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How are we doing, Swifties? Alive? Breathing? Glad your name doesn't rhyme with Shmake Shmyllenhaal? Despite briefly breaking Spotify at midnight on Nov. 12, Taylor Swift's Red (Taylor's Version) is officially out in the world. It's a sad, beautiful, tragic resurrection of some of the catchiest hits and breakup ballads that gripped Swift's fans in late 2012. But it's also overflowing with new sounds, new performers, and new reasons to have an emotional breakdown. As you listen, it's likely you'll find the new and old Red (Taylor's Version) lyrics reflect your love life so profoundly, despite the fact the album was first released in 2012, when you were younger and your love life was drastically different. Brace yourself: when you take a peek at the Red (Taylor's Version) lyrics that best reflect your zodiac sign's love life, you'll probably feel personally attacked.
From the wistful lyrics of "Begin Again" to the novella that is the "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)" lyrics, you'll find that Red (Taylor's Version) is chock-full of approaches to and interpretations of love as different as those of the zodiac signs. The visibility Aries finds in the whirlwind love described in "Red," Cancer instead finds in the emotional longing of "Forever Winter." Yes, every zodiac sign expresses love in myriad ways, but there's likely one love-inspired lyric on Swift's album that hits each sign right in the gut. Ahead, find the Red (Taylor's Version) lyric that best describes your zodiac sign's love life, from the way you show affection to how you prefer to receive it.
Aries: "Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street: faster than the wind, passionate as sin, ending so suddenly." — Taylor Swift, "Red (Taylor's Version)"
Fiery Aries, your love affairs are the definition of "burning red." You're alluring and charming, but you can also be a bit reckless and overconfident. You have a tendency to move fast and furiously, creating whirlwind romances that burn brightly but can easily get snuffed out if you aren't careful.
Taurus: "I've been spending the last eight months thinking all love ever does is break and burn and end. But on a Wednesday in a café, I watched it begin again." — Taylor Swift, "Begin Again (Taylor's Version)"
You love hard, Taurus. You crave the steadiness and stability of a relationship, which pushes you to be an accommodating lover. Sometimes, though, you may get a little too comfortable, doing anything and everything to keep things the way they are, even if that's not best for either of you. This can make you a little cynical about love, but because you adore the feeling of romance, you don't let that hold you back for long.
Gemini: "We never saw it coming. Not trying to fall in love, but we did like children running. Back then, we didn't know we were built to fall apart." — Taylor Swift, "The Very First Night (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)"
Contrary to popular belief, Gemini, you tend to be pretty careful with your heart. But you're so naturally chatty and charming that love tends to come easily for you, whether you're looking for it or not. And when it does, it can run its course as quickly as the thoughts constantly racing through your mind.
Cancer: "I pull at every thread trying to solve the puzzles in his head. Live my life scared to death he'll decide to leave instead." — Taylor Swift, "Forever Winter (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)"
I'd venture to say you're one of the most loving zodiac signs out there, Cancer. You love to dote on your partner and do everything in your power — sometimes to your own demise — to make them feel as adored as possible. While you typically have the purest intentions, those less emotionally driven than you are might find your love a little overwhelming. That doesn't mean you've done anything wrong, but you tend to beat yourself up, thinking you did.
Leo: "You kept me like a secret, but I kept you like an oath." — Taylor Swift, "All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)"
Some people might write you off as self-centered in relationships, Leo, but that's not necessarily true. When you're really in love, you have no problem showing it, taking advantage of every opportunity to build your partner up and show them how loyal you are, sometimes to a fault.
Virgo: "He said, 'Look at you, worrying too much about things you can't change. You'll spend your whole life singing the blues if you keep thinking that way.'" — Taylor Swift, "Starlight (Taylor's Version)"
For you, Virgo, love might as well be synonymous with safety. You hold on to romantic relationships with a tight grip, going to great lengths to keep them in pristine condition. This makes you an incredibly caring lover, but you might find yourself disappointed when things with your partner shift beyond your control.
Libra: "Before you, I'd only dated self-indulgent takers who took all of their problems out on me. But you carry my groceries and now I'm always laughing." — Taylor Swift, "Stay Stay Stay (Taylor's Version)"
Oh, Libra. You're a lover, not a fighter. You're endlessly romantic, agreeable, and easygoing, eager to keep spirits high in your relationships and to make your lover feel like they're on the top of the world. However, you can be so committed to keeping the peace — and clouded by your love of romance — that you have a tendency to allow partners to walk all over you.
Scorpio: "Maybe we got lost in translation. Maybe I asked for too much. But maybe this thing was a masterpiece 'til you tore it all up." — Taylor Swift, "All Too Well (Taylor's Version)"
Everyone loves a mystery, and that mystery is you, Scorpio. You don't open up easily to, well, anyone, but when you do fall in love, you fall deeply and passionately. And once you've trusted someone with your heart, you expect that same level of intimacy and emotional connection, which, sadly, not everyone is willing to reciprocate.
Sagittarius: "And run, like you'd run from the law. Darling, let's run, run from it all. We can go where our eyes take us." — Taylor Swift, "Run (feat. Ed Sheeran) (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)"
You make loving you fun, Sagittarius. You approach your relationships the same way you do all things in life: running hard, fast, and in search of someone who's game for any and all spontaneous adventures you happen upon. On the flip side, because you're always after the next adventure, you can be a bit hard to pin down emotionally, and your lovers have to work a little harder to pull out your intimate side.
Capricorn: "And all my walls stood tall, painted blue. And I'll take 'em down, take 'em down, and open up the door for you." — Taylor Swift, "Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran) (Taylor's Version)"
While other signs might fall hard and fast, you look at love completely differently, Capricorn. Pragmatic and rational, you approach every romantic situation with your walls up, and it's up to your partner to show you that you can take them down. When you finally do, you're opening up the door for your partner to be surrounded with love and care — they just have to be patient enough to get there.
Aquarius: "Put your lips close to mine as long as they don't touch." — Taylor Swift, "Treacherous (Taylor's Version)"
Creative and quirky, you tend to subvert everyone's cookie-cutter definition of love, Aquarius. For example, most other signs subscribe to traditional displays of affection, like showering lovers with sentimental gifts, whereas you prefer a funny gift referencing a weird joke between you two. Not everyone responds well to your uniqueness — they may not even realize you really do love them — but when you find the lover who appreciates your sense of humor, they can expect you to stand by their side no matter what.
Pisces: "We fall in love 'til it hurts or bleeds or fades in time." — Taylor Swift, "State of Grace (Taylor's Version)"
Ever the idealist, Pisces, you love to get lost in love. The minute you start falling for someone, you escape to your head, romanticizing every aspect of your relationship. This makes for a love affair that seems like a dream on the surface, but you might find yourself blind to initial red flags and deeply hurt if your partner doesn't live up to your fantasy.