planetary alignments

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The Astronomicum Caesareum is a beautifully crafted astrolabe manual, to be used in order to calculate planetary alignment and the location of the stars. Petrus Apianus, a German court astronomer for Emperor Charles V dedicated the work to his patron. In return the emperor promoted Apianus to court mathematician and made him an imperial knight.  Seed pearls sewn into the pages, moving pieces, and dozens of drawings and diagrams make the manuscript a masterpiece. Apianus provided new commentary on Halley’s Comet (seen in 1531 and shown in the last image) and called for instruments to be used in astronomy rather than outdated calculation tables. Only 40 known copies remain in the world.

Lesson 11: Cosmic Witchcraft 101

By: Teacher Nova

Live class date and time: 1/19/2017 at 7:00pm CST

Cosmic witchcraft involves bonding with and utilizing celestial or planetary energy in your practice. You may choose to work with one celestial body or a multitude of them, calling upon their energy depending on your intent. In this lesson, we will discuss terminology associated with cosmic magick, and the correspondences associated with various celestial bodies.

What is a cosmic witch?

  • A cosmic witch, by my own definition, is a witch who utilizes planetary and celestial energy in their practice. While some witches tend to feel a connection with elements like earth, air, fire, and water, cosmic witches feel this connection with celestial bodies instead.
  • Some practitioners who practice planetary magick focus on the seven classic “planets” (I know the sun and moon aren’t planets but: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn), whereas a cosmic witch includes the planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto as well.
  • A cosmic witch also includes the energy of other celestial bodies when appropriate, such as comets, asteroids, meteors, supernovas, stars/star clusters, galaxies, black holes, etc. We may not be able to see these specific occurrences with the naked eye (most of the time), but we know they exist and harness energy from them when we see fit.
  • A cosmic witch not only uses astrology in their practice, but also astronomy. The big difference here is that astrology is basically a form of divination using the placement of celestial bodies to analyze our emotions and behaviors. Astronomy, on the other hand, is a science that examines the positions, motions, and properties of these celestial bodies.
  • Astrology may be a cosmic witch’s preferred form of divination, but other mediums can be used. I like to use an oracle deck whose meanings are based on astrology, but I also enjoy using Elder Futhark runes and tarot cards. Perhaps a cosmic witch with a strong affinity for Lunar or Neptunian energy might take up water scrying; a cosmic witch who connects with Jupiter may want to use a pair of dice or playing cards; a cosmic witch who connects with Plutonian energy may utilize reading bones as a form of divination, etc.
  • Cosmic witches may worship deities and call upon them for assistance, the most common and relatable being those of Greco-Roman origin considering the planets were named after Roman and Greek Gods, but it is not required and we are not bound by religion. I personally worship the planets themselves, with a focus on Saturn.
  • Aside from deities, the belief in alien beings is totally plausible in the same way that some witches believe in fae or angels.
  • Cosmic witches are not limited to what kind of items they use in their practice: herbs, crystals, incense, sigils, charged water, and other things can be used to utilize and represent celestial energy.
  • The timing used for spells can be based on a variety of things, such as planetary positions/alignments, lunar cycles, days of the week as they correspond to the planet the day was named for, or planetary hours.
  • Astral travel is useful for cosmic witches if they decide to travel within the cosmos, being able to “visit” and visualize the different celestial bodies in their own way.
  • Cosmic witches may use celestial energy to ground, center, and cleanse themselves (and other objects), instead of “earth grounding” or other common methods.

 

Terminology:

Astral - connected to or resembling the stars

Celestial - relating to the sky or outer space

Celestial Body - any natural body that exists outside of Earth’s atmosphere

Chaos - the void before the universe or cosmos was created

Cosmic - relating to the universe or cosmos

Jovian - relating to Jupiter

Lunar - relating to the Moon

Martian - relating to Mars

Mercurian - relating to Mercury

Natal Chart - a chart that shows the position of the planets and other celestial bodies at the time of your birth

Neptunian - relating to Neptune

Planetary - relating to the planets

Plutonian - relating to Pluto

Saturnian - relating to Saturn

Solar - relating to the Sun

Stellar - relating to the stars

Uranian - relating to Uranus

Venusian - relating to Venus

Zodiac - a circle of celestial longitude divided into 12 sections, each section represented by a different astrological sign

Correspondences for each planet: (I personally believe these correspondences to originate from the deity they were each named for)

Moon -

Associations: Emotions, moods, peace, dreams, imagination, the unconscious mind, memory, safe travel, protection, psychic abilities, balance, sensitivity, nostalgia

Botanicals: Cabbage, datura, evening primrose, honeysuckle, hydrangea, iris, jasmine, juniper, lemon, lotus, mallow, moonwort, morning glory, mugwort, myrtle, orris root, sandalwood, sweet pea, violet, watercress, water lily, white rose, wild lettuce, willow

Crystals: Moonstone, selenite, pearl, milky quartz, aquamarine

Metals: Silver

Colors: Silver, white, light blue

Numbers: 2

Elements: Water

Zodiac Signs: Cancer
Day of the Week: Monday

Sun -

Associations: Self-confidence, self-awareness, success, leadership, health, employment, pride, self-centeredness, ambition, money, optimism, potency, courage, generosity, nobility

Botanicals: Bergamot, buttercup, calamus, calendula, cedar, celandine, centaury, chamomile, cinnamon, citronella, frankincense, heliotrope, hibiscus, laurel, mandarin, marigold, orange, peony, poppy, rosemary, rue, saffron, st. john’s wort, sunflower

Crystals: Topaz, citrine, goldstone, gold, amber, carnelian, tiger’s eye

Metals: Gold

Colors: Gold, red, orange, yellow

Numbers: 1

Elements: Fire

Zodiac Signs: Leo

Day of the Week: Sunday

Mercury -

Associations: Communication, learning, memory, comprehension, intellect, agility, good fortune, gratitude, gain, exchanges, trade, reason, duality, education, travel

Botanicals: Almond, bladderwrack, caraway, cassia, celery, clover, eucalyptus, fennel, fenugreek, heather, jasmine, lavender, lemongrass, lily, mandrake, marjoram, mint (peppermint, spearmint), narcissus, parsley, sandalwood, sweet pea, valerian, wintergreen, wormwood

Crystals: Blue lace agate, fire agate, aventurine, opal, alexandrite, mottled jasper, citrine

Metals: Mercury/quicksilver

Colors: Green, yellow, purple

Numbers: 5

Elements: Air

Zodiac Signs: Gemini, Virgo

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Venus -

Associations: Cooperation, unity, agreements, originality, creativity, beauty, love, companionship, fertility, joy, romance, peace, sexuality

Botanicals: Apple, bergamot, cashew, daffodil, daisy, damiana, geranium, goldenrod, hibiscus, larkspur, lavender, lemon verbena, lilac, passion flower, peach, plantain, primrose, raspberry, rose, spearmint, strawberry, tansy, thyme, vanilla, violet, yarrow, ylang ylang

Crystals: Emerald, jade, rose quartz, celestite, turquoise, peridot, malachite, sodalite, coral

Metals: Copper

Colors: Pink, green, aqua, peach

Numbers: 6

Elements: Earth

Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Libra

Day of the Week: Friday

Mars -

Associations: Power, lust, force, passion, will, courage, physical strength, war, male virility, energy, action, independence, practicality, protection

Botanicals: Acacia, allspice, basil, black pepper, calamus, cardamom, cassava, chives, coriander, cumin, dragon’s blood, garlic, ginger, hawthorn, hyacinth, nettle, onion, patchouli, pennyroyal, rue, thistle, turmeric

Crystals: Ruby, garnet, red jasper, bloodstone, sardonyx, lavastone, red tourmaline

Metals: Iron

Colors: Red, brown

Numbers: 9

Elements: Fire

Zodiac Signs: Aries

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Jupiter -

Associations: Gain, riches, prosperity, wealth, success, luck, self-confidence, investment, gatherings, favors, ambition, mercy, humanity, publicity 

Botanicals: Anise, bayberry, bergamot, blessed thistle, carnation, catnip, chamomile, cinquefoil, clove, clover, corn, crampbark, eyebright, hops, hyssop, nutmeg, oak, sage, stevia, tulip

Crystals: Yellow sapphire, yellow apatite, yellow jasper, green aventurine, azurite, lepidolite, kyanite

Metals: Tin

Colors: Blue, purple, yellow

Numbers: 3

Elements: Air

Zodiac Signs: Sagittarius

Day of the Week: Thursday

Saturn -

Associations: Safety, protection, intellect, life lessons, loss, past lives, law, justice, sincerity, restraint, discipline, responsibility, caution, time, chaos

Botanicals: Black poppy seeds, bluebell, comfrey, cypress, daffodil, datura, elm, foxglove, garlic, hemlock, hemp, holly, mandrake, mullein, myrrh, nightshade, patchouli, rosemary, skullcap, snowdrop, thyme, tobacco, valerian, vetiver, wolfsbane (aconite, monkshood), wintergreen, witch hazel

Crystals: Hematite, jet, onyx, obsidian, blue sapphire, halite, black tourmaline, black diamond, garnet

Metals: Lead

Colors: Black, maroon, purple, yellow

Numbers: 8

Elements: Earth

Zodiac Signs: Capricorn

Day of the Week: Saturday

Uranus -

Associations: Changes, revolution, independence, freedom, clairvoyance, disruption, metaphysics, higher consciousness, intuition, technology

Botanicals: Calamus, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, coffee, eucalyptus, ginger, guarana, kava kava, lime, nutmeg, orange blossom, pansy, pokeweed, Solomon’s seal

Crystals: Quartz, diamond, aquamarine, amazonite, blue topaz, tanzanite, opalite, aqua aura

Metals: Uranium

Colors: Blue, purple, white

Numbers: 4

Elements: Air

Zodiac Signs: Aquarius

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Neptune -

Associations: Confusion, mysticism, imagination, illusion, chaos, divination, inner vision, perception, sacrifice, inspiration, emotions, compassion

Botanicals: Hemp, honeysuckle, jasmine, lobelia, lotus, melon, morning glory, mugwort, orange blossom, pine, poppy, skullcap, water lily, wild lettuce, willow, wisteria 

Crystals: Sapphire, amethyst, turquoise, fluorite, labradorite, aquamarine, celestite, vauxite

Metals: Platinum

Colors: Blue, grey, aqua, lavender

Numbers: 7

Elements: Water

Zodiac Signs: Pisces

Day of the Week: Friday

Pluto -

Associations: Death, the underworld, astral travel, realms, transformation, metamorphosis, cooperation, regeneration, mystery, power, change, crisis 

Botanicals: Acacia, barley, basil, chrysanthemum, columbine, cypress, damiana, dogwood, dragon’s blood, eucalyptus, fern, foxglove, galangal root, hops, larkspur, oats, pansy, passion flower, psilocybin, saw palmetto, silverweed, skullcap, strawberry, valerian, wheat, yohimbe 

Crystals: Smoky quartz, snowflake obsidian, black tourmaline, kunzite

Metals: Plutonium

Colors: Black, white

Numbers: 0

Elements: Water

Zodiac Signs: Scorpio

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Correspondences for other celestial bodies:

Asteroids, Comets, & Minor Planets

[] Ceres (dwarf planet) - named for the Roman goddess of agriculture, grain crops, motherly love, and fertility: nurturing, love, comfort, growth, compassion, fertility

[] Chiron (comet) - in Greek mythology, he was a centaur, the foster son of Apollo, and the biological son of Cronus - his most notable abilities included healing, prophecy, wisdom, and intelligence: wisdom, patience, life lessons, self-worth, perseverance, relief, healing

[⇨⇦] Eris (dwarf planet) - named for the Greek goddess of strife and discord: discord, rivalry, jealousy, revenge, battles, power, resourcefulness, clarity 

[] Eros (asteroid) - named for the Greek god of love: sexuality, intimacy, passion, desire, creativity, unity 

[] Hygieia (asteroid) - named for the goddess of health, cleanliness, and hygiene; was the daughter of Asclepius, the god of medicine: balance, satisfaction, indulgence, health concerns of all kinds - hygiene, medicine, vaccines, fitness, nutrition, illness

[] Juno (asteroid/minor planet) - Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth; said to be the highest goddess; sister of Saturn, and wife of Jupiter: attraction, commitment, beauty, companionship, compromise, security 

[] Lilith (asteroid/dark moon/black moon) - Lilith is the name given to a few different celestial bodies in the cosmos - the first one being an asteroid, the second being a hypothetical satellite that orbits between the moon and the earth, the third being used to describe the earth’s moon at its farthest point from the earth (black moon) - in biblical mythology, Lilith was Adam’s first wife who escaped the Garden of Eden after refusing to be subservient to Adam, and went on to procreate with demonic creatures - some say she was a demon herself - this is possibly due to the rise of patriarchal society: independence, temptation, consequence, fear, suffering, limitations, crisis, conflict 

[] Pallas (asteroid) - also known as Pallas Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, craft, and war: creativity, power, intuition, justice, wisdom, protection

[] Psyche (asteroid) - former mortal and goddess of the soul in Greek mythology - wife to Eros: unconscious mind, self-actualization, truth, perseverance, trials, transformation 

[] Vesta (asteroid/minor planet) - Roman goddess of hearth, home, and family: focus, dedication, passion, mental clarity, self-respect, diligence, purification

Other:

Asteroid (a small rocky body orbiting the sun) - strength, protection, stability, courage

Aurora (a natural light produced when the magnetosphere of earth is disturbed by solar wind) - peace, spirituality, guidance, enlightenment

Black Hole (a region of the cosmos that exhibits such strong gravitational effects that nothing—not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from inside it) - darkness, destruction, absorption, banishing 

Comet (a celestial body composed of ice and other debris) - stillness, isolation, balance, control, transformation 

Dark Matter (matter that does not emit or interact with electromagnetic radiation, thus making it invisible) - invisibility, protection, shielding

Meteor (the visible passage of a meteoroid, asteroid, or comet passing through earth’s atmosphere, causing a streak of light in the sky) - hope, wishes, luck, fortune, wealth 

Nebula (an interstellar cloud of gas) - foundation, illumination, radiance, renewal, cleansing

Star Cluster (groups of stars) - unity, strength, peace

Supernova (a stellar explosion that occurs during the last stages of a star’s life) - energy, illumination, manifestation, destruction, rebirth, cleansing

Lunar Phases:

New Moon (the first phase of the moon; the moon is not visible because it is in the sun’s shadow) – new beginnings, health, cleansing, inner harmony, peace, love

Waxing Crescent (right side of moon visible by 1% to 49%) – growth, wealth, prosperity, luck, attraction

First Quarter (right side of moon visible by 50%) – balance, decision-making, challenges 

Waxing Gibbous (right side of moon visible by 51% to 99%) – motivation, positivity, success, attraction

Full Moon (moon is 100% visible) – power, cleansing, charging, healing, divination, emotions, psychic awareness, enlightenment, banishing

Waning Gibbous (left side of moon visible by 51% to 99%) – reassessment, letting go, clearing away, cleansing, releasing, undoing bindings, opening up, making amends, making space

Third Quarter (left side of moon visible by 50%) – letting go, banishing, breaking bad habits

Waning Crescent (left side of moon visible by 1% to 49%) – achievement, rest, peace, deep wisdom, completion, banishing 

Dark Moon (the moon during the time where it is not visible in the backdrop of the sky; the new moon occurs during this time) – retreat, reflection of self, destruction, banishing, justice

Blue Moon (the third of four full moons in a season, or a second full moon in a month of the common calendar) – achieving goals, focus, major wishes and dreams, divination

Black Moon (has 4 meanings: a month with 2 new moons, a month with no new moons, a season with 4 new moons, or a month without a full moon) – power, manifestation

Homework: complete your natal/birth chart (astro.com > extended chart selection > fill out your info > select “pullen/astrolog” > select “simple chart delineation” from the dropdown menu > scroll down about ¾ of the way and find the section of the report that has percentages of the planets, zodiac signs, elements, etc.), and find out what your dominant planet is. In the chart, your dominant planet will be the one with the highest percentage. Do you resonate with that particular planet? If not, which planet do you like the most and why? Your favorite celestial body that is not a planet? Why?

Next week’s lesson:

Cosmic Witchcraft 101: Lesson 2 - incorporating cosmic magick into your daily life

The Functions as Typology Systems

Ti: Alignment - Frequently used by NEEEERDS, complete with Charts, Diagrams and Memes, and many discussions on fine distinctions. Was made up because ppl wanted *more precision* than just Good & Evil; Descriptive in style, allows to estimate what actions an individual would consider to chose.

Ne: MBTI - Mix of both self-improvement-y and versatile uses from the personal/self-understanding to the job performance optimizing end; Massively helps you understand other points of view. Probably has the most in-jokes.

Ni: Socionics - Super methodical and in-depht, some stuff on ideal work environments, seems to have considered everything.  Despite it’s overall brilliance & usefulness, sometimes gets a bit too dogmatic in its predictions.

Si: Hogwarts House - Less about inborn or environmentally imprinted and more about chosen/aquired qualities, gives you a basic idea of a person’ values, philosophies and their idea of worthwhile work/contribution, also fondly reminds you of your childhood <3

Se: Essence Type - Talks about ‘movement’, style of action and the basic ‘vibes’ you catch from a person, supposedly the fundamental, pre/post frills of a person and straightforward to determine/ picture, relatively non-prescriptive. 

Fe: Temperament - Basically describes the inertia level and flavor of people’s moods; Few categories (blends & specifications nonwithstanding) but very distinctive ones, useful to know for dealing with them, widely known so people get what you’re talking about.  

Te: Big 5/SLOAN - Focus more on hard, externally observable traits than explanatory power, “famed” for it’s reliable results. Probably more suited to getting stable statistics/quantifications and determining the question of, “Can this sucker do this one job?” than individual discovery. 

Fi: Enneagram - All about motivations, cultivating self-awareness, squishy hidden feels and how we are all screwed. X thousand varieties so you can find the one that fits you just right. Organic connection to genre aesthetics, bound to make you cry. 

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Planetary Alignment in Film.

2001: A Space Odyssey (dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

The Tree Of Life (dir. Terrence Malick, 2011)

Under The Skin (dir. Jonathan Glazer, 2013)

Melancholia (dir. Lars Von Trier, 2011)

Don't forget about YOUR power

You don’t always have to rely upon the powers of herbs and crystals and metals.

You don’t always have to rely on the moon phases or the tides or planetary alignments.

You don’t always have to harness the natural powers of the world around you.

You have your own power within you; strong and great and subtle. Use it.

Imagine: Isaac saying he thinks you’re hot in front of Derek

It was no secret that the sour-wolf Derek Hale liked you. Like, Like-liked you. You were one of the few people that could make him laugh on command and in return you would melt at the sight of his smile.

“She’s kinda hot.” Isaac blurted out as his eyes followed your movements.

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What exactly is Wicca?

A bullet point post

  • Wicca is a Faith system founded in the mid 20th century that believes in both a God and Goddess Figure as creator of the Universe.
    • These Deities are often symbolically represented by images of Sun and Moon, Silver and Gold, Male and Female, as well as many of the tools Wiccans utilize in religious practice.
  • Its followers believe in an Afterlife called “Summerland” where every living being goes when they pass on, and many of its followers, but not all, adhere to the idea of reincarnation as well.
    • There is not a Wiccan universal idea of “Hell” or “Devil”
  • Many Wicca followers adopt the practice of Witchcraft into their religious practice, utilizing a force known to them as “Magic” in order to create change in their world.
  • Wiccans believe that the Universe is comprised of 5 elements,
    • Earth
    • Air
    • Fire
    • Water
    • Spirit (Spirit being the unknowable force that connects everything together allowing Life to be brought into creation)
  • Wicca has 8 Holidays throughout the year
    • Called “Sabbats"  they consist of 4 Major and 4 minor.
    • This calendar is known as "The Wheel of the Year” and begins at Yule (Dec. 21) and Ends at Samhain (Sow-when) (Oct. 31st or thereabouts, depending on planetary and solar alignments)
    • 4 of the holidays are strictly religious, while the other 4 follow the changing and balance of the Seasons (Solstices and Equinoxes)
  • Also commonly observed within Wicca are the phases of the Moon.
    • Many Wiccans will observe these phases through celebratory observances known as Esbats
  • Both Sabbats and Esbats are observed through Ritualistic Worship, where there is a certain setup for how a religious ceremony is performed. This will vary coven to coven or person to person.
  • Wiccan Churches are not typically held in an actual “Church” or “Temple” building, instead opting for their group to meet in Nature or  and Congregations are called “Covens”
    • Denominations of Wicca are referred to as “Traditions” and there are over 100 different traditions, if not more.
  • Wicca is a Mystery Initiatory Faith, meaning that you must move up through “Degrees of Rank” in order to learn every facet of the faith.
  • Depending on who you speak to, There are 2 types of Wicca
    • Traditional Wicca-Traces its lineage of Members and teachers back to the Original Tradition that founded Wicca, and/or one of the famous founding members
    • Neo-Wicca or Solitary Wicca- This is considered “Outer court”Wicca, meaning the teachings you do not need to be Degreed or part of a Coven to learn.

There is probably a lot more you can add to this list, but this is a basic nitty gritty explanation of what Wicca is. Any questions, comments, additions, please feel free to add or ask me!

I imagine the sex.
The rattle of it,
the sharpness,
their tongues,
His & Hers,
matching towels,
coffee mugs,
hipbones aligned
into planetary
miracles. Mouth
seams full of light,
joints aching,
heavy with it,
curving their bodies
like swans necks,
his fingers, before,
the same fingers,
before,
on a different body,
not mine,
less bulbous
and hesitant,
not mine,
open as a subway
station, eating
skin on skin on skin,
not mine,
like handprints
on foggy windows,
pressing her
into every shadow,
the same fingers, before,
pulling her throat strings,
before,
swallowing her
into litanies of
greedy prayers, before,
not mine, before,
the grime of them,
furious with it,
before.
—  Azra.T “Fuck You” 

The planets in our solar system shift into direct motion (opposed to retrograde) today, and stay that way until February 6th. It’s so very rare that at least one planet isn’t in retrograde at any one point! This means we have the perfect opportunity being given to us by the universe to get our affairs in order, to move into the flow of what we want and what we dream of, to flourish and blossom into the versions of ourselves that we would love to be. Theres no point digging in our heels and resisting through fear because our lives will still be happening around us…now is the time to take the leap, throw ourselves in head first, communicate our desires, know ourselves and each other…

How exciting :)

The signs as Planets (& celestial bodies)
  • *not based on the planetary alignments or anything idk
  • Aries: pluto
  • Taurus: Mars
  • Gemini: Jupiter
  • Cancer: the Asteroid belt
  • Leo: the sun
  • Virgo: the moon
  • Libra: Earth
  • Scorpio: venus
  • Sagittarius: saturn
  • Capricorn: mercury
  • Aquarius: Uranus
  • Pisces: Neptune

HAPPY BIRTHDAY @frostbitebakery <333 Here’s a birthday fic for the Steve x Bucky coffee shop meet cute prompt. Hope you enjoy it!

Also based on Seb’s look here

Steve doesn’t need to check his phone to know he’s late, probably even later than he thinks, and he’s decaffeinated, trying to outrun an apocalyptic black cloud that’s hot on his heels and threatening storms.

Rain isn’t the only thing breathing down his neck today either. It’s Tuesday morning, which means his Tuesday morning deadline has tiptoed past the point of pressing and has bolted headlong into the realms of urgency.

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What is a Cosmic Witch? 🌌🌠✨

Taken from an ask I received. 

  • A cosmic witch, by my own definition, is a witch who utilizes planetary and celestial energy in their practice. While some witches tend to feel a connection with elements like earth, air, fire, and water, cosmic witches feel this connection with celestial bodies instead.
  • Some practitioners who practice planetary magick focus on the seven classic “planets” (I know the sun and moon aren’t planets but: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn), whereas a cosmic witch includes the planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto as well.
  • A cosmic witch also includes the energy of other celestial bodies when appropriate, such as comets, asteroids, meteors, supernovas, stars/star clusters, galaxies, black holes, etc. We may not be able to see these specific occurrences with the naked eye (most of the time), but we know they exist and harness energy from them when we see fit.
  • A cosmic witch not only uses astrology in their practice, but also astronomy. The big difference here is that astrology is basically a form of divination using the placement of celestial bodies to analyze our emotions and behaviors. Astronomy, on the other hand, is a science that examines the positions, motions, and properties of these celestial bodies.
  • Astrology may be a cosmic witch’s preferred form of divination, but other mediums can be used. I like to use an oracle deck whose meanings are based on astrology, but I also enjoy using Elder Futhark runes and tarot cards. Perhaps a cosmic witch with a strong affinity for Lunar or Neptunian energy might take up water scrying; a cosmic witch who connects with Jupiter may want to use a pair of dice or playing cards; a cosmic witch who connects with Plutonian energy may utilize reading bones as a form of divination, etc.
  • Cosmic witches may worship deities and call upon them for assistance, the most common and relatable being those of Greco-Roman origin considering the planets were named after Roman and Greek Gods, but it is not required and we are not bound by religion. I personally worship the planets themselves, with a focus on Saturn.
  • Aside from deities, the belief in alien beings is totally plausible in the same way that some witches believe in fae or angels.
  • Cosmic witches are not limited to what kind of items they use in their practice: herbs, crystals, incense, sigils, charged water, and other things can be used to utilize and represent celestial energy.
  • The timing used for spells can be based on a variety of things, such as planetary positions/alignments, lunar cycles, days of the week as they correspond to the planet the day was named for, or planetary hours.
  • Astral travel is useful for cosmic witches if they decide to travel within the cosmos, being able to “visit” and visualize the different celestial bodies in their own way.
  • Cosmic witches may use celestial energy to ground, center, and cleanse themselves (and other objects), instead of “earth grounding” or other common methods.

🌌🌠✨🌟

anonymous asked:

Winteriron prompt : AU bucky uses pick up lines on tony. Both are in their late twenties. Humour and Happy ending.

I hope you like this! I used this post for the pick up lines. I didn’t use them all, but I have another part in the works, (though this is a stand alone). You can find this on Ao3 here


Dazzle Me (You’re the Universe) 

“What about her over there?” Sam asks, gesturing towards the bar. Bucky doesn’t even look.

“Seriously Sam?” He’s exasperated by the whole conversation, honestly, and he aims a kick at Steve under the table as he carries on laughing.

They’ve been sat in the bar for nearly an hour, drinking and laughing and watching people on the dance-floor: and for the last twenty minutes, Sam has been trying to convince Bucky to talk to someone. All because Bucky had said that being an astrophysics student didn’t mean he couldn’t get himself a date if he wanted to.

“Yeah, man! I want proof.” Sam protests, a glint in his eye that Bucky knows all too well is a challenge – it’s had Nat bailing the three of them out of the campus lock-up before now.

“Buck’s always been good with the ladies, Sam.” Steve tells him, and shit, now there’s a smirk to go with that glint.

“Oh yeah?” Sam slides his gaze to the bar again. “Fourth from the right.” He says, grinning, and Bucky groans, giving in and turning to look, a not my type already balanced to be said, when he counts across and sees who Sam’s referring to.

The guy is exactly his type.

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3 & 6!

3: Zodiac sign?

I’m a capricorn! My moon sign is Sagittarius and my rising sign is Leo. bUT DON’T GET ME STARTED OKAY I LOVE ASTROLOGY. I could go on for days about horoscopes, planetary alignments, mercury in retrograde (lol) you name it!! 

6: Aliens or ghosts?

Aliens maaaaaaaaaaan. ghosts can suck my dingly dong.