Here's the Instrument You Should Learn to Play, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Learning a new instrument can be a massive investment, and you probably don't want to leap into it until you've determined which one is just right for you.

Discovering that perfect pairing can involve a ton of research—or, you can just scroll down to your zodiac sign below to see if our choices for you are a match made in heaven.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Trumpet

Dominant, bold Aries demands an instrument that stands out in a crowd. Trumpets are leading instruments that suit them perfectly. Their bright, vibrant sound oozes with extroversion, playing melody and harmony, as well as supporting the rhythm of a piece. Plus, the hand-eye coordination that active Aries has gained as an athlete will allow them to effortlessly master the instrument.


Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Piano

Dependable Taurus gravitates toward a classic and well-established instrument. They love the strong foundation of the piano both historically and as an instrument guiding a musical work. Pianos also sound refined and elegant, conveying the rich extravagance that Taurus loves.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Squidward Tentacles wearing fruit hat and playing piano

(SpongeBob SquarePants via Nickelodeon)


Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Drums

Social Geminis don't like to do anything without their friends, making drums their ideal instrument. They're a backing instrument, meaning they'll almost always be accompanying others when they play. They're also a great means for energetic and emotional Gemini to channel their feelings and let everything out.


Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Cello

Emotive Cancers require an instrument that allows them to express themselves, such as the evocative cello. It's often associated with slow, sorrowful music, but can also convey rich feelings of joy, anger and triumph. Cancer feels each of these emotions strongly, and with a cello in their hands, they'll be able to make others understand them as well.


Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Acoustic Guitar

Popular, attention-loving Leos are perfectly suited to play the acoustic guitar. They enjoy being the breakout star of every party they attend, and few things demand more attention than breaking out a guitar for a lively jam session with friends. Acoustic serenades are right in Leo's wheelhouse.

Riverdale: Archie Andrews plays acoustic guitar

(Riverdale via The CW)


Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22): Violin

Virgos are perfectionists with an attention to detail unmatched by any other zodiac sign, making them the most likely candidates for mastery of the violin. It's considered the hardest instrument to learn perfectly and is usually part of a bigger ensemble, which suits Virgo's desire to remain in the background. Virgo is happy to contribute to a project without being seen, and violin allows them to do so.


Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22): Bassoon

Libras are friends to all, making the outgoing and friendly bassoon their instrumental match. It's a highly emotive instrument often used in jolly and humorous musical motifs, allowing Libra to share their inner joy through their music. As Libra prefers to be among friends, the bassoon joins an ensemble bigger than the sum of its parts.


Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Electric Guitar

Charismatic yet secretive Scorpios have a lot to gain by learning the electric guitar. Scorpios don't open up easily, but with the help of a sizzling guitar riff, they can express themselves profoundly without revealing too much. It allows them to be moody and magnetically charming while still remaining as mysterious as ever.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Ukulele

Sagittarius is known for being ever optimistic and outgoing, making the chipper ukulele their perfect instrument. Its bright and soothing sounds can help them spread their positivity with the world. Sags also love to travel, and they can visit Portugal and Hawaii to learn from the cultures that originated upbeat ukulele music.


Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Bass Guitar

Capricorns are all about hard work, dedication and stability, and they always ensure that a strong groundwork is set down for their projects. This makes the bass guitar their ideal instrument, as it allows them to be the steady backbone of a musical piece. You can always count on a Capricorn to keep things moving at the proper pace.

Adventure Time: Marceline plays her axe bass

(Adventure Time via Cartoon Network)


Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Saxophone

Go-with-the-flow Aquarius was born to play the saxophone. The instrument is best suited for people eager to pave their own ways in the world. It's all about improvisation and self-expression without sticking to the script, and ad-libbing is Aquarius' middle name.


Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Trombone

Those born under the sign of Pisces tend to be creatives who don't necessarily crave the spotlight. They'll love playing the melodic trombone, which is very emotive but also requires a good ear and imaginative mind because it's not marked with positions for each note. It requires a bit of extra skill, which artistic Pisces will be happy to invest.


If you're still looking to expand your creative horizons, click HERE for the type of art you should pursue, based on your zodiac sign.