power of knowledge

darkangelbaby  asked:

How do you think depression effects our astrology? Sorry if this is a weird question.

i dont really wanna get too it interfering or being separate or reflecting any qualities. there are so many factors that go into it to relate it directly to astrology is kind of an insult. i havent got a doctorate in psychoanalytics like liz greene, i feel my comments are unworthy but anyway

when i did mental health nursing we were always encouraged to develop and identify ‘resilience factors’. you may have heard of his because its pretty universal. So resiliency factors they say are like an adaptation to confront tragedy. These can be things like family support, education, intelligence, good self esteem, problem solving abilities, managing powerful impulses, and so on

I thought that it seems as though more of these ‘resiliency’ qualities are demonstrated through the chart. Like with Pluto in the 12th is the unconscious mastery, the profound empathy and remedial powers, the knowledge of guiding transcendence, I mean if you really wanted you could say the 12th house Pluto (for example) was  going to be singularly excluded to attribute to depression. But then I think, wait, the lord of the underworld, the LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD like the most prophetic, magic, wise, divine, the creator of destiny is your face in the 12th house, do you see your strength? Who better to walk alongside you? and that is you? this is your resiliency. you have all the energy of the underworld to blow fire in the face of sickness.

here is some writing i have from my favourite authors liz greene and steven forrest

-VANITAS VANITATUM OMNIA VANITAS-

/Vanity of vanities, all is vanity/

A vanity is the allegory of death, passing time and how passion and human activities are useless.

How to differenciate vanities from other works?
- Books, scientifics instruments and/or art are knowledge vanities.
- Money, jewels, collection pieces, weapons, crowns and/or sceptre represent power and wealth vanities.
- Smoking pipe, wine, musical instruments and/or games illustrate delight vanities.

Adding to these symbols, we can find skulls, skeletons, time instruments as hourglass or watch, extinguished candles or lamp, dying flowers. Most flowers on vanities are narcissus or hyacinth. It means life is temporary.

Vanitas is linked to knowledge, power and passing time so I added these symbols on the piece. Narcissus is a flower that represents kinda well Vanitas: it means selfishness (simply says), isn’t Vanitas a little bit selfish when he says he doesn’t want Noé  to protect him when he doesn’t want it?

Oh and Noé’s hand and arm mean: “…I would kill him with my own two hands.” Sorry.

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There is no reason too small to learn a language

You like the music? Go for it! Enjoy the books? Sure, do it! Heard someone speak it in a café one time and loved the sound of it? Get yourself some paper and start practicing!!! Don’t let anything deter you from learning something new 🌱🐝

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“I Am Majestic” Bath Ritual

  • Lavender buds
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • Lush’s Rose Jam shower gel, inscribing @sigils-in-your-area‘s “I am majestic” sigil
  • Lush’s Brightside bubble bar - SMALL AMOUNT! A little goes a long way!
  • Handful of oats
  • 16oz of almond milk
  • Assorted flowers
  • Half dozen roses - use 3 for petals and toss 3 whole heads in
  • Medium sliced orange
  • Small sliced lemon
  • White candles

Layer ingredients as listed above, running the bath water after you have added the oats. As it fills, feel free to mix in the milk. Be sure to stir the water with your hands as the water rises, gently whispering your intent. You may also light your candles as you wait and be sure to exercise fire safety! 

This bath is one of self care and love. Speak softly and kindly phrases such as “I am powerful” and “I am knowledgeable” when stirring - we want it to be brimming with lovely positivity! Once the tub is full, shut off the water and add your flowers and fruit. 

Whilst in the tub, visualize any negative thoughts or energies being washed away. Deeply inhale the lovely fruity, floral scents around you. Think of yourself as royalty! You deserve this luxurious soak!

Remain in the tub for as little or long as you see fit. I stayed in until the water got chilly!

After your soak, be sure to drain the tub carefully - little bits like lavender buds and oats can clog your bath. 

And that’s it, loves! You took a bath worthy of the majestic creature you are!

Note: You may use as many or as little of these ingredients as you like, or substitute if need be - whatever you need to make YOU feel great!

Wand Wood Correspondences
  • Alder: Fire and Water, passion and calm, manifesting and banishing.
  • Elm: Stability, strength, longevity, female empowerment.
  • Oak: Healing, protection, feeling of being at ease, being the best version of yourself.
  • Ash: Healing, both physical and magical. Luck for newborns.
  • Beech: Wishes, communication with deity, luck, fortune.
  • Cedar: Grounding, building new starts/places, protecting places, ancestors.
  • Elder: Good and bad luck depending on how you use it, fey energy, banishing.
  • Hazel: Wisdom, learning, power in knowledge, Inspiration.
  • Fir: Clarity, truth, divination, home.
  • Maple: Change, magic, learning, decision making, progression.
  • Sandalwood: Healing, purification, banishing of negative spirit and energy.
  • Willow: Divination, female energy, learning, beauty, creative arts.
  • Yew: Long life, rebirth, ancestor connection, cycle of life and death, protection from bad health (physical and spiritual).
  • Pine: Cleansing, air element, fresh beginnings, comfort in isolation.
  • Rowan: magical power, mysticism, removing negative magic, protection against curses and evil.
The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space, as can readily be proved by anyone who has been around a really old-fashioned secondhand bookshop, one that looks as though they were designed by M. Escher on a bad day and has more stairways than storeys and those rows of shelves which end in little doors that are surely too small for a full-sized human to enter. The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.
—  Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!
Sci-Fantasy and Technomancy

Creating a world where magic and technology co-exist

Mixing science fiction and magic can be tricky; if everyone in the world is capable of teleporting anywhere at anytime, it probably won’t make much sense for people to own cars, for example. Blending these two forces leads to countless exciting possibilities, but it can also end up creating some inconsistencies that your audience will pick up on if you don’t think things through well.

I have several tips and things you should think about if you want to build a world that mixes sci-fi and fantasy. Ultimately how detailed you get with it is up to you; maybe you want to plot out ever single tiny aspect of how your world works, or maybe you just want to have robot dragons and to hell with whoever disagrees! It’s a story of your making; if you and your audience are having fun with it, that’s what I consider most important.

Either way, here’s some things to think about!

- Of course, it helps to start off with the usual integral factors that tend to define societies; things like geography, language, religion, laws, agriculture, philosophy, etc. Before you even start throwing magic/tech into the mix, what does your world look like? What does it sound like? What does it taste like??

- How does magic work in your world? Is it a gift only available to a select few, or can pretty much any Average Joe summon a fireball? Are all mages Clerics (with magic derived from a powerful entity), Wizards (with magic learned from studying), Sorcerers (with magic just as an innate trait), or a mixture of these (and other?) things? 

- How does technology (generally) work in your world? How widely available is it? How well is it understood? What level is it at; are there nanobots in everyone’s bloodstreams, or is a bronze sword considered “high technology”? 

- How well do magic and technology (generally) mix in your world? Are they both just two different tools for solving problems, or opposed forces? Can one be used to study the other? Can someone be an expert on both things? What problems have been solved (and created) from blending the two?

- Are either things taboo? How much social friction do either things cause? Is the use of one meant to be secret or forbidden? Why?

- Are tech-favoring people/societies generally on equal footing with magic-favoring ones? They don’t have to be! The world being skewed in one side’s favor could be a great source of conflict! 

- What can only be done with magic? What can only be done with technology? Consider the limitations of both forces in the world. Does one force typically work better in some or most ways than the other? What things simply can’t be replicated by one side? 

- Consider how advanced each side is. What methods of communication, transportation, education, fuel consumption, medical care, etc are available to magic-favoring societies and which ones are available to tech-favoring societies? One side may not be exclusively better than the other; a tech-favoring society might have much faster land transportation in the form of huge cars, but a magic-favoring one might be able to magically tame huge creatures that can walk on walls and reach places tech can’t easily get to. 

- (When it can,) how does magic solve the same problems as tech and vice versa? A magical stone of far-speech can fill the magic-equivalent role of a phone, for example. A manufactured chemical packet could function like a certain spell. Of course, if one side’s method is so ubiquitous and accessible, it’s more likely that all people’s will favor it. 

- On the other hand, the different perspectives will likely produce entirely different problems and methods of solving them. Beyond one side being unable to replicate certain things from another, they may not want to. Mages may have no interest in creating an internet analogue they instead have access to some great collective unconscious tech-favoring people can’t access. How might one describe these things to the other? This is where the real creative world-building comes in; not every problem should be solved by just having an equally viable magic or tech version of it. Different cultures will value things differently, and exploring that leads to lots of creative worldbuilding and conflict!

- Consider what divisions might exist within societies. There are always subdivisions within groups; not all mages are as powerful, knowledgeable, or experienced as one another. Some subgroups may think themselves superior in some way, and/or might look down upon others within their own circle for all kinds of reasons. No group is a hivemind (unless they literally are); groups are made up individuals! 

- Lastly (but possibly most importantly), DON’T GET TOO CAUGHT UP WITH HOW COOL YOUR WORLD IS! Consider exactly what information is relevant to the audience and what interesting ways you can show/explain it. Remember that the focus should generally remain on the characters; there’s nothing wrong with having lots of extra world-building details, but they can bog down the story in minutia if you get too off track! You can always explore and explain deeper lore in side material!

#TuesdayTruth

5 Ways Knowledge of Self Will Make Your Life Easier

1. Relationships - when you know yourself you know exactly what you’re looking for from romantic relationships, friendships and any interactions that involve others. You know when to remove yourself when these relationships are no longer serving you and when to look for new ones.

2. Career - knowledge of self allows you to assess what you would like to achieve with the time you have on the planet. This will help you decide what career path will be the one that will help you to achieve your goals - whether they be financial or experience based.

3. Power - knowing who we are and what we came here to do gives us a deeper connection to the path we’re walking. Rather than seeing life as happening to us - we see that we have the power to create the reality we experience and adjust our behaviour & beliefs to create one we love.

4. Trust - you’ll realise why certain things had to happen and why they were necessary for your journey. Your trust in the universe will grow as you gain a deeper understanding of yourself - instead of saying “why me?” you can adopt the perspective of “try me!”.

5. Law of attraction - knowing yourself reveals exactly what you want, which makes setting your intention for manifestations easier. There will be less conflict inside you when deciding what you want to attract into your life - which makes the whole process of acquiring it easier. 

You can gain knowledge of self by spending time with yourself - go into nature and listen to your self-talk. Meditations can help - but this is not limited to sitting with your eyes closed “not thinking”. Meditations are time spent being present with yourself - use this time to understand who and what you are.

Knowledge is power.

Peace & positive vibes.

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