Gemini is known as the Twin for those born May 22 to June 21. This is an approximation because of the irregular rotation of the earth and therefore not every year will Gemini begin exactly on the 22nd or even end on the 21st.
When I think of Gemini what comes to mind is the witty, bright and often restless nature of one who needs constant mental stimulation, variety and most important; space and freedom.
The key phrase that best describes the Twins is “I think.” Your mind never stops which can also makes you a bit on the nervous side but at least you are never boring and then again you may not be sticking around very long to become boring. You are like a butterfly flying from flower to flower wanting to meet everyone and learn everything so that no stone is left unturned. Which of course, all this intense curiosity can leave you mentally drained causing you to retreat to recharge that others see as being moody but maybe you are better described as manic and entertaining rather than using that boring adjective of moody to pin on you.
The symbol associated with your sign is the Twins. The constellation of Gemini is recognized in the sky by its two stars, side by side, like identical twins. However one star is brighter than the other indicating that there is a bright and divine side to Gemini but also a darker side that Gemini’s need to accept and not repress as best described in the famous tale of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.
In classical art, the Gemini twins are most portrayed as young children, and the curiosity of the youthful mind that is often reckless and impertinent also describes the Gemini temperament. The myth of Peter Pan also depicts the nature of Gemini’s due to this restless, roaming and innocent nature of the mind, seeking always to explore uncharted areas and to be constantly stimulated.
You often take nothing seriously, or at least you don't delve long into anything too heavy, much like the innocent child. So, in love, in spite of your temporary depth of feeling, for your intensity of involvement lasts only while it is new, you can come off superficial, immature, cool, flirtatious and distracted.
If matters of love, you like intrigue, the excitement of the chase, but once you have made your conquest, you lose interest and begin looking around for the next romantic adventure. It’s that childlike and restless curiosity that helps make you a great entertaining friend but not a very conventional, middle class spouse material.
You make witty, entertaining companions, good acquaintances rather than deep, solid friends. Even at your worst you are never boring - there is usually playfulness below the surface, and you can be brilliant conversationalists - but you can also be contrary, quarrelsome, and fickle.
When a Gemini matches up with another Gemini it’s usually a miracle because the two of you would burn each other out instantaneously but it would be a good time while it lasted; Cancers and you should stick to making money or at least the Cancer could teach you how to make money; Leos are quite stimulating however it often ends up like the love of a brother or sister; Virgos will set up house with you but you are very different; Libra will be your eternal lover and playmate; Scorpios are best left alone but hot while is lasts; Sagittarius is your opposite sign and therefore your marriage partner; Capricorn’s will push every button and shift your perspective but that is no fun in a romance; you will want to travel the globe with Aquarius in search of greener pastures; Pisces and you see life very differently but if you could have a common goal in business it might work; Aries makes good friendships and therefore good partners and Taurus will settle you down until you fly the coop from boredom.
Physically Gemini’s are energetic, mentally high-strung, consequently often thin in the early years, and very hyper. You do need to watch your weight in later years when everyone’s metabolism tends to slow down because your nervous restlessness can cause many of you to over eat from your fidgety nature. Also many Gemini’s unfortunately smoke, again mainly because of your nervous energy and when you stop smoking you start eating to replace the need to do something with your hands.
Most Gemini’s have a keen, quick, and often brilliant intelligence and you love mental challenges. But your concentration, though intense for a while, does not last. Your mental agility and energy gives you a voracious appetite for knowledge though you dislike the routine and discipline needed to learn or the focus to accomplish difficult educational goals to the end.
You are certainly a quick learn with almost everything requiring intelligence and mental dexterity and you are also able to combine this ability with manual skills giving you the potential for talent with your hands that takes a great deal of mental concentration; such as playing an instrument to surgery or even to building and repairing machinery and computers.
Your intellect is very analytical and this can give you the ability to quickly discern all sides of a situation. However, this quick vacillation also makes it difficult for you to make up your mind. When faced with problems to solve you have little patience until you find a solution, and often you will just pick up the phone and ask everyone else you know for their input in the situation.
Changing horses in the middle of the stream is another small quirk in the Gemini personality that makes decision making, and sticking to a decision, particularly hard for you.
You can certainly be affectionate, kind, generous, and thoughtful towards others. However, you know how to use your sparkling personality to gain your own ends, and when striving for these you can lapse into the dark side of your sign, by lying, or being evasiveness; for your own gains. In your better moments you may strive to be honest and straightforward, but self-interest is almost always the victor. That is the dark side that will come out of nowhere and take over if you don’t remember to stay wide-awake and conscious. Or this may take the form of you always taking the high ground but still associating with another who takes the low road.
If things don't go your way, you can sulk like children. Remember there is this darker, other side to your dual nature. And like children, you demand attention, admiration, and time.
You change with your surroundings, like chameleons, and this pattern can cause you to become pessimistic and moody. You can become uncertain of yourself, be withdrawn, and worry constantly. On the other hand your versatility can make you very adaptable, adjusting yourself to control the world around you by means of your ingenuity and cleverness.
All this scattered mental energy you possess will also cause you to be fickle in love but not intentionally. You do have a side that can get quite involved emotionally but the other side is against any type of sentimentality. You are so much in your head analyzing your emotions that, yes, you could become a great psychologist for others but for yourself you keep vacillating from your heart to your head making commitment in love a little challenging for you.
Creatively you do best with words but also your hands. So many of you possess talent for design, craftsmanship, haircutting and sculpture. But your great talent is writing, speaking, selling, teaching or acting. Your restless, mental nature makes you a natural for being alone and writing for hours, which enables you to focus your brilliant mind, which in turns calms you down. You need to keep your mind focused on a creative outlet to stay centered and on the path towards financial success.
In business any work, which combines quick-wittedness with a change of surroundings suits you best, such as; working as a traveling salesperson, brokerage work, or dealing with the public in any capacity is right up your alley.
Because you are detached, logical, rational and analytical you make good scientists. In the arts you may excel in music, painting and sculpture because of your ability to combine dexterity with an imaginative mind.
Your financial plan is not to have a plan. Your reliance on adaptability and flexibility often works well for you! You have no trouble finding freelance work, so somehow everything works out.
Our new digital world seems to be made with you in mind. You love information, computers, telephones, the Internet, and you were practically born "wired." You should be in high demand so put your talent for communication to good use!
You are very versatile, so you tend to have many fingers in many pies! Learn to focus your attention on your most lucrative prospects. Some Gemini’s have problems with follow-through and money does not motivate you as much as ideas do. So do what you love and the money will follow.
Gemini rules the arms, shoulders, hands, lungs and nervous system. Since you are prone to bronchial problems, you need to take extra care of your lungs, and avoid anything that could lessen their ability to perform! You know what that means: don't smoke!
If you ever find yourself with a weight problem at all, it is because of nervous tension. You tend to eat quickly to calm yourself down. But for most twins you eventually get even bored with eating and then you will lose the weight as quickly as you gained it.
Another aspect of duality that pits the forces of the light and dark is within your body versus your mind. When the left hand hasn’t a clue what is happening in the right or when the mind is so preoccupied with mental processes that the physical body is neglected, that is when you know that the Gemini split is happening internally rather than externally.
Emotionally as a Gemini you can be evasive, certainly complex and always contrary because of your dual nature. One side of your personality can produce versatility but the other side can be prone to flightiness. Being that you are under the influence of Mercury, who was depicted often in myths as a precocious infant, you can be like a child. Children are wonderful when they are good and infuriating when they are mischievous. Like children you can be lively and happy, or selfish and restless. For you and children life is a game that must always be full of fresh moves and continuous entertainment, free of labor and routine.
You are also known as the magician and your incredible minds can come up with solutions as if pulled out of a hat that can help other’s see life’s problems in a whole new light. Not only does the Twins entertain us and keep us mentally alive but they come up with original ideas that can light up the world. You may be a handful but genius is never simple.