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Mercury, the Planet – who and what Mercury produces in our lives. All articles about Mercury. Mercury is the manifestor, the manager, the Prince, he rules friends, relatives, business partners, business, details, discrimination & discernment, and all types of skills. He is a neuter planet and takes on the gentle or cruel nature of the planet he is with acting as an apprentice. Any planet he aspects is helped by him, and he is an important planet in manifesting any house in the birth chart and the varga charts. Mercury rules the earth element in Vedic Astrology (he is exalted in Virgo, an earth sign).

Gemini Sign: Stuff You Haven’t Heard Before

My Gemini Sun husband likes to “experiment” in the kitchen. One time he put maple syrup on my over-easy eggs, something I was NOT happy about it. It was the weirdest taste and utterly different than what I was expecting. I asked him why he did that, and he said he was experimenting and thought it would taste good. While you may have had an experience like this with a Gemini, the info I share here (in the videos below) about the Sign of Gemini is stuff you likely haven’t heard before.

If you know someone who loves to experiment, that person is likely a Gemini Sun, Moon, Ascendant person. Or, they have several planets in the sign of Gemini, or, one of the nodes of the Moon – Rahu especially – in the sign of Gemini.

David Bowie Had Rahu in Gemini

David Bowie-Rahu in Gemini
Aladdin Sane_David Bowie Rahu in Gemini

David Bowie, singer, songwriter, painter, and actor, was known for his musical experimentation and his ability to reinvent himself. David had Rahu in the sign of Gemini. Mercury and Mercury rule Gemini is the planet of the multi-talented. Not only did David Bowie sing, but he played musical instruments, wrote is own songs, painted portraits, was an actor, mime, and performed on stage innovatively using costumes.

David Bowie is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Especially for his ‘shocking’ innovative music, theatrical makeup, and gender-bender stage costumes in the 1970s. He was creating and experimenting up until his death.

VIDEOS, Part 1 & 2 (BELOW) on the Sign of Gemini

Neeshee Pandit and I continue with our series on the signs and discuss the sign of Gemini according to Brihat Parashara Hora Sastra. Like we did for the sign of Taurus, we talk about the various characteristics of Gemini.

Gemini is a Dual Sign

Mercury, the planet of skill and manifestation rules the sign of Gemini. Between the sign of Taurus and Cancer, Gemini prepares the spring to become the summer. Dual signs are flexible and know when to hold and when to let go as they are a mix of moveable (cardinal) and fixed signs. They remain as they are while making adjustments and improvements. The dual sign of Gemini is skillful and able to take intangible ideas and manifest them on the concrete plane.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEMINI! Schedule your Yearly Birthday Consultation (Varshaphala) and find out what the yearly theme is for your birthday year. What are the significant events you can look forward to, and what your spiritual lessons are for the year? FIND OUT if it is one of the most significant years of your life! If you mention this article, you will receive the Looking Forward To It Predictive Calendar Report as a Bonus! 

Your birthday is your Personal New Year’s Day, and the day before is your Personal New Year’s Eve, a more important time to form resolutions, goals, and affirmations. The best way to do that is to know the themes of your coming year—shown in your Varshapahal (also known as the Solar Return) or Birthday chart. If you get only one astrology reading a year, this is the one to get. You will be finishing up the themes of the previous year and the themes of the coming year are becoming apparent. This reading will help you to celebrate your presence in the world.

Gemini is a Pair of Humans (Not Twins)

Gemini The Couple_Photo by Jonas-Weckschmied

In western astrology, Gemini is known as the twins, but in Vedic astrology, Gemini is a pair of humans, one male and one female. The male holds a club and the female holds a lute. Neeshe and I discuss what this symbolism means in the videos below.

Gemini Rules the Arms & Seven Cervical Vertebrae

The part of the human body that is ruled by Gemini is the arms and also the seven cervical vertebrae in the neck. The neck allows us to turn our heads to consider our options instead of what is only right in front of us. ThisGemini the ability to study options and to experiment. The arms include the hands with which we make tools.

Gemini is a ‘Cruel’ Masculine Sign

Being a cruel masculine sign doesn’t mean that Gemini people are cruel (though putting maple syrup on my eggs came close!). Being male, Gemini is happy depending on actions, and when they focus on their interests. Cruel signs are intent on getting things done and are harder and pushier for that reason. Gemini can seem cruel when focused on pursuing their interests and will not pay much attention to people and things that are not part of those interests.

Gemini is of the Air/Vata Element

Air signs are intellectually oriented, but not wholly logical and therefore, always finds a reason to disagree. Gemini can

Gemini Rules the Arms-Di Vinci Drawing
Gemini Rules the Arms_Leonardo Di Vinci Drawing

understand processes and concepts and uses its intellect to develop techniques and skills or improving on skills created and maintained by Aries and Taurus. Vata represents change and is comprised mostly of air. Vata provides Gemini with intelligence and expertise to direct that change.

The Caste of Gemini is Sudra

The caste of the air signs is one of the controversies in Vedic astrology, but Brihat Parashara Hora Sastras indicates that the air signs are of the Sudra caste. Gemini is a rajas sign that is full of passion for pursuing the immediate fulfillment of its desires.

Gemini is NIght Strong & Front Rising

Night strong signs are full of thoughts, ideas, dreams, and are mentally and physically energized at night by internal experiences like thought, emotion, contemplation. Day strong signs are full of “know how” and energized during the day by bringing things to concrete realization. Gemini is unique in that it is both Night Strong (full of ideas, thoughts, and dreams) and Front Rising. Front Rising signs have an easy time bringing their tasks to concrete realization. Gemini has ideas but also the skills and abilities to be successful with those ideas. Quite versatile, those Geminis!

Gemini is Two-Footed

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Gemini is 2-Footed & Rules the Arms

The two-footed signs are adaptable, but not very strong; their strength is in their adaptability. The two-footed signs are all symbolized by human figures and are most interested in the 1st house matters of thinking and following one’s right path, and least interested in the 7th house affairs of relationships.

Mercury Rules Gemini & is the Color Blue

Mercury is the planet that rules the masculine sign of Gemini (and the feminine sign of Virgo). Gemini being male exhibit’s Mercury’s energy in an initiative manner. The color of the sign of Gemini is Blue. If you want to emphasize the sign of Gemini in your chart, wear clothing and jewelry and paint walls and have furniture in blue colors. Neeshe and I talk more in detail about the color of Gemini and gemstone prescriptions.

One More Gemini Story

Years ago, my Gemini Sun husband listened to me tell him about the outrageously offensive thing a co-worker said to me. I asked him what he thought. His answer was, “I wasn’t there, so I don’t know what to say.” I was shocked that he didn’t automatically think this person was in the wrong. I accused him of not being on my side, of not being loyal to me. He said that when he tries to be objective, he IS on my side. He said he wants to give me the best, most objective response possible and help me see my co-worker’s potential point of view. So I’ll be LESS upset. I was still annoyed about the co-worker and now was also angry with him!

It took me a while to understand that it is merely the sign of Gemini. It doesn’t mean that he is siding with my enemies or that he wouldn’t defend me if it came to that, but being ruled by Mercury, the ideal is to detachment in emotional situations. If you are with a Gemini Sun, Mercury, Moon or Ascendant person and this impersonal, detached attitude wounds you, now you know why they take this stance. Your loved one acts like this because they genuinely think they are doing you the highest service. For the sake of your happiness, it’s best not to take it personally!

SEE VIDEOS BELOW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEMINI! Schedule your Yearly Birthday Consultation (Varshaphala) and find out what the yearly theme is for your birthday year. What are the significant events you can look forward to, and what your spiritual lessons are for the year? FIND OUT if it is one of the most significant years of your life! If you mention this article, you will receive the Looking Forward To It Predictive Calendar Report as a Bonus! 

Your birthday is your Personal New Year’s Day, and the day before is your Personal New Year’s Eve, a more important time to form resolutions, goals, and affirmations. The best way to do that is to know the themes of your coming year—shown in your Varshapahal (also known as the Solar Return) or Birthday chart. If you get only one astrology reading a year, this is the one to get. You will be finishing up the themes of the previous year and the themes of the coming year are becoming apparent. This reading will help you to celebrate your presence in the world.

**TO GET AN AYURVEDA CONSULTATION with Neeshee, contact him at AtmaAstrology.com.

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