How to Understand the Gemini Mind
Sometimes I feel like I am bipolar, simply for the fact that I have so many thoughts running through my head. Those thoughts lead me to change my mind, be spontaneous, and be influenced by the people around me - by adapting to my surroundings. It makes sense in light of the fact that I am a GEMINI, the twin. Ironically, I am an only child. It can be difficult to live with a Gemini (so I'm told), but if you ever wanted to explain yourself to your friends and family, or are looking for insight into the Gemini in your life, you owe it to yourself to read on.
You hear all the time that Gemini's are dual personalities, sometimes hard to take seriously. They can be considered crazy at times, but since the line is often blurred between crazy and genius, and Gemini's are usually intellectuals, this is not too surprising. I can attest to feeling like I have dual personalities. I can't fully explain it, because I am a highly emotional person, sensitive to my own words and actions, as well as the behaviors of others.
I wear my heart on my sleeve, so I never intentionally seek to be duplicitous. Yet, there are times when I might feel the need to protect myself if I feel threatened, and put on a calm front when in fact inside I am scared or hurt. My emotions can serve me well, though, because I am able to communicate effectively (hence my passion for writing and reading books to which I can relate). And, do you notice my use of various pronouns? That in itself says something about my Gemini personality.
Having a constantly-active mind is another benefit (or flaw) of being a Gemini. "I think, therefore I am". How true a saying! I can always work on multiple projects, recall conversations between myself and others, and brainstorm ideas. The downside is that I can get bored easily, I despise prolonged laziness in myself and others, and I thrive on being immersed in learning. I love traveling, visiting culturally- and historically-rich sites. Being enlightened is paramount to my existence.
Geminis like to improve themselves on a constant basis. However, I am not talking about being narcissistic and preening in front of a mirror every chance I get. Actually, it involves more of a test of willpower to be good to myself and eat right, exercise, look presentable in public, and keep myself together. Yet, the funny thing is, even here I can vacillate between the two extremes and sometimes care about what others think of me, and other times not.
You might see me in scruffy in jeans and a t-shirt one day, but dolled up in make-up and a new 'do in a moment's notice if the occasion calls for it. Reading about the latest trends, information on self-improvement, and leading a spiritual life are all huge parts of my life. I am also able to have "gut feelings" about situations and people, with uncanny intuition that rarely is wrong. It could be a cross-over with my spiritual self, but whatever it is, I have insight to much of what goes on around me. Sometimes it still surprises me.