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February 14, 2009

(Part of Joely’s 101 Ways To Love Your Characters)


May 23rd-June 21st

*”I think.”

**”I’m not schizophrenic-we’re a Gemini.”

***”‘I wish you wouldn’t keep appearing and vanishing so suddenly. You make one quite giddy!’ This time, it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained for sometime after the rest of it had gone.” – Lewis Carroll.


Air. The kind that rushes by much too quickly and makes you squint. Disorienting everything else around you.


Masculine. Think Johnny Depp, or, hell, Bugs bunny.

And on the other side of the gender pool: Marylin Monroe and Angelina Jolie.


Mutable. Translation: Flexible, adaptable. These guys are some of the best multitask-ers in the world as well as being masters of the sleight of hand.


The Twins. Double the trouble, double the fun.

Ruling Planet

Mercury, god with the fastest mouth and shortest attention span in the world.

Governing Anatomy

Hands, Arms, and Shoulders. Gesturing quicker than you can keep up. Might want to double check you leave with everything that you arrived with. Remember, sleight of hand.

Preferred Allies

Aries, Leo, Libra, and Aquarius.

Polar Opposite- Suggested love interest?


Best Adversaries

Cancer, Capricorn, Taurus, Scorpio. (Note: Never met a Gemini I didn’t like. Hell, my best male friend is a Gemini. So, as far as real life experiences go, I wouldn’t put too much stock in the supposed “compatibility” of most signs. In fiction, however, anything goes. 😉 )

Chief Need/Want


Fatal Flaw


Positive Traits

Adaptable, Intellectual, Communicative, Spontaneous, Eloquent, Witty, Logical, and Lively.

Negative Traits

Changeable, Inquisitive, Inconsistent, Superficial, Cunning, Tense and Gossipy.



(Aveline, Hikaru and Yami are from a story that never got off the ground but that I intend to go back to as soon as I have the time….and well, when I’m not working on something else. *g* This is my work, please do not take it as your own. Rights reserved and all that good stuff.)

She knew it would have to come to this eventually.

Hikaru and Yami were all that stood in her path now, the stood back to back, holding hands, looking very much like they had been waiting awhile for her.

“I thought we were friends,” Aveline breathed.

Hikaru opened her eyes and they were such a brilliant shade of light blue that it made Aveline long to see the skies of old-the ones that were no more after the rain of fire. She smiled, but it was a sad and pitying thing. “We are,” she said.

“But there are more important things at stake here,” Yami said, as her hand tightened around her sister’s. Her eyes remained closed, and the set in her brow was one of determination. Ever the pillar of strength, Yami. It had been something Aveline had admired, once upon a time when it wasn’t being used against her.

Worse, Hikaru seemed to answerYami’s call with a determined look of her own. She nodded to her sister’s comment. “Were there any other way-” She started.

“But there’s not.” Yami said. She opened her eyes and looked at Aveline. “We cannot waste times with what was or might have been. This is now. It is what it is.”

Aveline looked down at the glass stained floor and nodded. “I see.”


In practice

I both love and hate when I get the opportunity to play with old characters. It gets me itching to work with them again! I’m not sure I hit “all” the right notes with Hikaru and Yami in Gemini, but well, if I did my job well, I hit enough of them for it to count. 😉

In real life, offline and on, I usually find Gemini’s fascinating. As I said above, I’ve never met one I haven’t liked. So far at least. Even though they are known to be “chatty”, the ones that I have met are basically reclusive and solitary. Now, if it’s topic they are truly passionate about, they will go on for quite some time, but they don’t seem to be so much into the “idle chit-chat”, “talk forever about nothing” sort of deal. But that is the general impression that their sign gives. Odd. Perhaps the ones I’ve met has a Water sign in their Mercury (the planet that determines how you communicate with others).

So, any Questions? Comments? Want to put me in my place? Notice any Gemini traits in your own Characters?  Have at people, floor’s all yours.


* Motto of the Gemini

** Taken from Seduction by the Stars by Ren Lexander and Geraldine Rose

***Wish I could take credit for this, but Linda Goodman’s excellent book on Sun Signs was the first to associated Alice in Wonderland quotes with the Zodiac. I picked the ones I liked the most of her selection.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2009 10:10 pm

    Hmmmm, daughter #1 is a Gemini… and while she DOES talk non-stop about anything and everything, the rest of it has never seemed to fit her… then again, she was SUPPOSED to be born on May 22, but was 2 weeks late, which would make her a should-have-been Taurus, (right?) which fits her much better…

  2. Soleil Noir permalink*
    February 14, 2009 10:38 pm

    Bethanie- Interesting way of looking at that. I never thought it from the “premature/late birth” angle. Yes, if she was born May 22nd, she’d be a Taurus. Unless the sun shifted during a particular time on the 22nd…like I said, where “cusps” are concerned, this gets a bit tricky.

  3. Blackfire permalink
    February 15, 2009 10:54 pm

    My dad is a gemini, and he loves the phone. He’s always talking to someone on it. He hates to be alone, and mainly because he’s a builder he knows heaps of people in town. You can’t go into town without him meeting at least three people he knows. And port macquarie is not a small place! He also talks to randoms all the time, just to be friendly.

  4. Soleil Noir permalink*
    February 15, 2009 11:54 pm

    Lyra- Thank you for providing me with a “chatty” gemini example! 😀

    I nearly fell out of my chair laughing when you mentioned he was a builder and thus knew a lot of people. My mother’s husband is in construction and I loathe going anywhere with him because I swear he will meet about six people he’s “known since they were kids” and just have to talk to them. I’m convinced his Mercury must be in Virgo.

  5. Blackfire permalink
    February 16, 2009 4:08 am

    Haha, yeah my Father left the state and still ran into people he knew. Besides that he just begins talking to randoms whenever we go anywhere. Like if he is looking at the surf (he surfs) he’ll start chatting to everyone, asking them what the waters like. Three quarters of an hour later we get to go home. Lol.

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