Here's the Type of Art You Should Pursue, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
We all desire to express ourselves, but finding the perfect form to do so can be quite daunting.
Some art forms are a bit too personal for some, while others are a tad too public for the rest. In order to find the right balance for your unique expression, you have to dive deep into your individual personality.
And what better way to seek out these answers than by consulting our zodiac signs? Continue reading to find out what your star sign says about the type of art form you should pursue:
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Dance
Aries are all about self-expression, whether they're speaking their minds or showing off their skills. When it comes to artistic expression, we know that their passion burns brightest when they can throw their whole body and soul into the act. This fire sign's energy is unstoppable, meaning they need to pursue an expression that's just as active and bold as their instincts. Whether it's ballet, modern dance or even tap, their personalities are the perfect match for this physically expressive art form.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Painting
Taurus is one of the hardest working star signs. They know that perfection takes time, and therefore they're keen on taking small steps to reach their ultimate goal. While not every zodiac sign has the patience for slow-drying layers of acrylic and oil, this art form is perfectly suited for the persistent Taurus. In addition to their inspiring dedication, they have an innate longing for luxury. This fine art form pairs well with their desire for elegance and romance. Whether they're painting a mountain landscape or exploring portraiture, this earth sign will connect deeply with the hands-on process of painting.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Slam Poetry
Geminis are doubtlessly the biggest communicators of the zodiac. Ruled by Mercury—the planet of communication—and represented by the twins, they're always diving into deep conversations and collaborations. Because of this extroversion, they're perfectly suited for the expressive art of slam poetry. While some may find poetry to be an isolating and introverted pastime, the slam aspect combines their gift of gab with their public persona. Performing in front of a crowd totally energizes their adventurous side while expressing their original, and sometimes obscure, mind.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Cartooning
Cancers are ruled by the moon, making them moody and emotional children of the stars. Because of this, they strive for security and strong bonds between family and friends. This personality type pairs with cartooning, as Cancer loves veiling deeper meaning within an easily approachable context. Everyone knows that cartoons are chock-full of symbolism and hidden meaning, which is where their moody side gets to play. Cancers are natural-born nurturers, and this style of illustration matches their inner lighthearted nature.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Performance Art
Leo has an obvious flair for the dramatic. They are all about bold expression, which is exactly what performance art aims to achieve. Because they're always striving to be the center of attention, they are never afraid of pushing boundaries and creating art that makes others a tad uncomfortable. After all, how else are they supposed to stay in the spotlight? They wear their hearts on their sleeves when they perform, believing that honesty and art go hand-in-hand. If anyone has a problem with it, they can simply sashay away.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Embroidery
Virgos have an attention to detail like no other sign. Because of their analytical minds, they're perfectly matched for this form of fiber art that combines thousands of tiny stitches into one textile masterpiece. They're incredibly hardworking, allowing them to dedicate hours to any embroidery project—no matter how slow the process may be. Their tender, earthy heart also makes them big helpers, so they're inclined to use their embroidery works to pass along humanitarian messages. Whether for decorative displays or activism, they know that each stitch they make is for the people.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Ceramics
Libra values balance above all else. Because of their unstoppable desire to create equilibrium in their lives, they are the ideal sign to tackle the symmetry of ceramics. Feeling both spiritually and physically connected to a project totally speaks to their peaceful disposition, so they'll love getting their hands dirty with clay in the studio. Ceramics gives them the structure that they need while still employing their creative and mindful side. Plus, there's no artistic process quite as tranquil and satisfying as the spinning nature of pottery.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Photography
Scorpios often approach life from the sidelines. Because they're so mysterious, they enjoy being behind the camera, snapping photos of faraway subjects. While their inner intensity and passion come through in their photographs, they're still able to maintain the air of secrecy they enjoy so much. They have an eye for interesting angles and, despite being more introverted, perfectly capture the extroverted beauty around themselves. The dark room may be Scorpio's favorite place on the planet as they're able to exercise their art in the secrecy of the shadows.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Songwriting
Sagittarius is not only the dreamer of the zodiac, but the achiever as well. They always reach for the stars, which includes catapulting to superstardom themselves. Songwriting suits their adventurous side because they can't be contained to one space for too long. This art form allows them to take their work on the go, whether they're traveling across the world or finding inspiration on a nearby neighborhood hike. Their optimistic personality makes for a great pump-up single while their reckless side speaks to angsty anthems. Whatever they're writing, we're certain it'll become our next favorite tune.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Weaving
Earthy Capricorns are nothing if not grounded and reliable. They tend to value tradition over more airy, "contemporary" creativity. Weaving may be one of the oldest art forms around, but it's still one of the most intricate and challenging forms of self-expression. Caps take to woven tapestry art particularly well because of their focused and hardworking personalities. This zodiac sign laughs in the face of long-term goals and is always up for a challenge. While they may hear the word "weaving" and think this art form is basic or boring, Capricorns know the true beauty and creativity contained within.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Mixed Media
Aquarius is a truly unique sign. As they constantly push boundaries and expand their ideas of what's possible, mixed media becomes the perfect way for Aquarius to create. Why use a single art form when you can combine many to create a masterpiece? This zodiac sign never wants for inspiration when they have a multitude of mediums at their fingertips. While their art may leave others scratching your heads, they know the deeper meaning of each element of their modern mixed media art. Don't worry—you'll get it someday.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Music
Pisces is the deepest of all zodiac signs. Not only are they highly thoughtful, but they're also incredibly emotional water signs. Because of this tight connection to honest feelings, they're able to create truly poignant music. Whether they channel emotion through an instrument or make beats that speak universal truths, there's no star sign suited to crafting the complexities of music quite like Pisces. Everyone knows that music soothes the soul, which is exactly what this compassionate personality was born to do.
Between school, social lives and extracurriculars, it can seem like there's no time left in the day for our artistic pursuits, but you can find some opportunities to be creative HERE, even if you think you're too busy.