Wed, Aug. 4th, 2010 12:30
tigrissky: Tiger in Green Sea (God Damn Batman)
So yesterday I finally went to the eye doctor as my left eye is so bad Im having issues focusing and reading things now altogether. The eye doctor was a bit shocked, I think, at how bad my left eye really is. I was a bit shocked at the end with the overall diagnosis myself.

I have a small almost insignificant amount of deterioration in my right eye but my left eye is in desperate need of what I like to label a "coke bottle" prescription. It pretty much sees nothing but blur for everything and anything at all no matter how close or far it is from me. On top of this my left eye has a stigmatism. These issues are just the batter to the cupcake my left eye is baking. The icing on this cupcake is that my eyes dont line up which ensures I can never have contacts. Basically my left eye sees things down lower than my right. Because my left eye sees nothing but blur this misalignment has really not affected my vision over the years. However, the moment the left eyes vision is adjusted to see things correctly and in focus the disalignment of my eyes displays two, sometimes three, objects. Yes, this disalignment means I suffer from severe double vision. AWESOME! This is why I cant have contacts, just adjusting my vision via prescription to be focused does not adjust the misalignment. To adjust the misalignment they build the glass of your lenses with a prism that reflects the light and realigns the images your eyes are processing to ensure they line up. I have to say that the world of an opthamologist seems pretty damn cool to me. The technology is amazing. What we as humans can do to small pieces of glass is just mind boggling. Amazing or not, I dont want to wear glasses and so I pout.

I should pick up my new glasses in a couple weeks. I hope they are as awesome as the people helping me pick them out at the opthomolgists office made them out to be. :)

In other news I am suffering from pretty consistant and constant vertigo right now. It started Saturday morning. I woke up needing to pee and the moment I stood up the room started spinning in both directions at once, I got extremely dizzy quickly and I nearly just collapsed to the floor. I was thinking it was just that I was so tired and exhausted but even after I made it back to bed and laid down the spinning would not stop. I have not had an episode that bad again, but daily I have episodes now. Usually first thing in the morning things are pretty spinny and dizzy. Sitting at my desk my computer screen will start to spin and then pretty soon I feel like im spinning. At the gym once, while working out, I had to go get a mat and lay down because the room started spinning while I was on the treadmill.

I remember when I use to think having vertigo meant feeling dizzy. It is way worse than that. It is more like riding the tilt-a-whirl five times in a row and then getting off at the point you feel like puking. The world literally feels like it is spinning all around you and you just want to sit or lay down until it stops because you cant find your balance in all of that dizzy motion. In short it sucks!

This post got significantly longer as I babbled on and on through lunch, if you are interested follow on:
processing, processing )

In short though, I am processing a lot and reorganizing, things are changing and Im trying, as JX would say, to "remain in motion".

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Ah, good old St Patty, a man who we are reminded of every year by a pre-printed celebration denoting his day of death on our calendars. A day that has morphed from a pious catholic feast to a drunken green brawl.

The writer's block topic asks the question "Will I celebrate St Patricks Day" and yet I find the real question being posed to me is "Should I, as a Pagan, celebrate St Patricks Day?" As I have come to devise from dealing with Pagans, year after year, my ideal of Pagan is far more generalized and open than most. Therefore I have begun to push myself away from using the term Pagan, focusing more on being a spiritualist, if I defined it maybe a "spiritual noncomforming historically focused analyst and ritualist"; whatever that may mean.

As is fitting, in order to answer the question I had to really look into who St Patrick was and more importanly what this day that seems to honor him was all about. Not being one to recreate the wheel I have compiled some info from various sources and come up with the below synopsis:

"Little is known of Patrick's early life, though it is known that he was born in Roman Britain in the fifth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father and grandfather were deacons in the Church. At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken captive to Ireland as a slave. It is believed he was held somewhere on the west coast of Ireland, possibly Mayo, but the exact location is unknown. According to his Confession Letter, he was told by God in a dream to flee from captivity to the coast, where he would board a ship and return to Britain. Upon returning, he quickly joined the Church in Auxerre in Gaul and studied to be a priest.

In 432, he again says that he was called by God to go back to Ireland, though this time as a bishop, to Christianize the Irish from their native polytheism.

Pious legend credits Patrick with banishing snakes from the island, though all evidence suggests that post-glacial Ireland never had snakes; one suggestion is that snakes referred to the serpent symbolism of the Druids of that time and place, as shown for instance on coins minted in Gaul (see Carnutes), or that it could have referred to beliefs such as Pelagianism, symbolised as “serpents”. Legend also credits Patrick with teaching the Irish about the concept of the Trinity by showing people the shamrock, a 3-leaved clover, using it to highlight the Christian belief of 'three divine persons in the one God'.

During his evangelising journey back to Ireland from his parent's home at Birdoswald, he is understood to have carried with him an ash wood walking stick or staff. He thrust this stick into the ground wherever he was evangelising and at the place now known as Aspatria (ash of Patrick) the message of the dogma took so long to get through to the people there that the stick had taken root by the time he was ready to move on.

March 17, popularly known as St. Patrick's Day, is believed to be his death date and is the date celebrated as his feast day. The day became a feast day in the universal church due to the influence of the Waterford-born Franciscan scholar Luke Wadding, as a member of the commission for the reform of the Breviary in the early part of the 17th century.

In 1903, Saint Patrick's Day became an official public holiday in Ireland. This was thanks to the Bank Holiday (Ireland) Act 1903, an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament introduced by the Irish MP James O'Mara.

It was only in the mid-1990s that the Irish government began a campaign to use Saint Patrick's Day to showcase Ireland and its culture. The government set up a group called St. Patrick's Festival, with the aim to:
— Offer a national festival that ranks amongst all of the greatest celebrations in the world and promote excitement throughout Ireland via innovation, creativity, grassroots involvement, and marketing activity.
— Provide the opportunity and motivation for people of Irish descent, (and those who sometimes wish they were Irish) to attend and join in the imaginative and expressive celebrations.
— Project, internationally, an accurate image of Ireland as a creative, professional and sophisticated country with wide appeal, as we approach the new millennium."

The above being said, I find no reason why, as a Pagan, (or whatever that fancy name I just gave myself above means), one should not embrace and celebrate St Patricks day. Yet let me explain my reasoning further.

Pagan's cannot remain stuck in the past and let go of the present. Yet I find that so many Pagan's are indoctrinated with the ideal that the "past" is how it should be and the "present" is all fucked up because things have changed, "Ancient traditions, sabbats and beliefs have been 'stolen' by the Xians and thats wrong!"

Historically speaking, spirtual traditions have always been "stolen" and incorporated by each and every faith base as cultures progressed and changed via the people and the leadership of said people. For example, just taking a small glimpse of what is viewed as the orgins of Western spiritual culture, you can follow Egyptians "stealing" from Mesopotamians, Greeks "stealing" from Eqgyptians, and the Romans "stealing" from everyone they conquered. All of these cultures incorporated these "stolen" ideals into their own spiritual culture enhancing and enriching upon each ideal as it would fit into the society and lifestyles of the people. So, how is it one defines what is truly an "Ancient" tradition and what is just a "stolen" ideal?

While one chews on that ideal, I try and progress forward to the subject at hand, St Patricks day.

What was historically going on in Ireland at the time Bishop Patrick returned to save it? Huge change, huge questioning, struggle for idependence, a searching for traditions that fit the 'modern' world and made the peoples find hope in what was a very hopeless time. There is a reason why Irish peoples do not have a proclivity for displaying emotions even though they are seen has highly emotional people.

The Celtic/Druidic beliefs held by the masses at this time would have helped to support this down-trodden desperation the Irish held. Anyone who takes a small glimpse into the world of these "Ancient" Irish traditions will see a harshness within them that people just don't like to admit civilizations could have lived with. Their traditions were full of blood, sacrifice and harsh Gods that were extremely hard to please.

Enter onto the scene St Patrick. A man, who was a slave, and is now a Bishop. A man who comes professing a doctrine of "hope", "truth", and "salvation" to people who are searching for something. His beliefs speak of love and forgiveness and hope that is not found in the current spiritual traditions. Not to mention this Patrick has the ability to market himself to the right group, Kings and artistocrats, so as to effect the whole of the masses rather than trying to start within the masses and effect the whole.

With this knowledge Patrick was easily able to convert a mass of Irish people's to his way of thinking. This, relatively fast progressing, mass conversion of Patrick's supporters would in fact be the hammer that would "drive out the snakes", in essence creating and coining the symbolic phrase.

St Patrick and his influence aside, as all spiritual traditions have historically progressed, each "drives out the snakes" of it's predecessors. Even now, in modern Western spiritual paths, New-Age Pagan traditions push to convert/reclaim "Ancient" spiritual traditions in essence "driving out the snakes" of the major monothetistic traditions typically found to be Xian in nature. On this point, do we as Pagan's then really differ from Sain Patrick? (Pagans do differe greatly in other areas, yet those are a different topics altogether.)

Does the Pagan belief that reclaimation of the "stolen" "Ancient" traditions can/will better aid us in our current struggles for idependence, searching for traditions that better fit this 'modern' world, and help for people to find hope in what is a very hopeless time - differ that greatly from the needs the Irish had so long ago? Needs that caused the Irish to quickly convert, following a man offering such hope.

Times are different but spirituality continues to progress as it always has. With "stolen" traditions being incorporated to meet the needs of a society and it's desire for independence within traditions that can fit the modern times and crisis' that the world one lives in suffers, "driving out the snakes" and filling us with the hope we need to survive.

Symbolically it makes sense that St Patrick would be given such honor among the Irish. Symbolically it also makes sense that the Catholic Church would, shortly thereafter, choose to recoginize St Patrick's day as well and use his posthumous influence to market themselves more strongly to their constiuents.

As the Catholic majority of Ireland began to struggle for true indepence from the oppresive Protestant United Kingdom, St Patrick's day morphed yet again. Now the traditional blue that had been associated to St Patrick and his feast day was changed to green, found in the color of St. Patrick's Shamrock, as the Catholics who desired indepence took up this symbolism against the oppresive Protestants who took up the color orange - hence why the Irish flag is Green and Orange with a large white stripe seperating the two.

St Patrick's day therefore became politically driven as Ireland struggled for indepence. Indepence became associated to the color green and St Patrick's day itself was now a symbolic day of strength for Ireland, a day to recognize the struggles Ireland itself was going through to gain indepence and "drive out" the newest "snakes" who opposed it.

Eventually, peace agreements were reached, and two seperate Ireland's were formed, the now independent Republic of Ireland in the South and West and the area of Northern Ireland which remains part of the United Kingdom to this day. Even though the seperation was designated and agreed to violence remained between the two until the late 1980's.

In the 90's, to help promote the new peaceful ideal of a more united Ireland and it's heritage St Patrick's day itself was changed. As described in the quoted material above, St Patrick's day has now become a day that represents Irish pride and respect for all that Ireland is and has been through.

Knowing all this and working my way through it I have to say that the answer is yes, as Pagans we should in fact celebrate St Patricks day. Hell, unless you hate the Irish and the transformations spirituality has made through time, I don't see why anyone would shun celebrating this day.

tigrissky: Tiger in Green Sea (Beware of Dog)
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Not that Im having any form of writer's block, but this subject got me thinking so off on a tangent I go...

Who defines what is good-natured or bad-natured teasing anyway? The teaser or the teased? I suppose it is all in the eye of the beholder and what end of the spectrum you deem deserves your support more. Most often one sides with the recipient of the teasing and not the one dishing it out. There is some innate pride in human nature that sides protectively against injustice. For most of us a grieved person seems to be the one suffering from the injustice rather than the one dishing the suffering out.

Of course, there are quite often just as many times when the innate survival mode of humanity kicks in and even if your heart sides with the grieved your physical-self acts with the one causing grievous injury. Thus following the animal instinct to stick with the herd and push out the weak. The need to be popular, to be at the top of the pack, to not be pushed out oneself, will ultimately overwhelm the need to be just and fair.

So again I ask, who defines what is good-natured versus bad-natured teasing?

I have read some of the gut driven responses to this writer's block topic and I have to question if anyone has stepped outside of their own personal heart and admitted that they don't even know what good-natured teasing is? Like truth it is all in the eye of the beholder.

I take the stance that there is no good versus bad teasing that there is just teasing period the end.

What if the question addressed the actual definitive rather than trying to give an implied intent to it?

"Do you think teasing often goes too far?"

Would you answer this very new question differently? As it is now a question that no longer tries to give a positive intent to the definitive. What about the propagandized photo of the sad baseball playing boy that accompanies the question in an attempt pull at your heart strings. Does it tug a little stronger at them when you take away the implied positive intent of the definitive? What changes for you when the boy is now simply being teased rather than being teased with a good-natured intent?

For me this question actually connects to the root of a piece of human egotism that I feel is destroying our species; focused equality. No, I am not talking about the type of focus on equality that has lead to several civil rights movements. I am instead talking about the off-shot twisted dichotomy the ideal of equality has managed to tangle itself into. This need to make everything equal in such a way that there is no longer any reward for hard work nor discipline for lack there of. An ideal that no one is special or more deserving than anyone else - ever. An ideal that has spawned a need to do our best to guarantee any systems that exists that celebrates achievements be destroyed, so as to spare the feelings of those whom did not meet the standards of said system.

We are moving towards, and, in some places are already at these stations of destroyed analysis. We no longer grade our students, we no longer have an honor role, we have stopped keeping score in sports, etc., etc. - all for the ideal that everyone is special and everyone is equal and no one is better than anyone else, or can achieve better than anyone else.

This is such utter drivel.

Yes, many of these systems we set standards by are outdated and judgmental, however, rather than updating the system to reflect a new set of standards, or even taking the time to create new ones, we decide to just destroy them. We look to just get rid of anything that forces a person to work hard and possibly suffer in order to excel.

Teasing happens to be a natural human instinct driven system. We cannot destroy this system as it is animalistic in nature; and, therefore we are instead trying to control it. We label, define and set-up it's echelon. We provide it with a notion of positive and negative. All with the ideal that we can judge and define when it is allowed and when it is not. In essence, setting up a standard of abuse that can be labeled 'okay' to commit.

Is it really okay, ever? Even as we define it to be? As noted above, the very ability to define it is questionable itself, and quite often the authority to do so is owned by the majority and the majority tend to be the one(s) leading the taunt?

Or maybe the better question is; how does one truly set definitions and limitations to human nature? How does one label what is and isn't okay for a human's very own nature?

All teasing crosses lines and provides a level of sting. That’s the nature of it, regardless of the good or bad intent of the one doing the teasing. I think the true issue exists in our attempts to define and label when teasing is good and when it is bad. Not, as is suggested by this very question, in looking at the intent of the teaser as it contrasts to the perception of the teased, and, if the teaser has 'gone too far'. The very act of teasing suggests that the teaser is willing to step over a line, thus they have already 'gone too far'.

When I think back on the hardships of my life and the amount of teasing I have gone through it is enormous and if it were given cash value I am sure it could pay-off the National Debt. I do not think I could describe it all in an average book; nor do I think I can remember and recall it all in the varied forms it presented and presents itself to me throughout life.

I have seen and heard things from others who make the teasing that happened in my life appear as barely a drop in the bucket of what teasing can be. Most of whom have become and continue to become the most amazing people.

At the same time I have seen some whom have gone ballistic, bringing guns to schools, work and the streets to let loose a torment that matches the sting of the tease. Their actions driven by the societal need to set an echelon on the quality and types of teasing allowed. The focused equality spreading like butter on the bread of instant gratification, making them believe such actions are okay - as okay as the very teasing that lead them here.

The more we try and sterilize our lives to the adversities they contain the more we enable an inability to deal with them; thus creating extreme and disproportionate actions in which to do so.

Teasing is one of the most constant adversities we will face in life. We should stop trying to sterilize it and start trying to learn from it.

So, the simple answer to this questions is, yes, sometimes teasing seems to go to far as it always crosses some sort of line and, by it's very nature, will hurt someone’s feelings. However, in the long run, the teasing aids us to learn to cope with and move through life's adversities. How we learn to handle our actions and reactions to such adversity is what really matters in shaping and defining our very lives. Therefore teasing is important to the very growth of our beings.

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And now, a deluge of Sylvia Plath:

I have to live my life, and it is the only one I'll ever have. And you cannot regard your own life with objective curiosity all the time...

Perhaps some day I'll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.

To know that millions of others are unhappy and that life is a gentleman's agreement to grin and paint your face gay so others will feel they are silly to be unhappy, and try to catch the contagion of joy, while inside so many are dying of bitterness and unfulfillment.

People are happy--if that means being content with your lot: feeling comfortable as the complacent round peg struggling in a round hole, with no awkward or painful edges--no space to wonder or question in.

Read widely of others experiences in thought and action--stretch to others even though it hurts and strains and would be more comfortable to snuggle back in the comforting cotton-wool of blissful ignorance! Hurl yourself at goals above your head and bear the lacerations that come when you slip and make a fool of yourself. Try always, as long as you have breath in your body, to take the hard way, the Spartan way--and work, work, work to build yourself into a rich, continually enduring entity!

Naturally I will be a bit depressed and blue at times, and tired and uncomfortable, but there is that human principle which always finds that no matter how much is taken away, something is left to build again with.

[...] the one real requirement of life: an openness to what is lovely among all the rest that isn't.

If I can learn to create lives, stories, and excitement out of myself without depending on external stimuli as shots-in-the-arm, but rather as provocative-yet-dispensable additions to a life already whole and rich in itself, then I will be surer that I am maturing in the direction I want to go.

The thing about writing is not to talk, but to do it; no matter how bad or even mediocre it is, the process and production is the thing, not the sitting and theorizing about how one should write ideally, or how well one could write if one really wanted to or had the time. As Mr. Kazin told me: "You don't write to support yourself; you work to support your writing."

Every time one sits down to that blank page, there is that fresh horror, which must be overcome by practice and practice.

The constant struggle in mature life, I think, is to accept the necessity of tragedy and conflict, and not try to escape to some falsely simple solution which does not include these more somber complexities.

Writing sharpens life; life enriches writing.

It is the articulation of experience which is so necessary to me; even if I never publish again, I shall still have to write, because it is the main way I give order to this flux which is life.

I am fighting, fighting, and I am making a self, in great pain, often, as for a birth, but it is right that is should be so, and I am being refined in the fires of pain and love.
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The following is a real conversation I had today. A lot of weird revelations poured out of me.



JX – Did you sleep last night?

Me – No. Up til 2 am again. *sigh*

JX – Whats all this anxiety you have built inside?

Me – I don’t know that it is anxiety. I don’t know what it is. Im happy and always busy. I am surrounded by friends that love me. Even if I lost everything I had that sustains me I would never go without or be left on the streets because of just this. Yet I cant shake this constantly alone and unworthy feeling. Which makes me feel like a jerk because I do have so much and I have no real right to complain. So then I beat myself up for ever complaining and I never talk to anyone about it because of the stupidity I place on it so it cycles and festers and I write. I write incoherent poetry and share so people cant really get anything but they get just enough to see my discontent.

JX - Wow. You are not being very nice to you are you? You should show yourself the same love and respect you give away to anyone else.

Me – I hold myself to a strict honor code. Its demanding but it makes me respect who I am. But yes I am very demanding of me. Hence why one of my biggest fantasies is to lay in arms I know are safe and just sleep knowing I can be non-demanding for awhile because whoever those arms are attached to will let me. Silly really, I should just let myself.

JX – Yes that’s true.

Me – Hmmm, I don’t know why I think I need permission. And at the same time whoever I thought could grant me permission would have to be very strong and extremely trustworthy.

JX - You deserve love and truth. You deserve it.

Me – Thanks for saying so. I wrote a thing about love to myself last night. Something about how love is like a xmas present you cant open. You can know exactly what it is, exactly whats its like. You can experience it fully but you can never open it.

JX - *silence*

Me – The Xmas reference was not meant to be negative though. Its an analogy I created that helped me understand how I allow myself to experience the emotions I deem as love without setting an expectation on the other person to be met or received. In essence allow myself to be and feel rather than project and expect. If that makes any sense…

JX – *continued silence*

Me – I hope I didn’t freak you out with my babble? You asked and no matter what the consequences I will always answer truthfully.

JX – Its fine. I wish I had more answers for you. I do think you are not allowing yourself to open and enjoy your presents.

Me – I have no expectations for you to have answers but it does make me happy that you wish you had some. Im simply sharing because you asked and for some reason I trust you. Why do you say you do not think I am allowing myself to open my presents?

JX – You are very locked up inside yourself.

Me - You are probably right. I just don’t want anyone to ever feel like I have expectations of them to be more to me than they always have been – themselves. Somehow whenever I express my feelings people tend to want to live up to these grand expectations they set for themselves in order to be there for me that I myself never set or expected of them. And if they cant live up to these expectations they set then they do one of two things: 1-blame me for their inability to meet my unrealistic expectations that I never had but they don’t seem to realize that or 2-they leave/give-up.

JX – Harsh.

Me – Sorry, now I really am babbling and processing things to you that you didn’t really ask about. Now you know how I drive myself so crazy though. Ha ha ha!
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"In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revoluntionary act." ~ George Orwell

I have one question for you, okay, maybe two.

Which cartel do you feel cares more about preserving the United States Constitution, the United States itself and most important its people: the Demoncrats or the Repukelicans?

Honestly both cartels care only about one thing: cow-towing to the one entity they have put in charge and ensuring the continued control of the United States Constitution, the Unitied States itself and most importantly its people remains in that entities hands.

Wait a minute though, do you even know who is suppose to be in charge of the United States Constitution, the United States itself and most importantly its people? This is serious. Do you know?

Well, in case you were wondering take a moment now to go look in the mirror and wave at the person who is suppose to be charge. Yes, thats right its you. Are you wondering who the cartel has put in charge and is trying to keep in charge?

Well, take a look...

America: Freedom to Facism

Note: If you dont have time to watch a movie then bookmark this site and come back to it when you do. This is a movie.

For just more information go here:

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So, its getting close to that time of year again. In fact in 2 days most of us are going to be sitting together with friends and family, enjoying those we love and cherish, sharing the nourishment of "harvest" and love.

It is also that time of year when the self-righteous attack the holiday left and right. Ranting and raving about the autrocities the Native Americans suffered at the hands of the evil white man and how this Holiday is a farce. To those people I raise my middle finger and wave a big fuck you! You miss the point ALL TOGETHER, but whatever really right?

I notice the people who cant comprehend the deep meaning of Thanksgiving are the same ones whose journals and blogs I read and cringe at as they are ONLY filled with PAGE AFTER PAGE of negativity and focus on how WONDERFULLY more enlightened and intelligent they are then the rest of the fucking idiots in the world, even on their friends lists. They spend so much time talking down to their friends I wonder if they even care to notice who their friends are. I dont understand how these people even have friends honestly? Who wants to hang out with someone so self-righteous and full of negativity? I dont.

Thanksgiving is as much a celebration of the autrocities the "white man" placed upon the Natives as McDonalds is the everyday drive-thru celebration of the overly healthy Americans.

Yes, what happened to the Natives is horrible and unconscionable to any sane mind. Yet stating that the celebration of Thanksgiving has anything to do with the negatives of those autrocities suffered AFTER the first Thanksgiving is proposterious and nothing more then hypocrisy uttered by people who dont give a damn about it the other 364 days of the year.

Thanksgiving is about a people who saw and knew that there where others in need. A people who knew little to nothing about these strange new people in trouble and yet still went out of their way to help them. A people who did not let fear, greed and ignorance overcome their ability to help a fellow man and a stranger to boot! Thanksgiving is about a group of people taking from their own and quite possibly putting themselves out entirely at the same time. Its about a people who know all of the above and yet they still gave. It is about a people, whose traditions are of giving and recognizing the connection of humanity and nature ALWAYS.

So the next time you want to run amuck tauting your supreme thoughts on the horrible holiday that is Thanksgiving remember you yourself are destroying the ONLY Holiday in which we are celebrating everything these peoples represent. Think about that as you spout how they have no dignity and nothing anymore and how this holiday just rapes them more. Think about the fact you are making out what they did for helpless strangers to be negative and the very thought of celebrating it an autrocity. YOU and your self-righteous need to always focus on the negative in the world which ultimately assists you in tauting your holier-than-thou attitude on a regular basis. You kind of remind me of the "white-man" who took it all away in the end. You know, the ones who FORGOT the meaning of Thanksgiving as they broke every treaty they ever signed.

Stupid Fuckers!

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A lesson I have learned recently (you know if i beleived my life was full of lesson plans):

You can want and push and strive for your desire as hard as you can for as long as you can and in the end you may still come up emtpy handed. It doesnt matter if you accomplish your goal or not. It does matter if you tried and if you have proven to yourself that you did all you could to get exactly what you wanted. No regrets.

Oh how wonderful that all sounds. To bad it still fucking hurts.



Tue, Oct. 2nd, 2007 10:03
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UPDATED: 3:15 pm

Im taking classes on ICD-10 coding. In short this where they take the Cause of Death information listed on the Death Certificate, (for example Cancer) and give it a numeric code that makes it statistically identifiable. So, (not that this is the correct number at all) lets say you die of lung cancer it would get coded as 345 and that equates to lung cancer.

This ICD-10 coding is mandated and created by the World Health Organization and, as I have found with all Public Health Data based on the Certificates of Vital Events (Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce and Abortion), is a very trustworthy source.

There is a way to code with what is called Adaptions to the ICD-10. These are not International recognized because they are not YET part of the ICD-10 coding. These Codes are denoted with an * leading them. For example in 1987 they added *42 - *42 for HIV since it was relatively new and had not yet been added to the ICD-10 Codes.

Well, my point here is this:

In 2001, after 9/11 the United States added Cause of Death Codes for TERRORISM. These are denoted as *U01 - *U03 and rigbht now, all of our troops being killed off in Iraq are dieing from, you guessed it, Terrorism related Cause of Death. For example Gunshot Wound Caused by Terrorism or (yes this is actually listed) Crushed by an Airplane in Terrorism.

Yeah, we arent responsible at all. Its those darn Terrorists.

The next time you here statistics related to Terrorist related Cause of Death rememeber this little fact and take it with a grain of salt. Because now that those Codes are available not just the U.S. is using them.

Also, the only one who is allowed to determine if a Cause of Death is related to Terrorism or not is the FBI. Yes, thats right, the Medical Certifier or Examiner has no say as to the relation of the Underlying Cause (aka Crushed by a Plane) being related to Terrorism or not. The FBI determines this. The FBI who doesnt have any legal say normally suddenly is involved with Death Certificates.

I hope that the WHO denies adding coding in regards to Cause of Death being Terrorism. How sad is all this?

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my stand on voting
my stand on voting

I've taken political science, I know how voting works. If we want change we need to be aware of our lobbyists not our President. What a sad state of affairs eh?

If we truly want change then we need to take all the MILLIONS of dollars and man hours spent on presidential elects and focus it on one firm Lobbyist who can actually represent the people on Capitol Hill. First bit of business for this Lobbyist crushing big oils Lobbyist that way we can get our troops back home and our asses out of Iraq.

There is a point in history where the President became a figure head with little to no power. Blaming the President for the War is like blaming video games for youth violence. Sure it contributes to it but it certainly isnt responsible for it.

You cant change the world from the top down and you cant change America that way either. Until we as a people give shit enough to take a stand that makes a difference - and no that isnt, unless something drastic comes along, and never will be through voting - there will be no change.

At this point voting only helps to perpetuate societies belief that what they think means something. Its become nothing more than a way for those with absolutely no power to feel as though they have some power. Meanwhile the Demoncrats and Repukilicans sit in office laughing, rolling naked in their riches and power, happy to continue extending to us the belief that our votes mean a god damn thing while they fill their pockets with Lobbyists and our tax dollars.

Voting at this point and time is nothing more than pornographic propanganda that the masses run amuck orgasming over. Its become the only thing both sides can agree enough on that they will actually hold hands and point angrily at those of us who are tired of the porno and want the real thing.

Id rather be fucked in the ass with a real dick then continue to shove a dildo in my ass every 4 years and scream that Im actually getting something out of it.


I say we stop hiding behind the vote and start making changes were they count. Want the truth? Zeitgeist. Thats the truth.

Oh and FYI - I voted each year since its been legal for me to vote and there is still a moron in office. After the last election thats when I decided to take a look for the truth and decided I was done being bullied by people to feel like voting really was the answer. Its not. Its just another thing a group of people can raise their fundamentalist hats over and try and instill a dogma upon others with.


Thu, Aug. 9th, 2007 13:04
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Integrity: 1. Strict adherence to a standard of value or conduct. 2. Personal honesty and independence. 3. Completeness: unity. 4. Soundness.

People change and through change they either grow or stagnate and resist, even though the change is continuing none the less. Im going to focus on change and growth and not discuss stagnation in the following; I hope.

The growth that occurs is based on how one flows with or within the change. Sometimes however, one chooses to flow by parroting the change, soaking it up and actually changing to try and meet/match the change. Wanting so bad to just hurry and change that they themselves can see nothing but themselves and what they are going through. Thus, leading to a strictly selfish and self-centered focus.

A person parroting a change mindlessly squawks, "I have changed, I am different, I am better, I am whole." One can listen to them speak of how wonderful they are now that they have changed, how much better their life is, how complete and whole they are. They never stop to question that if this is such why do they have such a need to enforce and reinforce what should be obvious fact? Why can they not simply live representing the intergrity they speak so highly of being filled with in their life?

I have witnessed change at this level cyclically and have myself gone through it. One cycling in this change spats out at those who dont enforce their new found self. They begin judging those around them who show the least bit of concern for the brash unsound gibberish they suddenly represent their life is full of. They become paranoid and full of an inflated sense of self-worth. Suddenly they are too good for those they use to regard in high esteem and they surround themselves protectively with those who will agree with and support their new found self. New people, whom never knew them before and they began grasping desperately at this change. Those who will simply support fully who they are now and would never present them with concerns and observations that could make them face the emptiness in the mirror before them. Those who dont realize the mirror is empty because they take at face value the person before them.

The person in this cycle finds within the new people more that they themselves can change into. Not only do they begin parroting change, but they also begin parroting these people. Quoting them verbatim in conversations. Using ideals of these new found friends as if they came up with them on their own. As if they are learning all these lessons by experiencing life, not just parroting it.

You typically see this type of change grasping in young children, sometimes teens. They have not had a chance to figure out their own inner-self yet and are grasping wildly to grow and change. Children have a natural need to mimic and learn from those whom they hold in high regard. It is a natural way to build ones true self. This is why the "it takes a village to raise a child" adage is so important. The more ways a child can find to handle things in their life the easier adaptation to finding their own way they will have. Soon, they will learn to flow with and within change. They will learn there is no need to rush their way into change and that there is no need to mimic and parrot it.

Some adults however repeat this cycle throughout their life. Never fully able to move past the need to find themselves and be themselves and yet all the while they are simply being and finding out what it is like to be those they have placed around theirself. Each time they learn something new, some new way to handle things in their life. Like a constant chameleon they echo their new found change and force it upon others. Selfishly thinking that they are somehow changed, somehow more whole and somehow worthy of everyones attention.
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My chart states emotionally the following:

Moon is in 12 Degrees Sagittarius.
An idealist, you prefer the grand, the beautiful, the good and the noble. You get very disappointed when your high expectations in life are not met. Very curious by nature, you enjoy traveling and learning about other peoples and cultures. Try to avoid your tendency to ignore the small but important details of living. You are independent and free, and you want others to be that way, too. Optimistic, buoyant and cheerful, others like to have you around. You have an incessant desire to learn as much as possible about metaphysics, religion, philosophy and any other broad, deep subject. Your life tends to be punctuated by bursts of energy and frenetic activity.

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I have been trying to be more emotionally available to myself. Trying to express my emotions more readily to my friends. Yet, as I have been going about attempting this I have started to come to the realization that the way my emotions function just aren't what people expect. I have ALWAYS been expressing my emotions and I realized this when I read more about my emotional side as expressed by my Sagittarius Moon.

Sagittarians are by nature concerned with Honor, Truth and Justice. They are easily dismayed and throughly disappointed when those they surround themselves with are not as concerned with their honor. Yet Sagittarians are freedom seeking and free-spirited. Very little gets to them and they easily adapt to change believing at all times things will work themselves out.

So, emotionally it makes sense that the one thing I react to, the one thing I write about with passion is injustice, dishonor and lieing. It also makes sense that it takes A LOT to get me "emotionally sprung" and why those with more "normal" emotional stances take me as distant and uncaring.

This whole time I thought I was so bad with emotions. Heck, Ive been expressing them all along.


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Wed, Jul. 25th, 2007 14:25
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Thu, Feb. 8th, 2007 17:54
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Self-righteousness, is, in my opinion rampantly destroying our world, our countries, our cities and more importantly our communities. Self-righteousness decrees what is morally right and acceptable and is typically enforced by an un-moral majority. Sometimes though self-righteousness simply comes about as a means to throw about the sudden power one finds themselves weilding. Like Prometheus giving Man fire and with this power we now have the Atomic Bomb. Were we not happier as Human Beings when we new what it meant to value and work with each other despite our differences? Maybe Prometheus' punsihment is well deserved. Maybe the Gods were correct in never giving us power. They knew we would not only kill them off with this power, but we in fact would kill ourselves off in the end. The most evolved of their creations and all we can do is flaunt about our self-righteousness and laugh as we destroy those around us. Which in turn destroys our communities, our cities, our countries and our world. Fucking environmentalists trying to work from the top down. Forget saving each other lets save this frog, lets save this tree, lets save this bacteria. We can't even respect each other, we cant even save each other, how in the hell are we going to save and respect a snail, a whale, a bush or a whole fucking forest?

Jamie Kilstein says it best when dealing with our self-righteousness:

"Some children would rather not grow-up in the hell you create just so you can avoid the hell you made up."

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Yes, I know this video is on one topic, Abortion, but doesn't the self-righteousness of this one topic and the destruction it brings really equate to the ultimate destruction our own self-righteousness inflicts everyday.

Think about it.


after all...

Mon, Jan. 8th, 2007 21:15
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Sometimes words already spoken are better used to speak the volumes of my heart than my own voice.

"When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision - then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid or not." ~Audre Lorde~

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~Anais Nin~

"Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious." ~Rumi~

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Okay lets just pretend you really want all the gory details and Im gonna give them to you. Or maybe we can pretend I dont want to forgot how horrible this experience was. Whichever one, its your imagination use it.

I couldn't sleep at all. I know I did though because I kept having dreams of my Gynocologist. He kept telling me I was wasting my time and money and if I didnt want to go I didnt have to. I wanted him to say he was 100% sure, but he couldnt, so I told him I had to go. He held me and talked to me and I cant remember anything he was saying. What I do remember is how good it felt to be held. In my dream he knew I needed to be held and he didnt make a big deal of it or try and offer it he just grabbed me to him and held me.

I got up and showered taking my time and blasting my 30 Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie CD. I could give a flying fuck about the neighbors. I just needed something loud. Something loud that would make me focus on anything besides the fear. Right now Jared has become my new Rob. The Kill my new Push. Everything Im going through right now Jared and Shannon have put to music. I cant explain how important this is to me in any other way...yet once again I digress.

I sat down after getting ready and took the time to see if anyone had seen my LJ and what I was about to go do. FGM had responded and very kindly said "you may suffer some discomfort." That was the understatement of the year.

I arrived a half hour early and checked in just as quickly. I sat there zoned out reading a girly magazine and laughing at the fucking unimportant questions people actually ask, the perfect example of this, "Can I wear dangle earrings with short hair?" Oh humanity, you have done me wrong. BLUCK!

They called me and I immediatly thought, "shit already?"

I was left in a small changing room where I put on a gown the whole community could have fit under with me and I laughed. At one point while I was getting naked I stood in front of the full length mirror and saw myself and said, "yeah Id fuck her she is hot." Then I sat in the giant gown in the small dressing room and waited. Again though the wait didnt seem long enough.

The two nurses were great and I put on my shield and laughed and joked with them. They were glad I was so calm. I was impressed I seemed so calm.

"So, here is what will happen," said the first nurse as she pointed to the tray of tools. "First she will insert this plastic speculum so she can view your cervix. Then she will use this betadyne solution and these two large cotton swabs to clean your cervix. This will probably feel a little weird, kinda like a pap smear. Next she will take this tube, which has a catheter attached and insert it into your cervix. At this point it will probably feel like cramping, like you get when you start your period. Then she will remove the speculum and we will have you move to the center of the table and she will begin injecting the dye and we will take pictures. The injection will feel like more cramps and will be even more crampy for you because you only have one tube, therefore the dye will be forced to try and move out only one side and stay inside your uterus longer. Any questions?"

I didnt have any. Let me be honest here folks I had an abortion at 16, I had an ectopic pregnancy that exploded and they removed my right tube, I have had a miscarriage and I have had my appendix rupture, be removed and then sat in the hospital with perintinitis for a week and spent a good three years recovering from having constant pain in my abdomen and I still get pain there frequently. I also spent 8 hours getting a tattoo that covers the majority of my back. I really was NOT afraid of any possible pain. Ive felt the pain in that area, Ive had my cervix opened and a D&C done. My fear didnt stem from pain, it was from everything I was about to find out with this. What would this show, what would this mean, did I really want to know and on and on and on.

SexyPinkLips told me to bring her along. She told me these things are painful. She told me she or Foxx would come. And at 7:30 this morning I almost called, but I realized they couldnt make it here in time and I wish I would have now. I was so scared I almost messaged HotRunnerBoy just so I didnt have to go alone.

As I drove to the imaging center I thought about doing it alone. About heading there by myself. I felt more lonely than I have in a long, long time. I also said to myself, "the likely hood that if you were to decide to go through with this (this being pregnancy and raising a child or children) you would go through this alone is so high that maybe it is no coinicidence that you go through this alone too." That logic helped quite a bit, even when I sat there in that room, in that over sized gown, now reading Latina Magazine and trying to understand the Spanish ads, it seemed to help.

Then they called my name. Nothing seemed to help anymore.

As the Doctor came in and I lay back and she explained once again what exactly was going to happen I relaxed. I breathed deeply and the speculum was inserted. She swabbed. Then she inserted the catheter and the pain was extreme. I grabbed the nurses hand next to me and tears squeezed out the corner of my eye as I mumbled, "ow, ow, ow" and the nurses got me to focus back on my breathing.

I thought that was it that she had inserted everything. I was wrong, inside the catheter was a smaller catheter tube and that had to go inside farther. "This one she shouldn't even notice."

BULLSHIT! I squeezed the nurses hand harder and closed my eyes and tried to focus on breathing but it hurt so bad and I was already so scared the pain just made it worse. I breathed wrong, the type of breathing that makes your body want to pass out or puke, one or the other. And then I realized this wasn't even the worst of it. I realized the dye was coming next and I felt more tears stream down my face.

"Okay now you have to move and lay flat on the table."

I focused on doing what I was told, the pain was so intense but I told the Warrior in me to move her ass and she fucking did. I lay flat and the nurse stood behind me holding my hand while the other nurse ran to the X-ray machine.

"Okay Im injecting the dye now."

I thought I was going to FUCKING DIE! Unlike normal women the dye built up in my uterus, it only had one side to poor out of so it simply built up and created so much pressure in me. I imagine that the first bits of labor Turtle started having felt like this. My gods the fucking pain.

I squeezed the nurses hand tight, I continued to breath wrong, tears spilled, but I wasnt crying, "Im gonna puke or pass our or ow it hurts, please stop." The nurse offered to get a cold rag for my head and at that exact moment the doctor said, "okay injecting more dye" and the pain shot through me again and I grabbed her hand and more tears and I said, "dont go, dont go."

And more dye and 5 pictures later and she finally removed the catheter and the pain didnt stop. The cold compress was put on my head and my fingers tingled so bad from lack of oxygen I couldnt feel anything with them anymore. I lay there in pain, tears stopping, trying to breath right and instead just cramping up so bad I wanted to puke.

I sat up and the doctor showed me the picture and said, "your left side works perfect. No scars, no nothing. At least you get good news after all of that." And I wanted to smile and be happy but all I could think was, "Im gonna die, this pain is going to kill me."

I stood up and went to get dressed and I could not control my breathing and the pain just kept rushing through my body as my uterus tried to determine what the hell it was suppose to be doing with all that dye in it. I looked in the full length mirror and I have NEVER been so pale in my life. I was so white my lips were blue and my black hair stood out like a sore thumb. Hot pale goth chick was I.

I went to the restroom and felt some of the dye leak out. I was bleeding a bit and used the pad they gave me.

I got in my car and tried to focus. I put on Eve 6 as loud as I could, I tried to concentrate on anything else but the pain. I didnt think it was ever going to stop. I was going to call work but the pain was unbearable. I was going to call Turtle but the pain was unbearable. I drove onto I-84 and got stuck in the worst traffic EVER and just screamed "holy fuck I just want to go home!"

Then I looked down and there was the necklace SexyPinkLips had gotten me for my birthday and I touched it, and the pain calmed down. I let go and blinked a bit and the pain returned. So, I grabbed the necklace in my hand and the pain calmed down a bit. So, I put it on. Within 10 minutes the pain had subsided. By the time I got home it was gone and I decided to get my holiday food shopping done before heading back to work. Then I walked to work.

And now I sit here 4 hours later, still with cramps, wearing the necklace, but with no pain. Thanks lady.

Oh, and my observation is thus, if that is what cramps really felt like we would all fucking have hysterectomys after or before our first period and the way we worship and adore women who have children now, well, you would truly be a Goddess on Earth in everyones mind for being able to endure that fucking pain for a week every fucking month. FUCK ME THAT WAS NOT CRAMPS!

Also, my second round of STD testing came back today ALL CLEAR! I just got off the phone with the Doctor who said, "you can have babies and you have no STD's." What the fuck ever. I dont know how worth it this pain was right now, but two rounds of happy news and my closest friends hanging out with me tomorrow. Fuck the pain, life is good.


10 Things Tag

Mon, Nov. 20th, 2006 18:31
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RULES: Each player of this game starts off with 10 weird things/habits/little known facts about yourself. People who get tagged can then write a blog of their own 10 weird habits/things/little known facts as well as state this rule clearly. At the end you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names.

Let me just say that trying to come up with 10 things people who read my LJ dont know about me seems damn near impossible. This is gonna take me forever!!! ~Tiggy~

1. The only reason why I havent tried more drugs than pot is because I have never been offered the oppurtunity.

2. I am spending money I dont have to find out why I cant get pregnant even though I no longer want to get pregnant just because I need to know with confidence what is wrong with me.

3. I dont give a flying fuck about saving the planet and am truly disheartened by the extreme bullshit front that is put up by those who do. Just fucking admit it you arent worried about saving the planet you are worried about making the planet last just that much longer for us diseased infested humans to stay and infect Her that much longer. In the end the planet is gonna be fucking fine, it's the people who are going to be fucked.

4. I sing karoake on a regular basis now and get compliments on how I sound.

5. I love doing ritual, I feel so alive doing ritual that sometimes I wonder if the real me is always invisible until Im in that circle.

6. The only thing that truly pisses me off is injustice and I will stand up with my nearest enemy to demand and prove justice even for something I dont support.

7. Due to number 6 I have no defined enemies. I cannot say that others have not defined me as an enemy, but if they have they are to cowardly to confront me or admit it to me and even then I would not see them as an enemy, even if we were fighting.

8. I believe love can be instantaneous and that one moments time could equal the greatest adventure in love you will ever have.

9. I refuse to play human games of validation and affirmation, especially with people who reach for it with their ego leading the way. This does not mean I will not validate and affirm people it just means I will not play that game.

10. I have three different dictionarys at my desk and I consult all of them before using particular words or responding to particular questions. I think the complicated American English language is taken for granted and that people speak continiously without knowing what they are really saying far to often. It is an embarassment really, we speak the most complex and beautiful language in all of the world and we dont even try to understand it ourselves.

6 people I would like to do this:
hislittlestar, FGM, ilianna, chaos, eeka, morrikins
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Short Report - Personal Portrait
for TigressSky, born on 1 June 1977

Text by Robert Pelletier,
Copyright © Astrodienst AG 2006


Sun in Gemini, Moon in Sagittarius • Ascendant in Libra, Venus in the Seventh House • Pluto Conjunct Ascendant • Moon in the Third House • Venus in the Seventh House • Sun in the Ninth House • Saturn in the Eleventh House

As you read your short report, or any other astrological report, keep in mind that the energies interpreted here are your birth potentials. However, you may or may not choose to actualize these energies in the manner described. Your age, sex, socio-economic situation, education, environment, level of development, and many other factors contribute to the ways in which you express your natal energies. Remember, the planets do not compel you to do or be anything. They influence you, but you still have the free will to determine your own life. Partner references which may occur in the text are set for a relationship with a man.

The report was generated with the following birth data: Female, born on 1 June 1977 at 3:00 pm in Portland, Oregon.

Your sun sign is Gemini. This is the sign in which the Sun is in your birth chart. Your Ascendant is in Libra, and your Moon is in Sagittarius.


Sun in Gemini, Moon in Sagittarius

You were born with the Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Sagittarius. Your individuality appears intellectual, while your personality tends to be emotional. Inwardly you are intelligent and dynamic, and your mind is active. Your keen intellect is given to theoretical ideas and mental speculation.

If you could live as you pleased, it would be a nomadic, gypsy sort of existence, totally free to experience new situations and people. In your daily affairs, others see you as restless and unsettled.

In dealings with others you are sincere and, unless extremely pressed by circumstances, totally straightforward. Others regard you as a vibrant person. You display a tremendous interest in philosophy and religion, and enjoy developing your own functional ideas.

The key to a better integration of your being is to harmonize your inner self, which is primarily intellectual, with your personality, which is more emotional.

Ascendant in Libra, Venus in the Seventh House

At the time of your birth the zodiacal sign of Libra was ascending in the horizon. Its ruler Venus is located in the seventh house.

This denotes a life in which the native adopts an attitude which is courteous, kind, and affectionate.

People with Libra Ascendant are basically motivated by feeling and emotion rather than intellectuality. Your life will demonstrate your keenness of observation, and a tendency to effect comparisons largely of an aesthetic nature. You will not display too much energy in your actions and, therefore, there is a tendency toward following routine and the lines of the least resistance. You are a sympathetic person who seeks the approval of others and is also very adaptable. Your intuition is remarkable and you derive sensual gratification from engaging in social intercourse, by loving all social aspects of life.

If you do not control this tendency to be so involved in human relationships, you may become too attached and over dependent.

Some restlessness, changeability and lack of persistence is noted in your life. Your main feature is that of constantly favoring the fusing of two things or people together.

Unfortunately, this involvement with harmonizing and adjusting people to one another, tends to make the native a little unrealistic and lacking in action. You will be, however, easy going and congenial, socially oriented and preoccupied with adornments, clothing, social conventions, standards, and aesthetics. In love, if you cause the relationship to be a serious one, you will find that the affair is the consequence of your own interest in flattering yourself rather than to satisfy any profound emotion.

Professionally, you will be inclined to activities which require a high degree of culture and even artistic knowledge.

First of all this position denotes that you are very much an extrovert; your life is geared toward the successful realization of human relationships; your destiny also suggests here that by properly absorbing from others those qualities you lack you will be complying with your highest spiritual duties.

Marriage or a love relationship should be a happy one with an attractive and very pleasing partner. With his help and assistance, it is very possible that you will achieve total financial and social success.

Pluto Conjunct Ascendant

The conjunction of Pluto to the Ascendant means that you have the power to determine the kind of world that can be constructed from its available resources.

You can play an important role in urging the public to eliminate the parasites who cause decaying social conditions and the depraved human qualities that lead to them. Because you speak and conduct yourself with authority, no one dares dismiss you as a troublesome critic. You are not easily aroused to taking action unless the situation is serious. If it is, you will use every trick you can devise to compel those responsible to take the actions that are necessary to restore order from chaos.

In general you know what you want out of life and are ready to make any investment in talent and effort to realize your goals.

Choose your adversaries with care, or you could antagonize someone who would deal violently with you. You tend to bring out the worst qualities in people.

Moon in the Third House

The Moon appears in the third house at the time of your birth Your intellect is very sensitive to external events always changing and adjusting to the situation.

Memory is strong and of a pictorial nature. The mind, however, is liable to become too subjective and shallow with an overemphasis on superficial learning and with little practical use or lacking in intellectual sensibility. On the favorable side, there exists a vast reservoir of creativity which could be successfully applied to such pursuits as writing and poetry. Physically, the Moon will give you an intensely active life full of changes, mobility and fluctuations.

The demands of this position are simple: exert yourself in acquiring better control of your unstable and persistent imagination, increasing, thereby, powers of concentration and you will find delightful improvements not only at a mental level, but also in the ability to communicate with others more realistically.

Venus in the Seventh House

Venus was found in your seventh house at the time of birth. Regarding marriage and other intimate relationships this is one of the best influences existing. You have been promised a happy relationship with a very attractive, lovely, and pleasing person. You have the potential to derive both emotional and financial gain through this connection.

Your individuality is thrust toward the environment and this will lead to happiness as well as a psychological compensation for any disabilities. In your interaction with other human beings, there will be harmonious relationships.

You will achieve balance through sentimental affection, aesthetics, art, and relationships.

Sun in the Ninth House

The Sun was found in the ninth house at the time of birth. This is an indication that your real self possesses an attraction to higher levels of thought. Additionally, this indicates that the most important realizations may come through the process of pure reasoning.

You will tend to grow through the workings of your higher mind where you may find, after much striving, the creative principle and the power of self-expression.

You possess a rather austere mind which is fearless, self-confident and keenly analytical.

Regarding life events, you will be inclined to obtain success in subjects connected with law, religion, and possibly foreign lands.

Saturn in the Eleventh House

Saturn was found in the eleventh house at the time of birth. Psychologically, this denotes a rather hidden and limited view of your personal ambitions, your friendships, and of your future. You're very ambitious, cautious, just, patient, responsible, but perhaps, too serious.

You're an individual with few friends and even there you may find that some of them will assist you with advice rather than with actual help in times of peril.

The Birth Chart Data

Astrological Data used for Short Report - Personal Portraitfor TigressSky(female)
born on 1 June 1977 local time 3:00 pm
in Portland, OR (US) U.T. 22:00
122w41, 45n31 sid. time 06:30:20

Planetary positionsplanet sign degree motion
Sun Gemini 11°16'09 in house 9 direct
Moon Sagittarius 12°09'21 in house 3 direct
Mercury Taurus 17°12'38 in house 8 direct
Venus Aries 26°15'43 in house 7 direct
Mars Aries 26°51'27 in house 7 direct
Jupiter Gemini 13°04'08 in house 9 direct
Saturn Leo 12°13'29 in house 11 direct
Uranus Scorpio 8°28'52 in house 2 retrograde
Neptune Sagittarius 14°52'17 in house 3 retrograde
Pluto Libra 11°30'15 in house 1 retrograde
True Node Libra 23°22'27 in house 1 retrograde

House positions (Placidus)Ascendant Libra 5°44'02
2nd House Scorpio 1°25'28
3rd House Sagittarius 2°10'16
Imum Coeli Capricorn 6°57'54
5th House Aquarius 11°19'20
6th House Pisces 11°10'35
Descendant Aries 5°44'02
8th House Taurus 1°25'28
9th House Gemini 2°10'16
Medium Coeli Cancer 6°57'54
11th House Leo 11°19'20
12th House Virgo 11°10'35

Major aspectsSun Opposition Moon 0°53
Sun Conjunction Jupiter 1°48
Sun Sextile Saturn 0°57
Sun Quincunx Uranus 2°47
Sun Opposition Neptune 3°36
Sun Trine Pluto 0°14
Sun Trine Ascendant 5°32
Moon Opposition Jupiter 0°55
Moon Trine Saturn 0°04
Moon Conjunction Neptune 2°43
Moon Sextile Pluto 0°39
Moon Sextile Ascendant 6°25
Mercury Square Saturn 4°59
Mercury Quincunx Neptune 2°20
Venus Conjunction Mars 0°36
Jupiter Sextile Saturn 0°51
Jupiter Opposition Neptune 1°48
Jupiter Trine Pluto 1°34
Saturn Square Uranus 3°45
Saturn Trine Neptune 2°39
Saturn Sextile Pluto 0°43
Neptune Sextile Pluto 3°22
Pluto Conjunction Ascendant 5°46
Numbers indicate orb (deviation from the exact aspect angle).

*The last time I did this report I put in the wrong birth time. Stupid me. So, Ive done it again. Also the last time I had no idea what a birth chart was lol! So this time this means a WORLD of difference to me.*

tigrissky: Tiger in Green Sea (Default)
My man pattern:

Excited that I am stable, strong and persistent at reaching my goals. Loves the fact I don’t carry expectations. Loves the fact that I am good in bed. Intimidated, perhaps, by my ability to solve problems and cut through bullshit to point out the truth. Weirded out by the fact that I need them; wonders how someone who maintains they have no expectations of you can need you. Wonders what I suddenly seem to expect from them when I ask them to come over. Cant except the fact that all I need is them to be there. Unable to understand what that means, “just be there”. What do they have to be there for? What do I need them to do. “Hold me” is not a good enough answer and suddenly seems clingy. “Want me” is an answer that suddenly makes “hold me” seem like a drop in the bucket and now I am desperate. Confused by my need for affection and their presence, placing the expectations of their past experiences on me, and suddenly its all too much.

What do I continue to do? What I always do, persist at reaching my goals. This doesn’t help the situation out at all. Now Im needy, desperate and Im pushy, yes I have reached the three-strike level – boys and their sports - I am now out. Problem is when they met me I fulfilled all these needs they had of a woman, especially that part of not expecting anything. The inability to realize that expectations and needs are not in fact one in the same screws me every freaking time.

I need someone who can be there for me, mainly to hold me and show me affection, to make me feel beautiful, like a Goddess. I need someone who thinks of me, of being with me and makes an effort come hell or high water to do so. I need someone who plans surprises for me, listens to me with such detail that surprises are the easiest thing to figure out how to give me. I need someone who sees I am thirsty and gets me water without second thought. I need someone who will debate with me and not take it as an argument or manipulation but instead as a varying discussion that we may never agree on. I need someone who sits back at work and I pop into his mind and he smiles and when he is asked why he is smiling can honestly say, “man you have no idea.” I need someone who will look at me in my pajamas, my hair a mess, no make-up on and say, “holy, fucking, shit” as he grabs me, presses me against the wall and kisses me with all the want he has ever had built up inside of him.

No, these are not things I want, these are things I need. How can I say they are not wants and are instead needs? Because this is everything I give and I give what I know is needed.

These are also needs and not expectations. I know what reality is and I know that putting expectations on people only builds resentment. I also know that the needs I have listed exist inside someone and this is just who they are without it ever being expected of them. How do I know? Because I just described me.



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