5 Things You Should Know About The Double-Sided Gemini In Your Life

by Diana Vo

To my fellow Geminis reading this, I feel you. It's not easy being this awesome, I know. And if you're dating a Gemini, well, good luck keeping up with the both of them.

Being an air sign, Geminis are constantly changing with the wind, and sometimes, disappearing without a trace. The restless spirit of a Gemini can never be tamed, only a force to be reckon with.


A witty intellectual who enjoys anything and everything that involves stimulating the mind, a Gemini's worst fear is boredom and routines.

Today, we're dancing with the devil. Tomorrow, we're heavenly angels, judging you from afar. Most of the time, though, we're really just misunderstood.

Our dual personality often confuses people. Hell, we even confuse ourselves. If I were to phone my friends from the other side of the world on a Tuesday afternoon, they wouldn't be surprised in the slightest.

If anything, they'd expect it. The ever-changing Gemini does come with several misconceptions, however. Don't believe in astrology? Your zodiac sign must be a Scorpio.

Sour Patch Kids

First, we're sour. Then we're sweet. Geminis bring a whole a new meaning to 0 to 100, real quick.  Bipolar? Not entirely. Moody? Just a bit. We're merely a ticking time bomb.

Arguments typically begin with something like this, "6 MONTHS AGO YOU LOST MY FAVORITE JACKET & NOW YOU WANT TO INVITE _____ TO OUR PARTY??? "



From namaste to psychopath within a blink of an eye, it's best to stay on your toes and be on the look out for any warning signs. Wait, what am I saying? The Gemini twins don't come with warning signs. Maybe just baked goods and sharp objects.

Meet Your Match

The saying "My evil twin did it!" probably came directly from a Gemini's mouth. It's true; there are two of us.

But that just means you get the best of both worlds. Either we dress like just rolled out of bed or ready for the Grammy Awards, there is literally no in between.

Shy, quiet and reserved, yet wild, crazy and free. Equally an introvert as much as an extrovert, but always selectively social. We don't do it to be fake or deceiving. We do it because this is in our nature.

We're the yin or our own yang. Good intentions stitched together with bad habits. Just think of us as your favorite Quentin Tarantino movie.

So bad, yet so good.

Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too?

Don't ask a Gemini what they want to eat. Just don't. Matter of fact, go ahead and get them the sample platter, a little bit of everything.

They'll probably ask you for advice and then do the complete opposite. (Or maybe that's just me?) We're always thinking, analyzing, taking calculated risks.

We're unable to decide quickly because we look at an idea from all possible angles, making sure we're making the right choice. We may be indecisive, but once we get to making a decision, our heart is set and there's no turning back.

Yin & Yang

Remember earlier when I mentioned how awesome it is being a Gemini? It is, but it's also a pain in the ass. It's a constant juggle of "I'm the shit" and "wow, I am shit."

We walk the line of confidence and insecurity, juggling between being great to being not good enough. Similar to the creative process most artists go through, holding ourselves to very high standards.

A vicious contradicting cycle, really.

The problem is we focus on too many things at once, constantly moving from one thing to the next to hold our attention. But being extremely versatile does have its perks. We can easily adapt to any situation.

Geminis: even better than a box of chocolates

Famous Geminis include Angelina Jolie, Tupac Shakur, Kanye West, JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Prince, just to name a few. Controversial as they may be, they've all got one thing in common: they're unforgettable.

Catching a Gemini may be hard, but once you've got one,  you've got em' for life whether a friend or a partner. Forever evolving like a Pokemon on steroids, an idea of a good time for them can range anywhere from binge watching all day on Netflix or a cliff diving in Mexico, all within a moment's notice.

That's the beauty of it. You never know what you're gonna get with a Gemini.