From the bull to the twins, Taurus gives way to charming Gemini, who rules the sky from May 22 to June 21. The first mutable sign in the astrological year, Gemini craves change in their life. They find it impossible to sit still and stagnant as boredom catches up with them quickly. Expect your Gemini friend to always be changing their hair and updating their wardrobe to find a new style. Mercury is Gemini’s ruling planet, and their association with the quick, silver-tongued god is apt. Gemini loves to communicate, whether it’s a leisurely phone call with a friend to delivering a monologue in a play. If Gemini doesn’t have a podcast of their own already, they’re definitely dreaming of starting one. An air sign, Gemini is highly adaptable, sometimes veering into the unpredictable and inconsistent. They’re great at rolling with the punches, but can struggle with seeing a project through to the end. Symbolized by the image of the twins, there’s an inherent duality to Gemini, often manifesting in a polished and charming social personality masking a tumultuous inner world.
Gemini will love shorter reads–poetry, graphic novels, and short story or essay collections are golden. Sharp, witty Gemini will enjoy books with a similar tone of voice, and will especially be drawn to books with lots of dialogue or a gossip-y vibe. Our picks for Gemini this month feature celebrities who share the sign, Prince and Marilyn Monroe, books that honor their zodiac element of air, books all about communication and storytelling, and authors with strong, iconic voices.