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For almost 2,500 years, humans have always looked to astrology for guidance. But today’s version looks a little different - whether it be reading your daily horoscope in a magazine or scrolling through TikTok, many of us are turning to astrology to seek guidance, relieve stress, find out more about ourselves, and make sense of the crazy world we live in. Especially during the dreaded mercury retrograde, that’s the worst…

But with this huge rise in popularity in recent years and specific interest from Gen Z, due to easy accessibility from media such as TikTok, podcasts and cute coffee table books, it seems astrology is still a hot topic almost two and a half thousand years later. Pretty timeless, right?

Here at SpareRoom, we’re suckers for a good horoscope. So, we asked for your thoughts, and found three out of four people know someone who believes in horoscopes, and almost two in five of these know someone who would base a big decision on their horoscope. And what bigger decision is there than choosing where to live? This got us thinking - could astrology be used to identify the best place for us to live?

Astrology was first used to inform us on the course of our lives on the basis of the positions of the planets, and of the twelve astrological constellations at the moment of birth - so its purpose has always been to help us navigate life decisions.

We’ve teamed up with a top astrologer to create the ultimate horoscope helping Gen Z and Millennial renters find the best place to live based on their star sign. They have paired each of the twelve signs of the zodiac with where in the UK they are most suited to.

So if you’re reconsidering where you’re living and wanting a change, why not take a chance and move where your star sign tells you to? Who knows what could happen? The stars may align and fate could be on your side…

ARIES - Liverpool

(March 21 - April 19)

ARIES

Aries crave excitement and adventure, with a dash of danger. For them, a home must be situated on the edge of something thrilling, while the home itself doesn’t have to contain chaos.

Known for its exuberant locals, Liverpool carries an exciting energy and musical history. This city is small enough that you can explore every corner, but still large enough to supply a wide range of new folks to meet and foods to try.

TAURUS - Manchester

(April 20 – May 20)

TAURUS

When a Taurus’ stomach is full, they're happy. These earth signs are known for being friendly, reliable, and lovers of great music. Taurus’ are purveyors of luxury and joy, and crave stability in a home more than most signs.

Taurus’ belong in Manchester because of the city’s plentiful culinary selections, and undeniably burgeoning music scene. Mancunians know how to make anyone feel at home, and their friendly Northern charm would help a Taurus open up through being embraced into a gregarious community; whether that be on a dancefloor or in the queue at one of the city’s many famous curry spots.

GEMINI - York

(May 21 – June 20)

GEMINI

A key trait of all Geminis is that they never stop asking “why?”. Their curious and forever-changing nature will often lead them far and wide across the world. A naturally academic sign, Geminis need cultural stimulation and new experiences in the place they call home.

Known for its rich history and “up for anything” attitude, the city of York strikes a great balance between being jovial yet serious in its demeanour. From intriguing antique shops to pubs speckling every street, this cultural hub has everything to offer for the jokesters of the zodiac. The contrast of its friendly northern charm to the medieval architecture visible all around the city creates a mutable atmosphere that embraces rebellion and questioning of norms, while also holding onto its historic qualities.

CANCER - Brighton

(June 21 – July 22)

CANCER

Cancers are the ultimate homemakers! They’re the zodiac’s experts in cosy, nestled spaces and gentle environments. The home to them is everything, and thus must provide them with all of the tools to allow for a quiet retreat, while also showing the people who visit them a great time. Cancerians also love to facilitate a relaxing place for people to be, and adore having water nearby.

Brighton, situated on the southern coast of England, embodies the whimsical and pleasant qualities of a provincial city that any Cancer would love; pure family vibes! With no two destinations more than a 30 minute walk from each other, there are hospitable eateries on every corner, and the relaxing coast right on your doorstep. Brighton pier has exciting activities suitable for all audiences, and the vintage shops are overflowing with cute accessories to embellish a home.

LEO - London

(July 23 – August 22)

LEO

Leos love feeling loved and admired. What better place to do that than at the centre of everyone’s attention?! These fierce fire signs exude a vitality that makes sleepier folks envy their outgoing drive. Their home has to be compatible with social activity and entertainment.

Of course it only makes sense to place Leos in London - the largest city in the UK, where there’s inevitably the most going on. From nightclubs to museums, London has it all and beckons people in with its highly social energy. Because their life is their own microcosm of drama, London is no threat to their ego.

VIRGO - Exeter

(August 23 – September 22)

VIRGO

Virgos serve hermit energy in the best way. These fiercely independent earth signs know their boundaries, and aren’t afraid to articulate them! They can spend copious amounts of time alone, and rarely experience boredom. Virgos need nature, simplicity, and quiet.

Exeter in southwest England provides a quaint and secluded vibe that Virgos love. From the lush walking trails, to the rolling moors, it’s the perfect setting for a Virgo to hide from the rest of the world. With no distractions besides the bark of a friendly dog, one can work from home to their heart’s content here.

LIBRA - Bath

(September 23 – October 22)

LIBRA

When it comes to design and aesthetics, Libras pave the way. From fashion to interiors; these Venus ruled folks may be indecisive at times, but always ground themselves in having a strong connection to what they value materially in a space.

The quaint city of Bath is an image of classical English culture and beauty. Every corner feels like a scene worthy of painting - perfect for the visual drive of a Libra. One can easily stumble upon an adorable tea shop for afternoon scones, or meander across the scenic bridge for a dreamy view of the River Avon. Bath is full of adorably instagram-worthy shots, making it easy to pose as a tourist in your own city and entice friends to come visit.

SCORPIO - Edinburgh

(October 23 – November 21)

SCORPIO

Scorpios are fiercely protective of their space. Why? It’s less about an unwillingness to share or be generous, and more to do with their inherent need for people to respect their privacy. These water signs are the broody artists of the zodiac who experience their emotions on loud, but would rather not show it.

It only makes sense to place a Scorpio in Edinburgh. This capital city on the coast of hilly Scotland has a perfect concoction of gloomy weather and bustling artistic vibes to tap into. Edinburgh is a city that’s decidedly toned-down and provides space for Scorpios to balance their desires for crucial alone time with social excursions.

SAGITTARIUS - Bristol

(November 22 – December 21)

SAGITTARIUS

They're the student AND the teacher! Sagittarius are philosophers of the zodiac whose drive to discover more about the world pulls them through life. Home is fleeting for them, so when it comes to settling down, they have to be impressed with the setting they're settling for.

Bristol, is the perfect playground and home base for a Sagittarius. Known for being a cultural hub, people come to Bristol seeking a sense of freedom and self expression. Any Sagittarius would find it easy to adopt a new cool hobby or lifestyle here.

CAPRICORN - Margate

(December 22 – January 19)

CAPRICORN

Capricorns are always looking for efficient solutions. Whether it comes to making practical purchases or finding a balanced way to fulfil their needs, these qualities make them great hosts, and even better workers.

For a Capricorn seeking somewhere that ticks every box, Margate is the way to go. From artist’s studios to quaint restaurants and pubs, this classically English town offers a slower pace than a larger city, but sits only an hour's train ride away from London. For a Capricorn, you can’t beat having close proximity to a metropolis at a much lower price! This earth sign is known for preferring the company of pets to other humans, and Margate’s cliff tops are perfect for dog walking.

AQUARIUS - Glastonbury

(January 20 – February 18)

AQUARIUS

Aquarians are the unconventional, independent thinkers of the zodiac. They crave connecting to a larger consciousness, and often enjoy being in community with politically/ethically like minded folks. That being said, they also need their fair share of space away from other humans.

Glastonbury is an ideal location for any eccentric Aquarius. Situated in the rolling hills of the southern countryside, Glastonbury is a spiritual hub that folks from across the world flock to. There is a gentle, curious aura about this place.

PISCES - Penzance

(February 19 – March 20)

PISCES

A Piscean way of living requires gentleness. Home should be a sanctuary, and water should never be too far away. This water sign craves artistic exploits and mystical adventures. Without fresh cut flowers and an energetically balanced space, a Pisces simply won’t thrive!

Sat at the southernmost tip of the UK is Penzance, Cornwall. This beachy surf town supplies laid back vibes, and possesses an undeniably whimsical spirit. There are plenty of scenic perches to relax and enjoy the sprawling ocean views and marvel at the dramatic craig drops while reading a juicy romance novel - ideal for any Pisces to get lost in a daydream.

Have you based a big decision on your star sign before and would be open to speaking to us / press about this? If so we'd love to hear from you, click here for more information.

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