So, Lana Del Rey is Actually a Cancer

So, Lana Del Rey is Actually a Cancer

What the songstress's full birth chart reveals about her love life, music, and her upcoming album, Norman Fucking Rockwell.

What the songstress's full birth chart reveals about her love life, music, and her upcoming album, Norman Fucking Rockwell.

Text: Erin McDowell

The queen of the summer solstice has spoken: Lana Del Rey is actually a Cancer, as she revealed last week. Fans have long debated the subject of the singer's astrological placements. A now-deleted Instagram post from 2013 originally claimed her birth time was 2:46 AM, placing her as a Gemini sun right on the cusp of Gemini and Cancer. While many fans strongly believed that the songstress, born on June 21st, fell under the sun sign Gemini, the "Video Games" singer set the record straight with a single tweet last week.

The singer must have only recently found out her birth time, as fans noted she has sported a "Gemini" necklace on more than one occasion. However, since the singer's birth time falls right on the cusp of the two signs, it comes as no surprise that she would have both Cancer and Gemini qualities. Cancers are known for being sensitive, protective souls who can be a bit moody from time to time — AKA they get *in their feelings* a lot.

If you've ever listened to a Lana Del Rey song, it's immediately apparent that she has strong water sign energy. The singer even goes as far as to directly reference her sun sign. Her most recent album, Lust for Life, mentions the “tropic of Cancer” in the lyrics of “Tomorrow Never Came,” while a poem published to Instagram includes the line, “I’m the crying crustacean.” We really don't know how we missed these obvious AF clues. Now, let's dive into the really exciting stuff: her full birth chart.

Astrology fanatics and experts alike will quickly note how fitting LDR's birth chart is. Even more intriguing, the singer shares two important placements with fellow singer and close friend Marina. Both pop artists have their moon in Leo and are Scorpio rising signs — an interesting combination of fiery passion and mystery.

Those with a Leo moon placement are known for being highly creative, philosophical creatures who can become unsatisfied by mundane day-to-day life. Leo is also known for being a bold, expressive sign. Combined with her Cancer sun and Scorpio rising, which both tend to value privacy, one could surmise that Lana reveals her true emotions and philosophies through her music and artistic endeavors. Those with Scorpio ascendants are oftentimes analytical beings who value commitment and loyalty. If Scorpio risings were a Lana Del Rey song, they would be "Cherry" — no questions asked.

While we anxiously wait for Lana Del Rey to drop her highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell, we can at least be thankful that the debate over LDR's astrology is finally put to bed. And with no official release date as of yet, the singer's birth chart only reinforces the idea that LDR is nothing but a woman of mystery.

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