Clever and curious Gemini is a sign that thinks fast, communicates well, and is full of ideas. Their versatility and adaptability stem from their split personality — part intellect, part scatterbrained! The Twins are powered by information and feel most at home when sharing thoughts and conversations with others. Gemini is like a sponge, soaking up as much information as they possibly can. Whether it’s through reading, talking, or writing, Gemini’s thirst for knowledge is constant. As the most talkative sign of the zodiac, the Twins are known to be social, and are always on the lookout for a good time. Thriving on variety, you never know what you’ll get with Gemini!
What we love about Gemini
Gemini’s versatile mind bounces from one topic to another with ease, making them fun to be around and often inspiring
Why Gemini drives us nuts
Listening is not Gemini’s strong suit, nor is sitting still. Easily distracted, they may fail to finish things they start
Learn to slow down, calm your mind, and center yourself through deep breathing exercises, meditation, or yoga
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Gemini’s Tarot Card: The Lovers
Naturally, Gemini’s Tarot card involves two people: The Lovers. The Lovers card reflects love, unity, and marriage — the concept of two people becoming one. As the sign of the Twins, Gemini is known for having two opposite personalities that converge in one soul. Gemini is also empowered by the presence of others, so the idea of committing to another person who will always be there, like The Lovers, fills this need.
Gemini’s Symbol: The Twins
Like two peas in a pod, the zodiac sign Gemini is associated with the Twins, and its glyph resembles the Roman numeral II (2). The two pillars of the glyph mirror the split personality of Gemini, and represent two sides of the same person. By relying on either or both sides of their nature, the Twins are easily able to adapt to any situation.
Gemini’s Ruling Planet: Mercury
Chit-chatty Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. In ancient mythology Mercury was a messenger, carrying communications between the gods and the people. So in Astrology, it’s no surprise Mercury guides the way we communicate. Gemini absorbs great amounts of information, and Mercury cheers on Gemini to communicate this knowledge to others in the form of ideas and facts.
Gemini’s Ruling House: 3rd House of Communication
As the third sign of the zodiac, Gemini rules the 3rd House of Communication. The 3rd house of an Astrology chart is where your thoughts and communication style lie. This house identifies how you process information, the speed, and clarity of your mind, and how well you can relay messages to others. Add Mercury, Gemini’s ruling planet, to the mix, and it’s easy to see Gemini’s powerful connection to the mind … and the mouth!
Gemini’s Element: Air
Blustery Gemini, with its element of Air, is continually whipping up a conversational storm. The Air element represents mental energy and intellect. Like a tornado on the loose, Gemini’s livelihood stems from a whirlwind of transformative experiences of the mind. Gemini embraces its Air element through their keen ability to process information, to multi-task, and to remain observant of the world around them.
Gemini’s Color: Yellow
Yellow ain’t so mellow! Yellow, the color of Gemini, is uplifting and life-giving and shines in Gemini’s exciting and upbeat nature. Like the color of the Sun, yellow lightens and brightens everything around it. As the color of the mind and the intellect, yellow empowers Gemini’s curiosity and thought processes.
Gemini’s Quality: Mutable
Gemini’s fast-talking and on-the-go demeanor is a dead giveaway of their Mutable quality. Mutable signs are the last signs in each season and are therefore anxious for change and ready for a new view. Gemini is a social butterfly, always fluttering from one conversation to the next, so it’s no wonder this sign is ready to heat things up and push the year forward as the last sign of spring. Longer days and new opportunities to meet others out enjoying the sunshine means maximum social interaction!
Born on the Taurus/Gemini Cusp
If you’re born about three days before or after the Sun changes signs, you’re “on the cusp” and you might find that you possess personality traits from your neighboring sign. According to The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Thomas Rezek, each cusp period has a name that reflects the distinct energy it carries.
“Geminus — The Insurance Salesman:
This fast-talking cuspoid combines the clever double talk of Gemini with the business sense of Taurus. These curious and sometimes psychic people often become political pollsters and they are the inventors of “no-fault” insurance. Geminus rules junk mail, rotating TV antennas, the game Monopoly, and licorice.”
– Tem Tarriktar
This earth/air combination needs a mediator to translate the values into something that will blend. If you thought Aries was a problem to Taurus, consider what Gemini does. Aries built a fire under Taurus and allowed no rest. But on the Gemini side, something like insects are buzzing around you when you are trying to relax. Gemini is highly mental but not to be pinned down about anything. Don’t ask Gemini what it means. Only, “isn’t that interesting – and how about this?” Gemini touches and takes off, unmindful of whether anyone follows or not. Taurus clips Gemini’s wings. But Gemini simply cannot sit in one place long enough to rest. It’s fine to be a scatterbrain as you collect bits of information. But it isn’t of much value if someone or something doesn’t find a way to relate it to what goes on in the world.
Any instance of this cusp, in people, planets, or situations will need help of some kind to use these energies rather than simply be used by them. If all you have is just one of these energies, you’ll get along just fine. But it is like living in a one-dimensional world where nothing really makes you aware that there is something else out there. Once these two see value in the conflicting energies, they can work together as long as they don’t step on each other’s toes too hard. Taurus needs what Gemini has for what Taurus is most interested in doing. For example, Taurus provides a green thumb for growing plants such as flowers. Left to its own devices Taurus will just leave the flowers in the garden to bloom, die down and come up again next year. But with Gemini’s help, Taurus can add design to flower arrangements and horticulture. Taurus needs Gemini for planning and security, especially monetary security. Gemini can’t just do this on its own. Nor can it be pinned down to a constant routine.
If Taurus can allow Gemini to cut loose and have some fun on a regular basis, Gemini can be brought back to settle down to some rather confining work, such as doing very clever planning. If you are born on this cusp, you have to find a way to incorporate the nature of Gemini without putting it in a gilded cage and still find a way to feel secure when it is time to leave your comfortable rut and take a vacation not just a siesta.