Gemini is the third sign of the Zodiac, and the first of the three air signs. Air signs are natural thinkers, and have a logical, objective approach to life. Both male and female Geminis usually have attractive, inquisitive faces, and there is something ethereal and elusive about you which interests people. You are prone to fidgeting though, and many of you are nail biters! Not surprising then that nervous ailments and conditions are prominent in people born under this sign, as are problems with the hands and arms. Your colour is silvery grey, or anything shimmery or shiny which reflects the changeability of your character, and your precious stone is agate.
You are ruled by Mercury, who in mythology communicated between the mortals and gods, and like your ruler, your watchword is communication. Withhold information from a Gemini at your peril! You absolutely must have a finger in every pie and know what’s happening, and are most commonly seen chatting away on the phone, sharing gossip and scandal! Anything that keeps you in touch with the world is key, televisions, telephones, computers, and you like to have these gadgets up to date too. If unable to make contact with others at the touch of a button, you can actually become rather depressed.
Part of your constant need for information is your extremely intelligent and versatile mind, which absorbs and categorises new items within a matter of minutes, filing it in that library of endless details you call a brain! People are often astounded by the snippets of information you know on various subjects. You are alert and inquisitive, curious to find out something new, often just for that buzz it gives you, and logical and analytical too, which makes you good at constructive argument. You need novelty, new places, faces and experiences to stimulate you or you stagnate and can feel extremely restless. Variety really is the spice of a Gemini‘s life.
Your symbol is the Twins, for the simple reason that you have two very different sides to your nature. On good days you are a scintillating social butterfly, charming, and interesting, with a witty, flirtatious manner. You can be the person at the party who everyone hopes will walk their way, at the centre of the activity sparkling with charisma. Flick a switch though, and you can quickly become tired and burned out. Suddenly you are moody and depressed, anxious and fidgety. Not really in the mood for anything at all, least of all parties and gossip. Everyone has low times, but with Gemini the significance lies in the speed with which you can change from butterfly to bear. You can become unresponsive extremely quickly, irritability and restlessness setting in as you suddenly lose interest in those around you.
This tendency to become easily bored is prominent whatever your mood in fact, you can be quite fickle, constantly craving more exciting experiences. This in turn leads to a scattering of knowledge, so some of you never stick at or really master one subject, making you appear superficial, lacking in depth. You also need to take care that your sharp mind and logical approach doesn’t make you a little unfeeling towards others, as you tend to analyse even your emotions, and this can find an outlet in calculating or scheming behaviour. Your love of gossip can also lead to backbiting. You can‘t help it, it’s just your mind ticking over, trying to find new ways to occupy itself! Using your intelligence in positive ways is really very important for you, if you can do this, you can rule the world! You know it too, don’t you?!