Ruler: Mercury


Detriment: Jupiter


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 endpoint is perception.

So anyways, you know I’ve been in Bali for the last 2 weeks, right? How could you not know? My instagram feed has been full of photos and and anyways is full of Bali posts.

When in Bali we split our time between Ubud and Legian – the country and the sea. It makes for two very different holidays. Ubud is, well, Ubud is a state of mind, a sense of being. It seems more spiritual. Legian is chaotic and raw and laid back in a different more beachy way. Both are hot and melty, but…same same only different.

The thing I love most about both is the respite from noise. How can I say that? Surely it’s all noise- especially in Legian?


The noise I’m talking about is the noise that had been in my head. The numbers, the pressures, the constant – and I mean constant – stress. Before I went away, I could even hear the noise of my own heart beating fast in my head. Too fast.

Bali was a necessary pause – it put the world on mute for a couple of weeks.

For the last few days that metaphorical mute has become literal – as these things often do. I can’t hear out of my right ear… Gives new meaning to water on the ear, right? The same thing happened last year – and the year before. It’s almost like the Universe is helping me shut the noise out for a few more precious days.

Hubby and I were talking about it the other day. We were in a restaurant down in Legian eating watery chicken curry and laughing and singing along to an Indonesian Beatles cover band.

‘This is what I’d miss if we stayed in Seminyak,’ he said. ‘Sure the food is better, and there are less hawkers, but this is fun.’

I agreed with him. ‘A villa would be nice, though…don’t you think? Quieter, no huge family groups and no one to commandeer all the pool lounges.’

‘Too quiet,’ he said. ‘I couldn’t do it.’

He couldn’t. His idea of hell would be one of those super posh adults only resorts or private villas where the air is rarified, completely insulated from the outside and your every whim taken care of.

I don’t like the idea of rarified air, insulation or being looked after when I can do it perfectly well myself…and I still have enough red ragger (as hypocritical as it is these days) in me to dislike the idea of personal staff. But the quiet…oh the quiet sounded good. As did the private pool.

I told him that. He looked sceptical. The thing is, he likes people. He likes to have them around, he likes to be in the middle of them. He likes tours because there are other people. He likes bars because there are other people. He likes resorts because there are other people.

He has a Gemini Moon – he needs all of that to feel secure. I have a Pisces Moon – I need something very different. We agreed to disagree…

Anyways, we’re here to talk about Gemini – talk being the most appropriate word.

Being short of time 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 two 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.

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.


Like all the mutable signs, Gemini is changeable, flexible, easily bored and seemingly unfocused on a single endpoint. 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 backup 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!

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 from 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. I also love Gemini’s cheeky, quirky cheerfulness.