do you ever have those moments when someone you're following on social media and they post something completely unrelated so you start questioning yourself why you even follow them in the first place?
how would I know I don't even use social media much
I often get questions asking what placement can indicate possible successful careers, and the truth is that there isn’t one placement that can indicate this. Rather, the full chart comes into play when looking at possible successful careers.
However, there are certain specific indicators that can help show potential strengths and weaknesses that can affect possible successful careers.
Midheaven: this is generally the point that people associate most with careers. However, it is not the only point to consider. The midheaven shows what you aspire to and how you want to world to see you. For example, if you have a Gemini midheaven, you tend to want the world to see you as a strong communicator, and that’s what you aspire to. Because of that, you may hope to and work towards becoming something like a writer, teacher, or journalist.
The 10th house: the midheaven is the cusp of the 10th house. The 10th house’s influence over your potential careers is very similar to the influence of the midheaven. For example, if you have your moon in the 10th house, you aspire to being seen as somebody who is compassionate and empathetic. You may aspire to a career in nursing or teaching, since they fulfill that.
Mercury: Mercury has influence over how you make decisions and think situations through. Both of these come into play when determining what career would be best for you. For example, if you have an Aries Mercury, you tend to think things through quickly, looking for the quick and dirty solution to every situation. A mindset like that would be good in emergency response or trauma. However, you probably would not look for that sort of mindset in a politician or engineer.
Pallas Athene: This is a major asteroid, and more information on it can be found here. Pallas has influence over how you see patterns and understand information that is presented to you. Of course, this has an effect over what you’ll do well in. For example, if you have your Pallas in Scorpio, you are strong with investigations and problem solving. You will probably do well in detective work, journalism, or law.
Jupiter: Jupiter has influence over where you will be most fortunate and where the universe will treat you with the most generosity. Primarily, you should look at the house placement of Jupiter. For example, if you have Jupiter in the 6th house, you will do well in fields involving health or serving others. You will be fortunate working in medicine, public health, health services, or nursing. This does not indicate, however, if you’d enjoy these fields.
Remember these are not the only things to consider though! The whole chart needs to be looked at and understood as a whole. House placements and natal retrogrades and certain aspects all can have influence as well.
Also, as with just about everything in astrology, don’t restrain your actions to your understanding of your natal chart. If you are interested in becoming a performer, but there’s no indication of success in performing in your chart, don’t let that prevent you. There may be something you do not see in your chart.
how did you learn how to draw? and any tips for people who want to learn?
i get this question often and i’m never quite sure how to answer it, because i didn’t really learn it from anyone/anywhere? for me it wasn’t about how i “learned” to draw, but how i “allowed” myself to draw. for years i felt guilty drawing because it was something i did secretly instead of studying. this went on forever until around 2 years ago, when i finally gave myself the time to draw. so, to answer your question my tips would be-
when you’re drawing, you’re drawing. try and forget about everything else
give yourself some time
explore different styles (especially when you’re beginning. having an “artstyle” doesn’t make you cool)
look back at your progress from time to time and feel good about what you’re doing
I often times ask our DM (same Group as the “Intensive Observation” Submission) about some..“technicalities” in the ruleset. I found it worthy to share some of them to you guys, enjoy! (Just for the record, i´m playing a Half Orc-Tank-Battlemaster.)
Me (OOC):“ If i get the Mounted Combatant Feat, can i mount heavily wounded partymembers to protect them from damage?”
Again me (OOC): “Is slapping our Ranger an inspiration for my commanders strike?
In a bar fight: “So i get an extra attack if i dual wield light chairs?”
On our newest party member: “Can i throw the halfing as a death yoyo?” (I´m not sure but out DM might have submitted that one already)
On a nat20 for Intimidation: “Does this count as vicious mockery?”
I feel unspeakably lonely. And I feel - drained. It is a blank state of mind and soul I cannot describe to you as I think it would not make any difference. Also it is a very private feeling I have - that of melting into a perpetual nervous breakdown. I am often questioning myself what I further want to do, who I further wish to be; which parts of me, exactly, are still functioning properly. No answers, darling. At all.
I have a writing-related question: I often get an idea for a character or a short scene BUT there is no plot. How can I turn such an idea into a story / plot / outline / whatever? I always get stuck at this point. Without a plan where to go, writing feels like poking in the dark with a stick, hoping to miraculously hit a gold vein. Do you have any suggestions?
see, this is tough. coming up with actual plot, if you ask me, is one of the hardest and most woolly parts of writing. everyone has their own methods, and they swear by them if they’ve been using them long enough. it’s also, in my experience, really difficult to force - so yeah, a lot of it is poking around in the dark.
HOWEVER. if i had an idea for a short scene, i would absolutely write it down, because that could end up being the seed that i’d plant to grow the rest of the story. that seed doesn’t have to be chapter 1, or the most pivotal scene. it’s literally just a place to start.
let me do a diagram. i think a diagram would help explain:
i ask myself that over and over. total edge-of-your-seat excitement
i don’t know if it’s that i write out of order, but i find the “process of discovery” can be really nonlinear:
and then, once i’m at that point, it’s just filling in gaps. what else do i need to build toward the climax? what do i need to hint or say about this character, so that something they do 5 chapters later won’t seem “out of nowhere?” things like that. questions and answers, basically.
Super short thought I need to get out of my head to get back into studying but feel free to comment on it
I think NTs don’t have the same understanding of this “I have to”-feeling.
Especially people with late diagnoses or “invisible” illnesses or disabilities might agree that we often force ourselves to do things just because it’s expected of us, and while we /technically/ can do it if we try, we know we will probably regret doing it later (shutdowns, exhaustion, pain etc)
It’s difficult to say “I don’t want to do this” because we’re very used to catering to expectations for no other reason than thinking “I have to do this, I’m supposed to do this”
I don’t know if everyone feels that way, but most of my life, I’ve been doing many many things just because “that’s what people do, therefore I must do it too”. I often don’t even question these things, it’s like an obligation.
“I must do this. People just do this.”
And then people ask me why, and I say exactly this: “you just do it, it’s a thing, people just do it”
i knew for many years
that there was a monster living under my bed.
i questioned it often; i asked for its name
it wouldn’t answer
instead it would watch me from the other side of the room as i slept
it’s the first thing i’d see upon waking up
it’s in the background of every picture i’m in
it’s sitting in the corner booth of every restaurant and social event, watching from afar
its presence looming over each interaction and conversation
i’ve screamed at it before.
told it to leave
it always refuses.
so i’ve grown to live with it
(sometimes, i’ll even give it food to take care of itself)
it still lives under my bed.
as much as i wish it would leave
i know well that if it did
it won’t be anytime soon.
and it may stay under there for quite a long time to come
stripping at my life
taking my friendships
sucking away at my logic and rationality
filling me with despair
nothing but fear, anxiety, things that don’t make sense, despair, despair, despair
i hate you, please don’t leave me
i’m sorry for what i said
every night when i go to bed
i hear it whisper
“you belong to me.”
the monster moved in when i was 11.
i’m 20 now.
i finally know its name.