Jean teaches astrology & metaphysics. She is an author, reader, ordained nondenominational minister, and member of the NJ Metaphysical Ctr.
The Mercury in Gemini Mind Works Overtime
Mercury in Gemini people are among the best communicators, since Gemini is the sign of Mercury’s ruler ship. People with a Gemini Mercury have pure, logical, reasoning abilities, are versatile, unbiased, and their communication can sometimes seem a bit impersonal in style. These are people with a lot of curiosity; they want to learn a little about everything. It is often said they are “Jacks of all trades and Masters of none,” but as this writer has Mercury in Gemini, and puts in a lot of hard work and study to complete what is started, it depends on other factors and aspects in the person’s horoscope. You can find your Mercury sign here.
People with this planetary placement like to get to the bottom of everything, and are more concerned with facts than attitudes. They are normally well educated, knowledgeable in many subjects, and able to communicate their ideas easily. They speak quickly and about several subjects at once, but this is because their minds are always racing, so it may be hard to figure out which out of five subjects they are discussing at any given time. This speech will be rapid, accurate, use interesting vocabulary words, and come off as very eloquent. Mercury in Gemini people are known for their clarity of expression. But there is a down side to this, because their minds get so frazzled by thinking about so much, they tend to have nervous stomachs or to get cranky if they cannot get some quiet time. It is very difficult for the Mercury in Gemini person to shut out external stimuli.
They hear all the speaking and activity going on around them (often because of them) and it registers in their awareness with intensity and vividness. They have the capacity to register several impressions and thoughts at once, and are able to sort it all through. But that comes at a cost to their nerves. At some point this person needs to get out of a busy and noisy environment, just to refocus that busy mind. They would not have it any other way, a Mercury in Gemini person thrives on knowing everything that is going on at once. The issue or problem is that they spread themselves too thin, and have to divide their attention in too many directions, and that is the point where they need to meditate or just go for a long walk alone, and listen to the quiet.
Fair and Balanced
The person with this Mercury position also is a stickler for fairness, so views every issue from several stand points. This is not a good thing for somebody who has to make up their mind to make a stand about something. Plus it is really confusing for those around them. They are not fickle, though are often accused of that, but after scrutinizing a situation, a Mercury in Gemini person may very possibly change their opinion. In fact, you can count on it. They can lack continuity of purpose when they undertake too many projects at once. It took this Mercury in Gemini person many years to learn not to procrastinate and have to make too many decisions at once, which makes more work anyway. Realizing that doing whatever can be done in advance should be finished early has made life much easier.
A Mercury Gemini mind is fast, and is great in emergencies. A good education helps them to make the best use of their communication skills, and to make the most of their mental capacities. They make great authors and writers, scientists, mathematicians, reporters, computer techs, teachers and lecturers. When this writer began online writing, it was never with an eye to taking the role of teacher, but it just worked out that way. It is very gratifying to know you learn from what I write, and to read your lovely notes telling me so. Also, although this writer has this Mercury position, this article and all the Astrology ones are usually written from the point of view of the highest level of achievement the sign can achieve. This person is not there yet!
Interesting solutions to problems come with the territory here, since clever people are inventive and resourceful. Although they try to stay unbiased, they are sympathetic and seldom prejudiced. They are good humored social butterflies, generous, perceptive, observant and shrewd. They love travel and are normally informed on current affairs, though they tread carefully and try to avoid arguments. Mercury in Gemini people love to read so they can acquire more knowledge, but also enjoy reading just for fun. This one reads two or three books a week.
Intelligent and Well Read
Ideal Home for Mercury in Gemini Person
So how will it go when the Mercury in Gemini person begins house hunting? This person may have been toying with the idea of home ownership someday, then suddenly one day it became time to go house shopping Immediately! Why is this so important all of a sudden? The Mercury in Gemini person probably is not even sure, so don’t you try too hard to make sense out of it. Just go with it.
This mentally frazzled person needs a home which feels soothing. It has to be a refuge from all the noise and people in their entourage. Mercury in Gemini people love both the noise and the people, but not 24/7. That mind speeding like a locomotive needs a quiet place which promises solitude and comfort when it is needed. Sometimes a little mental health day is necessary, to hang out in PJ’s all day, read, meditate, and get centered before the frenetic pace picks up again.
But unique, little things will charm the Mercury in Gemini person when it comes to buying a house. When this writer was buying a home with her husband, it was a very stressful time in our lives. My husband and I came to this house at night, on a one lane road in the woods. We stood on the back deck on a clear and cold winter night, where we could see so many stars. We looked at each other and knew this was it, without even finding out too many details, and I still love it here. A different Mercury in Gemini person may just walk into a front door, and fall in love with the cathedral ceiling and fireplace in the living room. A little nook of three or four windows in a semi circle will seem like the perfect reading room, or place for a window seat with colorful, fluffy cushions. Gemini is an air sign, you know. There must be room for plenty of bookshelves, preferably built ins. So the Mercury in Gemini person wants a modern, comfy, lived in feel to a home. It should be large enough to entertain indoors and out, but the buyers will settle for a huge eat in kitchen and forego the formal dining room.
Rooms Will Change as Life Evolves
Most air signs have refined tastes, so a good sized flower garden and beautiful landscaping matter too, it has to be pretty, and a place visited by butterflies and birds. The outdoor space is important for meditating alone, or partying with a crowd. This home needs to be versatile, like its owner. Plus the home will often change anyway once the buyer falls in love with it, and as the owner’s interests change, so will the purposes of certain rooms. Mercury in Gemini people like puzzles, and this one often leaves a 1,000 piece one out on a table, so when guests drop by, they automatically sit down and begin to work on it while they catch up on what’s new. Try it, it can be very relaxing. That little room which is a home office can also be a Tarot reading room, shared as a music room for the family member in a band. There will be all kinds of crafts, plants, Astrology charts, and whatever interests the Mercury in Gemini person and her family at the time.
A Need to Socialize and to be Quiet
So once they get all settled in, the house will be a tasteful, yet eclectic mix, reflecting everything the buyers like to see and do. Many pictures will be on display to show how their lives have changed over the years. It will be both the gathering place for party time, and the quiet refuge for those days when the Mercury in Gemini person gets that frazzled out head and upset stomach. A few hours reading and meditating in the glassed in, windowed porch, which used to be an extra bedroom, is all it will take to put the mentally overwhelmed homeowner back in her social butterfly mood once again!
Reading and Meditation Room
© 2013 Jean Bakula
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on September 21, 2014:
Yes, the Gemini influence is made more serious by your Cancer and Scorpio placements. I have Mercury and Venus in Gemini, but in the 8th house, ruled by Scorpio. So Gemini influences make one a person who knows a little about a lot of things, but I have to study them in depth due to that. Gemini can make you lighthearted to the extreme of being flighty, but I have 3 Cancer planets, so am a serious person, I just come off as having a whimsical side. I loved the pictures too. Houzz.com has a lot of good ones.
Lionrhod from Orlando, FL on September 21, 2014:
Actually, I'd say that my writing tends to be very personal. (Then again, it's probably heavily influenced by my Cancer Sun and Moon and my Scorpio Rising. But you definitely hit the nail on the head with the book and nature nooks. I'm in love with those pics.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on July 17, 2014:
I'm glad you enjoyed the piece. I had to play around with these, they began as Mercury meanings in the signs, but I have a real estate license and decided to try that angle. I am Cancer, with Scorpio rising and a Capricorn moon. I like less clutter, but find I have more than I used to! If you go to my blog, in the archives, I have fictional pieces I wrote to explain Sun sign and Venus signs. I really like those, but find people get lazy when they visit blogs and don't go back so far. I may post about it to remind them. Take care.
Harry from Sydney, Australia on July 17, 2014:
Amazing and spot on! ..I'm a Gemini (born May 25) and love my home to be airy and without any clutter ...oh and if it helps Im an Aquarius rising (which makes me even more 'out there' in terms of my thoughts and radical thinking) and a Scorpio moon ...I appear a bit emotionless but deep inside I do feel very strongly about people and/or situations..
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 20, 2014:
Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. Take care.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 20, 2014:
Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. Take care.
torrilynn on June 19, 2014:
Haha nice article. I use to have a friend that was a Gemini. this article was very useful indeed. thank you.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 19, 2014:
Thank you Nell Rose, it's always nice to hear from you!
Nell Rose from England on June 19, 2014:
Yep this sounds like me! lol! my mind is so overactive it's a wonder it doesn't combust! fascinating reading, I have no idea how this works but it sure does sound like me, I do have a reading part of the house with tons of books and need a de cluttered space too, voted up and shared!
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on July 11, 2013:
Hey, great to see a fellow Mercury in Gemini person! I thought a lot about this series, how could I show how a person of each sign really thinks? I have a real estate license, and realized that since buying a home is one of the most important decisions you make in life, it tells a lot about a person's thinking processes. So thanks for telling me you like it, now you are the 2nd one to do that. For some reason I don't get a lot of comments, perhaps I come off as too teacherly or something. I'm seeing lots of decorating ideas I like though. I answered your other question via email. You take care too.
Jo_Goldsmith11 on July 11, 2013:
Omg! This has described me to a Mercury Gemini to a "M".
with emphasis on M. I found this interesting, awesome, useful and brilliant. Of course, this is in our nature. So glad to have read this. Voted Up +++ and shared. Take care. :)
Dubesor on July 06, 2013:
Please, someone raise this girl's commentary level up a few notches!
And I recommend you go to create space and get your copy of your book there and try to sell it for $6.95. Hopefully with your following it will be an immediate boost to your finances! Tell everyone on your web site it is over at amazon.com, which is where it will end up. V
Dubesor on June 29, 2013:
I suggest you don't let a bad economy or an over priced book badly affect how you feel about what you can do. You got a gift. I suggest you take a drink and did deep into your whimsical side and what others in your field have well developed about mysterious pictures and all and test a new approach to maybe a secret select few high rollers you happen to come across who just might be in the entertainment industry. Use a different name. And send me a copy of what you came up with.
The only other success story I heard was a gal who had a strong following who offered her books on her website and makes a lot of money, but that article had the warning of this wasn't such a typical thing for she had a strong following and I always feel they leave out something important in those stories as to why she really is taking in the money. That there is something even more a typical causing her success.
You don't need to reply and please take this in good spirits from someone who thinks Carla and her spiritual advisor on Cheers was entertaining and the closet I have ever got to it, besides hearing how Nancy Reagan enjoyed a great show her advisor gave her, but the show included good advice about planning carefully all of her husband's bold moves, with their results seeming to confirm the good advice and at the same time enhance both of their lives with smiles and clever sayings like their success was just written in the stars. V
I will visit your website eventually.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 28, 2013:
I agree that the difficult economy is partly at fault. I used to charge $100 to cast a horoscope and interpret it in the 1980s. Now people look on sites, and find out what sign their planets are in. They may have been influenced by articles like this one, but do not realize a lot more info is necessary to cast a chart. So I believe they think they are getting something for nothing, when I have no clue what their ascendant is, what houses the planets are, what the aspects are, the nodes, and so much more.
I have a whimsical side, but am really a serious person, so I don't want to put on a gypsy act for anyone. I do read out of metaphysical stores or fairs at times, and even tarot reading is slow. It's normally $25 for a 15 minute reading, though I can get that and usually people tip. I don't like to read out of another's business, because I feel when the reading is over it's over, not when a timer goes off.
Yes, the publisher set the price on my book. I regret handling it the way I did. At the time everyone was excited about E-readers and the stigma off self-publishing was off. But I wish I had waited and published on Amazon using their Create Space. I still can in the future if I want, and also have an opportunity to order more books and try harder to sell them. But it's a losing deal for me to have to pay so much to get my own book from the publisher now. I'd have to retitle and re-release it. And I'm in a different place now. People have said stuff like the Tarot is "Satanic" and people are acting conservative, but don't really know what they are talking about.
Anyway, thanks for your kind thoughts. Take care.
Dubesor on June 28, 2013:
I wish good health to you and prosperity, but unfortunately see no overall economic prosperity soon, that shouldn't be considered in whether you think you have a greatness, for the bad economy is probably hurting your business more than you think. The big change may be you going to a higher level of greatness in your thing because you try harder, which might not look it to you because of the bad economy.
Thanks for the compliment, but I hope I don't influence you in the wrong direction by you thinking more highly of what I am trying to say than it is. There is a bad economy and should be taken into account when evaluating yourself, that's all I think I'm trying to say. I could be wrong and your big change happens even with a bad economy, but if it doesn't, maybe it is because the economy is worse than you think.
That gal I mentioned that seems to have a successful business next to Disneyland in California, that has one of the worst economies still and has been that way all the time she has been in business, has a very showmanship front, very entertaining, which she is trying to lure more business in with. It is actually a house that has a very, very small front section, it looks like to me for I have never been inside, dedicated to her business, and then she lives in the big back area, with the front of her house well dressed up. The show is the full front of a house, every bit, but it may not go very deep inside, maybe five feet. Right next to her is then an insurance agent and on the other side is a place to wash and dry your clothes, I think. You can see inside her front windows, just barely for it is dark and mysterious, with her business hours late into the night, and there is even more showmanship stuff you see inside, like I think is a reading room, all gypsy like, you can barely see through the window. That is what I think could draw more to you, more showmanship, like the pictures that have been well developed of Aries signs and all. But I would hate to see you try something I say and have it bomb for you. Use Caution.
On your self published book, what was the price, that I'm guessing you had to accept by the publisher? Your results may have been from a price to high, not that it wasn't something good and not what people wanted.
The new book you might write, are you planning to offer it on your website for say five dollars? Maybe in a word format? Have you tried anything like that? Or is that something you can do on Amazon? Write a book and offer it up for five dollars there as an e-book?
Dubesor on June 26, 2013:
You clearly have a greatness in this, I just can't but feel you are lacking some showmanship. If ever a background to your writing called for one, it is for your stuff. Your pictures have what I'm talking about, except for the one with the human head and it being diagramed.
Have you ever written a book and tried to sell it on your website?
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 26, 2013:
Nice to see you as always. Thanks for stopping by to read my piece. I sort of like to do these series things. It's not my Mercury in Gemini, I guess it's the Scorpio Ascendant or Capricorn need for order and a plan! Take care.
carol stanley from Arizona on June 26, 2013:
well done for sure. I do think Mercury has a strong influence on personality and communications..also some good writing skills here for sure. Mercury in Libra for me, sun, north node and venus....Think I am a little Libra? Great job.