What your star sign says about your taste in music
Is there a connection between your star sign and what music you’re into?
According to astrologists, each star sign has its own traits and emotions – informed by the elements (earth, air, fire and water). So you might find that the one you’re born under actually says a lot about your favourite bands or the genres that you love listening to.
Whether you’re interested in knowing how the two connect, or you’re just looking for a way to explore new music, let’s dig a little deeper into the preferences of each zodiac sign.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Aries is ruled by the fire sign, and people born under Aries love a good beat. Music that’s energetic, charismatic and active is a favourite for the Aries crowd. This star sign mostly identifies with rap music.
Latest jam: I Like It – Cardi B
Old school favourite: Stronger – Kanye West
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
Taureans are an easy-going bunch, and will often enjoy music that feels natural and organic, without a huge amount of fancy production. We’re talking anything from reggae and pop, to classic rock. Whether its Bob Marley or U2 – as long as you can tap your feet to it, it’s a winner.
Latest jam: Redbone – Childish Gambino
Old school favourite: Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Dancing. That’s what Gemini’s love doing. Favourites include ABBA, the Bee Gees and Michael Jackson. They also lean towards progressive electronic rock, techno and even soundtracks to Broadway classics, such as Chicago. Being free-spirited, Geminis will take to most kinds of music – with the exception of rap.
Latest jam: Versace On The Floor – Bruno Mars
Old school favourite: Dancing Queen – ABBA
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancerians are highly emotional, loyal and creative people. It’s why they’re so drawn to softer, creative and more romantic music. Artists like Beck, Elliott Smith and Lana Del Rey all fit the bill, as well as nostalgic blues, jazz and pop music. If it’s sentimental, chances are they’ll love it.
Latest jam: I Fall Apart – Post Malone
Old school favourite: Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)
Leos love attention. They’re energetic, big-hearted, proud and full of life. The kind of people who’ll get up on stage at karaoke and have no problems belting out a tune. When it comes to favourite genres, they’ll listen to anything that’s intense – form hard rock to pop music.
Latest jam: New Rules – Dua Lipa
Old school favourite: Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
As intelligent as they are caring, Virgos are people who love the finer things in life. This means they’re drawn to music that’s soothing yet intricate, particularly classical favourites such as Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. That said, they also enjoy New Age, ‘chill’ music that’s all about relaxation.
Latest jam: Sunset Lover – Petit Biscuit
Old school favourite: I’m Into You – Chet Faker
Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
People born under this sign are ruled by Venus – the planet of love. They’re social creatures that absolutely adore softer, more romantic music. Put on Sinatra, Streisand or Dean Martin and they’re all set. They also enjoy artists who put a contemporary spin on the classics.
Latest jam: Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Old school favourite: My Way – Frank Sinatra
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Scorpios are passionate and curious, yet a little mysterious. They enjoy music that is complex and deep – just like them. In terms of genres, they enjoy pop and jazz, as long as it’s empowering which exudes confidence.
Latest jam: Sorry Not Sorry – Demi Lovato
Old school favourite: Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 19)
Open-minded, free-spirited and independent – people born under Sagittarius love to travel and meet new people. They enjoy adventurous world music, Caribbean dance rhythms, film soundtracks, classic rock, jazz music and much more. Good driving music like the Beach Boys also suits them well.
Latest jam: Havana – Camila Cabello
Old school favourite: Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
Capricorn (Dec 20 – Jan 19)
Capricorns are hardworking and appreciate a wide range of genres. However, the “Chicago style” of jazz and blues seems to hit the sweet spot. They relate well to the artists that sing about society’s woes – particularly Nick Cave and Tom Waits, and appreciate newer expressions of such hardships, especially through rap.
Latest jam: DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Old school favourite: Downtown Train – Tom Waits
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Progressive and unconventional, Aquarians particularly enjoy original music. They’re into alternative, jazz-fusion, electronic dance music and any form of experimental music. You’ll find them listening to classic EDM tracks by Kraftwerk or Light Orchestra, as well as creative artists such as David Bowie and Pink Floyd.
Latest jam: On Hold – The xx
Old school favourite: Electric Feel – MGMT
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
These gentle daydreamers are sensitive and intuitive. They are particularly drawn to indie pop and alternative rock, especially if complex melodies are in the mix.
Latest jam: Lemon to a Knife Fight – The Wombats
Old school favourite: Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
Check out our Gig Guide at the Coolangatta Hotel to see whether there’s a live music set to match your star sign!