This has to be the most bad ass edit I’ve ever done of myself, and I’m extremely proud of it. It took me a while to find a name for these photos, because I wanted a title that sounds good to me. I call the photos “Wave Breaker Neptunite” because not only is my “signature ability” hydrokinesis, but I went ahead and gave myself a signature weapon (a blade) that has an appearance as malleable as water, and can split into multiple swords. It turns to steel once I finalize its appearance for the time being, and I summon two smaller blades from my gems (on my left and right forearm) and fuse them into the blades you see in two of my photos. Also, I decided to give the blade the ability to split tsunamis in half, because this is my imagination, and anything I say goes! I found what I think is the best place to get transparent images, which is where I found the blade in the third photo, and the water silhouettes of the whale and the shark trailing off of it. The stones were also found from the said website, and I’ve downloaded so much more since then! Anyway, I made these images to play around with the new transparent images I got off of the website, and to play around with the motion blur effect. I recently got into making it look like the photo was caught as I was in motion, even though I was standing perfectly still. Aside from making the photo not believable, but in some sense, logical, I look like a character off of a movie, since my facial expression and pose matches the heroic theme. The musical notes from the first image were put based on my ability to sing. The lights bursting from the ground give ma a theatrical/grand entrance (like my favorite fusion, Sardonyx), and the waves that surround me give me that “from the sea” impression, because that image is supposed to make it look like two smaller versions of myself (my masculine and my feminine side) fusing into me, a combination of the two. Another representation of these images is of my discovery of my tastes, my personality, and me fighting against those who try to downplay my happiness and security in myself in favor of their own ideals. The placement of my second set of arms was inspired by Sardonyx from Steven Universe, because of how aesthetic she makes it look. The background in the second image represent my love of futuristic stuff, as well as the Steel type half of my fusion.
The word ‘horoscope’ originally came from the Latin combination of two words ‘Horo’ and ‘Scope’, where ‘Horo’ means hour and ‘Scope’ means view, so it basically means the ‘view of the hour.’ One other definition of ‘horoscope’ is that it is a delineation of particular celestial energies based on heavenly patterns, like the ones you see in magazines, newspapers or in the picture above.
Astrologers refer to the horoscope as the astrological chart of a person or a moment in time, which is calculated from the planetary positions in either the sidereal or tropical Zodiac. The calculations used are based on the date, place and time of birth. That’s why a horoscope is so personal to everyone, like a fingerprint.
When an astrologer works with an accurately-timed chart, the energies carried within it are unique to that individual. Be aware that the chart energies of the planets and signs serve as the potential for personal expression within that individual.
The horoscope holds within it planets, signs, aspects, and other points that reflect potential characteristics and patterns. It is our free will that allows us to work with these patterns or remold them to be expressed in other ways.
Many people believe that horoscope writes our destiny in stone. This is not the case since it only shows potentials. How we use those potentials is our personal prerogative. What the horoscope can offer is insight and awareness about these potentials and their uses.
Hello Obscurians! As graduation fast approaches for some of us, we dwell on the next step, on our future and where we will go. For others, they count the semesters left until they too can continue on their path to success. As this will be my last blog with Obscura, I’d like to offer a word of advice: enjoy the journey for it is never ending. Don’t use all of your focus to plan your future or you will neglect your present. Have fun, work hard, and enjoy the ride.
Recently, I have re-watched the film Teen Witchand it has reminded me of my childhood and all I have accomplished since then. It is the story of a girl who meets what one would call a psychic, and she finds out she is a witch that can make her own dreams come true. She quickly learns that as fun as it is to make her future dreams a reality using magic, it is far better to live in the present and let things happen as they will. If you haven’t seen the movie, I urge you to do so for it is truly a childhood classic!
Similar to the girl in the movie, many of us want to know what our future holds and how we go about obtaining it. Many people visit seek fortunetellers to find out what their future has in store for them. We try to make sense of our past so that we can understand the present and build upon better futures. But, like the girl in the movie, fortunetellers cannot dictate what our future holds. We all contain free will and we all have the option to choose the lives we want. It is always fun to find out what possibilities lay ahead, but while your curiosity expands, ask yourself what you want most and find a way to achieve it. Your present is your one true guide towards the future so don’t neglect the moments that pass us by. The crystal ball is in your hands, what do you want for your future? You are your future fortuneteller; dream of the fortunate moments you will have and appreciate the journey that affords you the opportunity to reach your dreams!
It’s been a blast writing for Obscura and I wish all the Obscurians out there a wonderful summer and success in the future!
This edit is called Gaia Trinity because first of all, there are three of us in this photo. The second reason is because I put planetary life components as powers on all three of us. Basically, Gaia means Earth, and our planet is made up of lots of plants and water. I met two new friends who hail from Long Island not too long ago, and their energy is as high as my own (if not, higher). I enjoyed hanging out with them, and learned that they love flowers/nature. I first met Ahmer (left), who I knew for three years in the form of instagram. I honestly forgot how he found me or vice versa, but the next thing I knew, we were following each other. We hung out at the beach, and took photos since it was too cold to go for s swim. Afterwards we ate and met up with Lucia (right), one of his friends and went to the mall. After that we ended up at her place and just enjoyed each other’s presence, played music and laughed together. At some point Ahmer took photos of both me and Lucia, and Lucia took a photo of him. He sent me the collage he made later that night after we all parted ways, and I got inspired to add powers to us once he said “We all look like super heroes about to fuck shit up”. I asked what powers they wanted since I didn’t want to go ahead and add what I felt looked good with the images. Ahmer was like “For me anything with flowers works”, and for Lucia, he said “whatever you feel she gave off…like something with flowers”, which made me giggle because of how obvious the answer was. I didn’t want to make it a flower edit any old person would do, and most of the transparent images of flowers I found didn’t go well with their photos, due to how the image was positioned. I can rotate and flip, but I can’t diagonally change it…yet. So I downloaded some transparent images of rose petals, since Ahmer’s favorite plant is a rose, and a lighter pink batch of petals, since I remember hearing Lucia saying she loves the pink ones. I also went ahead and added plant colored lights to make it look like they’re emitting a “natural” aura (get it?). As for me, I added my usual water power, since at this point it’s my “signature ability”. I didn’t like how I looked before since flash doesn’t flatter me, so I made it less ugly by healing some of the shine spots off my face.
Moldavite is by far one of my favorite crystal. It has a high vibration that is easily felt by people who are empathic which can sometimes leave you in a daze. It was found in altar amulets from 25,000 BCE and has been linked in legends to the fabled stone of the Holy Grail. It was believed In Czech folklore to guide one to one’s destiny and to help one find and preserve true love.
In current times, Moldavite is known as a stone of rapid and powerful spiritual transformation. It can catalyze major priority shifts and even physical life changes. Its tendency is to attract all that relates to one’s spiritual evolution. This can include changes in career, relationships, diet, health and personal goals, as well as inner awakenings, prophetic dreams, and vision of one’s true destiny. Moldavite has often caused a sudden opening of the heart chakra, known as the “Moldavite flush.” It can stimulate any chakra and it brings healing wherever it is needed in the body. Moldavite also has the capacity to disappear and reappear, displaying a Trickster quality.
Moldavite works well with other stones; it harmonizes especially well with all the different types of Quartz crystals and even amplifies its abilities.