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  • Aries: To live by passion is to die with experience
  • Taurus: To live by beauty is to die with grace
  • Gemini: To live by information is to die with knowledge
  • Cancer: To live by compassion is to die surrounded by love
  • Leo: To live with pride is to die with honour
  • Virgo: To live by service is to die with fulfilment
  • Libra: To live by righteousness is to die with purity
  • Scorpio: To live by transformation is to die with open arms
  • Sagittarius: To live by doubt is to die with wisdom
  • Capricorn: To live by morality is to die with accomplishment
  • Aquarius: To live by ideas is to die with vision
  • Pisces: To live by faith is to die without fear

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Artemis and Holly’s relationship is one of my favorite things about the book series. Whether you ship them or not (I myself am on the fence), they changed each others’ lives. Holly, especially, transformed Artemis from a villain to a sacrificial hero, and he is exceedingly grateful to her for that.

I love that they are so openly affectionate without being in a romantic relationship. I love that Artemis acknowledges the possibility that he could be attracted to her, but he isn’t “friendzoned.” He recognizes being her friend as the gift it is, and vice versa. Holly keeps Artemis in his place, but she’d do anything to protect him. She loves him (in the familial, friend, agape sense), even though he doesn’t deserve it.

Their canon relationship is beautiful, and I love drawing it.

If it no longer resonates with my heart, spirit, mind and soul, I let it go.
—  Lalah Delia

trapleslieknope  asked:

Hey Cherry! Im trying to understand how the houses work. Could you explain/ guide me somewhere where I could understand it better? Thanks!

Hey, the houses are the experiences and life themes we direct the sign and planet through. The four angular houses are the most significant:

The First House/First house cusp - Ascending: My instant, environmental responses
The Seventh House/Seventh house cusp - Descending: Who I attract
The Tenth House/Tenth house cusp - Midheaven: Who I want to be/who the public thinks I am/success story
The Fourth House/Fourth house cusp - Imum Coeli: Where I came from, mother, psychological base

Second House: Values, Finances, Sensuality, Body
Third House: Immediate perception, Communication, Expression
Fifth House: Pleasure, Play, Children, Creativity
Sixth House: Service, Health, Daily Living
Eighth House: Transformation, Magic, Death, Joint Finances
Ninth House: Awareness, Spiritual Search, Philosophy, Pilgrimage
Eleventh House: Friends, Social inclusion, Dreams
Twelfth House: Sacred space, Privacy, Alone time, Infinity

Each of the houses is ruled by its corresponding sign on the zodiac, and you can see how they reflect the theme of the sign, like Aries ruling the 1st house of self expression and identity, and Pisces ruling the 12th house of dream and delirium. The houses bring the signs and planets to life. These are the places on the atlas we express the qualities through. Does your sun Leo dance through the joy of friends in the eleventh house, or is his lion heart put to work and used to serve others in the sixth house? This is one of the great joys of astrology. I have more info on here http://astrolocherry.com/tagged/faqq/

-C. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, I ashamedly present to you what I did instead of the art I’m actually being paid to do (*europeanly shoves this at @forovnix*)

How I lost the fat

I gave up processed food. Ooh…..crazy right?
I ate good quality protein, fat and carbs
I got lots of exercise - cardio and resistance training
I bought (and used) a bicycle
I stopped making excuses, and took full responsibility
I made mistakes sometimes, but carried on with lessons learned
I ignored/laughed my ass off at thigh gaps, thinspo, diet products, outlandish claims, unrealistic images, photoshopped chicks….
I forgave myself for falling off the wagon now and then, and climbed right back on
I kept an eye on my daily calorie count, including my nutrient proportions, by using a free app, and now it’s just habit
I ate regularly, and NEVER starved myself
I took time to read about proper, healthy nutrition, about what my body actually needs
I gave it my all, I didn’t half-ass anything
I didn’t lose my mind if I hit a plateau
I didn’t compare myself to anyone. Ever.
I took it slow and steady, I was patient and realistic

This is what I have been doing for several years now, and this is simply who I am now.

emmafromthatonenight - A CS AU

7,500 words of what happened after Killian and Emma met at a bar one night, and then when she contacted him via instagram 10 months later. I know that many amazing, wonderful, lovely readers do not care for CS baby fics. So this is a warning- this fic is not for you. 


The bar was exactly what he needed tonight. Dark. Dingy. Someplace no one would ever expect to find Killian Jones. He’d been invited to many parties, all at trendy places a few miles to the west in hipper areas of Boston, but tonight he just wanted to drink around real people with real lives and real problems. Not people whose sole purpose in talking to him was to see what he could do for them. To see if any of that “Killian Jones” magic could transform their lives. It couldn’t. He couldn’t help anyone.

He’d turned his sorrow and skill with a guitar into a successful career, but that was it. It has brought him no happiness, and he had nothing to share with anyone else.

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Living by the Moon

The Moon.

Even if you don’t believe in astrology, you cannot deny the powerful effect the Moon has;
upon our tides, upon nature and upon the Human mind.
For She lights up the night, so we in the dark may see.

As of my writing this, a New Moon has just occurred in the sign of the scales, Libra ♎︎
A New Moon marks the beginning of the lunar month, a cycle that lasts for between 29 and 30 days.

In my experience it is very beneficial to live by the rhythm of the Moon. This way we can work on our creating our future, the way we would like it to be, one month at a time. But how?

NEW MOON/ SET AN INTENTION:

Whilst the moon is lightless, crossing in front of the sun, set your goal, what do you want to have achieved in 30 days time?

Perhaps set one big goal, and several smaller ones, which may or may not be directly supporting the larger goal - just ensure you avoid spreading yourself too thin. The New Moon is the perfect time to decide to try something new for a month.

WAXING MOON/ WORK:

Now one day at a time, with your goals in mind, work towards making them a reality. Avoid expecting too much at once, and take each day as it comes!


FULL MOON/ CELEBRATION:

As this is the brightest the moon is during her cycle it is possible that one’s intentions can manifest at this time of the month, but in any case it is a point to recognise how far you have come over the last two weeks - if you have been working steadily towards your targets you will definitely notice your improvements since you began. This may also be the time in which you realise your vision, and see the potential final form your project might take! It’s a time to celebrate!

WANING MOON/ MANAGING:

As the Moon’s light begins to turn away from the earth, one’s focus shifts from building up towards the goal to maintaining the infrastructure they have already implemented. This is the time to make tweaks and ensure that the details are indeed all in place and as they should be; perform any trimming and pruning as you see fit to ensure your project’s longevity.

BLACK MOON/ CLEANSING:

Once the waning crescent disappears from the night sky, vanishing into the rays of dawn, we reach the end of our cycle. At this time we must review the past month, how did we perform, what was successful, where could we have improved?
Through this process of review we can identify what held us back, and make the conscious decision to let it go, to banish it from us, so that we may enter the next cycle without baggage and doubt; cleansed and ready to take on the next month!

You may find it particularly beneficial to choose a project that is associated with the the sign of the New Moon, this month is ♎︎ Libra so subjects related to art, law, relationships and balance will naturally take focus in some way for the month. The next Full Moon will be in ♉︎ Taurus which is associated with ART, BEAUTY & NATURE ~ it really is the perfect time for Deviants to try out experimenting with a new medium, technique or subject for the month and really make use of the chance to kickstart some growth in your art form!

All the best & enjoy working by the Moon’s Light.

Thorors Olymthoro

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Brain-computer interface allows Locked-in syndrome Patients to Communicate: 

Scientists have developed a brain-computer interface that reads the brain’s blood oxygen levels and enables communication by deciphering the thoughts of patients who are totally paralyzed and unable to talk.

In a trial of the system in four patients with complete locked-in syndrome - incapable of moving even their eyes to communicate - it helped them use their thought waves to respond yes or no to spoken questions.

People who are paralyzed except for up and down eye movements and blinking are classified as having locked-in syndrome. If all eye movements are lost, the condition is referred to as complete locked-in syndrome.

Researchers leading this trial said the brain-computer interface (BCI), which is non-invasive, could transform the lives of such patients, allowing them to express feelings and opinion to their loved ones and carers.