Astrology for the aesthetically inclined. Fashion, beauty and adornment with celebrity zodiac signs.

Neptune In Virgo…

Prudishness, Prim and Proper!

Share the trends of the era and this astrology analysis – the signature style of Neptune in Virgo…


1928 –1943

☆ Prim ☆ Proper ☆ The Zipper ☆ Embroidery ☆

Planet Neptune really tunes into the fashion style of the moment, as it’s all about the glamour, the art, the style of the time.

Neptune in Virgo – A Mercury Ruled Sign…

With Neptune in a Mercury-ruled sign, Virgo, the areas governed by Virgo can be glamorised, idealised, or dissolved and diluted… Even blown away…

What’s more, the tone of Mercury itself will resonate…

The Great Depression – And The Dust Bowl…

Migrant Mother, 1936…

Virgo is the corn carrying maiden, holding a sheaf of wheat representing the toil and labor of harvest.

Just over 90 days after Neptune settled in Virgo’s field (July 24th 1929), the Wall Street Crash came, as well as The Great Depression.

This ushered in a sense of austerity, a collective mood of gloom and hardship.

Farm workers required nutritional assistance with the collapse of the agricultural industry, and the human race entered an era of frugality. This stretched from October 29, 1929 – 1939, and marked a time to be modest, conservative and humble.

The fashions trending were simple, cheap, and easy to make oneself.

The impact of this time lasted throughout Neptune’s transit of Virgo, which lasted till Neptune moved onto Libra in 1943.

Mercury presides over merchants, trade, silver, commerce and communication, and so we can consider this time period to be one of longing, loss, and despair around our ability to make cash and coin.

A lack of discernment was available during these desperate times…

The Hays Code: Puritanical Censorship…

On March 31st, 1930, the Hays Code for Film Censorship began to be adhered to, with Neptune at 01º14′ Virgo sextile a Taurus North Node.

Introduced to better control what people would see on-screen, the Motion Picture Production Code was there to deal with adult content: prohibiting profanity, suggestive nudity, graphic or realistic violence, sexual persuasions and rape. with rules around the use of crime, costume, dance, religion, national sentiment and morality. And according to the code – even within the limits of pure love or realistic love – certain facts have been regarded as outside the limits of safe presentation.

Racy images of women in power were art imitating life, as well as stories of drugs, alcohol, partying and overindulgence.

The movie industry was rocked by scandals: the death of Olive Thomas, the murder of William Desmond Taylor, and the alleged rape of Virginia Rappe by movie star Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle.

Widespread condemnation from religious and political organisations led to the questioning of the morals of Hollywood and the film industry, so that

While the 1920s were an affluent Jazz Age, the Wall Street Crash of 1929 bought depression, the economic reality was hard with a return to conservatism. This meant less money in people’s pockets for movie-going, austerity, and as life imitated art, married couples sleeping in separate beds!

Neptune In Virgo Fashion Style & Beauty Trends…

Some neat inventions came from this time.

Costing far less than buttons, zippers was an efficient, sensible trend (and invention introduced) that took off.

Durable cotton became widespread, subdued prints and colours were favoured, and even pleats or gathered skirts weren’t in as they wasted fabric.

This period saw the first widespread use of man-made fibers, rayon for dresses and viscose for linings and lingerie, and synthetic nylon stockings.

Practical ‘go anywhere’ outfits, suits and jackets were useful and adaptable for many occasions.

Women were to appear groomed and feminine, and with a lack of nutrition in foods there became a health-conscious outlook.

It was important to be mindful of germs and diseases. House dresses allow the daily tasks to come first…

  • Embroidery
  • Tailored
  • Smart & Tidy
  • Collars and Belted Waists
  • House Work.

Yet the 1930s also inspires our modern, formal gowns today. Evening gowns were neatly fitted, often accessorised with fur.

Metallic lame came into fashion http s://

Suntans (called at the time “sunburns”) became fashionable in the early 1930s, along with travel to the resorts along the Mediterranean, in the Bahamas, and on the east coast of Florida where one can acquire a tan, leading to new categories of clothes: white dinner jackets for men and beach pajamas, halter tops, and bare midriffs for women.

As Neptune passes Virgo he’s far from home as it’s possible to be – his most comfortable watery bed, Pisces.

This uncomfortable path is reflected by an uncomfortable time for people around at the time.

Born With Neptune In Virgo…

There are two ways we can observe Neptune in Virgo.

One is through the influence this transit had on people, and the art, music and fashions that became popular during this time frame.

The other is to examine those with the transit or planet prominent – and indeed the zodiac sign.

Maggie Smith,

Vanessa Redgrave

Buddy Holly was born September 7th, 1936 at 3.30 pm with the Sun conjunct Neptune in Virgo (and a perfect mutable cross in his chart). A pioneer of mid-1950s rock and roll, the name of Holly’s band “The Crickets”, who sang Peggy Sue, That’ll Be The Day. He died young in a plane crash tragedy, but was further immortalised through song in “American Pie”, his passing was referred to (by Don McLean) as “The Day the Music Died”.

Elvis Presley was born on January 8th 1935 with Neptune at 14º26′ trine his Capricorn Sun.

Shirley Bassey too.

Patsy Cline, September 8, 1932, 11:05 pm, with Sun, Neptune and Jupiter (conjunct) in Virgo, and a Capricorn Moon, who sang “I Fall To Pieces”, . Like Holly, the iconic country singer died in a plane crash while flying back to Nashville from a show in Kansas City.

One of the Universal label’s most consistent sellers, in 1973 she became the first solo female artist elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Roy Orbison

Carol Burnett, & Mary Tyler Moore, both Pisces Ascendant.

Barbara Eden,

Carole King, Petula Clark,

Lily Tomlin

Sir Ridley Scott is a filmmaker born November 30, 1937,

Yves Rocher born 7th April 1930

Paco Rabanne

Ted Hughes, an English poet and children’s writer, critics routinely rank him as one of the best poets of his generation. Hughes was British Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death.

Warren Buffett born 30th August 1930, with Sun-Neptune in Virgo.

Neptune & Drugs…

During this period we saw the first prescriptions of penicillin, and antibiotics.

Virgo is associated with the gut – our second brain – and with the intestines. It’s also the sign of busy harvest and aligns with our focus on efficiency, productivity and work efforts.

This medication was a solution that promoted a swift recovery from sickness, increasing our output and return the tasks. However, antibiotics don’t have a positive effect on the good bacteria and flora in the gut, with side effects that are still being explored today.

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