The zodiac sign Gemini is easy to spot in any circle of people. It is the person who talks the most and to the most people. Gemini is often labeled as a social butterfly. Those born under the Twins are very bubbly and they find it super easy to connect with anyone. You could say that they are pretty mercurial. They LOVE to be around people and chat with them.
During the year, Gemini season lasts from the 21st of May to the 20th of June. Following Taurus, Gemini is the third zodiac sign. Its planetary ruler is diurnal Mercury. Each zodiac sign and planet has a symbol. The glyph used for Gemini in astrology resembles the Roman numeral 2-. ♊. This sign is associated with the third house of communication and learning in the chart wheel.
Each zodiac sign has characteristics that makes it special. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Gemini in astrology.
When is Gemini Strong in Your Natal Chart
The Sun, Moon and the rising sign have the biggest influence over your general personality. If you were born when the Sun was staying in Gemini, the core of your personality reflects the qualities of this sign.
If your Sun is in another sign, but you are a Gemini rising, the coat of your personality consists of Gemini energy. The same is true if Mercury is conjunct your ascendant -you sometimes come across as if your ascendant was in Gemini, nevertheless of your actual rising sign. In these cases, based on the first impression you make, if people had to go your zodiac sign, they would go with Gemini.
Don’t forget about the importance of the Moon in astrology. This luminary is associated with your emotions, habits and moods, to name a few. If Gemini is your Moon sign, you react to life in a Gemini way. Depending on the rest of the natal chart, you probably cope with feelings in general by talking about them.
If there are three or more planets close to each other in the natal chart, they form a stellium. This brings a lot of energy to the zodiac sign and matters of the house where the stellium is located. If you have a stellium in Gemini or in the third house, the planetary energies make them play a big role of your personality and life.
Element and Modality of Gemini in Astrology
The four basic elements in astrology are Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. Gemini is part of the air family with Libra and Aquarius. Air signs live life on an intellectual level and have good mental abilities. They enjoy connecting with others. Extroverted but emotionally detached, these zodiac signs prefer acquaintances to deep intimacy. Air signs are famous for their curiosity. They are always in for learning something new.
By modality, Gemini belongs to the family of mutable signs. The mutable signs in astrology are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. These signs have nothing against change, they know that it is a part of life and actually excites them. They are adaptable, flexible and open for new opportunities. Mutable signs mark the end of the seasons, Gemini season being the end of spring in the northern hemisphere.
Besides element and quality, you can group the zodiac signs by polarity (they are active or passive). Gemini has active and masculine energy.
Burning With Curiosity
Those born under Gemini have an agile mind. These folks are quick-witted and versatile. They love to observe the world around them and can offer you unique insight on a wide range of topics. (Ever noticed that they make funny remarks about anything and everything?)
This hunger for information might be the reason why Geminis are so interesting. Their mind is constantly full of thoughts and ideas. As an air sign, Gemini is keen on reading and soaking up knowledge. And they have the talent to teach it to others, too (the house connected to the Gemini rules learning and teaching among others). A Gemini talking will blow your mind. It’s a pleasure to listen to them sharing their opinion or telling you a funny story.
Gemini is often emphasized in the natal chart of writers as it is also about perception. This sign is associated with reading and writing, and it often gifts those born under it with extraordinary literary talent. They notice those tiny and fun details that are key to a good story. They have the gift to put into words what we all feel but only they can name. And this is a blessing to the world because Gemini besides merely talking often has actually something to say and have unique perceptions.
Gemini is connected to the hands and arms in the human body. People born under this sign often have excellent hand dexterity and they are very good at tasks that require well-developed fine motoric skills. In the human body, Gemini rules the lungs, shoulders, arms, hands, collar bone and the nervous system, to name a few more body parts.
Gemini in Astrology – The Popular Kid of the Zodiac
Mercury, the ruler of Gemini is the quickest of all planets in the Solar System. It should be no surprise that Gemini reflects these qualities, too. This is a quick and jumpy sign in astrology. Usually, Gemini people are gifted with high intelligence. The Twins are very flexible and adapting to new rules and scenery is not a problem for them. No matter what life throws their way, they even enjoy making changes. It’s a mutable sign, after all.
Gemini means twins in Latin, and those born under this sign have a talent to mirror anyone’s personality. Like its element, the air that can fill any space. Gemini people easily find the common denominator with anyone they meet. Social gatherings are their natural habitat.
The word social butterfly describes this sign perfectly. Gemini is often the first to initiate a conversation with the neighbor on the way home or to make new acquaintances while waiting in a line. They have a wide circle. Since they are funny and curious, people usually like them. Geminis make a not overly loyal, but encouraging and supportive friends.
If you are a Gemini, you’ve probably heard the word talkative thrown around. This zodiac sign is an expert at communication. This should be no surprise as Mercury was the god of communication in Roman mythology. Gemini has an innate knowledge of the human nature. They have a talent for persuasion and they can talk you into almost anything. As an air sign, they prefer to connect on an intellectual level.
Negative Traits of Gemini in Astrology
Gemini is a hyperactive sign. Restless and wanting to learn about everything, they dedicate few time to investigate a topic. Rushing through experiences, routine was not invented for Geminis (and for sure not by a Gemini). This sign is often a Jack of all trades but master of none, as they lack the deep concentration that is necessary to become truly good at something. Gemini is about collecting the pieces of the puzzle. The house opposite of the third house is the ninth house of higher education. Ruled by Sagittarius, the ninth house puts these pieces together and give you the big picture.
The brain of a Gemini runs on information. They constantly need new impulses because they become bored quickly. They leave persistence to the Taurus people, as there is always something new out there to see and hear, they are a mutable sign, after all. The keyword for Gemini is versatility.
Superficiality is another trait associated with Gemini in astrology. They don’t like to bond on a deep, intimate level. It’s hard for them to stay with one person for a long time, as they get bored easily. This is true both in their friendships and romantic relationships. Even though they are (in)famous for their talkative personality, they don’t like to open up and reveal too personal information.
Gemini people are often ungrateful and sassy. Sometimes they aren’t aware of it that they can hurt other people’s feelings with their sharp tongue. It’s one thing not to be afraid to tell what you think, but it doesn’t mean that you should always prove it by hurting people.
Gemini in Love
Gemini finds it hard to commit to one person. If you want to win the heart of this sign, you must be an intellectual companion to them, as mental stimuli is crucial or this sign. Gemini enjoys flirting and they are particularly good at it.
Show them that they can trust you, as this sign finds it hard to open up to people and will probably choose to escape from a deep conversation to a superficial chatter in no time.
As an air sign, Gemini is quite detached. It’s important to be friends, not just lovers, if you want a long-term relationship with a Gemini. Fun and lighthearted, this sign is easy to love.
What It Really Means to Be a Gemini?
They don’t lack mental ability. In its purest form, Gemini is about perceiving the world. They love to watch and observe everything others do. A wild soul with a sarcastic sense of humor, Geminis find it easy to make friends and they are loved by those around them.
As everything in the world, Gemini has both a light and shadow side. People born under Gemini don’t like to focus on one thing for a long time as versatility is what fuels them.
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