Horoscope Manis: Let your zodiac inspire your next nail color

by The First Refresh

Our nail color choices are an apt extension of our personalities, so it’s no wonder horoscope manis are a trend that stands the test of time. Astrology is by no means a rule to dictate your options, but it’s certainly a fun idea to experiment with during your next manicure session. 

Every star sign can highlight unique personality traits, some of which you might resonate with. So why not convey these traits through the art of your nails? Hop onboard this mystical journey with us, as we take you through our nail color recommendations based on each sign. 


Aries: Go bold with red 

March 21 – April 19

Passionate, confident, and adventurous. A fire sign that’s ruled by Mars, the god of war, no one can rock a vivacious red color like Aries gals. 

Aries are pioneers – they’re not afraid to go against the grain and break new ground. That’s why if you’re keen to try new designs, we recommend going all out. Combine eclectic designs and the hottest nail trends to define a style that is uniquely yours. 

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Taurus: Pretty in pastels 

April 20 – May 20

If there’s anyone who can pull off pastel shades, it’s a Taurean. As an earth sign that’s ruled by Venus, Taureans have a taste for the finer things in life, but don’t shy away from the hard work needed to get there. They’re romantic and pragmatic at the same time, so pastel colors are a subtle expression of their hardworking, yet luxurious approach to life. 

A little bling is also a good idea for Taurus-inspired nail designs. Try gold speckles for a classic, elegant look, or stunning sequins to exude lavish beauty.

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Gemini: Sunshine yellow 

May 21 – June 20

Symbolized by the celestial twins, Geminis are playful, intellectually curious, and the social butterflies of the zodiac. They’re always up for something lively and fun, so a bright yellow is sure to fit these party revelers.  

These quick-witted Geminis are creative and fearless, so don’t be afraid to mix things up and keep your designs interesting. Whether it’s exploring the newest trend or mixing it with a classic French mani, you’ll be rocking it no matter what.

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Cancer: Shimmer in divine silver 

June 21 – July 22

Cancers are highly intuitive, caring, and fiercely protective. This water sign is ruled by the moon, and while Cancers may be sensitive at times, they wear their hearts on their sleeves and are incredibly kind. That’s why shimmery silver is the perfect choice to accentuate a Cancer’s divine beauty. 

If silver is a little too sparkly for work, try pairing it with a more neutral color like grey or white. Let your inner moon shine wherever you go! 

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Leo: Gold glam

July 23 – August 22
Leos are wild cats, an opulent sign that’s ruled by the sign. They’re ready to dominate everything they set out to do and, quite literally, have the heart of a lion. So a stunning gold is our color of choice for Leos – for the strong, confident woman. 

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Virgo: Earthy tones for low-key vibes 

August 23 – September 22

If you know a Virgo, chances are that she’s very organized, detail-oriented, and dependable. As an earth sign, Virgos are practical and well-grounded so perhaps a more muted, understated color (think olive or nude shades) makes a good fit. 

A reverse French mani is a design to consider, as it’s perfectly precise and chic at the same time. Minimalist shapes and patterns with a touch of sparkle are also a great choice for Virgos who like a little adventure at times. 

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Libra: Pretty in pink

September 23 – October 22

Libras are lovers of balance, but sure know how to turn up their charm and flirt with fun. They’re the quintessential symbol of romance, so hues of pretty pink might just encapsulate a Libra’s fair-minded, charming personality.  


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Scorpio: Slay it with black

October 23 – November 21

You don’t want to mess with a Scorpio. Fiercely independent in nature and intimidating at times, Scorpios are sometimes mistaken for a fire sign. However, this water sign is actually deeply emotional and can be one of the most loyal friends and partners you could ever ask for. 

We can’t think of any sign other than the Scorpio to slay a sleek black nail color, though pairing it with more delicate tones or designs can help to soften a rather bold, daring look. Scorpios may be tough on the outside, but they’re true and kind once you push beneath the surface. 

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Sagittarius: Wildest dreams with purple

November 22 – December 21

This fire sign is ruled by Jupiter, also known as the “great benefic”. Sagittarians are optimistic, free-spirited, and intellectual, often going off the beaten path and being the first to try something new. They’re not afraid to stand out in a crowd, so a royal purple shade can certainly command a presence fit for a Sagittarius. 

When it comes to designs, there are absolutely no boundaries to what you can explore. Try something colorful and exciting, and get ready to flaunt it wherever you go.

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Capricorn: Classic merlot 

December 22 – January 19
They’re the ultimate worker bees – ambitious, goal-oriented, and determined. They mean business and don’t mind the hustle even when the going gets tough. It’s likely that Capricorns prefer something classic and timeless, though a tinge of style never hurts to exude their go-getter attitude. 

A chic merlot shade complements any outfit for the #girlboss – whether she’s in a board level meeting, or having a casual brunch with friends. If you’re in the mood for an understated, fresh twist, try adding little specks of gold. 

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Aquarius: Embrace your quirks with neons  

January 20 – February 18

The last air sign of the zodiac, the Aquarius is an unconventional, creative, and independent gal. Aquariuses drift to their own beat and are lovers of freedom and expression, though they may be at odds with the norm at times. 

Neon shades like a bright chartreuse or an electric cyan may be the perfect inspo for your next revolutionary idea. Or better yet, why not combine all colors in the neon palette for a truly one-of-a-kind rainbow? 

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Pisces: Serve a wet look with blue 

February 19 – March 20

This water sign is often regarded as one of the most empathetic of the zodiacs, and generosity is a common trait you can find in Pisces. They’re also highly creative, and are always open to new ideas and opinions. Pisces bring a refreshing, light energy to those around them, so a cheery blue color makes the perfect ocean for this fish to revel in. 

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This guide is non-exhaustive, that’s for sure. But we do hope that it gave you some ideas for what your next nail color and design could be, or perhaps helped you understand the zodiac signs a little better. At The First Refresh, our Nail Oasis promises an artful, soothing treat for your nails – for both your hands and feet. 

While we do offer minimal designs like stripes, dots, and half-moon, more intricate designs may need an extra quote before booking an appointment. Please reach out to us at hello@thefirstrefresh.com if you have a specific nail design in mind, and we’ll arrange the rest. We can’t wait to see your ideas, and are even more excited to see them actualized onto your nails!