Sensuality, Self-love, and Security

Updated: Nov 20, 2021


Photo by David LaChapelle

Doja Cat’s songs are mainly about expressing her sexuality and enjoying herself. This might be what some might need right now during this time in their lives. Staying inside during the pandemic has had a lot of impact on many people’s self-esteem. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average share of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression in 2019 was 11 percent and in 2021 was 41.1 percent. Doja Cat has a lot of songs that are upbeat and catchy, which can be helpful for individuals who use music to process their emotions.

According to the 2020 AARP Music and Brain Health Survey, 3,185 adults found that using music—regardless of the context it was listened to— had a “small positive impact on mental well-belling, depression and anxiety.”

"Need To Know" is one of those bops that can get stuck in one’s head and should be mentioned. We’ve got this confident ego of Doja Cat’s present on a track that is literally a song about her sexualizing a man. Really taking the power in the situation, she’s making this man seem like he’s something that she just has to try once as if trying new food. We see this come to life in the music video for the song. Doja Cat is once again leaving little easter eggs here and there, but it seems like she’s keeping this music video focused on the female body, nightlife, and getting that itch scratched. The first shot is of a naked headless female mannequin before it cuts to Doja Cat playing a video game. This music video is consistent with her astrological chart ruler, Venus.

What’s a chart ruler? Well, since Doja Cat is a Libra rising, Venus would be her ruling planet, so we look for where Venus is in her chart. When Doja Cat sings “spank me, slap me, choke me, bite me” there’s an overwhelming Scorpio Venus energy. The fact that she wants that rough and dark sex life is proof enough. Scorpio rules over dark and intense relationships (as well as sex) and Doja Cat’s delivering just that. Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto, so sex, dominance, and powerplay seem to be big themes in Doja Cat’s songs. We know what we signed up for.