The zodiac can tell you things about yourself that you’ve never even thought about. It can pinpoint the way you spend money, your relationship with commitment, and it can even tell you what kind of emo kid you were when you were in high school. If you were in high school at some point between 2000 and 2010, then you probably went through an emo phase. But were you more of a skating-in-the-parking-lot kind of emo, or a sip-coffee-and-look-for-records emo?
There’s no harm in transporting yourself back to high school to recall the reality of being emo. Applying black eyeliner, jumping on MySpace, and blasting My Chemical Romance will prepare you to learn what kind of emo you were based on your zodiac sign. So dig out your messenger bag, straighten your hair, and get ready to explore the types of emo kids according to the zodiac.
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Aries have a tendency to turn heads, and if they don't get the accolades they deserve, they'll often find their way into the spotlight. Aries are the "babies" of the zodiac, and they have no qualms about making sure those around them are aware when they are unhappy - not unlike the acoustic emo who whips out a guitar a starts playing melancholically in public spaces.
Aries relate most heavily to the acoustic emo kids that pour out their emotions in their journals with as little editing as possible. As annoying as these emos can be for those of us attempting to avoid sappy negativity, they're also hopeless romantics - and while the neediness and romanticism of Aries can be off-putting to some, they are charming for others.
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More than any other sign in the zodiac, gloomy and rebellious Taureans are prone to brooding whenever something doesn't go their way. They don't want anyone to tell them what to do, and whenever an authority figure tries to put them in line, Taureans will go out of their way to do the unexpected.
Taureans are the emos of the zodiac who'll color their nails black in the middle of class with a permanent marker and apply gobs of eyeliner in the locker room in between bells. If they're dragged to a school dance, they'll wear a pair of converse and a band t-shirt, but they'd rather drive around with friends and get into trouble while listening to The Black Parade.
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The two-sided nature of Geminis comes out when they're at their most emo. Even though they can be outgoing, fun, and chatty, this can change at the drop of a hair straightener. The other side of the Gemini is very internal and contemplative.
While Geminis may be prone to hamming it up with their friends at lunch time, they'd rather be in their rooms, parked in front of their computer and rearranging their Top 8. The third sign of the zodiac is obsessed with cultivating relationships, which is why they love meeting different types of emos by scouring friends lists and comments. Geminis tend to be intellectual and they love to take in new information, which is why they always knew about which bands had the best demos on MySpace.
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Cancers are ruled by the Moon. They alter themselves based on the lunar cycle, and because of that, they're never really in one scene or the other. They latch onto different things - be it styles, genres, or hair color - but they're rarely committed. When it comes to their emo type, Cancers are bandwagon-jumpers in the biggest way.
Whether it's pain, style, or musical tastes, Cancers take on the embellishments of their friends. If their friends are jamming to mall punk, Cancers are all about it, but they're just as comfortable expressing their emotions (of which they have many) with something by Dashboard Confessional.
They fear looking uncool for trying out new bands, but as soon as a tried-and-true emo group makes it to MTV, they pop into Hot Topic and pick up every item of merch. This doesn't mean that Cancers don't have good taste - just don't ask them to play drums in your band.