nervous. I wonder why you want to know so much.
GIRLFRIEND: Know so much? I just want to know something about you. Look, we've been going out for six weeks. I have a right to know.
GEMINI: Don't use that word right. No one has the right to know anything about anybody. If I choose to tell you, then that's my privilege. I suppose you're use to extracting information out of your guys, so you can control them. Well, you won't get any from me. I know that game. Why don't we just go to the film, all right?
The Plotter is Gemini's paranoid shadow. He's a plotter not because he plans things against others, but because he's convinced everyone wants something from him, and he works out long convoluted ways of not giving it, whatever it might be. His characteristics are chronic evasiveness and often chronic lying; and he's also been known to deliberately try to trap you while you're attempting to pry into his secrets, so that he can justify the fact that he's busy hiding. This is a really difficult face of Gemini to deal with, and it stems from his sense of emotional alienation. Because he has a problem relating through feelings, he often can't trust; and he'll deny even the simplest confidences to another person because he's convinced that, if you know to much, you've got control of him. Gemini at best is playfully evasive, and doesn't like a lot of prying and probing. Gemini fallen into his shadowy side is extremely difficult, because he's capable of being extremely hurtful and using the pointed darts of his nimble tongue to shame you into silence when all you were doing was showing interest. And when the shadow side of Gemini surfaces, you can't take anything he says literally, because more likely than not it's meant to be a red herring so he can go on concealing something which he doesn't understand.
With both sides of the Gemini shadow, the same difficulty lies at the root. It's the problem of the opposites, and of finding a way to live them both. Gemini, when he's lost in his divine child side can be charming but a hopeless sponge on others' money and time. He takes for granted the fact that he's entitled to Special Exemptions. As he gradually comes to realize that he must also live in the world and submit himself to boundaries and responsibilities, he grows and changes, and can bring some of his lighthearted trust in life into everything he does, brightening the lives of those around him. When Gemini is lost in the earthbound side, he fears life. He often tries to analyse it to pieces in the hope that he'll be spared from hurt, and develops a profound mistrust of other people's motives. He loses his sparkle, and simply becomes cunning. As he gradually discovers something worth loving inside himself, something that makes him unique and different, he can open up a little, because he doesn't feel so horribly vulnerable. And whether he's your local newsagent or John F. Kennedy, another Gemini, he will have managed to hold the bridge between two realms so that others can come across and taste a little of both worlds.