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 hitmakers born under the current sign.
As temperatures drop and leaves begin to fall to the ground (at least in some parts of the world), the sun moves from Virgo into Libra. Known for striving for balance and harmony, Libra is symbolized by a set of scales. According to astrologers, people born with this zodiac sign are thought to be social, intellectual, and fair. They have a strong urge to identify unfairness and make peace. Libras can come across as very civil, yet they have a tendency to be indecisive in trivial daily matters.
For the latest installment in our series of music horoscopes, we’re celebrating some of our favorite recent songs made by Libra artists. This month, you’ll find Flamenco pop singer Rosalía’s hit “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi” (translation: “me for you, you for me”)—a very Libra theme. Also in the selection are Childish Gambino’s Grammy-winning, injustice-revealing “This Is America,” Cardi B’s warning to liars and cheaters, “Be Careful,” and John Mayer’s tenderly honest search for peace, “I Guess I Just Feel Like,” as well as classics from Ashanti, Eminem, Bruno Mars, and more.
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