From the point of view of the astrologer, appreciable changes in a fashion are connected with movement of slow planets. The main originator of sharp changes in a fashion is Uranus, a planet of originality, a non-standard, instant transformation from above. Uranus passes in new Zodiac sign each 7 years, changing our representations about fashionable shape. However, he has no casting vote in a question: «To be or not to be to a new fashion». The further destiny of fashionable idea depends on social readiness which defines Jupiter.
Let’s try to differentiate spheres of influence of two social planets: Uranus and Jupiter in our theme of Fashion Astrology. So, the most unexpected decisions, which can cause in the beginning sharp aversion, are a diocese of Uranus. And on the contrary, the clothes adapted for daily requirements and reflecting actual tendencies are an influence of Jupiter. Leave on streets, look, as the women, going to you towards look. Isn’t that so, the any passer-by reflects representations about some average level of the modern language of clothes? These ideas of the majority are broadcast by Jupiter.
How are Uranus and Jupiter cycles here joined? The full cycle of Uranus bringing new fashion trends, makes 84 years, and Jupiter fixing new trends does 12 years. Thus, cardinal changes of a direction of a fashion depends on the moment of coincidence of Uranus and Jupiter cycles: they occur 1 time within 14 years.
A connection of Uranus and Jupiter has occurred last time such in 1997 in a sign on Aquarius. It is possible for this reason 1997 to name the beginning of the Aquarius epoch in a fashion.
What is characteristic of a fashion of the Aquarius epoch? First of all, it is expression possibility individuality in clothes by means of nonconventional means. Permissibly to wear everything that is pleasant, that is convenient, that is practical, stylishly, defiantly, etc., without looking back at tastes of others. The most unfashionable clothes are a uniform in any kind, as like as two peas on another’s suit and depriving individuality. Other important line of this fashion is a mixture of different styles and elements in clothes, convenience and multifunctionality. The fashion of this period does not create strict restrictions in the choice of a certain color, length and key silhouette. And most importantly, the clothes of this style are a harmonious continuation of the inner world of a person. It reflects a way of life, spiritual aspirations, a way of demonstrating oneself to people around. We highly appreciated this fashionable experience and kept these achievements for ourselves for the whole 14 years.
In 2011, fashion experienced a new turning point. This time the conjunction of Uranus and Jupiter took place in Aries. I called this astrological period the beginning of the Aries epoch in fashion. We all witnessed an incredible cocktail of bright colors in clothes, mainly red, orange, pink and salmon. These are the colors of the decades of the Aries sign, which have become in demand under the influence of Uranus and Jupiter. Another important characteristic of this period is the emphasis on individuality, the ability to customize any product and turn it into a piece product, in full accordance with the needs of the customer. Fashionable acquisitions of this period are characterized by impulsiveness without regard to practicality and momentary interest, which must be satisfied immediately. The androgynous female image conquers the catwalks and covers of glossy magazines.
The next moment of a cardinal change in fashion will occur in 2024, at the time of the conjunction of Uranus and Jupiter in Taurus. And this will already be the Taurus epoch in fashion.
This period will be characterized by a decrease in impulsivity, an increase in the emotional component and the involvement of all senses when getting acquainted with a new product. The main selection criterion will be a focus on quality and long-term use. «Slow fashion» and everything related to this concept is expected to flourish. Normal, feminine forms will again be held in high esteem.
The discovery of periods of cardinal changes in fashion was made by Veronica Tkachenko in 1996. The main ideas of this article were first published in the article «Fashion of the Aquarius Epoch or Tastes Don’t Argue» in the newspaper «Astrologer» (No. 12, 1996) and presented in a report at the XIV International Congress of Astrologers in Spain (XIV Congreso Iberico de Astrologia) in 1997.