Jean teaches astrology & metaphysics. She is an author, reader, ordained nondenominational minister, and member of the NJ Metaphysical Ctr.
Gemini People Are Unfettered and Free
Gemini is symbolized by the twins and ruled by the planet Mercury. Birthdays for Gemini sun sign people range from around May 21-June 21 of the year. But you must always consult an Ephemeris, or online chart, to confirm that. Both are long lists of planetary positions by date—the Ephemeris for fifty years and the online chart less. Sometimes the planets enter signs a day or two earlier or later. Your Sun sign is never on a “cusp” as some would have you believe. Every planet was in an astrology sign when you were born, and that is why you may be different from other Geminis.
Since you are born under the sign of the twins, sometimes you may seem so changeable that those around you may wonder which one of you they are interacting with at which time! Gemini is the first mutable air sign, which means you adapt well to change and like to feel unfettered and free. Air signs are ruled by their heads, and Gemini sun sign people are highly intelligent. Your interest can be aroused by any subject, and once it is, you will research it to discover as much as possible. Gemini sun sign people are quick learners, and love to discuss what they learned with those around them.
Geminis Are the Best Communicators
Gemini sun sign people are the zodiac’s communicators, aided by their Mercury ruler. Your Gemini sun sign friends are always the first to call to fill you in on what’s going on, or to stop by to see how you are doing. They do not need an engraved invitation, and genuinely care.
Geminis will gravitate to working as reporters, writers, publishers, poets, actors, web masters, bloggers, or detectives. These are people who excel in any career which depends on speaking, writing, and thinking skills. Gemini sun sign people have innovative insights into matters that may be overlooked by others.
They are capable of handling many kinds of situations at one time, or even at working two jobs, because they are so mentally alert, that mind is always going. These are extremely imaginative ones, and their quick minds come in handy if there is any kind of emergency.
This can also make it hard for them to relax, as it is difficult to “turn off” a mind that is thinking about so many things at once. Gemini sun sign people must guard against nervous conditions which may make it hard for them to rest and eat properly.
Gemini People Work Well With Their Hands
Gemini sun sign people are objective and always try very hard to be fair to others. They dislike crude behaviors, especially if they see another person being teased or attacked for being different in some way, or having an unconventional point of view.
Geminis are always asking questions, as they want to know why or how things work. Always alert and versatile, Gemini sun sign people are also very dexterous and work well with their hands, making good musicians, quilters, knitters, craftsmen, builders, and model makers. You can try to beat them at Scrabble or a trivia game, but it will not be easy, they excel at those. Gemini people are the life of the party, and brighten your day just by being part of it.
As adults they can turn all that creative energy and original thought into good job opportunities or business plans. They will always maintain a bit of an unconventional air about them, as they do not like rules or feeling a lack of freedom, unless there is a reasonable explanation for it.
They will reach a point as they mature when they realize that cooperation goes a long way towards getting them what they want. Gemini sun sign people have so much potential, and with a bit of patience they will reach their lofty goals. At least until they change their minds and have new goals. This happens frequently, but has a way of working out
Attract Geminis on a Mental Level
Geminis are so bright, always well versed in many subjects. They love to read and always have interesting points of view. Geminis keep up on all the latest information and fads, being great conversationalists. Sometimes the saying “Jack or Jill of all trades and the master of none” is used to describe these whirlwinds of activity, but generally they are masters of whatever studies that they undertake.
The Gemini love nature can come across as cold or fickle, because they are ruled by the head, and not the heart. Other planets can change that a little, such as if you have a Gemini with a Venus in Cancer, which is not uncommon.
Venus is the love and social nature, and in Cancer is sensitive and romantic. Since Cancer is the sign after Gemini, it would be common for a Gemini to have at least one planet in Cancer, and possibly more. Taurus is the sign before Gemini, and again, if the Venus is in Taurus, you would have a quieter Gemini, but one with a much more sensual and huggy/kissy kind of love nature.
But in general, a Gemini is attracted to someone who interests them on a mental level first, and having common interests is the key to any successful relationship. They make terrific parents, because they are fun and genuinely want to know what their kids are doing and thinking. Kids can sense when adults are really interested and it makes them feel good when mom or dad knows how to play their favorite video game or can sing a song from their favorite group.
Bob Dylan My Back Pages, 30th Anniversary Concert
Gemini People Are Born Writers
Gemini sun sign people definitely have a way with words. They put them together well, and although they do not want to be described as glib, a Gemini will retort with a sarcastic comment when somebody hurts their feelings. One great Gemini wordsmith is Bob Dylan, who was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize in 2008 as a special citation for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” He later went on in 2016 to win the first Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to any songwriter. I idolize Bob Dylan, and have decided to give examples of some of his wonderful lyrics:
My Back Pages
Crimson flames tied through my ears
Rollin' high and mighty traps
Pounced with fire on flaming roads
Using ideas as my maps
"We'll meet on edges, soon," said I
Proud 'neath heated brow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I'm younger than that now.
Or It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding
Darkness at the break of noon
Shadows even the silver spoon
The handmade blade, the child's balloon
Eclipses both the sun and moon
To understand you know too soon, there is no sense of trying.
Pointed breaths they bluff with scorn
Suicide remarks are torn
From the Fool's gold mouthpiece the hollow horn
Plays wasted words prove to warn
That he who is not busy being born is being dying.
Dylan now says those words "came through him" and he couldn't write like that anymore even if he wanted to. He claims he's not that same person. But all Geminis do have great writing and communicating skills.
Example of Unique Gemini Word Usage
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Questions & Answers
Question: I'm seeing a Gemini Sun/Scorpio Moon man with Venus in cancer he acts more watery in nature than any other Gemini I've ever met. I'm a Scorpio Sun with a Capricorn Moon and Venus in Libra. Do you think this is a good match up?
Answer: A Gemini Sun is intelligent but gets bored fast. He will be very interesting though. He is watery, having a Scorpio Moon and Venus in Cancer. The Scorpio Moon can keep him honest, as Gemini's are not opposed to lies. Scorpio emotions are intense, and if he cares, he will want a commitment. He studies hard when interested in anything, he loves to research and will leave no stone unturned if he wants to learn something. Venus in Cancers are very sensitive. This can go both ways. He is gentle and kind, but his feelings get hurt very easily, and he will pout. And he will say what he feels bluntly, but get insulted when you do.
Having the Scorpio Sun, you are independent and strong. You are also intense and capable, and very emotional. So you can understand his Scorpio Moon. I like the Capricorn with the Cancer and Scorpio in him. You are lovable, but a little reserved and take time to get to know people before you trust them. You are sexy, but in an understated way. You don't like surprises, and have a good head for business. The Venus in Libra means you yearn to be half of a relationship. You are charming and likable. This bodes well with his Gemini Sun, although the Venus in Cancer and Venus in Libra are what we call a square. But that's just challenge and can be sexual chemistry. My husband and I had squared Venus and Moon, and we were together for thirty-nine years, he passed on. I think you are compatible and would be happy together.
Question: I'm a Gemini sun, Virgo moon with Pisces rising. People often said that I'm really emotional but deep down, I realized that I'm really cold and emotionless. My grandpa passed away and I didn't show any sign of sorrowness. I know that's not right but it's just what I really feel. Does this have anything to do with my sun, moon and rising combination?
Answer: First of all, we all show grief in different ways, so don't beat yourself up. I have a tendency to hold things in, and then they come out at the oddest times. I can hear a song, and it reminds me of the person. So I don't think you are cold or emotionless at all. There can be all kinds of factors here. Was your Grandpa sick for a long time? It is normal to feel relief for a while when a loved one is suffering and dies. Did he live close? Sometimes when relatives live far away, and we get news they died, it's not as hard to bear if we don't have them as a part of our daily lives.
The Gemini Sun means you are ruled by your head, and are changeable. You are intelligent and fun to be with. You get bored fast and like to learn. You probably read a lot and would be a good writer.
The Virgo Moon rules your emotions. Virgo is not a really emotional Moon, although you do care about family. This sign is also ruled by the head. So you would do practical things to help a grieving family, but wouldn't necessarily sit and cry a lot. Really, it is more helpful to do useful things than to sit around crying. You may be critical with others, so try to watch that.
Pisces Rising is the way others see you. So you do seem approachable and friendly, and do show your emotions. Maybe this will hit you later and you need time to process it all. But be gentle with yourself. Pisces rising people are emotional and love to help others. You probably have lovely eyes, and since Pisces rules the feet, love shoes. Don't worry so much--a Virgo trait! Feel better, OK?
Question: I'm a Gemini sun/moon with Scorpio rising. What does this mean?
Answer: Your Sun sign is an indicator of who you are and how you express yourself. A Gemini person is an air, or intellectual sign, interested in learning, communications, and is normally quite smart. Since you are ruled by your head, you have good reasoning abilities and can think about several topics at once. You get bored easily and like to keep busy. You are nervous or jittery, and often have stomach issues because of this. You are fun to be with and also witty and talkative.
The Moon represents how you express your emotions. So in Gemini, you are a flirt who can change your mind about your feelings regarding a person quite often. It would not be unusual for you to be seeing two people at the same time, and caring for both of them. You are attracted to people you find intelligent and who have many interests. You want someone who can keep up with your emotional changes. The other eight planets are all in zodiac signs as well, so there could be water sign placements which make you better at expressing emotions that could give you more emotional depth. I can't tell from what you wrote here.
It appears you are unsure of your Ascendant? I can't determine it without casting a whole chart, which I can't do here. This is a Q & A section on a group site masterminded by the administration, and I can only agree to answer or not answer any questions as a freelance writer who is a contributor here. To be able to find your ascendant, I would need your time of birth within two hours, the city and state or country of birth, and I'd have to calculate the whole horoscope. Since you think it's in Scorpio, I have written a whole series of articles on what the Moon means in every zodiac sign; they can all be found at Exemplore.com. I will give you the URL and you can read the Scorpio rising and others and see what fits you the best: https://hubpages.com/astrology/Astrological-Ascend...
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Shefali on October 03, 2019:
Jean, I was reading over what you wrote to me 10 months ago, you are spot on. I love reading your columns.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on November 07, 2018:
What you told me here is called your Trinity, and none of them are "odd." They come in all kinds of combinations. Gemini Sun people get bored easily because they are so intelligent. You are a good communicator and probably a good writer or speaker. Geminis are fun and have a lot of friends, who love their lighthearted side.
The Moon in Aquarius compliments Gemini. You need a little bit of freedom in your emotional life, but not too much. You are moody and changeable, likely to make sudden or erratic changes. So make sure you think about it before you make a drastic change. Aquarians care about other people and get involved in causes.
Your Scorpio Rising will keep you from doing anything rash. You seem a little intimidating and serious. You are serious about the people and things you care about. When something interests you, you will study it to death. Scorpios are passionate in love, but with this rising it puts Taurus on your marriage house. So you are devoted and likely to be less changeable than some Gemini/Aquarius people. I would suggest a fire sign person for you. Take care, Jean
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on November 07, 2018:
It sounds really good to me. The other planets really do matter a lot. I don't understand why in these times people think the Sun matters so much, it's only a small piece of the puzzle. In fact, I get frustrated with people who give me two Sun signs and expect me to interpret anything. So don't get hung up on the Gemini/Capricorn thing. If I took that by itself, I'd say you were way more serious than him, and that would be wrong. See?
You've done a good job interpreting this yourself. What can I add? Gemini Sun guys are witty and fun. They aren't always easy to pin down, he has the capacity to keep you guessing enough to keep it interesting, but the other planets in his makeup make it so he won't play games with you as some Geminis will do. With the Moon in Virgo, he will work on the relationship, and he is reliable and sensible. Yes, he can be critical, but you are strong enough to take it. He will take care of you. The Cancer Venus rules his love nature, so he's devoted and charming, sensual too. He's changeable, but in a good way. He won't bore you. I like the Taurus Mars too. It rules the physical part of him. He is probably into sports, but also outdoor activities and yes, a good lover.
Your Capricorn Sun appeals to his Cancer Venus, he is attracted to the way you organize your life and that you are independent. The Aquarius Moon you have means you need some space, or he would smother you. He needs "alone" time with the Cancer Venus anyway. The Sag Venus means you aren't a girly girl, but he will respect that you keep busy and are active in areas which interest you. The Aquarius Mars works well with his Gemini Sun.
I like that he's nurturing, but being Gemini and having Mars in Taurus he is definitely no pushover. But if you get him pissed off, he will have a temper, and with Venus in Cancer he may hold a grudge for a bit. He can be a little detached too with the Gemini Sun, so he's not a pushover and that's why he isn't steamrolled by your independence. That Cancer and Taurus means he's one sexy guy! Romantic too! Cancer makes him respond to your mood. You are right about the mental attraction. I think that's one of the most important things in a relationship. If you can talk things over, you have it made. I would think he would cuddle more than you, but normally Capricorns have trouble expressing their emotions, and cuddles are a good way to do that.
He is more of a homebody than you, and Cancer planets make good cooks. Capricorns can be homebodies at times too. You just need to get out as well. You can find a balance together.
In a whole Natal Birth chart, all of the ten planets are in a zodiac sign and one of 12 houses. The houses all rule 3 or 4 really important areas of your life, and it's hard not knowing that without a chart. Then all of the planets make aspects to each other. I take about 10 or more hours to interpret a chart. People really don't get how involved astrology is. I think this relationship is great, and your fears are unfounded. If you have Leo rising, that puts Aquarius on your marriage house. So you like someone who is a bit of a nonconformist. But this seems to be working well. I don't see any reason why it can't last. As I said, you figured it out well and seem compatible in all the areas that are important. Don't be nervous, I think this may be serious and you may be in it for the long haul. Relax and enjoy it. Take care, Jean
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on November 07, 2018:
Thanks so much for taking the time to tell me!
Shefali on November 06, 2018:
BTW, I love your articles. :-)
Shefali on November 06, 2018:
Hi Jean. My boyfriend is a Sun sign Gemini with a moon in Virgo and a Cancer Venus and Taurus Mars. I am a Sun sign Capricorn with a moon in Aquarius and a Sag Venus and Aquarius Mars. I also have a Leo rising. I suspect he has an earth sign rising.
We have been dating for 7 months (known each other for 9) and so far it's been going surprisingly well... but there is a part of me that wonders - how can that be? Can a Capricorn and a Gemini really last?
At the same time... he is one of the kindest, sweetest men, but he's not a pushover. I have a somewhat passionate nature at times and other men I have been have gotten steamrolled - not this guy. BUT... he can also be very nurturing and sensitive. He seems to respond to my mood - not sure if that is Gemini or Cancer.
We were first attracted mentally. I think that's my Aquarius moon and his Gemini sun? We would talk on the phone for hours about all sorts of subjects. Even after dating 7 months, we can still talk on the phone for hours.
The sex is good and seems to keep getting better, though he doesn't want to cuddle as much as I do. On the other hand, he loves to cook for me. Sometimes his Virgo moon will surface in subtly critical ways. He is more of a homebody than I am. Still, he respects my need for freedom and I understand his need for space. When we've had disagreements we are able to talk it through in a rational way, no yelling or name-calling or any of that stuff.
So far we've been together 7 months and it's been the easiest relationship I've ever had, but I guess I am somewhat nervous... can a Capricorn and Gemini really be this compatible? Are the other planets really that big an influence? I always thought I needed to be dating an earth sign or a fire sign (due to my Sag Venus) but this guy makes me happier than anyone else I've been with. I'm just afraid that it can't last...
Noelia on November 06, 2018:
I am a Gemini Sun, Rising Scorpio with moon sign in Aquarius. This mix seems a bit odd, can you please tell me more about it?
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on October 30, 2018:
I have a mix of Gemini and Cancer, so can understand some of what your mate is like. Cancer traits are kind, nurturing, family oriented, and ambitious. Gemini traits are intelligence, flirty, can be a bit of a game player as far as relationships are concerned, but with Venus in Cancer the love nature is sincere and she wants security. Mars in Cancer is action oriented, but weak in Cancer. So she likes to putter around the house, and also is very creative and artistic. The moon represents emotions, and in Aquarius she keeps you on a roller coaster. Cancers can be manipulative, but Gemini will tell you straight out, so will Aquarius. So the main thing I think is that she's hard for you to pin down. But the air signs of Gemini and Aquarius go well with your Fire signs, Aries, Sag and Sag. The Taurus in you wants security in a relationship too. And Virgo means you are witty, fun and health conscious.
I think there's a lot of good here. You may have to work on communication a bit, but you both have it in you. Don't run from karma, it will always find you. If it feels that important, it is. Stay with it.
Tad on October 30, 2018:
Hi Jean, well written article!
I have a Sun Gemini mate with Moon in Aquarius. Her Rising, Venus and Mars are in Cancer so she’s a seemingly complex ball of contradictions. Sometimes loving, sincere and sweet, other times a nightmare of secret agendas and machination.
I’m a Rising/Sun/Moon/Mer/Ven/Mar = Aries/Cap/Taurus/Sag/Sag/Vir. We usually get on so well and the attraction is almost irresistibly otherworldly for both of us. Should I run in the other direction? This connection feels almost karmic.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on May 26, 2017:
You are most welcome. Best Regards, Jean
Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on May 25, 2017:
Very interesting. I knew very little about the Gemini sign. And you put a positive spin on your descriptions which I really like.
Deborah Reno from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD on September 20, 2016:
As a Gemini, I never tire of reading and learning more about myself, and the signs of the people around me.
Thanks for writing,
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on May 27, 2015:
Hi Fiona Jean,
I think Gemini people are always intelligent and stimulating friends to be around. Most of us can't keep up with you!
Fiona from South Africa on May 27, 2015:
Yip - I am a pretty typical Gemini - I like the article because it is very positive - most of these kind of write-ups describe us as flighty and changeable - which may be true but is not very nice.
Sassy on June 14, 2014:
Hi I have a gemini sun scorpio moon and pisces ascendant. sun in 4th house moon in 9th house . What do you think?
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on May 29, 2014:
The Capricorn rising person with the Gemini Sun and Libra Moon would still be an excellent communicator. But having that ascendant, they wouldn't share their opinions as openly, unless it was with someone they really trusted, or knew for a very long time. Plus the Libra Moon makes it so the person wants to communicate, but doesn't want to alienate, though the urge to discuss will be so strong, they will just do so very carefully. They would be horrified if they hurt your feelings. Both Capricorn and Libra are cardinal signs of leadership though, so they will speak up, but in such a way that they choose their words more carefully. A Gemini just blurts things out. I have a Cancer Sun, but have Mercury and Venus in Gemini, and sometimes I can't even believe some of the things that come out of my mouth! Not mean or hurtful things, but maybe things I could have kept to myself or expressed better. It usually happens when I'm too emotionally involved!
Mythicalmethods on May 28, 2014:
I love this article about Geminis, you did nail it right on the nose. I think the day a Gemini chooses not to be a part of communication will be an interesting one. I am curious as to what you would make of a Gemini with a rising Capricorn and a moon in Libra.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on January 26, 2012:
It seems that your ex taught you well, you are very informed. I write a hub about the moon, being that very inner part of you, that only very few people know. I get mail back, "Oh, everyone says I'm like that!" No. They aren't getting it. But they like the Astrology, so I write about it. It's stuff I learned long ago. I am interested in the vortexes, I read about them awhile back. It would be great if you wrote a hub on them. We have one near where a factory blew up years ago, and probably there are ghosts hanging around the spot. But Weird NJ, a mag about unusual stuff in NJ covered it, and now it's a hangout for teens. Take care, and I'd love to learn more about the vortexes.
blake4d on January 25, 2012:
Wow, indeed I suppose I am an astrological case study...or so my long time friend and ex Annette would say, she was my tutor in all things astronomical and metaphysically relative to astrology. Actually, I find that being multimutable as it were, may actually cause me to be a more focused male Gemini in a number of ways. But yes I have many very typically twin gifts such as writing, communication and with the Piscean natural gift for counseling, or so I am told. I think of myself more like a tao than twins...but that is just me. Maybe I should write something about Sedona and the natural vortex sites, did you say you had a question concerning them on my other hub?
Let me know, Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on January 25, 2012:
Wow, Gemini, Pisces and Virgo, all mutable signs. You must be a restless and changeable guy! Gemini on your 3rd house, communications is great for writing, and on the Ascendant, for promoting your work. But I have a feeling you already know...Thanks for reading. Take care.
blake4d on January 25, 2012:
Very Kewel...From a Gemini with Moon in pisces. Gemini ascendent,first house, second house, third house, in fact every house except for my Virgo in Saturn. I was even born on Fathers day...LOL. Thanx for the insightful hub. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d
Deborah Reno from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD on November 23, 2010:
Love this hub! This is me to a tee. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together.