If you're starting to lose enthusiasm for what's hanging up in your wardrobe or the whole concept of making an effort, it's less that you've fallen into a fashion rut and more that you're probably too busy with life's other demands. You'll have a chance to have more fun, colour and creativity in your life and your fashion choices next week. Until then wait for the right mood to kick in.
Communication is an important theme this week with Mercury and Venus, the planets of communication and beauty joining forces. While Mercury gives you the resources to find the right words at the right time, Venus knows that a picture paints 1,000 words, encouraging you to use your fashion choices to make the kind of statement you want to make or to send the right message.
In the final days of your birthday month and even after the Sun leaves on Friday, you're at a point where it's all about committing to the future and the new journey ahead. Yet with Venus, planet of beauty already been and gone, you've already had a chance to update your fashion tastes and styles, allowing you to move into your new solar year with a new look or keeping the same old look if it's the real you.
While your birthday month and new solar year won't kick off until the Sun returns to your sign on Friday with Venus, planet of beauty already here there is already a desire to more on, for a new look and to claim the real you. This allows you to get a jump on your new solar year, as well as start a new journey with some clear likes and dislikes.
As Venus, planet of beauty continues on her trip down fashion's memory lane she's nearing the end and due to return to your sign next week she's already starting to look ahead. For now though it's by revising the past that you'll find clues to what you want from the future, with a sense of nostalgia bringing some timely reminders.
Even though Venus, planet of beauty has your fashion focus geared more to after hours and your social life, in what is an auspicious and extremely important professional week, having the right image is essential and easier to pull off than you might think. This is less about dressing to impress and more about looking and feeling empowered.
While a sense of adventure and curiosity is likely to have you more focused on exploring options than nailing things down, the one exception is likely to be on the fashion front, where you're likely to be taking some firm stands. While this will be the case across the board it will be especially so when it comes to your professional image.
In her last full week in an adventurous part of your chart Venus is challenging your excuses, especially when it comes to remaining in a fashion rut. Even a lack of inspiration is no excuse, with a world of inspiration out there. You'll have more fun if you take away any urgent need to make a stand and instead use online or window shopping as a chance to simply explore your options.
You'll find it hard to remain sitting on the fashion fence this week with Venus, planet of beauty's last full week in a passionate part of your chart not only calling for bold statements and colours, but also for change. If you're put off by the fear of big changes or a complete makeover, go for the small changes that help you to stick your toe in the water.
A busy week on the work front will leave little time for play, making it important to create some clear boundaries and distinctions between work and play. At work it's all about power dressing and dressing for success, whereas after hours you have a chance to step into something far more colourful and playful, making it clear that you're now on your time.
With life only getting busier and more professionally focused over the coming weeks and months, having the right professional image is everything, but you also need to know when to relax and wind down. This brings a need to step up to the plate when you have to, but also to avoid creating fashion emergencies where there are none. Keeping a balance between work and play is essential.
Bringing more fun, playfulness, colour and creativity into your life and your fashion choices has shifted from an opportunity to a necessity, with all things functional and practical fast losing their appeal. The easiest way to bring more colour into your life is to bring more colour into your surroundings and especially your fashion choices.