what house system do you prefer to use for interpreting charts?
The only house systems I ever use are Placidus, Porphyry, Koch, Equal, or Campanus, sometimes multiple different ones for the same chart. Placidus is the one I use most often because it’s the most accurate for natal charts, transits, and SRs, which are pretty much the only charts I look at these days.
Hi! If you don't mind answering personal questions, I was wondering what type(s) of birth control you and your husband use. I am not planning to become sexually active any time soon, but I saw some of your posts and that got me thinking, I really don't know much about the options available to me besides condoms and the pill. I suppose it's never too early to start learning about it so when I do become active I can make good choices but I don't really know where to begin finding information.
Hi, thanks for asking! I highly recommend fertility awareness/natural family planning (NFP). This is a way of knowing your body’s signs of fertility and making a decision as a couple whether you do or don’t want to conceive. It can also help you monitor your reproductive health and identify problems earlier. In fact, if you have a reproductive health problem, your doctor can use your charting data to tailor treatment to your specific needs.
Natural Womanhood is a great resource for learning about the effectiveness and benefits of NFP (several methods are more effective than the pill at preventing pregnancy). I personally recommend the Sympto-Thermal method, as it is both easy and very effective. The Billings method is the cheapest, since the class is cheap and you don’t need to buy any extra materials.
There are also a lot of great apps that go with NFP and make charting very easy. I use Kindara, which is free works very well with the Sympto-Thermal method. Kindara also has a great community support feature, which I’ve used to ask questions of people who are more experienced with charting.
The coolest part is that you can use fertility awareness even when you’re not sexually active to monitor your health. Many women have found they understand themselves a lot better after charting, because they can see patterns in their moods and behaviors during certain parts of their cycles. So don’t be afraid to try it out before you need it for family planning! If you’re just using it to monitor your health, you can always just download an app like Kindara and play around with it instead of paying for a class.
Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions about birth control or NFP.
I can’t believe the small group I decided to stan, who couldn’t afford to buy high end clothing, who weren’t able to eat out with the pd’s often because they weren’t making enough money, who didn’t have enough money to rent a car for an mv so had to borrow their managers, who were so broke they often couldn’t buy enough meat/food for 7 people are now selling out venues, holding their fanmeets in some of the biggest places, wearing some of the most luxurious clothing, breaking records for the most views for a kpop video in 15 and 24 hours, hiring nearly 50 extras for an mv, BLOWING UP CARS IN AN MV, gifting each other 1.1k $$$$$$ SWEATERS FROM GUCCI, BREAKING INTO THE US CHARTS, SELLING OVER 500,000 COPIES OF WINGS IN THE FIRST MONTH, SURPASSING THEIR TOTAL ALBUM SALES
and the fact that they have remained so humble and grateful for everything they have worked so hard to receive makes me even more happy to be a bts stan
There’s been some talk about the amount of lines every character in RWBY has had over each volume, so I thought it’d be nice to put it into something visual for ease of use. The last chart is just the top 20 characters with the most lines, obviously there are more
Volume 4 is the first volume where male characters have collectively had more lines than female characters. This has been an overall trend across the series however the swing was dramatic come vol 4
had the lion’s share of lines in volume 1 and 2 but tends get the same as other characters come volume 3 and 4.
Ruby, Weiss and Yang have had less lines every volume whilst other characters fluctuate depending on the plot.
Had it not been for Ruby’s monologue in the final episode of volume 4 she would have been in 3rd place for that volume.
Volume 2 is the only time that team RWBY has held all 4 top spots.
Father figures such as Qrow, Taiyang, Li and Ghira tend to speak more and have bigger roles than mothers like Kali, Raven and An.
A bit of background behind how these numbers came to be under the cut.
At university, I did English language with linguistic for my Bachelor of Arts, which was a three year course. Half split between English language and half split between linguistics, which is the science of language. It was quite scientific and it was very hard. I liked to think while I was doing my A-levels that I was quite good at work and exams and stuff like that. But doing linguistics was kind of like throwing me into the deep end because it was a completely new concept to me and there was so many different parts of it. I was good at some parts of it, I was good at the child language acquisition thing and also things with essays but there was a lot of science based analysing language using the IPA chart and stuff like that and that was hard. And also I think I could have tried harder in my lectures. If I had been going back, I would have listened a bit more because I had a lot of late nights and then didn’t listen the next day, which is not the point. But anyway, I passed it! I got a degree. Yay! And then I went on, because I really loved York and I didn’t feel ready to leave it yet and then I was also really interested in video editing. I was making YouTube videos from my university room and I just wanted to get better at the whole filmmaking thing because it was a big interest of mine. So I did a MA in post-production with visual effects. And there was only eight people allowed on the course so it was quite a selective course. But I went for the interview and got on it! And was invited on it and they had a huge green screen set, loads of amazing editing suites that we were allowed to use whenever we wanted, and it seemed like such a cool thing and I went for it and I did it. And I made some things I was really proud of as well and I got to work with other creative people, which is rare to have people that are sharing your interests in that way. So I had a really good time and I’m glad I did it. And I know I don’t make films on my YouTube channel, they're just like YouTube videos but I like to know that I can edit things in a way that I fully understand the software and I know what I’m doing. You know what I mean? I could just be going ‘I don’t know what this mean?’ but I understand it which is good. So I did that.
I think some people might forget about Phil’s time at university but I always feel so uplifted and happy whenever he talk about it, so I wanted to write this down for me to keep to look back on whenever I’m struggling at university.
When to use flash cards:
memorizing words/vocab, numbers, equations, names, dates, and verbatim facts or lines.
When to use mnemonic devices:
memorizing steps of a process or sets of facts/information/people, especially in an order.
When to use concept maps or drawings:
learning (rather than memorizing) relationships, processes, concepts, systems, etc.
When to use tables or charts:
learning or memorizing systems (eg. conjugation in a foreign language), sets of sets of information (eg. people and when they lived and what they did), and other large/complex groups of information.
When to use songs:
for learning or memorizing anything.
this is a general guideline. If something else works for you, do it!
🌛 I’m using this moon chart for guidance in my tarrot readings, but it’s super useful for spells too! There’s so much more to the phases though, I’ll dedicate some time to them soon. *Side note* there are many pronunciations/spellings of runes, this is one variation. 🌜
quick reality check: 1D had 4 no.1 singles in six years. that’s right. FOUR.
record companies spend a lot of buckaroos to launch songs and make them #1. artists do a lot of crazy stuff to get that #1. we didn’t have either and we made that song soar so even if it doesn’t debut at #1 this week in the uk, we still made louis proud because this right here is a HUGE FREAKING DEAL. what we’ve collectively done is MASSIVE. be proud, give yourselves a round of applause and don’t give up because there’s still christmas #1 next week, there’s still US charts and there’s still radio play. so buckle up and let’s make him even more proud.
Studying for long important exams like the DAT (me (’: ), the MCAT, or even the SAT/ACT requires a lot of time budgeting! Today I was scheduling DAT studying for the next 20 days, and I realized that a progress percentage chart would be really useful for mebecause it would allow me to plan goals such as “finish a 1084-page review book” or “watch 46 chemistry videos from the video playlist” long-term! It’s hard to put long arduous tasks like these onto a daily or even weekly schedule - for me, they seem to work better when measured by %-finished.
I made this to use for myself this morning, and then realized that it might be useful for some of you out there, too! So I’ve uploaded it to google drive so you all can use it if it will be helpful in your studies. They come in blue, pink, yellow, and grayscale (for black-and-white printing): >>DOWNLOAD HERE<<
EDIT: I’ve gotten a suggestion from a very nice anon to make the background white so the printable does not use as much ink when printed in color! >>HERE<< is the link the white-background version on GDrive :)
To use this chart, I filled out specific goals on the left hand column and colored in the progress bar in the right in accordance with the percentage of the task or goal I had finished. I also marked dates next to the progress bar so I knew when I should have finished 50%, or 75%, or 100% of a task, etc. Here’s a pic of how I used it:
2017 analogue system – my digital system is sobbing, but can’t deny this sentimentalist-hoarder nature 😅 excited to condense my productivity apps into one bujo, and spreading my wings with a new book/movie journal. also slowly becoming That Person™ with polaroids and my film camera (35mm pics coming sooooon ^3^).
ps: yes, i intend to use this “flow chart” to track my periods. i think it’ll be helpful for any other irregular uteruses out there ~
A brief explanation of some of the different charts
Natal chart: This is the most common birth chart used in astrology. You put in your birth date, where you were born, and time of birth to create a precise chart of where each planet was in the sky when you were born. These placements give an outlook on your personality and who you are or could be. There is also Vedic (eastern) and tropical (western) versions of a natal chart which are both widely used.
Draconic chart: Unlike the natal chart, the Draconic is about where you are headed. Draconic focuses on the north node which is all about your fate in life. It is also focuses on the soul, whether you believe in it or not. This chart shows your soul that lies deep within your outward personality.
Progressed chart: This chart is about the now. It shows the movements of each planet since you were born and the journey you have taken since you were born. Once a planet has moved into a different sign, it marks a change in your life, whether it be romantically, emotionally, or mentally. Your natal chart influences your general personality, but your progressed chart influences who you are in the now.
Synastry chart: This chart takes two people’s natal and combines them to create a chart that shows a couple’s compatibility. With this chart, you can see where a relationship could go and how the couple would work together in different situations.