On May 20th, we bid adieu to steady, sensual Taurus season, throw open all the windows, lift our eyes to the skies, and welcome the curious, stimulating, and super social energy of Gemini. And in keeping with the flexible, adaptable nature of the season, I’m doing things a little differently with this blog.
See, while I was preparing, fragments of a Joni Mitchell song were jostled from long-term memory, fitting themselves around the things I was reading and mulling over. The song struck me as very Gemini, and it refused to stop lending itself as a soundtrack, so I decided to embrace it.
Let’s take a look at “both sides” of Gemini Season!
The Mutable Air Sign
"I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all”
We’ve moved from Fire (Aries) to Earth (Taurus), and now into a sign ruled by the element of Air. Where Earth sign Taurus was all about feeling and doing, Gemini is all about thinking. Air signs are intellectual and communicative, as this element rules the metaphysical and immaterial: things without form, like language, information, and philosophy.
There are three zodiac signs under each element, and one of the three will be what we call “mutable”. That means this sign is more flexible and adaptable than the other signs under the same element. As an air sign, Gemini is already changeable, but with the added power of mutability, it’s easy to see why Geminis can get a reputation for two-facedness.
The idea of duality is central to Gemini, and the season can come with a heady dose of uncertainty, indecision, and contradiction. On the heels of stalwart Taurus, it can feel a bit destabilizing! Just remember it’s normal to suddenly start questioning everything you felt sure of during Taurus season, and that it’s possible for multiple things to be true at once.
You may feel better if you take the time to get your head on straight with some grounding meditation, and give your brain a boost by burning or drinking something with Rosemary in it. Rosemary is a cognitive stimulant that can help you focus, and has been shown to improve memory function! A best friend to thinkers.
“Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way that you feel
As every fairy tale comes real
I've looked at love that way”
Gemini is Latin for “twins”, referring to the twin stars of its constellation, Castor and Pollux. It is often symbolized by the Roman numeral II (2), and its corresponding Tarot card is The Lovers.
This season has a very social energy that seems to prompt us to seek connection and companionship. It’s time to network and interact, form and strengthen bonds, and find out who our soul mates are.
It’s been said that Geminis are always looking for their other half, but the truth is we all have many soul mates, and not all of them are meant to be our one romantic life partner. This season, expand your understanding of what constitutes a “soul mate”, and spend time deepening relationships with those special souls who have been drawn to yours.
It’s also an excellent time to play matchmaker. Whenever you catch yourself thinking, “I bet this person would get along with so-and-so,” or, “hey, you know who else is into that?” Say it out loud! Gemini loves to network, and rejoices in a little bit of altruistic puppeteering.
And hey, it doesn’t hurt to wear - or stuff your pockets - with love-attracting plants like lavender, rose hips, or verbena.
Both Sides Now
“Oh, but now old friends they're acting strange
And they shake their heads, they say I've changed
Well something's lost, but something's gained
In living every day”
The season of Gemini’s open, flexible energy is an excellent time to expose ourselves to new concepts and perspectives. Take this opportunity to delve into writing by people of different races, classes, backgrounds and experiences, and don’t be afraid to honestly examine your beliefs! Gemini gets accused of being a flip-flopper, but there is honor in humility, and it is commendable, not shameful, to change your mind when presented with new information.
It is the nature of Gemini to be curious and inquisitive. To seek out ideas and answers to questions, and also to share them. That may be why The Twins get a bad rap as gossipers, but there are good things about being both curious and communicative: People who have a knack for collecting and spreading information can make some of the most powerful organizers and influencers.
It makes sense for Gemini to be a talker. Ruled by the throat chakra - the energy center for communication and expression - Gemini is compelled to speak up! But the energy can be hasty, so remember when you speak to consider if what you are saying is true, necessary, and kind. Don't let impulsivity make you talk over someone whose voice needs to be heard, or speak with authority on subjects you haven't yet gotten a holistic grasp on.
Do speak up, though. State your boundaries. Ask for what you need. Tell the people you love that you love them. Give praise. Rebel. Protest. Write to your representatives. Use your voice to make change!
“I've looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all"
Do you love a Gemini? Check out the Gemini Gift Set! A sampling from our core collections, specially curated for The Twins.