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Gemini Sign – The third Sign of the Zodiac

The Gemini sign is the third sign of the zodiac, and those born under this sign will be quick to tell you all about it. That’s because they love to talk! It’s not just idle chatter with these folks, either. The driving force behind a Gemini’s conversation is their mind. The Gemini-born are intellectually inclined, forever probing people and places in search of information. The more information a Gemini collects, the better.

Sharing that information later on with those they love is also a lot of fun, for Geminis are supremely interested in developing their relationships. Dalliances with these folks are always enjoyable, since Geminis are bright, quick-witted and the proverbial life of the party. Even though their intellectual minds can rationalize forever and a day, Geminis also have a surplus of imagination waiting to be tapped. Can a Gemini be boring? Never!

Since Geminis are a mix of the yin and the yang, they are represented perfectly by the Twins. The Gemini-born can easily see both sides of an issue, a wonderfully practical quality. Less practical is the fact that you’re not sure which Twin will show up half the time. Geminis may not know who’s showing up either, which can prompt others to consider them fickle and restless.

Gemini Sign Summary

Sign: Gemini
Dates: May 22–June 21
Symbol: The Twins
Element: Air
Ruling Planet: Mercury
House Ruler: 3rd House
Modality: Mutable
Polarity: Masculine / Yang

High/Light Traits: Flexible, curious, fast, encyclopaedic

Low/Shadow Traits: Shallow, gossipy, dishonest, lacks commitment

Keyword: I think

Comparison With Its Symbol: The Twins

Geminis are said to have a dual nature, as symbolised by twins. This duality also represents exchange and interaction. The sign of Gemini associates with the exchange of ideas, communication, and trade.

The sign of Gemini is thought to be very adaptable and flexible, sometimes to the point of “being” two different personalities.

The glyph for Gemini depicts two lines joined, showing the symbolism of the twins, and the duality of the nature of the sign.

High Gemini Personality Traits

Every star signs can represent their energy in the lightest, balanced or highest form. Some of Gemini high traits include the following traits:

Flexible, adaptive, fluent (in languages), Speaker, ingenious, clever, perceptive, imaginative, inventive, improvisational, brilliant, intellectual, eloquent, articulate, young-at-heart, androgynous, innocent, charming, stimulating, innovative, seeking, thirsting for understanding, poetic, visionary, reasonable, humorous, dexterous, attentive, adventurous, independent,inquisitive, persuasive, educating, open, witty, versatile.

Low Gemini Personality Traits

Every star signs can represent their energy in the darkest, excessive or lowest form. Some of Gemini low traits include the following traits:

impatient, craving stimulation, dabbling, superficial, flirty, inconstant, unreliable, deceptive, conning, conniving, amoral, cold, manipulative, verbally abusive, voluble, narcissistic, babbling, immature, short-winded, distractable, self-centered, lawless, erratic, complaining, nagging, gossipy, dissatisfied, shirking, hyper-rational, disinterested, hypocritical, flighty, forgetful, nervous, fidgety, hysterical, vain

Likes

  • Talking
  • Novelty and the unusual
  • Variety in life
  • Multiple projects all going at once
  • Reading

Dislikes

  • Feeling tied down
  • Learning, such as school
  • Being in a rut
  • Mental inaction
  • Being alone

Planets in the Gemini Sign – An Overview

So now that we have discussed the Gemini element. Let’s take a little look at how the style of Gemini influences the planet in a bit more detail.

Sun in Gemini Sign

The Sun (to integrate) in Gemini (versatile and variable)

Gemini sun natives are friendly, clever, talkative, versatile, curious, perceptive, intuitive, and logical. At times they can also be quite contradictory, restless, two-faced, critical, and impatient. Gemini people enjoy and need work that includes a great deal of variety. They love to do several things all at the same time, sometimes making them late for appointments. They abhor boredom. Gemini natives tend to flit from one experience to another, gathering in all types of information along the way, but seldom getting to the depth of any subject. They go broad and not deep. Persistence is not their strong suit. Gaining knowledge and disseminating it is their real talent. Hence, they make wonderful salespeople or teachers if they stick around long enough to get all the facts instead of only half the story. Even if they do not possess all the facts, since they are never at a loss for words, they will continue with their story as if they did have all the facts.

It is important for a Gemini natives to seek intellectual satisfaction. Mental stagnation turns them off, so they read extensively and communicate widely in order to satisfy this longing for mental stimulation. This discontent can make them either very ambitious, or it can incline them to jump from one thing to another, searching for the greener grass which never appears.

Gemini natives usually think quickly on their feet and have the ability to use the right words in any situation. They possess tremendous wit and a good sense of humor. Other people may have difficulty in keeping up with their rapid change of subjects.

Because Gemini natives think so quickly, they often finish other people’s sentences for them. This can be most frustrating for the person trying to express their own thoughts. There is a need to learn how to control the tongue and allow slower people to express their own opinions and ideas.

Since Gemini natives have the capacity to see both sides of any issue, they may fluctuate back and forth between opposing viewpoints. They will usually tend to side with the opinion of whomever they happen to be with at the moment. Then they change as the circumstances change. Indecisiveness is a problem for Gemini natives.

Gemini natives are usually emotionally detached. They use their minds rather than their hearts to find their way through things. Logic and reason are their guidelines. They are able to understand what makes other people behave as they do, but they have difficulty in projecting themselves into the emotional reactions of the person involved.

Some of the negative traits that Gemini natives possess are lack of concentration and focus, undependability, fickleness, indecisiveness, superficiality, wishful thinking, and dreaminess. They can also be pretty good at nagging.

Gemini natives need to work on getting their mind under control. Their nervous system is highly strung. If they don’t learn to control their nerves, they are apt to become ill. The way out of this difficulty is to take the emphasis off themselves and lose it through service to others. Above all, the Gemini needs to learn to channel (control) their energy and mind.

Moon In Gemini Sign

The Moon (to react to) in Gemini (versatile and variable).

If you have the Moon in Gemini, you tend to intellectualize your feelings. Your moods come through your words. At times you are totally unaware of your own or other people’ deeper feelings and emotional needs. You talk out your feelings and moods. Your primary need is to communicate and to share knowledge. You tend to avoid heavy, emotional relationships and involvements because their is some tendency to superficiality. Commitment scares you. You require plenty of mental stimulation and you feel closest to people with whom you can share thoughts and mental interests. You get turned on sexually through the mental side of things. You have a versatile and receptive mind with a great desire for knowledge. You can be charming, witty and warm-hearted. Nervous tension, anxiety, and stress may be a problem for you. You probably dislike arguments and have a tendency to talk too much. You may tell people what they want to hear rather than the truth. Mental control should be developed or else indecisiveness and constant changing of your mind will become a way of life for you.

Mercury in Gemini Sign

Mercury (to communicate) in Gemini (versatile and variable).

If you have Mercury in Gemini, you have an extremely adaptable, energetic, active, alert, curious, and versatile mind. You seek knowledge, either through reading or conversation, or through travel and talking with the new people you constantly meet. You have so much nervous energy that this can sometimes cause great stress which must find an appropriate release. Exercise is a good way to release this tension. You are clever, witty, and always have a joke or comeback ready for any situation. You love being involved in multiple things at once and this may be a problem – too may irons in the fire at the same time. You are quick to grasp new concepts and equally quick to lose interest in an idea or project once your curiosity has been satisfied. You like to taste a little bit of everything – concentration and disciplined study are not your strong points. You are handy with your hands and may be ambidextrous or mechanically inclined. Debate and argument appeal to you. There is a tendency to scratch the surface with the things that strike your interest without learning anything very deeply. This is the jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none position. There is danger, then, of superficiality. Control of thought, word, and action is necessary in order to be successful. Find your focus, stay with it and develop perseverance. Journalism, speaking, teaching, sales, advertising, or writing may appeal to you. Mentally restless, you may change jobs or locations frequently, or do work that involves movement, travel, and variety. You grasp concepts easily and may become impatient with those who don’t learn as quickly.

Venus in Gemini Sign

Venus (to harmonise) in Gemini (versatile and variable).

If you have Venus in Gemini, in matters of love and romance, a person’s sense of humor, intellect, and communication skills attract you more than their physical appearance. You desire a partner who is mentally stimulating, curious, one who can challenge your mind, and keeps you from getting bored. Relationships where talking, sharing ideas, going places, and learning new things together are highly preferred and needed. You need a lot of social stimulation and can be a bit of a flirt. Jealous and possessive partners turn you off. You are charming, friendly, and enjoy meeting new people. You can be fickle in matters of love and may have a tendency to desire more than one love interest at a time. You enjoy the fun and excitement of love, yet may fear its obligations. Your feelings can be well expressed through speaking, through writing or poetry, or perhaps through art where you get a chance to work with your hands. Your emotions are ruled by your mind and you may prefer intellectualizing your feelings. If Venus if poorly aspected, your breathing may be shallow and there may be poor oxygenation of the blood.

Mars in Gemini Sign

If you have Mars in Gemini, mentally and physically you are the busy, little bee. You are constantly in motion with many and various activities, usually several at a time. You are happiest when busy and you hate boredom. Your mind is alert, active, and constantly seeking to learn more. You absorb knowledge like a sponge and you will debate and argue with anyone who wants a mental sparring match. A great deal of nervous tension or anxiety can exist with this position and it is important that you get regular exercise to relieve the stress. You talk with your hands and may be ambidextrous or have mechanical ability. There is a need to think before acting and to have patience so that you keep yourself out of trouble. Sometimes you just do things for the sake of doing something and this is not always a good idea. Look before you leap. Travel appeals to you because you never know what you might learn or who you might meet. Burns or accidents can occur to the shoulders or arms, probably due to haste. You can accomplish a lot in short bursts, but projects that require long-term commitment, stamina, and steady, persistent effort are not easy for you. You often scatter your energies into so many directions and activities at once that you cannot finish or follow through on some of them. You need variety, change, and mental challenges. Your mind is sharp and you enjoy mental challenges, games, or competitions. Matching wits with someone else really brings out the competitor in you. Your drive and energy is more mental than physical. You use your wit, intelligence, communication skills, social sophistication, and awareness to achieve your goals. Sarcasm and humor come easy to you. You need to learn how to conserve energy so you don’t burn out and concentration so you will complete projects and carry through on promises.

Jupiter in Gemini Sign

Jupiter (to expand) in Gemini (versatile and variable).

If you have Jupiter in Gemini, you are clever, witty, and cheerful. You love traveling because of the knowledge you gain from your experiences and the people you meet. There may be a natural talent for learning and speaking foreign languages. Excessive nervous energy may lead to agitated speech or in the tendency to talk too much or promise more than you can deliver. There can be literary ability of a marked degree. Your mind is inventive, with a love of mathematics or other abstract subjects, along with the ability to understand them. You are constantly looking for those things in life which will expand your horizons and your own mental outlook or philosophy of life. Various religions or aspects of law may interest you mentally.

Saturn in Gemini Sign

Saturn (to control) in Gemini (versatile and variable).

If you have Saturn in Gemini, your thinking is deliberate and serious and you possess organization skills, concentration and mental stability. You can focus on deep and difficult matters and come up with practical solutions to problems. You enjoy learning. But there may also be tendencies towards cynicism, depression, and pessimism. Nervous tension can be a problem and the intake of air into the lungs or the oxygenation of the blood can be restricted. Your lungs need plenty of oxygen. It is best for you to sleep in a well-ventilated room. Saturn here steadies your mind and helps control the natural flightiness of Gemini. This is a good position for Saturn, but you may need to develop faith in the future. It will be important for you to discipline your mind and learn to think and act methodically if you are to be successful in anything.

Uranus in Gemini Sign

Uranus (to deviate) in Gemini (versatile and variable).

Uranus in Gemini is a lively placing, endowing originality, quick thinking and often brilliant ideas. Here is excellent potential. If Mercury and Jupiter are well placed in the chart, this adds a sharp attitude and quick responses. This is good for literary or academic work, a career in the media or communications. If poorly aspected, Gemini’s restlessness will be a problem. If Mars in involved in negative aspects to Uranus, distress, worry, and headaches may be a problem. Relaxation techniques such as yoga may help.

Neptune in Gemini Sign

Neptune (to refine) in Gemini (versatile and variable).

You tend to refine matters in a versatile and variable way, particularly in areas concerning communication, education, child care, etc. You may idealise education and communication, and you may dream of being an expert communicator or teacher. You may also tend to be deceived in these areas, because you are so impassioned by your ideals and by your dreams. You are likely to get on well with people because you believe in the basic good nature of others. In areas of thinking and communication, you can achieve beyond the normal boundaries.

Pluto in Gemini Sign

Pluto (to transform) in Gemini (versatile and variable).

You delve below the surface in a versatile and variable manner in matters dealing with communication, thinking, ideas and relationships (air). You are interested in hidden matters (secrets of life and death) which you might seek to communicate in a versatile and variable manner (mutable), perhaps in books, or whatever form is appropriate in your time (22nd Century)

Angles In Gemini – An Overview

So now that we have discussed the planets element let’s see how Gemini affect the house axis of the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th houses. Let’s take a little look at them in a bit more detail.

Ascendant (Rising Sign) in Gemini

An inquisitive, mentally sharp and conceptual approach to life serves to engage you in an active, outwardly focused relationship with the world. Objectivity, travel and education are your allies. Gemini needs to get out into the world and mix it up a bit, so a style that is up-beat and expressive, while letting you move and multi-task, helps you be who you were meant to be. Accessories and a touch of whimsy help your personality shine. Inventive Mercury is Gemini’s ruler and the position of Mercury in the chart is important.

Gemini Ascendants like their space and freedom. They also understand their partners may like a little space as well, and do not tend to cling. They like to debate and swap ideas with others. As much as they like to use their mind, they are also gifted with their hands. They may be good at crafts, especially those that also stimulate their mental capacities. A Gemini Ascendant may end up being a “jack of all trades, master of none” if they are not cautious in controlling their desire to move to something new.

Descendant in Gemini Sign

You are drawn to an inquisitive partner who may retain a youthful appearance. Sagittarius rising can lead you in search of greener pastures so it is not uncommon to have more than one partner at a time. Your partner appears to be very communicative and sociable and you may share conversations well into the early morning hours.

You will not be possessed, you need the freedom to come and go as you please. If you make arrangements ahead of time you can opt out if a more interesting offer comes up. Your relationships are viewed through the intellect, and you find it hard to debate beyond your own opinions. You need stimulating people in your life, but with your fiery disposition you can provoke arguments in close relationships and partnerships through your definite opinions. In close relationships you must learn to appreciate other people’s points of view without taking it as a personal confrontation or attack. You have a tendency to jump to conclusions and judge situations without taking all the facts into consideration which can provoke arguments. You can appear to preach or lecture which could make your partner or others switch off from your views and opinions, perhaps refusing to speak or discuss any further issues. When your friends need help you can be too soft for your own good and this can meet with disagreements from others in your circle of close friends who say you are too soft. When your actions or opinions are challenged, you can provoke situations by being tactlessly honest or outspoken which can attract scathing comments and opposition from those who feel offended by your apparent lack of decorum. You can hook into mind games, playing one situation off against another to win credits; this can become a real issue in relationships because you always want to be right but you cannot always be right. You must learn to get your facts straight before casting judgement on others because you can make incorrect statements out of turn. If you listen to other people’s views and opinions with an open mind and respect them, then you will become very wise, and you will have very rewarding relationships.

MC in Gemini Sign

If your midheaven is in Gemini, you are drawn to careers that exercise your strong mental ability and vocabulary. You have a good sense networking because of your conversation skills. You consider yourself to be a lifelong student and a jack of all trades, as you desire involvement in many interests. Your mind is always active because of your curiosity – based on your knowledge, you can find yourself being able to predict peoples actions and outcomes of situations. You would be happiest in a career that fulfills your need for variety, or in a job that gives you the time and space to explore different areas of interest.

Can be drawn to: sales, media, writing, advertising, hotel industry, teaching, journalism, translation, blogging, music, tv or radio, public relations, comedy, public speaking

IC in Gemini Sign

Someone in your family tree was a born writer or public speaker and you have picked up these traits from them. This may be a small part of your personality or a very big part, if you have many Gemini factors in your personal horoscope. You will physically resemble this family member more than any other and may talk with your hands, speak a second language or have a striking voice – which you also pick up from them. Sometimes beautiful handwriting is also inherited. There may be a signwriter, radio announcer, author or singer in your family tree as Gemini rules communication. In your lifetime you may be drawn to professions, hobbies or interests which allow you to get your message across – so you play the messenger role as part of your astrological DNA inherited from a relative.

Astral Bodies In Gemini – An Overview

So now that we have discussed the Axis, let’s see how Aries effects some of the astral bodies in a bit more detail.

North Node in Gemini Sign

Gemini north node people have the opposite dilemma. They’ve seen the world, have diverse friends and lovers in every port, and now must learn to stay in one place! If your south node is in worldly Sagittarius, you’ve had lifetimes as a “Marco Polo” explorer type or a lofty, ivory tower scholar. The Gemini north node person’s challenge is putting down roots. They are also learning to see the world through a simple, common-sense perspective, using facts instead of endlessly philosophizing. The K.I.S.S. (“Keep It Simple Sweetheart”) acronym should be their mantra.

Forever on the go, Gemini north nodes may resist settling into a community. Many Gemini north node people prefer to live in large cities or university towns. Wanderlust strikes often, and their jobs may involve travel, foreign language or publishing. They love to be around the Sagittarius-ruled energy of higher learning and foreign influences. Gemini is the sign of verbal communication. Gemini north node people are learning the art of dialogue, versus the one-sided conversation. They may struggle with the Sagittarius tendency toward bluntness and know-it-all arrogance. The Gemini north node must develop better interpersonal communication skills, such as active listening and mirroring. (Luckily, they can indulge their Sagittarius south node passion for learning by taking workshops about these very topics!)

South Node in Gemini Sign

If your North Node is in Libra and the South Node is in Aries, you have achieved a great deal of self-confidence from past experience. With a competitive drive, you’ve learned to make swift and critical decisions, concerned mainly with self-interest and self-love in the past. Now you must take all of that self-esteem and spirit of competition and put it to work on behalf of others. Sharing and cooperation are keynotes as you learn to be sensitive to the needs of others.

The SN in Aries or in the 1st house instinctively knows how to meet personal desires. The individual has learned to satisfy personal needs; they are capable of new beginnings. Moreover, they are born leaders possessing a powerful pioneering energy.

Chiron in Gemini Sign

Chiron in Gemini deals with communication and the nervous system. They may need healing for the way they communicate. Maybe they are terribly shy or maybe they feel no one listens to them. Perhaps they feel unable to communicate clearly enough or feel they are not as smart as those around them. Whatever the problem, they need to take the time to learn how to overcome it. They should take some time and list the things they are very knowledgeable about. This will give them more confidence. They should spend time researching. They could practice speaking or writing in order to communicate their ideas. Chiron’s gift should be used to broaden their horizons in ways they didn’t think was possible.

Part of Fortune in Gemini Sign

 The Part of Fortune in the signs shows how you can find joy by allowing the energy of the sign to flow freely. With the Part of Fortune in Gemini you achieve happiness and success through using your ability to communicate and connect with others.

You are versatile and adaptable, always on the move and looking for ways to learn and share what you know. You enjoy learning new things and making new connections, and tend to learn something from everyone you meet. Your mind is flexible and curious, and you’re a walking Wikipedia.

Happiness will come from spreading yourself around and connecting with everything so you can build a clear picture of how the world works. But the more you learn, the more you realise how much life contradicts itself.

The point opposite the Part of Fortune may block the free flow of energy and make it harder to find joy, but only if you take it personally. If you allow it to manifest impersonally it will help you achieve happiness. The opposite sign here is Sagittarius so you have the ability to see the common threads that link disparate ideas together. This helps you to relate to lots of different people and situations. You try not to judge any of the ideas you encounter and see everything as relative, which can bring illumination through philosophical and religious studies.

Gemini Pot of Gold

You’ll find joy by embracing change and adapting yourself to the moment. Having connection is the key to your happiness.

  • Accept the temporary and transient nature of the world
  • Keep your feet on the ground and apply what you learn
  • Embrace complexity and versatility
  • Write, teach, network and connect

Eros in Gemini Sign

If you have Eros in Gemini then you’ll experience love and sex on a more mental plane than some of the other sign placements. Eros in Gemini can have erotic and deeply satisfying sex with someone but first you must be turned on intellectually. You might be particularly gifted in sharing your most erotic desires through verbal or written communication and you’ll be most easily aroused when a partner provides this venue of expressing eroticism to you in return. Eros in Gemini can love more than one person at the same time and it’s not uncommon to have a sexual relationship which is more open and tolerant than traditionally acceptable. Eros in Gemini knows that love and sex are a state of mind and being able to intellectually express sexual desires in a way that is not confining will be the only way this sign can achieve soul depth love with someone. Eros in Gemini can be faithful in love, but only when there is an ample supply of intellectual orgasm in a relationship.

Vertex in Gemini Sign

You are expected to bring your ability to communicate or write to the fore, and to use hard-core facts to clarify situations. People expect you to come up with ideas and present them clearly, speak, write, or instruct, debate your own view point, and gain a position as a spokesperson.

Doing these things may improve your ability to get your ideas across to others because you learn to choose your words carefully and have the facts to back them up. You also gain the confidence to speak out because you have developed communication skills and maintained a youthful curiosity. In short, you are well prepared with facts when tested.

Not developing these skills allows you to generalize or go off on a tangent, losing the point you are trying to make. You may avoid research and fail to achieve mental flexibility and clarity, or you may get hung up on a single goal instead of developing the diversity you need.