Gemini is the first Air sign of the Zodiac. It is Mutable (changeable) in nature and is ruled by the planet Mercury. The sign of Gemini is the twins. Geminis express their element of air and their rulership by Mercury the messenger in becoming great communicators. They are known as prolific talkers and are sociable in the extreme with their quick minds darting from one concept to another making instaneous connections. They are articulate, witty and slightly mischevious. In Mythology Mercury or Hermes as he was known in Greek Mythology was often up to no good playing tricks on the other Gods. Most often it was quite simply because it was good fun and he was a little bit bored and too clever by half.
As Aries represented the child so Gemini is more the young adolescent investigating all the many wonderful things around him that this world has to offer. They are fascinated by observing human nature and behaviour and examing the different sides of any discussion. The word curious comes often to mind when we talk about the energy of Gemini. On the positive side Gemini energies gives it's recipient great flexibility, hence the mutable nature of the sign, in that it can jump around from concept to concept or person to person in a second. In many ways the sign is not emotional but it is intellectual. This can be one of the failings associated with Gemini energies in that it can lack some kind of depth because the mind is never settled on one area. Whatever is over the horizon is always that bit more interesting than that which is in front of the Gemini right now. Gemini energy, like that of the youth, can find it hard to stay in the present moment and complete something, because there is so much out there that just seems so much more appealing. This is often the great issue for a Gemini, in that he needs to stick with one thing long enough to make it manifest in the world, it's just too easy to start something and then go off and leave it half finsihed.
People with Gemini energy can be great linguists, speakers , communicators, inventors, comedians and socialites amongst other things. They excel in linking events and people together. In this way they would be ideal to run companies such as Dating Agencies or Personnel Recruitment. On the shadow side of Gemini they can be big talkers who don't achieve anything or they can have their heads in the clouds and not be practical. They may also find it difficult to be emotional.
Gemini energy will modify the expression of the planet that may lie in this sign. See How It Works section. With Mercury in Gemini, Mercury is at home in Gemini and the person will be endowed with a great ability to speak and communicate, the ideas will be quick and the person will make lightning connections between concepts. With Venus in Gemini, the person will love a good conversation and exchange of ideas, they may like doing word games or crossword puzzles. With Mars in Gemini the person will use words with a lot of force and may have a sharp or witty tongue. With Neptune in Gemini the energy of Neptune of dreams and an ideal world may be expressed by reading fantasy novels or poetry.