Inquisitive, goofy and always up for a challenge, the sign of the archer has quite a few celebrities under its name. Find out how many trademark characteristics you share with Sagittarian Taylor Swift
Of the three fire signs in the zodiac, Sagittarius may just be the most adventurous. With a passion to keep learning, this sign is all about stretching boundaries, discovering unseen places, and jumping into new experiences. It comes as no surprise then that popular archer Taylor Swift, born on December 13, 1989, has reached towering heights of fame in her career, which has taken her across the globe. What’s more, Swift has also earned icon status in the music industry with her work. Just days ago, the singer also broke a major record at 2019’s American Music Awards, where she won the artist of the year award. With this win (her 25th, to be precise), Swift surpassed the legendary Michael Jackson, who won 24 in his lifetime.
If you, like Swift, are a Sagittarius, you also share your zodiac sign with the likes of Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Scarlett Johansson, Bruce Lee and Miley Cyrus. But what, in particular, makes you similar to the 29-year-old Grammy winner?
Sagittarius individuals are honest to a fault
If there’s one thing you can count on when it comes to Sagittarius people, it’s that they’ll always be 100 per cent honest with you. One of the most straightforward signs in the zodiac, Sagittarius is known for telling it like it is, even at the cost of coming across harsh at times. Over the years, Taylor Swift has showcased her love for transparency via her most popular tracks, most of which tell stories of real life heartbreaks, and even her feelings on politics. “Keeping your emotions all locked up is something that’s unfair to you. When you clearly know how you feel. You should say it,” is one of the star’s most famous quotes. During another outing in 2019 where she met fans, Swift elaborated, saying, “I’ve spent quite a bit of time writing breakup songs. Songwriting is really just a cathartic, therapeutic thing for me, and so there are a lot of things I’ve written about in my life that were the harder things I’ve had to go through.” Her talent for delivering relatable tracks inspired by true events is one of the main reasons she continues to be a pop favourite, with over 123 million Instagram followers.
Under their happy-go-lucky exteriors are a lot of emotions
While they can sometimes come across as insensitive, Sagittarius individuals are, deep down, extremely sensitive beings. People who belong to this zodiac sign have a knack for making the people they love feel like their best selves, and can be quite introspective as well. This may also explain why, despite being a fire sign, Sagittarius individuals sometimes react slowly to stressful situations. In Taylor Swift’s own words, “[Katy Perry and I] were talking about how we’ve had miscommunications with people in the past, not even specifically with each other. She’s like, ‘I’m a Scorpio. Scorpios just strike when they feel threatened.’ And I was like, ‘Well, I’m an archer. We literally stand back, assess the situation, process how we feel about it, raise a bow, pull it back, and fire.’ So it’s completely different ways of processing pain, confusion, misconception. And oftentimes I’ve had this delay in feeling something that hurts me and then saying that it hurts me. And so I can understand how people in my life would have been like, ‘Whoa, I didn’t know that was how you felt.’ Because it takes me a second.”
During the same interview with Rolling Stone in 2019, Taylor also touched upon the unforgettable moment at 2009’s VMAs, where Kanye West took the stage and told the world he didn’t think Swift deserved the Best Female Video award. “If you watch the video… I literally freeze. I literally stand there. And that is how I handle any discomfort, any pain… And then five minutes later, I know how I feel.”
But their optimistic nature always shines through
You can throw just about any crisis at a Sagittarius, and this optimistic, sunny sign will always manage to put a positive spin on the situation. So much so, that most Sagittarians seem to attract good luck towards themselves like magnets, most likely due to their talent for seeing the best in everything. In Swift’s case, the best proof comes via a recent interview, where she spoke about how the struggles she’s faced have led her to the best phases in life. “It’s weird, because in some of the worst times of my career, and reputation, dare I say, I had some of the most beautiful times—in my quiet life that I chose to have,” the musician explained. “And I had some of the most incredible memories with the friends I now knew cared about me, even if everyone hated me. The bad stuff was really significant and damaging. But the good stuff will endure. The good lessons—you realise that you can’t just show your life to people.”
If there’s one thing Sagittarians love, it’s travelling
With all that curiosity in them, it’s hard to pin a Sagittarius down, and even harder to find one who doesn’t love travel and adventure. Thanks to her profession, Swift has been able to visit almost every country on her bucket list, and counts London and New York among her favourite cities in the world. But while she loves busy cities, it looks like this fire sign actually has a soft spot for waterfront locations. “I love the beach—I always feel at peace with the world by the ocean,” the star once revealed in an Atlas interview. Her favourite view in the world? “Looking out at the ocean at Hamilton Island in Australia—it’s such a beautiful place, you almost think it can’t be real.” she says.
And they’re wittier than most other zodiac signs
While most identify with Taylor Swift as a break-up playlist pro, many may not know that the 29-year-old is also known for having a killer sense of humour. She may have deleted many of her old Tweets, but the internet never really forgets anything, and her fans have kept a record of some of Swift’s most hilarious online messages. Here’s a peek at some of her best.