Gemini and Pisces: Their Love Compatibility

Initial Excitement, Then Love Turbulence

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Gemini and Pisces are like moths to a flame. wundervisuals/Getty Images

Gemini and Pisces are attracted to each other like moths to a flame, and there's a lot of initial excitement.

Both are absorbers, Gemini of ideas and Pisces of mystical-emotional impressions. How will they share them? Through conversation, acting it out, mimicry, interpretive dance, and jokes. They will delight each other, as observers of life and its beauty and absurdities.

Gemini and Pisces Delight Each Other

Pisces is inspired by the Gemini joie de vivre, and follow their lead into stimulating activities and places.

Gemini in love is witty, an outrageous flirt and sometimes cagey.

Pisces in love is impressionable, and vulnerable to being a martyr or over-idealizing someone.

The built-in pitfalls here have to do with the sensitivity of Pisces, and the Twins' need for total freedom. Each understands the instinctual and changeable nature of the other. But at times, Pisces needs more emotional stability than Gemini can offer, and this only adds to the Piscean insecurity. When Pisces melts happily into the loving embrace, Gemini plans to fly away.

Gemini's Role in a Relationship With Pisces

Gemini is an air sign and even though it earns them the rep of being flighty, they lightly touch down here and there. Pisces is just as changeable and is known to take on the traits of whoever they are with. The sign of the fish wears his or her persona lightly, and this is something they have in common with Gemini. Both are chameleons, so imagine a love story that's never boring, but also tends to be, well, unstable....

In the playful beginning, it's like a variety show, a whole lot of fun. It's only when the deeper relating begins that there can be missed signals. When the real risks of opening to love begin, it might feel like skydiving without a net. Or swimming without a life preserver.

When there are trust and a commitment, the changeability is merely the outer show and keeps the passion going.

The calendar is always full, and there's lots of laughter. Gemini, like its ruler, is a mercurial character, often this comes across as unfeeling, like someone looking from the outside. Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the higher octave of Venus, and longs to merge in a mystical experience. Both struggle with the age-old question, "Who am I?" in this endless variety of choice and change.

They Need a Deep Mutual Understanding

When there's a deeper understanding of the other's nature, that shapeshifting is a constant infusion into their affair. When there are downtime and solitude, as well as seeking fascinations "out there," it becomes a well-rounded and satisfying long-term friendship.

But the Sun is just one side of the story, albeit the brightest one, in your birth chart.

Much will depend on the other planets and energies. If there's love chemistry, look to Venus and the Moon for further harmonies.

Pros and Cons

In essence, Gemini and Pisces, as two chameleons, have a lot of good times, but this also makes it erratic. Even when they try to be sincere, shadow Gemini-Pisces have a diffuse or slippery sense of self that causes both to be manipulative without realizing it.

Gemini is way too emotionally detached for Pisces, who may feel drained after time spent listening to the whirlygig, feeling everything that Gemini says.

Gemini won't want to be censored and will grow restless when any semblance of clarity from Pisces is eclipsed in a dreamy fog.

Basically, this relationship is like a ship lost at sea without an anchor. Both thrive with a partner that leads the way, being so flexible and reactive to others. If Gemini tries to be the boss, Pisces will end up feeling trod upon and misunderstood.

On a positive note, Pisces benefits from the detached perspective of Gemini and can help shape their imaginative gifts. Gemini may be enchanted by the Piscean depths, and grow more heart-wise through the connection. This pairing makes for a memorable, possibly bewildering encounter. The game-changer is love with the potential to build trust over time.

The High Points

Upside: Bon vivants, in touch with enchanted child, curious, playful, always new.

Downside: Overwhelm and constant chaos, manipulation, duplicity, instability.

Element and Quality Mutable Air (Gemini) and Mutable Water (Pisces)