Astrological themes are rather popular for creative musicians to record. As far as planets go, Venus is undoubtedly prevalent for songwriting. Lyricists must find it easy to write about love. Jupiter wins as runner up. This makes perfect sense since both are considered the “benefic” (aka beneficial) planets.
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The song “Venus” was originally released by the group Shocking Blue.
The same song “Venus” was later covered by Bananarama.
Lovely Lady Gaga wrote a different song titled “Venus”. Here’s an extravagant fan-made video:
Björk’s song “Venus as a Boy” reminds me a little of Tori Amos’ vocal style.
Björk also pays tribute to powerful dwarf planet “Pluto”.
Train's official music video for "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" is super symbolic and expansive for astrologers.
A few lesser known songs and music artists are:
If you’re a fan of NBC’s “The Voice”, you may remember young Carter Rubin winning season 19 and enjoy his first solo release “Horoscope”. It's lyrically well written and musically very contemporary in the Pop genre.
“Moons of Jupiter” by Gaia offers up experimental and hypnotic instrumentals to honor all of Jupiter’s Moons.
Last but not least is “The Stars” by Barbara Lewis. As an astrologer and romantic Pisces I really enjoy this classic R&B/Pop song.
© 2022 Trudy Carol
Astrology has been popular among musical artists and singer/songwriters for many years. Here’s a list of songs about astrology that were recorded by some of the world’s favorite artists. Song lyrics written about zodiac signs dominate as we can see below:
“No Matter What Sign You Are” recorded by Diana Ross & the Supremes
Co-written by Berry Gordy, Jr. and Henry Cosby and released in May 1969, this song makes me wonder how much astrology played into the fortunes of the legendary producer and Motown founder. While we don’t have his exact birth time, we do know he was born with a concentrated stellium of the Sun, Mercury and Mars all at 6-7° Sagittarius. This configuration suggests dynamic actions focused on spirituality and mental expansion.
“Signs” by Beyoncé featuring Missy Elliott from her 2003 Album “Dangerously in Love”
It would seem Queen Bey has her own intrinsic feelings towards astrology as she relates the various zodiac signs to people she’s known in her life.
Albert King – “Born Under a Bad Sign”
This 1967 song co-written by Booker T. Jones and William Bell became a Blues classic. As the lyricist says per Wikipedia, “Astrology and all that stuff was pretty big then. I got this idea that [it] might work." It’s notable and somewhat amusing that in spite of this acclaimed work, most professional astrologers I know will tell you there really is no ‘bad’ sign.
“Zodiac Suite” by Steven Halpern
Ahead of his time with this vinyl album in 1977, Ambient Music master encapsulated relaxing New Age music without using any words. These 12 individual tracks are perfectly hypnotic and mesmerizing to enjoy for meditations. Let me know which track is your favorite, and if it’s also your Sun sign (or one of the other planetary signs in your natal chart).
“Goodbye Pisces” by Tori Amos
Here’s one especially for Pisces peeps released in 2005. The music is a bit Chinese influenced perhaps to complement the lyrics “like a bull in a china shop”. Without a doubt the most astrological line she wrote is “As Mars sauntered through his door.” It’s a good song if you’re into crying and trying to mend a broken heart. In this instance for those watery tears of Pisces it seems the shoe is on the other foot, because Tori Amos is a Leo.
“Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” with lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni; music by Galt MacDermot
Dating back to the 1967 musical “Hair”, I’ll admit I’m old enough to remember this medley that later became a huge radio hit recorded by The 5th Dimension. Of all the songs on my list, this one’s my favorite for its powerful prophetic wisdom as we’re in the midst of slowly transitioning from the Age of Pisces to enter Aquarius. We’ll be feeling undertones of this influence even more once geocentric Pluto enters Aquarius in 2023-2024.
“Jesus Was a Capricorn” by Kris Kristofferson
I can’t omit this 1972 release even though aside from the title this tune isn’t really about astrology. But hey, Kris’ mention of zodiac sign Capricorn, and the resonating message of his lyrics promoting love and peace while speaking truth, is good enough reason for me to add it to the list.
Stay tuned for Part Two!
© 2021 Trudy Carol