Greetings and welcome to a belated, but new, Flute Friday/Saturday! It has been a hot minute since I discussed the astrological traits of a famous flutists. Today’s blog is not about your typically flutist.. But that is what makes it fun, interesting, relevant, and just plain AWESOME. Today I am talking about Lizzo! Whether or not you consider her a “serious” flutist, there is no denying that Lizzo has brought the flute to a larger stage and made it popular again for a new generation. The flute is not just a band instrument anymore and not just for serious students who say please and thank you and practice for the requisite number of hours each day. The flute is sassy. The flute is strong. The flute says things you thought you could only keep to yourself. Daring to be daring, in today’s blog I will discuss how Lizzo’s astrological traits make their way into her flute life and overall musical style.
Okay, we are going to start with a brief biography, in case you have been living under a rock. Lizzo, aka Melissa Viviana Jefferson, was born April 27, 1988 in Detroit, Michigan, and is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress (most recently you may have seen her cameo in The Mandalorian). Lizzo moved to Houston, Texas when she was 10 years old and later to Minneapolis, Minnesota where she kicked off her hip hop career. Prior to signing record deals with Nice Life Recording and Atlantic Records, she released two studio albums: Lizzobangers (2013) and Big Grrrl Small World (2015). Her first major-label EP, Coconut Oil, was released in 2016. She reached mainstream success with her 3rd album, Cuz I Love You, in 2019, which reached #4 on the US Billboard 200 list. This album put her 2017 single, “Truth Hurts” on the scene, which topped Billboard’s Hot 100 and became the longest-leading solo sung by a female rapper. This album also brought new fame to her 2016 single, “Good as Hell,” which reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. Lizzo received eight nominations at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, winning awards for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Pop Solo Performance for “Truth Hurts,” and Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song, “Jerome.” Her 2021 single “Rumors,” which featured Cardi B., debuted in the top 5 of Billboard’s Hot 100. Her 4th studio album, Special, released in 2022, featured the lead single, “About Damn Time,” which reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Lizzo received the Grammy Award for Record of the Year for this album, making her the first African American female singer since Whitney Houston in 1994 to win the award. Lizzo has also appeared in film, serving as a voice actor in the animated film UglyDolls (2019), and has appeared as host of Amazon Prime’s video series, Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, which won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Competition Program. In 2019, Lizzo was honored by Time Magazine as Entertainer of the Year. She has also won a Billboard Music Award, a BET Award, and two Soul Train Music Awards.
Lizzo Astrological Traits
Sun in Taurus – Taurus is often known as a down-to-earth sign, often stubborn, but always reliable, loyal, and tenacious. Taurus rules the second house of self-worth and income. The overall message in Lizzo’s music is often about self-love, no matter what. She definitely empowers her listeners to crush it no matter how big you may be, how sassy others may consider your attitude, or how precise your Bach Flute Sonatas sound. Taurians also value their possessions and tend to invest in high quality, expensive items that make them feel awesome and fierce. This explains the expensive, highly ornate flute that Lizzo brought to Met Gala earlier in the year. Gorgeous – Showcasing the instrument at such a widely publicized event was her way of showing the world what she values the most. She looked amazing and so did the flute! She also showcased James Madison’s crystal flute at a concert at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. in September 2022. A beautiful flute, in a beautiful setting, loaned to her by the Library of Congress. She is literally bringing items out of the archive to showcase for the world to see, again promoting what she loves the most in a way that reaches the largest audience.
Leo Rising – I know this trait quite well as a fellow Leo rising! Leos are the kings and queens of the Zodiac. They own who they are, they demand the spotlight, and they are as charming and optimistic as they can possibly be at all times. A Leo rising likes to look their best, whether that is toting amazing and flashy outfits (like Lizzo does at her performances), matching their nails to their flute, or even matching their entire outfit to their flute (like she did at the Met Gala). Guided by the influence of the Sun, they aim to shine brighter than anyone else in the room, either literally or through their talent. We can all agree that Lizzo does just that! Their skill may not be as refined as, say, a Virgo or a Capricorn, but they can deliver it better than any sign in the Zodiac. A Leo Rising can sell a snow cone to Eskimo in January using the powers of their charm and positivity. Lizzo’s positivity is infectuous! She has popularized the flute for a whole new generation in a way that we have not yet seen. She has literally used her Leo rising charisma to make playing the flute cool again. Let’s also not forget that she recently appeared on stage, performing on a thrown (hello Leo Queen of flute!) with none other than one of the kings of the flute world, Sir James Galway. Leo star power!
Virgo Moon – Our moon signs help us to understand our emotions and the thoughts that run through our minds when all is silent and still. Virgos are the perfectionists of the Zodiac. They are not boisterous like Leos or task-masters like Capricorns, but quietly meticulous. The work ethic of a Virgo Moon is extraordinary. They are never quite satisfied with “good enough.” While she may appear cool as a cucumber on stage, there is no doubt that Lizzo has worked her way up to the top by applying that meticulous Virgo energy to her work. She has refined the details not only in her flute playing but in her entire music career, crafting and re-crafting her work until it is Billboard-worthy, Grammy-worthy, and flute world-worthy. She has worked tirelessly throughout many years to rise to the top. This is likely due to her Virgo Moon asking her to consistently refine, rework, re-release, and repeat.
How do you see Lizzo’s astrological traits making their way through her music and flute playing life? In what other ways do you see these traits manifest in her career? Please comment below!