Words are fascinating things for Gemini. Whether he’s the more verbal type of Gemini who talks a blue streak or the quieter types (yes there are some) whose minds may be spinning with all kinds of things but who are too introverted to tell you about them., language is usually a wonderful and eternally stimulating game for him.
I have met many Gemini’s who are incurable pun-makers – a form of humour which seems peculiar to only a couple of signs, Pisces being the other – because they love to play with language. Self-expression through language is extremely important, and Gemini also loves to hear himself talk – not because he thinks he’s so wonderful, but because he’s fascinated with what words can do. Often he’ll learn languages quickly, and word-plays amuse him where clumsier forms of humour leave him cold. Astrology for Lovers
The third sign of the zodiac is the first of the human signs (i.e., Castor and Pollux). It’s the first of the air signs, the realm of mental and social relationships. Often, as is the case with Castor and Pollux, there is a sibling relationship for the Gemini to deal with, and more often than not, it is one that challenges rather than supports the Gemini’s position. Whether the duelling adversary is an actual twin or simply a sibling, or even associate, Gemini’s abilities are exercised and stimulated, like Aries, by having a sparring partner. But as we have already observed, the sparring takes place mentally or intellectually for the Gemini, as opposed to the more physical or active challenge demanded by Aries. Mythic Astrology: Internalizing the Planetary Powers
Hermes is a catalyst; a messenger. He communicates information and brings people together. that’s why in medical astrology Gemini rules the nervous system; it functions as a network to carry messages from the senses to the brain. In social situations, the Gemini archetype is also the catalyst. This involves two factors of course – positive and negative (dual). In the positive sense, Gemini friends are good at circulating your business card at social events. Give them a stack of cards to add t their gardener’s, hairdresser’s, caterer’s, seamstresses. But, in the negative sense, beware of the gossip tendency. Remember that Hermes, in constant transit through the Three Worlds, talked with many gods, heroes and men. therefore, if you have Scorpio privacy tendencies yourself, don’t entrust your deepest secrets to Herme’s children. He doesn’t always report the story accurately. Hermes likes to improvise, create and entertain. Archetypes of the Zodiac (Llewellyn Modern Astrology Library)
You’re also very good with your hands. You use them when you speak and have excellent eye-to-hand coordination. It can even be said that your hands have a mind of their own. As a child of Mercury, you have a way of putting things and will practice getting the best spin. Hence your love of a good debate. You revel in argument for argument’s sake. A battle of wits allows you to practice your verbal jousts and parries. Wordplay is one of you favourite forms of recreation, and you’ll say just about anything if it’s a good line. Because you tend to treat conversations like a game, you can be genuinely bewildered if someone takes offence. Ruling Planets: Your Astrological Guide to Life’s Ups and Downs
Having a mutable sign, the Gemini is known for versatility. He often supports himself through two jobs and is best suited to work that is never sedentary and which allows abundant room for creativity. Gemini’s make excellent graphic artists (line is ruled by Gemini, color by Libra); musicians (melody is the mercurial provides, harmony belongs to the balance of the Scales); agents of all kinds; professional traveler; writers, translators, lecturers; and teachers. As we have said, Gemini is a sign of relationships. Friends and associates are important to him, for they provide him with the changes in circumstances which he likes so much. He also likes to exchange opinions, and when this is carried too far he can be quite a vehement orator. In addition to the strength of his tongue, Gemini is also known for looseness of tongue. A Gemini can be quite a gossip. Alan Oken’s Complete Astrology: The Classic Guide to Modern Astrology
For Gemini, information can be a way of preserving independence and maintaining detachment. It is a healthy defence. Gemini needs to be in touch. The more one knows about the world, the less likely one is to be trapped in an emotional quagmire. I know many Gemini’s, and people with Moon or ascendant in Gemini, who simply must watch the news on television every night, or must have a newspaper to read in the morning. Gossip can provide the same satisfaction to some Geminians. If one isn’t in touch with everything that’s going on, one might sink down into a terrible swamp. One’s mind can no longer provide an escape route from difficult emotions. Barriers and Boundaries: The Horoscope and the Defences of the Personality
Sun in Gemini: This strengthens the intellect, and inclines the native to the pursuit of literature, science, or art, and to following some occupation connected with these. It favours educational, secretarial, and clerical work, writings, documents, letters; literary work of a short or ephemeral kind, such as in magazines, newspapers, pamphlets, or small books; work connected with messengers, means of transit, the post-office, etc. The mind is versatile, and fond of change, but positive and strong. Native is somewhat ambitious and aspiring, and may turn to public work connected with education, local politics, or public speaking and lecturing. He is fond of moving about, of walking, and of short journeys, principally by land. He makes friends among literary people, and others signified by Gemini, and may join some society or association, the activities of which are those of Gemini. He may be the cleverest or best educated, or best known of his family. It sometimes gives several brothers or sisters. . . . By Alan Leo