How Your Zodiac Sign Can Affect Your Taste In Music
Deciding which music to listen to in a car full of people can cause a kerfuffle that you might be able to blame on the cosmos. How your zodiac sign affects your taste in music could be the reason your bestie wants to turn up the Kenny Chesney. If pop country makes you want to stick a pen in your eye, and you'd rather jam to Lady Gaga instead, astrologists claim your birth chart actually has a lot to do with your taste in tunes.
Personally, people's musical preferences have always been a bit of a mystery to me, especially when I worked at a record store in high school (it was just like Empire Records), and I watched in disbelief as people lined up for hours to buy the new Insane Clown Posse CD while I couldn't give away a copy of the latest Verve album.
Your zodiac element — earth, air, fire, or water — informs various aspects of your personality from how you communicate, whether you're a night owl or a morning person, your sense of style, whether you're a homebody or a nomad, and which musical artists are on your playlist. Writer and astrology aficionado Daisy Jones asked astrologer Annabel G to dissect people's musical tastes according to the cosmos for Noisy, and the results are pretty spot on.
Annabel G explained to Jones that fire signs (Aries, Leo and, Sagittarius) prefer energizing music, earth signs (Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo) like music that's sensual and soulful, Air signs (Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius) are big on communication so they love lyrics but can still jam out to techno, and water signs (Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio) are the artists of the zodiac, and their tastes skew toward music they can lose themselves in, like Phish or the Grateful Dead.
So, which artists do you like based on your sign? If you're not listening to these musicians, head to Spotify to check them out.
1. Aries Goes For High Energy Beats
Lady Gaga, probably the most well-known Aries musician in the world, actually creates music that other Aries gravitate toward. According to the blog Ambient Mixer, Aries preferences skew toward "upbeat tempo music such as pop, jazz and rock. Still, some Aries have a profound taste for classical music as well." Gaga has hit four out of five of these music categories in her career, and she grew up playing classical music on the piano. Aries-born people tend to thrive on music they can feel in their bodies, not just hear with their ears.
2. Taurus Prefers A Pure, Organic Sound
Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty, music, and art. Taurus-born music lovers gravitate toward music that feels natural and organic, and doesn't involve a lot of fancy production, like U2, which is headed by Taurus musician Bono. "They love beautiful sounds, and probably appreciate music the most out of all the earth signs," Jones noted. Basically, Taurus loves any music that gives them all the feels.
3. Gemini Likes It Lyrical
Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet responsible for communication. According to Annabel G, rap is a great go-to for Gemini-born people because it's lyrically driven, and also has a steady beat. Ambient Mixer noted that the twins also love to dance. If they can find music with strong lyrics, and a good dance beat (because, the twins) Gemini is all in. Some Gemini-born musicians include the late Notorious B.I.G., Stevie Nicks, and Kanye West.
4. Cancer Craves Creative Music
Those born under Cancer tend to not only love music, but make a career or hobby of it as well. My brother is a Cancer, and he is a techno/house DJ, so there just might be something to this Zodiac musical preference thing. Cancers are loyal, loving, and emotional, Ambient Mixer noted. The crab trends toward music that reminds them of childhood, or invokes emotion. Check out Cancer-born musicians like Missy Elliot, Ariana Grande, Beck, and Lana Del Rey.
5. Leo Loves To Participate
Leo is basically the look-at-me sign of the zodiac, so Leo-born people love music they can sing along to, belt out during karaoke night, and many Leos have an affinity for musicals, Ambient Mixer noted. It's no surprise that one of the most attention-grabbing musicians in history, Madonna, is a Leo.
6. Virgo Vibes On Communication
Analytical Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the planet responsible for communication. While earthy Virgos enjoy ambient music like Moby, they also crave meaningful lyrics and tend to favor singer-songwriters that span a wide variety of tastes. Virgo will listen to everything from lyrical poet, the late Leonard Cohen, to Beyoncé, both of whom are Virgos.
7. Libra Lives For Love Songs
Libra, one of the most passionate signs of the zodiac, loves to be in love. An air sign that thrives on communication, Libra is also ruled by Venus, the planet responsible for beauty, music, and love. The musical taste of Libra trends toward lyrical love songs. A Libra needs to find meaning behind the lyrics in order to connect with the music. Libra-born musicians like Gwen Stefani, Bruno Mars, and the late John Lennon are all good choices for this romantic sign.
8. Scorpio Is Driven By Dark & Intense Music
Scorpio-born people are known for their intensity, and music is no exception. "Scorpios are very romantic, sensual, deep, dark and intense, so they'll be the people who lock themselves in a room when they're upset and sit through and album and work out their emotions with it," Annabel G told Jones. Scorpios favor introspective music. Some Scorpio-born musicians include Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis, Lorde, Katy Perry, and Frank Ocean.
9. Sagittarius Loves High Energy Tunes
If you want to go clubbing, bring along a Sagittarius. This fire sign loves to dance all night long, and gravitates toward high energy music. However, don't let a Sagittarius be in charge of music at a party. "A Sagittarius, especially, is going to be really annoying to have as a DJ at a house party because they'll let a play song for like 40 seconds and then be like 'oh wait — oh my god, I have to show you this next one' and get so excited they have to move onto the next," Annabel G told Jones. Sagittarius will enjoy listening to other Sagittarius-born musicians like Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Nikki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Jay Z, and Britney Spears.
10. Capricorn Goes For Goth
Capricorn-born people love both dark gothic music, and anything retro, Annabel G told Jones. "They're very sensual when it comes to sound; it's all about physicality and the material world, whether that's harsh noise or gentle." Capricorns trend toward everything from Capricorn musician, the late David Bowie, to other Capricorns Mary J. Blige and Marilyn Manson.
11. Aquarius Is Experimental
Aquarius is the person who is always jamming to something you've never heard of, and shoving bootleg CDs into your hand from the latest indie techno musicians. "Aquarius are the most inventive of all the air signs, and the ones who are most appreciative of technology, so for them, any electronic or experimental music will seem appealing," Annabel G told Jones. Aquarius musicians include Justin Timberlake, Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Shakira, Bob Marley, Adam Lambert, and Alicia Keys.
12. Pisces Is An Escapist
Pisces-born people love music that provides them an escape from every day life. These are the people most likely to follow bands like Phish and the Grateful Dead, or be a regular on the rave or Burning Man scene. Pisces-born musicians that Pisces might listen to include Nirvana frontman, the late Kurt Cobain, Rhianna, Coldplay, Kesha, and Hozier.