New Year, New Vision / by Michelle Goldfarb

We have arrived! 2019 is A new year, new energies and place to cultivate a brand new perspective. As I reflect on 2018, and go down memory lane, I recognize all the growth that has occurred in my life and those around me. Not only did we make it through eclipse season-a time of massive endings, but we had several retrogrades, and multiple unique planetary alignments. This allowed for the deep dive into our inner world and the death of our old selves that we once were. So, how does this have any correlation with fashion you ask? Well, we are more than ever becoming in tune with the energies of the planet. We are emerging as new beings and that means outwardly how we are expressing ourselves.

 

 

This year, I have decided to give free monthly fashion forecasts. Each month, I will provide my own interpretations on the major astrological aspects in the sky. These writings, how you choose to interpret them, are to act as a guide for your weekly wardrobe choices. Ill give you suggestions and tips on what to wear on certain days. Please have fun with this and feel free to share with your friends and family.  Are you ready to dress astrologically fashionably?!

 

As we enter the door to a new year, we glide into the moon in the sign Scorpio. On January 1st, we start the beginning of a new 365-day cycle, setting the tone for transformational 2019 year. In addition to the moon, we are also going to have a Sun Saturn aspect. I suggest wearing a comfortable darker toned jumpsuit in cotton with a structured jacket and short sleek booty. Feel into relaxed “cool girl”.

 

On January 3rd, the planet of communication Mercury, trines, planet of change Uranus. These are between the signs of Sagittarius and Aires, two fire signs that like each other. Today, is a good day for change. Wear an orange shirt with a patterned skirt with a cotton scarf to tie the look together.

 

The following day, January 4th, the Sun is occupying Capricorn, making a favorable aspect to Neptune in Pisces. This calls for a day where we can be more imaginative in the wardrobe. Wear a beautiful silk blouse in a blue or teal color, favorite pair of skinny jeans, and a nice crisp white jacket.

 

On January 5th, a day later. We have a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn. New moons are all about invoking new beginnings and eclipses are ultra powerful. Because it is in the sign of Capricorns expect major shifts to occur around this time. Use this energy to dress in all white; wear denim with a white blouse and a white jacket.

 

January 7th. Today, planet Venus, ruler of love and beauty enters Sagittarius.  Because she happens to fall in a passionate fire sign, think about bringing out the warmer tones, such as the reds and oranges into the closet repertoire. Besides these tones, tribal patterns in all areas of the outfit, jives with this energy systematically.

 

 

On January 11th. Sun conjunct Pluto in Capricorn.  The archetype of the sign Capricorn is one of dignity and authority. I feel this is a great day to wear your three-piece suit. Think about a chic structured jacket, pared with a crop jean and a tall sleek bootie.

 

 On January 13th, Jupiter in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces. Because these are two slower moving planets, this will be felt on a global level. However, when taking a closer look at the clothing, we witness this energy more on a lpersonal level. This energy talks about expanding your imagination.  The moons placement on this day is in Aires and fire and water pair very nicely together. How about wearing a light silk blouse, underneath an oversize light colored cashmere sweater, accompanied by a beautiful high-heeled pump.

 

On January 14th, structure meets fluidity. This involves Mercury in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces. A sextile, in astrology is a very favorable aspect between planets. Try a nice zip up jacket, high top gym shoes and skinny leggings. This look has all the components for a land and water day.

 

January 18th We have two major aspects happening in the sky. These include Venus in Sagittarius trine Mars in Aires and Sun in Capricorn squares Uranus in Aires. This is some major fire energy coming to the surface. Let us be strategic with our wardrobe, bringing in some lighter more harmonious colors and fabrics into our daily look. Wear a patterned blouse with a ripped low-rise jean and a jacket over it for some status.

 

January 20th The next day, we have the Sun move into the non-traditional sign, Aquarius. Right before the moon becomes full in its opposite sign, Leo. In astrology, the Sun is masculine, ruling our outward expression into the world. Where as, the moon, a feminine energy, rules our emotional side and how we are feeling on the inside. Because this full moon is occurring in Leo, we are taking a deeper look at our relationship with our valuable pieces. Today, I encourage incorporating both of these energies into your wardrobe.  Wear a long pencil skirt with an oversized sweater and a unique shoe and bag. This brings the outfit into balance and order.

 

Two days later, January 22nd. We have Venus, planet of love and beauty in Sagittarius conjunct expansive Jupiter in Sagittarius. As mentioned earlier, when Venus is this adventurous sign, you are going to find a lot of experimentation with patterns and colors in your outfit choices. Why not try the color blocking technique. Wear a vibrant blue top with a bright red pant and yellow skinny belt. This is a perfect expression of Venus in fiery Sag.

 

Mid week, on Wednesday 23rd, Mercury enters the domains of Aquarius. This is going to invoke a lot of interesting banter among the collective and possibly thoughts of what to put on your body.  When planet of how we are thinking moves into a comfortable air sign. How about wearing a sweater with an interesting detail on it, a high-wasted ripped grey denim and Air Jordan’s that are making a comeback from the early 90’s. Being playful with ideas is a very Aquarian trait. After all, this is the inventor of the zodiac.

 

On January 29th, we have the Sun conjunct Mars in the sign of Capricorn. This to me screams WORK and a salute to sophistication and elegant dressing.  Pull out a trouser pant, with a tee shirt for a casual flair and bootie. This look is a take on the feminine meets masculine and a different approach to increasing your style game in the office.

 

We end the month on January 31st. Mars in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces. What better way to end this convoluted year, then with a bit of fantasy and realism? Experiment with a full -length skit with a cropped top and beautiful classic pump.

 

This year already has a new feel to it.  It evokes a clearer vision of who we are, growing closer to our authentic selves. When we dress to astrology we are learning how to flow with the music of the universe. This allows us to come into our power and true natural state of being.