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Color Correspondences 🌈
  • Red - Passion, energy, enthusiasm, courage, romance, desire, lust, victory, motivation, self-esteem, leadership, independence, confrontation, conflict, anger, jealousy
  • Magenta - Attraction, catalyst, energy, power, changes, transformation
  • Orange - Strength, authority, dominance, attraction, success, joy, happiness, kindness, alertness, harvest, material gain
  • Peach/Apricot - Abundance, attraction, desire, kindness, warmth, comfort, love, intimacy, relationships
  • Yellow - Clairvoyance, learning, mental clarity, communication, intellect, productivity, friendships, prosperity, creativity 
  • Green - Healing, hope, money, prosperity, luck, employment, fertility, transformation, courage, success, luxury, material gain
  • Greenish Yellow - Illness, discord, strife, conflict, cowardice, jealousy, anger, envy, greed
  • Blue - Healing, meditation, tranquility, forgiveness, patience, peace, calming, loyalty, truthfulness, intuition, psychic protection, dignity, communication
  • Teal - Clarity, awareness, balance, logic, meditation, intuition, renewal, transformation, cleansing
  • Purple/Lavender - Spirituality, wisdom, psychic awareness, intuition, dignity, meditation, royalty, independence, divination, mysticism, the occult, intelligence, knowledge, forgiveness
  • Pink/Rose - Harmony, emotional healing, nurturing, self-love, friendships, affection, calming, compassion, charity 
  • White - Protection, peace, purity, truth, cleansing, balance, healing, enlightenment 
  • Black - Absorption/destruction of negative energies, rebirth, banishing, reversing, uncrossing, binding, protection, shapeshifting, invisibility, manifestation, law, justice
  • Gray - Neutralizing, stasis, stillness, restraint, confusion, destruction, astral travel
  • Brown - Animals, studies, home, foundation, stability, endurance, grounding, concentration, security, harvest, conservation, strength, generosity
  • Copper/Bronze - Negotiations, business success, promotions, goals
  • Silver - Stability, psychic awareness, intuition, dreams, victory, meditation, communication, luck
  • Gold - Prosperity, financial matters, attraction, confidence, fortune, positivity, luxury, success

(you can also find these on my “Cosmic Nailpolish Chart” post)

When the capitalists accelerate the productive capacities towards industrialization and automation in order to selfishly increase productivity and profits, but they’re really just laying out the material conditions for fully-automated luxury communism

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Lilith polarities

Lilith in Aries:

Active: You are an aggressive person with an extreme energy flow and the desire to do. You can be blunt, rude and impatient. You enjoy obsitcles in the forms of other peoples opposition. Bending the will of others and forcing others to do what you want brings you enjoyment.

Passive: You are an easy target to manipulate. It is easy to lie to you and to force you to succumb to others opinions, You become lazy and lose initiative, it is easier for you to push your responsibilites onto others. 

Lilith in Taurus:

Waste: You are unable to use your money responsibly. You buy a lot of things you dont need and throw your money around. Because you are unable to retain you energy, you will often be drained of it by others.

Greed: You become a greedy person with a hunger almost nothing can sate. You always desire more and want to be bathed in luxury and material comforts. The desire to own the entire world will make a you a jealous and envious person.

Lilith in Gemini:

Talkative: You waste all your energy on connecting with others. You obtain a lot of meaningless human connections, become superficial and shallow. You are not careful with your words and often say the first thing that comes to your mind.

Reserved: You are obsessed with gaining new information.You spend your days constantly reading something, watching television and surfing the internet for the hunt for new information, which is meaningless most of the time. When trying to express your thoughts you find you are unable to put them into words.

Lilith in Cancer:

Power lust: You are entirely focused on your family and use it as a means of exercising your ambitions of becoming the leader. You want to be the head of the family, a person who controls others and gains pleasure from being the tyrant. Conservative, traditional, you fight for your opinions to the death, never admitting that you are wrong.

Evades power: You never want to be in charge of anything and try your hardest to stay behind the scenes. You become lazy and easily manipulated. The thought of family is unacceptable to you, you dislike children and either dont want to have them or are unable to.

Lilith in Leo:

Vanity: You think of yourself as the center of the universe, the most important person. You have a lust for power and manipulation. You indulge in your vanity and seek flattery from others. You impose your ideas and ideology on others and punish those who dont agree.

Insecurtiy: You become an extremely insecure person with a very low self esteem who only wants to disappear in the crowd. You lack individuality and are influenced and manipulated by those around you. You take on the mask of other more successfull people and spend your life playing roles.

Lilith in Virgo:

Control: You are obsessed with being pracitcal and keeping things under control. You analyze and overanalyze every single situation in your life, often blowing things out of proportion. Often you become unbearingly critical, criticising every single little thing.

Chaos: You almost completely lose the ability to analyze, do not notice any little details. You live in a dirty and chaotic environment and cannot bring yourself to straightening things out. You become unresponsible and undisciplined, neglecting your own hygiene and health.

Lilith in Libra:

Coveted: You see imperfection in everything. Your expectations of others are unrealistically high and often unfair. When choosing a mate you only rely on their physcial attractiveness and social status. You think of yourself as a member of an elite socity. judging others through a prism of prestige and success. You easily win the favour of others to then use them for your own benefit.

Dependent: You are unable to make a decision.When you are in a relationship you fully depend on your partner and cannot exist on your own. You easily agree with everything anyone tells you and try to push your responsibilities on others. You seek to improve your material life through your partner and exist on their funds.

Lilith in Scorpio:

Tyrant: You have a desire to bend the world to your will. You like risk and interesting experiences. You lie and decieve others. You are a person of a hypersexual nature, perverse, this sometimes also leeds you into becoming abusive.

Victim: You are weak-willed and easily tricked. Often you become the victim of lies, manipulation, psychological and sexual abuse.Feelings of jealousy become obsessive and you become mailicious. There is a loss of interest in sex.

Lilith in Sagittarius:

Megalomania: You have a desire to constantly patronize others and teach them the “right way” to do things. You are constanly giving out advice and opinions, especially when not asked for. More often than not your self esteem is incredibly high, you think of yourself as a god or a prophet. 

Suggestibility: All of your views are dictated by the society you live in. You fully trust all ideologies and ideas that others present to you, you become part of the flock. You have low self esteem, dont develop your own opinions and only follow a teacher that you idolize. 

Lilith in Capricorn:

Responsibility: You pride yourself on being responsible and in charge.Being in control of others, bending their will to yours and imposing your beliefs and opinions becomes your life goal. If you are unable to exercise you ambitions in society, you become a tyrant at home, gaining pleasure from controlling your family.

Unresponsible: You are unable to reach your goals, any slightest obsticle throws you off.You easily say no to any kind of power and career growth. You only want to follow orders from others, and are panically afraid of being given even the slightes responsibility.

Lilith in Aquarius:

Eccentric: You strongly oppose any kind of limiations and supressions.You experience strong mood swings and have a violent and unstable personality.You often do strange things just to gain the attention of others and show them how much you despise the norm. You try your best to avoid having any responsibilites in life.

Conservative: You block any ability to expand your consciousness. Instead, you devote your time to setting boundaries and certain standarts that limit you from going further. You develop emotional blocks. 

Lilith in Pisces:

Meddling: You are always seeking to help those in need, but your help mostly resembles meddling in other peoples affairs. You have poor judgement and often end up feeling bad for the wrong people and offering help to those that dont deserve it, while ignoring the ones that actually need it. 

Manipulated: You lose your sense of self and are easily tricked and subconsciously manipulated by others. You are unable to look deep withing yourself and find your true meaning. If you are asked to offer empathy , you enter a psychological crisis. You are emotionally unstable and prone to different kind of addictions, specifically substance abuse.

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First Look: The Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

The new 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series from Porsche is the most powerful and unique 911 Turbo S ever. The Coupé provides 446 kW (607 hp) and is limited to 500 units worldwide. In addition to a power increase of 27 hp, the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is distinct from the standard 911 Turbo S due to its unique design, higher-quality materials and luxurious details. 

The sports car is being intricately finished by hand in the new Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur at the headquarters in Zuffenhausen. Previously known as “Porsche Exclusive”, the in-house workshop specializes in tailoring to customer wishes, as well as being responsible for limited-edition series. And for the first time ever, Porsche customers can have the matching chronograph from Porsche Design configured in the same design as their sports car.

Aries loves starting new things
Taurus loves material luxuries
Gemini loves to communicate
Cancers love to nurture
Leos love to entertain
Virgos love to perfect things
Libras love to socialise
Scorpios love to investigate the depths
Sagittarians love the journey
Capricorn loves the process&outcome of working hard
Aquarius loves the community platonically
Pisces has love (compassion) for everything

Above all, we must remember the black worker was the ultimate exploited; that he formed that mass of labor which had neither wish nor power to escape from the labor status, in order to directly exploit other laborers, or indirectly, by alliance with capital, to share in their exploitation. To be sure, the black mass, developed again and again, here and there, capitalistic groups in New Orleans, in Charleston and in Philadelphia; groups willing to join white capital in exploiting labor; but they were driven back into the mass by racial prejudice before they had reached a permanent foothold; and thus became all the more bitter against all organization which by means of race prejudice, or the monopoly of wealth, sought to exclude men from making a living.

It was thus the black worker, as founding stone of a new economic system in the nineteenth century and for the modern world, who brought civil war in America. He was its underlying cause, in spite of every effort to base the strife upon union and national power.

That dark and vast sea of human labor in China and India, the South Seas and all Africa; in the West Indies and Central America and in the United States — that great majority of mankind, on whose bent and broken backs rest today the founding stones of modern industry — shares a common destiny; it is despised and rejected by race and color; paid a wage below the level of decent living; driven, beaten, prisoned and enslaved in all but name; spawning the world’s raw material and luxury — cotton, wool, coffee, tea, cocoa, palm oil, fibers, spices, rubber, silks, lumber, copper, gold, diamonds, leather — how shall we end the list and where? All these are gathered up at prices lowest of the low, manufactured, transformed and transported at fabulous gain; and the resultant wealth is distributed and displayed and made the basis of world power and universal dominion and armed arrogance in London and Paris, Berlin and Rome, New York and Rio de Janeiro.

Here is the real modern labor problem. Here is the kernel of the problem of Religion and Democracy, of Humanity. Words and futile gestures avail nothing. Out of the exploitation of the dark proletariat comes the Surplus Value filched from human beasts which, in cultured lands, the Machine and harnessed Power veil and conceal. The emancipation of man is the emancipation of labor and the emancipation of labor is the freeing of that basic majority of workers who are yellow, brown and black.

—  W. E. Burghardt Du Bois, Black Reconstruction in America, 1935, p.15-16
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Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is upon us! 

Over 70 exhibitions across Southern California explore Latin American and Latino/a art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

Four on view at the Getty Center:

Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas
This major international loan exhibition featuring more than 300 masterpieces, traces the development of luxury arts in the Americas from about 1000 BC to the arrival of Europeans in the early sixteenth century. Recent investigation into the historical, cultural, social, and political conditions under which such works were produced and circulated has led to new ways of thinking about materials, luxury, and the visual arts from a global perspective.

Making Art Concrete
Combining art historical and scientific analysis, experts from the Getty Conservation Institute and Getty Research Institute have collaborated with the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros to examine the formal strategies and material choices of avant-garde painters and sculptors associated with the Concrete art movement in Argentina and Brazil. These works of geometric abstraction, created between 1946 and 1962, are presented alongside information on the way artists pioneered new techniques and materials.

The Metropolis in Latin America:
Focusing on six capitals—Buenos Aires, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago de Chile—this show presents the colonial city as a terrain shaped by Iberian urban regulations, and the republican city as an arena of negotiation of previously imposed and newly imported models, which were later challenged by waves of indigenous revivals. 

Photography in Argentina: Contradiction and Continuity
Comprising three hundred works by sixty artists, this exhibition examines crucial periods and aesthetic movements in which photography had a critical role, producing—and, at times, dismantling—national constructions, utopian visions, and avant-garde artistic trends in Argentina.

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Camoshita SS18 Collection - Pitti Uomo 92 Preview

Entering Camoshita’s exquisite booth at Pitti has now become one of the most anticipated experiences on the fashion calendar - especially if the master himself is there to guide you through his latest creations. If memory serves me right, I got immediately hooked on Camoshita’s collections ever since I attended my second edition of Pitti back in 2010: driven by my love for Japanese labels and United Arrows’s amazing work, visiting the stand seemed only natural.

The inherent beauty of Camoshita’s pieces, besides the uniquely unexpected color palettes, luxurious materials and sturdy construction, is the timeless elegance they portray, undoubtedly the result of its founder’s extensive know-how of menswear history. The numerous influences that propel Yasuto Kamoshita to create his collections, incorporate several periods and historical movements of menswear, spread across continents and generations - from Americana to Ivy League, British tailoring and a very personal interpretation of the classics healthily biased by his Japanese sensitivity.

For SS18, Camoshita plays with bolder shades than usual, with striking regal blues and neon pink merging with the trademark hues of brown, yellow, green, burgundy and slate grey. The result is a sophisticated approach to men’s elegance, mixing tailored elements with casual ones to portray a very particular vision of contemporary male elegance, one that is seamlessly embodied by Kamoshita on every attire.

Miguel Amaral Vieira