HEY YOU! NOGOODFORME.COM is now found at...NOGOODFORME.COM! You've stumbled upon our old mirror site instead. Please point your browsers to NOGOODFORME.COM instead and update your newsfeed to http://feeds.feedburner.com/nogoodforme/tYOS. Thanks and we shall see you at NOGOODFORME.COM!
Tuesday , July 1, 2008
Fashion Astrology: July 2008
Music, beauty, art, books...oh, and fashion, too! Geez, what DON'T we have our little hands in? Anyway, in our quest to be as fun, entertaining and just slightly useful as possible, we present to you: Fashion Astrology! (Finally, a chance for me to put to use all that time I spent in the New Age bookstore in college during my first-year "Wiccan phase.")
CANCER: Poor Cancers, burdened with pretty much the worst name and totem for an astrology sign ever, not to mention a rep for being moody, difficult, anxious and emotional. (You'd be dogged, too, if saddled with such a legacy.) Happily, July 2008 is the time for Cancers everywhere to take their piece of the charisma pie and throw it in someone's face, because you're especially magnetic this month, what with a new moon in your sign conjoining with beautiful Venus. Stop being shy-and-retiring or oddly-flamboyant-as-your-cover-for-insecurity: it is time for a spotlight makeover, Cancer, because this year is going to especially big for you in terms of career and public endeavors. Use the first part of the month to figure out what kind of a sartorial rock star you want to be and then go shopping -- you're due to find some fabulous finds in your consumerist adventures because your shopping karma kicks ass.
LEO: Leos have had a pretty quiet, nose-to-the-grind summer so far, and July looks to be no different -- the best astrological course this month is to prepare for next month's set of rockin' eclipses, which will turn your life all nutsy soon enough. Clean out that overstuffed closet, repair those hems, take in those dresses. Do all those boring, practical things now because you are going to be way too crazed in the mid-future to get to it later.
VIRGO: The only sign that gets dogged with a worse rep than Cancer is Virgo, whose totem is not even an animal, for pity's sake! Which is kind of ridiculous, because you are probably the most subtly sexy people in the zodiac, like, ever. This month promises to put some spring in your not-that-virginal step -- get some nice, slightly scandalous going-out clothes for this month because your house of friends and socializing is looking mad packed for July 2008. You're a stone cold fox this month, so let's not hide it.
LIBRA: Wowza, your career house is looking off the hook these days. Seriously, things on that front are going to ramp up for you, so if you've ever been inclined to "dress to impress," be sure to do it now because opportunity's coming at you like a Mafia hit. Your aesthetically discerning self usually has no problem on the style front, but now is the time you may want to trick yourself out when running out for milk. We usually don't condone such a high-maintenance approach, but who knows when luck might strike you?
SCORPIO: You're like the sex bomb of the zodiac according to everyone, but we all know that you are way more subtle and mysterious than that. Being mysterioso types, you are also just a little sartorially more high-maintenance than you admit to as well. Next month's eclipses are going to create some major waves in your life next month, so now is the time to get away from it all while you can. "Travel chic" is your motto this month: learn to pack well and relax a little in some kicking back type of gear -- your fall is going to heat up in a big way. Take a break from fashion, Mr./Ms. Hot To Trot; it'll still be waiting for you when you get back from your happy travels.
SAGITTARIUS: This is no fun for you Sags, but my fashion advice for you is to lay low on the shopping front. A new moon conjoined with Venus in your house of shared legacy could mean a lot of things: an inheritance, a business deal, a loan. I'd wait till those details have settled before you indulge in a little back-to-school type of shopping. In the meanwhile, take a gander through your closet and check out what you've got, what you could drop, etc. While everyone's out gallivanting or vacationing, you could feel all work and NO FUN, but your glamour time is coming, don't worry.
CAPRICORN: With some new moon and Venus action in your house of partnerships, you could be feeling some major love with either a relationship or a group these days. Think zany: plan a group outfit! Solidarity! Joking aside, allegiance to your tribes could guide your fashion choices these days. Or, try this magic trick: dress like your lover, or the lover you want to attract. (If that is what you want.) It looks like you're planning some major travel excursions soon, so maybe you could start planning your outfits now? Either way, you serious Capricorn types are due for some fun real soon. Yay!
AQUARIUS: Ah, Aquarius, you are work, work, work for this month, plus it looks like you could be a little worried on the money front as well. Your sartorial dilemma this month, should you choose to accept it, is how to look your best on limited resources. Investigate some out-of-the-way places for your clothing sources: thrift, vintage, even those weird bargain stores. You never know what you will find, and being the mavericks of the zodiac, I'm sure you will find a very cool lo-fi way of styling. You may even start a fashion trend, but being contrarian, you won't even notice.
PISCES: With the new moon and Venus joined together like two snug bugs in your house of pleasure and creativity this month, I predict two things could happen to you: you will look so hot that you'll snag some action AND/OR you will start your own fashion line. Or maybe both? Either way, clothes will be an especially appealing tool to express yourself this month, so don't be afraid to be fanciful and give into your dreamiest fantasies -- it will bring you rainbows, puppies, pots of gold, treasure and all sorts of magic.
ARIES: Your life is crrrraaaazzzzzzzyyyyy these days. Whose isn't, but yours feels especially tumultuous with all this crazy work action. Your home should be a refuge and a place to recharge, so a lot of your style energy could be devoted to fixing it up to reflect yourself. Usually you're a bundle of willpower and nerves, but take this chance to enjoy your home space. Don't worry, Aries -- you'll be back to your celeb-in-training ways soon enough, but till then make the place where you chill out and get away from it all a pretty one.
TAURUS: Tauruses are pretty class acts all around with a rep for enjoying solid, sensual luxuries, but a tightening of the money belt these days may be making you feel a little pinched and deprived. With Venus in your communication house this month, I suggest you do a tiny splurge on some stylish notecards or a pretty set of pens this month -- you'll be needing them because next month there's going to be some craziness and contracts and checks flying around, so you'll want to sign off in style, especially after you sweet-talk your way into something longed for and exciting.
GEMINI: Your life has also been quite up and down this year so far, especially as it concerns your job and finances, and while you quicksilver charmers usually like to ride the waves, you may be craving a little stability these days. You're prone to flitting between fashion personae, but this month signs point to a "dress to invest" approach to your shopping and closet. Think about where you want to be in the future and pick some threads that fit into that vision. You know the saying, "I dress, therefore I am." (Okay, so I made that up.) Still, give some solid thought to your future and hold back on the Forever 21 splurges -- at least for now.
Tags: fashion astrology