Durham, Durham, Narrow Streets. ca. 1930’s.
Backstage at Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall 2013
Lupita Nyong’o at the 86th Annual Academy Awards
ACTUAL FLOATING ANGEL LUPITA NYONG’O
*ascends to a higher state of being*
- Capricorn: You’re often seen as an irresistible force and an immovable object. People put you in charge because you’re decisive — you’re famous for having a great sense of realism. When others need a rational head in a crisis, they call on you. In personal relationships,…
This is actually a really great list to look at your rising/ascendant sign for. I mean, go ahead and check out your Sun Sign, but your ascendant is entirely about how you project yourself and how others see you (especially strangers/new people/anyone you don’t let in if you are more private). If you don’t know your ascendant, there are a number of good free calculators online — you just need your date, time, and place of birth.
I’m a Scorpio with Pisces rising, and I certainly identify more with the Pisces part of this list (though I have no idea what the phrase “physic sensibility” means):
“Everyone thinks you are his or her special friend, that they have your undivided attention. You’re thought of as solicitous and concerned. You’re also known as a sparkling social presence — witty, vivacious, and always interested in new activities. People consider you artistic and somewhat bohemian, and are impressed by your physic sensibility. They value you as a confidant but, oddly, the more people lean on you, the weaker they think you are.”
In general, my best qualities are very Pisces and my worst qualities are very Scorpio, which is another way of saying that I have a Pisces public face and a Scorpio private face. I’m not always a “sparkling social presence” (God, if only), but when I’m on, I’m on. People see me as empathetic, discerning, and willing to listen. But I can also come off as a pushover: I would rather listen endlessly to a friend’s problems than risk a confrontation by setting clearer boundaries. (My therapist told me this week that I would make a great therapist.)
I have some Pisces flaws, like indecision and cowardice, but those are the flaws that I’m most willing to show the world. Not everyone is aware that I’m also ambitious and jealous, with a tendency to hold grudges for years. I joined Pottermore two years ago for the sole purpose of taking the ~official HP sorting quiz~, and though I was shocked to be sorted into Slytherin, the friends who had known me since college were like “uh, what else is new.” I mean, I’ve also studied Jacobean revenge tragedy since junior year of college and Johanna Mason is my favorite Hunger Games character. There’s a pattern here.
Biloela — Wild Cockatoos, Leila Jeffreys