The summer solstice brings the longest day of the year–fill your extra hours of sunlight with audiobooks in your ears and sunscreen on your skin. The solstice, now more than ever, is about community: friends and family come together to bask in the early summer warmth. Plus, after a year and a bit in the confines of our own four walls, gathering is sweeter than any watermelon. Take these star-given audio recs with you as you romp outdoors, and feel illuminated.
Happy happy birthday, Crab cake! Please do something nice for yourself this season, whether itâ€™s burying yourself in the sand or buying yourself a new shell or whatever it is little crabbies do when they’re feeling particularly celebratory. You know how to best take care of you!
You should listen to: Are You Enjoying? by Mira Sethi
You certainly have been working on your roar, Simba! You are blasting out of your home with all the ferocity of your fellow jungle cats blasting out of a cage at the zoo. You want to hang out with everyone and anyone after a year inside–just be sure to not let your fire burn out.
You should listen to: A Night at the Sweet Gum Head by Martin Padgett
We all know that, as a Virgo, you’re pretty darn good at balancing your life. Turn that focus you’re famous for towards one person youâ€™ve been meaning to get to know. Tune in to something they like to do–with your attention to detail youâ€™ll have a new friend in no time.
You should listen to: Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light by Helen Ellis
Alright, flighty pants, it’s time to make some decisions! Pick three things you want to accomplish this summer. They can be anything. I mean it, anything! Want to build the grandest sand fort at the beach? That counts. Your goals should be rooted in self-expression.
You should listen to:Continuum by Chella Man
You sure look like Scorpio, but where is your signature mood and brood?! Could it be that it got washed away with the introduction of a crush? I encourage you to make your move: your one-on-one relationships are bound to thrive right now.
You should listen to: Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love by Jared Reck
Have you recently had the feeling that something amazing is around the corner? No peeking, but youâ€™re totally right. It could be an exciting work offer or a whirlwind romance–either way, itâ€™s of the now or never moments in time that you Archers live for.
You should listen to: Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
You’re a business, man! Now is the perfect time to start outlining your next venture, because your productivity and ability to cross things of the to-do list? Currently unmatched.
You should listen to The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
You get the best advice this season, Aqua: take a vacation. I mean it. If you can do so safely, get out of dodge. You may feel like youâ€™re indulging a little recently…keep it up for one more weekend. Then when you feel ready to refresh your routine, you come back with cucumbers on your eyes and a sea-colored aura. And by that I mean youâ€™ll be relaxed and thinking clearly.
You should listen to: People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
Oops, you did it again: you overextended yourself. I know itâ€™s hard as the world opens up, but you need to take it easy! A little FOMO is good for the soul. One tip for you, to safely get back in your head: meditate.
You should listen to: Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee
Surprising absolutely no one, ou are feeling social as all get out after being cooped up for so long. You are glimmering in the sun’s rays, glitter ram! As you meet up with more people, tell your friends exactly what it is about them that you missed! Now is the time for honesty and boldness.
You should listen to: Filthy Animals by Brandon Taylor
It is time for you to go on a tech freeze, and not just because Mercury is in retrograde. Get yourself off of the interwebs and into the sun–your screentime has been far too high. Luckily, you can still listen to audiobooks while you lay your eyes on all the sights the world has to offer!
You should listen to: How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price
I hope you had a grand ol birthday, Gemini! Do you have a seemingly endless supply of energy right now? It shows–you are riding high off your season, baby! This is the perfect time to harness that extra Gem energy you have and channel it into a project that feels distinctly y-o-u.
You should listen to: In the Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara AlegrĂa Hudes & Jeremy McCarter