GEMINI, THE TWINS (May 21-June 20)
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Favorable Color: Yellow
Lucky Gem: Agate
Parts of the Body: Arms, shoulders, lungs
Key Phrase: I think
Opposite Sign: Sagittarius
Able to adapt. Communicative, social. Very flexible. Clever. Thinks logically, but also likes to “play” with ideas and concepts. Always looking for new stimuli. Loves to have contact with others, the more the better. Able to see things from an objective viewpoint.
Superficial. Thinks a lot and likes to plan, yet is usually unable to follow through due to a lack of endurance and long-term concentration. Has contact to many people, but is unable to deepen these relationships (fear of commitment). Outwardly charming, yet egoistic and cold on the inside.
Forever young, they say. You’re clever, inquisitive, gregarious, and cheerful — and it shows in your face. In your never-ending quest for stimulation, you habitually veer off in unexpected directions. Effervescent and up-to-date, you’re invigorated by the latest toy, the hottest band, the most shocking news story, and the juiciest gossip (because really, isn’t that how you learn the ways of the world?). You’re clever and quick, excited by everything life has to offer. You pursue a multitude of interests and love to immerse yourself in new endeavors. When you enter a new world, you feel as if doors are swinging open and the possibilities before you are infinite.
But you’re also impatient and easily bored. To fend off the threat of ennui, it reassures you to have two (or more) novels on your bedside table, two jobs (preferably part-time), two love affairs (or a main one and a backup), and at least two phones. You also maintain an ever-expanding legion of friends. Your enthusiasm is infectious, and nothing delights you more than discovering — or forging — connections between unexpected people or unrelated ideas.
You’re in constant motion, and you make a point of cultivating spontaneity, at least in theory. In reality, you sometimes load yourself down with so many activities that spontaneity becomes essentially impossible. You’re forever squeezing in another meeting, another project, another errand, another friend. Inevitably, you end up doing a lot of juggling. Yet the truth is this: When you’re overcommitted and ever-so-slightly frazzled, much as you might complain, you feel content and at home in the world.
A hostage to hyperactivity, you squander your resources because you can’t resist the immediate gratification of conversing, cavorting with the cat, going online, or simply doing something else. If you could, you’d rather be in two places at once. Impatient and inconstant, you chatter too much, have a short span of attention, and too often, drop the ball simply through inattention.
You’re easily distracted and often find it difficult to concentrate — or even to sit still. In many ways, you’re like a child. When you find something that excites you, you accelerate into overdrive. But you can exhaust your own enthusiasm by talking it into the ground. You don’t hesitate to sing your own praises. And although you may not notice, your intense, narcissistic focus sometimes drains other people. Take my word for it: They aren’t as fascinated as you think.
At your worst, you can be deceptive, superficial, and fickle — the living, breathing incarnation of hot air. Astrologers (and jilted lovers) often accuse you of being emotionally shallow. Actually, you experience real emotions — just not for long. When troubles come, you see no point in dwelling on them. Instead, you push your feelings aside and adapt to the changed circumstances — and you do it with stunning ease. A lover breaks up with you? Your supervisor locks your computer and escorts you to the Exit sign? No problem. You rewrite history, and pretty soon you’re the one who walked. You’ll deal with the repercussions down the road (if at all). Meanwhile, you may be a bundle of nerves, but you’re busy writing a new chapter. Whatever may come, you don’t look back.