Without aristocratic patronage and with limited public interest in the arts, American artists faced a serious problem in finding financial support. Widespread demand for portraits made portraiture the most viable way for them to earn a living, and many artists turned to this form of art. The business and commercial aspects of artistic endeavor were especially conspicuous in portrait painting. Artists had traditionally regarded history painting as at the top of the artistic hierarchy and portraiture as at the bottom. Despite the financial opportunities it offered, artists aspired to higher forms of art, seeing portrait painting as limiting and demeaning, as the artist was often required to sacrifice art to accommodate the subject’s personal vanity.
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Moon is in pragmatic Virgo all day, assisting our need to look at all we have accomplished
the last few days and help us organize our priorities to move ahead with clear
thoughts and a set agenda. There is a helpful lunar trine to Mercury overnight giving
us a chance to communicate our thoughts well and proceed with a clear head,
today, there is a lunar semi-square to Jupiter then oppositions to both Neptune
and Pisces tonight, asking us to settle down and keep emotions out of our
decisions. These aspects will be most helpful when discussing new
opportunities, creative ideas, financial issues and romantic futures. It also
helps us take a breather and check to make sure we are headed in the right
Tarot Cards of the Day: The Tower, the
5 of Pentacles and the Knight of Wands-the
big scary tower is asking us to slow down, make sure you have everything in
place and lose what you no longer need. Look at where your money is going and
slow down the slow leak. Be a brave warrior so you can continue despite any
small setbacks or delays.
your intuition clear with a lapis today, and a jasmine, rose essential oil
blend. In yoga start with a strong vinyasa and end with some meditative
is a time that will be filled with new financial opportunities but you have to
take advantage of what comes your way. You will have a chance to better
yourself but you need to put your best foot forward and show others you are
worth the investment.
Deck: Modern Spellcaster’s Tarot by Melanie Marquis and Scott
Murphy, Copyright 2016 Llewellyn Publications
because there were a few last minute dropouts i was offered the chance to do another card for the @kyluxtarot project. this time it’s the page of pentacles.
i struggled quite a bit while trying to come up with a concept for the card but i finally settled on young academy!hux studying plans of the death star in the hopes that one day he’ll be given the chance to build something even greater. (and deadlier.)
(sometimes dreams will come true.)
upright meanings of the card are: manifestation of dreams, motivation to achieve a goal, careful planning and a pragmatic approach, financial opportunity, strong sense of responsibility.
reversed meanings of the card are: lack of progress and planning, short-term focus, inaction, laziness and complacency, full of own importance.
The Ace of Pentacles (like the other aces) is a card of new beginnings. A positive new beginning. The Ace of Pentacles speaks of abundance and the material world. It may be a new job opportunity, new love interest and new financial opportunity.
Keywords: joy, material achievements, satisfaction, stability, investments, savings, fulfillment, ecstasy, gold, prosperity, prosperity, comfortable material conditions, intelligence.
Reversed/Shadow: financial delays, financial blocks, lack of money, loss of money, poor investments, instability, job loss, greed, possessions, materialism corruption.
Elemental association: Earth
Yes or No card: Yes
Love: In a love reading, the Ace of Pentacles indicates things may be going well financially for you and your partner. You can both reply on each other and feel secure for the future. You relationship might turn into something more serious like marriage if it hasn’t already. If you’re single, you may find someone new soon. If the card is reversed or in shadow, it is likely that your financial situation may be tearing you two apart. Maybe one of you is in the relationship because they can’t candle the financial burden on their own, which may lead to feeling trapped (especially if the devil card is near).
Finance: In a financial reading, the Ace of Pentacles indicates good wealth. You are inventing your money wisely and in ways that will benefit you in the future. You may be able to pay off debt and bills that you couldn’t before. If the card is reversed or in shadow, make sure you plan for a rainy day. Be careful on how you are spending your money. If you’re extremely wealthy, don’t be greedy with your wealth.
Health: In a health related reading, the Ace of Pentacles indicates great health. If you can’t afford a treatment right now, the Ace of Pentacles indicates that you will receive the money you need to either afford treatment or pay off medical bills. It is also an indication of getting more active and fit. If the card is reversed or in shadow, it may indicate the beginning of a health problem.
Disclaimer: Please don’t take health related questions to heart. Tarot isn’t always 100% accurate. If you’re really concerned about your health call or make an appointment with your doctor.
Drake whistled as he walked into the bathroom, unknowing to him, Nami was already in there. Already with his shirt off, Drake pulled the shower curtain as his life flashed before his eyes.
As soon as Nami realized that someone was peeping on her… again, her first instinct was to summon a thundercloud like she had with Brook and Sanji-kun. When she saw it was the dragon boy, she saw a financial opportunity. “Dra~ke,” the navigator singsonged before turning dead serious. “That’ll be 100,000 beli.”
The energy of the flame will help draw new financial opportunities to you. Get your supplies together:
• A green candle
• Cinnamon oil
• Vanilla oil or extract
• A large denomination coin
Use something sharp to carve the word “Wealth” along the side of the candle and then anoint the word with cinnamon and vanilla. Put the coin in the bottom of your candle holder, set the candle in over top. Light the candle and let it burn down completely.
When the candle is done, leave the wax-covered coin in a safe place to help bring money into your life.
Note: I’ve also placed a dollar bill instead of a coin under the candle
The current incarnation of the American Dream narrative holds that if you acquire enough cultural capital (skills and education) and social capital (connections, access to networks), you will be able to translate that capital into both economic capital (cash) and happiness. Cultural capital and social capital are seen as there for the taking (particularly with advances in internet technology), so the only additional necessary ingredients are pluck, passion, and persistence— all attributes that allegedly come from inside us.
The American dream is premised on the assumption that if you work hard, economic opportunity will present itself, and financial stability will follow, but the role of cultural and social capital in paving the road to wealth and fulfilment, or blocking it, may be just as important as economic capital. Some people are able to translate their skills, knowledge, and connections into economic opportunity and financial stability, and some are not—either because their skills, knowledge, and connections don’t seem to work as well, or they can’t acquire them in the first place because they’re too poor.
Today, the centrality of social and cultural capital is obscured (sometimes deliberately), as demonstrated in the implicit and explicit message of Oprah and her ideological colleagues. In their stories, and many others like them, cultural and social capital are easy to acquire. They tell us to get an education. Too poor? Take an online course. Go to Khan Academy. They tell us to meet people, build up our network. Don’t have any connected family members? Join LinkedIn.
It’s simple. Anyone can become anything. There’s no distinction between the quality and productivity of different people’s social and cultural capital. We’re all building our skills. We’re all networking.
This is a fiction. If all or most forms of social and cultural capital were equally valuable and accessible, we should see the effects of this in increased upward mobility and wealth created anew by new people in each generation rather than passed down and expanded from one generation to the next. The data do not demonstrate this upward mobility.
Honestly I don’t think college athletes should be paid. I get sports scholarships and all but to actually get a salary seems ridiculous.
I mean overall less time and money should be devoted to sports. Sports are worthwhile as a hobby but really don’t contribute positively to anything at all?However a salary could open up opportunities for financially struggling students who couldn’t otherwise participate.
idk. Honest to god I fucking hate professional sports. I think outside of creating a personal sense of accomplishment they are basically a waste of time especially once you get into college and professional level sports. I definitely think talented people should be able to earn a living at it and receive a salary throughout their life if they are injured but like millions? Nope.
Card for the Day: Ace of Pentacles - A new financial opportunity or business venture. The energy is ripe for manifestation! You may be able to tap into a new source of abundance. Invest your energy into new ideas - there may be gold there. A change in fortune and the beginning of a period of abundance. Prosperity thinking.
Can I clarify to certain people that Sophie is NOT ‘strong
and independent’ and that Ben was not lying about that being what he wanted? I’m
strong and independent. Do I need (or want) to attach myself to a high profiler
to secure job opportunities and financial stability? No. A strong and
independent woman would work HER OWN way to where she wants to be, with her own
financial security. If she’s happened to marry a high profiler then it’s a
cherry on top, not her means to an end.