The Nail Polish You Should Wear in July, According to Astrology

Updated 07/03/19

You know what horoscopes are—but what about colorscopes? Color astrology is based on the belief that certain hues have the power to calm, energize, encourage, and ground you based on your unique astrology sign. And what better way to wear (and see) this color than to display it on your nails? To kick off 2016, we’re starting this new series with Rose Theodora, resident astrologer and color expert at Enamel Diction. With a neuroscience and art history degree from UCLA, Theodora is an expert when it comes to color therapy and astrology. Each month, she’ll be sharing the power color you should be wearing on your nails, as well as the specific shades and finishes for your own sign. Enjoy!

 

The color: White

The gist: July is about self-care—nursing ourselves back to being whole again. The sign Cancer is predominately in the sky this month. Cancer is synonymous with the maternal and encourages us to value our emotions and those of others. You will want to express yourself from a feelings place and may find that you’re more of a homebody, nostalgic, and family-oriented this month. Wearing white uplifts you and purifies self-defeating beliefs. White is the color associated with innocence, purity, clarity, and discernment.

Your nest: July is about sprucing up your home. Make it beautiful so that you feel more tranquil when you’re actually in it. Although, this month, you’ll want to be home more than usual. Allow feelings of nostalgia to emerge and make peace with your family—in fact, try connecting with them even more. Now is the time to make amends, to heal the past so that you can move forward with ease and feel more centered within.

Your power shade this month is…

Color Club Nail Polish in Chalk It Up $10
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This clean shade of white is you—you’ll feel at home in it.

Mind over matter: Sure, this color looks like a disco ball, but it’s something that you need to try on for size. You’re more focused on relationships and pure self-expression in July. Just remember not to be too hardheaded—to speak from the heart and to consider the other person, extending the same amount of freedom that you would want to receive. Most of all, be patient with your loved ones.

Your power shade this month is…

Color Club Nail Polish in Just My Luck $10
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This reflective holographic shade of white keeps you flexible.

Fitting the pieces together: The pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together, and it can feel frustrating that it’s not entirely clear. But if anyone can handle it, Gemini, it’s you. Hang in there and have patience, and all things will fall into place soon enough. Walk the road that’s in front of you, and get in touch with your heart’s truest desires so that you can make decisions based on what’s best for you, not what seems to be the most lucrative. You’ll see a return on your efforts soon enough.

Your power shade this month is…

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Scorch $18
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This bluish shade of white instills patience and tenderness.

Happy birthday! It’s your month: There was be a new moon (new meaning new beginning) on July 4—so celebrate big time because it’s officially your New Year. Your strongest attributes are tenderness, honesty, perseverance, initiation, instinct, and your sense of humor. Celebrate who you are with the world around you, and be proud of all you’ve accomplished.

Your power shade this month is…

Armani Nail Lacquer in 700 $20
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Wearing this shimmery, reflective, pearlescent shade makes you feel right at home and confident with who you are.

The subconscious: After the 22nd of the month, you’ll feel fantastic—more creative, more energized, and, after the 13th, even more beautiful. Until then, you’ll want to spend some alone time, mulling over the subtle matters in your life, like your feelings and the occasional benefits of being alone with your thoughts and feelings.

Your power shade this month is…

Burberry Nail Polish in Stone $22
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Communing with this peachy shade of white reminds you to love yourself authentically.

Social: You love all things neutral, and this month you may have to put yourself out there a little more. You’re pragmatic, but in July, it’s okay to get a little more passionate in social situations. Find a cause, get lost in it, and share your reasoning with others. You’ve been seriously busy, so remember to take care of yourself, eat, sleep, and rest well.

Your power shade this month is…

JinSoon Nail Polish in Tulle $18
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This peachy beige shade of white is just translucent and warm enough to make you feel comfortable.

Balance: Surprise! You are always striving for balance—you are, after all, the zodiac sign of the scales—but this month it’s about orchestrating more of a home/work life balance. Career is your focus in July, but if things are in disarray at home, then it’s hard to focus on work and actually be productive. When you have some downtime, rest up and try keeping your home in order so that you feel more in balance.

Your power shade this month is…

Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer in Innocence $27
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This ultra-feminine shade of white keeps you balanced and positive about where things are headed. 

Relational: July is about seeing the other person as you. You’ll need to be patient with your loved ones. Communicate from the heart and say what you feel, not what you think they deserve to hear. You’re finally starting to feel productive again, but you’ll still need to strategize before jumping in a little longer.

Your power shade this month is…

JinSoon Nail Polish in Kookie White $18
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Wearing this shade of white with a slight hue of gray keeps things even keeled and helps to cultivate patience. 

Resources: This month, you need to recalibrate your energy levels, and this means thinking about where you are expending your energy. For example, are you spending too much when you could be saving more? How can you reconstruct your home/space/living environment to support you more, to feel more tranquil? The other part of recalibrating your energy is emotion—remember that in order to feel supported by others, you’ll need to open up and be vulnerable.

Your power shade this month is…

OPI Nail Lacquer in Eternally Turquoise $13
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This bluish hue inspires you. 

Love: Seeing the other person as you, Capricorn, is the most genuine and authentic form of love. We tend to attract the types of people (good or bad) that we need in our lives to heal and to grow. Thank the other person for showing you where you need to grow, let go, or embrace certain attributes of your own. This goes for business partnerships as well as love. July is about feeling whole again, and self-love isn’t a bad place to start.

Your power shade this month is…

Christian Louboutin Nail Lacquer in Sweet Charity $50
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This beige shade of white is entirely you: low-key, straightforward, and posh.

Prosperous: Stark white enlivens you—it cleanses your soul, purifies your mind, inspires you to push the creative envelope even more, and tempers any cravings you may be having. For example, maybe you’re eating too much candy, feeling negative about particular things/friends, etc. This shade of white awakens your positivity. The New Moon on July 4 is ideal to start a new health or beauty regimen. The Full Moon on the 19th is ideal for cleansing your subconscious.

Your power shade this month is…

Color Club Winter White $9
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Seeing clearly: This month, you’ll find that you are piercing through the veil of illusion and that your perspective is changing—you’re seeing clearer avenues that lead to your destiny. Events may seem mundane, but that’s okay. Know that you are on the path of integration, which is more inclusive of things that you had not previously considered.

Your power shade this month is…

MAC Nail Lacquer in Moonday $12 $9
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Wearing this off-white sparkle hue reminds you of your magical qualities.

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