Zuhair Murad (source: Vogue Runway)

It’s only the second week of 2022 and I’m already feeling as if this year is starting off well — despite all the minor setbacks. I pulled a muscle in my back at the gym, but it healed quickly. I’ve had a terrible time at work dealing with all the people who have been calling in sick, but I’ve dealt with the situation without losing my mind. I even had a bit of a gastrointestinal episode that I thought was going to knock me off my feet, but it was short-lived and not nearly as disruptive of my routine as it could have been.

I’ve also been able to stop myself from spending money. The sale on Mr. Porter has had me putting things like Missoni beachwear and tiger-striped Tom Ford underwear into my shopping cart, but I’ve avoided making it all the way to the check-out.

Nevertheless, I have been energized when it comes to coveting beautiful things. My interest in fashion always seems to wax and wane. Over the last few months, it’s been at an all-time low. However, I’ve recently noticed myself gushing over Instagram posts by the Alexander McQueen atelier and a few fashion shows on the “Vogue Runway” website, such as the fabulous, cowboy-themed Zuhair Murad collection I posted above. I can’t remember the last time I looked at red carpet clothes and felt energized!

Plenty of things are going on in the sky that should have me feeling this way, but I suppose it’s the combination of having plenty of planets simultaneously transiting my third house while Jupiter is moving through my fifth house. Communicating my enthusiasm for dramatic, show-stopping clothing is a logical extension of the current cosmic climate.

I hope this keeps up. I haven’t been particularly excited about anything for a while: having several planets transiting my fourth house made me feel insular and closed-off at a time when the world also shut down. I’d be thrilled to feel as if I wanted to shout my opinions from the rooftops again.

I believe that time is here. I might be eager to be in bed by 9:00 because it’s so dark in this part of the world, but I’m also eager to get up and get going again. With the couture and menswear shows just around the corner, maybe I’ll even be excited to watch the presentations and share my opinions again. I hope so. The last couple of years have been so passionless for me. Jupiter’s ingress into my fifth house could not have come at a better time.

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