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Ruler: Mercury

Exalted: 

Detriment: Jupiter

Fall: 

Polarity: Masculine/ Positive

Modality: Mutable

Element: Air

Body Parts: hands, fingers, lungs, nerves. In the body Gemini represents connection and dispersal of energy.

Nature: hot, moist, quick and nervous

Motivation:To communicate, to learn, to connect. The Gemini end point is perception.

The Sun has now been in Gemini for a few days now and I still haven’t blogged Gemini. Why?

Sure I’ve been busy with back to work and the like, but that’s no real excuse.

Nor is it because Gemini is one of those signs I have issues with- although I do struggle with this month- we’ll talk about that later.

No, the real reason is I simply haven’t found the right song or song lyrics- and regular readers know that all my posts about planets moving signs use song lyrics in the title.

I decided to save the brain and go to my blog archives, thinking I would just use what I’ve previously written:

The Sun enters chatty Gemini on Thursday. With it comes choice and possibility, a tendency to superficiality and endless opportunities for distraction.

If your Sun is in Gemini, you will be social, fun, able to talk under wet cement, know lots of stuff about lots of things and lots of people and generally have an attention span that expired about 2 sentences ago.

Mmmmm, not a lot of help.

Gemini is purely and solely motivated by information. Finding information out, exchanging it, storing it, doing stuff with it. It’s what makes Gemini so very social and so very talkative. So, I looked for songs about talking, and most of them were quite simply not nice- like George Thorogoods’ You Talk Too Much:

“Now you get on the telephone with your girlfriend
Your conversation baby ain’t got no end
Yakety-yakety-yakety-yak all the time

Nope, can’t use that.

Sure, we joke that Gemini can talk underwater, but when you have so much in your brain and so much you need to know and so much you need to say- why not? Words are really important… and Gemini knows how to use theirs to ask the questions on top of questions they need to ask in order to get the information they need to know.

Gemini’s real creative talent lies in their ability to connect the dots- to grab snippets of data from here and there and connect it all together into a single cohesive idea. To do this, Gemini needs to have as many points and methods of contact as possible. Gemini hates to be out of communication range. Nothing is too trivial.

Which brought me to Kate Miller Heidke’s Words (Check it out on YouTube): 

I wonder why you’re talking ’cause you’re talking all the time

Will you ever get the message and just leave it all behind

The conversation’s trivial but trivial is fine

When held up to the light…

Like all the mutable signs, Gemini is changeable, flexible, easily bored and seemingly unfocused on a single end point. Being an air sign, Gemini is also very social. Gemini is not great in isolation- and may have difficulty understanding how others sometimes just don’t want to talk, or go out, or have alone time. Why would you want to do that? Even if Gemini is alone, she’s usually connected to others virtually…in some way, shape or form.

Gemini is happy only when juggling- jobs, tasks, possibly even lovers…but only to satisfy her many interests, ensure her options are kept open (the back up plan, so to speak) and because boredom is her biggest fear. When bored or trapped or deprived of social activity, the evil twin shows her face.

The evil twin (and before you write to me, every sign has a shadow) can be devious, manipulative and two faced. It’s at this point that information can turn into gossip… and no one is more capable of re-writing the truth than a Gemini without any other gainful mental employment!

Gemini is able to spin around in a million different directions, trying a little of this, flirting with a little of that. This gives Gemini an ever youthful flavour. It also can make Gemini extremely exhausting to be around- even for Gemini himself!

Back to my music library, I thought about using Kylie Minogue’s Spinning Around or  Dead or Alive’s You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)– both are about fun, reinvention, fun and…well, fun.

Gemini is the eternal student and absolutely needs to learn new things, travel to new places, listen to different viewpoints and explore diversity in all its forms. Usually he is able to do this without judgement, but rather a genuine interest to know and to understand.

We’re all a mix of all signs, and wherever Gemini is in your chart is where these traits will be displayed. It’s the area of life that you may be most detached from, or able to view objectively. For example, I have Gemini on the cusp of my 4th house. I moved around a lot as a kid, but even today, my ties to home- as in my roots, the physical place, the ties that bind- are not great.

I don’t need strong foundations. I love to entertain at home, and fill the place with music and books. I have no planets in Gemini, so this is how it comes through in my chart.

If you have Gemini on the cusp of the 11th house, Gemini will be shown in the way you make friends or attach yourself to groups, whereas if it is on the cusp of the 7th house, those Gemini traits will come through in your attitude to relationships with others…speaking of which…

If you want to grab a Gemini’s interest, don’t waste your money on intimate candlelit dinners for two, or cosy evenings under a rug watching old movies. Unless she has her Moon in Taurus or a water sign, she’ll switch off after a couple of dates. Gemini wants to be out- talking, dancing, flirting- and meeting new people. For Gemini, if her brain is bored, it won’t matter how great your biceps or abs are or how good you are in bed, she will turn off. And for goodness sake, tell her how you feel- she needs to know in words.

The same goes for Gemini guys. Cook for him, by all means, but get a group together, or go out afterwards.  This is not a man who will spend his weekends perched in front of the football drinking beer. Sure, looking great will catch his eye initially, but he doesn’t want someone who will lie there and think of England. Nor does he want someone who will agree with his every word. If you want to keep his interest, don’t ever try to lock him away-the switch is in his head and this is one man who loves games.

Above all, Gemini treats life as if it is a great party with a never endings supply of newness. I love that. It is this cheeky, quirky cheerfulness that finally made me decide on the appropriate soundtrack for Gemini- Hello Hello by The Cat Empire. Check it out on YouTube.