5 songs to soundtrack your Gemini season

Let these tracks from Alanis Morissette, Jessie Reyez, Amaal and more get you into the Gemini mindset.

Let these tracks from Alanis Morissette, Jessie Reyez, Amaal and more get you into the Gemini mindset

Photos of Amaal, Jessie Reyez and Alanis Morisette are superimposed over a purple and pink background that has an astrological wheel on it.
What do these three Canadian singers have in common? They're all Geminis making music that exemplifies the hard to pin down air sign's spirit. (Noam Galai/Getty Images; graphic by CBC Music)

Justice for Geminis! This much maligned sign often gets painted as the villain of the zodiac, but I believe people born with this sun sign are often just misunderstood. Geminis are symbolized by the celestial twins, which are representative of the innate duality that makes them hard to pin down. They never want to be just one thing. Some may refer to them as two-faced, but in truth they just tend to want to explore every side of what life presents them. 

Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication and logic, and people with this air sign give the saying "gift of the gab" its meaning. They could talk to anyone, about anything, forever — although they prefer conversation partners who can keep up with their playful banter. Mercury's influence also makes them master wordsmiths: some famous Gemini lyricists and songwriters include Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Nicks, Lauryn Hill, Tupac and Prince. 

Geminis are quick-witted and always surrounded by raucous laughter, but their penchant for humour is often a form of deflection. As soon as they betray even a hint of vulnerability, you'll find them cracking a joke to switch the subject. 

This is a sign that hides behind its multiple facades, mainly to protect itself, but that adaptability serves a useful social purpose as well. Geminis can flow through any room with ease, contorting and moulding their personality to whatever the setting requires. 

These social butterflies are the life of the party, and are rarely inhibited by the social conventions of polite society. If it seems like something your grandmother might caution against, a Gemini has already done it, twice. 

CBC Life astrologer Bryanna Collier says that Gemini season often inspires us to become more adaptable, curious and talkative. "When the sun enters Gemini, we're in the mood to gather information and ask questions," she shared.

Discover the flexibility, cleverness and liveliness this air sign brings with the five songs below. 

'Mutual Friend,' Jessie Reyez

R&B singer Jessie Reyez is very vocal about being a proud Gemini. Her latest album, 2022's Yessie, is dripping with Gemini irreverence and clever lyricism, but it's on standout track "Mutual Friend" that we get a look into the darker side of this sign.

As adaptable as Geminis are, once they feel slighted or betrayed they turn against you for good, and Reyez gives us a taste of that on the chorus: "If you died tomorrow, I don't think I'd cry/ I gave you one too many nights/ don't care if it sound cold, it is what it is." It might sound harsh, but Geminis only get this detached when pushed past their breaking point. 

'Hand in my Pocket,' Alanis Morissette

Geminis have an ever-evolving state of being — it's what makes them so hard to pin down, and so exciting to try to get to know. On this track from Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill, you get the sense that Morissette's mind is racing all over the place, and that she's creating new versions of herself as the song ambles along. Morissette is also a Gemini, and there's beauty in the sentiment that wherever she lands "everything's gonna be quite all right." 

'Dinner with a Gemini,' Kallitechnis 

Montreal artist Kallitecnhis really leaned into the theme of the music video for "Dinner with a Gemini." She's accompanied throughout by a series of twins who are acting out different scenarios while she laments the difficulties of dating someone who seems to have a split personality. 

'Honey,' Amaal 

"Honey" is Amaal's sultry anthem for Gemini women in total control — the ones who are in tune with their commanding presence and ability to leave people wanting more. 

'Conversation,' Grandtheft, Lowell

Geminis love a good, lengthy conversation, but they don't always want to have a heart-to-heart with just anyone. This vibey track from Lowell and Grandtheft summarizes that feeling perfectly with the earworm chorus: "Let's keep this conversational, I always dive in too deep/ let's keep it unemotional, don't need to go on about feels now."