Ruled by Mercury, Gemini is a mutable air sign. To visualise the energy, it is the turbulent breeze that moves the branches and blows the tumbleweeds.

Hey there Gemmy Gem, could you be any more fun to be around? You are built for the city my friend. While Taurus is doing his/her best to find a quiet spot in a botanical garden, you are Tweeting your head off making arrangements for drinks, dinner and dancing.

Gemini is an air sign, which is all about communicating and socialising. I guess there is no point being clever, witty and charming if there is no-one in the room to charm. Social media is made for you. In fact, it was probably made by you. Connecting and sharing is what you do best. You will do whatever it takes to keep the conversation going.

I think perhaps the biggest Gemini myth is that you’re an air head. Your understanding of many topics and your capacity to really get to know people through conversation is under-rated in our society. You move so quickly across topics that others think there is no way you could possibly understand them in depth. Wrong! You simply prefer the stimulation that chopping and changing provides. Yours is an agile mind.

We all know that there are two sides to the Gemini, but if we are honest with ourselves, there are at least two sides to everyone. It’s not quite as simplistic as ‘dark’ and ‘light’. From a common sense perspective, nobody can be ‘on’ all the time. So, Geminis who are managing their lives for the long haul will have engineered how to achieve some quiet time. They will most likely be reading, but at least it’s giving their voice a rest.

If you need a quick thinker on your team, find someone with strong Gemini or Mercury features in their horoscope. Don’t expect them to stay around until the end of the project though. They will add their insight until they think they’ve contributed enough and then bugger off.

What I love most about Geminis is their willingness to soak up life, every aspect they can find. When things are travelling well for them, this amounts to an infectious enthusiasm that is just great to be around.

Go forth Gemmy Gem and remember, you might need to slow down a little so the rest of us can appreciate you.