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From the book "Astrology for Lovers," written by Liz Green.

things shouldn't be brutally honest
or stark or without style. 

It's said that Gemini is one of the easiest signs to recognize.  In the first place, Geminis usually talk a lot, so you have a chance to observe quickly that urbane, witty, cosmopolitan charm in any social situation.  (Remember Marilyn Monroe, a famous Gemini.)  Gemini is also recognizable because he's often not where you last left him; and it's common astrological knowledge that you can't tie the Twins down with a heavy cord and expect this sylph of the air to remain with docility and patience until you give the cord a tug.  More likely he'll perform a Houdini-like trick and vanish before your very eyes, leaving you with the cord.  Unpredictable is another word which generally applies to the typical Geminian; changeable as quicksilver, loving disguise and mimicry, fascinated for a little while with just about everything, quick to become bored and move on.  Interested in many subjects, proficient in few, for the world is too large and there is too much to know and too much to talk about to waste time plunging into depths and missing all those other opportunities.  To a greater or lesser extent, Gemini is the butterfly of the zodiac (some butterflies are smaller and nimbler than others, but they all fly), gracing your vision for a brief moment while settling on some choice flower, and then moving on.  Of course there are Geminis who have become skilled at some particular study or art or profession - but even these Geminis must somehow find variety and versatility within it.  You'll never find a Geminian actor, for example, always playing the same type of role. 

Gemini has been accused on the negative side, of being superficial and shallow.  But this is neither true nor fair.  The Geminian mind is perfectly capable of depth and concentration, when necessary.  The sphere of ideas is his natural hunting ground.  It's just that Gemini's mind works in a curiously non-linear way.  He knows that if you spend too long with one thing, you're likely to miss all its associations and connections.  And Gemini's aim is not to acquire specialized in-depth knowledge of any one thing.  He's after a broad and comprehensive spectrum of knowledge, which can only be culled by stopping at every port.  He appreciates satire, and the sentence which in shorthand somehow communicates the whole picture without the necessity of delving into great detail.  And he also appreciates what's interesting in the moment.  His concentration isn't foggy, like that of many Pisceans; nor is he absent-minded.  It's just that he's liable to be distracted easily.  Too many things catch his attention.  And why not?  Life, to Gemini, is full of moving things; and where they move, he moves with them. 

Sometimes Gemini's sly mimicry can be cutting and embarrassing, just because he's a master at picking out the gesture, the expression,




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