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Zodiac Sun in Gemini

"That only which we have within, can we see without. If we meet no Gods, it is because we harbor none. If there is a grandeur in you, you will find grandeur in porters and sweeps." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sun in Gemini

Gemini - ruled by the Roman messenger god, Mercury - is associated with communications. Mercury (known to the Greeks as Hermes) is the god of speech, and yet he is also the god of silence. He is the eternal youth, puer aeternus; and yet he is old man senex messenger to the dead. He is the talisman of the slick talking, road savvy, traveling salesman who is continually chasing down the virtues of the farmer's virginal daughters. He is the protector of merchants and tavern owners. He is the patron and benefactor of pickpockets, highway bandits, thieves, rogues, liars, hucksters, and scoundrels. He is jester, joker, fool, trickster, magician, genius, shaman, and psychopomp.

Mercury/Hermes is lighter than air itself... Geminiís quick-witted changeable energy may at times appear to others as being scattered, disorganized and chaotic. But thereís usually method to Geminiís madness! (Although, truthfully, sometimes even Geminiís constantly active right hand doesnít know what his/her constantly moving left hand is up to.) And with the Sun in Gemini, you may also have a maddening tendency to "bend" the truth at times. Gemini energy also tends to be more than a wee bit skeptical of "eternal truths." Like Pilate (in the Gospel of John), your slogan might be: "What is truth?" In fact, I like to call Gemini "the great skeptic."

The Element of Air

The Gemini Sun is located in the astrological element of air... Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) are all stimulated mentally and tend to share a detached objective perspective... Air is motivated and recharged by intellectual concepts, social interchanges, and the communication of ideas and/or ideals... The element of air (barring other factors) tends to produce a fairly active mind. The world is approached with reason and everything (everyone) is open to analysis.

In particular Gemini is communicative, versatile, can be talkative, and is very curious. Curious, curious, curious... Iíll say it one more time - curious. Gemini energy loves to know how things work. And Gemini energy thrives on knowing what makes other people tick. And when curiosity gets the better of Gemini energy, Gemini may even say scandalous, shocking things or perform outrageous acts for no other purpose or reason than Gemini was "curious" and wanted to see what would happen.

Gemini enjoys knowing a little about everything, and Gemini can be the penultimate "jack of all trades, master of none..." Now, of course, I also know that Gemini can get a bit upset over this notoriety and their alleged expertise in skimming the surface of subjects. But tell the truth... We both know itís a reputation which has been honestly earned (donít we, Gemini)? C'mon, you can't kid a kidder!

Helmet of Invisibility

And one more important thing to know about Gemini... Hermes/Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, by some ancient accounts, was the Greek god that originally owned and wore the "Helmet of Invisibility." This Helmet happens to be the very same Helmet of Invisibility more typically associated with the hidden god of the underworld Hades (Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio).

Apparently, as the story goes, the god Hades was merely borrowing the helmet from his nephew Hermes. Hermes/Mercury (the ruler of Gemini), like Hades/Pluto, revels in (and loves) working silently, invisibly behind the scenes.

So, while Scorpio may be the Zodiac sign most notorious for being secretive, the Zodiac sign of Gemini is certainly no slacker in the area of being secretive and keeping things under their hat. Gemini, the master of illusion and slight of hand tricks, just goes about it in a different way and for a different reason

Your birth Sun is the hero of your mythic journey through this lifetime. So Let Your Light Shine!

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