Mystical Makeup Monday

The Fool

Deck: The Muse by Chris-Anne

I see a light but bright almost pastel color scheme in this version of The FOOL. To me this appropriately symbolizes the push and pull of The Fool card. The colors melt together but also seem to abstract which is the perfect way to describe a path forward into the unknown. It is no one thing so it can be both good and bad. There is potential for great things but also a distinct possibility that you will face trials and tribulations. 

The woman crossing the desert can’t see what is ahead. There is a point in the sand where the ground becomes thin and the light shines brightly. To me that could be symbolizing that even in the darkest times when things are most difficult or treacherous there is a purpose and meaning to your path. I appreciate that the woman is a blank canvas in this portrayal of The FOOL. She is not wearing bright clothing, she is not naked but she is rather nude. I take it to mean that she is any woman. There is no type of person when it comes to taking the first step towards the rest of your life. There is only bravery, and the willingness to fail. 

Mystical Makeup Monday: The Fool by Heather Leslie Tabor

What is interesting about this card are the paths. If you look around you will find another possible path. There is a ladder in the bottom left hand corner of the picture. I believe it is an example of human nature’s astute refusal to learn from our loved ones mistakes. Our children often have to forge forward making their own mistakes to learn the biggest lessons. You can tell them about the other path until you are blue in the face but you can’t make them actually look around for it much less take it. 

Most entertaining of all is the galaxy beneath the path that could represent all possibility. When you’re taking a leap of faith you have no idea where you might fall, and the possibilities for your life are absolutely endless just like space. This is well depicted in this rendering of The FOOL card.

Keywords

Beginnings, innocence, spontaneity, adventure

Basic Meaning

This card is number 0 of the Major Arcana. It is said that The Major Arcana is often considered the Fool’s journey through life. Nobody is excused from the fool’s journey. It has a place in every story. Since the fool is always present it needs no number.

Have you ever heard the saying “ A fool for LOVE “ often used to describe falling quickly in love and maybe often? It can be said that those butterflies in your stomach put you in a foolish state of mind. It can cause you to make blind decisions. That is appropriate considering the woman in this photo can’t see what lies beneath her path or how difficult it will be. 

Of course this card doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with love. It is also about the butterflies we feel when we are about to embark on a new adventure. Start a new job, have new goals. That excited feeling when we know we’re going somewhere but that’s about all we know. This is entirely appropriate because my research suggests that for the most part this card appears in a reading when you are about to embark on an unexpected, and exciting adventure. 

The FOOL card when drawn uprigght can signify that your experience will contribute to your growth as a human being. It can also be interpreted as a call to risk taking. If you play it safe all the time not much can be lost but there is very little to gain. The sighting of The FOOL should be an inspiration to you and can be read as  your blessing to do whatever it is you may have considered but been too scared in the past. 

Reverse Meaning

As always I am here to report the unbiased facts so even though I do not believe in reverse Tarot. I will share the meaning of The FOOL when pulled in reverse for those of you who do use them in your practice….

Per the usual the reverse meaning of this card is quite the opposite of the upright version we already discussed. It can symbolize the emptiness of the journey before you. The idea that taking the risk would not be worth it and that you will gain nothing from the experience.

Career 

When The FOOL is spotted in matters of career, and work it can be suggesting that it is time to go for it. The new job, the promotion, your own business. Whatever that may look like in your life. This might mean you will have to take risks such as moving or a potential for loss of some kind but it means you are attracting bright, innovative, new ideas that are worth something. Chasing after a huge dream can seem silly  and may be considered an unwise decision when it comes to stability, but if you’re pulling this card consistently it may be time to follow your heart. 

LOVE

In matters of love, The FOOL can lead to a number of possibilities depending on your current relationship status… 

If you are single it may mean that a new romance is on the horizon or that you may need to take a leap of faith when it comes to opening your mind to a new relationship. I feel like this can mean considering partners that you may not have in the past. So what if he is not your type. It might be time to do something new. You might find it exciting and fresh in the end. 

If you are in a relationship this card can be a milestone coming up. Depending on where you are with your partner it could be something as simple as a new puppy or a new joint experience or it could mean big things like marriage, a house etc. 

Be open to whatever may occur and let your love shine bright and positive things are sure to follow. 

Health

The FOOL can often symbolize something fresh to those of you who have been struggling with something health wise. It can be prevalent in mental health and can come with a free feeling from struggle with difficult mental health issues such as depression, and anxiety. Of course every situation is different so the meaning of this card in conjunction with your health will depend heavily on what you have been going through personally. 

When it comes to health the one recommendation I would be comfortable sharing in regards to this card would be to allow yourself some honest Self Care. Being focused on your needs will help to improve your life in every aspect. 

Thanks for taking the journey into the wild world of Tarot with me on this Mystical Makeup Monday. See you next week.

Xoxo, H

Does NATURAL always = HEALTHY?

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At my salon I keep a healthy vibe flowing between services, products, hair and skin care lines. I carry an 8 free line of nail polishes by Smith and Cult and I use Kevin Murphy hair color which is both ammonia and PPD free.

It is safe to say that I make it my business to keep my clients “healthy”. I advise against the use of drug store hair care and cosmetic products because they are not closely regulated by the FDA and truth be told you have NO idea what you are getting in those products. They can legally state things on their packaging like “all natural”, “ammonia free”, and “sulfate free” even if the products ARE NOT! It kind of baffles me the level of lie at which they are capable of legally reaching with their labeling.

Long story short I do my research and I know what is good for my clients to be using and what they shouldn’t touch with a 10 foot pole. Recently I was chatting it up with a co-worker and amazing Esthetician and the conversation got me thinking… is natural always healthy?

People are often allergic to nature. The cedar in Austin is no joke people. I know somebody who is allergic to pineapple and I am always hearing about people with life threatening nut allergies. These things all exist in nature. Right!

My friend made a solid point. She said something about the things that exist in our bodies. Are they not natural? She listed off a couple of ingredients that she knew people were wary of that were found in our bodies NATURALLY. These ingredients do not grow from the ground so a lot of her clients would question the product for how “natural” it was. So I looked some stuff up… Gingko seeds contain a naturally occurring neurotoxin. Bamboo shoots have a natural toxin called cyanogenic glycoside. These items grew from the ground and exist in nature but do I want them on my skin or scalp?

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Also, why would we willingly choose not to make use the modern marvels of medical science at our disposal? You obviously must take what information you can find and do your research accordingly, but if they can create something that could act as a synthetic replica or extract and use something found in and created by your own body then why the hell not? If you are worried about it you will need to research what ingredients are made by your body that you could use more of for your skins health but barring any crazy findings why does the ingredient have to be what society considers “natural” to be good for your skin or hair? If you have a talented Stylist or Esthetician they can guide you in a healthy direction and tell you which ingredients are good or bad for you.

Don’t just buy into the natural always = healthy craze. Do your research and consult a professional to make the healthiest choices for your body and its needs. You are unique and need a custom skin and hair care routine that fits you specifically. Your stylist knows you, they see you regularly. They will see your body change and your hair and skin make shifts. If they find something outside their scope they will be sure to point you in the right medical direction. As long as your stylist is qualified they are sure to be a valuable resource in your journey to optimal health.

As always we are here for you at Pomme Salon if you need an amazing Stylist or Esthitician.

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Why I chose ORANGE lipstick (and what you should choose)

Hey there ORANGE lipstick here. Just checking in with all my bright and shining glory. Ever thought about slipping a little bit of this magic right on those perfect lips? No. Oh. That’s really sad. Lets talk about that…

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Orange Lipstick

There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to your lips. Most people choose to shy away from colors that are very bright or obvious. I am going to shine a light on your choices by breaking it down for you technically because there is a science to your color choices.

Introducing the color wheel. A basic color wheel consists of your primary colors. Red, blue and yellow. All other colors come from mixing these three OG’s. When you start to put these colors together you can see that you get your purples greens and oranges. The colors on either side of any specific color are called complimentary colors. This means that they look good together.

The next thing to know is that there are different tones. They can really be categorized into 3 areas. There are cool tones, warm tones and neutral tones. The key to finding your PERFECT LIP COLOR is to figure out what your skin’s under tone is. I have a pink undertone in my skin. This is why I flush easily and have some skin sensitivities. This is common in people with fair skin.

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The next tidbit is that anything on the yellow, orange and red side are warm tones. Pink is actually red and white which means there is a warmth to that tone as well. Since pink is basically red that means I actually have a warm undertone despite how fair-skinned I am.

Are you totally bored yet? Hang in there because I promise you will really appreciate this when you find your signature color. So if you look at the color on either side of red which we have established is my skin’s undertone you can see that the complimentary colors are purple and orange. So you have seen me in Orange lipstick. Let’s test the theory with a little photo of my lips decked out in purple. The key here is to select a purple on the warm side. Anything to blue will actually be cool which is the opposite of my skins warm undertone. Blue is fun and I rock it on occasion but I admit it does not look as good as the purple and orange lipsticks I use.

Screenshot_20180522-205732Surprise! Doesn’t it look good. I know you had your doubts. I’m not mad. Now that you know you can determine what your skin’s undertone is you can try out all the lips shades you never thought you could wear! For example if you have that olive skin it is actually a green undertone. Try a golden lipstick shade or you will be surprised to find that a blue or teal lip color might look good on you! I know it’s daring but you can try it out at home on  a Sunday when nobody is watching.

Ultimately determining your undertone is key to finding your complimentary colors. If you don’t know how to start all you have to do is book a consultation with your stylist. They can help you discover all kinds of fun things about your look. This same concept is transferable to your hair and clothes to. You can book your consultation on our website at http://www.pommespa.com with any of our amazing stylists. Until then Peace. Love. Pomme.

xoxo

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