“We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.” a quote from Marilyn Monroe aka Norma Jean. Today’s Beauty-Inside Story is, Norma Jean’s Transformation: The inner truth of her hourglass figure.
This story is about Norma Jean. Now, I never personally knew Norma Jean, but I do know her childhood was riddled with abandonment. Her life was like a merry-go-round. She moved from home to home, from parent to foster parent, to parent, to guardian, to orphanage, to parent, to relative, and on, and on……
I can speculate that Norma Jean was a pretty little girl, born with a naturally trusting soul and an open mind. She was probably a socially congenial child, complacent, with a happy disposition, not caring about wealth but most certainly fond of beauty.
It seems obvious that she was likeable and a fun person to be around, because over the years there were a number of families who wanted to adopt her. But as Norma Jean’s fate would have it, her mentally unstable mother could never sign the adoption papers. Those formative years created her foundation or, more likely, her lack of foundation. Her identity was being formed as she traveled from home to home, learning to adjust herself from caregiver to caregiver.
Unfortunately, this filled her with uncertainty when it came to the feeling of love. This would influence her later years, with tragic results. Sadly, beautiful Norma Jean’s difficult childhood never allowed her to learn to fully trust her natural affinity towards love. And this was a shame because that was her Element Norma Jean was the Fire Element which is dominated by the Heart and the emotion it resonates most with is LOVE.
The way this is reflected in the female body-type is the well balanced proportions in the figure 8 shape. As Norma Jean entered adulthood, her strong calling for beauty transformed her into the sexy siren of love: Marilyn Monroe. A beauty symbol that exuded the element of love in the extreme, Norma Jean created Marilyn Monroe, the ultimate sex-bomb icon.
Marilyn had the ‘to Die For’ literally ‘Hourglass Figure,’ and this is the SECRET truth about the allure of the hourglass, figure 8, body shape. This is the shape that expresses the affinity of LOVE, which is often confused and misinterpreted as an advertisement for SEX.
Norma Jean’s Fire Element drew her towards beauty and love. She expressed this through her self-made art of Marilyn Monroe, whose persona was perceived as a pin-up poster for LUST and SEX which was supposed to equal LOVE.
Remember, in my story about Grace, I mentioned that in Five Element Theory you can be Yin, Yang or Balanced. Well, it is not a big surprise that Marilyn Monroe was not Balanced. But if you look at her life, she had both extreme sides of the YIN and YANG Fire Element. When she was Yin, she was solemn and depressed. She showed very little interest in life and would become isolated. This would be driven by the feeling of being unloved and unlovable.
When she was Yang she had a restless and excitable spirit. This shows up as the action of constantly talking, being overenthusiastic, always exaggerating, and being constantly over assertive. and socially and sexually overactive. As a Yang Fire Element she came across as arrogant, ignorant, troublesome, overconfident, lazy, irresponsible, foolish, careless and less than truthful.
As Marilyn continued down this path, she began to get consumed by her FIRE. As she became more famous, she became more unstable and manic, she began to take pills for exhaustion, eventually she reached burnout and became suicidal. And we all know how the story ends.
So how do you help the unbalanced Fire Element? The answer is simple, you have to learn how to STOP and “Smell the Roses” The key is not to get consumed by your FIRE. How do you do this, you ask? You go inward, pay attention to what is rattling you (because this is what is consuming your energy), then bring awareness to it, acknowledge it, thank it and let it go. Create and ﬁnd tools to help you avoid falling into a smoking-pit of worry, frustration, fear and loneliness.
And remember you MUST take TIME to “Smell the Roses.” And Pink, Red or both would be preferable, because this is the color of the passion for the Heart. 🙂 Now for the Styles that are great for the Fire Element: ﬁtted and ﬂared silhouettes, clothing that hugs the body, even roomy comfy clothes will make you look scrumptious. Because of the Fire Element’s balanced body proportions, clothing ﬁt does not cause as much trouble. What is important is color, cut lines and the lengths of what you wear. For instance, too short you are seen as a ﬂoozy and won’t be taken seriously, too tight and form ﬁtting you are distracting and attracting attention that can be ‘too hot to handle’.
Color should bring out the life in you and not overstate or understate your natural curves. With the Fire Element, it is a balancing act. The best advice I can give is look at yourself as a whole picture; compose your picture from the toes to the tippy-top of the head and ENJOY!
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What’s up with the Full Moon
Let’s say hello to July 8th’s Moon, our inner light, our reflective light, the light of our emotions, it is in the cardinal, enterprising, career focused sign of Capricorn. The Sea Goat that slowly, consistently moves up the mountain with efficient determination. This full moon it is Climbing the mountain of Self-Transformation. It’s also partnering with Mars the planet of Action to masterfully build and create peace.
And the Sun our outer light, the light of our identity, is sitting opposite in the sensitive, nurturing, protective sign of Cancer. It’s also partnering with Pluto the planet of transformation to transcend unconditional love.
Translation, this full moon is the opportunity to create long lasting transformation, to make a difference in the world, to leave your mark and change. It is calling us to masterfully build peace, to transcend unconditional love. It is giving us the initiative to move, to take action, to build our legacy and transform.
This Capricorn Full moon is lighting the path to climb your mountain, it may be showing you a path of transformation that may look difficult, challenging and insurmountable but it is showing you the path of wisdom that will build peace and bring unconditional love. Here are 3 tips to help you with the climb.
- Listen to your dreams, what you imagine, they are the voice of your inner heart.
- Listen to your mind that want to play, it will be carrying the heart of what will grow in fertile soil.
- Pay attention to your intentions, because they will take root to transform your life.
July 8th’s full moon is saying what Marilyn Monroe said “We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.” And Norma Jean, she climb her seemly insurmountable mountain and transformed herself into a brilliant burning star.
The insight we have today is, we are transforming. This is the mountain we climb. We can burn climbing it, by fighting, worrying, creating anxiety because we can’t listen, can’t hear the wisdom we hold within. Or we can twinkle brightly, illuminating life with our inner beauty and do it with ease.
Seems simple yes, but the challenge is many of you may not know how to do this and you are going to need tools, resources and support to help you to implement this.
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Have a beautiful and wonderful full moon.
Much Light and Love