Dear Libra Dress Historian,
I am definitely far from an expert on astrology, so maybe this is due to all of my other planets and signs, but I keep reading about how Scorpios are all about the black and dark colours and I am SO not like that.
I actually hate wearing black, it is by far my least favorite color to wear and when shopping with friends or doing clothes exchanges, I find myself saying pretty often, “No– that’s black,” when people suggest clothes for me.
Part of this is that I just feel really weird when I do wear black. It’s hard to describe, but sort of like a weird energetic pull– Almost like the black mutes me. I feel kind of dreary and taken away from.
Am I the only Scorpio who feels this way? Could this be due to other signs in my chart? Is it possible that our sun sign isn’t what determines our fashion sense? I am also Taurus Rising with Moon in Virgo and Venus in Capricorn.
Or are Scorpios just sorely misunderstood?
Dear Neon Scorpio,
Thanks for your letter. You’re right, fashion sense isn’t determined by Sun Sign alone, and not all Scorpios wear black. Your birth chart holds several clues as to why you have an aversion to the color.
First of all, your ascendant (or Rising Sign) that determines your appearance and disposition is in the opposite sign of Taurus. Taurus, the placid bovine of the zodiac, is an Earth Sign, ruled by Venus, goddess of love and beauty. Rich natural colours and textures and recognisable floral scents (especially rose) are your inspirations. You are probably drawn to vegetal hues of green, pink and brown. Overly Plutonic shades of black, stark white and maroon feel too harsh for your Venusian ascendant, almost as though they wear you rather than the other way round. A true terrestrial Venusian, you prefer to appear lush and healthy, with glossy hair, bright lips and cheeks, rather than Gothic and otherworldly.
Secondly, your Moon, which influences your comfort zone, is in the fellow Earth Sign of Virgo. Lunar Virgins lust after the clean and natural. According to Mystic Medusa’s Luna Luxe guide, blue (of any shade) will be a better neutral for you than black, which is too obscure and synthetic for your clean conscience. Soft whites and dove greys also good options. Add light reflecting clear quartz jewellery for some purist sparkle!
Still another Earth influence on your style is your Venus in Capricorn. Your Venus sign shapes your sense of beauty and femininity, and ladies with a Capricorn Venus want to appear timeless and exclusive. The combination of Scorpio Sun and Capricorn Venus might draw some folks towards midnight shades, but for you it manifests in sleek tailoring and luxurious natural fabrics in rich colours.
Your Scorpio style icon is the 1950s actress and Princess Grace Kelly. Kelly had all the mystique and sex appeal of a Scorpio, but rarely wore black. Instead she favoured immaculately cut, light or jewel-toned clothing in lush fabrics. Her bright, regal garments were an ingenious, Scorpionic foil for her cunning and sophistication. It’s true that Scorpios are complex and underworld-deep, but not all of them want to appear that way.
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