The 2021 Met Gala Was Neptune Central
If astrological events organizers were a thing, nobody would ever schedule a swank, exclusive event on a night with the Sun opposite Neptune. It wouldn’t even be a rookie mistake. One such slip-up and you would be dismissed from the astrological events organizers association. You might slink into obscurity but your name would become a slang term for ‘surreal cock-ups’ and social what-the-fuqery.
Sun-Neptune alignments are fantastic for chatting up poltergeists, accidentally getting high off something you thought was a kitchen spice, intricate, super-styled procrastination, love zombie reveries, seances, and sensing alternative dimensions. Costly, ornate society events with multiple factors to manage that have to look fabulous and, you know, fun but which actually rely on next-level control-freakery? Fuq no, especially when it’s an opposition.
Think of it as a parallel universe, one that is much easier to access because when the Sun opposes Neptune, Earth is the closest it can possibly get to Neptune. Like actual Piscean people, Neptune in Pisces never once met a formal scene or conventional paradigm it couldn’t subvert. The 2021 Met Gala was Neptune Central. I did not watch all of it but I have some observations and I’m sure you do too.
SIX WAYS THE MET GALA WAS SUPER NEPTUNIAN
(1) Kim Kardashian Sent A Phantom.
KK has Neptune opposite her Venus all year. It’s very post-divorce fog and groping around for what’s real. Neptune is also square her natal Neptune in Saggo – the truth bearer. It’s the sort of transit that makes you want to sit around a campfire, sharing s**t about your life and dreams with people who wouldn’t mince off to the media to snitch. Neptune-Venus transits bring vulnerability and addition to the surface and turn you on to more subtle dimensions of love.
With all that intensified by the evening’s Sun-Neptune opp, hell really is being contractually obliged to show up to a photographer-intensive, vibe-vampire infested luxury mirage. So she didn’t. Sure, you could say she opted to arrive at the thing in a “Balenciaga morphsuit” that concealed her everything and managed to freak out even her sister. But I don’t think it was her. She has tonnes of body doubles for various reasons and I believe she hired one of them to swan around looking like a dementor. It’s genius and definitely a Neptune transit aspiration. By the time Neptune is in Aries, nobody will send themselves to parties.
Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian AKA When you’re a Scorpio with transit Pluto conjunct your natal Neptune in the highly visible 10th house and you have to be photographed with your sister/sister’s walk-in dressed as a dementor.
(2) Neptune Versus Anna Wintour’s Mars-Saturn in Virgo
A famously frosty fashionista, Anna Wintour has edited Vogue USA since 1988. Her personal brand and the mag are symbiotic with the Met Gala/ the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume institute that the gala is the fundraiser for. She’s Scorpio but, if you watched The Devil Wears Prada or The September Issue, her core operating style is evident: she just totally overclocks her Mars and Saturn in Virgo. Neptune, however, has been opposing her Mars and now Saturn.
It shown up in many guises; the sad fade-out of her good friend, the luminous Franca Sozzani and the cultural sea change that’s impacted so many once iconic magazines. But imagine the Neptunian nightmare of multiple Met Gala no shows yet having to project chic composure as you try to figure out what’s going on. Natal Saturn triggers always feel like you’re back at school and deeply uncool.
Rihanna, a double Pisces with who brilliantly embodies her Neptune-Midheaven conjunction in Capricorn (glamorous, creative, a channel) was born as Anna took the helm at Vogue. She arrived so late many media outlets reported that she was one of the non-shows. It was clearly a rogue move, perhaps intended to send a similar message as the non-attendees but without shunning the black designers and creatives whose work she champions. I know that this is an unfashionable sentiment but in the stretch when it appeared Rihanna had ghosted, I felt compassion for Anna Wintour.
(3) Neptunian Love Stories
There is an odd air to Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber and at first, I couldn’t figure it out. Their Met Gala presence was low-key: they didn’t star it up or posture.
Were they, I wondered, deliberately downplaying their vibe to politely dim the “young, hot billionaire” energy? Less animated because devout and thus not on Space Dust?
But then I got what the weird energy was: they’re legit in love. Not a pheromonal or even ‘we’re really into one another‘ statement but something more approaching mutual reverence.
Semi-religious adoration is very Neptune and they’re both packing hefty Neptune squares. She’s Venus square Neptune and he is Moon square Neptune. They’re both Pluto people as well – Pluto is conjunct Bieber’s Ascendant and Baldwin’s Sun. They’d see their meeting and forming of the relationship within a mystical matrix for sure.
What’s the bet they start their own church?
Also serving up Neptunian Love Vibe – Rihanna and A$AP Rocky. Her Moon-Venus squares Neptune, he is Mars square Neptune. Their mutual Mars + Venus + Moon aspects generate a mad amount of inspo/adoration and yet, every time they engage, there is Neptune! They’d bring out each other’s clandestine magical potential as well as – maybe – taste for decadence and chaos, so long as it is beautiful.
Warning: Neptune can dissolve cynicism.
*Side Note: A$AP Rocky has a Cancerian Moon – is his technicolored quilt coat veering toward being a poncho or what?!
(4) PISCEAN DRESS CODE INTERPS
Pisceans disdain dress codes but’s it’s totally Neptunian of Grimes to take hers off-planet. The theme was “In America – A Lexicon Of Fashion” – the musician arrived attired (and armed, with a sword) for Arrakis, a planet circling the star Canopus. It’s the setting for Frank Herbert’s Dune and well, she’s triple Pisces.
(5) NEPTUNIAN ENHANCED LEO GLAMOR
Iman Abdulmajidis projecting quadruple Leo glamor at the age of 66. She and David Bowie – her husband of 24 years before he passed in 2016 – each had Neptune trine the North Node. Think shared artistic sensibility, belief in soul affinities and guided paths.
(6) SATURN-NEPTUNE STATEMENT DRESSING
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has Saturn conjunct Neptune – her ideals, magic, and compassion have to be structured. She’s a statement dresser and everyone knows it but in classic Neptunian style, she’s now caught up in nebulous discussions about the ‘appropriateness’ of her sentiment. You see, Neptune is also square her Midheaven: her natural process is polemical – a wild idea, freely expressed and then checked against the almost instant exposure.