As the Moon crosses Asteroid Hecate and the Moon’s North Node in Leo, one’s thoughts turn to…Hair. Amid other matters of course. But hair can be an existential issue as well as a prime mammalian tribal signal. Your colored dreadlocks, five-hues-of-ash-blonde foiled banker lady bob, candy colored hair after Chiron Return, defiant gray, Imperator Furiousa Marines crop or real housewife hair extensions are a statement, whether you want it/them to be or not. So too is the amount of time and money spent at the hairdresser.
This post is prompted by my reading that the Leo actor Helen Mirren usually cuts her own hair because she is too impatient to get to the hairdresser. I once read that Sharon Stone does also. Is this thrillingly renegade and a budget hack for the Pluto in Capricorn/G.F.C. sequel era? As a Pluto in Virgo person, i came of age in the Eighties, when only old people spent heaps of times at salon. The standard M.O. for hair was to tip a bucket of bleach, henna or dark dye over it, snip of whatever looked hopelessly damaged and scorch the fuq out of it with hair dryers. Nobody had expectations of regular blow-outs, whether they were rich or not. It’s easy to joke about the industrial starch strength toxic hair mousse of the era but is there an empowering move to be made in somehow reviving the D.I.Y. of the era or is hair sculpting an art/craft we ought to respect and not attempt on our own? Or, if you are past your first Saturn Return, does having “un-pro-done hair” just make you look like you’re losing it?
This, btw, is Cancerian tennis champion Svetalana Kuznetsova in a spontaneous mid-match hair cutting moment. Thoughts? Renegade Hair Tips? Era by Era Hair observations?