Taylor Swift: ‘I’m a Sagittarius, which means I’m blindly optimistic’

Is it racist (or reverse-racism?) to say that I think it’s funny that Taylor Swift gives interviews to Vibe Magazine? Vibe isn’t, like, a publication solely devoted to African-American artists or anything, but they do define themselves as devoted to the promotion of “urban” entertainment. And Swifty is NOT “urban”. But maybe she’s trying to branch out, or maybe she just likes giving interviews to all media outlets, regardless of their demos. I kind of admire that, actually – that she doesn’t think she’s “above” giving an interview to Vibe. Anyway, Swifty has given an interview to Vibe and she’s talking about (what else?) dating and love and sparkle-ponies. She’s sort of changing up her script a little bit – talking more about independence and risk-taking. Yeah. We’ll see.

Taylor Swift didn’t win in the Best Original Song category at the 70th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night. The country pop star was nominated for her co-writing credit on “Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games film. It was a tough category to win, and the trophy ultimately went to Adele for her superb work with the James Bond “Skyfall” theme song.

In an interview with VIBE for our Dec ’12/Jan ’13 issue Swift talked to us about taking risks.

“Different people take their chances in different ways,” said Swift, who wore a plum Donna Karan Atelier dress. “Some people take fashion risks, or in their lives nad what they say, or they give really edgy interviews. I leave the risks to my music. I let it speak from where my life is. I don’t take risks fashion-wise, I don’t take risks in the way I live my life. But I leave my risks to my music.”

Although Swift seemed a little upset over the loss when cameras pulled in on her during Adele’s acceptance speech, don’t expect it to keep her down. “I’m a Sagittarius, which means, you know, I’m blindly optimistic, I love to travel, I’m always up for adventure but also always want something new. Sagittarians are really independent, and we like our space. We’re drawn to love but battle for that need for independence.”

Swift showed up on the Golden Globe red carpet alone. She split with her One Direction crooner boyfriend Harry Styles last week. A new break-up usually means a new batch of break-up songs from the Red singer.

“Independence is something I’ve always needed, from when I was young,” she says, “but I love the idea of romance and falling in love. I’ve never really had a long relationship. So that’s something I think about for the future. It’s an interesting part of my personality: Part of me just wants to be alone.”

She adds,”I just know that if you’re not careful with things they can go away. I’ve seen people with careers that were great until they started taking them for granted. And I’m scared of that.”

[From Vibe]

“I’ve never really had a long relationship… It’s an interesting part of my personality: Part of me just wants to be alone.” That’s interesting, isn’t it? I mean, that’s kind of pop-psychology but it’s also surprisingly self-aware for Swifty – the idea that she’s acknowledging that she self-sabotages her relationships because she really wants to be alone. I wish… I wish she would sing about that. I wish she would sing about the importance of knowing how to deal with yourself when you’re alone, and how important it is for young women to learn how to be alone, to put enough value in themselves that they don’t date the wrong guy just because they don’t know how to be alone.

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  1. G. says:

    NO. Don’t throw all Saggitarius born people under the bus, Swifty! We’re not all as crazy as you! Besides, I’ve always found the whole Sign attributes thing to be bs. Maybe I’m just bitter because I should have been a Scorpio.

    I find the being alone thing interesting. I’m like that too, except I just don’t date people if I know I’m going to break up with them in a month. Maybe she should try that.

    • Toot says:

      Aww, you would have been fabulous too, if you were a Scorpio. :D

    • Lauren says:

      I briefly dated a Sagittarius in high school. Highly intelligent and charming. Chased me for about 7 months till i agreed to date him. Uh-oh. The chase was much more fulfilling than the actual dating. Wrote me romantic notes before i began dating, lured me in. First date..began critiquing my figure, my grades and the way i walk! OMG. Passive-aggressive then emotionally distant. Thankfully, never had sex with him. M. was Validictorian of our class in Grade 12…no one could figure out why i dumped him. M. stalked me for months afterwards..denied it. M. was-is a female Swifty. I genuinely feel sorry for Harry.

    • 'sup? says:

      Ah, you’re all great regardless of the sign. :-)
      I’m a sag :) . It is good Swifty gets to date many guys before settling, though. How else is she gonna know what she wants in a man?

    • Malificent says:

      I’m a Sagittarius born 3 hours from the Scorpio cusp, with a rising sign also in Scorpio. I’ve found that it makes me both flighty and neurotic — but I am surprisingly fun to go drinking with!

    • Miffy says:

      I’m really quite worried from what I’ve seen of other Sagittarians… this nut job, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears… what was Ted Bundy’s star sign? ARE WE THE FREAKS OF THE ZODIAC?!

    • Mr.Smurf says:

      Interesting. I’m eighteen and a Sagittarius.
      In terms of wanting to be alone, I guess I’m like that. I’ve never had a boyfriend, not unless you count the one you think you had in second grade.
      The area I live in, a lot of teens and preteens are absolutely obsessed with having a boyfriend or girlfriend, I never was.

      I love being by myself or with my family, my mom absolutely hates it. Her nickname for me is “Anti-Aubrey”.

      But I guess she’s glad about me not being interested in boys or dating in general, seeing as how my older sister was absolutely boy crazy ever since she turned 12 or 13, and my younger sister (13) is boy crazy and vain too.

      She jokes that when I turn 21 and she takes me out to a club, that I’ll be the one sitting at the table asking when can we leave.

      She is very right. I don’t like clubs or parties with people I don’t know. Most days I contemplate never getting married or having any type of non platonic relationship.

      I so wish Swifty would write about that type of loneliness and doubt about herself. That’s the same type of thing I feel sometimes, and that would boost my opinion of her greatly.

      • Mauibound says:

        You are just really comfortable with your own company, and that is a great thing too many people jump from relationship to relationship ( side eye there swifty) rather than be alone. Believe me you will be a happier person for it. As much as I enjoy the company of men, relationships with them are tough sometimes.

  2. RocketMerry says:

    And so it begins: Swifty’s new and improved PR campaign to redefine her image as indipendent self-sabotour that maybe just needs to try and be alone for a while.
    Her team got their hands smacked pretty good by the whole Stiles and Kennedy faux-mance debacle, so… curious to see how this will go.

    Sidenote: I’m a Sag! We’re supposed to be adventurous and fun. Yeah, right. Swifty really does not fit the profile.

  3. Sweet Dee says:

    I’m a sagittarius too, and I’m realistic and skeptical. Because astrology is horsesh*t. The end.

  4. Shira says:

    That’s… not what being a Sagittarius mean.

  5. Jess says:

    So is Sagittarius known for being vengeful and writing songs about their exes to get back at them? Sounds a little Scorpio like to me.

  6. annabelle says:

    Did you know that Swifty, Xtina and Brit Brit are all Sag girls?

    We are a super charming bunch. And yes, we love to love but we can be quite conflicted when locked into commitment.

    I know a lot of folks don’t buy in to astrology, and that’s okay. I can see that side of the argument. But as someone who has had her entire chart done, I can say that my Sun, Moon and Rising sign personality traits are not vague, and are very spot on to me.

  7. Bowers says:

    I’m a Leo which means I was born near the end of July.

  8. V4Real says:

    Taylor Swift: ‘I’m a Sagittarius, which means I’m blindly optimistic’

    No that just means you were born in November or December; STFU

  9. Toot says:

    The Sags I know are self centered, so Taylor fits that mold to me.

  10. lylaooooo says:

    i dont understand when people use their zodiacs

    • elceibeno08 says:

      I know! I can’t believe people believe in that stuff. No two people on this world are exactly alike. Also, there is a lot of ill-willed people here against Taylor. So she wrote a few song about her ex boyfriends. She might be a little annoying every now and then, so what! Some of you hyenas would love to be in Taylor’s shoes for one day!

  11. serena says:

    I’m a Sagittarius too, and I’m glad I’m anything like her.

  12. lori says:

    All the Sag’s I know are bat sh!t crazy.

  13. aims says:

    Intresting that she never said anything regarding her bitch face when Adele won. What an ungraceful loser she is. She is a spoiled brat, who for some reason doesn’t know how to be alone.

  14. Ms Kay says:

    Ohhh FFS, yesterday it was Virgo, today it’s Sagittarius! I’m a Sagittarius and optimistic too and yet I don’t base my flaws and qualities thus define myself on a Sign, it has nothing to do with nonsensical astrology, it’s for people who would rather believe into something else than themselves, enough!

  15. LadyMTL says:

    I don’t really believe in astrology but I find it telling that Swifty uses it as sort of an excuse. “It’s not meeeee, it’s the fact that I’m a Sagittarius!” lol.

    Also, if she is self-aware enough to know that part of her wants to be alone why can’t she be alone? Why are young women so afraid of being alone? (Full disclosure: I’ve lived on my own since the age of 20 and I love it…I’m now in my late 30′s).

  16. epiphany says:

    She would give an interview to Popular Mechanics if they asked for one – she’s addicted to publicity!

  17. erika says:

    oh no!!!! NO!!!! NO.NO.NO!!!!

    swifter mopping up the men quick n easy is a Sag? I’M A SAG!!! no! In no way do i want to be associated w/ the Swifter!

    …sadly, I have to say, she’s right. We are ‘blindingly optimistic’ about love. And we LOVE to travel too! So that explains swiftee’s jet hopping extravangza.

    damn it.

  18. Melissa says:

    I’m a Taurus, and I’ve had my chart done as well and somethings were creepily accurate. I’ve also found creepy little coincidences, like most of my closest friends have been Earth and water signs. My Sagittarius brother and I don’t always see eye to eye, and other such things. Im not saying its 100% based in fact, and I wouldn’t say I am defined, and live by my sign.

    If shes so independent, and wants to be alone why do all her actions suggest the opposite? Constantly being in relationships, literally jumping from one guy to the next suggests a high level of Co-dependancy. :S

  19. Miffy says:

    ‘That’s a really interesting part of my personality’ WHO TALKS LIKE THAT?! The only thing interesting about you, Miss Swift is your exploitation of your train wreck of a love life and your Lohan-ian placement of blame for said screw ups. The stars and time of year you were born at has nothing to do with it.

  20. c'est la vie says:

    How many men has she been with anyway? I’ve already lost count.

    Is that typical behavior? For anyone?

  21. Grace says:

    I’m sorry, but in which song has she taken musical risks? It’s candy coated faux-contry pop music. Nothing rule breaking or risk taking about it.

  22. FirstTimer says:

    First, the bangs need to go away… Second, I’m a Sagittarius too. Lastly, she better listen to Tina Fey’s advice.

  23. Jane says:

    Sags are optimistic and or very persistent. They are some of the hardest workers I know. And usually they keep good even attitudes. Scorpios, are alluring and/or often moody.

  24. I.want.shoes says:

    She’s blindly stupid. And the stars and cosmos are not to blame for it.

  25. KellyinSeattle says:

    She blind because her hair hangs in her eyes. It’s a wonder if see can call again…I don’t believe in astrology at all; give me astronomy , sure, but don’t believe in zodiac signs affecting us.

  26. Sorella says:

    Sags are actually VERY independent and move in on someone fast (FIRE SIGN), but it goes out quickly too, which sounds like her. But she doesn’t let it go and move on, she writes songs about it and talks about it endless. EVERY SINGLE SAG I know (my husband included), rarely ever look back (they don’t even think of the past) and ALL of them don’t care with others think of them (unlike Swifty), they just do their own. The do need to be with someone independent like them and Swifty’s neediness and dependence on love to be happy is anti-Sag actually. But almost ALL Sags go through a few major breakups (and divorce..often a couple) before they find the one (see Brad Pitt for example), so she’s on track for that part!! Of course when it comes to this stuff, many things are true about the person’s whay of seeing and reacting to others (like all Sags are Fire Signs so like Leo and Aries, they are impulsive), but our life experiences, background, ect. form who we are as well.

  27. Sorella says:

    move*on from* someone they love…

  28. Izzy says:

    No, Swifty, you’re not blindly optimistic. You’re just really immature, bratty and self-centered.

    And that has nothing to do with your Zodiac sign, so stop blaming ACTUAL stars for the fact that you so desperately want to stay one.

  29. Caroline says:

    She’s having fun with different guys, what’s wrong with that?
    I often wish I dated more guys before committing to my long-term relationship.

  30. Agnes says:

    she needs to sit down and shut up, and stop using the ridiculous non-science of astrology justify her stupid life choices.

  31. meow says:

    no such thing as “reverse-racism”. it’s all just racism.

  32. ViktoryGin says:

    Ok, Teaching moment.

    What Taylor has just stated is a rather superficial description of what is called a sun sign.

    Astrology entails far more than just the shallow interpretations that one finds in the back of Cosmopolitan. It’s like watching listenin to…hmmm…a Taylor Swift song and thinkin that you actually know how Western tonal music in constructed.

    What legitimate astrology does is take into acount the exact moment that you were born in addition to the latitute and longitute. Based on these numbers, what is calculated is the positions of all of the planets, asteroids, and luminarries (sun and moon, which are also termed “planets” for the sake of convenience) as well as your ascendent which sets up the rest of your chart.

    Your chart looks like a pizza pie with twelve slices, each representing a different sphere of your life upon which the planets are posited. Each planet represents a different archetypal energy (mercury: your style of communication, venus: your style of relating, etc.) Once configured within the circular chart, they make geometrical configurations to each other that cn sugguest auspicious qualities as well as adversarial.

    Taylor is generally right about these qualites that she has ascribed to herself, as these characteristics are typically Sagittarian. Sagittarius is represents the archteype that we call the “higher mind”. It represents intellectual and spiritual quest. It’s not uncommon to find people who have Sagittarius promiminnet in their charts who have sincere interest in travel, higher education, politics, and religion. It’s also not uncommon to find people with Sag tendencies wandering debauchers, the life of the party who deposes of

  33. ViktoryGin says:

    (Had to re-post)

    Ok, Teaching moment.

    What Taylor has just stated is a rather superficial description of what is called a sun sign.

    Astrology entails far more than just the shallow interpretations that one finds in the back of Cosmopolitan. It’s like watching listenin to…hmmm…a Taylor Swift song and thinkin that you actually know how Western tonal music in constructed.

    What legitimate astrology does is take into acount the exact moment that you were born in addition to the latitute and longitute. Based on these numbers, what is calculated is the positions of all of the planets, asteroids, and luminarries (sun and moon, which are also termed “planets” for the sake of convenience) as well as your ascendent which sets up the rest of your chart.

    Your chart looks like a pizza pie with twelve slices, each representing a different sphere of your life upon which the planets are posited. Each planet represents a different archetypal energy (mercury: your style of communication, venus: your style of relating, etc.) Once configured within the circular chart, they make geometrical configurations to each other that can suggest auspicious qualities as well as adversarial.

    Taylor is generally right about these qualites that she has ascribed to herself, as these characteristics are typically Sagittarian. Sagittarius represents the archteype that we call the “higher mind”. It represents intellectual and spiritual quest and embodies the faith impulse of human experience. It’s not uncommon to find people who have Sagittarius promiminnet in their charts who have sincere interest in travel, higher education, politics, religion, and generally interested in things that will expand their awareness. It’s also not uncommon to find people with Sag tendencies who are wandering debauchers, the life of the party who deposes of people and experiences once they are complete. This is the shadow side.

    The fact that she moves from guy to guy is a reflection of the Sagittarius.

    What I highly doubt that she has taken into account, however, is her leo ascdendant, which bestows a need for sycophantic attention; and her moon in cancer, which is why she is nauseatingly maudlin and seemingly clingy in her “short term” relationships. She really could be an independent girl, but she needs to grow out of her problematic moon in cancer tendencies. Here are some characteristics of moon in cancer when expressed negatively:

    clingy
    needy
    possessive
    emotional manipulative
    dependent
    insecure

    Sound familiar?

    This is absolutely NOT associated with the sign of Sagittarius.

    This is the very reason that so many people think that astrology is bullshit. It’s not a science, to its credit. It represents something that exists outside of the limited reason of science as well as the unsubstantiated faith of religion. Astrology, when interpreted expertly and intelligently with a good blend between reason and intuition, can be a really useful tool for self-awareness.

    Go get your chart done by a competent astrologer, Swifty.

  34. Jennifer says:

    From the way she behaves, I thought she was a Pisces. They’re clingy and obsessed with love.

  35. Sue says:

    She seems like a younger version of Semi Homemade Sandra Lee.

    • only1shmoo says:

      Oh my God! How…did…I…not…see…this??? That’s brilliant, I can see it now. “Here’s my semi-homemade recipe for luring an unsuspecting vict-, er, boyfriend. Mix red lipstick, boob implants, and saccharine flirting…then mix with *deep breath* VODKA! No one will know it’s not genuine. Stay tuned, because after the break I’ll cook up a cruel and humiliating revenge song for my ex (no one will know it’s autotuned), and don’t worry, I brought schnapps for the event *big smile*.”

  36. Lucija says:

    I can’t believe people actally believe in horoscope.

    • Nutter says:

      Indeed. And some of us can actually spell simple English words and correctly distinguish singular and plural forms. Shocking.

    • MisJes says:

      ^ This. I do not place my stock in astrology or horoscopes, and I am really surprised by the amount of commenters who treat them as legitimate and factual. Are we not, as the most technologically and scientifically advanced society yet, past these superstitions?

      • Runs with Scissors says:

        MisJes says:
        January 24, 2013 at 4:54 am

        ^ This. I do not place my stock in astrology or horoscopes, and I am really surprised by the amount of commenters who treat them as legitimate and factual. Are we not, as the most technologically and scientifically advanced society yet, past these superstitions?

        ______________________________________

        Try saying that to a Christian, I dare you, lol.

  37. Gemini08 says:

    Stop giving a bad name to Sagittarians Taylor- they are not all hussies like you. I think she is simply more into the IDEA of a relationship and falling in love than the real thing. It seems to me like whenever things get real she’s over it. But she also like to keep her good girl image and so she paints herself as a victim- which is the opposite of the Sagittarius women I know.And I know quite a few. Most are dynamic and strong and independent and perfectly okay with being alone.