Gemini season begins Thursday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, June 21. During this period, we’ll see change and a lot of buzz around themes that have to do with communication, socialization, rumors, and gossip. Many of us have already been doing a lot of thinking about many of these themes lately, given the ways that COVID-19 has impacted our lives.Gemini is perhaps the most controversial sign of the zodiac. The sign, represented by the twins, has a reputation for being two-faced. It doesn’t help that controversial figures such as Donald Trump and Kanye West are Geminis, which adds fuel to the fire surrounding this often misunderstood sign. However, Stevie Nicks, Octavia Spencer, and (fittingly enough) the Olsen twins were also born under this sign, proving that there is perhaps more than meets the eye here. While the two-faced reputation is hard to shake, a more accurate description of many Geminis is that they can see all sides to an issue.This sign is the social butterfly of the zodiac, and staying at home is starting to wear on us all.It’s highly unlikely that those of us in the U.S. will be able to safely start having IRL hang-outs anytime soon (and following expert guidelines is important). As cities across the world are starting to reopen, some might take this as a sign to bend the rules a little bit — but following guidelines from infectious disease experts is still crucial. It’s true that this sign is the social butterfly of the zodiac, and staying at home is starting to wear on us all.During this season, it’s likely we’re all starting to reassess what the pandemic means for our social lives in the long-term. Figuring out creative ways to be social remains as important as it has been for the past couple of months, since stay at home orders are likely going to keep many of us social distancing for the time being. If you do live in a place that has started the process of reopening, it’s important to be transparent with anyone you may interact with for each other’s safety. With all that in mind, it makes sense that this season is all about communication — after all, Gemini is ruled by messenger planet Mercury.Remember how Gemini is a controversial sign? The bold twins aren’t ones to shy away from drama, so expect some controversy to come up. Over the next month or so, we’re all going to be sorting out a few things as we learn to adapt, and it’s not necessarily going to be easy. But then again, learning an entirely new way of living never is.Lean into honest communication.The confusion surrounding when and how to return to socialization may be met with lots of gossip, which Gemini loves. Some of us will want to report those breaking social distancing requirements, and others will be at their wits end after months of living with roommates they only ever meant to see in passing. In other words, Gemini season is always dramatic, but 2020’s Gemini season brings diva-level drama. To make matters more confusing, we’re in the middle of a Venus retrograde, which throws our love lives into a tailspin. So what can you do?Lean into honest communication. If you’re considering a FaceTime date, just be open and honest about your expectations and what you’re looking for. Gemini has been known to fib, but any form of lying won’t fly right now. State what you’re comfortable with, how much time you’re prepared to dedicate to texting and FaceTiming, and go from there. Be ready to listen as well.It’s said that Geminis are always looking for their other half.Despite the state of the world and Gemini’s reputation for having many lovers (many people born under this sign are well-suited for polyamory), this season is an excellent time to reignite your love life. The tarot card that represents Gemini is the lovers, and it’s said that they are always looking for their other half. As a mutable sign, Gemini adapts well to change. If we approach difficult issues and problems the world has never had before with compassion, an open heart and mind, and empathy, there is a real opportunity to reinforce love. This could mean a new romance, perhaps someone you met online during stay-at-home orders or reuniting with old lovers or friends.Gemini is an intellectual air sign that prides itself on rationality, but this season is going to include Twitter takedowns, personal call-outs, and some ill-advised rule-breaking. Wear your PPE and continue to follow social distancing guidelines whenever you need to leave the house to protect yourself and others. Use self-soothing tools such as meditation to stay on Gemini’s rational side. If you can do that, the next few weeks will be an experience in powerful communication.Read more stories about astrology:These are the signs you’re most compatible with romantically:Find Sophie on Instagram andTwitter.