Understanding the Gemini Air Sign

Getting to Know the Ins and Outs of the Third Zodiac Sign

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Astrology has been used to offer a further understanding of people’s personality and attitude towards life for many years. It uses the position of the sun, moon, and earth to analyze people  by assigning them a Zodiac sign based on the date they were born. There are a total of 12 Zodiac Signs. These Zodiac signs are used to determine people’s horoscope, personality and compatibility with others. 

Each Zodiac sign is grouped underneath one of the four elements- earth, air, fire, and water. Each element includes three signs, and they are assigned to that element because their characteristics are similar. 

Gemini is an air sign. Born between May 21st and June 20th, right at the end of spring, they are constantly ready for change. Their symbol is the twins because they have two completely different personalities melded into one being. You should be prepared for anything when it comes to this energetic sign.

If you are familiar with animal totems, you will understand that there’s a close relationship between Gemini & spirit animals. Gemini people for example are curious and very intellectual and their personality, strengths and weaknesses can clearly be identified with their spirit animals including dolphins, squirrel, frogs and hummingbird among others. As you learn more about the Gemini and associated traits, you will be amazed to realize that these people have one or some of these animals as their spirit guides throughout their journey of life.

In this article, we will learn all things Gemini. That includes:

  • The air element
  • the ruling planet Mercury
  • Characteristics of Gemini
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Air signs are known for their fun personalities and leadership qualities. While they have that “go with the flow” personality, they also analyze every decision- making them the logical ones of the group. Image courtesy of Ask Astrology.

Let’s Talk About the Air Signs

What Ties Them Together?

As you may know, when it comes to astrology, each sign belongs to one of the four elements, earth, air, fire and water. Each element houses three signs, which are grouped together by personality traits. The air signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, share specific traits that tie them to this element.  

Known as the leaders of society, they are the doers and logical thinkers. Constantly planning their next steps and analyzing their every move, air signs don’t procrastinate and get things done. They often resort to relying on the facts when making decisions. 

Air signs are strong communicators. They are able to build strong connections with their peers and can relate to others on a personal level. This group also works well in teams because of their communication and leadership skills.

Despite being the logical ones, air signs also know how to have fun. They can be pretty spontaneous and are always up for a last minute adventure. Want to plan a last minute mini vacation? Ask an air sign to join in on the fun.

After the signs are broken down into their elements, they are assigned a quality. Gemini is a mutable sign. This means that they are the last sign of a season. Mutable signs are constantly anticipating change. Gemini’s exist right as spring changes to summer and can’t wait for the sun to shine on their skin. They don’t like things to stay the same and are always ready for new beginnings. 

Geminis and Virgos are ruled by the planet Mercury.

The Ruling Planet: Mercury

How Does the Planet of Communication Rule the Gemini Air Sign?

Mercury is known as the planet of communication. Mercury teaches these signs to take control of their lives and be brave. Mercury plays a major role for Gemini's perception of people. How the planet aligns with the sign is the basis for Gemini’s opinions. For example, if a Gemini thinks someone is kind and forms an opinion such as that person is helpful and caring, that is Mercury telling that person to think that way.

Here’s a little bit of a background about Mercury. Mercury is the planet that is closest to the sun. For this reason, people believe that it has a very unique role in astrology. Because of its location, Mercury is considered the Messenger of the Gods. It has the strength to relay messages to as far as Pluto. 

Tying everything together, you can see why Geminis have strong communication skills. 

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Geminis are known for having split personalities, which is why their symbol is the twins. They can be witty and bright one moment and then distant the next.

Characteristics of Geminis

Learning all about their split personalities

As stated in the beginning, Geminis are air signs. They have strong leadership skills and an adventurous edge. However, their personalities are unique from Libra and Aquarius. Geminis are known to have different personality traits and are assigned the following characteristics:

Geminis are Chatty

Geminis love to talk. They will say whatever comes to mind and are great at keeping the conversation going. They can join in on any conversation no matter the topic and can find ways to change the subject when the conversation begins to lag. However, their chatty personalities can also get them into trouble. Geminis are big gossipers and love to hear whatever tea is going around. While they like digging for the dirt, they also dish it. The sign is known to spread the drama with their friends, which can quickly turn south. It’s hard for them to keep out of other people’s situations. They often find themselves in a position where they have talked too much and thought too little. If you don’t want your secrets getting out, you might not want to share them with a Gemini. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Geminis are Versatile

Because they have a mutable mode, Geminis easily can adapt to change. As stated earlier, since they are born at the end of spring, they can’t wait for summer to begin. They’re always looking for ways to change up their routine. 

Geminis are Admired

Having fun and being spontaneous is common for your average Gemini. They are always on the hunt to find something exciting to do, and the urge to adventure can come out of nowhere. You know you can always count on them to get the party started. 

Geminis are Funny

You can count on a Gemini to get the crowd to burst into laughter. Finding the perfect situation to crack a joke is something they have mastered. They might as well be comedians for how hilarious they are. 

Geminis are Understanding

Communication is a strong quality for Geminis. They always find ways to relate to other people and understand their feelings. They make everyone in the room feel like they are being heard. Come to a Gemini with your problems. They won’t let you go through it alone. 

Geminis are Moody

After some long days of partying and chatting up a storm, sometimes Geminis just want to be alone and under the covers watching netflix and munching on a bowl of popcorn. You don’t want to bother them while they’re trying to rest. They will not be afraid to tell you how they feel about it. Don’t fret though, once they get over this moody phase, they’re back to being their normal crazy and energetic selves. 

Geminis are Anxious

As you now know, air signs are the thinkers of the bunch. And Geminis are good at working themselves up by overthinking situations. This anxiety can quickly build when they’re under a large amount of stress. If you know any Geminis who sometimes turn into an anxious mess, make sure they are taking care of themselves during those times. Don’t be afraid to remind them to take a deep breath and enjoy the fresh air. They’ll appreciate it in the long run. 

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Geminis are curious, clever, and outstanding communicators who are pretty unpredictable. Uncertainty, recklessness, unpredictability, and snobbishness are among of their weaknesses, so don't reveal your darkest worries to a Gemini.

Geminis are Unpredictable

Geminis are busy bees, meaning they make promises they can’t always keep. They don’t do it intentionally, but it’s hard to keep track of everything going on with their schedules. 

So, like any other sign, there are strengths and weaknesses when it comes to this air sign. The one thing that is special about Geminis is their dual personalities. That’s why their sign is the twins. It is often said that you can never truly know them because they have two different sides. Sometimes they can be super fun and full of energy, and other times they can seem so caught up in their own world that they don’t even notice you are standing right in front of them. There’s no way to predict what they’re going to be like at any given moment. 

Whether these characteristics are things you mesh with probably depends on what sign you are. Geminis seem to mesh best with Aries, Libras, and Cancers. These signs tend to understand Gemini humor, unlike other signs who might not always get the joke. Cancers and Geminis just seem to get each other. Geminis often serve as mentors to Cancers by giving them powerful life advice. Geminis don’t get along with every sign, but when they do, the bond can be quite powerful. 

Geminis are probably the hardest sign to fully understand because of their two completely different personalities. However, once you get to know one, you’re in good hands.  

Well, that’s the tea. Hopefully after this, you have a better understanding of this adventurous, fun-loving sign. If you meet a Gemini in the future, we suggest you buckle up and enjoy the ride, it’ll definitely be an out of this world experience. 

Gabby Haduch

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