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Gemini-Virgo: 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 Virgo


S+S−

Difference Gemini-Virgo: 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−Blocking Inhibition strength for Virgo: the reasonable. The brake is fully pulled: the protection is tight, systematized, strictly circumscribed, and gains this way a better practical efficiency. One gives up the impossible, one builds up safety margins and lifelines. One endeavours to limit oneself, to be auto-sufficient, not to let oneself being invaded by anything or anyone; one takes all the necessary precautions to be free from want.


Q+Sl+

Difference Gemini-Virgo: Excitation quickness versus Excitation 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+Excitation slowness for Virgo: the meticulous. The concern for mastery and organization is now total: slow, methodical, strictly hierarchized action; invisible but relentless obstinacy yielding guaranteed results through a high economy of means. Rigor, seriousness, method, patience become ideal qualities. Without commotion, one never loses track of one’s objectives. Habits are quasi-sacred rituals. Space is compartmentalized and domesticated.


SSSO

Difference Gemini-Virgo: Sense of syntheses versus Sense of opposites

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.

SOSense of opposites for Virgo: the purist. The Inhibition strength allows a clear perception of the boundaries between oneself and the others: one doesn’t intermingle, one is fussy, one perceives precisely the practical incompatibilities, the unchanging antagonisms. One defines uninfringable limits between oneself and the outside world, good and evil, what’s allowed and what’s forbidden, that coexist without interpenetrating: classifications, segregationism, purism. One protects one’s personal integrity against any external influence; to this end one can possibly, and deliberately, wear a mask opposed to one’s genuine nature.


Unadapted Gemini and Virgo


w−w+

Difference Gemini-Virgo: 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+Associating Excitation weakness for Virgo: the asocial. The Associating Excitation weakness reaches its climax: no enthusiasm, no dynamism, no willingness to exchange, to communicate, to associate one’s behaviours, thoughts or emotions with others’ ones. Absolute withdrawal into oneself, into a tight internal world, into a fragmented self, shattered into pieces. Self-protection becomes quasi-masochistic through forbidding any freedom, any boldness, any surge: inferiority complexes can arise therefrom. Deprivation of affective exchanges, hermetism, impossible negotiation.


sl−q−

Difference Gemini-Virgo: Unadapted Inhibition slowness versus Unadapted Inhibition 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 Inhibition quickness for Virgo: the phobic. Defence systems are running almost in closed circuit, in a complete vacuum: it’s a permanent fear from invasion, an endless anxiety, the absurd worry of the ostrich who doesn’t dare anymore unburying its head from the sand. Anything is an excuse for abrupt withdrawals: being afraid of germs, of thieves, of the neighbour, of the other, of oneself. This can go as far as anxiety neurosis, as neurasthenia. But the Inhibition quickness is on the verge of adaptation: there might be discreet desires disguised as fears, or a courage that tries to obscurely emerge through irony, through mockery from a wise distance, through veiled criticisms.


UPEP

Difference Gemini-Virgo: Ultraparadoxical phase versus Egalitarian 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.

EPEgalitarian phase-clash of opposites for Virgo: the allergic. Why “clash of opposites”? Because diurnal and nocturnal durations are heading ever closer to equalization. An extreme sensitivity to absolute contrasts, experienced in a terrible way, follows therefrom for the unadapted Virginian: paralyzing dilemmas, irresolvable conflicts between desire and duty, what’s lawful and unlawful, the self and the other. As for the Egalitarian phase, it makes the Virginian even more systematically fearful, distrustful, anxious, whatever the attitude of his like is. Depending on the situation, this can induce a psychasthenic self-protective withdrawal, or more actively, an intolerance, an allergy to the Other, to all the others, a sectarianism: one doesn’t intermingle with anybody, not even one’s closest friends.

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-Libra: similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Scorpio: similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Sagittarius: similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Capricorn: similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Aquarius: similarities and differences
▶ Gemini-Pisces: similarities and differences

▶ Virgo in natural astrology
▶ The Virgo on video

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


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