The goals are at each end of the rainbow ….
Because this is a 5-9 Sun Sign Pattern, and their natal Suns are, therefore, trined, Gemini and Aquarius are ordinarily as cozily compatible as a couple of bugs in a rug or two termites in a totem pole. Now and then, however, depending on other planetary aspects between their mutual planets at birth, they can short-circuit each other’s frequencies.
Recently, I received a letter from a young Aquarian named William Dana Snyder, presently employed at the Nuts and Bolts Hardware Store in the Village (Greenwich), where he is clearly very much at home. It was written in the typical Uranus-Sanskrit Aquarians use when they communicate with mere mortals on the Earth plane, and it was signed with the curious phrase: SAT NAM. Beneath this signature, the Water Bearer had helpfully translated the words to mean, in essence: “There is only one God – and He is Truth.”
Right there you have it. The main current of dissension between Gemini and Aquarians – TRUTH. Gemini continually avoids it, since truth has an intricate web of complex meanings for the Twins. Aquarius constantly seeks it (or stalks it) – lucid, plain, unvarnished with imaginative adjectives, uncolored with personal opinion. To Gemini, truth is a great, rolling ocean, rainbow-hued and glittering, filled with the fish of many-faceted half-truths, maybes, ifs and possibles. To Aquarius, truth is a great shining drop, shaped like a fact, colorless, transparent, and clearly seen under the microscopic, relentless Uranian eye as itself and nothing but itself, so help it God – which it is, of course. Remember? SAT NAM.
The scene is anywhere. Gemini and an Aquarian are on opposite ends of a telephone. The former had promised to do the latter a favor by mailing a very important letter for him (or her).
AQUARIUS: Did you mail the letter I gave you last night?
GEMINI: Yes, I mailed it. See you for lunch in about an hour, okay?
AQUARIUS: What do you mean, you mailed it? Is it on the way to Saratoga right now?
GEMINI: Well, no – but it will be in a few minutes.
AQUARIUS: Then you haven’t mailed it, so why did you say you did?
GEMINI: The truth is, I have addressed it, stamped it, and I was on my way out the door to the Post Office when the phone rang.
AQUARIUS: The truth is, you haven’t mailed the letter yet. Call me back after you’ve dropped it in the slot. Goodbye. CLICK.
Aquarius is a Fixed Sign. Fixed means stubborn, among other things. If the comments of the Water Bearer seem to ring with undertones of Virgo and Sagittarius truth-seeking, listen again. There is a slight and subtle difference in the Uranus attitude. I’m not sure just what it is, but it’s a slight and subtle difference. In everything Aquarius does there is a slight and subtle difference from the way it is said and done by ordinary humans. Water Bearers are not ordinary. They are extraordinary. And flattery will get you nowhere with them. But back to the main issue. Truth is an area where there will obviously be some disputes from time to time between Gemini and Aquarius. Not everyone understands this Uranian thing about truth, based on fact.
Unlike Virgos, Aquarians are not hair-splitters in their quest for truth. Unlike Taurus and Capricorn, Aquarius does not have a closed mind. The Uranus mind is always open to anything, positively anything. If the human brain is capable of imagining it or conceiving it, then to Aquarius it is a possibility, never mind how far-out and ridiculous it may seem to the scientific community and/or laymen. HOWEVER (and I capitalized HOWEVER on purpose), although the Water Bearers accept the possibility of absolutely anything with an open mind, they will not accept an existing theory as final truth until they have satisfied themselves of the feasibility of the supposition by proving it via visible facts. So you can see they’re a curious mixture of fact and fantasy. At least, I hope you see. I trust this has clarified the issue. I am sure it has not. But I tried.
Other than sometimes gazing at truth through opposite ends of the telescope, Gemini and Aquarius, being a 5-9 Sun Sign Pattern, are usually enormously compatible. Shall we say that they are more often than they are not? They empathize, sympathize, philosophize and fraternize on the same electronic wave-length, auric beam, vibratory frequency, or whatever you wish to call it. Normally, they are not shaken by each other’s changeable moods, eccentricities, ups, downs, or swoops sideways. Only rarely do you come across a Gemini-Aquarius couple whose mutual planetary positions are severely afflicted by comparative aspects between their birth charts – and who, therefore, either actively dislike each other on sight – or bore one another. It happens with every Sun Sign Pattern, even with the usually smooth 5-9 vibration, but most infrequently.
As I’ve reminded you many times in this book, in other Aquarian chapters, although Aquarius is pictured in astrology as the Water Bearer, Aquarius is an Air Sign, like Gemini – not a Water Sign. So why are these people represented, symbolized as it were, by a kneeling figure pouring water from a jug, since they are not of the Water Element but of the Air Element? I cannot tell you. I realize it doesn’t make sense on the surface of it. It’s totally illogical, not to mention contradictory and weird. But then, so are Aquarians – all of those things. Every last one of them is bonkers, to some degree. The Twins are among the few people who notice this right off; because they are known to bonk in and out also. When Gemini and Aquarius bonk around together in rhythm, it’s kind of comforting. No one has to explain himself (or herself). It makes life simpler. No, maybe I’d better take that back. Life is never simple with these two Sun Signs. Interesting, fascinating, even magical- but never simple.
One of the most remarkable and affecting or touching sights in the world is a child with the feelings of an adult. Another remarkable, affecting or touching sight is an adult with the feelings of a child. The latter is the case with all Geminis and Aquarians, if they’re typical of their Sun Signs. Both of them exist in actuality on planets other than Earth, touching base down here only at intervals, which could range from five minutes to several days. Naturally, they flock together when they have an opportunity, so they can speak to each other in the code of non-Earthlings. The true world of Gemini and Aquarius is called Faerie, the realm or state in which faeries have their being, described by Tolkien as a place which contains “many things besides elves and fays, and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted.”
All of us experience fleeting moments of enchantment (with the potential for extending the fleeting aspect of them). But Gemini and Aquarius comprehend and utilize such potential and are nearly continually enchanted, full of the awe and wonder, the curiosity of the true child – Gemini, the toddler, and Aquarius, second childhood – as described in “The Twelve Mysteries of Love” at the beginning of this book. Therefore, they have, more or less, permanent residence in the realm of Faerie. We see them pass among us, of course, but are they really here, or do they not seem frequently to be … somewhere else? As a team, these two Sun Signs will mingle and blend at times almost as one, then drift into their own individual ways for a period … and float back together again. It’s usually a windy, breezy relationship, somewhat detached, and although a controversy between them can create a temporary flurry of excitement, like a summer storm, it normally doesn’t last long enough to do any real damage.
Both Gemini and Aquarius understand most subjects and situations thoroughly, in depth, but Gemini can usually transmit this comprehension to others with more clarity than Aquarius, the Twins having been blessed with the gift of both gab and glibness – Aquarians with the gift of genius and insanity, in just about equal parts. They are both, however, masters of the twisted phrase, mind-blowers. Gemini double-talks an atheist by informing him that any scientist can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in a seed. Aquarius comments on the restless Gemini behavior by observing wryly that a fly-by-night leaves no shadow, only doubt. How was that again? Listen more carefully the first time. Aquarius does not like to repeat. Gemini cheerfully repeats, but never the same way twice. With their upside-down cakes of phraseology and crisscross alliteration, Gemini and Aquarius would make a great team writing verses for Chinese fortune cookies.
With Sun-Moon harmony between them, they can be a delightful pair, an exasperating puzzle to everyone else, but an open book to each other. Even with a negative Sun-Moon aspect in their horoscopes, because of their Sun trine, they may read the last page of the book first, decide they don’t like it, then breeze along their merry, individual ways – possibly returning to pick up where they left off; maybe even to write a different ending, as it pleases them. It’s impossible to predict, with these two.
Most people like Gemini and Aquarius despite themselves, rather than for themselves. They’re both too complex for the average Earthling. But they usually only annoy with their noise, seldom anger. If their mutual chatter, combined with their speedy head and foot work, could be set to music, the lyrics would surely be haunting but hard to remember. At least, hard for the Water Bearer to remember. All Aquarians are a touch absentminded. Never mind, Gemini’s steel trap of a mind can flip out computer cards of memory fast enough for both of them. Sometimes they make money together, sometimes they lose it together.
Neither is likely to admit which it is, loss or gain, because both are able to substitute one word for another, as they do with all polarities, completely comprehending what many people do not: that anyone thing always contains particles of its opposite. These two (who would be perfectly at home, by the way, at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party) are quite likely to have in common some interest in religion, travel to foreign countries and lands, higher educational institutions, astral experience, youth and young people, Alms, entertainment, artistic or creative endeavor. Or these areas will be, conversely, areas of tension.
Gemini and Aquarius often seem incapable of a completely smooth relationship, despite their innate empathy. If things run too smoothly, they aren’t happy. Theirs is an exceedingly strange compatibility. They can frequently be at cross purposes and can get on each other’s nerves. Yet, they can also have a barrel of fun together, as they fly around in simultaneous orbit to lace the tired old Earth with flowers … tumbling, twisting, turning and tantalizing others who are not so blessed with lightning calculator minds and flashing intuition.
Gemini and Aquarius are as serious as Birth and as joyous as Death – and vice versa. As for the spiritual concept of SAT NAM, Gemini is aware that truth is a different thing to each person, depending on an individual’s level of enlightenment at any given time. Therefore, if “God’s” name is really truth, then He is a “God” of many faces, a multiple One.
Aquarius is even wiser, takes Gemini’s logic one leap forward, and informs the Twins that there is only one truth, which stands high above the multiple truth-Gods of SAT NAM, and its name is LOVE. Not just love between man and woman, although that’s the beginning of it, but love of all mankind and womankind for one another and for all living creatures. . . . .in the woods, the seas and the air. “Well then,” replies Gemini, brightening, “I see! I see! Then there must also be a Ms. God – two creators – twin souls – from which all this flows down upon us! ” But it took the Water Bearer to open the eyes of the Twins to higher truth. Yes, Gemini, the super-bright, has much to learn from Aquarius, the Water Bearer of Wisdom. In youth, Aquarius may sign letters with SAT NAM. But with maturity, the Uranus-ruled will sign them with EVOL NAM REH-SIH (His-Her name is Love, spelled backwards, of course, in the typical Uranian manner). The bottomless jug of the Water Bearer contains many such marvelous mysteries, and no one can discover them more quickly than the Gemini Twins.
Love Signs by Linda Goodman