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Gemini-Capricorn: similarities and differences
by Richard Pellard
English translation by Julien Rouger

The interpretation examples that we are suggesting are very far from being exhaustive: they only show and outline a general frame describing the problematics of both Signs. They should therefore not be taken literally. Each being brings indeed its own responses, more or less original, to the issues raised by a Sign. Through combining logic, observation and imagination, you will be able to develop a thousand other possible meanings, a thousand other variations on the same theme.

It’s possible that your Sun Sign is not dominant in your birth chart. One can for instance be born under the Aries Sign while the most valorized Sign is actually Taurus. In this case, it will probably be difficult for you to recognize yourself in the interpretations that are offered to you below. You will have to refer to the interpretations corresponding to your actual dominant Sign in order to relate to these. For further information, please feel free to visit our website and get a free mini-interpretation of your birth chart with our software Astrosoft.


Adapted Gemini and Capricorn


S+S−

Difference Gemini-Capricorn: Excitation strength versus Inhibition strength

S+Expending Excitation strength for Gemini: the libertarian. The natural Excitation strength made some progress since the Aries phase: Excitation became widespread; the energy lost its initial brutality through spreading. Multiple interests, all-around exploratory curiosity, greater sensitivity to the abstract, to the appearances, to the infinite facets of the outside world. Broad openness, immense receptiveness, listening to all perspectives, varied initiatives.

S−Eliminating Inhibition strength for Capricorn: the impassive. Nighttime, still dominant, is from now on decreasing: of all the things one acquired, one only preserves what is strictly necessary. One therefore radically loses interest in the outside world and its stimulations, one stays cool, stone-faced, unmoved; one distances oneself from anything secondary, relative, factual. One tunes out the world in order to exclusively dedicate oneself to what one reckons to be the essential, the absolute, the most important. Power of oblivion and detachment; elimination, boycott, impassiveness.


Q+Sl−

Difference Gemini-Capricorn: Excitation quickness versus Inhibition slowness

Q+Excitation quickness for Gemini: the chameleon. The Excitation quickness reaches its climax: brisk, flexible, free-flowing reactions, hyper-adaptability to the variety of stimuli from the outside world. One flits from one thing to another, comfortable with change, movement, diversity, transformations. Versatility, jack-of-all-trades, liking for what’s multicolor or polyphonic, great tactic subtlety. Everything stimulates, galvanizes, interests, anything triggers enthusiastic reactions. Optimal convertibility, multi-faceted unpredictable behaviour.

Sl−Inhibition slowness for Capricorn: the Sphinx. Defence reactions are slow, persistent, persevering: shielding, bunker, systematic refusal. Habits and monolithic principles keep the heart of hearts safe from the fluctuations of beings, things and situations. Endurance, tenacity, patience, hermetism, sense of strategy, extreme rigor, abstemiousness, method, soundness, dryness. Development of an intuition that focuses on abstract structures.


SS

Similarity Gemini-Capricorn: Sense of syntheses

SSSense of syntheses for Gemini: the one-man band. Excitation reduces Inhibition to the bare bones. The refusal or the active surpassing of antagonisms allows everything and everyone to meet freely. The most heterogeneous elements mingle naturally, each of these being fully autonomous while connected to the others by an overall dynamics that combines apparently irreducible dualities. Humanism is instinctive, universalism is spontaneous. The contradictions that emerge from opposing viewpoints can even out from the moment everyone respects the basic freedom of the other.

SSSense of syntheses for Capricorn: the legist. Quest for the fundamental matrix, the invisible framework, the absolute structure. Everything must fit within a very high architectural, mechanical or metaphysical precision and cohesion. The perfect puzzle, without any gaps between the elements. The inner principles of functioning of the society, of the cosmos or of the individual. Need to be fundamentally oneself, properly built, well-ordered, each facet of the being in its place, rigorously fitted to and articulated with the others. Abstract humanism: may each one be a humble and tight-fitting cog of the Whole, and everything will be fine. Integrity, respect for the necessary Order, strict compliance to the rules.


Unadapted Gemini and Capricorn


w−w+

Difference Gemini-Capricorn: Inhibition weakness versus Excitation weakness

w−Eliminating Inhibition weakness for Gemini: the exhibitionist. It’s like for Aries, but one step up: the lack of restraint and control is almost total, radical, general; unrestrained, inconsiderate, scattered over anything pointless, anecdotal, ephemeral. Like a feather in the wind: no center, no interiority, no depth. Lacking in foresight, thoughtless, whimsical, futile, over-suggestible, it’s a naive puppet at the mercy of stronger and more determined wills.

w+Expending Excitation weakness for Capricorn: the disillusioned. No spontaneity, no vital impulse, no healthy animal aggressivity, no initiative: one can’t take action or assert oneself openly. Tiredness, asthenia, prostration, staying in the background, depreciating self-criticism, feeling of powerlessness, general lack of interest, inability to respond opportunely to external stimulations, pathological indifference, repression of affect, expressionlessness, incommunicability.


sl−q+

Difference Gemini-Capricorn: Unadapted Inhibition slowness versus Unadapted Excitation quickness

sl−Unadapted Inhibition slowness for Gemini: the intellectualist. Like for Aries, there are two possibilities. Either the brake can’t be pulled, and in this case the Gemini is an absolute weather vane, pathologically nervous, suffering from extreme distraction and instability. Or the brake can’t be released, which can lead the Gemini to intellectualist imaginary constructs that disregard the reality of the physical world; unless he takes refuge into an absolute indifference, possibly supported by a philosophy of failure and nothingness. Incommunicable, unverifiable abstract hermetism.

q+Unadapted Excitation quickness for Capricorn: the maniac. Difficulties to operate the accelerator, to start up. In the event of an impossible startup, it’s an absolute stagnation, a total inactivity that hides an intense inner febricity that can’t or won’t manifest itself. In the event of an inadvertent startup, one gets excited for very little, one gets exhilarated by fantasy perfunctory attempts at action: tiresome teasing, mischiefs, short attacks of nervousness, of volatile and temperamental mood, after which one slips back into a disillusioned prostration.


UP

Similarity Gemini-Capricorn: Ultraparadoxical phase

UPUltraparadoxical phase for Gemini: the misunderstanding. The loss of the sense of antagonisms leads to an inversion of the Excitation-Inhibition system: what is normally inhibiting becomes stimulating, hence a lure for what’s harmful, dangerous, immoral, taboo, etc. Absurdity becomes sensible, “you” becomes “I” (active and spontaneous identification to the others, impersonation, parody, mime, splitting). Taste for blatant illogicalities, preposterous speculations. At best he succeeds, diplomat of the ephemeral, in blending the most opposing viewpoints into a fragile and fleeting alliance. At worst that’s a constant split, incredible stunts to justify every contradiction.

UPUltraparadoxical phase for Capricorn: the totalitarian. What’s normally stimulating becomes inhibiting: hostile reactions are triggered by going out, opening up, or approaching the unfamiliar. One isn’t excited by novelty, one is left cold by the best news. Caricatural composure, unmovable habits in the situations where a vigorous and immediate reaction would be preferable. Greed unadapated to the actual needs: the more disregard one has for what one doesn’t own, the more one craves for it. One becomes totally identified with the Law, the Rule, the Sacred, the Ethics, the Transcendent Cause; hence the risks of merciless fanaticism, of ice-cold passions where the individual completely forgets oneself in the service of an absolute for which he’s capable of sacrificing everything, including whatever and whoever is just minding one’s own business.

This article was brought to you by: Richard Pellard
English translation by Julien Rouger

See also:

▶ Gemini in natural astrology
▶ The Gemini on video

▶ Aries-Gemini: similarities and differences
▶ Taurus-Gemini: similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Cancer: similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Leo: similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Virgo: similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Libra: similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Scorpio: similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Sagittarius: similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Aquarius: similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Pisces: similarities and differences

▶ Capricorn in natural astrology
▶ The Capricorn on video

▶ Aries-Capricorn: similarities and differences
▶ Taurus-Capricorn: similarities and differences
▶ Cancer-Capricorn: similarities and differences
▶ Leo-Capricorn: similarities and differences
▶ Virgo-Capricorn: similarities and differences
▶ Libra-Capricorn: similarities and differences
▶ Scorpio-Capricorn: similarities and differences
▶ Sagittarius-Capricorn: similarities and differences
▶ Capricorn-Aquarius: similarities and differences
▶ Capricorn-Pisces: similarities and differences


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