In ancient Philippine mythology, Mayari is the one-eyed moon-goddess of war, revolution, beauty and strength- daughter of the chieftain of the gods, Bathala, and a mortal woman, Mayari battled with her brother Apolaki, over who would rule the earth.
She graces the night sky with her light, and she is said to be the loveliest out of all the gods.
Saturn in Fire signs People with their Saturn in a Fire sign (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) might have a fear of self-expression and assertion. What we see in people with their Saturn in a Fire sign is that they may hold back from showing their spontaneity and energy. But what Saturn does is help the individual use their energy for good and not for recklessness. People with their Saturn in a Fire sign must learn to not doubt themselves because Saturn isn’t here to restrict them, but to help them step back and realize that their actions indeed do have consequences.
Saturn in Earth signs People with their Saturn in an Earth sign (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) might have a fear of change and letting go. What we see in those who have Saturn in an Earth sign is that they are too grounded and too hard headed to accept change. These people usually understand the pain of letting go and so they fear experiencing that pain, maybe chaos, all over again. People with their Saturn in an Earth sign must learn to realize that life is ever-changing and nothing stays the same. They must learn to accept transformation all the while still remaining calm, grounded and secure.
Saturn in Air signs People with their Saturn in an Air sign (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) might have a fear of being made a fool of. What we see with people who have Saturn in an Air sign is that they may be a little awkward and tongue-tied at social settings. Feelings of insecurity, isolation and possibly loneliness can stem from these Saturn signs, but one thing they refuse to be seen as: dumb. People with their Saturn in an Air sign must learn how to think and communicate without thinking so negatively of themselves and to stop doubting themselves because they have so much to offer.
Saturn in Water signs People with their Saturn in a Water sign (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) might have a fear of showing a raw side of them; usually emotions. What we see with people who have Saturn in a Water sign is that maybe once they were emotional, a little too emotional and were scolded or shut down because of it. They start to hold back from truly expressing themselves or showing empathy or any kind of sentiment. People with their Saturn in a Water sign must learn that showing emotions, being able to really express yourself is completely normal and it frees you.
Remember when people use to hate Super Junior when they debuted because they had “too many members” and now groups be coming out with like 12+ members and no one says anything because it’s a normal thing now. LOL
Remember when Super Junior got a lot of hate for having a Chinese member in the group and now almost every group has one Chinese member and no one says anything because it’s normal.
Remember when Super Junior debuted and people thought they were trash but now SJ’s all over their tvs, radios, concerts, brands, lectures, business summits, ambassadors, and have fans all over the world.
Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked.
Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure they want to hear them.
When in another’s lair, show him respect or else do not go there.
If a guest in your lair annoys you, treat him cruelly and without mercy.
Do not make sexual advances unless you are given the mating signal.
Do not take that which does not belong to you unless it is a burden to the other person and he cries out to be relieved.
Acknowledge the power of magic if you have employed it successfully to obtain your desires. If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will lose all you have obtained.
Do not complain about anything to which you need not subject yourself.
Do not harm little children.
Do not kill non-human animals unless you are attacked or for your food.
When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him.
I think what bothers me when discussing earth signs and houses (2, 6, 10) is that while I’m aware that earth rules the material and physical plane, that’s all they’re reduced to be, it seems. It’s so capitalistic, how they’re reduced to that. That’s not all that matters about earth signs. That’s why you get a bunch of people complaining about how “boring” earth signs are, because astrologers both beginner and advanced have a fundamental misconception about the domain of earth.
Where Cancer is the private sphere and responsibility to one’s home, Capricorn is the public sphere and responsibility to the public. Where Scorpio is death and transformation, Taurus is life and growth. Where Pisces is self-sacrifice for the greater whole, Virgo is self-sacrifice in a one on one context. The earth signs extend beyond possessions, jobs, careers, and money. They do rule these things, it’s true, but so many astrologers reduce their domain to just these things.
Earth is how we make ourselves comfortable, how we come into being our best self, what we value, what we surround ourself with. Earth is all about growth for better or for worse. Unlike the rapid and dramatic changes the water sign counterparts of earth signs call for, earth signs demand a slow grind. Earth signs and houses hold the keys to how we gain wisdom.
Capricorn reminds us that you can’t just make one huge sweeping change and call it a day, that you need to work and practice at change to cement it. Virgo helps us to become less selfish by reminding us, after the lessons Leo teaches us, that the world is not just about us but others. Taurus teaches us to be grateful and to value the things surrounding us, that we can slow down and enjoy life, that nothing is a race. Earth signs teach us to keep our ego in check, always coming after fire signs to provide some grounding, a reality check.
We’re always seeking some sort of new enlightenment. Earth signs aren’t overtly about enlightenment but that is what you’ll gain with the dedication that they teach us in life.
Long ago, when time was new and all of history was still a dream, the gods ruled the Earth. Zeus king among them. Zeus created beings over which the Gods would rule. Beings born in his image. Fair and good, strong and passionate. He called his creation Man and mankind was good. But Zeus’ son grew envious of mankind and sought to corrupt his father’s creation. This was Ares
– the God of War. Ares poisoned men’s hearts with jealousy and suspicion. He turned them against one another and war ravaged the Earth.
So the Gods created us, the Amazons, to influence men’s hearts with love and to restore peace to the Earth. And for a brief time, there was peace. But it did not last. Your mother, the Amazon Queen, led a revolt that freed us all from enslavement. When Zeus led the Gods to our defense, Ares killed them one by one, until only Zeus himself remained. Zeus used the last of his power to stop Ares
striking such a blow, the God of War was forced to retreat.
Please please please do demon Fruk!! Or demon x angel Fruk!
Okay, I’m too lazy to make a whole comic, so I’m just going to show you a few pictures and explain the plot I have in mind.
Arthur is the Lord of Wickedness and Francis is the Lord of Righteousness. Arthur meets up with Francis in the heavens and demands full rule over the Earth. Francis refuses, and Arthur threatens to end his existence.
Instead of having a bloodbath, they agree to save their energy and have a dance across the galaxy instead. Whoever is leading by the end of the dance will decide the fate of the other. They are accustomed to having these dances, since Arthur frequently demands control over the Earth. Francis has always won, and every time, he decides to let Arthur live and have his share of control over the Earth.
Just before the end of their dance, Arthur plants a kiss on Francis and it distracts him long enough for Arthur to switch their roles and end the dance leading.
Arthur turns Francis into a human child so that he will have to grow up and live in a world full of his torment and evil. Before Francis is transformed, he tells Arthur the reason why he always decided to keep him alive after their dance was because he knew he couldn’t live without Arthur, and he’s sad to know that Arthur can live without him.
As Arthur drops off Francis down on Earth, he looks at Francis’s face and begins developing sympathy. He thinks of the dances he and Francis had shared, and how he would never have another dance again. He realises he was foolish to make the decision he made.
He places France in water and decides instead that it will be up to humanity to decide how much good or evil is put into the world by their actions. He then turns himself into a human as well.
Neither have any recollection of their past life, but feel a deep connection.
You guys literally saw and heard Thanos’s own daughter saying her father tortured her and took pieces out of her and replaced them with mechanic ones to make her a better fighter.His own daughter and you have trouble believing Thanos tortured Loki to make him rule Earth or at least push him to the point where he thought he wanted it?Like we don’t have enough clues that scream that he was tortured (aka “We’ll make you wish for something as sweet as pain” loki being on the edge of tears and break down many times etc.)
If Thanos did so horrible things to his own daughter I can’t imagine what he did to a young broken prince that he saw as another puppet to rule the galaxy.Can you?
Trying to be scientifically accurate in sci-fi is a sucker's game. Just like how you had authors making the piltdown man plot critical, there's stuff now I'm sure will have been found to be based on discredited theories in the future, cuz science is always moving. Space-fantasy like Star Wars will always be timeless because of how generic all the "science" is. Well, for the original trilogy anyway. Don't get me started on the legion of tech manuals and expanded universe stuff...
Using the term “hard scifi” to talk about scifi that emphasizes plausibility and extrapolation is maybe one of the greatest public relations and publicity failures of all time. The name implies a lot of things, all of which are bad, and very few of
which are actually true.
Sure, there are bad examples of hard scifi – there are lots
of unreadable scifi stories about “two engineers discussing relativity as they
get sucked down a black hole,” as Cory Doctorow put it. Then again, there are lots of bad examples of steampunk
stories, romance stories, any kind of story you can name.
It can, though, be done well…and some writers do very
interesting things with it.
These kinds of stories don’t have to be intimidating…the whole point of a story is that you learn as you go. If a science writer wanted to be intimidating, they would be doing something other than writing a novel.
The appeal of scifi that has an element of plausibility is
that it activates the same part of your brain that lights up when you enjoy
detective novels, the logical reasoning portion Forrest Ackerman, one of the founders of modern fandom in the 1930s, once said
that if science fiction never existed, he would be a fan of detective novels,
because the same processes are at work in both.
Here’s a few recommendations if “talky, techy” scifi that
could really happen is more your bag, and might even change your mind about
that entire field if you give them a chance:
Dragon’s Egg by Robert L. Forward. This story is about human
explorers who find a planet orbiting a neutron star, which has a gravity 67
billion times that of earth, and the sesame seed sized inhabitants bound by the
strong-force rather than the weak force, who see only in ultraviolet and x-ray
light, and who’s lives are incredibly sped up by time dialation…their entire
civilization, from a human point of view, lasts an entire month, and they
worship our spacecraft as a divine artifact. By the start of the month, they
are stone age, by the end, they have technology far in advance of earth and try
to communicate with us slow-lived beings.
Einstein’s Bridge by John G. Cramer. Imagine if this
happened: a supercollider turns on, and the radioactive particles start
blasting out prime numbers. It’s being used by an intelligent species to
communicate with us…and it turns out more than one alien race are trying to do
that, including one that happens to be evil.
Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars books. This series is the
antidote to the idea that hard scifi is by definition, not character driven. It
reminds me of nothing so much as Game of Thrones: it’s a political thriller
that alternates between the point of view of multiple characters, set around
the colonization and independence of Mars, trying to free itself from the yoke
of an oppressive corporate ruled earth. It makes you want to try kava (the drink of choice on Mars), kind of like how Narnia makes you want to try turkish delight.