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July 28 2014

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On the Last Day of Mercury Retrograde, Chrissie Miller Explains It All

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Kanon Organic Vodka Dinner Party to Celebrate the Opening of 143Has your computer stopped working? Did your brand-new shoes fall apart? Mercury Retrograde might be to blame for all that. Luckily, it all ends today. To celebrate, we asked Chrissie Miller (pictured, left), the daughter of fashion’s favorite astrologer Susan Miller (pictured, right) and a rising star expert herself, to shed some light on what’s been going on with the cosmos. Here’s what she had to say.

When I was young, my mom (Susan Miller) would tell me not to tell anyone that she knew astrology, so it’s still crazy to me that now Mercury Retrograde is part of normal conversation these days. First of all, I would like to set the record straight about it: Mercury in Retrograde—let’s call it “MR”—is not a bad thing. It can definitely be annoying, which is why it has a bad rap, but there are also great things that can happen during MR, too. Let me explain. Mercury is the planet of communication, language, writing, editing, research, and speaking—basically, it’s the planet that makes us get things done, and done right. When it is in Retrograde (going backward), it can make that more difficult. Also, I hear people say that Mercury is always in Retrograde. Well, it’s not. It happens three times a year, three and a half weeks a year.

The worst of it: Computers or anything electrical may not work and need repair. You may have a miscommunication with a friend or lover. I would avoid having big talks during this time. I wouldn’t get married or sign any contracts, at all. Nothing bad will happen, but again, it could be annoying. For example, if you sign a lease, you may have to move out sooner than you thought, or if you get married it might rain…stuff like that. I also try not to buy anything new, like clothes. I usually wind up not liking it, or it breaks.

The best of it: I got my first job out of college during MR. The job, which ended up lasting many years, was with a friend from high school who was starting his own business. When I run into someone from my past during MR, there is usually a good reason. Also, it’s a good time to clean your house—think of it as astrological spring cleaning. I bet you will find things you have been looking for. (I just found a pair of earrings that I thought were gone forever.)

I also want to point out that astrology is very complicated. It takes years and years of studying—it’s really a science. I have been studying it since birth, and I have just scratched the surface. I trust my mom because I know how long she has been studying and learning it. So, beware of your friends who tell you that Scorpio rising is messing with your love life. Stick with the professionals.

Photo: Matteo Prandoni /BFAnyc.com

Kenzodiac: The Fashion Crowd’s New Favorite Astrologist?

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kenzoMove over, Susan Miller, Kenzodiac has arrived. Fierce devotees of the fashion set’s go-to astrologer will be pleased to know that Kenzo’s newly launched, online astrological platform will not only tell you what your love life is looking like this week, but also answer wardrobe questions as well. Not sure what to wear today? Kenzodiac says it’s a print cap sort of day for Pisces and a good time for polo shirts for anyone who’s a Capricorn. (Naturally, the style suggestions are heavy on the Kenzo merchandise.) Wondering what’s on the horizon this month? Scorpios, remember this is the month of the waxing gibbous moon, so “if you take this time to fight against your laconic nature and show more of who you are, you’ll see immediate benefits in your projects and relationships.” Every sign and reading is accompanied by a custom sketch by Franco-Canadian artist Julien Ceccaldi (like the one pictured, left). The site will be live all summer. We only wish it could answer all of our pressing questions, like where is Olivier Theyskens going next?

Illustration: Courtesy of Kenzo