Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs
Your Ascendant is Gemini
Your Gemini Ascendant (or Rising Sign) reveals the ways in which you present yourself to others, as well as the ways in which you immediately respond to the world around you.
As such, it describes the ways in which we project ourselves out into the environment as well as the kinds of experiences we need to have in order to make life meaningful.
The combination of Sun, Moon and Ascendant describe what you want (Sun), what you need (Moon), and the style in which you will go about getting it (Ascendant).
Planetary ruler: Mercury
Born with Gemini on your Ascendant (or Rising), you are likely to approach life with a genuine sense of inquisitiveness. You are gifted with a natural sense of curiosity and desire to understand how people or things work.
This Ascendant is primarily concerned with finding connections. You may have a knack for communication, or a developed capacity to find associations between different points of view.
By nature, you are likely to be versatile and adaptable, with multiple interests and the ability to fit in with whatever life throws your way. Often fast-talking, you are usually interested in other people, which is a great social asset. You are likely to be gifted with a sharp mind and ability to talk about a wide range of things.
However, for a well-rounded picture, the qualities of your Sun Sign and House should be considered, as well as the qualities of your Moon sign. The sign and house position of the Sun in your chart will give you many clues about were you can benefit from this Ascendant most. Harnessing your innate interests can be a real bonus, and lead you to a sense of purpose.
Communication and Connection
For you, communication is key. It is important to maintain avenues of exchange within your environment, so that you can stay involved and “in the know”. In order to achieve this, you should invest time and effort into your social life. At your best you demonstrate both clarity and objectivity, able to disperse information without any emotional confusion to cloud the facts.
You can also be very dexterous, and work well with your hands. Ruled by Mercury, you may be noted for your quick movements, wit, youthful looks and slender body.
You may be impatient with the slowness of others. In many ways you require stimulation. In turn, you are prepared to stimulate others, which will make you lively and fun, but may lead to some exaggeration in social settings. You may fear boredom, and so will avoid anything that makes you feel trapped.
You may also have a propensity for nervous tension and may need to learn to slow down and focus more.
This Ascendant can deepen your sense of restlessness if the rest of your chart is Air or Fire, but suits well those of you with a predominant Earth or Water temperament.
If mostly Air, you may be overly cerebral, and so inclined to lose touch with your body or your feelings. In this case you will have to slow down long enough to listen to what your emotions are telling you.
If Fire, you may be too impulsive, and have trouble settling down. Again, slowing down before you react will help
Working with an astrologer is the best way to understand how unconscious patterns undermine your strength.
You need many varied experiences and interests to feel alive. Life is full of many tantalizing possibilities. You are likely to prefer alternatives, and need the freedom to move around, interacting with a variety of people, ideas and things. Yet, in some ways, this can become your biggest liability.
You may become too divergent in your pursuits, and in the end become a Jack or Jill of all trades, but master of none. You may have difficulty in committing to any one path, and scatter yourself in pursuit of endless change.
Yet at some stage, you will need to accept the necessity of commitment. Through focus, you come to experience the deeper satisfaction of integrated knowledge, from which comes meaning. Finding a purpose in your varied experiences becomes the secret to experiencing inner satisfaction and a steady life path. The position of the Sun in your chart will give clues as to how this is best done.
Learning From Others
You are likely to seek partners who can broaden your horizons. Through partnerships, you gain a broader perspective as well as the inspiration needed to get the best from life. You are likely to be generous and broadminded, wishing to see them become the best that they can be. After all, the more experiences they can bring to your life, the more engaged you will be.
The Gift of Gemini Rising
All in all, you are likely to be gracious, socially aware and adaptable. Your broad range of interests can make you unusually capable, and you can achieve many things through your gifts of wit and charm. Others can teach you the value of focussed attention by developing an idea. Success comes from honing your skills through focussing your varied interests, using them to highlight innate strengths and capabilities as you continue to learn along the way.
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