The Style of Home You Should Live In, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

published Sep 14, 2020
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In astrology, everything is written in the stars. In architecture, it’s all written in the curb appeal. As you probably know, the 12 zodiac signs are determined by the position of the sun on the date of your birth, and can give you insights into your personality, likes, and dislikes.

You may use your zodiac sign to help guide you in love, work, and life—so why not use it to choose the type of house you should live in? Maybe you don’t need an astrological chart to tell you what kind of architecture you prefer, but it sure is fun to see if you do love Victorian homes after all. Here’s a fun breakdown of what your dream home might look like based on your zodiac sign.

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Aries: Apartment Building

As the first sign of the zodiac, fire sign Aries love to lead. They often have high-powered careers, making an urban setting the place to chase their dreams. A mid- or high-rise luxury apartment building in a major hub like New York City is the ideal home for the ram that never sleeps.

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Taurus: Classic Bungalow

The grounded bull loves their creature comforts, so a plush abode is a must. A classic-style bungalow has that quintessential homey look and feel, and a typical floor plan includes one and a half stories, plus a full basement, perfect for the family-oriented Earth sign.

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Gemini: Transitional Suburban

The air sign of Gemini is represented by the twins, often leading to two very different sides of their personality. They never get bored, and can fit in with serious intellectuals just as easily as they can keep the celebration going all night with the party animal crowd. Geminis think variety is the spice of life, so a large home with plenty of space for their various interests (a library and a theater-quality screening room please!) would suit them quite well. 

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Cancer: Georgian

Considered the nurturer of the zodiac, Cancers are natural homebodies, so it’s essential that they have a home in which they can truly nest. A grand, timeless Georgian-style home has plenty of room for their brood and to entertain their friends and family.

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Leo: Colorful Victorian

Fire sign Leos are big, bold and passionate. They love to make a splash, so a colorful Victorian-style home—à la the iconic Painted Lady houses in San Francisco—is the perfect vehicle for their self-expression. This social sign loves to be around family and friends, so a “Full House”-style living arrangement would probably work for them.

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Virgo: Atomic Ranch

Practical, hardworking Virgos are known for their perfectionist tendencies. A retro ranch-style home is sturdy and simple, and this Earth sign will put their all into making this time-honored house a unique home. Famously modest and humble, an unassuming house fits their salt of the earth vibe.

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Libra: Double Shotgun House

Ruled by the planet of love and beauty, Venus, these qualities are important to Libras. A shotgun-style house has old-world charm that will instantly draw in this romantic air sign. This style of home is prevalent in New Orleans, and creative, dreamy Libra will feel right at home in the dynamic Big Easy.

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Scorpio: Secluded Beach House

Intensely private Scorpios value their alone time, so a beach house off the beaten path will offer them the privacy and serenity they crave. As a seductive water sign, living near the ocean would be a dream come true for a Scorpio.

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Sagittarius: Triple-decker

A Sagittarius loves to travel and is always on the go, so this energetic fire sign doesn’t spend all that much time at home. As such, they’re looking for simplicity and functionality in their abode, so a straightforward three-decker in New England offers a place to hang their hat between adventures without requiring too much upkeep.

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Capricorn: Craftsman

Traditional, successful Capricorns are all about order and organization, so the clean lines of a symmetrical home with pillars will definitely appeal to them. This Earth sign is extremely detail-oriented, so they’re sure to have immaculate landscaping to give this classic style home a picture-perfect look.

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Aquarius: Ultramodern Contemporary

Aquarius are one of a kind, so a cookie cutter-style house just won’t do it for this quirky sign. A bold, modern home appeals to their desire to stand out from the pack. A house with a funky vibe will allow this eclectic sign to let their freak flag fly.

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Pisces: Arts and Crafts Bungalow

Often more caught up in fantasy than reality, dreamy Pisces would love nothing more than to live inside a fairytale. The charming exterior of an Arts and Crafts bungalow is fit for a storybook. The front porch is the perfect place for this artistic water sign to sketch or daydream.