3rd Sign of Zodiac
Anatomy: Hands and arms; lungs.
talkative, mental, adaptable, flexible, changeable,
responsive, sociable, superficial
Comparison with the Gemini symbol, the
Geminis are said
to have a dual nature, as symbolized by twins. This duality also
represents exchange and interaction. The sign of Gemini is closely
associated with exchange of ideas, communication, and trade.
sign of Gemini
is thought to be very adaptable and flexible, sometimes to the
point of "being" two different personalities.
The glyph for Gemini depicts two
lines joined together, showing the symbolism of the twins, and the
duality of the nature of the sign.
Sun in Gemini
(The Sun is in Gemini from approximately May 21 to June 20,
depending on the year).
With the Sun in Gemini, the
urge for self-expression is strong. These natives are often
just as interested in collecting information as they are in
sharing it. Curious to a fault, Geminis have a finger in
Solar Geminis are flexible
and changeable people. Their ability to adapt quickly to new
situations generally gains them plenty of friends and social
contacts. Usually quite clever and witty, Geminis enjoy
intellectual conversations and they are easily bored if they
are not getting enough mental stimulation.
Often quite adept at
fitting in with others, Geminis easily adopt the moods of
those around them. They are friends to people from all walks
of life, and are not easily intimidated. Their ability to
detach themselves can make Geminis very objective and
observant, but a little difficult to get close to. Although
they often have many friends, intimacy doesn't come as
easily to Solar Geminis.
It can be difficult to know
what Gemini really feels at any given moment. They are often
very impressionable and scattered. There is usually a
nervous air to Geminis that can make more personal
characters a little uneasy. It is not always intuitive to
trust Geminis to be loyal or to keep secrets.
Geminis often flit about,
moving quickly and keeping busy every step of the way. Many
people with this position of the Sun have gained quite a bit
of knowledge in their lifetimes, but they don't often
possess specialized knowledge. This is because Geminis have
relatively short attention spans. Restlessness is especially
common with this position of the Sun.
Usually quite affable,
Geminis enjoy the "light" side of life. This
tendency to take things lightly makes them quite pleasing to
be around; but it can be maddening to people seeking support
on the deeper issues in life.
Geminis are both
interesting and interested. Their wit can be dazzling and
their changeability dizzying. At the very least, Geminis
will seldom bore you.
Some Famous People with
Sun in Gemini: Mel Blanc (Sun and Moon in Gemini), Drew
Carey, Courteney Cox (Sun and Mercury in Gemini), Johnny
Etheridge, John Goodman (Sun, Moon, and Venus in Gemini),
Steffi Graf (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Gemini), Elizabeth
Hurley (Sun and Mercury in Gemini), Nicole Kidman, Anna
Kournikova (Sun and Mars in Gemini), Lenny Kravitz, Kylie
Minogue (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars in Gemini), Marilyn
Monroe (Sun and Mercury in Gemini), Prince William
(Sun and Mercury in Gemini), Brooke Shields (Sun, Moon, and
Venus in Gemini), Pete Wentz (Sun and Mercury in Gemini).
Moon in Gemini
Lunar Geminis are usually pleasant, witty, and charming
people. At home and with family, however, they can be moody
and irritable at times. People with Moon in Gemini are
always interesting peoplethey have a finger in every pie,
are curious to a fault, and are generally
Nervousness and worry are
common traits with this lunar position. An underlying
restlessness is common, and many Lunar Geminis need more
stimulation than others. They usually read a lot, talk a
lot, and think a lot with this airy, mutable position of the
Their homes are often a
perpetual work-in-progress. They generally dislike
housework, but are big on home improvement. Re-organizing
their homes in littleand sometimes bigways seems to keep
them happy, as Lunar Geminis are easily bored by both
routine and constancy. Often, this is a reflection of their
inner world"the grass is always greener..."
applies here. Inwardly, Lunar Geminis are often unsettled.
Moon in Gemini parents are generally more adept at handling
the intellectual needs of their children than emotional
ones. Others' complicated emotions, in general, can be
difficult for Lunar Geminis to handle.
In their families, Lunar
Geminis often take on the role of organizing get-togethers.
They are at their best when they have plenty of things to do
Moon in Gemini people
almost always have a way with words. They are clever and
witty, and more often than not can be found chatting with
others. They are sociable and friendly, and feel comfortable
in crowds. Some pay too much attention to what everyone else
is doing, and lose touch with what they really want to do.
Generally, Lunar Geminis have a million and one projects
going. They are impressionable folk, and their imagination
Their openness to new ideas
is admirable, although decisiveness and persistence take a
blow as a result. Still, versatility and adaptability are
some of the stronger traits of this position of the Moon.
When irritable, these
people can easily become snappy. Their moodiness is
complicatedthis is not the same kind of moodiness you'll
find with water sign moons, for example. Usually, difficult
behavior stems from inner restlessness. Lunar Geminis want
to do it all, and have trouble sticking to any one project.
When problems arise, the
first instinct of Moon in Gemini natives is to talk things
out. Their tendency to analyze can give them the appearance
of emotional detachment. In fact, Lunar Geminis may be
especially comfortable talking about their feelings, but feeling
their own feelings doesn't come as easily. Those that don't
take time out to really emote and understand their own needs
may end up baffling others. Feeling misunderstood is common
for Moon in Gemini natives. The only real solution to the
problem is learning to get in touch with their own
Some Famous people with
Moon in Gemini: Mel Blanc (Sun and Moon in Gemini),
Jim Carrey, Kirk Douglas, John Goodman (Sun, Moon, and Venus in Gemini), Steffi Graf (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Gemini), Kylie
Minogue (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars in Gemini), Freddie Prinze Jr.
Mercury in Gemini people
are generally quick-witted. They can come across as somewhat
scattered, and this is mainly due to their eclectic interests.
They seem to know a little about everything.
Turn to Mercury in Gemini men and
women for lots of facts and figures as well as broad
knowledge. Their learning is a little superficialthey
generally have too many interests to delve too deeply into
These natives learn best in a stimulating environment. They
get bored easily, but they are fast learners. Impressionable
to a fault, Mercury in Gemini people pick up more from their
environment than most, and they can process information at
lightning speed! The restlessness of Gemini is especially obvious
when Mercury is placed in the sign. There is a nervous energy here
that is unmistakable.
Although Gemini is a fairly open-minded sign, there is often a bias towards logic. Unless
Mercury forms an aspect with the Moon in the birth chart, Mercury
in Gemini natives don't always rely on intuition, nor do they take
into account the world of emotion in their decision-making
processes. In this sense, they can come across as a little too
intellectual or just plain logical. The lack of heart behind what
they say and think can be frustrating to more personal
Although Mercury in Gemini people
are generally interested and interesting speakers, they can also
be quite detached, easily discarding or ignoring more personal
issues. They don't get attached to their opinions and ideas for
too long, and the result is a changeability and coolness that can
be frustrating to others. On the other hand, their curiosity and
willingness to adapt to the environment around them often endears
them to others. Because they possess versatile minds, you won't
have much of a problem convincing them to change their minds.
Mercury in Gemini natives
can be smooth talkers, even a little deceptive, although
this is generally not with cruel intent. It's done, usually,
with a sense of humor. In fact, it's more of a mental
exercise than anything. They are able to quickly spot human
weaknesses and then play around with them.
generally done quickly and competently. They have fun with words,
they are good on the phone, and they make engaging speakers.
They communicate with a strong sense of fun, and they can
"speak to" people from all walks of life with
Mercury in Gemini natives often
possess presence of mind and will generally impress you with their
wit. For the most part, it is unlikely these people will
Some Famous People with
Mercury in Gemini: Courteney Cox (Sun and Mercury in
Gemini), Tom Cruise, Steffi Graf (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in
Gemini), Elizabeth Hurley (Sun and Mercury in Gemini), Prince
William (Sun and Mercury in Gemini), Tobey Maguire, Kylie Minogue
(Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars in Gemini), Marilyn Monroe
(Sun and Mercury in Gemini), Pete Wentz (Sun and Mercury in
Venus in Gemini
Venus in Gemini people will
try to win over the object of their affection with witty
conversation, displaying just how much they "know", and
demonstrating their diverse interests. These lovers are
playfulsome might even call them a tease. They are hard to
pin down, and they resist relationships that promise to
become too "comfortable". Even those with
their Sun in Taurus or Cancer, whose outward demeanor may
suggest some reserve and caution, will want their
relationships to be stimulating and full of conversation
with Venus in Gemini.
Venus in Gemini men and
women don't want to be tied or bogged down in their
relationships. They appreciate lightheartedness in love.
Although they are willing to talk (perhaps endlessly) about
the relationship, you may get the feeling that they gloss
over some of the deeper issues. In love, their tastes
change often, and it can be hard to know what to expect from
one day to the next (or, sometimes, from one hour to the
Pleasing Venus in Gemini
involves supporting their need for fun and variety, showing
interest in their brainpower and knowledge, and giving them
space for friends and activities outside of the
relationship. Let them know just how much fun you have
with them. Try not to get overly miffed by Venus in Gemini's
changeable, fickle ways. Remember that time spent with your
lover will be exciting and invigorating.
Some Famous People with Venus
in Gemini: Sandra Bullock (Venus and Mars in Gemini),
Cher, Russell Crowe, John Goodman (Sun, Moon, and Venus in
Gemini), Jessica Simpson
Mars in Gemini
Mars is the planet that rules our drive and passions. In the
mutable air sign of Gemini, Mars is a little scattered and
unfocused. Easily bored, Mars in Gemini natives need a fresh
change of pace frequently just to keep energy levels up. It's a
somewhat odd thing, really. When there's nothing much to do, these
natives are exhausted. But if there's plenty of interesting things
on their agenda, Mars in Gemini natives can be powerhouses! More
than most people, these individuals have a physical reaction to
Besides possessing a passion for
words, when Mars in Gemini natives get angry or fired up, they use
words as their "weapon". Angry wordssome of the most
incisive and sarcastic onescan fly around with the more
energetic natives. Others simply talk things
throughenergetically! Whatever the case may be, Mars in Gemini
natives need to get everything off their chests when they're fired
In fact, debates are a Mars in
Gemini specialty. These natives draw on their sharp wit to win
arguments. In general, they can be talkative sorts, sometimes
bordering on verbal diarrhea. Those whose charts show more reserve
only become chatty when they're worked up about something or the
Some people with this position of
Mars are quite fidgety. They have much nervous energy. In general,
their nervousness and restlessness are at the root of plenty of
physical ups and downs. When they're on edge, they can be
Many Mars in Gemini natives
channel their energy through their hands. Gemini, after all, rules
the hands; and these people often express energy through musical
instruments and the likeeven video games. Many are attracted to
puzzles and games as diversions.
These natives are very adaptable,
often thriving on change. They often take up many projects at
once, spreading themselves thin at times. Sustained interest is
not especially common with this position of Mars. Most will
benefit from attempting to focus their energies rather than
scattering them. However, their versatility and disdain for
routine generally means Mars in Gemini natives are busy people.
(See also the
of Mars in Gemini).
Some Famous People with Mars
in Gemini: Sandra Bullock (Venus and Mars in Gemini),
Ludwig van Beethoven, David Duchovny, Anna Kournikova (Sun and Mars in Gemini), Kylie
Minogue (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars in Gemini), Jimmy
Page, Freddie Prinze Jr., Tiger
Those born with Gemini rising see the world as a place to learn.
They are curious about the people around them. Sounds similar to
Sagittarius rising? Well it is, but there are some important
differences. While Sagittarius seeks to expand their mental and
physical horizons in a broad sense, Gemini is mostly interested in
moving about in their social circles.
These are people who love to ask
questions, to move around freely, and to mingle. Definitely
restless and often quick in physical expression, natives of the
Gemini Ascendant exude an air of impatience even if they don't
mean it. In fact, there is a cleverness to Gemini Ascendants that
can intimidate some, especially sensitive folk. Their facility
with words can be a wonderful asset, although sometimes Gemini
rising individuals identify too much with their mental agility and
forget, in their personal interactions and communications, to
nurture the people around them. A certain lack of warmth in
presentation can be the result, and although this style is
generally a facade, it is not immediately apparent to most. People
with, for example, predominant Water signs may feel a little ill
at ease with Gemini rising people (that is, before they get to
know them more personally), while strong Air types more fully
appreciate the fun and cleverness of these individuals.
I have found two styles of
presentation most common with Gemini rising people. One style is
bubbly, changeable, talkative, and a little quirky. These natives
are interesting and fun. They constantly explain things,
whether it's their own behavior and opinion or those of the world
around them. Another distinct "style" is a
rather cool and intellectual demeanor. These natives are often
quite witty and clever, but they present themselves in a less
cheerful and changeable way than the first group. Their
observations are sharp and the overall manner is a tad brusque. No
matter the style, Gemini rising natives are given to analysis and
making sense of their world. Their powers of observation are
well-developed, they are mentally active (more often than not,
their minds are racing!), and they almost always have something
bright or witty to say. It is easy for individuals with this
position to get sidetracked, as their curiosity is large, their
minds are quick, and their attention spans rather short!
As children, natives born with a
Gemini Ascendant are often labeled as the intellectual,
inquisitive, and perhaps odd child. Many feel their upbringing
lacked some warmth.
In one-to-one relationships,
Gemini rising people often seek a certain amount of personal
freedom and space. They enjoy intellectual debates and exchanging
ideas. Although they often demand a fair amount of freedom, they
are often just as willing to give their partners room to
breathe. More on
Famous people with Gemini Ascendants
include Drew Barrymore, Harry Belafonte, Bruce Springsteen, Steffi Graf, Charlie Sheen,
and Ricky Martin.
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