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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Palettes and Personality Videos

Glorious Spring
CMAS GLORIOUS SPRING —  [spring-autumn personality description]

 Pastel Spring
 
CMAS PASTEL SPRING —  [spring-summer personality description]

 Striking Spring
CMAS STRIKING SPRING — [spring-winter personality description]

Moonlight Summer
CMAS MOONLIGHT SUMMER —  [personality description]

 Indian Summer
CMAS INDIAN SUMMER —  [summer-autumn personality description]

Sunshine Summer
CMAS SUNSHINE SUMMER — [summer-spring personality description]

Golden Autumn (Absolute)
CMAS GOLDEN AUTUMN —  [autumn-spring personality description]

 Gentle Autumn
CMAS GENTLE AUTUMN — [autumn-summer personality description]

 Striking Autumn
CMAS STRIKING or BRONZE AUTUMN —  [autumn-winter personality description]

 Snowfrost Winter
CMAS SNOW FROST WINTER —   [winter-summer personality description]

Sunset Winter

CMAS SUNSET WINTER —  [winter-autumn personality description]
Firelight Winter

CMAS FIRELIGHT WINTER —  [winter-spring personality description]

 I do two types of palettes:
Color Profiles (TM) and Color Me A Season.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Chinese vs Western Faces by Element

Here's the Western 4 Elements Air or Sanguine Humor:

Air is an element not included in the Chinese 5 Elements.
Does it relate somewhat to Wood or Fire?

Here's the Chinese Element of Wood:


Here's the Western 4 Elements Water or Phlegmatic Humor:

Coloring is one of the main differences in the Western Water (Phlegmatic) element and the Chinese 5 Elements version of Water.

Here's the Chinese Element of Water:


Here's the Western 4 Elements Fire or Choleric Humor:


The Fire element of Choleric actually has some Earthy elements of the Chinese earth element.  The Chinese Fire element has some overlap with Air in Western.  I especially think of an Irish Spring look.

Here's the Chinese Element of Fire:




Here's the Chinese Element of Earth:

Here's the Western 4 Elements Earth or Melancholic Humor:


The Earth Melancholic humor is possibly a blend of the Chinese Earth and Metal.

Here's the Chinese Element of Metal:


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Cleaning the Windows

During a recent new moon, Mars happened to be at 12 Taurus represented by Window Quartz.

The 5 Chinese Elements and the 4 Greek Humors: a personal update

We had a very dreary, snow winter here in Oregon and as the Sun began to return with the approach of spring, I noticed that the windows in my office were rather dirty.  At first, I thought it was the outside of the window and I couldn't do anything about it.  But then, I rubbed the inner pane and realized both sides were filthy and at least I could clean my side of the window to my outside world.  And then that metaphor hit me, I can only change my part of perception as much as I am conscious.

Related to this, I had an interesting conversation with two different acupuncturists recently about the 5 Chinese Elements.  One of them was assessing me (and my pulses) and said I am highly Metal, which I suspected (from my face). The second one and I were talking about the correlation of the 5 Eastern Elements with the 4 Western Elements (or Greek Humors), which our color world associates with the 4 Seasons. (But we are also familiar with the 5 Elements in Fashion Feng Shui).

BTW, don't assume the elements line up right.  Water in 4 Humors is not the same as Water in 5 Elements! etc.  See post and post



Oh, I guess I should incorporate more metal in my outfits...
Source


The first acupuncturist told me that I use Metal for the service of my clients, providing assistance in discernment - but not so helpful when I turn it inward on myself! The second acupuncturist told me that our dominant element is the most apparent to others - both in our amplified gifts in that element AND our amplified shadow traits.  Well, ding!

When we think of the four Greek humors which lead us to the types or seasons, during childhood our traits from our dominant humor are given the most feedback - positive and negative.  That painful negative feedback can often cause us to repress our dominant humor and we can then live in our secondary.  So now I get another aspect to this.  Our secondary doesn't have as strongly developed shadow elements!  No wonder it's accepted more.

So when we decide to live in our dominant, that's why it's so uncomforable.  When I switched from Type 2/4 to Type 4/2, or from Summer/Winter to Winter/Summer, it was a huge stretch!  (And often it is a flip like that).  I love the gifts I have as a Winter, but it is excrutiating at times to realize that my shadow is visible!  Anyone relate?


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Saturday, March 4, 2017
Style Secondaries

I have a blog post at my spin off blog, EYT Closet, on (McJimsey) Style Secondaries:
http://expressingyourtruthcloset.blogspot.com/2015/04/styles-related-to-secondaries.html

What happens when you flop the dominant and secondary, or example:
What is the difference between Dramatic-Classic and Classic-Dramatic?

Both are probably balanced inner lines, outer lines more yang
http://expressingyourtruthcloset.blogspot.com/2015/04/outer-and-inner-design-lines.html

Here are all the possible Dramatic Secondaries, where Dramatic Classic can be like Lucky Guide styles Arty Slick, Avant Garde, or Minimalist. (please ignore Angelic as it's no longer on the quiz)


Dramatic Secondaries


Dramatic Classic - "Avant Garde" is also Dramatic with Classic, this is a Lucky Guide style too, balanced inner lines, outer lines more yang, also Arty Slick Lucky Guide, and Minimalist - you always choose high fashion and high quality

Here are all the possible Classic Secondaries, where Classic Dramatic can be like Lucky Guide Minimalist style.  So it's likely to be more muted than Dramatic Classic, as it's leading with Classic.
(please ignore Angelic as it's no longer on the quiz)
Classic Secondaries



Classic Dramatic - "Minimalist" is Classic with slight Dramatic edge, (like Kibbe Dramatic Classic) balanced inner lines, outer lines more yang, also Avant Garde Lucky Guide - somewhat reserved and sensitive, with high standards, choose classic styles, adding in dramatic touched and refined accessories


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Thursday, February 2, 2017
Makeover Assist

Alaina had a style consult and ordered a follow up polyvore.  We determined she is dominant Romantic, with some Gamine and Ingenue.  She is possibly a Light Summer.  See more at this blog post:





Romantic Light Spring for Alaina

Romantic Light Spring for Alaina by expressingyourtruth featuring yellow shoes


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