Gemini: Introduction

Gemini the twins. If you have the Sun, Moon or Rising Sign in Gemini you will know all about duality because you, dear Mercury ruled Gemini, are always in two minds about almost everything. Mentally agile – and often physically too – you simply cannot understand why everyone doesn’t do more than one thing at a time and if you’ve ever seen someone in a store routinely put two of everything in the basket? That, dear Gemini, is you.

In this section, I’m going to give you the heads up on the keywords associated with Gemini and the key things to look for if you’re a Gemini Sun, Moon or Ascendant (Rising Sign). If you’re in love with a Gemini you may also need to know what you’re dealing with. Gemini qualities can also be seen in people who have a strong Mercury in their Natal Chart, for example, rising in the first house or in conjunction with the Sun or Moon.

Gemini: Key Qualities


You are often accused of being an airhead – but was does it mean, being an ‘air sign’? Air signs live in the realm of ideas. Expressive and communicative, they are the intellectuals and idealists of the Zodiac and you are no exception. For you, everything exists to be observed, investigated, discussed, written, blogged or texted about. There is no subject too large or small that escapes your keen observations and you cannot wait to pass your thoughts on to the world at large.


Mutable signs are found at the end of the seasons when the universe is preparing for change. They find it easy, therefore, to be flexible and accept change as, intuitively, they know nothing is permanent and we must all adapt or die. You do this by processing ideas and information, making sense of things that have gone before. In so doing, You make connections between apparently disparate concepts and give us the means to express ideas and make sense of the world. Or simply enjoy a good gossip as you will happily do both.


Masculine signs are active and Gemini is active on the mental plane. You don’t wait to be told, You make it your business to find out what’s going on and tell everyone else about it. Whether it’s their business, your business or nobody’s business – it doesn’t matter. Masculine as a gender concept is really irrelevant here – all Geminis have a need to, and are confident in, communicating about whatever interests them. Without you, the world would be a quieter place. And less well informed.

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The Gemini Myth

Gemini is the sign if the twins – and in the heavens, the constellation of Gemini is named after the myth of the twins, Castor and Pollux.

Gemini: Ruler

Unsurprisingly, Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the messenger God. Mercury is – quite appropriately – one of the planets ruling two signs, Gemini and Virgo. With Gemini, it’s the ‘airy’ qualities of Mercury that come to the fore. Mercury flies between the gods and mere mortals, delivering the news from one to another. However, Mercury is more than just a mouthpiece. The cherub with winged feet was probably the original spin doctor – Mercury knew how to present the facts according to his audience and was not averse to embellishing them when necessary. This made Mercury a great storyteller – or an artful propagandist – and many of you have the innate ability to be one or the other. Or both.

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Gemini Archetype

Gemini Character

Gemini: Keywords


Adaptable, Busy, Clever, Communicative, Curious, Dextrous, Duality, Expressive, Funny, Independent, Intelligent, Interesting, Learns quickly, Lively, Mentally agile, Quick witted, Smart, Sociable, Talkative, Versatile.


Changeable, Diffuse, Distracted, Duplicitous, Fickle, Highly strung, Inconsistent, Indecisive, Liar, Moody, Nervous, Nosy, Opinionated, Restless, Scattered, Superficial, Two-faced, Unemotional, Unreliable, Unsympathetic.

Gemini in Love

When considering ‘Gemini in love’ the question most of you will ask is, ‘How can you tell?’. I mean, how can you possibly know you’re in love when there are so many possible partners out there? For you, making a choice does not come easily. And yet, you are so attractive. You enchant potential mates with your sparkling, fun personality. You’re great to be with, but heaven help the suitor who tries to tie you down.

However, the day will come when even you feel as though something is missing from your life. You need lovers – usually more than one – but to capture your heart, a partner has to first capture your interest and then your mind. You need to have a partnership that allows you to pursue your myriad of interests, maintain your independence and best of all, your chosen partner must be capable of introducing you to new and interesting experiences. For you, mutuality and reciprocity are the keys to a good relationship. It must be two way traffic – or the road to your heart will be permanently blocked. Or not. Who can tell?

Gemini & Family

Gemini & Money

Gemini Careers

Gemini: Things To Look Out For

Books, Magazines, Blogs, News, Journalists, Public relations, Marketing, Sales, Teaching, Lecturing, Writing, Mail, Postmen, Telecoms, Mobile phones, Email, Texts, Messaging, Couriers, Counsellors, Mediation, Couples, Twins, Doubles, Doppelgängers, Mirrors, Comedians, Commentators.

Planets & Points in Gemini

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