Lana Del Rey songs to listen to based on your zodiac sign

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I’ll confess that I spent my middle school years glued to my iPod, listening to Lana Del Rey on repeat while also nurturing a budding obsession with astrology and horoscopes. I’ve been an avid Lana fan since the age of 12 and a self-proclaimed astrology guru since 11. Naturally, I decided to put my two interests to the test and curated a list of the Lana Del Rey songs that best describe each astrological sign. Keep reading to learn what yours is!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Song: “Money Power Glory”

Lyrics: “I want money, power and glory/ I want money and all your power, all your glory”

Known for their high ambition and workaholic tendencies, Capricorns won’t let anything get in the way of achieving their goals. Capricorns strive to outperform their peers and acquire positions of prominence and influence where they may amass money, power and glory. 

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Song: “Freak”

Lyrics: “Baby, if you wanna leave/ Come to California, be a freak like me, too/ Screw your anonymity/ Loving me is all you need”

A nature of rebellion, free-spiritedness and eccentricity define this air sign. Aquariuses hold little regard for conventionality, rules, routine or traditional authority. They do not fear standing out or looking weird by breaking the status quo but rather choose to follow their inner compass in all that they do. 

Pisces (Feb.19-March 20)

Song: “Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me To Have — but I Have It”

Lyrics: “I’ve been tearing around in my fucking nightgown/ 24/7 Sylvia Plath/ Writing in blood on the walls/ ‘Cause the ink in my pen don’t work in my notepad”

As the classic water sign of the zodiac, Pisces people are great empaths who generally exhibit intense sensitivity and emotionality. These qualities also make Pisces very compassionate and empathetic to those around them, though such constant deep feelings can be difficult to bear sometimes. 

Aries (March 21-April 19) 

Song: “Burning Desire”

Lyrics: “I drive fast, wind in my hair, push it to the limits ’cause I just don’t care/ I’ve got a burning desire for you, baby”

As a fire sign, it comes as no surprise that fiery passion, vivacity and a strong gusto for life define Aries. Aries individuals are upbeat, bold, unafraid and impulsive; they often choose to live according to what their heart desires rather than what their rational logic may tell them. 

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Song: “High By the Beach”

Lyrics: “All I wanted to do was get high by the beach/ Get high baby, baby, bye bye”

Depicted by the symbol of a bull, Taurus signs can be quite strong-willed and stubborn, which often plays out in their need to be pampered and acquire a variety of luxuries. Tauruses value the sensual pleasures of life, such as smoking a joint by a glittering turquoise ocean while feeling the warm golden sand blanket their feet. 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Song: “Ride”

Lyrics: “Dying young and I’m playing hard/ That’s the way my father made his life an art/ Drink all day and we talk ’til dark/ That’s the way the road doves do it, ride ’til dark”

As the social butterflies of the zodiac, Geminis are outgoing, fearless and ready to strike up a conversation with just about anyone. Geminis are always on the move, pursuing the next adventure or opportunity without letting any doubts or past mistakes stop them. 

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Song: “Summertime Sadness”

Lyrics: “I got that summertime, summertime sadness/ Su-su-summertime, summertime sadness”

Another water sign, Cancers possess great emotional depth and are highly sensitive to their friends’ and families’ emotions and needs. While such traits play out positively in the sense that Cancers are very loyal and compassionate, they’re also more prone to moodiness and coldness when rubbed the wrong way. 

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Song: “National Anthem”

Lyrics: “Tell me I’m your national anthem/ Red, white, blue is in the sky/ Summer’s in the air and baby, heaven’s in your eyes/ I’m your national anthem.”

Symbolized by a lion, Leos exhibit great strength, courage and leadership, while also craving the spotlight. Leos bask in receiving praise, attention and admiration from other people. Thus, it’s no wonder that they would want their significant other to shower them with compliments and call them their national anthem!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Song: “13 Beaches”

Lyrics: “But I still get lonely/ And, baby, only then do I let myself recline/ Can I let go? And let your memory dance/ In the ballroom of my mind.”

Virgos can be very wise and logical, but their tendency to be perfectionists often leads them to overthink to the point of anxiety. Virgos are generally introverted and reserved, though inside, they’re thinking a million thoughts a second! 

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Song: “Old Money”

Lyrics: “But if you send for me, you know I’ll come/ And if you call for me, you know I’ll run/ I’ll run to you, I’ll run to you”

Libras have a keen aesthetic awareness and they value exquisite landscapes, fabrics, jewelry and art. Libras also have a desire to be held in high regard by others, but this concern for other people’s opinions and feelings can lead to them getting easily manipulated into doing things out of the fear of being disliked or abandoned. 

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Song: “Carmen”

Lyrics: “The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen/ She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes/ She laughs like God, her mind’s like a diamond”

Scorpios tend to get a bad reputation in the zodiac for being beguiling, manipulative and power hungry. However, the mysterious allure of a Scorpio shouldn’t always be mistaken for malfeasance. As a Scorpio myself, I contend that our seductive charm and high ambition are qualities to embrace rather than disown. 

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Song: “Off To the Races”

Lyrics: “And we’re off to the races, places/ Ready, set, the gate is down and now we’re goin’ in/ To Las Vegas, chaos, Casino Oasis/ Honey, it is time to spin”

The life of a Sagittarius is infused with wanderlust; they love spontaneous adventure and exploration. They seek to immerse themselves in all different sorts of experiences and have a fear of missing out by living a monotonous life. 

There you have it, folks: the perfect Lana Del Rey songs to listen to based on your zodiac sign. Go ahead — add these to your Spotify playlist, and get to listening!

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