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Your Birth Tree

Many witches like to choose what their wand is made of by their birth tree, or have seeds/the actual tree nearby for strength/guidance. So here you go 

Dec 23 to Jan 01 | Apple Tree

Jan 02 to Jan 11 | Fir Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24 | Elm Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03 | Cypress Tree

Feb 04 to Feb 08 | Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 | Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28 | Pine Tree
Feb 29 | Poplar Tree

Mar 01 to Mar 10 | Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 11 to Mar 20 | Lime Tree
Mar 21 | Oak Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31 | Hazelnut Tree

Apr 01 to Apr 10 | Rowan Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20 | Maple Tree
Apr 21 to Apr 30 | Walnut Tree

May 01 to May 14 | Poplar Tree
May 15 to May 24 | Chestnut Tree
May 25 to Jun 03 | Ash Tree

Jun 04 to Jun 13 | Hornbeam Tree
Jun 14 to Jun 23 | Fig Tree
Jun 24 | Birch Tree
Jun 25 to Jul 04 | Apple Tree

Jul 05 to Jul 14 | Fir Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25 | Elm Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04 | Cypress Tree

Aug 05 to Aug 13 | Poplar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 | Cedar Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 02 | Pine Tree

Sep 03 to Sep 12 | Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22 | Lime Tree
Sep 23 | Olive Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03 | Hazelnut Tree

Oct 04 to Oct 13 | Rowan Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23 | Maple Tree
Oct 24 to Nov 11 | Walnut Tree

Nov 12 to Nov 21 | Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01 | Ash Tree

Dec 02 to Dec 11 | Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21 | Fig Tree
Dec 22 | Beech Tree


Apple Tree | Love | of slight build, lots of charm, appeal, and attraction, pleasant aura, flirtatious, adventurous, sensitive, always in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, scientific talents, lives for today, a carefree philosopher with imagination.

Ash Tree | Ambition | uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be egotistic, very reliable and trustworthy, faithful and prudent lover, sometimes brains rule over the heart, but takes partnership very seriously.

Beech Tree | Creative | has good taste, concerned about its looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career, economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.)

Birch Tree | Inspiration | vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.

Cedar Tree | Confidence | of rare beauty, knows how to adapt, likes luxury, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, determined, impatient, likes to impress others, many talents, industrious, healthy optimism, waiting for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.

Chestnut Tree | Honesty | of unusual beauty, does not want to impress, well-developed sense of justice, vivacious, interested, a born diplomat, but irritates easily and sensitive in company, often due to a lack of self confidence, acts sometimes superior, feels not understood loves only once, has difficulties in finding a partner.

Cypress Tree | Faithfulness | strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give, content, optimistic, craves money and acknowledgment, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered, unruly, pedantic, and careless.

Elm Tree | Noble-mindedness | pleasant shape, tasteful clothes, modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.

Fig Tree | Sensibility | very strong, a bit self-willed, independent, does not allow contradiction or arguments, loves life, its family, children and animals, a bit of a social butterfly, good sense of humor, likes idleness and laziness, of practical talent and intelligence.

Fir Tree | Mysterious | extraordinary taste, dignity, sophisticated, loves anything beautiful, moody, stubborn, tends to egoism but cares for those close to them, rather modest, very ambitious, talented, industrious, un-contented lover, many friends, many foes, very reliable.

Hazelnut Tree | Extraordinarycharming, undemanding, very understanding, knows how to make an impression, active fighter for social cause, popular, moody, and capricious lover, honest, and tolerant partner, precise sense of judgment.

Hornbeam Tree | Good Tasteof cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness and acknowledgement in an emotional partner, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.

Lime Tree | Doubt | accepts what life dishes out in a composed way, hates fighting, stress, and labor, dislikes laziness and idleness, soft and relenting, makes sacrifices for friends, many talents but not tenacious enough to make them blossom, often wailing and complaining, very jealous but loyal.

Maple Tree | Independence of Mind | no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress.

Oak Tree | Braverobust nature, courageous, strong, unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.

Olive Tree | Wisdom | loves sun, warmth and kind feelings, reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant, cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathetic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.

Pine Tree | Particular | loves agreeable company, very robust, knows how to make life comfortable, very active, natural, good companion, but seldom friendly, falls easily in love but its passion burns out quickly, gives up easily, everything disappointments until it finds its ideal, trustworthy, practical.

Poplar Tree | Uncertaintylooks very decorative, not very self-confident, only courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.

Rowan Tree | Sensitivity | full of charm, cheerful, gifted without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.

Walnut Tree | Passion unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.

Weeping Willow | Melancholy | beautiful but full of melancholy, attractive, very empathetic, loves anything beautiful and tasteful, loves to travel, dreamer, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with, demanding, good intuition, suffers in love but finds sometimes an anchoring partner.

🍀 🍄A summary of the Sabbats 🍄🍀

When I was a baby witch, it was really difficult for me to understand the Sabbats and the wheel of the year. To help all my baby witches, I made a short summary to make it easier. 

🎄 Yule (Date: on the winter solstice, dec. 20-23) 🎄

This is the Sabbat for celebrating rebirth. Many people celebrate it similarly to Christmas, with gift giving, feasting, and wreath making. People will often kiss a consenting partner under a sprig of mistletoe for good luck.

🐏  Imbolc (Date: feb. 2) 🐏 

This Sabbat celebrates the return of spring. People make corn dollies and set them in a basket next to a symbol of masculinity. Many Witches will clean out their homes during Imbolc.

🐣 Ostara (Date: on the vernal equinox, Mar. 20-23) 🐣 

This Sabbat celebrates the coming time of fertility. Egg decorating is common during this time.

🔥 Beltane (Date: May 1) 🔥

This Sabbat focuses on fertility. Many Pagans choose to conceive children at this time (or just to enjoy themselves sexually with a partner). Beltane festivals are often high energy, with plenty of dancing and bonfires. 

☀️ Litha (Date: on the summer solstice, Jun 20-23) ☀️

A Sabbat for celebrating the longest day of the year, as well as for mourning the shortening days after. Some Witches burn bonfires or light candles to represent the Sun.

🌾 Lughnasadh (Date: Aug 1 -> 1 day before my birthday!) 🌾

I love this Sabbat but I’m not able to pronounce this name :). This is the first of the three harvesting Sabbats. There are festivals of grain and bread. People make gingerbread men during this time.

🍁 Mabon (Date: on the autumnal equinox, sep. 20-23) 🍁

This is the second of the three harvesting Sabbats. Witches give thanks to the Earth and the harvest. Celebraters will make and drink wine at this time.

⛄️ Samhain (Date: nov. 1) ⛄️

This is the last of the three harvesting Sabbats. It is also the festival of the dead. The veil is at its thinnest at this time. Witches will sometimes hold a big feast during Samhain.

Feel free to contact me if you have more questions!

Blessings, 

Myhiddenworldblog 

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The fantastic cinema of the 1950s

It Came from Outer Space (1953)
Invaders from Mars (1953)
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Them! (1954)
Tarantula! (1955)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
The Black Scorpion (1957)

Solar System: Things to Know This Week

With only four months left in the mission, Cassini is busy at Saturn. The upcoming cargo launch, anniversaries and more!

As our Cassini spacecraft made its first-ever dive through the gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017, one of its imaging cameras took a series of rapid-fire images that were used to make this movie sequence. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Hampton University

1-3. The Grand Finale

Our Cassini spacecraft has begun its final mission at Saturn. Some dates to note:

  • May 28, 2017: Cassini makes its riskiest ring crossing as it ventures deeper into Saturn’s innermost ring (D ring).
  • June 29, 2017: On this day in 2004, the Cassini orbiter and its travel companion the European Space Agency’s Huygens probe arrived at Saturn.
  • September 15, 2017: In a final, spectacular dive, Cassini will plunge into Saturn - beaming science data about Saturn’s atmosphere back to Earth to the last second. It’s all over at 5:08 a.m. PDT.

4. Cargo Launch to the International Space Station

June 1, 2017: Target date of the cargo launch. The uncrewed Dragon spacecraft will launch on a Falcon 9 from Launch Complex 39A at our Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The payload includes NICER, an instrument to measure neutron stars, and ROSA, a Roll-Out Solar Array that will test a new solar panel that rolls open in space like a party favor.

5. Sojourner

July 4, 2017: Twenty years ago, a wagon-sized rover named Sojourner blazed the trail for future Mars explorers - both robots and, one day, humans. Take a trip back in time to the vintage Mars Pathfinder websites:

6. Voyager

August 20, 2017: Forty years and still going strong, our twin Voyagers mark 40 years since they left Earth.

7. Total Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017: All of North America will be treated to a rare celestial event: a total solar eclipse. The path of totality runs from Oregon to South Carolina.

8. From Science Fiction to Science Fact

Light a candle for the man who took rocketry from science fiction to science fact. On this day in 1882, Robert H. Goddard was born in Worcester, Massachusetts.

9. Looking at the Moon

October 28, 2017: Howl (or look) at the moon with the rest of the world. It’s time for the annual International Observe the Moon Night.

10. Last Human on the Moon

December 13, 2017: Forty-five years ago, Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan left the last human footprint on the moon.

Discover more lists of 10 things to know about our solar system HERE.

Make sure to follow us on Tumblr for your regular dose of space: http://nasa.tumblr.com

Transiting Mars in Leo
July 20, 2017 - September 5, 2017

Transiting Mars in Leo generates tremendous heart for chasing passions and desires. Mars is exhilarated and fiery in Leo, the winds of the fire heart blow in from the cosmic blaze. We can become focused on the over dramatic, theatrical fight for love because our pulses are bounding and we can feel and hear our heartbeats louder than ever. We long to have our hearts touched in sensual and carnal ways, and intimacy can be real demonstration of ego. Leo is a sign known for its exaggerated demonstration, vivacity, and lust for life. With the storm of Mars passing solar light the heart becomes an energy source of its own, inspired, loud, and active. We are likely to meet the muse with anything we are passionate or emotional about, the creative activity can be startling and take us completely hostage. We set high reaching goals for ourselves and generate inspiration through self confidence and validation. The Lion is set free beneath the limitless nature of Mars, and the energy of ‘me’ becomes prime focus. We have a tremendous spirit for satisfying the ego’s desires, pampering the inner child, and stampeding through every offering of self amusement and pleasure. The battle this Mars season is for the cosmic kingdom, the deservingness of the inner Queen, and the longings of our heart. 

-C.

Rising Signs - The Decans

What is a Decan?
A Decan is any 3 equal divisions of 10 degrees.

The rising sign is split into 3 decans. The decans are divided into 3 sections of 10 degrees each, into a total of 30 degrees.

The first decan is between 0-10 degrees.
The second decan is between 10-20 degrees.
The third degree is between 20-30 degrees.

If your rising is in a fire sign you will have an Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius decan
If your rising is in a water sign, you will have a Pisces, Cancer, or Scorpio decan.
If your rising is in an air sign, you will have a Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius decan.
If your rising is in an earth sign, you will have a Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn decan.

Depending on what decan [degree] your rising is in, you may show traits of the decan sign. 

If your rising is Aries between 0-10 degrees, your rising is in the ARIES decan
Co-ruler: Mars

10-20: LEO decan
Co-ruler: Sun

20-30: SAGITTARIUS decan
Co-ruler: Jupiter

If your rising is Taurus between 0-10 degrees, your rising is in the TAURUS decan
Co-ruler: Venus

10-20: VIRGO decan
Co-ruler: Mercury

20-30: CAPRICORN decan
Co-ruler: Saturn

If your rising is Gemini between 0-10 degrees, your rising is in the GEMINI decan
Co-ruler: Mercury

10-20: LIBRA decan
Co-ruler: Venus

20-30: AQUARIUS decan
Co-ruler: Uranus

If your rising is Cancer between 0-10 degrees, your rising is in the CANCER decan
Co-ruler: Moon

10-20: SCORPIO decan
Co-ruler: Pluto (or Mars)

20-30: PISCES decan
Co-ruler: Neptune

If your rising is Leo between 0-10 degrees, your rising is in the LEO decan
Co-ruler: Sun

10-20: SAGITTARIUS decan
Co-ruler: Jupiter

20-30: ARIES decan
Co-ruler: Mars

If your rising is Virgo between 0-10 degrees, your rising is in the VIRGO decan
Co-ruler: Mercury

10-20: CAPRICORN decan
Co-ruler: Saturn

20-30: TAURUS decan
Co-ruler: Venus

If your rising is Libra between 0-10 degrees, your rising sign is in the LIBRA decan
Co-ruler: Venus

10-20: AQUARIUS decan
Co-ruler: Uranus

20-30: GEMINI decan
Co-ruler: Mercury

If your rising is Scorpio between 0-10 degrees, your rising is in the SCORPIO decan
Co-ruler: Pluto

10-20: PISCES decan
Co-ruler: Neptune

20-30: CANCER decan
Co-ruler: Moon

If your rising is Sagittarius between 0-10 degrees, your rising is in the SAGITTARIUS decan
Co-ruler: Jupiter

10-20: ARIES decan
Co-ruler: Mars

20-30: LEO decan
Co-ruler: Sun

If your rising is Capricorn between 0-10 degrees, your rising is in the CAPRICORN decan
Co-ruler: Saturn

10-20: TAURUS decan
Co-ruler: Venus

20-30: VIRGO decan
Co-ruler: Mercury

If your rising is Aquarius between 0-10 degrees, your rising is in the AQUARIUS decan
Co-ruler: Uranus

10-20: GEMINI decan
Co-ruler: Mercury

20-30: LIBRA decan
Co-ruler: Venus

If your rising is Pisces between 0-10 degrees, your rising is in the PISCES decan
Co-ruler: Neptune

10-20: CANCER decan
Co-ruler: Moon

20-30: SCORPIO decan
Co-ruler: Pluto

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//20 Mar 2017//

finals aesthetic:

coffee shops, extra shots of espresso, favorite pens, revised notes on nice paper, well-used nubby eraser, soothing color schemes, the brightest highlighter you’ve ever used

For all of y’all taking finals this week, godspeed!!

The Adrien Diaries...

20 Mar 2017

I know I said I learned my lesson last time… but I’m also a strong believer in second chances. Which is why I’ve decided to replace all the Camembert in the house… with skim-milk mozzarella cheese sticks.

Suffer, you sentient bobble-headed incarnation of abject humiliation.

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theguardian.com
No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California
An annual African trade summit in California had no African attendees this year after at least 60 people were denied visas, according to event leaders.
By Sam Levin

Every single African citizen who requested a visa was rejected, according to the organizer of the African Global Economic and Development Summit

The African Global Economic and Development Summit, a three-day conference at the University of Southern California (USC), typically brings delegations from across Africa to meet with business leaders in the US in an effort to foster partnerships. But this year, every single African citizen who requested a visa was rejected, according to organizer Mary Flowers. 

Some are now questioning whether the denials to the Los Angeles event could be tied to the anti-immigration policies of Donald Trump, who is pushing forward with a travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries despite ongoing legal challenges.

Flowers said roughly 60 to 100 people from at least a dozen nations were denied entry to the summit, which went on as planned with a much smaller group last Thursday through Saturday…

100 banging kinks for Bucky’s 100th birthday runsheet!

Because I’m a producer at heart and I can’t help it, here’s a run sheet starting from 12am NYC time. 

00:00 – Kissing - @persephone-is-here-omg
00:10 – Discovering Boundaries - @emilyevanston 
00:20 – On the Sofa - @goody2shoessmut 
00:30 – Masturbation - @dragonsrequiem 
00:40 – Bodily fluids - @find-me-here2
00:50 – Oral sex - @pauldepleur
01:00 - Something new - @thecrownedrose


01:15 - Romantic evening  - @winter-soldier-bucky
01:30 - First time  - @amrita31199
01:45 - Blindfolds  - @shittywriters
02:00 - No speaking (only using body language)  - @pauldepleur

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