The Nail Color You Should Wear This September, According to Astrology

Updated 04/24/19
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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 started this 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 shares 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: Dusty rose

The gist: One mercury retrograde, two eclipses—one lunar and one solar, and a new moon. It's no Christmas tune, but it is a countdown sort to speak, one of profound change. This month is all about flexibility and change, which can feel chaotic—ride the wave of the unknown and you'll end up somewhere that is better for you in the long run. Wearing a dusty rose polish keeps you grounded and helps you stay open to change (due to the slight hint of orange), creative, and loving during these positively upheaving times of change.

Key dates:

Mercury retrograde: August 30 to September 21

Solar eclipse (new moon x10): September 1

Lunar eclipse (full moon x10): September 16

New moon: September 30

Organization: It's time to focus on the daily grind and really put things into practice. September promises changes at work, in status, and in a new relationship, whether platonic, business, or romantic—that's for you to decide. For a sign that has an overdeveloped sense of self (I mean that as a compliment), this month marks that start of a new and important cycle for you. Mercury retrograde has you focused on the mundane. When we think mundane, we tend to think boring, but instead, try to think of the mundane as a necessary foundation, and when all the little things are in order, you can be so much more productive.

Your power shade this month is…

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This lighter, more neutral shade of Dusty Rose Nail Polish keeps you focused on the smaller tasks at hand.

Creative solutions: September promises creative solutions, but not before you rearrange your schedule a little more. You prefer more of a balanced schedule than most, and this month bestows a positive alternative to your current work situation so that it can be. Try integrating more of your cultivated and refined nature into your daily routine. You love enriching experiences, so why not incorporate more of what you love into your work? The eclipses on the 1st and the 16th this month are social game changers for you—expect the unexpected, and roll with the punches.

Your power shade this month is…

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Wearing this shade of dusty rose will help you to feel more creative about the outcome.

Romance: This month is all about romance for you, Gemini—thankfully, since you've had it rough lately when it comes to dating. There is an eclipse on the 1st that will help you to settle into your domestic life even more so. Be prepared for changes at work, and by being prepared, I mean having a flexible view that change is good. Luckily having a positive view isn't that difficult for such an adaptable sign such as yourself. You're in a changeable period that promises more romance. Enjoy it, and see where things end up.

Your power shade this month is…

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Wearing this shade, a more neutral shade of dusty rose, makes you feel comfortable.

Emotional wellness: It's key for you to take slow strides this month. Your mind will be overly active, and thus mercury retrograde may inspire you to be on the move. You'll want to get your car in tip-top shape and expect unexpected expenses this month. Home is key to your salvation, and September endows feelings of inspiration, particularly by your environment—you may even decide that you're ready for a move!

Your power shade this month is…

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This elegant lighter rose color will inspire you to take care of yourself and be selective with your thoughts. 

Dramatic changes: Never one to shy from romance, you have exciting changes ahead, and they don't come without their fair warning of drama. Luckily things look pretty good. Your financial status changes big time this month, so you'll need to be methodical in planning and decidedly making some effort in cleaning things up so that you can handle whatever changes blow your way with the solar eclipse on the 1st. 

Your power shade this month is…

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This matte dusty rose reminds you to stay inspired.

You: First of all, happy birthday! This month is all about you. People will be looking to you as an example for how to be more discerning and realistic about their lives. It may come in the form of having to give others advice or you may feel that people are just gravitating to you more frequently; whichever it is, enjoy it! You radiate practicality, and it's a blessing. There are two eclipses this month that affect you big time. The first is September 1, and the second will be September 16—both will remove that which you no longer need in your life and bestow new gifts that you might not have imagined.

Your power shade this month is…

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This shade of dusty rose keeps you centered while you become a more polished version of yourself.

Expansion: September marks that start of a new 12-year cycle for you, Libra. Do you recall where you were in your life 12 or 13 years ago? This phase will be somewhat similar, only now you have all those years of experience under your belt. On the 9th of this month, Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, will grace your sign where it will sit for the next year. This will be a more supportive, busy, and expansive period for you. Don't fall victim to people-pleasing. Instead, try to express your needs in a straightforward manner.

The lunar eclipse on the 16th poses a wake-up call for you, and whatever you've been suppressing—let it go.

Your power shade this month is…

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This lighter shade of dusty rose suits you perfectly.

Spiritual escapism: You are never one to shy away from depth, and you're not easily willing to share yourself with others. You want to make it count, and you want to know that you're investing in something or someone that is emotionally rich and receptive. The eclipses this month on the 1st and 16th paired with Mercury retrograde help you to weed out any vampires (people that you've outgrown). Invest in your dreams, both literally and metaphysically. It's okay to indulge in some alone time.

Your power shade this month is…

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This month's rich dusty rose shade comforts you.

A new approach: You've made significant career strides over the last year, whether you realize it or not. Give yourself a little more credit! After the 9th and the 22nd of this month, you'll feel a shift directly related to your creativity. Be open to taking things in a different direction if it inspires you to do so. If you find that need to rest because you've been working so hard over the past several months, know that your health is equally important to your career success.

Your power shade this month is…

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Wearing this deep, almost brown shade of a dusty rose keeps you more grounded in September.

Communication lull: The lunar eclipse on the 16th may be the result of a communication breakdown; just know that this will create greater clarity that needs to be addressed. Make sure to hear the other person out, even if you disagree. The last two weeks of September should be about fixing the intricacies of your past that still lie unresolved. You're about to embark on a new career peak, and September marks the beginning of that journey.

Your power shade this month is…

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You'll enjoy wearing dusty rose this month, it will feel soothing–almost like it's leading you to some kind of redemption with its soft pink hue.

Change: September certainly speaks of change in the wind. For as unconventional and ingenious as you can be, you actually have a hard time with change. This month signifies a fluctuation in your financial resources, so it's key that you spend the first half of the month delving deeper into your financial structure—see if you can't reduce any of your bills or save somehow. It's nice to keep a reserve for a rainy day. When Jupiter the planet of growth enters Libra on September 9, you'll feel more supported—just be particularly mindful of your spending habits around the lunar eclipse on the 16th.

Your power shade this month is…

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Communing with a dusty rose keeps things creative and comfortable while you're experiencing these changes.

Reality check: You're master of dreaming up your own reality and creating the most elaborate fantasies—ones that others could never dream up. There's just one thing missing: steps to actually making those dreams a reality. The solar eclipse on the 1st and mercury retrograde will help you to find your way and be able to tell the difference between what's really possible and false hope. The lunar eclipse on the 16th gifts you a reality check—sometimes they aren't always easy to swallow, but you'll be just fine because the planet Jupiter will make sure of it.

You're on your way to greater peace and harmony.

Your power shade this month is…

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Falling in love with this dusty rose this month leads you down the middle path.

Was your horoscope spot-on? Tell us in the comments and follow @rosetheodora and @enameldiction on Instagram for more daily astrology and nail inspiration.

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