Caitlin Iley

Nailscopes: Aquarius, January 20 – February 18

By Callie Iley | 02 February 2021 | Feature

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Immerse in the characteristics of each sign in the zodiac, as Scratch explores colour draws, career motives & more…

Key Qualities

This independent, caring and charismatic sign is represented by the water bearer and is commonly mistaken for a water sign. Aquarius is an air sign, which contributes to this zodiac’s qualities of intellect and curiosity. Those born under this sign are inquisitive and deep thinkers with a natural motivation and determination to achieve. This sign is both shy and quiet, while also being energetic and outgoing, depending on who they are with.

The empathetic nature of an Aquarian means it responds to the characteristics of others and adjusts accordingly, and so has a very dynamic personality. Aquarians are kind, friendly, warm and caring and make friends wherever they go, aided by their easy-going, generous nature and wit. This sociable sign is eccentric, spontaneous and charismatic, while also maintaining sincerity and respect for others and their boundaries. People who fall under the sign of Aquarius are fair-minded and see the bigger picture in life.

Canada’s Kelsey Waldo shows off elements of the Aquarius sign across these enhanced nails.

Personal & Professional Relationships

Aquarians love helping others and will jump at the chance to give some of their amazing advice. As a sociable sign, an Aquarian is great in a big group, whether that’s in the workplace or in their down time. Despite their sociable nature however, Aquarians are selective with their close friends and who they allow into their inner circle.

They maintain many connections with a wide range of people. This sign has a sense of duty to family, with strong family connections, and will do anything for those it cares about.

These press-on nails by @panda.nailsdesign serve up a celestial and Aquarian theme.

Work & Home Habits

Being spontaneous and dynamic characters, Aquarians value freedom and flexibility in their work and home life. They gain success in work when they are given the opportunity to show off their talents, and an Aquarian is always willing to share!

Aquarians are hard-working intellectuals who possess innovative thinking and require a creative outlet in their work. A traditional role can be stifling for an Aquarian, as they are independent people who don’t like to follow the crowd. Aquarians take pride in using art to express themselves. They have a love for knowledge and this, combined with their sociable and talkative nature, makes them ideal nail educators.

Aquarius nail techs – have you ever considered branching into nail education? An Aquarian is never afraid to take creative risks in order to achieve something new.



The personality of an Aquarian is reflected in their style. Trendy and artistic, it doesn’t shy away from vibrant colours and prints. Aquarians reach for bold accessories such as statement earrings, nails and bags, styling them effortlessly.

Aquarian celebrities include Harry Styles, Megan Thee Stallion, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Aniston, Chloe Grace Moretz, The Weeknd, Shakira and Taylor Launter.

Smiley nails for Harry Styles by Jenny Longworth aka @jennynails.

Megan Thee Stallion rocking long blue nails by @cocoamichelle

Colour Picks

Ruled by Uranus, blue is the best shade for an Aquarian. Blue represents this sign’s energy and confidence, while also introducing a calming atmosphere.

Turquoise is also a great choice, enhancing this sign’s immense inspiration and creativity, alongside violet and the blank canvas of white.

Light Elegance Glitter Gel in Lagoon

In need of more inspo? Check out Jaz Moger‘s Aquarius-inspired step by step, here.