arts and crafts movements

Afternoon Dress
Date: c.1885
Culture: American
Medium: silk, passementerie
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Special notes: the passementerie on this elegant dress is clearly influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement design aesthetic which was extremely popular around 1880 and 1910. This is an excellent example of how a movement which is mostly based in architecture and interior design crept into clothing, showing the proponents desire to live the style in its entirety.

Ascendant persona ascendant

To get a deeper insight of your ascendant you can check your ascendant persona ascendant sign, let’s say that you’re a cancer ascendant with an Aries persona ascendant then you come across as quite shy, emotional, a homebody but with Aries persona ascendant you also come across as intimidating, fierce, blunt with your words and action oriented.

Here’s a blend of natal ascendant signs & ascendant persona ascendant.


Aries natal asc with Aries persona asc: will come across as action oriented, loose lips, will be very aggressive, fearless attitude.

Aries natal asc with Taurus persona asc: will be quite stubborn, moody and somewhat of a homebody, will like to enjoy activities with their close friends.

Aries natal asc with cancer persona asc: will be quite emotional, somewhat argumentative with people, will try to hide their vulnerability,

Aries natal asc with Gemini persona asc: will be very talkative and quick witted, will want to take part in activities, will have good comebacks and sharp minds.

Aries natal asc with leo persona asc: will have a strong ego, will be interested in some type of theatrical displays, will want to rise to the top.

Aries natal asc with Virgo persona asc: will be book smart, will possibly offend people with their knowledge without any intention to, will engage in conversation.

Aries natal asc with libra persona asc: will be charming and graceful, swift sharp movements, will not like to offend others , will treat people like family if they care enough for them.

Aries natal asc with Scorpio persona asc: will be quite intimidating, will have a deep dark gaze almost like a cat in the night, will be very passionate and careful with their words.

Aries natal asc with Sagittarius persona asc: will be very interested in meeting new people, will be fond of travel, will want to have memorable moments, they live in the movement.

Aries natal asc with Capricorn persona asc: will have a very strained expression, will be hardworking , will work for what they want, will not let people in so easily.

Aries natal asc with Aquarius persona asc: will be ratherly different, will not care if they’re doing something embarrassing in public, will be very quirky and unique.

Aries natal asc with Pisces persona asc: will be charming and sociable, will enjoy time with people and time by themselves, will also wonder from person to person at times.

Taurus natal asc with Aries persona asc: will be a homebody , will enjoy arts and crafts, will be aggressive and entertaining, brisk movements.

Taurus natal asc with Taurus persona asc: will be appealing and friendly, will treat those dear to them like family, will be quite hesitant in trying new things that they’ve never tried before.

Taurus natal asc with Gemini persona asc: will be talkative and a bit naive, will want to engage in conversation and have meaningful conversations with people.

Taurus natal asc with cancer persona asc: will be shy when approached, will have a certain aura about them that’s quite subtle, will want to be by themselves at most times.

Taurus natal asc with leo persona asc: will be confident and daring, will want to develop friendships, will want people to see them as someone who has it all.

Taurus natal asc with Virgo persona asc: will be quite the intellect, will be grounded and stable, will want people to see them as educated and precise.

Taurus natal asc with libra persona asc: will be socially charming and appealing, will have a soft voice or a lovely smile, will be gentle with people and polite.

Taurus natal asc with Scorpio persona asc: will be deceiving at first, may not want to share a lot about themselves, may be very protective about their identity.

Taurus natal asc with Sagittarius persona asc: will be grounded yet courageous, will want to take part in the action, will want to seek adventure with their friends.

Taurus natal asc with Capricorn persona asc: will be very straightforward, not one to hide behind the bush, will say it like it is , somewhat of a realist.

Taurus natal asc with Aquarius persona asc: will be indifferent and changeable, will try new things just for the curiosity of it, will want to experiment.

Taurus natal asc with Pisces persona asc: will be adaptable, will not show their true colours, will also be moody and emotional.

Cancer natal asc with Aries persona asc: will be intimidating, will have a no chill attitude, will be brave and somewhat a bit shy at going after what they want, will also be passionate.

Cancer natal asc with Taurus persona asc: will be friendly and shy, will not want to be provoked, quite peaceful and content with oneself.

Cancer asc with Gemini persona asc: will be quite shy but yet quite talkative, they need to be stimulated mentally, will not enjoy small talk.

Cancer asc with cancer persona asc: will be very emotional, certain things may offend them, will be smooth with their words and quite shy.

Cancer natal asc with leo persona asc: will want it all, will want to be the best, will go after things slowly then with passion and aggression, will be loyal to their friends.

Cancer natal asc with Virgo persona asc: will be very articulate, will be indecisive about what they want to talk about, will give people tough love and emotional support.

Cancer natal asc with libra persona asc: will be graceful and charming, will engage people with conversations, may help others be content with their lives.

Cancer natal asc with Scorpio persona asc: will be shy and misleading, will not open up easily to others, may have a fear of people finding out their true identities.

Cancer natal asc with Sagittarius persona asc: will be quite shy, will be unpredictable with their movements, will say one thing and do the next, never quite sure of what they truly want.

Cancer natal asc with Capricorn persona asc: will be stead fast, stable and grounded, will keep their emotions in check, will never want to be seen as weak.

Cancer natal asc with Aquarius persona asc: will be quirky and emotional, will be witty and fun, will probably have many acquaintances but a small circle of close friends.

Cancer natal asc with Pisces persona asc: will be self oriented, will be adaptable, will show people they care, will have a naturally charming vibe about them.

Gemini natal asc with Aries persona asc: will be talkative with quick movements, will be brash and blunt with others, may say offensive things to people but may not realize it.

Gemini natal asc with Taurus persona asc: will be bubbly and steady, will have a mind of their own, will be socially engaging and stubborn.

Gemini natal asc with Gemini persona asc: will be very airy, will have a lot to talk about, may talk your ear off, will want to talk about anything with you and will want to talk for hours.

Gemini natal asc with cancer persona asc: will be careful with what they say so that they may not offend you, will care about you, will treat you like family, will also give you advice.

Gemini natal asc with leo persona asc: will be very confident, yet deceiving, wondering from person to person, will have many talents even if they don’t consider them as a talent.

Gemini natal asc with Virgo persona asc: will be very knowledgeable, will know a lot of things the average person doesn’t know, will rub their knowledge in your face without meaning to.

Gemini natal asc with libra persona asc: will be socially likable, will listen to others and improvise their thoughts, will want to make interesting conversations with other people.

Gemini natal asc with Scorpio persona asc: will be talkative but won’t reveal too much about themselves, will possibly like gossip and drama and also seeing other people confront each other.

Gemini natal asc with Sagittarius persona asc: will want to educate people, will share their knowledge instead of keeping it in, will find ways to interact with others on a higher level.

Gemini natal asc with Capricorn persona asc: will be passive and hardworking, will be somewhat of a loner and may keep to themselves, they may also like the company of others but only if they truly value your company.

Gemini natal asc with Aquarius persona asc: will say the weirdest things, will want to freak people out , may have a strange aura about them, will show you filthy deranged things.

Gemini natal asc with Pisces persona asc: will be communicative, will want to talk to someone with their particular interest, may get bored easily with small talk.

Leo natal asc with Aries persona asc: will be quite bitchy without noticing it, will be confident, will be entertaining but some jokes will come off as offensive and blunt.

Leo natal asc with Taurus persona asc: will be confident, will have their own ways, doesn’t want to take advice from anyone.

Leo natal asc with Gemini persona asc: will be intriguing in conversation, will want to be admired for their knowledge and their compassion.

Leo natal asc with cancer persona asc: will be strong and independent, will have many flaws, will be emotional pained.

Leo natal asc with leo persona asc: will tell it like it is, wouldn’t want people to deceive them, will treat those like a doormat if they ever cross them.

Leo natal asc with Virgo persona asc: will have useful information, will use their information with much confidence, will want respect on their name.

Leo natal asc with libra persona asc: will have charisma, will be showy and fashionable, will be know it allah and fashionistas.

Leo natal asc with Scorpio persona asc: will be confident in going after what they want, will not let people use them or take them for granted, will be very passive aggressive with other people when angered.

Leo natal asc with Sagittarius persona asc: will be spontaneous, will be unpredictable, will plenty things at once, constantly on the move and I’m search for other things.

Leo natal asc with Capricorn persona asc: will be fiercely independent, hardworking and trustworthy, will want to have progress with things instead of rushing things.

Leo natal asc with Aquarius persona asc: will be unique, will have a indifferent attitude, will want to have their own sense of development.

Leo natal asc with Pisces persona asc: will be ratherly softer and gentler with people, will not like mind games, will converse with persona at their own pace.

Virgo natal asc with Aries persona asc: will be very mentally stimulating, will use their words with strong dialect and content.

Virgo natal asc with Taurus persona asc: will be very Passive, keen by nature, will enjoy singing or any form of art.

Virgo natal asc with Gemini persona asc: will have a mind that is constantly bubbling with new ideas, self promoter, will achieve success by interacting with other people.

Virgo natal asc with cancer persona asc: will be emotionally distressed, will have emotions that they cannot control.

Virgo natal asc with leo persona asc: will be fatherly aggressive with their words, may have a lot to say, will put others in there place.

Virgo natal asc with Virgo persona asc: will expand their mind with vivid words and memorization, will easily know how to use their words.

Virgo natal asc with libra persona asc: will use smooth words to suppress how they feel, will be very charming and socially graceful.

Virgo natal asc with Scorpio persona asc: will be quite deceiving with their words, will have some type of deeper context with the way they speak and express themselve.

Virgo natal asc Sagittarius persona asc: will seek something more such as an adventure with their minds, will tend to travel to gain more knowledge on a particular subject.

Virgo natal asc with Capricorn persona asc: will be hardworking and motivated to get what they want, will be mature about what they want.

Virgo natal asc with Aquarius persona asc: will be different and eccentric with their tone of voice, will think of weird things and may do weird things.

Virgo natal asc with Pisces persona asc: will constantly live a moments in their heads, will look very dreamy and almost like their fantasizing about something.

Libra natal asc with Aries persona asc: will be charming and pleasing, will be short tempered and a bit aggressive but will only do so if you have provoked them.

Libra natal asc with Taurus persona asc: will want to maintain a peaceful environment, will enjoy finer things in life, will be very appealing.

Libra natal asc with Gemini persona asc: will love to talk with all types of people , will be very interesting in conversation, will not enjoy small talk.

Libra natal asc with cancer persona asc: will be emotionally appealing, will express their emotions freely but with caution.

Libra natal with leo persona asc: with be confident, will be somewhat of a fashionista, will rock anything that they wear and still mange to look good.

Libra natal asc with Virgo: will use their words in a smooth manner, will sweet talk people to get what they want.

Libra natal asc with libra: will be very attentive to themselves and to the needs of others, will not want to start any drama.

Libra natal asc with Scorpio persona asc: will be charming and intimidating, will value their privacy and will only let you in if they trust you enough.

Libra natal asc with Sagittarius persona asc: will be talkative with people, will want to venture out with friends and loved ones.

Libra natal asc with Capricorn persona asc: will be somewhat of an ambivert, will like the company of others but yet still devour time by themselves.

Libra natal asc with Aquarius persona asc: will be unique with their words and body language, will do things that are questionable at times.

Libra natal asc with Pisces persona asc: will be dreamy and charming, will tend to live in their heads and will create tasteful scenarios.

Scorpio natal asc with Aries persona asc: will be very intimidating, will not want to let people in, will be somewhat aggressive.

Scorpio natal asc with Taurus persona asc: will be private with their lives, will be stubborn and lazy, will do things at their own pace.

Scorpio natal asc with Gemini persona asc: will be very deceiving, will show different parts of themselves though never truly showing their true selves.

Scorpio natal asc with cancer persona asc: will be highly emotion, lots of ups and downs , somewhat indecisive at times.

Scorpio natal asc with leo persona asc: will be confident and subtle, will have a sharp mind, will have poise and class.

Scorpio natal asc with Virgo persona asc: will be very deep with words, their eyes will tell a whole different story.

Scorpio natal asc with libra persona asc: will be charming and private , will play mind games with people to see their true colours.

Scorpio natal asc with Scorpio persona asc: will be extremely secretive, will look like they know all of your secrets, will never say bite off more than they can chew.

Scorpio natal asc with Sagittarius persona asc: will have an interest in travel, will possibly travel to dark places where most people are afraid to go.

Scorpio natal with Capricorn persona asc: will be ambitious of what they want, may be book smart, will enjoy time by themselves.

Scorpio natal asc with Aquarius persona asc: will have a dark twisted weird personality, will express themselves in a very indifferent way.

Scorpio natal with Pisces persona asc: will have emotions that are high and low, will constantly create scenarios that will make them escape from the harshness of reality.

Sagittarius natal asc with Aries persona asc: will seek adventure and fun, will love to go places, discover new things.

Sagittarius natal asc with Taurus persona asc: will be happy go lucky, will have a tendency to be lazy and brash at times.

Sagittarius natal asc with Gemini persona asc: will have a mind that is constantly bubbly with new ideas, will want to share their knowledge with people.

Sagittarius natal asc with cancer persona asc: will have emotional outlets but will try to hide it with a smile so that people won’t know that their feeling sad or mad.

Sagittarius natal asc with leo persona asc: will be fiercely out there, will be aggressive and daunting, will want to be respected and admired.

Sagittarius natal asc with Virgo persona asc: will have a lot to say , will want to teach people things that they’ve never learned before.

Sagittarius natal asc with libra persona asc: will be a charmer to people, will enjoy the company of others, will want to get to know people on a personal level.

Sagittarius natal asc with Scorpio persona asc: will be friendly and outgoing, will devour their own privacy, will like the idea of knowing other people secrets but will never reveal their own.

Sagittarius natal asc with Sagittarius persona asc: will be happy go lucky, will wonder from place to place , will gather information and keep it stored in their memory.

Sagittarius natal asc with Capricorn persona asc: will be ambitious, will have a thirst for knowledge and a thirst to climb the social ladder.

Sagittarius natal asc with Aquarius persona asc: will have a unique way to say things, will create interesting scenarios and think of strange things.

Sagittarius natal asc with Pisces persona asc: will want to live moments in their heads and make them a reality, will be a day dreamer and may still believe in fairytales.

Capricorn natal asc with Aries persona asc: will be ambitious and hardworking, will approach things aggressively.

Capricorn natal asc with Taurus persona asc: will enjoy nature, will find peace within themselves, can be quite lazy at times.

Capricorn natal asc with Gemini persona asc: will have a bubbly imagination, will be somewhat of a realist.

Capricorn natal asc with cancer persona asc: will be emotional but would try not to show it, pretty good at hiding how they feel, doesn’t really want people to get too involved in their business.

Capricorn natal asc with leo persona asc: will be confident with their work, will have a very huge ego.

Capricorn natal asc with Virgo persona asc: will be very analytical, will want to read between the lines, trying to find the true meaning behind things.

Capricorn natal asc with libra persona asc: will be serious and charming, will have a natural appeal to them, eased expression.

Capricorn natal asc with Scorpio persona asc: will have an intimidating look to them, don’t really like talking about themselves much.

Capricorn natal asc with Sagittarius persona asc: will want to go places, will be ambitious and spontaneous with their work and play.

Capricorn natal asc with Capricorn persona asc: will be very serious, takes their work very seriously, will be extremely hard working.

Capricorn natal asc with Aquarius persona asc: will have a unique way of working, will develop their own sense of originality.

Capricorn natal asc with Pisces persona asc: will look dreamy and serious, will be gentle and cautious when approaching new people.

Aquarius natal asc with Aries persona asc: will be original and aggressive, will be outgoing and somewhat different.

Aquarius natal asc with Taurus persona asc: will have a stubbornness to them, will want to do things that is convenient to them.

Aquarius natal asc with Gemini persona asc: will have a very unique mind. Will be constantly thinking of different interesting scenarios.

Aquarius natal asc with cancer persona asc: will have plenty acquaintances but will only be true to their small circle of friends, will show their emotions to their close friends.

Aquarius natal asc with leo persona asc: will be confident and fierce, doesn’t care what other people think of them and how they express themselves.

Aquarius natal asc with Virgo persona asc: will be very articulate, will use words in a way that makes them feel comfortable.

Aquarius natal asc with libra persona asc: will have an appealing personality, will talk with people on a regular basis, will probably have plenty friends.

Aquarius natal asc with Scorpio persona asc: will be strangely intimidating, will be weird and loyal to people.

Aquarius natal asc with Sagittarius persona asc: will want to go after an adventure, will probably search for aliens or ufos.

Aquarius natal asc with Capricorn persona asc: will have a natural ambition to them, will go after things with much hardwork, will gain success in a weird way.

Aquarius natal asc with Aquarius persona asc: will be very strange and different, will show people disturbing weird things online.

Aquarius natal asc with Pisces persona asc: will be unique and emotional, will have many ups and downs, will most likely hide this part of themselves from people.

Pisces natal asc with Aries persona asc: will be emotionally aggressive, possibly passive aggressive, will go after things with a fierce attitude.

Pisces natal asc with Taurus persona asc: will be very dreamy, will have an appeal to their appearance, will be lazy at times.

Pisces natal asc with Gemini persona asc: will be interested in news ideas, will think of ways to do things differently.

Pisces natal asc with cancer persona asc: will have many emotional ups and downs, will be somewhat emotionally unstable.

Pisces natal asc with leo persona asc: will love to talk with people, favour time to themselves, will go after what they want with much confidence.

Pisces natal asc with Virgo persona asc: will be very book smart,will be very analytical of other people and will be somewhat of a perfectionist.

Pisces natal asc with with libra persona asc: will be very socially appealing, will charm other people naturally, will be a daydreamer at times.

Pisces natal asc with Scorpio persona asc: will be intensely emotional, will be deceiving to other people, will not trust easily.

Pisces natal asc with Sagittarius persona asc: will have a need to explore, will be living moments in their heads but will love to make them a reality.

Pisces natal asc with Capricorn persona asc: will be very ambitious to get what they want, will be dreamy and somewhat of an introvert.

Pisces natal asc with Aquarius persona asc: will be strangely unique, will have natural abilities to write, will probably write strange things, possibly strange and taunting poetry.

Pisces natal asc with Pisces persona asc: will be highly emotional, will tend to stick to themselves, will have a small circle of friends.

William Morris

English artist, textile designer, poet and socialist activist William Morris was born on this day in 1834. Morris was one of the principal figures of the British arts and crafts movement. 

This is an ink, pen and watercolour drawing of a Woman Playing Cymbals, a design which was used for one of the many Morris & Co stained glass windows at Wightwick Manor.