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The Basics of Astrology
Gemini zodiac sign and its interpretation
This page offers a few texts published in several pages of our website along with other unreleased features. Its aim is to describe and to recapitulate the mains characteristics of Gemini.
It is useful to recall that to be a Gemini means to have one's Sun in Gemini, which requires to know the exact time and place of birth in addition to the date. Indeed, sometimes a one-minute gap is enough for the Sun to shift signs when the birth occurred near the end or at the beginning of a given sign.
Astrotheme enables you to find rapidly the exact position of your Sun and your Ascendant, should you have any doubt.
The astrological sign of Gemini and its personality
If your sign or your Ascendant is Gemini, your mobility is such that you are in every place where you are not expected. You spend lots of time asking questions and… answering them.
Your curiosity and your quick-wittedness are insatiable. Your mind is in constant turmoil, hopping from one topic to another, solving problems, accumulating anecdotes and knowledge within a short range of time.
Your mobility is mostly mental, it takes you afar and turns your daily life into a mosaic of intense and pleasant moments that are not necessarily related to each other: provided things are moving, your neurons are kept busy and you can meet with people, everything is fine!
Gemini' sayings and key-words
The sentence "I think" captures the character of Gemini, cerebral, curious and mobile above all.
The sign of Gemini is expressive, lively, adaptable, quick-witted, humorous, sparkling, playful, sociable, clever, curious, whimsical, independent, polyvalent, brainy, flexible, ingenious, imaginative, charming, and fanciful .
But sometimes it is also capricious, scattered, moody, shallow, inquisitive, opportunistic, unconcerned, selfish, fragile, ironical or changeable.
The sign of Gemini and its astrological characteristics
Rulership and exaltation in Gemini
Each astrological sign has traits which are similar to, or different from, those of certain planets. They are known as planetary dignities. The planet having the strongest affinities with a sign is said to rule the sign and to be in its domicile, i.e. at home. It expresses itself with all its might, unreservedly. When a planet does not match a sign too well but remains compatible, it is in its exaltation. It gets its strength and its energy from the said sign though to a lesser extent than a planet in domicile.
The sign of Gemini is in analogy with Mercury, its ruler.
The astrological sign of Aries shares several features with the planet Mercury: a gift for communication, exchanges and intellectual activities in general, as well as those requiring dexterity or cleverness. But sometimes dissipation, superficiality, insensitivity, and duplicity..
It must be noted that the interpretation of each zodiacal sign echoes the meaning of its House: the first sign and the 1st House, etc. Therefore, Gemini, the third zodiacal sign, is in analogy with the 3rd House: it deals with communication, the close environment (siblings, colleagues, schoolmates), primary and secondary education, apprenticeship. It also describes short trips, transportation, modern means of communication and all practical things.
Gemini Elements, Quadruplicities, and Polarities
Air element of Gemini
The twelve zodiacal signs are divided into four sectors matching the four elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. An element includes three compatible signs (triplicity), each element being mutually complementary.
Gemini, like Libra and Aquarius, is an Air sign: it is the element of communication and exchanges. It makes its natives talkative, distracted, light, swift, curious, and brimming with ideas. However, air is not palpable. Therefore, ideas may never be implemented, and the natives may be scattered, always going from right to left, and vice-versa. They are interested in many things at the same time but cannot focus on any specific one, and as a result, they never finish off anything they have started. Air favours the intellect, logics, and the mind rather than sensitivity or emotions. People ruled by this element are often very superficial, but they are quick and shrewd.
The Mutable mode of Gemini
Signs are also divided into three sectors comprising four signs each. They are the Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable sectors. Quadruplicities are also referred to as mode: the Cardinal mode, the Fixed mode, and the Mutable mode. Like elements, they rule different values and have characteristics of their own.
Gemini, like Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, are a Mutable sign. These signs are volatile, changing, quick, and they lack depth. Nevertheless, they adjust well to all situations. They are complex, with a dual nature that is mistaken for instability. They are very flexible and tolerant.
Gemini are unstable and swift in intellectual areas. They do not linger for too long on a subject and shift from one topic to another. They are superficial, talkative, and a real weathervane.
Yang polarity for Gemini
Lastly, polarities divide the Zodiac into two groups of six signs. Polarities are referred to as Masculine and Feminine, Yin and Yang, or Active and Passive.
These characteristics alternate from one sign to the next in zodiacal order. Active signs indicate extroverted, expansive, and fairly physical people who express themselves easily and are quite energetic and enthusiastic. Passive signs are more introverted, internalised, intellectual, deep, and calm.
Gemini are active, or Yang.
The sign of Gemini and its physical appearance
Even though they may not perfectly match your outward appearance, if your Ascendant, or to a lesser extent, your Sun, is in Gemini, you might take on the following characteristics:
Physically speaking, Gemini people have sparkling eyes and expressive mobile traits which are nice and well-defined. They are of slim build and of average to tall height, with a supple, slender, and nervous musculature. The limbs are often long like those of fashion models.
Their look gives an impression of fineness and swiftness, with a seemingly controlled yet laid-back style. Furthermore, since Mercury is their ruler, Gemini people are real chameleons which adjust to all situations and rapidly correct they appearance according to the context and to their best interests!
Their favourite colours are yellow and silver.
The sign of Gemini and its health
The arms, the lungs and the thorax are the parts of the body in analogy with the sign of Gemini.
Its health is frail, but there is no serious concern. Gemini is always overexcited, full of nervousness, and may suffer from overwork and insomnia. He may also be affected by respiratory troubles such as asthma during his childhood and by infections or flu when he becomes an adult.
In order to avoid them, he ought to practise some daily exercises such as walking in the heart of the countryside. The question is whether he has the time to do so...
The sign of Gemini and its hobbies
If your sign is Gemini, you appreciate it very much when your mind is stimulated, and if the stimulus has to be of a physical nature, you prefer not to linger over the same activity for too long. Card games, board games, chess, and reading – newspapers rather than long novels – crossword, and writing short stories may be among your favourite interests.
Sharing a meal with friends, cultural events, humorist shows, gatherings with the family or with friends are very enjoyable. To talk, to listen, to socialize, and to increase the number of your acquaintances are nice opportunities to amuse yourself or to practise a specific discipline.
You are almost as quick as Aries people, but cleverer and nimbler. You particularly appreciate sports requiring dexterity and swiftness such as table tennis, and tennis too although it might be a bit too exerting for you, squash, badminton, races, high jump, pole vault, dance, skating, as well as disciplines including an Air element as for instance parachuting, parasailing, aviation, gliding, or acrobatics.
Violence is not your cup of tea, and in general, challenging virtuosity is the only thing which arouses your interest.
You are also fond of music which has mental or aerial tonalities such as jazz and light melodies with a strong beat.
Gemini and Love
The affective life of people born with the Sun in Gemini – and often of those who have the Ascendant in Gemini, is marked by the desire for experiences and variety.
People born with the Sun in Gemini, more cerebral than emotional, are sometimes unable to see the consequences of their unfaithfulness and are prone to yield to temptations. The adjectives philandering and fickle are more appropriate than unfaithful, for Geminis do not feel guilty about their natural tendency to flirt.
They deem that love games are almost more important that love itself. They need to exchange and to share the same centres of interest as their partner. Moreover, a friendship-oriented love suits them well. They are aware of their acting gift and enjoy trying to go a bit too far in order to test their partner, even if it means smoothly going back to a more acceptable behaviour.
Under such circumstances, is it really dangerous to link up with a Gemini man or woman? Of course not. The only thing to do – if possible – is to adjust one's lifestyle to his/her needs, to his/her thirst for frequent contacts and movements.
For instance, you could go on holiday with numerous friends, organise dinner parties several times a week, watch a show frequently, and above all, share your leisure activities with new friends or colleagues so as to meet this need for freshness and newness.
Gemini and work
Since Geminis loathe boredom, the suitable professions must provide opportunities to move, to exchange with numerous and new persons and to satisfy their endless curiosity.
If you are Gemini, you do only what you feel like doing and what is fun, and you will repeat this behaviour throughout your life. You are brimming with ideas, projects, and contacts, and you often have several irons in the fire.
Thanks to your public speaking talent and your perfect command of language, there is a strong possibility that you achieve fame in the fields of literature, business, human sciences, and the arts, including the performing arts. Gemini people have a more literary bent as compared to Virgo people who are more mathematics-oriented.
It is in surroundings filled with movement and communication that you feel comfortable. You move swiftly, you think fast, and you take quick decisions. Your flexible and clever intellectual process predisposes you to mental activities devoid of physical efforts, which you find totally uninteresting. Your everyday working tools are your mobile phone or Iphone, your PDA, the Internet, your Wifi spot, which enable you to juggle with your numerous activities. You are the archetype of the city-dweller who is resourceful, versatile, and under pressure, but you know how to manage the bustle which you yourself create.
The following professions are most suitable for you: journalist, reporter, writer, poet, interpreter, lecturer, speaker, storyteller, marketing and sales clerk, travel agent, stockbroker, trader, solicitor, professor, flight attendant, humorist, aerialist, juggler, acrobat, photographer, computer expert, model, actor, dancer, or caricaturist.
The symbolism of the sign of Gemini
Countries and cities associated to Gemini
Below are several traditional features associated with the sign of Gemini.
For the countries : Belgium, Wales, United-States, Lower Egypt, Sardinia, Armenia.
For the cities: London, Plymouth, Cardiff, Melbourne, San Francisco, Nuremberg, Bruges, Versailles.
Animals, Food, Herbs and aromatics for Gemini
The animals in analogy with Gemini are monkeys, butterflies, parrots, budgerigars.
The foods in analogy with Gemini are dried fruits, chestnuts, ground-level vegetables: peas, broad beans, etc. For herbs and aromatics: aniseed, marjoram, lemon balm, cumin.
If you are Gemini, you have the appetite of a bird. You like the idea of nibbling or sharing sweets or chewing gums. An eternal teenager, this is how you reconnect with emotions dating back to your school years. You do not imagine watching movies, or going for a long car or train ride without your sachet of M&M's which help to pass the time. You are mad about Twix chocolate bars, "Left Twix – Right Twix. Try both and pick a side", a very Gemini temptation.
There is no weight problem in sight since you are not too interested in simple terrestrial pleasures. Your lack of appetite is not really innate. It is the consequence of the state of constant intellectual stimulation in which you are. You are so wrapped up in the virtual world that you forget your basic physical needs and you often skip a meal, nibbling at anything when you think of it, and when you happen to have a downtime between two frenzied activities.
You need simple, light, and varied foods with many vegetables and mixed salads, and not necessarily a lot of meat since you have no intense physical activity. This all that is required to make you happy.
Regarding your culinary tastes, you equally appreciate the most refined specialities such as the strawberry Pavlova, a classic created to honour the eponymous ballerina. As well as lemon crepes and their sparkling sharpness. You love lavender and apricot muffins, and chestnut panna-cotta, all ingredients matching the symbolism of your sign.
Flowers, plants and trees associated with Gemini
Flowers and plants: lilies of the valley, lavenders, myrtle, ferns, Venus-hair-ferns, bittersweets. Trees: nut trees such as chestnut trees.
Stones, Metals and Salts associated with the sign of Gemini
Stones, Metals and Salts in analogy with Gemini are agates, mercury, silicas and potashes.
Celebrities with the Sun in Gemini
Astrotheme's database of celebrities lets you know who are the most popular personages. There are two possible criteria: the number of clicks on a celebrity's page, or the number of visitors who put them in their favourite file of their account. The examples below take into account both criteria, at the date of creation of these pages.
Taking into account contemporary people, the three most popular females are Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson and Beyoncé Knowles. The most popular males are Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.
However, we are focusing here on people born with the Sun in Gemini. The currently most popular people are: Marilyn Monroe, Donald Trump, Nicole Kidman, Kanye West, Lana Del Rey, Natalie Portman, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and Prince.
Famous people having a Gemini dominant
The Sun in Gemini corresponds exactly to the topic of this article. However, it may be interesting to check the dominant of the chart. Indeed, it sometimes happens that the only planet in Gemini is the Sun, but that the other planets or an angle such as the Ascendant are in a different sign. Although the chart's owner is a Gemini, his chart may display a more "powerful" sign than Gemini. This is called the "dominant sign".
Conversely, some people are not Gemini, although Gemini is their planetary dominant. In that case, they display Gemini features. In some cases, they are "much more Gemini" than people having the Sun in Gemini.
The most popular people having Gemini as their planetary dominant are, for the most famous ones: Cancer Christian Estrosi, Cancer Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Leo Helen Mirren, Cancer Pierre Ménès, Taurus Catherine Frot, or Cancer Lionel Messi.
The other signs of the zodiac