This white anemone flower is pretty cool in UVIVF. Just between the teal part of the petals and the outer pink there is a darker band of red. In visible light, that appears to be the only part of the petals that isn’t white. Neat!
sun in the signs: the luminescent qualities of the sign, its radiance, its regal, royal quality, its need to be worshiped aries sun qualities must be worshiped for their greatness and triumphs taurus sun worshiped for beauty, creativity, and conservation gemini sun worshiped for the mind and intellectual qualities cancer sun worshiped for its creativity, empathy, and quality of dream leo sun worshiped for its essence, artistry, and presence virgo sun worshiped for its skill, quality of mind, and technical talents libra sun worshiped for its grace, beauty, and sociability scorpio sun worshiped for its mystique, power, and emotion sagittarius sun worshiped for its knowledge, experience, and philosophy capricorn sun worshiped for its success, glory, and talent aquarius sun worshiped for its individuality, self expression, and altruism pisces sun worshiped for its vision, empathy, and creativity
moon in the signs: increases the intuitive qualities of the sign’s expression an ultra intuitive moon in aries a time sensitive, nature intuitive taurus moon a telepathic gemini moon a clairvoyant cancer moon a creative manifesting leo moon an intuitive virgo moon an interpersonally psychic libra moon a crystal gazer scorpio moon a prophetic sagittarius moon a time sensitive capricorn moon a telepathic aquarius moon a psychic pisces
mercury in the signs: increases the quality of mind and calculation mercury in aries: turns rapid movement into rapid thought mercury in taurus: cerebral creativity mercury in gemini: clever and mercurial mercury in cancer: emotionally intelligent mercury in leo: broadway light mind mercury in virgo: technical intelligence mercury in libra: interpersonal intelligence mercury in scorpio: calculated curiosity mercury in sagittarius: mental adventurer mercury in capricorn: calculates dream mercury in aquarius: mentally unusual mercury in pisces: thinks a dream
venus in the signs: increases the fun and flowery qualities of the sun a childlike aries venus a creative taurus venus a socially harmonic gemini venus a poetic cancer venus a ravishing, loving leo venus a gesturing virgo venus a dancing libra venus an empathic scorpio venus an interested (in people) sagittarius venus a noble hearted capricorn venus a playful aquarius venus an ultra affectionate venus pisces
mars in the signs: increases the potency and raw aggression of the qualities rapid cycling mars in aries bull headed mars in taurus silver tongued mars in gemini scathingly reactive mars in cancer dramatically self centred mars in leo hurtfully critical mars in virgo passive aggressive mars in libra confrontational mars in scorpio blunt to the point of pain mars in sagittarius cold hearted solo minded ambition mars in capricorn unforgiving detachment mars in aquarius psychic wounding mars in pisces
Cross section of brain made with thousands of layers of gold leaf. Made by artist and neuroscientist Dr. Greg Dunn. Produced through a technique they call reflective microetching, the two cross-disciplinary artists track the neural choreography in the mind, creating brilliant images that glow with a metallic luminescence.The works depict a thin slice of the human brain at 22x the normal scale, each created through a combination of hand drawing, neuroscientific data, algorithmic simulation of neural circuitry, photolithography, strategic lighting design, and 1,750 sheets of 22k gold leaf.
Crime scene investigators are about to get a helping hand from our ancient ancestors. The earliest known synthetic pigment, Egyptian blue, is found in some of the paint on ancient statues, coffins, tomb walls, and amulets. Most other pigments long ago faded. Modern scientists, intrigued by its longevity, worked out Egyptian blue’s chemical composition decades ago. Recently it was discovered that it emits near-infrared radiation when exposed to certain kinds of light. Basically: it has rare, invisible luminescence.
And why does that help crime-stoppers? Egyptian blue can be dusted onto complicated surfaces where fingerprints are normally hard to retrieve. The surface is then photographed with a modified camera and a filter sensitive to Egyptian blue’s near-infrared rays. If fingerprints are there, they glow clearly in the resulting image. Science is amazing.
So I learned two cool things about humans: Humans have stripes! Human skin is overlaid with what dermatologists call Blaschko’s Lines, a pattern of stripes covering the body from head to toe. The stripes run up and down your arms and legs and hug your torso. You cannot see them without special equipment as the difference between the stripe cells and the non-stripes are too subtle for human eyes to pick up. You will also notice them at if something irritates the skin, as rashes and moles can form along these invisible lines.
Humans are bio-luminescent! We glow in the dark. Natural chemical reactions in our cells let out some energy in the form of visible light. Unfortunately this light is very weak, about 1000 times weaker than the eye can see. Scientists still don’t know if there are animals capable of seeing this light in humans.
So, it gave me an idea, and I will be writing something on it, but I’m also eager to see where others would go with the idea: what if humans met a race that could see our stripes, or our glow, or both! My take on the idea will involve the aliens adoring these glowing stripy creatures. Humans, meanwhile, are really confused about why these aliens find us so much more attractive than the more colourful creatures out there. Their compliments would confuse us. We literally cannot see what makes us beautiful to them.
Anyone who wants to write this, feel free to go other places; love, hate, disgust, confusion. Any reaction from the humans, or aliens, can make a good story.
when we came to earth the heavens designed us a special gift, an invisible energy source that would offer us secret assistance
aries received a finely crafted and exquisite sword. it glows a ruby scarlet and its honourable to her only. it is not sharp nor deadly, but it gives her the inner courage and assertion to fight her battles despite feeling like a child being constantly berated by the world
taurus received an invisible set of headphones. they are rose pink and soft and silky, and she can put these on whenever the chaos on the world reaches its peak, when it begins to disturb her inner world, when her raw senses become too overloaded, she can go into a place of silence inside, she can turn on autopilot
gemini received a tiny, flittering pixie crafted from the mind of hermes, she flies beside the gemini mind with a notebook quickly ascribing the gemini’s thoughts before they disappear into outer space. the notebook is then given to one of gemini’s personalities who wasn’t busy at the time so it can be remembered in future
cancer received a luminescent, delicate sea shell to wear around her neck and caress her heart, the water within this shell contains the spiritual dwelling of her supportive ancestors and guides, each who whisper her words of guidance through the sea shell, each message instantly reaching the heart its touching
leo received a crown that never breaks or crumbles, even when she feels like she will. the crown glows a butterscotch caramel, crafted with divine royalty in mind, so that even in her darkest moments she can wear her crown and be reminded of her magnificence
virgo received a microscope that adapts into a kaleidoscope, perfect for their mutable nature, a microscope with divine contacts that conceive the spiritual harmony in all things, the microscope that envisages the solution before the problem
libra received a sweet bottle of perfume that smells of venus cake batter, but it’s not for her, its her air freshener, a cosmic spritzer that harmonises her environment and dispels social disharmony, an aroma of peace
scorpio received a piece of their own soul wrapped in golden parchment. this was to be accessed and acknowledged in moments of crisis. for the reminder of her immortality even when she is screaming out that she wants to die
sagittarius received a compass pointing in the direction of their personal truth. it spins and turns, sends her on crusades then spins back around again, it keeps everything interesting, its her secret atlas
capricorn received an intricate bracelet that is made of the same substance as saturn’s rings, so when she goes to feel her heart with her pulse, she is reminded of her golden blood, the bracelet moves like clockwork, so she always ‘knows’ the time
aquarius received a telescope that can teleport the mind. when she is staring up at the stars at night, as she so often does, her mind can transit into the cosmos so she can hear their voices up close
pisces received the greatest gift of all, her very own vessel adorned in glittering fairy lights, a vessel that she can board at any moment to sail freely into the spiritual seas, leaving the material world completely behind
Witches and wizards often reveal themselves to each other in public by wearing purple or green, often in combination. In Britain purple has an association with both royalty and religion. (…) Green has long had a supernatural connection in the UK. (…) Green is the colour of much ‘Dark’ magic; of the 'Dark Mark’, of the luminescent potion in which Voldemort conceals one of his Horcruxes, of many 'Dark’ spells and curses, and of Slytherin house.
The combination of purple and green, therefore, is suggestive of both sides of magic: the noble and the ignoble, the helpful and the destructive.