If acorns were information, then Gemini individuals would be squirrels in autumn. Bright eyed and bushy tailed scurrying around in the outside world, frantically gathering their favourite commodity. But like squirrels and acorns, Gemini’s don’t seek out information just for fun. To them knowledge means survival.
Basic needs and dominant drives.
- To ensure their own safety through gaining perspective and intelligence on their surroundings. A need to orient themselves in the world.
- To gather and assimilate information quickly. This way Gemini’s ensure that they’re able to be proactive in terms of outwitting danger and ready to seize opportunities as they arise. Knowledge is power.
Gemini’s see the world as a large matrix of interconnected information, and us as sentient beings able to understand and intelligently manage it. You could say that they see themselves as being part of a large machine, that’s constantly in motion and constantly upgrading. So, in order to effectively understand and manage the machine (their surroundings) they desperately try to stay abreast of developments and advancements. They do this to ultimately ensure their own safety through being ahead of the game, or at least on top of it. This way they can avoid any nasty surprises and take advantage of opportunities as they arise.
Situations that bring out the best in Gemini
Stimulating and social learning environments
Here we have natural communicators, those who are innately curious about life and who are open to new experiences. There’s nothing they value more than open-communication and diversity. Therefore they often have an eclectic group of acquaintances or multiple friendship groups, because they enjoy the different perspectives that each brings to the table. Gemini’s present as friendly, non-judgemental and open-minded as this promotes an unprejudiced culture that encourages the free-flowing of information. They tend to be naturally popular and very articulate.
Gemini’s need to feel like they’re staying abreast of developments and they do this through educating themselves. Whatever form this takes the important thing is that it ensures a steady stream of new information is available to them. They may do this through perusing a formal education; through reading books or watching documentaries or even through avidly following the news and social media. Gemini’s are eager to learn and this make attentive students. They also love to play with ideas, making them versatile and capable of linear thinking. To them the world is a riddle waiting to be solved.
It’s not just about gaining intel it’s also about sharing it. Gemini uses language as a means of navigating between stations, ages, class and belief systems, they’re skilled at being able to fit in anywhere. In a sense Gemini travel all over, whether that be physically or through other means, such as literature for example. The aim here is to, metaphorically, bring back a whole bag full of informational gems and share their treasures with others. For this reason, they make wonderful journalists or teachers, or even find success in international commerce. Gemini’s thrive through the honest exchange of information. They love to pass on what they know, share ideas and debate perspectives.
Situations that are personally challenging for Gemini
Situations that incite a strong reaction in Gemini individuals and ones whereby they’re made to feel:
- Isolated or cut off from information, being kept in the dark.
- Intellectually inferior or undervalued.
- Under-stimulated, when life becomes dull and predictable.
- Excluded and unable to integrate socially.
When faced with what they don’t understand or a situation that lacks clarity for example, Gemini’s can become irritable and impatient. Problems can’t wait until tomorrow to be fixed. Gemini’s are eager to be free of any burdens that they see as weighing them down or holding them back. The mind is therefore unrelenting when trying to solve problems and this generates a lot of nervous tension. This tension can be seen in their tendency to fidget and talk excessively, as if the pressure within is bursting from the seams. They
Gemini’s reaction to being unable to integrate in to social situations is to feel exceptionally self-conscious. This is because their instinctive reaction is to feel like they have failed, and so they consider how they might adjust their behaviour (and quickly!) so that may be accepted. This ensures channels of information remain open to them. This tendency to compare and judge oneself by external standards often leads to feelings of insecurity and social awkwardness. Without a secure sense of who they are, confidence is fragile, it is the flip side to being a social chameleon and holding the benefits of being well liked highly.
On this note, Gemini’s soon learn the value of humour to gain social favour. They understand that humour is a sure-fire way to gain popularity (and therefore information!) Renowned for being quick-witted they are often the comedians in the group. However Gemini’s must be careful not to take jokes too far. Though they don’t go out to be hurtful it’s not unusual for them to cross the line and this can sometimes be seen as insensitive.