It’s June so you know what that means: Gemini season is underway, so take cover! Geminis are vibrant and talkative air signs, so the word on everybody’s lips is communication. Keep thoughts and ideas flowing and get out there and socialize in true Gemini spirit. Geminis are also the twins of the zodiac so be wary of that duality and try to avoid mixed messages while the sun is in Gemini.
As the month wraps up, we enter sun in Cancer: an excellent time to move into a new home, face your emotions, and hug your mom!
Gemini (May 21-June 20): With the sun in Gemini, it truly is your time to shine. Let your ideas flow freely but be sure not to let your communicative air sign become a blowhard. Geminis are creatives who can see many sides of a situation. Seize this time to creatively solve problems this month. It’s your zodiac new year, revel in it and take time to set goals for yourself.
Famous Geminis: Lana Del Rey, Kevin Barnes (of Montreal), and Stevie Nicks.
Song of the Month: “Let’s Relate” by of Montreal perfectly embodies your Gemini need to communicate and deepen your relationships.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): In addition to the talkative, outgoing vibe from Gemini season most of the month, Mercury enters Cancer on June 12. Mercury is the ruler of communication, so be sure to get those trademark Cancer emotions into the light, talked out and aired out before the Sun enters Cancer on June 21 and your zodiac new year begins. Take this time to review the year and use some of this Gemini creativity to figure out how to best elevate yourself in the year ahead.
Famous Cancers: Jack White, Panda Bear (Animal Collective), Kali Uchis
Song of the Month: “Get Up” by fellow Cancer, Kali Uchis, perfectly links with your cancer sensibilities to feel your emotions. Gotta get up and get ready for your time to shine.
Leo (July 23- August 22): Use the creative air going around this month to push your leadership sensibilities to the next level. Use this as an opportunity to get to know the people around you better instead of always taking the reins. Venus enters Leo on the 13th, so take the lead in love and grab career opportunities by the horns.
Famous Leos: Tori Amos, Kacey Musgraves, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)
Song of the Month: “Butterflies” by your Leo sister, Kacey Musgraves, shows what happens when a Leo opens their mind to love, without having to share the crown.
Virgo (August 23-September 22): Virgo, as the fellow Mercury ruled Gemini has its moment in the sun, it may put your normally grounded head in the clouds. With Mercury entering Cancer on the 13th, you may feel the need to spill your emotions this month and that’s okay. Ever well prepared, you may not like going off the script, but even Virgos can benefit from being spontaneous and vulnerable sometimes.
Famous Virgos: Beyonce, Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Elvis Costello
Song of the Month: “All Night” by power Virgo, Beyonce, reflects on vulnerability and growth. In fact, the whole Lemonade album is a meditation on vulnerability and a raw examination of emotions.
Libra (September 23- October 22): This month you may be thrown a little off balance. Take some time to ground yourself by talking to your loved ones. Take the time to nurture your family and speak with love in order to stay balanced during a hectic Sun in Gemini.
Famous Libras: St. Vincent, Thom Yorke (Radiohead), and Childish Gambino
Song of the Month: “Have Some Love” by Childish Gambino is a perfect song about communicating love as a Gemini. It’s also the perfect song to appreciate your family and those around you as we enter Cancer season.
Scorpio (October 23- November 21): You may be having some issues with mixed signals this month. You may be ready to cut them off, in typical Scorpio fashion, but give them a chance. Talk it it out and work it out and you’ll find clarity if you persist. Neptune will be going retrograde June 18, so no need for subtlety. Tell them loud and clear!
Famous Scorpios: Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast), Chaz Bear (Toro y Moi), Mary Ocher
Song of the Month: Best Coast’s “Our Deal” is a prime example of what can happen when Scorpios stop themselves from communicating. Let others know how you feel, don’t shut down.
Sagittarius (November 22- December 21): You may be feeling stuck lately. Use Gemini’s creativity to open new paths for you. Not every journey has to be travel. This month will be an excellent time to explore new avenues of love and your career. With Mars going retrograde you may lose steam to make moves, but keep your emotions open.
Famous Sagittarius: Karen O, Janelle Monae, M. Ward
Song of the Month: “Make Me Feel” by Janelle Monae is the anthem for you to make moves in love and get in touch with your feelings.
Capricorn (December 22- January 19): You may be so focused on the details you’re missing the bigger picture. Use this Gemini sun to gain a new perspective on things. Subtlety is over and the big picture will be revealed whether you’re ready or not (but as a Cap, I’m sure you will be).
Famous Capricorns: Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), Wayne Coyne, Zooey Deschanel
Song of the Month: “Don’t Look Back” by She & Him is about changing perspective and staying optimistic and ready for the future.
Aquarius (January 20- February 18): Your Aquarian imagination will be flourishing with the sun in fellow air sign, Gemini. This is the perfect time to solve problems you’ve been having or make those career move you’ve been planning. Mars entering retrograde may make you question your decision, but stay resolute!
Famous Aquarians: Kevin Parker (Tame Impala), Conor Oberst, Bob Marley
Song of the Month: “Bowl of of Oranges” by Brights Eyes (aka Conor Oberst) is relatively up beat song from Bright Eyes about learning lessons and the value of understanding your emotions and the emotions of those around you.
Pisces (February 19- March 20): Pisces, couple your artistic talent with the creative storm that is Gemini. It’s a great time to get creative projects off the ground. But beware, the later half of the month may have you at a creative and spiritual standstill as Neptune, your ruling planet, enters retrograde on the 18th. If you’re really feeling the effects of the retrograde, reach out to friends and family. The sun in Cancer will be the perfect time to strengthen family bonds.
Famous Pisces: Merril Garbus (Tune-yards), Grimes and Rihanna
Song of the Month: “Realiti” by electro-pop princess and Pisces perfectly signifies Pisces descent to more worldly matter
Aries (March 21-April 19): Aries, let Gemini’s creativity take the lead but be sure that your hot headed nature doesn’t turn Gemini’s tendency to talk into a tendency to argue. Keep cool and remember communication is a two way street. With Venus entering Leo, you’ll want to take charge, but make sure Gemini’s mixed messages and duality aren’t leading you astray. Use this time to focus inward.
Famous Aries: Hayley Kiyoko, Gerard Way, Lady Gaga
Song of the Month: “Judas” by Lady Gaga is a perfect example of a hot-headed Aries reaction to poor communication with your lover.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): This is the beginning of your Zodiac new year so make sure you’re ready for the year ahead. The Sun in Gemini will open your mind to new possibilities to achieve your goals. Open your mind to new possibilities of love but stay grounded and logical, don’t get swept away in emotions.
Famous Taurus: Josh Tillman (Father John Misty), Ghostface Killah, Robert Smith (The Cure)
Song of the Month: “Chateau Lobby #4” by Father John Misty is all about new adventures in love, but committed love not a whirlwind love affair.