very well then i contradict myself

poetic lunar sign- walt whitman

Moon in Aries

“I am larger, better than I thought; I did not know I held so much goodness. Whoever denies me, it shall not trouble me; Whoever accepts me, he or she shall be blessed, and shall bless me.”

Moon in Taurus

“To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.”

Moon in Gemini

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large – I contain multitudes.”

Moon in Cancer

“I will sleep no more but arise, You oceans that have been calm within me! how I feel you, fathomless, stirring, preparing unprecedented waves and storms.”

Moon in Leo

“What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life” 

Moon in Virgo

“You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, not look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the spectres in books. You shall not look through my eyes either, you shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself.”

Moon in Libra

“And the human race is filled with passion. So medicine, law, business, engineering… these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love… these are what we stay alive for.

Moon in Scorpio

“Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, when I give I give myself. I do not ask who you are, that is not important to me, You can do nothing and be nothing but I will infold you.”

Moon in Sagittarius

“Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.”

Moon in Capricorn

“I have said that the soul is not more than the body,
And I have said that the body is not more than the soul,
And nothing is greater to one than one’s-self is”

Moon in Aquarius

“Stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants…have patience and indulgence toward the people…re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem”

Moon in Pisces 

“I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.”

poets born under each sign

aries: robert frost

The best way out is always through.

taurus: william shakespeare

My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

gemini: walt whitman

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

cancer: pablo neruda

But wait for me,
keep for me your sweetness.
I will give you too
a rose. 

leo: charles bukowski

attend the boxing matches, go to the racetrack,
live on luck and skill,
get alone, get alone often,
and if you can’t sleep alone
be careful of the words you speak in your sleep;
and
ask for no mercy
no miracles;

virgo: mary oliver

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.

libra: e.e. cummings

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)

scorpio: sylvia plath

I wait and ache. I think I am healing.

sagittarius: emily dickinson

I dwell in possibility.

capricorn: edgar allen poe

Ah, dream too bright to last!
Ah, starry Hope, that didst arise
But to be overcast!
A voice from out the Future cries,
“On! on!"—but o'er the Past

aquarius: langston hughes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

pisces: jack kerouac

This transcendental Brilliance
Is the better part
(of Nothingness
I sing)

imindhowwelayinjune  asked:

The inherent prettiness of elves

Okay this is hard because, depending on the story/meta/how much of a dick I’m feeling, I vary wildly between ‘elves are basically people’ and ‘elves are disconcertingly pretty eldritch abominations.’

BUT there’s an easy way to reconcile this. 

For the Quendi, the relationship between Hroa and Fea is close to the point that they can will themselves dead or will themselves not dead despite horrific privation. They can also project images into the minds of others, be that 'so damn mad my eyes are glowing like a fucking anime’ or ‘hey Beor, you wanna get with this? Yeah, you do.’

The reason all our protagonists are the Hottest Guy Ever Except That One Chick Who’s Even Hotter, is because our protagonists are all intensely strong-willed, self-confident and able to command the respect of others, and that majesty and conviction directly affects their physical appearance. 

There is all of one elf described as Not Hot, and that is Gwindor whose enslavement left him ‘a bent and fearful shadow of his former shape and mood’ - see how shape and mood are almost synonymous? And see how trauma and depression also left him unable to pick up the pieces of his former life. See also orcs, and contrast with Maedhros who was psychologically healthy enough to keep doing wars and also recovered physically because, to elves, that’s basically the same thing. 

The past and present wilt—I have fill’d them, emptied them.
And proceed to fill my next fold of the future.

Listener up there! what have you to confide to me?
Look in my face while I snuff the sidle of evening,
(Talk honestly, no one else hears you, and I stay only a minute
longer.)

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

We are all filled with contradictions and inner battles, Mars is a battle, Saturn is too critical, Uranus is demanding change, Venus wants us to chase something delusional, each of the archetypes reflects through us in a self that does not exist as Walt Whitman the great Gemini says
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”
You are special


“Heath was an old soul in a young man’s form, animated, kinetic, masculine, capable in all things, yet uncommonly sensitive. A loyal friend and an adoring father, his least favorite subject was himself. He was always disheveled, unconcerned with his appearance, because, like my writing partner Larry McMurtry, Heath lived in his head. He was a pure actor, much like Larry is a pure writer, in that he believed his work should speak for itself. In all his endeavors, Heath was a risk taker with an insatiable curiosity: he loved surfing and skateboarding; he was an accomplished chess player; he was an imaginative photographer with an acute eye. Heath could be impatient and demanding, fidgety and exasperating, but then turn right around and be generous, endearing, painfully shy, humble. His evolution from teen heartthrob to his haunting portrayal of an emotionally straitjacketed rural gay in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN–a performance whose tragic force will continue to touch audiences for years to come—gave us a mere taste of his potential as an actor. The great 20th century American poet Walt Whitman said it best: "Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”
Diana Ossana
Writer/Producer
“Brokeback Mountain"

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” - Walt Whitman, Sun in Gemini

Esoterically the sign of Gemini is of most importance, because ether of the Gemini spirit exists every sign and expression. Gemini is the air we breathe, the words we exhale, the way we differentiate light from shadow.

~ ~ The translucent Gemini elixir can mold into any archetype and demonstrate any form. Mercury’s power was obvious to the Greeks and the Romans who ascribed him a caduceus which allowed him to travel through different realms, a helmet to protect his crowning glory, that magnificent mind, and winged feet that flutter to every dimension of existence. Hermes transported souls to the underworld, kept the lines of communication open with every God, and used mischief to create of the Milky Way. He is the Magician with his magic hands and brilliant mind. The Craftsman
The Writer. Thoughts that
The svelte mercurial figure that can shapeshift into any matrix, and it’s for this reason the Mercury, Gemini, and appropriately Virgo figure can embody the reckless and carefree spirit of Mars
the social decorum of Venus, the longings of the moon, the reverence of Saturn. Gemini’s invisibility and winged sandles fly him across the heavens through every conscious state, from the reception of Mercury to the unconscious kingdom of Pluto, as he takes departed souls with him, establishing the respect and companionship of
every God, from Zeus who watched from the mountain to Hades who resides in the underworld. He can dwell in the colours, light, and sound of consciousness and dive into the divine depths of the jeweled unconscious. Hermes is the God of transitions and he had access to all of these worlds. There are many worlds in the Gemini.
Gemini is the universal ‘Joker’, and that is the card beyond role. It’s reminds me of an Alan Watts lecture about the ‘Joker’ card, Gemini is the nature of the game, the presentation of alternatives. He mocks all, and defers no one. He is beyond all. But he can be all. He is seeing double and thinking triple.
The twins of opposition reflect dual states of being, the embodiment of sound and silence, life and death, the whole vibratory character of being.
The spirit and essence of Gemini exists within all of us. This opaque dewdrop contours, reflects, and creates pure magic, expressing the creative genius of every God and Goddess.

-Cherry


☿ in the signs quotes of world famous writers || mercury retrograde inspired;

william shakespeare // ☿ in aries
“expectation is the root of all heartache.”

walt whitman // ☿ in taurus
“do i contradict myself? very well, then. i contradict myself, i am large, i contain multitudes.”

ralph waldo emerson // ☿ in gemini
“when it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”

pablo neruda // ☿ in cancer
“i found you after the storm.”

ernest hemingway // ☿ in leo
“i love you and i always will and i am sorry. what a useless word.”

leo tolstoy // ☿ in virgo
“he went down trying not to look long at her, as though she were the sun, but he saw her, as one sees the sun, without looking.”

f. scott fitzgerald // ☿ in libra
“come and kiss me and let’s forget.“

mark twain // ☿ in scorpio
“life is short, break the rules. forgive quickly, kiss slowly. love truly. laugh uncontrollably. and never regret anything that makes you smile.”

emily dickinson // ☿ in sagittarius
“as imperceptibly as grief, the summer lapsed away.”

charles dickens // ☿ in capricorn
“the broken heart. you think you will die, but you just keep living, day after day after terrible day.”

virginia woolf // ☿ in aquarius
“she wanted him to speak. it seemed to her that he hoarded immense supplies of emotion that he could not express.”

james joyce // ☿ in pisces
“his heart danced upon her movements like a cork upon a tide. he heard what her eyes said to him from beneath their cowl and knew that in some dim past, whether in life or reverie, he had heard their tale before.”

mercury represents non-emotional, highly rational, objective thought. it’s placement in a sign determines that signs intellectual style. it rules perception, language, writing, editing, research, speaking, all kinds of learning experiences and learning styles and the assessment of data.

6x20 Thoughts

I really like the Black Fairy. I wish she had a song.

The fact that Emma was going to wear her mom’s wedding dress still begs the question…is this Emma’s wedding or Snow’s wedding?

The white tux Hook had look’s like something the Colonel from KFC would wear.

As the spoilers and songs came out for this episode, it made me wonder why we were seeing Hook sing about revenge. We are supposed to see him moving forward in his redemption (debatable) but then they keep showing us stuff about him that takes us back. It would be one thing if they were showing the past to show us his growth in the present, but they aren’t. The only thing that stopped him from getting his revenge was the Black Fairy showing up.

During the vows Hook said that when he met Emma only one thing mattered to him which was getting his revenge and she showed him that a heart full of love was the most precious treasure of all. I assume this is supposed to mean that he let go of that revenge at some point to learn the importance of love, but…

He knocked Rumpel out with the dream shade, saying that it was so Emma could defeat the Black Fairy without interruption (he could have stopped there), but he also told Rumpel (complete with villainous, homicidal closeup) that he would finally get to skin himself a crocodile. That doesn’t sound like someone who has truly let go of his revenge. We just saw him sing an entire song about revenge in the past and then they showed him threatening Rumpel with it in the present, which suggests that he still has revenge in his heart despite what he told Emma. 


As far as the promo for next week’s episode, my first thought was that the Queen we were seeing was the one who Henry sent to a different realm to get a new start and not Regina. Could it be possible that she is still somehow in Storybrooke with Henry and Emma due to the fact that she split herself from her fairy tale self? It could be a way to give that split more meaning.


Henry said that there has to be a different ending to this story.

I say that to myself after every episode because if we are supposed to accept Emma as having changed for the better, accept Hook’s speedy redemption (despite the fact that they keep contradicting it), accept that we don’t get to see Regina have a happy ending (after having watched two loves die), and accept that the heroes (mainly Charming and Snow) get to be self righteous without having learned a lesson of their own, then as an intelligent viewer who is capable of critical thinking, I will be insulted as well as disappointed.

I very much understand why other people are fed up, but my curiosity wont be satisfied until I know if this was a lot of bad, disappointing storytelling or if there will be twist so good that all can be forgiven.


“The question ‘Who am I?’ is not really meant to get an answer, the question ‘Who am I?’ is meant to dissolve the questioner.                    —                Ramana Maharshi

You do not know who you are, because you are attempting to define yourself based on the responses and reactions of other people
who have no idea who they are either
We are all filled with contradictions and inner battles, Mars is a battle, Saturn is too critical, Uranus is demanding change, Venus wants us to chase something delusional, each of the archetypes reflects through us in a self that does not exist as Walt Whitman the great Gemini says
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”
You are special