So my birthday is in 3 weeks (ahem PayPal. Me/AyoTristan …kidding kidding, unless you gon do it), that makes me a Gemini. I never read that much into astrology, maybe I’d read a horoscope in the newspapers on my morning commute but that was about it. All I knew was Geminis were two sides, I always viewed it (correctly) as nuanced. It wasn’t until I started dating that I realized Geminis cause people to run for the hills and touch the bridge behind them. Granted, some of the most notable Geminis include Kanye West and #YallMans so I can see that the property value on Gemini Island isn’t looking too great. So allow me to try and defend my sign from all from all of these alternative facts because yall don’t have the answers Sway.
I’ll cop to some of the stereotypes; I think too much, feel too little, bore too easily. I’ll get an idea and not follow through, because I have another idea I need to follow through on. I’m susceptible to whirlwind romances, because I’m wooed easily by witty banter. I’ll tell you it’s fine while planning my actual solution. Whether I’m right or not, you’re probably not going to win an argument with me anyway. Other ones, not so much. Geminis are usually considered extroverts, while I’m an INFJ. (Yes that makes me an intuitive introverted extrovert that adjusts his emotions based on a vibe you may or may not even be aware you’re giving…but I mean, at least I’m smart). It’s not that I’m unable to be social, it’s moreso its really apparent when I don’t feel like it. (white coworkers however, completely oblivious to this and will continue to make fetch happen)
The other common misconception is being two faced, when most of the time we are simply adjusting to the situation at hand, very efficiently. I remember working in sales and being excellent and awful at the same damn time; if you were interested I could sell you anything, if you weren’t…then why was you still here, I could actually be selling to a willing customer. Being pushy and persistent for the sake of doing so didn’t make much sense to me. For who, for what? (I didn’t last long in sales). Dating not much different, walk out once and I’ll probably change the locks behind you. That ability to shut down and move on quickly feels like there wasn’t much investment in the first place, when really its just “okay this is what this is now”, make the necessary and keep it moving. I wouldn’t even say I’m hot and cold, I’m hot then cold. Then maybe lukewarm at best. But you remember how hot this used to be and can’t get used to this, you’re out and now YOU hate geminis because they are wishy-washy.
Geminis are seen non-committal, simply because when you can see all sides of something, how do you then pick one. Growing up in a house with 3 sisters, I mastered the art of simply articulating both their points and getting out the way before they realized I didn’t actually give an answer. Hell, I just did it the other day when my boys got into a LeBron vs Jordan debate. Depending on the day, time, weather, and what color I’m wearing my answer will probably change.
So why is there so much hateration, holleration, in the Gemini’s dancery? Is it really just a matter of uncertainty? Or the idea of being everything to everyone just on its face feels fake and disingenuous. Perhaps it’s the pressure to keep one mentally stimulated… Or maybe y’all just some low bottom haters.