One Fashionable Astrologer on Manifesting and Dressing with Intention
“The whole reason I got into astrology is because it provides answers to certain things happening in life,” says astrologer Alice Bell, who walked away from her post at Vogue (in the fashion department, so naturally style makes its way into her current work now and then) a year ago to launch Stalk—an all-things-astrology destination where you can ask questions, get virtual readings, and dig into your birth chart. “There’s a specific timing with it—like when things might be more challenging at work or within a relationship, and it gives you hope that, for example, in a year, this tough period will be over.”
And while her focus ordinarily centers around the usual trials and inescapable tribulations of life, love, career—this year, things shifted. “This pandemic made me look at astrology in global terms,” she says. “These big planets like Pluto, Saturn, and Uranus affect major cultural movements. When they touch, it means big changes for everyone.” And lately, questions from uneasy clients have started pouring in: When is work going to be good again? When am I going to make money? When are things going to go back to normal? Now that we’re all ruminating on the year ahead, we asked Bell: Can the cosmos help us manifest what we want out of the year? Can they guide us in dressing with intention for the destiny we desire? Bell shares some stellar insights below.
March 21 – April 19
You tend to go for pieces that move with your hectic schedule. And you spend a lot of time burning off all that extra energy—so it’s likely you’ve got the work outfits to prove it. You’re attracted to bold colors and anything that demands attention when you walk into a room.
It’s a career year for Aries, so you may be spending time reevaluating your goals or thinking about what you want to accomplish. As a result, you might be more into power dressing, gravitating toward practical workwear pieces. Even if you’re spending time at home right now, you still feel inclined to wake up and get dressed in order to get things done.
April 20 – May 20
You experience the world through your senses, moving slowly and savoring the small stuff, like nature walks, art, and cooking. But you’re also quite introverted and a little set in your ways. You’re not into out-there trends, and you tend to stick to the classics, like a great trench coat, cashmere sweaters, or loafers that work with everything in your closet. You don’t mind a splurge now and then, as long as it’s on quality pieces.
This year, you’re going to spend a lot of time expanding your beliefs about the world. You might be reading a lot, writing, even researching more than usual. Travel isn’t exactly in the cards right now, so your typical vacation-specific temptations might be on pause. Instead, you’re living in luxurious loungewear while cozying up to page-turners or the latest cultural documentary.
May 21 – June 20
Skimming headlines, scrolling through social media, group texts—Gemini has a lot going on. You’re a multitasker, and sitting still is not your strong suit; you’re the type of person who’s always on. Trendwise, you’re in the know, but you also like to switch things up now and then. You’re normally drawn to pretty prints and interesting jewelry, and you love a brand with a good backstory.
It’s a big transformational year for Geminis. You might be cleansing yourself of bad habits or cutting out toxic relationships and really working on yourself. Emotions might come up for you. You’re an analyzer, but the last thing you want to do is analyze your feelings. As for your style, it’s always evolving and never in-your-face. You might be drawn to deep, mysterious tones that fit your mood.
June 21 – July 22
Sure, you may be a bit sensitive and afraid to put yourself out there, but you’re also nurturing, and you’re a great support to the people you are tight with. You may be a bit of a homebody, preferring to stay in over going out, and leaning on comfortable pieces. You get nostalgic for the past, and your style reflects that—through vintage clothing, feminine silhouettes, or anything that calls another era to mind.
It’s the year of the relationship for Cancer, be it in business or love. You might be wondering what to wear to your next virtual date night. Shoot for florals or something romantic, like floaty dresses and classic cardigans, and reach for anything that looks good from the waist up—for that FaceTime happy hour later.
July 23 – August 22
As a Leo, you know how to light up a room, and people are naturally drawn to you because of that fierce confidence. You’ve got a great sense of humor and you try not take everything so seriously. You also have a creative side, leaning into art, fashion, or the performing arts—and your style might reflect this. You tend to double down on bright colors and show off your personality through the way you dress.
Two thousand twenty is the year of putting in work. You’re staying focused, getting organized, and maybe doing less socializing and dating than you’re used to. You might be keeping elevated basics top of mind, as well as anything practical for day-to-day. Getting in shape could also be a priority, so it might be time to upgrade those leggings.
August 23 – September 22
To say that you’re a perfectionist would not be a stretch. You’re ruled by Mercury, so it’s hard to turn off and relax. You like routine and find purpose through your work. Which is why you usually look sleek and put-together (no frills, accessories, or overly loud prints). Often, you go for structured basics, and you never underestimate the power of a great pair of jeans.
This year is all about social hour. You may start taking style risks by adding color to your closet or experimenting with new silhouettes, novel details, or exciting twists on everyday basics. You’re feeling confident in who you are and might try and put yourself out there more.
September 23 – October 22
Relationships are important to you. And you thrive on people’s energy. You are put off by aggressive behavior and prefer everyone to remain calm. You’re also drawn to beauty and art, which could play a role in how you dress. You like to look good and might splurge on clothing and beauty products often, but it’s hardly ever impulsive. Libra is always ahead of the trend curve.
Grounding at home is a big focus this year. It’s a time for some inner restructuring—you might be getting ahold of your emotions to understand how your past has shaped who you are now. Sheltering in place aside, this year you might be hunkering down with family more, socializing less, and reaching for comfier, toned-down pieces, like jeans instead of dresses or cardigans over statement-making shirts.
October 23 – November 21
Scorpios are very private. You feel all the feels underneath the surface, and it all comes out at once when you’re upset. You’re good at reading people but act cautiously, never one to let people in easily. You might veer toward darker colors, like navy, black, and grey, and tougher fabrics, like leather, along with pieces that hug your body and radiate that magnetic, sexual energy you possess. Your style is subtle but very much yours.
It’s a busy, communications-oriented year for Scorpios. You’re likely answering emails, scheduling calls, and absorbing new information like a sponge. Your mind is in overdrive. You might take up a class or learn a new skill to put to work later. In the wardrobe department, go for versatile pieces that can navigate any social situation in the future, and anything that goes from day to night.
November 22 – December 21
You’re the spiritually seeking world traveler of the zodiac, always pushing yourself to have new experiences. And you may have a lot of pieces from your travels. You tend to look at things with an upbeat, big-picture perspective, trusting that they will work out, ever the optimist. You’re extroverted, usually out and about, and that plays a role in how you dress. The Sagittarian’s style mantra: Go big or go home—but be careful not to overdo it.
It’s the year of the side hustle. And your focus might be shifting toward money and work—building up self-esteem by putting in the hours and seeing results. For that reason, you might get into power dressing, toning things down with polished pieces that look a bit more professional.
December 22 – January 19
You’ve got your eyes set on success, putting all your energy into your career and goals—and you tend to dress for the job. You like things to make sense, and you crave structure, so it’s likely that you’re particular about what you wear and are always appropriately dressed for the occasion. Everything needs to be tailored and fit perfectly, so structured coats and well-cut slacks are right up your alley.
Capricorn is going through a period of self-growth. You may be taking a hot second away from work to figure out who you really are, building up that confidence, and taking more risks in your personal life than usual. As a result, you might be experimenting with color and prints, incorporating personal touches, and creating a style that’s uniquely yours.
January 20 – February 18
You tend to do your own thing, and freedom and independence are everything. And in the same way that you hate being told what to do, you’re not about to be told what to wear, either. You never let trends dictate your taste, and you have a unique way of dressing, one that you’ve probably stuck with your whole life. You like looking for things that no one else has, like unexpected prints or cool emerging brands your friends haven’t heard about.
It’s going to be an introverted year for Aquarius. It might be a good time to deal with any unaccounted emotions you’ve been too afraid to face. You could be redefining your sense of self so that next year you can move forward with confidence. You may seek out mystical or spiritual experiences and reach for flowy pieces to bring along.
February 19 – March 20
As the last sign of the zodiac, you’re also the wisest. You’re intuitive and compassionate, and you have an innate ability to pick up on the subtleties of other people’s energy. You’re drawn to mystical experiences and may even take an interest in astrology or wellness. Sometimes it’s hard for Pisces to pinpoint a concrete direction for their lives; motivation could come and go in waves. Your style might be more bohemian and relaxed, with fluid silhouettes in calming shades of purple, blue, or turquoise.
Your focus for the year is on friendships. It’s likely that you’re working on expanding your social network, accomplishing things with the help of others right now, and trying not to feel so alone. You tend to be more casual by nature, but this year you might feel a stronger pull toward going-out pieces that you can wear in the future, when we aren’t social distancing and staying home.
These readings are based on your Sun sign. Want the full holistic view? Reach out to Alice Bell for a private session or a birth chart reading.