Swoonscopes: Feel All the Feels This Gemini Season
... And now for something completely different! Hope you enjoyed the steadiness of Taurus season (I know, I know, what "steadiness," you ask? Just go with it!) because we're in Gemini territory now, and shit’s about to get weird and theatrical, kind of like Sharpay and Ryan Evans from High School Musical. (Get it?? Because they’re twins!!!)
Represented by the aforementioned twins, Gemini's are ruled by the planet Mercury, representative of communication. At their best, Geminis are flexible and fluid, a social animal who's equal turns charming and intelligent, a dangerous, magnetic presence. At their worst, Geminis are standoffish, two-faced, and chaotic, and like all air signs, a little flaky and inconsistent. Of all the air signs, Geminis are the most difficult to pin down, and that's just the way they like it. Just when you think you know a Gemini, they change it up on you.
In some ways, Gemini season is difficult. You might be feeling curious, restless, almost out of control. You might find yourself longing for human connection and sociability while also wanting to run away from it. Your emotions might come as a surprise even to yourself. Highest highs and lowest lows are incredibly likely, FYI. And while it doesn't sound like fun, my best advice is to let yourself feel it all, the good and the bad. Rather than viewing it like an emotional rollercoaster that you can't get off of, envision an emotional river where you can either fight the flow, or go with it. The best way to handle Gemini season is to embody a Gemini themselves: Be flexible, stay curious, and become one with your inner weirdo. And, you know, read these books while you're at it:
You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
Reagan is seventeen and in love with the boy next door. Totally normal teenage stuff, right? Well, it would be, if it weren't for the fact that she's been trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, with the intent on joining the family business, aka joining the ranks of the most powerful top-secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Now Reagan has to decide if she'll lead the dangerous life she was born into, or embrace the normal life she's always wanted. Although, does she have a choice at all?
There are Geminis, and there's Reagan's life. Two-faced doesn't even begin to cover it!
Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
Speaking of secret identities... After years of working hard in Korea's K-Pop machine, K-Pop star Lucky is on the verge of international success. She's also on the verge of a complete and total burn-out and breakdown from stress and loneliness. After sneaking out of her hotel late one night on a quest for a hamburger, she accidentally runs into handsome Jack, who's hiding secrets of his own. He joins Lucky on her adventure and it soon becomes a weekend they'll never forget.
Part-Roman Holiday, part-ode to Hong Kong, this sweet, romantic adventure will keep you enthralled.
The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
Emma Saylor doesn't remember much about her mom, who died when she was ten. But that's okay, mostly, because she has a good, steady, life with her dad and her paternal grandmother. But when Emma unexpectedly has to spend the summer with her mother's family at North Lake, she's opened up to a whole new world. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is divided into two people as well. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her.
Emma Saylor's past and present are converging, and soon she has to decide what that means for her future.
That's everything from me! See you next time for Cancer season.