Fashionable spiral: Saturn’s role in the revival of retro fashion
Over recent years, designers have repeatedly appealed to the various ideas from the past. We have already worn and concise dresses from the 30s, and the skirts of the 50s, and colorful prints and bell-bottoms from the 70s. Anyway, retro images are always present in our lives today. Many call it a crisis of creativity, end of an era of new inventions. And for us this is just one facet of the amazing science: Fashion Astrology. In the article by Veronica Tkachenko «Fashionable spiral: fashion forecasting by using planet cycles» we have already seen a spiral fashion model with different duration. Now we develop this theme.
How much time must pass in order to fashion has become something amazing charm that we call the word «retro»? Approximately 30 years. This is cycle of Saturn, the most severe and persistent planet of all with whom we work in the subject of Fashion Astrology. In the language of business, it is our most reliable partner in the long-term cooperation. A goal of our cooperation is the revival of all the best that was ever created in the evolution of fashion. Perhaps now it will be clear to those who are not engaged in astrology.
The first important feature of Saturn, which is relevant to the topic of fashion, is the structure. Saturn is a unique space cutter, which in its motion through Zodiac offers us more and more new designs of clothes. Therefore, we can say that the new lines cut is not just invention of designers, but a reflection of the ideas that literally are in the air. Talented designer is able to anticipate them in advance. How exactly it is going on obtaining this information: from the Universal cosmic bank or consulting fashion-astrologer, these are nuances.
Another important influence of Saturn is the quality. Therefore, Saturn is able to maintain the most valuable achievements of fashion and not allow them to be transformed under the influence of minor external circumstances. Any collector must also have a strong Saturn. This planet will allow collectors to separate the wheat from the chaff and find the one thing that will keep its consumer quality and aesthetic appeal over time.
In our time, the quality in terms of the physical strength of the product is the enemy of any fashion changes. Today, nobody seriously thinks about how to transfer the clothes handed down from fathers to their children. Much more important are the other properties: elasticity, wrinkle resistance, water and dirt repellent. And if the main cut of the garment remains basically the same, the novelty of dress is accented with a structured surface and colorful material. So, Saturn works in tandem with Jupiter and Venus.
One variety of retro fashion is retro-futurism, or «return to the future» also based on the cycles of Saturn.
Why retro trendrevived? There are two possibilities.
1. At the time of the birth of fashion ideas Saturn has a weak cosmic status: on the elements and signs. It is very likely that this style will come back again, as if checking: how do you like the idea of the new version? And thanks to the efforts of designers and opportunities of new technologies retro fashion becomes even more attractive.
2. Saturn at the time of the birth of fashion has a strong cosmic status (in its sign in the fall or in exaltation). Then, for the next cycle of Saturn, this trend may seem too good or even boring. Nevertheless, the fashion of that period becomes golden classics.
Now consider these options with specific examples.
1. Why fashion from 70s was revived? Consider the transits of planets slow? For several years (1972-1973) the symbolic trine between Saturn and Uranus in Gemini in Libra retained (here we use only the position of the planets in the sign, without precise aspects). In 1973, this trine Jupiter in Aquarius is added, which gives more freedom for successful experiments.
2. Why was revived fashion 80s? Leaf through fashion magazines and look in the ephemeris. In the early 80s Saturn is in Scorpio. For this sign tend to desire for ostentatious sexuality, abundance of decor in clothes is characteristic. At the same time, in 1983, a very important connection Uranus and Jupiter in Sagittarius formed, which offset the weakness of Saturn. That is why fashion form 80 again comes back to us, but in a new form.
2. The following example, closer to our time is an astrological situation in 2009. Saturn in Libra (2009-2011) has a strong cosmic status and is not inclined to experiment. Therefore, we can wear classic clothes with knee-length, with emphasized waist. But this is only true if we consider separately the planet in the sign. Transiting Saturn in square to Pluto puts the most daring experiments with form and structure.
How to use these examples in everyday life? Add 30 years (the cycle of Saturn) to any specified length of time, and you will understand when we again expect a repetition of the fashion of the period.
These examples confirm the basic idea of the necessary and sufficient condition for the longevity of fashionable ideas. It is the presence of a harmonious aspect between slow planets, including between Uranus and Saturn
In transit traffic of the Zodiac Saturn has periods of direct and retrograde motion. They are also reflected in our choice of clothes and things with history. During retrograde Saturn comeback fashion previous years are particularly noticeable: vintage dresses, jewelry, vintage cut lines. In March 2015, 3 months before writing this article, the next period of retrograde Saturn starts. And then you can take advantage of these tips.
And in what time you like to dress most of all? The clothes of the time you feel most comfortable? Analyze these features. Then you get another key for understanding the processes of fashion and to create an individual style.