The Met Gala On Neptune

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.



(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?!


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.





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.







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.

106 thoughts on “The Met Gala On Neptune”

  1. Could not love this post more, thanks Mystic. We all need some humour/snark to get us through these very challenging times, imo. Memes or funny cat videos is my main internet choice these days.

  2. Have *I* done all of these things in my pre-astro aware times!? Or simply read about them in a William Burroughs book. All weird/fun and vaguely regrettable. “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.”

  3. To me the wearing of masks looks like a class / caste separation device. These lofty elites sauntering around maskless while the help cover their faces to carry their accessories, take their picture, serve them drinks and behave as supplicants or obedient children wearing those pointless cloths over their faces.
    Entertainment Industrial fashion propaganda for the normies stuck at home in sweatpants of frolicking elites giving good face. Strike a pose vogue. Say what you like about Kendal and KK but they think these things through. Their use of the mask included in their costumes speaks volumes. After all, they are the rich. I guess they are working class rich. So still not actually elites. There but actually working. Whereas AOC, for all her posturing and I’m not referring to her job, I don’t care, she looks great, whatever I love a red lip and a glamorous hardworking underdog done good story as much as the next person but let’s not pretend she’s there repping Marx.
    I don’t expect politicians to hang with celebrities or look like them. That’s just gravy.

  4. My hot take/ fantasy is that Rihanna is preggo with Rocky’s baby and it’s a beautiful Pisces baby. I sort of know the guy who made Rocky’s quilt coat. He’s a beautiful young gay man and when I saw he’d been working on Rocky’s coat all week and hadn’t slept cuz all that crazy quiltin man I thought Rocky is genius. This is such a perfect collaboration. @zakfoster.quilts is his Instagram handle. I don’t know him know him, it’s parasocial. But that’s like saying I don’t know anyone here. Since the pandemic everyone is parasocial anyway. Zak Foster’s work and his energy is very exciting to me. And ASAP wearing his coat. Now we just need that Pisces baby.

    1. Can you imagine if those two had a child. I’m thinking of Zoe Kravitz now because she has those ridiculously haught genes and just gets better looking with age. I’ve never heard her voice an opinion but I just assume she’s a genius.
      Her quiet dignity is very old Hollywood.
      Please have a Pisces baby Rihanna & Rocky. Please?

  5. RiRi and A$AP were my favourites. I like your take on the being proper in love thing for the Biebs, Mystic. The stupid head spinny version is like polyester compared to the silk velvet of the real thing.

  6. The image of Kim in her all-black suit stayed with me. I looked at her chart this morning and saw that she has her Sun widely conjunct Pluto in Libra. Is it possible that – as an intense Libra – she would feel totally ‘obliterated’ by her divorce? ‘Total eclipse of the heart’ as Bonny Tyler used to sing… If so, that is perfectly expressed by the all-black suit

    1. Yes. She was at all of Kanye’s Donda listening parties and apparently wore her Balenziaga wedding dress at one of them? Sounds insane and might not be 💯 correct but she they are more than just co parents. I think he’s still dressing her and I loved the face covering as a finding oneself without an identity sort of idea. As if the symbol of her is there and that’s all that matters. Or as Mystic says which is even better, that she sent a faximile. Literally phoning it in. 🤣

      1. Of course everything she does has a healthy dose of attention seeking in it.,Still, it seems to me the divorce has deeply affected her 🌚

  7. I love J Leo’s hat. That silver necklace even more. She is a cinematic Leo afterall. But I would have put her in a sexy vintage dress from that era.

  8. Ohhhhhh my goodness!!!! Holy Neptune – Mystic! Could you have possibly enlightened me no end with my fav combo of articulate AF Astro and the fashion of the Met Gala?????!!!!! You have made my 18 months of crap seem that everything will also be ok. Love Pisces Moon, Pisces Asc – Neptune opposite my Venus and my Venus squaring my Nepune natal self XXXXXXX

  9. Arrakis is actually a real planet? Let me at the spice faster than quick.
    Reading Duke of Caladan at the moment, the younger alive Herbert’s latest book circa2020, just when i thought they couldn’t squeeze any more stories out in the series, Wanting to read Chapter House Dune again but size of book & print too small to bother. It’s all about bene Gesserit training techniques, the power of the voice.
    What was KK thinking or she wasn’t? In mourning for the marriage to Kanye? A simpatico move for the poor women in Afghanistan? The logistic’s of putting it on are frightening. Neptune has a lot to answer for.
    A dream last night featuring many people at a gathering that people were told cost 5 million when in fact it secretly cost 20 million and i went from person to person to tell them the truth of it. Secrets and blabbing? That seems very a very Neptune and Sagg combination.
    Neptune in 10th mid heaven, feels it influences my life way more than Saturn, a mix of fantasy and researching everything is my life.

    1. Pegs, thanks for always enlightening Neptune observations… I have Neptune in middle of Sag, rules my Mars-MC Pisces. It is always very weird how sensitive my Neptune point is (with transits). Am still a student of astro, but back when I didn’t know anything at all, I got married (happily, thank Goddess) just as Jupiter conjuncted my Neptune. Son born when Venus conjuncted it, daughter when Merc was retrograding around it. Mars-Pluto conjuncted it the only time I have ever seen a gun in real life, much less pointed at me, during an armed robbery at a bank I worked p/t at, many years ago.
      But like you i feel it influences my life much more than anything else – love of fantasy, and also research. I also have a chronic health condition that only alleviates with Neptune activities, lol (away w fairies). Thanks for wisdom Pegs.🙏

      1. Thank you, Wish, for sharing. What you say about Neptunian activities positively affecting your health, resonates. I have Neptune opposite my Taurus Moon and feel it is very influential in my life. Need to have dreamy days, or existence seems pointless ✨

        1. Same. Without Neptune my life thus far would have been drab and frankly intolerable. Dreams and imagination have been both compensatory and revelatory

        2. Neptune to Earth tuning in. Calcifer you have mistaken me for Earth🌟.
          Or maybe Earth Star was reading my mind. LOL. If you are Neptunian being away with the fairies is a non negotiable.

          Shame on those teachers and adults for telling us sensitive folk to stop daydreaming.

          1. Sorry Wish and Earth! Of course I know you are different persons! :-). Both of you often write posts which catch my attention and cause me to comment, hence the slip of the pen

            1. What a lovely compliment – both being confused for Wish, and for catching your interest !!😊 thanks Calcifer – and yes, if your Neptune and Moon can’t have a regular dance together from opp sides of your chart they may send floods..? (Hopefully of joy/bliss.💫🏄‍♀️) xx

    2. Yes exactly. I’m wondering if tights over face isn’t her most interesting and memorable outfit ever. Because it does seem so incredibly “her”. If you think about KK isn’t she the woman without a face, body even? It’s highly conceptual and also yes, very taliban tally my banana

      1. Hi there fellow Dreamers!! 💗💗 it’s me (that u see?🦄), Earthwishstar.😄
        Yep !!!🙌 Forever on all my school report cards “inclined to daydream”.
        Now it is a matter of physical health (that I literally and regularly do what our Sat-Pluto society deems “unproductive”) ☺🙄 A lot of people don’t understand, and while I feel for them (pesky Neptune – again) I can’t do anything but “do” my Mermaid. So glad to have found you dolphins in the ether..😊🐋 Keep creating/being idle when you can.

  10. Neptune looms large in KK’s chart for sure, but i’m sure the awfully long Pluto sq natal Pluto transit that she’s been heaving since 2019 has influenced the Priestess of Pluto look too. And Mars on her MC (exact!) on the gala night. It was never gonna be a fluffy look.

    1. ‘Priestess of Pluto’ is so apt! When the mythological Hades/Pluto emerged above ground to move among the mortals, he always wore a hood which made him invisible… 🌚

  11. Mystic, could you pull some strings & suggest to Anna Wintour that next year’s Met Gala theme should be “The US Pluto Return”? Now that would be fun!

    1. I think they should do “Galactic Federation” but the USA theme was prob to try and pump sales for advertisers/American fashion industry but of course, it alienates/bores the creatives. All the buzz was at the after-parties.

  12. A$AP Rocky’s Blanket coat is what we all want to hermit under when being dragged out of bed to go to some crazy high stakes event

  13. Wow, Mystic, I love this piece so much! Glamour, fashion, zeitgeist, psychology, interpersonal relationships, gossip – everything seen through the prism of astrology. Insightful and endlessly entertaining, thank you! 🤩

    1. PS Especially loved your observations about the special quality of Justin and Hailey’s love and Anna Wintour feeling ‘back at school and seriously uncool’ 💛

        1. Zendaya, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kylie Jenner, Lily Collins, Harry Styles, SZA, Katie Perry, Lady Gaga, Blake Lively, Billy Porter … these are just a few I know of.

      1. Yes me too. There’s something almost spooky about seeing pure young devoted cis het couple love. It’s terribly unfashionable right now and that’s why it’s so spooky looking. We almost never see it anymore, among the elites or as an aspirational ideal. There’s something refreshing, almost religious or monastic? Devotional

    1. I think her taste in clothes goddamn awful and she photographed a LOT. After saying that i loved her in Blue Detective in plain police attire.

  14. AOC – the Libra with an iron-fist-in-velvet-glove variety; and with Sagg Rising, she’s always on mission – even at the Met Gala.
    Add to that a 12th H Venus (exalted) which often translates to loving humanity more than material things, and you get a heady mix of beauty, brains, compassion & GUTS. How the patriarchy must love her, LOL.

    1. I think it is hilarious that tax the rich is seen as some out there leftist extremist statement these days. Used to be that the real grifters – those who are making a mint out of the pandemic for eg. would pretend that they already were being taxed. Things have got to the point where noone bothers pretending – Trumpists have put the nail in the coffin of the dream of economic and civic justice, those that can are just flat out thieving from the poor and pouring what is left of the planet’s resources down their vast maws while we all pay for their privilege.
      Yes she has guts. Nothing changes without engagement with the power structures that exist.
      Quite disturbed to see the vitriol below.

      1. I must say I found the whole thing a bit tasteless to be honest. I’m so pleased to think the world is getting back on track but hang on most kids are in masks at school, most people are legally challenging mandate in order to keep jobs, all the staff were in masks and so many businesses are gone to the wall. This lot then flounce in like its 2019. One has to query the divisions, the science and the power tripping. There’s some serious questions to be asked right now.

        1. 100 agree. Met gala is about as relevant as AW’s crustacean beetle bob
          I think Kanye dressed KK and got it bang on.
          Thats very much his aesthetic too. Ultra minimal and kinda taliban I’d have covered my face in shame if I was contractually obligated to be there too. We can’t be the only ones reluctant to leave the Uranus in Taurus comfort couch bubble. If I couldn’t go literally wrapped up in a weighted anxiety blanket then yeah okay tights over my head it is. Can’t be arsed W make up. Sorry Anna

          1. But I love that you covered it MM because trashing it is the fun part. Ugh imagine actually having to be there irl. Talk about an overdrawn, overdressed, brightly lit existential crisis

  15. I LOVE love you covered the Met!! 😍
    I thought the fashionably late late show of Rih & Rocky was definitely fueled by them delving into a Neptunian night of love and losing complete sense of space / time lol. I’m so happy you covered their Astro! Hmm with Kim I think she has creatively realigned herself to Kanye, and we know that full face masks is more his current Donda style. Kanye was there too, but as in previous years he let Kim shine or in the case of this year…. disappear 😂

    1. I thought it was the best KKW look ever! (No, I am so not a fan of her’s) and it summed up America totally, a black hole of a silouette. So weird, that shot of her and her sister, the photo flash makes her look literally like a cipher cut out.

      1. lol the internet has gone off with the memes of the two sisters. I still admire her courage whatever the intended fashion angle was, be it incognito or controlling her image from the paparazzi.
        My main interest peaked when I saw fellow 12 houser Frank Ocean accessorize with a neon robot called Cody 💚

  16. Over on the Twitter, a scientist threw up a wonderful thread matching maybe a dozen of the outfits to various colorful species of bees. Just imagine if the theme had intentionally been pollinators, or something else relevant to the insane world we’re in today, instead of a vague mushy “American independence” theme which left all attempted fashion statements vague, disconnected, and at worst self-serving. (which, now that I think of it, pretty much is exactly where “American independence” is these days.)

    1. Case in point, Kendall Jenner wore a dress that was inspired by one that Audrey Hepburn wore in My Fair Lady “because it has really pretty lines”. Uh, yes Kendall, so very relevant to American Independence.

  17. This is brilliant Mystic thank you. I legit thought A$AP was wearing a blanket! As a fellow cancer moon person if I were forced to attend one of these events, I would be tempted to do the same LOL

    1. Yes, like a big soft shell. Maybe it’s like wearing a mask for the body where you can secretly give certain people the bird without them knowing?

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