meaningful advice

Whatever it is, stop trying to figure it out now. Let it remain unresolved a little while. Stop trying to fast-forward to the ‘answer’ scene in the movie of your life; trust the present scene of ‘no answer yet’. Allow the question itself space to breathe and be fertilized. Relax into the mysterious ground of Now.
—  Jeff Foster
The signs as friends

Aries: the loud one with lots of jokes and amazing remarks/comebacks and always has flawless eyebrows

Taurus: a little bit stand offish at the beginning, but the best friend anyone could have. (shoulder to cry down for example)

Gemini: the gossiper who’s nice one moment but rude the next. But still a cool friend, knows how to have a interesting conversation.

Cancer: the shy moody one that always knows how to cheer everyone up, kinda just follows the flock

Leo: the crazy one that always has the attention, but has a BIG generous heart.

Virgo: the crazy one that looks like a sweetheart but is actually wild and crazy when you really get to know them. Always smiling and can’t stay mad for a long time.

Libra: the kind/quiet one that’s funny and always bringing back inside jokes and good memories, keeps shit balanced so no murders anyone.

Scorpio: the intense one that is funny and makes dirty/crazy jokes and who everybody loves, but loves to tease.

Sagittarius: always ready to help you when you need it, and will get you drunk if you’re sad about something so it is always fun to be with them. Also they are very trustworthy you can always rely on them.

Capricorn: the smart one that is hard to read in the beginning, can turn a frown upside down (can’t stay mad at them) the friend who likes to agree to disagree.

Aquarius: the one who gives long meaningful advice and gives you a new perspective of things.

Pisces: everyone loves them, the one that always cheer you up on your dreams and gives you good advice that they wouldn’t listen to themselves.

If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.
—  Buddha

anonymous asked:

What are your top three supercorp scenes so far? Your favorite as #1?

Hi love! Firstly, apologies for the delay in getting back to you. But I would love to share my favorite Supercorp scenes!!

1. Kara Danvers, you are my hero!

This scene, is not only my favorite, but I think it is also one of the most important scenes between the two of them. Yes we all freak out over the hug that Lena needed/deserved, the office overflowing with flowers, and the flirtatious moments. I live for that. But add on that this scene is also one of a number of moments where Lena boosts and validates Kara Danvers. Here, she states that Kara Danvers is her hero despite the actions of Supergirl. She is touched because Kara believed in her and fought for her when nobody else would. She essentially says that Kara is the closest thing to real family that she has had. When we’ve been faced with a season where it is arguable that Kara has either lost or is struggling to hold onto things that give her the sense of being Kara Danvers, this was a moment where Lena gives her some of that sense that she badly needs. So with that, I hold this scene very dear. ❤️

2. I Want Her to Stay.

Look at them. Just look. The apprehension on Lena’s face. Kara putting her purse down, standing her ground. Ugh! This scene killed me because Lena was so upset and so afraid. When Lena was being cuffed, she told Kara that it was okay. I don’t think Lena was afraid for herself. Everything about her expression said that she was afraid of losing Kara over all of this. The one person in National City that she had saw all of this happen. She saw the vulnerability, the ‘evidence,’ and the accusations. There was the idea that maybe in this moment, Kara would really start to think that she was just another bad Luthor. Instead, Kara put her foot down and stayed. She stuck up for Lena despite what she saw with her own eyes. A big part of her knew that there was no way that Lena would do what she was being accused of. When Lena saw that, she steeled herself. And that just kind of ruined me, okay?

3. You Do Eat Donuts, Right?

Not sure what kind of fan fiction scene this was but, I love it. It was a moment that showcased that Lena was important to Kara, she knew Lena would be having a rough go of everything involving Lillian, the trial, and what was being said about her. In this moment, Kara was just there for her because she knew Lena would need it. She gave meaningful advice and of course she just listened to Lena. I imagine this is something that Lena wouldn’t be used to at all. It was a big scene that just showed how close that they were getting which is why it is my number 3.


There you have it! What does the fam think?

You are strong when you know your weaknesses. You are beautiful when you appreciate your flaws. You are wise when you learn from your mistakes.
—  Unknown

anonymous asked:

I really want to get into astrology and know about it as much as you do(you really inspire me) but I don't know where to start. and after the basics, where do I learn the more complex stuff? thanks

Aaaaaahh your kindness inspires me!!! And I’m so glad you’re so interested in astrology!

I am going to assume that by “the basics” you mean the definitions of the planets, signs, and houses, and probably also what a planet in a house means and a planet in a sign and so on. So I’ll assume that by “more complex stuff” you mean aspects and/or major aspect patterns, interceptions, duplications, asteroid stuff, progressions, transits, draconic charts, etc etc.

OK, so. I’ll be honest.
I learned mostly from Google.
In the early stages of my learning, I was looking to bloggers to answer my questions, but I couldn’t find anyone who knew a lot of the complex stuff and would give me the in-depth answers I wanted, to I just googled the cheese out of it. I’m talking clicking every article for 10+ pages on one topic.
Now, I admit one can learn an awful lot that way, but it is not exactly efficient, and I certainly want to give you more direction than I got.

So, here is a brief set of references that can help you learn astrology more efficiently than I did.

1. Astrology books. The internet has a lot of stuff on it, but I have never found more information than when I have paid for it. There are a lot of astrology books on amazon, but I honestly found the most books in a sort of hippie-shop in a city near me called the Dancing Moon. If you have a hippie-shop near you, definitely check it out. Also, used book stores sometimes have interesting collections of astro books.
A few books that I have and enjoy:

  • Astrology of the Moon by Amy Herring–talks about moon signs and houses as well as progressed moon signs and houses, really helped me out concerning progressions
  • Astrology, Karma, and Transformation by Stephen Arroyo–really in-depth look at the outer planets, karma and reincarnation in the birth chart
  • The Book of Pluto by Steven Forrest–REALLY in-depth look at Pluto

I don’t have many astrology books because books are expensive and astrology books are not easy for me to find, but I adore the books I do have, and they make it a lot easier for me to learn (as I get distracted easily on the computer)

2. Websites made for learning astrology. To be honest, I don’t use these much, so I don’t really know if they go as in-depth as I assume, but you may find them helpful.



3. Websites and articles. There are particular websites I return to frequently, because I find them so helpful. I bookmark a LOT of things, and I keep those bookmarks organized for easy reference.
Here are a few sites that help me:

  • http://astrofix.net/ –this is GREAT for studying aspects because it uses short phrases to explain how a planets energy works with another planets energy. There is also a series of posts on Nodes and rulers of houses in houses which is really great. Hover over the “Explore” button to navigate to these.
  • http://surrealspotlight.blogspot.com/search/label/astrology –this blog no longer updates, but it has a lot of really interesting posts discussing things well beyond planet in house/sign.
  • http://wordsforthepeople.com/site-map/ –Scroll down to “Articles” and “Blog” and you will see a list of complex and often spiritual astro topics, many of which regard transits.
  • http://wordsforthepeople.com/site-map/I like this one less, but it does have some interesting articles. More transit stuff, among other things.
  • http://www.llewellyn.com/journal/article_topic.php?article_topic=Astrology –These articles are short, but so specific and interesting, I love them.
  • https://skywriter.wordpress.com/ –another that talks a lot about transits (there are a lot of sites about these) but if you dig into her blog you can find some other stuff, too, specifically about how to calculate your dominant planet (without using astro.com) and a discussion of stelliums and alpha planets.
  • http://www.healwithastrology.com/blog/ –so this is a little more basic but it is great because it offers advice. Like, legitimate advice that I have found very helpful, not just “You’re an Aries (sun), so try to keep your cool” but very spiritual and meaningful advice. the links on the side labelled 2nd house, 12th house, moon signs, and sun through the houses are most relevant.
  • http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/ohmystars/astrology/ –more interesting articles on astrology, some of which regard current events and transits. I originally found this because I was looking for more info on yods, and it gave a different perspective than most other sites (most sites say “yods are great, they speak of untold power!” and one blogger on this site write something along the lines of “yeah, yods can be great, but they are so awkward to work with because in order to make those aspects the planets have to be in signs that don’t work well together”
  • http://feeds.ezinearticles.com/category/Arts-and-Entertainment:Astrology.xml –this has a bit of numerology riddled in, but a decent amount of neat astro articles
  • http://pegasusastrology.com/articles –a few articles from a tumblr blogger I follow. I really enjoyed the draconic astrology one and the “Discovering the themes in your chart” one.
  • https://www.scribd.com/doc/31151867/2204105-Pluto-Sign-House-Aspect –ok so I linked you to a very specific and possibly “basic” article about Pluto here, but I love it so much I had to include it.  I honestly have no idea how to navigate the main site, Scribd, and sometimes when I click on stuff it says I have to be a member to view the whole document and sometimes it doesn’t, but this article and many of the “suggested” articles to the side and at the bottom are unrestricted and quite fun to read.
  • http://teachmeastrology.com/midpoint-calculator/#47 – this is a midpoint calculator. Midpoints are something I am only just getting into, so I can’t say much, but it tells you all your midpoints and has short descriptions of them. A good place to begin, I guess.
  • http://astromatrix.org/ –has descriptions of all the transit and natal aspects. Handy reference.
  • http://astro-charts.com/--handy for spotting major aspect patterns in a chart, as the computer does it for you. However, astro.com makes more accurate charts, and astro-charts isn’t perfect when it comes to spotting aspect patterns–for example, I have a stellium, five planets in a house, and it didn’t catch it. So this is helpful, but make sure to do some work yourself as well to be certain.


4. Bloggers and forums. There are lots of places where you can talk to other people about astrology. I have never used any forums myself, but I do read some forum posts for reference. I do talk to plenty of tumblr bloggers, though.


Here are a few blogs that usually go beyond planets in signs/houses–unfortunately I haven’t found many.


5. Google will always be your friend. As will I! Asking either of us questions is always a pretty decent way to find stuff out.

Aaaannd that wasn’t as brief as I thought it would be. Oh well. Probably a good thing.

I hope this helps!

I am so happy Gaga’s appearance was ONLY to enrich the girls and not to drag attention towards herself. Her workroom outfit was made of cheap, drag materials as a tribute to the struggle of drag artists. How you could be ‘Lady Gaga’ with the simplest of materials. 

She kept it simple and minimal during the main show so that the girls in the competition could shine, nothing would take the attention away. Took names of the artists who created the looks so she could give credit where its due, not in a shallow show-off way. 

She came backstage not to be pompous and get compliments, but to give meaningful invaluable advice and comments to the girls as someone looking out for them. 

 Best appearance on the show so far.

anonymous asked:

i don't know if you've answered this but what hogwarts houses would all of katie's character's be? and for morgana before and after she turned evil?

SUCCESS! I HAVE DONE IT! I DIDN’T THINK IT POSSIBLE BUT HERE WE ARE!

Alrighty for the record, I am excluding minor characters (Bess, Rachel, Vixen, Dessie’s Girlfriend) and Lady Thelma and Princess Margaret.

The Rambling Thinky Thoughts of Brittane Presents: Hogwarts Houses - Katie McGrath Edition

Originally posted by zuzalou

Alright ladies, Sorting Hat on! Let’s do this.

Lena Luthor

Originally posted by luthorial

Some may remember that Lena has already been placed by this Sorting Hat but I can’t leave out our love, so I shall revisit and elaborate. I still believe that placing Lena in Slytherin is not the way to go. I know some just associate her with that notion because Slytherin is known for its baddies and SOME PEOPLE still think my cupcake is evil. Don’t make me cut you. On the other hand, speaking more precisely, she does fit the bill in some terms. She is very smart and ambitious. She is cunning and puts maximum effort into achieving her goals. However, Slytherins have an all-or-nothing appeal and aren’t afraid to step on the little guys to get what they want. Slytherins are often in it for the glory of the achievement. That’s just not Lena.

The Hat Dictates: As previously mentioned, Lena is intelligent, creative and very intuitive. She wants to be judged on her own merits and be recognized as independent of the darkness that the Luthor name implies, expressing her will to be recognized as an individual. She is an excellent go-to friend offering meaningful advice and help when needed. She’s also a bit extra and has a slight lick of eccentricity. All traits very commonly celebrated by none other than RAVENCLAW. She says with surprise in her voice, for some reason… Yay Lena!

Hey you! Yeah you! Keep reading for the Sorting Hat’s decision on the rest of our lovely Katie ladies (if you want that is).

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Jealous Love

Anonymous requested: Hey I was wondering if you could do an imagine where you get jealous of Shawn and Camila and try to make him jealous back with an old friend of yours. You guys go back and forth over it, creating a heated argument but in the end you guys make up and he confesses he loves you? Haha if that makes sense lol

Note: you guys I freaking love to write drama it’s awesome

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Everyone knew you liked Shawn, well except for Shawn. It wasn’t something you wanted to tell him in fear that he wouldn’t feel the same way and it would damage your friendship.

Aaliyah had always tried to push you to tell him, but each time you shot her down.

For years, you sat idly by as he expressed his feelings to you about other girls. You would always give him meaningful advice, even though you knew your heart was hurting at the thought of him with another girl.

Including now, this was one of those times.

Camila Cabello, one-fifth of Fifth Harmony had reached out to Shawn, wanting to collaborate. You had no problem with Shawn collaborating with someone, but it made you uneasy when rumors started going around that they were dating.

Shawn had told you how he thought she was amazing and it made you sad, definitely, jealous, definitely.

Shawn and you had set up a day for the two of you to go out to lunch or spend a day in. You both thought food would be nice to catch up over - since you two really hadn’t been able to spend much time together with Shawn about to release his album.

So, there you are, sitting in front of a little cafe that Shawn and you had claimed as your “spot” a long time ago. You sat anxious, wondering where he was as he was about thirty minutes late. If he was going to be late, he should’ve at least texted you.

Almost on cue, your phone rings, a picture of you and Shawn your mother had taken of you showing up.

“Shawn, where are you?” You ask, not in the mood for pleasantries.

“Shit, Y/N, I’m sorry but I got called into the studio - Camila wanted to go over some things for the song and change a thing or two, she also bribed me with burgers, I can’t miss this. I don’t think I’ll be able to make it. I’m really sorry.”

You sigh, angry and most of all extremely jealous that Shawn held her over your friendship with him. This would’ve been the third time that Shawn canceled on you to do something with Camila, if anyone was counting. You were.

“Save it, Shawn. Go be with Camila,” you pause, rubbing a hand over your face. As much as you wanted to be angry at Shawn and tell him to go to hell, you couldn’t. “Do you want to get dinner or something later?”

“Sure, sure, I can do that. I’ll text you, okay?” He sounded rushed.
“Look, sorry, Y/N, but I really have to go.”

“It’s okay, just text me later-” You couldn’t finish your sentence, Shawn hung up on you.

You pull your phone away from your face and slam it on the table in front of you. You headed home shortly after, waiting for a text from Shawn.

One never came and as it came upon eleven o’clock at night, you knew it wasn’t going to happen. So, you went on twitter, going through your timeline - noticing that people had posted pictures of Shawn.

He wasn’t alone and he wasn’t in the studio.

He was leaving a club in Montreal with Camila.

Yeah, that one hurt.

When you had awoken the next morning, you decided that if Shawn didn’t want you, then you had to move on. Or, you could at least see if he could get jealous of you - mission would be accomplished then.

Obviously, if Shawn didn’t get jealous, you would know he didn’t like you the same way you like him and you could move on.

So, you called up an old friend and asked him if he would accompany you to a show that Shawn had tonight in downtown Toronto. He said it would be no problem and said he would pick you up at seven. Perfect.

Your phone vibrated and you glanced at it, reading a message from Shawn.

Shawnie: I’m sorry about last night, I got so caught up in work stuff. Will u be at the show tonite? I want to see u :)

You rolled your eyes at his lie, as if you were stupid, but replied nonetheless.

To Shawnie: I’ll be there, see you at 7:30

-

As 7 rolled around, your friend David showed up at your house, definitely dressing to impress. You, were dressed not much different.

“Wow, Y/N, you look beautiful.”

You smile, hearing exactly what you wanted, just not from the right person.

“Thank you.” You reply, getting into his car. “We are going to be late.”

“Yeah, of course, let’s get going.” David said, looking at you with his dark green eyes.

David understood that this wasn’t a date, he was purely being used for an experiment. Wait, that came out wrong. He knew you weren’t using using him, he just knew that this wasn’t an actual date.

When you get to the venue, you immediately spot Camila. You didn’t hate Camila, by a long shot, you wished that she was hate-able, so it would be a lot easier on you. The thing was, though, she was sweet and you couldn’t dislike her.

“Y/N!” Camila shouted, waving at you as she got closer to you.

“Hey, Camila.” You smile as she gives you a hug.

David gives you a weird look and you shrug it off, pulling away from the hug.

“Are you excited for Shawn to perform?” She asks you, smiling right beside you.

“Always.” You say, truthfully. No matter how pissed you were at Shawn, you would always be proud of him achieving his dreams and being happy.

David clears his throat and your eyes widen.

“Um, Camila, this is David - my date.” The words came out struggled, your brain and heart knowing that you should be saying Shawn.

Camila looks confused and startled for a second, then a little embarrassed before she reaches out a hand.

“It’s nice to meet you, David.” Is all she she says before she scurries away, telling you a “see you after the show!”

You look at her, extremely confused as to why she just acted so weird, but let it go.

“Do you think this is actually going to work?” David asks you, looking into your eyes.

“One can only hope for so much, David.” You say, quietly, but he heard you.

He gives you a small smile out of sympathy and you know it’s because he’s been in a similar situation. He, actually, used you for the same reason you’re using him right now - a year ago. It didn’t work out.

You lick your lips, looking towards the stage, waiting for Shawn to come out and perform.

As he does, he thanks everyone for coming and starts to play his first song - however, you can totally tell that there is something wrong. He’s not as focused as he usually is in the songs and lyrics, but instead looks really distracted.

Hopefully, you’re the only one that catches on, because that would kill Shawn if it got out all over twitter.

The show practically ended as soon as you thought it began and someone came to find you, telling you that Shawn needed to see you backstage.

You look at David, him wondering if he should come with, but you tell him to stay and made your way backstage.

You see Shawn, obviously distraught as he hands his guitar over to one of the stage managers.

Your eyes meet and he walks towards you.

“Shawn, are you okay?”

At this very moment, you weren’t concerned about him and Camila, you were concerned about how he was feeling mentally and performance wise.

“How could you do that?” He spits, angrily.

 “Excuse me?” Your eyebrows raise in question, slightly taken aback by Shawn’s sudden outburst of frustration.

“You brought a date, to my show?” He asks, almost as if he were confused that you would do such a thing.

“Yes, Shawn, I brought a date. I didn’t think you would get all bent out of shape if I did.” You cross your arms, getting angry at his irrational comments.

“Yeah, well I did, so your mistake.” He says, his brown eyes somehow appearing darker as he got angrier.

“What the hell is your problem, Shawn? You ditch me for your girlfriend for days, Shawn! Days! And suddenly you’re angry because I brought a date to your show? I’m so god damn sorry.” You yell sarcastically.

At this point, members of Shawn’s crew had stopped to watch the fight - signaling they were concerned and John stood by in case the fight got serious and it needed to be broken up.

“I never meant to cancel my plans with you! Work got in the way and unfortunately you suffered the repercussions! And…wait did you say girlfriend? Are you talking about Camila?” Shawn’s voice gets less escalated, and his tone is filled with confusion more than anything else.

“Who else would I be talking about, Shawn?” You said his name with venom. “And don’t give me that bullshit, you didn’t text me when we were supposed to have dinner because you went clubbing with her! I saw the pictures, and don’t try to deny it because I know you two are dating. I mean, who could blame her? Plus, you’ve spent more time with her in the past two weeks than you have with me in the past two months!”

“That doesn’t mean I’m dating her, Y/N!” Shawn tugs on his hair and sucks in a breath, clearly fuming. “This extra time I’ve been spending with her is for us to figure out some way that I can tell you that I fucking love you!”

No one says anything, all that’s heard is Shawn’s angry laboring breathing. You had no idea that Shawn felt this way about you - I mean, how could you?

“That’s why we went to the club, last night.” Shawn says, his voice quiet. “We were trying to get my brain to open up in some way so I could figure out someway that I could tell you that.”

“Well, you just did.” You swallow, shocked.

Shawn steps forward and carefully, as well as slowly, cups your cheek; his hand softly brings your head further to his until you feel him kiss you.

Cheers and claps erupt around you as Shawn’s crew rejoice in happiness.

When you two finally pull away, you see Camila smiling to herself and you look back to Shawn, the both of you smiling at each other.

“I love you, too.” You say and he smiles even wider, going in for another kiss.

Finally.

🌸 ~mental health awareness month~ 🌸

for a while now, i’ve been mulling over the idea of doing something to recognize mental health awareness month in some way on this blog. mental health is a strange thing in that you can feel like you are the most progressive, forward thinker, that you understand all of the harmful effects and baselessness of the stigma around speaking about mental illness and disordered behavior, but then totally succumb to all of that harmful thinking yourself. i know that’s something i struggle with a lot, so in an effort to perhaps push back on some of that discomfort that i deal with and to offer up a space for other people who follow this blog and deal with mental illness to share their experiences, i’ve decided to ask yall to send me messages since answering asks is the only thing i rly know how to do :) any thoughts or stories you might have and want to share or any questions you might have for me, just send them my way!!! depending on how many i get i’ll aim to answer two or three every day in between regular dnp content.

i thought each week might have a certain theme since tumblr suggested that lmao, and that we could start w self care/treatment. sooooo if you feel like it, send me your thoughts/experiences regarding the concept of “self care” or treatment for your mental illness. for example: 

  • what are your favorite ways to take a mental break?
  • what are your thoughts on the concept of “self care” as a catch all term for taking care of your mental health? 
  • opinions on tumblr’s culture of pushing “self care” in certain oversimplified ways? 
  • how do dan and phil play into your self care? or do they? what role does fandom play in general to help with your mental health? 
  • any particularly important experiences or stories you want to share regarding your treatment/recovery process?
  • or maybe you just want to ask me my opinion on any of those things lol 

i will make the obvious disclaimer that i’m not a mental health professional so i can’t give you any meaningful advice on treatment or diagnosis. if and where possible i’ll do my best to substitute gaps in my own knowledge/expertise with links to actual professional guidance (but maybe don’t ask me to diagnose you or give you advice on the treatment you should seek!) i also consider suicide and suicidal ideation to be pretty strong triggers so please refrain from messaging about those topics if you can!!! 

but those disclaimers aside, i would love to hear from y’all on these topics and try to contribute even incrementally to the truth that there is no shame in living with mental illness, and that all of us can play a role in supporting and bolstering each other’s well-being <3 i’m sending you all a lot of love!!!!! take care of yourselves x