Gemini Rising - Ascendant
Keywords: Talkative, Alert, Secretive, Needs freedom, Friendly, Gossipy, Retains youthful appearance
A Gemini Ascendant indicates individuals with adaptable personalities and, in many cases, wiry, flexible physiques as well. Their chameleon-like adaptability to changing circumstances and different people is often so pronounced that their personalities and even physical appearances can seem startlingly diverse to different people, and from one time to another. They say what they instinctively know others want to hear. Their adaptability can extend to conscious or subconscious imitations of personality traits or the physical appearance of those they admire.
Gemini implies intellectual orientation. To others they may appear interested, but somehow emotionally detached. Physical contacts and mannerisms are quick and restless, and sometimes their rapid movements make it seem as though their minds and bodies are not connected. They can do several things at once while at the same time, appear not to be paying particular attention to any of them. Marriage can be difficult. For example, they can be too ready and able to entertain themselves, or the need of one partner for more personal freedom can undermine the relationship. Their marriage partners may require more passion and personal attention and less independence and intellectual analysis.
Gemini is ruled by Mercury, planet of communication, which means they are likely to be extremely talkative. Even those with quieter natures are apt to have a great deal of intellectual curiosity. They absorb a variety of information that they are quite happy to share with anyone willing to listen. They can give the impression of mental alertness and understanding, even though they may not be paying attention or actually know anything about the subject at hand. How deep their real intelligence goes is not determined solely by the Gemini Ascendant. Possessing a wide spectrum of orientations and abilities, many of them are excellent teachers, writers, scholars and researchers, as well as those who engage in the flimflam of con artists and the intellectual emptiness of imitators.
Manually dexterous, many of them are not just clever with their hands but have significant artistic and design skills. Their lungs and hands are physically vulnerable areas, and respiratory illnesses and injuries to the hands and fingers are apt to be common occurrences.