Gemini is the sign of the twins, and there are two distinct sides to his changeable personality. The mercurial changes of a Gemini's expression are as fascinating to watch as the psychedelic lights in a discotheque. It's hard to tell where reality ends and illusion begins. They blend-then they separate.
The first thing you'll notice is a nervous energy that fairly snaps, crackles and pops in the air around him. If he has a Scorpio, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn moon, he may not vibrate with so much obvious crackle, but the snap and pop are latent, and you'll sense their presence under the influence of the other planetary positions. An occasional Gemini will speak slowly, but most of them talk fast. All of them listen fast.
Man or woman, Gemini is impatient with conservative stick-in-the-muds, or with people who can't make up their minds where they stand on particular issues. Gemini knows where he stands, at least for the moment.
Gemini build is generally slender, agile and taller than average. Many of them have small, sharp features, as if they were cut in a cameo. You'll find some with brown eyes, of course, but the majority of those ruled by Mercury will have beautiful, crystal-clear hazel, blue, green or gray eyes that twinkle and dart here and there. Gemini’s never rest their eyes on one object for more than a few seconds. In fact, their alert, quick-moving eyes are often the easiest way to recognize them. The complexion tends to be rather pale, yet they usually tan easily, and that's the way to spot them in the summer. (In the winter, they often have wind bums from swooping down a ski slope.)
There's an eagerness about Gemini’s, an immediate, sympathetic friendliness, and unusually quick, but graceful movements. The hair can be light or dark or both-like, streaked. The nose is likely to be long and straight or dainty-in either case, probably well formed. There's frequently a receding hairline in the men, and both sexes normally have rather high foreheads.
They think fast on their feet; they can be sharply satirical, and they're cleverer than almost anybody. Some Mercury people take a mischievous delight in disconcerting slower minds with their lightning fast mental processes.
Gemini’s can surprise you, especially when they're in love. They can do two things at once with less effort than it takes most of us to do one. The secret is in the Geminian duality. These people resent drudgery and monotony almost fiercely. Usually, they aren't the most punctual souls in the world.
There's a deep-seated need in all June people to disguise their true motives, they feel a compulsion to behave in a way exactly opposite to their real de-sires. A Gemini knows how to swerve you from your most stubbornly held convictions. There's a strange thing about Gemini’s and writing. The Sun sign itself rules writing. Therefore, practically every Mercury man or woman can turn a clever phrase and string words together intelligently. Almost every Gemini speaks, understands or reads more than one language and French is the favorite. One way or another, the Gemini will triumph with words.
Gemini’s need to rest their busy brains with twice as much sleep as anyone else. Unfortunately, since they're so susceptible to insomnia, they rarely get enough. Nevertheless, they should try hard to achieve rest, rest and more rest, to heal those jangled nerves and renew the over-active brain cells, because nervous exhaustion is a constant threat. Gobs of fresh, unpolluted air and barrels of bright sunshine are also necessities to keep them out of hospitals. A lack of any of these, plus suppression of activity-can make Gemini’s susceptible to accidents and infections involving the shoulders, arms, hands and fingers. The lungs may be weak, also the intestines. Problems involving the feet, back, elimination, arthritis, rheumatism and migraine headaches are always a possibility for the Mercury people who neglect their health. The odd thing is that the Gemini can suffer an emotional breakdown more easily from boredom and confinement than from over-activity.
Deep inside his searching, impatient nature, the Gemini seeks an ideal, and his chief problem is in recognizing what it is. Mercury calls Gemini higher and higher-on and on-above and beyond, with seductive promises of something always just a little better. Gemini is the mental explorer. His eyes are sharp and his talents are multiple. He has a brilliant humor, tact, diplomacy and adroitness-yet he lacks persistence and patience. The air is his element and his real home. He's a stranger to earth.
Gemini can charm a bird right out of its tree and give it five new songs to sing. But the restless Mercurial mind can too easily overlook the bluebird of happiness waiting wistfully year after year in his own backyard. He wears clear yellows, greens and blues, silver and gray-and his moods reflect his glittering aquamarine jewel. He has the light touch, echoed in the delicate fragrance of the lily-of-the-valley, and he has breathed the fresh promise of the greenest ferns in the deepest part of the forest. But the cold metal of Mercury divides Gemini with twin desires, until he stops-and waits-and listens-to his own heartbeat.