Astrology enjoyed a strong revamp in the past months, with the younger generations developing a sudden interest in the art. For most of us, horoscopes have rarely represented anything more than those few pages in the back of magazines that would attempt to give you some indication of what your week would look like, usually not getting much right. To honor the times when you really hoped that the five-star rating for “luck” you got would bring something good, we are attempting to assign you your next manicure based on your zodiac sign: see what the stars have picked for you!
Aries (March 20th - April 19th)
The first sign of the zodiac, the Ram, is energetic, sincere, and incredibly stubborn. Their main strength is their bravery, which inspires those around them and makes them natural leaders. The fierceness that comes with being a fire sign can only be channeled in a bold red and gold glitter manicure, which is the closest thing to the fire they carry within.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
The Bull is the epitome of stability. They’re usually set in their ways and have a strong appreciation for everything comfortable, whether it be their clothes or the people they surround themselves with. They’re reliable and trustworthy, just like a french manicure, their color scheme comes from their element, earth, and they appreciate the comforts that come with financial stability: is there a better manicure than a green french with gold accents?
Gemini (May 21st - June 21st)
Those born under the sign of Gemini are networking masters. They love building relationships and conversing with new people, and they’re usually very driven intellectuals. They’re pretty charismatics, and their element being air shows just how flexible, open and curious their mind can be. Nothing represents fluidity like a little abstract art, so that’s what we’re proposing!
Cancer (June 22nd - July 22nd)
Much like Taurus, Cancer has a strong sense of stability. However, those born under this sign are naturally inclined to domesticity and sensitivity, which usually translates to them being the mom friend. They’re sensitive and truly value harmony and community, and they’ll usually wear their heart on their sleeve. Their delicateness is mirrored in their element, water, and we think that it should also be reflected in a classy, gentle white and pink mani.
Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)
Leos are stereotypically vain, prideful, and dramatic. They love being the center of attention, and they’re generally very warm and creative. They’re natural leaders like their fellow fire sign Aries, but their people skills generally stem from their inherent charisma. Their sign is the one that rules the hottest month of summer: add that to the Sun being their ruling star and their flair for the dramatic, and you’ll get an artsy gold manicure that is basically unforgettable.
Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)
If you know a Virgo, you know they’re usually misunderstood. Yes, they are judgemental, hyper-critical, and overachievers, but they’re doing it for other people’s sake. Virgos are very efficient and organized, generally with a strong sense of duty, and always willing to help others. Their tendencies are almost maternal, and chances are they’re incredibly intelligent. Their element is earth, which perfectly symbolizes their need for clear structures (or, as some like to call it, perfectionism). A set of earthy-toned nails with some pink to represent the Virgin are elegant, versatile, and modest, just like them.
Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)
The Scales have a lot in common with their symbol. Libras tend to overthink and have a hard time making decisions, since they’re very good at understanding every perspective. They see in shades of grey, which can sometimes make them conflict avoidant, but they also make for great diplomats. They tend to enjoy company and to avoid being alone, and their element, air, perfectly symbolizes the fluidity they rely on to move through social situations. It all comes down to Libras being indecisive and sensitive, so we’d never expect them to stick to a single color: opal nails would allow them to have every single shade they could possibly desire.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
After reading about Libras, Scorpios will give you whiplash. They’re intuitive, curious (as in they’ll ask you questions until they figure out every inch of your mind curious), and they perceive reality in black and white. They’re usually introverts who need solitude to really thrive, and their creative minds more than make up for the lack of company. Scorpios are typically pictured as a little edgy, and their ruling planet is Pluto (no, not a planet, yes, the celestial body that took the name of the Roman God of the Underworld), so we had to make sure their mani reflects that: a black ombre would probably match their fashion sense.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)
The Archers are profoundly spiritual truth-seekers. They’re usually fascinated by religion and philosophy, which are disciplines they dive into to study the depths of human nature. They’re fearless and curious about the inner workings of the human mind, which they explore with an unyielding passion. They can be a little too audacious, but that’s just a sign of how strong their drive is. Their element is fire but the color typically associated with this horoscope is navy, so we suggest mixing the two palettes into a single, stylish look.
Capricorn (December 21st - January 20th)
Capricorns are basically Stachanovists. They work hard, are stubborn, have their duties planned in maniacal detail, and despise anyone who interferes with their organization. They’re also pragmatic and incredibly rational, so they might not be in touch with their feelings as they might prevent them from reaching their objectives (but they will succeed, whatever it takes). Their strict discipline doesn’t leave them a lot of time to keep up with trends, so a solid nude that never goes out of style will probably do it for them - but we recommend adding some detail to mix it up, every now and then.
Aquarius (January 21st - February 18th)
If you have ever met a living contradiction, they were probably an Aquarian. This sign is basically an outcast with lots of friends: they see how the world is, and they absolutely despise it, so they work hard to make it a better place involving others in their plans. Aquarians are great at working in teams and enjoy hearing other people’s opinions, while constantly dismantling and rebuilding their own. They’re usually visionaries who strive to improve everything around them, and it’s no coincidence their element is air. Their perception of their inner world is constantly changing, and this movement should be reflected in their nail art.
Pisces (February 19th - March 19th)
The final sign of the zodiac cycle is an elusive one. Pisces are selfless, dreamy, and highly imaginative, but they’re also pretty hard to label. They’re strongly driven by their feelings, and they tend to live in their fantasies - unlike Aquarians, who simply create them. They’re typically empaths and completely attuned to other people’s feelings, and they usually make wonderful friends willing to help you with sound advice whenever you need it. For these dreamers we recommend a fairytale-looking sky, which you can comortably recreate on your nails.
Do you identify with your sign description? Whether you do or not, we are hoping this gave you some mani inspiration: let us take a peek at your star-assigned nail art by tagging us on Instagram!