This is Your Power Colour, According to Your Star Sign
Need a little boost? Tap the power of your star sign’s colour for some extra motivation, inspiration, and all-around good vibes.
We all have something that gives us the extra confidence to go out and take on the world. It’s often a special power outfit or a lucky charm we think gives us a little boost when we have an important job interview to ace or a first date to impress. Astrology can help take that idea a step further: Each star sign has a power colour that can help bring out its very best.
“Power colours help amplify your inherent nature and grant you the confidence to express it more freely,” says astrologer Guadalupe Terrones. Depending on your sign, that could refer to how you channel your intelligence, perseverance, politeness, or trustworthiness, among other personality traits. Also, each star sign’s colour can be related to various aspects of their chart, like their ruling planet or natural element. Discover the colour that brings out your best qualities so you can update your wardrobe, as well as your home or office decor, and make things go just a little more smoothly in your everyday life—and on your luckiest (and unluckiest) days of the year.
Aries (March 21–April 19): Red
Big, bold, and in charge, Aries feels most empowered by the colour red. “Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, which, in medical astrology, is in charge of adrenal glands and blood, among other things,” Terrones explains. “So red is the perfect colour for Aries, as it represents their ability to react well in high-pressure situations and to enjoy the adrenaline that comes with adventure.” Amplify your courage and presence as a leader through this dominant colour, whether you’re working, working out, or embarking on a new adventure.
Taurus (April 20–May 20): Green
Taurus is an earth sign and, as such, connects deeply with the colour green. “Green is great for inspiring Taurus to tap into their innate prosperity and their gift of creating abundance,” Terrones says. Like a verdant, lush forest, Taurus is rich in life and splendour. Their surroundings should represent and reinforce that concept, both to make them feel at home and to share that beauty with others. From lovely houseplants to luxurious jade stone, the colour green will help Taurus look and feel their best.
Gemini (May 21–June 20): Yellow
Gemini’s bright intellect and radiant personality translate to the colour yellow. Like a buzzing bee, this sign is energetic and always on the move, in body and spirit. “Gemini represents the curiosity of a young child as they learn new things,” Terrones says. Rely on scintillating yellow to inspire and revitalize you, especially in creative spaces like a home studio or work spaces like an office cubicle. Your star sign’s colour can transform lackluster surroundings with simple additions like sunflowers and yellow wall art.
Cancer (June 21–July 22): Silver
Ruled by the moon, Cancer is a very feeling and nurturing star sign that is always yearning for connection. Their power colour must reflect that lunar relationship. “Silver resembles the colour of the moon, which is ever-changing in our night sky,” Terrones explains. “Just as the moon waxes and wanes, so does Cancer.” Embracing this hue is a way of embracing themselves for who they are. Touches of silver can help them feel calm and remember that it’s OK to have emotions. By the way, here’s how August’s blue moon will rock your world, depending on your star sign.
Leo (July 23–August 22): Orange or Gold
Leos are ruled by the sun and, like the sun, are often the charismatic center of their environment. But not every Leo is 100 per cent confident 100 per cent of the time. Orange or gold can help them brighten their spirits on the days they feel less than their best. “These colours really represent their gift to shine as their unique self and draw attention, no matter who’s around,” Terrones says. “Leo can use orange or gold to inspire them out of their reluctance to take up the spotlight.”
By channeling your star sign’s colours, you’ll allow your inner brilliance to resonate with the world around you. That might mean dressing up with a bit of gold jewelry or displaying a flashy centerpiece on your dinner table. The bottom line: Showing confidence through your power colour can help inspire actual confidence. (Here are 12 confidence lessons you can learn at any age.)
Virgo (August 23–September 22): Brown
Another earth sign, Virgo is best represented by the colour brown, like the rich, life-giving soil beneath our feet. This hardworking sign may not always be recognized for its efforts, but that never stops them from giving their all. “Virgo can use brown to take pride in the depth and richness in a full day’s work,” Terrones says, “[like] a strong effort at the gym or finishing up a detailed project.” Sturdy and reliable, they feel most in the zone around wooden material and natural hues, in things like accessories, decor, and even paint colours.
Libra (September 23–October 22): Pink
Libra’s moderate temperament is best complemented by the colour pink. Much like themselves, pink can be mellow and reassuring. “Libra can use pink to inspire in others the same sense of lightheartedness when it comes to conversations that require resolution,” Terrones says. Libras are known for their commitment to partnership and mediation, which this colour can help foster. So, if you know you have a tough conversation with a friend or a boss coming up, sporting your power colour can help temper the tension. Share a soft, pink blanket with your pal on the couch, or take a rosy coffee tumbler into a work meeting. This technique just might help you make more money, too, as you smooth things over diplomatically. This technique just might help you make more money, too, as you smooth things over diplomatically.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21): Black
Many people associate darkness with misfortune or sadness, but what this shade truly represents is the unknown. Secretive, abstract, and contemplative, Scorpio feels more comfortable in the unknown than any of the other star signs. “Wearing black may help Scorpio feel a little more grounded in times of uncertainty,” Terrones says. Shadows are ambiguous, but embracing that ambiguity actually makes Scorpio more powerful. Get yourself in the right mental space for a nerve-racking job interview by wearing a black accessory, like a wrap bracelet or a fashionable scarf.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21): Purple
Historically, purple was a rare pigment that was once exclusive to nobility and royalty. Sagittarius revels in that regal vibe and often enjoys holding court or playing host. “There’s nothing a Sagittarius loves more than being looked up to for all that they’ve learned,” Terrones says. “Sagittarius should wear purple in preparation for a presentation or a public-speaking engagement so that it can evoke in them the role they were made to play: the philosopher king.”
Capricorn (December 22–January 19): Grey
A formidable earth sign, Capricorn aligns with grey, the colour of rock and metal. According to Terrones, it is a representation of their unique ambition and resolute nature. “The colour grey isn’t meant to evoke sadness or melancholy,” she says. “I view it as evoking the image of a snow-capped mountain; if anyone is going to make it to the top, it’s them. Capricorn should use grey as a symbol of their far-reaching goals.” Use this colour to help motivate you and be more productive when the path ahead looks intimidating. (These powerful inspirational quotes can also help!)
Aquarius (January 20–February 18): Blue
Aquarius is an imaginative air sign associated with the sky and the colour blue. To take the metaphor further, Terrones says, “the sky is not the limit for Aquarius, and they can often spend a lot of time day dreaming in the clouds. Aquarius should wear blue when they desire some inspiration for their next innovative project.” Use your star sign’s colour to help push past any mental roadblocks. Creating the right kind of environment for yourself will help the ideas flow.
Pisces (February 19–March 20): Light Green
As a water sign, Pisces can be gentle and adaptable, but also powerful. “Light green conjures up the underwater plants that thrive in the most variable conditions,” Terrones explains. “Pisces should embrace light green when they need to root themselves in their true expression, such as when attending a party where they will encounter many different types of personalities.” Embrace your mutable nature while remaining steadfast in who you really are.
Next, find out what your home would look like if you decorated according to your star sign.