Gemini And The Shadow Then there are Gemini and Gemini. Who knows which will show up? Geminis are generally appreciated at parties, dances, and social affairs. They keep the conversation, or at least their end of it, very lively. The topic may not usually be of spiritual development, for most Geminian types like to keep things on the surface, thus for all their intelligence, may be quite superficial. Taken to the extremes of his or her Shadow, the Gemini not only keeps his/her bountiful amount of friends and associates guessing and confused but also may do so by evading and even lying. At the least there will be exaggeration. You can’t pin down the shadow-filled Gemini because there’s an emptiness caused by the loss of the other half—either higher or lower, lofty or material. Often you get the Eternal Child, the Peter Pan who refuses to commit or grow up, with a gillion reasons for the disconnecting behaviors and words that conceal rather than enlighten. Lots of words, little content, in one set of shadows; lots of high-falutin concepts but no feeling or pertinence in the other type of dark Gemini. What s/he says is designed for distancing and protection, though s/he seldom knows this—but may have an inkling. In fact s/he can even reach the low level of becoming wily and sneaky. You can see why married Geminis often cheat on their partners, even a Jack Kennedy, until they actually make some sort of synapse—which can be with another person, a serious belief (perhaps religion or spirituality), or an internal self-recognition of something of great value from within the Gemini bosom. Notice all three of these have to do with some feeling or emotion, which Gemini generally eschews. Genuine feeling for someone or something NOT his or her own thought is a major life raft for the Gemini who may kick and scream to avoid submitting, yet it will be the best act s/he’s ever done. Known as the social butterfly, along with another Air Sign, Libra, Gemini needs to consolidate, to step down the amount of social contacts to get centered. Instead of multiple sex partners, several computers, splintered types of jobs, and two dozen interests, s/he needs focus and take on the willingness to not have to know everything. This will be different for each Gemini, but will take a form that could be called metaphorically monogamy or monotheism and a dethroning of his or her preoccupation with, and exaltation of, his/her mind and thoughts.