All the metaphysical artists among us can clutch their rose quartz necklace with a deep sigh of relief over the divine timing of Fashion Week and Frieze Art Fair.
The first of day of NY Fashion Week S/S 2017 is the day Mercury Retrograde ends. I’m sure the event planners consulted with an astrologer on opportunity periods, albeit, privately – but we’re not complaining! Another cosmically chronological event synchronized to the stars is London’s Frieze Art Fair scheduled for the first week of October. Libra Season, ruled by Goddess of Love & Beauty, is the perfect time to welcome Frieze’s 60K guests to appreciate the range of contemporary art mediums and expressions in beautiful Brittania.
Since the production to attend both aesthetic affairs will likely occur within the shadow period of Mercury RX – think the tremors after an earthquake – proactive preparation will go a long and glamorous way. Triple check your Uber account payment information, flight/hotel accommodations, dry cleaning appointments and addresses, etc. Make sure you don’t make my rookie Mercury mistake of booking an opposite direction flight. I thought I booked JFK to CDG but I realized it was CDG to JFK! In my overeager Gemini mind, I was already in Paris. A lavendar macaron in one hand and a handsome Pisces in my other while he walks me my next appointment on the Champs-Élysées. Lesson, lovingly learned. After a couple hundred in booking fees.
First, the zodiac season of Virgo will take take all of the international Fashion Weeks into its loving arms. For immediate context on Virgo – think Beyonce. Powerful, productive, beautiful, and intelligent. Across all the Fashion capitals, you can lean on Virgo’s miraculously efficient energy to benchmark the next six months of trend forecasting, editorial content, and your inspiration for digital and print communications mediums. When in London, Libra will shine her Venusian magic and glamour for Frieze Art Fair. Whereas Virgo Season and Fashion Week was more two-fold in working hard to appreciate beauty later, Libra Season for Frieze’s energy is more simple – indulge in as much luxury and love as you can. Surrounded by contemporary and modern art, participants will be able to appreciate and purchase art pieces straight from the genius themselves. Considering Libra Season is about social equality, my suggestion would be to support the artists who are looking to advance social causes.
You’ll notice the air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius as artists of the moment. Lucky planet Jupiter shines the cosmic spotlight from within them; placing their names at the top of the muse list. If the fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius can break away from their lovers’ eyes, they’ll enjoy every frenzied experience. Though doubtful considering how many romantic transits are burning the fire signs even brighter. If you need something to get done, ask the water signs among us, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Their discipline and concentration at work is unbridled. When you want to make sense of the trends, planning, logistics, and execution, or perhaps even the missed social connections, have your earth signs Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo on speed dial. Their intelligence is front row everywhere and they’re generous with sharing it to their closest girlfriends.
When you take a moment to look up at the stars carefully, you realize the astrology and the visual culture work towards the same goal. They both forecast, adorn, contextualize culture, and provide an escape from worldly concerns and ideas. Which is probably why the industry always seeks inspirations from the light of the cosmos. So while you’re flying all over, running to meetings, and parties, don’t forget to ask – what’s your sign? They might find the light in your eye too and together you can bring a bit more of the heavens to earth.
AUTHOR: Colin Bedell