What Era Do You Belong In, By Zodiac Sign

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If we haven’t said it ourselves, we’ve heard it said by someone else. “I should have been born in a different time”.

Now I don’t think anyone means this actually.

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It is certainly a romantic notion to picture going to a 1950’s sock hop, or what it would feel like to dress every day in a cute little fringy 1920’s dress. 

How fun it would be to be courted by a Mr. Darcy type, and spend your days reading classic literature and drinking English tea.

But that is unrealistic. We know that as unhappy as we can be with the state of the world, we are better off now than we were back then. We live in a time where women can do anything we want. We live in a time where anyone can love anyone they choose.

We can talk openly about our feelings and come together to fight for what we believe in. We don’t actually want to go back to a time where love is structured, and women could not legally vote, and there was no TV!

So why do we sometimes dream of these simpler times? There are aspects of earlier eras that are attractive to us for different reasons. Maybe it’s the culture of the time, or the fashion, the music.


Maybe it’s the desire to be part of important movements that helped better our world. But we have all thought about what era we belong in beside our own. But what role does astrology play in all of this?

What era do you belong in based on your zodiac sign?

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

In the 1980s, everything looked like it was designed to be in the future. From the fabrics to the colors, the hairstyles, and architecture, everything looked futuristic. It was the rise of the computer, the Walkman, the CD to play on your Walkman, Windows, Apple… the list goes on. So an Aries would have felt right at home.

They are progressive and competitive. You could have been apart of creating some of the technology we take for granted 30 years later. As partying was at an all-time high in the 80’s, you would have had a lot of (healthy or unhealthy) outlets for your impulsivity. Everything was always moving so you would never get bored.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

The 1960s were a time of power. It was a time of texture and luxury. It was a time when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon when Vince Lombardi lead the Green Bay Packers to victory at the first-ever Superbowl when John F. Kennedy was elected making him the youngest president to ever serve the United States.

It was a time of soft carpets and funky patterns and family time.

The 1960s would be a perfect time for a Taurus, as it satiates their craving for power, practicality, and family. So, all you Taurus can hop into your Jaguar E-Types and cruise on down that interstate.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

For someone as restless as a Gemini, with a distaste for routine, should have been alive in the 1920s. From the start of the 1920s, when the first women were able to vote in a national election, and to the end of the 1920s when we watched the first Academy Awards!

It was a time when people enjoyed Jazz music and dressed in flapper fringe and feathers, but others embraced a more conservative, classic style of dress. For someone as ever-changing as the Gemini, you could re-invent yourself every day.

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CANCER (June 20 – July 22)

For an intuitive, emotional, tenacious, and sometimes moody Cancer, you would love to be around during the birth of Rock n’ Roll. You would love to be around during the 1950s.


You could hear Elvis, Little Richard, and Chubby Checker. But not only that it was the era that ushered in the most glamorous movie stars! You could see Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly take over the world with their style, grace, and fame.

It was also the rise of television, and by the end of the 1950s over 50 million households were home to a TV. For Cancers, being the astrological homebodies, this is the era for you!

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

The Victorian era spans from 1837 -1901. It encompasses all the time that Queen Victoria ruled over England, hence the name. The Victorian Era is a time of drama, intrigue, and ceremony.


There were many celebrated art forms during this time including plays, operas, ballets, choirs, poetry readings, and strangely people were really into hypnotism. It was also a time where travel was easier as it was when railroad travel was popularized.

The most interesting part of the Victorian Era is its an obsession with death. Mourning was taken very seriously during this time. Women would wear mourning rings, some with compartments to hold trinkets from the dead (i.e. hair or fingernails).

Some people would collect their tears in little capsules and carry them around. They would sometimes even pose for pictures or paintings with the deceased. In keeping with the macabre theme, taxidermy was on the rise.

Unsurprisingly, this was also the time when Edgar Allen Poe was alive, and when Mary Shelly wrote Dracula. So for all of you Leo’s out there who love to dramatize and romanticize, this is the era for you!


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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo’s are always working hard. They always want new ways to be innovative and to get work done faster and more efficiently. During the 1900’s, a Virgo would never feel more effective.

The 1990s were when we were first introduced to internet explorer, Microsoft word, email and instant message. It was also a time of fashion opposites. You could dress like Cher in Clueless and be a total prep.

You could wear an oversized tee-shirt and oversized jeans with a flannel tied around your waist and dress “grungy”. Or you could wear what has now become a classic style and throw on a simple pair of jeans, a simple Tee, and a zip-up sweatshirt, and be a casual minimalist.


Best of all, music, movies, TV, and art were all such booming industries that there was always something stimulating to get your mind off your anxiety. You better lose yourself in the music the moment you want it… sorry. But Virgos, the 1990s would be a blast for you!

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

A great time for the Libra to be around would be in the era of the Revolutionary War. While the fighting wouldn’t be their favorite, they could really revel in the comradery of the time.

They only want what’s fair and peaceful and while they hate to fight, they will feel prideful in standing up for what they believe in. They will love the diplomacy as it is celebrated throughout the country.


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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio’s would love to be around during the 1600s, right after the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. It was a time of creating and building. A time in need of leaders!

Scorpios are resourceful and brave and could really have stood out during this era. It would be great for Scorpios to be apart of creating the land we have come to know as America.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)

For someone who loves freedom, and hates being tied down, Sagittarius people would love to be around in the 1970s. Places like New York and San Francisco were taken over by Hippies and Hippie culture, letting everyone know they want to make love, not war.


Aside from the Hippies, it was a great time to be outdoors, as nature was celebrated and camping was growing in popularity.

The 1970s were also the time of the famed Watergate scandal and the resignation of President Nixon. For people as curious as Sagittarius’s, it would be interesting to see that drama unfold. If you are a Sagittarius, you would love to kick it in the 1970s.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn’s are hard-working and driven. They are family-oriented and discipline. They are also a very good craftsman. All of this together would make them feel right at home during the industrial revolution. This was a time when steel, iron, energy and fuel sources, factory systems, automotive, airplanes, steamships, telegraphs, and the radio!


This upped the standard of living for everyone! People enjoyed coming home to their families because their homes had music and talk radio. Families could go on car trips and buy each other gifts.

The gap between financial classes became smaller and the average family had access to more luxuries than ever before! It was a great time to be a Capricorn.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)

An Aquarius is a deep thinker. An Aquarius likes to sit alone and ponder the problems of the world. This is why an Aquarius would feel right at home in Ancient Greece. This is the time when Philosophers were taking over the world.


Most famously there was Democritus, Epicurus, Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates. Spanning from 700-480 BC, Ancient Greece wasn’t all Philosophy. It was a time of great advancements in architecture, politics, and farming.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

The Renaissance era took place during the late middle ages, spanning from the 1300s to the late 1500s. A Pisces would fit right in during this time because of its moral, philosophical, and artistic advances.

It was a time of rediscovery of the ancient philosophers to help bring the world out of the dark ages and into more of a compassionate, intellectual period celebrating humanity.


The big rock stars of the time were Shakespeare, Martin Luther, Leonardo DaVinci, Galilei Galileo, Michelangelo, and Johann Gutenberg, just to name a few. This was a revolutionary time for the world as a whole.

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Kaitlin Kaiser is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.