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Venus Signs

Venus in Aries: Emotional, enthusiastic and impulsive, you like to take yourself for a romantic adventurer. You fall in love with impetuosity and at first glance - and you just as quickly fall away. More demanding than you realize, you are affectionate, ardent and easily excited. Though you ultimately need a mental compatibility, what stimulates you in the first place is the physical appearance.

Venus in Taurus: Mistress of Taurus, Venus feels herself completely at home here. It makes you loving, charming, sensual to the extreme, and gives you a great artistic sense. All the pleasures of life attract you, starting with rich foods and ending with long and voluptuous sexual encounters, with the same person preferably. You appreciate constancy, and although you are capable of infidelities, these do not represent your natural mode. You need security, comfort, hugs, magnificent objects, someone who stimulates you, and an attentive partner.

Venus in Gemini: The planet of love in the sign of the inconstant mind produces witty jokes, many hours of happy conversation and strolling in bookstores, as well as an irresistible attraction towards intelligent and fast people. You are quite capable of maintaining a love story by fax. But in the absence of mitigating factors, your affections are easily influenced, and it is difficult for you to distinguish between what should be a great adventure and true love.

Venus in Cancer: A true nest builder, you get the deepest pleasures of your home and family. You are kind, sympathetic, sentimental, loyal, devoted, loved, and great cook (or at least you would like to be one). But even if you give the impression of having complete confidence in yourself, you need more than a little emotional encouragement. Your fear of being rejected may be hidden, but it is real. This may well be the reason you hang on too long, both to friends and the person you love. When you love someone, you want it to be forever.

Venus in Leo: Warm, open, loyal, in love with luxury, you have artistic sense, you are creative, you have theatrical attitudes, and you are in love with love. You feel passionate and express yourself flamboyantly. Love is an essential part of your nature, and you tend to define yourself through it. You also love the arts. But you are not about to run away with an unpublished poet, at least not if the artist in question does not have substantive financial reserves. You are happy when the money comes in well.

Venus in Virgo: When you are in love, you devote all your attention to it, analyze each interaction, reread your letters of love and listen to your answering machine to be sure that you have grasped the slightest nuance. You would do anything to be loved. But you can also criticize and control, have lots of opinions on how others should behave. Some natives with this position have noisy personalities. If you are one of them, people think that you are a wild beast of sex. In reality, most natives are modest, or even a little shy in bed.

Venus in Libra: You are affectionate, kind, warm and eager to please. True romantic, you idealize love and often have problems adapting to a real relationship. When the disappointment settles, it is hard, but you do not stay at home to mop. You are very seductive, and there is usually always someone on your track. This position also brings a high aesthetic sensitivity.

Venus in Scorpio: Thanks to the outrageous eroticism of the Scorpion, this position promises a ticket for ecstasy. And sometimes it is. The presence of mystery, intensity, and even a subtle suspicion of darkness excites you. Proud, passionate and seductive, you are predestined to deep desires, both sexual and emotional, and your love life tends to be tumultuous. In the best case, you are deeply devoted and deeply intimate. In the worst, you can be jealous and vindictive. But despite your reputation, you are also able to withdraw from social interaction and isolate yourself behind an invisible screen.

Venus in Sagittarius: Demonstrative, ardent and emotional, you consider love as an adventure, and not as a means of fixing a secure future. You enjoy your freedom, and your ideal partner is a person who helps you see the world and live even more aspects of life, not someone who restricts your activities. You have high ideals and you are attracted by highly committed people. You are also intrigued by people who come from backgrounds totally different from yours. You do not mind shocking people.

Venus in Capricorn: You are sensual in your sexual relations and constant in your affections, but cautious when it comes to reveal your emotions. You appreciate stability, ownership and righteousness, and you do not want to lose control. The disorder and the mess of emotional brawls frighten you, that’s why you do not reveal your feelings. Serious and sophisticated, you admire everything that is classic. In art as in love, you understand the need to control.

Venus in Aquarius: Open-minded, friendly and idealistic, you are attracted to anti-conformists and rebels, and you have a multitude of friends. But you are not the most passionate person on this planet, and you tend to prefer an intellectual camaredery to a romantic bond. You also need time for yourself, and you tend to take sex casually. The new techniques interest you, but not the display of passion. In the end, you are of the independent type and your heart is hard to catch.

Venus in Pisces: You are sentimental, you have the taste for art, you are devoted and ready to do anything for the beloved. You idealize your partners and sincerely seek union with them, but you have no idea what is reasonable and what is not. Other people find it easy to influence you, partly because you shrug your shoulders as a sign of impotence and accept that you are left with the crumbs. In the end, it makes you angry and explains that you are sometimes offensive emotionally, usually passively and aggressively. You truly know how to love, but you are sometimes too willing to sacrifice your own needs to satisfy those of your partners.

Happy Labor Day! Today we celebrate the tremendous gains the labor movement has made for workers’ rights and economic security—and recognize reproductive freedom as central to protecting and building upon that security for women and families across the country.

MYANMAR. Yangon. September 27, 2007. Kenji Nagai, a Japanese photojournalist, lays wounded after being shot during a governmental crackdown. The reporter still attempted to videotape the violence as he laid injured after police shot him. Nagai would eventually die from his wounds. 

This picture won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in 2008

Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Kenji Nagai (1957-2007) was a Japanese photojournalist who took many assignments to conflict zones and dangerous areas around the world. According to The Times, an associate of Nagai’s said he was “relentless” when it came to covering a story, believing that he had to travel to “the places nobody wants to go.“ 

On September 27, Nagai was photographing the protests in downtown Yangon, when soldiers opened fire on demonstrators.

Reports initially stated that Nagai was hit by stray bullets fired by soldiers or possibly shot from the front. The "stray bullet” explanation was proposed by the government of Burma as an explanation for Nagai’s death. However, video footage obtained by Japanese television appears to show a Burmese soldier shoving Nagai to the ground and shooting him at point-blank range. A still image photographed by Adrees Latif showed the soldier standing over Nagai, who was sprawled on the ground and still clutching his camera. This photograph appeared on the front page of The New York Times on September 28, 2007.

‘Why do you appear to put down marriage and yet tell people to get married?’

To me, marriage is a dead thing. It is an institution, and you cannot live in an institution; only mad people live in institutions. It is a substitute for love.
Love is dangerous: to be in love is to be in a storm, constantly. You need courage and you need awareness, and you have to be ready for anything. There is no security in love; love is insecure.
Marriage is a security: the registry office, the police, the courts are behind it. The state, the society, the religion—they are all behind it. Marriage is a social phenomenon. Love is individual, personal, intimate.
And nobody knows where love will lead. It is just like a cloud—moving with no destination. Love is a hidden cloud, whereabouts unknown. Nobody knows where it is at any moment of time. Unpredictable—no astrologer can predict anything about love. About marriage?—astrologers are very, very helpful; they can predict.
Man has created marriage because man is afraid of the unknown.
On all levels of life and existence, man has created substitutes: for love there is marriage; for real religion there are sects—they are like marriages. Hinduism, Mohammedanism, Christianity, Jainism—they are not real religion. Real religion has no name; it is like love.
But because love is dangerous and you are so afraid of the future, you would like to have some security. You believe more in insurance companies than in life. That’s why you have created marriage.
Marriage is more permanent than love. Love may be eternal, but it is not permanent. It may continue forever and forever, but there is no inner necessity for it to continue. It is like a flower: bloomed in the morning, by the evening gone. It is not like the rock.
Marriage is more permanent; you can rely on it. In old age it will be helpful. It is a way to avoid difficulties, but whenever you avoid difficulties and challenges you have avoided growth also.
Married people never grow. Lovers grow, because they have to meet the challenge every moment—and with no security. They have to create an inner phenomenon. With security you need not bother to create anything; the society helps.
Marriage is a formality, a legal bondage. Love is of the heart; marriage is of the mind.
That’s why I am never in favor of marriage.

But the question is pertinent, relevant, because sometimes I tell people to get married.
Marriage is a hell, but sometimes people need it. What to do? So I have to tell them to get into marriage. They need to pass through the hell of it, and they cannot understand the hell of it unless they pass through it.

I am not saying that in marriage love cannot grow; it can grow, but there is no necessity for it.
I am also not saying that in love marriage cannot grow; it can grow, but there is no necessity, no logical necessity in it.
Love can become marriage, but then it is a totally different kind of marriage: it is not a social formality, it is not an institution, it is not a bondage.
When love becomes marriage it means two individuals decide to live together—but in absolute freedom, non-possessive of each other.
Love is non-possessive; it gives freedom.
When love grows into marriage, marriage is not an ordinary thing. It is absolutely extraordinary. It has nothing to do with the registry office. You may need the registry office also, the social sanction may be needed, but those are just on the periphery; they are not the central core of it. In the center is the heart, in the center is freedom.
And sometimes out of marriage love can grow, but it rarely happens. Out of marriage love rarely happens. At the most, familiarity. At the most, a certain kind of sympathy, not love. Love is passionate; sympathy is dull. Love is alive; sympathy is just so-so, lukewarm.

But why do I tell people to get married? When I see that they are after security, when I see that they are after social sanction, when I see they are afraid, when I see that they cannot move into love if marriage is not there, then I tell them to go into it—but I will go on helping them to go beyond it. I will go on helping them to transcend it.
Marriage should be transcended; only then real marriage happens. Marriage should be forgotten completely.
In fact the other person you have been in love with should always remain a stranger and never should be taken for granted. When two persons live as strangers, there is a beauty to it, a very simple, innocent beauty to it. And when you live with somebody as a stranger…
And everybody is a stranger. You cannot know a person. Knowledge is very superficial; a person is very profound. A person is an infinite mystery. That’s why we say everybody carries a god within. How can you know a god? At the most you can touch the periphery. And the more you know about a person, the more humble you will become—the more you will feel that the mystery is untouched. In fact the mystery becomes more and more deep. The more you know, the less you feel that you know.
If lovers are really in love, they will never reduce the other person to a known entity; because only things can be known—persons never. Only things can become part of knowledge. A person is a mystery—the greatest mystery there is.
Transcend marriage. It is not a question of legality, formality, family—all that nonsense. Needed, because you live in a society, but transcend; don’t be finished at that.
And don’t try to possess a person. Don’t start feeling that the other is the husband—you have reduced the beauty of the person into an ugly thing: husband. Never say that this woman is your wife—the stranger is no longer there; you have reduced it to a very profane level, to a very ordinary level of things. Wives and husbands belong to the world. Lovers belong to the other shore.
Remember the sacredness and holiness of the other. Never impinge on it; never trespass it.
A lover is always hesitant. He always gives you space to be yourself. He is grateful; he never feels that you are his possession. He is thankful that sometimes in rare moments you allow him your innermost shrine to enter and to be with you. He is always thankful.
But husbands and wives are always complaining, never thankful—always fighting. And if you watch their fight it is ugly. The whole beauty of love disappears. Only a very ordinary reality exists: the wife, the husband, the children, and the day-to-day routine. The unknown no longer touches it. That’s why you will see dust gathers around—a wife looks dull, a husband looks dull. Life has lost meaning, vibrancy, significance. It is no longer a poetry; it has become gross.
Love is poetry. Marriage is ordinary prose, good for ordinary communication. If you are purchasing vegetables, good; but if you are looking at the sky and talking to God, not enough—poetry is needed.
Ordinary life is proselike. A religious life is poetrylike: a different rhythm, a different meter, something of the unknown and the mysterious.
I am not in favor of marriage. But don’t misunderstand me—I am not saying to live with people unmarried. Do whatsoever the society wants to be done, but don’t take it as the whole. That is just the periphery; go beyond it.

And I tell you to get married if I feel that this is what you need. In fact if I feel that you need to go in hell I would allow you—and push you—to go in hell, because that is what you need, and that is how you will grow.

—  Osho

Next week, between 150 and 200 people will gather for a Passover seder at Temple Beth-El in Richmond, Va. When the traditional Passover question is posed — “Why is this night different from all other nights?” — there’s a new answer. Guests at the Seder, co-sponsored by the refugee aid agency ReEstablish Richmond, will include approximately two dozen locally resettled immigrants from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

Passover, after all, is the ultimate refugee holiday. It’s about an ancient flight to freedom by Israelites who were oppressed in Egypt. And the world is currently facing an unprecedented refugee crisis, with 65.3 million refugees worldwide.

One new version of the Haggada, from the American Jewish World Service, makes a direct connection: “Around the world today, courageous people are making similar journeys — leaving behind violence, poverty and persecution and seeking security, freedom, prosperity and peace.”

Against this backdrop, a number of Jewish organizations are offering new readings and rituals to include at the festive meal known as the Seder. These additions, says Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, are in keeping with the fact that the Haggada — the text read at the Seder — has always been flexible, “less of a fixed text than a user guide to tell the story.”

Why Add A Banana To The Passover Table?

Illustration: Franziska Barczyk for NPR

Hiveswap Classpect Theorys

Yes, Yes, I know that they’re not Paradox Clones and they can’t develop the powers that the Sburb kids do, HOWEVER, we can still apply our knowledge of the Class and Aspects to perhaps find out just what they would be. Using some knowledge based on other examples of the class/aspects in canon, and sticking with the assumption that Blood Colour = Aspect.

Joey Claire:

First off, Joey is a gift and a blessing to us all. Joey shows a few different traits that we can see shared with another relative (Jade Harley anyone?):

-She adores animals. The girl wants to be a vet for god’s sake.

-She’s into art, as shown by the plastering of posters of video games and anime.

-She potentially is into fashion due to knowing what her fashion style is (”simple and comfortable”). Although this might be a little loose.

-She abhors destruction (guns, the monsters making a mess, hating the mess of both the Kitchen and Xefros’ house).

This leads me to believe that Joey Clare’s aspect would be Space. I couldn’t pin down a potential class for her, perhaps Maid or Heir? If anyone else has any ideas lemme know. I’d love to discuss.

Jude Harley:

Jude Harley is clearly an intelligent kid. He knew about the impending threat and knew a cult was watching his house. His traps are also rather devious, enough to ward of Joey from entering his room.

-He’s intelligent and likes theorising, able to see the connections between things.

- The poor kids a bit down on his luck. RIP Pidgeons. :c

-He has that Light speech pattern y’know…the Rose Lalonde/ Aranea Serket longwinded psycho-babble talk.

I reckon Jude Harley, and I say this confidently, is a Mage of Light.

Now onto the trolls, which is a good bit easier!

It’s been established that Troll’s share their class with their blood colour (burgundy are time, Jades are Space, Fucishia’s are life) and we see no canon deviation from this norm. So let’s apply this rule to our two troll boys shall we?

Xefros Tritoh:

My good boy. My good baby boy. Xefros Tritoh shares his blood caste with Aradia and Damara Megido, two-time players. He also shares their telekinetic powers and ability to commune with the dead (although we see no evidence of the latter in Xefros).

-Xefros is deathly afraid of..death. His every action taken he is painfully aware of entropy and death at the actions of Highbloods or Drones.

-Xefros is reserved and emotionally immature. He has room to grow. LOTS of room to grow. Almost like some other Pages we know? Will Joey essentially be a less forceful Aranea to Xefros, unlocking his ‘potential’ (if not time powers, then allowing him to grow strong enough to stand for himself)?

From this, I deduce that Xefros Tritoh is a Page of Time.

Dammek (Tetrarch Dammek):

Dammek, funnily enough, is almost an adult– or whatever passes as an adult on Alternia– due to being close to his “rights of maturity”. Random thing I noted, what with his 8 letter title (Tetrarch). Would an adult Dammek be referred to as The Tetrarch in the same vein as The Signless, The Disciple etc?

Dammek is a Copperblood like Tavros and Rufioh, both breath players. We do not know if Dammek shares their ability to commune with animals. We don’t know much about this fella at all, except what effect he’s had on Xefros’, and his apartment.

-Dammek, quoted from Xefros, believes private property to be the ‘enemy of freedom’. He hates the idea of personal freedom and is using it as a weapon against the Highbloods.

-He is the leader of a rebellion to destroy the freedom of the Highbloods.

-He destroys THROUGH freedom by leading an uprising.

-However, he destroys the freedom of others. He reduces Xefros’ independence to next to nothing, essentially enslaving the boy as his ‘butler’. He also forces him into his band.

-Extremely paranoid, to the point where he’s turned his house into a prison with lockdown system and security cameras (destroying his own freedom).

This troll is certainly a Prince of Breath.

Conclusion:

Doesn’t this arrangement look awfully familiar?

A LIGHT Player

A BREATH Player

A TIME Player

A SPACE Player

I will leave this up to you to refute, dear reader. Please feel free to drop any replies in my inbox to discuss with me. I understand that Joey one feels like a stretch, and I promise I wasn’t forcing it to make it match the Beta Kids.

Thanks for Reading!

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What Happens When You Can't Afford an Abortion?
Until the government can make abortion illegal, it's making it unaffordable. Tens of thousands of women who need one can't pay—when that happens, they call this number.

Policies like the Hyde Amendment ensure that abortion is a right in name only for women who cannot afford them.

Sobbing and shaking, Mohamed Abdallah tries to explain why he still wants to risk crossing the Mediterranean Sea in an inflatable boat. He sits in a migrant detention centre in Zawya, Libya, surrounded by hundreds of fellow asylum seekers who nearly died this week at sea.

They survived only after being intercepted, detained and brought back to shore by Libyan coastguards, ending a week in which they went round in circles, starving and utterly lost. But despite their horror stories, Abdallah, 21, says the journey that his fellow inmates barely withstood – and that killed more than 450 others this week – is his only option.

“I cannot go back to my country,” says Abdallah, who is from Darfur, in Sudan. He left for what is now South Sudan in 2006, after he says his village was destroyed in the Darfur war, his father died, and his sisters raped. But in South Sudan, another war later broke out. So he made his way through the Sahara, a journey that he says killed his brother and cousin, to Libya. And there last year, he was witness to his third civil war in a decade – a war that still drags on, its frontline just a few miles from the camp at Zawya.

“There is a war in my country, there’s no security, no equality, no freedom,” Abdallah says. “But if I stay here, it’s just like my country. There is no security, there is violence. When you work, they take your money.”

He worked in a soap shop, and saved up to pay local smugglers for the boat to Europe. But just as he hoped to complete the payment, he was robbed, and then arrested. The recounting of his ordeal brings out first the tears, and then a conclusion: “I need to go to Europe.”

Please read this important article on the plight of African migrants in Libya:  Risking death in the Mediterranean: the least bad option for so many migrants

TURKEY. Istanbul province. Istanbul. March 5, 2016. Journalists carry an injured woman after Turkish riot police forcefully dispersed supporters outside the headquarters of the Zaman newspaper, a then leading Turkish media outlet opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and closed down by authorities. It had an estimated circulation of 650,000.

In its last edition, on March 4, 2016, it defiantly warned of the “darkest days” in the history of the press and its front page read “The Constitution is suspended.”

Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP

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art by sketchydean

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other by tugophelly

Let me hold you, my sweetheart by reaperlove77


♥ FIC ♥

The Ark by pimentogirl
The Ark, a triple class interstellar craft, offering the opportunity to travel between colonies regardless of Tier Status…
…and the last place left to look…

bonus: art!

Batman & Mcdonalds Makes for a Perfect Love Story by smack-that-assbutt
“Hmm. Well, I suppose if you’re looking forward to a little more, we can always make a second date for next week,” Castiel’s eyes are bright and hopeful as he looks up to smile at Dean, who bites his lips and leans closer as Castiel speaks. Their hands brush on the hood of the Impala. “And then, hopefully,” he whispers, leaning in closer and letting his warm breaths tickle Dean’s neck, “a third date after that, and a fourth, and a fifth…”“Woah, Cas, you gonna start planning our wedding next?”

In which Dean and Castiel share their first date on Valentine’s Day, and Castiel has some strong opinions about The LEGO Batman Movie.

By Any Other Name by edgarallanrose
“What?” Dean asked.
“You just called Cas sweetheart,” Sam said, a grin spreading across his face.
“No I –“ Dean looked at Cas, who nodded solemnly in confirmation. “Shit I – I didn’t mean to!”
“What would we call that? A Freudian slip?” Sam asked, now openly snickering. Dean felt all his blood rush to his face.
“Shut up, Sammy,” he mumbled. “Sorry, Cas.”
“I really don’t –“ he began, then, thinking better of it, “it’s fine. You’re welcome, regardless.”
Dean couldn’t look at him the rest of the day.

bonus:

Speak Again, Bright Angel by edgarallanrose
As Dean waited in line he glanced around. There were pink and red paper hearts dangling from the ceiling and taped to the windows. There was a little rack by the door displaying Teddy Bears with chocolate boxes attached to their arms. Dean frowned. He checked the date on his phone.
“Shit,” he swore under his breath.

Don’t Call Her Sweetheart by dudewhatswiththeshorts | T, 6.2k
Kelly Kline dies and the nephilim child has nowhere to go. Well, that’s not completely true. She could go to the bunker with the Winchesters. Dean’s not too keen on that idea, but Sam and Castiel don’t care. Nephilim or not, she’s still a baby and therefore needs a family. Luckily Dean finds his inner mother and learns to love the baby. Although his constant nurturing, well… it’s kind of interfering with his relationship with Cas.
AKA a fic where Dean stops coming to bed so he can watch over a baby and also Cas gets jealous.

Do You Remember? by sixxstiel
Dean recalls a few key moments in his and Cas’ relationship
[warning: major character death]

First Impressions by oceanbluecas
Meeting at the altar, two strangers are joined in marriage. Castiel didn’t expect the sweet smile, the bright eyes, or the fierce protective offer. He didn’t expect Dean.

bonus:

Second Chances by oceanbluecas
Four days into their honeymoon, Castiel and Dean were absolutely miserable.

First Impressions by profound-boning
So what if the customer was super pissed for no good reason? Dude was hot. Dean could appreciate that.

Good-bye my sweetheart by lgoodrowblog

Grocery Store Valentine by crossroadsangelcastiel
Dean and Castiel go grocery shopping. Valentine’s Day fluff ensues.

Hallmark Holidays by winvhesters
it’s a certain couple’s first valentine’s day as a normal human people, and dean always likes to go all out with romantic gestures. castiel has a different opinion, about everything as far as the holiday goes. also, there’s a surprise! (it’s a good one i promise!)

Hello, Sweetheart by ripuptheending
In which Dean and Castiel argue over blow jobs and Dean has a serious Han Solo fetish.

just to hear your voice by pomegranatedaffodil
Captured by the British Men of Letters and cut off from his Grace, Castiel assumes that it won’t be long before Sam and Dean arrive to rescue him. But as the days pass with no sign of the Winchesters, he begins to realize that he will have to be the one to secure his own freedom, with his love for Dean to guide him home.

Left-handed Sweetheart by Hatsonhamburgers
It’s Valentine’s Day at Lawrence High, and a Cas is salty about the whole thing. Until he gets a carnation from a secret admirer, that is.
Will Cas find out who it is? Will he quit being bitter about love?? Will it be Dean Winchester??? Will there be hot sexual situations????All the answers to these questions (plus ones you didn’t even ask) and more!

The Life I Want by areiton
It’s ordinary, the hunt and everything in the aftermath. It’s what they’ve done a thousand times—but it’s not all he wants.

Lyft Me, Sweetheart by taymeelove
Castiel’s car broke again. He calls in a Lyft to bring him to work, who he got and what he got out of it was more than Castiel could have hoped for.

Nothing ever smells of roses by alxdiamond
It’s going well, until it isn’t. Dean knows how addiction works, how addicts work, but he still somehow expects it to be different with Cas.

(Not So) Fallen Angel by deannathegeek
A different kind of hunt.

Of Coffee and Courtships by GeekPrincess
This is the story of Dean and Castiel and falling in love; one coffee at a time.

Oh, Sweetheart by just-another-busy-fangirl
Castiel is upset, and Dean has to figure out why.

Piece By Piece by DeadlyKittenKay
There has been a death in the family. One that while doesn’t surprise, doesn’t hurt. How will Castiel come to terms with his conflicted heart?

Scarlet by fpwoper
Castiel finds Dean in coma in a hospital. Will he be able to save his love?

still our hands match by teacass
Castiel suspects Dean has been hunting alone more often now that both Castiel and Sam have left the bunker, but he rarely allows himself to think about that. There’s nothing he can do about it now — Dean had said as much, right to his face, the bitter ‘yeah, it’s over’ still ringing in his ears even months after that night.

Sugar and Salt by hautesauce
Dean thoughtlessly calls Castiel a pet name one too many times. Two can play at that game.
Salty!Cas and Oblivious!Dean star in the Deancas-Sweetheart Challenge!

Sweeten My Heart by breathingdestiel
Cas is in love with his best friend who is straight and could never love him back. But why is Dean all of a sudden calling him sweetheart, sunshine, and other pet names? Is it possible that Cas’ love isn’t unrequited after all?

The Troubles by taymeelove
In the little town of Haven, Maine, things are not what they seem. People can do things that shouldn’t be physically possible. This is the story of two of them.

There’s something about Misha by kitsunelovescas
Dean spends his evening with his hot new neighbor, helping him replace the front door to his apartment and generally being a nice guy, but there’s just something weird going on with Castiel’s cat, Misha.

Untitled by caslikescoffeeandfreckles
1k, au, meet cute

What humans do for fun by noxsoulmate
The best way to spend a day between hunts is relaxing – or with a snowball fight for the whole family.

The world is not beautiful, therefore it is by randomdestielfangirl
Cas tries (and fails) to have the perfect Valentine’s day date with his boyfriend.  

No Man’s Toy

Author’s Note: I’m so sorry that I haven’t posted anything in a while but ive kinda been busy. I do hope to get all the requests done by this weekend but that may not happen. I really have been trying to improve my writing, too. I wrote an imagine the other day so I could get it done but it came out crappy cause I was doing it fast just to get it done and it didn’t turn out well so it will be redone. I hope you guys like this one because I would have to say its my favorite.

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25. “I’d kill a thousand men before I let one make me his slave.”

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warning: Cussing, mention of rape, mention of sex


It was a calm, cool day. Not a cloud in the sky, all was peaceful. Well, it should have been. Being the time that it was, families always married their children off to ensure security and freedom. As was the case with Y/n’s family. Her family left Westeros when she was just a little girl at the mere age of four, she could hardly remember what it was like. Now she was 18 and could only remember the place she now called home. She was a fully developed woman and in her mother’s eyes, fit to be married. Her mother always said, “ You know when a woman needs a man when her breasts need a hand to hold them up and fingers to keep her core calm.”

Due to her stubbornness and quiet voice, very few were willing to marry and if so, didn’t afford what the family was looking for. It made things rather tough for Y/n. She wouldn’t get to marry for love but rather wealth in anyway her family saw it. They had just ran out of luck, much to the girl’s delight, when news came the the Dothraki warlord, Khal Drogo, was looking for a wife. This brought much excitement to the family, but very little to the soon to be wife.

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The van is my rusty, leaky refuge. Wet towels, sand deposits, and objects as displaced as myself loom in the 80 square feet like goblins tugging at my patience. Mould and rust battle bleach and my bank respectively, in the end they’ll definitely win. At barely 50 miles per hour, sometimes the interstate can’t be avoided, at which times horns are honked and birds are flipped and at the very worst, truck drivers have actually sent me off the road gripping my wheel for dear life. We all put up with something to feel something else, right?

Sometimes I feel these limitations and hazards are penitence. Sometimes I feel it’s my yang to my yin. Sometimes I feel it’s just life and trouble is unavoidable, and the myth of safety and security and freedom only makes trouble more dominant, louder, and meaner.

I guess this is my “life on the road isn’t as great it looks” post. 🤷‍♂️

Aries female compatibilities

Sorry it’s quite long :/

XAries male

Put an Aries woman and an Aries male, and it will be violence and drama h24.
Usually, when the partners aren’t from different signs, the comprehension between them is perfect, because they have a lot in common. But Aries are exceptions. The truth is, the Aries man is of an amazing dynamism and enthusiasm. He is so active that he tends to live at a speed that would stun more than one.Despite the endurance which the woman also demonstrates, this rhythm of life imposed by the male will eventually begin his own vivacity.

Man is also a formidable dominator and a fiery seducer. He can not help but look at the pretty ladies around him and fidelity is not part of his goal. On the other hand, the native of the sign is also very sensual and its ardor in love adds a point. She demands of her partner respect for her freedom in the field of sex. The proud Aries will not endure such an attitude and this is where the rub is hurt. For the subject Aries, love is a perpetual battle where it will always have to be the strongest. But the woman has better things to do than to submit to her laws and will also want to make her voice heard. By its nature, it is also an energetic combative.

Their union seems thus very eventful because two fierce wills meet: bursts and effervescence in perspective. When man seeks to dictate his will to his companion, the latter will revolt because the obligation and it, it makes well two. They will not fail to come up against each other because each one holds enormously to its freedom and wants to preserve it.

However, getting to agree and guaranteeing their couple the serenity and tranquility is not such an impossible mission for these two exceptional beings. The native, under his authoritarian and egocentric appearance, is a person overflowing with tenderness and affection. For her part, the woman has a lot of love to share, she also has dynamism and willpower. These characters may bring them together, but rarely do things like the others, the natives could also use them to stir up the fire of vehement remarks. The strength of their passion sets them against each other.

xTaurus male

When the Aries woman meets the Taurus man, their relationship combines harmony and understanding as principal strengths. Their characters complete each other so perfectly that they will have no difficulty in putting themselves together. Indeed, the native of the sign is a character who does not like movements: in dignified earthman, he always has feet on earth. On the other hand, his companion moved by the heat of Fire, is a person who is all the time to be on something. Her vivacity and extravagance sometimes come up against the passivity of her partner. In the course of their cohabitation, the latter will no longer endure this somewhat fanciful and eccentric character on the other.

The Taurus is a great worker and does not hesitate to devote himself entirely to his enterprise. He always needs money security. This is why he is sometimes called a miser: weighing the pros and cons of an expense is his favorite exercise. Now, Mrs Aries, in view of her generosity, does not attach much importance to material values ​​and is revealed to be an inveterate spender. These different designs concerning money will ignite the sparks of disputes within the couple. The man will never understand the lightness of his companion in the use of their finances.

But money will not be the only source of discord, the attitude a little provocative of the native will also stir up a wind of anger. When the Taurus feels the pressure too strong, it returns to its shell and it will be at that time difficult for its partner to bring it out. In addition, he has a tenacious grudge and hardly forgives.

Despite these divergences, their solidarity during the trials will be exemplary. The Aries woman, very dynamic and very audacious, is not afraid to take risks. She will be protected by the Olympic calm of her partner. The pronounced taste of adventure displayed by the woman will be delayed by the stable attitude of the Taurus. A good understanding favored by this great complicity will be established between them. They can find in each of them the traits of character that the other needs in order to flourish. And on the field of frolics, these two can expect great moments. Physical love gives them great satisfaction so that they can establish an ideal communion in their relationship.

XGemini male

When Aries and Gemini meet, these two beings with complementary characters have a chance to build a lasting and viable relationship. This complementarity is not exempt from turning into divergence however. It will not bring any equilibrium in the couple because it is constantly under the influence of the different characters of the partners. The tenderness shared within their union cannot prevent the occurrence of serious scenes.

The subject Gemini keeps an immature side that sometimes makes his charm, but his companion will reproach it to him because he can not openly manifest his passion. He always puts a certain distance between him and his feelings, for it is often his head that will speak instead of the heart. This attitude, which marks a certain detachment, irritates the native, especially since man holds his freedom a little too much, engaging in a too serious relationship frightens him. For him, the bonds of marriage would hinder his freedom, so he prefers to stand at a distance to preserve his independence. Only his partner does not hear it from that ear. Aries will then feel frustrated and become jealous. She has a great fear that her Gemini companion does let her down because the latter displays a behavior a little distant. In order to encourage him to become more interested in their relationship, she will try to awaken his jealousy, but seems rather attracted to everything that is new. He loves change and tries to satisfy his curiosity and this attitude will eventually exasperate her.

To have a chance, these partners will have a lot to give: that the native takes the initiative to grant more freedom to his companion and this, in different fields, in this case at the level of the distraction.

It is the same regarding to work, it must not feel too many pressures of some natures whatsoever. It is good to know that he is very skilled and will manage even the most difficult situations. The key to a successful union? Counting a lot on the friendly side of the relationship and not confining yourself to the sensual. It is the price to pay to live in harmony.

XCancer male

Rude fights in perspective for the Aries woman, a being of Fire and the aquatic Cancer man. By their respective elements, they have very discordant characteristics. Their behaviors are radically opposed: understanding each other and being willing to support themselves will be challenges to be faced on a day-to-day basis.

The Cancer man is indeed a very complex subject, who wants the butter and the money of the butter: success, security, stability and especially freedom. Totally anxious on the edges, he tends to crush black. He will therefore blame his companion for her enthusiasm and dynamism. When the man has access to sadness, his partner will have to use her legendary vivacity to restore his joy. She will have to be very patient if she wants her man to follow her in her world tinged with a certain note of lightness and gaiety. Yet, the native and the patience make two and the conflicts will tarnish their relationship. One of the partners will feel hurt by the other’s words and their emotional relationship may be put to severe strain.

However, they are capable of great passion and can be very attached so that a certain complicity can be established between them. So there are couples which brilliantly succeed their idyll and know an enviable blossoming. But to keep this bar of success high, both will have to be tolerant and learn to accept their partner with their qualities and flaws. This understanding will constitute the oxygen of their relationship, without which we can predict some damage.

However, in spite of their possessive personnalities, they have a great sensitivity which assures to each of them the affection that they needs. There is also a major point which can ensure stability and harmony: kinship. As they both feel a lot of tenderness and affection for their offspring, they can have a whole lot of it. These children will be the guarantee of a good understanding in their common life. They will devote themselves and devote themselves to their offspring to the point of forgetting their relationship problems. These children will experience a family life serene and full of love, an environment conducive to their development. The couple will save the bet if both sides are able to show indulgence and trust for each other.

XLeo male

The Aries woman and the Leo man belong to the same sign of Fire. Their encounter will lead to an ideal understanding because they have much in common that they fit perfectly.

The woman will fall in love with her partner, seduced by his self-assurance, his courage and his generosity. On the other hand, the native is disarmed in front of the woman’s realism, honesty and innocent air. He, who is so proud and haughty, will feel the desire to protect this tender creature. A good complicity will be established in their union and they will live their life in a total communion. They can share a lot of feelings: the love of luxury and worldliness, audacity in the face of difficult situations and the risks do not frighten them.

But despite these similarities, some problems may arise over time. The man Leo, by his tendency to dominate his entourage, risks colliding with the independent personality of the Aries woman. The latter will not accept at all to submit to the enslavement of her companion in spite of the love she has for him. It will therefore be necessary for the man to know how to moderate his behavior if he wants their couple to live in harmony.

If the Leo is too vain and too egocentric, his companion will gradually move away from him and their union is likely to shed. As they are also very passionate and love the pleasures, their love will experience a burning start. If they let themselves be dominated by their devouring passion, they risk seeing their love consumed too soon. They will not even have time to enjoy their agreement - whether physical or sentimental - and they will already face the end of their story. The hope of building a lasting and liveable union will no longer exist. To avoid such a situation, they will have to learn how to control their impulses.

Yet, because of his generosity, the Leo is able to give his partner the security of a home safe from material worries. His stable character will make him a good companion on whom she can count. This perspective is very well suited to women because they tend to get tired of living together quite quickly. The success of their couple therefore depends on their common will to behave in a moderate way.

XVirgo male

The rendezvous of the Aries woman with a Virgo man does not promise to be of any rest. Their characters at the antipodes are not the catalysts recommended to create the cartel. The Virgo man is such a prudent and discreet being that he does not seek to be noticed, to live happily, he has found no better formula than discretion. As far as love is concerned, he loves to manage his relationship in intimacy so that he does not easily surrender to the outpourings. On the other hand, his companion is very expansive and impulsive. The native admires the audacity of the latter, but at the same time she is afraid of it, since he displays more the map of introversion. He’s looking for safety and that kind of behavior does not suit him. His companion will then reproach him his lack of dynamism and fantasy.

The place of material values ​​will be the main source of their disagreement. The man, despite his desire to live in ease, is not the sort to throw money out of the windows. Meticulous as not two, he settles his expenses in advance because material security is included in his objectives. On the other hand, the native thinks that the pennies are made to be expended and she does not go dead hand. This divergence of conception can lead to discord and their fights will be bitter.

The Virgo man wishes to lead a tranquil life and the taste of the other’s adventure does not secure him. He will then live very often in insecurity, the temerity of his wife shading his desire to try the Zen attitude. In spite of the Virgo’s admiration for the woman, he trembles at the unconsciousness of the woman when she engages without much thought. But the native Aries trusts her lover precisely for his calm and stability. She feels proud because this man, whose reserve is very well known, remark and admire her.

But all this will not prevent conflicts bursting within their couple. Since they are both resentful, the situation will take a little time to flatten themselves between these two. However, when it comes to mounting a project together, we can count on these two to stick together. They will succeed admirably in what they undertake, if they know how to take advantage of this compatibility and in fact, it is in such achievements that their bond can draw on what to survive.

XLibra male

If the Aries woman and the Libra man have some complementary traits of character, life together is not really their strong point. Just like the Fire and the Air, their dominant elements, they hardly agree in their conception of life.

The Libra man is not a person of decisions: for these things he is not the man of the situation. On the other hand, the Aries woman is so impulsive that sometimes she acts first and does not think about the consequences until after. They will therefore launch criticism and disputes will inevitably appear.

They oppose themselves very often, just as they know each other and guess. They can not hide what they feel as one can read in the other as in an open book. It is a kind of game for them to be able to know what one is trying to silence. But as soon as they get tired of the playful side of this “guess me”, their relationship risks taking a serious blow.

The rather proud behavior of Libra towards his entourage and the little consideration he has for his own wife are only setting fire to the powder. Since Libra does not regard woman as a free person who has the same rights as him, he will clash violently with his companion. First of all because she holds fiercely at her freedom, then because she is capable of casting hurtful words towards her companion and finally because she has tenacious resentment. Their couple will spend more bad quarter of an hour than reason.

To avoid such extremes, they will have to make efforts on their own. The woman must try to know what will please her partner and give him what he needs. This one is a very sensual being and the native must take it into account to keep the harmony in their union. Similarly, the Libra subject must not ignore that his companion does not live well without her freedom, he will have to let her act by letting go a little. If both partners respect these aspirations, they will come to an agreement that will allow their couple to resist the tests of time.

XScorpio male

The union between an Aries woman and a Scorpio man looks violent because the two partners have any traits but serene. Indeed, they do not know how to set limits in what they do. The woman, when she engages in something, does not even bother to measure the possible consequences of her act. Her partner has such a desire to succeed in his business that he is ready to engage in the battle to move forward. Everyone is overwhelmed by a passion that violence does not interfere with their relationship. They even find a certain satisfaction and willingly indulge in it.

If the native is too direct in her words and hurts her companion, she is also of remarkable carelessness in matters of finances. She turns out to be an unconscious spender and calculating the relationship between going out and entering the money, it’s not her thing.

Her partner, very courageous and very tenacious, is capable of many sacrifices if it serves his interests. However, he is loyal and never runs away from his responsibilities. Faced with such strength of character, the native must know that she will not be able to exercise any authority over him. Putting harmony in this couple will therefore pass by the acceptance of the partner.

The desire for independence of the woman in the field of sexuality will not collide with the conception of the man because it also likes the company of the women. The two partners must come to mutual understanding in order to experience a normal life. If the man does not keep his companion rigorous for her fantasies and her big expenses, and he does not make remarks about her lightness, he will seduce her. He must above all leave aside his pride and give himself up to the woman, showing her love. The Aries woman will be attracted by the willingness to undertake of her companion. This attitude forces his admiration and respect. Under these conditions, their relationship will have a certain serenity and will have the chance to be long.

XSagittarius male

Both the Aries woman and the Sagittarius man belong to the same sign of Fire. Many commonalities and affinities exist between them. Their similarities will not separate them if they are able to spare. Indeed, if the native does not hurt his companion by his behavior too frank in admitting to her, her incartades, he does not risk seeing her detach from him. The woman Aries can be very jealous and she can not bear that her companion is unfaithful to her. Their union is likely to be large. The man should be careful not to worry too much about his partner, his words or his behavior.

The Aries woman and the Sagittarius man form a formidable tandem in the professional field and can meet indisputable successes. Both love to command, but man has such a courteous and respectful manner of doing it that he almost succeeds in all his undertakings. Their complicity can come from this success. They will then be able to come to an understanding and to live an extraordinary union.

However, if they do not pay attention and fall into rivalry, they will soon see their couple fall into a resounding failure. This couple will have to have complete autonomy in the professional field. The exercise of two different activities will benefit them to avoid jealousies on both sides. Two beings animated by the same desire to become a leader can not live in a single specialty. They can not help but compete.

However, there are traits of character that bring them closer together: their generosity and their passion. And besides being generous, the Aries is also honest and faithful. Despite her tendency to sexual freedom, she can show herself capable of exemplary fidelity. On the other hand, her companion is not a good model in this field because he is always tempted by the pretty women he meets. But if they let themselves be guided by their passion and love, they will guarantee harmony and stability to their couple. Since they are both adventurous, they will experience truly enriching experiences.

XCapricorn male

Aries woman and Capricorn man will live a relationship not really easy to manage, their pace of life being so different. The native is very active in his actions and his decisions are very fast, while his companion is much more thoughtful and observes a great caution in everything that he undertakes. His sense of responsibility and skills make him an exceptional worker. To succeed and take the power he will use for a long time, he will put all his strength and perseverance into action. The woman can safely trust him because he is a character who is very discreet.

Their characters are opposed: Aries is very fanciful and demonstrative in her feelings, while Capricorn displays an absence of sensitivity to hide his shyness. In fact, he is an introverted man who hates effusions and overflows. The exaltation and the exuberance of his companion could upset his mistrust, he who respects social conventions to the letter.

But under his cold and harsh appearance, Capricorn is a great sentimental. His sensuality is overflowing if he allows it to be exteriorized. The woman will nevertheless be seduced by the prudence and wisdom that he shows in his attitude, these traits of character being lacking. She is neither cautious nor prudent in her undertakings, but sometimes unconsciously engages in business. Capricorn, on the other hand, needs this lightness to brighten up his life and bring a certain note of carelessness.

If the two partners succeed in making these differences, instead of removing them, bring them closer together, they will be able to smooth out the difficulties that seem to stand in the way of their union. However, they will have to find common ground at the beginning of their relationship to avoid tensions in their lives. They must also make concessions to accept the other in all their individuality. If they leave on this basis, their union will not face the risk of disintegration.

XAquarius male

This union is the meeting of two beings eager for freedom that will find their fulfillment if they seriously avoid the traditional marriage. Marriage means respect for certain social conventions, obligations to be fulfilled and constraints under which the couple is bound to comply. Neither the Aries woman nor the Aquarius man are ready to assume such constraints. They will have a very good understanding if they opt for common-law unions. Their relationship will be much more friendly than sentimental and they will be able to adopt behaviors that will allow them to be complicit in different situations.

The native is lukewarm in love because his sensuality is quite demanding. If he does not meet a woman who can be everything for him - in turn, lover, mother and friend - he will not be able to exteriorize his feelings. When he is in the household, he can offer everything to his companion if she is able to satisfy him by sentimental fantasies. The behavior of the native will respond to this high expectation. She will bring to her partner her passion.

Far from all pressures, these two characters always find common interests that push them to act and strive towards the same goal. They will not experience boredom because they appreciate well. The woman sincerely approves of the anti-conformist tendency of her partner and even more his detachment of material values. She herself does not attach much importance to it, and she will not be disturbed by her companion’s carelessness regarding expenses.

The extravagance and the exuberance of the Aries woman will respond to those of her man so that they will provoke a lot of splinters in their combination. The man will not feel at all offended by the authoritarianism of his companion or by her aggressiveness, for he knows how to arm himself with a certain indifference to hide his emotions. Besides, his intelligence and his intuition serve him very much to tolerate the attitude of the other. Their couple will live in serenity if they manage to moderate their desire for independence and to grant the other the minimum freedom that they need.

XPisces male

Between the Aries woman and the Pisces man, governed by two very different elements, Fire and Water, tensions are on program. They will have great difficulty in establishing understanding in their couple. Their characters present so many differences that they will not easily be understood. Man is a great dreamer evolving in an imaginary world where it will be difficult to follow him. If his companion tries to impose constraints, he will leave her because she is a creature rather rebellious in her own way.

The dominating will of the Aries woman will not suit the romantic nature of her companion. Besides, she will not be able to “chain him” and this failure will eventually tire him. At this stage, the native is likely to be bored by living with a man she considers bold and their married lives will suffer. On the other hand, she can be sure of finding in this partner a great sweetness that never fails to attract women. He will try to fill it if she shows him understanding and if she leaves him the freedom to live in his world.

The Pisces man aspires to find a home that ensures stability when he returns from his journey of imagination. Only, the native will not be able to offer it: she is not a good housewife. She loves adventurous life too much that she can not wait for it wisely. It is true that she is a woman who can devote herself to her family to the limit of her energy without having to pay for her freedom of movement.

Living together for an Aries and a Pisces will mean frequent conflicts. If the man is reserved and discreet, the woman is exuberant and authoritarian, but the Pisces is not the type to appreciate these overflows. He will try to smooth out the fights by his spirit of conciliation but his sensitivity will risk to irritate his companion. This behavior that wants to flee reality will only irritate the other. She does not find enough energy in her to face him. Thus, this couple will need a lot of tolerance and concessions to give the minimum of chance to their union.