A Girl Like Me! (Know me more…)

A Girl Like Me! (Know me more…)

I have done this research because of my desire to know my self more and for other people to know me more too! I was really so excited to publish this one because it really speaks about me! The real me and me…Hehehehe sorry for being so selfish here…If you’re tired of my being selfish, I’m begging you please do stop reading this. Or maybe you’ll vomit or make “suka” with my “thick face”.Hehehe…remember I already had given you a warning.

Though she managed to pick plenty of beautiful rushes as the boat glided by, there was always a more lovely one that she couldn’t reach. “The prettiest are always further!” she said at last,

with a sigh at the obstinacy of the rushes in growing so far off.

Have you always secretly thought Brigham Young had a sensational idea when he advocated several wives for one man? Do you inwardly envy the Eastern potentates with their harems? You needn’t resign yourself to romantic Walter Mitty daydreams. Just marry this Gemini girl. That way, you’ll be guaranteed at least two different wives, and on occasional weekends, as many as three or four.

Naturally, there’s a small catch. The difference between a girl born under the sign of the twins and a harem is her apparent lack of interest in earthy passion. It’s hard to get her to settle down long enough to take passion or anything else very seriously. Her mind is always traveling, and she keeps up a pretty good running commentary simultane­ously. But look a little deeper. Somewhere, hidden among the several women who make up one Gemini female, is a romantic one-one who is capable of intense passion, if you can manage to make the mental, spiritual and physical blending complete. How to develop her and still enjoy all the other women bottled up inside the Geminian person­ality may create a problem. I can tell you that one Gemini girl equals several women. But I’m afraid it’s up to you to delve into the advanced algebra of sorting them out. Each individual case is different.

Her age will be an important clue to what you can expect, because until she matures, romance is only a game to her. She can be fickle and unpredictable to an incredible degree. First she’ll be ecstatically carried away by your smile and your voice, even the way you walk. Then she’ll reverse her ecstasy and criticize everything from your socks to your haircut, and she usually does it with such clever, sharp sarcasm, you may need iodine for your wounds. Now, don’t let this put you out of the market for a Gemini woman. Remember you’re getting at least two for one, and that’s indisputably a bargain.

Mercury females aren’t as heartless as they seem to be ‘at times. Their active imaginations create many fantasies. Romance is the easiest way they can express them, and Geminis have at least twice as much to express as other women. A Gemini man can be a producer, a singer, a sailor, a lawyer, an actor, a salesman and the chairman of a few boards of directors all at once-and express himself ad infinitum. But a woman can’t very well swing all that, or she would be considered a little freakish. Not that Mercury girls don’t pursue careers. They do. Almost every last one of them. But under the existing conditions of society, a career still doesn’t offer her as many opportunities as romance to try out her myriad theories and practice her emotional gymnastics.

The Gemini girl needs your pity, not your anger. It’s painfully difficult for her to really commit herself to one person at a time. While she’s being impressed with a man’s mental abilities and his intelligent wit, another side of her is noticing his antipathy toward the arts or his lack of response to music and poetry. When she finds someone who’s appropriately creative, who’s at home at the ballet or in the literary world, the duality pops up again. Right in the middle of a stroll through the museum, her other self will begin to wonder if he’s practical enough to make a living or if he has enough common sense to know where he’s going. I trust you’re beginning to have a more sympa­thetic understanding of the conflicts peculiar to those born in June.

Give her credit. Shell usually manage to keep her be­wilderment at her own complex character to herself, and not burden you with it. She’s a lively and gay companion. Most of the time (when the mood is on the up-swing), she’ll sparkle with a vivacious personality, amuse you with her clever, witty remarks, and converse intelligently about almost any subject under the sun. She enjoys all the senti­mental gestures of romance and has no trouble making conquests. No woman you’ve ever met will delight you with more imaginative ways of loving you and such appeal­ing charm. She can flutter her lashes with delicate femi­ninity, but she’s not at all helpless when it comes to earning her own living. A Gemini woman can play the giddy party girl to perfection, flattering a helpless, trapped male right out of his mind and his bank book. But she can smoothly change into a demure and adoring housewife, from which she can quickly switch into a serious intellectual who studies the great philosophers and talks about politics or poetry brilliantly, then suddenly turn into a bundle of raw emotion, full of nerves, tears and fears. She’s certainly not stuffy or monotonous.

If you think this is an exaggeration, remember the late Marilyn Monroe. Every man she ever knew, from Carl Sandburg to her hairdresser, saw her as a totally different person than the other men who thought they knew her, too. Place a photograph of her as the seductive love god­dess next to a picture of her wearing horn-rimmed glasses, a babushka and no make up, seriously intent on a lecture about Russian authors. Then add a third and fourth shot of her in a gingham apron, learning to bake a cheese soume for a husband whose athletic talents and warm, human qualities she worshiped-and walking sedately beside an­other husband whose intellectual abilities and literary talent she deeply respected and admired. Add two more photos. One showing her with a tear-stained face, full of longing, after losing her third baby-another shot of her in a bikini, gaily laughing with a handsome French movie star on the Riviera. These are not posed pictures. They were snapped when she wasn’t even looking, let alone seeking publicity. It’s a perfect example of the eye of the camera exposing all the women contained in one Gemini female, who suc­cessfully kept her multiple nature hidden behind the image she chose to project the most frequently.

Your Mercury-ruled girl longs to be “really, truly in love,” but it keeps eluding her. She yearns for motherhood, but often that eludes her, too. She finds a different perfec­tion in each man she meets, as she restlessly searches for the one man who has all the qualities she needs for happiness.

You’ll find her a great pal. The Mercury girl will go along with you on anything from scuba diving to speed racing-bicycling or badminton. She’ll show an interest in all the outdoor sports, and still manage to look as soft and feminine as a powder puff, with a mind as fast as a whip. The Geminian sharp mentality will show clearly when her curiosity is excited by any new subject. Her Mercurial mind will let her see all the intricacies of your creative ideas, and she’ll probably throw in a few promotional schemes of her own. As long as you don’t demand con­sistency from her, she’ll be completely fascinating.

It’s only fair to warn you that this girl can sincerely believe she’s in love, and find other men attractive at the same time. Unless she’s near you all the time, she can forget you quicker than a woman born under any other Sun sign. It’s her nature to accept change, even seek it. Until she leams to control her devoted courtship of con­stant activity, neglecting to cultivate patience and stability, the Gemini female can make quite a mess of her life- and yours. Fortunately for the men in love with them, most Geminian women settle down into a deeper understanding of their own natures before it’s too late.

Once you’ve proposed to her and she’s accepted, you can pity all those men who are doomed to a life of monogamy with just one woman. You’ll have several wives when you marry your Gemini.

Wife Number One will be able to adjust to anything you require of her. If you require faithfulness, she can manage that, too, providing you’re interesting enough to have won her real love. I refer to that blending of mental, spiritual and physical compatibility, with the physical part added last, like the paprika, after the other three are well mixed. This wife will never sulk if you take a new job out of town. With her ingenuity, taste and sense of color, she can make a new home look lovely with a light touch of her dainty, clever hand. Besides, she’ll love the adventure, and there will be no nagging reproaches that you’re gambling with future security. The excitement of new horizons inter­ests her more. She may have a surprisingly good head for business and she’ll back all your original ideas. You can count on her to go to work if you need extra income, and she’ll be pretty practical about how to spend it. Although she may give an outward impression of flightiness, she’s not as nighty as she appears. She’s a thinker, and a very clever one, underneath all the bright small talk.

Wife Number Two will be moody. You might just as well expect it. She’ll have her satirical moments when she can be cynical and flippant, by turns. At the same time, she’ll challenge you mentally. But a man needs to be stimu­lated, doesn’t he? Go ahead, top her in an intellectual argument. (It’s what she secretly wants anyway.) This wife won’t be easily shocked by life or have any preconceived prejudices. She may decide to march in a protest parade or join a sit-in and forget to come home until midnight. What if you do have to join the fellows while she’s out making a speech or going to night school to pick up a few extra credits? At least she probably won’t hound you with • suspicious questions about who you were with, where you were, and what you were doing. Don’t question her, either. You’re on the honor system. So is she. This one is a highly independent individualist.

Wife Number Three will be bored and depressed with housekeeping routines. The beds will be unmade and the dishes will stand in the sink while she daydreams, reads or writes the outline for a play. She may serve you a can of beans for ‘dinner without even bothering to open the can. But you can have the most soul-satisfying conversations with her into the wee, small hours. She’ll sympathize with your frustrations at the way life has treated you. She’ll satisfy both your emotional and your intellectual cravings, be curious about your opinion of Buddhism and excited about your attempts to write a song. In short, she’s pretty good company. She’ll be very affectionate, too, since you haven’t bugged her about dusting and baking and all that nonsense. This wife may make a mess of the checkbook now and then. But if you suggest a sudden camping trip or a few days in Las Vegas, she’ll enthusiastically pack her suitcase without a bunch of silly objections, like how it’s going to affect the budget or who will feed the Siamese cat and what if the bathtub leaks while you’re gone.

Wife Number Four will be a gay and laughing mother. She won’t let the children restrict her, because she’ll prob­ably have too many projects going constantly to smother them with over-protectiveness. They’ll imitate her inde­pendence and benefit by it. If anyone asks her how much time she spends with them, she’ll probably answer, “In our family, it’s not a matter of how much time. It’s a matter of how much love.” And she’ll be right. The children may not always obey her, because she’s inclined to be emphatic one day, then melt and give in the next, but the youngsters will love their long talks with her. Her imagination will match theirs, and they’ll amuse each other. She’ll probably be a permissive mother, but she’ll worry about scholastic averages, and she’ll probably insist on good grades. They won’t get by without doing their homework if she can help it, although they may get by without hanging up their clothes.

Wife Number Five will be a beautiful hostess, an expert at the whole candlelight, flowers and sterling silver routine. You can bring anyone, from your boss to the Governor home to dinner, and she’ll be so gracious and charming, they’ll never want to leave. Shell organize her life efficiently and effortlessly, dress like a fashion model and love the theater. You can take her to art galleries and concerts- she’ll be right at home in any kind of society. Everyone will stare at you enviously and wonder who the glamorous woman is who hangs on your arm so sweetly. She’ll be romantic and ultra-feminine, maybe even write you a poem for your birthday. You’ll want to buy her velvet dressing gowns and expensive perfumes, because her gracious style will make you feel like a country squire. If you mention a trip to Europe, her eyes will sparkle. She’s a sophisticate.

Well, there you are. I may have missed a few girls in your Gemini harem. Every husband in town will be green with envy when they see you with a different woman every day. If they ask you how you get away with it, play it cool. Polygamy is against the law, you know.

Your Gemini woman will never take a train when she can fly. She’ll never be silent when she can speak. She’ll never turn away when she can help. And she’ll never walk when she can run. Her mind is full of so many thoughts and her heart is full of so many hopes, she may seem to need a computer to sort it all out. Or does she just need someone who can run beside her and toss dreams with her-from here to tomorrow? If you’re that man, she doesn’t dare look over her shoulder to see if you’re near. Some deep, unexplained fear within her keeps her from ever looking back. When you finally match her speed, get her to slow down to your pace. You can do it, if you hold her hand tightly and never let it go. Though Mercurial north winds drive her on, secretly she may long to rest awhile more than you know. Do hurry and try to reach her. She needs you.

The GEMINI Employee

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,

“To talk of many things;

Of shoes-and ships-and sealing wax-•

Of cabbages-and kings- And why the sea is boiling hot-

And whether pigs have wings.”

Yet, what can one poor voice avail Against three tongues together?

Do you have some employees around your office who talk fast, move fast and think fast? Do they look young and act young, forget about their ages? Are they unpredictable, restless, original and impatient? What a smart man you are! You’ve gone and hired yourself some Geminis.

It’s easy to understand why. With all that charm and guile, not to mention flashing intellect and creative imagina­tion, you probably couldn’t help yourself. Now that you’ve had a chance to watch these Mercury people in action, you’ve learned that they can take an abstract idea and reduce it to a formula better than anyone else in the office. Your Aquarian employee can think in wildly abstract terms, your Aries employee can toss out some red-hot ideas, smothered in enthusiasm, and the Virgos can organize the details meticulously. But Gemini can do all three.

Geminis share with Virgo, Aries, Leo and Scorpio a built-in ability to deal with emergencies. They can meet a crisis swiftly. The typical Gemini will make instant deci­sions and go into action while most of the people around him are still polishing their skis. She’s easily bored with routine, happiest when she’s free, so don’t try to chain her down to the work bench. She’d rather do a stretch of time in Sing Sing than work for a clock-watcher. At least in prison she could turn her curious mind to studying the behavior of the inmates. I’d sincerely like to point out here that the Gemini behind bars is a lonely woman who couldn’t find the right niche for her multiple talents in an over-organized, conformist society. Many a Gemini forger or petty thief is basically as honest as the judge who sentenced him, and twice as idealistic. When Gemini is made to feel guilty about her vivid imagination and restless energy in childhood, then constantly criticized by the business world for being too progressive and refusing to fit into stale patterns, her high sense of moral and mental ethics becomes distorted, and she strikes out on the only original path she feels is left to her.

Most Geminis are so glibly persuasive they can talk people into buying things they couldn’t possibly even use. It’s never a mistake to utilize their talents in sales or pro­motional activities. When the Gemini’s silver tongue gets through extolling the virtues of your firm, you won’t even recognize it yourself, even if you’re a blind egotist about your own company. Send your Gemini man out to sell the public, or to wheedle your customers and clients in res­taurants and on golf courses. Or send her on the road to gather up an avalanche of good will and orders for busi­ness. If you must keep her in the office, be careful where you place her. She doesn’t resent supervision as fiercely as Leo or Aries, but she will become nervous and inadequate if she’s confined and unable to express himself. When this happens, your Gemini employee will break her shackles and breeze off to more freedom without an instant’s regret. Now don’t run in and take a hasty peek at her desk to see if she’s still there. She won’t fly away or disappear into thin air until she’s had a chance to tell you her reasons and take her chances of winning you over to his point of view. Unless you hear differently, directly from her, she’s probably as happy as a winged messenger from the gods could be here m earth, doing whatever it is you have her applying his agile mind to. If there’s an office pool of any kind, you may see your Leos, Aries and Sagittarius people doing lots of showy betting, but you can bet your old Brooklyn Dodgers button hat it was probably masterminded by one of those streaks )f lightning you employ who was born in June. The Gemini won’t throw extravagant sums of money into a complicated mbble scheme as readily as Leo, the lion. She’s more likely to risk her security in a situation where there’s a challenge of her wits, where there’s fast action and a quick return. Her conversation will be full of phrases like “Let’s give it a spin,” “It’s worth a flyer,” and “I’ll try anything once.” And she will, too. Try anything once, that is. Twice is out.

She’s bored by then.

Your Gemini employee may be conspicuous by her absence or absent-mindedness (same thing), during base­ball season or golfing play-offs. Most Mercury people enjoy these sports, and many of them have participated, thanks to the uncanny Geminian dexterity. There’s little she can’t do with the synchronization of her intelligence and her clever hands, and that can include calculating precisely how to swat a white ball over the fence or making a hole-in-one on the green. Sports often attract him as a way to work off all that nervous energy. In the long run, however, the Gemini prefers to exercise her wits and give her mind a workout, so she can bat plenty of home runs for your firm. Still, she should be encouraged to engage in physical activity. It will wear him out so she can sleep. All Geminis are prone to insomnia. Many Gemini employees who work in offices where they’re required to be on the job early in the morn­ing can be recognized by the circles under their eyes.

Your Geminis will keep the office humming with busy activity, lots of jokes and gay chatter. But they’ll get things done. The Mercury secretary may be the fastest typist in the crowd, and quick to catch your dictation. Normally, if she’s a typical Gemini, she’ll be able to form an intelli­gent, clearly-stated letter with just a hint from you about the subject matter. In spite of her secretarial talents, you might be better off to put her out in front where she can charm the people who walk in the door and run the switch­board for you. (Doing two things at once and juggling them expertly is no problem for a Mercury girl.) You’ll have fewer disgruntled people calling you. Not only will she sweet talk strangers cleverly, she’s not apt to scramble the cords and cut you off in the middle of a call to Kalamazoo to connect you with Katanga.

You’re likely to trip over a few broken hearts in the office hallways when you have Mercury employees. A flirta­tion or two a month and a rather fickle way of changing her mind is the average behavior before maturity. There’s a youthful air of irresponsibility about many a Gemini (unless the natal chart indicates a more stable nature). She has a mind at least a million years old, and the emotions of a teenager. She’ll look like one, too.

The truth is that the Gemini, like Peter Pan, hates to grow up. And like Peter, he needs a Wendy as smart as he is to clean house for him every spring, letting him come and go as he pleases. If you’re the kind of boss to play office Cupid, don’t introduce him to any other kind of girl, or you may have to loan him money to pay his ali­mony shortly afterwards.

Do you want to make your office really swing? Put your Aries employee and your Gemini employee together in a room to discuss a new project. Then stuff some cotton in your ears to protect them from a sound like one hundred adding machines and two hundred ticker tapes all going at once. Stand close by with a big, strong net to catch all the pink balloons that will be flying through the air. Gather them up, take them in to your office, and study them care­fully before you stick a pin in them. One of them is likely to contain a million dollar idea.

He thought he saw an Albatross

That fluttered round the lamp:

He looked again, and found it was

A penny-postage-stamp. “You’d best be getting home,” she said, “The nights are very damp.”

I wish you woudn’t keep appearing And vanishing so suddenly. You make one quite giddy!” This time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained for some time after the rest of it had gone.

If there are times when a Gemini person makes you think you’re seeing double, don’t run out and change your glasses. Just remember that Gemini is the sign of the twins, and there are two distinct sides to his changeable personality. Now you see it, now you don’t. Was it love you thought you caught fleetingly on those mobile features? Hate? Ecstasy? Intelligence? Idealism? Sorrow? Joy? The mercurial changes of a Gemini’s expression are as fasci­nating to watch as the psychedelic lights in a discotheque. It’s hard to tell where reality ends and illusion begins. They blend-then they separate.

Knowing where to look for this versatile creature re­quires a little forethought. She may be one place today and somewhere else tomorrow. Suddenly, too. A Gemini can change her clothes, her job, her love life or her residence as fast as she changes her mind, and that’s pretty fast. Find­ing a good example to study may keep you hopping. You could try a bookstore. He’s a browser, because he can get the gist of the contents in a brief scanning of the pages. (It’s no accident that John F. Kennedy was a speed reader.) Mercury people also have that nasty habit of reading the last page first. If you know a Gemini who has ever read a book from beginning to end without getting bored halfway through, send him to the Smithsonian as a curio (or check his natal chart to see if he has Taurus, Capricorn or one of the more persistent signs on the ascendant). Geminis like to skip back and forth in a book, a pattern of action they also prefer when it comes to things other than reading.

You’re sure to find a Gemini or two skimming through the halls and matching wits with people in a radio station, a public relations firm, a publishing house, a telephone an- . swering service, an auto showroom or an advertising agency-if you can catch one between appointments. – When you’ve found this quicksilver person, study him care­fully, even if you do get exhausted following him around. The first thing you’ll notice is a nervous energy that fairly snaps, crackles and pops in the air around him. If he has a Scorpio, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn moon, he may not vibrate with so much obvious crackle, but the snap and pop are latent, and you’ll sense their presence under the influence of the other planetary positions. An occasional Gemini will speak slowly, but most of them talk fast. All of them listen fast.

Man or woman, Gemini is impatient with conservative stick-in-the-muds, or with people who can’t make up their minds where they stand on particular issues. Gemini knows where he stands, at least for the moment.

Unless there’s a conflicting ascendant, the Gemini build is generally slender, agile and taller than average. Many of them have small, sharp features, as if they were cut in a cameo. You’ll find some with brown eyes, of course, but the majority of those ruled by Mercury will have beautiful, crystal-clear hazel, blue, green or gray eyes that twinkle and dart here and there. Geminis never rest their eyes on one object for more than a few seconds. In fact, their alert, quick-moving eyes are often the easiest way to recognize them. The complexion tends to be rather pale, yet they usually tan easily, and that’s the way to spot them in the summer. (In the winter, they often have wind bums from swooping down a ski slope.)

There’s an eagerness about Geminis, an immediate, sym­pathetic friendliness, and unusually quick, but graceful movements. The hair can be light or dark or both-like, streaked. Twins, remember? The nose is likely to be long and straight or dainty-in either case, probably well formed. There’s frequently a receding hairline in the men (from all that activity in the brain, perhaps), and both sexes normally have rather high foreheads.

It’s usually a mistake to try to pin Geminis down to either one place or one idea. It’s always a mistake to challenge them to a battle of wits, because they can talk them­selves in and out of situations with the greatest ease. They think fast on their feet (or in any other position); they can be sharply satirical, and they’re more clever than al­most anybody. Some Mercury people take a mischievous delight in disconcerting slower minds with their lightning fast mental processes. How would you like to get into an argument with Gemini Bob Hope?

A June person will sometimes appear to light near you, like an inquisitive bird, survey the scene with excited curiosity, then dart off in a different direction almost before you can say hello. I often join a Gemini friend in Lindy’s for cheesecake and some casual conversation. He’s thirty-five to forty years old, but he looks like a college student, which is typical of Gemini’s ageless appearance. For a while well talk pleasantly, interrupting each other and easily bouncing from one topic to another. Then I’ll search in my purse for a compact or a pencil, look up-and like some disappearing artist in a magic act, my Gemini friend has vanished into thin air, taking the check with him. (The more unevolved types use this agility to leave you with the check.) When he pulls one of those fast dissolves, I glance around the room anxiously, and suddenly, there he is-making a phone call or waving to me gaily as he skips out the door to who-knows-where.

This particular Gemini was recently engaged to a won­derful Aquarian girl (if anyone can cope with an elusive Gemini, it’s an Aquarian), and a week before the wedding, five would get you twenty anywhere on Broadway that he would find a way to slip out of the noose-that somehow, he wouldn’t make it to the church on time. But he did. Geminis can surprise you. Especially when they’re in love.

One of my favorite Geminians is a Mercury woman who-typically-runs Belles Limited, a New York answer­ing service. The play. The Bells Are Ringing, was based on her life. Possibly due to being glued to the telephone twenty hours a day, she’s not quite as light on her feet as she was when she used to brighten Billy Rose’s chorus line. You couldn’t call her agile, since she seldom gets a chance to leave her switchboard, but still she gives the impression of flying around, even when she’s immobile. Like most Gemini females, she has an extremely pretty, interesting face, with intelligence stamped on every feature, and her quick Mercury hands flutter in the air like lively birds.

Using more charm and wit than the law allows, she cheerfully solves everyone’s problems in the twinkling-of one of her clear, blue eyes. I’ve watched this woman

” find a baby sitter and a pair of gerbils for a customer, make out the grocery list, write thirty-two checks (one of her favorite occupations), phone a Broadway producer on a-yacht in the Caribbean, send nine telegrams, fold the fam­ily laundry, figure the week’s working schedule for her operators, find her husband’s blue tie, write down the di­rections for the shop where he could pick up some tropical fish for their son, snap four Polaroid pictures of the dog, open and read her monthly bills (then absently file them in the wastebasket), help a casting office locate an actress who speaks six languages, and give twelve clients a wake-up call -all in the space of a little over an hour without leaving her swivel chair. Go top that.

The secret is in the Geminian duality. They can do two. things at once with less effort than it takes most of us to do one. Mercury women often iron, feed the baby and talk on the phone at the same time. Some people swear that all Geminis were born with a phone in each hand.

Any kind of routine can make a typical Geminian feel like a droopy bird in a cage with his wings clipped. These people resent drudgery and monotony almost fiercely. Usually, they aren’t the most punctual souls in the world (unless they happen to have a Virgo ascendant, in which case they become human alarm clocks). The typical Gemini, however, always arrives late, not because he for­gets the time, but because something caught his interest on the way and sidetracked him. The restless Mercurial nature demands constant excitement and change or the spirit be­comes dejected and morose.

If you have a Mercury friend, you’ve probably already experienced a common Gemini habit that can be so annoy­ing it can give you ulcers. He’ll suggest some activity to you, like dropping over to his apartment (it will seldom be a house-too permanent), catching an old Humphrey Bo-gart film with an Our Gang comedy (double feature, naturally-he doesn’t play singles), driving out to a miniature golf range to practice a little putting or stopping in Jack Dempsey’s for a few Bloody Marys. You’re tired and you’re on the way home. You thank him anyway, but ask for a rain check. The Gemini argues with you. Con­vincingly. He turns on those baby blues (or greens or browns) and weaves a cocoon of charm around you. He talks so fast and his smile is so persuasive that, after a while, you give in. You’ll go. He has a few errands to run, so he says he’ll meet you on the comer in about an hour. That you didn’t expect so you start to back out, but he turns on his technique again, and you finally agree to meet him. It’s a real drag, killing the hour, and besides, your feet hurt, but you manage to do it, and you show up on the comer at the appointed time. Good old Jim is a half hour late and a little out of breath when he gets there. Guess what? He’s changed his mind. He’s really beat. He’s decided to call it a day, hit the sack-and make the scene tomorrow night. You don’t mind, do you? Only a Gemini could avoid a sock in the jaw at that point. But he does. You for­give him, and what’s really ridiculous is that you’ll actually meet him the next night, like you had good sense or some­thing. You’ve only yourself to blame for succumbing to the irresistible Gemini sales pitch. If you get stood up again the following evening, you have it coming. It serves you right for letting him sweet talk you.

There’s a deep-seated need in all June people to dis­guise their true motives. Like the Pisces they feel a com­pulsion to behave in a way exactly opposite to their real de­sires. But this amazing Gemini versatility and facility of speech makes them terrific politicians, not to mention ex­perts in the field of human relationships. A Gemini knows how to swerve you from your most stubbornly held con­victions. He can twist you like a pretzel with his mental karate, get you to agree with him and love him for doing it to you. But if trouble develops, he knows instinctively just where the skeletons are buried in your closet, and he can use his fast mind and clever tongue to rattle those bones dangerously.

There’s a strange thing about Geminis and writing. The Sun sign itself rules writing. Therefore, practically every Mercury man or woman can turn a clever phrase and string words together intelligently. You’ll find whole slews of them writing speeches, commercials, documentaries, plays and books. But the books will be novels, textbooks, nonfiction or biographies. Very seldom will you find the Geminian writing her own life story. And it’s extremely rare to find one who likes to write personal letters. The typical Gemini hates to answer correspondence. She’ll procrastinate for weeks.

It may seem to be contradictory at first, but the reason is clear, when you realize the reluctance of Mercury people to be pinned down to an opinion. They hesitate to put their thoughts on paper because they instinctively know that what they believe today, they may not believe tomorrow- and they don’t want to be committed in writing. Few Geminis need to be warned by their attorneys to “Say it, don’t write it.” They were born with that defense mech­anism. There are an astonishing number of Gemini authors who choose to use a pseudonym-and even the average Geminian will eventually find some reason to adopt an alias -either a complete change-a different spelling, or at the very least, a nickname. The rule is so consistent, you can win a nice nest egg betting on it with all the Geminis you know.

Almost every Gemini speaks, understands or reads more than one language and French is the favorite. One way or another, the Gemini will triumph with words. He cut his teeth on Webster’s Unabridged. He can sell ice cubes to an Eskimo or dreams to a pessimist. If you happen to catch him in some dodge, he can change the subject so fast, and direct the conversation away from himself so adroitly, that the whole affair ends with you on the carpet instead of her.

If you come across a smooth-talking used car salesman who was born in June, and she tells you the blue Studebaker had just one former owner-a little old lady who drove it only to church every Sunday morning-you’d be wise to ask the name of the church and check with the little old lady (unless she’s a Gemini, too). But seriously, unless the afflictions and planetary positions in the natal chart are marked, the majority of Geminis are honest-and some of them are even painfully honest to a fault. They seem to go from one extreme to another. Yet, they all-petty thief- con man-and upstanding citizen alike-will be unable to resist putting a light coat of varnish on a story at times. Of course, that’s not lying. That’s imagination.

As promoters, all Mercury people are absolutely superb. They have no equal, not even Aries. The promotions can be strictly aboveboard, but few people are strong enough to outlast the combination of charm and sharp intellect Gemini dishes out, and that alone may be taking unfair advantage. When a Gemini tackles a worthwhile project- to sell something mankind deeply needs and wants, the angels smile on him, and we can thank those born under this Sun sign for many great and lasting improvements which have benefited all of us. At heart, every Mercury-ruled person is a salesman, even the Gemini Jesuit priests and Protestant missionaries. Take two entirely divergent examples which prove it. Gemini John F. Kennedy sold the whole world a shining ideal-and Gemini Michael Todd sold Broadway a dream or two. Each in his own way, a Mercury child. Both the world and Broadway are notori­ously jaded and hard to sell.

Geminis need to rest their busy brains with twice as much sleep as anyone else. Unfortunately, since they’re so susceptible to insomnia, they rarely get enough. Neverthe­less, they should try hard to achieve rest, rest and more rest, to heal those jangled nerves and renew the over-active brain cells, because nervous exhaustion is a constant threat. Gobs of fresh, unpolluted air and barrels of bright sunshine are also necessities to keep them out of hospitals. A lack of any of these, plus suppression of activity-can make Geminis susceptible to accidents and infections involving the shoulders, arms, hands and fingers. The lungs may be weak, also the intestines. Problems involving the feet, back, elimination, arthritis, rheumatism and migraine headaches are always a possibility for the Mercury people who neglect their health. The odd thing is that the Gemini can suffer an emotional breakdown more easily from boredom and confinement than from over-activity.

Deep inside her searching, impatient nature, the Gemini seeks an ideal, and her chief problem is in recognizing what it is. It could be anything, since her imagination knows no boundaries. Money, fame, wealth, love and career are never quite enough. Mercury calls Gemini higher and higher-on and on-above and beyond, with a seductive promise of something always just a little better. The grass always looks greener just across the road. The sky is bluer over another ocean. The star* shine brighter in a different place. What is it she seeks? Perhaps some hidden, undiscovered continent within herself. Gemini is the men­tal explorer.

Her eyes are sharp and her talents are multiple. She has a brilliant humor, tact, diplomacy and adroitness-yet she lacks persistence and patience. She throws away the precious old too quickly for the untried new, then lives to regret the instant disposal. In spite of all the people around her, she shares her deepest emotions only with her one constant companion-her other twin self. The air is her element and his real home. She’s a stranger to earth.

Gemini can charm a bird right out of its tree and give it five new songs to sing. But the restless Mercurial mind can too easily overlook the bluebird of happiness waiting wist­fully year after year in his own backyard. She wears clear yellows, greens and blues, silver and gray-and her moods reflect her glittering aquamarine jewel. She has the light touch, echoed in the delicate fragrance of the lily-of-the-valley, and she has breathed the fresh promise of the greenest ferns in the deepest part of the forest. But the cold metal of Mercury divides Gemini with twin desires, until she stops-and waits-and listens-to her own heart­beat

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