1. Tell Me a Story
Every culture is built on stories–stories of every stripe and color. We all have our own individual and collective tales of glory and woe. Stories have an amazing capacity to bring people from various walks of life together. No wonder we can’t get away from scrolling our feeds on every social platform out there.
But there’s a visceral difference between reading or hearing a story and telling it. Some folks would rather be abducted by aliens than speak in front of a group of people. Others just have a harder time remembering the details or sequence of events. It’s a challenge to get the story across.
Enter Gemini. You have not heard a story being told until you’ve heard it from a Gemini. The most mundane event gets spun into an epic saga that would capture even Homer’s imagination. (As in The Odyssey, not The Simpsons.) If you can’t imagine what value there might be in hearing a really good tale, then put yourself on a total media fast and stay off all social platforms. Do not tune into Netflix; don’t even listen to your favorite tunes. They’re all story-driven. How are you feeling now?
Gemini is living proof that it’s not just the contents of the story; it’s the manner in which the story gets told that will capture you. He’s got this down for a few reasons. He’s an air sign, for starters. These are the natural communicators of the zodiac. Air symbolizes social interaction, strong intelligence, and an inquisitive nature that seeks answers. It’s also true that Gemini’s energy resonates naturally with the 3rd House of communication, mental activity and education. And then there’s Gemini’s ruling planet, Mercury. This is the cosmic messenger, and ruler of all forms of communication. That smartphone, tablet, or computer you’re reading from falls under Mercury’s domain.
Considering these factors, it’s not just that Gemini has the gift of the gab; he’s just gifted. He elevates the art of storytelling. It’s not enough for him to tell you that his car got stuck in a snow bank on his way to a meeting; he’s going to tell you at what speed all the other drivers carelessly whizzed by and nearly flattened him, the multitude of thoughts that were running through his mind as he waited–his life at stake–for a rescue in the middle of an urban jungle. You listen at rapt attention. You know he’s surely exaggerating bits and pieces, but it’s so entertaining, and he’s so willing to make fun of himself if it makes you laugh. He has painted such a vivid picture of himself in that snow bank that your heart begins to melt.