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

All the reasons you should be treating your scalp instead of your hair.

Another lovely day to talk about your HAIR. If you haven’t figured it out it is basically my all time favorite subject. Call me a hair nerd if you will but girlfriend knows what she is talking about okurrrrr?

Now that I got that out of my system I will be serious. If you have a nagging hair problem that you can’t seem to shake no matter what products you use or how well you follow your stylists instructions… it might actually be a scalp problem. Truthfully our hair growth begins inside our bodies and if you aren’t addressing your insides then the hair won’t be healthy especially after it has been on your head for a while, keratinized and exposed to the elements. So here are a few tips of how you can take care of your hair starting with your scalp.

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  1. Healthy eating habits. If you are not getting the proper nutrition you won’t grow properly. Opinion on my part but I think you will find it backed up by science with a simple google sess. Make sure your body is not lacking in any essential vitamins. To boost your hair health specifically you may want to consider some of these gems…
    1. Swiss Chard is chock full of Biotin which will help you hair grow.
    2. Salmon is high in Omega-3 which can help with dandruff and dry scalp.
    3. Final recommendation, Spinach. It has vitamin C which can help regulate your scalps oil production.

There is A LOT more foods that are good for your hair health but if you want more info consider booking a complimentary consultation with your stylist.

  1. Olaplex. Everybody should be using Olaplex. It reconnects your broken disulfide bonds which is the lifeline of your hairs health. PLEASE do yourself a favor and ask your stylist about it. It should be in all your color services and you definitely need Olaplex step 2 at home. I recommend slathering it on your mid shafts and combing through. Wrap it up in a high bun or braid it to get it out of your way and go to bed. Let it work its magic baby. When you wake up your going to want to wash it out and condition as usual. Please don’t underestimate the power of this product. It is AMAZING.
  2. At least once a year you should be booking a service with your stylist to include a scalp and hair detox and condition treatment. I like to begin with a detox treatment to remove build up followed by a special shampoo to treat your scalp specifically. Then a stand alone Olaplex treatment and finished with a customized conditioning treatment. I will often use one deep conditioner on the scalp and a different one on the hair. This service is vital to removing unhealthy scalp and hair build up and making your hair feel totally young again.
  3. My last tip is in your shower. Make sure the shampoo and conditioner you are using is professional quality. The ultimate hair killer is drugstore shampoo and conditioner. I can not impress upon you enough how dishonest the unprofessional beauty industry is about their products and ingredients. They are not closely regulated by the FDA and I can practically guarantee contain ingredients that are harmful to you. YES even if it is labeled all natural, organic, sulfate free etc. Do not put that on your body to sink into your blood stream. I am of the opinion that continued use of these products can cause permanent hair loss in old age among other internal medical issues. Secondarily the shampoo you pick should be aimed at addressing your scalp specific concerns and your conditioner is what you use to take care of your hair. Your stylist can help you choose the best combination.

 

With all the love I have I wish you the most healthful and happy hair journey and I hope to see you in the salon very soon.

xoxo,

Love

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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Color Wheel

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

Love