A Venus Retrograde playlist to stop you from texting your ex

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November 01, 2018
A Venus Retrograde playlist to stop you from texting your ex Mariah Carey / Sony Music Entertainment / YouTube

According to astrology, Venus Retrograde represents a time when former flings or exes pop back into your life, friendships are reevaluated, old romantic traumas are reexamined, and all the emotions you've been suppressing come to the surface. In theory, it's a great time to reflect on what you want out of your bonds, whether romantic or platonic, and whether you are giving and receiving the kind of nourishment needed for those relationships to be healthy and sustainable.


Venus has been in retrograde since October 5th, and will station "direct," meaning, it will move forward again and things will go back to "normal," after November 16th. To get you through this time, we've compiled 30 songs perfect for the astrological season. Check out all the songs below, and listen to them in playlist form on Apple Music or Spotify.

1. “GTFO,” Mariah Carey

I looked beyond all the signs / I guess false love makes you blind

2. “Me and My Husband,” Mitski

And I'm the idiot with the painted face / In the corner, taking up space / But when he walks in, I am loved, I am loved

3. “War of the Hearts,” Sade

Who's calling the shots? / One of us (One of us) must end this masquerade / To have or to have not / Let's heal the wounds that we've made

4. “Not Ya Main,” City Girls

I’m that bitch, but I am not your bitch / Don’t get in your feelings when I call shit quits

5. “Where I Wanna Be,” Donell Jones

When you love someone / You just don't treat them bad / Oh, how I feel so sad / Now that I wanna leave

6. “Goin Thru Some Thangz,” MihTy (Jeremih & Ty Dolla $ign)

You know your nigga ain't shit (Whoa) / Late night Dolla give you late night dick (Whoa)

7. “Call Your Girlfriend,” Robyn

Call your girlfriend / It's time you had the talk / Give your reasons / Say it's not her fault

8. “The Interim,” Diana Ross

I wish that I was stronger and able to hold / Without the help of someone weaker, I can mold / Into the person I would like myself to be, to be, to be

9. “Fuck Off,” Tierra Whack

Baby I'm gonna be alright / No way, you ain't even my fuckin' type

10. “Look What U Started,” The Internet

I heard that you've been tryna get in touch with me / What you got to say babe? (you got to say babe?)

11. “Case of the Fake People,” TLC

Goodbye, goodbye / To all the fake people in my life / I never wanted you around me / So be on your way now

12. “Around Me,” Brent Faiyaz

When the money ain't around / And the bitches ain't around / Who the fuck gon' be around? / Me

13. “Motion Sickness,” Phoebe Bridgers

You know I'm never gonna let you have it / But I will try to drown you out

14. “Window,” Noname feat. Phoelix

I knew you never loved me but I fucked you anyway / I guess a bitch like to gamble, I guess a bitch like to lonely

15. “Never Needed Help,” Lil Baby

I can do bad on my own and good by myself / I never needed no help / I needed you niggas you wasn’t right there / You need me lil’ nigga, I’m still gon’ be here

16. “Drive and Disconnect,” NAO

Let's stay like, stay like this, like this / Why can't we remain like this, like this?

17. “SANTA MUERTE_BLUFF_94 BPM,” Kelela & Santa Muerte

There you go / Holding onto something / I'm gonna prove you wrong

18. “Wasteman,” Jada Kingdom, Stalk Ashley

Nah no time fi waste, oh no / Punany too good fi give a wasteman none

19. “Speaking Terms,” Snail Mail

Say what you gotta / Sleep in somehow / Leave things on speaking terms / And I'll see you around

20. “Not My Dog,” B.G., Soulja Slim

Can’t tell me that shit / You not my dog

21. “We Need a Resolution,” Aaliyah

Am I supposed to change? Are you supposed to change? / Who should be hurt? Who should be blamed?

22. “You’re Not the One,” Sky Ferreira

I was enjoying the ride / And now we're standing on the graveside / Left unsatisfied

23. “Halfcrazy,” Musiq Soulchild

Now things are strange, nothings the same / And really I just want my friend back

24. “A Part of Me Is a Part of You,” Stephen Steinbrink

Your good love is my bad dream

25. “Resentment,” Beyonce

I only give you a hard time / 'Cause I can't go on and pretend like I haven't tried to forget this / But I'm much too full of resentment

26. “Decline Him,” Quay Dash

I don't play with these silly niggas, I don't play with these silly bitches / All I'm worried about Is how to make money fast, get to the riches

27. “Go Your Own Way,” Fleetwood Mac

Loving you isn't the right thing to do / How can I ever change things that I feel?

28. “Know Better,” Forth Wanderers

I can’t be this naive anymore / I can’t be this naive / I hope I’ll know better

29. “Hater,” Key! & Kenny Beats

Niggas groupies too, they wanna hang for no reason (whoa) / Nigga, you ain't my day one

30. “Don’t Be Comin’ (In My Face),” Missy Elliott

I used to stick closer to your side then a beeper / 'Til you smoked that cheaper reefer

A Venus Retrograde playlist to stop you from texting your ex