And just like that we have arrived in the buzzy, talkative changeable season of Gemini!

Please do be aware that I work with the sidereal zodiac, which considers astrology from the actual placement of the stars in the current time. You can check this out for a quick 101 on Sidereal Astrology.

Sidereal Gemini – June 21st to July 17th

The Sun actually rises in the constellation of Gemini from 21st June through to 17th July.  Gemini is a pretty ‘average’ sized constellation so its season runs for almost 4 weeks. And, yes if you read up about sidereal astrology, these dates are not set in stone, over almost three quarters of a century the dates will change in accordance with precession.

So Who Needs to Really Read this?

  • People who are born between June 20th (NB see above comment about the dates changing; what this means is that depending on how old the person is they may have been born into Gemini season even if they were born on the 20th June and not the 21st) and July 17th. Being born between these dates means that your ‘Sun’ sign is in Gemini and you identify as a Gemini. You most likely see yourself as curious, quick, witty and fun!
  • People who know their astrology chart and can identify that either their Moon or their Ascendant (Rising) is in Gemini.
    • If your Moon is in Gemini this means that you need to feel Gemini qualities for emotional health – you need the freedom to learn about anything and everything, communicate what you have learnt but also to constantly change your mind and your focus!
    • If your Ascendant/ Rising sign is Gemini, this means that this is the sign that was on the Eastern horizon when you were born and it is what you are becoming and developing through this life. You are becoming thoughtful, analytical and eloquent and learning to convert knowledge into wisdom.
  • Lastly, again for those who can read their birth chart, if you have Gemini on the cusp of your 6th house, this is the house of health & wellbeing (amongst other things) so it is pertinent for you. For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, again go back to this first Blog in the series for more information on Houses.

If you would like to find out what influence Gemini has on your life, book in for an L Plater Birth Chart Reading.

Mutable Air

Gemini is the first of the three Air signs in the zodiac – spreading its wings and flitting about, released from the binds of grounded Taurus. Indeed it is said that Gemini is the least grounded sign of the zodiac.

Air signs are light and floaty.  Their energy is focused on thinking rather than doing or being. They love new-ness in everything and are easily bored. They are people people because of their great love of and need for communication, as well as their magical ability to adapt to whatever situation they find themselves in.

Gemini is also the first of the 4 Mutable mode signs.  Mutability essentially means changeability.  These signs have great flexibility and spontaneity about their energy. They can go with the flow, which allows them greater ability to explore and learn.

The Wheel of the Year

Equating the zodiac with the seasons begins to be increasing difficult once we get to Gemini.  Feel free to check out my previous explanations of Aries and Taurus in relation to the seasons.  Western Tropical Astrology will still tend to make the association between the seasons and the zodiac, and this only works well in the Northern hemisphere. Gemini season in this context is the last segment of Spring, where insects and pollen are flying around at this time, and everything is preparing for the move into Summer.

However, through the lens of Sidereal Astrology Gemini season marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of winter in the southern hemisphere. It is certainly hard to equate Gemini energy with early Winter, when we tend to feel heavy rather than light.  However, the beginning of Gemini season is right around Winter solstice, which is traditionally a celebration of the return of the light, as the days finally begin to move back towards becoming longer again.  So indeed I do think this has a nice correspondence with the ‘lightness’ of Gemini.

Mercury and the Twins

Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury.  Mercury has a reputation as a bit of a trouble maker, because of the frequency with which this planet goes into retrograde. On social media Mercury Retrograde is lambasted as a time to hide under the doona!  What does all this mean?  When we say that planets go retrograde, they appear to be moving backwards.  Of course they’re not really doing this but they are pretty still for a period, whilst everything else keeps moving. So yes for such a mutable, skittery sign like Mercury being retrograde is not comfortable.  But in fact what it gifts us is a time to re-trace, re-think, and re-consider. I would say it’s certainly not a time to be making new plans or decisions and certainly not a time to sign any new contracts.  Personally I had a terrible experience with signing a contract to sell my house during a Mercury Retrograde – the property then remained on the market for about 9 months! Never again! If you have the opportunity to just completely go with the flow during Mercury retrograde eg. A trip with no planned stops or even a final destination, you might have a real voyage of discovery.  Otherwise, it’s a good idea to honour the energy of a Mercury Retrograde with caution but not with terror!

The symbol of Gemini is the Twins – highlighting the duality of this sign, its ability to switch from one thing, person or viewpoint to the next. Even when the Twins are depicted looking towards eachother, in fact they are each looking in different directions.  This is Gemini – constantly looking around for the next interesting thing.

The Third House

In astrology, a chart is divided into 12 houses, which refer to areas of life.  If a planet or a sign is ‘in a house’ this will give us the information about which area of life the energetic affect of the planet or sign is going to be felt.

Each of the signs ‘rules’ one of the houses.  This means that they each have a particular area of life in which they are most comfortable, and have a natural affinity to.

Gemini, as the third sign, rules the third house. The third house is all about learning and communication. It encompasses what we like to think about, what we do think about, what we are naturally good at thinking and communicating about, and how we go about doing that. Unsurprisingly, in accordance with the flighty nature of Gemini, the third house is also where we find short journeys, and the vehicles that allow us to do that. All aspects of communication are encompassed here, and in the modern day that includes technology. The learning in the third house is purely done by the rational mind and includes primary or elementary level education. As you can imagine Gemini is very sociable, so friends and siblings can be found in the third house too.

Body Aspects

Each sign of the zodiac also has a particular body type associated with it, but this is largely based on the elements, so all Air types will have a similar body type, which is light – thin, bony, angular, often tall.  This means is that people who have Air as the dominant element in their chart are more likely to tend towards a thin and twitchy build.

Air signs have a fast metabolism and can struggle to keep weight on. They also tend to catch every bug that is going around, afterall they tend to be going around a lot themselves! In particular air borne pathogens will be a big risk for Gemini, including allergens, which they tend to be sensitive to as well.

It is common for people to have the body type that equates to their rising sign/ ascendant element because this is in the 1st House, which concerns image and body.

From an eastern medical point of view the Gemini constitution tends to be warm and moist (think of the breath).

Gemini rules the following body parts:

  • Nervous system – brain, spinal cord, all nerves
  • Shoulders, Collar Bones, Arms, Hands
  • Respiratory system – lungs and trachea, oxygenation of blood
  • Diaphragm
  • Thymus Gland

What this means is that Gemini can tend towards ailments in these areas, common ones are:

  • Injuries to and illnesses in the above body parts
  • Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Asthma
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Allergies and Eczema
  • Media addiction
  • Speech impediments

Gemini does not have a very strong constitution and falls ill pretty easily.  They will need lots of variety in the tools they are prescribed to recover from illness. Gemini really needs to take regular ‘mental health days’.

Gemini and Chakras

When thinking about the relationship between Gemini and the 7 Essential Energies, or Chakras, Gemini has strong connections to the 3rd (Power) Energy because its rapid fire monkey mind and assimilation of information. Of course with its focus on communication Gemini is also strongly associated with the 5th (Truth) energy. But I feel that this is really the energy that Gemini needs to learn to accommodate because it doesn’t tend to spend a lot of time processing what it learns in order to make its own decisions and to use its own voice to speak from the heart, instead Gemini just wants to keep moving on to the next little factual titbit.

Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing approaches to health and wellbeing for Gemini

Movement

Movement

Gemini tends to naturally move quite a bit but probably not very intensively or for long periods at once – lots of little bursts of movement are more Gemini style.  And if they’re not moving, Geminis are definitely thinking about it! Activities that allow Gemini to focus inwards and on the breath such as yoga, pilates, tai chi or qi gong would be beneficial for Gemini.

Activate the Thymus gland by tapping the breastbone (AKA impersonating Tarzan!) regularly.

Sleep

Sleep

As mentioned Gemini struggles with sleep, given their busy minds.  Meditation and breathing exercises can really help.  Having good sleep ‘hygiene’ is essential for Gemini, get some excellent tips here.   Many people find essential oils very helpful in helping them to be relaxed in bed.  Check out this Blog for my favourite ones to use.

BeingBeing

  • Take regular ‘mental health’ days
  • Get out in fresh air and nature
  • Wear warm clothing especially around the torso to protect the respiratory system and thymus
  • Bach flower: Cerato (there are others that are very useful depending on what exactly you are managing, contact me for more details)
  • Nat phos cell salt is a useful supplement

FoodFood

  • Lots of water as dehydration is a common problem for Gemini
  • Nervous system foods – sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, lecithin, eggs
  • Animal products to ground energy and increase iron levels
  • Root vegetables – turnips, carrots
  • Potassium foods – celery, tomato, leek, lemon, dates, apples, spinach, beetroot, walnuts, cauliflower, cabbage
  • Gemini Vegetables – green beans, brussel sprouts, watercress, lettuce, mushrooms, asparagus, corn
  • Gemini Fruits – tomato, pineapple, apricots, peaches
  • Gemini Whole grains (in moderation due to mucous forming properties) – brown rice, barley, millet
  • Dairy only in moderation but goats’ milk products can be beneficial
  • Herbs to eat – garlic, horseradish

Herbs

There are a lot of herbs that are useful for Gemini and which ones are most appropriate for you will depend on what symptoms/ conditions you are trying to manage.  A couple of the common ones to use as teas are:

  • Licorice (not if high blood pressure is a problem)
  • Nettle
  • Yarrow
  • Sage
  • Valerian
  • St John’s Wort

Surroundings

Surroundings

Essential Oils

  • Melissathe oil of light: promotes enlightenment and connection to the true self
  • Vetiverthe oil of centring and descent: promotes groundedness and emotional awareness and connection
  • Rosemarythe oil of knowledge and transition: promotes mental clarity and trust in higher powers
  • Roman Chamomilethe oil of Spiritual purpose: promotes the shedding of meaningless activities and peace
  • Dillthe oil of learning: promotes engagement, integration and mental clarity
  • Lemonthe oil of focus: promotes alertness and mental clarity

If you’d like to know more about how important Gemini is in your chart, and your life, book in for a super cheap L-Plater Horoscope Reading, for just AUD30.