self-sacrifice

see, this one’s a grumpy self-absorbed self-destructive jackass with a boatload of traumas, a self-worth complex worthy of Greek tragedy, and a shady past of half-uncovered abandonments and mistakes; and this one is a casually deadly career criminal with serious identity issues who bizarrely couples a typical total lack of concern for the human moral cost of his actions with a deep sense of kindness and self-sacrifice on both the most intimate personal and most grandiose levels, leaving him an odd mix of impenetrable defenses and gaping vulnerabilities. theyre in love and theyre made for one another

anonymous asked:

Just because Fitz said that he was the romantic one, it doesn't mean that he really is the more romantic one though :P she was the one who did all the first moves... just a thought.

I mean I think they can both be equally romantic, but I’m gonna have to disagree with you when you say Jemma made all the first moves. Lemme get out my charts and graphs:

- love confession followed by self-sacrifice (Fitz)
- “maybe there is” (Jemma)
- asking out to dinner (Fitz)
- asking out to dinner, part 2 (I am hesitant about including the post-Maveth dinner on here but we’re gonna do it) (Fitz)
- first kiss (Fitz)
- “maybe some things are just inevitable” (Jemma)
- kiss in the bunk (Fitz and Jemma both, they leaned in at the same time)
- the Event Horizon (FItz and Jemma both)

The final score is Fitz 6, Jemma 4. Just for the record, I don’t think it’s a competition, but I do think Fitz made most of the first moves.

@lifeafterlinds you and me both!! I get raging and wanna scream and be destructive, but then all of it builds into giving in to the inevitable truth, tears, and often even self sacrifice or very strong catharsis so hey if that is satan’s raw power then I live it and I love that annabelle supports this

Emotional Temperament
  • Moon in Aries: Sacrificial, young hearted, imaginative, reactive, self prophetic, fearless, quick tempered, innocent, abandoned, alone
  • Moon in Taurus: Faithful, relapses into self indulgence, lazy, concerned but refusing to self sacrifice, overtly loyal, maternal and welcoming, disarming, fretful
  • Moon in Gemini: lacks concentration, unsympathetic but genial, emotionally reactive, nerves, travels, secretive about emotions, undramatic
  • Moon in Cancer: Restless, fearsome, psychic, unstable, intuitive, despondent, martyred, delivering, rich emotional world
  • Moon in Leo: dramatised, fears of the inner child exaggerated, very coloured in impulse, self shame associated with lack of appreciation, faithful, subject to elusion
  • Moon in Virgo: Irritable, over conscious of environment, easily triggered, helpful, intuitive, responsive to distress, anxious and consumed with worry, pedantic
  • Moon in Libra: Impressionable and sympathetic, morale and concerned but detached and self contained, temperamental, evasive, passive aggressive, emotionally unstable especially regarding the day's interaction with people
  • Moon in Scorpio: Contained but secretly uncontrolled, unsympathetic but empathetic, suspicious and paranoid, splitting, passionate and then empty, debilitating and destructive highs and lows
  • Moon in Sagittarius: Escapist, psychic, speculative, detached but generous, tender hearted and noble hearted, shows tremendous loyalty to animals
  • Moon in Capricorn: Self sacrificial, often altruistic and kindly, Dry, distanced but concerned, consumed with material worry, emotionally conscious to the extreme, suspicious
  • Moon in Aquarius: Active emotional life is inhibited by over reactive intellectualism, can generate a coldness about the individual that hides regenerative warmth, excitable, over analyses emotion to extreme
  • Moon in Pisces: Cannot resist environmental stimulus, the impressionable, lack of boundaries, psychic, devoted, melancholy, withdrawing, sacrificial, emotional hemophiliac
  • -C.
One Thing (Among Many) That I Really Appreciated About Wonder Woman

I was ready to go into Wonder Woman, fully expecting Steve Trevor’s story Arc to be “I’m sexist, and by the end of the film Diana will prove me wrong, but until then I’ll be a smarmy jerk boy.”  I was waiting for a “Woman can’t do X” joke or Steve being incredulous at her abilities and having it be played for laughs.  I was waiting for it, to clench my teeth and get through it.

BUT WHO BOY HOWDY WAS I WRONG AND I AM SO GLAD

becuase from the moment Steve “Ride or Die” Trevor washes up on Amazon Island of Buff Chicks he is 100% there for Diana.  He treats her as an equal, is supportive of her power, follows her into battle, and is only critical of her when he’s concerned for her safety, and even then does what he can to help her push forward anyway.  I wasn’t expecting to leave the theater having a lot of feelings about Steve Trevor but HOOOOO DOGGY. 

Like Steve is such a breath of fresh air.  After sitting through film after film of of stubborn, borish, snarky, sarcastic men that we’re supposed to revere as heroes, I’m so so thankful that we get Steve Trevor, who is a warrior who believes in the best of people, who willingly embraces vulnerability and the Lasso of Truth, who believes in self-sacrifice and that human beings are inherently good, who above all believes in, supports, relies on, follows, and loves Wonder Woman. 

ITS LIKE A WOMAN DIRECTED THIS MOVIE OR SOMETHING, FINALLY DEPICTING A HEROIC MAN OF WOMAN’S DESIRES, AS OPPOSED TO A HEROIC MAN OF WHAT MEN THINK IS WOMEN’S DESIRES

some sort of fixation…

  • Bodhi, sweet angel Bodhi, paid all of the attention in the empire induction safety talk; he presses the three red buttons at 12, 6 and 3 o'clock, twists anticlockwise 45° and the grenade is disarmed.
  • Unbeknownst to Chirrut, Jyn placed her crystal within his staff, a tiny morsel of hope; the blaster shot headed straight for his heart, strikes it instead, and is deflected into his shoulder.
  • Baze, seeing his love in pain and in danger, but not without hope for survival, flies into a rage and fights his way back to the ship, dragging chirrut behind him; he kills 32 men, and saves one.
  • Cassian and Jyn are just about to step into the lift when Bodhi hisses from the radio telling them to get where he can see them FAST; they don’t look down when they step over Krennic, even when he grips Jyn’s ankle and begs
  • Two days later Cassian is well enough to argue his way out of medbay, down to droid storage, where he loads K2-SO’s last backup into another imperial droid; K3-SO sighs and says, “Did you let me die again? You know as soon as I work out how, I’m deleting the self-sacrifice algorithm you wrote into me.”
Houses
  • ASCENDANT/RISING SIGN (1ST HOUSE): How you first come across to people, your facial expression, your mannerisms, your appearance, how you initially approach things, your view on life.
  • 2ND HOUSE: Your self-esteem, your resources, and possessions, your wealth, your income, your talents, your values, and morals.
  • 3RD HOUSE: Your observation and analysis skills, your thinking skills, your basic education, your curiosity, short trips, your local community, and neighborhood.
  • Imum Coeli/IC (4TH HOUSE): Latin for “bottom of the sky.” Your home, your family, your traditions, your history, where you feel the most comfortable, the most private part of your personality.
  • 5TH HOUSE: Self-expression, creativity, recreation, drama, art, writing, romance, romance and dating, your children or your attitude towards them.
  • 6TH HOUSE: How you serve others, your workplace, everyday routine, small pets, your health and how you maintain it, your organization and schedule.
  • DESCENDANT (7th HOUSE): One-on-one partnerships, traits, and characteristics you seek in others, business partnerships, marriage, open enemies, competitors, roommates.
  • 8TH HOUSE: Intimacy, transformation, how you let certain parts of yourself “die” or “fade away”, how you reform, how you restore, the give and take of control.
  • 9TH HOUSE: The higher truth, higher-education, traveling to foreign lands, learning about new culture or ways of life, enlightenment, looking at the bigger picture.
  • MEDIUM COELI/MIDHEAVEN (10TH HOUSE): Latin for “middle of the sky.” Your aspirations in life, your goals, your career, who you want to be, your reputation, what the public views you as.
  • 11TH HOUSE: Your hopes and dreams, your friends, your acquaintances, how you network, humanitarian concerns, philanthropy, ideals you seek to live by.
  • 12TH HOUSE: Your secret motives, your hidden agendas, self-sacrifice, co-dependence, serving others, healing, hidden knowledge, hidden personality, spirituality.
The Sun, the Moon and the Planets: meaning

The Sun: represents the essence of your self, your will, your individuality, your vitality and your desire for power. More than any other planet, it represents who you are. It also symbolizes man in general.

The Moon: represents your emotions, your subconscious, your instincts, your habits and your memory. It also represents women in general.

Mercury: symbolizes your communication style, your reasoning skills, and the way you think.

Venus: represents the areas of your life concerned with love, seduction, beauty, material goods and the arts.

Mars: is the planet of desire and aggression. It represents your physical energy, your combativeness, your spirit of enterprise and your courage.

Jupiter: is the planet of expansion and good fortune. It represents growth, prosperity, abundance, wisdom, generosity and higher consciousness. Jupiter’s position in the sky map indicates where you are lucky.

Saturn: represents limitation, restriction, prudence, organization, endurance and discipline. It tells you where you have to deal with your fears - and also where you have ambition.

Uranus: represents originality, independence, spirit of rebellion, inventiveness, insight and all that is not foreseen.

Neptune: represents spirituality, dreams, psychic abilities, intuition, disintegration, compassion, self-sacrifice, deceit and illusion.

Pluto: represents elimination, destruction, regeneration, renewal and transformation.

Fourth House: Your Aversion

Your 4th house ruler shows what you received excessive exposure to during childhood. As a result, you might develop an aversion to the traits of the sign on the 4th house cusp. 

The following is organized by your 4th house ruler.

Aries 4th House: emotion/thoughtless impulse; you might to be a hard, cold cap rising who is averse to loud, brash personalities

Taurus 4th House: tradition/materialism/slow movement; you might be be an aqua rising who craves freedom and revolution

Cancer 4th House: sympathy/emotional manipulation; you might be a tough, independent aries rising who refuses to be told what to do

Gemini 4th House: talking/meaningless chatter/excessive communication; you might be a pisces rising who values meaningful communication, solitude, and silence

Leo 4th House: attention/narcissism; you might be a taurus rising who prefers to blend into the background and despises bragging/braggarts [analysis of psychology below]

Virgo 4th House: criticism/judgement/boredom; gemini rising who prefers to be entertained and open-minded

Libra 4th House: compromise/emotional neglect; cancer rising who desperately tries to control environment/other people to avoid compromise

Scorpio 4th House: scrutinity/paranoia/invasion of privacy; you might be a leo rising who self-aggrandizes, prefers to keep thigns light, and hide their flaws

Sagittarius 4th House: irresponsibility; virgo rising, self-explanatory

Capricorn 4th House: expectations/isolation; libra rising, self-explanatory [analysis 2]

Aquarius 4th House: eccentric/erratic behavior; scorpio rising, prefers to adopt a stoic, mysterious persona

Pisces 4th House: delusion/self-sacrifice; sagittarius rising who tries to learn about the world at large, stay grounded in reality, and has selfiish tendencies [analysis 3]

[1] Taurus risings often have parents who smother them with attention, to the point where they feel like they’re controlled and constantly watched. Parents may also have narcistic tendencies and seek approval/fish for compliments from their children while witholding praise. Parents may be act entitled to the child’s time and attention, leaving little room for peace, solitude, and self-care. This causes the adult Taurus rising to shy away from attention-seeking (leo-like) personalities and enjoy solitude, silence, and peace. 

[2] Libra risings can have parents with harsh capricorn qualities; parents who don’t hesitate to demean their own children in the name of “pusing them further,” who withold approval and affection, who may prevent the child from spending time wirh friends, who make the child feel lonely and unworthy. As a result, Libra risings almost pathologically seek approval and acceptance to compensate for what the parents deprived them of.

[3] Sagittarius risings likely have parents who expect the child to be pliant, obedient, and self-sacrificing. The parents may ask the child to give, give, and give, until there’s nothing left. The parents themselves may be weak, selfish, and delusional, pretending to be martyrs while taking advantage of their own children. The parents might act helpless as a manipulation  tactic. As a defense, the Sagittarius detaches themselves from needy people and (”selfishly”) puts themselves first, to compensate for years of being forced to put themselves last. 

The human personality is almost entirely a cluster of defense mechanisms to cope with different types pain and toxic people.  Once you know the traits each rising sign expresses, and the sign on the 4th house cusp, it is easy to trace the behavior to the roots.

Transference (M) – Chapter 05

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Summary: During a routine visit to the local bakery, you stumble upon an intriguing business card and figure, what the hell. The business arrangement becomes…mutually beneficial. Y’all know where this is going.

Pairing: Hoseok x Reader

Genre: Angst, Smut

Word Count: 10,216

Warning: Tantric!Hoseok, therapist/client relationship, sexual themes, BDSM, shibari, dom/sub roleplay, profanity.

A/N: Here is the long awaited Hoseok POV chapter. If you haven’t read Chapters 1-4 already, I highly recommend doing so by using the links below.

Chapters: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05

Keep reading

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.

Types of Cosmic Witches ✨
  • Cosmic - works with the energy of the cosmos and all celestial bodies within; can include planets, stars, and other deep space objects
  • Celestial - interchangeable with cosmic
  • Stellar - primarily works with stars and constellations
  • Astrology - primarily works with astrological phenomena
  • Solar - primarily works with the Sun
    • spells may include those having to do with self-confidence, leadership, success, and ambition 
  • Lunar - primarily works with the Earth’s Moon
    • spells may include those having to do with emotions, moods, divination, dreams, and protection
  • Planetary - works with one or more planets or minor planets
    • Mercurian - primarily works with Mercury
      • spells may include those having to do with communication, intellect, intelligence, learning, safe travel, and business matters
    • Venusian - primarily works with Venus
      • spells may include those having to do with love, romance, friendships, creativity, beauty, and fertility 
    • Martian - primarily works with Mars
      • spells may include those having to do with vitality, energy, passion, courage, and strength
    • Jovian - primarily works with Jupiter
      • spells may include those having to do with luck, good fortune, prosperity, mercy, humility, and charity 
    • Saturnian - primarily works with Saturn
      • spells may include those having to do with protection, revenge, justice, law, order, responsibility, and chaos
    • Uranian - primarily works with Uranus
      • spells may include those having to do with technology, weather, freedom, psychic abilities, higher thinking, and metaphysics 
    • Neptunian - primarily works with Neptune
      • spells may include those having to do with illusion, chaos, dreams, the sea/ocean, divination, inner vision, and self-sacrifice 
    • Plutonian - primarily works with Pluto
      • spells may include those having to do with death, the underworld, spirit work, transformation, change, and crisis
A bit of a Pep Talk

…because why not for today.

Aries: Your bravery and spirit can inspire many, teach them that should they feel knocked down, they are fully capable or standing up again with a full and forgiving heart. Never lose that childful vigor, rage, hunger for life, for it will lead you well like a compass. Stand up for those that lack your bounce back abilities.

Taurus: Sink into the feeling of the moment right now with your feet planted firmly on the ground. Move from the past and shield your eyes from the future, for this moment is the most important. The scents, the sounds and how you feel will not warp with time, but stay with you like a melody of a song.

Gemini: The ability to make someone laugh should never be underestimated for its healing powers, to knock the egos right back down and lift the spirits of those struggling. The intellect is a vast portal, and you have the talent of choosing we should go.

Cancer: Though maybe called too much or too sensitive, understand that we don’t come into this world with built up walls and shells, but soft, gentle, fully feeling. We learn to shut this off, although you never quite learnt that. It is something to cherish, something we all should cherish.

Leo: You enjoy the luxury in this life, the fine side of things, but you know how to shower others with the same adoration you expect. Live richly, squeezing every last drop of joy out of your experiences, and mourn when things turn sour. Live life with a full and bold heart.

Virgo: You notice the small things, see the beauty in the details that some may overlook, can see the intricacy of this universe. With this may come anxiety and nerves, feelings of being swamped by so much that you do not share with others, but remember, in the delicate details, stories are told.

Libra: Self sacrifice and the willingness to bring people together doesn’t have to be a weakness, in fact, it takes incredible strength. You are a creative force in this world, someone to be admired and adored, where the willingness to unite left and right can be a gift for our collective world.

Scorpio: Seeing people in their fullness, accepting both the good and their challenges is something to be proud of, not a creature of darkness but someone able to bring others into the light. You lock away sacred secrets, lips sealed if only they asked.

Sagittarius: You embody that stare of longing a child gives a closed window in a classroom, ready to break it and dash before you can be captured, away to the fields outside awaiting adventures. You show us that really, state of mind is everything, and when we see silver linings, it manifests in Gold.

Capricorn: You show us that to strive for dreams is not too far away and that we can do the same, that to work methodically to the top of the mountain can bring great rewards, and great lessons in self-belief. Your humour, support and grounding energy along the way makes the journey all the better.

Aquarius: You break the boundaries and barriers so others don’t have to, seeing them as the cages that they often are. You open people to ideas, to things they would have never even considered before, propelling us forward to the new world. You break the wheels that keep us spinning in boredom.

Pisces: The willingness to extend care to people from all walks of life has left you being called naive at times, too trusting, but without this you seem to whither into cynicism. Picture what the world would be like if everyone could extend their hand so freely. It is a fine picture indeed.

The Houses - Depscirption

1st House - Vita (Life)

HOUSE OF SELF:  Physical appearance, traits and characteristics. First impressions. General outlook into the world. Ego. Beginnings and initiatives.

2nd House - Lucrum (Wealth)

HOUSE OF VALUE:  Material and immaterial things of certain value. Money. Belongings, property, acquisitions. Cultivation and growth. Substance. Self-Worth.

3rd House - Fratres (Brothers)

HOUSE OF COMMUNICATIONS: Higher education and childhood environment. Communication. Happiness. Intelligence. Achievements. Siblings. Neighbourhood matters. Short, local travel and transportations. 

4th House - Genitor (Parent)

HOUSE OF HOME AND FAMILY:  Ancestry, heritage, roots. Early foundation and environment. Mother or mothers as figure. The caretaker of the household. Cyclic end of matters.

5th House - Nati (Children)

HOUSE OF PLEASURE:  Recreational and leisure activities. Things which makes for enjoyment and entertainment. Games and gambling. Children. Love and sex. Creative self-expression.

6th House - Valetudo (Health)

HOUSE OF HEALTH:  Routine tasks and duties. Skills or training acquired. Jobs and Employments. Health and overall well-being. Service performed for others. Caretaking. Pets and small domestic animals.

7th House - Uxor (Spouse)

HOUSE OF PARTNERSHIPS:  Close, confidante-like relationships. Marriage and business partners. Agreements and treaties. Matters dealing with diplomatic relations of all kinds, including open (known) enemies. Attraction to qualities we admire from the other partner.

8th House - Mors (Death)

HOUSE OF REINCARNATION:  Cycles of Deaths And Rebirth. Sexual relationships and deeply committed relationships of all kinds. Joint funds, finances. Other person’s resource. Occult, psychic and taboo matters. Regeneration. Self-transformation.

9th House - Iter (Journeys)

HOUSE OF PHILOSOPHY:  Foreign travel and foreign countries. Culture. Long distance travels and journeys. Religion. Law and ethics. Higher education. Knowledge. Experience through expansion.

10th House - Regnum (Kingdom)

HOUSE OF SOCIAL STATUS:  Ambitions. Motivations. Career. Status in society. Government. Authority. Father or father figure. The breadwinner of the household. One’s public appearance/impression at large(audience).

11th House - Benefacta (Friendship)

HOUSE OF FRIENDSHIPS:  Ambitions. Motivations. Career. Status in society. Government. Authority. Father or father figure. The breadwinner of the household. One’s public appearance/impression at large(audience).

12th House - Carcer (Prison)

HOUSE OF SELF-UNDOING:  Mysticism. Places of seclusion such as hospitals, prisons and institutions, including self-imposed imprisonments. Things which are not apparent to self, yet clearly seen by others. Elusive, clandestine, secretive or unbeknownst matters. Retreat, reflection and self-sacrifice. Unconscious/subconscious. Unknown enemies.


Many modern astrologers assume that the houses relate to their corresponding signs, i.e. that the first house has a natural affinity with the first sign, Aries, and so on.

There are such terrible double-standards when it comes to fandom judging Jyn Erso. What provokes sympathy in other characters seems to be grounds to crucify her.

Cassian being in the fight against the Empire since he was six years old makes him tortured and in need of a hug. Jyn being in the fight against the Empire since she was eight years old, up until the time the leader of her extremely militant cell abandoned her, is roundly ignored. Cassian’s past as a child soldier is sympathetic; Jyn’s, apparently, doesn’t matter in the face of her no longer being one.

Jyn keeping her head down against Imperial Banners while working as a criminal and persistently causing trouble for the Empire - enough to land her in Wobani - is a sign of privileged cowardice. Bodhi keeping his head down by choosing to work for the Empire as a cargo pilot, accepted enough he can work under his own name too (whereas Jyn had to run) is a sign of a poor sad past. Bodhi’s complex motivations in a desperate situation are acknowledged and give depth; Jyn’s anger and survival instinct in a desperate situation are a cause for hatred.

Bodhi being inspired by Galen Erso to risk certain death, by defecting and join the Rebellion, is a sign of his inner goodness. Jyn being inspired by Galen Erso to risk certain death, by joining the Rebellion and going on a suicide mission, is… nothing, apparently.

Jyn grieving over her father dying in her arms is being too emotional and an unwanted stop to the action. Baze grieving over Chirrut dying in his arms is a moment of poignancy despite the firefights around them. Baze’s emotions are an accepted part of him; Jyn’s is not.

Jyn calling Cassian a stormtrooper when he went up with the intent to kill her father, despite being unable to follow through, is her being blind and self-centred, in the face of Cassian having lost his family. Cassian calling her a privileged coward after both her father figures died violently within 24 hours of one another, is Cassian “doing great for calling her out on her privilege”. Cassian’s traumatic past is worthy of acknowledgement; Jyn’s is not.

Jyn is white, and in our world that’s one axis of privilege. But it is not the only axis, and in Rogue One not the most important. Of all the characters, who is it who’d be hostage–or worse–because of her blood, no matter what she does? Who has been persistently on the run and has to keep her head down because the Empire is on the hunt? Apparently, being white and initially self-centred means that being a child soldier, instinctual self-sacrifice, and being actively persecuted for who she is, not who she does, count for nothing.

Which is not to say that Cassian isn’t sympathetic or Bodhi isn’t brave, or that it isn’t great to see Baze and Chirrut being so emotionally invested in one another on screen.* But you can’t then turn around and say that those traits are what make Jyn awful, when her actions aren’t her words.

Frankly, no one has to like Jyn. No one has to acknowledge her or understand her motivations either; she’s a character in a film, and we all focus on our favourites. It’s not surprising people want to focus on the non-white characters in a rare film full of them. But to turn around and say that she’s objectively not worthy of being liked, to feel neither dislike, nor disinterest, but visceral hatred for reasons that apply equally or moreso to other characters, means there’s something else going on. And it sure isn’t social justice.

*I say invested instead of married largely because I hesitate to give credit when it’s not made explicit