look west and east

East went looking for west but never found him
Guilt went looking for my past but only found love
I heard about a sea where sin sinks like stones
There’s no floor there just mercy down below
—  So Much Grace - Jonathan David & Melissa Helser // Bethel Music🎶

What is Retrograde?

Retrograde literally means “to go backwards”. In astronomy this refers to the optical illusion created when Earth reaches certain points in its orbit, making it appear as though other planets are moving backwards. Planetary motion as observed from the Earth tends to go from East to West across the sky, but due to orbital patterns, occasionally it will look like the planets are moving West to East. This is the same illusion you experience when you speed past a more slowly moving car.

What does it mean in astrology?

In astrology it is believed that the powers of each planet are either reversed or enhanced while in retrograde. In almost all cases, these energies are also more internalized and lead to greater personal change. Regardless of the effects, retrograde cycling can cause a great deal of turmoil in most people’s lives. (Even the seemingly positive experiences seen in Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto retrograde can have negative consequences on a person’s interpersonal relationships as close friends and family members find difficulty adjusting to growth and as people quit their jobs as they seek self-actualization.)

All retrograde cycles must be taken slowly and with much thought. Consider these times for learning and growth. Meditate on your past actions, your future goals, and reflect on the person you are compared to the person you want to be. Retrograde cycles are always great times to let go of your grudges and do some spiritual house keeping. Each cycle will teach you something: Whether it’s patience to get you through Mercury or self-control to get your through Uranus, you’ll find there is always some virtue to practice and new ways to connect to the world around you.


Dirk Gently fans! Tomorrow is the SEASON FINALE of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, 9/8c on BBC America and we’ve got another reason for you to watch!

Watch live (East or West Coast airing) and look for a special hashtag on-screen. Tweet it and you’ll be entered to win one of the following costume pieces worn in the actual show:

  • A Mexican Funeral band tee (size small/extra small)
  • Future!Todd’s tank top (size small/extra small)
  • Bart’s construction uniform 
  • Bart’s button-down shirt
  • Gordon Rimmer/Todd’s fur coat, complete with fake blood!

Winners will be selected at random, and as these are actual costume pieces worn by Elijah Wood, Fiona Dourif, and Aaron Douglas, there’s no options for sizing. Click here for full terms and conditions. Good luck, and don’t forget that season two is coming in 2017!

anonymous asked:

wait...you live in the pacific time zone? shit i like you and all but it looks like we gotta fight. East Coast v West Coast square up pal sorry i don't make the rules

You fool. West Coast is clearly the supreme coast. We have humpback whales! We have the entire Pacific Ocean! There is no way you simple minded East Coasters could ever succeed in one-upping us on the West. >:/ 


hidyoshi (hi there! (//// *) ) mentioned about this AU here and I just can’t sit still— I HAVE TO DRAW FLOWERY GOD MIHA AND GRUMPY GOD ABE ;;;

I always love West-East combi so Mihashi looks a bit like forest nymph and Abe is in Taiko drummer clothes.

In Japanese myth, the thunder was created by the god of Thunder drumming on his taiko drum– so there it is. A paint of war on the cheeks because it’s manly and cute at the same time :))


Design sketches for my Great Gatsby project!
I wanted the older neighborhoods, East and West Egg, to look more like the mansions of the Gilded Age, which were an American twist on Italian villas, Victorian architecture, and sometimes included Greek motifs.

Downtown New York was a more modern area, with art deco inspired designs and strong, geometric buildings.

Driving in New York after a snowstorm was never easy. Photographer William J. Roege reminds us of this fact. His snapshot also hearkens back to a time when Midtown Manhattan streets were lined with pristine brownstones. 

William J. Roege. View of West 47th Street after heavy snow, looking east from Sixth Avenue, New York City, 1929. N-YHS.