Walk the perimeter of your property to check that everything is in good order. Bring trash bags and do a general clean up of anything that is not where it should be.
Make a miniature maypole for your altar if you can not make a full size version
Get a new mirror, or use one you have already, and decorate it with ribbons and flowers for your bedroom
Fill a cauldron or a large bowl with fresh flowers (wildflowers are best)
Braid bracelets out of white ribbons and give them as gifts to friends or family
Make a dish of fruits, berries, nuts and leave in the wood for the animals and fae folk to enjoy
Cut branches of fresh green from budding trees, or make garlands of flowers to decorate the home for this celebration. Hang them on the doors and windows early, so the may sunrise finds them there!
Create a special wreath for the top of the May Pole
Make “May Day” baskets of flowers and leave on friends and family’s doorsteps as a surprise gift. Maybe they’ll think a faerie did it!
Create hair pieces and garlands for decorating your head or around your neck from flowers that are in bloom
Tie ribbons to trees to celebrate the coming of spring. Make a wish each time you tie a ribbon as it’s good luck to wish for things on this day!
Bathe your face in the morning dew to retain youth. The fair maid who, the first of May Goes to the fields at break of day And washes in dew from the hawthorn tree Will ever after handsome be. Other sources suggest using the dew found under oaks or on ivy leaves. Make a special wish as you wash your face in it or as you drink from a well before sunrise.
Dance the May Pole
During the Maypole dance, think about what you wish to weave into, or out of, your spirit. The Maypole is an ancient symbol of the male aspect of the Divine, while the ribbons are strands of life. Have small baskets of goodies around the room to symbolize the coming abundance and to enjoy after the Circle. Magic is hungry work. (from Trish Telesco’s Victorian Grimoire)
Why did I think drawing around 5am was a good idea? Either way have what I believe is the 99% sure final look for Vexen in the inverted sunrise AU. It’s fun drawing him in the au’s coat + The hairstyle was partly inspired by a shot of him from the Manga.
So I decided to do some quick-ish doodles of some changes in mind for some people which may or may not become canon. Not too certain yet if I’ll give every member something a little different about their design.
rivers ‘til i reach you || a playlist for early morning breeze and long drives through the woods.
so may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten (l i s t e n)
i. holland road - mumford & sons ii. animal tracks - mountain man iii. the girl - city and colour iv. goodbye england (covered in snow) - laura marling v. rivers and roads - the head and the heart vi. flowers in your hair - the lumineers vii. marshmallow unicorn - rachel sermanni viii. lonely handed - emily and the woods ix. kathy’s song - simon & garfunkel x. dirty paws - of monsters and men xi. gypsy - suzanne vega xii. upward over the mountain - iron and wine xiii. fire - jesse thomas xiv. an interlude - the decemberists xv. gale song - the lumineers xvi. dancing barefoot - first aid kit xvii. king of spain - the tallest man on earth xviii. road - nick drake xix. part one - band of horses xx. wishing well - the oh hellos xxi. our own pretty ways - first aid kit xxii. down in the valley - the head and the heart xxiii. halcyon - the paper kites xxiv. digging shelters - neil halstead xxv. woman king - iron and wine
i have a question abt ramadan, if u dont mind me asking !! how does the fasting work ? are you allowed to eat ? if so, when ? [ im curious but i wanna be respectful ;o; ]
Ramadan is a month within the Islamic Calender and the holiest of them, when this holy month falls, every Muslim in the world partake in a ritual called “Sawm” (=fasting), fasting is one of the pillars of Islam, therefore, it is incumbent on all able-bodied/sound-minded Muslims.
The Muslim must fast from Sunrise to Sunset. Between the period of Sunset to Sunrise, a Muslim may do whatever they want. But during the period between Sunrise and Sunset, a Muslim is restricted from the following things:
Eating, Drinking, Sexual intercourse, Masturbating, smoking, deliberate inhalation of smoke (second-hand), remaining in the state of Janabah (uncleanliness due to seminal discharge) till dawn, taking injections whereby nourishing liquids reach the stomach, deliberate vomiting, blasphemy, intentionally passing an object through the throat or any other natural opening and travelling to a far distant place. Some hadiths also state that Lying and Oppression/persecution will break the fast.
However, fasting does not only refer to what you consume, since it’s a month of spiritual and personal improvement. Therefore, the purpose of fasting is to - through the obedience to God - seek patience, to seek closeness to God, to eliminate bad habits, to reconcile with kins and friends and to improve your spiritual virtues.
Once the holy month ends, we enter the holiday of Eid-al Fitr, which is the day the Qur’an was revealed, it is impermissible to fast on this day.
All my OTHER wings of fire ocs! Payara is the only one not shown but w/e.
-Top left is North Star, an Ice/Night hybrid. She’s very Ice passing as u can see. Kinda just looks like a runt Icewing when her wings are folded. She does have the stars on her underside in a sunrise color. I may give her subtle nightwing abilities as well, since she can’t breathe ice or fire.
-Top right is Astralsight, a regular ol Nightwing gal and my first wof oc. She doesn’t have any mind abilities, but she’s pretty physically strong for her age.
-Bottom left is Mudcrab, regular Mudwing. I might make him an outcast from the rest of his clutch. He’s probably the former bigwings.
-And the last one is a normal Rainwing named Jacaranda. He’s an assassin for Payara and kills with disturbing stealth and apathy, but that’s all for a price. Payara pays him very well and he lives in luxury when he’s not on a job.
I’ll develop them all more in the future but these are just quick descriptions for now to go with the art