Proud as a Peacock!

Hedy Lamarr, wearing a ‘peacock dress’ in a promotional photo for the movie ‘Samson and Delilah’ (1949)

Meaningful Peacock Symbolism in Culture and History

The peacock might be thought to have some of the most admired human characteristics. They are a symbol of integrity and the beauty we can do when we endeavor to show our true colors.

In history, myth, legend and lore, the peacock symbolism carries portents of: Nobility, Holiness, Guidance, Protection and Watchfulness.

You might like to contemplate the powers of the peacock when you need more vibrancy and vitality in your Life

The peacock can rejuvenate self-esteem levels too. If you’re feeling “blah” and blue, imagine the glorious, techno-color display the peacock provides. This puts us in a proper mood to embrace your own nobility. In no time, you’ll be walking tall and proud as a peacock!

Here is a list of keywords linked to peacock symbolism:

Glory
Regal
Vision
Royalty
Freedom
Attraction
Expression
Spirituality
Awakening
Immortality
Refinement
Incorruptibility

In Greco-Roman mythology the peacock is identified with Hera (Juno) who created the peacock from Argus whose hundred eyes (seen on the tail feathers of the peacock) symbolize the vault of heaven and the eyes of the stars. (Note: there is something about Argus watching the bovine form of Io…..)

In Hinduism the peacock is associated with Lakshmi who is a deity representing benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion and good luck.

2009 Vera Wang Peacock Wedding Dress

Similar to Lakshmi, the peacock is associated with Kwan-yin in Asian spirituality. Kwan-yin (or Quan Yin) is also an emblem of love, compassionate watchfulness, good-will, nurturing, and kindheartedness. Legend has it that she chose to stay a mortal even though she could be immortal because she wished to stay behind and aid humanity in their spiritual evolution.

In Babylonia and Persia the peacock is a guardian to royalty, and is often seen in engravings upon royal thrones.

In Christianity, peacock symbolism represents the “all-seeing” church, along with the holiness and sanctity associated with it. Additionally, the peacock represents resurrection, renewal and immortality within the spiritual teachings of Christianity.

You know, the ego isn’t a bad thing, as the peacock clearly indicates. There’s a reason somebody coined the phrase, “proud as a peacock”. If you watch the male – they are about as cocky as they come. Showing off and wooing his ladies. It takes a lot of brass to attract a bevy of peahens. This is a symbolic nod to us encouraging us to get some hustle in our bustle. The Peacock reminds us sometimes it’s totally okay to flaunt our stuff and show off our skills. Peacock energy can remind us we are amazing, and we should fan out our assets to land the opportunities we are seeking.

No reason not to dress in fine feathers as a female, too – Alice + Olivia Peacock pieces to help:

 


“It’s a lot like life”….Depeche Mode

Amazing how a brand new R13 T-shirt can throw you back 34 years:

R13 Depeche Mode Master and Servant Tee (click photo to purchase)

“Master and Servant” is Depeche Mode‘s eleventh UK single (August 20th,1984) It is the second single from the Some Great Reward album. The subject is BDSM relationships, which caused some controversy. It reached #9 in the UK Singles Chart, #49 in the American Dance Chart and #87 on the Billboard Hot 100

The overtly sexual, BDSM-themed lyrics of “Master and Servant” — complete with synthesized whip-and-chain sound effects — reportedly meant that the song was banned by many radio stations in the United States (though the song reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart anyway, albeit only at number 87 and for only a three-week chart stay).

Reportedly, the song narrowly avoided a radio ban by the BBC as well. “Master and Servant” might have been banned if the one BBC staffer who wanted to ban the record had not been away on holiday when the other staffers voted on whether to add “Master and Servant” to their playlist.

Original Depeche Mode Video

Live At The Pasadena Rose Bowl, June 18th 1988

A female version struck dievca’s fancy, you heard this group before on her blog here.

 

 

 

 


Good Morning!

Photo: dievca 09/2018 Hudson River

Some things are worth the cost. XO


Inspired

dievca likes to think that she photographs objects and patterns well.
Master tells her to think of the human form as an object. she hasn’t figured it out.
dievca plans to take a moment this Sunday and sit and dream with JeanLoup Sieff
Inspiring.

Jeanloup Sieff (November 30, 1933 – September 20, 2000) was a French photographer. He was born in Paris to Polish parents. He was a photography student of Gertrude Fehr. He is famous for his portraits of politicians, famous artists, landscapes, as well as for his nudes and use of wide-angle lens and visible dodging marks. He worked mainly in black and white and in fashion.

He died in Paris.
~Wikipedia


čierna, in any language….

Decades Two was having a “Black Friday” showcase of their black items. As dievca was noting the ones that spoke BDSM (Versace 1992 Bondage shoes, Jean Paul Gaultier turn-lock suede leather skirt, Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, etc.) she noticed that she had pieces from Decades Two in her saved photos (Rodarte, Dolce and Gabbana, Vivienne Westwood 1976 Bondage Shirt). All together the pieces make a fantastic collection, no matter which language you use.`
(click on the photos for more detail)

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Carrying some Joy

Photo: Getty

Heading to Master,
dispersing the gloom with color and subservience.
Maybe a visit to the Met,
or maybe not.
Master’s choice.


La Vuelta


dievca doesn’t see those heels making it through the 73rd edition of the Spanish Grand Tour.
But those stockings? They will stop traffic.
Something to consider when choosing your lingerie.