Gemini and The Jester

The twelve signs of the Zodiac represent twelve different characters, sort of like roles in a play. They can be described as archetypes, models into which human personality traits tend to group. Plato had theories about mental ideas - or forms - that were imprinted in the human mind before birth.

The psychoanalyst C. G. Jung picked up the idea and developed his own meaning to the word. He stated that there are fixed numbers of models or types that we all share without necessarily having been taught them. They're part of what he called our collective unconscious and influence how we look at reality and what we expect from it. He also meant that we should see these archetypes as inner clues as to how we can grow into self-realization.

The twelve signs of the Zodiac can be seen as a system of archetypes, making a complete world of sorts. We will be looking at the twelve signs and using each archetype to help manifest that particular energy in our own lives. Notice also that the shifting of the seasons as the sun travels through the Zodiac tells us a lot about the characteristics and energy of each signs.  We now meet Gemini when the Sun enters this sign on May 20th.

Gemini is the mutable air sign, ruled by Mercury; it’s the thought that flies away so quickly many will miss it. Therefore, nothing is to be taken too seriously. It's the archetype of the Jester, the one who can take any turn of fate with a laugh and makes sure we remember to enjoy ourselves. Without the jester, life would often be too much to bear. Extremely intelligent, versatile, and adaptable, Gemini is the style of precise thought. Gemini’s variety seeking nature makes it the core archetypal image of the informant on the quest for information or knowledge. Gemini and Mercury symbolize the experience of communing with the eternal presence through thoughts and words shared with people. It is the sign of the scribe and the writer, aspiring to think, perceive and learn from experience. Curious Gemini inspires you to seek awareness and distribute ideas in the field of life experience that it shines into in your chart.

The house with Gemini on the cusp is where you need to be a source of knowledge, trivia, comedy, adaptability, and logic. The same goes for the house that contains Mercury, the ancient messenger of the gods. It is in those realms that you can point the way like a wise teacher to authentic knowledge and teach others by your example how to laugh and live a life of spontaneous being.

When your Gemini energy is misdirected you become cold and robotic, so full of meaningless jargon that you can’t see the forest for the trees. Lost in trivia, the shadow of Gemini emerges making you nervous, confused, irresponsible, and childish. The words come out of your mouth just to fill the airwaves with noise and inside you feel distracted and scattered.