nemfrog:

Saturn floats. Our Country and Its Resources. 1917.
"Saturn, the lightest of the planets in proportion to its size, would float in water (if there were an ocean big enough to hold it!)"

nemfrog:

Saturn floats. Our Country and Its Resources. 1917.

"Saturn, the lightest of the planets in proportion to its size, would float in water (if there were an ocean big enough to hold it!)"

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
 Aries: It might be easy to get stuck inside yourself this week; it might be easy to get lost in your own weird swirling mind. Try to live in the world. Try to spend your days with other people. Try to stay open to all the best surprises. Let your thoughts move in the bright afternoon air. There will be colors in the distance, and at night the stars will shine so strange and far above you. There’s so much more than what you know. There’s so much room to breathe.
 Taurus: This week, things might get so strange inside your head. This week, your dreams might get tangled and your desires might get wild. Your days will be easier if you let this weirdness out your body, out of your brain, out into the world. Let your words get weird, let your voice get loud. Read books you’ve never read. Drive out to places you’ve never seen. Everything will make sense again, and for now it’s a week for turning up your music and telling your truths.
 Gemini: This week, when it’s hard to find north, when it’s hard to find the way home, when it’s hard to remember what you’re doing, try not to worry. Try not to talk yourself in circles. It’s a week for living in your body more than your head. It’s a week for trusting the instincts that live in your stomach, the feelings that live in your shoulders, the wisdom that lives in your skin. You know so much more than you think. You can believe your own self.
 Cancer: This week might feel like a river, this week might feel like the sea, this week might feel like nothing in the whole world is solid. This can be strange and it can be such a gift, if you’re ready for it. Think about motion. Think about waves. Think about all the water in the world and all the water in your body. Let yourself love other people the way they need to be loved. Let yourself bend, let yourself float. Think about how many ways there are to be free.
 Leo: This week, the world might feel chilly or prickly or strange. This week, the days might feel short. This week, you might need to search harder than you think for brightness and softness and love. You can find all the goodness you need, you can find enough warmth to fill your whole city, but you’ll have to work. Clean your kitchen. Eat the foods that make you strong. Let your friends know that you love them. Listen to the music that opens up your whole heart.
 Virgo: This week is for thoughtfulness, this week is for memory, this week is for finding solid ground to stand on. Even when the wind blows, even when the sun sets, you will have your own good thoughts, you will have your own good friends, you will have your own good heart. You don’t have to hide your truest self. You do not have to doubt your capacity for bright wild joy. Read your old diaries. Remember your old dreams. You can come back to yourself.
 Libra: Your whole body might fill up with some wild energy this week; your dreams might fill with such bright bendy colors. You can get unstuck, you can get inspired, you can get moving again. You might not recognize this energy right away, you might not know quite what to do with it. Just try to let it move you. Try to let it brighten your nights. Try to be open to new cities, new people, new roads. You can glow, you can shine, you can light your own way.
 Scorpio: Your language can do funny things, this week. Your language can go so wild. This week, you can talk yourself into anything, you can talk magic into being, you can speak whole worlds into life. Your voice can carry you, it can light up rooms, it can calm storms, it can move whole oceans. Try to be kind, this week when the world bends around you. Try to be generous. Listen to other people. Listen to songs with no words at all.
 Sagittarius: The world might feel unpredictable around you this week, and you might feel unpredictable inside it. You might feel your veins fill up with electricity, you might feel your skin flush with a wild heat. Do whatever you need to do, this week, because nothing in the world can contain you if you decide not to be contained. Nothing in the whole world can dim your bright light. Think of yourself as fire under a dark sky; think of yourself as warmth on a cold night.
 Capricorn: This week, you might feel so acutely, so tenderly, the way the world is spinning, the way it’s moving through the sky. This week, you might feel a new season begin. You might wake up feeling new, feeling bright, feeling strange in your own skin. Try to watch and wait, just for a little bit. You don’t have to rush and you don’t have to worry. Wear your warmest sweaters. Wear the clothes that make you feel strongest. Look at your face in the mirror until you recognize yourself again.
 Aquarius: The space around you might wobble this week; the air might shimmer and the ground might shake. It might feel hard to catch your balance. It might feel hard to see your true self. This wild moving world can be so exhausting, but you’re strong and strange enough to live here. Try not to be afraid. Try just to take such tender care of yourself. Put an extra blanket on your bed. Cook your favorite soup. Call someone who loves you, just to hear their voice.
 Pisces: Your days might be full of motion this week, and they might be full of surprises, and they might be full of wild desires that you hardly recognize, that you can hardly even name. If you search for courage you can find it, and if you search for kindness you can find it, and if you search for joy, your whole life can bloom. Let your life fill with music. Let your life fill with color. You don’t have to settle for anything less than what you need.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: It might be easy to get stuck inside yourself this week; it might be easy to get lost in your own weird swirling mind. Try to live in the world. Try to spend your days with other people. Try to stay open to all the best surprises. Let your thoughts move in the bright afternoon air. There will be colors in the distance, and at night the stars will shine so strange and far above you. There’s so much more than what you know. There’s so much room to breathe.

Taurus: This week, things might get so strange inside your head. This week, your dreams might get tangled and your desires might get wild. Your days will be easier if you let this weirdness out your body, out of your brain, out into the world. Let your words get weird, let your voice get loud. Read books you’ve never read. Drive out to places you’ve never seen. Everything will make sense again, and for now it’s a week for turning up your music and telling your truths.

Gemini: This week, when it’s hard to find north, when it’s hard to find the way home, when it’s hard to remember what you’re doing, try not to worry. Try not to talk yourself in circles. It’s a week for living in your body more than your head. It’s a week for trusting the instincts that live in your stomach, the feelings that live in your shoulders, the wisdom that lives in your skin. You know so much more than you think. You can believe your own self.

Cancer: This week might feel like a river, this week might feel like the sea, this week might feel like nothing in the whole world is solid. This can be strange and it can be such a gift, if you’re ready for it. Think about motion. Think about waves. Think about all the water in the world and all the water in your body. Let yourself love other people the way they need to be loved. Let yourself bend, let yourself float. Think about how many ways there are to be free.

Leo: This week, the world might feel chilly or prickly or strange. This week, the days might feel short. This week, you might need to search harder than you think for brightness and softness and love. You can find all the goodness you need, you can find enough warmth to fill your whole city, but you’ll have to work. Clean your kitchen. Eat the foods that make you strong. Let your friends know that you love them. Listen to the music that opens up your whole heart.

Virgo: This week is for thoughtfulness, this week is for memory, this week is for finding solid ground to stand on. Even when the wind blows, even when the sun sets, you will have your own good thoughts, you will have your own good friends, you will have your own good heart. You don’t have to hide your truest self. You do not have to doubt your capacity for bright wild joy. Read your old diaries. Remember your old dreams. You can come back to yourself.

Libra: Your whole body might fill up with some wild energy this week; your dreams might fill with such bright bendy colors. You can get unstuck, you can get inspired, you can get moving again. You might not recognize this energy right away, you might not know quite what to do with it. Just try to let it move you. Try to let it brighten your nights. Try to be open to new cities, new people, new roads. You can glow, you can shine, you can light your own way.

Scorpio: Your language can do funny things, this week. Your language can go so wild. This week, you can talk yourself into anything, you can talk magic into being, you can speak whole worlds into life. Your voice can carry you, it can light up rooms, it can calm storms, it can move whole oceans. Try to be kind, this week when the world bends around you. Try to be generous. Listen to other people. Listen to songs with no words at all.

Sagittarius: The world might feel unpredictable around you this week, and you might feel unpredictable inside it. You might feel your veins fill up with electricity, you might feel your skin flush with a wild heat. Do whatever you need to do, this week, because nothing in the world can contain you if you decide not to be contained. Nothing in the whole world can dim your bright light. Think of yourself as fire under a dark sky; think of yourself as warmth on a cold night.

Capricorn: This week, you might feel so acutely, so tenderly, the way the world is spinning, the way it’s moving through the sky. This week, you might feel a new season begin. You might wake up feeling new, feeling bright, feeling strange in your own skin. Try to watch and wait, just for a little bit. You don’t have to rush and you don’t have to worry. Wear your warmest sweaters. Wear the clothes that make you feel strongest. Look at your face in the mirror until you recognize yourself again.

Aquarius: The space around you might wobble this week; the air might shimmer and the ground might shake. It might feel hard to catch your balance. It might feel hard to see your true self. This wild moving world can be so exhausting, but you’re strong and strange enough to live here. Try not to be afraid. Try just to take such tender care of yourself. Put an extra blanket on your bed. Cook your favorite soup. Call someone who loves you, just to hear their voice.

Pisces: Your days might be full of motion this week, and they might be full of surprises, and they might be full of wild desires that you hardly recognize, that you can hardly even name. If you search for courage you can find it, and if you search for kindness you can find it, and if you search for joy, your whole life can bloom. Let your life fill with music. Let your life fill with color. You don’t have to settle for anything less than what you need.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

free-parking:

Francis Alÿs, Nightwatch, 2004.  

Surveillance cameras observe a fox exploring the Tudor and Georgian rooms of the National Portrait Gallery at night.