For a fashion/astrology blog, I probably don’t discuss the current state of fashion nearly enough. I guess it’s time . . .
Saturn moved into Capricorn late last night. I’ve been going on and on about the importance of this planetary ingress for the past month or two. I’m a Capricorn, so it’s good for me and my kind. As for the rest of you, it’s like when Cher slapped Nicholas Cage in “Moonstruck.” After almost three years of Sagittarius’ inflated promises, it’s time to “Snap out of it!”
Part of this cosmic reality check should impact the world of fashion. We’re in an era when anything goes, and it’s been a lot of fun. However, it has taken us to a place where we pretend to worship the sort of unrestrained creativity we see on Alessandro Michele’s Gucci runway, and yet we find ourselves seduced by the label and the logo more than we appreciate the actual design and craftsmanship of the products. Saturn in Sagittarius started off as a rebel — a populist hero — but somehow he transformed himself into a boastful jerk eager to show off the treasures he collected over the past few years. Sounds like some American politicians I know.
Now that the planet has moved into Capricorn, something more authentic and more enduring will take the place of what has come before. Just a moment ago, I was looking to see what was on sale on the Todd Snyder website, and I felt as if I was home again. I’m a Capricorn, and although I adore many of the stupidest things about fashion, I dress more like an old goat than a drunken centaur; more like a grown man with impeccable taste than a gullible kid who has something to prove.
And that brings me to my point. Although I don’t associate Alessandro Michele’s Gucci with the sign of Sagittarius, its success during Saturn’s transit through the sign represents the unbridled character of the centaur. As the brand that created the current business model that every other brand is trying to copy, it is likely to find that its rapid expansion has got out of hand. Saturn brought the steady growth, but it also brought the crass commercialism. How can anyone who dresses like one of the characters they see on the Gucci runway not appreciate all those thrift-store junkies who have been dressing in a similar manner since the invention of the thrift store? Except for the Gucci logos, they look exactly the same. Didn’t anyone notice? Am I the first person to shout out “The Emperor has no clothes!”?
I know I’m not. A lot of people in fashion have felt this cosmic shift coming for a long time now. Saturn in Sagittarius has been a terrible partnership: an inauthentic relationship. Saturn in Capricorn is its ideal placement. Things are going to get quite realistic again, both in fashion and in life in general. What are you going to be wearing when it happens?