How to recognize GEMINI
If there are times when a Gemini
person makes you think you're seeing double, don't run
out and change your glasses. Just remember that Gemini
is the sign of the twins, and there are two distinct
sides to his changeable personality. Now you see it,
now you don't. Was it love you thought you caught fleetingly
on those mobile features? Hate? Ecstasy? Intelligence?
Idealism? Sorrow? Joy? 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.
Knowing where to look for his
versatile creature requires a little forethought. He
may be one place and somewhere else tomorrow. Suddenly,too.
A Gemini can change his clothes, his job, his love life
or his residence as fast as he changes his mind, and
that's preety fast.Finding a good example to study may
keep you hopping. You could try a bookstore. He's browser,
because he can get the gist of the contents in a brief
scanning of the pages. (It's no accident that John F.
Kennedy was a speed reader.) Mercury people also have
that nasty habit of reading the last page first. If
you know a Gemini who was ever read a book from beginning
to end without getting bored halfway through, send him
to the Smithsonian as a curio ( or check his natal chart
to see if he has Taurus, Capricorn or one of the more
persistent signs on the ascendant) Geminis like to skip
back and forth in a book, a pattern of action they also
prefer when it comes to things other than reading.
You're sure to find a Gemini
or two skimming through the halls and matching wits
people in a radio station, a public relation firm, a
publishing house, a telephone answering service, an
auto showroom or an advertising agency-if you can catch
one between appointments. When you've found this quicksilver
person, study him carefully;even if you do get exhausted
following him around. The first thing you'll notice
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 women, 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
Unless there's conflicting
ascendant, the 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. Geminis 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
burns from swooping down a ski slope)There's an eagerness
about Geminis, an immediate, sympathetic friendliness,
and unusually quick, but graceful movements. The hair
can be light or dark or both-like, streaked. Twins,
remember? 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 case,
probably well formed. There's frequently a receding
hairline in the men (from all that activity in the brain
perhaps) and both sexes normally have rather high foreheads.
It's usually a mistake to try
to pin Geminis down to either one place or one idea.
It's always a mistake to challenge them to a battle
of wits, because they can talk themselves in and out
of situation with the greatest ease. They think fast
on their feet ( or in any other position.) they can
be sharply satirical, and they're more clever than almost
anybody? Some Mercury people take a mischievous delight
in disconcerting slower minds with their lightning fast
mental processes. How would like to get into an argument
with Gemini Bob Hope?
A June person will sometimes
appear to light near you, like an inquisitive bird,
survey the scene with excited curiosity then dart off
in different direction almost before you can say hello.
I often join a Gemini friend in Lindy's for cheesecake
and some casual conversation. He's thirtyfive to forty
years old, but he looks like a college student, which
is typical of Gemini's ageless appearance. For a while
we'll talk pleasantly, interrupting each other and easily
bouncing from one topic to another. Then I'll search
in my purse for a compact or a pencil,look up- and like
some disappearing artist in a magic act, my Gemini friend
has vanished into thin air, taking the check with him.
(The more unevolved types use this agility to leave
you with the check.) when he pulls one of those fast
dissolves, I glance around the room anxiously, and suddenly,
there he is making a phone call or waving to me gaily
as he skips out the door to who knows where.
This particular Gemini was
recently engaged to a wonderful Aquarian girl ( if anyone
can cope with an elusive Gemini it's an Aquarian) and
a week before the wedding five would get you twenty
anywhere on Broadway that he would find a way to slip
out of the noose that somehow, he wouldn't make it to
the church on time. But he did . Geminis can surprise
you. Especially when they're in love.
One of my favorite Geminians
is a Mercury woman who typically runs Belles limited,
a New York answering service. The play, The Bells Are
Ringing, was based on her life. Possibly due to being
glued to the telephone twenty hours a day, she's not
quite as light on her feet as she was when she used
to brighten Billy Rose's chorus line. You couldn't call
her agile, since she seldom gets a chance to leave her
switchboard, but still she gives the impression of flying
around, even when she's immobile. Like most Gemini females,
she has an extremely preety, interesting face, with
intelligence stamped on every feature, and her quick
Mercury hands flutter in the air like lively birds.
Using more charm and wit than
the law allows, she cheerfully solves everyone's problems
in the twinkling of one of her clear, blue eyes. I've
watches this woman find a baby sitter and a pair of
gerbils for a customer, make out the grocery lists,
write thirty-two checks (one of her favorite occupations)
phone a Broadway producer on a yacht in the Caribbean,
send nine telegrams, fold the family laundry, figure
the week's working schedule for her operators, find
her husband's blue tie, write down the directions for
the shop where he could pick up some tropical fish for
their son, snap four Polaroid pictures of the dog, open
and read her monthly bills ( then absently file them
in the wastebasket) help a casting office locate an
actress who speaks six languages, and give twelve clients
a wake-up call all in the space of a little over an
hour without leaving her swivel chair. Go top that.
The secret is in the Geminian
duality. They can do two things at once with less effort
than it takes most of us to do one. Mercury women often
iron, feed the baby and talk on the phone at the same
time. Some people swear that all Geminis were born with
a phone in each hand.
Any kind of routine can make
a typical Geminian feel like a droopy bird in a cage
with his wings clipped. These people resent drudgery
and monotony almost fiercely. Usually, they aren't the
most punctual souls in the world (unless they happen
to have a virgo ascendant, in which case they become
human alarm clocks.) The typical Gemini, however, always
arrives late, not because he forgets the time, but because
something caught his interest on the way and sidetracked
him. The restless Mercurial nature demands constant
excitement and change or the spirit becomes dejected
If you have a Mercury friend,
you've probably already experienced a common Gemini
habit that can be so annoying it can give you ulcers.
He'll suggest some activity to you, like dropping over
to his apartment ( it will seldom be a house-too permanent),
catching an old Humphrey Bogart film with an our Gang
comedy ( double feature, naturally- he doesn't play
singles) , driving out to a miniature golf range to
practice a little putting or stopping in Jack Dempsey's
for a few Bloody Marys. You're tired and you're on the
way home. You thank him anyway , but ask for a rain
check. The Gemini argues with you. Convincingly. He
turns on those baby blues ( a greens or browns) and
weaves a cocoon of charm around you. He talk so fast
and his smile is so persuasive that, after a while ,
you give in. You 'll go. He has a few errands to run,
so he say's he'll meet you in the corner in about an
hour. That you didn't expect so you start to back out.,
but he turns on his technique again, and you finally
agree to meet him. It's a real drag, killing the hour,
and beside your feet hurt but you manage to do it and
you show up on the corner at the appointed time. Good
old jim is a half hour late and an little out of breath
when he gets there. Guess what? He's changed his mind.
He's really beat. He's decided to call it a day, hit
the sack and make the scene tomorrow night. You don't
mind do you? Only a Gemini could avoid a sock in the
jaw at that point. But he does. You forgive him, and
what's really ridiculous is that you'll actually meet
him the next night, like you had good sense or something.
You've only yourself to blame for succumbing to the
irresistible Gemini sales pitch. If you get stood up
again the following evening, you have it coming. It
serves you right for letting him sweet talk you.
There's a deep-seated need
in all June people to disguise their true motives. Like
the Pisces they feel a compulsion to behave in a way
exactly opposite to their real desires. But this amazing
Gemini versatility and facility of speech makes them
terrific politicians, not to mention expert in the field
of human relationship. A Gemini knows how to swerve
you from your most stubbornly held convictions. He can
twist you like a pretzel with his mental Karate, get
you to agree with him and love him for doing it to you.
But if trouble develops, he knows instinctively just
where the skeleton are buried in your closet, and he
can use his fast mind and clever tongue to rattle those
There's a strange thing about
Geminis 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.
You'll find whole slews of them writing speeches, commercial,
documentaries, Plays and books. But the books will be
novels, textbooks, nonfiction or biographies. Very seldom
you will find the Geminian writing his own life story.
And it's extremely rare to find one who likes to write
personal letters. The typical Gemini hates to answer
correspondence. He'll procrastinate for weeks.
It may seem to be contradictory
at first, but the reason is clear, when you realize
the reluctance of Mercury people to be pined down to
an opinion. They hesitate to put their thoughts on paper
because they instinctively know that what they believe
today, they may not believe tomorrow and they don't
want to be committed in writing. Few Geminis need to
be warned by their attorneys to "Say it don't write
it". They were born with that defense mechanism.
There are an astonishing number of Gemini authors who
choose to use a pseudonym and even the average Geminian
will eventually find some reason to adopt an alias either
a complete change a different spelling, or at the very
least, a nickname. The rule is so consistent you can
win a nice nest egg betting on it with all the Geminis
Almost every Gemini speaks, understand or reads more
than one language and French is the favorite. One way
or another, the Gemini will triumph with words. He cut
his teeth on Webster's Unabridged. He can sell ice cubes
to an Eskimo or dreams to a pessimist. If you happen
to catch him in some dodge, he can change the subject
so fast, and direct the conversation away form himself
so adroitly, that the whole affair ends with you on
the carpet instead of him. Sometimes the Mercury tendency
to fool people can lead to dishonesty or criminal activity
but not as often as you've been lead to believe. Although
his talent can tempt an occasional Gemini to live in
a web of lies and deception, most of them are too idealistic
for a life of crime. Still it must be admitted Mercury
gives them superior equipment for success in that field
and they can be brilliant con artists if they choose.
With their manual dexterity if they pick a pocket, forge
a check or counterfeit a sawbuck, at least they're neat
about it and seldom get caught.
If you are come across a smooth-
talking used car salesmen who was born in June and he
tells you the blue Studebaker had just one former owner
- a little old lady who drove it only to church every
Sunday morning , you'd be wise to ask the name of the
church and check with the little old lady (unless she's
a Gemini too). But seriously unless the afflictions
and planetary positions in the natal chart are marked
the majority of Geminis are honest and some of them
are even painfully honest to a fault. They seem to go
from one extreme to another. Yet they all petty thief
con man and upstanding citizen alike will be unable
to resist putting a light cost of varnish on a story
at times. Of course that's not lying . That's imagination.
As promoters all Mercury people
are absolutely superb. They have no equal not even Aries.
The promotion can be strictly above board but few people
are strong enough to outlast the combination of charm
and sharp intellect Gemini dishes out and that alone
may be taking unfair advantage. When a Gemini tackles
a worthwhile project to sell something mankind deeply
needs and wants the angles smile on him and we can thank
those born under this sun sign for many great and lasting
improvements which have benefited all of us. At heart
every Mercury ruled person is a salesman even the Gemini
Jesuit priest and protestant missionaries. Take two
entirely divergent example which prove it. Gemini John
F. Kennedy sold the whole world a shining deal ideal
and Gemini Michael Todd sold Broadway a dream or two.
Each in his own way a Mercury child. Both the world
and Broadway are notoriously jaded and hard to sell.
Gemini need to rest their busy
brains with twice as much sleep as anyone else. Unfortunately
since they're so susceptible to insomnia, they rarely
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 exhaustion is a constant threat. Gobs of fresh
unpolluted air 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 Geminis susceptible
to accidents and infections involving the shoulder,
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. It could be anything since
his imagination knows no boundaries. Money, fame, wealth,
love, and career are never quite enough. Mercury calls
Gemini higher and higher on and on above and beyond
with a seductive promise of something always just a
little better. The grass always looks greener just across
the road. The sky is bluer over another ocean. The stars
shine brighter in a different place. What is it he seeks?
Perhaps some hidden, undiscovered continent within himself.
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. He throws away the precious old too quickly
for the untired new, then lives to regret the instant
disposal. In spite of all the people around him, he
shares his deepest emotions only with his one constant
companion-his other twin self. The air is his element
and his real home.He's 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.
Famous Gemini Personalities
Bennett Cerf, John Dillinger, Cole Porter, Walt Simpson,
Judy Garlamd, Paul Gauguin, Al Jolson, Thomas Hardy,
Errol Flynn, Michael Todd, Walt Whitman, Rosalind Russel,
Francoise Sagan, Bob, Hope, Brigham Young.