Princess Margaret has shaped our obsession with the horoscope, Meghan Markle is proof of it
When Meghan Markle recently appeared wearing two diamond zodiac necklaces depicting her children earlier this month, it affirmed her belief in astrology. Like millions of us, sure or not, Markle is probably reading her horoscope, and she has to thank Princess Margaret for the modern day astrological predictions.
When Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister was born in 1930, the Sunday express tasked astrologer RH Naylor to predict the future of the young royal. The story was so successful with the British public that the newspaper made the birthday predictions a regular column. Rather than focusing on individual birthdays, the intelligent Naylor created predictions around the ancient 12-star signs – grouping people born in certain months into their astrological sign – and assigning personality traits to those signs. This sparked the golden age of astrology – and newspapers and periodicals around the world established regular horoscope columns.
In Princess Margaret’s day, people looked forward to their astrological predictions in newspapers or magazines (some even refused to make big decisions until they got the predictions), but today with the internet , we have access to countless astrologers and diviners 24/7.
Interest in astrology, unsurprisingly, skyrocketed during the pandemic “when people were looking for more meaning and connection,” says Susan Miller, an established astrologer and author, whose website astrologyzone.com draws more of 10 million visitors per year. “People have always been in their horoscope, but some were silent about it. It’s no longer a secret.
Whether you are a true believer or not, everyone seems to agree with the zodiac jewelry trend, which also took off during the pandemic. It’s not a new trend, but it seems that many jewelers have also looked to the cosmos to create zodiac signs in their signature style. These witty “feel good” pieces were the bestsellers of the summer and have been spotted on celebrities from Hailey Bieber to Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner.
It’s more than just a style trend, says Logan Hollowell, the Los Angeles-based designer who created Meghan Markle’s zodiac necklaces.
“People are becoming sensitive to the reality that we are more than this life – we are all connected to energy, to the universe, really to everything around us. The signs of the zodiac are a physical reminder of this and much more on an individual level. Hollowell’s first jewelry design in 2015 was the Ursa Major Constellation. “I have always had a fascination with the cosmos. When I was little and looked at the sky, I always felt a sense of peace and a connection to the “home” in the stars. “
Mateo designer Matthew Harris only recently became a believer in the cosmos. “I grew up Jamaican and came from a very religious family, I was very far from astrology,” explained the designer based in New York. But five years ago, her friend Shereen Campbell (owner of My Little Magic Shop) read her board and changed everything. “It was so precise it was scary. I saw the things she mentioned come to fruition. Since then, Harris has had quarterly astrology readings and checks before every big decision. This stellar illumination has also resulted in a new collection of zodiac jewelry.
It seems that Naylor’s predictions for Princess Margaret in 1930 were also pretty accurate. He predicted that around his seventh year there would be a momentous event for the Royal Family and Great Britain. He nailed it: the year before his seventh birthday, Edward VIII abdicated the throne making his father King of England and changing the course of his life and that of his family.
Almost a century after Naylor made the current astrological predictions, many of us still make decisions and plans based on our horoscope. If that isn’t enough, you can always wear a stunning zodiac jewelry to show off your commitment to the cosmos.
Here are some of our favorite zodiac pieces.
Libra diamond constellation nails
Hollowell’s modern minimalist approach presents the constellations in a graphic style.
Zodiac necklace in 9-karat gold and diamonds
Simple and chic zodiac charms are personal expression: you can stack your sign with those of your close friends and family to keep them close to you.
Zodiac coin ring
This richly engraved zodiac coin is a personal heirloom.
Aries Constellation Diamond Pendant
A chic diamond constellation pendant necklace will provide good vibes every day.
Aries Diamond and Aquamarine Zodiac Mushroom Necklace
Brent Neale’s colorful mushroom pendants are adorned with zodiac symbols, making them even more magical.
Baby Lion Medallion
This little lion is such a favorite symbol that you might want to wear it even if you are not a Leo.
Cancer Zodiac Coin Pendant with Diamond Frame
A remarkable pendant that sparkles with diamonds, Ko’s zodiac symbols can be engraved with a personal message on the back.
Sagittarius Zodiac Pendant Necklace
David Webb’s double-sided zodiac pendants are carved from hammered gold and appear like ancient treasures.
Mini Capricorn Zodiac Locket
Capricorns should consider this versatile gold pendant that can be worn on a layered chain of necklaces or on a bracelet.
Zodiac Necklace Petite Libra
Go for style with this gold pendant featuring a trendy diamond zodiac symbol.
Aries Constellation Pendant
The cosmos is never far away when you wear Robinson Pelham’s diamond-set constellation pendants.
Turquoise Zodiac Necklace
Bright and playful, this turquoise pendant is like contemplating the sky shimmering with constellations.
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