March 22, 2012

the Zodiac Dresser: Pisces

Welcome to another installment of my Zodiac Dresser series in which I explore astrology through outfits. We've come to the last of the twelve zodiac signs, Pisces. 

I consider Pisces a triple water sign because not only is it's element water, Pisces is also represented by the fish and ruled by the planet Neptune, named after the Roman god of the seas. Pisces's strong association with water and fish made Maymont Park's Japanese koi garden the ideal location for this shoot by Charles O'Donovan.
60s dress: Nobody's Baby, Oregon * 70s boots and sunglasses: vintage 
I chose this dress because its colors relate to the turquoise associated with Pisces and the red koi in the garden. The dress's mandala-like pattern also reflects the mystical, spiritual and transcendental qualities characteristic of Pisces.
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Water's intense influence makes Pisces an especially sensitive, artistic and imaginative sign with strong intuition and emotions. They are often dreamers....
dreaming with the fishes
turquoise eyeshadow: MAC * headband: Urban Outfitters
Pisces are also said to be drawn to drugs and alcohol as well as the wrong romantic partners as a result of being overly empathetic, idealist and escapist. Because Neptune is the God of mystery, illusion and deception, Pisces are often secretive and purposefully vague.
fish
Aquamarine is a fitting stone to represent the watery souls of Pisces which run very, very deep.

some of my favorite notable Pisceans include: Kurt Kobain * Elizabeth Taylor * Albert Einstein * Jean Harlow * Pierre-August Renoir * Johnny Cash * Karen Carpenter * Nicolaus Copernicus * Patricia Hearst * Victor Hugo * George Harrison * Sydney Poitier and Dr. Seuss

Well, the Zodiac Dresser series has now completed a full astrological year. I'm so happy with the response these posts have generated that I'm going to continue it into the next year.

--m

1 comment:

  1. The fish in the first picture with you is marvelous!  I love it.  And I'm so so so glad you're continuing this series!  I've been reading a lot about astrology lately.  What sources do you recommend?

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