An Astrologer Cracks the Code on Taylor Swift's Birth Chart

Here's why the Red singer-songwriter has historically been drawn to unavailable air-sign guys and why she's likely found her forever match in Joe Alwyn.

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Over the course of her 15-year career, Taylor Swift's image in the public eye has constantly shifted and evolved. The tone of the spotlight she's been under has morphed from soft and airy (when she was a youthful country star) to unapologetically harsh and critical (post-1989 and pre-Reputation). At present, though, it couldn't seem more warm and glowy. The world is loving hard on the multi-hyphenate entertainer in the wake of the release of Red (Taylor's Version) and a short film for one of the tracks on the album, "All Too Well."

"All Too Well" — which is thought to be about Swift's brief 2010 relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal — seems to have stoked Swifties' appetite for more insight on Swift's love life and her approach to relationships. And what better way to do that than by looking at her astrological profile?

Although you may be aware that T-Swift is a Sagittarius (she was born December 13, 1989, time disputed, but let's go with the most commonly used one, which is 5:17 a.m., in Reading, Pennsylvania), a dive into her natal (aka birth) chart offers even more intel on how she shows up in the world, her love language, and her high-profile relationships.

Swift's Super Watery and Earthy Stelliums Tell Her Story

Although we tend to identify ourselves by our sun sign, it's just one piece of a very big, complex, nuanced puzzle known as the birth chart. The sun represents your core identity and self-image, so it's a big deal, to be sure, but it tends to get a lot more credit than makes sense. That's especially the case for Swift, because although her sun is in free-spirited, go-big-or-go-home, and entertaining mutable fire sign Sagittarius, the rest of her chart is overwhelmingly watery and earthy.

The performer has a Scorpio stellium (aka three or more planets in one sign) that encompasses Pluto (how she experiences transformation and claims her power), her ascendant/rising (how she presents herself to the world), and Mars (how she takes action and her sexual personality). She's a self-expressive powerhouse (Mars) who doesn't shy away from going deep in her work (Pluto), but she also values her privacy (Scorp) — and all of these traits are wrapped up in how she presents herself in the world.

Her moon (her emotional compass), Jupiter (the planet of fortune), and Chiron (the wounded healer) form a stellium in sentimental cardinal water sign Cancer — in the eighth house of sexual intimacy and joint resources — telling the story of Swift finding luck through her emotional life, particularly her intimate relationships, working through heartbreak, and experiencing transformation. (Related: What Moon Sign Compatibility Can Tell You About a Relationship)

And sitting opposite her Cancer is a Capricorn stellium: Uranus (creative breakthroughs), Mercury (communication), and Neptune (spirituality and escapism) are all in the cardinal earth sign — and all in her second house of income — pointing to her making a living as a brilliant, hardworking, imaginative creative and communicator. (Yep, that tracks.)

She's Torn Between the Traditional and the Unconventional

With her moon in sweet, heartfelt, nurturing Cancer, her fixed Scorpio stellium, and all of that traditional Capricorn, a big part of Swift wants the fairy tale, picture perfect, lifelong love relationship that results in a picketed white fence life. That's why that theme has been so prevalent in her work.

But then there's her Venus — the planet of romance — which speaks to how you want to give and receive affection and which characterizes your astrological love language. It's in Aquarius, the fixed air sign ruled by rebellious Uranus. As the ruler of the eleventh house of friendship, Aquarians are comfiest in their platonic relationships, often gravitating to friends-with-benefits situationships or arrangements that are nontraditional. People who have Venus in Aquarius also love to bond with people over ideals, visions, and intellectual thoughts. (Read more: What Your Venus Sign Can Tell You About Relationships, Beauty, and Money)

The negative side of having Venus in Aquarius is that it can make being tied down and constrained feel like a total buzzkill chore. That said, Swift needs a certain level of space and independence to be happy in a committed relationship. And the people who will understand that the most are other air signs, who are similarly cerebral and free-spirited — but who might not have been as up for that super-sentimental, emotionally involved fairy tale that Swift's water and earth placements crave. (Cue the laundry list of air signs she's been with, including Aquarius Taylor Lautner, Libra John Mayer, Aquarius Harry Styles, Aquarius Tom Hiddleston).

In other words, her perfect match had to be a guy like her — someone who has a mix of water, earth, and just enough air to keep it light and mentally-charged. Enter, Joe Alwyn.

It's No Surprise Her Seemingly Forever Guy Is a Water Guy

Alwyn, born on February 21, 1991 (time unknown, in London, UK), is a Pisces whose Venus also happens to be in the psychic, sensitive, deeply empathic mutable water sign. That makes for a sweet, natural sync-up with Swift's Scorp and Cancer stelliums, which speaks to the homebody vibe they clearly share ("This is our place, we make the rules") and keep their relationship super private.

But his Mars is in mutable air sign Gemini and his Mercury is in Aquarius — both harmonizing with Swift's Venus in Aquarius. The way Alwyn takes action and expresses himself — in general and sexually — complements Swift's love language and affection style. That connection, being an air one, is no doubt hyper-intellectual and likely informs their ability to be successful songwriting partners. (Intrigued? Read: The Complete Guide to Zodiac Sign Compatibility)

What the Future Holds for Swift's Love Life

With all that water in her chart, 2022 will likely host even more success and sweetness for the singer-songwriter. That's because Jupiter, the planet of luck, will be traveling through Pisces, hitting Alwyn's chart head-on and forming lovely trines to all of Swift's Scorpio and Cancer. Whether it's more memorable, chart-topping love songs we have to look forward to — and/or an engagement announcement — the coming months are sure to be bright, light, and full of heart for the world's favorite pop star.

Maressa Brown is a writer and astrologer with more than 15 years of experience. In addition to being Shape's resident astrologer, she contributes to InStyle, Parents, Astrology.com and more. Follow her Instagram and Twitter at @MaressaSylvie.

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