Astro Fashion: Birth Chart Chic in 1966

Woman weekly, 1966

Fashion sense and body types based on zodiac signs according to a 1966 issue of Woman weekly magazine (astrologer & artist unknown).

Using astrology to define someone’s appearance and tastes became extremely popular in the 1960s and 70s. It’s still popular today but our understanding of the subject has broadened so astrologers typically look beyond sun signs now when describing someone’s looks and fashion sensibility based on their birth chart.

Kimberly Peta Dewhirst is a an example of modern astrologer that “helps people navigate the fashion and aesthetics of the zodiac” according to her website Star Sign Style. In an interesting interview with The Numinous titled “Temple of Venus: Dressing for Your Birth Chart” she explains how you can find your own unique style by examining your chart. Besides your sun sign, she suggests considering your rising sign or ascendant as well as the placement of your Moon, Midheaven, Venus and Mars to get a broader and more in-depth understanding of how you may appear and what might appeal to your aesthetics. Her method is explained and demonstrated by contributing columnist Elyssa Jakim.

Here are a few ways you can use your chart to find your style according to Kimberly Peta Dwhirst & Elyssa Jakim:

Rising Sign: “Speaks to the outer personality that you present to the world.”
Sun Sign: “We often really resonate with our Sun sign which can feel like our ‘superpower’ sign.”
Moon Sign: “Represents your emotional core—what makes you feel comfortable.”
Venus Sign: “How we dress to impress.”
Mars Sign: “How we assert our energy.”
Midheaven: “The impression we give off before people have met us…our reputation and the spirit that precedes us.”

I suggest having your birth chart in hand before approaching this Woman weekly graphic from 1966 so you can better appreciate these vintage zodiac inspired fashion plates. When studied together, particular planet placements can offer an interesting interpretation of your fashion sense and sensibility.

Author: Kimberly Lindbergs

Writer, researcher, and artist with eclectic interests.