Lake Tahoe, August 2014.
there is some guy in the library that is smackin his gum, standin up, sittin down, shiverin, rubbin his hands together, clappin, standin up, walkin around, repeatedly sayin ‘Oooo, oo! Damn. Oooooowee. Mm. Mm!! Damn’, and just openin his mouth, like every 5 seconds, like can you just SHUT THE FUCK UP AND SIT DOWN.
The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: This week, keep your eyes on the clouds, keep your eyes on the stars, keep your eyes on the people you love the most. This is a week for believing in things bigger than you, for believing in believing in a world that can make you kinder, or in love that can make you wilder, or in clear bright days that can make you wiser than you ever thought you could be. Dream about oceans and dream about storms and listen to music that makes the world feel vast and full.
Taurus: This week you can get so strong and your dreams can get so wise and your head can get so clear. It’s a week for making space for everything you need to survive and everything you need to be as strange or as bright or as generous as you want. It’s a week for cleaning your house until all that’s left are the things you need, until all that’s left are the things that fill you with joy. You can choose how you want to live, this week. You can choose the dreams you want.
Gemini: This week, you might feel wild, you might feel like changing your whole life, you might feel like moving to a new city or a new country or a new planet. It’s a week for growing wild, it’s a week for learning to use your own best magic. It’s a week for learning to hold and use the wild forces that flow through you. It’s a week for remembering your dreams, and spending your days thinking up ways to make them real, thinking up ways to live the way you want to.
Cancer: The world’s going to open up this week, and the sky’s going to be softer, and even the rain and even the night are going to be kinder to you than they usually are. This week, it’s going to be a little less difficult to get out of bed every day. The world will be safe enough that you can be generous, you can love the people you know, you can practice kinder ways to live. Spend your days in your favorite places; spend your days at the lake, at the beach, at your best friend’s house.
Leo: When you have time, this week, try to spend your days in museums, spend your days in books, spending your days eating lunch with people much older than you are. This is a week for dreaming about the world that existed before you, and the world that exists outside of you, and all the shapes and colors that you haven’t even seen yet. Remember that you are small, and let it make you kinder. Remember that there’s so much you don’t know, and let it make you curious, let it light up your days.
Virgo: This week you might feel like running away from every bad thing, every small frustration, every dark moment, but try not to run if you don’t have to. Try to plant your feet, try to put down roots, try to claim some small corner of this earth as a place where you can be, a place where you can live. Claim your own life as much as you can, this week. Build the structures that can keep your dreams safe. Call the friends who love you the best. Sing the songs that help you keep living.
Libra: This week, if you look, you’ll see paths and doorways opening all around you. This week, if you close your eyes, you’ll feel energy coursing all through your veins. This is a week to use your time as fully and as well as you can. This is a week not to stand around, not to stay inside dreaming, not to wait for one single thing. This is a week to use your time to move toward all the beautiful things you can do if you try. Spend your days walking, spend your days working, spend your days singing.
Scorpio: It’s going to be easy to get stuck inside your own brain, this week; it’s going to be easy to get caught in loops and spirals of unkindness and fear. There are ways to get out from under these heavy feelings, there are ways to get free. Spend your days making things with your hands; spend your days cooking for yourself or drawing pictures for your friends or repotting the plants outside your house. Try to keep your hands busy when things get weird. Listen to songs with lots of parts and keep moving.
Sagittarius: You might feel some kind of power inside of you building, this week; you might feel some kind of brightness, moving you towards a future you can almost see. This is a week for finding moments of sweet clear stillness even as you keep moving. This is a week for for climbing hills and mountains and standing quiet at the top to watch the world you’re living in, to watch all the places you’ve been. Try to reflect on where you’ve been, even as you keep looking for the future. Listen to songs that sound like the sky.
Capricorn: This week, your feelings are maybe going to run wild; they’re maybe going to swoop and fly, and they can haunt you and they can sing to you and they can keep you up all night. Your heart might feel so tender this week and it might feel so wise, and it is, but try not to let it make you doubt the ground under your feet. Try not to let it make you doubt the sweet solid world. Listen to your conscience as much as your heart. Listen to your friends. Listen to songs about water.
Aquarius: This week, try to take nothing for granted; try to take nothing to be inevitable. Nothing is inevitable. The world you live in can change and the world you live in can get brighter, for you and the people you love and the people you don’t yet know. Sometimes all the possibilities and openings can hide from you, but try to keep your eyes open to the green all around you, to all the people you know, to the different colors of the sky. Everything can change if you need it, if you try.
Pisces: This is a week for living as fully as you can in this world; it’s a week for being open to dreams you weren’t planning on, and to things you couldn’t have thought up on your own. Ride the bus through your town and see what it has to show you. Talk to people and listen to the stories they’ve been saving for you. The world is bigger than you know. There’s so much space for you to breathe. There are so many ways you can live. There are surprises waiting for you, if you want them.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.
Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova’s surrealist series using real animals; with the help of professional trainers.