The moon is just as powerful as the sun in shaping our personalities, and we’re turning our telescope to face the moon in Gemini for a look at what this natal position means for the people born under it.
Moon in Gemini Attributes
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The bright side of the Moon
Moon in Gemini people light up the room and are the will-o’-the-wisps of the zodiac, traits that they share with their sun sign cousins. What sets the lunar apart from the solar, however, is their need for this kind of interaction, a step up from wanting it. They hunger for it. They’re great ambassadors for the sociability associated with Gemini, and excel at holding court. The legendary Bette Davis was immensely captivating when she was interviewed, as was Kirk Douglas in his heyday. Both were born under this moon.
A class act
Lunar Geminis are attracted to bright lights, are versatile people, and can achieve success quite early in life, Jennifer Lawrence being a case in point. She was the second youngest Best Actress winner at the Oscars. Other Hollywood Moon in Gemini peeps include Gwyneth Paltrow, Hugh Jackman, Tilda Swinton, Ewan McGregor, Julianne Moore and the late, great Peter Falk.
The latest gadgets are often a must-have for the Moon in Gemini natives, even into a ripe old age. This is a sign that must have the latest phone, tablet, or any device for that matter, and not just one. They can insist on multiple devices to reflect their multi-layered personalities, and this is of course can be an expensive business and endlessly frustrating for their partners, not to mention a costly exercise for them.
The moon is a restless orb and only hangs around in each sign for about two-and-a-half days or so, and this sense of swiftness is magnified when the moon is in the most nimble sign of all. These people like to keep absorbing, and experiencing as much as they possibly can in their lives, and this means that they can enter into lots of relationships, and enjoy many social connections in both the virtual and real worlds. Keeping things light is a must, and they don’t much like getting caught in what they regard as the quicksand of sentimentality and emotional manipulation.
We spend a third of our lives asleep apparently, and Moon in Gemini natives probably spend around the same amount of time on the phone. It’s only if you live with one that you realise the full extent of their need to talk. Practice makes perfect they say, and they are fantastic orators and public speakers, with a highly evolved mind and a command of the language like Barrack Obama, or with a natural inquisitiveness, like Barbara Walters.
Financial stress can decrease your IQ by up to 13 points say scientists, and this is a problem Moon in Gemini doesn’t tend to face in life. Their lively intellects are primed for making money, and some of the world’s wealthiest banking dynasties have strong associations with this sign, namely John D Rockefeller, David Rockefeller and Guy de Rothschild.
The moon tends to have a bearing on our sense of humour. As you’d expect from such a switched on sign, theirs is smart, like Rowan Atkinson, Billy Connolly and Bette Midler. Their ‘wit’ filters through in lots of ways and regardless of their profession, Andy Warhol being a good example.
Alexander the Great and Catherine the Great were both born when the moon was in this sign, and if their names are anything to go by, they both achieved greatness in their lives. This is the sign of a lifelong youthful vigour, if the remainder of the chart also leans the same way. Alex Ferguson, regarded as the most successful manager in UK footballing history, was also born with his moon in Gemini.
Mr Spock, or more precisely the actor who gave him life, Leonard Nimoy, has his moon in Gemini. Like other air sign moon natives this gives him and the rest of them a cool detachment, and a reasoning quality that helps them maintain their composure under pressure or in emotionally charged situations. It’s not that they’re unfeeling, it’s simply that they take a while to process emotions and often don’t know what to do with them.
An inquiring mind
The moon has a lot to do with attraction in the chart, and because this sign is all about the mind, they’re so often fascinated by it (Sigmund Freud, regarded as the godfather of psychotherapy had his moon in Gemini) and so they love engaging with, and are attracted to people whose minds intrigue them.