Are y'all ready for part two? If you missed the fire and air signs, check them out here! (It's also where we cover some astrology basics and set up what exactly it is we're doing talking about lingerie and astrology in the same place.)
This bit is worth repeating, though:
This series isn't about dictating which sign is into which style - that Scorpios are kinky, Capricorns are fussy, and Leos are out there. (Though some of that might be true.) Rather, it's about highlighting the unique traits of each sign, since each of us actually has many signs (not just the sun sign, determined by the date of our birth).
I want to emphasize how much the energy of each sign is available to every one of us, in varying intensities and degrees. After all, we all spend time under each sign during the year!
The energies of each sign are especially accessible when it comes to style, when it comes to accessing different moods as we play dress-up and try to figure out which face we are presenting to the world (or in the bedroom) today.
Let's get started:
Earth signs are all about being grounded. When they take on a new project (which is often), implementation is their strong suit: they know how to get shit done. These signs are often interpreted as unemotional, but this is far from the truth. Rather, these signs prefer to find structured outlets in which to express their emotions. (As a Capricorn, I may have given this some thought.)
Water signs, conversely, are powerfully ruled by emotion and intuition - even when it doesn't seem like it. Whether this translates to pursuing careers that are compassionate or dreamily artistic by nature, water signs are all about connecting with others through feeling. Think of the signs as different incarnations of water: the strong cardinal, Cancer, as a rushing river; fixed Scorpio as a still well; mutable Pisces as a waterfall.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Your Style, in 3 Words: Functional. Fierce. Quality.
Your Lingerie Must-Have: A basic robe for lounging.
Channel Capricorn When: You need to boss up.
Recommended Colors: Black, but also dark brown or dark grey. Powerful shades that are foundational to both the earth and your wardrobe.
Quality: Cardinal (earth)
Being a Capricorn, by Kim Caldwell:
Apr. 20-May 20
Your Style, in 3 Words: Stability. Sensuality. Selective.
Your Lingerie Must-Have: Eco-friendly fabrics that keep you supported.
Channel Taurus When: You’re going through hell -- and need to keep going.
Recommended Colors: From blush to neon, Pink is the quintessential Taurus color. But then, you’re ruled by Venus, so that’s not too surprising.
Quality: Fixed (earth)
Being a Taurus, by Elisabeth Dale:
My Taurus sun sign makes me bullish about getting things done. On the flip side, it can make me anxious and set in my ways. I’ve learned that the only way I grow both personally and professionally is to force myself to get out of my comfort zone. That might be a simple as writing a blog post when I’m not in the mood to tackle a subject. Everything in life, for me, has been about pushing myself out of known (read: lazy bull) routines. The irony being that it is habitual practice that allows me to get more done. I have to practice habits that help me fulfill my goals rather than distract me from them. (We Taurus love our pleasure, too, lol.) Bottom line? The universe may not give me what I want but it always gives me what I need. The “woo woo” part is staying present. I have to remind myself not to be overly optimistic or pessimistic about life. What I know is true is that the journey is more important than the destination.
Aug 23.-Sep. 22
Your Style, in 3 Words: Precision. Practice. Performance.
Your Lingerie Must-Have: Underthings that translate into activewear.
Channel Virgo When: You need to get down and dirty with the details.
Recommended Colors: Darker, subdued greens: from deep forest green to olive green. Earthy tones that appeal to Virgo versatility.
Quality: Mutable (earth)
Lingerie Sign Mates: Caro of The Lingerie Lesbian (blogger), Sam of Secrets For Your Sister (Toronto-based lingerie shop)
Being a Virgo, by Sam of Secrets For Your Sister:
June 21-July 22
Your Style, in 3 Words: Sensitive. Nostalgic. Strong.
Your Lingerie Must-Have: Live-in loungewear made of earth-friendly fabric.
Channel Cancer When: You want to channel the past.
Recommended Colors: White, silver, pearl: soft, creamy colors that mirror the moon, your ruling “planet.”
Quality: Cardinal (water)
Lingerie Sign Mates: Cora Harrington of The Lingerie Addict (editor-in-chief)
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Your Style, in 3 Words: Passionate. Resilient. Discreet.
Your Lingerie Must-Have: Innerwear as outerwear.
Channel Scorpio When: You’re looking for a comeback.
Recommended Colors: Crimson, dark brown, black: dark colors associated with sexual vitality, death, and resurrection. Y’know. No big deal.
Quality: Fixed (water)
Lingerie Sign Mates: Rose Wednesday (columnist at The Lingerie Addict), Vanessa of Alessandra Anissa
Being a Scorpio, by Rose Wednesday:
I do think my sign influences my femme lingerie choices: there's a lot of black lace and leather and malevolent vibes.
Feb. 19-Mar. 20
Your Style, in 3 Words: Chameleon. Dreamer. Flow.
Your Lingerie Must-Have: Nightwear that floats around you.
Channel Pisces When: You want a drastic change.
Recommended Colors: Unsurprisingly, any shade of blue and light shades of green, like seafoam: the colors of the sea.
Quality: Mutable (water)
Being a Pisces, by Amber of Scarlet’s Letter:
What do you think, Earth & Water signs? Do these resonate with you? What other ways do you bring your personal energy to your lingerie choices?
If you're someone who uses astrology in their everyday life, or who sees how it influences your sense of style, share in the comments!