Gemini First Decan
First decan Gemini born between May 22 and May 31. For a people born between 22nd May and 31st May The planetary ruler is Mercury. They are by nature sociable and reliable. People can benefit from their ideas. Most suitable career for them is in a creative field like graphic designing, creative writing, and website designing. They are humanitarians at heart and they like to work for social causes. They have a brilliant intelligence and have an amazing ability to communicate efficiently. They typically are inclined to get into conflict between their own mind and heart, and often they don’t know which voice to listen. They are very popular in their social circles, and they have a good number of friends.
They are a fearless pioneer and strive always to come first in all their endeavors. Second place is not in their vocabulary. They have very strong self motivation and combined with your natural leadership skills can make it to the top in any profession. The first Decan personality is characterized by energy, enthusiasm and passion and they apply these to all aspects of their life.
They are assertive and aggressive they have a dominant nature which ensures that they get what they want from life. Physically are strong and have the energy to drive them hard to reach the high goals. They are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities to stretch and challenge themselves. The main flaws in this first Decan Gemini personality are impatience and impulsiveness. They demand things immediately and fast and do tend to jump into situations without thinking things through properly. That is something that that need to control.
Gemini First Decan - Physical Man of Mercury
Moving clockwise upon the Ordinary Wheel the sign of Gemini is entered from right to left via Mercury in the first decan, Venus in the second and Saturn in the third. The Mercurial physical type is quite well known and easily recognizable because Mercury both rules the sign and the physical decan of Gemini.
In the pure unmodified type the figure is slender, tall, decidedly lanky and straight with unusually long extremities of the body—arms, hands, fingers, toes and feet. Characteristically we find a boyishness, youthfulness or adolescent appearance, with a wonderful spontaneity and charming childlike countenance surviving even into old age.
Another marked trait lies in the small pronounced bird-like features of the face. A characteristic alertness and restless activity enlivens the eyes and indeed the movement of the whole body. Most distinctively the eyes, although sharp and small, are rather like two high-beams of light which restlessly dart or pivot from one object or person to the next. Certainly the eyes of these youthful souls are not deep-set for the character of the sign is initially light, evasive, fun loving, superficial, coy and even somewhat meaningless.
The classic Mercurial forehead is high and deep, while the nose is straight, long and generally aquiline. The mouth is typically somewhat trumpet-like, small with thin lips but can also be long and narrow; while the chin is narrow, decisive and pointed. As Gemini rules the hands and arms, they characteristically accompany their conversation with extensive gesticulations.
The more masculine types of both sexes are often not small or slim but quite tall, displaying large powerful physical constitutions, more wiry, solid, compact and muscular with strong and definite features such as a prominent nose, high cheek bones and decisive chin. The feminine or artistic types, shall we say, of both sexes, are often quite dainty, lightly built, possessing a fine poise and delicate effete carriage. This feminine type suggests more the image of a dove or a songbird, while the totem of the hawk perhaps best portrays the solid, active masculine type.
The advanced hawk type—male or female—displays excellent athletic talents and possesses the best possible hand-to-eye coordination, making them excellent in all manner of racquet sports, football, gymnastics, track and field, skiing, soccer or baseball. Acute senses, great adroitness, agility and dexterity are eventually exhibited in the advanced physical type.
The gifted and sure use of the eyes, arms and the hands are the natural forté of so many gifted athletes, artists, surgeons, dentists, healers and other health care professionals born under this sign. The steadiness in the hands is a definite sign of advanced development and the high evolution of the acumen of the soul upon the physical plane.
In the extreme recessive physical specimen the body is small, uncoordinated, thin, excessively fragile and weak. Mercury’s rule of the physical decan accounts for the highly unstable, confused and imbalanced nature of the physically polarized Gemini.
Mercury inclines its subjects to the graces and faults of the young and immature. Though sensitivity, fluid versatility and quick reaction are characteristic of souls born under Mercury, the primitive physical types are nevertheless chiefly known for their total lack of self-control. In fact they are unreliable and unstable, vacillating, inconsistent, combative, unintelligently accommodating and compromising.
Because of their preoccupation with and embroilment in the perpetual troubles of their tiny personal drama, they cannot see beyond the immediate battleground. Inherent urges for spontaneous expression are so great that they give vent to unbridled self-expression at any cost without intelligent regard for normal discipline or social restraint.
Gemini the sign of the Twins, is dual-natured and contradictory. On the one hand it produces the virtue of versatility, and on the other the vices of two-facedness and a bird-like flightiness. Constantly struggling and fighting within themselves, their lives are consumed by contrary impulses, constant conflict, stress, unexpected reversals and all manner of personal inconsistencies and instabilities.
No matter how positive their experiences, a counterpoint or contrary impulse always seems to be inevitably evoked. Such types possess an unconscious sense of latent duality and are preoccupied with their own special distinctiveness and the pain and inharmony they experience in relation to others, the physical environment, material circumstance, family members and other people in general. Their microscopic outlook is entirely circumscribed within a very small circle of personal interests and their own immediate family.
In the early stage without doubt, the Mercury rulership mandates an inborn lack of discrimination, the tendency to physical diffuseness, lack of continuity and unpredictability. Displaying an artless and open satisfaction over their personal achievements and victories, the lower aspect of the Mercurial stimulation accounts for their failure to achieve right relationship with others. Initially finding it impossible to be in any way or sense of the term moderate, extreme responses are shown which serve only to render them torn, divided and devitalized. Attention is given to likes and dislikes and whether or not it is possible to set up a personal rapport.
Best known for confused hostility, combativeness and the unintelligent silence which precedes thoughtful speech, they have a definite lack of good sense or harmony. Indeed they seem to have a special talent for exacerbating interpersonal and environing tensions with dissonance, discord, inharmony and acrimony. A totally selfish and self-serving attitude is a deterrent to right cooperation or agreeability. Of course they blatantly deny this and refuse to take any responsibility whatsoever.
This total denial is, in fact, their great forté and benchmark characteristic. In their minds they like to think that they are fair, do not pick or choose favorites, and treat all with justifiable contempt or respect deservingly. In their personal lives they are noted for their inability to tolerate the discomfort of dissonance and so are incapable of responding to the genuine needs, concerns or valid point of view of others, to which they therefore remain oblivious.
When not especially advanced they characteristically take from anyone in any difficult situation anything that furthers their self-righteous claims of injustice, inequality, unfairness in order to advance their own egotism and to bolster in themselves a perhaps spurious sense of happiness, well-being and comfort. Though unconcerned with other people’s grief, no other sign type so loudly laments or proclaims their own sickness, sorrow, suffering or tragic loss.
Blindly led by constant points of crisis and always selfishly identifying themselves with their own small part in it, they are completely unconcerned with other points of view. Unconsciously early on, they are swayed by mass ideas and molded unthinkingly by tradition and public opinion and certainly do not pay attention to conditions in the physical environment. Their lives are carried forward by the general tide of events, environing circumstances, racial and national karma. Certainly this type is not known for self-sacrifice, self-control, honorable intention, right judgment, or for the performance of duty that is in any way difficult or uncongenial.
In connection with the duality of Geminian conflict, at the first rung of the ladder bear in mind that this conflict is totally unconscious and under the direction and control of the undeveloped and totally selfish mind of the personality. Even when they can evidence at rare moments some small semblance of acceptance of responsibility for failings, their excuse is that they have done the best that they are capable of and with good intention, so you really cannot hold them at fault or blame them. Yet they are the first to criticize, blame, condemn and throw stones.
The awareness of the struggling, almost blind, separative, isolated Geminian personality seems to be most inimical to the purpose of the imprisoned soul which is focused within and identified with the physical aspect of the personality. Nevertheless in reality it is through constant activity, ceaseless movement and ever changing conditions that the versatile, mutable Gemini subject eventually learns to govern the tendency to fluidity, to lost motion and to misdirected change.
The Geminian does possess a sense of artistic perception, though as yet vague and undeveloped. They have many attractive personality attributes, expression of which comes naturally to them: They are affectionate, courteous, kind, generous, and thoughtful towards the poor and suffering—provided that the expression of these attributes does not interfere too greatly with their own life, or entail any sacrifice or loss of personal comfort.
In their better moments they may strive to be honest and straightforward, although self-interest is almost always the victor. Since in the early Mercurial stage Gemini subjects lack the quality of conscientiousness, they are apt to fight a losing battle in any attempts they make to act with moral intent. Lower psychic perception, not reason, guides the way. Principles and morals have yet to be developed which would prevent perverted or improper actions and devious ways and means.
They quickly learn to use their outward attractiveness to gain their own ends, and when striving for these they will use any weapon in their armory—unscrupulous lying and cunning evasiveness; escaping blame by scapegoating others all the while displaying such charm and bonhomie. If events turn against them they sulk like children. Also like children they demand time, energy, money, attention, admiration, throwing tantrums if they do not get what they want.
They reflect every change in their surroundings like chameleons, and can become pessimistic, sullen, peevish and materialistically self-centered if circumstances force them to struggle in any way. If the conditions of life become really adverse, their strength of will deserts them entirely. They can become uncertain of themselves, either withdrawn or nervously excitable worriers, sullenly discontented, difficult and irritable, with the little self looming ever larger in their struggles. On the other hand they can be very versatile and adaptable, manipulating the world around them by means of their inherent ingenuity and cleverness.
Eventually after many lifetimes of experience round the Wheel, right relationship will be achieved. Further, at the close of the cycle many lifetimes later, the subjugation of the multiplicity of the internecine forces of the three-fold lower nature will have produced a new alignment of the bodies of the personality. In hindsight it is then evident that the fluidic versatility and naturally agile characteristics of the Mercurial physical constitution have fittingly served to awaken the facile activity of the rudimentary mind.
We must recognize that here it is not the task of the soul to detach itself from matter, but it is the potency of physical satisfaction and the form life which stimulates evolution. The urge to incarnate is motivated by the pull of material forms towards which the soul is attracted. By way of discovering and using the mind, the Twin must eventually find his or her way out of blind immersion in matter. At the first stage however, the incarnated soul cannot objectively view the world of thought and separate the false from the true.
After repeated lifetimes, the attraction of matter will begin to wane and the soul will learn to intelligently detach itself. Then at the evolved point, facility to bring harmony and peace through conflict and the capacity to consciously evolve psychologically through the process of constant struggle and crisis will be demonstrated. A positive fighting spirit is exhibited that overcomes all limiting frustrations and inhibitions to growth.
This decan provides the soul with a pliable instrument adept at harmonizing conflicts and resolving dissonances. The purpose here is for the soul to bring about those physical adjustments which will lead to harmonious interaction and the resolution of any and all forms of antagonistic opposition.
The evolutionary goal of the personality is to find a steadfast center within itself so that it does not fluctuate with ambivalence, confusion or uncertainty between contrasting states or polarities. It should be appreciated that the process of fluidic Mercurial interplay serves to lead the Geminian personality to one-pointed development, focus, determination and achievement.
Ultimately the Mercurial type will become truly self-directing, self-thinking, highly dramatic, non-imitative, trusting, spontaneous, full of imagination and a love of improvisation. A sensitive and fluidic response to circumstances and people will then naturally arise, as will a keen, vibrant, colorful faculty for expression and creativity. A distinctive and unique personal identity emerges which has the potential capacity to harmoniously relate to people from all walks of life and bring delight, entertainment, amusement, drama and beauty into their lives.