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Metaphysical correspondences for the days of the week

Sunday: Prosperity, Success, Wealth, Fortune, Power, Individuality, Beginning, Confidence, Ego, and many more.

Monday: Travel, Peace, Illusion, Fertility, Dreams, Mystery, Fantasy, Introspection, Intuition, Insightful, Imagination, and many more.

Tuesday: Victory, Strength, Courage, Endurance, Passion, Aggression, Revenge, Bad luck, Lust, Rebellious, and many more.

Wednesday: Creativity, Luck, Cunning, Change, Mind, Study, Wisdom, Knowledge, Writing

Thursday: Good health, Abundance, Leadership, Energetic growth, Good fortune, Prosperity, Career, Optimism, Loyalty, Healing, Optimism, and many more.

Friday: Love, Fertility, Friendship, Communication, Romance, Beauty, Partnerships, Self-love, Bad luck, Pleasure, Enjoyment, Sexuality, Social Activities, Creativity, Relaxation, Fun, The material world, High ideals, and many more.

Saturday: Protection, Banishing, Exorcism, Spirituality, Endings, Self-discipline, Life, Death, Freedom, and many more

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In 2014, researchers in the UK created the darkest material in the world known as ‘Vantablack.’ Now, they’ve created a spray-on version. Vantablack is so dark that it distorts the shape and form of the objects on which it’s painted.

Via Mashable

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 

-C.

Astrology and Elemental Imbalance

Elemental imbalances occur when an individual has a limited element present in their birth chart and most often an excess of another. An unattended imbalance can cause stress of extremes of an element being projected by ones personality (Think of the knights in the Tarot).

Having 10 planets in the natal chart, including the rising sign, we naturally have a high chance of having an elemental imbalance in our birth chart and personality.

An imbalance of elements often looks like a minimum of 2 planets in an element, often seen as only having 2-0 planets missing from being familiar with that elements associations.

Having aspects from planets  that naturally contain the missing elemental energies prominent in the natal chart (example, if you lack air but have many mercury aspects), this can aid the elemental lack, though it will not necessarily bring the elements in ones personality into balance for the planet will still be in an excess sign (example mercury in pisces), and it will still act accordingly to the element it’s placed in.


Fire Signs: Aries/Leo/Sagittarius 

Air Signs: Gemini/Libra/Aquarius 

Earth Signs: Taurus/Virgo/Capricorn 

Water Signs: Cancer/Scorpio/Pisces

Signs, symptoms and manifestations of having a limited element in the chart

Limited Fire:

  • Lacking passion and enthusiasm to do things
  • Having difficulty standing up for yourself
  • Tending to drift along with the flow of things which ends up being time consuming and making things progress slower than others
  • Feeling easily offended by harsh words or criticisms
  • Feeling uncomfortable around those who are quite flamboyant and expressive
  • Can’t stand noise of fast movement of things and people
  • Being highly introverted
  • Often feeling a lack of creativity
  • Lethargy and low energy often
  • Inertia and lack of motivation to take action
  • Feeling cold often
  • Often being too passive
  • Hypersensitivity to everything/everyone

Limited Air:

  • Leaping before thinking which ends up resulting in problems later on
  • Cognitive issues
  • Disconnected from others (either from self isolation of difficulty relating to people)
  • Limited socialising
  • Difficulty understanding other perspectives and ideas
  • Prefer expressing the self through non-verbal ways of communicating
  • Not a fan of social media and/or technology
  • Quiet (or very loud) speaking voice
  • Difficultly conveying thoughts and ideas cohesively
  • Tending to care more about ones own endeavours or how one self feels over another
  • Putting oneself down in analytical and ‘logical/rationalising’ areas of life (aka “Im dumb because i don’t know or understand this”)
  • Getting too emotionally involved with people, places and situations
  • Having a difficult time when it comes to standing back and rationally observe whats going on.

Limited Earth:

  • Having difficulty creating a practical plan and routine
  • Not caring too much about the material world and possessions
  • Having a difficult relationship with ones own body (can develop eating problems, wanting body modifications, excess dieting and bodybuilding)
  • A difficulty getting in touch with the body and its functions (can’t tell if hungry or full, if its hot or cold ect)
  • Having a difficulty staying grounded and often day dreaming
  • Giving things away to freely
  • Having a poor sense of taste, touch, sight, smell and hearing in one form or another
  • Difficulty creating the reality one wants
  • Not feeling connected to nature or animals
  • Getting too lost in thoughts, ideas and feelings and forgetting the reality of whats going on around you
  • Not caring about money or material possessions making the day-to-day life difficult
  • Not bothering keeping track of money and bills
  • Avoidance of hard work if possible
  • Easily physically fatigued

Limited Water:

  • Difficulty bearing with ones own emotional nature and that of others
  • Repressing emotions then realising them in private when they overflow
  • Becoming angry/agitated
  • Difficultly empathising with others
  • Not truly understanding what one is feeling
  • Expressing feelings inappropriately (getting angry over the little things/being calm when a tragedy occurs ect)
  • Rejecting ones own pain/refusing to feel it
  • Getting frustrated with those who are in an overly emotional state
  • Trying to rationalise and make feelings a practical and manageable thing
  • Thinking oneself out of feeling (excess air)
  • Expressing rage then calming down immediately after (excess fire)
  • Over spending (excess earth)
  • Difficultly in discriminating or recognising inutile hints and psychic messages
  • Avoiding closeness and touch of others

Signs, symptoms and manifestations of having an excess element in the chart (3+ planets in element)

Excess Fire:

  • Feeling restless and having trouble sitting still/relaxing
  • Constantly thirsty/Drinking very little water
  • Feeling restless
  • Fluctuating Temper/Easily provoked
  • Loud and bold (at inappropriate times)
  • Over enthusiastic about ones own passion
  • Expression can overbear others at times
  • Can be desensitised to the feelings of others
  • Frustration when things are going ‘slow’
  • Leaping before looking

Excess air:

  • Talking too fast/Too loud/Too much
  • Not listening to others
  • Excess thinking to the point of blurring out reality
  • Dominant and sometimes intrusive thoughts
  • Fluctuating emotional stability
  • Difficulty relating to others on an emotional level
  • Detachment to people, places and things
  • Over intellectualising and over processing things
  • Consistent/loud mind chatter
  • Inability/Difficulty relaxing due to a need to move or fidget
  • Short attention span

Excess Earth:

  • Stubbornness
  • Low energy/Vitality
  • Slow process on tasks
  • Can lack drive and enthusiasm
  • Set in ones own ways
  • Emotionally distant by focusing only on what the 5 senses can provide
  • Focus on material gain and maintenance
  • Excluding family and relationships for work
  • Over/Under eating
  • Obsession with body (for good or bad)
  • Overworking ones self
  • Slacking and lazing around excessively

Excess Water:

  • Fearful and oversensitivity
  • Focusing too much on feeling to the point of creating a foggy reality
  • Not seeing reality for what it is
  • Living in a world of daydream
  • Feelings hurt easily
  • Fluctuating emotional state that can be difficult to control
  • Lacking drive to take action
  • Avoidance of everyday tasks if possible (chores/jobs/managing money)
  • Excess desire to connect with the higher realms and detach from the body
  • Physical weakness/lethargy  

How to balance your elements

When we are unbalanced, we either draw others to use (or us to them) to act as an external reflection of the things we lack within ourselves, however, its possible to engage in other activities that can help bring our elemental lack into appropriate balance that can allow for self-healing and improved wellness.

At times due to elemental imbalances in out chart, we may be drawn to another who has excess of the element we lack (even signs) as to experiences a sense of ‘ying and yang’ by interacting with another. You may find you personally may greatly clash with another, yet you are reluctant to part because they seem to ‘fulfil’ you in a way you can’t explain.

For the element you lack the most in your chart, see the table below to find out ways you can help bring the lacking element in your personality.


  • Ladybug, picking at her suit material: Chat, do you ever wonder what our suits are made of?? Because they seem to just manifest from nothing... are they real world materials, or are they just. Magic???
  • Chat Noir, smiling slightly: Well I know what my suits made of.
  • Ladybug: Really, what?
  • Chat Noir, double pistols and a wink: Boyfriend material.
  • Paris: *can hear the loudest sigh echo through the night*

Inner Demon

Sun in the 8th (or Leo in the 8th house cusp): The will, that brilliant and majestic will. That will that is equally driven toward self destruction, the will that is relentless about fighting for the right to live. The individual bonds with lovers so profusely that they imbibe the purpose of their lover as part of their own

Moon in the 8th (or Cancer on the 8th house cusp): The inner demon waits and expresses through emotional energy, deceiving the individual into believing they are at hostage to these wild emotions. Through the ego-loss of the 8th, the individual can separate the self from the emotion, understanding emotion as transforming, insightful experience and not the captor 

Mercury in the 8th (or Gemini/Virgo on the 8th cusp): The demon resting in the mind, crawling into thoughts to contaminate them, easily destroying others with words. The individual may identify these thoughts as part of themselves. Realising the inner monologue is separate from the self deflates these mental experiences opens the door of free flowing intuition from the unconscious

Venus in the 8th (or Taurus/Libra on the 8th house cusp): The demon is projected onto lovers, the demon waits in the heart’s desire, its compulsion its consumption, can harmonise the forces of light and dark. They can sensitively draw lovers into a magic cauldron of sexual experience, revealing everything including soul 

Mars in the 8th (or Aries/Scorpio on the 8th house cusp): The rage, the carnal urges, the desire to consume. The swords for invisible battle are raised, but in this the individual accomplishes great feats in the material world, especially in terms of relationships. The intuition is focused toward exhuming connections with other people, settling for nothing less than magnificent 

Jupiter in the 8th (or Sagittarius/Pisces on the 8th house cusp): The desire to know, to have the answer, to relentlessly pursuit spiritual desires in the material world. The inner world is a portal to the ravaged and raised guru. Intuition conduits through the higher mind directly from the underworld, ready to cultivate the purest wisdom  

Saturn in the 8th (or Capricorn/Aquarius on the 8th house cusp): The ego, it’s grip on the self and its refusal to let go. The fears of relenting and giving into insanity. Vulnerability, letting go, and trusting the universe with its astral body is the place where the individual can master both worlds. Intuitive capacities can be mindfully developed and primed

Uranus in the 8th (or Aquarius on the 8th house cusp): The tendency to hold onto lost life, lost circumstances, lost loves, and lost lifestyles. The overturn of change is tremendous, when the person submits they can experience multiple lives and conscious experiences that become purely elevating, facilitating bursts of ingenious psychic activity  

Neptune in the 8th (or Pisces on the 8th house  cusp): The desire to seduce the feeling of death, of seeing how far they can go teasing the ledges of consciousness. It’s about extracting wisdom, healing, and peace through the quality of these experiences rather than destructing through quantity escapism. This sense of elevation they experience must be transmuted into everyday life  

Pluto in the 8th (or Scorpio in the 8th house cusp): The allure and reticence associated with union. The individual must be mindful about sharing spiritual resources with other people, they can introduce something sinister. They can live from chaos to chaos, or they can charter their sensitivity toward conscious transformation of the whole spirit, as new energy flows, perspective must become renewed

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Mars Feeds Energy into a House

Mars in the 1st House: Outer aggression or fire! Mars is being fed into how you present yourself, the exterior world.

Mars in the 2nd House: Energy is concentrated on the material world. A lot of endurance towards goals. Could increase desire/reliance on physical pleasures.

Mars in the 3rd House: Energy is being pumped into communication and the mind! Aggressive, forward, and confident communicators.

Mars in the 4th House: Leader of the clan! Super protective of family. Mars “masculine” and intense energies are going into the home.

Mars in the 5th House: Energetically and passionately living through their hobbies. Energy is gifted to celebrating life.

Mars in the 6th House: Energy is funneled into work, work, work! High ambition but also a lot of impatient and intense energy towards health, perfectionism, and criticism.

Mars in the 7th House: Energy is fed into partnerships, romance, and relationships. There is a lot of independence, good luck towards being single, impatience, and restlessness towards love. 

Mars in the 8th House: Energy collects and collects emotionally until forced to transform. There is passion and intensity towards growth, resources, ownership, and joint finances.

Mars in the 9th House: Fire is mixing with their beliefs. They can be a campaigner but also highly defensive and aggressive with their philosophies.

Mars in the 10th House: A little hellbent on being a great success? Yeah… Huge drive, Mars is starving for power here and has eyes set on ambition.

Mars in the 11th House: Energy is being fed into friends, groups, and organizations. Great placement for networking. Passion is put towards being involved with others. 

Mars in the 12th House: Mars fiery, energetic, and action-taking energies are being smothered. Individual must work hard to shed light on their Mars Sign. 

My earliest memory of my dad is probably of him somewhere in a garden covered in dirt, somewhere hot, a tropical garden, in jeans, khakis covered in dirt just continuously planting trees. I think that’s what I thought he did for the first seven years of my life. I was completely unaware that he had anything to do with music. I came home one day from school after being chased by kids singing ‘Yellow Submarine’, and I didn’t understand why. It just seemed surreal: Why are they singing that song to me? I came home and I freaked out on my dad: 'Why didn’t you tell me you were in The Beatles?’ And he said, 'Oh, sorry. Probably should have told you that.’
—  Dhani Harrison on his father, George, Living in the Material World

The rhetoric that demonizes anti-Latino and anti-Asian immigrants is disturbing not only for what it says, but more so for what it does not say. By portraying immigration to the United States as a matter of desperate individuals seeking opportunities, it completely disregards the aggressive roles that the U.S. government and U.S. corporations have played— through colonialism, imperialist wars and occupations, capital investment and material extraction in Third World countries and through active recruitment of racialized and gendered immigrant labor— in generating out-migration from key sending countries. As Joe Feagin reminds us, “recent immigrants have mostly come from countries that have been substantially influenced by imperialistic efforts by U.S. corporations and by the U.S. government around the globe.” This portrayal of immigration stigmatizes the immigrants as desperate, undeserving, and even threatening, and delinks contemporary immigration from past U.S. corporate, military, or governmental actions abroad.

As I watched this spectacle of border making, I was reminded of my own bordercrossing experience. In 1975, when tens of thousands of Vietnamese refugees, including my own family, arrived in the United States, the majority of Americans did not welcome us. A Harris poll taken in May 1975 indicated that more than 50 percent of the American public felt that Southeast Asian refugees should be excluded; only 26 percent favored their entry. Many seemed to share Congressman Burt Talcott’s conclusion that, “Damn it, we have too many Orientals.” Five years later, public opinion toward the refugees had not changed. A 1980 poll of American attitudes in nine cities revealed that nearly half of those surveyed believed that the Southeast Asian refugees should have settled in other Asian countries. This poll also found that more than 77 percent of the respondents would disapprove of the marriage of a Southeast Asian refugee into their family and 65 percent would not be willing to have a refugee as a guest in their home. Anti-Southeast Asian sentiment also took violent turns. Refugees from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in many parts of the United States have been attacked and even killed; and their properties have been vandalized, firebombed, or burned. The antirefugee rhetoric was similar to that directed against Latino immigrants: Southeast Asians were morally, culturally, and economically deficient— an invading multitude, unwanted and undeserving.

- Yen Le Espiritu, “Homes, Borders, and Possibilities,” in Asian American Studies Now (2010) 

Taurus - Material Girl 

Taurus is the sign of opulence, affluence, resources, and capital gain from creative enterprise. This is why the sign of Taurus and the 2nd house manages models, painters, creative writers, acrobats, musicians, architects, landscapers, and fashion design. Taurus is not the sole sign of the creator, there are many signs that express creativity. And they are all inspired by many different sources. For example there is Leo through ego demonstration, Cancer through emotional stimulus, Aquarius through the faculties of intellect and intuition, and Pisces through spiritual vision. Taurus is creative expression conducted through heightened senses, physical awareness, and beautification of the material plane. The opulence and wealth we initially associate with Taurus is also descriptive of the inner state and internal resources. 

Taurus is the fixed quality of the earth signs. And nothing really sounds artistic about a realistic and skeptical earth sign with fixed stuck-in-the mud stubbornness. However, it’s through this door that a secret garden is revealed for Taurus. The body, mind, and spirit melts into the natural plane like milk and honey. The physical body is where nature reunites with soul, and the material world becomes their canvas. Taurus has always been fascinated by material. And we are not just talking about cars, designer clothes or diamonds. The material is delightful awareness of the physical body and reading it’s curves and arches like braille. The material is delicate petals, the cool kiss of the sea, fabric, the smell of the rain, silk, velvet, the taste of strawberries exploding natural candies in their mouths. It makes the individual highly responsive to sound, silence, and seasonal symphonies. Nature is the muse for the artist in Taurus. These people take notice of how the moon hangs in the sky, the songs that the birds sing, the temperature making subtle changes, and aromatic spices in the air. They are gifted with exclusive performances by nature. Flowers bloom just for them. They can make just about anything grow with their enchanted green thumb. Taurus has always been associated with farming, horticulture, and landscaping. Music is especially moving to Taurus, like they can sense the vibrations in air playing notes across their skin. It can change their mood and relax any tension. They have a good ear for sound, they are vitalised by using the vocal cords and releasing its energy into an outside medium. It’s possible that the individual sings, performs music, and uses the creative Taurus mind to song write. There’s not many Taureans that don’t secretly love singing, even the tone-deaf, conservative, and bull headed ones. Some Taureans sing on a stage, and others sing in the shower. Mostly they will hum tunes or whistle as they work. 

Taurus can be especially good at making other people’s body’s feel sumptuous, nourished, and gratified through touch. Touch is the way that Taurus feels, learns, and understands their world. They can make brilliant masseuses, physical therapists, stylists, make up artists, hairdressers, occupational therapists, and mind-body therapists. And they do it with loving and magnetic touch, almost like creamy silk is gliding from their fingertips. The body is a physical temple, and Taurus has inherited the reproductive creativity of Mother Earth. Talents are nurtured in the same way that seeds are patiently tendered to until the bouquet shoots and blooms. Mother Earth has bonded to Taurus because of their intimacy with her every mineral and mosaic, and Taurus exalts in mother moon so feminine creativity finds a home in Taurus. Venus is the ruler of Taurus and she governs relationship, beauty, and luxury. Libra is the sister child of Venus and Libra directs human relationships. Taurus is nocturnal Venus and she facilitates relationship between body, spirit, and sun, moon, and natural earth. All of the physical, emotional, and spiritual experiences that Taurus has ever lived through remain in the body and when they move, dance, display intimacy, paint, or write, these memories become colour and creativity. It isn’t just Aphrodite that produces Taurus artistry. There are multiple elements in Taurus that inspire the creator. Valcun was the God of Taurus and he was anointed as he designed the harps and instruments for the Gods and angels. Taurus continues to participate in these offerings. Every time they create, design, or enrich the material plane they are having a ceremony with heaven.

-C.

art: Marie Larkin