Gemini: The Artist and Inventor
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Symbol: The Twins
Governed by: Arms, Shoulders, and Nervous System
Lucky Day: Wednesday
Colors: Yellow, Silver, and Gold
Best Location: Beaches
Traits: Restless, Changeable, and Exuberant
I know Gemini very well. My mother, stepmother, and stepfather are all Gemini…imagine my poor Taurus soul with all that need for change (it wasn’t easy). This sign is incredibly independent and needs change like they need oxygen. I would always joke with my brother on our way home from school making bets on how mom had rearranged the furniture in the house, which happened at least once a month. We were lucky if it was just the living room furniture because she had actually exchanged our bedrooms once. We would even come home to find the house packed and we’d be moving to another home or town even. Just know that Gemini require a lot of freedom and do not do well living by others’ imposed ideas and standards.
Focus is a lifelong issue with Gemini and trying to get them to focus on one topic, thing, or person, can be like trying to silence a screaming howler monkey. And, if you don’t like sharing their attention with 20 other things than you might find Gemini unsettling and downright rude. Ironically, being thought of as rude would hurt Gemini deeply because they think their ability to have their attention everywhere is a form of loving—like they are spreading their love around. They would rather give all a little than think they missed a person or that someone fell through the cracks, but often they can leave those close to them feeling looked over and slighted.
The Gemini brain works much quicker than any other sign in the zodiac. This sign is literally two to five steps ahead of everyone else in the room. Because Gemini’s brain is quick they can re-direct events they see unfolding if they like. They don’t do this often because they have no interest in being Henry Higgins—they will not manipulate people. They do like to see things go smoothly, but with some flare. How much flare depends on how bored they are in the moment, though they bore easily.
There are no people more kind, gentle, and courteous than Gemini. These characteristics make them very magnetic to people. They take great pride in their family and their accomplishments. They will often neglect themselves in order to assist others, much to the chagrin of their close family.
The issue with Gemini is that they can be superficial because they are far more interested with what is on the surface of the situation and have little care about what motivates the actions below the surface. Gemini often judge a person by the way the person treats them. This can lead Gemini to have wrong impressions of people and can cause problems in close family and friend relationships. Gemini feels discouragement and moodiness although they never allow this to be seen by anyone but their intimate partners and family. Gemini usually wants everyone to think that they are always happy and doing wonderfully and stress never affects them, but those close to them know that they can be bundles of stress and negativity.
The thing that is the paradox about Gemini is though they are known for their duality they are truly seeking a soulmate. They are seeking this mysterious other half of themselves that they have created in their own duality to keep them company and occupied until “the one” comes along. Few people listening to a confident Gemini talk with that quicksilver charm would ever imagine that the inner Gemini is often feeling desperately alone and lost.
Gemini is the sign of some of the sexiest people who are not only good looking, but are also intriguing in their character and personalities. Perfect examples of this are Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, and Marilyn Monroe. Gemini are incredible story tellers and are truly aroused by story. If you find that difficult to believe be aware that Marquis De Sade was a Gemini. But, beware that a lot of that talk is not always backed up with action. Gemini folk live so much in their heads that they can be baffled by more physical signs like Taurus, Capricorn, and Aries. They will feel a kinship in communication with Virgo because they are both ruled by Mercury, but Virgo’s need for stability and Gemini’s need for freedom will eventually put a wedge between the two. Gemini do well with other Gemini, Libra, Leo, and Sagittarius who also crave freedom like Gemini.