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*Please note: You can also read for your Moon and Rising sign too if it resonates!
Pop astrology is about the ability to package your information in a way that is equal parts easy and entertaining. Whether you use Bratz dolls or iStock images for your aesthetic, being able to make easy-to-digest information for casual fans is its own skill (seriously, I follow too many astro accounts on my personal IG for my own good). And for the longest time, while I know what type of aesthetic I enjoy (retrofuturism, “nostalgiacore,” etc.), I hadn’t quite decided to the fullest extent which part of that aesthetic to start with.
Today’s post is gonna change that!
Since I’ve gotten a recent boost of inspo, I figured it’d be fun to my own version of pop astrology by viewing it through the lens of recently famous women rappers (you know, because we like have no choice but to stan all of this fresh energy these ladies are bringing to the game right now)! So in honor of the Sun’s march into Aries, aka the “real” new year, let’s just dive right in:
In tropical astrology, 0 degrees Aries marks the start of the astrological “new year.” This is because the start of Aries season coincides with the Spring Equinox, which many take to mean as both symbolic and literal representation of things being born anew. That’s probably why you’re seen as the sign that wilds out so damn much — you can’t help it that you have so much energy! You, like the Earth at the start of spring, just want to burst forth from your shell and awaken to new possibilities every day that you can. You are passionate and temperamental, fearless and impulsive. Sure that might get you into trouble if you don’t think before you speak, but there are times where action is needed without hesitation, and nobody knows how to throw themselves headlong into the thick of things like you do.
Why This Rapper?: Aside from the obvious fact that every rapper here shares your Sun sign, these women and their rap personas are meant to reflect the type of energy you have as a sign. For Dreezy, she raps with a straightforward bravado; she favors a rapid-fire flow over grandiose metaphor. You will never second-guess where you stand in comparison to her — both you and Dreezy are proud of who you are and you’re both not afraid to tell everybody about it.
Songs For You: when you’re out being the natural-born leader that you are / when you’re just in the mood to talk shit ’cause you know you’re the shit
Taurus: Rico Nasty
Whoever said a Taurus was boring has clearly never met you! It’s probably because you like to take your time with things and move at your own pace — you hate to be rushed because you know good work requires patience, discipline, and love. Your pragmatism sometimes makes it hard for you to initiate new ventures, but it’s just because you don’t want to let those you care about down. You also have a propensity at times to get distracted because you are so sensual; you feel out the world around you through your five senses, so having them engaged in a way that is meaningful to you means going to that fancy restaurant is (sometimes) more important than sticking to your budget for the month. That’s okay, though, because you’re a magnet for resources and know how to manifest abundance in a way that enables you share your bounty. Enjoying life’s simple pleasures is a birth-right for you and you want everybody to know it!
Why This Rapper?: Like you, Rico loves having shit — her raps are often about how good she’s eating and how she can’t stop until she’s making her a billion. This bull takes life by the horns and makes the whole world her playground by making every lane her lane, because if it’s fun, both you and her know you gotta try it at least once. Both you and Rico are also known for your stalwart work ethic; you don’t care if something takes a while because you know what prize(s) are waiting for you at the end of your trek.
Songs For You: when you need to remind people why they shouldn’t fuck with you / when you just need to chill out, light a blunt, and vibe
Gemini: Princess Nokia
Consistency? You don’t know her — you’re too busy experimenting with new things all the time! You love to pick up new outfits, new tracks, and new ways of thinking. Stagnation is your biggest enemy; it’ll be a cold day in hell if there ever comes a time where you decide you’re done learning something new about yourself. You tend to get a rep for being “flakey,” but you prefer to call it “being adventurous.” Your greatest skill is your ability to shape-shift to fit whatever it is a situation calls for regardless of the setting. Just be mindful that you don’t put yourself into situations where you feel like you can’t be your weird ass self because that’s why so many people like you in the first place! (P.S: You’ll also be pleased to know that rap is overrepresented by you, dear Geminis, because your fast-thinking ways make you a natural when it comes to word play).
Why This Rapper?: Princess Nokia is the literal definition of “shapeshifter” — any time she disappears and reappears in the public eye, she is rarely the same person, both in dress and in her music. She can spit hard and loud one minute, then curl around a lo-fi beat the next. You both understand that there is a wealth of knowledge in the world, and one of the best ways to absorb that information is to test it out for yourself. Experience, after all, is the best teacher of them all.
Songs For You: when you feel like shocking people because you’re bored / when you need to remind haters why your versatility is attractive
Planet: The Moon
They say “crybaby” but you prefer the term “emotional gangster.” You wear your heart on your sleeve because you believe in the concept of radical vulnerability. You also tend to get accused of being moody but it’s not that you mean to be! Your emotions just flow so effortlessly that sometimes even you don’t understand what you’re feeling until you feel it. That’s okay: those who know how to sail your moods with you get rewarded by seeing the vivid interior of your persona. Seriously, how can anybody get bored with you when you have a whole world in your heart? Just don’t forget to show others that though by poking your head out of your shell now and again so you don’t miss out on new friendships!
Why This Rapper?: Saweetie — even in her more aggressive flows — rarely needs to raise her voice to get her point made. Like you, she knows how to “say it with your chest” by showing, not telling. It’s the calmness of her demeanor that entices, regardless of whether she’s bragging about how she’s got them “white folks pissed” or going on a dream-like ride as she upgrades to a new man. Being soft doesn’t equal being weak!
Songs For You: when you wanna show off the fact that being a homebody doesn’t mean you can’t entertain / when you need to hit the streets with your bestie to show what people are missing out on
Leo: Tierra Whack
Planet: The Sun
God, when are people going to get on your level already? Never, because you know you’re out here doing what everybody else is too nervous to do which is staying true to yourself. Now you may have been known to steal attention away a time (or five) from another, but you’re not trying to do it on purpose! It’s just that everything you do, whether you’re a world-famous celebrity or just your neighborhood barista, has to have your creative imprint on it. The upside to this is that you learn how to share the spotlight so everybody around you can shine (which you just LOVE to see!) The downside to this means you have a knack for getting into it with others over “creative differences” sometimes, and those differences might become a black hole for you as you get sucked into the drama of it all. But hey, everything’s all G in the end so long as you remember that somebody else’s shine will never take away from yours.
Why This Rapper: Both you and Tierra Whack are innovators just by doing what it is you like to do. You both have known from a young age that you’ve got too much potential to blindly follow the rules, instead preferring to make them up as you go along (Tierra did this by dropping a whole ass album with one minute tracks!) And just when somebody thinks they’ve got you all figured out, you move in a new direction and stun everybody with a new flavor that everybody else is scrambling to copy.
Songs For You: when you’re getting sick of all these clones copying your swagger / when you need to let out your inner child and have fun
Follow trends? No, no, no. You are your own trend. Whether or not people want to hop on the train doesn’t really matter to you, either — even if what you’re doing never really “catches on” with those around you, people respect your gift of foresight and your ability to tend to the details that others wouldn’t even think twice about. As the purifier of the zodiac, you transmute your hurts into incredible feats of innovation, spinning ordinary thread into gold. Whenever you experience a hurdle to overcome, it’s often you who is your own worst enemy. Try not to let the fact that the reality of something isn’t as great as what you see in your third eye — perfect will always be the enemy of good, my lovely Virgos, and most of the time what you do is fucking stellar.
Why This Rapper?: Like you, Bbymutha really just wants to do her own thing and doesn’t care if anybody else is doing it. By staying true to her own vision, she’s created her own niche of rap for herself; her kitschy vibe comes from a place of authenticity, something uniquely hers because it was transformed from her past pain. Both you and Bbymutha also know that something doesn’t have to be “popular” to be “good,” and even if somebody doesn’t like what you’re doing, they better at least show some respect because you deserve it!
Songs For You: when you’re trying to align your chakras so you can get that bag / when you need to weed out the fakes who can’t hang
Libra: Doja Cat
There is no such thing as doing things “one way” with you because you like to keep your options open at all times! And okay, a lot of people love to point out how that makes you “indecisive,” but if only they understood how important it is to see something from multiple angles. At your best, your ability to appreciate the nuances of life enables you to respond by pulling whatever the hell you want out of your magic hat; your knack for spotting what’s hot and what’s not in your line of work makes you an undeniable asset to have on anybody’s team. On the flip side of that coin, your biggest struggle is finding a healthy balance in life – whether you are trying to juggle a home, a career, your education (or all three at once!), try not to push yourself too hard in any one direction by hyperfixating on the details. You are capable of doing it all when you give yourself the room to flow naturally so why stress about it?
Why This Rapper?: Doja Cat once said “[you] can’t trust a big butt and a Gemini-i-i,” but don’t get it twisted: his lady is a Libra through and through. Both you and Doja rarely stick to one thing for too long because you already know you can do anything you put your mind to. Instead, things are a lot more fun for both of you when you’re given the space to tinker, allowing your gift for aesthetic presentation and functionality to shine. Any lane can be your lane when you want it to be!
Songs For You: when you want to channel your inner romantic and have a good time with bae / when you’d like to point out once again that you look good in anything
Planet: Mars (Traditional), Pluto (Modern)
Do you get tired of being called too “intense” when you’re just really trying to mind your own P’s and Q’s? Maybe it’s just the fact that you have a very sensitive bullshit detector and that scares the neighborhood. Or maybe it’s the fact that not everybody is as comfortable baring their soul like you are, which is how you keep your friends close and your enemies guessing. What you’d really like people to know, though, is that just because you’re not afraid to examine your shadow self doesn’t mean you can’t keep it cute. In fact, your steely persona is sometimes used to hide the tender person that lies beneath — it’s not uncommon to hear a Scorpio who doesn’t really like blood or gore because you are so attuned to the suffering of others that it feels like you’re suffering right alongside them. It’d be hella helpful if you started adding some alone time into your routine; that way, you have the downtime you need to disengage from being so “tuned in” to the collective’s energy all the time!
Why This Rapper?: In true Scorpio fashion, Sukihana has gained a reputation for being somewhat controversial. It’s not that you and her like to say and do things to upset others on purpose — you both just can’t help but “keep it real” even when sometimes it’d be easier not to. You both understand the importance of holding it down for your loved ones, and if that means you have to take some L’s on the way, you both don’t give a shit at the end of the day. Another interesting thing about both you and Sukihana is that, whether or not you identify with some of those “hypersexual” stereotypes, there is an undeniable magnetism to your personality that allows you to leverage your sexuality for your gain (IF you choose that route!) Mystery is an art form and you both are its masters.
Songs For You: when you’re feelin’ like a fine freak with money to blow / when you have that crush you haven’t been able to get out of your head for the last six months
Schooooooool’s out, forNEVER! You consider yourself to be a lifelong student — even if you don’t really like school, you know that learning never stops once you’re outside of the classroom, and you will apply yourself with your whole heart to whatever it is that grabs your interest. Not just content to learn, however, you want nothing more than to take what you know and help others learn too, either as a teacher or by leading as an example. It helps that the number one thing people would accuse you of being is “too” honest; never afraid to tell it like it is, you understand how important it is to be truthful even if what you have to say is going to hurt some feelings. Honesty is your love language and anybody who can’t handle the occasional burst of brashness from you is advised to stay clear — you don’t like to water yourself down just to be likeable (although it IS advised you find the balance between being truthful and being kind; your honesty doesn’t have to be mean to be sincere)!
Why This Rapper?: Mulatto is living and breathing her Sagittarian energy. If you wrong her, she just turns around and dazzles everybody with a 3-to-4 minute rap expose’ on why you’re dusty. Which means this is what you both have in common: nobody who does you wrong gets to stick around long enough to hear about it! But you both don’t really like to stay mad, either — Mulatto would much rather brag about how much better she’s doing and have fun while she’s doing it. Any time money is good, you’ll both dole it out without a second thought because life is too short to be lived without enjoying yourself along the way.
Songs For You: when you want a beat to groove to while doing your humanitarian duties / when you’re in the mood to sweet talk your boo-thing to the bed
Capricorn: Flo Milli
Bored is for people who ain’t got shit to do, aka Not You! Whether you’re putting in extra hours this week to get that promotion or doubling down on finishing your latest knitting project, you make it a point to complete as many goals of yours as is humanely possible. It’s important to you that people see the hard work that you do and think it’s effortless — you have a hard time accepting help from others because you take a great deal of pride in doing things by yourself. Not so infrequently, you can come off to others as being the “unfriendly” hottie but it’s quite the opposite: you can get attached to others like crazy if you don’t protect your energy! Remember that it’s okay to let your guard down and be vulnerable around those you trust — your loved ones appreciate when you tell them you’re struggling just as much as they appreciate all the hard work that you do. (P.S. people also get a kick out of you when you show off your incredible “party animal” energy, so don’t be afraid to say ‘yes’ to that party invite now and again).
Why This Rapper?: Flo Milli is walking proof that Capricorns are anything BUT dull. She’s wanted to be famous since she was a kid so she grinded her ass off and made big moves to get here, and she’s having a hell of a lot of fun doing it. She raps with a sense of levity — she, like you, is always laughing at the haters — but also loves to show off her skill by sliding all over the beat in sixty different flows. Both you and Flo are capable of moving mountains once you’ve set your sights on something you want, and you both make sure that it looks good as you’re doing it. There’s a reason people refer to the legends as “the GOAT” — not everybody has what it takes to tough things out to the top of the mountain!
Songs For You: when you need a minute to flex extra hard about all your hard work paying off / when you need your quality time with yourself because you got too many suitors breathing down your neck
Aquarius: Megan thee Stallion
Planet: Saturn (Traditional), Uranus (Modern)
Be honest: you had the phrase “normal is just a setting on the washing machine” in your house or on a t-shirt at some point. You couldn’t care less about what’s hot or what’s not because you’ll do your own thing either way. Sometimes the things you do crash the headlines, and other times people won’t bat their eyes at your latest “idea,” but you know that doesn’t mater — few people can say they’ve stayed true to themselves through and through. Your out-of-the-box individuality that you are so known for is easily your most attractive trait, although some might be blushing pink over your high-minded idealism. The best way to endear allies to your cause? Making sure that you don’t get so attached to an idea that you see no other way of doing things. Change only works when everybody is winning, not just those who you “think” should win!
Why This Rapper?: In true Aquarian fashion, Megan thee Stallion has the media running ragged to keep up with her. A three-time Grammy Award winner, she uses her catchy hooks appeal to a wide audience, then stuns the audiences into total silence with her lyrical prowess. She, like you, likes to do her own stunts where applicable — she often does her own makeup and wig styling for her music videos. And while you may not be rackin’ up Grammys, both you and Meg stay winners because you both don’t compromise when it comes to being your authentic self. If somebody is sweating how “out there” you are, that’s just a bonus in your eyes.
Songs For You: when a potential suitor of yours needs to know what they’re about to get into / when you’re feeling like a nostalgic baddie and need a throwback to bop to
Pisces: Kash Doll
Planet: Jupiter (Traditional), Neptune (Modern)
The running gag is that Pisces are tender little babbies who must be looked after at all times. But the truth of it is, everybody is coming to YOU in their greatest time of need because you know how to keep it together during a crisis! You’re also the least suspicious looking of the bunch, which means you’d be the perfect accomplice to helping somebody hide a body AND help them keep the secret. People really hate that they can’t pin you down, to which you say ‘so what?’ You trust in divine timing and know that you’ll attract folks who understand your vision without you having to explain it too much. Just be mindful of being too vague — there’s a difference between justifying yourself to undeserving people and letting your loved ones in when they feel like you’re avoiding them!
Why This Rapper?: Kash Doll proves that being a mystic and giving individual doesn’t mean you’re not hard. She is both ultra-feminine and heavy hitting, delivering her raps without so much as breaking a sweat. Like you, she is keenly aware that a part of being human is being contradictory, so you both know how to embrace your conflicting impulses without worrying too much about whether or not that “says something” about you. You both also make it abundantly clear that being open-minded is a must if somebody is trying to hang with you — you’re both the wave and everybody better gear up to surf.
Songs For You: when you’re in the mood to be hard and goofy at the same time / when you feel like flexin’ because you’re on some real #manifest shit