Met Gala 2022 Astrology Notes

As opposed to last year’s super-Neptunian frock fete, this year’s Met Gala was held with Venus conjunct Jupiter and sextile Pluto. I believe someone must have consulted an astrologer re this because it’s bang-on perfect astro for big-statement fashion, fun, culture, power and money.

The theme was Gilded Glamor, referring to the late 19th Century Gilded Age, aka Belle Epoque or ‘beautiful era’ – because it was for some people: The art, architecture and aesthetic were fantastic. But the one-percent made mad, mad money off the rest and democracy declined. Were they being meta-ironic and knowing or simply oblivious?

I’m going with the meta-irony angle and really hope next year’s Met Gala theme is ‘Disinformation Bureau.’ So let’s talk about the style: my fave look was Teyana Taylor (above) in triple-Gemini Iris Van Herpen’s Mythosphere dress. I wasn’t aware of Taylor before this but I immediately clocked the Uranian glamor and yes, she has Mercury conjunct Uranus and Neptune.

Her silver and amethyst Psyche headpiece also evokes Aquarius/Uranian aesthetic: it was more galactic glamor or new gilded age and she’s on point for Pluto in Aquarius already. I also think that in terms of fashion legacy, Iris Van Herpen will be the standout icon of future eras.

The Meta Gala was fabulous astrologically for Blake Lively, with Uranus and the Solar Eclipse New Moon supporting her Neptune in Capricorn plus Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars in Virgo. Yes, the woman is a quintuple Virgo – it’s like a hyper-kinetic energy humming beneath her languid-seeming Leo Rising persona.

Her Versace-clad entrance, the dress change on the red carpet and the seven-starred Statue of Liberty crown (also connected to the old goddesses Cybele and Ishtar, btw) have gotten attention but how cool was the zodiac detail on her dress? It was to pay homage to the constellation mural on the ceiling of New York’s Grand Central Station.

But that mural was from the iconic Uranometria, the first full-scale star atlas, published in 1603. Note Cybele – the inspiration for the Strength card in Tarot – with her two lions on the cover.  I bet she has secret lion guardian statues at her place. Her other protective entity would appear to be her husband Ryan Reynolds – my peak-cynicism re anything Hollywood-ish/spin-generated dissolves whenever I see them together.

Their synastry is fab but they also both have Jupiter in the 9th house, a potent placement for their individual and mutual growth. Ninth house Jupiter people are forever being told to shut up or tone it down – by even loving partners and friends – but when they find one another, their rapport is like one big gigantic conversation with multiple tangents.

Another galactic glam manifestation: Cynthia Erivo’s next-level manicure and the surrounding array of jewellery. Yes, her silvery white Louis Vuitton lace dress (from the L.V. archives, to signal sustainability) and head-dress (a homage to black women who were compelled by law to cover their hair) garnered attention…but check out the close-up above.

Manicurists across the world are being confronted by women who have the manicure image and specs not only saved to their phone but etched into their psyche, the bit of it that deals with talismanic nail art. Fittingly Ervivo’s Capricorn Sun is conjunct Mercury, a placement that accentuates gesture and the hands.

Now, Hailey Baldwin-Bieber is obviously a completely stunning person who looks amazing in anything. But the Saint Laurent “ode to Jerry Hall” concept didn’t really come off. It was partly mood-aura: after a difficult few months and without her husband at the event, she didn’t vibe animated until the after-party/clubbing clothes/friends nearby part of the night.

Additionally, Hailey is a minimalist while Jerry is a maximalist, a Texan Cancerian who hoofed it out of a hard childhood and went straight to Paris the moment she realized she could. Interestingly, it was Neptune conjunct her North Node and Saturn conjunct her Venus at the time – some moment:

“It wasn’t until she took LSD at a high school party that she began to understand her potential. “A boy gave me a quarter of a tab. I didn’t know what it was!” she says. “I actually had never taken drugs and was very nervous. And I actually never did take drugs again afterward but I locked myself in the bathroom and spent all night going “oh my God…” She runs her fingers over the contours of her face. “All of a sudden I thought ‘wow!'”

So a few weeks before her 17th birthday, she flew to Paris. “I sort of had a turning thing,” she said. “One of those moments in life when you decide you’re going to do something really wild and I did it.”

Her very first show was YSL and Baldwin’s Met Gala dress is a replica of the one Jerry Hall wore at the very last YSL fashion show in 2002, a retrospective of the Leo designer’s entire career. Hall was 46 at the time, a mother, seasoned veteran of the fashion industry and dramatic relationship complexities. She swanned out in the dress – in itself a homage to late-career Marlene Dietrich  – to Roxy Music’s Love Is The Drug, thus referencing her history.

The irony is that Hailey Baldwin could probably have carried off ‘disco Jerry’ with far more ease.

Nobody thought Kim Kardashian could trump her 2021 Met Gala ‘phantom’ look but she did: She wore a haunted dress to the 2022 Met Gala. She currently has Jupiter and Neptune conjunct her Piscean Moon which is already opposite her natal Jupiter/Midheaven. That is, she can go overboard on Neptunian things or swim into treacherous currents.

Obviously she is extremely well-managed and well, at least if she gets into trouble doing a seance or alien cactus juice, it wouldn’t be a mystery. There would be sponsors, drone footage and direct to camera monologues about whatever she was going through.

But still, the last person to wear this dress was a clearly zonked Marilyn Monroe, serenading President Kennedy – who she may or may not have been having an affair with – in 1962. She died of a sedatives overdose 77 days later, spawning a thousand conspiracy theories but it’s interesting that the one night she wore that dress was with Neptune square her Ascendant, opposite her Midheaven and about to square her Aquarius Moon.

One of President Kennedy’s aides recalled meeting Monroe in it on that evening in May 1962: “I do not think I have seen anyone so beautiful,” he says. “But one felt a terrible unreality about her—as if talking to someone under water. Bobby and I engaged in mock competition for her; she was most agreeable to him and pleasant to me—but then she receded into her own glittering mist.”

I think this dress has bad Neptunian vibes or something – I don’t even like the fact that both women had to be sewn into it and that it’s flesh colored. I don’t care if it’s worth six million dollars or whatever – I hope KK has completed a thorough aura-clearing after wearing it.

“Beautiful credit! The foundation of modern society. Who shall say that this is not the golden age of mutual trust, of unlimited reliance upon human promises? That is a peculiar condition of society which enables a whole nation to instantly recognize point and meaning in the familiar newspaper anecdote, which puts into the mouth of a distinguished speculator in lands and mines this remark: ‘I wasn’t worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two millions of dollars.”
― Mark Twain, The Gilded Age

35 thoughts on “Met Gala 2022 Astrology Notes”

  1. The dress overpowers Blake. Her off-putting expression, pale lipstick and blah hair do not command the drama of the dress.
    the stunning Bieber Baldwin looks well presented as always but oh that perfunctory presentation cannot hide the genuine sadness of her eyes and drawn facial expression.

  2. R(Aqua/Tauri)

    COMPLETELY IN LOVE with Blake’s dress!!! I always found her kind of plain and meh when she first stepped on the scene circa 2007 but have become a semi-fan now. She’s a good actress when she gets material to rise to the occasion for, she always has great red carpet looks, and she always stays out of drama. I like her relationship with Ryan too.

    Agree with others that Kim needs to contact her shaman ASAP. Wearing that dress is something that one could only maybe pull off when their life was completely in order and I sense that she’s in too much of a chaotic phase and will be susceptible to the energy of the haunted dress!

  3. R(Aqua/Tauri)

    Ugh, I shamefully admit that I have always found him super hot so I understand it. I love his raw glee and huge smile.

  4. Can totally get the Pete thing? He is amusing, famous, creative, 6’3, and a 28 year old, self-made millionaire. He is in a tiny minority of men. Most millionaires are in their 60’s. He also has BPD, which apparently is cat-nip for Kim. Raw honesty might be refreshing?

  5. Vibing with lots of ideas presented here, from the Gilded Bubble Age to the Golden Glitterati Cage, and how shockingly discomforting it is right now. But then also feeling the Tarot card “The World” when I observe this event. Like tectonic plates have been rumbling & an era is ended, fallen right through the gaping crack. Is freshly cynical a thing? Like, we’re so done, we’re half way to next step in the cycle, The Fool. So many gorgeous Fool’s Gold calfs and calves here. Omg, how much would I want to see “Disinformation Bureau” as the next Met theme? Brilliant Mystic. The more things change, the more things stay the same.

    Loved that we were talking patina, verdigris the other day here, then Blake showed up looking Uranus in Taurus to the hilt! Uranometria even, lol. Fascinating! Was interested to see KK in MM’s dress, quite shocked that her 5’2 frame fit it so well, didn’t realise how petite Marilyn was. Would have liked KK to have her own dark hair, bring her own energy to the show (forget channelling other’s). Great article!

  6. Unicorn Sparkles

    Marilyn looked an apparition when wearing it, KK looked depleted. Like it once had a soul but it was now gone. maybe it was the colour …she looked drained.

    it is grotesque for this event to be happening when there is so much not being addressed. felt like that about the oscars too. rich people being rich, congratulating each other on their riches.

  7. Sorry, but the Met Gala feels insulting to me at this time…The celebrities (celebrated for what exactly?) of this world with their PR machines steadily detonating their clients’ brand and curated image in our face. Again… I can appreciate fashion and it’s whimsical side and its frivolous exuberance and all that and yes, some years ago the Met Gala was a fine form of escapism… But now? This day? It just seems crass, surreal and off-subject. A cruel habit of those who could make a difference looking the other way. Our world is ON FIRE and all we can do is spend our precious time consumed by who wore what and who stole the … gilded limelight? Please. Give me Greta Thunberg any day. Or Susie Bright. Or Bernie Sanders. Or Jordan Peterson. Or Russel Brand. Or Rebecca Solnit. Or Gandhi!… Or any number of real, imperfect people whose heart is alive and throbbing for a different world; brave, visionary souls who care more about saving this crumbling world and not just their wardrobe and Instagram traffic. Being on a pedestal expecting worship from the dying and the dead is kind of passé.

    My little rant is dedicated to all women living in the USA who have had to have a (safe and legal) abortion they did not regret. Cherish the memory. 

    1. I get what you’re saying – I hoped the Mark Twain quote at the end would convey some of the strange ironies of the event but yes.

      1. Maid in Venus

        Subtlety – one of the many casualties of culture wars.

        MM, I love that this site remains a haven from the madness.

      2. I liked the Mark Twain quote and I am aware of the ironies. But still….. This site is indeed a haven and an amazing one at that and I love almost everything you write. This piece was not among them…

  8. I read an article a few months ago, or maybe even last year, precisely on this guy and his turnover of beautiful women. the journalist argued that it might come down to the BDE concept (big diq energy), namely a guy someone projecting a lot of self-confidence, and to the fact that he’s very tall. obvs it didn’t specify if he’s actually well-endowed or not, but it might be a factor.

  9. I agree about those two and I am smitten by Blake’s dress. The colour combo for a start. Delish. I am in love with that outfit and they DO always look so happy together. Lucky them.

  10. Absolutely agree that KK should thoroughly (and safely) smudge Cleanse poor MM’s dress prior to wearing it! OMGoddess! 😍

  11. Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

    Honestly the men’s fashion was most interesting this year.
    The Iris Van Herpen dress tho….woah. J’adore.
    I’m not sure how I feel about Kim in Marilyn Monroe’s dress…

  12. Teyana’s dress is marvelous, my hands down favorite. That fabric is to die for! (I’m a triple Gemini Uranian as well).

    1. It’s be-yootiful! I was entranced too. But, then, I have scattergun taste (Gem Asc?). Madelaine Petsch in Moschino was the opposite end of the spectrum, but I liked that too.

      1. I love textiles! When I was sewing, finding the perfect fabrics was my favorite part. Someday I’ll get back into it.

  13. I LOVE when you apply your astrological insights to fashion Mystic!! I’m not too ashamed to admit I watched the Met live online while in bed, with E playing the worst semi-dance tune on repeat 😂 ….. Haileys whole demeanor was low, I felt sad for her almost like her light had been dimmed. Kim I felt won the Met gala as if it was a race, her dedication to showcasing the Marilyn dress was admirable and so very Libran. I thought she oozed Venusian charm and unlike Marilyn she had a man right by her side claiming her in the light, not only in the dark. I hope that whatever dark Neptunian vibe occupied the dress before has now been neutralized by KK’s grounding.

  14. aaahhh… iris van erpen! I’ve loved her creations since her beginning… if anyone likes that style have a look at what the two sisters behind the brand rodarte do. the marilyn monroe dress stunt… meh. imo some things should be just left alone. I’ve never been a fan, meaning I don’t go about looking for info on what she’s doing, but for me with this she lost points. for glamour to me nothing’s ever going to beat the mugler outfit with the fake water droplets.

  15. I normally really enjoy watching artists I appreciate play dress up and ham it up while they are acknowledged for their achievements… but maybe it’s because of the absolute tone deaf theme coinciding with the leak of the impending SCOTUS decision regarding abortion rights in the US but none of this year’s Met Gala display sat well with me. I guess it was all very on theme – the haves playing dress up and drinking champagne, while the rest of us eat cake.

  16. A video just popped up of Kim receiving a lock of Marilyn’s hair at Ripley’s where she says “I’m literally going to do some crazy voodoo shit … and I channel her”. That dress did something! Kim is really working that Pisces Moon. I didn’t think of it as haunted until you pointed it out, Mystic!
    Plus she’s got Pluto making a square to her Sun so that identity is getting buried (also hello Scorpio Pete). Was she trying to show up as Kim Kardashian or Marilyn Monroe?
    I love your take on the Met Gala, thanks Mystic!!

      1. KK also wore another of MM’s dresses later that night, if I recall correctly. She also borrowed some significant paraphernalia… I think she said “the stars aligned”.

      2. kimkardashian To top off my night after The Met, I had the honor of changing into Marilyn Monroe’s Norman Norell dress that she wore to the Golden Globes in 1962-where she received the Henrietta Award For World Film Favorite. In my quest to find the Jean Louis hand beaded dress that I wore to the gala, I discovered @heritageauctions owned Marilyn’s iconic green sequined gown. Further into my research I found out that the owner of the Golden Globe that she received that evening was none other than my friend @jeffleatham. saw this all as a sign the way that all of the stars aligned. It will forever be one of the greatest privileges of my life to be able to channel my inner Marilyn in this way, on such a special night. Thank you Heritage Auctions, Barbara Zweig and Jeff for helping to make this memory possible.

      3. KK doesn’t have an inner Marilyn. She is all surface, self promotion and as deep as a puddle.

        Can’t stand her or her family of narcissistic grifters.

      4. plus she looks so terrible in it! she usually does ok with hair and makeup but that look is just blah! should have gone with dark hair and deep red lipstick, imo

    1. I scrolled through the comments to say the same thing. I had no problem with her wearing the dress, but it was the hair gift and seance comment that skeeved me out and made me wonder if she knew what she was messing with.

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