In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. Coco Chanel
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. Oscar Wilde
People see you as an object, not as a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don’t have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart. Candice Bergen
Fashion is a potency in art, making it hard to judge between the temporary and the lasting. E. C. Stedman
Nothing’s beautiful from every point of view. Horace
Clothes make the man. Latin Proverb
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. Henry David Thoreau
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society. Mark Twain
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal; no one will see it. But when a button is missing, everyone sees that. Erich M. Remarque
This Aquarian full Moon occurs on July 31. This is a rather remarkable full Moon as it is smack on when Venus goes retrograde for 40 days (and 40 nights). Venus just touches into Virgo ever so slightly and then retrogrades back into Leo. We then have the Sun, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus in Leo, making this period one that's largely focused on the idea of love, generosity, kindness, open hearts, creativity, along with the need to put yourself at the centre of your own universe - now is a great time to align with the things you're wanting to do, wanting to concentrate on, wanting to achieve.
One of the big tests we've been facing these last few weeks and will be continuing over the next few weeks is Venus moving very, very slowly as it's going retrograde square Saturn moving very, very slowly in it's own retrograde motion. This can feel like trying to swim in glue - or molasses - and it can be a very trying time around issues to do with relationships (of all kinds), money and motivation. Saturn can be a hard task master and it can ask for a pound or two of flesh in exchange for getting your life more organised and under your control. Sometimes we have to submit and let go of things we really don't want to let go of, even if they are really not good for us. Sometimes, the world closes in and we have no choice but to just do a deep, big let-go.