Gemini


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THE SPEAKER
May 22nd -- June 21st
Modality: Mutable (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius + Pisces)
Element: Air (Gemini, Libra, + Aquarius)
Ruling Planet: Mercury

I believe it’s important that we name the various intersecting components of my multiple identities because I’m not just one thing and neither are you.
— Laverne Cox (Born May 29th, 1984)

Want to see a trail of fire ignite behind someone after they ask your sign? Say “Gemini” … with a smile. Exceptionally misunderstood, stereotyped, enigmatic, complex, children of Mercury arouse intensely polar opposite reactions. Like the polarity of the mythological twins Castor and Pollox they embody - you either love them without limit or you’re the president of their hate group. Either way, their name is coming out your mouth.

The zodiac’s first air sign, the Gemini energy is textured with mercurial mystery. Like their element air - you can’t hold them, touch them, or see them, but you’ll know for damn sure when they’re coming around the corner. In their mutable quality, they were born while a season was in transition - the ending of a blossoming spring with a heat-weave of summer . So their mere essence is the middle point between two opposing forces. Just like their mutably minded brigade - earth Virgo, fire Sagittarius, and water Pisces. We’ve seen the Cardinal Aries initiating, the Fixed Taurus finishing and working through, but the Mutable Gemini shape-shifts, evolves, adapts, and morphs into whatever is necessary for the benefit of the greater good. It’s not insincere. It’s a survival strategy. So often we discuss successful initiatives as having begun and ending but the mutable middle is critical. It’s not always one or the other, this or that, yes or no - it’s both/and. Now meet Gemini.

Ruled by planet Mercury, the winged messenger of communication and intellect, Gemini energy can lift their thoughts to the absolute highest just like the final destination of Mr. Mercury himself when he delivered messages to Zeus on Mount Olympus. If necessary, high-minded Gemini can dive deep to the depths of darkness. Mercury was the only God who could move between the higher and lower worlds unharmed and so can all his Gemini children. Without proper consideration, their level of mental diversity and agility seems hard to pinpoint thereby insincerity do skeptics project. This is false. They are spiritually bound to understand what unattachment looks like. Buddha himself said all suffering stems from attachment. So it’s the Gemini soul’s responsibility to stay unattached to people, places, and ideas, so they can demonstrate to others what radical self-transformation looks like. So often we think we cannot change our circumstances but not Gemini. With two twins battling for mental control, the are always evolving. When left too scattered, Gemini energy lacks integrity. Within the realm of too much possibility, they neglect to stick around long enough to understand the truths that do not change. They overcommit. They say yes to too much instead of “I don’t know. I’ll tell you when I get there.” and send many a Tumblr writer into emotional muscle spasms.

Queer Gemini is like a category 5 hurricane of: masculine, feminine, yin, yang, structure and chaos, alpha and beta. It’s confusing, isn’t it? Such is life. But such is the beauty of the queer Gemini energy.


Queer Geminis + Allies: Kanye West, Prince, Lauryn Hill, Angelina Jolie, Joan Collins, Judy Garland, Stevie Knicks, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Depp, Bob Dylan, Tupak, Naomi Campbell and Amy Schumer. Tom Daley, Anika Moa, Harvey Milk, Sir Ian McKellen, Chris Colfer, Laverne Cox, Rupert Everett, Melissa Etheridge, Christine Jorgensen, Walt Whitman, Angelina Jolie, Marilyn Monroe, Wentworth Miller,  Zachary Quinto, Allen Ginsberg, Josephine Baker, Anderson Cooper, Troye Sivan, Sandra Bernhard, Dustin Lance Black, Boy George, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burka, Andy Cohen,