Jan 15

Natal Sun in Gemini

When a person has his natal Sun in Gemini, it means that he belongs to the zodiac sign of Gemini. Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac, and has Mercury as its ruling planet. The period of Gemini starts on the 21st of May and lasts until the 21st of June. Slight differences in the exact hours can occur, because we should not forget that every fourth year has one day more than the others.

The Sun is the brightest object in the sky, the life-giving star of our Solar System, and also the most important celestial body in astrology. Also called Sol, the Sun is impersonated by the ancient Greek goddess Helios. Life on earth is literally empowered by the Sun’s energy, with it having effect on all the biorhythms of live organisms. Astrologically, its influences are so important that most people only know the sign where their Sun is placed in, referring to it just as “their sign”.

The Sun is ruling our vitality and self-perception, making any house it is placed in the epicenter of our life. It has a strong masculine energy, and in the natal chart depicts our father. In addition, it can also show relations with the male gender or generally people who become a father figure for us. In addition, the Sun is strongly connected with activity and self-confidence, and rules our personality and ego. When it is located in Gemini, Mercurian energies are blending with the ones of the Sun. The native will therefore have enhanced abilities connected with data processing, communication and generally intelligence and intellect. Mercury is the nearest planet to the Sun, and also the fastest one – completing one full orbit in 88 days. Thus, Gemini people always have a quicker pace than other people, especially considering their way of thinking and mean of communication. Gemini people adore talking, while also any other way of exchanging information. For them, communicating is existing. A life without a lot of data for their brain to process will be considered quite boring for them.

This attribute makes them ideal for jobs connected with this area. They can make excellent teachers and salesmen, programmers and data analysts, writers, journalists and scientists.  Gemini people are usually great in learning, as their analytical mind can dive deep into details. In addition, their memory tends to have greater capacities than other individuals have, which furthermore empowers their intellectual abilities.  Yet, they usually get focused so much on theory and words that it makes them less practical. They are curious like cats, and adore understanding how things work. Any type of expansion of their knowledge appeals them.

Individuals with their natal Sun in Gemini want to be always on the move. Exchange of information is a vital everyday ritual, and this has even his negative aspects. Gemini people tend to speak too much, which is not always good. They will face difficulties in keeping secrets (including their own), while also indulge in gossiping. A dark side of Gemini is that they can be double-faced hypocrites, especially if they develop the Mercurial art of lying very well. In addition, when their Sun is adversely afflicted by malefic planets, their mind can suffer a lot. Gemini people are somewhat prone to mental illnesses, which can be even created by an overflow of information. In addition, they can suffer from stress, also connected by the strong effect that negative thoughts and ideas can have on their body. A vital technique all Gemini people should exercise is blocking unnecessary or negative information; or else there is a danger that their capacious mind becomes a warehouse containing various types of data-garbage.

Gemini sign people are also very fond of moving around a lot. As Gemini and Mercury are ruling the third house, having this placement is connected with short trips and visits to nearby places. Gemini people will spend time on developing relations with their neighbors and other people of their immediate surroundings. In addition, they will also dedicate their time to their siblings and cousins, and making quite a lot of short visits – to catch up with the news. The third house is also ruling small-talk, and it can be used by Geminis as a daily fuel for the brain to be satisfied.

The sign of Gemini represents the archetype of the Twins. It is connected with the ancient Greek myth of Castor and Pollux, two twins who were undividable even after death. This dual nature, combined with the quick tempo of ruling planet Mercury, makes Geminis rather moody and indecisive. They can frequently change their opinions and decisions, and can develop chaotic and erratic ways of behavior – especially when their Sun is challenged by difficult aspects.

Gemini is an Air sign, and probably the one most connected to trade. Mercury in the Latin pantheon, and his equivalent Hermes in the Greek, are the gods who protect the merchants, the messengers, while also the thieves and liars. Gemini sign people can excel in marketing, but also can make excellent con-men. When a Gemini person follows his dark traits, he does not prefer violent crime. They usually turn towards economic crimes and tricks – especially those of indirect nature such as overpricing and tax-evasion. Gemini like bargaining and talking about business; making plans of economic success is a favorite topic – even if it will frequently remain just theoretical. On the other hand, if a Gemini implements in his plans some concrete organization and planning, his detailed nature of thought can make miracles. Of course, in order to achieve them, he must stick to practice and diminish theory as much as he can. The mood swings of Gemini people can make them frequently change a plan they have made, while also abolish it. It is not rare for them to change a lot of jobs, find temporary solutions, or generally change their direction of life.

Generally, Gemini sign people are of a rather fun nature. Humor is partly the realm of Mercury (Together with Jupiter), so they are rather pleasant people to hang with. A minor problem with them is that they can get tiring to others, especially when they speak too much. For sure, an individual cannot get bored while with them.

Gemini Sun people are a little bit more prone to problems of the brain, as we already mentioned. They have a slightly higher risk of seizures, while also diseases of the central nervous system. The sign of Gemini also rules the senses, including one’s hands. This is quite natural, as the five senses are the gates of incoming information. So, when a Gemini has his Sun afflicted by natal placement or transit, those may suffer. Gemini people have more possibilities to develop problems with their hearing, eyesight, smell, taste or perception through touch. In addition, other problems that an ill-aspected Gemini Sun can bring are connected with the ability of communication. Dyslexia, autism or other types of similar impairments are not a rare phenomenon.

The Sun in our charts rules our own father. Thus, in case it is in Gemini, it will give a Mercurial type of father. There is a high possibility that the father is occupied in one of the Mercurial professions, mentioned above. He is usually a talkative person, who from the native’s birth was talking a lot to him. This, as natural, makes the individual develop his own communicative skills a little bit more early than other children – or in a more deep way. His father can frequently also be Gemini or Virgo (the second sign ruled by Mercury). Alternatively, his father may have a lot of planets in Gemini, or his Mercury strong by placement and aspects. With good aspects to the Sun, the native regards his father as a strong paradigm of intellect, a role model of wisdom which he can admire. An adversely aspected Sun may indicate that the father is an unstable and moody person, mainly impractical. He can be so concentrated on trivial details of life (especially connected with stereotypes, dogmas and words) that he fails to see the big picture.

We should always keep in our mind that no Gemini is the same as another. The biggest mistake is to think that only by knowing our Sun sign, we can use astrology. In case you are a Gemini, care to find out what at which degree of Gemini your Sun resides. By making your natal chart, you can also find out in which house it resides.

Read the respective article about the Sun in each of the 12 houses:  1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Also, examine the aspects that the Sun forms with other planets of your natal chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that the Sun has in your horoscope. After all, the Sun is the core of your existence, and definitely signifies an important part of our lifepath.

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