Saturday, May 24, 2008

Happy Birthday, Gemini

I'm a couple of days late with this and Mercury isn't even retrograde yet! Not until May 26 anyway.

Gemini is symbolized by twins, and the dual nature of those born under the sign is legendary, though not always obvious. I did have a Gemini boss once, though, who exhibited this quality. Whenever one of the engineers needed to talk to him, he'd first approach the boss's secretary to inquire: "Who's in today, Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?"

Most Geminis aren't that schizophrenic, though some are. Take Gemini Marilyn Monroe, for instance, a sex goddess with a vulnerable, "little girl lost" quality. Men wanted to make love to her; women wanted to take her home and mother her. Her death saddened all of us. Another example is Angelina Jolie, another sex goddess known for her humanitarian work.

Gemini is a mutable air sign ruled by the planet Mercury, and the word "mercurial" was invented for people born under this sign. They are clever, versatile, changeable, impatient and easily bored. Geminis tend to think and talk fast, and just try keeping up with them when the ideas get to flashing quick and fast. Theirs is often a restless nature, and stick-to-it-ive-ness may not be a strong suit. Mercury rules writing and communications, and there seem to be an unusual number of writers in this month's list of famous personalities. Mercury's birthstone is variously listed as the aquamarine or the agate, both of which reflect different colors, in keeping with Gemini's changeability.

Famous people born under the sign include Johnny Depp, mobster John Dillinger, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Bob Dylan, the Duke of Edinburgh, Senator John Edwards, Ian Fleming, Errol Flynn, Michael J. Fox, Morgan Freeman, Judy Garland, Paul Gaugain, Thomas Hardy, Bob Hope, Angelina Jolie, Al Jolson, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Paul McCartny, Marilyn Monroe, Cole Porter, Rosalind Russell, Brooke Shields, Wallis Simpson, director Michael Todd, Rudolph Valentino, Walt Whitman, Frank Lloyd Wright and Brigham Young. More Gemini personalities can be found here.

Gemini is considered to be most compatible with the other air signs, Libra and Aquarius and with the fire signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. As always, much depends on the individual's chart.

Do you have a Gemini in your life?



Travis Erwin said...

No Geminis in my clan, but I still found this all very interesting.

Beth said...

My mother-in-law. Her birthday was the 22nd. She and I get along great (I'm a Taurus) but it has taken a lot of effort on my side. I have seen some of the dual personality, it was kind of freaky. I also have an uncle who is a Gemini but I haven't been that close to him to notice the change. Interesting stuff.
I hope you do the same for Cancer-both my boys were born in June the 22nd and the 29th.

Linda McLaughlin said...

Travis, glad you found it interesting.

Beth, this is a regular feature, so I'll definitely be doing Cancer next month. How interesting that your boys are only a week apart and both the same sign.


Anonymous said...

I know a Gemini! And they're both ME! LOL.
I fit much of what you describe... versatile, changeable, impatient, easily bored... sadly for me the sex goddess part does not apply. ::sigh::
I wonder if the moody part of our sign doesn't have to do with the easily bored part. It's almost like we (I) soar on my own whim then crash when I'm finished or when there's something else I want to do but can't get to until I'm finished with what I started. I don't know if that makes sense, but it's a thought I've always had. Love these SIGNS posts, Linda.

Linda McLaughlin said...

Debbie, yes, the moody part could be caused by boredom. I'm an Aries, but I have Sun conjunct Mercury, and I'm easily bored, too.

Hope you had a great birthday!