Tom Ford Underwear (source: Tom Ford)

Just the other day, I stopped myself from putting some leopard-print, Tom Ford underwear onto my Wish List at Mr. Porter. It was pretty pricy, and I know that I would be just as happy to wear a solid color (like the grey version in the photo above). After all, no one ever sees me in my underwear. That doesn’t stop me from wearing fancy, Italian-made briefs, though. I’m a decadent guy and I don’t like to wear poorly-made clothes — especially socks and underwear. Why would I cheap-out on the stuff I wear the most?

Anyway, Venus conjoins my ascendant today. That’s bad news for someone like me who likes to impulse shop. “Cafe Astrology” even warns me about buying new clothes in its interpretation of the transit:

“Personal magnetism at a high! Today you exude personal magnetism; you express your love and affection to others easily, and they do to you. The focus is on one-to-one relationships. You are magnetic and attractive — more than usual — and it’s a good time to get noticed. Others more openly express their affection for you right now. At this time you come across in an appealing, charming, openly affectionate manner that is likely to win you new friends and admirers. You make an excellent first impression now. This is a very favorable time for doing something to enhance your appearance, such as getting a hair cut or purchasing new clothing.”

I don’t need anything, so I hope that I can resist the compulsion to buy anything. Instead, maybe I’ll try focus on my diet now that Venus is transiting my first house. I’ve been quite well-behaved for the last few months, but I’d still like to be skinny enough to feel as I could parade around in leopard-print, Tom Ford underwear if I wanted to. Venus in the first house can make someone like me more decadent than usual, but it can also make me focus on superficial matters. Perhaps I should see if I can use this three-week transit to get a little further ahead with my weight-loss goal that I set earlier in the year with my trip to Las Vegas in mind.

I guess I’ll know soon enough. I’ll either update you with some good news right around the time the sun enters Libra, or I’ll post the bad news around the same time — probably from inside the Dairy Queen near my house. I wonder if they have free Wi-Fi? I can’t afford to use the data on my phone because I spent all my money on fancy underwear.

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