Bottega Veneta
Bottega Veneta (source: Mr. Porter)

Just as soon as I had resolved to stop spending so much money on things that I don’t need, the semi-annual sale has begun on Mr. Porter. Again, I really don’t need anything, but it sure would be nice to have these Bottega Veneta gloves. I have some very nice, perfectly adequate Hugo Boss gloves that look like new, so I’m going to sit out this sale. It’s the least I can do, especially because I’ve taken an extra day off work tomorrow to sit around and wait for DHL to deliver my new Missoni shirt from Italy. Priorities!

Anyway, the sun and Venus meet in Gemini later today. I’m probably not the only one who is going to have a difficult time resisting my urge to splurge on pretty things. Everything is on sale this time of year (it’s the springtime equivalent of the Black Friday clearance season), so I’m not going to advise anyone to curb their enthusiasm. However, I will offer this one piece of advice: make sure that whatever you purchase is age-appropriate. Don’t be that forty-five-year-old woman going crazy at the Aeropostale going-out-of-business sale, or that middle-aged guy who can’t get enough Saint Laurent. There is a fairly-close grand cross in the mutable signs right now. The potential to make horrible mistakes is there.

If you need to do something to indulge yourself and you don’t want to spend a lot of money, it’s a good time for a manicure. Gemini rules over the hands (which is probably why I’m looking at cashmere-lined winter gloves in June). The aspect stays within orb through the weekend, so don’t feel as if you have to rush, either. It’s going to be a pretty week!

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