“What’s your sign?”
How often has a stranger asked you that at a party or in a bar? This cheesy pick-up line always fails, but somehow it never goes out of style.
Asking a stranger’s astrological sign may not be the best way for would-be Romeos to hit their pick-up quotas, but I hope to convince you that it’s not a bad question when you’re just getting to know someone. There is something to be said for using astrology to help you choose a partner.
I’ll explain the how and why in future articles. For now, let’s start with a case study: using astrology to get deep into the psyche of the Gemini male.
If you’ve ever dated a Gemini, you’re likely to find yourself nodding in agreement as we delve into his mind and behavior.
If you’re currently interested in a Gemini, read on. We’ll see just how likely it is that the two of you will be a true love-match.
A Bit of Theory Before We Start
When I first started learning about the stars’ influence I found myself trying to guess the signs of friends and strangers. It’s really fun, and it was surprising how often I guessed right as I learned more about astrology.
It can be a bit awkward too. Once I asked my waitress in a diner what her sign was. The look on her face told me she was sure I was trying to pick her up. I hurried to explain: “I was just guessing that you were Leo, you know, because…” My voice trailed off and I felt myself blushing. I paid the bill without a word and rushed back to work.
Lesson learned: Keep your guesses to yourself.
Gemini men are easy to spot in some ways and hard in others. The simultaneous easiness and difficulty is no coincidence; it’s at the heart of the duality that is Gemini.
Duality? Yes, because the sun sign Gemini is represented by the twins, which indicate a duality in personality.
Listen to people talk about a Gemini man and sooner or later they’ll describe him as having multiple personalities – not in the mental-health sense, but in terms of how he is changeable and varied in his approach to life. That duality is central to the Gemini character. It’s what makes loving a Gemini man so challenging, and also what makes him so lively and fun.
Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, the planet that governs communication and intellectual processes. Mercury is a very energetic planet, and it adds a lot of energy and vitality to those under this Zodiac sign. It’s no wonder that the English word “mercurial” means “changeable.”
The Gemini Man in Love
Unlike most men, Geminis are not attracted to surface beauty and shallow, casual encounters. This is not to say that Gemini men are indifferent to beauty; quite the contrary! And herein lies another duality.
In addition to his idealistic commitment to true love and romance, the Gemini man is driven to experience all of life’s possibilities. Gemini is a variety junkie, totally addicted to new experiences. Romantic at heart, the Gemini man may nonetheless keep himself free of serious relationships so he can keep all his options open and enjoy the company of many partners.
The Gemini man loves being surrounded by those he cares about. He also loves being surrounded by people he just met. Or potential friends he hasn’t yet been introduced to. As long as there are people around, he’s happy. Fun and flirtatious, he’s the one carrying on three intense conversations at once. If you can’t keep up with his intense energy and his rapid changes of direction, the Gemini man may not be a match for you.
Interested in a Gemini? You’d better come into the relationship full of interesting conversation, a fun-loving personality, and plenty of confidence. You’ll need that confidence because the Gemini man is a charismatic natural flirt. He’s not being unfaithful. He just loves getting to know people — almost as much as he loves being the center of attention. So don’t be threatened when he’s surrounded by beautiful women who are competing for his attention. Be flattered because with all of them so readily available because of his charisma and charm, he chose you.
Not sure if you want to pursue a relationship with a tempting Gemini man? The stars can help you decide. Your compatibility with a Gemini may be affected by your own sun sign.
Gemini Man With an Aries Woman
So you’re an Aries. Your relationship with Gemini will be a lively one. You’ll always have something going on.
The Aries woman can be forceful and even slightly domineering. That will intrigue Gemini, as he is always up for stimulating conversation and intellectual debates. On an intellectual level, Aries and Gemini are a good match.
The sexual chemistry between you and Gemini is pretty intense. Both signs are associated with open-minded, enthusiastic attitudes toward trying new things in the bedroom. Gemini will introduce you to fun and exciting sexual variations, and he will be thrilled to find someone whose daring matches his own.
Aries is the hard-headed decision-maker in this match. Gemini will appreciate that, as he has trouble making decisions. All in all, this is a good pairing that will keep you both satisfied in bed and out.
Gemini Man With a Taurus Woman
Taurus, the stars are skeptical about your union with Gemini. As a strong Taurus woman, you’re committed to building a safe, well-considered, well-planned life. This just won’t work for the free-spirited Gemini, who finds planning a foreign concept. He’d much rather let chance and accident bring variety into his life.
Taurus tends to be a homebody, while Gemini would be happy to live on a boat and travel the world.
When it comes to lovemaking, this match can be a bit unbalanced. Gemini may find Taurus unimaginative and dull in the sack, making for an unfulfilling sex life. Taurus may find Gemini's enthusiasm for unorthodox bedroom maneuvers a bit unnerving.
If you’re determined to pursue a relationship with a Gemini man (and as a Taurus woman, you are nothing if not stubborn), then keep these danger signs in mind. Be prepared to deal with these issues when they arise.
Gemini Man With a Gemini Woman
What can the Gemini woman expect in a relationship with another Gemini? In a word, fun.
Talk about nonstop action and energy! There is no telling what you two will do next. You share much in common simply because you’re both interested in virtually everything. You’re glad you’ve found someone whose breadth of interests makes him interesting for more than a couple of dates. He’s glad because he’s finally found a partner who can keep up with him.
Sex is fun, playful and never boring for you two. The passion is endless as long as you can come up with new and inventive ways to express yourselves sexually.
The Gemini-Gemini relationship can suffer from the lack of a solid foundation. There’s no denying the spark between you, but you may find that your relationship is lacking in substance. The relationship lacks a grounding member.
Gemini Man With a Cancer Woman
Gemini and Cancer have little in common, and in this case the stars suggest that opposites do not attract. As a Cancer, you are very domesticated. You take comfort in the security of home. But your Gemini guy absolutely hates to feel tied down in any respect.
Cancer women also tend to be sensitive to threats to their relationships. It’s hard for you to feel supported and secure in a relationship with the flirtatious social butterfly that is Gemini. It’s just too much to handle.
Gemini men find Cancer women’s moodiness confusing, which is ironic, because nobody is moodier than Gemini! In the bedroom, you may run into awkward situations that leave neither partner pleased.
There are lots of factors that influence whether a relationship will be successful or not. I’m not saying you can’t find love with a Gemini. But the prognosis from the stars does not inspire much hope.
Gemini Man With a Leo Woman
The Gemini-Leo combo is full of affection and good times. You appreciate Gemini’s amorous playfulness and your self-confidence helps you accept your guy’s flirtatious tendencies without jealousy.
You and your Gemini guy are both fiercely competitive, and you’re likely to turn everyday events into playful competitions. This can be fun, but be careful: Gemini likes to win almost as much as you do. Too much competition can lead to arguments. (Don’t worry. Arguments with Geminis always blow over quickly as they lose interest and move on to thinking about something new.)
Sparks will certainly fly between you in the bedroom. Leo is always up for a challenge and Gemini is full of fun ideas. That’s a recipe for fulfilling, satisfying, fun, sweaty sex.
The Gemini-Leo match has the potential to go the distance. You complement one another, you help one another keep life fun, and you find each other intriguing. The stars say go for it!
Gemini Man With a Virgo Woman
Like Gemini, Virgo is ruled by Mercury. You and your Gemini man are likely to be a cerebral couple who share great conversations and perform intellectual dissections on every aspect of your life together. You’re more serious and down-to-earth than your Gemini guy, however, and that can lead to conflicts.
Your Gemini may come to think of you as a stick-in-the-mud – even boring. And you may grow impatient with Gemini’s devotion to his social life and the amount of time he spends chatting with people about nothing in particular. Surely he could be doing something productive instead of wasting all that time!
When the timing is right, Gemini and Virgo can come together explosively between the sheets. Your sun sign is virginal but you are not, as you well know! The problem is that Gemini can be somewhat fickle and you can tend toward introspection. So along with the occasional va-voom encounters you’ll also have more than a few ho-hum sessions. Despite his idealistic commitment to true love, the Gemini man with a Virgo partner may be tempted to stray.
Gemini Man With a Libra Woman
Libra, stop looking. You have found your match.
You and Gemini are well-suited to each other in almost every way. Your Gemini man will especially appreciate your intellectual way of understanding and talking about the world. And he’ll be grateful when your diplomatic skills keep him out of trouble when the two of you have pursued one of his ill-advised hare-brained schemes.
Libra and Gemini are a fun-loving couple who always enjoy each other’s presence. Your sexual chemistry is great, as both of you are always willing to try new things. You tolerate and even enjoy his flirtatious exploits without feeling insecure or jealous. You two are on the same wave-length, finding each other interesting and fun.
Gemini Man With a Scorpio Woman
You’ll be drawn to Gemini at first, Scorpio, and the sparks will fly. But then the arguments will start. This relationship is highly sexual and you’ll both find that fulfilling, but you’ll eventually realize that even great sex is not a whole relationship.
And then there’s the jealousy.
Your Gemini partner simply can’t understand your need for privacy. As a social being, he wants to share himself with everyone all the time. You can be inflexible at times, and your insistence that he uphold his commitments can feel like handcuffs to Gemini. You will think, with some justification, that he is casual in all his commitments and relationships, even in his love life.
He might really love you, Scorpio. But a Gemini man simpy can’t understand that someone might have to be reassured and told over and over that she is loved. He’ll forget to tell you and show you that he cares, and at the same time, he’ll be expressing his feelings for strangers and near-strangers every day. This won’t cut it for suspicious Scorpio. The stars say you two are destined to drift apart.
Gemini Man With a Sagittarius Woman
The Gemini-Sagittarius union is a stable foundation that lets two people who are committed to the relationship pursue ideas and activities that allow them to grow as individuals. It’s a rare combination of commitment and independence, typified by such unions as the one between Angelina Jolie (Gemini) and Brad Pitt (Sagittarius).
You and your Gemini will enjoy adventure and travel together. You’ll have long talks about philosophy, politics, movies and what you want for dinner. The two of you have a knack for making even the most mundane topics come to life and become intensely interesting.
Despite these positive aspects of the Gemini-Sagittarius partnership, you may run into a roadblock in the bedroom. Neither you nor your Gemini is especially demonstrative, so you could find yourself falling into awkward silence when other couples would be cuddling or whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears.
You will certainly have fun together. But just as the Sagittarius-Gemini relationship is likely to start on impulse, it may end that way as well. There won’t be any hard feelings. No one is likely to be angry. You’ll just find that your impulses to wander carry you away from each other instead of into each other’s arms.
Gemini Man With a Capricorn Woman
You, Capricorn, tend to be cautious and worrisome by nature. Gemini’s love of getting into a random situation and winging it is going to drive you crazy. You need a certain level of security in order to feel safe and supported. That kind of talk makes a Gemini man feel stifled. And he is utterly unprepared to provide the kind of constancy you need.
You two may really care for each other, but your outlook on life brings Gemini down. He can tone down his need for variety for a while, but he’ll find living that way boring. And we all know that Gemini doesn’t do boring. You can guess where this is headed.
Gemini Man With an Aquarius Woman
Gemini and Aquarius can both be unpredictable, so your relationship is sure to be full of fun and surprises. You enjoy each other’s company so much that if the relationship ends, you could wind up being best friends even after you’ve both found new partners.
You understand your Gemini man’s inconstancy as an integral part of him, and you adore his witty, humorous outlook on life. You share a very loving, very passionate way of being together no matter what you’re doing – and that goes double in the bedroom.
Your willingness to explore new ideas between the sheets will kindle sparks for sure. Best of all, that lusty fun will take place within the context of a devoted and truly loving connection.
Gemini Man With a Pisces Woman
Pisces, Gemini is probably not your ideal match. You’re dreamy and laid-back, enjoying lazy late mornings that extend into slowly sipped, savored coffee. You’ll be sipping that coffee alone if a Gemini is your man, because by 10 a.m. he’s already showered, cleaned the house, and gone grocery shopping.
Your emotional sensitivity is a poor match to what you see as Gemini’s thoughtlessness. He doesn’t mean anything by it – he’s genuinely forgetful about anniversaries and he can’t help being charismatic and attractive to other women. It may actually be impossible for him to mute his flirtatious response to them.
You crave constant attention and unending adoration, sweet Pisces, and while Gemini may genuinely adore you, he is incapable of expressing his feelings in anything like a constant way.
Gemini will be fascinated by your dreamy, mystical worldview, but that fascination is not enough to support a relationship.
Gemini-Pisces sex can be very good, but your sensitivity is bound to lead to hurt feelings that make supreme happiness impossible to achieve.
Make a Match? Or Keep Looking?
It looks as though the best matches for Gemini are Libra, Leo, Aries, Aquarius, and possibly Virgo – if they can work through their issues and teach each other how to expand their horizons in daily life and the bedroom.
Should you find yourself unsure of your compatibility with a current or prospective partner, collect the time-and-place details of your birth and approach a qualified astrologist for a synastry reading. The resulting report will be an in-depth comparison of your astrological charts. It will tell you all the nitty-gritty details of your relationship and it can predict your long-term compatibility with what many people find surprising accuracy. My favorite way of getting these readings is to visit AstrologyAnswers.com, but there are many, many websites that offer this service, along with local practitioners who do in-depth readings that include personal interviews.
Next time we’ll explore love with men born under a different sun sign. In the meantime, when it comes to love, don’t let stars in your eyes blind you to the influence of the stars.
There’s so much more to a Gemini man that you should now. And if you’re serious about putting him under your spell, I suggest you to read Anna Kovach’s step-by-step guide called Gemini Man Secrets. If anything helped me get my Gemini man to commit, it’s her amazing book!