THE TWINS (MAY21–JUNE21)
Planetary Ruler: Mercury
Rules: Hands, arms, lungs, nervous system; natural ruler of the third house
After Aries and Taurus have discovered and cultivated new land, Gemini ventures out to see what else is there and seizes upon new ideas that will expand their communities. Their innate curiosity keeps these people on the move.
Geminis, because they're ruled by Mercury, tend to use the rational, intellectual mind to explore and understand their personal worlds. They need to answer the single burning question in their minds: Why? This applies to most facets of their lives, from the personal to the impersonal. This need to know may send them off to foreign countries, particularly if the Sun is in the ninth house, where their need to explore other cultures and traditions ranks high.
Geminis are changeable and often moody! Their symbol, the twins, means they are often at odds with themselves — the mind demanding one thing, the heart demanding the opposite. To someone else, this internal conflict often manifests as two very different people. As a Gemini's significant other, you might reach a point where you wonder which twin you're with!
These individuals are fascinated by relationships and connections among people, places, and objects. Their rational analysis of everything, from ideas to relationships, drives them as crazy as it drives everyone else around them. When this quality leads them into an exploration of psychic and spiritual realms, it grounds them. In romance, the heart of a Gemini is won by seduction of the mind.
At first glance, she seems to be all over the place. She can talk on any number of topics and sounds like she knows what she's talking about, until you discover that her knowledge on most things is, alas, superficial. But if you hit on one of her passions, her knowledge is deep and thorough. She excels at communication; the form this talent takes depends on other aspects in her chart.
In her twenties, she tends to be flirtatious and flighty, unable or unwilling to commit to a relationship. On the one hand, this girl loves her freedom; on the other, relationships are important to her. If she marries young, she may marry at least twice. In her thirties and forties, she begins to settle in. By this time, she has made a kind of peace with herself. She has a better understanding of her moods, needs, and emotions. By fifty, the Gemini woman knows whom she is; now she must begin living that truth.
If you want to change this woman's attitude or opinion, you have to prove that your attitude or opinion is more logical. Remember that her concept of logic may differ from yours. She's simultaneously a control freak and easy going. If you make her think she has her way, she'll be perfectly content.
He's quick, witty, and enigmatic. Just when you think you've got him figured out, he says or does something that blows your concept of who he is. Don't expect a courtship from this guy; he doesn't possess the sensual appreciation of beauty that a Taurus man has. But if you appeal to his intellect — if you court him mentally — he might dedicate his next book to you.
The Gemini man makes a good editor, writer, or orator. He may hold down two jobs and is certainly capable of working on more than one project at a time. Once he commits to something though, whether it's a profession or a relationship, he needs to know that he is appreciated.
How do you solve the Gemini man riddle?
Like his female counterpart, the Gemini man often seems to be two people inhabiting one body. One twin is attentive to your every need and whim. But the other twin couldn't care less. You won't change this particular quality. It's inherent. You simply have to get accustomed to it.
Geminis excel in any line of work that provides diversity. It doesn't matter if it's with the public or behind the scenes, as long as it isn't routine. They make good counselors because one of the twins is always willing to listen. Their love of language gives them a talent for the written word. Acting, politics, libraries, research: all these fields fit Gemini. The bottom line is simple: boredom to a Gemini is like death.
How a Gemini handles money depends on which of the twins holds the purse strings at the time — the spendthrift or the tightwad. Either way, Geminis enjoy spending money on the things they love, such as books, movies, theater, and travel.
Gemini generally are slender people, filled with nervous energy. All this energy can be difficult to rein in sometimes, particularly on nights when they work late and their heads race with ideas. Geminis benefit from breaks in their established routines and need physical exercise to ground their thoughts. They are prone to respiratory and nervous ailments.
Geminis are so restless mentally that they generally don't do well within organized religions, unless they've chosen that path for themselves. They sample spiritual belief systems the way other people sample new foods. However, once a Gemini finds a spiritual path that makes sense, she generally sticks with it.