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My contribution to Day 7 of @rosebird-week
This week was so much fun and I love these 2 girls sooo much!
Day 7 Partners/Bonds - "Kindred Link"
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We hear "sex is empowering" being preached so much but no one thinks of mentioning the fact that sex *with a partner who is not an asshole* is empowering. No one teaches young people that the dating pool can be very, very toxic and that sex with the wrong person can actually be extremely damaging.
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Heartstrings. A fear submitted by Ishal to Deep Dark Fears - thanks!
You can pick up signed copies of my Deep Dark Fears books in my Etsy store - they make good gifts for the nice weirdos in your life!
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Comic #273: - Lovingly named - Website links: here!
I tend to give multiple silly names to everything I love over time butchering them into more weird & interesting titles as time goes on. Here's a handful I can recall using recently on my Handsome Mansome xD If you have a partner, do you have a strange nickname for them or is it all just Honey, Sweetie... YOU THERE!
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7th house rulers in houses
heyy! i’m here with another house rulers in houses series
but i’m gonna write all this in one post 💖
so, you know how our 1st house is our body and personality right? it’s us ourselves
however, out 7th house is like a door in our charts, opening to the outer world. it mostly is about our partners, but also people around us
who we attract, and are attracted to
what you need to know to read this post is your 7th house, its ruler planet, and the sign + house it is in!
you can find them our simply by going to astro.com, choosing “free horoscopes” and then “extended chart selection”! from house systems, choose “whole signs” and there it is!
for sign rulerships, click here!
it’s a long post so i cut it from here 🧚🏻♀️
7th house ruler in 1st / aries
very, very charming, with people skills on its highest hahah ✨
relationships are important for you
you tent to attract people who are independent and socially outgoing
you probably feel like you need to identify with people, so you might be attracted to people with personalities like yours
and if the planet is beneficial, you are most likely to bond very fortunate relations with people!
but you should be careful not to lose yourself in order to please your partner, or anyone else
7th house ruler in 2nd / taurus
you tend to like people who have the same values as you
you’d like to have a partner who is a good provider, money-wise 💸
and if the planet is beneficial, this is what you’ll attract as well 🎈
longevity, security and reliability is important for you
so is pda 💖
if the planet is beneficial, this placement attracts fortunate long-term relationships
7th house ruler in 3rd / gemini
communication is literally everything to you, you’d like to talk things through with people
you’d probably like to discuss anything and everything with your partner 💖
though, if the planet is malefic, these might turn into quarrels... and in this case, not just with your partner
you’d also like to spend a lot of time together, even if you don’t do anything
you might find partners from your workplace, or maybe different cultures 🕊
if the planet is beneficial, your partner will bring lots of luck to you 🧚🏻♀️
keep in mind that 3rd house improves with time 🎀
7th house ruler in 4th / cancer
you seek people who are nurturing and caring
if the planet is beneficial, this is what you’ll attract 🦄
i think you’d like to have traditions with people you love, little or big, doesn’t matter
you might like your partner to fit in your sense of home, family and comfort
this position might show a person who is seeking for a relationship like their parents’ and this might be unconscious
if the planet is beneficial, a very harmonious home is waiting for you tho 💜
7th house ruler in 5th / leo
relationships of people who have this placement are usually really happy ✨
you are in love with the idea of love
you don’t think you can marry someone unless you are head over heels for them
you seek for creative and expressive people who bring out your creative side as well 🎈
you might be depending on your partner’s encouragement instead of your own at some point
if the planet is malefic, it shows quarrels with children
7th house ruler in 6th / virgo
you are seeking for people who are supportive of what you do, both on a daily routine-wise and work-wise 💖
and you probably attract perfectionists!
you might meet your partner through work, or work with your partner! ✨
if the planet here is malefic, they might be stick their nose into what you do too much and you might feel criticized a lot
so there might be domestic troubles
your partner might be helping people with their problems for work, and this could be any kind of problem, the planet sitting here might help you understand more
keep in mind that 6th house iimproves over time 🌸
7th house ruler in 7th / libra
this placement is actually super fortunate when it comes to relationships! if the planet is beneficial, ofc 🎈
being in love with the idea of relationships
you get close to people quite easily 🌸
i have friends with this placement, and they are way too giving. being giving is good, but sacrificing to the point of losing yourself is not. please learn how to put yourself first, it is the best form of self care 💜
if the planet sitting here is sun, mars or saturn, it shows a person who is attracted to strong people who take the lead
this might lead to passive aggresive behaviour over time
7th house ruler in 8th / scorpio
relationships transform you, they help you grow
if the planet here is malefic, you might be tend to create challenges unconsciously
you don’t like light-hearted relationships and you’re drawn to intensity, when you like someone it’s most likely not to be just a crush
so it’s hard for you to move on afterwards
if the planet is beneficial, this placement might show an unexpected heritance!
and a wealthy union 💸💖
7th house ruler in 9th / sagittarius
your partner might be from overseas, and if you wanna get married this might happen in a foreign country, too! 🕊
although, you might not feel good about legal commitments ✨
your partner might be into academics, you might meet through the internet or maybe in college
you enjoy talking about philosophy with your partners
it’s important for you to have a reationship that touches more than your body and emotions
you wanna explore more, you seek adventure, curiousity, and to be inspired ☀
7th house ruler in 10th / capricorn
this placement is really lucky if the planet is beneficial 💜
you might take on a parental role, or seek people who do so
you might attract authority figures, professionals
your partner is most likely to be ambitious and a hard worker
you might be in the public eye through your relationships
you like feeling special in relationships, so having a partner who makes you feel this way is important for you 🎈
keep in mind that 10th house improves over time 🎀
7th house ruler in 11th / aquarius
beneficial planets here mean fortunate friendships ❤
otherwise tho, it means a lawsuit with partners
it is very important for you to have partners who share the same ideas as you
you attract people who are independent and unusual
you need freedom in your relationships
you are able to connect with crowds very well! 🌸
11th house is also one of those that improve over time 🧚🏻♀️
7th house ruler in 12th / pisces
you seek for people who are spiritual, creative, imaginative 💜
if the planet is beneficial, you might live in a foreign country with your partner! 🦄
relationships might be complex to you
you might wanna take a “healer” or a “savior” role, or seek people who do so
you might want your relationships to be private and maybe mysterious, you want a deep connection
if the planet here is malefic, you or your partner might sacrifice and bear too much
thank you for reading 🧚🏻♀️
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I'm shaking i love these two
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A and B have been through hell together. They had to make decisions and do things no one is happy about, but they get out of it alive. Neither of them expected to survive, and thus, dealing with the aftermath of it all is hard on them.
Despite everything, they found love in each other, in the middle of it all. So sometimes, they fight. Sometimes they argue about things that have no "right" or "wrong" answers.
It puts a strain on them, but they are determined to make their relationship work, against all odds.
After a particularly difficult discussion, they are exhausted in every sense of the word. There are dark and heavy bags under eyes that are still red and puffy from crying, their hair limp and unwashed because it would have been too much effort to deal with.
But they are wrapped around each other, faces hidden in each other's neck while they wait for the pain oft it all to pass.
If this were a painting, I think they might hang it in the Louvre
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- тнιѕ ¢αℓℓѕ ƒσя тнє т2∂2 ρℓαη! -
🐼 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙮𝙪 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙨𝙪𝙣𝙤
⚽️ 𝙏𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙘𝙝𝙞 𝙃𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙠𝙞
𓈃 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙤𝙧 𝙧𝙚𝙗𝙡𝙤𝙜 𝙞𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙝 𝙩𝙤 𝙪𝙨𝙚/𝙨𝙖𝙫𝙚
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What Could Be
What if it HAD been an iced tea in that bag? What could have happened?
A prompt from the list plus an ask from a friend. Hope you enjoy! ❤ @fictober-event @today-in-fic @xffictober2021
Fictober Day 26
Word Count: 1760
Prompt: I’m with you, you know that
Fandom: The X-Files
The car stank from not only the stench of takeout bags and containers, but the man sitting beside her. She could smell the sweat on him and the unmistakable scent of a body unwashed in days. He needed to go home, rest for a bit, but she knew he would not do so without a fight.
“Mulder, it’s getting a bit ripe in here, don’t you think?” she asked, teasing slightly as she picked up some containers and looked at him before setting them back down.
He reached into the glove compartment, and pulled out an air freshener, tearing off the wrapper and holding it up.
“Pine-scented,” he said, smelling it, then holding it close to her nose.
“Ooh!” she exclaimed, pulling away from it, the scent incredibly strong.
“Better?” he asked after hanging it on the rear view mirror. She smiled slightly as he exhaled deeply. “Tooms hasn’t come out of the house all day. I sat through a Phillies game, an Orioles game, and four hours of Ba-Ba-Booey. When it got dark, I took a walk around the block. Do you have that sandwich that I asked you to bring?”
“Mm,” she hummed, opening up the paper bag and taking out a sandwich. “It’s liverwurst.” She teased with a smile and he smiled back.
She watched him as he opened the sandwich and knew this was her opening. Time to state her case.
“Mulder, you know that proper surveillance requires two pairs of agents, one pair relieving the other after twelve hours.”
“Article 30, paragraph 8.7?” he countered in a snarky tone as he chewed a bite of the sandwich.
“This isn’t about doing it by the book. This is about you not having slept for three days. Mulder, you’re going to get sloppy and you’re going to get hurt. It’s inevitable at this point.”
“A request for other agents to stake-out Tooms would be denied. To them we have no grounds.”
“Well, then I’ll stay here. You go home,” she suggested and he sighed as he looked out the window.
“They’re out to put an end to the X-Files, Scully. I don’t know why, but any excuse will do. I don’t really care about my record, but you’d be in trouble just sitting in this car and I’d hate to see you carry an official reprimand in your career file because of me.”
His words, as well as the way he was looking at her, sat heavy inside her. The thought that he cared for her that much, while not caring about himself, she had to tell him, to let him know she felt the same for him.
“Fox…” she began, wanting him to understand the importance of her words, but his laughter stopped her and she looked at him in surprise.
“And I... I even made my parents call me Mulder. So... Mulder,” he said, seeming awkward and uncomfortable as he looked away from her and out the window.
“Mulder, I wouldn’t put myself on the line for anybody but you,” she said sincerely, her eyes on his profile, watching to see his reaction.
He turned his head and she held his gaze, hoping he felt the weight of her words settling in as his words had done to her. He glanced down and took a breath.
“If there’s an iced tea in that bag, could be love.”
Of all the responses he could have given, that was not one she had not been expecting. She played along however, knowing his penchant to use humor in serious moments.
Opening the bag, not remembering what she had added, she took out the can and smiled as she looked at it.
“Must be fate, Mulder.” She handed it to him and as he held the can of iced tea, his eyes widened as he looked back at her, searching her face. She smiled as he opened his mouth to say something, but she stopped him. “It’s just tea, Mulder. Go home and get some sleep. You’re delirious.” She started to gather up her things, smiling as she did.
“You were just saying two agents should be on a stake-out.”
“Yes, I was,” she said looking at him. “But you’ve been here for-”
“I can stay. I’ll sleep here.”
“Mulder, no. There’s no reason for that, I’m perfectly capable of staying on my own.”
“I know you are,” he said, looking down at the can in his hands. “It’s just…”
“Because of the… love tea?” she teased, and his head snapped up. “Mulder, I grabbed a can out of my fridge. You had a 50/50 chance of that being root beer.” She smiled at him and he shook his head.
“That’s not it.”
“If it was found out you were here, like I said, I don’t want that blemish on your record.” He stared at her, his expression serious, and her heart began to pound as her breathing increased. “One day, Scully, you’re gonna be in the running to be head of the bureau and I don’t want this to be anything they can use to hold against you.”
“You will be. This… our partnership, is merely a stepping stone to the career you will have.” He smiled softly at her and she let out a breath. “One day, this will all be fodder at lunches and meetings you will attend.”
Reaching out, she placed her hand on top of his with a heavy sigh. He turned his over to clasp hers, his thumb running gently over the top of her hand, both of them watching as he did.
“Mulder… that would never happen. Even if I was actually running the bureau,” she said teasingly in a soft tone, watching him smile. “I’ve seen so much with you. I’ve seen you… how you care for people, especially those that others may discredit or discount. You see the beauty in the broken, empathize with their pain, and want to help them. It’s one of the things I admire most about you.” She smiled and glanced up at him, though his gaze remained on their joined hands.
“This would never be fodder. I’m with you, you know that. Even if they shut us down, you and I will still be partners. You can’t get rid of me that easily, Mulder.” At that, he looked up and shook his head, letting out a deep sigh.
“That’s not something I would ever want to do,” he said quietly and again her heart pounded. “I… I didn’t want you around, tried to push you away, and now I can’t imagine my life without you in it.”
“Mulder…” she said, dropping her eyes and watching his thumb circling the top of her hand.
“I know it might not be the ideal time to tell you this, what with a liver eating mutant on the loose and all, but…” She looked up at him with a chuckle, his smile soft and sweet. “Scully, you have become exceedingly important to me.”
“Exceedingly important?” she teased and he exhaled a laugh.
“Exceptionally would probably be a better word. Exceedingly? Exceptionally? Yeah, I meant to say exceptionally.”
“You’re exhausted,” she said with a small laugh, squeezing his hand and taking hers from his grasp. “Punch drunk even. You need to go home.”
“It has nothing to do with my state of exhaustion,” he said, continuing to stare at her. “I’m being completely sincere. I didn’t work well with other partners, but with you… it’s effortless, easy…
“Exceptional?” she asked with a half smile.
“Exceedingly exceptional,” he said with a nod and a smile as she licked her lips and looked down for a second before raising her eyes to his, seeing the exhaustion within.
“Mulder, you need to go home and sleep,” she said softly. “I don’t want you getting hurt.” He sighed and then nodded. “Or… if you promise to sleep, to lie down in the backseat of my car and actually sleep, I will allow it to be sufficient.”
He smiled and looked down at the iced tea still sitting in his lap.
“I appreciate it, but I think I should go. I could do with some sleep.”
“And a shower,” she said under her breath, raising her eyebrows as she looked at him, and he laughed softly, then took a deep breath close to his chest.
“Mmm, yeah I think you may be right.”
“Oh I… I definitely am,” she said, touching her nose and quirking her mouth. He laughed again and nodded, smiling at her as she smiled back.
“Here,” he said, handing her the sandwich she had made for him. “Take the sandwich, I only had the one bite. You’re gonna want it later, believe me. And if anything happens, call me. I’ll be here.”
She smiled as she started to get out of the car, turning back when he called her name.
“At 11:30, on station 790, it’s the Pete Rose Late Night Sports Talk Radio Show. Trust me.” He winked with a nod and a grin, as she rolled her eyes slightly.
“Goodnight, Mulder. I’ve had an… exceptional time,” she said with a smile.
“Exceedingly so, I hope,” he said and she nodded, reaching to pat his hand. He grasped it and squeezed her fingers before letting go. “Goodnight. Call if you need anything.”
“I will,” she promised as she got out and bent at the waist to look at him again.
“Sleep. But a shower first.”
“Oh, definitely a shower first,” he said, turning the car on and smiling at her.
He waved and pulled away as she turned to her car, her hands full. Setting them down on the passenger seat, she smiled as she turned the car on, needing a bit of warmth.
Something changed between them tonight, something she had not been expecting. After Jack, she had made a vow to not become entangled with someone in a superior position to her. She had kept that vow, but with Mulder, there was something different.
He drew her to him, not simply the cases, but him. He was different than anyone she had ever known, his passion and drive unrelenting. It both excited and terrified her, but at the moment, the excitement outweighed any worries and she smiled.
Setting the radio to 790, she locked the doors and leaned back. Crossing her arms, she scanned the area around her for the aforementioned liver eating mutant, and shook her head.
“Wouldn’t miss it for the world,” she whispered with a grin.
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Composite Sun in signs
Composite Sun in Aries
This couple is brave and active. They set goals and achieve them together. The relationship may seem a bit too hot-tempered at times, but Aries is not the sign that holds grudges. Partners are competitive together, even if they are not personally competitive. Composite Sun in Aries is a very good placement for business or big goals, that you can achieve together. The relationship may be out of balance at times. Finding balance is the most difficult here.
Composite Sun in Taurus
Stable and reliable couple. Partners are not afraid of relying on each other. They love that the future is predictable and safe together. Members will have a beautiful home and family. They feel comfortable just being around each other. However, this relationship may be stuck sometimes because it is too difficult to get out of the comfort zone here.
Composite Sun in Gemini
Talking, talking, talking. We can’t deny that Gemini is the most talkative zodiac sign. The relationship’s themes are gaining information together, sharing interests, and being busy. The couple is social and has many friends. Mental stimulation is rather important whether it new knowledge, jokes, or gossips. This couple loves to organize something together. They are restless and busy.
Composite Sun in Cancer
Very sweet couple. They care about each other so much. Nurture, needed attention, compassion, help. The couple will have a beautiful home together. They may have some sort of telepathy. However, the relationship has a risk to turn into co-dependency and having toxic tendencies. So be careful and try to balance these things out.
Composite Sun in Leo
Extremely creative union! Partners understand each other immediately. They are funny, optimistic (even if they are not personally optimistic), generous, playful, and warm. Partners are the greatest support system of each other. They are so funny, playful, and creative together, that can create new games, write poems, or stand-up. The relationship may be sometimes overly dramatic.
Composite Sun in Virgo
Partners love to please and serve each other. They are helpful, practical, and hardworking. Every project they choose will be done perfectly. The couple cares about their health and may exercise together (or gaining weight together). They love cooking! This couple may isolate themselves from the outer world. They might be overly critical at times.
Composite Sun in Libra
Equality is the main theme of the relationship. Partners need balance, harmony, and respect. They can’t stand unfairness and strive for justice. The couple is social and charming. Romantic and flirty. They may have interests in art or fashion. Partners see only each other and sometimes it may become a co-dependency, so be careful.
Composite Sun in Scorpio
Emotional intimacy is the main theme here. Intensity, sex, healing and transformation. This meeting may be karmic. The relationship will change members forever. If partners are mature enough, the transformation is their needed healing. However, if members are not mature and have toxic tendencies, the relationship may be hell on earth. Jealousy, possessiveness, stubbornness, co-dependency, and painful traumas may appear.
Composite Sun in Sagittarius
Partners are adventurous travelers together. They love to get new knowledge and expand the inner world. The couple travels a lot! They may even decide to get a master’s degree together. The couple is funny, open-minded, optimistic, inspirational, and independent. They seek the truth of life and they want to share that with others.
Composite Sun in Capricorn
The have-it-all couple. They want to have a home, family, and career. And they will. Partners work hard for their stability and happiness. They are humorous, persistent, demanding, reliable, and serious. Others look up to them because they have it all.
Composite Sun in Aquarius
The couple wants to try all the unique and unconventional stuff. Whether it a weird place of living or polyamory. They are creative, funny, friendly, unconventional, and open-minded. The most important thing here is FREEDOM.
If one of them feels stuck or unfree, the relationship will end.
Composite Sun in Pisces
The couple is spiritual, loving, compassionate, and creative. Partners are connected with their spiritual path and help each other on the way. They are humanitarian and love to help others. Charity is important for them. This couple dreams big together. They are the ones who lie on a sofa listening to music and dreaming without words.
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Part of polyamory is hard cause I want more polyam friends but then my little brain says "Ohhhh...partner??" Like no you fool
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//The instant this appeared on my dash I grabbed my mic. Thanks, @incorrect-piltoversfinest-quotes!
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Oh my God YES YES YES!!!!!!!
Get ready for the obligatory "Oh my God; they were partners" joke every single time I play this deck at Commander night
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