Gemini is an air sign associated with cool detachment
and reason. Air signs (Libra and Aquarius are the
others) love to watch and comment, but don't like
to get their hands dirty or their emotions overheated.
With less interference from feelings, Mercury is able
to do its job of collecting and passing along information
quite well at this time.
Both Mercury and Gemini are into data, leaving philosophy,
meaning and big picture concerns to others. This means
that talk may come more easily for all of us now,
even though real truth could be hard to find. This
is a time when reality comes in more than one flavor.
Facts, compelling as they might be, do not necessarily
Diverse ideas are more common now, which could easily
lead to distraction. Staying on track and prioritizing
may require some extra attention.
Mercury in the sign of the Twins is common in the
charts of songwriters such as Paul McCartney, Kris
Joel, Brian Wilson and the Gemini formerly
known as Prince. Gifted communicators among actors
with this combination include Tom
Cruise, Meryl Streep (the queen of accents),
Everett, Dennis Hopper, Helen
Hunt, Marilyn Monroe, Courtney
Cox Arquette and Sandra Bernhard.
Athletic agility, particularly related to Mercury-ruled
hands, is obvious for Joe Montana, Sugar Ray Leonard,
Steffi Graf and Marvin Hagler. Basketballer Dennis
Rodman is a Merc in Gemini whose mouth
has frerquently gotten him into trouble.
Political talkers in this group include Newt Gingrich,
Ross Perot, Henry Kissinger and Mario Cuomo—not a
shy one among them. And, for some strange reason,
Mercury in Gemini includes more than its fair share
of murderous bad boys: John Hinkley, Mark David Chapman
and Jeffrey Dahmer.
Fortunately, the soul is not bound by the symbol.
The mystery of life is that given the same equipment,
individuals will use it quite differently. The Dalai
Lama, born with Mercury in Gemini, is a
luminous reminder of the clarity and compassion that
can be held within one human mind and heart.