Key characteristics and definitions

The sign is seasonally associated with the transition from spring to summer. Because of its association with a change of season, astrologists describe it as a ‘mutable sign’, describing an impulse towards change and versatility, and an easy ability to adapt to the demands of the environment.



According to astrologists, it is governed by Mercury, a planet noted for swift movement and symbolically associated with the interchange of ideas and fluid responses to circumstances. Gemini is also linked with the ‘element of air’ which represents the mental and social realms, the ability to formulate abstract ideas and to effectively interpret symbols, imagined concepts and communicative signals. As the mutable air sign, governed by a planet which is astrologically given to the principle of transmutation and communication, the symbolic focus of the sign falls upon movement, quick-thinking, free-flowing expression, gesticulation, and spontaneous reaction. The sign is symbolised by ‘the twins’, which also presents duality: the ability to relate to opposing visions simultaneously, to possess dexterity and a talent for multi-tasking.

Correspondingly, Geminians are said to be curious and to enjoy mental exploration, to be almost always at ease in social situations. It is considered by some astrologers as the most flirtatious in the zodiac and to have a talent for writing and reporting, and to enjoy all forms of ‘talk’, from gossip to political debate. On the negative, they are reputed to have “butterfly minds” which become easily bored, and to shift their allegiances in a way that lacks commitment or loyalty. They are also said
to experience discomfort with the expression of deep emotion. For this reason, though praised for being quick and clever.



Definitions and Associations
Glyph meaning: (?) The two vertical and horizontal lines symbolise the duality of the Twins.
Quality Positive: outwardly expressive, extrovert.
Element (triplicity) Air: thought, intellect, ideas, interaction.
Mode (quadruplicity) Mutable: the element in its most fluid form – associated with change and the dissemination of energy.
Body part Shoulders, arms, hands.
Direction East
Bi-corporeal All the mutable signs are double-bodied – Gemini: two twins; Virgo: maiden and bird; Sagittarius: man and horse; Pisces: two fishes. They represent the months that join the seasons and signify a dualistic nature that is easily adaptable and can be one thing or another. For this reason the mutable signs are referred to as common signs in traditional terminology.

 

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