©2011 by Guest Blogger, Matthew David Savinar
The sign of the Messenger and the Teacher, Gemini is known for being perceptive, versatile, curious, dexterous, quick moving, and highly communicative.
Symbolized as a pair of Twins, the Gemini portion of your chart is the area in life in which you excel at sending and receiving information, quickly making connections, cross-pollinating, and coming up with novel ideas.
In people’s bodies Gemini rules the lungs, the arms, and the ability to process information.
On the planet, Gemini rules the air, the trade winds, the atmospheric currents, and pollinators such as bumblebees and butterflies.
In the economy Gemini rules the news media, daily publications, writers and journalists, teachers and lecturers, public relations and local marketing, networking events, radio shows and podcasts, telephone lines and cell phones, and peoples’ daily commutes within the immediate neighborhood.
Geminian entertainers may lack Leo’s natural stage presence but can often make up for it through their use of language. Professional wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, for instance, is a Taurus Sun whose Mars, Venus, and Saturn are all in quick-witted and verbally dexterous Gemini. Exceptional on the microphone and an extraordinary athlete, Johnson’s popularity stemmed as much, if not more, from his hilarious promos than his in-ring performances. (See Video)
The sign of dexterity, individuals with Gemini emphasized in their chart can often excel at a wide-variety of divergent endeavors. Johnson’s appearance in the 2007 film “Be Cool”, in which he portrays a gay country music singer, is an excellent example of Geminian dexterity at work.
A professional football player before becoming a wrestler, Johnson’s scene with John Travolta, viewable here, in which he acts out a scene from “Bring It On” (a 2001 film about high school cheerleaders) must be seen to be believed.
Gemini, like all signs, has a dark side. As the sign of perceptions and making connections, Gemini can mentally spin out of control if it allows itself to be overwhelmed by the streams of perceptions and infinite connections that bombard its senses.
Astrologer Steven Forrest has explained that if you want to understand the Gemini shadow imagine a pair of twins inside a airplane hanger in which a 747 has been detonated into 10,000 pieces. The twins are each given a bottle of Methadrine and told they have 72 hours to reassemble the 747. Trying to make sense of the subsequent chaos unleashed in that hanger should give you a good for feel for the Gemini shadow.
Confusion is another component of Gemini’s dark side. In their book, Astrology Uncut: The Street Smart Guide to the Stars, authors Sonya Magett and Rob Marriot cite Prince and Latoya Jackson as two examples of the Geminian penchant for confusion. While Prince is known for his creativity and novelty, he has pulled some stunts (such as changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol) that have left others simply baffled.
On a more extreme note, Latoya Jackson’s Gemini-possessed antics are so baffling and varied it’s actually hard to make sense of them. If you enjoy attempting to untangle mind-boggingly complex and confusing puzzles, you might enjoy perusing her Wikipedia page
About the Author: Matt Savinar was born and raised in California. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of California at Davis. He received his law degree from the University of California at Hastings College of the Law, is a California licensed attorney. Matt is best known for his work on Peak Oil and related environmental/financial issues. (See: History of LATOC) Matt offers astrological consultations by email, phone, or in-office in Sebastopol, California. Contact Matt by email: mattsavinar “at sign” yahoo.com or visit his blog at http://www.savinarholistic.com.