JUPITER IN LEO:DRESSING FOR LUCK
Jupiter in Leo is all about the bigger picture and that applies to fashion as well. As Mystic says, Jupiter loves to be in sunny Leo, and there are big rewards for those who have a vision and go all the way. But before you reach for the bronzer and hair spray (a la Venus in Leo), know that Jupiter energy is much more holistic. As Jupiter is the planet of generosity and growth you can’t genuinely amplify your look without re-thinking your life strategy as well. Here are 5 tips to get you started:
1. FOR PLUCK, LOOK TO YOUR NORTH NODE
Your North Node sign provides clues to your fortune, so knowing and embracing this can break a life or style rut and help the good-luck god along. With Jupiter in the sign of self-promotion, you can go for this in a big way. The Libra Dress Historian I may be, but my North Node’s in the opposing sign. So how do I go about incorporating Aries traits into my ethereal, feminine style? Well, in one word: Red. The colour’s vibrant, flamboyant and complements my First House Moon Mars conjunction and Scorpio Venus a treat. My red-lipstick or poppy print skirt days are braver, more pioneering and even luckier.
2. DE-CLUTTER AND SHINE
Because Jupiter in Leo is so concerned with the bigger picture, it’s time to be bold, not cute. Remove any extraneous details that interfere with your overall impact, eg: a trinkety chain that undermines your swooping neckline. On a larger scale, weed out any clothes from your wardrobe that are past their sell-by-date or bought in the midst of lower Neptune delusions.
3. LOVE YOUR MIRROR RITUAL
Please note that it is Jupiter and not Saturn in Leo and that growth is meant to feel positive. First, try to make the space around your mirror as inspiring as possible because nice surroundings reflect well on you. Next, instead of zoning in on what you don’t like, step back, look at the overall picture and think about how to play up what’s best. Choose a feature (eg: your eyes or hands) and think about how to make it your charm for the day. And tomorrow, you might choose something else.
4. CENTRE THROUGH YOUR HEART
But, if there is a body-part that outshines all others during Jupiter’s lion transit, it’s the heart-zone, because Leo rules the heart and Jupiter rules giving. The heartier you are, the better you’ll look. Activities that maximise your heart-rate (exercise, risk-taking, loving) will all be beauty boons. The more whimsical might also try sweet-heart necklines, heart-prints and lockets, albeit boldly with a strong pinch of anti-love-zombie salt.
5. EMBRACE COLOUR
Mars is newly into Scorpio and we’ve all been sharpening our talons after months of waiting. And, yes, black is one of Scorpio’s token colours. But, it seems just wrong to go all Morticia Adams when there’s so much golden energy around. If you want to complement Mars in Scorpio and Jupiter in Leo, team your black with shimmery metallics eg: a stark black dress with gold jewellery. Or to appear regal and benevolent try autumnal tones like ruby red, moss green or topaz.
Katerina Pantelides is a dress historian and writer living in London. A Libra with Neptune rising, she is interested in the relationship between fashion, beauty and the occult.
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