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NAME: Ms. Mummy

AGE: ???

HERO LEVEL: 5

SPECIES: Mummy

BACKSTORY: She used to live in a massive tomb, but found the back room of Gar’s to be more comfortable.

CHARACTER BIO: She comes out to grab a snack every now and then. Everyone forgets that she lives in the back!

ATTACKS: X-treme Wrap Whip

WEAKNESSES: Needs to re-wrap after using whip. If she unravels all the way, she disappears.

FUN FACT: She’s a loner. If she ever got transformed into a human, she’d be a goth.

VOICED BY: Ashly Burch

That first panel would make a good wallpaper.

America #5 is a nice addition to America’s past with character of Magdalena. But it also expands and moves forward the plot that was already going on since the first issue. The art reminds me of the style of Fran Quiliety, best known for his X-Men work with Grant Morisson, but it weirdly fits and gives the title a quite indie feel, especially with how the dialogues feel a bit rambly - it cares not for the rules of getting to the point but sidetracks with small talk, philosophical narration, and Kate’s incredible motormouth. Normally it would bother me and look pretentious but here? It works, allowing the book to stand out on its own. It wants to do its own thing and I can respect that.

- Admin

Transiting Sun enters Leo

July 22 - August 22, 2017

The Sun is dignified in Leo, and it’s also the “esoteric” ruler of Leo. Wrote astrologer Isabel Hickey, “Leo (is) the sign that rules the spine and the heart in the physical body. Will (spine) and Love (heart) are the motivating powers of desire and the will to be. Without this driving power of desire there would be no motivation of Will. In August, sign of Leo, the Sun is all powerful as self-consciousness is concerned. The Sun in the heavens is at its greatest power.” (In the Northern Hemisphere, I hasten to add/soothe.)

“Fun in the Sun” is an apt description for Leo. Everyone is aware of the sign’s penchant for performance and drama, too. Whatever slice of your birth chart is now being enlightened by the Sun through Leo, needs to loosen up and play a bit. This is also an area of life into which you throw yourself wholeheartedly. Finally, the Leo house(s) in your chart show the effects/consequences of “doing” your Sun’s mission, for good or for ill; the Sun’s trek will certainly shine light on how this works out for you.

There are a couple other areas of Leo which I wanted to specifically focus on. One is the sign’s scientific bent, which I theorize has something to do with Pluto being exalted in Leo. They have a true fascination with “the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.” (Thanks, Google!) Pluto really wants to get down to the barest truths about life, which Leo seems to channel/filter through science.

The other less-acknowledged Leo trait is entrepreneurship. (Hi, son!) Google again: entrepreneurship is “the activity of setting up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.” We more often associate taking risks with the 5th House, but remember that the 5th is the natural house of Leo.

Most of the aspects are of the “flowing” variety. Plenty of opportunities to play, perform, and party. Unfortunately, this also makes us more prone to vanity, pomposity, melodrama, and profligacy. Have a little Leonine pride and comport yourself like the aristocrat you really are.

Celebrities with Sun in Leo:
Robert Plant, Keith Moon, Barack Obama, J Lo, Napoleon I, J Law, Helena Blavatsky, Mick Jagger, Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, Daniel Radcliffe, Halle Berry, Carl Jung, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, J. K. Rowling, Coco Chanel, Alfred Hitchcock, Fidel Castro, Chris Hemsworth, Usain Bolt, Iman, Kevin Spacey, Stanley Kubrick, Martha Stewart, Ms M’s son

Wednesday, July 26, Mars/Leo conjunct Sun/Leo, 4:12

This is going to be addressed in tomorrow’s posting about the (first) New Moon in Leo. We’ll have to work hard for the positive expression, as all indications are that we won’t be completely “prepared” to face the difficulties of the position.

Planets/Points affected lie between 3:12 and 5:12 of the signs Aries, Taurus*, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Scorpio*, Sagittarius, and Aquarius*.

Tuesday, August 1, Pallas/Taurus square Sun/Leo, 9:14

The only really “bad” aspect, this has a couple of ways to manifest. First, we doubt our ability to bring about the changes we desire. We’re convinced there is only One Right Way to accomplish our goals, and if we don’t have 100% success we think we have 0% success. The other way involves “issues” about authority. “They won’t let me,” or something like that; perhaps also an unwillingness to be seen as a mere beginner instead of an Omnipotent Proficient.

Planets/Points affected lie between 8:14 and 10:14 of the fixed signs Taurus*, Leo*, Scorpio*, and Aquarius*; and between 23:14 and 25:14 of the mutable signs Gemini*, Virgo*, Sagittarius*, and Pisces*.

Thursday, August 10, Jupiter/Libra sextile Sun/Leo, 18:25

This of course can bring out the pomposity if we’re too carried away! It has a particular flavor of joining a congenial group, &/or a particular social cause. Don’t go into it thinking “I’m here to show these people how it’s done,” though! Think of the excellent opportunities to learn from, and help, one another.

Planets/Points affected lie between 17:25 and 19:25 of the yang signs Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.

Sunday, August 13, Saturn Rx/Sagittarius trine Sun/Leo, 21:17

And here we have, potentially, more of the “authoritarian” side of Leo. Self-righteous, arrogant “morality” has an ease of expression (trine). Grr. Instead, we can easily work hard on being generous, understanding, and idealistic. We can be confident enough in/with ourselves to let other people be themselves.

Planets/Points affected lie between 20:17 and 22:17 of the yang signs Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra,  Sagittarius, and Aquarius.

Wednesday, August 16, Eris Rx/Aries trine Sun/Leo, 23:48;
North Node/Leo conjunct Sun/Leo, 24:10;
South Node/Aquarius opposite Sun/Leo, 24:10

The South Node and Eris team up to make us painfully aware of being/feeling alienated and ignored. What the Sun and North Node do, here, is to help us find ways to express the hurt in a positive way, by exemplifying equality and inclusion in every possible way, via our very Being. I mean, if you KNOW how it hurts, you have the choice of lashing out or of healing; this aspect setup merely highlights that choice. Moon/Gemini on this day will help us turn away from more negative manifestations.

Planets/Points affected lie between 22:48 and 25:10 of the yang signs Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.

Sunday, August 20, Uranus Rx/Aries trine Sun/Leo, 28:23

We glory in being unique individuals. “There’s nobody else here, no one like me,” to quote Chrissie Hynde. Friendliness and (weirdly) cooperativeness are also enhanced today. The downside is that we are too focused on our own excellence to pay attention to anything else. Not everyone is as impressed with you, as you are. (And remember the “Brass in Pocket” video - Pete Farndon drives off with his pals, despite Chrissie’s best efforts.)

Planets/Points affected lie between 27:23 and 29:23 of the yang signs Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.