10.22.2014

THE KING OF WANDS: NEW OPPORTUNITY

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The King of Wands card suggests that my power today lies in personal power. I inspire transformation, respect and support by discrete but charismatic example and tolerance. I am an instrument for dynamic, responsible, or passionate expansion that serves or protects the greater good of my legacy. I am a master of the universe and I am empowered with a reputation of experience, credibility and momentum and I transform through integrity.

The King of Wands is an indication that you are someone who is very visionary and goal-oriented. You achieve a lot because you are very clear about your future direction and how you will get there. You do not waste your time on activities or relationships that you believe will lead no-where. You never just go with the flow, instead you prefer to embark on a strong and direct course of action.

The appearance of the King of Wands also suggests that an opportunity is presenting itself to you, and you now have the power to accept the opportunity and take on the challenge. You are the determining factor in this situation, and circumstances will navigate in the direction you steer them. Indecision or doubt will not be appropriate responses when clarity and confidence are required. However, as you progress in this new role, it will begin to feel more comfortable.

10.21.2014

DESIGN LEGEND OSCAR DE LA RENTA HAS DIED AT 82


Oscar de la Renta, a fashion designer whose gowns have been a staple at red-carpet events, died Monday at 82, a spokesman for his wife confirmed.

Óscar Arístides de la Renta Fiallo (July 22, 1932 – October 20, 2014) was a Dominican American fashion designer. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, De la Renta was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo, he became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers to dress Jacqueline Kennedy.

 
An award-winning designer, he worked for Lanvin and Balmain; his eponymous fashion house continues to dress leading figures, from film stars to royalty, into the 2010s. De la Renta is particularly known for his red carpet gowns and evening wear.


Nearly every first lady in modern history, including Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Michelle Obama have worn his designs. Vogue Editor Anna Wintour was also a big proponent of his designs, which she wears often. READ MORE


Wilhelmina in ruffled oval cape in cherry red silk 
by Oscar de la Renta for Jane Derby, 
photo by Penn for Vogue, 1965

10.16.2014

PHOTOS OF HENRY FORD'S RESTORED SPEED BOAT "EVANGELINE"


EXCERPT OF STORY FROM WOODYBOATER.COM

This September 1926 photo was taken at the Harmsworth Race on the Detroit River. In the foreground are Gar Wood’s Miss America’s III, IV, and V. On the right is the Excelsior-France challenger.

On the left is the Evangeline, with Ray Dahlinger on the deck, Henry Ford behind the wheel in the light suit with his foot partially covering the name EVANGELINE on the side, and Evangeline Dahlinger over his right shoulder. 

Also in this photo far left is Horace Dodge, and standing center-right on the dock in white coveralls is Garfield Wood. The tall, narrow white-sided yacht in the background is Gar Wood’s 70-foot Gar Sr.


Guest Post by Henry Dominguez

Just when we thought we had come across everything about Evangeline Dahlinger, something new arises. Check out this story for some amazing material on Henry Ford’s speedboat, which he named—believe it or not—Evangeline.

http://www.woodyboater.com/classic-boats/ford/

After researching Ford history for the past forty years, I, too, had just found out about this boat (although the material in this website is new material to me).

I was reading the Reminiscences of Al Esper, one of Henry Ford’s employees who was a mechanic and worked on his and Edsel’s boats, and he mentions in his interview that Henry had a speedboat named Evangeline. (Later, Esper became manager of the Ford test track.)

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ACE OF WANDS: INVENTION AND POTENTIAL

 

The Ace of Wands is also indicative of a time in your life where you have a ‘breakthrough moment’ and feel very inspired and motivated about a particular idea or passion. Your eyes have been opened to a whole new world and you are now very excited about the possibilities and the opportunities that are available to you.

You are showing huge potential at this time and are driven by a strong, creative force. It is as if there is a latent talent within that is just bursting to get out and be fully utilised. This is also a perfect time to draw upon your imagination and to make your dreams reality.

 ACTIONS
using creative force
inventing a better way expanding your potential opening to greater possibilities conceiving a dream expressing yourself stimulating your imagination allowing a talent to unfold coming up with a solution
showing enthusiasm
feeling fired up and eager creating an aura of excitement being ready to tackle the world inspiring others sustaining optimism giving 110%
having confidence
believing in yourself feeling assured of your abilities being sure of success having high self-esteem having faith in your path knowing things will work out
proceeding with courage
tackling a challenging task going beyond your limits being true to your beliefs daring to take a stand facing your fears going for it

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10.15.2014

PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: OCT 23, 2014


A SOLAR ECLIPSE happens when the Sun is near one of the nodes of the lunar orbit, so Earth, Sun and Moon form a straight line,

On the afternoon of October 23rd, two weeks after the Moon passes through Earth’s shadow, the Moon will cast some of its own shadow onto Earth.

Nowhere will this eclipse of the Sun be total. But as the map below shows, for most of Canada, the United States, and Mexico, the Sun will be partially eclipsed. For this event, the farther west and north you are the better. In the American West the entire eclipse happens while the Sun is still fairly high in the afternoon sky. In most of the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada, the eclipse is still in progress at sunset

— offering dramatic photo opportunities if you can find a low western horizon. Along a line from the Florida Panhandle through Michigan, the Sun sets right when the eclipse reaches its maximum depth. READ MORE HERE

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