Going with the Moon on this one, the hidden side of fashion. The human waist can be narrowed down to the size of a quart jar mouth with enough pressure over time. Of course breathing is a problem. Removing the bottom rib can be of aid, nothing too harsh in aid of stardom or failing that, publicity. Or fanaticism.
I'm reminded by this card one of the reasons for the dreaded muffin top is directly related to low rider pants. When fashion cycles back to waist cinched styles, "oh what a novelty" the fashionista will announce, and women's waists will no longer equal the hips.
"You're only a rebel from the waist downwards... ~ George Orwell 1903-1950 1984
Because in a GodMan it is impossible to get it right two days running. It is all no and don't, and never a reach for the stars to be heard.
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts.
Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts.
Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me...
Anything can happen, child. Anything can be" ~ Shel Silverstein 1930-1999
I'm thinking this is the chariot, not drifting along but with form and purpose and unfolding adventures.
I'm reminded by this card material goods from vehicles to fabric should have at least a modicum of purpose, like life. A few days of drifting is good for putting things in perspective but real life requires feet on the floor, hands on the reins.
"We may run, walk, stumble. drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way." ~ Gloria Gaither 1942-
A second week with the Tailor's, a second week of guessing what Major these cards represent. I'll look at the end of the week...I'm taking this one as Temperance.
I'm reminded by this card I'm struggling with Temperance, a new laptop and working the Windows 8 learning curves. Once I figure out something I'm entranced, well, pleased anyway, but some of the simple things...Why isn't there a task bar at the bottom of the page? Where in the world did time and date go? Where do I go to get apps that would work for me? I've uninstalled most of the pre-installed as useless. So I work awhile and curse a little and go out and play awhile. And once again, I need to teach spellcheck Sharynisms. Temperance indeed.
"Spin the parasol three times and repeat after me: Pursuit of truth is my passion. This I vow by the great parasol." ~ Gail Carriger Heartless
I think this is the Sun card. Personal experience as a life long quilter shows me a good pair of shears is our friend, hence the more the merrier. I probably have two dozen pair from four inch Ginghers to ten inch Case, plus at least five rotary cutters and a small slide cutter for paper. Oh, and my expensive hair cutting scissors. And some beautiful scissors fobs!
I'm reminded by this card, you can't do a good job with bad tools and good tools are a joy to work with; all is right in the world.
"What's more disturbing is that the 'good' scissors
implies the existence of the 'evil' scissors.."
"Those are the ones we 'ran' with as kids. And I turned out just fine." ~ Snopes.com » Urban Legends » Old Wives' Tales
This has to be the devil. I'm sure there is good income to be had in making wedding gowns but I'm also sure they earn every penny of it.
I'm reminded by this card in late 1969 two of my best friends had big weddings. Being the maid of honor in both I got an eye full of the stress involved. As a direct consequence, in February 1970 Rob and I grabbed the first two friends we found at home, drove to Montesano, and a justice of peace married us. I've never been sorry and would recommend it to anyone, and do it again in a second.
"This is ideal, you’ll see. We do everything backward. It’s just how we are. We began with an elopement. After that, we made love. Next, we’ll progress to courting. When we’re old and silver-haired, perhaps we’ll finally get around to flirtation. We’ll make fond eyes at each other over our mugs of gruel. We’ll be the envy of couples half our age." ~ Tessa Dare A Week to Be Wicked
I'll guess at Star. Walter Hunt is credited as inventor of the safety pin, patented in 1849. Shortly thereafter he sold the patent for $400.00 in order to repay a small debt to a friend. Who knew there would be billions made and sold?
I'm reminded by this simple invention I've probably got 200 in a jar in the quilt room, I use them for basting quilts. And remember those 1960's bras which always had a strap break at the worst time? Oh, my kingdom for a safety pin...yes, this is better and faster than wishing on a star.
"Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed." ~ Tom Clancy 1947-
I'm guessing this as the Fool and it got a good laugh out of me.
I'm reminded by this card, women who wax also think of this as a friend and it is often a prequel to tattooing or so I'm told.
"It is the wine that leads me on, the wild wine that sets the wisest man to sing at the top of his lungs, laugh like a fool – it drives the man to dancing...
it even tempts him to blurt out stories better never told." ~ Homer 800 BC-701 BC The Odyssey
I've used one of these tracing wheels many times, back in the day as they say. Believe it or not, before lycra and spandex, clothing had darts. To define and tailor a garment to fit the wearer. Now we wear potato sacks or a second skin of cloth, color optional.
I'm reminded by the wheel of precision fit, and yesterday's card, my world has become way too casual for my own comfort. How we present ourselves is a matter of dignity and self-respect. Long before we go out in public because the public's opinion is immaterial.
"Rational free spirits are the light brigade who go on ahead and reconnoiter the ground which the heavy brigade of the orthodox will eventually occupy." ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg 1742-1799
I have a number of stylish hats, haven't worn any of them for several years. Shame, that.
I'm reminded by this card (the Empress?) my entire wardrobe is made up of blue jeans and colored jeans and t-shirts. That is also a shame. This is also what passes for work attire in the banks and shops here. I need to get out a chapeau, dig deep for something besides jeans and smarten myself up a bit. The better we look the better we feel.
"Cock your hat;- angles are attitudes" ~ Frank Sinatra 1915-1998
Tarot opened previously closed doors to my own heart with it's merciless quest for the truth, nothing but the truth. They flay the soul and make me say thank you afterward. Each hour spent with my cards is a new lesson to be learned. Viva la Journey.