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Characteristics of Gemini Sun Sign People

Updated on August 1, 2017
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Jean has taught astrology and tarot for 40 years. She enjoys music, reading, knitting, gardening and meditation in her cottage in the woods.

Gemini Symbolism

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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, 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.

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.

Work Well with 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

Attracted to Others 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.

Example of Unique Gemini Word Usage

The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration

This 30th Anniversary Concert given for Bob Dylan is one of my most treasured DVDs. In honor of Gemini Bob Dylan, who wrote every song on the DVD, different artists sing each song. He only joins in on My Back Pages and sings about The Girl from the North Country, a timeless folk song. I never heard this until about two years ago, and love watching the talent of each artist. Dylan was very generous in giving away songs to other artists, his catalog has over 400 songs he has written himself. Seeing how other artists express Dylan's work is half of the fun, and there are many famous ones here, from both folk and country backgrounds too! But since a Gemini Sun sign wrote all these amazing songs, Dylan stands alone as an excellent example of Gemini lyric and writing in general, as decided by his Nobel Prize in Literature.

 

Bob Dylan My Back Pages, 30th Anniversary Concert

A Brilliant Gemini Writer

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.

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      Jean Bakula 3 months ago from New Jersey

      You are most welcome. Best Regards, Jean

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      Audrey Hunt 3 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Very interesting. I knew very little about the Gemini sign. And you put a positive spin on your descriptions which I really like.

      Thanks.

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      Deborah Demander 12 months ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Great article,

      As a Gemini, I never tire of reading and learning more about myself, and the signs of the people around me.

      Thanks for writing,

      Namaste

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      Jean Bakula 2 years ago from New Jersey

      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!

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      Fiona 2 years ago from South Africa

      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.

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      Sassy 3 years ago

      Hi I have a gemini sun scorpio moon and pisces ascendant. sun in 4th house moon in 9th house . What do you think?

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      Jean Bakula 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Hi Mythicalmethods,

      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!

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      Mythicalmethods 3 years ago

      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.

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      Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Hello blake4d,

      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.

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      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

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      Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Hi Blake4d,

      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.

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      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

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      Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Love this hub! This is me to a tee. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together.

      Namaste.