The Success of '1989 (Taylor’s Version)' Was Written in the Stars

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1989 Taylor's Version Astrology

It's officially official: 1989 (Taylor's Version) was released on October 27, 2023, and by now, you've seen the success that Taylor Swift is having with her most triumphant album release yet. These songs hold a special place in the hearts of both Swift and her fans, as it marks the singer's step into a new musical genre, as well as her move to New York City. This album tells the story of Taylor's journey navigating life in a city full of new friends, bright lights, harsh expectations, and big reputations. The tracklist for 1989 (Taylor's Version) includes new versions of her hits "Welcome to New York," "Style," "Bad Blood," "Blank Space," and more. 1989 (Taylor's Version) will also include unreleased Vault Tracks: "'Slut!'," "Say Don't Go," "Now That We Don't Talk," "Suburban Legends," and "Is It Over Now?"

Since the album was first announced back on August 9, 2023, the Taylor Swift fandom, known as Swifties, has been buzzing with excitement. Fans have been trying to decipher a series of clues from social media teasers and hidden Easter Eggs, all of which seem to hint at a surprise announcement about the release of 1989 (Taylor's Version). And while eclipse season does make people act crazy, the anticipation and speculation around this album have sent people into overdrive. Some fans think a surprise second album aligned with a blood moon eclipse is on the way, while others speculate a double drop of reputation (Taylor's Version). And if that wasn't enough, Swift's latest antics have sparked a popular theory that she is her own astrologer, and her career success was written in the stars.

Keep reading to uncover the cosmic influences of 1989 (Taylor's Version) release week–and see what the stars say about a surprise double.

Taylor Swift’s Birth Chart: A Look at Popstar’s Cosmic Blueprint

Taylor Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, on December 13, 1989, meaning she was born with a Sagittarius sun and her moon in Cancer. However, whether she's a Scorpio or Capricorn rising is still hotly debated due to the mystery surrounding her birth time. In astrology, your sun represents your heart's desire and ego, while the moon holds the secret to unlocking your emotions. Together, these luminaries show a snapshot of who you are and what drives you. For Taylor Swift, having her sun in Sagittarius explains her warm and outgoing personality. Sagittarius are cheery optimists who love to take risks. They push themselves to embrace growth and live outside their comfort zone. This placement shows how Swift can constantly take risks in life and have them pay off in the long run.

Of all her cosmic placements, Taylor's moon in Cancer is the one that makes her the emotional powerhouse she is. Taylor Swift's moon is one of the most influential energies in her birth chart, and it creates a strong opposition with her Capricorn stellium, consisting of her Mercury, Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn. These placements showcase how Taylor Swift transforms her struggles and experiences into relatable works of art that resonate with millions. Understanding Swift's birth chart can help fans connect with her lyrics on a deeper level by enabling them to feel the same emotions she felt when she wrote them. Analyzing her birth chart's energy can offer valuable insight into her creative process and help us better understand the driving force behind her music.

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An Astrological Guide to 1989 (Taylor’s Version) Release Week

Taylor Swift is known for choosing a new theme to match the vibe of her albums and era, and if the astrology of release week is any sign of what's in store for the rest of the album release cycle, get ready for an exciting ride. For starters, this re-record made its debut during the dark days of Scorpio season, which is a favorite time of year for Swift to release new music. During Scorpio season, the stars invite you to embrace transformation and release all negativity holding you back. This energy will be amplified by the lunar eclipse in Taurus on October 28, 2023, the day after 1989 (Taylor's Version) is released. The timing of this album release symbolizes the end of a chapter that Swift began when she released the original 1989 during the October 2014 eclipse season. Together, this alignment of the stars shows that people are ready to hear a moodier and more mysterious sound from her.

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‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ Double Album Theory Explained

On Friday, October 27, 2023, Taylor Swift released her latest re-recorded album, 1989 (Taylor's Version), but fans suspect the "Mastermind" herself isn't done yet. Rumors are flying that Taylor Swift might surprise double album up on the heels of her 1989 re-record. Since the singer began her career, she's left hidden clues and messages in her lyrics, music videos, and social media posts known as easter eggs. These hints help point fans toward what she has planned next in her career–and some Swifties think her latest message points to a surprise album drop. Multiple theories show reputation (Taylor's Version) or maybe even her lost album Karma could be the next to be released.

The ‘Bejeweled’ Music Video Theory

Taylor Swift warned us at the start of the Midnights era that her re-records were going to be a wild ride. And some savvy Swifties believe that the singer-songwriter has been teasing the idea of the 1989 (Taylor’s Version) double album theory for over a year. In her music video for "Bejeweled," Taylor enters an elevator with buttons that represent each of her previous albums. When she reaches the fifth floor, representing the original 1989 album, Taylor starts seeing double! Could this be a sign of a second album on the way?

"The Man" Music Video Theory

One of the most popular theories online right now comes from an Easter Egg in the 2020 music video for “The Man” from Swift's album Lover. In the video, Taylor Swift can be seen dressed as a man, standing in front of a graffitied wall with the names of her stolen albums, including 1989 and reputation. There's also a mention of Karma–the lost album that some fans believe was supposed to drop before Swift was canceled in 2016. Many fans were quick to point out that 1989 appears on the wall twice, one written in black and another in white, hinting at a double album drop. Other fans believe that the graffiti on 'The Man' wall shows an infinity symbol path that Taylor Swift will take to reclaim her stolen work.

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The 112 Day Theory

The 112-Day Theory started on TikTok when users noticed Taylor Swift might be using numerology to time her album release dates and reclaim her work. The theory goes that since the first date of the Eras Tour began, Taylor Swift has been timing the release of her re-recorded albums precisely 112 days apart. It all started when Swift released her "Karma" music video, which shows Taylor holding a coffee cup with a clock in the latte foam. Each of her nails is painted a color to represent her albums, with her 1989 'blue' nail on the number '8' – or August, and her reputation 'black' nail on the number '2' – or February.

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It might sound complicated, but so far, the math checks out. It was exactly 112 days between the start of her tour on March 17, 2023, and the release of Speak Now (Taylor's Version) on July 7, 2023, and then another 112 days from July 7, 2023, to the release of 1989 (Taylor's Version) on October 27, 2023. If this pattern continues, fans will want to mark their calendar for February 16, 2024, the first night of her Australian shows in Melbourne, when fans think Taylor Swift will surprise drop reputation (Taylor's Version).

The Eclipse Album Drop Theory

Numerology isn't the only trick Taylor Swift has up her sleeve; she's also an astrology girlie who loves seeing what the stars are up to. Fans have been looking for evidence about when Swift will release her next re-record, and some think the answer can be found by staring directly at the sun. The Grammy-winner has a history of dropping her biggest projects during astrological eclipse cycles, which are said to be catalysts of change. Most people are familiar with the time Taylor Swift eclipsed an eclipse by announcing reputation back in 2017. But it wasn't the first time Swift pulled this off was during the original 1989 era when she released her album on October 27, 2014, a few days after the solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 23, 2014, and nine years later, she used the power of the stars again when she released 1989 (Taylor's Version) the day before a full moon eclipse in Taurus.

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This theory is further supported by the image of a solar eclipse in the background of her “Karma” music video with Ice Spice. Looking ahead to a potential release for reputation (Taylor's Version)–it makes sense to see what the stars were up to during the original release. Following her year-long hiatus from the spotlight, Swift blacked out her social media channels on August 18, 2017, a few days ahead of the total solar eclipse in Leo on August 21, 2023. That means if this theory holds up, it could mean reputation (Taylor's Version) will be released on April 8, 2024, during the solar eclipse in Aries. While she might have a reputation to uphold, only time will tell if she'll eclipse the eclipse again!

The Shania Twain Theory

Another fun theory born out of TikTok comes from Taylor's social media feeds–and could hint at a double or even triple album release. The Shania Twain theory dates back to 2021 when Taylor participated in the 'Mama Said' TikTok trend and credited Shania Twain as her inspiration to switch genres from country to pop. Fans of Twain will know that she famously changed the music game by releasing her album Up!, a three-disc double album featuring the same songs in different genres. It caused some to speculate that Swift might unleash her own multi-album madness in celebration of switching genres during the 1989 era. These rumors were further fueled when Swift stepped out in NYC wearing a Shania Twain t-shirt ahead of the 1989 re-record release. Of course, Taylor is known to fuel fan theories, and while there's no double album yet, never say never with Taylor.

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The ‘Two’ Album Photo Theory

Finally, some Swifties have speculated that Taylor Swift is hiding the clues to a double album by spelling out the word "two" in the 1989 (Taylor's Version) album photos. In a thread on Twitter, one fan showed how Swift could be hiding the letters T-W-O in her photos. The letter "T" can be seen in a photo of Swift standing with her arms spread wide, the letter "W" is seen in a photo of Swift curving her arms upward, imitating a ballerina, and the letter "O" is not so hidden in a photo of the singer cupping her hands around her mouth and shouting. While some think this points to solid proof of a double album drop, others believe it could be a clue for a 1989 (Taylor's Version) deluxe album release. Only Taylor knows the truth, but it sure is fun to fall down the rabbit hole.

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