Astrology’s pretty ancient, but we’re here for it as a modern-day cultural phenomenon—horoscopes and astrology memes are delightfully prevalent on social media, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a millennial who doesn’t know the ins and outs of their sign. Whether or not the zodiac has any actual impact on our day-to-day lives, it’s definitely affecting our listening habits every month with this ongoing playlist series in which we corral our favorite hit makers born under the current sign.
With the end of summer comes the start of Virgo season on August 23. Symbolized by the modest maiden, the earth sign is ruled by Mercury, the Roman god of communication, eloquence, and boundaries. Virgos are the idealists of the zodiac, always well-organized and practical as they delve into the finer details of life.
In the selection of tracks for our music horoscope playlist, you’ll find “Clarity” by Kim Petras, “Drive Safe” by Rich Brian, and “Overdue” by Metro Boomin, on which some of our favorite newer artists embrace their tender hearts in true Virgo spirit. We also mix in some classics––Cassie fantasizes about the most efficient way to approach her crush on “Me & U,” Nas paints a world free of injustice, racism, and destruction on “If I Ruled the World,” and Amy Winehouse takes a methodical approach to keeping a relationship in the friend zone on “Just Friends.” Beyoncé, Jay Electronica, and Tayla Parx are also featured. Use this playlist as a soundtrack for the last days of summer as you channel Virgo energy and get back into a routine.
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