Ballet, Bugs, and Astrophysics
baskingsunflower:

novas-grimoire:

venusinthefifth:

azilatihi:

This is a cool reference… a gemstone solar system!

Pluto looks so cute! Tiger’s eye (Saturn) is actually one of my favorites even though I’m Neptune-ruled.

I’m Mars-ruled and I LOVE Carnelian. 
I also love Amber, Tiger’s Eye, and Azurite. Though I’d argue that Earth should be Azure-Malachite. 

I’m Mercury-ruled being a Virgo and damn I want all of these on a necklace or something

baskingsunflower:

novas-grimoire:

venusinthefifth:

azilatihi:

This is a cool reference… a gemstone solar system!

Pluto looks so cute! Tiger’s eye (Saturn) is actually one of my favorites even though I’m Neptune-ruled.

I’m Mars-ruled and I LOVE Carnelian. 

I also love Amber, Tiger’s Eye, and Azurite. Though I’d argue that Earth should be Azure-Malachite. 

I’m Mercury-ruled being a Virgo and damn I want all of these on a necklace or something

lynchburg-lemonade:

stheffbeltran:

idiomofidiocy:

I have given you glorious gifs of snakes yawning. You’re welcome.

So horrible but yet so adorable

the third one… nghh

youarelookingatthis:

postalofficepunk:

lezly-odair:

How I feel about religion. God should be presented as what he is, love and kindness. Stop using his name to justify your racism, homophobia and sexism

I’m not religious, but this comic is flipping adorable.

I am religious, and I wish more religious people felt this way.

youarelookingatthis:

postalofficepunk:

lezly-odair:

How I feel about religion. God should be presented as what he is, love and kindness. Stop using his name to justify your racism, homophobia and sexism

I’m not religious, but this comic is flipping adorable.

I am religious, and I wish more religious people felt this way.

jean-shut-up:

ask-hells-children:

life-of-a-chocoholic:

asktheteamofscientists:

thecosmosmadeconscious:

Starry Night using Hubble images.

MY SPACE BONER AND ART BONER HAVE COLLIDED.

THE SPACE FANDOM DOESN’T FUCK AROUND

WE HAVE A SPACE FANDOM

WE DO NOW

tiaraloveskandlupita:

irelandsowl:

glitterandmetal-yt-da:

youngblackandvegan:

kawaiiflowerchild:

Michaela DePrince 

 THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT!

black ballerina excellence

So gorgeous and elegant

Why is this important? i see a girl doing ballet, stop outlining difference, its important we just admire the skills, and afore mentioned ellegance

First of all shut the fuck up and have several seats 

and heres why in Michaela’s own words what she had to go through beig BLACK and still goes through

When she was around 8 and rehearsing for The Nutcracker, just a few days before the performance she was told, “I’m sorry, you can’t do it. America’s not ready for a black girl ballerina.”

For Michaela, “to say this to an 8-year-old is just devastating. It was terrible.”

When she was 9, a teacher told her mother: “I don’t like to put money into black dancers because they grow up and end up having big boobs and big hips.”

The dancer looked down at her petite figure and protested, “I don’t have boobs. I don’t get it.”

Instead of getting her down, “It makes me more determined,” she said. “Because I’ve been through so much, I know now that I can make it and I can help other kids who have been in really bad situations realize that they can make it too.”

This is why it is important, for little Black girls to see a black ballerina made it despite being discriminated against because of her skin color!!! 

This is such a Great Message

bibleschoolbabblings:

carryingchandler:

iwillloveyoulikeyeah:

…this message came right on time.

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sometimes we complain about the cross we bear not realizing that it’s preparing us for the dip in the road that God can see and we cannot…

Forever reblog.

Woah

Woah man. 

willowmoon92:

bibliophilicwitch:

deaexlibris:

childishtarot:

tarotismyreligion:

witchcraftings:

faelight:

A quick and dirty chart to tarot cards and their common meanings. Be open to different interpretations of these words. Researching deeper into the meaning of each card is recommended if things are still unclear, or these definitions aren’t jiving with you.

A great quick reference for people just starting to lose the book and go in with only the cards. With years of reading, I still haven’t memorized them. But like faelight said, researching deeper is recommended. (The book and the chart may say one thing, but if your gut says another, it’s probably right).

handy quick reference! great inspiration to make your own, too.

I’ve reblogged this before, but I find this chart pretty danged helpful so I’m reblogging it again so I don’t lose it.

I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS POST FOR MONTHS.

You should’ve asked me. A) I have the images saved on my phone for personal reference B) because it’s saved to my phone, I know it’s in my tarot tag somewhere. BUT YEY NOW YOU HAVE FOUND IT.

Reblogging again so people see it because damn if it ain’t handy.

Im thinking about using this in mtmy BOS

tseramirrors:

castintothedarkness:

The Holocaust Remembrance thing they set up at the University near me still lists my people as “Gypsies” instead of Romani…really??? It still hasn’t occurred to them that this is a slur? I want to find out who organizes it and give them a piece of my mind…

PLEASE DO

I’m going to try when I figure out who organized it. I just can’t believe people still don’t know that this is a slur? I’ve heard it so often on my campus. It drives me up the wall. It’s one thing if you’re using it in a historical context (as in, that’s the time it’s set and that’s why people are speaking in that manner, back when people used it as a slur and it’s apparent in the narrative that it is indeed a slur) but it’s another to claim this is a memorial to those who lost their lives in the Holocaust and still label them with the slur that has caused and continues to cause so much pain. It makes me sick.

The Holocaust Remembrance thing they set up at the University near me still lists my people as “Gypsies” instead of Romani…really??? It still hasn’t occurred to them that this is a slur? I want to find out who organizes it and give them a piece of my mind…

camwyn:

themarsultor:

behold-my-procrastination:

voyagebysexualdiscovery:

Uh oh

uh oh

If this is true, I’m going to die laughing.

*sigh* Okay, let’s go over this.

The Gospel of Barnabas was not ‘discovered’ any time recently ‘to the dismay of the Vatican’ and did not put the Vatican in awe. It’s been known for a damn long time. A “Gospel according to Barnabas” is mentioned in two early Christian lists of apocryphal works: the Latin Decretum Gelasianum, from the 6th century CE, as well as a 7th-century Greek List of the Sixty Books. The manuscripts that we know for sure existed both dated to the late 1500s and were written in Italian and Spanish, translated from whatever the original language was. There are plenty of non-canonical ‘Gospels’ out there, most of which were excluded from Christian canon for very good reason, such as contradictory doctrine or depictions of Jesus as a spiteful DC comics character (seriously, there’s a Gnostic gospel that has little kid Jesus bringing clay birds to life and another similar writing where he’s cursing other boys with death for being mean to him or his mother).

The part about Jesus being a Prophet rather than the son of God is nothing unusual. That’s the depiction of Jesus seen in Islam- which, I should note, holds Jesus to be the greatest of prophets before the revelation of Islam. The claim of someone else being crucified in his stead crops up in a few places; depending on whether you’re reading Islamic material or a Gnostic text or some other non-canonical text you can find someone else human being tacked up there, or a phantom being substituted, or possibly other options altogether. Again, these are elements that were in other versions of the Gospels from a very long time back and these are elements that were part of getting those Gospels left out of the Christian canon. They were not Secret and Unknown and they are not now SHOCKING REVELATIONS TO THE COMPLACENT HIERARCHY. They were considered reasons for leaving the books out of the canon in much the same way that Frank Miller’s rampant insanity is reason for leaving All-Star Batman and Robin out of the main DC universe canon.

This PARTICULAR Gospel of Barnabas does not really work particularly well. Allow me to present the Vatican Insider’s own commentary on this specific volume, as written in 2012:

But alas, this extraordinary discovery is probably a hoax, the work of a forger who, according to some, could have been a European Jewish scholar from the Middle Ages. The most factual criticisms have come from the Syriacs. Indeed, anyone who speaks modern Assyrian (also known as neo-Aramaic) will find the inscription on the so-called ‘Gospel of Barnabas’ easy to read. However errors are just as easy to make out. Apparently, the main inscription, in a modern transliteration, reads: ‘b-shimmit maran paish kteewa aha ktawa al idateh d-rabbaneh d-dera illaya b-ninweh b’sheeta d-alpa w-khamshamma d-maran’. This apparently means: ‘In the name of the Lord, this book is written by monks of the high monastery in Nineveh in the 1500th year of our Lord.’ There is not enough space here to go through the grammatical and conceptual errors in detail, but experts in modern Assyrian assure us that they are obvious and quite significant. Apart from anything else, the inscription says ‘book’, but one never refers to a bible in Assyrian with the word ‘book’. The Bible is either referred to as New or Old Testament, or Holy Book. It is quite unlikely that monks could have made such obvious mistakes.

However these are not the only issues in a case that raises interesting points – both at the time of its creation and now – only when considered in the light of a rather hostile attitude towards Christians. Today, a fair number of newspapers and media organisations in Muslim Countries have picked up the news, saying that ‘an ancient, 1500-year-old bible predicted the coming of Muhammad.’ Apart from the obvious age confusion between the 1500 years attributed by the media and the date of 1500 AD written in the book’s main inscription, it is clear that predicting in 1500 AD something that occurred in 630 AD is no great prophecy…

There’s more, if you read the rest of the Vatican Insider’s article, but… yeah. This thing is not so much a shock as a crock. Sorry.

awwww-cute:

Look at that little yawn :3

awwww-cute:

Look at that little yawn :3

sirenknights:

Space, guys… SPACE!!!!

thetruthisvital:

Hubble has spotted an ancient galaxy that shouldn’t exist

This galaxy is so large, so fully-formed, astronomers say it shouldn’t exist at all. It’s called a “grand-design” spiral galaxy, and unlike most galaxies of its kind, this one is old. Like, really, really old. According to a new study conducted by researchers using NASA’s Hubble Telescope, it dates back roughly 10.7-billion years — and that makes it the most ancient spiral galaxy we’ve ever discovered.
"The vast majority of old galaxies look like train wrecks," said UCLA astrophysicist Alice Shapley in a press release. "Our first thought was, why is this one so different, and so beautiful?"

Read more: here

thetruthisvital:

Hubble has spotted an ancient galaxy that shouldn’t exist


This galaxy is so large, so fully-formed, astronomers say it shouldn’t exist at all. It’s called a “grand-design” spiral galaxy, and unlike most galaxies of its kind, this one is old. Like, really, really old. According to a new study conducted by researchers using NASA’s Hubble Telescope, it dates back roughly 10.7-billion years — and that makes it the most ancient spiral galaxy we’ve ever discovered.

"The vast majority of old galaxies look like train wrecks," said UCLA astrophysicist Alice Shapley in a press release. "Our first thought was, why is this one so different, and so beautiful?"

Read more: here

angrytoonlink:

dreamybean:

starfleetinginterest:

what if the coins you find randomly at the bottom of drawers and in between couch cushions are actually from spiders trying to pay rent

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this is actually my favorite thing.