Taylor Swift fans, or Swifties, love a good fan theory, especially when it comes to her music. Before she released her sixth studio album, Reputation, in November 2017, Swifties were running rampant with theories about what her next era would be. Now, they're at it again, convinced the 28-year-old entertainer is sending messages about her new music through her Instagram page.
Swift very well informed on the theories out there, posting a photo of her cat Olivia Benson making a shocked face, she captioned: "She just read all the theories."
Here's a deep dive into the theories released so far, so try and keep up.
It began on Sunday, February 24, when Swift posted a photo of palm trees. Taylor captioned the cryptic pic with seven palm tree emojis. One fan theorised on Twitter that the four trees clumped together on the left represent Taylor's four country albums and the two on the right are pop albums. The tree in the centre is, therefore, her upcoming album. The photo also raised theories that the pop star could be performing at Coachella later this year, with the symbol of the festival being the palm tree.
The theories didn't stop there, another fan claimed the palm branch is representative of "eternal life". At the Billboard Music Awards last year, Taylor had "eternal" stitched into her Versace gown. Others discovered that a version of Swift in the "Look What You Made Me Do" video is wearing a shirt with palm trees on it.
Following the palm tree photo, Swift posted a photo of herself the following day, and in it, she's sitting on the sixth step of a staircase. The photo is simply captioned with a pink heart.
The following day, Taylor posted a photo of herself in one of five holes in a fence, captioned with a yellow heart. Thus, fans began to click onto the fact that Taylor was counting down and is planning her big announcement for March 2.
Safe to say, Twitter had a lot of fun with the theories.
But of course, it doesn't end there. Shortly after revealing she was "even more excited" for her next chapter at the 2018 American Music Awards, Taylor posted another photo fans are linking all of this to now. In the photo, she's playing Scrabble with her mom by beautiful, sprawling flowers and her shirt has flowers on it. (It's also the same shirt she's wearing in the third photo clue of her behind the fence.) The photo is captioned, "Let the games BEGIN." Trying to guess the meaning of the flowers has caused some serious deep dives on the internet.
In any event, March 2 is coming and it's going to be big.
WATCH: Taylor Swift Post Mysterious Picture Of Palm Trees.