There is perhaps no more apt comparison of Gemini than to that of a butterfly. Here are some of my favorite quotes about butterflies.
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore
Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. - Jeffrey Glassberg
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The butterfly is the perfect analogy for the Gemini, the first Air sign of the zodiac. There is an ethereal quality to Gemini, a lightness of being. Never quite solid and impossible to pin down. They live in the world of ideas and like a butterfly in the garden that moves from flower to flower, Geminis flit from idea to idea. In fact ideas are like food to the Gemini, yet they rarely drink deeply of any single idea, they just take a taste and move on to the next one.
This can be seen in many areas of their lives and can be the cause of much joy or much consternation to others. Geminis are often called fickle. Whereas Taurus loved things to be stable, Geminis are the antithesis of stability. It's about mobility with Gemini and if you try to pin them down, cut their wings, like a butterfly they will die.
Gemini's need the space to explore to touch on as many subjects as the can. They are the information gatherers of the zodiac. This 'jack of all trades, master of none' quality makes them great conversationalists, but not necessarily deep thinkers. Yet the lack of deep thinking doesn't mean they are not brilliant.
Curiosity is a Gemini trait, this can get them into some trouble, yet if there's a sign that can extricate themselves from sticky situations, especially with a verbal barrage, it's Gemini. Gemini is the sign associated with the thieves and tricksters. There is an amorality about Gemini. This doesn't make them bad people, they are just not above telling a white lie or distracting someone from the truth. Gemini's want to be free to fly to gather more information and it's that need that drives them.
Geminis are also great word smiths no matter what the genre. Take poetry, some of the most recognizable names are found in this group, Walt Whitman, William Butler Yeats, Allen Ginsberg. Famous authors include, Arthur Conan Doyle, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Joyce Carol Oates, Ian Fleming, and Anne Frank. One of the greatest song writers of our generation, Bob Dylan is a Gemini, and the list of Gemini rappers is astounding, Kanye West, Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube and Biggie Smalls. All great word smiths with a story to tell.
So how do you pin down your favorite Gemini? You don't. You let them flit and flutter. If you want stability, you may be barking up the wrong tree. But if you want someone to brighten your day with a witty remark, a funny antidote or a piece of ephemera, Gemini is your sign.
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About the Author
Dr. Victoria Scerbo graduated New York Chiropractic College in 1987. She began private practice in Massachusetts in 1991. She opened The Seeds of Transformation Healing Center in Wareham, in April of 2009. Dr. Scerbo practices Chiropractic, Craniosacral Therapy and Astrology at her Center. She brings a unique blend of Evolutionary, or Soul Centered Astrology and The Kabbalistic Tree of Life to her readings. Articles written by Dr. Victoria Scerbo were published on Awakening People with her explicit written permission