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Gemini Traits Central to This Zodiac Sign

Patricia Lantz C.Ht.
Gemini Man Making Faces

Gemini is the legendary zodiac sign of the Twins. These busy and active individuals are often thought to have split personalities due to many of the traits that are central to Gemini. Of course, they don't, but a Gemini can be elusive, flighty, unpredictable, confusing, and contradictory.

Gemini's Central Traits

Gemini is the Mutable Air sign of the zodiac, ruled by Mercury, the planet that represents the transmission and reception of information. As an air sign, Gemini is focused on thoughts and ideas; as a mutable sign, Gemini adapts and changes.

Geminis Love to Talk

A Gemini is always questioning, always testing limits, and always asking, "Why?" They are interested in developing friendly relationships and are forever probing others' minds in search of information. Words are essential to Gemini, and they love to talk, but also may have a tendency to talk too much.

Geminis are Brainiacs

Geminis thrive on mental stimulation. They have quick, bright, creative minds, think fast on their feet, and act on a whim. They are intelligent and prefer logic and reason, but are also perceptive and curious about everything. "I think therefore I am" could be the Gemini mantra.

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Geminis Are Forever Young

Gemini's are forever young. They live for curiosity, mental excitement, and adventure. Like a young child, their mind is caught up in many distractions - so many people to meet and things to see, learn, and do. This is one of the reasons why their mind can go off in all directions. So, they might seem like a split-personality to the outside world, when actually they're just a weird jumble of thoughts and ideas that can perplex others.

Gemini Is Socially Outgoing

Geminis are fun individuals and the life of every party. They ask questions about everything. They are great at mimicry and mirroring and can quickly adapt to the people surrounding them. Plus, they're skilled conversationalists who have no difficulty switching from topic to topic.

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Geminis Live in the Moment

Geminis are often prone to say or do what's the most advantageous rather than the most appropriate. This is particularly true of a dark Gemini. However, most Geminis simply don't worry about tomorrow and what might happen; they prefer to deal with life on a moment by moment basis.

Geminis Have a Passion for Novelty

Boredom is toxic to a Gemini. They aren't big fans of dull and ordinary. Geminis prefer novelty and going against the grain. Happiness to a Gemini means endless variety, activity, and stimulation. A Gemini will do or say almost anything to prevent being bored.

Geminis Are Comic and Witty

Conversation fuels and feeds the core of a Gemini's being. However, because their minds work so quickly and draw from eclectic resources, they're absolute charmers. You can always count on a Gemini to have a quick-witted response, and they do love to banter. This allows them to deliver fast comedic and witty retorts.

Geminis Are Emotionally Aloof

Geminis are often seen as aloof and emotionally unreachable. This is because Geminis live in their heads and discount their emotions as illogical and pesky. Yes, a Gemini does have emotions, even turbulent emotions that swing and sway from one extreme to another. However, they are often cast aside in favor of a more logical approach.

Gemini: Love, Intimacy, and Sex

Being involved in a romantic relationship with a Gemini can be difficult. Geminis tend to avoid deep, intimate, emotional involvement. It's a meeting of the minds that really turns them on. Also, because Geminis are ever-chasing new and novel, it's difficult for them to accept commitment. So, any love affair is going to be fairly light-hearted and open-ended. Some individuals are likely to find a Gemini's approach to love, intimacy, and sex to be too superficial, while for others, it can be a welcome relief from an intense, passionate, all-consuming love affair.

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Gemini on the Job

Geminis can be excellent in the workforce, and a Gemini boss can be inspiring. Whatever position they hold, they are creative problem-solvers who come up with good ideas but are not typically grunt workers. Geminis know all that is going on at the workplace, are great team players, and look to their co-workers for input and advice.

Gemini Career Choices

Gemini traits can make them successful in careers that require strong communication skills. However, regardless of which career field a Gemini chooses, the job must keep them busy and engaged and provide opportunities to communicate. Geminis tend to be skilled at working with their hands. However, they gravitate to careers that offer opportunities to get out and about networking with others or to those that allow them to come up with fresh ideas and innovations.

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Gemini Eminent Personalities

Mimicry, mimesis, mirroring, and cleverness with words come naturally to a Gemini. Many famous actors, singers, writers, and politicians are born under the sign of the twins.

Well Known Gemini Actors

  • Annette Bening, May 29
  • Nicole Kidman, June 20
  • Angelina Jolie, June 4
  • Clint Eastwood, May 31
  • Johnny Depp, June 9
  • Morgan Freeman, June 1

Well Known Gemini Singers

  • Bob Dylan, May 24
  • Kanye West, June 8
  • Paul McCartney, June 18
  • Tupac, June 16
  • Lauryn Hill, May 26
  • Stevie Nicks, May 26
  • Ice Cube, June 15

Well Known Gemini Writers

  • Dr. Cornel West, June 2
  • Rachel Carson, May 27
  • Arthur Conan Doyle, May 22
  • Louise Erdrich, June 7
  • Allen Ginsberg, June 3
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, June 7

Well Known Gemini Political Figures

  • John F Kennedy, May 29
  • George Bush, Senior, June 12
  • Henry Kissinger, May 27
  • Donald Trump, June 14
  • Mike Pence, June 7
  • Newt Gingrich, June 17

Gemini in Your Birth Chart

Everyone has Gemini somewhere in their horoscope. You can have the Moon, the Ascendant, other planets, or a Gemini stellium. Plus, there's the house ruled by Gemini and also your true zodiac sign to consider. You don't necessarily need to have a Gemini Sun to exhibit the central traits of Gemini.

Gemini Traits Central to This Zodiac Sign