The Perfect Audiobooks for the Winter Solstice Based on Your Astrological Sign

The Winter Solstice (December 21, 2018) may be the shortest day of the year, but it packs a punch of astrological happenings and can signify rebirth, reflection, and the slow building of momentum for the new year. Here at PRH Audio the stars have spoken, and they have a message just for you: the exact right audiobook to listen to while you experience all the changes the season has in store for your sign.

ARIES

While Aries is known for being bold, daring , and active, for you this solstice is all about quiet contemplation—it’s the under-the-surface work that will help you find your inner strength. Take the time to figure out what in your life truly nourishes and sustains you. From there, expect joyous news in your home life and your career.

One to listen to now: My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
One for the TLT (to-listen-to ): Brave Not Perfect by Reshman Saujani


TAURUS

For Taurus, the winter solstice is all about recognizing potential transformations that could take place; kick them into high gear by having deep conversations with friends, taking an adventure of any kind (within an audiobook, perhaps!), and keeping your mind open to learning new things.

One to listen to now: The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
One for the TLT: Too Much is Not Enough by Andrew Rannells

GEMINI

Throughout the solstice, you’re going to be evaluating your relationships and the importance that these partnerships have in your life. Though it’s difficult to think through, it’s a great time to look back on the past and gain some clarity. That said, we know sitting still isn’t always your forte, so after a period of reflection find a routine to pour your excess energy into.

One to listen to now: The Winters by Lisa Gabriele
One for the TLT: The River by Peter Heller

CANCER

You may be feeling a significant push and pull in an important area of your life—is it work? Friendships? Dating? No matter what it is, take this time to emotionally release, then immediately put some time on the calendar to recharge from that heavy baggage you’ve been lifting.

One to listen to now: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
One for the TLT: The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

LEO

Focus some of that take-action Leo energy on your domestic life during the solstice—get your space clear and gather your thoughts. As we prepare to enter a new year, make sure you’ve set an intention for what you want. This will allow your passions to align with your career in a way that will prove prosperous.

One to listen to now: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
One for the TLT: Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin

VIRGO

You may find yourself feeling revived during the winter solstice—you’re maturing and settling in to who you’re meant to be, and with that comes clarity in your relationships and balance in all facets of your life. This growth probably feels amazing, but make sure you’re taking the time out to play! Don’t lose the whimsy and flexibility of your inner child.

One to listen to now: Love a la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm
One for the TLT: Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam

LIBRA

During this time you may find yourself thinking a lot about traditions. While it’s okay to be serious and hang on to what you’ve always known, don’t be afraid to experiment with your curiosity—you may be well on the way to finding a new tradition of your own.

One to listen to now: The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher
One for the TBR: Oksana, Behave! By Maria Kuznetsova

SCORPIO

We’re smack in the middle of the holiday season, and you sure are feeling it, Scorpio. While it seems like you’re busier than usual, don’t start bowing out of plans just yet. All this socializing could pay off in the form of love and money. Consider it a rebirth of sorts.

One to listen to now: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
One for the TLT: You Always Change the Love of Your Life by Amalia Andrade

SAGITTARIUS

Your season is just ending, Sagittarius, and it has you asking the big questions about the world. You may find yourself having to be a little more innovative than usual. In true Sagittarius fashion, you’ll also be itching to book your next big escape—do it. It’s there that you’ll figure out how to express yourself at a time that feels like you have more questions than answers.

One to listen to now: Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking
One for the TLT: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

CAPRICORN

Happy birthday, Capricorn! With the winter solstice, we also welcome your season. You should be feeling revitalized and reawakened—if you’re not quite there yet, be on the lookout for inspiration. Not only could it lead to a joy-filled season, but it could also lead to new career moves.

One to listen to now: Becoming by Michelle Obama
One for the TLT: Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

AQUARIUS

The holiday season may have you wondering how you can give back to your friends, loved ones, and community. To figure out how to best use your strengths for generosity, go inward: take a moment to retreat and reconnect with your inner visionary, who always has good ideas.

One to listen to now: What If This Were Enough? By Heather Havrilesky
One for the TBR: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

PISCES

The winter has you feeling dreamy and romantic, Pisces, but remember to keep yourself grounded (at least a little). Put that loving energy to good use by getting involved with a cause that you care about or connect with a friend you haven’t talked with in a while.

One to listen to now: One Day in December by Josie Silver
One for the TLT: Sissy by Jacob Tobia