The nice, expensive trail mix, with twelve kinds of nuts and the big sunflower seeds and dried fruits, the kind Tony only rarely left sitting on the common floors for everyone to get at, was gone.
Clint had been looking forward to that stuff all morning.
All the way through a hellish morning “jog” with Steve, all through Nat handing him his ass on the training mats, all through firing the same batch of misweighted arrows over and over so Tony could take scans and fix the design, he’d been thinking, when this is done I get to go upstairs and hang out on the couch and watch Dog Cops and eat the good trail mix, guilt-free.
And it was gone.
Clint was gonna shoot somebody.
Just as soon as he figured out who’d taken the trail mix.
yesterday i saw a sad duck in the park who kept getting picked on by the other ducks so today i brought some trail mix and we had a nice lunch together. also i think he might be the duck who pooped on sam last week. if so, he is officially my new best friend.
a cozy and natural town set in early summer where visitors can relax and explore ♪ let the dirt paths guide you through town to view the sunflower patches, colorful flowers, fruit trees, and residents’ houses~ 🌺🍊
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From the spoilers, do you think of the possibility that Yoriko's death could be mirroring to Hide's? *super gloomy face* T_T
For everybody who is worried that Yoriko is dead, I highly doubt it. There’s the usual logic that Ishida’s cliffhangers usually tend to be teases rather than everything they appear to be at first, then also there is the golden rule of if it didn’t happen onscreen they are not dead.
Let’s talk about predicting with Tarot for a second though.
Yoriko is the only character that has ever been officially associated with the sunflower.
Sunflowers are also featured prominently on the Sun Tarot.
In the background, the sunflowers represent life and fruitfulness of the spirit under nourishment of the sun. As a young woman who is just beginning her life and a prospective bride, those are two meanings that fit Yoriko now.
However we are not in the sun, we are in the moon. The moon is the card of two domains, eclipses and illusion, to be specific the moon obscures the light of the sun and cast a shadow. Therefore it would make sense, all of the characters primarily associated with the sun, with insight, knowledge, hope and new life, would begin to fade to the background or be obscured during these chapters.
That’s why I can’t see Yoriko as being dead, but rather obscured. Her return would be one of the signals that the sun has risen and the moon arc is over. As for Yoriko and Touka’s friendship to still be allowed to exist, especially when she is married to a CCG agents will take a great amount of effort and revelations for the characters still stuck in the throes of the moon.
The Summer Crossquarter is also referred to as Midsummer and in some pagan circles Lammas and or Lughnasadth. Midsummer is only next week! It is the zenith of Summer (almost metaphorically like a full moon of the season) where it’s at it’s height and it’s hottest but after will begin the steady transition into fall and shorter cooler days. This is also the middle of the year where we start to enter the darker half of the remaining year and we acknowledge what we’ve gained so far (reaping what we sowed) yet seeing what it might take to reach our goals which lies ahead. It’s time to finish projects and enjoy the first harvest of the harvest season! Enjoy the wonderful concert of crickets, the height of summer and the wheat and corn feast. I have a personal correspondences post that might help explain why I chose certain things! (Also here is my personal tag!)
A lot of us witches practice alone and have our own solitary rituals for each sabbat that we observe (or the ones we’ve created just for ourselves that we observe alone!) Like any solitary eclectic witch I do things my own different way but some of these things might line up with others practices.
When I am alone and casting spells a lot of it is visualization/intent so my solitary rituals are more like activities I like to do then specifically casting a spell. If I am doing a spell with an activity based on it a lot would be listening to music to get in the mood and focusing on a candle while visualizing for a period of time! Eves are also important to my celebration as I like to stay up until midnight and cast a spell then!
Monday July 31st 2017
Go to a farmers market and support the summer harvest there. If you have a bee farmers tent, support them and buy beeswax carved candles for your ritual and some honey. The farmers market at this time of year will have delicious and many ripe things along with glorious summer flowers.
If you have a garden or work with a community garden, give your garden some offerings. Offer it water, crushed eggshells, and your gratitude. If you take things for your feast remember to thank it.
Enjoy some snacks while doing crafts like popcorn, wheat crackers, sunflower seeds, fruit gummies, peach rings, potato chips, fries, corn on the cob.
Decorate your Altar and coat it in sunflowers, wheat, things that are bee related, maybe even potato related, corn husks, wheat structures and corn dolls, lazy eyed susans, ivy and beeswax candles. Use the colors that remind you of midsummer and the harvest! I also like to add gold coins or even chocolate coins that are coated in gold foil that symbolizes prosperity and the rewards that come with hard work.
As a mixologist I love to make my own infusions and liqueurs and I also think alcohol drunk with intent can be very magical. This time of the year as everything is in season and herbs are at their peak I love to do an infusion with mint and gin or vodka, basil and vodka (most things with vodka cause vodka is like the ‘water’ of alcohol since its pure with no flavor. It’s like the clear quartz of spirits lol), rosemary and vodka, jasmine flowers and vodka and summer fruits with vodka too. I usually let them sit in large mason jars and when I shake them up I shake it with my intent. I take shots when getting into a headspace for magic or when I go to a circle with friends I make special drinks with them. If you work with entities it can make a wonderful offering. If you want to turn any of them into a liqueur (a sweeter smooth alcohol) just make simple syrup and you can add the same ingredients into the syrup to make it flavored to enhance the flavor of the infusion once you mix it in there.
If possible if you have a nice park somewhere or an area that’s safe that you can go to, go camping! Spend a night under the stars and sing with the fireflies. For me to do a midnight spell under the stars would be glorious but I am also lucky to have a massive backyard with a massive lawn space and little fear of anyone bothering me there (other than racoons lol). I also have a sunroom I can sleep in.
Focus on what you would like to complete and goals to accomplish. This sabbat is great to set goals and help break through obstacles.
If you prefer a more physical activity based ritual than a visualization one you can do a practice by making a vision board of what you want to accomplish. Place it down on the floor like a grid and light a candle in the center to focus energy and intention to what you want (also energetically charging it) before hanging it in front of your bed.
Basil is also in season and basil is an herb of prosperity. You can eat basil in a spell to symbolize the wealth you will gain or make an oil spell with it by infusing it in a carrier oil to bring prosperity into your life when you apply it on you. (Oregano as well!)
Midsummer (lughnsasadth) Day
(Wednesday June 21st 2017)
Go on a journey! If possible take a trip to the woods! Hiking and just spending time outside where it’s sunny is nice too. The beach during this time of the year (August to mid September) is IDEAL because throughout summer the heat has warmed up the water so the water is a lot warmer.
Bake Bread! If wheat is not your thing then corn bread or corn muffins are lovely! There is also zucchini bread as zucchinis are also in season and zucchini bread is delicious! If bread isn’t your thing at all no matter it’s contents then you can always enjoy a baked potato!
make a bee fountain because there’s always time and wonderful magic in making a bee fountain.
Do an enjoyable physical activity like hiking, bike riding, rock climbing, swimming, archery, fishing or kayaking. Lugh was a god of friendly sport and competition and this sabbat can be enjoyed by engaging in fun sport. If none of this sounds appealing to you (highly understandable) there are other ways to enjoy the summer outdoors passively without much physical effort.
Celebratory Dinner Cook a dinner with foods of the summer harvest! Eat corn, wheat, potatoes, berries, melons, peach ciders, bread bowls, pastas, popcorn. For the ‘meat’ selection I love to eat fish as it resembles wealth in many cultures and catching a reward.
and enjoy any beer, cider or fruit juice that corresponds with midsummer as well.
Make a plate for any entities you like to work with.
Also practice feeling gratitude for the things you have accomplished and acknowledge the rewards of your hard work.
I was inspired by @mamawatters’s caption the other day. So, I wanted to introduce myself as well with a few interesting things about myself! 🌻
I’m 23 and I’m currently getting my Master’s in Psychology to become a Child Psychologist! I will also have to get my degree in Art Therapy as well, because I want to counsel my future patients with various types of art! My dream places to live after I receive my degree(s) are Portland, Seattle, or New York - but I’m really shooting for Portland. I live in the Midwest now, but was born in California.
At my very core, I’m an introvert. My MBTI is INFJ-A and my enneagram is Type 9 (The Peacemaker). Though I may like to be around people, I enjoy my alone time far more (especially at this stage in my life). I’m extremely particular about who I talk to as I’m a very private person. Whenever I’m in a bad mood, I need time to recuperate on my own. I’m a fairly happy girl, who’s more of a realist than an optimist…which means that I see both sides of a situation - the good and the bad. I’m not a spontaneous person at all. I need to plan things out, which is probably why I love lists so much.
I will totally nerd out for certain cartoons/comics and I seriously can talk for hours about things in which I’m passionate about! When I get married, my dream place to spend my honeymoon is Paris, France. I used to want to become an artist/painter when I was a child, but realized I can’t really draw, so I later figured out that I want to be a Child Psychologist, no drawing abilities needed. I have two tattoos and I plan on getting more. I’ve kept a journal ever since I was a child. I’ve never been kissed nor been in a relationship. I’ve had my dog since I was 12 - he’s been with me through everything, awkward phases and all. I also have an older brother, who’s 25!
A few of my favorite things are: rainy days indoors, sunflowers, fresh fruit, laughing until my stomach hurts, warmth - personality wise and weather wise, genuine smiles, feeling needed/wanted, thinking about fond memories, tight hugs, window seats at coffee shops, and surprises. 🌷🐰👋🏽