Mercury Rules the Sign of Gemini
By Starlight Astrology
Mercury acts to process large volumes of information within our essential being—as represented by the sun. It allows a person to think, discriminate, express oneself and to move about. This has been called an animator of movement and is associated with our nervous system: the communication and transportation system within our bodies. Mercury tends to make a person verbose, critical, and high strung.
GEMINI – May 22 to June 21
Your symbol is the twins, which denotes your dual mindedness.
Understanding yourself (and others)
When reading the personality description of your traits below, please keep in mind that the ones discussed here are mainly indicative of the influence of your element, and the influence of your ruling planet. The positions of the other celestial bodies at the very moment of your birth could change, or temper them to a vast extent.
One of the biggest problems for a you as a person born in Gemini to overcome is the dual mindedness given by the sign which encourages the changing of the mind, or decisions, large or small, with no apparent reason, either to themselves or to others, and thereby irritating, more than harming, other people. A Gemini will sometimes give you the shirt right off the back and, perhaps the next day, for no reason at all, will refuse to give you the time of day; this is how you got the reputation of being contentious and hard to get along with. Some of you Geminians love to stir up trouble and then go away and laugh about it.
With all this odd behavior you will find as a Gemini you are loving and caring, almost maternal in your actions toward those who are down or in need. Geminians are very versatile. In Greek mythology, the heavenly twins known as Castor and Pollux divided their time between living on Earth and living in Heaven; this is indicative of a certain quality in you,the Geminian, the quality of being able to live in a pure abstract, or fantasy world and at the same time you will turn your hand to any task no matter how simple or hard.
You collect wit and knowledge where ever you find it, although it could be only surface knowledge or short lived. You are forever young with a playful and endearing personality; not wanting to spend much time alone, you will hunt up your fun and companions. You have a lively imagination and you are therefore one of the most creative of all the signs, be it in entertaining yourself or actually inventing something. You are a great juggler of people and/or situations and can keep a tricky issue up in the air until it looks like you will lose it all, then you appear in another place, still juggling. You have a great gift of gab and can talk your way out of almost everything, even to the point of making others doubt their very eyes. You may be prone to a touch of paranoia, looking over your shoulder and feeling that the world will find you out. Some of you should guard against being a chatterbox or telling other peoples secrets; learn to respect your own goals and dreams and realize that they are worth every minute spent to obtain them.