On the eighth day, God made you, gorgeous, gorgeous Geminis. She mainlined some cold brew, hopped on an E-bike, and realized just how fun it is to stir the pot when you give the spoon to the most hot, unbothered, inquisitive sign of the zodiac. Today marks the first day of the season (May 20 to June 20) for the astrological air sign symbolized by twins—or better yet, Rihanna’s newborn Gemini—and the beginning of a period to celebrate the curious, social butterfly of the zodiac.
Geminis are here for a good time, not a long time. They’re ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication (which is currently retrograde), and are damn good at finding out the best gossip, juiciest new reads, and coolest local art classes. As with their air sign kin, Aquarius, they’re naturally inquisitive and cultivate many hobbies with ease—only a Gemini will wax a little more philosophical after two or three bottles of wine. They’re charming, always smell good, and the perfect plus one at a wedding. They also love to be the center of attention—and honestly, they deserve it, because no one knows how to effortlessly command a room quite like a Gemini and their delicious, capricious personality.
A Gemini will challenge you, pick a fight as foreplay, and love you forever (if you give them attention). Jean-Paul Sartre was a Gemini. So is Angelina Jolie, Azealia Banks, and Stevie Nicks, who may or may not have put a spell on her ex during a live performance (very Gemini). This sign will teach you how to live with a little more joie de vivre and skepticism and will always keep you on your toes (thank god Taurus season let us chill out beforehand). They deserve the kinds of presents that feed their chaotic, intellectual souls, from clever tech to personalized undies and so much more. Grab your pack of 27s, and let’s go shopping.
Something chaotic and hot
Every Gemini radiates hot energy without trying. It’s not their fault! They were born that way, so don’t get jealous. (But, yes, they are trying to make you jealous. It turns them on.) Spoil your air sign with rhinestone nipple pasties and a thong that can be customized to say whatever you want, from ILYSM to King Bunny.
You know what pairs perfectly with a custom thong? A crossbody chicken bag. The internet is forming a cult around this lil’ cluck-clutch, and for good reason: It’s comfy, lightweight, and perfectly holds—nay, nests—your goods. We can’t wait to watch Gemini fill it up with lipgloss, nipple clamps, and The Four Agreements.
The ultimate Gemini soundtrack
Enter Prince, our late Gemini King. There’s a special, limited-edition purple LP of the iconic Purple Rain that would be perfect on every Gemini’s shelf, whether they own a record player or not.
“I read a book about that”
Geminis are like walking encyclopedias. They’re voracious readers who crave hobbies more than a Pisces craves hot crocodile tears. They deserve a veritable guide to the universe— or just a $70 gift card from TASCHEN, our favorite place for beautiful art books. “People always say gift cards seem impersonal,” an IRL Gemini told VICE, “But I LOVE gift cards to local bookshops, wine shops, restaurants, what have you. [We have] varied interests [and] like to choose for ourselves.”
Give ‘em a goddamn pizza oven
Your darling Gemini would love nothing more than to play with fire and dough in front of a captive, hungry audience. Can you blame them? The Ooni is the Tesla of pizza ovens (we know; we tested it). If you really want to sweep them off their tuckus, pair it with the official pizza cookbook from Roberta’s, one of Brooklyn’s most iconic pizzerias. “If you cook, then you want this book. Roberta's in Bushwick, NYC is to die for,” wrote one Amazon reviewer of the 4.6-star rated book. “Be sure to get a good set of digital scales because you measure everything in grams.”
If there’s one thing a Gemini needs, it’s even more tricks up their sleeve. Clever tech is one of their favorite indulgences, and they’ll enjoy these two hacks for looking fresh on Zoom/taking choice nude selfies. The UBeesize ring light is one of the most highly rated compact ring lights on Amazon with over 12,000 reviews and a 4.6-star average rating, with reviewers saying it’s sturdy and easy to put together. The cherry on top? No more cold, hospital-white ring light glow. “[I love] the fact that this ring light has three different colors of ‘white’ light with the ability to adjust the quantity of light,” writes one reviewer.
Rec Room editor Hilary Pollack swears by this clip-on phone/computer lens. “Get thee a clip-on wide-angle lens meant for amateur photography, and bring it to thy computer,” she explains in her VICE review of the Xenvo Pro lens. “The super wide angle actually makes you look farther away from your computer, which makes many of those bumps/shadows/threats of a double chin magically disappear.”
Sure feels nice knowing how to please our Gemini babes, doesn’t it? Enjoy the giggles while you can, because next month it’s time for
Kleenex Cancer season.
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