showy

anonymous asked:

Just saw your ask regarding frustrating questions during a tarot reading. Forgive me if my question here is equally frustrating. But, is tarot actually a form of divination that's taken seriously? Your story of the mother and daughter certainly gave me the impression you do, but I've always gotten the impression it was a bit of a... I dunno, like a show and glamor due to the vagueness of some tellings. Again, forgive me if this is a frustrating anon-ask; the concept just caught me off guard.

If by ‘seriously’ you mean in that it is a valid method of divination, then yes. Absolutely. 100% Serious form of divination that is used by many diviners for both professional and personal reasons. 

If by ‘seriously’ you mean that it is 100% serious all the time… not really. My deck has a tendency to be a little smart-ass when I ask them questions. 

Something that I should probably clarify here is that it IS very showy. It’s one of the most well-known forms of divination because of the sensationalism the media tends to portray it with. And I will admit fully that a good 10% of reading professionally for other people is reading the audience and not the cards. 

But here is the thing about that:

Reading the querent and picking up on some of the unconscious cues they are giving you (their age, are they with a significant other, are they wearing a wedding band, were they timid about the question) are going to help you give a better reading. I’m not guessing what’s in an envelope, I’m not trying to speak to your recently-passed gran. 

When I read, at least when I read, someone’s tarot spread- I am building a story where they are the main character. 

The querent has a question. The cards are a guide to help THEM figure out the answer. I am here to connect the dots between what they can and cannot figure out. 

A WONDERFUL book I came across while researching is called “Tarot and Psychology: Spectrums of Possibility” by Arthur Rosengarten. This book goes through the use of tarot and oracle cards in therapy and discusses the many ways that a person can approach tarot. 

One thing that really struck me with this book was it’s approach to tarot not so much as a divination tool so much as a way to help a client sort out their issues in a way that is visual and (for a given definition) objective. The cards act as a third party in this situation. 

So when I give someone a reading, I am giving them a chance to approach an issue from a different angle.


Now, another aspect of this is- do I believe that my cards can tell the future? 

I am a believer of omens, symbolism, and chance.  That everything has energy and that energy can interact in unpredictable ways. The right card at the right time. I believe that the person seeking an answer will find it. 


 Beyond the smoke and mirrors aspect associated with tarot, it’s use as a legitimate divination tool is on par with any other mancy you might fancy. 

anonymous asked:

How do you determine how many arms/legs or other different stuff added to your fusions? Like isn't your moonstone/pearl fusion have two heads? How??

I try to pick their extra parts based on half personality and half design. Opalite (Moon/Pearl) is meant to represent a split mind working as one unit. Tiffany Stone (Moon/Amethyst) has two mouths because she's​ a big talker, and DVA has a hidden back-face because she has a showy front she puts on, as well as a more mysterious-serious side that comes out when necessary

the signs in love
  • Aries: very showy, very good listener, falls in love quickly and irrationally, gives undivided attention to their lover, loves giving and getting attention and honest flattery.
  • Taurus: tends out to bring out their best qualities, artistic, trusts their instincts, romantic, affectionate, cannot wait to build a life with someone they love.
  • Gemini: will not be quick to commit, naturally flirtatious, very charming, tends to lose interest quickly, can be very loyal when committed, loves to travel and be adventorous
  • Cancer: does not rush into a commitment, sensual, affectionate, romantic, there is little they will not do for you if they love you, craves a deep emotional connection.
  • Leo: need and gives a lot of attention, quick to forgive and rarely hold grudges, love to spoil their lover, one of the most loving, generous, romantic and passionate of the signs.
  • Virgo: discriminating, picky, love certainly brings out the very best, falling in love can take a long time, usually not lavish with affection, can appear cold and distant, but they are really warm and compassionate.
  • Libra: one of the most romantic and soft-hearted,sensual, needs to be appreciated, they expect their relationships to be balanced, with an equal give and take, good listeners.
  • Scorpio: intense, passionate and extremely physical in love, often quiet, mysterious, value honesty, can see through their lover, possessiveness and jealousy can affect scorpio's relationship.
  • Sagittarius: does not welcome enduring and lasting relationships, exciting, adventurous, spontaneous, enthusiastic, rarely talk about their feelings, doesn't take love as seriously.
  • Capricorn: cautious and reserved, will often mask their feelings, fiercely loyal and devoted, home and family play an important role, when you get to know them they can be really warm and caring.
  • Aquarius: wants freedom during a relationship, so tolerant, easy to deal with, never jealous or unreasonable, never clinging or overemotional, idealistic, loyal, generous, usually experimental and quite adventurous
  • Pisces: do not like being alone, romantic, happy, not always straight forward in communication, will change herself to fit the image that her partner wants, very careful, tender and sympathetic
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Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial cormous flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae).

Iris is a genus of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris.

Gentiana is a genus of flowering plants notable for their mostly large, trumpet-shaped flowers, which are often of an intense blue.

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Into the Badlands is the perfect cure for your Iron Fist blues
Last weekend, Marvel premiered Iron Fist, its latest live-action Netflix show. To the disappointment of many fans, the series isn’t very good. Fortunately, there’s a solution if Iron Fist’s dull plot, poor characters, and Finn Jones’ single confused facial expression left you with a craving for some serious martial arts mayhem: AMC’s Into the Badlands.
By Chaim Gartenberg

So I binged the first season of Into the Badlands the other day, and wow… think southern gothic post-apocalyptica meets wuxia badassery. The martial arts are physics-defying and showy as heck, the scheming and back-stabbing rivals Game of Thrones (all of the power-play machinations, none of the gratuitous rape!), and the small character moments can be surprisingly affecting given how off-the-wall some of the world-building can be.

Also, Daniel Wu is reeeeeeaally easy on the eyes. Just sayin’.

It’s on Netflix right now, so give it a shot!

Chart Ruler
  • Aries rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Mars
  • Dynamism, proactive essence, challenger, intuitive
  • Taurus Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Venus
  • Socialite, beauty, appreciation of art, tender, indulgent
  • Gemini Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Mercury
  • Clever, quicksilver, talkative, mysterious, youthful
  • Cancer Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Moon
  • Harmonic, hidden, receptive, habitual, indulgent
  • Leo Rising: Chart Ruler:
  • Chart Ruler: Sun
  • Effervescent, commanding, entitled, vital, showy
  • Virgo Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Mercury
  • Reactive, intelligent, technical, youthful
  • Libra Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Venus
  • Sociable, amicable, reflective, transparent, grace
  • Scorpio Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Mars/Scorpio (depends on strength of aspects, sign, and house position. If Mars is in dignity, or receives multiple aspects, or via elevated chart position, Mars is the chart ruler. The same application for Pluto)
  • Mars: Controlling, passionate, desiring, seductive
  • Pluto: Hypnotic, mysterious, compulsive, surveilling
  • Sagittarius Rising: C
  • Chart Ruler: Jupiter
  • Bohemian, spirited, prosperous, contemplative, sunny
  • Capricorn Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Saturn
  • Security conscious, guilty, reticent, wise, sad
  • Aquarius Rising: Saturn/Uranus
  • (depends on strength of aspects, sign, and house position. If Uranus is in dignity, or receives multiple aspects, or via elevated chart position, Uranus is the chart ruler. The same application for Saturn)
  • Saturn: Guarded, intelligent, isolated, different, moody
  • Uranus: Utopian, reckless, obscure, ingenious, intuitive
  • Pisces Rising:
  • Chart Ruler: Jupiter/Neptune
  • (depends on strength of aspects, sign, and house position. If Jupiter is in dignity, or receives multiple aspects, or via elevated chart position, Jupiter is the chart ruler. The same application for Neptune)
  • Jupiter: Charitable, spiritual, generous, devoted, searching
  • Neptune: Mystical, confused, tranquilized, sufferer
  • -C.
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Ruslan Stepowy Goniec and Ischyma Uhura. 

The photos are from the German Annual borzoi show 2016, but those two just won BOS and BOB at the “Europasieger 2017” show in Dortmund so I thought I post them here together.

{PART 18} I Won’t Stop You // Jeon Jungkook, Vampire!AU

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Pairing: Jungkook x Reader

Genre: Vampire!AU, Fantasy, Angst, Smut

Summary; The crowning moment arises when you and Jungkook arrive at the fundraising ball; but the storm clouds gather as you come face to face with your greatest fear.

I update this series every Tuesday evening, 9pm-10pm (UK Time) 

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Ascending Ascension 

The ascending sign is our experience of individual awareness….just knowing that “I” exists… … it is a key in human interaction and social activity. without other people there to witness, the ascending-descending axis vanishes. the ascending sign can express most purely through our presentation. some people’s rising signs are so evident in their features. this is where you can get a real visual of the signs at play through the ascendant. the ascendant sign indicates the chart’s ruler through the sign’s ruling planet. 

Aries rising:
Chart Ruler: Mars
Dynamism, proactive essence, challenger, intuitive. Pushes personal boundaries in search of experience

Taurus rising
Chart Ruler: Venus
Socialite, beauty, appreciation of art, tender, indulgent. Uses resources and beauty as an extension of personal identity

Gemini rising 
Chart Ruler: Mercury 
Clever, quicksilver, talkative, mysterious, youthful. Zig-zagging through multiplications of duality and resolution, and to reconcile these oppositions through communication

Cancer rising
Chart Ruler: Moon
Harmonic, hidden, receptive, habitual, indulgent. Identity expression drawing from waters of ancestors, emotions, and memories

Leo rising 
Chart Ruler: Sun
Effervescent, commanding, entitled, vital, showy. Enveloping material, heart, spiritual, and emotional into a gallery

Virgo rising 
Chart Ruler: Mercury 
Reactive, intelligent, technical, youthful. Synthesising mind with material, the needs of the self with other

Libra rising
Chart Ruler: Venus
Sociable, amicable, reflective, transparent, grace. Playing with other personalities gives sparkle to the marble identity, a synthesis of social experiences, understanding ‘i’ to become ‘us’

Scorpio rising
Chart Ruler: Mars/Pluto (depends on strength of aspects, sign, and house position. If Mars is in dignity, or receives multiple aspects, or via elevated chart position, Mars is the chart ruler. The same application for Pluto)
Mars: Controlling, passionate, desiring, seductive
Pluto: Hypnotic, mysterious, compulsive, surveilling
Potent desires surface through the immediate expression, an erotic display of continual transformation, conflict, and obsession

Sagittarius rising 
Chart Ruler: Jupiter
Bohemian, spirited, prosperous, contemplative, sunny. A cinema size projector is raised to create a life exhibition displaying experience

Capricorn rising 
Chart Ruler: Saturn
Security conscious, guilty, reticent, wise, sad. Attempting to escape the parent’s moulding the individual summons talent, material, and applicable creative resource

Aquarius rising 
Chart Ruler: Saturn/Uranus
(depends on strength of aspects, sign, and house position. If Uranus is in dignity, or receives multiple aspects, or via elevated chart position, Uranus is the chart ruler. The same application for Saturn)
Saturn: Guarded, intelligent, isolated, different, moody
Uranus: Utopian, reckless, obscure, ingenious, intuitive
Identification with higher forces and reflection of the self in everything

Pisces rising 
Chart Ruler: Jupiter/Neptune
(depends on strength of aspects, sign, and house position. If Jupiter is in dignity, or receives multiple aspects, or via elevated chart position, Jupiter is the chart ruler. The same application for Neptune)
Jupiter: Charitable, spiritual, generous, devoted, searching
Neptune: Mystical, confused, tranquilized, sufferer
Sensitivity and vagueness diffuses like melting mist

-C.




Greyling quickly finds that a suit is pretty impractical for fighting in and requests Nooroo help him change it after a few outside battles and close calls.

So the direction I think this goes is that Adrien behaves a bit differently when he’s in the fray. In a word: showy. Like you know that sort of free feeling when you cosplay? This is that for Adrien. He also incidentally lets his excitable inner weeb through. He behaves very much like Cat Noir as you’d expect, but I am serious about him being even flashier. Cats at least have some form of lithe coolness to them that butterflies just don’t have. And the removal of the suit really dresses down him feeling serious too. Greyling is, dare I say, excited to actually be able to physically help Ladybug, but when it comes to the two actually conversing his charisma absolutely checks out.

Speaking of Ladybug, she’s actually a bit taken aback by the similarities between Adrien and Greyling. Like Adrien, Greyling starts out as a distant and grave figure, and when she meets him this bleeds over until his seriousness almost completely dissolves. With Greyling, she actually does find it a bit off-putting at first since their situation is no less dire than before he stepped outside. She wasn’t expecting someone so bubbly! What happened to the Greyling she knew and loved?! As she warms up to this new side of him, she begins to see more of Adrien in him. Not that she actually figures it out! She isn’t even that suspicious and it’s the same kind of frustrating obliviousness we love the show for.

He’s got a bit of a magician/performer vibe happening, and he uses his sword-cane to fence. Loves that playful banter.

byeora  asked:

I have this headcanon that Milo actually likes having Mamoru around but he's just not showy abt it. Like, they're rooming together at a hotel (bc they obvs can't sleep in their parents' rooms) and they sit together on Mamo's bed and they talk a lot.

they know each other since they were little so they’re used being together. actually milo doesn’t even know how it is being without mamoru if not for few months. 
just doesn’t notice how much in love mamoru is with him bc he’s dumb like his fathers 

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It’s a new season of Sense8 and it’s a new round of posts calling Riley usless.

Once again, I feel the need to say something. Last time I said that Riley wasn’t there to be your asskicking savior and it’s still true. The question I see most posed is ‘what does she bring to the Cluster?’ and that answer is connection and communication.

Riley Blue is the foundation upon which the Cluster is built. We see time and time again it’s Riley who builds connections and without that ability Will would’ve been fucked. 

She gets the drugs he needs, she’s the one who has access to a network of safehouses, she’s the one who reaches out to other Sensates in a search of allies and she’s the one who connects on an emotional level with Carol Cumberland to get info on Whisper’s location.

It is Riley’s ability to empathize, connect and communicate that saves them again and again. Riley’s music brings them together and it’s a lowkey way of highlighting her knack of bringing people together.

I always see posts floating around where people say that if they had a Cluster they’d bring nothing to it, and yet, fandom disregards Riley’s contributions because they aren’t flashy, or showy. But she’s important just the same and they’d be lost without her. 

Riley Blue is still not here to be your asskicking female savior.