Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro”: The Occult Meaning


Lady Gaga’s Alejandro video caused quite a stir with the blasphemous nature of its imagery. Many people are, however, still wondering: What is the meaning of the song and what message is the video trying to convey? This article examines the occult symbols used in Alejandro in order to understand its underlying message.

So, by a show of hands, who envisioned gay Nazi soldiers being raped by Lady Gaga while first listening to Alejandro? Okay, counting … one person. One sick, disturbed person. But seriously, art doesn’t have to be literal and Lady Gaga’s latest video surely isn’t. As was the case with Bad Romance and Telephone, the video for Alejandro adds another layer of interpretation to the song by giving the words a deeper meaning.

Taking place in a cold, Orwellian, militaristic setting, the visuals of the video sharply contrast with the “summer-y” Latin beat of the song. Other opposing concepts collide and blend in the video as well: good vs. evil, male vs. female and domination vs. submission. The religious symbolism, in addition to adding the “shock factor” necessary to get people talking, gives the song a definite spiritual connotation.

The video for Alejandro is very symbolic and leaves it open for multiple interpretations. For instance, I’ve read an interpretation of the video claiming that it portrays the Catholic church’s repression of the gay community. This interpretation might have some validity to it, but it ignores many important aspects of the video. Other observers seem to believe that all videos with religious imagery are “tributes to Madonna.” Yes, Madonna did Like a Prayer, but this doesn’t explain anything in Gaga’s video. In addition to a possible tribute, the symbolism of the video tells a story of spiritual rejection and metamorphosis taking place in the context of an oppressive police state. The trend of incorporating militaristic and oppressive imagery in recent music videos has been discussed in some previous articles on Vigilant Citizen.

The video was directed by Steven Klein, a well-established photographer in the fashion industry. He has worked with Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen, Madonna, Nike and many others. His photographic style often exploits the theme of homoeroticism and he obviously carried that theme into this video format.

We will attempt to decode the symbolism of the video and how it relates in today’s context.

Spiritual Transformation

The most prevalent theme in the song is rejection. The introduction of the song establishes this concept right away:

“I know that we are young.
And I know you may love me.
But I just can’t be with you like this anymore,

The video starts with a funeral procession. Gaga wears a black veil and holds the Sacred Heart, the bleeding heart of God for humanity. Something is dead inside of Gaga and it seems to be her love for Alejandro.

Is there a syringe in the Sacred Heart?

But who is Alejandro? A gay guy she cannot be with? A man she is cheating on with Roberto and Fernando? All possibilities, the song is not quite clear about that. The imagery of the video, however, tells the viewers that Alejandro might stand for something deeper.

In a later scene, Gaga is shown laying down, wearing a red latex nun suit and holding a rosary.

Looking at the sky she says: “Stop, please, just let me go.” Then, just when she says “Alejandro,” she raises her hands to the sky. In this context, it is safe to say that Alejandro might very well be God.

“She hides true love
En su bolsillo.
She’s got a halo ’round her finger,
Around you.”

The halo around the finger is a wedding ring and Alejandro has a halo around him, which signifies he is considered “holy.” The wedding ring represents Gaga’s union with God through religion, but she is now ashamed of this marriage. She hides the ring in her bolsillo, the Spanish word for pocket. Why does she refer to a Fernando and a Roberto at some point? Is she referring to the triple aspect of God, the Holy Trinity?

The concept of rejection is thus applied to God as he does not seem to satisfy Gaga’s spiritual needs. She then decides to seek godhood herself by embracing a new type of spirituality. It seems to me the nun becomes a Luciferian priestess.

Luciferian priestess hiding one eye as a sign of Illuminati control or loyalty


Inverted Cross

Gaga’s robe contains many inverted crosses. This is extremely significant in symbolic language. The cross is a symbol of the Christian faith as it represents Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection. In Christianity, the inverted cross is known as the “Cross of St. Peter”, in honor of Simon Peter who requested to be crucified upside down because he felt unworthy to be put to death in the same matter as Christ. In non-Christian circles, however, the inversion of the cross represents the perversion and desecration of what it symbolizes. For this reason, inverted symbols are found in black magic and satanism.

“In symbolism, an inverted figure always signifies a perverted power (…) Black magic is not a fundamental art; it is the misuse of an art. Therefore it has no symbols of its own. It merely takes the emblematic figures of white magic, and by inverting and reversing them signifies that it is left-handed.” – Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages


Inverted cross and inverted pentagram as satanic symbols

The inverted cross, placed on Gaga’s crotch, becomes a phallic symbol. Superimposed and combined with her female genitals, the theme of androgyny becomes prevalent. In occult circles, the alchemical transformation of the spiritual matter, the Great Work, must unite both opposing energies.

Becoming a God

The rosary is a set of beads used in Catholic tradition for prayer and meditation. By swallowing the rosary, Gaga incorporates within her a symbol of religious devotion because 1) it is shocking and would get media attention 2) represents Gaga seeking to obtain godhood by her own means. We have here a symbolic representation of the tenets of Luciferianism, which is the drive to attain divinity by one own means. Lucifer is considered to be the active principle towards godhood, the one who brought “divine light” to the humans.

In another scene, Gaga is shown giving the sign of benediction and blessing, a gesture reserved in Catholicism to those who are considered Holy.

A classic image of Christ showing the sign of Benediction and pointing towards the Sacred Heart

Later in the video, Gaga is violently pushed around and abused by the dancers surrounding her. She surrenders and removes her robe for sexual, ritual initiation.

At the ending of the video, Gaga is consumed from within and her “inner light” comes out, representing her transformation from the physical to the spiritual plane. Gaga’s performance at American Idol truly exploited the Luciferian theme of the song.

The performance takes place in a setting reminiscent to the Garden of Eden, where the “Fallen Angel”–Lucifer, the one who was banished from Heaven and tempted Adam and Eve with divine knowledge–presides over the ceremony. Fire comes out of the angel’s wings (after all, he is the “Light Bringer”) each time Gaga says “Alejandro.” At the end of the performance, Gaga is lifted up under the Fallen Angel as a blood-red liquid oozes out from the fountain underneath him. Another ritual sacrifice has taken place on prime-time television.

Police State Imagery

Gaga’s spiritual transformation is taking place in a dark, oppressive and militaristic backdrop. This trend in music videos has been discussed in  The Transhumanist and Police State Agenda in Pop Music.  The article describes how the public is currently being bombarded with militaristic and oppressive imagery, intertwined with sexuality, in order to desensitize the public and create a subconscious positive association. Alejandro is clearly a continuation of this agenda set by the rest of the industry. During the entire video, we see in the background a giant screen displaying scenes of social unrest, buildings on fire and military police running around, placing the viewers in a tense and oppressive ambiance.

The video opens with men marching to a militaristic rhythm, some of them having their heads covered, maybe hinting that those men are prisoners of some sort. One of the men is inside a pyramidal shape while another holds a hexagram as the prisoners march. Is this a representation of the masses marching to the rhythm of the elite, holding up high the symbols of its own oppression? Gaga is then shown in a position of power, wearing a black, illuminated crown while looking over the prisoners performing for her.

The “Black Queen” removes one goggle at a time, flashing the Illuminati All-Seeing Eye sign (discussed in many previous articles on this site) and revealing the true nature of her power.

Again, One-Eye hinting at the nature of the oppressive force

In this scene, Gaga wears a “gun bra,” in accordance with the agenda of the sexualization of oppressive imagery. Her backup dancers are dressed in uniforms reminiscent of dictatorships of the era of Hitler, Stalin, Franco, and Mussolini. Political oppression is indeed sexy … oh wait, no, it’s not … it actually goes against everything America supposedly stands for.

Mind Controlled Slaves?

In a symbolic scene,  a soldier is shown attached to strings, like a marionette. He is not in control of his own movements and holds a gun on his privates (more sexualization of weaponry). He stares blankly, looking confused as a mind-control slave would.

In what looks like an internment camp, Gaga has the gay men bound to a bed as she rapes them, in what looks like a reenactment of ritual abuse.

In the final scene of the video, Gaga is shown attached to strings. Is she herself controlled into perpetuating this agenda?

In Conclusion

As stated above, the video to Alejandro is very complex and symbolic, and lends itself to multiple interpretations, depending on the viewer’s knowledge and point of view. There are, however, parts of the video in which the symbolism is clear and concise, leaving little doubt regarding the message being communicated. During the video, Gaga goes through a very profound metamorphosis, rejecting Christian faith by desecrating its symbols and embracing a new type of spirituality. Is Gaga’s transformation a representation of the transformation that is currently happening on a worldwide scale? Are members of the elite, who were thought to be part of “regular” religions, revealing their true, Luciferian selves to the public? Will the New World Order leave traditional religions in the dust to embrace a new type of spirituality? Whatever the case may be, pivotal videos such as this one disseminate into the collective unconscious a specific set of symbols and values that will become, in time, “part of our culture.” In order to achieve this, charismatic figures that are admired by the public are used make those messages cool and trendy. Music fans have been subjected to an intense creative drought in the past years, which caused them to be desperate for a new, eccentric and iconic presence. So Lady Gaga comes into the picture, slightly distances herself from the painfully formulaic music acts and is heralded as the new pop princess. She also brings with her all of the Illuminati agenda and flashes in her fans faces the symbols of their own oppression. I’m sure many fans have a gut feeling that something is wrong with her act, but still can’t stop listening to her. They must tell themselves, “well, there is nothing else to listen to.” And that’s what media monopolies are all about.


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I'll admit I used to love Lady Gaga, mostly because her music was catchy. But now I'm realizing how wrong she is. It's sad to think that our world is resorting down to this. :'(

Can you say "Lady CaCa?"

I listen to a lot of satanic black metal, and the most evil of these bands don't hold a candle to these pop artists.

I'd like to add one more thing. It doesn't take a genius to see the line of credits at the end of each of her music videos and understand these aren't HER ideas. She's just cupcake from someone else's recipe.

A "hexagon"? try a star of david. and didnt anyone else notice that all of the gay dancers/soldiers/whatevers had hair just like hitler? it think this has something to do with the holocaust as well

Man, the way some people are approaching the analysis of this video…

I don't think they'd get a decent mark in English…

or the Visual Arts.

Good review, you're a truly smart person! I totally understand the video now

Thanks <3 😀

You did not say the Star of David that appears early on.

The greatest trick of satan is convincing many that he doesn't exist, lady gaga isn't young, so why should "we" be a collective statement regarding God as opposed to 'we who address you'. The Illuminati are laughing at you.

Lady Gaga is evil, period.

the song is actualy really scary for me gaga is just a devil!!!

Direct quote from the creator and director of the Alejandro music video…

"I was not thinking in terms [of influences.] I saw it more as a combination of cinema and theater," Klein wrote. "[It is] about a woman's desire to resurrect a dead love and who can not face the brutality of her present situation. The pain of living without your true love."

When he plain says the meaning and his intent for the song….

I'm not a Gaga fan but this is just ridiculous now! How ANYONE can tell me this doesn't exist is beyond me. Its in plain sight now. Gaga's performances and videos are stranger than strange and it doesn't make you feel good. Its abnormal and ungodly, and people are starting to grasp this now. Its undeniably EVERYWHERE and we really have to be careful about what we watch and what we hear. EVERY DAY the devils getting stronger, creating new tactics, new approaches to lure us into demonic worship. I have even heard sade "soldier of love" played backwards and she expresses her love and dedication to Lucifer. DAMN sade was my girl, she really had "feel good" music and they were deep and meaningful. Even Erykah Badu has gotten under the influence. I just dont know what to listen to anymore… The worlds is a mess… every corner of… Read more »


I think the men in the beginning represent the fallen angels or aliens who brought secret knowledge to earth (Mathematics, Science, art…). You can even see pyramids arounds them. And Gaga giving herself to them in return and later uses them for her own good (or evil). She gives herself and is rewarded with powerful knowledge. Her work really is great though, it gives a lot to think about.

No matter how hard the devil or his agents try, they are still losers….Lucifer is a loser~a coward to make it worse

I would keep certain artsy parts of the video, but most of it was just too dark and creepy, we got enough of that stuff in the world already. It needed more hot like mexico theme

did anyone notice the strange images projected in the back? beneath the gate with 8 lights and squares?

ooo i get it remeber at the mva's lady gaga said for god and the gays she was foresadowing wow !!!!!

Foxymardy, the chaste Muslim? Your collars and cuffs do not match.

everyone should check out and youtube the truth behind hip hop. G Craige lewis. He is very informal about where hip hop started out and "the all seeing eye" and lots of other symbols that you read about here!

Really naff music and aimed at destroying love.

I don't know if somebody already said this (sorry, hado not the chance to read all the… well, 804 comments above), but has anybosy noticed what's going on during the first minute of the video Alejandro? There are two of the dancers/soldiers who are holding some objects while marching. Those objects are… a triangle and a penthagram? Gaga-uh-la-la, I would say!

Yes, it was already written in the article, blind me!

… It's only that i re-watched the video few days after reading it and those clear symbols, which i had not noticed when I first watched the video, simply shocked me…

She dissed the military the other day big time in an attempt to drag more kids into fighting pointless oil wars of course.


Listen and learn.

The Lyrics are actually

"Don't want to kiss, don't want to touch, just smoke my ciggarrette & hurt"

The song is actually about using men, its about a form of prostitution which is not literally the exchange of money but rather of gifts & using your body to get what you want & the guilt that comes with that.

The symbolism here is that she no longer wishes to prostitute herself and is feeling bad about it!

Just wanted to point something out…Lady Gaga herself has said that Alejandro is about the fear of sex. the entire music video points to her interpretation.

FINALLY! THANK YOU! TOTALLY CORRECT! Now if the rude people who cant accept good music would mind I would love to finish my ritualistic slaughterings.

@ Lisa Meacham

poor girl… fear of sex you say. What did gaga do in that video is not fear at all. Love of sex so to speak. Who would do such a thing if they fear sex?

i didn't expect that lady gaga will do that………now i know that she is DEMON 🙁

Wow. I didn't know that those 3 names represented the "Holy Trinity". Definately glad my name is Lilith then. Always nice to introduce myself to my friends church groups. Most won't even shake my hand and those that do tend to be gripping a cross(one was holding a rosary. LOL)

*Sniff sniff* Anyone else smell that? Yeah I thought so.

ALl i Can say to lady gaga is "you are still a loser "at the judgement day you pay for your sins!mark my word! there is a God and whether you like it or not He is Alive and that is the truth!

Vigilant I just made a little prayer for Allah subhanahu wa tala to please protect you and your website and your family forever from the occult societies, jinns, evil groups, etc that you expose.

Okay i really loved the last comment here, makes a lot of sense, a lot more than the satanic sense up ahead….this people of today don't think with their brains, but with their instinct

But I agrree with CHARLES


Hmm, this might not be relevant, but this image of Hitler as a baby reminded me of this video:

that was the last drop! i am so sick of you lady dada!!!

hello. i'm quite a lady gaga fan myself, until the day i saw the satanic version of her. i hate to say this but lady gaga is an instrument used by the devil to trap us too. her soul is bound to hell.!

Why do you think there is an alternation of black and white colors in Alejandro?

Lady Gaga said, "I thank God everyday" concerning her fans on the Ellen show. Just saying. A satanist or supporter of any anti-christ faiths/beliefs wouldn't thank God.

video here:

First and foremost Satanist are liars because they serve the the great deceiver, the father of lies.

Venga ya!! ai 2 opciones o es una casualidad o Lady Gaga qiere dar como algo obvio stos signos yo me inclino por la segunda opcion ya qe no pueden ser signos subliminales x qe nuestro cosciente lo pilla no nuestro subscosciente. Sorry my english is very poor em… i love this video because is gotic and creapy

i freaking hate her

she's poisoning peoples mind and disrespecting jesus everyone thinks shes creative and don't even know what these symbols mean

i wish someone would kill her so she could go live with her master

The Church should sue her!

Gaga reveals alter ego or her dissociative state? Very bizarre

hmm….. another s**t from the religious extremists just to make their religion famous….. F**K ALL EXTREMISTS!!

oh gaga, your'e a b***h. its blasphemy. respect the religion of others pls..

this chick is crazy

nice article…really agreeable! lady gaga is truly GAGA!!!!

Sir, all I got to say is that this is the best article I have seen in many years. I have been concerned about Lady GaGa and her actions but no one like you has shown as clear as daylight that she is more than just "bad news". I want to thank you for bringing this to my attention and to the attention of others that may read this and may not reply. Keep it up! You are doing an incredible service to us and to our country. Thank you!

I do still listen to her songs… But now I'm fully aware what's going on and the meanings as well. Well done, Vigilant Citizens 🙂


Titles include must-reads such as:


* The Illuminati Formula to Create An Undetectable Total Mind Controlled Slave By FRITZ SPRINGMEIER

* The lost keys of masonry By Manly.P.Hall

LADY GAGA is Sooooooo BAd SHe is disobeying the LORD in that song OMG she is soo bad

A cunning critique. Though, I would suggest you look at the song as if Alejandro is Lucifer, rather than God. And by that token, Roberto and whomever too (or at the very least other demons).