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The Type of Music You Should Listen To, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Are you more rap and hip hop or country and folk? Let astrology be your guide.

Whether you typically gravitate toward songs with a danceable beat and catchy lyrics or you prefer something more mellow and chill, it's always fun to listen to new artists. After all, you never know which genre might strike the right chord with you! That's why we asked Best Life's resident astrologer to pair each zodiac sign with the type of music they should listen to. Keep reading to find out which new Spotify station you should bookmark and which artists might become your new favorite.

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Lauren Ash is a professional astrologer, writer, and artist. She writes horoscopes for USA TODAY and pens columns for Best Life, InStyle, StyleCaster, Mane Addicts, and Reader's Digest, among others. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to her blog for monthly horoscopes.

Aries: Rap and Hip-Hop

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Aries is passionate and direct: You're never afraid to say what's on your mind. You have a lot of energy, which means you're always on the move getting stuff done. So, the best type of music for you will have high-energy beats, a danceable tempo, and spicy lyrics you can't help but sing along to.

That's why you should dive headfirst into the world of rap and hip-hop. Whether you're hitting up the gym before a busy day or you're curating a playlist for your next house party, you'll love these thumping beats.

Artists to listen to:

  • Ice Spice
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Missy Elliott
  • OutKast

Taurus: Country and Folk

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Taurus loves all things aesthetic and beautiful. You have a chilled-out and relaxed energy, so you gravitate toward music with the same vibe. And while you love the classics, you're also always looking to find hidden gem artists to impress your friends with.

Country music might not sound like your idea of a good time at first, but with so many talented artists bringing new perspectives to the genre, we think you'll appreciate the smooth beats and nostalgic feeling these folk-country songs have.

Artists to listen to:

  • Bon Iver
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Trixie Mattel
  • Mickey Guyton

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Gemini: House and Techno

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You love to keep things moving, Gemini, and that's because you're an air sign who craves variety. Some days you're seeking out romantic love songs to cry your eyes out and the next you're listening to Latin jazz during your morning workout.

However, your favorite songs are those that pair a funky beat with interesting instrumentals—like house and techno music. The experimental sounds and energetic vibes of these genres are sure to have you on your feet.

Artists to listen to:

  • Avicii
  • Channel Tres
  • Honey Dijon
  • Peggy Gou
  • Tiësto

Cancer: Emo and Punk

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Music is more than a hobby for you, Cancer, it's a lifestyle. As the sign ruled by the sensitive and emotional Moon, you feel music in every part of your heart, mind, and body, so it's important to find artists who speak to you on a personal level.

And while some might assume you prefer soft and melodic music, we know you crave songs with lyrics you can scream in your car when you're sad or mad—like the angsty emo and punk classics.

Artists to listen to:

  • Evanescence
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Ludo
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Paramore

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Leo: Dance and Pop Music

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Leos live for drama and theatrics. If all eyes aren't on you, you'll find a way to get the attention you want. It's not uncommon to find you cutting it up on the dance floor or convincing your friends to go out for a spontaneous night of karaoke.

Not only are you the party animal of the zodiac, but you also love playing host and making sure everyone else is having just as much fun. So, what is better than dance and pop music for the most popular zodiac sign?

Artists to listen to:

  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Charli XCX
  • Dua Lipa
  • Miley Cyrus
  • MUNA

Virgo: Easy Listening and Yacht Rock

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Virgos have a keen eye for the details. With music, you appreciate the art of a well-written bridge or complicated composition. And as the sign ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, you can't help but love a song with great lyrics that get stuck in your head.

That's why we think easy listening and yacht rock are the perfect choices. These genres are known for their escapist vibes, feel-good flow, and iconic lyrics—perfect for unwinding after a long day of work.

Artists to listen to:

  • Eagles
  • Hall & Oates
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Journey
  • Steely Dan

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Libra: R&B

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Libra is the charming social butterfly of the zodiac. That's because you're ruled by Venus, the planet of music, art, romance, and expression. You have a light-hearted and bubbly energy that's easy for other people to warm up to, and you absolutely love being in love.

So, the best music for you has a smooth beat for slow dancing, along with sensual lyrics to set the mood—which is why you'll appreciate the soulful and romantic songs that R&B hitmakers have been putting out lately.

Artists to listen to:

  • Ari Lennox
  • Kehlani
  • Solange
  • SZA
  • T-Pain

Scorpio: Indie Rock and Pop

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Intense and uninhibited, Scorpios are drawn to music of all types. But it's important for you to feel emotionally connected to a song, which is why you're drawn to musicians who cover darker and more complex themes. You also like introspective music that takes stylistic risks and celebrates counterculture.

Indie rock and psychedelic pop will transport you to another world. And they're great choices for a Scorpio looking to get in touch with their emotions.

Artists to listen to:

  • Beach House
  • Djo
  • Dumbo Gets Mad
  • Glass Animals
  • Oasis

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Sagittarius: K-Pop

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Sagittarians are forward-thinking and worldly, and your musical taste is certainly no exception. You have a zest for life and love experiencing the world in new ways. Like fellow fire signs Aries and Leo, you're drawn to high-energy music that makes you want to move.

That's why we think you'll love the biggest names in K-Pop. This genre is known for its unique, extravagant, and genre-bending sounds. You'll be dancing and singing along in no time.

Artists to listen to:

  • BTS
  • Girls Generation
  • Red Velvet

Capricorn: Heavy Metal

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Capricorns have a reputation for being the prim and proper ones of the zodiac. And while it's true for the most part, there's also a wild side to you that needs to get out! You love music that sounds classic but has a tough edge. Capricorns are also big softies under the tough exterior, so you like songs that have you screaming your feelings.

That's why heavy metal makes perfect sense. The classic guitar riffs and heavy drums are sure to impress, and you can live out your teenage fantasy of being a rockstar whenever you want.

Artists to listen to:

  • Black Sabbath
  • Metallica
  • Megadeath
  • Motörhead
  • Slayer

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Aquarius: Ska and Grunge

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Analytical and curious, Aquarius is famous for having unique and eccentric taste. That artist nobody's heard of? You went to their first show. Those tickets nobody could snag? You got them.

If you're looking for a new type of music to explore—or maybe an old favorite to get reacquainted with—we think you should start with ska and grunge. These genres are known for their industrial beats, loud instruments, and adrenaline-pumping energy, and they're sure to speak to your rebel heart.

Artists to listen to:

  • Fishbone
  • Foo Fighters
  • Goldfinger
  • Less Than Jake
  • Skatune Network

Pisces: Indie and Alternative

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Creative and artistic, Pisces loves music more than words can express. Not only does it provide you with an escape from the world, but music is also one of your favorite ways to express yourself.

Because you like to get lost in your dreamland, indie and alternative songs with soft melodic beats will help you feel perfectly in tune. There's a huge selection of experimental artists today, so no matter what mood you're in, there's something that'll fit exactly with how you're feeling.

Artists to listen to:

  • girl in red
  • HAIM
  • Rosalía
  • Sleigh Bells
  • The Japanese House
Lauren Ash
Lauren Ash is a profession astrologer, culture expert, and lifestyle writer based in St. Louis. Read more
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