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. But, 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 hitmakers born under the current sign.
The sun transits the zodiac sign of Scorpio just as the days get shorter and winter hints at its arrival for those of us in the northern hemisphere. From October 23 to November 22, this astrological sign, symbolized as a scorpion with a tail stinger, reigns. According to zodiac experts, those born under the sign of Scorpio are sensitive, passionate, highly perceptive, and at times vindictive (hence the stinger). Scorpio is a water sign, which in astrology indicates a strength in emotional intelligence; those under this sign are apparently able to “see” situations clearly and read people very well, and as with their fellow water signs, Cancer and Pisces, they are intuitive in nature.
This month in our series of music horoscopes, we’ve selected the best tracks by some of our favorite Scorpio artists. If the astrological traits of the sign are convincing, it should come as no surprise that some of the world’s most talented musicians are Scorpios. From Drake to Katy Perry, and Frank Ocean to Björk, our Scorpio-season playlist surveys beloved tracks such as “In My Feelings,” “Dark Horse,” “Nights,” and “Sue Me.”