Gemini by Anna Blanchard
by Cindy Fadoir
The darting flight of a butterfly symbolize the Gemini mind, gathering information from multiple sources and dispensing thoughts to many. Gemini is the last Zodiac sign of the spring season, also known as early summer. Such is the duality and versatility of Gemini, as symbolized by the Twins and the mutable quality of this air sign.
Our astrology training continues with the third sign of the Zodiac experience. Gemini is the youngster now speaking in full sentences with the help of Mercury, the messenger planet. Paired with the air element of intellect, the youngster is thrilled with learning and knowledge. Thus, the key phrase for Gemini is “I think”. And talkative, curious Gemini want to learn everything and love to share their thoughts and new ideas. However, the thoughts may change as Gemini inquisitiveness results in questioning everything, even their own opinions, causing potential inconsistencies in their communications over time. Gemini are logical, rational and quick thinking. Like the flitting butterfly or the impatient child, Gemini are restless and desire variety. They generally have many projects going at once and have difficulty staying focused to completion. Gemini love to read and anything to do with words. They are more at ease with words and ideas than their emotions.
Gemini are resourceful financially, able to secure funds from various sources and are generous when able. Gemini are often fair but tan easily, energetic and wiry. They have fair hair, slender arms and graceful hands. Their head is often tipped in inquisition. Their eyes are usually anything but brown, as in crystal clear and sparkly blue, hazel, grey or green. Gemini rules the lungs, hands, arms and nervous systems. Other Gemini keywords are communicative, adaptable, restless, inconsistent, intelligent, eloquent, witty, lively, cunning, inquisitive, logical, nervous, superficial, unfocused, and moody.
The Moon relates to how we express our emotions, needs, and what makes us feel secure. When the moon appears in Gemini, emotions may be questioned, analyzed and not trusted. Verbal discussion is desired to sort emotions out or for emotional release. Rational thought often overrides emotional needs.
Mercury influences how we think, study and communicate. At home in Mercury ruled Gemini, communications increase and become easier. This alignment supports studies and learning in all forms. Our thought processes are clearer and more logical, though nervous tension may result in jumping to conclusions. Changing minds often result in superficiality.
Venus represents how we relate, what we value, how we handle finances, and our artistic nature. When Venus aligns with Gemini, the expression is often charming, flirtatious and lively. Diversity is valued and relationships can be fickle. Partners with quick minds are valued as Gemini love first with the mind. Finances are handled resourcefully, as funds often come from multiple sources. Creative outlets are often writing
Mars relates to our physical stamina and sex drive, and how we use energy. The Mars in Gemini energy can be verbally assertive, expressed mentally versatile and argumentative. The duality of Gemini results in a great dislike of conflict and confrontation and desire to keep options open. Sexuality can be expressed as light hearted and spontaneous, though the need for variety may result in lack of commitment or multiple unions. Gemini is more likely to be mentally active rather than physically, which can cause restlessness and irritability.
Jupiter influences how we seek to expand, grow and express our intellect. When Jupiter appears in Gemini, the energy support self-education, diplomacy and alertness. However, it can also result in temperament, intellectual restlessness and snobbery impeding growth. New ideas are shared and expressed through teaching, writing, journalism, broadcasting and online media.
Saturn is an expression of how we deal with authority and cope with serious issues personally, spiritually and societally. Saturn in the sign of Gemini may result in a disruption or slowdown of communications and an increase in doubts and suspicions. This energy supports scientific reasoning. Normal thought processes are deeply serious. Practical solutions are sought. Caution and conservatism are the rule.
Uranus relates to how we manifest personal individuality and humanitarian freedom, and where we experience change as well as upset. Uranus in Gemini is expressed as innovative, inventive and original. Deep restlessness makes it hard to complete projects calling for additional discipline. Habitual life patterns may be broken now. Travel will bring new ideas to the masses.
Neptune represents how we reveal our imagination and intuitive capacity, and where our illusionary blind spots exist. Neptune has not appeared in Gemini for over a hundred years, so it is unlikely that anyone living today has this planet placement in their birth chart. Neptune will reappear in Gemini in 2051, so, the grandchildren of todays’ toddlers may have Neptune in Gemini in their birth charts. Neptune in Gemini has many new ideas about commerce, communication and travel, while being restless, preoccupied and crafty. Gemini’s need to take on everything can lead to burnout. Imagination and intuition merge through reasonable logic.
Pluto influences how we personally transform and regenerate. When Pluto moves into Gemini in 2127, it is speculated that generation will be willing to challenge the mainstream thought and question the logic of the time. Pluto currently resides in Capricorn, as it has since around June 2008, when the stock market crash resulted in a need to transform and rethink how material resources and possessions are handled and valued. Also, government size and reform continue to be campaign hot topics.
Next month, we will take a tour through the cardinal water sign of Cancer, the Crab. Until then, may the heavens be bright with summer stars and fireworks.