profound insights

Life will break everyone at some point.

Best friends will leave.

Lovers that you swore were “it”

will disappear.

You’ll have people die;

and it will rip you to shreds.

You will be on the best high,

and then suddenly,

you are pushed back to the ground.

Gasping for air and broken.

But sometimes something amazing comes out of it.

It makes people even more beautiful,

when they don’t let it turn them cruel and cold.

You have this profound insight and knowledge.

It makes you more kind and compassionate.

If you let it.

You know what they say,

you can’t have the rainbow without any rain.

—  Chapters from my life
Outer Planets at the Anaretic Degree in the Natal Chart

Keep in mind that Planets at 29 degrees are the radical expression of that sign!

Pluto at 29* Leo: Conjunct fixed star Regulus, the heart of the Lion, it will be generous, the epitome of excitement, and grandiose! At it’s lowest manifestation, it could be power tripping, an overblown desire for others to listen to them, these people may be pushy and insistent that they “know” things. This knowing will serve some people right, charging in an assured direction.

Pluto at 29* Virgo: Intuitively picks up on very specific things about other people. Tunnel vision, notices what others overlook.

Pluto at 29* Libra: Doesn’t realize what a strong influence and power they have over other people. Or perhaps they do realize it and use it to their advantage.

Pluto at 29* Scorpio: Profound insights about humanity. Sees into other people’s souls. Has a radiant magnetism about them.

Pluto at 29* Sagittarius: They may be an inspiring spiritual leader, or just have a guru complex.

Neptune at 29* Libra: Mystifies others by fitting in with many groups. They glide thru life with their charm and somehow know what other people want to hear. These people are astoundingly persuasive.

Neptune at 29* Scorpio: Feeling deceived by people and the world, people with this placement embody the most hurtful depths of physical and emotional wounds.

Neptune at 29* Sagittarius: That flickering soul relentlessly chases after what gives them fulfillment. Anywhere from a ruthless religious fanatic to the seeker of truth, who often feels Neptunian fog, unsure what the truth is.

Neptune at 29* Capricorn: Achieving the ultimate goal of the soul. The crocodile is the least evolved manifestation of Capricorn, representing the evil CEO who mercilessly chomps on others to get what they want. It swims thru murky waters to understand what others cannot handle. Some who have this natal placement will abandon spirituality to be competitive and caniving, a career climber who ignores sensitivity. Others will take that crocodile archetype to go where many fear to tread. The highest evolution of Capricorn is a unicorn, using spiritual dreams to mystify others.

Neptune at 29* Aquarius: This person could bring science and spirituality together, making a revolutionary discovery that proves the metaphysical. Or instead they could be a brilliant scientist who adamantly rejects the paranormal.

Uranus at 29* Cancer: Breaking away from an oppressive family, people with the anorectic degree of Cancer are eager to find an identity outside their upbringing.

Uranus at 29* Leo: Proudly flaunts their quirkiness, taking their eccentricities to the extreme.

Uranus at 29* Virgo: Brilliant abilities to synthesize information rapidly without leaving out important details. They are very thorough yet swift.

Uranus at 29* Libra: People born with this have the gift of finding balance when everything around them is chaotic.

Uranus at 29* Scorpio: This person loves chaos and may cause drama as a way to get others to look within themselves.

Uranus at 29* Sagittarius: Wild and out of control, this person could be very un-grounded unless they have other factors in their chart to balance them. They would be very innovative in their form of art or subject of study, creating something that gains massive attention.

Uranus at 29* Capricorn: Understanding the structure of this world and how it needs to be altered. People with this placement have insights to how we can make necessary changes in our government.

Uranus at 29* Aquarius: These rebels challenge us to think in new ways, shocking the previous generations into seeing what they have ignored!

If you want to know which of these YOU may have in your natal chart, I offer readings. If a transiting planet at an anaretic degree is activating one of your birth planets, this has a powerful forecast for you! I can tell use astrology to tell you what’s in store for you over the next couple months and years if you message me for a reading. I am honing my forecasting skills!

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Conquest: Cortes, Montezuma, and the Fall of Old Mexico

The unparalleled history of the fall of Old Mexico. Drawing on newly discovered sources and writing with brilliance, drama, and profound historical insight, Hugh Thomas presents an engrossing narrative of one of the most significant events of Western history. Ringing with the fury of two great empires locked in an epic battle, Conquest captures in extraordinary detail the Mexican and Spanish civilizations and offers unprecedented in-depth portraits of the legendary opponents, Montezuma and Cortés. Conquest is an essential work of history from one of our most gifted historians.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks was only 31 when she died of cervical cancer in 1951 in a Baltimore hospital. Not long before her death, doctors removed some of her tumor cells. They later discovered that the cells could thrive in a lab, a feat no human cells had achieved before.

Soon the cells, called HeLa cells, were being shipped from Baltimore around the world. In the 62 years since — twice as long as Ms. Lacks’s own life — her cells have been the subject of more than 74,000 studies, many of which have yielded profound insights into cell biology, vaccines, in vitro fertilization and cancer. Lacks’s case has sparked legal and ethical debates over the rights of an individual to his or her genetic material and tissue. (Source)

Dream Girl

Pairing: NaruHina

Rating: M

Words: 5,000+

<<Part 1 | Part 3>>

AN: Bitch I’m back. By popular demand. Lol, here’s the part 2 I’m excited to show! Bless @madhattressdelux for being my beta, I needed it. Enjoy. :)


Hanabi speaks of things that are normal for girls her age. Sourly, she talks about how annoying homework is with a pout. Or gossip about her classmate giving a love letter to one of the graduating seniors. The information leaves her lips with a ghastly smirk.

This is all riveting, but Hinata is hardly listening.

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The Rambler, God of Cryptic Prophecy

One of the greatest mysteries across the infinite realms is the presence of the Rambler, the sole inhabitant of the City of Echoes that lays somewhere in the poorly-defined “upper region” of the realms. The Rambler predates the City of Echoes, which itself has existed for “merely” a few eons, evidently constructed to keep the enigmatic and annoying being from wandering from place to place, as it’s not moved since moving in. Just how long the Rambler has existed, where it came from, and whatever purpose it may have isn’t known and, in fact, literally any information about it is difficult to come across. Spending any length of time around it quickly proves why.

It’s words come in endless, meaningless streams which to some could be thought of as insightful or profound, but analysis of its “sermons” reveals a deep and astonishing lack of any coherence. Seekers of knowledge trying to divine some meaning from its words are usually crushed upon finding out that it’s apparent prophecies never pass in any reality or that the riddles and questions it presents are without logical answer (not that it will acknowledge anyone giving it an answer at all). Some occultists wishing to prank their brethren will often call it the God of Riddles, the God of Cryptic Prophecy, or other such enticing titles to fool the unfortunates into opening their mind to the endless stream and work themselves to exhaustion trying to “decipher it” or “figure it out.”

Its sentences are unconnected rants which by all means appear to be nothing more than the ravings of a madman. In fact, the Rambler may just be a madman, though an immensely powerful one. Its ‘sermons’ are reflected by the City of Echoes to touch all corners of the infinite realms, allowing any being to “tune in” if their mind is open enough. The Rambler is aware and appreciative of all creatures listening to its words (regardless of whether or not they’re willing), often increasing its volume in their direction and causing spikes of ‘white noise’ to contaminate the mental background of their reality, impacting the lives of beings that can consciously or unconsciously tap into it.

The Rambler speaks in every language that did exist, does exist, will exist, will never exist, and cannot exist, and can verbalize languages that normally cannot be spoken. Though it can be communicated with and small bits of its essence can be summoned into a material plane, all attempts to speak to it lead it to spouting useless non-sequitur. At the very least, its summoned pieces are polite enough to stop talking (though they’ll continue to whisper) while another being is actually speaking to it.

  • My insecurity: if you were a REAL Machiavelli, you'd be running things and not just sitting in obscurity tossing off pseudo-profound insights.
  • Me: that is canonically untrue
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Adrian rested his hand on the doorknob and gave me a rueful look. ʺRose, Iʹm an addict with no work ethic whoʹs likely going to go insane. Iʹm not like you. Iʹm not a superhero.ʺ
ʺNot yet,ʺ I said.
He scoffed, shook his head, and opened the door. Just before leaving, he gave me one more backward glance. ʺThe contractʹs null and void, by the way.ʺ
I felt like Iʹd been slapped in the face. And in one of those rare moments, Rose Hathaway was rendered speechless. I had no witty quips, no elaborate explanations, and no profound insight.
Adrian left, and I wondered if Iʹd ever see him again.

During a Reddit AMA, one literary commenter asked Neil which books should be read by every person on the planet, to which the director of the Hayden Planetarium offered the following eight books. Consuming these books, he said, provides “profound insight into most of what has driven the history of the Western world.”

   The Bible
   The System of the World, Sir Isaac Newton
   On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin
   Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift
   The Age of Reason, Thomas Paine
   The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith
   The Art of War, Sun Tzu
   The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli

The Village: Lucius Hunt [INFP]

OFFICIAL TYPING by Charity / the mod.

Introverted Feeling (Fi): Lucius is intensely emotional, but it takes him years to work up the nerve to spill out all his feelings to Ivy (why must you lead, when I want to lead? If I want to dance, I will ask you to dance!). He so frets about being able to articulate his innermost feelings that he chooses to write important things down rather than risk mangling them through speaking them. He is extremely kind and sensitive, but not much of a communicator; rather, he shows his feelings through love – through the simple act of taking Ivy’s hand (or … not taking it, as the case may be).

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): The idea of the towns fills him with wonder; Lucius wants to go out and experience things, but not for their own sake … for their meaning. He also has profound insights into other people, gained through observing them (but cannot put them into words until Ivy helps him by explaining in words what his actions mean). Lucius knows that Ivy’s father and his mother are in love with one another. He knows that Noah is upset about his impending marriage to Ivy. He is very naïve in his approach to life, but also profound in many ways, because he reads what is happening between himself and others.

Introverted Sensing (Si): He uses examples of when the creatures were “kind” to Noah as a reason for why they will not harm him in his trip to the towns (“They will see I am pure of heart…”). Because he does not touch Ivy despite loving her, he believes (accurately) that Mr. Walker does the same with his mother. He claims things Ivy has said as his own and uses them in conversations with others. He clings to some of the old beliefs and superstitions instilled in him by the elders, but also wants to push out into the wood and explore, to test them, showing a lack of fear of the future (high Ne) while being pulled toward preserving his upbringing. Though longing to see more of the world, he is also comfortable being at home, in a predictable routine.

Extroverted Thinking (Te): His arguments are logically sound and based on evidence – Noah went into the wood and the creatures did not harm him. Mr. Walker does not touch you, Mother. His affections and feelings are shown through action rather than words – taking Ivy’s hand, entering into the woods in search of “the bad color,” writing letters to explain himself and apologize rather than saying it outright.

Note: I love this movie so much. It’s so powerful. Fear of the unknown, and of stepping outside what is comfortable to experience more of the world, is an ISXJ trait. Lucius is already brave… but Ivy must find her courage by pushing through her fears out of love for him. Beautiful.

My #ReadWomen Recommendations

Here are some of my favourite books written by some AWESOME ladies! Hope some of you can find something on here that interests you:

Classics/Literary Fiction

“The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Settefield for a gothic, haunting tale of two sisters and a writer’s past

“The Secret History” by Donna Tartt for a modern Greek tragedy and the beautiful prose

“Emma” by Jane Austen for some good old English humour and because who doesn’t love Jane Austen (if you don’t, that’s okay!)

“Little Women” by L.M. Alcott

“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte

“Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier

“A Novel Bookstore” by Laurence Cosse - a story of a small French bookstore that would be enjoyable for any lover of literature.

“The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath for a profound insight into a mental illness that’s still relevant today.

“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith for a sweet coming-of-age story of a girl who loved writing more than anything and for a strong, amazing mother figure.

“Speak” by Laurie Halse Anderson - published almost 20 years ago, the novel has never stopped being important and has helped many victims of sexual assault. “Speak” is important.

Historical Fiction

“In the Shadow of Blackbirds” and “The Cure for Dreaming” by Cat Winters for the ladies who were way ahead of their time and hauntingly beautiful writing that will stay with you a long time after you close the last page.

“Girl in Translation” by Jean Kwok for a story of an Asian-American immigrant, the hardships and triumphs and the love and heartbreak endured by her as she is forced to choose between two cultures.

“Purple Hibiscus” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for a coming-of-age story about the promise of freedom.

Fairytale retellings

“The Lunar Chronicles” by Marissa Meyer for a great cast of characters and our favourite fairytales re-imagined like never before

“Deathless” by Catherynne Valente for a re-imagination of Russian folklore intervined with the heartbreaking events of WWII.

Contemporary/Contemporary YA

“All the Rage” and “Cracked Up to Be” by Courtney Summers for a deep insight into rape culture and unlikeable, complex protagonists. Courtney Summers is amazing.

“The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks” by E.Lockhart for a story of a girl who is possibly a criminal mastermind at 16. The story is about how she got that way.

“The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh for an elegantly written story of second chances given to you by the people who love you and by things you love to do.

“Revolution” by Jennifer Donnelly. Most of you know that this is my favourite contemporary YA novel of all time, so I urge all of you to read it when you get the chance.

LGBT

“Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters for two very unlikeable, very complex heroines with tragically amazing backstories making their way through Dickensian England.

“Wildthorn” by Jane Eagland for a girl stuck in a Victorian asylum for daring to be herself.

“Everything Leads to You” by Nina LaCour for a romance between two girls driven together by their love for the art of film

Fantasy/Sci-fi/Urban fantasy/Magical realism

“Matthew Swift series” by Kate Griffin for an asexual protagonist who’s dead but not really, a lot of badass women of colour, and the magic of the great and terrible London as we’ve never seen before.

“The Invisible Library” by Genevieve Cogman (and the sequel comes out in December!) for some inter-dimension library travel, dragons and badass characters

“The Parasol Protectorate series” by Gail Garriger for an alternative, steampunk Victorian England populated by humans, werewolves, vampires and preternaturals, and some excellent smut.

“The Falconer” series by Elizabeth May for a steampunk Scotland, the evil Fae and a badass heroine

“The Diviners” by Libba Bray for the New York of the roaring 20s where dreams come alive and Naughty John makes you afraid to go to sleep. 

“Throne of Glass series” by Sarah J Maas for… well, most of you know what this one is about!

“Vampire Academy series” by Richelle Mead for an underrated boarding school vampire series with wonderful characters

“Bel Dame Apocrypha series” by Kameron Hurley for gritty cyberpunk, badass Muslim queer ladies and a lot of blood, guts and bug-based alien technology.


Mystery/Thriller

“Dublin Murder Squard series” by Tana French for five beautifully written gripping murder mystery novels with amazing characters (I love the first two books the most because CASSIE MADDOX)

“Books by Gillian Flynn” - yes, all three of her novels in all their glory of unreliable narrators and female villains.

De Profundis, Oscar Wilde

Published posthumously in 1905 by Oscar Wilde’s friend Robert Ross, De Profundis is a long letter written while the author was in prison, on trial on charges of having illicit relations with his friend Alfred Douglas. Addressed to Douglas, the letter describes the events that led to Wilde’s arrest and punishment and recounts the steps of his downfall. The letter also tells of the resentments and sufferings of his life in prison and provides profound insight into his emotional state. - Amazon