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Star Sign in Spotlight: Gemini

In Latin, Gemini means ‘twins’, hence the presence of the cheeky duo in the zodiac. The twins are named Castor and Pollux in Greek mythology and are the children of Zeus and Tyndareus. However, this family is far from nuclear; Leda found herself seduced Zeus as he disguised himself as a swan in order to win her affections. Zeus’ scheme was successful and led to their entanglement while Leda was pregnant with Tyndareus’ child. As a result of this unconventional love triangle, Leda birthed the twin sons, Castor and Pollux. Castor is believed to be the mortal son of Tyndareus and Pollux the immortal son of Zeus. 


Geminis are incredibly charismatic and sharp-witted individuals. They also, however, have an infamously divided personality that can sometimes feel unpredictable and erratic. Nonetheless, Geminis are highly social, expressive, conversational and brilliant communicators. It is often believed that Geminis are in fact the best communicators in the Zodiac. Overall, they find fascination amongst all things and bear a relentless sense of curiosity. Therefore, these individuals are regularly considered to be some of the most exciting and invigorating friends in our lives.


Alongside Libra and Aquarius, Gemini is part of the Zodiac’s Air family. All air signs are united by their deep connection to the mind, and Geminis are certainly no different; this sign is renowned for their intelligence and quick thinking, making them interesting partners for conversation or guests at a party. Their airy personalities can also be interpreted as indecisive and whimsical. For some people, this may grow to be frustrating, but for many more these playful and quirky traits are truly endearing


As Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet representing communication, their popularity and fantastic people-skills should come as no surprise. In addition, due to their affiliation with twinship, Geminis can sometimes feel as if they are not fully complete and thus seek constant interactions with others to lessen this feeling of absence.


Love and relationships


Winning the heart of a Gemini is a difficult task. As they tend to be smart, witty and incredibly shrewd, it is not unlikely for Geminis to be unfazed by a half-hearted and disingenuous attempt at scoring their affection. They value strong communication as much as most other signs value physical contact, and find themselves highly interested in potentials who can challenge them intellectually. Consequently, others find themselves drawn to Geminis as their astuteness is particularly enchanting. They are flirty, passionate and know exactly how to use their most powerful traits to their advantage. It’s not uncommon to be left feeling heart-broken by a Gemini as their fleeting presences can be hard to keep up with. 


With this in mind, Geminis find it very challenging to pin down long-lasting feelings for a partner. They feel disdain for repetition and superficiality in relationships, and the prospect of an unfulfilling long term partnership is possibly their biggest fear of all. As a result, other signs can often find their mysterious and transient nature hard to understand and thus leave them desiring even more. However, they must learn to understand that it is rare for a Gemini to settle down and seek stability as they are on a never-ending journey to expand their minds and experience new adventures. Some may see these Gemini tendencies as a lack of direction, or a state of being in-denial. This is simply not the case though, as a Gemini’s true direction has no clear-cut path - and that is just the way they like it.


Friendships


A Gemini’s best feature is probably not their reliability. While they mean well, sometimes their popularity can get the better of them; it is not uncommon for them to forget a birthday dinner or accidentally double book plans on the same day. This inconsistency should never be taken personally however, as Geminis will always seek to make up for what they’ve done. 


As Geminis are fun, flirty and fantastic conversationalists you will find yourself in constant fits of laughter in their presence. Some of the funniest and most exciting memories are shared with Geminis, as they always seek to push their friends out of their comfort zones and have the most fun possible. That being said, while you might think that you know your Gemini friend, there is a lot hiding under the surface; they are particularly mysterious individuals and will never want to burden their friends with their worries. It’s at times like this where we really see the split personality of the Gemini twins at play. 


Travel


Geminis thrive off versatility and spontaneity. They desire vacations jam-packed full of different day trips, cultural experiences and learning curves. However, as Geminis are notoriously scattered and find it hard to stick to a routine, they may fare better on their travels when accompanying someone with better organization skills. 


Vacations in resort hotels with prearranged itineraries is a thing of Gemini nightmares. They find endless days at the beach thoroughly uninspiring and would therefore much rather enjoy a bustling city break with endless clubs, restaurants and museums to explore. Expect to meet many new people when vacationing with a Gemini.


Career


It will come as no surprise that Geminis thrive in career fields of a communicative nature. Presenting marketing pitches, writing killer articles or interacting with the public to catch the perfect scoop all come extremely naturally for Geminis. They work very well within a team, and even more so as a team leader for their ability to convey bright new ideas, combined with their fantastic people skills is a recipe for success.


Their weaknesses lie in organization, so often Geminis may find themselves ambitiously starting new ventures but struggling to finish them. They thrive off the rush that comes with starting exciting new projects, but must learn that patience and dedication is what is required for these projects to truly excel. Ultimately, Geminis must ensure the career field they enter can cater to their excellence, and not leave them feeling trapped in a mundane routine. 


Most compatible with?


Sagittarius 


The connection that exists between these two signs is quite frankly magical. They both possess similar levels of adventure and passion, while Sagittarius' more mellow temperament serves to ground Gemini during their flighty episodes. Moreover, both signs are highly independent and can provide the space the other needs - this allows the pair to thoroughly enjoy each other’s company without feeling tied down or suppressed by the relationship.


Aquarius 


The attraction between Aquarius and Gemini is instantaneous and powerful. As they are both air signs, the intellect and wit that bounces between this couple is truly mesmerizing and each partner is able to stimulate the other’s mind and soul in a way that many other signs would struggle to do. They are constantly debating, philosophizing and presenting their two cents on current affairs. The pair are able to socialize well together in large groups and as a result, are often the life and soul of the party. Aquarius and Gemini are certainly a very dynamic duo that many people love to be around. 


Aries


The partnership between Aries and Gemini is fiery yet beautifully tender. As fire cannot burn without air, Aries needs the passion and spontaneity of Gemini to fully thrive. This couple has bounds of energy and constantly keeps the other on their toes - their laidback nature, combined with their love for adventure, forms a wonderfully eclectic balance that many couples could only dream of achieving. There is endless fun to be had with this pair.


Least compatible with?


Capricorn


As Capricorn is a grounded and stable earth sign, the whimsical nature of Gemini will prove to make a difficult match for this pair. Gemini’s desire to live by their own rules and seek adventures will be jarring for Capricorn, who yearns for stability and security in a partnership. Gemini hates feeling that their relationships are ‘safe’ or mundane, thus it’s unlikely for this couple to make it very far in the future. 


Taurus


Just like Capricorn, Taurus is a grounded earth sign and would therefore clash with Gemini in a relationship. The slow, meandering pace of Taurus would quickly frustrate Gemini; Gemini would want nothing more than to invigorate their relationship through fiery debates and long, thoughtful discussion. Alongside this, Gemini’s flirty nature would lead to strife as Taurus’ famous stubborn jealousy would spin out of control in this pairing.


Scorpio


Scorpio’s intense and serious temperament does not sit well with the light-heartedness of Gemini. As Gemini prides themselves on their ability to communicate with anyone and everyone, the withdrawn nature of Scorpio would only create discordance in a romantic relationship. Moreover, as Scorpio is known for bearing controlling traits, a Gemini is likely to run for the hills at the first sign of this behaviour in their partner. In general, a relationship between these two signs is jarring and would leave each partner feeling unfulfilled. 


Ultimately, the zodiac and its signs are not to be taken as a rigid doctrine, classifying our personalities and compatibility without any deviations. After all, every one of us is uniquely special and cannot be placed into a box. Despite this, the zodiac is a great guide that has existed for thousands of years, highlighting many accurate characteristics and allowing us to deeply engage with the remarkable workings of higher celestial realms. By taking the suggestions of the zodiac into account, we are able to seek greater clarity and understand our relationships to a greater degree than could be achieved otherwise.


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