Watching the transformation of Kacey Musgraves from outspoken country singer to genre-bending music star has been a slow burn, but one that both old and new fans are eating up.
With the release of star-crossed on Sept. 10, 2021, Musgraves has proven she’s fully capable of diving into the pools she’s always tipped her toes into. The album is Musgraves’ most pop-centric work yet and spans the range of human emotion. Star-crossed was made for the broken-hearted, featuring a mix of songs made for crying on the bathroom floor and for when one chooses to pick themself back up again.
With a discography that includes any mood or vibe one could desire, there is bound to be a song for everyone — even if you’re not a fan of traditional country music. In honor of the “starcrossed: unveiled” tour, which kickstarted Wednesday, here’s what rootin’ tootin’ Musgraves track you are based on your sun sign:
Aries (March 21-April 19): “Follow Your Arrow”
You’re the leader of the zodiac, baby, and no one can tell you what to do or where to go. Similarly, “Follow Your Arrow” is all about owning yourself and your path. The track makes references to queer love and getting high, two ideas far from what is found on the typical country radio station. Musgraves knew the song wouldn’t receive airtime, but she released it as a single anyway, saying it became a staple at shows and within her fanbase. As a fearless fire sign, you’re no stranger to being the authentic you, Aries. You’ll always “follow your arrow wherever it points,” no matter what people may say or think, and we love you for it.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): “Slow Burn”
The Grammy award-winning album Golden Hour is a sun-soaked ode to love through simple yet beautiful lyricism, and “Slow Burn” is the home run of an opener.
“Slow Burn” is all about taking your time with love and life, absorbing all that the world around you has to offer. The gentle strumming of a guitar at the beginning of this song sounds just like morning sunbeams, and it perfectly matches this Earth sign’s rose-colored view of the world and slow-but-steady pace.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): “Happy & Sad”
Geminis are full of multitudes: you have hobbies spanning the gamut of interest and can talk someone’s ear off about your latest passion project. As an air sign, you’re also a social creature by nature and love a good party.
In “Happy & Sad,” Musgraves reflects on the good place her relationship is in while out at a party. Despite how well things are going, she can’t help but worry it will all come crashing down. When it comes to love, Gemini, you can fall in and out of it in a snap, and you’ve likely had the same intrusive thoughts as Musgraves when things feel too comfortable.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): “Fine”
Cancer, you just had to be one of Musgraves’ most heartbreaking songs. In “Fine,” Musgraves laments how she goes about her public and private lives after romantic loss, projecting a public image of composure while breaking down at home. Cancer is symbolized by the crab, which has a tough outer shell. Like Musgraves, you act fine on the outside when in reality, your emotions are begging to spill. You probably say you’re fine when asked how you’re doing, when in reality, what you really need is a big hug.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): “Die Fun”
Fire signs are known for being bigger than life, and Leos are simply no exception. Leos grab the spotlight in any party or room they want into — and they know it! Musgraves is all about living life to the fullest in “Die Fun,” proclaiming, “So let's love hard, live fast, die fun” in the chorus. Is it any surprise that Musgraves is also a Leo? Make “Die Fun” a part of your pregame playlist, Leo.
Musgraves would be proud of you.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “breadwinner”
In “breadwinner,” Musgraves sings of how she was the breadwinner in her marriage, only for her husband to grow jealous and insecure due to traditional roles dictating the husband should be the most successful one in a family. Musgraves wishes she knew the truth about how this would lead to her eventual heartbreak, but she also knows it’s not her fault that her husband was insecure with her own status. You’re humble, Virgo, but you also have high standards and know your worth. You deserve to be with someone who is proud of all your success, just like Musgraves.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “good wife”
It’s unsurprising that Libras — symbolized by the scales — place value on peace and harmony in all facets of their lives. Ruled by Venus, it’s even more unsurprising that the same holds especially true in Libras’ romantic lives. “good wife” has Musgraves rewinding back to the beginning of her marriage, asking God to let her be the partner that her husband needs.
Despite your capacity to be kind and thoughtful to those around you, Libra, it can very easily veer into toxic people pleasing. You want to be a good wife, but sometimes you need to put your emotions before others’ and learn to thrive as an individual.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Blowin’ Smoke”
You can be tough to read, Scorpio, and you wouldn’t have it any other way.
“Blowin’ Smoke” looks at a small town, where everyone has aspirations they hold close to their chest or things they swear to do but never follow through on. It’s all smoke and mirrors, hidden beneath the surface. Similarly, you tend to be a bit secretive, Scorpio. You hold your cards close to your chest, but you sure do know how to look cool while doing it. You’re probably “blowin’ smoke” to those around you, but like Musgraves and the others she sings about on the track, have passions you’re actively trying to pursue.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Oh, What A World”
You’re restless, Sagittarius, with an itch to explore the world. The beauty of planet Earth is honored in “Oh, What A World,” where Musgraves marvels over everything from the Northern Lights to the fish in the sea. As a fire sign, you’re restless with a passion for living life to its fullest. Go out and explore the world, and make this your soundtrack.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Good Ol’ Boys Club”
You don’t mess around, Capricorn. As an Earth sign, you’re disciplined and ambitious beyond belief. When it comes to accomplishing your dreams, you aren’t going to play by anyone’s rules but your own. In “Good Ol’ Boys Club,” Musgraves takes a shot at the country music scene, pointing out how it’s dominated by men who are all connected rather than those who are simply talented. She rejects this, singing about her refusal to be a cog in the machine and paving her own path to success. Similarly, you don’t mind a little hustle if it’s to play your way.
You go, Cap.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “keep lookin’ up”
You haven’t always been dealt an easy hand, Aquarius. You walk your own path in life unapologetically, and you always stick up for your values, no matter the cost. Like Musgraves in this track, you keep lookin’ up throughout all that life throws at you, and you’ll always question the status quo. You’re a class act in resilience, and we could all learn a thing or two from you.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): “star-crossed”
The titular opener to Musgraves’ latest album is nothing short of encapsulating. Musgraves paints a picture of star-crossed lovers so poignant that it practically feels like you’re in modern day Verona. Pisces is known for being romantic, dreamy and creative, just like the set up to the entire star-crossed album.
Who knows, Pisces, maybe you’ll be behind the next great country-pop divorce album.