets the internal, hidden 12th House. The native can feel torn between these two natures. Individuals with this placement are often unnecessarily hard on themselves, as well.

There is a tendency to avoid the spotlight, instead moving behind the scenes. Alone time is needed to regroup quite often.

Self-pity can plague the native, as can lack of confidence.

Saturn can be difficult to generate satisfaction or ‘good feelings’ out of. Often the tasks we set with Saturn are admirable goals. But Saturn turns these dreams into concrete and resulting expectation. This is an area of life where failure is not an option. It can make the resonance very harsh and create obstruction through our own fears and self destruction. Saturn accepts nothing less than accomplishment. And when we accomplish his outstanding feats, we are not immediately gratified or rewarded or celebrated. Life seems to go on as normal, all the work we have done seems invalid, so much energy, effort, and pain expressed to feel nothing? I guess that’s the ‘expectation’ quality of Saturn. It’s the internal vision of greatness. Saturn knows our true potential beyond the self consciousness, complexes, and worry. The area of life where Saturn touches can feel like a non negotiable contract.

Saturn in the 1st house: Forced to constantly challenge ferocious critique from the ego, trapping the spirit in caged form, the individual can be forced through isolation and rejection and heartbreak to wake the inner alchemist. Saturn in the 1st is the late bloomer. It takes many years for the ancient spirit to come to grips with its human attributes 

Saturn in the 2nd house: Life, stability, and security can remains in constant fluctuation or threat. It can seem like no matter how hard the individual works, saves, or commits themselves they never catch a break. It can feel as if they are forever sacrificing their own self pleasure 

Saturn in the 3rd house: The individual must pass their exams. And they must do exemplary well - even if it’s not their subject of choice. Saturn in the 3rd has to fight a difficult battle with their own minds and generating focus, self belief, and confidence, academic failure is spirit destroying. And no matter what the score, the forbidding voice in the back of the mind, ‘you should have studied more’ 

Saturn in the 4th house: There can be a constant fight for security, stability, and safety. The individual charters through haunting inner territory to find the lost inner child. And it can seem like no matter how hard they try to nurture the inner child she is unwilling and traumatised, intense inner work is done with Saturn in the 4th and there is typically no one there to see it 

Saturn in the 5th house: The individual wages a battle on the ego, but the swords are raised by the ego. The expression of personality is pressured and bound by insecurity but forced into blinding light to perform a script that seems alien 

Saturn in the 6th house: Honourably committed to larger-than personal causes, the individual works tirelessly in the background, offering heart, mind, and talent to everybody in need of assistance. But they rarely receive commendation or recognition, the work is laborious and thankless 

Saturn in the 7th house: Relationships are commonly demanding, challenging and seemingly unforgiving. The individual may be forced into partnership with intensely difficult or critical people, those who echo their critical inner thoughts out loud as insult and become more isolated as a result, forced to wade through shadowy projections 

Saturn in the 8th house: The physical form and ego grips the spirit in stranglehold, the reticence to enter non physical states such as through meditation, union, enlightenment can be inhibited by the unrelenting fear of ‘letting go’. Often the individual will be expected to manage other people’s resources

Saturn in the 9th house: Achieving academic, theological, philosophical accreditation is vital. The individual faces exceeding pressures undertaking higher education and getting their works out into the world. When they finally graduate, publish the book, or learn the reading there is little or no credit from Saturn 

Saturn in the 10th house: The individual is forced to stare down intimidating and discouraging authority to achieve the remarkable vision set by Saturn. There is pressure to leave an imprint in the world, but the world is unwelcoming 

Saturn in the 11th house: An outsider pretending to be one with everyone, or so they think. The individual is forced to acquire, withhold, and release sacred and higher wisdom that can be mocked or branded by an unready society, the individual must continue to share their truth regardless of its loneliness 

Saturn in the 12th house: There is a powerful contract written in the theme of sacrifice and salvation. The individual’s duty to the collective are severe, the development of spiritual awareness and gnosis can sweep the individual into madness like a riptide. There are intense, invisible obligations undertaken for the spiritual nature of humanity

-C.

Internal vs External Magic Users

So, I’ve come to find knowing how magic works for each individual can help immensely when it comes to studying and perfecting each person’s form of witchcraft. Everyone tends to be different, and finding out where you stand and how you personally use, store, and/or release energy can help when it comes to visualization. This can, in turn, greatly impact the success rate of each spell, working, or ritual a witch does. Obviously, it’s not an end-all, be-all. However, I’ve found knowing the information can help even just a tiny bit (or a lot, depending on the person.)

Internal vs External

The way energy moves throughout the body is a great way to start understanding how you can use and manipulate your own in your everyday life as well as in your practice. There are hundreds of different types of paths for energy to go, but for the most part, the two largest categories are: internal and external.

Internal

Internal energy pathways are self-explanatory. Typically, these people were born during the day and possess power from within their own bodies. They have a connection with the Sun. Internal is quite common, and these individuals may have to ground and cleanse themselves more than their counterparts. They can be gifted at enchantments, astral work, communing with deity or spirits, etc. Their cores emanate energy, which can be activated with a touch. Touch with the hands, feet, chest, and the top of the head would be ideal as these are their center points of energy. Internal magic users tend to rely on their instincts and intuition and often have extra-sensory abilities. My recommendation: focusing on visualization and using touch-based rituals/spells (sigils, baths, etc.)

Oil to help loosen up the internal energy flow:

  • Olive oil base
  • Sea Salt
  • Amethyst (chips or tumbled)
  • Rosemary (herb or oil form)
  • Yerba Santa, Sage, or Palo Santo

Burn either on a charcoal disk or rub on a candle to breathe it in.

External

External magic users are the lucky ones! Typically born at night, these are those lucky people who could wish for something and have it happen. They have an ability to influence the world from afar, like the Moon. They can trigger changes around them without thinking about it too much. Simply saying things like “I really wish I had some extra money,” might aid them in finding a spare $20 on the street. These are typically the people who can reblog emoji spells, and/or “money cat”-type posts and have a high success rate. Their bodies radiate energy and manipulating it may come naturally to them, to the point where they have no idea they’re doing it. They rely on their intellect and are disciplined, determined, and intelligent. They excel at area of effect rituals, such as wards. Energy manipulation, healing magic, and forms of divination may also be easier for them to master. My recommendation: learning how to manipulate their energy more and using repetitive mindset spells (ie, vision boards. AKA, wishing for something super hard.)

Oil to help loosen up the external energy flow:

  • Coconut oil
  • Lavender (herb or oil)
  • Sea Salt
  • Mint (herb or oil)
  • Selenite (Charge oil with it or add chips. Disclaimer: selenite dissolves in water, so either charge the oil or use pieces you don’t care for.)

Rub on skin, do NOT consume if you add selenite chips as it is unfit for internal consumption. 

Expedition to Sol2487-3

Here is my first “earth is space australia and humans are space orcs” post. Have read those and got stucked on the “poisonous oxygen breather”. If other races would breath less deadly (and less energetic) gases for their cell functioning, their bodys were bound to have quite inefficient growth compared to us. So basically, oxygen breather are just fricking huge to aliens. Oh, and I think human’s and bird’s eyes are quite the thing, our eyesight goes beyond most sentinent race’s imagination, but that’s a later term. It’s planned to have several episodes, hope you enjoy it. Please don’t mind my english and leave a comment.


That puny little Planet in System Sol2487, the only one with liquid water there, was indeed a scary one. Our ship was sent to investigate, take some specimens, and leave. No extraordinary thrilling task. The atmosphere was breathable, enough C02 to keep our bodies running, and nothing eminently deadly in there. The oxygen content was somewhat high though. And the sun’s radiation, too. This planet was so tiny in comparison to our homeworld, but much nearer to this system’s sun. Better not risking anything and taking the full protective gear with respiratory support. And those interferences with our ship’s navigation system bothered me. Some mysterious electromagnetic radiation, maybe signs of a sentinent race’s culture? But here? Oddly enough there was life on this overcooked lump of spacerock, but sentinent one? I doubted it. Must have been the planets magnetic field.

The gravitation was stronger than expected of that little planet. Not that far off to my own homeplanet. That was at least twenty times larger, though. How was this possible? We landed on a flat, grey and solid hard surface. At the horizon we saw near endless forests, except for two opposing directions, where this weird grey soil reached til the line of our sights and probably far beyond.
“Is this an empty river’s bed?” I remember asking my first mate, Xato Nexgrra. He was Pakoralean, a race of rather slender built, but quite of the bright site of the universe, capable of some serious multitasking with his fifteen flexible limbs.
“Negative, Captain” he had replied. “It’s stone, once liquid and now hardened again.”
“A vulcano?”
“No, Sir, I examined it with my tactile knots and it feels sort of, I don’t know, artificial to me. A Street. Of hardened tar.”
“Ok, a sentinent race on this planet. Well, that’s unexpected. But who in Xaleates’ damn universe would build a street in the middle of nowhere, wide enough to fit two of our expedition space crafts next to each other, on this puny planet?” It wasn’t like me to use our races deity’s name that informal, but for all that I knew, this was weird. Not even the Morians, the biggest of the known sentinent races, would be in need of streets that wide.
“Captain!” It was Loxxar Kraes, my head of security, an Ukraera, quite smart for his race, but his biggest trade was his speed and agility. Must be down to the fact that they use five of their seven limbs for running.  “We secured the landing zone to the edge of that forest, but… uhm, that ain’t no trees. It’s grass.”
“Grass? You mean, like a meadow?”
“Kinda.”

We gathered in front of the “grass”. Nothing uncommon about grass. In one form or another, it was fairly common on all habitable ecospheres in all universe. But this one was fricking huge.
“That is no meadow” proclaimed Dr. Proaxl, she was a female Qzaor and with her bodyless, misty physique and her unique mental skills she was fit to be in command for both our medical and scientific squads. “That is a field. It is indeed a subtype of grass, but I believe it’s a cultivated form, meant for feeding of thousands of individuals of an organized culture. Or dozens. It depends.”
“Depends on what?”
“On the size of that sentinent race’s individuals” she closed.
“How big can they be? I mean, this is a teeny weeny planet.”
“You are aware there are known microbiotic life forms in explored universe, that not like ourselfes breath carbon dioxide, but pure oxygen? Imagine there would be higher lifeforms, even sentinent ones, breathing oxygen.”
“That’s nature’s legitimate killer, the cause of every known destruction over time. How could a sentinent race breath that? And how’s that related to one’s size?”
“In contrary to our CO2 burning cells, those primitive oxygen breather are capable of extracting food’s inherent chemical energy up to four times as efficient. And in experiments it was clear, that the higher the atmosphere’s content of oxygen, the faster the growth of that cells. I do believe, if there is a higher life foarm based on this kind of cells, it’s size would be physically limited by the surrounding oxygen. And just think of the plants your race has cultivated for food, that grows in fields. How big is that compared to your own size?”
It felt like a glass of liquid oxygen was poured into all of my six breathing holes. This planet couldn’t be for real.

anonymous asked:

What are the old Norse/Germanic holidays and when do they fall???Btw beautiful blog.

Here is a simplified wheel of the year.

And here is some more in-depth information from The Asatru Alliance

SnowMoon/January

  • Snowmoon 3,

Charming of the Plow: This is the date of an agricultural ritual performed in Northern Europe from ancient times. Grains and cakes were offered for the soil’s fertility, and the Sky Father and Earth Mother were invoked to that end. Meditate upon your dependence on the soil, and crumble upon the earth a piece of bread as you call upon Odin, Frigga and the Land Spirits to heal the Earth and keep it from harm.

  • Snowmoon 9,

Day of Remembrance for Raud the Strong: Raud was a landowner in Norway who was put to death by (St.) Olaf Tryggvason for his loyalty to Asatru by having a snake forced down his throat. Rauds lands were then confiscated in the name of the king and his monks. Raise a horn in honor of Raud and all of his kinsmen who gave their lives, rather then submit to the enforced love of the kristjan empire.

  • Snowmoon 14,

Thorrablot: This holiday began the Old Norse month of Snorri. It is still observed in Iceland with parties and a mid-winter feast. It is of course sacred to Thorr and the ancient Icelandic Winter Spirit of Thorri. On this day we should perform blot to Thorr and invite the mighty Asaman to the feast.


Horning / February

  • Horning 2,

Barri: This is the day we celebrate the wooing by Ingvi Freyr of the maiden Gerd, a symbolic marriage of the Vanir God of Fertility with the Mother Earth. It is a festival of fertility, the planted seed and the plowed furrow. For those of you who garden, this is the time to plant seeds indoors, to later be transplanted in the summer garden.

  • Horning 9,

Day of Remembrance for Eyvind Kinnrifi: Olaf tortured him to death by placing a bowl of red-hot embers on his stomach until his body burst open. Eyvind’s crime was a steadfast loyalty to the Old Gods. A good day to reflect on kristjan kindness.

  • Horning 14,

Feast of Vali: This feast originally celebrated the death of Hothr at the hands of Vali. This late winter festival relates to the triumphant return of the light of the sun over the dark days of winter. Today it is traditional celebration of the family. A time for the customary exchange of cards and gifts with loved ones. It is also a time for the renewal of marriage vows and an occasion for marriages.


Lenting / March

  • Lenting 9,

Day of Remembrance for Oliver the Martyr: He was an adherent of Asatru who persisted in organizing underground sacrifices to the Gods and Goddesses despite decrees by St Olaf the Lawbreaker forbidding such activities. Betrayed by an informer, he was killed by Olaf’s men while preparing for the Spring sacrifice in the village of Maerin Norway. Many other men whose names are lost to us were also killed, mutilated, or exiled for taking part in such sacrifices.

  • Lenting 20,

High Feast of Ostara: This is the Spring Equinox. The end of Winter and the beginning of the season of rebirth. Today we honor Frigga, Freya and Nerthus with blot and feast. Pour a libation of mead onto the Earth; celebrate the rebirth of nature, Asatru, and the new hopes of our Folk.

  • Lenting 28,

Ragnar Lodbrok Day: Ragnar was one of the legends most famous Vikings. On this day in Runic Year 1145 he raided Paris. It just happened to be Easter Sunday. Today toast Ragnar and read from his Saga.


Ostara / April

  • Ostara 9,

Day of Remembrance for Jarl Hakon of Norway: As ruler of the western part of the realm, Hakon restored the worship of the Old Gods and cast out the alien religion. In the process, the common folk regained political liberties which were erased under the kristjan yoke, and the flame of our Troth burned brighter in an era of gathering gloom. It may be that Hakon’s defense of our ancestral ways helped encourage the survival of our traditions in Iceland, where they eventually became the seeds of modern day Asatru. On this day reflect on how the actions of the individual can impact world events and the future of Odinn’s Nation.

  • Ostara 15,

Sigrblot/Sumarsdag: Today we celebrate the first day of Summer in the Old Icelandic calendar. In Iceland it had strong agricultural overtones, but elsewhere in the Nordic world, it was a time to sacrifice to Odinn for victory in the summer voyages and battles.

  • Ostara 22,

Yggdrasil Day: On this day we realize the great significance that the World Tree plays in our culture, heritage, and native spirituality. It is from the World Tree that we came, and it shelters and nurtures the Asatru today, and will offer refuge to the Folk come Ragnarok. Trees are the lungs as well as the soul of Midgard. Plant a tree today, nurture it, and protect it. In this act the Folk must abide.

  • Ostara 30,

Walburg: this is better known as Walpurgisnacht or May Eve. Walberg is a goddess of our folk combining some of the traits of Her better-known peers. Reflect on this day on Freya, Hel, and Frigga as the repository of the glorious dead, and you will have an idea of Wulburg’s nature. On this day pour a horn of mead upon the earth in memory of our heroes.


Merrymoon / May

  • Merrymoon 1,

May Day: The first of May is a time of great celebration all across Europe, as the fields get greener and the flowers decorate the landscape with colorful confusion. Freya turns her kindly face to us after the night of Walburg. Celebrate the birth of Spring and the gifts of Freya on this day.

  • Merrymoon 9,

Day of Remembrance for Guthroth: One of the upland minor kings. Guthroth had to the audacity to make a speech opposing the policies of Olaf Tryggvason, who at the time was busy killing people who did not want to become kristjans. For exercising his Gods given rights to worship his tribal Gods, Guthroth was captured and his tongue was cut out. Use your tongue for the Gods today! Sing their praises and recite some heroic poetry, tell someone of the Gods glory, and call a kinsman to keep in touch.

  • Merrymoon 20,

Frigga Blot: Today we rejoice in the warmth and splendor of Spring. A traditional time for a Kindred campout, perform blot to honor the AllMother and thank Her for the health and vitality of the Family, Kindred and Tribe.


Midyear / June

  • Midyear 8,

Lindisfarne Day: On this day in the year 1043 Runic Era (793 CE) three Viking ships raided the Isle of Lindisfarne, officially opening what is the Viking Age. Toast these brave warriors who began the noble resistance of the alien invasion of the Northlands and sought rightful revenge for the slaughter of the Saxons by Charlamange.

  • Midyear 9,

Day of Remembrance for Sigurd the Volsung: He is the model Germanic hero. His wooing of the Valkyrie Brynhild, the winning of the treasure of the Nibelungs, and the constant theme of Odinic initiation that weaves itself throughout his story are priceless parts of our Asatru heritage, that provide endless material for contemplation and inspiration for action.

  • Midyear 21,

Midsummer: This is the longest day and the shortest night of the year: Now Sunna begins its ling decline, sliding into the darkness which will culminate six months from now at Yule. Identifying the sun with the brightness of Baldur, we celebrate in honor of both. Hold blot to Baldur and High Feast. This was the traditional time for holding the AlThing in ancient times.


Haymoon / July

  • Haymoon 4,

Founder’s Day: On this day we honor the unselfish personal sacrifice and unswerving dedication to our Folk exemplified by the founders of modern era Asatru, H. Rud Mills of Australia, Sveinbjorn Beinteinsson and Thorsteinn Guthjonson of Iceland. On this day reflect on just what YOU can do to promote the growth of our ancestral religion and protect our sacred heritage and traditions.

  • Haymoon 9,

Day of Remembrance for Unn the Deep Minded: Unn was a powerful figure from the Laxdaela Saga who emigrated to Scotland to avoid the hostility of King Harald Finehair. She established dynasties in the Orkney and Faroe Islands by carefully marrying off her grand daughters. As a settler in Iceland she continued to exhibit all those traits which were her hallmark-strong will, a determination to control, dignity, and a noble character. In the last days of her life, she established a mighty line choosing one of her grandsons as her heir. She died during his wedding celebration, presumable accomplishing her goals and worked out her orlog here in Midgard. She received a typical Nordic ship burial, surrounded by her treasure and her reputation for great deeds.

  • Haymoon 29,

Stikklestad Day: Olaf the Lawbreaker (“St. Olaf”) was killed at the battle of Stikklestad on this date in the year 1280 R.E. Olaf acquired a reputation for killing, maiming, and exiling his fellow Norwegians who would not convert to Christianity, and for carrying an army with him in violation of the law to help him accomplish his oppression. Today honor the Asatru martyrs who died rather then submit to gray slavery. Also honor the warriors who brought justice to the Lawbreaker.


Harvest / August

  • Harvest 1,

Freyfaxi: Freyfaxi marked the time of the harvest in ancient Iceland. Today the Asatru observe this date as a celebration of their harvest with blot to Freyr and a grand Feast from the gardens and the fields.

  • Harvest 9,

Day of Remembrance for Radbod: On this date we honor Radbod a king of Frisia what was an early target kristjan missionaries. Just before his baptism ceremony, he asked the clergy what fate his befallen ancestors who died loyal to Asatru. The missionaries replied that Radbod’s Heathen ancestors were burning in Hell-to which the king replied: “Then I will rather live there with my ancestors than go to heaven with a parcel of beggars.” The baptism was cancelled, the aliens expelled, and Frisia remained free. Drink a horn this day in memory of Radbod.


Shedding / September

  • Shedding 9,

Day of Remembrance for Herman of the Cherusci: Few mortals have privileged to serve our Folk as did Herman, a leader of the tribe called the Cherusci. We he defeated Varus’ three Roman Legions in 9 C.E. he blocked our amalgamation into the Mediterranean morass. Herman was very aware of his duties not only as a member of his tribe but also as an Asaman - indeed the two were probably inseparable with him. Shedding is the ideal time to give him praise, because the crucial battle for which he is remembered was fought during this month.

  • Shedding 23,

Winter Finding: The Fall Equinox; Summer and Winter balance for a moment and the cold, old man wins - for now. Brace yourself for longer nights and the onset, eventually, of the cold and darkness of Winter. Do blot to Odin for inspiration to get through your personal lean times, whenever they may strike. This is the traditional time for Fall Fest and the Second Harvest Feast.


Hunting / October

  • Hunting 8,

Day of Remembrance for Erik the Red: Praise the stalwart founder of Greenland, and father of Leif, the founder of Vinland. Erik remained loyal to Thor even when his wife left the Gods and refused to sleep with her Heathen husband. Pause in memory of Erik today; drink a toast to his honor. No doubt he gets enough warmth in Har’s Hall to make up for his wife’s coldness.

  • Hunting 9,

Day of Remembrance for Leif Erikson: this is a day that even the U.S. Government admits who should dedicate to the man who beat Columbus to the shores of Vinland by over 500 years. Don’t let it slide quietly - write your local newspapers and share the word of the Norse colonies with neighbors and friends.

  • Hunting 14,

Winter Nights/Vetrablot: In the Old Icelandic Calendar, winter begins on the Satyrday between Hunting 11th and 17th. Winter Nights celebrates the bounty of the harvest and honors Freya and the fertility and protective spirits called Disir, that She leads (often the Disir are seen as our female ancestors). Give glory to Freya and pour a libation of ale, milk, or mead into the soil an offering to the Disir and the Earth itself.


Fogmoon / November

Fogmoon 9,

Day of Remembrance for Queen Sigrith of Sweden: When Olaf the Lawbreaker had been king of Norway for three years, he asked Queen Sigrith of Sweden to marry him. She agreed, but when he insisted that she give up her ancestral Gods Sigrith replied, “I do not mean to abandon the faith I have led, and my kinsmen before me. Nor shall I object to your belief in the god you prefer.” As usual Heathen tolerance was met with kristjan imprecations and a blow to the face. The wedding was off - depriving Olaf of political power that could have sped the christianization of Scandinavia. As it were, history tells us that the Heathens held on for over 300 more years in the Northlands. Hail Sigrith, defender of Asatru, and women of stubborn virtue!

  • Fogmoon 11,

Feast of the Einherjar: The chosen heroes who sit in Odin’s Hall are the Einherjar. Today we honor those dead kin who gave their lives for Family and Folk. If you have friends or family who died in battle, visit their graves today, if that is not possible, drink a libation in their memory.

  • Fogmoon 23,

Feast of Ullr: The Feast of Ullr is to celebrate the Hunt and to gain personal luck needed for success. Weapons are dedicated on this day to Ullr, God of the Bow. If your hunting arms were blessed by the luck of the God of the Hunt, your family and tribe shared the bounty with a Blot and Feast to Ullr.


Yule / December

  • Yule 9,

Day of Remembrance for Egil Skallagrimsson: Odin was his God, and the blood of berserks and shape-shifters ran in his family. His lust for gold and for fames was insatiable. Yet the same man was passionately moved by the love of his friends and generously opened handed to those who found his favor. The same brain that seethed with war-fury also composed skaldic poetry capable of calming angry kings. Can it be by accident that Egil worshipped Odin, the great solver of paradoxes and riddles? Indeed all Asafolk - but especially those who follow the one-eyed God of battle and magic - can learn much from the life of this amazing man.

  • Yule 21,

Mother Night: As the night before the Winter Solstice, this is the time when the New Year is born. We honor the beginning of Sunnas return and the breaking of Winter’s spell. This is a time to honor Thor and Freyr, celebrate by Blot, Sumbel, and High Feast. Burn a Yule Log and jump the flames for luck and purification.

  • Yule 22,

High Feast of Yule - Beginning of Runic Year - Sacred to Thorr and Freyr

  • Yule 31,

Twelfth Night: This culminates the traditional twelve days of Yule. Each day of which is a month of the preceding year in miniature. Reflect on the past year. Take stock and lay a course for the future. Make New Years resolutions in the old way by swearing your oath on Freyr’s boar or on your Hammer.

how many women have had their entire lives and their dreams and potential all derailed by male violence? how can you think about these things and not be fucking furious every single day? if you’re a man who isn’t horrible, HOW can you know about this and not DO anything? HOW can you POSSIBLY think being individually not horrible is enough?

seventeen absolutely do not get all the praise they deserve. they can bring out a new style and concept that is quite literally the exact opposite of what they’re known for yet it sounds like them. it’s so different yet it’s still them. they really can do anything. and don’t talk to me about how multi talented they all. each individual member can really do anything. it’s all about finding the right fit for it. they can surprise you so much. did we expect vocalist mingyu or rapper hoshi? nope but we got it, it absolutely makes sense  and they kicked ass. you never know what to expect from seventeen which makes stanning them even more enjoyable. 

Earliest degrees of Capricorn: 0° Capricorn

A most important of mundane events has occurred during the birth of the individual; the Sun moving into a new sign. This signifies the dawn of Capricorn in ingress, there are powerful Capricorn energies present in the individual. Consciousness is alert and awake, and the individual expresses the qualities of Capricorn in its most innocent and altruistic manner. The person is worldly contributor whose needs are focused on providing and supplying. This is a fresh contract for the soul, so the exuberance here for Capricorn energies is rich and revered. The dedication, endurance, and graceful triumph over obstacles is admirable 

Early degrees of Capricorn: 0°-12° Capricorn

There is overbearing pressure internalised by the individual. There must be an intense intimacy formed with reality, a deep understanding of the processes of life so the individual retains their will throughout tremendous obstacle. Often reality presents a matrix of puzzles and mysteries, and the individual can be quite a detective in this sense, provoking and attempting to outwit reality. The individual can feel somewhat bound by karmic law, however the energies flow freely, so they are enduring dream weavers 

Mid degrees of Capricorn: 13°-22° Capricorn

Developing compassion amongst traumatic ordeals becomes the art of life. The responsibilities can seem harsh and confining. The karma of previous lifetimes reverberates throughout the body, so melancholies can emerge from mysterious places. Capricorn is a feminine sign, so the Mother Goddess vibrates her strongest here, there can be a deep affinity with nature, matriarchal consciousness, and power. The vision for the future can be inhibited here, the objectivity can blind the perspective and generate immense gloominess. The individual understands their purpose is entwined with a greater destiny. There is always the reminder of mortality 

Late degrees of Capricorn: 23°-30° Capricorn

The masculine qualities of Capricorn resonate powerfully here. There can be a tremendous spiritual nature, the individual can feel their destiny has been carved out by God. The individual can aim to be exemplary figure out society, tightly bound and dutiful. There must be a close identification with truth, no matter how gloomy this can be, but this can also be quite profound, the individual can tap into cosmic timing and generate the conscious wisdom accumulated over lifetimes. They uncover the veil and perceiving the fabric of all existence. The work is done on repaying karmic debts 

-C.

Every phrase said by the Voltron Combinable Toy

@emeraldcyborg and I bought all the lions and spent about two hours recording this transcript, so I hope someone gets a laugh out of it. Or uses it in a fic somehow, because now I really want to see that. 

(When Voltron is fully formed)

  • Lance: Blue Lion! Ready for action!
  • Keith: Red Lion! Ready for battle!
  • Pidge: Green Lion! All systems go!
  • Hunk: Yellow Lion engaged!
  • Shiro: Red, Green, Black, Blue, and Yellow Lions detected! Voltron operational!
    • Voltron complete. Targeting Robeast!
    • Great work, team!
    • Let’s do it! Keith, form sword!

(Pressing the button in full Voltron form)

  • Shiro: Let’s do it! Keith, form sword!
    • Keith: Yes, sir.  (Sheith bait)
    • Keith: Forming blazing sword!
  • Shiro: Now we go on the offensive.
    • Keith: Time to heat things up!
    • Lance: It’s on!
  • Shiro: Lance, Hunk, give me full reverse thrusters!
    • Lance: Fastest feet in the galaxy!
    • Hunk: Whatever you say, Shiro!
    • Lance: Roger. Engaging lower thrusters.
    • Lance: Don’t worry, Shiro! I got this!
  • Shiro: Form shield!
  • Shiro: Pidge, form shield!
    • Pidge: My shield can’t take much more of this!
    • Pidge: Roger that!
  • Shiro: We need to increase firepower!
    • Lance: We got ya, buddy!
    • Pidge: Eat this, Zarkon!
  • Shiro: Let’s light this thing up! Fire lasers!
    • Pidge: Firing lasers… now!
    • *pew pew! laser noises!*
    • Keith: Fire magma beam!
  • Hunk: Time to armor up!
  • Lance: Hold it right there!
  • Keith: Let’s cut the Galra down to size! (keith no)
  • *pew pew! laser noises!*
    • Hunk: You dropped a sonic boom on him!
  • Keith: I’m not backing down!
  • Lance: Let’s see if I can freeze these guys!

Combining phrases

(Red Lion attached)

  • Keith: Red Lion, ready for battle!
    • Shiro: Good to have you back, Keith. (more Sheith bait)
  • Keith: I’m on it, Shiro!

(Green Lion attached)

  • Pidge: You can count on me, Shiro!
    • Shiro: Pidge, we’re going to need that shield.
  • Pidge: Green Lion! All systems go!

(Blue Lion attached)

  • Lance: I’m right there with ya!
    • Shiro: We need to increase firepower!
  • Lance: Blue Lion, ready for action!

(Yellow Lion attached)

  • Hunk: Yellow Lion engaged!
  • Hunk: Are you sure we should do this?
    • Lance: We got ya, buddy. (This is the only instance in which two paladins other than Shiro talk to each other. Hance bait?)
  • Hunk: Whatever you say, Shiro!

(Detaching any of the lions)

  • Shiro: Great work, team!
  • Shiro: Separation sequence engaged.

(Yellow Lion detached)

  • Hunk: Sorry, my bad.

(Blue Lion detached)

  • Lance: Let’s play it cool!

(Green Lion detached)

  • Pidge: Whoa whoa whoa!

(Red Lion detached)

  • Keith: I’m not backing down!

(Pressing the button when any of the lions is not attached)

  • Shiro: We need the red lion!
  • Shiro: Hunk, we’re waiting on the yellow lion.
  • Shiro: Pidge, fire up the green lion. We’re coming in hot!
  • Shiro: Lance, we’re still missing the blue lion.

(Black Lion individual phrases aka how many ways can we tell kids to buy the other toys)

  • Voltron is the only thing that can stop Zarkon!
  • Let’s assemble Voltron and get rid of these Galra! (don’t be rude to keith)
  • Form Voltron!
  • We need to increase firepower!
  • Let’s light this thing up! Fire lasers! *pew pew*
  • Now we go on the offensive.
  • Systems compromised!
  • Now… we will destroy you.
  • We will save the universe!
  • (several sound effects)

Sun in Cancer in the 1st house: Lunar qualities such as receptivity, emotionalism, concern, and guardianship are directly filtered through the expression. The person is a home

Sun in Cancer in the 2nd house: Stability depends on material security and the way they provide for others, this inner experience is powerful and enchanting

Sun in Cancer in the 3rd house: Feels their way through the world and absorbs information based on emotional state, articulates the inner world beautifully 

Sun in Cancer in the 4th house: Home, family, and unconditional love provides an identity and cavern of safety, having a safe place to return to from the outside world is imperative 

Sun in Cancer in the 5th house: The mother longs to mother here and finds creative ways to express emotions, engage with the world, and let the inner child play

Sun in Cancer in the 6th house: Emotions are triggered on behalf of others and identity is derived on how thoroughly emotionally supports other people

Sun in Cancer in the 7th house: Emotional people are drawn close so the individual can understand and learn how to soothe themselves 

Sun in Cancer in the 8th house: Emotions open the door to intense and private unconscious experiences that help the individual trap and perish unhealthy coping mechanisms so they can be transformed into the great healer they are

Sun in Cancer in the 9th house: The search for home and a place of belonging is inherent to the identity, the inner experience is a pilgrimage to answers

Sun in Cancer in the 10th house: Provides for the world in the same way they provide for loved ones, sheltering people and reenacting the mother figure to loved ones and strangers

Sun in Cancer in the 11th house: Friendships and belonging are the family circles that help them feel safe and identify with something, a mother of humanity

Sun in Cancer in the 12th house: Emotions reveal a sweeping collective experience where psychic activity flows freely, the individual must be alone to understand and negotiate feelings

-C.

contracts.

Members of groups like The Pussycat Dolls, Spice girls, Little Mix etc. were contractually allocated a specific personality and given certain characteristics/mannerisms to make the group dynamic aesthetically perfect. Individual traits must be relatable or else no one would associate with the group. The idea when forming these groups is to increase diversity so that the group as a brand becomes more appealing to all types of people. Their cohesive image must be attractive and appealing to both men and women. And that’s a beautiful thing, until the label use this to their advantage. This all falls upon how they treat the individual girl. Now, this distribution of personas within groups are put in place to influence an individual’s musical contribution to a record. Their behaviours become contractual agreements. Through allocation of these mannerisms, we can see how it influences the verses given per individual on a song. The more likable you are, the more verses you’re given.

From the off, contractually Lauren became the label favourite. At 16, she eluded maturity and talent. Look at their debut single, ‘Miss Movin on’, Lauren and Camila lead. Now, let’s forget “camren” as a concept for 5 minutes. Their voices melodically together sounded beautiful and when together, their personalities complemented each other. There’s one thing no one can deny, and that’s the consistency of Camila’s vocals. From 2012 to now she has always been the one to deliver a flawless performance. I’ve had the privilege of seeing the girls as a 5 piece live three times. Each time, Camila was the one that stood out. She had absolutely no issue with breathing control and her vocal range excelled her talent. I think from 2013, the label favourite then contractually switched to Camila. She became the ‘it’ girl. Her personality is relatable, she’s real and everyone fell in love with that. When Epic realised this, it influenced their treatment towards her. Her being the ‘it’ girl meant they realised she had potential as a solo artist. This is when they begun preparing her and schooling her in a career outside the group, offering her a solo contract for 2015.  If I’m honest, I think they completely declined Lauren’s potential and at a point, her confidence fell hence she behaves the way she does. Laurens vocals have changed drastically from 2012 to now, she’s lucky the rasp suits her but I am concerned about further vocal deterioration. I think possibly the label considered her lifestyle choices in regards to her ability and reallocated her parts to someone who took the preservation of their voice more seriously. Since then, she has lacked influence on some of the girl’s most successful hits. Verses in ‘Worth It’ and ‘Work from Home’ were reallocated so Lauren’s vocals were played down. She’s simply a chorus in both. As for Reflection, both Lauren and Dinah were barely heard. Their potential on those records could have been so much more. Unfortunately, that’s purely the labels fault and clauses they induced in the girls contracts. Now personally for me, Dinah is the most capable. She is by far the most underrated out of the 5. Ally and Normani both have unique and incredible talent, however for me nothing compares to Dinah, not even Lauren or Camila. Dinah has misplaced her confidence because she has been a victim of vocal allocation on the debut singles, Reflection and 7/27. I understand during live performances, Dinah struggles with breathing control, but when that is the case, it becomes the label’s responsibility to minimise the choreography and allow her vocals to excel. It’s only when the girls perform acoustically are we really allowed to appreciate Dinah’s capability. At last, on this new album we are witnessing Dinah’s artistic potential. We can feel her vocal range in ‘Don’t Say You Love Me’ (slightly biased but that’s my personal favourite off the album) and it’s amazing. The combination of her and Lauren’s vocals are ethereal. Her temperament is incredible. She is such a sincere, genuine, compassionate young woman. For me, Dinah deserves to be the ‘it’ girl of the group. So regardless of the alloction, its fair to say that groups formed on talent shows are unnatural. Relationships are forced and obligated because participants simply have no other option. If any of the Fifth Harmony girls didn’t sign that initial contract on that day in 2012, none of them would be where they are now. That’s a fact. But this is the reason Epic offer young applicants these contracts. Those formed on X-Factor; Fifth Harmony, Little Mix, One Direction etc. All were aged between 15-19 when they applied. They were manipulated and operated through contracts. More specifically, 5H, Epic/Syco took advantage of 5 young girls and their families who were clueless on industry law. The label morphed their talent and personalities into the mould of a ‘successful’ girl group. They completely belittled their dreams and aspirations down to a contract and a pay cheque. Every single creative and personal right was snatched from the girls the second they signed that initial contract in 2012. Each name; Ally, Camila, Dinah, Lauren and Normani became a brand. Their humanity as young girls/women was stolen from them by a legal piece of paper. Over these 5 years, they’ve been robbed of time, money and optimum success. 

Fifth Harmony was never a girl group; it’s was nurtured into a brand from day one. It’s a brand that has been manufactured and marketed for the sole purpose of financial profit at the girls expense. It would be ignorant for fans to not understand that their label is failing them.

https://twitter.com/CamrenLatinOff/status/902924041836691457

What’s the saddest part, is that the girls lives are now nothing but a contractual obligation.

All About Gemini: The Twins

Basics

Gemini’s archetype is talkative, curious, and moody; combining to portray the “two-faced” label they’ve been given. The Twins are versatile and intelligent, leading them to delve into philosophical and scientific pursuits.

The third astrological sign of the zodiac, the sun transits through Gemini from 20th May to 21st June, meaning that all people born on or between these dates have The Twins as their Sun sign. Gemini is a mutable sign, which shows that they have a natural affinity to adapt to their surroundings and sympathize with others. Gemini is also a part of the air signs along with Aquarius and Libra.

The ruling planet of Gemini is Mercury, who was the messenger of the Gods in Roman mythology. Mercury represents logic, rationality, thought, and communication; all of which can be seen in Gemini. The Twins are a very reasonable sign, and have an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and take great pleasure in learning new things, which is a direct reflection of their ruling planet. How these traits are expressed varies depending on where Gemini energy is located in one’s chart.

My description will go into further detail on the influences of Sun, Moon, Ascendant, Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Gemini.

Gemini Sun

The Sun sign illustrates a large chunk of one’s character, essentially it is the individual’s core personality traits. The way a friend may describe you can align very well with the traits of your Sun sign. Gemini Suns can be both extremely extroverted and extremely introverted, which usually ends up creating an ambiverted yet sociable person.

These people have the potential to be excessively talkative, and if you’re up for listening they can, and will, talk your ears off. If they are passionate about something, Gemini Sun natives will feel a strong urge to seek out others who share their passions. Due to a need to fit in and be accepted, many people with Sun in Gemini willingly alter portions of their personality to match those they’ve chosen to hang around.

Gemini Suns can be very direct people. They like to have as little complications in their life as possible. As much as they are misunderstood by others, they are just as misunderstood by themselves. These individuals are often very loyal friends, contrary to popular belief/opinion. They can feel underlying urges to flaunt what they have to feel better about themselves, and are unfortunately prone to overthinking due to their fast-paced minds.

Gemini Moon

The Moon sign tells us how someone handles their emotions, how they feel, and their inner self. It can also represent what an individual looks for in their romantic pursuits.

People with their Moon in Gemini, to put it simply, are frustrated by emotion. Since they are so logic-driven in character, they can’t help but attempt to pick apart their feelings with rationality. However, this often leads to immense irritation as emotions cannot be handled with reason. Most emotions are completely irrational; a Gemini Moon’s worst nightmare. Because of this, these people often try and distance themselves from feeling, and become “emotion hermits.”

They have a sort of inner unrest within themselves, and seek different ways to quell it, such as actively seeking out ways to stir up chaos in order to fulfill themselves. This makes Moon in Gemini quite the gossip, and 99% of them have the tea on any and every rumour you can think of. Without social stimulation, Gemini Moons can be susceptible to extreme and overwhelming boredom. If they seem overly clingy or attention-seeking, they are most likely in actual need of communication.

Gemini Moon people can come across as very flirtatious, whether they intend to or not, considering their sometimes overwhelming need to share everything on their mind. However, you’ll likely never have a particularly mundane conversation with someone who has Moon in Gemini simply because of their story-telling ability. They try to seem as if they give no fucks, but it is usually clear to see that they do.

Gemini Rising/Ascendant

The Rising sign, also known as the Ascendant, represents first impressions, physical appearance, and acquaintances. Someone who has just met you will most likely guess your rising sign to be your Sun sign, as it is the general vibe you give off to others.

Gemini Risings are very playful, inquisitive, and extroverted. They are quite adept at making small talk, and are the masters of making “The weather’s nice today” into an interesting conversation starter. They are very confusing, however, because while you may expect them to feel one way, they are more often than not a complete 360 from what was initially expected. People with this placement are highly alert and in-tune to the things happening around them.

In terms of physical appearance, these people may have a baby-face and the eyes of a siren. They are disposed to giving off a childlike vibe due to their curious looks. Very externally charming, the Gemini Rising can be likened to that of a fox: simultaneously intelligent and cunning, with a softer, more innocent and meddling side.

Gemini Mercury

Mercury symbolizes the mind and intellect. It details how one communicates, debates, thinks, and speaks. Gemini is at home in Mercury, and exhibits the most stereotypical Mercury traits, including wit, outstanding intelligence, extroversion, and curiosity. People with this placement go about thinking in a very quick manner, their minds simply cannot shut off no matter how hard the individual may try.

Those with a Gemini Mercury are very engaging, and have a unique ability to draw others into their conversations with their words. They have broad vocabularies and a natural affinity for learning in most areas. Excellent at communicating what they are thinking down to the letter. Their verbal speech matches their thoughts, fast and endless. They often lose others mid-sentence due to the sheer rate at which they blurt information aloud. Are at high risk of rambling.

Gemini Venus

Venus represents sensuality, passion, and how an individual behaves when in love. These people are often more attracted to intelligence then they are physical appearance. They are likely playful people, and much enjoy teasing others. If someone with a Gemini Venus really wants to get to know you, they will. Due to their immense curiosity, they’ll want to know every single detail you have to share. They are genuinely interested people.

Gemini Mars

Mars is associated with sexuality, aggression, and bloodshed. Someone with their Mars in Gemini needs a lot of mental stimulation in sex and in arguments. Because of this, a majority of their arguments become full-fledged debates, which some may prefer to an incoherent volley of insults. Even if the ball is in your court, it will feel as if it is still in the Gemini Mars’ as their rebuttals are just as scathing as their attacks. These people often flip-flop between revenge and total forgiveness, which can be difficult to understand.

somebodylost-chan  asked:

How viable is muscle memory that it trumps amnesia? Say, Jason Bourne who doesn't remember a thing, but still knows assassin-fu? Thanks for your advice!

Bourne isn’t running on muscle memory. He suffers from a variant of retrograde amnesia which affects his ability to remember who he is, but doesn’t affect his skills. From what I’ve read on the subject, it’s entirely possible for an amnesiac to retain basic knowledge, in isolation from specific memories. Which is to say, this can happen.

There are details about exactly how Bourne’s amnesia manifests itself that may be unrealistic. An individual can retain general knowledge, and skills, but that doesn’t mean they’re not impaired, and when you’re talking about something like tradecraft, being in full possession of your faculties is a little important.

For whatever it’s worth, the only time I’ve ever interacted with an amnesiac, they were suffering from anterograde amnesia. This is the inability to form new memories after a triggering event. (You can see this one demonstrated in Memento, if you’re wanting a point of reference.) So, I can’t really speak to how accurate Ludlum’s work was when it comes to that element.

In a 1986 interview, Ludlum claimed that he came up with the idea for the Bourne trilogy after suffering retrograde amnesia and losing about 12 hours. The old advice is, “write what you know,” and apparently Ludlum did, in this case.

I know I’ve recommended it before, but if you’re thinking about writing spy fiction, The Bourne Identity is a book you really should read. The 2002 adaptation is also good, but it uses the same premise to tell a very different story.

Normally, I would strongly caution writers against using amnesia in their stories, unless they have something fairly creative they want to do with it. This has more to do with amnesia plotlines being run into the ground, and becoming horribly cliche over the years. Memento uses it as a jumping off point for an interesting narrative format. Bourne uses it to play around with the spy as a character archetype. Bourne also uses it to play up the traditional mystery of a character who doesn’t know who they are, or who they can trust. That’s one of the approaches you probably want to avoid.

Because amnesia works so well for establishing a blank slate, and giving the audience a point of view character who is exactly as unfamiliar with the world as they are, it’s become cliche. I fully believe there are methods to use amnesia as a useful narrative tool for your work, but a lot of the more obvious approaches have already been done to death.

-Starke

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Relationships
  • Your 7th House: The environment dynamic you are willing to bring to others consciously and/or unconsciously.
  • Composite chart: The potential environment for relationship dynamics between you and another individual (or multiple due to multiple composite charts.)
  • Synastry chart: The potential for relationship dynamics between you and another individual.
  • Where the sign that rules your 7th House falls in another person’s natal chart will show the area of life you will highlight in the other person’s chart and vice versa. (For example: Your Aries in the 7th falling into another person’s 3rd House - there is intellectual stimulation) This will often show the most simple (and maybe least intimate) of interactions. This will often be the first area of life that sparks the interactions.
  • Where the sign that rules your 8th House falls in another person’s natal chart will spark a more intimate interaction in regards to a certain area of life. This kind of interaction can appear later on only with the assumption that intimate interactions occur after shallow interactions.
  • In synastry, your whole chart will be on top of another individual’s chart, which can highlight a potential whole, complete meshing between yourself and another. All of these mixed energies will be present through how you and the other individual can express these energies. Theory: This may suggest that with any person, your whole being is actually exposed to the other person, but it may not appear that way due to our unique, perhaps selective perceptions and our careful barriers created by our egos and fears.