For those who don’t know what Zodiac is, Google says Zodiac is ‘a belt of the heavens within about 8° either side of the eclipse, including all apparent positions of the sun, moon, and most familiar planets.’ The Zodiac is divided into twelve equal divisions or signs namely Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. Gemini is the third astrological sign of the zodiac. All that sounds very bookish. So to come to the point, Gemini. The people who are born under the Gemini sky i.e. 21st of May to the 21st of June, have their ruling planet as Mercury and their lucky day as Wednesday. Bright colours like Orange, Lemon and Yellow are the lucky colours of a Gemini. A Gemini has 3 lucky stones – Topaz, Emerald and Agate. The Sanskrit name for Gemini is ‘mithuna’. Gemini is also the Latin word for ‘twins’. This connotation comes from the Roman mythology about the twin brothers ‘Castor’ and ‘Pollux’. These are also the names of the two most dominating bright stars of the constellation. The constellation of Gemini also looks like twins; like two stick figures standing parallel to each other. Because of these associations, the people born under the Gemini sky have different characteristics and personality traits from the other Zodiac signed people. There are many famous personalities that are Gemini and the characteristics and personality traits match the list below. Some of the well known ones are Bob Hope, John Wayne, Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Paul McCartney, George Fernandes, Angelina Jolie, Anne Frank, Che Guavara, Donald Trump, Heidi Klum and Helen Hunt. Here are the top 12 traits –
One downfall of Gemini is their superficiality. They are quick to judge others based on their actions and not what is deep inside the other person. They often form wrong impressions of people which causes problems in relationships. This also makes them think that they know everything and know the best but that is not the case. A Gemini also likes to show other people that they are happy and doing well even when they are not. They have an attitude of showing off.
A Gemini is very adaptable to every situation and every person. They are flexible in most aspects of life. They are not bossy but are rather very compliant with what others tell them to do. In other words, they are pretty easy going. They are also very accommodating of what others have to say or do. Their friends are happy to be around them because of their submissive nature.
A Gemini reacts right away to situations, and as a result, he/ she has a very panicky temperament. He/ she is like a wound up spring and absorbs everything he/ she can about their surroundings at once and quickly let go of their response to the situation. But if there is no situation to be wound up about, a Gemini misses the feeling and wants to experience excitement and variety. They have a dual outlook towards life, just like their sign of duality.
A Gemini has too much energy and can get a little fickle minded due to this huge amount of energy flowing through his veins. A Gemini would start working on one exciting project but soon may find another one more exciting and start working on that one, living the former one high and dry. Therefore, they leave a path of incomplete ventures in their wake. But when a Gemini focuses on one goal, the project is almost always successful. Due to their positive energy, they make good managers and sales people. They are overflowing with vigor and vivacity
Due to too much energy coursing through their body, a Gemini tends to be extremely restless. He/ she always want to be busy doing or thinking about something or the other. Also, due to their dual nature of wanting to have new situations in their life all the time (as explained in #10), Geminis are on edge. They are an impatient lot. They get fidgety and irritated when they have nothing to do.
A Gemini is quick to understand, learn and apply ideas! The endeavours that he/ she sees through till the end are usually fruitful due to their intelligence and cleverness. If they were to focus their energy in one place, their ingenuity and brainpower would allow them to complete their project with success and creativity. They are also quick tongued due to their inborn cleverness and always have a good comeback to anything a person says. Also, they are have a good way with words.
Because of their ability of being good with words, they can be manipulative. They can persuade a person to do almost anything. In a business or even in friendships, they can get people to take their side. They can also say the perfect things to a person to achieve their goal for e. g. to sleep with him / her. They can effortlessly validate any move they make and clarify any deed. They can basically convince the people around them of anything they want.
A Gemini is a very creative person. They are inclined artistically. Many writers, painters and other creative professionals are Gemini. They have an ingenious mind and are innovative. Their imagination knows no bounds. Their ideas are mostly original as they do not think like the mainstream people. They are good pioneers.
Due to duality in their nature, a Gemini is indecisive. He/ she has difficulty making decisions. He/ she is hesitant to reach a conclusion and is wavering from his/ her decisions. He/ she is unable to put a finger on what he/ she wants i.e. they are unable to make up their mind. This leads to confusion within the Gemini and he/ she likes others reaching the finale without their vacillating opinions.
A Gemini is tremendously independent. He/ she cannot be stubbed by anyone or any rules. He/ she must experience the world on his/ her own. Change and liberty are extremely important to a Gemini. He/ she do not let anyone dictate terms to them. Liberty is crucial for their well being.
2. Good Communication Skills
A Gemini is the master of communication! He/ she can help you get what you need by helping you with their arguments and fervor. They also give good advice. Because of these skills, they make good sales people. They can influence and maneuver people and situations very easily because of their highly developed communication skills. They also LOVE to talk! They are very garrulous and chatty. They can go on and on talking about themselves. They like to talk about new topics and they have a good knowledge of things too.
1. Social Butterfly
A Gemini is a very social person. He/ she may also be called a social butterfly. A social butterfly is someone who is social or sociable with everyone usually fluttering from person to person, the way a butterfly flutters from flower to flower. He/ she is extremely extrovert-ish but sometimes he/ she just needs some time for one’s own self too.