The Strength Card

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The Power Card is the Ninth card at the 22 trump cards (Major Arcana) and is connected with the number 8. In numerology, it’s related to using your abilities to make modifications to achieve your own personal targets. In regards to Strength, we usually associate it with muscles, powerful arms and toughness. Even though the Power Card may indeed be symbolised as bodily strength and determination, it may also represent our inner power. Having courage, hope, patience, perseverance, a strong spirit, balanced mind, willpower and self-control are qualities of internal strength.

A woman with flower garlands and an infinity halo is taming a lion as shown on the picture of this Rider-Waite deck. The Strength card also related to the zodiac sign of Leo. The above qualities are necessary to tame the lion and totally control it.

The card looks when these qualities are needed in life. It functions as a call to action for yourself one to develop all the above traits. It might be the time period when you’re trying to tackle what you fear that takes you out of your comfort zone such as public speaking, feeling reluctant about an event which could interrupt your daily routine, by way of instance, dieting, quitting smoking/drinking or presently fighting an uphill struggle in life.

Take some opportunity to remain humble and feel safe within yourself. Your life will be harmonious once you’re grounded and balanced. The fear of failure and procrastination will stop you from succeeding. Otherwise, the surroundings will control you. Training the mind soul of your character by keeping your mind free of clutter and keep your ego in check.

In another aspect, in a relationship reading, the card might be telling you that somebody is in need of playing it cool by revealing some self-restraint. Perhaps you might be having conflicts with this individual who could become your spouse, family member, colleague etc..

The Power card encourages you to remain on track and not to revert back into unhealthy patterns. You’re stronger than you think. You’ve got what it takes and don’t quit.

The Psychedelic Movement

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From the late sixties something occurred to an american generation that would mark them forever. It’s a story of war, the battle for racial equality and the explosion of counter culture, it was a time when a generation rebelled, and lost its innocence in the battle against injustice. Vietnam was the first ever televised war, and the pictures were inevitable.

A decade which ended with disillusionment and anger started on a moral high note.

There’s so much to write about in this age, it is extremely difficult to select only 1 thing to concentrate on. Despite the fact that there’s an absurd quantity of artwork and design that stems from this period of time. When we discuss the”sixties” all we seem to recognise is the music, psychedelic rock and artists such as Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix particularly.

Album art and festival posters nevertheless is a fantastic place to start. 1 thing which appears to be re-occurring with the majority of the visual artists at the time is compared with”Underground Comix”. These depicted articles deemed unfit and prohibited to the stricter mainstream media.

Rick Griffin:
When we look up group posters it’s not easy to avoid locating a Grateful Dead poster somewhere, anywhere. He was an American performer and one of the major designers of psychedelic posters in the 1960s. His work within the surfing subculture contained both movie posters and his comic strip, Murphy.

Victor Moscoso:
Here he later became a teacher. He was among the first of the rock poster artists to utilize photographic collages in his artwork work.His artwork and poster work has continued up to the present and he’s a major inspiration to rock poster and record illustrators for this day.

Bonnie MacLean:
Another American artist creating a name for her self at the time was Bonnie MacLean. She subsequently moved to New York where she worked in the Pratt Institute while attending drawing classes in the evenings. She later moved to San Francisco where she met and worked with a guy named Bill Graham, who became famous as the promoter of rock concerts at the Fillmore Auditorium. There she worked along with another artist by the name of Wes Wilson.

Wes Wilson:
The aforementioned artist Wes Wilson was also one of the top illustrators of psychedelic posters from the 1960’s. Working with Bill Graham and Bonnie MacLean, he had been a large part of promoting venues in the time together with posters and descriptive work for bands and musicians. The font and lettering of these posters from this era were made by him. He popularised this”psychedelic” font around 1966 that made the letters look like they were going or melting. This decoration is still used on newer records and art works for artists such as Foo Fighters, Kyuss Lives and The Queens of the Stone Age. This then proves the psychedelic movement remains affecting artists, especially in the area of metal, desert rock and stoner rock. The design is very much still alive because its staple.

Posters still influenced by the styles of art work could be tracked through homages and inspirations in stone and metal posters in the current all the way back to this age. A number of modern posters can be seen on the internet pages of Malleus Rock Art Lab if you ought to be interested. Personally, I find a whole lot of inspiration through their vision.

Looking For A Talent Agent?

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A talent agent can open up doors for actors and get them auditions and reservations that the huge majority of people never hear about.

Do not believe me?

Ethan was a teen celebrity who’d signed up for an on-camera acting workshop I was teaching. He had some theatrical experience but had not done any on-camera acting before. However he was really talented and enthusiastic, and after the workshop, I encouraged him to meet with me in the talent agency I worked at to discuss representation.

This teen celebrity with hardly any experience in front of a camera got booked on a major cable network TV series because he found the ideal agent.

Can you imagine the auditions and bookings you would have access to if you signed with the ideal agency?

It all begins with finding a excellent agent to represent you.

Where do you find a talent agent?

And how do you know they’re legit?

And not likely to rip you off?

Among the best pieces of advice I will give to some actor starting out is to work with what’s known as a union-franchised service (or broker ).

SAG and AFTRA was their own separate marriages, but in 2012 the two merged to become SAG-AFTRA, one joint union to represent all celebrities for on-camera work.

There are pros and cons for celebrities who are part of SAG-AFTRA.

The marriage guarantees that they have paid a certain minimum wage for any on-camera work they get booked . They also guarantee specific working conditions, and supply celebrities health insurance, retirement, and other benefits.

If you reside in one of those many, many smaller markets across the country that does not have plenty of consistent work for union actors, this could be a massive drawback.

However, the question of whether or not you ought to join the union is a debate for another day.

The main thing for virtually any actor to understand is how unions work with talent agencies.

SAG-AFTRA issues businesses to qualified talent agencies that meet particular requirements.

These are known as union-franchised agencies.

These agencies must employ, pay a complimentary, and be accepted by SAG-AFTRA so as to have the ability to represent union actors.

It does not follow that you will need to join the union so as to utilize these agencies.

In actuality, for most actors residing outside of a significant market like LA or NYC, I usually suggest that you don’t join the union (but that is a longer conversation for another time).

What it does mean is that these agencies are highly controlled by SAG-AFTRA, and have agreed to certain conditions for all their celebrities, union members or not.

The agency must make its earnings almost exclusively through commissions they get when they get work for the celebrities they represent
they Can’t charge a commission for getting actors auditions
the bureau Can’t be connected with an acting school or teach any courses or workshops within an agency
there Can’t be an in-house photographer or special third party photographer that celebrities are required to utilize
they could only charge actors 10 percent commission for SAG-AFTRA tasks (they could charge higher commission for non-union jobs, generally 15-20percent )
They are usually a safe haven in the many scams out there designed to rip off unsuspecting celebrities.

Does this imply that non-franchised talent agencies can not be trusted? Or that you should not sign with them?

They work hard to find work for the celebrities they represent, and they simply have the best of intentions.

But finding out which of these non-franchised agencies are reputable and which ones are a scam is something which comes with a great deal of experience working in that business.

And there are many that seem to be legit UNTIL you begin to work together and wind up wasting your time and your money.

So that’s the reason why I always recommend that actors attempt to work with a union-franchised service when first starting out.

How to Discover a union-franchised talent agency

Locating a franchised agency close to you’re easy-go to SAG-AFTRA’s franchised agent page on their site in and look for those services in the market closest to where you live.

Do not be afraid to expand your search beyond just your regional area-you could even check within a few hour radius of where you live.

It may be more difficult to get to auditions in person, but there may be opportunities for you to self-tape your auditions and submit them to the bureau.

It’s far better to get the franchised agency which is going to be the best fit for you, and then work out the logistics of how and when you’re audition.

There may be a number of non-franchised agencies which are closer to where you live.

Many will be completely above board, and provide you access to some of the very same auditions and bookings that you would get if you’re signed to a franchised agency.