|The third sign of the zodiac is concerned with:|
|* communication, articulation, speech|
|* dexterity, nimbleness, grace|
|* wit, instinct, persuasion, change, variety|
|* movement, curiousity, exploration, short journeys|
|* education, learning, collecting facts|
|* attention to details, adaptability|
|* intellect, intuition, youth, freedom|
Gemini is the mutable sign of the zodiac. It can be likened to the wind in that it is constantly on the move in all its variety.
Air is a metaphor for the invisible thoughts and ideas that motivate Gemini, such as the intellect, the intuition, and the natural instincts.
The quality known as mutable means adaptable, changeable, agreeable. Gemini constantly adjusts ideas in an attempt to create harmony.
These are the general personality traits found in people who are typical of Gemini. An unhappy or frustrated Gemini may display some of the not-so-attractive traits.
|* Inquisitive||* Restless|
|* Entertaining and charming||* Quickly bored|
|* Versatile||* Impractical|
|* Liberal, broad minded||* Impatient and irritable|
|* Youthful||* Capricious and fickle|
|* Quick||* Gossipy|
|* Stimulating||* Nervous|
|* Inventive||* Manipulative|
|* Never prejudiced||* Noncommittal|
|* Dual personality|
Inside anyone who has strong Gemini influences is a person who secretly longs to find his or her true soulmate, the mysterious twin who will make the Gemini feel complete. The more self-aware Geminis will realize in maturity that the wholeness they seek is to be found within, by gathering together their many parts, especially the earthy twin with the spiritual twin.
Few people listening to a confident Gemini talk with that quicksilver, pucklike charm would ever imagine that the inner Gemini is often feeling desperately alone and lost.
Communication is a lifeline to Gemini. Contact through words, ideas, gossip, or philosophy makes Gemini a happy, inspiring, and devoted person.
Mercury rules the zodiac sign of Gemini, so anyone whose birthchart has a strong Gemini influence will tend to be on the go, moving to and fro with many messages like the fleet-footed Mercury of mythology, who was the eloquent messenger of the gods.
Mercury wore a winged helmet and carried the caduceus, a stick around which were entwined the twin snakes. The snakes represent the libido and the healing powers of the instinctual mind.
In astrology, Mercury is the planet of thought and communication, and governs all mental and nervous processes. Mercury is the hermaphrodite of the zodiac, taking the neutral position of mediator between the masculine and feminine viewpoints.
Mercury is the planet of duality, the translator, who speaks in two languages that link body and soul.
|Plants:||orchid and hybrids|
|Tarot Card:||the lovers|
People who exhibit the physical characteristics distinctive of the sign of Gemini are tall and upright.
The youthful look is typical of Gemini. People who always look younger then their actual age, at any stage of life, will have a strong Gemini influence in their birthchart.
Most typical Geminis are light on their feet, regardless of their body size.
* Usually slim body (However, if the zodiac neighbors of Gemini, Taurus and Cancer, are present in the birthchart they may affect the body build, because the signs of both Taurus and Cancer can lead to plumpness. A strong Taurus influence, particularly, can lead to a weight problem.)
* Generally tall
* Strong and active
* Long arms and legs
* Fleshy hands
If a man behaves in a way typical of the personality associated with the zodiac sign of Gemini, he will have a tendency toward the characteristics listed below, unless there are influences in his personal birthchart that are stronger than that of his Gemini sun sign.
|The typical Gemini man:|
|* is taller than average|
|* has a pale, rough complexion that will become weather-beaten easily|
|* is very agile|
|* has a high forehead and receding hairline|
|* has quick, darting eyes|
|* is eager and always on the move|
|* is friendly and persuasive|
|* can sell almost anything to almost anyone|
|* has a great deal of nervous energy|
|* can talk himself out of difficulties|
|* can do two things at once|
|* likes people|
|* is adroit, diplomatic, and socially able|
|* may change his occupation frequently|
|* is intelligent and witty|
If a woman behaves in a way that is distinctive of the personality associated with the zodiac sign of Gemini, she will have a tendency toward the characteristics listed below, providing there are no influences in her personal birthchart that are stronger than that of her Gemini sun sign.
|The typical Gemini woman:|
|* is tall and slender, unless their is a strong Taurus influence causing plumpness|
|* has very beautiful eyes|
|* has long arms and legs|
|* has exquisitely expressive hands|
|* moves quickly|
|* is a lively conversationalist|
|* has many interests|
|* is a composite of many personalities|
|* is a great friend, taking an interest in any new subject|
|* will want to have a career|
|* seeks true romance but finds it hard to settle down|
|* is a deep thinker and often very intuitive|
|* will never turn down a cry for help|
|* is optimistic|
|* notices every detail|
|* can be charming and very persuasive|
If a child behaves in a way that is distinctive of the personality associated with Gemini, he or she will have a tendency toward the characteristics listed below.
|The typical Gemini child:|
|* can seem to be in two places at once|
|* loves chattering|
|* will become irritable if cooped up|
|* needs lots of space to explore|
|* is friendly|
|* is bright and alert|
|* can be quite precocious|
|* usually learns to read quickly|
|* likes to use his or her hands and fingers|
|* may be ambidextrous|
|* can often mimic others|
Most Geminis have in insatiable inquisitiveness about everything. They like to explore, follow whatever catches their interest, and literally get their fingers into everything.
Gemini children tend to live in a world where imagination and reality are so mixed together that it is hard for them to learn where one begins and the other ends.
These children will want to be friends with both sexes. As they grow up, they will have a variety of boyfriends or girlfriends. When they actually become emotionally involved with someone they will often pretend they are not interested, because emotional involvement leaves them totally confused.
Children of both sexes will be keenly interested in a wide variety of sports.
The Gemini child needs the freedom to explore, investigate, and learn. Frequent opportunities to change direction, and follow several lines of interest at once, are essential.
They need to be understood more than anything. The love that Gemini children need is the attention of those who accept them for what they are and go along with them in their dreams.
Confinement and boredom are the worst horrors to a little Gemini.
Young Gemini should be taught how to distinguish between illusion and reality. Encouraging him or her to always tell the truth will help this to happen. Gemini children are naturally honest and will only avoid telling the truth as a defense against feeling misunderstood.
These children will enjoy learning to communicate, to read, and speak several languages. They can easily become bilingual if spoken to in different languages from an early age.
Teaching a Gemini to slow down a little can be difficult but will help the young Gemini to be more selective in later years, as Geminis tend to throw out old ideas and pursuits indiscriminately.
If a person has the personality typical of those born with a Gemini sun sign, home is a place to return to after yet another period of travel.
The Gemini at home will have a tendency toward the characteristics listed below.
|When at home, a Gemini man or woman:|
|* likes space to move around in|
|* will enjoy using gadgets and all the latest technology, especially information technology|
|* considers a telephone absolutely essential|
|* will have some form of transport standing by so he or she can take off on the spur of the moment|
|* will have a bright, cheerful home, surrounded by the evidence of many interests|
|* enjoys company|
|* has a deep need for tenderness and emotional warmth for which he or she finds it very hard to ask|
|* can get on a child's wavelength very easily|
|* will enjoy playing with and teaching his or her children|
|* may find it hard to show his or her real emotions|
|* uses rational arguments to explain things|
Unless one or both have planets in the earthy or fixed signs, two Geminis in one family means their will be four personalities flitting around.
Geminis can get along well, provided both have enough space. They will happily talk with each other, absorbing and discussing all the new facts they can find. However, if two Geminis get into an emotional argument, sparks fly because Geminis can get very confused by and feel threatened by strong emotions, especially their own.
At work, the person who has a typical Gemini personality will exhibit the following characteristics.
|A typical Gemini at work:|
|* gets things done|
|* works better with people around|
|* can deal with emergencies quickly|
|* will try anything once|
|* needs variety|
|A typical Gemini boss (male or female):|
|* is not dogmatic|
|* delagates astutely and concentrates on schemes to increase profits and cut costs|
|* makes changes to improve communication and productivity|
|* is impatient with mundane administration|
|* will inspect, notice, and question every aspect of every department|
|* will classify his or her workers' talents|
|* enjoys building goodwill and increasing client orders by meeting clients in restaurants, on the golf course, or anywhere out on the road in places near and far|
|A typical Gemini employee (male or female):|
|* can charm his or her way through an interview|
|* is good at thinking, new ideas, and details|
|* makes jokes and small talk, and gets things done|
|* will get bored and fail to carry through an idea if too much red tape holds up a project|
|* enjoys fast action and quick returns|
|The workplace of a typical Gemini man or woman:|
|* (if it has to be in a fixed place) must be spacious and stimulating|
Geminis are good in any kind of work that involves public relations, selling, or getting information and ideas across to others such as teaching, writing and work in any of the media. Their quick minds, combined with dexterous abilities, lead some to become surgeons, scientific researchers, artists, or musicians. Because they love words and ideas, they may become politicians or actors.
To Gemini, love is a romantic ideal which can only be achieved with the soulmate. Consequently, many Geminis may flirt and have frequent affairs, looking for that perfect romantic love. The characteristics of Gemini in love are listed below.
|The typical Gemini:|
|* is overwhelmed by confusing emotions|
|* may appear cool and distant|
|* will think things through rather than act spontaneously|
|* needs a rational understanding of love|
|* tends to repress very strong emotions|
|* is acutely sensitive and open to hurt|
|* can become emotionally dependent|
|* feels very deeply but finds it very hard to express love|
|The typical Gemini expects:|
|* to be understood|
|* the partner to be emotionally telepathic|
|* sympathy and tenderness|
|* personal freedom for self and partner|
|* to enjoy flirting|
|* faithfulness of partner|
An affair will end when a Gemini gets bored or when a partner begins to make too many emotional demands or restrict the Gemini's personal freedom.
The end may seem like a sudden decision, but it never is; the decision to leave a lover will have been made only after much mental unhappiness.
Once the decision has been made, Geminis have no difficulty in communicating that an affair is at an end; they just cool off, freeze the partner out, or vanish.
If the partner ends the relationship, Gemini will be deeply hurt and feel insecure and at a loss. The more outward Geminis may hide these feelings behind a sudden outburst of scathing anger, while the quieter ones will probably try to look cool. Either way, Gemini will put on a show of confidence and continue searching for perfect love.
When a typical Gemini makes love it is often a drive to express all their pent up emotions at once. Geminis will seek variety in love and enjoy surprises and plenty of light-hearted romance. Geminis are often not interested in sex for its own sake; they want more from a partner, even in a short relationship, such as companionship and warmth. Love and sex belong together in the eyes of a Gemini.
The most erogenous zone of a typical Gemini is the mind. Talk excites, while silence turns off the Gemini.
The person who contemplates becoming the marriage or business partner of a typical Gemini must realize that Gemini has probably already had more than one partner and will not stay long with a person who either clings or dominates.
Given this, the person who partners a Gemini can expect the talents of at least six people wrapped up in the one Gemini.
He will want a partner who will never attempt to dominate him, nor bore him with endless personal problems.
He will be drawn to either someone who will help him climb the professional or social ladder, or a person who will stimulate him with bright ideas.
Because he loves to travel, he will be delighted by a partner who will travel with him -- or except his absences without question.
She will be attracted to a person who can give her emotional security so that she can relax and enjoy expressing her many talents and her "multipersonality". Often the partnership will be short-lived because the restless Gemini nature always wants to be on the move. Many partners fail to understand the need of the mercurial butterfly to have a partner who will fly with her, helping find the peace she truly desires.
Sagittarius is the complementary opposite sign to Gemini. From Sagittarius, Geminis can learn to take a broader view of things and to give some structure to the mass of information they collect -- and so eventually find the truth.
In general, Gemini likes a friend who is curious about the world and enjoys lively, intelligent conversation.
Geminis generally enjoy people who respond to, or suggest, spontaneous activities.
They will run to help you when you are in need.
A Gemini friend is full of life, often a Peter Pan, and always eager to be off on a new adventure.
They will keep friends amused with endless stories, bits of information, or network gossip.
Gemini never wants to miss a thing, and so may be inclined to be early or late for meetings.
Stretching or elaborating the truth is not uncommon; Geminis can hardly resist adding extra spice to make it more interesting.
A compatibility chart, below, lists those with whom Gemini is likely to have the most satisfactory relationships.
In general, if people are typical of their zodiac sign, relationships between Gemini and other signs (including the complementary opposite sign, Sagittarius) are as shown below.
|Gemini with Gemini:||Harmonious|
|Gemini with Cancer:||Harmonious|
|Gemini with Leo:||Harmonious|
|Gemini with Virgo:||Difficult|
|Gemini with Libra:||Harmonious|
|Gemini with Scorpio:||Turbulent|
|Gemini with Sagittarius:||Difficult|
|Gemini with Capricorn:||Turbulent|
|Gemini with Aquarius:||Harmonious|
|Gemini with Pisces:||Difficult|
|Gemini with Aries:||Harmonious|
|Gemini with Taurus:||Harmonious|
Most typical Geminis like communication, such as conversation, radio, television, the telephone, letter writing, sending postcards, and faxes. On the whole, typical Geminis pursue the following leisure interests:
* "light" sports, e.g., table tennis, archery, darts, pool, bowling
* travel, short or long distances
* newspapers, magazines, quizzes, crosswords
* public-speaking, variety shows, dancing
* discovering and exploring something new
* learning and using languages
* using hands and fingers for crafts, etc.
|* being free to move around|
|* the excitement of travel|
|* telephones, gadgets, instant food|
|* acting as devil's advocate|
|* doing several things at once|
|* knowledge, information|
|* acting quickly on decisions|
|* variety, novelty, change|
|* company, being among people|
|* getting to the bottom of things|
|* listening to endless complaints|
|* not knowing what's going on|
|* wasting time|
|* being kept waiting|
|* making irrevocable commitments|
|* being defeated|
|* fixed ideas|
|* having to concentrate on only one thing for a long time|
Typical Geminis are healthy as long as they have plenty of room to breathe and space to explore. They are liable to collapse from nervous exhaustion if they don't find a personally satisfying way to relax. Geminis are not often heard to complain. On the rare times when sickness strikes them down, they may get irritated when well-intentioned people ask how they are. They much prefer to be amused by some interesting news than have to relate the details of their infirmity.
Coughs, colds, bronchitis, speech problems, and other chest/lung complaints are most typical of Geminian ill health. Whenever physical misfortune strikes, the person who behaves typical in the way of Gemini is likely to hide the most serious side of things to make even less of the least serious aspect.
Geminis usually hate being confined to a bed and are restless until they exhaust themselves. At this point they may become still, silent, and heavy, like the closeness that occurs before the thunderstorm breaks and all is well again.
There is no such animal as a Gemini at rest. Even when apparently relaxed by a winter's fire after playing in the snow with the children all afternoon, the Gemini mind will be at work, inventing a new gadget to make, thinking up a new idea, working over a problem, or rehearsing a conversation to be held with a colleague.
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