Two-Faces: the Dark Side of Gemini

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Dark side Gemini is an evil genius with a buzzed, scanning mind and that's the source of the many mercurial gifts. Who hasn't known a Gemini that keeps them in stitches?   

And yet, there are extremes when the ultra-active Gemini mind is disturbed, from schizophrenia to paranoia or showing traits of a sociopath. The detachment from feelings is a gateway to evildoing. describes a sociopath as: "a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience."

We could be talking the far end of the dark side, like a serial killer who leaves symbolic or numerological clues behind. There's also the garden-variety learned sociopathic traits that at times are fluffed up -- or even shaped -- if the Gemini is exposed to a callous, desensitized culture. 

A Gemini's dark side, then, can seem in vogue, when you look at dominant themes -- celebrity gossip, dirty tricks in business and politics, the superficial favored over the substantial, short-term gratification over long-term achievement.  

The wise Gemini learns from these traps and puts their brilliance to work for higher purposes.   

Gemini's evil twin polarity is Dark Side Sagittarius, who is similarly tricksy and emotionally reckless, though does it with a smile.  

Of Two Minds and Two-Faced

Mercury is Gemini's ruler, so messages AND perceptual tricks and variations are its medium. This air sign flies down the highway of life with its mental top down full time, and that means constant change.

The legendary trait of the Twins, being of Two Minds, has a dark side -- duplicity!

Gemini plays fast and loose with reality, sometimes hurting others (knowingly or unknowingly) in the process. Are Gemini's the big liars of the Zodiac? Let's just say that their minds can hold two opinions, seemingly contradictory, at the same time.

This peculiar trait is useful when coming to new understandings to do with the paradoxical nature of life. But when walking the dark side path, Gemini comes off as untrustworthy, and often they don't trust themselves to know what's true either.

Gemini's famous humor goes dark side when it's weaponized against everyone that crosses their path.  It's the delivery of the snarky remark that's cutting, but so funny, you have to laugh. A dark side Gemini can poison the well of a workplace or clique of friends by talking behind someone else's back.   

Everyday evil happens when we're not "true" to our own values, moral code, sense of empathy, etc. The witty colleague or friend Gemini pulls others into the shadows in devious, but subtle ways. Often it's a humorous comment about a coworker or mutual friend.  It might be a cruel nickname or running commentary on the person's private life. Before you know it, you're engaging in wicked banter about that person, while smiling to their face.  

It gets back to that friend or coworker, who is surprised that you'd go along with it. That's when you know you've been infected by the airborne virus of the dark side Gemini!

Any Way the Wind Blows

Bright Gemini (Sun) naturally has many interests but has an erratic flight pattern, not unlike the butterfly.

It's said that energy goes where attention flows, and for Gemini, that's always oscillating. 

Pointing a finger at Gemini's dark side, we find her superficial to the flaky extreme. She forgets to show up on time, then brushes it off, "Sorry!"  She drops a project, saying it's become tedious and boring. 

What comes naturally to air sign Gemini -- curiosity -- is what takes them over the edge at times, to the dark side. The mischievous Gemini plays with you, out of curiosity, but moves on when another catches his or her eye. 

A dark side Gemini charms the pants off you in the evening and shows short-term memory loss the next day. When those organic Gemini traits of lightness are used in devilish ways, it's time to stand still and look at the shadow side.

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