The Nail Color You Should Wear in January 2019, According to Astrology

Face the Leo eclipse head-on

Updated 12/12/18

With a degree in neuroscience and art history from UCLA, Rose Theodora is an expert when it comes to color therapy and astrology. Each month, she'll be sharing astrological insights for your sign, as well as the beauty products you should be using. Consider these your personal beauty horoscopes.

This month, we're sharing Rose Theodora's polish selects from iconic OPI shades so that you can start the New Year strong with color that echo your true nature. Each color is thoughtfully selected for your sign and with the current astrological landscape in mind. You can also read for your sun, moon, and rising signs.


As 2018 comes to a close and we approach the New Year, we're taking a close look at how we've spent the last year and how we want to improve in 2019. We're especially aware of where we've needed more structure yet have been held back. Saturn, Capricorn's ruling planet, has returned home to Capricorn earlier this year, bestowing us with way more responsibility.

Uranus and Mars in Aries paired with a partial solar eclipse in Capricorn on January 5 tests your maturity toward self-mastery. The total lunar eclipse on January 21 in Leo will gift you the confidence to accept change and take advantage of the opportunities that arise from the changing season. January 22 is one of the luckiest days of the year, with Venus and Jupiter joining overhead, portending love, abundance, and happiness.

Yes, 2019 in total is about embracing your flaws, frustrations, even limitations—realizing that they better enable you to better focus on what matters most, on who you truly are, and what you are capable of achieving. This next year promises more opportunity for travel and personal growth, a deeper spiritual connection with yourself.


OPI Black to Reality
OPI Black to Reality $11

Capricorn: Happy birthday! Your home life is energized big time after January 5. This means that you need to give up something outdated or surrender to what it is to feel truly free. All eyes are on you for the next 30 days. Lead by example! 

Your color: Black to Reality. You'll love this color.  It's dark and contained just like you, but has just a glean of shimmer to ring in the New Year.  


OPI Berlin There Done That
OPI Berlin There Done That $11

Aquarius: Your mind is beyond its normal on fire capacity! Your gola this month is to stay grounded and healthy—physically, mentally, and emotionally. After January 5, you'll need to spend more time alone to reconnect with your higher self. The Leo lunar eclipse, which is opposite your sign on January 21, highlights your relationships and reminds you to embrace more of who you are. January 22 is like a big star to wish upon—mark your calendar!

Your color: Berlin There Done That. Neutral and straightforward, it's lighter than you like but exactly what you need this New Year.


OPI A Red-vival City
OPI A Red-vival City $6

Pisces: You're receiving a steady self-esteem boost and will thus be more confident to assert yourself this month. Your social life feels like more of a responsibility than pleasure—but think of it streamlining. The Leo eclipse means a motivation to better care for yourself. January 22 means doing more of what you love, which means more recognition for who you truly are.

Your color: A Red-vival City. Confidence-building and no B.S. This isn't a go-to color for you, but you'll feel good in it.


OPI March in Uniform
OPI March in Uniform $13

Aries: Not to sound alarming, but you won't need much sleep this month; you're so full of energy that it's almost off-putting to others! Think of this month as a productive one, where you plan to channel your energy in more constructive ways. Keep calm and move it along. The total lunar eclipse on January 21 turns more of what you love into work that benefits more than just your own enjoyment. January 22 is especially lucky for travel plans abroad—book them now!

Your color: March in Uniform. This shiny navy gifts you with grace. Consider if your balancing color this month.


OPI Yank My Doodle
OPI Yank My Doodle $11

Taurus: Spiritually attuned and realigned. Let your ideas seeped in emotional security shift a bit this month. The eclipse on January 5 is moving you into some higher-minded places. The Leo lunar eclipse means unexpected changes related to your living situation, but nonetheless, they're for the best! Expect a cushier financial situation post–January 22. 

Your color: Yank My Doodle. A gentle hue of orange stimulates your mind just enough. You'll feel right at home in this color.


OPI Do You See What I Sea?
OPI Do You See What I Sea? $11

Gemini: Describing you as a "socialite" would be an understatement this month. You've truly never felt social momentum like this before, and 'tis the season! Between socializing like mad and getting the rest you need, your emotional health and financial well-being are also requiring your mastery and focus. January 22 brings you the perfect partner—unless you're already in a relationship; then things look more positive! 

Your color: Do You See What I Sea? This pearly blue shade supports balance—including that of your checkbook.  


OPI Como Se Llama?
OPI Como Se Llama? $13

Cancer: It's all business and partnerships this month. The full moon in your sign last month was the catalyst for your progress this month, realigning you with your goals. On January 5 (give or take a day or two), expect a new relationship opportunity—and say yes! The Leo eclipse paired with Jupiter and Venus joining overhead means positive change, bringing you more into alignment with what you truly want.

Your color: Como Se Llama? This wine color boosts creativity and confidence. 


OPI Worth a Pretty Penne
OPI Worth a Pretty Penne $11

Leo: Your mind is bent on new opportunities and time management this month. Expect a packed schedule, which means that your health needs to be a priority this month. No escapism, flights of fancies, or meaningless distractions! The lunar eclipse on January 21 signifies that you'll need to think bigger about how you connect with the world, beyond just your community and family. 

Your color: Worth a Pretty Penne. This shimmery rose-gold shade grounds you.


OPI Vodka and Caviar
OPI Vodka and Caviar $13

Virgo: Intimacy and romance need to be a priority this month. The partial solar eclipse on January 5 is particularly fertile in terms of creative projects, having fun, creating life—you choose. The end of the month, January 21 through 22, about listening more to your intuition and feelings more. 

Your color: Vodka and Caviar. This color breaks you out of your shell and inspires you to try new things. 

OPI Les Is Norse
OPI Les Is Norse $11

Libra: Home life has felt a little dramatic lately. The partial solar eclipse on January 5 helps you to create the changes you've been waiting for, so don't hesitate. Relationship matters come into play big time as well, and it's best to be straightforward about your needs and expectations. See the other person as yourself. The end of January is promising!

Your color: Less Is Norse. You, but more bold and flavorful. 

OPI Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey!
OPI Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey! $13

Scorpio: Your mode of operation this month involves new ingenious strategies. The lunar eclipse on January 21 challenges you to overcome the emotional legacies of your family. Your life is shaking up quite a bit this month, especially after January 22. Expect a sudden boost to your finances and self-worth; you deserve it! 

Your color: Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey! This metallic rose shade is mindful, flexible, and more lighthearted. 


OPI Berry Fairy Fun
OPI Berry Fairy Fun $11

Sagittarius: Yes, you have loads of responsibility now, but your life is also more stable and promising than it's ever been. This month definitely calls for a celebration! Especially when Venus, the planet of beauty, enters your sign on January 7 and then meets Jupiter on January 22; expect to feel untouchable. You may need a dose of modesty, but hey, it's been a while since you've felt this good—embrace it.

Your color: Berry Fairy Fun. It's sparkling and celebratory just like you. 

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