star dazzle


I thought I’d sum up all of the different characters and events that happened in Equestria one thousand years before the current timeline. Turns out Equestria was a dark and terrifying place. :v

What’s Up for March 2017?

What’s Up for March? The moon hides red star Aldebaran and crescents dazzle after dusk.

On March 4 the first quarter moon passes between Earth and the star Aldebaran, temporarily blocking our view of the star. This is called an occultation. 

The occultation begins and concludes at different times, depending on where you are when you view it.

The event should be easy to see from most of the U.S., Mexico, most of Central America, the Western Caribbean and Bermuda. 

Observers along a narrow path from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Hartford, Connecticut, will see the moon “graze” the star. The star will disappear and reappear repeatedly as hills and valleys on the moon alternately obscure and reveal it.

As seen from Earth, both Mercury and Venus have phases like our moon. That’s because they circle the sun inside Earth’s orbit. 

Planets that orbit between Earth and the sun are known as inner or inferior planets.

Inferior planets can never be at “opposition,” which is when the planet and the sun are on opposite sides of Earth.

But inferior planets can be at “conjunction,” which is when a planet, the sun and Earth are all in a straight line. 

Conjunction can happen once when the planet is on the opposite side of the sun from Earth and again when it’s on the same side of the sun as Earth. 

When a planet is on the opposite side of the sun from Earth, we say it is at “superior conjunction.” As the planet moves out from behind the sun and gets closer to Earth, we see less and less of the lit side. We see phases, similar to our moon’s phases. 

Mercury is at superior conjunction on March 6. 

A few weeks later, the planet emerges from behind the sun and we can once again observe it. By the end of March we’ll see a last-quarter Mercury.

 On April 20 Mercury reaches “inferior conjunction.”

Brilliant Venus is also racing toward its own inferior conjunction on March 25. Watch its crescent get thinner and thinner as the planet’s size appears larger and larger, because it is getting closer to Earth.

Finally, look for Jupiter to rise in the East. It will be visible all month long from late evening until dawn.

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Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I’m gazing at a distant star. It’s dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago. Maybe the star doesn’t even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.
—  Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

Did you see that shooting star tonight?
Were you dazzled by the same constellation?
Did you and Jupiter conspire to get me?
I think you and the Moon and Neptune got it right
‘Cause now I’m shining bright, so bright

Fifth house;

Having spent much time in deep and introspective 4th house contemplations, this is where we open the curtains to ourselves. We let long arrows of light illuminate the inner world, exposing the brilliance of our identity while also allowing us to see how stunning the outside world can be.

The fifth house symbolizes our creative light, ruling over all matters that materialize Love’s creative powers, from which all rich and lively things derive. Sunny and inspiring, it describes artistic ideas, romanticized dreams and how the creative expression of the self takes place, while also ruling over the most creative endeavour: the ability to wholeheartedly interact with children. Here is our playful, imaginative self.

Conditions of this house reflect how one fantasizes about being admired and recognized and how to obtain that recognition and sparkling applause. This is the reason behind this house’s association to sports, recreational activities, romantic affairs and sexuality. All of these things reinforce human identity and uniqueness, infusing the conscious mind with feelings of confidence, pride and dignity for one’s own unique way of being. This is the kind of stage where we’d like to stand and extend our personal light to all living things around us, much like what the Sun does when generously presenting us with his loving beams of gold.

This is where we look within to find a dazzling star, a recreation of the same fiery love that created us.

Sun in the 5th house: an athlete marches honourably, wearing golden laurel wreaths that gleam under the Sun’s many spotlights; admirers follow happily. This is a symbol for one’s own stunning experiences with one’s own self, as the Sun’s influence here draws lively attention to one’s own personal light. A proud and noble self-expression of the self is favoured here, for the individual may be in a tender love with their own identity. Such fiery love is radiating, also favouring the development of a generosity that wishes to see people shine brightly too. This Sun adores being admired, and so it tends to enjoy engaging in artistic, athletic and romantic activities that may provide him with the applause he so passionately desires. This must be what is like to be a god.

Moon in the 5th house: children play cheerfully, dancing in circles as they sing innocent songs of a pure and bountiful world. Spontaneous and passionate, feelings here are easily expressed through art in a unique, charming expression of the self. On the 5th house’s theatre stage, the Moon overflows with emotional waterfalls twinkling under crystal moonlight; the emotional expression is dramatic, theatrical and often tragic. There is an emotional need to indulge in feelings of admiration and comfort, and the individual may find dealing with mundane responsibilities rather tiring or tedious. Nurturing abilities here are specially tender and kind, as they are entwined with a sunny idea of how love should be: pure, passionate and fantastic. These inner traits fluctuate languidly to the outside and become remarkably hypnotizing.

Mercury in the 5th house: a composer listens as their masterpiece is performed in a most famous theatre, dreaming of their own greatness. Comical and mischievous, Mercury loves being recognized and admired for the brilliance of his mind. Artistic expression is highly favoured here, especially through writing. This is a symbol of an exceptionally creative mind, as people with this placement excel at drawing new realities through the use of their communicative abilities, with which they express their fantastic and rich inner mind to illuminate others.

Venus in the 5th house: a beautiful figure takes a sweet nap on a long couch; long, translucent curtains rise and fall serenely, filtrating pointy spears of sunlight through the windows cracking under the summer heat. Venus here adores being praised for her greatness and she also loves identifying her greatness outside of herself; that’s why she indulges lavishly in divine forms of comfort. A supreme symbol of a remarkable appreciation of the Arts, this placement paints a wonderful outside world. This Venus usually finds an immense and fulfilling happiness in being alive in this planet, and she’s intimately in contact with all rich and cheerful aspects of life. Relationships here are passionate, but feel very fresh and exciting.

Mars in the 5th house: young students play tag on a football field, laughing excitedly as they run; the Sun has descended to play in their hair too. People with this placement best express their drive and assertiveness during games, sports, artistic performances and romantic interactions with others. They usually express themselves as quite fierce, competitive and courageous, as their internal light is somehow connected to the way they express their aggressiveness and work actively towards their goals. Mars here is proud and dignified through the strength of his independent nature.

Jupiter in the 5th house: an individual considers an old photograph with a smile: they’re seen laughing in the centre of a large group of joyful friends; fireworks shower in the sky. Here, the great benefic amplifies a happiest part of life, symbolizing the cultivation of inspiring ideals about the joy of being alive. The world here is wonderful, and so is the creative expression of the self, which becomes embedded in a sparkling, inspiring kind of faith and optimism towards life in general. It is natural that the individual cultivates these concepts through indulging in their favourite hobbies and romantic relationships, which can be many and quite fulfilling if the individual is in touch with their own greatness.

Saturn in the 5th house: the windows of a magnificent manor remain shut, letting only a faint golden glow pass through heavy crimson curtains; whatever’s inside cannot be seen in its absolute greatness. The archetype of fear and abandonment here kidnaps the inner child, locking them up in an imaginary dungeon filled with the most terrifying creatures. This is often a symbol of an upbringing that somehow caused one’s internal light to dim, making it hard for them to express their true potential and to feel true happiness and pride in being their essential selves. Saturn here indicates that one will most likely achieve contentment as they rebuild the image of their own selves through a self-love that is reliable and consistent.

Uranus in the 5th house: a curious portrait hangs at the end of the hall of an old museum, haunting its cold corridor with its defying gaze. The fifth house is accustomed to the Sun’s golden rays, shining constantly in its warming light. However, here we have a light that is striking, sudden, hard-shaped and unconventional. People with this placement usually express themselves emphasizing how different they can be from everyone else through their tastes, romantic interests and creative expression overall. They have a different approach to life’s pleasures and this is a reflection of their unique inner nature. There’s a need to stay true to oneself and to be completely independent in one’s own self-worth. The artistic expression here is eccentric and tends to be rather revealing, as if it shattered old patterns of reality.

Neptune in the 5th house: a mysterious figure blows thick curtains of silver from the cigarette they’re smoking, making it impossible for their identity to be clearly determined. People with this placement seek to surrender themselves to life’s pleasures and artistic themes. One’s own personal light is mystified among twinkling clouds, painting the creative identity with fantastic and surreal pastel tones, which are in turn reflected on the outside. It may be difficult for others to pinpoint this individual’s role as an actual individual, and this is because one’s individuality is dissolved in the universe’s consciousness. For this, people with this placement tend to express a pure, unconditional kind of love, and they may also build immense imaginary castles in which they can live their romantic fantasies; it’s rather easy to get lost in there. Artistic expression occurs mainly through themes of mystery, fantasy, love, surrender, magic and destiny.

Pluto in the 5th house: far below, at the ocean’s end, an enchanted jewel waits for it to be found; it’s true power is dormant, sleeping in the form of an incredible potential. The artistic expression is extreme and transforming, since the expression of the self is constantly sending impulses from the Soul’s original desires. There’s an incredible opportunity for approaching themes that are rarely explored in society, provoking strong emotional and unconscious responses in people. Constantly sending messages from the Soul, Pluto here may produce an obsessive or dedicated behaviour towards 5th house themes and activities.

Detail: François Lemoyne, “La vierge en gloire”; 1731-32.

anonymous asked:

reddie first date hcs?? ❤❤

woah i almost lost this ask, but yes anon thank you and here u go:

-so richie is fuckin Nervous but i mean he’s the one that asked eddie out so what’s his deal? “you can do this, richie. don’t fuck it up being a trashmouth”

-but he’s cursing to himself fucking up his rehearsed lines walking to eddie’s house

-picks a flower from a neighbor’s house probably, keeps pushing up his glasses every five seconds, nervous as all hell by the time he reaches the steps of eddie’s porch

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anonymous asked:

Please explain your thoughts on hsm2 !



  • how blue they made zac efron’s eyes look should be the only reason you need but here are some more anyway
  • summer summer summer summer summer summer summer summer SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER
  • how many times has someone in real life asked the question “what time is it?” and at least two people answer it with “summertime”
  • all the times troy and gabriella almost kiss but don’t
  • troy’s ringtone is him singing “getcha head in the game”
  • sharpay’s pink car with the license plate “FABULUS”
  • just the entire song Fabulous
    • “fabulous parties, even fabulous trash”
  • absolutely! ….NOT
  • ryan and his mom doing yoga omg
  • the pots and pans part of Work This Out
  • troy and gabriella’s version of You Are The Music In Me aka the most beautiful song
    • “like a common thread…” “hmmmm… you’re pulling me” UGH
  • “golden throat, this is jazz square. we may have trouble.”
  • same
  • *singing and dancing to a song called I Don’t Dance*
    • the iconic™ clothes swap at the end
  • troy’s HORRIFIED dancing for the entirety of sharpay’s version of You Are The Music In Me
  • the symbolism of troy missing every shot (just like in hsm1) when things aren’t going how they’re supposed to
  • “give me a beat” *walks out*
  • tbh I Gotta Go My Own Way is the most emotional song i’ve ever heard
    • and i sing both parts of the duet every single time
    • so much frolicking so much skipping so much jumping
  • how did he even do that
  • anytime someone says that they’re “all in this together” i burst out in tears
  • and now it’s time for the best song
  • not just the best song in hsm2, or even any of the hsm’s
  • the best song of all time in the history of music
  • where’s that voice coming from
  • it sounds so familiar
  • bring it down now
  • keep the faithhhhh
  • damn this song is a freaking JAM
  • how did troy learn all this in like 3 minutes
  • and now they all have lanterns
  • and now the finale ALL FOR ONE aka the most summer-y song ever
  • and who could forget the most iconic cameo

and THAT is why high school musical 2 is the best one of the trilogy

talk about you (like you put the stars in the sky)

(written for @ransomweek and also @hoenursey bc i promised i would)

“We’re gonna die,” Nursey says, clinging to Ransom’s hand as they make their way up the trail. “Babe. We’re literally gonna die.”

Ransom laughs. “We’re not gonna die, Derek.”

He doesn’t need to turn around to know that Nursey’s making a face at his back. “You only call me Derek when we’re in bed or you’ve convinced me to do something terrible.”

“That is–” Ransom thinks about it. “Huh. Goddamn, bro, you’re right.”

There’s a sudden scramble and a yelp, and Nursey’s grip on Ransom’s hand jerks. Random turns in time to catch him by the elbow as he slips. “I told you,” Nursey whines, letting Ransom help him back up. “We’re gonna die. What the fuck made you think hiking at night was a good idea?”

Random grins, leaning forward. There’s enough moonlight trickling through the trees for him to find Nursey’s nose, and he plants a kiss on it. “The fact that I’ve done this with my dad and sisters since I was a kid,” he says, “and I wanted to show my city boyfriend the view.”

“It’s dark,” Nursey protests, letting Ransom start tugging him gently up the trail again. “How’re we supposed to see anything?”

“Baby, you know what night vision is. Now you’re whining just to whine.”

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Preferences: Sleepless Nights

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What the Doctor does when you have trouble sleeping…

One tends to stay up pretty late at night reading or just relaxing, so if you go to him, he’s happy to let you stay up with him. He actually sort of likes it. He’s not very chatty, not compared to some of his other bodies, but he’ll gladly talk to you, if that’s what you want. He once taught you how to make tea, the right way, as in, not coming pre-measured in a teabag (it doesn’t matter if you already know how to do it, just let him teach you). If you are actually making a concerted effort to get to sleep, he’ll let you rest your head on his lap while he reads. He especially likes to pet your hair, so I hope that doesn’t keep you up, because there’s no stopping him.

Two makes a valiant effort to keep you entertained, which doesn’t really help the sleep issue, but his energy usually tires you out to the point that you have to tell him to shut up and go to sleep. And don’t let him start playing the recorder. Just don’t… let him. Because if he starts, you will not sleep. You will never sleep again.

Three wonders what in the world is wrong with you and wants to do tests to make sure you’re not sick. Because, really, how can you not sleep after the day you’ve had with him? But since you’re very often on the road with him, he’ll have you curl up with his coat on Bessie’s backseat while he finds a place to park and settle in for the night.

This is the one time that Four won’t offer you a jelly baby. He knows better. He picks you up and carries you back to bed whether you want to be carried or not and he will become a giant heater for your bed. He will wrap you up in his scarf, tuck you into bed, and snuggle in for a night of late-night banter until you go to sleep. And even once you’re asleep, he probably won’t stop talking, but at least he’ll do it quietly, for your sake.

Five believes in the sleep-inducing power of tea. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like tea, because he will find tea that you like, and you will drink that tea, and then it’s time for bed. If he’s working, he’ll let you stay up with him, but if not, you had better get your butt back into bed, because Five likes his sleep and he ain’t staying up for no reason.

Six likes his beauty sleep, but he doesn’t mind your insomnia. In fact, he takes it as an opportunity to talk to you - it’s not like you have anything better to do than listen, right? Not at this hour of the night. Prepare yourself for a rant on the stupidity of an alien government or an in-depth explanation of how genetic splicing works, because you never know what you’re gonna get from him. But at least he’s happy for a cuddle while he’s doing it.

Seven gets terribly worried when you can’t sleep. He fusses like a mother hen and generally just makes a nuisance of himself until you’re forced to tell him to settle down or go away. For your sake, he does make an effort to settle down, although he remains a bit twitchy until you finally fall asleep. He likes to spoon, though, and pet your hair, so there’s that.

Eight has a unique take on your lack of sleep, mostly because you never know what he’s going to do about it. Sometimes he thinks that it’s time to read poetry to you (a favorite pastime of his that you know his other regenerations would have made fun of), but when he’s not in the mood for that, he thinks it’s adventure time. If you’re awake, why not have a little fun? He knows better than to make you do anything too energetic, but there’s always something special that he wants to show you. Everything from the birth of a star to a dazzling meteor shower is up for viewing when you can’t sleep.

The War Doctor knows how you feel. He can’t sleep either. He’ll stay up with you for as long as you’re up, and long after, probably. Except, there is a very pointed difference between you and his other selves - he doesn’t want to do the talking. Oh no. He wants you talk, to tell him stories, to be the distraction, and to make him forget that there’s a war outside his door. Maybe it’s selfish of him to take advantage of your insomnia, but it’s a service that you’re willing to provide.

Nine is probably the most sympathetic person to your problem. He has a hard time sleeping too, although that’s more because of nightmares than anything else. So it’s not that he stays up with you as much as you stay up with him. Don’t let his appearance fool you - Nine’s a cuddler, and if you’re both trying to get to sleep, that is his one and only answer to everything. Cuddles. Prepare yourself for the cuddles.

Ten believes in the power of a relaxing atmosphere. A pillow-nest, calming music, a view of a beautiful nebula just outside the TARDIS door, and a few cups of hot cocoa are his prescribed cure to sleeplessness. So, you guys do this a lot. In fact, Ten actually looks forward to your bouts of insomnia, and oddly enough, so do you.

Eleven thinks that awake-time means playtime. Yes, he wants to get some sleep, but like a little kid, the way he wants to do it is by expending energy. You will be drafted into the Blanket-Fort-Building Brigade, and the Doctor takes pride in his blanket-forts (complete with fairy lights and a working door). Whether you actually get to sleep in this blanket fort or not depends on your ability to make the Doctor tired, because if you don’t, he won’t sleep. He will break out the board games and the complete works of William Shakespeare before he sleeps.

Twelve most resembles his first body in many ways, and that includes his sleeping habits. He has an easier time sleeping than many of his other bodies did, but he likes to stay up just because he likes the calm of the TARDIS’s “night”. You can usually find him working through a problem that’s so complex that it goes straight over your head, but he likes to talk to you about it. Your presence helps him see things from a new angle, or so he says. At least you’re being useful.

anonymous asked:

The chocobro's meeting a SO who seems inhumanly ethereal, only to find out that she's the half human daughter of one of the Astrals (more than likely Shiva's daughter)

Noctis is immediately in awe of your beauty, and he feels a strong connection to you because of his link with the Astrals. You ask him to treat you like any other person, and he understands––all he had ever wanted growing up was to be treated like everyone else. He respects your privacy and doesn’t ever let your secret out. Your presence calms him like no other, and more often than not you spend your time just relaxing in each other’s company, with Noctis falling asleep in your lap.

Prompto cannot believe it. This is one thing he did not see coming, had no idea that it was even possible for someone to be a demigod. He treats you a little differently at first, almost like you’re made of glass or something precious that needs to be protected, but you eventually make him promise to just be himself around you. It takes him some time to adjust, but he just wants you to be happy because he loves you so much. He can’t stop taking photos of you because you always look so ethereal, and you quickly get used to his impromptu photoshoots in the middle of the woods.

It’s the first time Gladio has been truly rendered speechless. Sure, he’s gone up against the Archaean, seen the Leviathan and watched as Noctis summoned Ramuh, but you have taken his breath away. He pulls that line, “At first I thought you were too good for me, but now I know it’s the truth” and you can’t help but laugh at his corniness. Gladio has always been interested in stories and books, and so he asks you about how your mother, Shiva, came to fall in love with your father, a mortal man. You sit together by the fire one night and you retell the story as stars dazzle across his eyes.

Ignis looks at you like he knew it all along. You weren’t sure how, but the news doesn’t seem to surprise him. He notes that you displayed certain behaviours that gave you away, small things that you’ve tried to suppress or hide over the years that he couldn’t help but notice. He assures you that your secret is safe with him, but he does have questions about what it was like being raised as a demigod. You know that Ignis has always has a thirst for knowledge, so you don’t mind telling him what it’s like, how you were raised, and some of your abilities. You offer to teach him your magic, and he turns out to be the perfect pupil.


♔ After a lifelong struggle to give England an heir, Henry’s glorious successor was not a son, but a daughter. Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, came to the throne in 1558, and ruled England for 45 years. She was the last of the great Tudor dynasty, a bright star who dazzled both the nation, and the world. And the achievement of Gloriana, the great Queen of England, still lives on to this day.

  • “I do assure you, there is no Prince that loves his subjects better. There is no jewel, be it of so rich a price, which I place before this jewel; I mean your love. And though you may have many mightier and wiser Princes sitting in this seat, yet you never had, nor shall have, any that will love you better.”