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


Oh dear Gemini, 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.

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.

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 Sun

The Sun represents your core self and with the Sun in Gemini, you really identify with Gemini characteristics. Even if, for example, your Rising Sign gives you a less outgoing disposition, at heart your need to know is paramount and your need to express that knowledge no less so. Mobile in the truest sense, you make sure you get out and about as often as possible and you will never, I repeat, never leave the house without at least your phone and probably your laptop in your bag. For you, knowing the nearest wifi code is as essential as breathing.

If all of this makes you sound like either a geek or a gossip, be aware Gemini has blessed you with a great sense of humour, the ability to fit into most social situations, get on with all kinds of people and do so usually without judgement. Leave that to the other Signs. If there is a downside to that it is perhaps that you can be all things to all people, however, if anyone has a talent for mediation it is you. You truly are the bridge between the gods and we mere mortals, so choose your words well.

Gemini Moon

The Moon represents our comfort zone. It’s where we go the switch off and relax – which is of course complete anathema to you if you have the Moon in Gemini. You need stimulation, mental stimulation, and lots of it. You need to be busy, have projects, hobbies, interests, days out and good company. You are not someone who can stand too much time on your own. Left to your own devices you can turn in on yourself. Your thoughts can become overwhelming and your naturally nervous disposition heightened. This can take your usually clear mind to a darker place but that’s okay. You need the light but be aware of, and accept, you have a darker side too.

So, don’t worry about getting bogged down by emotional complexities. I know it’s fashionable for us to gaze at our navels, but for you? Overthinking is not good for you as you engage with the mind more than anything else. Learn to keep your thoughts in perspective. This may make you seem shallow and emotionally disengaged to some but learn to accept the words of comfort others give to you – and don’t shy away from using your facility with language to comfort others too.

Gemini Rising

With Gemini on the Ascendant, you came into this world with a pen in hand. Okay, you didn’t really – thats just a story – but you will have wasted no time in absorbing as much information as you could. As a child you would have been a fast learner and no doubt managed to walk and talk ahead of many of your peers. You developed a personality that is demonstrably Gemini. You will be the chatty one, the social butterfly with a packed social diary.You move with ease between groups of friends and acquaintances and it is almost impossible to pin you down to any course of action where there aren’t at least two (or three) options available to you.

You act, look and behave like a Gemini – even if your Sun Sign gives you a completely different basic character. All things Gemini come easily to you and you are happy in the world of ideas because this sign enables you to express the qualities of your Sun Sign at the mental level. You see the world through a Gemini lens regardless of your Sun Sign and it is this that makes you such an effective communicator on every subject under the Sun. Those of you with Mercury in the First House may also identify with Gemini traits, particularly if you have an emphasis on Air Signs in your natal chart.

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: 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.

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© Sara Shipman

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