If you’re at all familiar with astrology, then you’ve probably heard that anyone born under the sign of Gemini is supposed to be two-faced.
Or that they have a “split” personality – the implication also being that you just can’t trust them.
Well, before I tell you if that’s true or not, let’s see what history has to say about this endlessly fascinating sign…
In Greek mythology the twins of Gemini were brothers who were the sons of Zeus and the mortal woman, Leda. Their sister was the famous Helen, whose beautiful face launched the Trojan War…
When the twins died, they were reunited by Zeus as stars in close proximity in the night sky…
Sailors consider the twins of Gemini to be the protector of ships, saying the famous oath, “By Jimini…”
Well, in ancient Vedic astrological lore, the story is quite different.
Those male twins of Gemini are actually a pair of lovers embracing.
(Caught your attention, didn’t I?)
That’s right – the man is holding a club, and the woman is holding a lute (a musical instrument similar to a guitar).
In case you’re wondering how any of this helps you if you are a Gemini, or if you love one, here’s the thing…
Myths are full of truths.
Whether or not Gemini is two brothers (it’s the sign of younger siblings, it so happens) or a man and a woman (it’s the sign of versatility – a Gemini can have a strong, protective masculine side, being a masculine sign, and a creative, feminine side, being the natural sign of music, performing, and writing)…
One thing is certain and you’ve probably heard it before:
Those born under the sign of Gemini love variety.
Which is why they often get a “bad rap” when it comes to relationships.
Which is too bad, because when they’re good, there’s nobody better.
It’s one of the friendliest, most positive, most charming and interesting signs around.
In fact, take them to a party with 100 people, give them an hour, and they’ll have met everyone and been able to connect with each person about something by the time that hour is up.
But here’s the thing…
Being a “mutable” air sign ruled by the changeable Mercury, Gemini is considered one of the most difficult of all the signs of the zodiac to pin down (i.e., get to COMMIT) as their energy is considered more subtle and changeable than any other.
It’s for this reason that they’re known for prefering to bounce from thing to thing, and be lifelong dilletantes, gathering a little of this, and a smattering of that – staying “Jack of all trades, and master of nothing,” for life.
The real problem is, they’re just so darn good at EVERYTHING, that they don’t want to limit themselves to just ONE thing.
You see, the mutable signs are the most adaptable and flexible – interested in everything (and sometimes EVERYONE) and multi-talented.
Hence, they’ve been known to change jobs, partners, and residences often.
(I know one Gemini couple that moved fifteen times in nineteen years, and maintains two homes in two states.)
(It’s not as though they’re flaky, just restless… I always tell my Gemini clients to have several hobbies and take lots of weekend day trips to “scratch that itch…)
When in Rome, a Gemini will seem Roman, when in France, he’ll seem French, when in Texas, he’ll seem like a Texan… (which is just scary – KIDDING – I’m married to a Texan…)
(I always think of the old Woody Allen movie, “Zelig” when I think of Gemini – the story of a man who, like a chamelion, constantly changed with the changing of his environment. If you haven’t seen it, DO.)
The signs of the air element are the most intellectual and analytical, so if you’re in love with a Gemini, you’d better let him do lots of talking.
(He may be a big gossip, too! And as I’ve said, talk to everyone, everywhere you go.)
If you’re a Gemini, be sure to pick a man that WORSHIPS your mind…
It never shuts off, and it’s exceptionally fast, so the real challenge will be finding a man who can keep up!
Those of this sign are natural researchers and life-long students.
If you’re reading this now, it’s because you want to learn all you can to understand everything under the sun.
And, besides, you’d read the phone book since you just LOVE to read, as Mercury, the planet “in charge” of Gemini rules literature, media of all kinds, communications, language and speech.
So NEVER tell a Gemini to shut up (on second thought, please don’t tell anyone to shut up), or seem disinterested in what they say, what they write (they make excellent writers) or what excites them.
(Which, I’m warning you – will be LOTS of things…)
He’ll love to talk so much, he’ll even do so in an uncommon place for most men – between the sheets.
(Depending on the rest of his chart, he may not be as romantic or emotional as you’d like, as Mercury is the planet of friendship, not romance…)
Being “shooshed” by you would be an unbearable disappointment (especially during pillow talk), so remember – good communication should be like a good tennis game – he hits the ball, then you hit the ball.
He volleys, you volley.
He slams, you slam.
In other words, match him shot for shot or he may take his toys and go elsewhere.
To find a Gemini, hang out in bookstores, seminars, game stores (Mercury is the planet of skill and play), travel films (it’s the natural sign of short trips), and newstands.
Anything having to do with books will always be full of these enthusiastic and inquisitive lovers of knowledge.
(My Gemini rising mother ran a book group for thirty years, and my Moon in Gemini sister worked in a bookstore before becoming a big- time author herself…)
If dating a Gemini, these are the kinds of places he’ll love to go.
Since he’s a sucker for communication and media, get ready to text and email your twin lover like crazy.
In fact, a great gift for him would be the latest cell phone with internet connection, games, the ability to play videos (of you!).
He’ll love technial gizmos of all kinds – so have all the latest video game equipment, the most cutting-edge wide-screen, high-def, flat television you can afford (with Tivo and cable, of course), and a fabulous sound system.
Then have them all turned on at once.
I am not kidding! :)
Be sure to have an active social life, lots of adventures and new experiences, and numerous magazine subscriptions, or your Gemini man may start to feel out of sorts.
Exercise is a MUST, since this sign can be restless and often distracted.
If you’re a Gemini gal, this will be one of the few things that can actually quiet your mind, and will help you to be more calm and peaceful.
And if you’re involved with this whirling dirvish of a man, get him to exercise, otherwise his brain may ZING, ZIP, and ZOOM around so much that he can’t sleep.
Whatever you do – don’t mistake the shifting sands of his nature and interests to have anything to do with you.
It’s just who he is.
If you pay attention to his mind, join him in his various hobbies, engage in lots of constant conversation, and never compete with his full social calendar, you may just find that those nasty rumors are all lies – he’s easy to pin down after all!
Which is a great thing, because while life with your Gemini may be unpredictable, it will NEVER be dull…
Now, if you’re with a man that has the Sun in the sign of Gemini (or are a woman so zodiacally blessed) and none of what I just wrote seems to be helpful to your relationship, that’s because the sun is not the planet that matters in relationships.
To know how you and a man FEEL together, you have to look to your Moon signs, and not just the signs of you both – you have to study the smaller sub-signs that reveal your emotional compatibility.
To understand exactly how you and a man connect or don’t connect, check out a detailed, incredibly accurate compatibility report called “The Right Man Report” that will do that for you.
It will tell you not just how you and a man (of any Sun sign) will FEEL together, but the very destiny of your relationship itself.
Find out if you have compatible temperaments, sensibilities, and emotional natures and if you can also feel safe with him, loved and secure – or if, no matter how hard you try, you’ll always just feel exhausted and unloved.
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And may God and his planets and stars shower you with love!