By now, we know that colors affect different people differently. Each of us is also born under a particular zodiac sign or astrological sign. It is therefore but natural to correlate the sequence of colors in the visible spectrum of light with each of these astrological signs. The word Zodiac can be translated roughly as the animal belt suspended between the heaven and earth. This circular belt is divided into 12 segments of 30 degrees each and each of them is associated with a particular constellations. Thus, each of the twelve Zodiac signs corresponding to the 12 segments is also associated with an animal as well as one of the elements (fire, water, earth and air). Since, based on ancient Chinese philosophy, each of the elements are associated with different colors, it is only natural that the Zodiac signs are also linked to different colors.
What do the different Zodiac colors mean?
Based on the principle explained above, the 12 different astrological signs are associated with the ROYGBIV spectrum. Starting with the first sign of the zodiac Aries, the different colors associated with all the signs are given below:
Aries- Mar 21- April 20. Aries is associated with planet Mars and we must think fiery hues like red and bright orange etc when dealing with this sign. It stimulates, enlivens and motivates and is linked with the muscular system, blood, arteries, head and brain.
Taurus- April 21-May 20. Taurus is ruled by Venus. It is linked physically to the throat, neck and the metabolism. It is also known to beautify, stabilize and conserve. Since Venus is feminine, this zodiac sign is associated with feminine colors like Pink.
Gemini- May 21-June 20. Ruled by Mercury, Gemini is associated with the cheerful shades of Yellow. Gemini is positive, uplifting but also quickening or changing. It is linked, physically, to the arms, shoulders, nervous system and respiratory system.
Cancer- June 21- July 21. Ruled by Moon, this Zodiac sign is associated with soft, nurturing and receptive colors like White, Grey, Silver and Cream. This zodiac sign and its color meanings include an influence on the feminine parts of the body such as the uterus, reproductive system, breasts etc.
Leo- July 22 to Aug 22– This Zodiac is ruled and influenced by the sun. Leo’s many meanings include heart, warmth and creativity. This astrological sign influences the cardiac system and upper back and is linked to shades of Gold, regal Purple and burnt Orange.
Virgo- Aug 23-Sept 22. Virgo, like Gemini, is ruled by Mercury. It is associated with the Earth element; hence its meaning and color associations include earthy hues like olive greens, tans, ochre, cornfield, caramel etc. Virgo is linked with the lower digestive system, intestines and stomach.
Libra- Sept 23- Oct 22. The meaning of this Zodiac, which is ruled by Venus, and its associated colors are all about balance, connection and harmony. Libra is linked to the endocrine system, kidneys and is associated with pretty pastel shades including baby blue, pink, pistachio, pale aqua, lavender and peach etc.
Scorpio- Oct 23- Nov 21. This astrological sign is ruled by Pluto-which is actually no longer considered a planet. Scorpio’s many color meanings include transformation, giving birth and also intensifying. Thus, when you think of Scorpio, think of colors like blood red, crimson, black, maroon, burgundy and other exciting and intense colors. It is linked to the genital and excretory systems.
Sagittarius- Nov 22- Dec 20. This Zodiac is associated with enlargement, increase and uplifting. It is ruled by Jupiter and influences organs like liver, as well as the autonomic nervous system, thighs, growth etc. The colors for this Astrological sign are purple, plum and dark blue. The astrological sign is ruled by Jupiter.
Capricorn- Dec 21-Jan 20. The meanings and associations of Capricorn include structure, building, maturity and discipline. It influences the bones, skeletal system, teeth, skin etc. The colors linked with this Zodiac sign are Black, Dark Brown and Charcoal Grey. Capricorn is influenced by planet Saturn.
Aquarius- Jan 21-Feb 18. This energizing, electrifying and innovating sign is ruled by planet Uranus and its many meanings are associated with the bioelectrical impulses, ankles etc. Colors for Aquarius are Turquoise and Aquamarine which are great stress relievers and they also calm the mind and emotions.
Pisces- Feb 19-March 20. The colors associated with Pisces are linked with shades of Indigo, Blue and other colors of the sea. Thus, Pisces could also be linked to greens and blues and other shades of the oceans. Sea-foam green is the best color for this Zodiac sign. Pisces is ruled and influenced by Neptune and it unifies, dissolves and empathizes.Pisces is an astrological sign that is related to the lymphatic system, body fluids and psyche.
To draw energies from the different signs of the Zodiac, you can use the aforementioned colors which are recommended for your Zodiac or astrological sign. This can be done by using birthstones, clothes, certain herbs etc of those colors. Please visit other resources provided on this site to learn more about different color meanings and color symbolism.