Aretha Franklin’s life is grand case study in how to command respect, take charge of your destiny, and live with swagger and soul!
Oshun is the Yoruban goddess of the rivers and fresh waters, sensuality, fertility, beauty, art, wealth and love. Brought to the America’s via the Transatlantic slave trade, today, she is revered in Santeria, Candomble, and Afro-Haitian religious tradition as well. She is such a strong force in the collective unconscious that she turns up, sometimes […]
In the wee hours of a Sunday night, I found myself engaged in a heady Twitter exchange about whether superstar songstress Beyonce had either evoked the orisha Oshun or the syncretized Virgin Guadalupe of Mexico. I thought it was clear. She had evoked both dieties– and more. I saw references to the Roman Venus, the […]
Where there is light, there is shadow… and where there is shadow, there must be light. If there is one central psychological paradox that flummoxes most humans, it is this: our greatest virtues and our worst flaws are inextricably connected. They are two sides of the same coin. Archetypes are universal images that according to psychologist Carl Jung, form […]
Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home. I’m tired. –Mae West You walk into a room and all eyes land on you. You radiate confidence, unselfconscious sensuality and palpable erotic energy. You are a male fantasy come to life, the personification of the great goddesses that man worshipped for […]
A girl should be two things; classy and fabulous. –Audrey Hepburn You are elegance personified. Graceful and dignified with discriminating tastes, your complex blend of the siren’s warm, erotic energy and the sage’s cool, objective thinking, fascinates men. You draw them in with your composed demeanor, and heightened femininity, but the real magic happens once […]
“Tell me what you think about me; I buy my own diamonds and I buy my own rings.” -Beyonce Even the most skilled player will fumble when he encounters a woman who is confident, competent, and totally self-possessed. Some people call you an alpha-female, a “boss babe”, or better yet, the perfect mix of beauty […]
“If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.” –Angelina Jolie Your sexy, devil-may-care attitude makes you naturally seductive. You are an independent, goal-oriented, free-spirit and you are fundamentally unconcerned with how anyone perceives you. This irreverence is immensely alluring. You don’t try to please, so men […]