Signs are Seasons
The last sign of any season represents a point of transition. The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. The mutable air sign Gemini is a perfect symbol of this period of duality, a time when spring is preparing to become summer (or fall turning to winter in the southern hemisphere).
The Twins represent the ability to detach ourselves from the environment to see it more objectively. All the air signs (Libra and Aquarius are the others) are about breathing room with which to better observe and comment on the world around us.
Cruel or Just Cool
Gemini is associated with Mercury, the planet of communication. Its sharply observant eye often gives rise to a wicked sense of humor, or just a puckish playfulness. For those who can't stand to be toyed with, Gemini can seem uncaring and without sentiment. But it's Gemini's job to help us see alternative views of reality.
Gemini is neither about truth nor judgment. It offers options, explorations, possibilities, conjecture and jokes. The lens of perception may be turned in its need to catch the light from yet another angle. If we take this to the limit we may ridicule others, using wit to separate ourselves from feelings. But the purpose here is not for us to wound or be wounded. It is to lighten up, brighten up and open the mind's eye to new possibilities.
There can be real compassion with detachment now. This is the season for sharing our thoughts and observations without the censor of truth or judgment. We may find the space to speak with openness, simply exchanging information and ideas.
No one needs to be right. There is no grade for this course. It's a free pass for the eye, the mind and the mouth to travel new paths and remember that reality is not just one thing, but an infinite web of possibilities.
The Committed Gemini
Consistency is not the essence of Gemini. The sign of the Twins symbolizes variety, rather than stability. Nevertheless, those born under this sign can be highly committed individuals.
The key to Gemini commitment is to keep the mind moving. If a relationship, a job or field of interest is sufficiently diverse, those born under this sign can show up every day. But once routine takes over the Gemini is gone, if not of body, certainly of mind.
Sometimes it's enough to alter the regularlity of the schedule to keep Gem's attention. Where there are choices, life is interesting. When there are none, Gemini ceases to flourish and fulfill its purpose.
It shouldn't be surprising that many songwriters were born with the Sun in Gemini. Paul McCartney, Jewel, Bob Dylan, Lauren Hill, Stevie Nicks and Alanis Morissette are among the better known of this group.
Humor shines through Geminis Drew Carey, Mike Myers, Jerry Stiller and Bob Hope. But, we also find a number of serious actors here, including Anne Heche, Annette Bening, Morgan Freeman, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Liam Neeson, Rupert Everett, Natalie Portman and Helen Hunt.
Not surprisingly, Geminis are a very diverse group, running the gamut from Isadora Duncan to Donald Trump, Allen Ginsberg to George Bush (the elder), Miles Davis to Barry Manilow. They remind us of the brilliant diversity of human expression and the multitude of choices that lie before us every moment of every day.