Transitions between the Wheel (For the four seasons)
This is from my personal practice with observing the wheel of the year and my focus on each transition between the sabbats. I honor the current seasons in between. Each transition has it’s importance to self care and managing the home and garden. I will probably add to this later cause some paragraphs I wrote I feel like are a bit vague. Some of these transitions are not meant to be 100% literal and static but I feel like they are good areas to focus on for that moment in the year.
During the thick of winter when it’s too cold to do anything and always dark, it’s the perfect moment in the year to rest. The focus is on relaxing, taking extra time to sleep and care for the body especially to not get sick. Winter is also ‘spa’ season because the air is so dry and harsh it’s a good time to soak in hot baths and scrub away dead skin and moisturize with protective lotion. Do not try to make new plans, yet sit home, rest and reflect.
Imbolc -> Ostara Cleansing
When winter thaws it’s a great time to clean the home and prepare for spring. Personally, I also like to do a body cleanse since I tend to eat a lot of processed (yet delicious ;-;) foods all year round. This also makes up for all the heavy foods I’ve been eating since Summer (all the BBQs) to Winter comfort foods. As I clean the home and get rid of stuff that has accumulated over the year, I clean the body. Also the focus is on cleaning the home as well. Breathing in the same air, especially if its full of dust, is really unhealthy and it’s good as the days are getting a little warmer to open up the windows for a few minutes to allow in fresh air to circulate. This is also the time of year I throw out old furniture, accumulated things and rearrange furniture in the room as well.
Ostara -> Beltane Sowing
Spring is a great time to germinate sprouts along with other seeds and clean the backyard or garden to grow plants. If you like to compost it’s a time to start mixing in the vegetable/fruit/plant scraps with the soil. Spring is also a great time to sow bigger changes in life as well. Something about the warm new season brings an air of flirtatiousness and ‘socialness’ that makes it perfect for making new friends or finding a partner. (Probably because people can finally come out of hibernation). It’s also a fantastic time to work on your image and portfolio and apply for long term jobs that begin in the summer or fall. Spring is the season for new beginnings and putting long term plans into action.
Beltane -> Litha Growing
A tradition I like to do on Beltane is repotting of plants and gardening. Repotting plants is a tradition I try to focus on every year because it’s very easy for house plants to die due to dead soil. Plus it makes the inside of the house super vibrant and lively to have fresh new soil in pots. From this point to summer solstice is the point of growth. Growth in the garden but also growth of personal goals. May and June feel like hectic months where there are so many events and opportunities to advance your work or change your social scene, that if I am not personally progressing, I focus all of my attention on my growth.
Litha -> Lughnasadh Thriving
Its the heat of summer! It’s time to get out and feel the intense hot energy and use its power to focus on goals and networking! Where I am there’s usually an exciting event every week where it’s an opportunity to make more connections and meet more friends but also since its warm and nature is so vibrant it’s time to take some days to relax and get away to enjoy the heat and life of nature. Go to the beach, go hiking, swim in a lake, sleep under the stars. Be active since the efforts will pay off.
-> Mabon Reaping
This is the time you earn what you’ve sowed both literally and metaphorically. If you have a garden its the time it will start giving back. If you are an active goer of a farmers market you will notice how beautifully abundant the stands are. If in Spring you’ve sent out tons of job applications, and in Summer got the job you’ve wanted and worked hard, then by now you should start seeing some results. If there are no results being seen it’s a time for reflection and re-strategizing. There is a second chance in this time to start again before the cold and the holiday season bulldozes through.
Mabon -> Samhain Harvesting/Gathering
This is the time to gather and harvest. Usually family tends to gather now since it’s the holiday season. There’s not much other than gathering to be done since family and holidays are bombarding you from all sides. Also there is an abundance of food. This is great to store for the next transition which is
Samhain -> Yule Preparation
This is the moment to prepare for winter. My warddrobe completely changes here, I take up knitting projects that were abandoned last Imbolc, and I store food and herbs for the winter to use. Also making preserves from things in the garden or hand knitting clothes make great presents for the winter holidays. This is also a time to prepare the garden for hibernation. Take in potted plants, harvest the last of the herbs and food (that are not potted). Make sure plants you do not want to die have a place to chill in the house.
Gryffindor: Sucking on sugar cubes, giggling behind your hand, long car rides with friends, opening windows to let in fresh air, running barefoot through grass, burning your tongue on food that was too hot, the view from tall buildings, the sun warming your skin, doorbells, summer camp, fierce eyeliner and bold lipstick, deep v-necks accessorized with a flirty smile, rough hands and soft hearts, brightly colored cocktails, laughing too hard at a dumb joke, crumpling up paper and throwing it into a trashcan across the room, card games, letting your hair down, opening doors, and skinny dipping.
Ravenclaw: Waking up late on a rainy day, warm coffee on a cold morning, scrunched eyebrows, color-coding everything, bags under your eyes, passing notes to your friends, long fingernails, jumping in puddles, charm bracelets, comfortable silences, orchestras, velvet ribbons, french braids, dark eyelashes, chewing ice cubes, train rides, staring out the window, curling up with a pet, being alone in the forest, the smell of the earth after it rains, staying up late to watch the stars, rearranging your room, biting your tongue, painting your toes different shades, cold glasses, chokers, watching a play, musical compositions, roman numerals, doodling on your hand, and mirrors.
Hufflepuff: Skirts that flow behind you, eyes that sparkle in the light, tea, picking flowers for your mom, laughing so hard you can’t catch your breath, denim shorts and crop tops, forts made out of sheets, pixie cuts, scrunching up your nose, rosy cheeks, freckles across your nose, bohemian tapestries on walls, dancing around the room with friends, apartments with brick walls in the city, sleeping by huge windows, drinking alcohol on rooftops, shirts rolled to the elbows, cute buns, birds sitting on telephone wires, fogged up glass, strumming a guitar, smiling so much that your cheekbones ache, climbing tall trees, contagious laughter, Polaroid pictures, and mosaics with colored glass.
Slytherin: Raising one eyebrow, martinis, marble statues, soft fur blankets on leather couches, tapping your fingernails against a hard surface, perfectly winged eyeliner, sly smirks, champagne flutes, pencil skirts, footprints in fresh snow, tree houses, wandering around the city at night, quotes that describe you perfectly, black and white photography, french perfume, black silk, lingerie, combing wet hair, proving people wrong, shopping with your best friends, mint leaves, keeping a diary, silver rings, staying up all night, black coffee, hand mirrors, little black dresses, pine trees, vanilla scented candles, mascara, stone walls, leather jackets and red lipstick, wine corks, and photo albums.
• if you see a bouquet of flowers that you think are beautiful, buy them
• speak your mind when you have something to say
•stop assuming everyone is smarter than you are
• stop assuming everyone is lying
• open up to people a little more
• keep your room clean
• instead of going on your phone, read !!!
• dont worry so much, whatever you’re stressed about, it’s probably not important enough to ruin your day
• critically think
• start journaling noteworthy days (or not noteworthy !!) your future self will thank you for the memories
• reinvent yourself
• go out of your comfort zone every once in a while, you might just have a good time
• rearrange your room at least once every 3 months, the change is refreshing
• spend less time on your phone
• confidence is key, only wear clothes that make you feel good
dan trying out a new angle to film his liveshow that prevents us from seeing the majority of his room
using the younow app on his phone instead of using his laptop
avoiding any questions specifically asking why he’s sitting on his bed and why he’s using the mobile app
the corner of his room was completely fucking empty and void of his lamp and the wirrow painting that usually hangs above his bed
said he was RELOCATING the wirrow art
rearranging his possessions for a more aesthetic video background
contemplating a new video setup overall
whipped some keys out of no where and started jingling them all over the place
no more liveshows for 3 weeks
the chaotic good outcome: dan and phil move into a new house together in may and vlog themselves stepping through the front door and we get to see their first reactions to official home ownership and then they also vlog themselves going to the shelter to adopt a new member of their family
the chaotic neutral outcome: dan and phil stay in their apartment together and dan just does a lot of rearranging in his room for a new monotone and minimalistic video background with houseplants (but they still end up moving later)
the chaotic evil outcome: there is no chaotic evil outcome because chaotic evil would imply that dan and phil are never going to move and that just isn’t correct
Characters- Dean x Reader, Sam Summary- Dean comes back from a witch hunt not quite himself. You do your best to help, and hope that it’s enough. Word Count- 1,889 Warnings- Angst, Fluff, Language. Beta- @jpadjackles
A/N- Prompt: ‘Caught Up In You’ by 38 Special Requested by @anon. I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think! Also, thank you all so much for 2.5k followers! I love y’all so much <3
As you crouch in front of the open passenger door, you look over the man in the bench seat. The man you see is far removed from the usual Dean Winchester you knew. He’s eerily quiet, sitting stiffly as he stares, unseeing, out of the windshield. The impala is parked in the bunker’s garage, but he just sits there, motionless, except for the occasional lethargic blink.
When Sam and Dean came back from their hunt, you expected them to be in one of two moods. The first and most preferred was the giddy excitement of a job well done, beers and pie all around. The second was less desired, the quiet thoughtfulness of a rough hunt.
I have rearranged my entire living room last weekend and now I can make myself a new little study corner by the window. The natural light flooding in is pretty badass and the coffee table I’m on is actually larger than my desk. Now if I can only find a floor pillow/pouf thing that’s better than my stack of 3 cushions I’m sitting on, then it’d just be more than perfect. 👌
A/N - Helloooo fellow ARMYs!! OMG I am going insane with BIGHIT releasing all these teasers for BTS. And to celebrate their upcoming comeback, I’ve decided to elevate all our emotions and fangirl capabilities to the max with this BTS reaction yayyy!! Enjoy guys!!! <3
When You Wear His Shirt:
Namjoon would enjoy every second you wore any of his clothes, whether it be his shirt, hat, scarf, etc. But there was no doubt that he loved it best when you wore his shirt. During your movie nights, when you sat upon the couch with your bare legs gently perched upon his lap, he would gently graze his fingers over your calves and sometimes lay a few kisses upon your knees. Eventually, his eyes would meet yours and he would whisper, “You know this is really unfair right? You can’t go around tempting me like this.”
You would be chatting with Jin via video call while he was on tour and he would notice how your shirt was so familiar to him. When he eventually realizes that it was his own, he would find it cute that you missed him that much that you decided to wear it while he was away. Only problem is that the entire group would end up purposely walking by while you two were chatting and catch a glimpse of you in his shirt. That would eventually lead to the entire hotel room bursting in pterodactyl screams and endless teasing that he would have to take your call in another room. When he finally found some peace and quiet he would slyly glance at you while cheekily responding raising his eyebrows, “Usually only my existence can make that shirt beautiful but I think I’ll make an exception this time.”
Yoongi would forever keep his poker face and continue to compose his music while you simply waited lethargically for him to finish. Knowing that he would spend the entire night at his desk working, you purposely waited by his side as the clock continued to move past midnight. At certain moments his eyes would flicker to your curvy figure and bare legs as you sat beside him. When you felt your head begin to grow heavy and sleep slowly coming to consume you, you decided it was best to leave. And just as you were about to exit the room, he would quickly pull you into his lap while murmuring into your ear, “And just where do you think you are going?”
As soon as Hoseok saw you walking around the house with his long oversized hoodie, he would lean forward from his stance and gently beckon you over to him with his fingers. As you made your way over to him he would wrap his arms around your waist and place a chaste kiss on your forehead. He would then lift your arms around his neck and pull you closer and continue to sway you side to side as you two gently began to move into a slow dance. There would be no need for music or words since this was a sort of silence that you two were the most comfortable in.
OMG THIS KOALA!!
Jimin would find you completely irresistible he would burst into a smile when he sees you. As soon as you start preparing dinner while dancing around in his shirt, he would slowly snake his arms around your waist and bury his face into the croon of your neck. He would continue to shyly place butterfly kisses down your jawline. When you raise a spoon to his lips to taste your dish, he would gently shake his head and whisper huskily, “No beautiful, I’m hungry for something else.”
Our little 4D Alien would be a bundle of joy when he first catches a glimpse of you. His reaction may incorporate a wide range of emotions including, shyly peaking from the edge of the door at your legs or purposely walking by and brushing your shoulders. Eventually when you caught onto his childish behaviors and continued to playfully ignore him, he would unleash his excitement in the most bizarre way. He would probably end up running around the house with dinosaur helmet over his eyes while screaming, “My girl is so beautiful I can’t take it anymore!”
You would be prancing around the living room rearranging the books on your shelf and he would pretend he doesn’t notice how enticing your bare legs looked as they swayed back and forth among the silky fabric of his shirt. Nevertheless, he would still have a sly, cocky smile on his lips as he continues to write some lyrics for his group’s new album. When you question why he is so silent, he would respond with, “Ah I just got inspired to write some sensual lyrics for our ballad coming up … but I’m thinking it might be banned from broadcast. What can I say? I’m having some really inappropriate thoughts when I see you in my shirt.”
i’ve had all of my clothes sitting on my floor due to lack of closet space so around five o’ clock yesterday i started folding my clothes and then decided to make a trip to target for a stand alone closet which then turned into bringing home $200 worth of new decorations and installing this into the ceiling while rearranging my entire room close to midnight last night…
-Omegas start nesting at a young age, like three or four years old, not so much because they need to but because they see their mother do it and they want to do it too. They start with small nests made just about anywhere, their bed, the floor, the couch, anywhere they feel like settling. Their little nests are always filled with small blankies and stuffed toys. At this age they don’t really care who is near their nest, they actually love having people around because they take pride in showing it off
-As Omegas start to get older, around twelve to fourteen years old, they become very dependent on the security and comfort their nest provides. They no longer like people being around it because they’re starting to be able to pick up the scents of other dynamics more and it makes them uncomfortable to have other scents on their nest besides their own
-When an Omega goes into heat for the first time, around fifteen to seventeen years old, they often make a new nest in a dark and enclosed place like their closet. Absolutely no one is welcome in or near that nest, with the exception of their Omega parent who checks in with food and water every now and then, since at this age the Omega usually won’t have a mate to take care of them yet
-Unmated Omegas always have a nest made, mated Omegas don’t though because they have an Alpha to provide them with warmth, comfort and security. Mated Omegas will usually only nest during heats, pregnancies, sicknesses and when they are extremely stressed or sad. Only their Alpha is allowed in these nests
-Whenever an Omega buys a new blanket they will insist that their Alpha needs to cuddle in it with them before it can be used for a nest, because it needs to have their scents rubbed into it
-Little Omega children excitedly building a big nest for them and their Alpha and Beta siblings in the living room on movie nights so they can all be cuddly and cozy together
-When Omegas are building a nest they become very zoned into it and even their Alpha has difficulty getting their attention until the Omega is satisfied with it
-An Alpha trying to be helpful and building a nest for their Omega who is about to go into heat, the Omega being very appreciative of the gesture but as soon as the Alpha leaves the room they rearrange everything the way they like it because Omegas are very particular about their nests
-Omegas are very uncomfortable with any Alpha scent besides their mates being anywhere near their nest, the scents of other Omegas can be comforting at times though
-During summer Omegas build their nests with light sheets and blankets and prefer to sleep naked because they love the soothing feel of the cool linens on their warm skin, but in winter they will use the thickest and softest blankets they can find while wearing fuzzy pajamas and snuggling as close to their Alpha as possible
-A small Omega building a nest and insisting that their Alpha parent cuddle in it with them, “like you do with mama!” and the Omega parent trying not to laugh as their big strong Alpha is cuddled into a tiny nest of stuffed animals and pink flowery blankets
Anon Asks: Dear awesome comic artist/ storyteller, What kind of PJs do you think team STRQ would wear when they were dorming at school? :3
Ohhh, stahp it~
Text and non text versions because why not.
Qrow sports a graphic T-shirt, usually his ‘May Contain Alcohol’ shirt, and a pair of baggy sweat pants. Will take his rings off when going to bed but can’t sleep with his necklace and wristband off. He feels too weird without them anymore.
Taiyang is a shorts and a T-shirt kind of guy. He gets too hot at night, so light clothing it is. Shirt says ‘Pun Master’. Tai strikes me as a ‘sleeps in nothing but his boxers’ kind of guy once he’s snuggled up in bed.
Raven’s is based on her daughter’s PJ’s with her own colors and some of Raven’s flair. Can’t sleep with all that extra cloth, so a tank top and yoga shorts are her sleep wear. STRETCH GURL
Summer wears a tunic-length T-shirt that covers her butt and pairs it with leggings. Summer will snuggle up with a book before bed. She reads all genres, but favors adventure and romance novella’s before going to sleep. She sometimes reads to Qrow, too.
The team was initially divided by gender as far as beds go. Tai and Raven, however, start dating and basically rearrange the room to sleep on the same side as one another when Qrow and Summer are in class one day. It isn’t much of a problem until the couple start engaging in romantic festivities under the sheets. Qrow and Summer are left to listen to their team mates/sister do the horizontal mambo in awkward, disgusted horror.
Qrow may throw a pillow, book, desk, or broadsword at the couple every now and again, because he and Short-Stack need sleep and he isn’t above disturbing the two.
Qrow and Summer are indeed together during this interaction. They’re going to snuggle up together later (once Tai and Rae are asleep) and laugh at Tai getting his butt handed to him by Oobleck. Shouldn’t be pranking teachers, Tai.