Disclaimer: This post, and the rest in my upcoming “Exposing BTS” series, are based off rumored birth times. Their birth times have not been released officially, but these look very accurate to me, so let’s roll with it.
For background knowledge, your rising, or ascendant sign, is how you appear and behave in public. It’s how you are perceived by others; your first impression. It also greatly influences your physical appearance. Knowing BTS’ rising signs gives us much more insight on what makes up their true identities.
Jin - Pisces Rising
pisces risings have a dreamy, other-worldly aura
a “go with the flow” attitude that attracts many people
naturally inclinded towards the arts, music, dancing, film, etc.
in touch with nature
have a soft spot for animals
natural care takers
impressionable people whose personality can change day to day
they are almost like chameleons, blending in naturally to their surroundings and taking on characteristics from the people around them
due to this, they’re excellent actors and thespians
irresistibly charming and romantic
jin’s ascendant is 29 degrees in the sign pisces, which puts him in the third decan
the sub ruler of the third decan is pluto, the ruler of scorpio
those in the third decan are much more confident and fierce than their pisces rising counterparts
they don’t struggle as much with figuring themselves out, more self-assured
grants him the determination and willpower to turn his big dreams into reality
and with the influence of scorpio, sensuality and sexual attractiveness is heightened
physical characteristics: dainty, ethereal, features, soulful, dark colored big eyes, pale, full faces, rosy cheeks
Yoongi - Aries Rising
aries risings leave a bold impression wherever they go
they’re known for their forthright, honest, no bullshit approach to life
some are hot-headed, quick to anger
full of sass
fiercy self-reliant and independent
ambitious people. constantly chasing success
they’re fearless when it comes to reaching their goals
thought to be a bit egotistical and self-centered, but this is due to their extreme focus on their goals
stand up for themselves and what they believe in
their strong outward appearance often hides a soft soul, especially in the case of yoongi who has a pisces sun
prone to overworking
yoongi’s ascendant is 4 degrees in aries putting him in the first decan
first decan gives him the typical traits of an aries rising
physical features: intense gaze, thin or medium lips, slim, often very sexuality attractive as mars (the god of war and sex) is their ruler
Hoseok - Aries Rising
has some of the same traits as yoongi, but being in the third decan, there are differences
the sub ruler of the third decan is jupiter, the ruler of sagittarius
jupiter is the planet of benevolence and good fortune
its influence creates someone whose heart knows no bounds
warm hearted, optimistic people
will do anything for their friends and family
tend to look on the bright side of life
born to make people laugh and help those who are feeling down
still have the same ambition as the typical aries rising, but third decans tend to use their energy to push others forward instead of themselves
physical characteristics: the tallest of aries risings, fast paced movements
Namjoon - Scorpio Rising
these people have a presence that attracts attention
they behave in a manner that demands respect
people either love or hate them
mysterious, brooding auras
extremely observant people
a bit reserved in public, but outgoing with friends
their emotions are intense and powerful
often very creative, passionate about their craft
in touch with the spiritual world
he falls in the third decan which is sub ruled by the moon/cancer
this creates a deep attachement to family and friends
will protect their loved ones fiercely
the moon is a feminine planet, and people in this decan often closely resemble their mothers
affected deeply by their environment and the emotions of people around him
physcial features: piercing eyes, usually small or squinted in size, icy gazes, above average height, deep, raspy voices that are often described as sexy
Jimin - Cancer Rising
the definition of gentle souls
with the moon ruling their ascendant, they wear their heart on their sleeves
there’s an aura about them that attracts people in need
this is because of their caring nature and amazing listening skills
sometimes they take on the role of therapist and it’s becomes mentally tiring
the best nurturers of the zodiac
always have the backs of their loved ones
will sacrifice themselves for others
sympathetic, compassionate, kind
people easily trust them
timid and shy, especially in unfamiliar environments
a bit self-conscious
prone to moodiness
he falls in thesecond decan which is sub ruled by pluto/scorpio
this gives him more endurance and will-power than other cancer risings
more mysterious and sensual
enhanced sex appeal attracts many admirers
physical characteristics: feminine, doll like features, dreamy, watery eyes, small mouths with full lips, short, very full, round faces, plump hands with short fingers, delicate hands and feet
Taehyung - Sagittarius Rising
see life as a constant journey
often have a very large circle of friends
many are blessed with a good sense of humor
child like, playful personalities
crave freedom and independence
charismatic and outgoing
despite their light hearted nature, they’re often seen as intimidating
taehyung falls in the second decan whose sub ruler is mars/aries
this adds more forcefulness and bluntness to his nature
prefers to lead than follow, likes to take charge
full of energy and excitement
physical characteristics: above average height, long limbs, broad forehead, cheerful expression, thick bushy eyebrows, a confident almost arrogant look, large bony hands, slow and deliberate manner of speech
Jungkook - Libra Rising
a naturally pleasant and gentle aura
charming attitude that wins the hearts of many
like to dress neatly and look presentable at all times
polite and well mannered
can come of as a bit emotionally detached or aloof
many put a lot of importance on their physical appearance and due to this may struggle with insecurities
avid lovers of the arts
talented at music, literature, photography, etc.
being ruled by venus, the planet of beauty, they usually have very attractive features
he falls in the first decan, giving him the typical traits of a libra rising
physical characteristics: effortlessly graceful movement, above average height, well proportioned bodies, symmetrical face, dimples, cleft chins, soft melodious speaking voice, many are gifted singers
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California’s Pacific Coast Highway
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State Route 12
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Tamlin : Who does she think she is?
That girl has tangled with the wrong man!
Lucien : Darn right.
Tamlin : No one says “no” to Tamlin!
Why, it’s more than I can bear.
Lucien : More wine?
Tamlin : What for? Nothing helps.
Gosh it disturbs me to see you, Tamlin
Looking so down in the dumps
Ev'ry guy here’d love to be you, Tamlin
Even when taking your lumps
There’s no man in court as admired as you
You’re ev'ryone’s favorite guy
Ev'ryone’s awed and inspired by you
And it’s not very hard to see why
No one’s slick as Tamlin
No one’s quick as Tamlin
No one’s neck’s as incredibly thick as Tamlins’s
For there’s no man in Prythian half as manly
Perfect, a pure paragon!
You can ask any Tom, dick or Stanley
And they’ll tell you whose team they prefer to be on
No one’s been like Tamlin
A High Lord like Tamlin
No one’s got a swell cleft in his chin like Tamlin
Tamlin : As a specimen, yes, I’m intimidating!
Lucien and the whole spring court :
My what a guy, that Tamlin!
Give five “hurrahs!” Give twelve “hip-hips!”
Tamlin is the best
And the rest is all drips
No one fights like Tamlin
Douses lights like Tamlin
In a wrestling match nobody bites like Tamlin!
Ianthe : For there’s no one as burly and brawny
Tamlin : As you see I’ve got biceps to spare
Lucien : Not a bit of him’s scraggly or scrawny
Tamlin : That’s right!
And ev'ry last inch of me’s covered with hair
Spring Court :
No one hits like Tamlin
Matches wits like Tamlin
Lucien : In a spitting match nobody spits like Tamlin
Tamlin : I’m especially good at expectorating!
Spring court : Ten points for Tamlin!
Tamlin : When I was a lad
I ate four dozen eggs
Ev'ry morning to help me get large
And now that I’m grown
I eat five dozen eggs
So I’m roughly the size of a barge!
Spring court : Oh, ahhh, wow!
My what a guy, that Tamlin!
No one scratches like Tamlin
Makes those claws like Tamlin
Lucien : Then goes tromping around wearing boots like Tamlin
The Heaven (Le Ciel) and Hell (l’Enfer) cabarets of
Montmartre, Paris. 1880s.
In the 1899 book Bohemian Paris of To-Day by William Chambers Morrow and Édouard Cucuel, the authors visit several of the City of Lights darker drinking destinations and describes l’Enfer thusly:
“Enter and be damned, the Evil One awaits you!“ growled a chorus of rough voices as we hesitated before the scene confronting us. Near us was suspended a caldron over a fire, and hopping within it were half a dozen devil musicians, male and female, playing a selection from "Faust” on stringed instruments, while red imps stood by, prodding with red-hot irons those who lagged in their performance.
Crevices in the walls of this room ran with streams of molten gold and silver, and here and there were caverns lit up by smouldering fires from which thick smoke issued, and vapors emitting the odors of a volcano. Flames would suddenly burst from clefts in the rocks, and thunder rolled through the caverns. Red imps were everywhere, darting about noiselessly, some carrying beverages for the thirsty lost souls, others stirring the fires or turning somersaults. Everything was in a high state of motion.
And right next door to the Cabaret de l'Enfer was Cabaret du Ciel (“The Cabaret of the Sky”), a divinely themed bar where Dante and Father Time greeted visitors and comely ladies dressed as angels pranced around teasing patrons. As Morrow recalled, the evening’s entertainment was presided over by St. Peter himself, who anointed the boozy crowd:
Flitting about the room were many more angels, all in white robes and with sandals on their feet, and all wearing gauzy wings swaying from their shoulder-blades and brass halos above their yellow wigs. These were the waiters, the garcons of heaven, ready to take orders for drinks. One of these, with the face of a heavy villain in a melodrama and a beard a week old, roared unmelodiously, “The greetings of heaven to thee, brothers! Eternal bliss and happiness are for thee. Mayst thou never swerve from its golden paths! Breathe thou its sacred purity and renovating exaltation. Prepare to meet thy great Creator and don’t forget the garcon!”