Archive for December 2011
Since I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve been promising to post some horoscopes. Guess what? I did!
I hope you enjoy them. I’ve recently read a few other “fashion” horoscopes on various sites, and let me be the first one to say that they all suck. I’m the original fashion astrologer, and the rest of them can kiss my original ass!
Aries: A professional setback could have you starting off 2012 on the wrong foot. Like your fellow ram, Marc Jacobs, just be happy in your Louis Vuittons because those Dior stilettos aren’t really your style, anyway. Don’t overrate your capabilities, especially in April when your soaring confidence knows no bounds and no manners. You’ll reach your boiling point with a partner around August 15, although it could feel as if the heat was turned off a long time ago. Your relationship woes — romantic and otherwise — might not seem so woeful once October arrives, but avoid being gullible when opportunity comes knocking near the end of the month. Someone’s got your number and they’re ready to share it with the universe via Twitter. Make discretion your mantra in 2012 and you won’t be sorry.
Taurus: You rode through 2011 with unbridled enthusiasm, like your fellow Taurus, Donatella Versace. Now that everyone has been reacquainted with your brand, it’s time to rein it in again. Don’t allow decadence during the first half of the year to leave you cleaning up the mess you made throughout the second half. Expansive Jupiter may have you wearing a larger size come springtime, but a personal revolution in June could see you embracing the new you. Be happy with what you’ve got because once October arrives you might realize that you can’t make everyone happy. Your friends could be jealous or they could be justified; have you been ignoring the little people on your way to the top? As the year draws to a close, try to figure out what you really value. Chances are it’s not just the clothing on your back.
Gemini: So what do you Geminis do after laying down the foundation of an empire for the past decade or so? You enjoy the fruits of your labors! Just don’t go overboard with the celebrating or a scandal might have both you and your evil twin on the cover of the tabloids before the year is half over. Are you reading this, Mary-Kate and Ashley? The second half of the year promises a new beginning when you find a way to stand alone both professionally and personally. Remember that you can’t choose your family when a crisis looms in late October. You can, however, choose your friends. If it’s time to cut the cord, the cosmos will give you a clear signal. By late November you’ll be too busy for regrets, so keep pushing forward. You’ve got until June of 2013 to bask in the spotlight solo, as a duo, or as part of a team. Whatever you choose, this time it’s going to be on your own terms.
Cancer: Like your fellow crab, Giorgio Armani, you’ve been selling the world your brand for so long that you’ve probably forgotten why you got into the business in the first place. As 2012 progresses, however, you’ll rediscover that creativity is your lifeblood and that you do your best work unencumbered by your desire to succeed financially. Take advantage of an opportunity that presents itself in June and by October you could find yourself on a completely different career path. While the universe might feel as if it’s slowing down as the year comes to an end, retreating into yourself for a brief respite might keep you out of trouble in late November. You can break out of your shell again in the second half of 2013. Until then, keep up your defenses because you’re not nearly as tough as you think you are.
Leo: Telling a Leo like Betsy Johnson that her career should be her focus for the first half of 2012 is like telling her to stop doing cartwheels. Sure, she might like her job, but she probably likes doing cartwheels just as much. Nevertheless, “work hard, work hard” is your motto for the moment, because it’s likely that you’ll be playing catch up with your creditors through mid-April. And if that wasn’t bad enough, your good reputation could suffer as Mercury goes retrograde in your sign just as the spotlight is supposed to be shining on you in July and August. What did you do to deserve this? Nothing, really. Everyone gets their day in the sun. Yours will come again. In the meantime, try to live vicariously through your fabulous friends during the second half of the year. Let them do the gymnastics for a change while you sit back and applaud their efforts.
Virgo: Financial pressures during the first four months of the year could have you reverting to your weapon of choice: complaining. Take the high road, Virgo, and keep your thoughts to yourself. When Jupiter enters the career sector of your chart on June 11, opportunities to succeed will present themselves in much more formal manner than they have in a long time. Just sign the contract! You may not be working for yourself anymore, but you will be working. Furthermore, you’ll be grateful that it’s not your name on the door in mid-August because your defenses will be down. Once October arrives, a penchant for making other people look good will become your new secret weapon. Considering a career in fashion? Perhaps fashion journalism is more your style. Why not? Your fellow Virgo, Cathy Horyn, could use the competition.
Libra: It seems as if every move you made in 2011 was designed to make some spineless jerk look good. And while you can try to convince yourself that your hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed, it’s killing you to be the backbone of the zodiac. For the first four months of the year, you’re especially vulnerable to engaging in the wrong sort of behavior to deal with this stress, so let creativity be your drug of choice. As summer arrives you’ll start to feel as if you’re no longer obligated to do all the heavy lifting, and around August 15 you’ll start to gain some real traction. Luck makes a reappearance in your life during the second half of 2012, but the financial rewards may not arrive for a few more years. Still, hold the door open because you never know just how far your charm is going to take you. Look how far it took André Leon Talley!
Scorpio: Slow and steady wins the race, right Scorpio? You’ve been telling yourself that for so long that you’ve lost sight of the finish line. Fortunately, fate is going to carry you to a first-place finish in early October. Until then, tie up loose ends and get ready for a new challenge: mountain climbing. With workhorse Saturn entering your sign for a two-and-a-half year stay, you could find yourself feeling as if the obstacles in front of you are insurmountable. Nevertheless, like your fellow Scorpio, Kelly Osbourne, you’ve made mountains look like molehills before. On the bright side, you’ll have patience on your side and some very good friends backing your expedition. Just don’t forget to thank them when you reach your destination. Perseverance is your gift from the cosmos in 2012. Indifference is your enemy now.
Sagittarius: If 2012 has a theme for you, it’s learning who your friends are. Take time out of your busy schedule in the second half of June for a much-needed vacation, and take time to reflect upon the relationships you’ve made over the past decade or so. Away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, you’ll discover that there are people in your life who would go to the end of the world for you, and others who wouldn’t cross the street. You’ll have more soul-searching to do once Saturn enters your twelfth house in early October. However, don’t look for the secrets of the universe at the bottom of a wine bottle or you might become the center of the biggest Sagittarius scandal since John Galliano had a few-too-many. And avoid the urge to escape entirely in late October when Mars may have you flying to a deserted island in your search for inner peace. Trust in those old friends to keep you grounded.
Capricorn: Patience. Diligence. Knowing your place in the world. These are the things that have taken you nowhere in 2011. Thankfully, 2012 is your year to get somewhere. While the sun is shining on you during the first three weeks of the year, everyone else is going to be scrambling, looking for somewhere dark to hide. The emperor has no clothes, Capricorn, so consider yourself lucky that you haven’t been in charge. Everything begins to go your way soon after, and by mid-June the planets begin to line up in a way that makes you feel a lot more comfortable in whatever it is you’re wearing. Rely on your friends once October arrives — or make new friends — because you’re entering a two-and-a-half-year cycle where people look up to you as the leader whether or not you’ve earned the title just yet. Get ready to give Heidi a run for her money, Angela Lindvall!
Aquarius: With Mars retrograde in your Karmic eighth house for much of the first four months of the year, you could find yourself facing the music in 2012. What did you do to deserve this? You believed your own hype, Aquarius. Whatever the case, you’re going to regroup once summer arrives, but you may need to wait a while to relaunch. The cosmos aren’t exactly in-tune with you right now, and it might be a couple of years before you feel as if your song is being heard again. While voice lessons may seem like the solution, you might want to bury your head in a more cerebral pursuit. You’re the Justin Timberlake of the zodiac and at the moment you’re not quite ‘n synch. Either get back to what you do best or get back to school and learn something about the new direction you’re attempting to follow.
Pisces: The currents are changing, Pisces. By the summer of 2013, the planets are going to line up in a manner that will make you feel loftier than a flying fish. For now, though, keep your head below the water. Attend to domestic matters after June 11, and take the plunge with a romantic partner before July 23. Like your fellow fishes, Adam Levine and Anne Vyalitsyna, you might be doing the world a favor by pairing up — just imagine how gorgeous the kids will be! Once restrictive Saturn moves into your ninth house in early October, you won’t feel as if you’re as lucky in life as you are in love, but don’t despair. Your watershed year is coming, so get ready for it. Deep in your sole you’ve got to believe that floundering isn’t going to get you anywhere in the last four months of 2012. Get it? Ha ha ha!
It’s a two-for-one special! The birthday girl for December 28 is Sienna Miller and the birthday boy for December 29 is Jude Law.
I’ve joked around about these two before; there’s probably not another celebrity couple that I find less interesting. I really don’t know why I believed that they were the dullest couple in show business while they were together, but I do know that two Capricorns together have a reputation for bringing out the tedium in each other.
Natal Capricorns can thrive on routine. The one thing that they can get from a partner (unless that partner is a Virgo) is a sense that not everything in life needs to be planned. When they break free from the shackles of obsessive organization, they learn to appreciate time in a way that makes them much more pleasant to be around.
This is a sign that is always fighting its reputation for being boring. Capricorns aren’t boring by nature, but they often choose the most boring path in life. Choosing that path in romance, too, can be a mistake. Getting along just isn’t enough. There’s got to be something more between a couple of Capricorns than compatibility: there’s got to be some spontaneity. Otherwise, this isn’t a match made in heaven. It’s more like a match made in purgatory.
Today’s birthday girl is Chyna.
Chyna is one of those Capricorns who dresses to sell her brand, and that brand is herself. I can cite dozens of examples of Capricorns who I wouldn’t consider to be “well-dressed” in the traditional sense of the phrase. Nevertheless, people like Chyna, Dolly Parton, Marilyn Manson, Jared Leto and David Bowie have marketed themselves in a manner that only a Capricorn should market themselves.
As the saying goes, “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it!”
The birthday boy for December 26 is Chris Daughtry.
Out of curiousity, I pulled up Chris Daughtry’s natal chart. The two of us share the same Sun, Mercury and Venus positions. However, Daughtry’s moon is in Aries and mine is in Cancer. He’s probably a lot like me, only less sentimental and a lot more direct.
The one thing that struck me as interesting was the line-up of planets in Virgo. While he was becoming successful, Saturn was making conjunctions to his natal Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Normally, I’d tell someone that these aspects would likely be negative. However, because Saturn rules over Capricorn, adverse aspects from transiting Saturn can make a Capricorn work twice as hard to deal with adversity.
I’ve got Saturn in my first house right now. Most people would find that position of the planet to be oppressive. I believe it’s going to be constructive. That’s the difference between a Capricorn like me and the rest of the world.
The birthday boy for December 25 is Rob Mariano.
Boston Rob is one of my all-time favorite contestants on “Survivor.” Even though Rob should be embarrassed that he was invited to the island four times before he won the title of “Sole Survivor,” he probably doesn’t care. Capricorns can be obnoxiously competitive, but what is even more obnoxious is that they often prefer to retire from the competition before they’ve been challenged to defend their own title.
Rob should consider himself lucky that he probably won’t ever be invited back to the island. He left at the top of his game and he has nothing to prove — unless, of course, he’s compared to two-time winner Sandra Diaz-Twine . . .
The birthday girl for December 24 is Daphne Groeneveld.
I’ve made plenty of allusions to designer Tom Ford’s fascination with Capricorns. I made him the Capricorn designer in my book while he was still working for Gucci because I saw all the elements of Capricorn style in his clothes. They were body-conscious and status-conscious, yet with a tongue-in-cheek hint of camp.
Ford’s work under his own label still strikes me as the sort of stuff a Capricorn would like, but what interests me even more is how much Ford himself likes Capricorn models, including Daphne Groeneveld. He uses a lot of Capricorns to promote his work, and he has for years. As a Virgo, it makes sense. We usually are attracted to the sign that rules our solar fifth house. For that reason, I expect to see more of this collaboration. Groeneveld is only seventeen, so using her in the sort of ads that Ford has been producing would be in poor taste. Maybe next year, Daphne!