n. synthetic resin or plastic consisting of polyvinyl chloride or a related polymer,
used especially for wallpapers and other covering materials and for phonograph

Vinyl is commonly used as a shorthand name for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic. In its rigid form, it’s used in construction applications (such as piping) and in the manufacturing of bottles and non-food packaging. The more flexible form is used to make cable insulation, flooring, siding, decals, imitation leather, inflatable items – and of course, phonograph records.

Whether vintage or contemporary, vinyl can add a modern and sophisticated touch to interior design.

Sometimes it becomes an object of pure, decadent fetishism.

In fashion, vinyl is used as an alternative to more expensive materials such as leathur, rubber, and latex – which it simulates. (Unlike PVC, latex is a natural material harvested from rubber tree plants.)

And look, vinyl mascara!

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Daily Tarot::2 of Wands

Today’s the last day for Daily Tarot posts. It’s become a pleasant habit for me to draw a card every day. It will continue to be one of my daily rituals and I will post any readings that I feel are particularly interesting.

I also do a weekly 3-card Tarot spread which I include in my journal (musings).

Now – on with the show…

This month alone, the 2 of Wands has appeared today, yesterday,
Christmas Day, and December 19th.
The last Post I published on the 2 of Wands was 12.19.2017

Alright already, I get the message…

Llewellyn Tarot

You’ve achieved a measure of success and are no longer in a situation filled with danger, difficulties, or trouble. Ask yourself: Where do you want to go now and what do you want to do with yourself? The 2 of Wands is all about taking stock of your life and access where you’re going. You have all the strength and energy of will to go wherever and do whatever your heart desires. The World’s your oyster. Keep meditating and pay close attention to your dreams (start a Dream Journal).

(The 2 of Wands is called the Lord of Dominion and is ruled by Mars in Aries – where it is at home! It represents energy of will, driving force, strength and power, pioneering spirt, and creativity – while the Shadow side can appear as aggression, cowardice, lack of confidence, revenge, and explosive violence.)

Image © Anna-Marie Ferguson

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Daily Tarot::Daughter of Knives (reversed)

NOTE:  Reversed cards interpreted as Upright – with greater emphasis.

The Page of Swords was last drawn on 6.29.2017

Tarot of Vampyres

In general, Pages are an omen that a message, announcement, or surprise is forthcoming; and all Pages represent the beginning of a journey. The Page of Swords is known for ferreting out information and is associated with Mercury in Gemini (how the mind works), Venus in Libra (the need for balance), and Uranus in Aquarius (outspoken, calls things like they are).

This is a time for growth, trials, challenges of the mind, self-knowledge, and renewed confidence in yourself. You may be looking for a truth, exposing a secret or deception, having a karmic experience, or facing a new beginning or an end to a situation. Now’s the time to trust your instincts when communicating with others. Your rebellious and defiant nature will help you cut through the bullshit, but before you speak choose your words carefully lest they come back to haunt you. The Page of Swords also indicates you have a great deal of mental and physical energy. Put it to good use.

(Known as the Princess of the Rushing Winds and Lotus of the Palace of Air, the Page of Swords is rebellious, defiant, clever, insightful, and curious. Her Shadow self can be malicious, tempestuous, vengeful, and cruel.)

Image © Ian Daniels

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