Audiobooks for the Summer Solstice Based on Your Astrological Sign

What are you going to do with the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere (June 21st, 2019)? We’re considering celebrating with a full blown Popsicle buffet, but that has yet to be determined.

Summer is HERE, starlings, and the theme for this month is getting in touch with yourself and with those around you. What does that mean for your sign? Read on to find out, and to find the perfect audiobooks to guide you through this reflective season.

GEMINI

The word for you this season, Gemini, is “practicality.” By slowing down and making intentional choices with your cash and your time, you’ll create more resources for yourself to return to at a later date. This doesn’t just mean in your finances and professional life: bring that practical thinking to your social life too.

One for now: How to Skimm Your Life by the Authors of The Skimm
One for the TLT (to listen to) list: The Optimist’s Telescope by Bina Venkataraman

CANCER

Happy birthday, crab friends! Have you been waiting to make a career move? A move on someone cute? Get shaking. Luck is on your side as we move into summer. The sun is in your first house, making you the center of attention. If that’s not your thing, don’t worry: you’re straight up SHINY right now, effortlessly.

One for now: Signs by Laura Lynne Jackson
One for the TLT list: The Prom by Saundra Mitchell, Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin & Matthew Sklar

LEO

Take the start of Summer to meditate and self-reflect on what you really want, lion cubs. Pluck yourself out of that day-to-day grind and instead embrace spending time at home. It is, after all, your den. It’s where you should be most comfortable, and breathe the deepest. Make it so.

One for now: On Being Human by Jennifer Pastiloff
One for the TLT list: Ellie and the Harp Maker by Hazel Prior

VIRGO

Well aren’t you a little business bee? You’re on a roll, finding solutions for whatever problem life or a rogue colleague throws your way. Because you’ve been killin’ it, feel free to take a moment to step back and reflect on your relationships. Consider expanding your social circle, but be honest with yourself when doing so: focus on those who seem like they could become best pals.

One for now: Work Wife by Erica Cerulo & Claire Mazur
One for the TLT list: The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood

LIBRA

Typically Summer is a time to be more lax, but not for you, Libra! Right now it’s time to put in some hard work, especially in your career life. The choices you make now will affect you later, so utilize that classic Libra even-temperedness while you’re standing up for what you want. Creating rules for yourself now will help you in the long run. Nose, meet grindstone.

One for now: The Algebra of Happiness by Scott Galloway
One for the TLT list: The Nature of Life and Death by Patricia Wiltshire

SCORPIO

Try something new this Summer, stingers! You seem to have a bunch of extra energy right now, so use it to broaden those horizons. Pottery class? Sign you up. Having a go at the flying trapeze? Yes please. Adventure ! Explore! Even if it’s within your own city.

One for now: Foreign Correspondence by Geraldine Brooks
One for the TLT list: Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith

SAGITTARIUS

This Summer should kick off a long period of self-improvement for you. Patience doesn’t come easily to ponies, but if you stick with it and keep working on yourself, you’ll have something magnificent to debut at the end of 2019. Remember to do a little of that soul searching outside of your comfort zone.

One for now: No Walls and the Recurring Dream by Ani DiFranco
One for the TLT list: Color Me In by Natasha Diaz

CAPRICORN

Your emotions are overflowing right now, Cap, but that’s not a bad thing! Use those feelings to reflect on all the different kinds of partnerships in your life. Be open to new relationships, but go ahead: be choosy. You’re the boss of your time.

One for now: Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
One for the TLT list: Inland by Téa Obreht

AQUARIUS

This Summer, try taking moments for self-care every day rather than going all out at once on a Sunday every two months. You’ll need to take a beat daily as new realities about your job and finances set in. By taking extra care of yourself, you’ll be ready Freddie to make big decisions.

One for now: 1000+ Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently by Marc Chernoff & Angel Chernoff
One for the TLT list: Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

PISCES

Look at you, you great sea bass, you are thriving. Positively thriving! Take advantage of the creative and spiritual vibes that are coursing through your scales right now, and share your thoughts about your passion projects with other people. You’ll feel confident, and they’ll be able to recognize your flair from miles away.

One for now: Life Will Be the Death of Me by Chelsea Handler
One for the TLT list: Polite Society by Mahesh Rao

ARIES

Lay low right now, Aries. Practice being a homebody. It’s a great time to invite people into your place for a reunion or to tackle a home improvement project. All the downtime will give you the space you need to evaluate your dreams and goals.

One for now: Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane
One for the TLT list: The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames

TAURUS

Get ready, Bullwinkle, because things are about to get exciting. There’s going to be a sudden change coming for you soon, so stay on your toes (er, hooves). In the meantime, work on creating a community for yourself: surround yourself with good friends and good discussion in the comfort of your own home.

One for now: Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim
One for the TLT list: A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier

 

 

 

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