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The Nail Polish Color You Should Wear, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Looking to try out a new manicure? Let astrologers guide you on your next salon visit.

When it comes to fashion and beauty, everyone has different tastes. Whether you prefer simple, classic looks or you're the type who likes to experiment, it's always fun to express yourself through your wardrobe and makeup. And with summer quickly approaching, it's time to start thinking about manicures and pedicures. These days, the nail salon has polishes in every color of the rainbow, but astrology can help you narrow things down. Keep reading to find out what nail polish color you should wear, based on your zodiac sign.

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Lauren Ash is a professional astrologer, writer, and artist. She writes horoscopes for USA TODAY and pens columns for Best Life, InStyle, StyleCaster, Mane Addicts, and Reader's Digest, among others. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to her blog for monthly horoscopes.

Aries: Ruby Red

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Aries are passionate leaders who aren't afraid of making a statement, trying new trends, or experimenting with bold shades. But since you're always on the go, a simple but classic design that makes a statement is best for you.

A sassy and colorful dash of ruby-red polish will let you indulge in your fun, playful demeanor. Plus, red is your power color, so you'll feel emboldened and confident no matter what.

Taurus: Classic French Manicure

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Tauruses are loyal and reliable. You're a fan of the tried and true and like things that are classic and always in style.

"You're known for your natural beauty," says professional astrologer KJ Atlas. "So you need a style that is gorgeous [and] intentional, but nobody would ever know how much work actually went into it." The classic French manicure is simple but also timeless and beautiful.

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Gemini: Rainbow

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Geminis are quick-witted and adaptable. And although you love to treat yourself, you can have a tough time narrowing down your options. So, you'll want a nail polish color that allows you some versatility.

Why not try painting each finger a different color that reflects your fun-loving and social personality? This way, you'll never get bored.

Cancer: Opalescent Pearl

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Sensitive and highly intuitive, you like things that make you feel comfortable and familiar. And as an emotional water sign, you also enjoy nostalgia.

"Always taking care of others, Cancer needs a style that is easy to maintain on the go, however, it must still be chic," says Atlas. A sophisticated opalescent shade of pearl reflects your calming and serene energy and is a sweet blast from the past.

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Leo: Bright Orange

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As the fun-loving extrovert of the zodiac, you need a nail polish that shows off your confidence and makes a statement. And as the sign ruled by the Sun, you're most drawn to bright, warm colors.

That's why we recommend selecting a shade of juicy orange the next time you hit the nail salon. These soft and sweet summer nails are sure to attract attention all year round.

Virgo: Blush Pink

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Virgo, you're known for your straightforward approach to life. You're always on the move and can't be bothered to slow down for anyone or anything. And as the zodiac's perfectionist, you need a manicure that looks good and lasts.

"Virgo knows how to make a minimalist style seem maximalist," says Atlas, "You like to show off without being too showy." So, a simple blush pink or nude nail polish that's easy to maintain is perfect.

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Libra: Lavender

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You live and breathe beauty, Libra. Ruled by romantic Venus, you love experimenting with trendy styles. Like your personality, your ideal nail polish color is soft, sweet, and alluring.

Normally, you're drawn to classic shades of pink and red, but lavender is a nice twist on a romantic hue. Not only is this light purple shade associated with relaxation, but it also adds a pop of color to your look.

Scorpio: Black Stiletto

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Scorpios are most often drawn to intense, moody styles. With Pluto, the planet of darkness, ruling your zodiac sign, you're no stranger to walking on the darker side.

So, the next time you visit the nail salon, channel your inner rebel and choose a bold set of black stiletto nails. This pointy nail shape is a refreshing departure from your routine, but the black polish gives you the mysterious vibe you love so much.

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Sagittarius: Neon

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Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, you're not afraid to step outside your comfort zone. "The adventurer of the zodiac, Sagittarius can rock a bohemian style that looks as if you haven't seen a salon in weeks—yet somehow still looks impeccable at the end of the day," says Atlas.

However, you're also a bold fire sign, so you're open to a bright neon—perhaps even multi-colored—nail polish.

Capricorn: Sage Green

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Capricorns like to keep things professional, while still having an element of fun and fashion. As a sign that's always making big plans and even bigger money moves, you need a nail polish style that shows you mean business.

An earthy sage green reflects your mature and reliable nature and won't require much upkeep. It might be more subtle than some colors, but you've got bigger things to worry about!

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Aquarius: Animal Print

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You're a natural-born rebel, so any manicure that's out-of-the-ordinary is just what you're looking for. Whether it's a bold color, an unusual print, or something totally unique, Aquarius energy can pull off any style.

If anyone can rock a set of loud and eye-catching nails, it's you, which is why an unexpected set of mix-and-match animal print nails is exactly what we'd recommend.

Pisces: Florals

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You're the dreamer of the zodiac, Pisces, so when it comes to your style, you don't take yourself too seriously. There's something whimsical and charming about how you express yourself, and you need a nail polish color to reflect that.

And while you tend to be drawn to colors that remind you of cool, calming waters, you also like to experiment with new things. A funky floral design will add just the right amount of pizzazz and have you feeling like you're one with nature.

Lauren Ash
Lauren Ash is a profession astrologer, culture expert, and lifestyle writer based in St. Louis. Read more
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