Harry Potter: How to Actually Tell What Your Patronus Is

dahniwitchoflight:

(not what I usually blog but meh, made a post like this a looong time ago but now I remade it so its shorter and easier to understand)

Patronus Test!
So the special note on Patronus Charms on Pottermore has this little bit in it:

"No reliable system for predicting the form of an individual’s Patronus has ever been found, although the great eighteenth-century researcher of Charms, Professor Catullus Spangle, set forth certain principles that are widely accepted as true. The Patronus, asserted Spangle, represents that which is hidden, unknown but necessary within the personality. For it is evident, he writes, in his masterwork Charms of Defense and Deterrence; that a human confronted with inhuman evil, such as the Dementor, must draw upon resources he or she may never have needed, and the Patronus is the awakened secret self that lies dormant until needed, but which must now be brought to light. Here, says Spangle, is the explanation for the appearance of Patronuses in forms that their casters might not expect, for which they have never felt a particular affinity, or (in rare cases) even recognize.

It actually reminded me of Chinese astrology of all things. 4 Pillars astrology to be exact, now, most people when they think of Chinese Astrology, they think of oh I was born in THE YEAR of whatever animal, but the year is actually only the first pillar, you also have a MONTH, a DAY and an HOUR, each all represented by different animals. and the descriptions of the 4 pillars go like this:

Your Animal Year Is What Other People See In You.
Your Animal Month Is What You See In Yourself.
Your Animal Day Is What You Truly Are.
Your Animal Hour Is What Your Secret Inner Self Is Like. (You May Even Be Unaware Of This One)

Its not *really* a thing, but the way Pottermore/JK worded it was suspiciously *exactly* how the Hour Pillar works in Chinese Astrology.
Luckily all you need to know to find your Hour Pillar is the exact time you were born! and this nice little chart here below =)
I also expanded it a bit more to give a little more choice of animals and flexibility, for example I was born 12:30 AM so my Hour Pillar is Rat, so my patronus is some kind of rodent or insect, a tiny creature like a Hamster, Bat, Squirrel, Spider, Butterfly, Shrew..you get the idea. (I chose Squirrel personally :D)

23:00 – 00:59: Rat
Examples = Tiny Mammals or Insects. Mice, Bats, Moles, Hamsters, Shrews, Squirrels, Butterflies, Bees, Ants, Spider, Scorpion

01:00 – 02:59: Ox
Examples = Bovines or just Huge Mammals. Bulls/Cows, Oxen, Widlebeast, Buffalo, Yaks, Elephants

03:00 – 04:59: Tiger
Examples = Felines and Pantherines. Lions, Tigers, Cheetahs, Jaguars, Cougars, Lynxes, Ocelots, Housecats

05:00 – 06:59: Rabbit
Examples = Medium Sized Mammalians, Rabbits, Hares, Weasels, Ferrets, Beavers, Badgers, Otters, Porcupines, Racoons

07:00 – 08:59: Dragon
Examples = Chinese Dragons are Aquatic creatures, so Whales, Dolphins, Walrus, Sharks, Fish, Crabs, Eels, Stingrays, Squid

09:00 – 10:59: Snake
Examples = Reptilians or Amphibians, Crocodile, Alligator, Snake, Chameleon, Iguana, Frog, Salamander, Turtles,

11:00 – 12:59: Horse
Examples = Equines or Similar Large Beasts of Burden, Horses, Ponies, Zebras, Donkeys, Mules, Giraffes, Camels

13:00 – 14:59: Goat
Examples = Caprines or Cervines. Sheep, Antelope, Ibexes, Deer, Alpaca, Moose, Reindeer, Elk, Impala, Gazelle

15:00 – 16:59: Monkey
Examples = Simians. Lemurs, Chimps, Gorrillas, Orangutan, Baboons, Marmosets, Tarsiers, Gibbons, Macaques

17:00 – 18:59: Rooster
Examples = Avians. Swans/Ducks/Geese/Chickens, Owls, Crows/Ravens, Emus/Ostriches, Parrots, Falcona/Eaglea/Hawks

19:00 – 20:59: Dog
Examples = Canines and Vulpines. Foxes, Wolves, Dogs, Jackals, Coyotes, Dingoes, Hyenas

21:00 – 22:59: Pig
Examples = Porcine or Just Big Chunky Animals. Boars, Pigs, Warthogs, Tapirs, Hippos, Peccaries, Bears, Pandas

Mythical Patronus’s, things like Dragons or Pheonixes, are much rarer but also much funner :D and if you wanted one you would also have to get the right Chinese Hour Animal.

'Rat' could have smaller mythical creatures like Pixies or Fairies. 'Ox' might have something like a Mammoth or a Behemoth. 'Tiger' has a few, like Cait Sith, Manticore, or Sphinx. 'Rabbit' has Jackalope and Tanuki. 'Dragon' has asian aquatic Dragons, Krackens, and Leviathon. 'Snake' has Western firebreating Dragons, Basilisks, Kappas and Dinosaurs. 'Horse' is easy, Unicorn, Pegasus or Thestral. 'Goat' has Kirins and Chimeras. 'Monkey' has Yetis and Sasquatch. 'Rooster' Has Pheonixes, Rocs and Hippogryphs. 'Dog' has Cerberus/Hellounds, Kitsunes, and Cu Sith. 'Pig' has Baku, Trolls and Ogres.

reptilianbitch:

Happy Easter/420/Hitler’s birthday, everyone!

d-r-u-g-g-e-d-u-p-k-i-d-s:

Lighting the carrot

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colourfulpantsandarainbowhat:

WHY DO PEOPLE CALL IT FUCK, MARRY, KILL WHEN THEY COULD CALL IT BED, WED, BEHEAD

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*faint laughter from Britain*

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schim:

Cats who can’t figure out walls [x]

PLEASE TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET IF YOU SEE THEM DOING THIS BEHAVIOR OVER TIME.

It’s called “head pressing” and it occurs in dogs and cats. 

Head pressing is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other object for no apparent reason. This generally indicates damage to the nervous system, which may result from a number of varying causes, including prosencephalon disease (in which the forebrain and thalamusparts of the brain are damaged), or toxic poisoning.

http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/neurological/c_ct_headpressing

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/toxoplasmosis.cfm (head pressing is listed as a symptom)

http://sevneurology.com/patients/clip-multilobular-osteochondroma (About a dog’s brain tumor but head pressing is listed as a symptom)

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She makes sure the camera is still on her, or she checks if my sister is still looking at her.

Shes got a great personality lol

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actual Harry Potter

the awkward moment when the actor playing harry potter is a better representation of book harry potter than movie harry potter

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bookipsies:

awwww-cute:

My friends corgi fell asleep in class

What fucking willy wonka school do these people go to where they can bring FUCKING SLEEPY PUPPIES

For a second there I thought it was a giant puppy.

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toboldlysplitinfinitive:

Some ducks because you are sad

thank you they are adorable you’re fab uwu

HE SHOOK HIMSELF SO HARD HE ALMOST FELL OVER 

I needed this

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i have never seen a post with a plot twist like this before

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You might belong in…

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that moment when a sensual kiss turns into wild sex

:-)~~

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mello-dramatic:

Everyone who reblogs this will get the title of a book to read based on their bio/posts.

Everyone. I mean it.

THIS IS THE BEST POST

I HAVE EVER SEEN

EVER

they really do mean everyone

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Fun fact: this wasn’t scripted.

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