Want To Shine Extra Bright This Fall? Try Wearing Your Power Color

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Here’s some astrology 101: Each zodiac sign is ruled by a planet or celestial body which relates to specific characteristic and archetypal energies, and has a color associated with it. “When we purposely harness the color that relates to our zodiac sign, we are calling in the energy of our ruling planet,” says Narayana Montufar, an astrologer and author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power. In other words, your zodiac sign’s color can make you feel powerful and confident. And most importantly, it can help you align more with who you really are, because in astrology, one’s sun sign (sometimes referred to as star sign) relates to their identity.

“Working with your zodiac sign’s power color can help you call in the essence of your innate nature,” says Lisa Stardust, an NYC-based astrologer, author, and tarot card reader. “Doing this can add passion, clear communication, and love to your life by wearing the hue. It’ll make you feel as though you’re empowering yourself by being able to align with your truest essence.”

Wearing the color via your clothes, accessories, jewelry, makeup, or nail polish isn’t only one way to work with its energy. You can also incorporate it into your decor style, which Montafur says works particularly well because the space will absorb the energies of the color. For instance, a red room will make you feel euphoric, while a lavender room feels calm and spiritual.

Montufar also suggests carrying a crystal of that color, which acts as a natural activator of the power color's energy, or visualizing the color during meditation to harness its power. That said, Stardust notes there is no right or wrong way to work with power colors, so consider this your permission slip to have fun with it.

Below, learn your zodiac sign’s power color, according to astrologers.

Aries: Red

Given that this zodiac sign is known for being fiery and passionate, red is a very fitting power color. According to Stardust, red is the color of desires, intense emotion, and lust — all characteristics associated with Aries. One of the easiest ways to tap into these elements is with your apparel. Try a chic red dress to take you through the holiday season .. and beyond.

Taurus: Green

It's no surprise that this Earth sign's power color is green. (Side note: Every zodiac sign is associated with one of the four elements: Earth, fire, air, or water.) "Green represents abundance, prosperity, and earthy indulgence as well as attainment which corresponds with Taurus' desires," Stardust says. Work the color in small and subtle ways, like a fun and funky ring or hair clip.

Gemini: Yellow

Geminis should reach for the color yellow, specifically when dealing with things relating to communication. "Yellow is the color of communication, which is what Gemini is known for," Stardust says. "This color helps them assess, spread, and understand information better as yellow is the color of the mind." While yellow can be an intimidating color to try, there a various ranges you can try that offer a more subtle approach ... like warm honey shades and soft buttery hues.

Cancer: White or Silver

For Cancer, it's the moon, which Stardust notes is associated with the colors white and silver. "These shades represent purity of emotion and intuition," she explains. “They also represent the water sign's ability to understand others on a deep and nonjudgmental level." Silver is likely the easiest way to tap into your power color daily, particularly for the jewlery lovers.

Leo: Orange or Gold

Add some orange and gold to your wardrobe if you're a Leo. These colors are connected to the sun, which rules this fire sign, and Stardust says they allow Leo to "revel in its regalness and authority as the proud ruler of the jungle." Luckily, orange also happens to be hot, hot, hot for the fall and winter season, particularly in the accessory department.

Virgo: Brown

The color brown may seem like an unexciting hue, but it's a powerful color to work with for this Earth sign. "Brown represents stability and growth — which are qualities that align with the [Mercury-ruled] sign who's known for their patience and analytical nature," Stardust says. The earthy shade is likely easiest to work with as it serves as a neutral in apparel and in the home, especially in cool leathers.

Libra: Light Pink

"As a sign ruled by Venus, the Goddess of all things love and pleasure, Libra loves shades of light pink," Montufar says. This color, she adds, attunes Libras to the energies of harmony, peace, balance, tenderness, and affection. Oh, and it’s also as trendy as they come ... Barbiecore, anyone?

Scorpio: Black

Scorpio is ruled by the two most intense planets in the solar system: Mars and Pluto, so the color black resonates with this water sign. "While many people don't feel great in black, Scorpios do, as it is the color of protection and mystery," Montufar says. "It helps them feel comfortable in their own skin." This classic color is easy to work in, particularly via trendy hair accessories.

Sagittarius: Purple

Sagittarius folks should make purple their go-to color. Purple represents spirituality, which is an important theme for this sign. "It uplifts their spirit and calms their mind," Montufar says. "Purple is also a color linked to royalty, giving this sign a special place in the zodiac." Like yellow, purple is another shade that can run the gamut in hue intensity. So, if you want a softer approach, try a piece of wall art that boasts the color in lilac or lavender.

Capricorn: Burgundy

For Capricorn, Montufar says the power color is burgundy, which exudes an energy of quality and sophistication that this sign really appreciates. Particularly though, it's a powerful color when dealing with interpersonal relationships. "Capricorns find it a bit hard to open up to people, so this color gives them power and reassurance," Montufar says. Deep burgundy is a traditional shade for fall and winter, so finding a sleek piece to wear all season should be a breeze.

Aquarius: Electric blue

Uranus, the planet of electricity and creativity, rules Aquarius, so Montufar says electric blue is one of the best colors Aquarians can have in their wardrobe. Specifically, she recommends wearing it to stimulate creativity and prompt new ideas. "[Electric blue] also helps them stand out from the crowd, as Aquarians tend to dance to the rhythm of their own drum," she adds. For the bold and maximalists, blue decor and wall paint are a great way to embrace the color.

Pisces: Teal

While Aquarius thrives with a vibrant blue color, Pisces feels most at ease when working with the color teal, a more toned-down blue green shade. "Ruled by Neptune, the God of the Seas, Pisces' color is teal, representative of this sign's idealistic inclination to oneness," Montufar says. "Teal brings calmness and serenity, but also open-mindedness, which perfectly attunes to Pisces' life." Soft teal home decor or serving platters are an ideal way to tap into the power color.

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