GEMINI: May 21 - June 20
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Gemini is the air sign with the glyph of the Twins. Ruled by Mercury, Gemini excels in communication, self-expression, and networking. They tend to be excellent writers, speakers, planners, managers, teachers, and storytellers. They are wordsmiths who know how to spin stories, be assertive and bold, and live with confidence, self-esteem, and optimism.
Gemini is upbeat and positive. Where they lack in depth and emotional maturity or empathy, they make up for in intellectual understanding, knowledge, and power. In fact, Gemini is one of the most cerebrally gifted signs of the Zodiac. They are problem-solvers and original thinkers with a deeply analytical, logical, and intuitive nature. All aspects of the mind are this sign’s strengths. Imaginative coupled with possessing extraordinary gifts of persuasion, perception, and observation, Gemini is the ultimate communicator. Self-expression comes naturally to them, at least as far as logic, ideas, and information exchange are concerned.
One area they need to work on- their shadow traits, is their emotional detachment and aloofness. They struggle in the realm of emotions, depth, vulnerability, and expressing their feelings. This is because they are attuned to a psychological as well as intellectual frequency. They can also lack spiritual awareness and gifts, such as the abilities possessed by the water signs, yet they do have vision and bigger-picture insight. They are gifted in the realms of multidimensional perception and being able to see multiple viewpoints, perspectives, and angles. Further, this cerebral and quick-witted air sign is curious, inquisitive, and deeply optimistic about life.
They’re full of zest, excitement, and a youthful playful nature. They’re light-hearted, fun-loving, and highly sociable, one of the most sociable and extroverted Zodiac signs, in fact. Gemini doesn’t like to dwell in the depths of emotions or sentimentality, they prefer to stay more upbeat and quirky. This has both its positives and downfalls.
As a dual sign (the Twins) there are extremist tendencies which should be known. Although optimistic and excitable, they can suffer from mood swings, mild to major depression, and pessimistic thinking. As a sign of duality they alternate between highs and lows, ups and downs, and bouncing around on a high to wallowing in self-pity and self-doubt. This is why spiritual healing, in addition to healing their emotional wounds, is so important. Empathy, emotional sensitivity, and emotional maturity and intelligence are incredibly important to integrate throughout life. Remaining solely in the psychological and intellectual realms can have many setbacks.
Spiritually, Gemini possess idealistic, imaginative, innovative, inventive, and philosophical gifts, so this can serve as a bridge to the inner world of feelings. Subconscious insights and knowledge may often come to them, yet this can be suppressed or overlooked through their need to understand everything rationally. Balance is required for lasting happiness, peace, and self- empowerment.
Ruled by Mercury, Gemini is always seeking new knowledge and pathways to higher learning, wisdom, and comprehension. This cerebral air sign is genuinely interested in new places, people, cultures, and avenues to wisdom. They’re domestic too with a powerful affectionate side, both sexually and platonically. They possess a strong sense of wanting to provide for the people they love, specifically children. They are capable of compassion and empathy, although not in the Cancerian or Piscean way (the signs that rule empathy and universal compassion). They make wonderful friends to people who love a highly charged and colorful environment; spontaneity and superficiality both come with the full Gemini experience. Positively, they bring fun, playfulness, and childlike innocence. Negatively, they can lack sensitivity and maturity that makes them appear as shallow and insincere to some.
Gemini is an incredible networker, party planner, and events host. They bring the excitement, buzz, and electricity to any event or gathering, and they have such a developed inner child that they usually know how to connect others, uplifting even the most mellow or emotional soul. They possess the “spirit of fun!” They excel in media, business, the Arts, the entertainment industries, fashion, beauty, and publishing. A Gemini would make a fabulous make-up artist or beauty specialist just as they would be an incredible writer, author, or speaker. Comedy is another area where this witty and cerebral sign has many talents. They’re quite sporty too, so many Geminis become athletes or take a sport to an elevated level.
In love, Gemini is upbeat, spontaneous, affectionate, loving, flirtatious, and focused on the psychological bond they share with their lover. They are romantic in their own unique way, which is more ‘thinking’ based than ‘feeling’ based. They can lack sensuality as well as the desire to bond and merge on a soul-level. They’re intellectual, however, and love to share intimacy through mental stimulation over good food and drink, great company, and eclectic environments. Travel and regular trips for pleasure and joy are usually part of the Gemini love experience. They possess a colorful, imaginative, and curious personality that they love to share with their partner!
Compatible signs: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, and Aquarius. Sagittarius is their “opposite” sign, therefore they can find the most balance, harmony, and self-growth and discovery in this love bond. In youth, Gemini can be very frivolous, flirty, and anti-commitment, so a lack of loyalty and faithfulness is something to watch out for. Loyalty becomes established when more mature and older.
Gemini loves to explore different avenues of self-expression, including art, poetry, painting, drawing, and music, further experimenting with various forms within these categories. As a Mutable sign, Gemini often puts the midas touch on a project. They’re flexible, open-minded, and a master of adaptability… This colorful sign’s main lesson in life is to grow through maturity and experience, taking all the wisdom, self-knowledge, and qualifications they’ve accumulated and sharing it in wider communities. Community is a keyword for them, while becoming a teacher, wayshower, or expert in their field is common for many Geminis. Additionally, their dual nature makes them both social and introverted- it may be surprising to know that this usually extroverted and friendly sign has a strong pull towards solitude. They like to assess their thoughts, observations, and perspectives in their own company, detaching from social circles at many times to gather their thoughts. This is important for the proper development of their belief systems too.
Gemini is quick-witted, funny, humorous, and lucky, moreover knows how to go with the flow. Their souls come alive at parties, theaters, clubs, restaurants, museums, national parks, theme parks, and in virtually any social environment. Gemini is the social butterfly of the Zodiac. Dance floors and dinner parties are their forte, and they make wonderful party planners or event hosts. They can have too many eggs in too many baskets, yet they know how to manage and juggle in a way that is unmatched by other signs. They exude energy and positive vibes, and can be both impulsive and chameleon-like.
One of Gemini’s main set of shadow personality traits lies in the mind. Gossip, manipulation, and intentionally spreading mistruths or misinformation are common. The lower vibration of Gemini is the ‘trickster,’ the archetype of the psyche and self that likes to play games with other’s feelings, intentionally altering the mood or tone of a situation and environment. At their worst, this mentally gifted air sign can implant misdirection, apprehension, and insecurity in another. Why do they do it? Well, they do this when they’re not happy with their own lives, specifically linked to an emotional (or potentially spiritual) disconnection. This is why emotional
healing is essential for integration and wholeness. They can be very untrustworthy. Despite all of Gemini’s wonderful traits, this untrustworthiness is one of their greatest potential downfalls in life, or simply something that keeps their connections superficial and informal.
Other follies to watch out for include being indecisive, nervous, immature, and impractical, moreover too concerned with physical appearance and attributes. Inner beauty comes from within, which is what allows for depth and authenticity in relationships. Enthusiasm can transgress into the extreme, being overly zealous and irresponsible. There is a tendency to cheat and be incredibly flighty in youth. Commitment scares them. The other side of this is how well Gemini operates in business, as well as with regards to financial affairs. Gemini is a multitasker who excels in management, organization, and leadership positions. They are able to detach emotionally and become somewhat callous when it’s called for; they’re extremely self-assertive and courageous, with powerful ambitions once they’ve made a decision and committed to something. It’s not unusual for them to think up something original and extraordinary inventive in the realms of science, technology, holistic health, spirituality, or the Arts.
A natural innovator, Gemini appears to be all fun and playful, yet, inside, they are scheming up a range of inventive and unique ideas. Being so cerebrally and mentally attuned enables them to connect and communicate with people from all walks of life- all cultures, ethnicities, races, genders, etc. They like to dress good and look good and will always resonate with an intellectual or physical reality and vibration over anything emotional and spiritual (unlike Cancer, for example). A phrase to sum them up: ‘The charming, colorful, and creative chameleon who communicates like a pro!’
● The Gemini sign corresponds with the hands, wrists, arms, lungs, and bronchi, and nervous system.
● Gemini colors: green, pink, and white. Green promotes feelings of love and friendship, while expanding empathy, tolerance, and understanding. It can help Gemini overcome impulsiveness and impatience associated with being overly zealous. White is a great color for purity, helping them to keep their intentions and motivations pure, sincere, and free from manipulation as well as deception. Pink is excellent for stimulating romance, depth, sensitivity, and vulnerable and honest heart-centered sharings and expressions.
● Gemstones and crystals: Citrine, Tigers Eye, Topaz, Moonstone, Agate, Chrysocolla, Malachite, Kyanite, Sodalite, Fluorite, Emerald, Diamond, Sunstone, and Turquoise.
● Gemini rules the 3rd house of communication, moreover local community and friendship groups, neighbors, siblings, cousins, and technology. Gadgets, errand running, and smaller daily communications come under Gemini’s realm; written and verbal communication as well as self-talk and thoughts too.