GEMINI: May 21 - June 20
Take Heart, Take Every One
Notable Geminis at AoI: Charles Rex (29 May) and Lauderdale (24 May)
Air. Gemini Air is like a pesky breeze on a day at the beach. It makes you squint, so you don't get a clear picture of what's happening around you.
Mutable. Gemini is the human version of the revolving door.
The Twins. Double-trouble. Double-talk. Double-life. Double-cross.
Mercury, the god of mischief and deceit.
Jumping to the wrong conclusion.
How to Get Anyone to Agree to Anything.
The Tasmanian Devil.
"Because I want to."
Fingers, usually broken from wagging them in other people's faces.
Approach With Caution
Gemini, the third sign of the zodiac, lives in the House of Communication and Short Trips. Conventional astrology says that Twins are energetic, versatile charmers and intelligent, multitasking, social butterflies. Truth is, being with a Gemini is like being a permanent guest at the Mad Hatter's tea party.
A critical rule is not to confuse Gemini duality with the dual nature of Pisces. Fish swim against one another, which makes Pisces its own worst enemy. Gemini Twins always stand side by side, egging each other on, giving you all kinds of crap. They are crafty versus intellectual, fast-talking con artists versus true philosophers. A Twin's idea of success is to be on the A-list of every big shot in town. They love to stand around at cocktail parties and play the Name Dropping Game. Telling one that you know Paul McCartney's hair stylist will ensure you a place at his or her side at dinner.
Gemini is headstrong, not independent. They skim through life. Twins demand freedom, but it's the freedom of a teenager. They are too busy rebelling to listen to any other point of view. Being born without the objective-assessment gene has voided the ability to see any other option but theirs as valid. Argue with one, and suffer an interrogation that could make a trained spy crumble. Win your case and Gemini will say, "That's just what I was trying to tell you!"