Guest Columnist Vanya Kohlweg breaks down the zodiac's #1 chaotic sign as the world descends into chaos.
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Today the sun enters Gemini, officially signaling the end of Taurus season. Gemini is arguably the most controversial sign of the zodiac, so it’s only fitting that this new solar phase arrives as the world descends into chaos.
As a Gemini, I have experienced a fair share of zodiac-shaming, both through Twitter memes and in person. In many instances, I meet someone, start a conversation, and eventually the question arises. What’s your sign? My answer usually elicits the same reaction, all based on the notion that Geminis are unreliable, inconsistent, and two-faced.
I admit that I can relate to some of these stereotypes. I get an endorphin high when I cancel plans, and I have unread emails from when Obama was still president. Geminis have their flaws as all signs do, but Gemini slander has evolved into a permanent fixture in astrological circles. Gemini is the Hester Prynne of the zodiac. However, the symbol of our collective shame is not a scarlet letter, but rather the purple emoji in our Instagram bios.
Sometimes I think that it would be nice to be something less problematic, perhaps a Pisces or a Cancer. Then I remind myself that I share a sign with several prominent historical figures, such as Charles II, John F. Kennedy, and most notably, the Olsen twins. (Editors note: #TeamMaryKate)
Gemini is the Hester Prynne of the zodiac. However, the symbol of our collective shame is not a scarlet letter, but rather the purple emoji in our Instagram bios.
Those who distrust this sign often await Gemini season with dread. At its absolute worst, this period can create instability and agitate relationships. When combined with the uncertainty brought about by COVID-19, these challenges may appear increasingly daunting.
The sensory indulgence of Taurus season paired well with life in quarantine, giving rise to a culture of living room yoga and amateur sourdough bakers. However, this transition is set to disrupt the comfort of our routines. While Taurus is firmly grounded, Gemini is a dynamic and unpredictable air sign. Staying home might have felt natural during this last month, but Gemini season could potentially generate feelings of restlessness.
The sun’s transit in Gemini, a sign ruled by the planet Mercury, stimulates the areas of communication and self-expression, both of which are currently limited by the global pandemic. This is why social distancing in Gemini season seems almost paradoxical. It might be difficult to lead a fulfilling social life through masks and government-mandated isolation, but this sign inspires adaptability and creative problem-solving. Although communication might be restricted, Gemini season will spark innovative ways to make virtual connections, whether it be through late-night FaceTime calls, Netflix parties, or Zoom happy hours.