The bedroom is the most personal space in our home. It’s a refuge, where we rest and revive our energy. It also reflects our personality, says spiritual healer Ashtar Tashi. If you’re looking to give your sanctum a mood-lifting makeover, she’s created a guide to therapeutic colours that best suit your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21- April 19)
Symbol: The Ram
Traits: Passionate, competitive, loyal, creative, risk-takers
Description: According to Tashi, an Aries individual can be motivated by turning a task into a contest. “They are trailblazers and put their heart and soul into winning. They are impulsive decision makers and multi-taskers. However, they can come off as very rude individuals as they are very blunt with their opinions.” An Aries individual need to learn to adapt to another person’s way of doing or seeing things, especially in a relationship.
Therapeutic colours: Red, Scarlett and Ruby red
Taurus (April 20- May 20)
Symbol: The Bull
Traits: Trustworthy, hard-working, demanding, strong will-power
Description: Taurus is the anchor of the zodiac. They are the best lovers, and make for great friends and partners. Being an earth sign, they like having family close to them. They are stubborn, detail-oriented and can be nit-picky at times. They have trouble respecting authority and rules, so they have to learn to be flexible and go with the flow.
Therapeutic colours: Shades of green, earthy browns and white
Gemini (May 21- June 20)
Symbol: The Twins
Traits: Smart, passionate, dynamic, creative, intuitive
Description: Geminis are known to have two different sides that they show to the world. They make for expert communicators and can blend easily into any social group based on the energy and vibe they get from the members. They are the most emotionally intelligent sign of the zodiac and are hardcore romantics. They love the idea of being in love. They like to keep things fresh and have a very sunny disposition. However, they get moody sometimes which may put people off. They also have a reputation of being two-faced as they do not speak up when they are supposed to.
Therapeutic colours: Airy greys/ blues, kaleidoscopic prints, stripes, odd shapes of items around them in a variety of colours
Cancer (June 21- July 22)
Symbol: The Crab
Traits: Emotional, intuitive, generous, creative, serious, emotionally intelligent, inspiring, passionate lovers
Description: Cancerians take time to develop relationships, but once they become friends, they are friends for life. They love being at home and surrounded by their loved ones and have a very nurturing nature. They hate small-talk, which is why social gatherings can get overwhelming. They have a love for nature. People of this sign prefer being in smaller groups where everybody is thinking similarly. They need to learn to share emotions with others as they are very sensitive beings.
Therapeutic colours: Moonlight hue colours, silvery pearl, soft greys and all pastels
Leo (July 23- August 22)
Symbol: The Lion
Traits: Intelligent, proud, energetic, flashy,
Description: Leos are the natural leaders of the zodiac. They are blessed with a huge amount of self-esteem and are aware of the enviable traits they possess. They are respected and admired for their leadership skills. They love social interactions and enjoy making new friends. But, they always put themselves first and have an unfair reputation for arrogance. They love grand gestures and show the world how attentive and caring they are. They are harsh critics, but are bold and bright. Leos however, need to learn and take other people’s advice.
Therapeutic colours: Gold, red, orange, sunflower yellow and contrasting colours in the bedroom
Virgo (August 23- September 22)
Symbol: The Virgin
Traits: Smart, sophisticated, organised, passionate, harmonious
Description: Virgos make for amazing friends.They like being in control and add security to other people’s lives besides their own. They like to plan everything. They seem very shy at first but once you’ve earned their trust, they can be life-long friends and bring their walls down eventually. They project very high standards and get put off when someone lets them down. As they want everything to be perfect, it can be frustrating for them as they can’t live up to their own unrealistic expectations.
Therapeutic colours: Indigo, beige, blue, green, mustard-yellow mixed with geometric patterns and precise carvings
Libra (September 23- October 22)
Symbol: The Scales
Traits: Day-dreamers, inquisitive, loyal, responsible, balanced, altruistic
Description: Librans tend to put others before themselves and value harmony in all forms. They love being mediators when it comes to misunderstandings between others. They have a rich inner life and are happiest amongst people who they are close to, like friends, family and co-workers. They are good communicators and like making everyone happy. They are very creative and can see art in unusual places. They are never lonely as they can keep themselves entertained. But, they need to have a pragmatic approach towards work.
Therapeutic colours: Cobalt, ultramarine and pigeon blue with modern and antique accessories
Scorpio (October 23- November 21)
Symbol: The Scorpion
Traits: Enthusiastic, cautious, generous, seductive
Description: Scorpios make a statement wherever they go, aren’t afraid of controversy and don’t back down from debates. They do not like people who aren’t genuine. They are in control of their emotions but they might get caught up in their feeling at times. They put up an outer shell which might scare people away. They aren’t easy with forgiveness. They say what is on their mind even if people don’t want to hear it and do not express a lot of emotions.
Therapeutic colours: Deep purple, algae green, blue-black, black wall, purple wall with contrasting bed colour and copper mirror frames
Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)
Symbol: The Archer
Traits: Strong-willed, adventurous, truthful, trustworthy, creative, idealistic
Description: These people aren’t afraid to break away from the pack and do something different and are natural born leaders. They love solo travel and connecting with themselves. They can get too blunt at times and need to learn that sometimes, it’s nice to be a part of the pack as it makes things faster and better.
Therapeutic colours: Royal blue, royal red, rich oranges, classic yellows, deep purple, decor items from all over the world put together
Capricorn (December 22- January 19)
Symbol: The Goat
Traits: Hard-working, analytical, practical, organised, detail-oriented, polished
Description: Capricorns are fully in control of their destiny. They do not make excuses and have a reputation of being stubborn. They follow rules and thrive by being in order, strict rules and accept hierarchies. They aren’t trusted very well by people in relationships as they sometimes are only concerned about the look of things. They like to learn new things but are hard on themselves and other people. They hold long-lasting grudges against others. They have a gift of investing and saving and a good sense of design.
Therapeutic colours: Rust orange, navy blue, grey, black, gold, brown burgundy, copper and leather mixed with navies and blacks
Aquarius (January 20- February 18)
Symbol: The Water-Bearer
Traits: Deep thinkers, logical, progressive, short-tempered
Description: Aquarians see both sides of a problem without any prejudice which makes them excellent problem solvers. They can see possibilities even when there are none. They love to come up with new ideas and help other people with those ideas. However, they run away from expressing emotions. They are very pragmatic and practical. They can become a little limited as they tend to get lonely and go into a quiet space when they can’t handle too much of what’s happening around them.
Therapeutic colours: Metallic silver, gold, electric blue, green, purple
Pisces (February 19- March 20)
Symbol: The Fish
Traits: Emphatic, comforting, romantic, spiritual,
Description: People of this zodiac sign don’t like to be visible leaders but their presence is very strong. They are very intuitive and compassionate. Sometimes, they become victims because of being over-empathetic. If their trust is betrayed even in a small way, they feel sad and cheated. They love privacy and silence and don’t like being criticised or picked on.
Therapeutic colours: Iridescent shades, pearly pink/green/blue, dark blues/ golds, iridescent crystals, patterns of leaves and flowers and sequins