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Term: Gemini

DEFINITIONS

Gemini: Gemini’s best quality is versatility. The worst quality is changeableness. A key phrase is “I think.” Being a mutable sign, Gemini is changeable, and this can be the best or worst of qualities. Your versatility allows you to learn a little about just about everything and to develop skills in many areas. This makes for a good executive or manager, as you are able to oversee multiple activities and keep track of many projects at once. Other people can almost see the wheels turning. Gemini appears to be open-minded. Yet a time comes when no more oddball ideas can be wedged into the system. Then Gemini draws upon skillful thought processes to decide what to keep and what to discard.

Gemini is a mental sign, often intellectually driven. The capacity for communication includes both listening and telling, and thus you make wonderful companions and writers. Where Taurus wants physical expression, Gemini seeks out mentally challenging activities. You like the learning process. Gemini is intuitive, able to see into the future and gauge the results of your actions – another worthy executive trait.

The Gemini temperament is volatile in the true meaning of this term. You can vaporize at a relatively low temperature and you seem to be able to fly. Some people see this as the fickleness of a butterfly flitting from one flower to the next. The strength is in the ability to rise above the pettiness of situations to see the larger picture. Your mantra might be, “It just doesn’t matter.” Gemini is dexterous of hand, eye and wit, able to turn a situation or conversation in a new direction at will.

In spite of apparent adaptability, Gemini is sensitive at heart. You are aware of what others are thinking and feeling, and often take a diplomatic path to avoid hurting others. This could be at your own expense, although you don’t let us know it. Tolerance should not be mistaken for a lack of emotional depth. Gemini’s part of the body is the arms and lungs. Monochromatic or bright colors
are best.
source: What Astrology Can Do for You, Stephanie Jean Clement, Ph.D. (Llewellyn Publications)

Gemini: The Questioner
Key Phrase: I THINK

Gemini is ever-curious, and indicates the experience of diversity. The Mutable Air sign of the zodiac shows a high level of flexibility and cleverness. Gemini is ever-youthful, witty, inquisitive - and sometimes nervous. Symbolized by the Twins, this is the primary quality of duality, and can present at least two sides to every picture. Gemini can also play the prankster, and show a high degree of fickleness. Intellectual pursuits, mental gymnastics, and wordplay all engage Gemini, which is ruled by the planet Mercury. Versatility is its higher expression; its most frustrating expression is distractibility and a lack of focus. "Jack of all trades, master of none" can describe Gemini in its weaker form. But when positively focused, there is little which can compare with the articulate, incisive, and intuitive perception associated with this sign. The placement of Gemini in your chart shows your need for adaptability and versatility.
source: The Truth About Astrology, Gloria Star


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Signs of the Zodiac
The signs of the zodiac are the most widely known part of the astrological system. As mentioned earlier, almost everyone knows your Sun sign. The daily horoscopes in the newspaper are based on the position of the Sun in the zodiac. The zodiac is ...
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Astrological Houses
Your astrological chart is divided into twelve sections called houses. They are numbered from the left side counterclockwise around the chart. The chart represents the planets against a background of the signs of the zodiac, and these signs rise in ...
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Norse Gods & Goddesses
Partial List of the Norse Gods, Goddesses & Other Supernatural Beings Their Lore, Powers & Influence The Names of the deities are in the old Norse language while the Rune names are in German. (Note: Many of the correspondences given in ...
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The Zodiac Tarot Review
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Angels of the Zodiac
Angels have been associated with the twelve signs of the zodiac for thousands of years. It is a logical association as angels, stars and planets are all associated with the celestial realms. Here are the traditional associations of angels with the ...
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Astrological Elements
Fire The Fire Triplicity is represented by the choleric or bilious temperament, exhibiting a rash, feverish, easily-excited or impulsive nature with inflammatory and bilious affections, sudden illnesses, generally acute but usually of short ...
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Review of the Minchiate Tarot Deck
Summary Minchiate decks are an important part of the history of cartomancy. Similar to a Tarot but with the addition of a few more cards, a Minchiate deck can give a very nuanced reading. In addition, whether used for study or divination it brings ...
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Planets
The planets (including the Sun and Moon) are the actors in the astrological drama. They represent ten general categories of energy – ten sub-personalities – that reflect facets of your personality and ways that you function in the world. Each planet ...
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Physical Body Correspondences
Aries: Head and face Taurus:  Neck, throat and ears Gemini: Hands, arms, shoulders, collar bone, lungs, nervous system Cancer: Breasts, stomach Leo: Heart, sides, upper back Virgo: Solar plexus, bowels Libra: Kidneys, ovaries, loins, lower ...
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