Jupiter in Gemini

Keynote: A variety of intellectual interests enlarge the scope of the mind.

Symbol: A world traveler coordinates plane. train, and bus schedules.

The person having Jupiter in Gemini aspires to improve himself materially and spiritually through the cultivation of his mental faculties. He is a great believer in the ability of enlightened thought to solve all problems. Often, he will strive ambitiously for higher education, collecting degrees and traveling far and wide in order to become a well-informed person. He wants to know a little bit about everything, to be the quiz kid of the universe, and will strain his brain Irving to prove how smart he is. If legitimate channels of mental development are blocked, he may become an inveterate gossip.

This insatiable appetite for new ideas keeps him in perpetual motion as he scouts for intriguing tidbits of information. Since Jupiter is in detriment in Gemini, difficulty can arise in joining the expansiveness of the planet with the capacity for minutiae of the sign. Like large and small gears in a machine, they perform different functions. Yet if the gears can be meshed, power and precision combine through the turning of many wheels.

The disadvantage of Jupiter in Gemini lies in its tendency to inflate the mind and incite it to continual nervous activity. The planet of big ideas in the sign of the intellect gives an inclination to be talkative, agitated, and involved in grandiose schemes. Such an individual may become wordy, diffuse, and high flown, constructing all manner of ingenious arguments to try to justify that which can be known by faith alone. Philosophically and religiously he may be concerned with propounding verbose solutions to a series of artificial conundrums when he would do better to relax and let the wisdom of the universe insinuate itself into him easily and naturally.

The integration of the diverse talents shown by Jupiter in Gemini can lead to achievement of epic proportions. Writers with this combination turn out voluminous quantities of material but tend to ramble. Conan Doyle finally became so weary of Sherlock Holmes that he killed him, and then later was obliged to resurrect the cerebral sleuth when the public clamored for more adventures.

Even when this position does not cause its natives to be garrulous, a great deal may be said about them, as in the cases of the Duke of Windsor, Adolph Eichmann, Greta Garbo, and Jacqueline Onassis.

This placement is propitious for the study of law, philosophy, or any undertaking in which abstract ideas need to be expressed concisely and in detail. It can denote a highly rational intellect capable of conveying profound ideas in concise terms, but it can also confer the ability to pour forth a froth of eloquent oratory without saying anything specific. This knack for formulating fortuitous phrases while avoiding commitment can be invaluable in such professions as politics and diplomacy. A professorial air of erudition will often prove impressive, even to those who are confused about the ideas being propounded.

The Jupiter-Gemini person needs to guard against biting off more than he can eschew. He wants to relate everything to everything else in the world so that it all fits into one grand scheme, and it disconcerts him when this cannot be done. Usually his ideas make sense, and if he will prune them judiciously, people will grasp their meaning without lengthy explanations. He has much to say and can say it well-providing he also knows when to remain silent.

People born with Jupiter in Gemini

Alexander Graham Bell Indira Gandhi Jacqueline Onassis Cassius Clay Greta Garbo Theodore Roosevelt Charles Dickens Grace Kelly Dane Rudhyar Arthur Conan Doyle Anne Lindbergh Harriet Beecher Stowe Thomas Edison Maria Montessori Barbra Streisand Adolf Eichmann Gamal Nasser Duke of Windsor

Astrology, The Divine Science. Marcia Moore and Mark Douglas. Foreword by Dane Rudhyar

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