What Kind Of Goth Are You Based On Your Zodiac Sign
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What Kind Of Goth Are You Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Chances are you've scoured the internet - or newspapers, if you're old enough - for information on your astrological proclivities at some point. Maybe you're a curious Taurus in need of some zesty spontaneity. (Although let's be real: If you're a Taurus, that probably isn't you). Maybe you're an Aries trying to better understand your partner. Or maybe you're a Libra just looking to see if this is the month when the financial gods finally smile upon you. 

Or maybe you're a darker, moodier individual looking to see what kind of goth you are. Among the various aspects of your life that astrologers can discern, your goth type is especially important to those darker souls among us. Goths in pop culture are quite diverse, but your zodiac likely matches the many types of goth boys and goth girls. Are you a bright-neon, mysterious type - the elusive cyber goth? Or are you more of the brooding, lip-ring-biting emo goth variety? Like demonic possession by zodiac sign, exploring goth types by zodiac sign exposes the dark side of the burning balls of light we know as stars. 

  • Aries: March 21-April 19 - The Romantic Goth

    When an Aries enters the room, their presence is immediately known. Ruled by the planet Mars, this Fire sign is highly energetic. Ariens are doers, always taking action, sometimes before planning things out - much to Taurus's chagrin.

    It's obvious, then, that Ariens are romantic goths, driven by themes of love and the afterlife. They're attracted to accessories with red or black roses, full moons, cemeteries, and skulls. Romantic goths are emotional people; they typically incorporate red wine and purple colors into their outfits. You might find a romantic goth wearing lace gloves, a veil, and smoky-eyed makeup. 

  • Taurus: April 20-May 20 - The Emo Goth

    Let's be real. If you're a Taurus, you probably spend a lot of time brooding. You may have thought casually about wearing eyeliner or dark nail polish in high school. Maybe you went to prom listening to Panic! at the Disco. 

    Either way, you definitely had a marked interest in all things melancholy, including skulls, bats, and riveted accessories. You may have also slipped on Converse shoes and sported piercings. That's why you're the perfect emo goth. 

  • Gemini: May 21-June 20 - The Steampunk Goth

    Geminis have two-sided personalities. Often described as outgoing, communicative, and affable, they can turn on a dime, becoming pensive and self-serious. Depending on the time of day and nature of their circumstances, you never know what side of Gemini you'll get. That's why they're the perfect candidates for the steampunk goth, a whimsical hybrid of cyber goth and Victorian goth.

    These goths may have a penchant for Victorian science fiction. Purveyors of this gothic style typically create their own accessories. Expect steampunks to sport copper colors, corsets, aviator sunnies, suspenders, gloves, and bracelets.

  • Cancer: June 21-July 22 - The Lolita Goth

    We all know Cancers can be sentimental. Some have characterized them as insecure; others call them heavily emotional. Whatever their descriptors, Cancers are known for their empathy; they frequently take on other people's pain. It might seem odd to call them "Lolita goths," but if you've ever known a Cancer, you'll definitely understand the connection.

    Originally born in Japan, the Lolita trend combines the Victorian and romantic goth aesthetics - and is popular among younger-skewing goths. These goths frequently carry big umbrellas, stuffed animals, puffed dresses and dolls. Who knew gothic fashion could be so cute yet creepy? 

  • Leo: July 23-August 22 - The Gothabilly

    Leos are known for being simply irresistible. They're natural born leaders who often crave the spotlight - and they're a Fire sign, which makes them creative, passionate and instinctual. That's why Leo is the perfect candidate for the gothabilly.

    Gothabillies love retro clothes and accessories, tattoos, pencil skirts, A-line dressed, and striped or polka dot patterns. Let Leos loose with square fringes, bright red lipstick, and leather jackets. 

  • Virgo: August 23-September 22 - The Rivethead

    Are you detail-oriented? Closed off to the outer world? If so, you're likely a Virgo, and your approach to life leaves nothing to chance. You're often misunderstood; you don't see your feelings as relevant. When you walk through life, it's as if you're experiencing things for the first time. This is why you're clearly an industrial goth.

    These folks are beneficiaries of the punk movement. Their spikey hair is usually paired with trench coats, ripped jeans, straps, Dr. Martens boots, and big buckle belts. The fashion usually includes large doses of monochrome black, studs, rivets, chains, and a certain military bent that's there to make you just the right amount of uncomfortable.