Gemini and Virgo: A Mercurial match

The following guest post is by Dina Peace.

Earth is dense and contained, whereas Air is light and expansive. These elements don’t see things eye to eye, but within the realm of astrology, there is an exception to the rule — the coupling of Gemini and Virgo.

Upon first impression, the pairing of the Celestial Twins and the Cosmic Virgin doesn’t seem like a match made in Heaven. Gemini is trendy, social and superficial; Virgo is brainy, introverted and critical. Yet the glue that binds these two signs is their ruling planet, Mercury.

Mercury governs intellect, communication, commerce, the immediate environment and travel. But because this planet rules Gemini and Virgo, these signs represent both halves of the same coin. Gemini and Virgo both represent communication, but the difference lies in how they express themselves. Gemini energy is newsy, and seeks for breadth rather than depth — information for its own sake. Virgo prefers analysis and discrimination. Since Gemini is an Air sign, it is mental and cerebral by nature, and gathers information for stimulation of the mind. Virgo, an Earth sign, is pragmatic in its approach and usually doesn’t deal with information unless it provides a means to a tangible end. When comparing the two Mercurial signs, think of Gemini as a general practitioner medical doctor, while a Virgo is a specialist — like a gastroenterologist (a physician who treats the digestive tract, a body part ruled by Virgo).

Virgo and Gemini do well together in the area of friendship and dating. They both will have plenty to talk about, and will admire the other’s intelligence. Virgo will be piqued and charmed by Gemini’s knowledge of many things, bright outlook on life and witty humor. Gemini will be intrigued with Virgo’s stability, calm personality and matter-of-fact attitude. Gemini will have to understand that Virgo doesn’t necessarily care for the glittering nightlife, while Virgo will make things easier by not keeping Gemini inside the house all day. Both signs are mutable, so compromise shouldn’t be difficult (unless either native has many fixed planets in their birth chart). Sex between the two will be filled with high jinks and excitement. Gemini brings a light-hearted attitude, while Virgo emerges as the ultimate caretaker in the bedroom.

Marriage may be challenging for these two. Gemini, as a rule, has difficulty settling down with one man (or woman), while Virgo is so critical that it will find fault with anything at anytime. True, they can work each other’s nerves, but if they harness the energy of Mercury and use their birthright of adaptability and exchange of ideas, marriage could work.

Yes, Earth and Air do not see eye to eye on everything, but if we are talking about Gemini and Virgo, it is assured that at least there will be plenty of conversation. And that, friends, is one of the cornerstones of an effective relationship.

About the Author
Dina Peace is an astrologer, tarot reader/enthusiast, journalist and writer. Her website will be up soon but she can be reached at temporarily.

About Jeffrey Kishner

Jeffrey Kishner is founder and publisher of Sasstrology. He is a licensed mental health counselor and has been doing astrological counseling since 2001. Jeffrey has been published in print magazines including The Mountain Astrologer and Dell Horoscope, and has written online for sites including AOL, and StarIQ. Jeffrey has also been heavily involved in the astrology blogger community. Read his personal blog at


  1. Jeffrey Kishner says:

    sandra, don’t spam my blog!

  2. That’s interesting – thanks!
    My husband’s daughter and her husband are Virgo (she)/Gemini(he) – happily married for many years, both in the newspaper business – classic!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    you have had the most positive words when it comes to these two signs it seems like its doomed from the start

  4. Love Bird says:

    Wow! I am a Virgo female that has been in a relationship with a Gemini man for a while now, and i completely agree with you; our conversation is never dull and i do not believe it ever could be. We have a perfect friendship and a very successful relationship.

  5. Maria Kidup says:

    My high school sweet heart is a Virgo and I’m Gemini.Though we have our own family we are still conversing with each other..and our friendship still going strong. Its more than 30 years now. Don’t know where we are going to go from here.

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