Albums and their zodiac signs
In present-day culture, the popularity of astrology has caused it to influence almost everything we think about, including what we listen to. Could an album’s release date correlate with the themes expressed in its songs? Check out our album picks and how they may relate to the zodiac season they were “born” in.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Traits: Ambitious, observant, pragmatic
“Caprisongs” by FKA Twigs | Birthday: January 14, 2022
In an Instagram post, FKA Twigs calls this album her music journey “back to herself” and a reflection of her Capricorn energy “to work through pain by delivering at work.” Her tracks in “Caprisongs” explore her Capricorn traits of both stubbornness and persistence to reclaim her power.
“Long Live A$AP” by A$AP Rocky | Birthday: January 15, 2013
“Long Live A$AP” reflects the Capricorn energy of perseverance and ambition. The materialistic and goal-oriented traits of Capricorns can be seen in A$AP Rocky’s flaunts of success in songs such as “Goldie.”
Aquarius (January 20- February 18)
Traits: Unique, progressive, independent
“Born to Die” by Lana Del Rey | Birthday: January 27, 2012
The themes explored in “Born to Die” tracks reflect the chaos behind a true Aquarius. The stories told in Lana Del Rey’s songs can relate to the unpredictability of an Aquarius spirit and their urge for a deeper meaning in life.
“Ethereal” by $not | Birthday: February 11, 2022
$NOT’s latest album “Ethereal” is all about feeling like “it’s me against the world.” The independence and self-reliance of an Aquarius can be reflected in $NOT’s songs. From tracks “Alone” to “Doja,” “Ethereal” is a middle finger to the haters and an expression of loneliness.
Pisces (February 19- March 20)
Traits: Imaginative, creative, giving
“Motomami” by Rosalia | Birthday: March 18, 2022
The wild imagination of a Pisces can be seen in “Motomami”’s storytelling and dreamlike instrumentals. The album’s music also expresses the compassionate traits of a Pisces when Rosalia opens up about pop stardom.
“Crash” by Charli XCX | Birthday: March 18, 2022
The dream pop music in “Crash” goes hand and hand with the imaginative traits of a Pisces. Charli XCX also channels the femininity of a Pisces in the album’s tracks such as “Baby.”
Aries (March 20- April 19)
Traits: Determined, braced, impulsive
“Damn” by Kendrick Lamar | Birthday: April 14, 2017
“Damn” can be described as Kendrick Lamar’s release of tension and story of overcoming wickedness. Individuals who fall under the Aries sign are said to have high aggression, and they may relate to the overcoming of anger expressed in “Damn”’s tracks.
“Isolation” by Kali Uchis | Birthday: April 6, 2018
Kali Uchis explores overcoming a toxic relationship in her debut album “Isolation.” People with a sign in Aries are not afraid to speak their minds, and that energy is reflected in her honesty and authenticity throughout the album.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Traits: Grounded, refined, patient
“Views” by Drake | Birthday: April 29, 2016
On “Views,” Drake raps about himself and his woes. The self-awareness of a Taurus shines through Drake’s self-reflecting lyrics in his tracks such as “Too Good” and “Feel No Ways.”
“99.9%” by Kaytranada | Birthday: May 6, 2016
Kaytranda named his album “99.9%” because he never felt satisfied after finishing an album. Tauruses can understand that feeling as they prefer whatever they do to be high-quality and attractive to others.
Gemini (May 21- June 20)
Traits: Playful, expressive, curious
“Ctrl” by Sza | Birthday: June 9, 2017
SZA’s take on modern romance in her “Ctrl” album is similar to the playfulness of a Gemini. The air sign tends to juggle a variety of passions and wants someone who can keep up with them. Their dynamic personality can also cause them to get lost when it comes to maintaining control, and SZA’s album is all about how she views control in her life.
“Bleach” by Nirvana | Birthday: June 15, 1989
“About a girl” in Nirvana’s “Bleach” album could easily be about a Gemini. They have a reputation for being heartbreakers, and Kurt Cobain may have felt this in the song when screaming “hang me out to dry!”
Cancer (June 21- July 22)
Traits: Caring, dedicated, sensitive
“Channel Orange” by Frank Ocean | Birthday: July 10, 2012
It’s no surprise “Channel Orange” was released during Cancer season. A sign ruled by the moon, Cancers are incredibly emotionally intuitive, like this album. “Channel Orange” explores themes of unrequited love and existential longing with songs such as “Thinkin Bout You” and “Bad Religion.”
“Currents” by Tame Impala | Birthday: July 15, 2015
Tame Impala’s notorious album can be described as music for personal growth. It conquers feelings of hope, uncertainty and anxiety. The lessons behind the songs in “Currents” can be the hug Cancers need to grow with their emotions.
Leo (July 23- August 22)
Traits: Proud, courageous, confident
“Renaissance” by Beyonce | Birthday: July 29, 2022
Beyonce’s latest album is a universe of “joy, hedonism, regained confidence and assured power,” according to The Ringer. Leos enjoy embracing self-love, and “Renaissance” pumped out the perfect anthems for them to feel like the best versions of themselves.
“Bella Donna” by Stevie Nicks | Birthday: July 27, 1981
“Bella Donna” is Italian for “a beautiful woman,” and Stevie Nicks uses this album title as a term of endearment about making changes to heal her soul. Leos are the Bella Donnas. This fire sign can be so caught up in being proud of their strengths that they forget what they need to work on, such as their emotions.
Virgo (August 23- September 22)
Traits: Considerate, precise, helpful
“FULL TIME LOVER” by Eyedress | Birthday: August 26, 2022
The traits of this album and the characteristics of Virgos go hand and hand with the expression “less is always more.” The mix of lo-fi and soft lyricism in “Full-Time Lover” can appeal to Virgos and their orderly, peaceful nature.
“Man on the Moon” by Kid Cudi | Birthday: September 15, 2009
The first album of Kid Cudi’s “Man on the Moon” series touches on his journey of struggling with mental health. Healing energy is portrayed throughout the album and Virgos are considered the best healers of all the zodiac.
Libra (September 23- October 22)
Traits: Sociable, artistic, diplomatic
“To Hell With It” by Pinkpantherss | Birthday: October 15, 2021
The experimental beats and playful lyrics in Pinkpantherss’s album give off the flirtatious energy of a Libra.
“Feels” by Snoh Aalegra | Birthday: October 20, 2017
Ruled by Venus, the planet of love, Libras are true romantics. “Feels” by Snoh Aalegra follows themes of youth and love with songs like “Fool for You.”
Scorpio (October 23- November 21)
Traits: Intense, magnetic, deep
“The Fame Monster” by Lady Gaga | Birthday: November 18, 2009
The magnetic, dark allure of Scorpios can be seen throughout Lady Gaga’s hit album “The Fame Monster.” Songs ranging from “Bad Romance” to “Monster” express the passion Scorpios are quite famous for.
“Sheer Heart Attack” by Queen | Birthday: November 8, 1974
The energy of Scorpios could be defined by the songs “Killer Queen” and “She Makes Me” in “Sheer Heart Attack.” The mysterious, magnetic energy of Scorpios makes them the perfect subjects of admiration in the tracks of this album.
Sagitarius (November 22- December 21)
Traits: Bold, enthusiastic, positive
“Starboy” by The Weeknd | Birthday: November 25, 2016
“Starboy” is all about being a womanizer. The daring, promiscuous energy radiated through this album can connect to the traits of a Sagittarius, a sign known as the “player” of the zodiac.
“Nightmare Vacation” by Rico Nasty | Birthday: December 4, 2020
Rico Nasty’s music style in “Nightmare Vacation” can be described similarly to a Sagittarius: fearless, loud and bold.