My relationship with anything in particular can be described as “fleeting.” Right now, for instance, I’m sitting in the dark waiting for the sun to come up so that I can plant some begonia tubers because I can’t get gardening off my mind. After being stuck inside for a few months during a Canadian winter, that’s par for the course. All I can think about is getting outside and getting my hands into the dirt. By August or September, I’ll grow weary of gardening and my thoughts will turn to something else.
Sometimes that something else is fashion. However, at the moment I can barely convince myself to watch one of the F/W 2021 shows online even though I’ve got nothing else to do. To be fair, I’ve got Mercury stationed right on top of my natal Mars: an aspect that is contributing tremendously to my mental restlessness. But it’s completely in my nature to be distracted by whatever shiny object is front of me because my third house Mercury in Sagittarius is in mutual reception to my ninth house Jupiter in Gemini.
When I figured out that this spectacular configuration in my horoscope made me into a veritable Jack-of-all-trades, I stopped being so hard on myself for losing interest in subjects that once intrigued me because I also discovered that eventually my interest would be piqued again. One day I’m a fashion expert, and the next day I’m an astrologer. One day I’m a fitness trainer, and the next day I’m a dynamo in retail sales and customer service. One day I’m a blogger who can’t wait to see his audience grow, and the next day I don’t give a fuck if I ever log onto social media again.
Of course, the problem with specializing in so many different things is trying to keep up with them all. Just a moment before I before I started writing this post, I was compelled to read what Sarah Mower had to say about Matty Bovan’s latest show on vogue.com. Halfway through the review, I just admitted to myself that I don’t care what other people are wearing right now. That doesn’t worry me because I’ve been through this before — many times, in fact. The big difference in my life is that now I don’t let my ever-changing focus get to me. There are people in the world that can tolerate doing one thing forever, and then there are people like me who can’t. Why fight it?
So, if I’m not posting about fashion on this fashion astrology blog in the middle of London Fashion Week, it’s because I’ve got other things on my mind. When I figure out what those things are, I’ll let you know . . .