Buckle up, because Mercury’s in retrograde and we’re in the mood to talk horoscopes!

…Okay, we have no idea if Mercury is actually in retrograde, but we are going to talk hearing horoscopes. Because believe it or not, your hearing style is directly influenced by your Zodiac sign.

Okay, fine, we don’t know if that’s true either. We’re just in the mood to make a bunch of big, questionable statements. Hmm… maybe Mercury really is in retrograde…

Mercury aside, we’ve definitely noticed a correlation between the signs and listening styles. Take a gander below and see if you agree with our highly scientific study.

Your Listening Style is Written in the Stars

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)

Listening style: This imaginative and original sign will always be happy to lend an ear, provided you’re willing to listen to their advice. They’re deep thinkers who enjoy spirited conversation, but may be the tiniest bit uncompromising in their views. But if you can get past that, they’ll always be quick to offer creative solutions to any problem you have.


PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

Listening style: Wise and empathetic, Pisces will always be willing to listen. They’ll draw from their own life experiences to offer warm, helpful advice, often with an artistic flair. After all, there’s almost nothing good art can’t solve…at least to a Pisces! But these artsy souls can be a little over-sensitive and can easily become emotional from anything they hear that bursts their airy bubble.


ARIES (March 21 – April 19)

Listening style: Aries are quick-witted folk. They’ll listen carefully to everything they hear, as they’re always eager to learn new things. But be careful when going against their opinion… they relish a spirited debate, and because they listen so well, they’ll always have a solid argument in their back pocket.


TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)

Listening style: Need someone strong in your life? Find yourself a Taurus. You can turn to them when things are hard. Expect them to listen openly and to provide solid support and advice. Oh, but if you mention change, prepare for a deaf ear…that’s one subject they don’t like hearing about.


GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)

Listening style: Geminis are always looking to learn and are open to hearing new ideas. If you’re worried about opening up to a Gemini, don’t be; this curious, open-minded sign will never judge what they hear. That said, they tend to prefer talking to listening, and get super excited to share their opinions.


CANCER (June 21 – July 22)

Listening style: A shoulder to cry on and your biggest protector, a Cancer will listen to all your problems with an open mind. You’ll always feel safe telling your worries to a Cancer. But this is a fixer sign, so once they’re done listening, expect them to take charge and offer a long list of potential solutions to your problems.


LEO (July 23 – August 22)

Listening style: Leos are warm-hearted and optimistic, which is evident in their patient, loving listening style. They’re also passionate, and will happily dive into conversations with gusto. One thing they hate listening to, though? Criticism, no matter how valid it may be. But if you compliment a Leo, you’ll never get them to stop purring.


VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)

Listening style: The person who will always be there, through all your ups and downs. They’ll listen to you without bias and always suggest a practical, logical solution (after extensive research, of course). But be careful, they don’t sugar coat their opinions and tend to wear their hearts on their sleeves, so if you say something they don’t like the sound of, expect pushback.


LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)

Listening style: Libras are represented by scales, so they’re willing to listen to all sides, no matter what. These diplomatic, open-minded folk hate conflict, so they’ll always be listening for a fair and just solution. Go to them if you need an unbiased ear to weigh in on your problems. Just don’t ask them to make a decision. Ever.


SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)

Listening style: Scorpios are very intuitive, so they probably already know what you’re going to say before you open your mouth. They might not share much at first, but they’ll gladly soak up whatever you tell them. And once they trust you, they’ll be loyal ‘til the end. But be warned, these folks make up their minds quickly, so it can be hard to get them to listen to other sides.


SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)

Listening style: Sagittarii are generous with their time and eager to listen. They’ll always hear the positives in life over all else, and they’ll try their hardest to get you to look on the bright side. And if you’re looking for an entertaining conversation, these extroverted, adventurous folks will always find a way to make you laugh. After all, laughter is music to their ears.


CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)

Listening style: Capricorns will listen to you without any distractions and will patiently listen to anything you want to discuss. This serious and sensible sign will make you their main focus and will work hard to fix any issues you may be experiencing. Don’t expect your conversation to end with just one solid, practical solution… think more like twelve.

So, did your sign match your listening style?

Maybe you’re not quite sure. Maybe as of late, your hearing style has been a little less “open-minded” and a little more “can you repeat that?” If that’s the case, check out Eargo, our nearly invisible, totally powerful hearing aid of the future. It’ll have you hearing the way you were meant to in no time at all.


Amanda is Eargo's intrepid copywriter. She spends her days sipping coffee and brainstorming ear puns. So far, she's penned aurally good one or two.

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