For those who don’t know: I don’t have purple hair anymore (sad panda) and the stress from school and life in general this year made me gain quite a few pounds but look how healthy I look now Im so happy
so, first of all, crystals will vary for individuals. one person may say that their number one is celestite etc while others will say something else. this is ok! they each have their own properties, which will probably tailor to their own craft needs!
In no particular order:
CLEAR QUARTZ (or any type)
clear quartz is very versatile, it can be used/programmed for any purpose!! i feel like clear quartz works so well with us is because clear quartz and our own bodies have silica! (though ours are liquid silica crystals). clear quartz is known as a “master healer” and will amplify energy, as well as the effect of other crystals. BASICALLY, IF YOU’RE JUST STARTING YOUR COLLECTION GET SOME CLEAR QUARTZ!!
rose quartz is the universal stone of love, calmness, gentleness, and compassion. generally, this is just a great stone to be around!
yep. another quartz. are we noticing a trend here?!?! i looooove amethyst. i feel like it is such a protective stone, and, is great for purification! amethyst is also great to develop psychic skills.
maybe i’m just being biased because selenite is my favourite stone… but i honestly don’t know what i’d do without it! selenite has great mental clarity and psychic qualities, but the main one that amazes me is the fact selenite charges other crystals! i usually charge my other crystals on a selenite slab and logs. it also has strong ties to the moon!
this crystal can be used to detoxify negative energies and encourage a more positive state of mind. it is also great for bringing
THINGS I WISH I KNEW FROM THE START
selenite is really easy to break.. maybe it isnt a ‘beginner’ crystal for clumsy witches (like me)
some crystals will be damaged in water
some crystals fade in sunlight
cleansing is important!! i admit it doesnt have to be done all the time, but it should be done at least once!
opalite is just… pretty glass. and it usually gets marketed as moonstone!
most commercially available citrine on the market is heated amethyst, though it’s still good to use as citrine!
We all know about the atrocities of the Milwaukee Cannibal, but what drove him to commit such acts?
Dahmer pled guilty but insane before the actual trial. Psychiatric experts testified that he knew right from wrong, regardless of psychological state. So what did Dahmer suffer from, and how did this impact his crimes?
There are many different possible diagnoses for Jeffrey Dahmer. Upon psychological inspection, many different possibilities arose for Dahmer’s mental state.
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Perhaps the most obvious diagnosis, APD is a disorder that has been flirted with by psychologists to explain Dahmer’s behaviour. It is catagorised by the following:
- Exploit, manipulate and violate the rights of others - No remorse or regret - Irresponsible, no regard for social norms - Very few long term, meaningful relationships - Problems with temper and frustration - Lack guilt for their actions - Blame others for their own short-comings - Break the law consistently
This may seem like, on the surface, an appropriate diagnosis for Dahmer. However, the way in which he killed, and his self professed reasons for doing so, do not fit the criteria. Many psychologists deny this as the driving force behind his crimes, as his motives seemed to be propelled more by insecurity, self gratification and instability, rather than anger.
Autistic Development Disorder
Many children suffer from a form of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, which inevitably carries through to adulthood. It is categorized by the following:
- Social & communication difficulties - Exhibit behaviours that other would deem “different” and “repetitive” - Intense obsessions - Is often coupled with Social Anxiety and General Anxiety Disorder - Monotonous or flat speech - Uncomfortable with human touch
No two people present the same Autistic behaviors, so categorization is difficult.
Jeffrey Dahmer developed from a very young age an obsession with bones, namely animal bones. Lionel Dahmer (father) said in his book “A Fathers Story” that he encouraged this behavior, as he felt it may lead to a career in the medical field. He ultimately viewed this obsession as a harmless one.
In school, Dahmer had a lot of trouble with social interaction. He spoke of this himself in a later interview from prison, stating that “The
subtleties of social life were beyond my grasp. When children liked me, I did
not know why. Nor could I formulate a plan for winning their
affection. I simply didn’t know how things worked with other people…. And try
as I might, I couldn’t make other people seem less strange and unknowable”
Experts that assessed Dahmers behaviour, say that there is a connection between Aspergers and sexual development, aggressive behavior and low mood.
Borderline Personality Disorder
After molesting a 13 year old, psychologists found Dahmer to be uncooperative, angry, manipulative and emotionally unstable. He later told his probation officer that his life lacked meaning and purpose. Could this empty feeling, coupled with an unstable disposition be a sign of BPD?
- Emotional Instability - Disturbed patterns of thinking or perceptions - Impulsive and reckless behavior - Unstable sense of self - Extreme fear of abandonment and rejection - Intense and unstable relationships with others - Obsessive behaviors such as obsessing over other people
In his confession, Jeffrey Dahmer said he murdered the men to prevent them from leaving and abandoning him. This intense fear of being “left” is very common among BPD sufferers, and this, coupled with his extreme denial of his homosexuality (unstable sense of self) may make BPD a likely diagnosis.
Personality Disorder Not Otherwise Specified; with Schizoid, Antisocial, and Schizotypal Traits
Psychiatrists that assessed Dahmer found that they were unable to conclude what afflictions he suffered from. The above diagnosis was given.
How would JD have been treated on the outside?
There are many different therapies that are available for the above mental health problems. Below is a selection of these that may have been implemented:
Borderline Personality Disorder
- DBT - Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Coupled with medication for related depression and anxiety
Aspergers - A combination of Social Skills Training, Speech and Language therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis and Medication
Many psychologists also think that a combination of Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology and Hormone Therapy would have helped Dahmer to live a functional life.
How was Dahmer treated in prison?
Dahmer received no official therapy in prison for his mental health issues, other than the pastoral care of the prison minister. He converted to Christianity whilst in prison. Was this a genuine move one Dahmer’s part to seek forgiveness and live a better, more fulfilling life? Or was it yet another desperate attempt to fit into a group and establish an identity for himself?
Had Jeffrey been given the opportunity to receive quality mental health assessments and care, some believe he could’ve served as a “guinea pig” in how to treat extreme deviance such as this.
We associate a lot of Libran qualities with geniality, sweetness, and the feminine expression of the Venus lover. But the sign of Libra is incredibly complex, dual bodied, and fierce. While the Libra can be painted as meek, easily intimidated, and fearful of conflict, there are expressions of Libra that exhibit powerful mental qualities, a furious fight for justice, and great ambition. There are many world leaders, male and female who have their natal Sun in Libra. They are aggressive on the debate floor, intelligent in negotiation, and level headed in their ascension up the career ladder. Libra is ruled by Venus and exalts in Saturn. We have the humanistic judgment of Venus fusing with the disciplined and determined will of Saturn. Libras are a tour de force, and they can be absolutely unmovable and resolute.
The double lined Libra symbol indicates a sign that experiences dual states of consciousness. While we have an archetype that is focused on developing relationships and connecting others, we also have the scales of justice. This is the need to throw oneself into battle so that what is fair and right prevails. Libra is an air sign, and the intellectual capacity of the individual is one of his greatest assets. There is a tremendous verbal acuity and the mind to dominate any debate. He can view the world through multiple perspectives and rapidly absorb information and fact. So we have four critical areas of intelligence expressed through Libra, and this is a secret of the sign’s success. There is socially receptive Venus, mentally astute Air, the fire of Cardinal, and wise, formidable Saturn. Life arenas like politics and law resonate here because the individual emanates tremendous leadership skills, formidable wit on the parliament floor, and a very focused approach to success.
Many female world leaders have their natal Sun in Libra, especially
pioneering ones like Margaret Thatcher and Julia Gillard. Many male
shock jocks are Sun Libras. There is ferocious dialogue and the reigning in of the Mars duality’s aggression, inferno, and combativeness. Libras stand by what they believe in, and their battle scars tend to be hidden by flowers and jewellery. The individual can be too easily underestimated, and his ability to adapt to the personality required means he can fly under the radar while achieving great feats. Libras are not unequipped for the world, they hold swords of power as they tackle the cosmic balance beam.
(workbook anon bc that session was so healing my cptsd ass is finally learning to trust). This shit is about to be long so I 100% understand if you don’t post it I jus need to tell someone about it LOL
I was inpatient last week for unrelated chronic health reasons but still met with a (very uppity) psychologist while I was there who seemed confused by me, and frustrated that I was so guarded. She consulted with my therapist to give suggestions (which idk the specifics of) but my therapist seemed worried that the direction they wanted to take would actually do more harm. She told her about how my complex trauma deeply hinders my ability to put thoughts into words, but she also thinks I have good instincts & she trusts my drive to recover & pretty much (gently) told her to fuck off bc she knows better what I need LMAO
She was super open about how that conversation went which was surprising but also hilarious to me because I’ve never seen a ~sassier~ side of her. But hearing her advocate for me and talk to me about her experience in working with trauma just made me feel so supported & like she really does know me. I shared a lot with her in that book about negative perceptions of myself and she just accepted it without trying to refute them and she made me feel like it was okay to be uncomfortable with her.
It was SO overwhelming and I was trying SO hard not to completely dissociate the whole time. But it was necessary. I’m so goddamn lucky to have found someone who can and wants to hold my shit together for me in the room when I can’t.
there signs and planets that seem to nurture each other not related to rulership or exalt. like capricorn can establish profound mental qualities in mercury. it gives mercury the stability and focus to exhibit his golden mind. venus is blissful in gemini. gemini is all about establishing relationships between ideas and people, forming harmony between oppositions. it gives a tremendous love of conversation and literature. the moon is potent in pisces, it swirls into the high emotional frequency of this pair, it gives rise to the creative texture and intuitive function. mars glows in sagittarius. it adds jet fuel to the spell of wanderlust, emphasizes the energetic components of both elements, and gives endless territory within the mind to explore. the exaggerated and exuberant hysterics of jupiter respond well in larger than life leo. it’s like diving headfirst into an icecream cake at the top of a rollercoaster. it’s all jovial and novel. saturn could express well in virgo because there is that severe sense of discipline, calculation, and logic. the outer planets i am not so sure about. exalting planets are yet to be established. there is much confusion and debate. uranus is very focused on transformation and intuitive focus like scorpio. neptune infuses with the motherly creativity of cancer. after the dead of winter, to burn into dawn light and bring forth new life as aries does resonate with the renewal and rebirth theme explored in pluto
It’s one thing to explain everything that Guts has been through since the moment he was born from his mother’s corpse after she was hanged to death, but it’s another thing to infer the tragedies behind the scar on the bridge of his nose, his missing right eye, his amputated left arm, why he lashes out viciously whenever other men harmlessly touch him, why he’s so sadistic toward his enemies, why his heart blisters with hatred and violence. On one hand, you’re repulsed by and extremely wary of men like him, but on the other hand, you’re sympathetic and you want him to find peace and happiness one day. Guts’ actions and characterization are polarizing, causing people to avoid him and causing others to gravitate toward him at the same time. And despite being a messy, fundamentally damaged man both physically and mentally, his one redeeming quality is that he keeps pressing forward, he keeps fighting, and he never surrenders. My favorite protagonist.
Mercury in 1st House: Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to personal issues relating to self-awareness and the search for an intellectual social identity. You have an inquiring, competitive and intellectual mental disposition, with above-average ability to express yourself orally and in writing. Many intellectual avenues will be explored through an innate drive for knowledge and new personal experiences that stimulate the growth of mind and personality. Your mental qualities are ideally suited to academic and scientific work.
Mercury in 2nd House: Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to financial, business and managerial affairs. You have an innate ability for making money by means of intellectual effort. In this respect you view education and learning only as means of increasing your earning potential. You are not inclined to involve yourself in anything that does not, at the end of the day, produce concrete practical results. Your mental qualities are ideally suited to business and commercial enterprise.
Mercury in 3rd House: Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to gaining superior intellectual ability, through education, travel and philosophical debate. An original thinker with much mental agility you excel in speaking, writing and communicating generally. This is a strong placing for Mercury and if mental power is directed to defined objectives then much success can be attained in any chosen direction.
Mercury in 4th House: Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to your domestic and private life, and issues relating to home and family. Intellectual interests, further education and general studies are carried out within the home environment. It is probable that your work or career is also home based.
Mercury in 5th House: Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to personal issues. Although very intelligent, your mind will often dwell on pleasures, hobbies, love-making and amusements; you especially enjoy games requiring mental competition. You have a deep need of mental pleasure and intellectual stimulation; therefore, your friends and romantic partner are likely to be intellectual types. An interest in gambling or other forms of speculation is indicated. You may also have some interest for art, music and literature.
Mercury in 6th House: Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to acquiring specialized skills or knowledge for professional use. Your work may demand an intellectual quality of mind, analytical ability and strict attention to detail. There is a concern for personal health, hygiene, tidiness, correct dress and polite speech. You may find success in fields such as science, teaching or administration.
Mercury in 7th House: Your reasoning abilities will largely be applied to the growth and development of the mind through co-operation and communications inside human relationships. You prefer to work in partnership or with others rather than individually. You enjoy good company and social life and have the ability for communicating well with the public in general. Marriage is especially important to your mental well-being. Your partner should be an intellectual type who can give the necessary mental companionship and support. Your qualities are ideally suited to public relations work, counseling and arbitration.
Mercury in 8th House: Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to the growth and development of the mind through the study of fundamental questions of life and death, and a search for the beyond. There is an interest in scientific, metaphysical and occult subjects. Much of your knowledge may be gained through intuitive means rather than the study of books. There is an aptitude for business and other financial dealings. Your mental disposition is ideally suited to work of an investigative nature, research, psychotherapy, psychiatry, police or detective work.
Mercury in 9th House: Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to the expansion of the intellect through foreign travel, philosophy, higher education and other profound studies. Your mental disposition is well-suited to positions of authority; likely occupations could include law, religion, science, medicine, teaching, literature and philosophy. You may have a deep desire to reach a position of intellectual superiority in your chosen field.
Mercury in 10th House: Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to professional worldly ambitions where knowledge and education are pursued in order to enhance career prospects or social standing. Your mental qualities are well-suited to managerial posts, government positions, politics and any work requiring communication skill and executive ability. With this placing of Mercury financial security, professional prestige and social status are the dominant mental issues.
Mercury in 11th House: Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to the pursuit of truth and profound knowledge; mainly through the mental companionship of friends, or within social groups and in a teach and learn situation. This position of Mercury strengthens the intellect, gives a good memory and a strong comprehensive mind capable of much hard work. Intuitive insights and original reasoning ability produce the occasional touch of genius - you often comprehend issues that others find quite incomprehensible. Your objective and original thinking can be used for the scientific investigation of advanced metaphysical concepts and humanitarian ideals - or other profound issues that could lead humanity towards a better future.
Mercury in 12th House: Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied in an inner search for spiritual truth and mental enlightenment. Intellectual understanding is related to intuitive mystical guidance and hunches from a mind turned inward - like in meditation. This placement of Mercury is powerful for creative endeavor and occupations that require your special qualities - acting, writing, art, poetry, singing, music, nursing or humanitarian work. On occasion, your mind may be overpowered by deep emotional eruptions; to retain balance you will need to seek peace, quiet and seclusion.
Among the Egyptians, Isis is often represented with a headdress
consisting of the empty throne chair of her murdered husband, and this
peculiar structure was accepted during certain dynasties as her
hieroglyphic. The headdresses of the Egyptians have great symbolic and
emblematic importance, for they represent the auric bodies of the
superhuman intelligences, and are used in the same way that the nimbus,
halo, and aureole are used in Christian religious art. Frank C. Higgins,
a well-known Masonic symbolist, has astutely noted that the ornate
headgears of certain gods and Pharaohs are inclined backward at the same
angle as the earth’s axis. The robes, insignia, jewels, and
ornamentations of the ancient hierophants symbolized the spiritual
energies radiating from the human body. Modern science is rediscovering
many of the lost secrets of Hermetic philosophy. One of these is the
ability to gauge the mental development, the soul qualities, and the
physical health of an individual from the streamers of semi-visible
electric force which pour through the surface of the skin of every human
being at all times during his life.