Gemini Careers

This is the fourth in a series in which I look at careers for the various zodiac signs.  Maybe you have children or grandchildren born under this sign, and are looking at their potentials, or you are a Gemini looking at re-training for a change of career.  If you are Geminian and have found an ideal or fulfilling career,  you could share that under comments.  Often Gemini will have more than one career on the go at the same time, as spinning plates stops them from getting bored!


Definition of Teacher Archetype from Caroline Myss:

“Communicates knowledge, experience, skill and wisdom”

Teachers don’t as such tend to achieve fame and celebrity, but I personally know quite a few Geminian teachers!  And who among us doesn’t remember a teacher from our schooldays, especially those that really encouraged us.

There are different ways and levels of teaching and teachers. One famous Geminian teacher is Alice Bailey, in a wider sense than just the classroom.  She was a prolific writer on theosophical teachings.

Martin Luther King, known for the power of his speeches, studied many subjects and taught philosophy in Atlanta.  He had Gemini rising.

A teacher of the more conventional kind, Michael Marland, wrote a definitive guide to the subject, titled “The Craft of the Classroom: A Survival Guide to Classroom Management in the Secondary School”.  I know at least one teacher who is indebted to his work. He had Chiron in Gemini, being his route to healing.

Another esoteric teacher, Chris Griscom, author of “Ecstasy is a New Frequency”, will be known to those familiar with my website and work, as she has been one of my great mentors.  She is a double Gemini (i.e. with Sun and Ascendant in that sign), with in addition Uranus/Saturn and Mercury/Jupiter in that sign: a Gemini through and through.


Science is primarily a province of the left brain, and as such comes under the Mercury-ruled sign of Gemini.  There are other aspects, which especially in combination, cover different areas of science, for example:

Gemini and Aries: mechanics

Gemini and Virgo: scientific theory

Gemini and Scorpio: scientific research

Gemini and Aquarius: technology and engineering

Pisces: medical breakthroughs, stemming from imagination beyond thought (e.g. Einstein)

Famous Geminian scientists include: Francis Crick, Carl Linnaeus, Daniel Fahrenheit, Peter Higgs and Blaise Pascal

Also worthy of note, are: Helen Sharman scientist/astronaut

and Heston Blumenthal, whose scientific approach to cooking has earned him honorary degrees from various Universities.  In addition, he has been made an honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Sub Categories: Broadcaster, Reporter, Media, TV Presenter, Spin Doctors

Geminian News Anchors include: Mary Nightingale

Journalists include: Isobel Oakeshott, who was the political editor of The Sunday Times

TV Presenters include: Dale Winton

Spin Doctors include: Alistair Campbell

And an extra category, Information Whistleblower: Edward Snowden – remember him? He was a double Gemini (Ascendant and Sun in that sign) plus Mars, Mercury (conjunct the Ascendant) and the North Node in Gemini.  An intense desire to communicate.


Gemini writing leans more towards newspaper, magazine, pamphlet, journals, and diaries, i.e. lighter writing.  The opposite sign Sagittarius is more associated with books and publishing.  Gemini writing is more emphasized in a chart if there is a connection between Mercury and Venus (The Writer Archetype).  Illustrated books, such as children’s stories, are especially associated with this combination of Mercury (words) and Venus (pictures). But they say everyone has a book  inside them (I certainly have), and here are some examples:

Val McDermid – A Scottish writer of the Crime genre, who started her working life as a Journalist.  Val is also a double Gemini (Ascendant and Sun in that sign) plus having its ruler Mercury in that sign in the 1st House.  The Crime leaning is due to Moon in Scorpio.

Colm Toibin An Irish novelist and Journalist, he has Sun and Mercury in Gemini.

Ian FlemingProlific writer, and creator of James Bond.  The character he created is reflected in his own conjunction of Mercury and Pluto (the Spy) in Gemini in his creative 5th House.

Judith Kerr – Author of the perennially popular children’s book The Tiger that Came to Tea, Judith has the Mercury-conjunct-Venus Writer Archetype, symbolic of the art of combining words and pictures.

Anne FrankOne of the most famous diarists in history.  She had Sun/Mercury in Gemini, and was given her diary on her 13th birthday, her Solar Return  highlighting this life purpose.


Secretarial work has been an occupation, or side line, for many women, especially when trying to juggle motherhood and career.  So, for example, you might find Gemini on the cusp of the 2nd House of financial earnings (as distinct from 6th House jobbing, and 10th House career).

An unusual example of Secretarial work is that of an Amenuensis, a definition of which is:

A literary or artistic assistant, in particular, one who takes dictation or copies manuscripts.”

An unusual example of an Amenuensis is Alice Bailey, as already mentioned under Teacher.  She received telepathically, and transcribed, the teachings of the Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul.


Famous example Carol Kirkwood – the weather girl on BBC Breakfast


In the sporting world, running (Johnny Peacock and Zola Budd) and cycling (Mark Cavendish) suit the light and airy style of Gemini

Other occupations:  Linguist, Salesperson, Merchant, Train Driver, Ornithologist, Postman/Postwoman

Above all, if you are Geminian, you would like variety in  your career and working life, and don’t want to be trapped in a rut.


This morning was graced by an enthusiastic and fiery conjunction of Mars and Jupiter at 3 degrees Aries.  Any task in hand today is likely to be handled with gusto, relish and passion!  It’s a high energy conjunction, and one you may need to pour exuberance into into a worthwhile project – don’t fritter it!  I myself am planning a special secret mission, once I have finished this blog, necessarily secret because the conjunction falls in my 12th House of Secrets, but my enthusiasm cannot be questioned!

Tomorrow (Monday, 30th) brings us a New Moon at 9 degrees Gemini conjunct the Fixed Star Aldebaran.(the Eye of the Bull in Taurus).  Make the most of the new beginning afforded by this New Moon.  Clear your mind in order to make your New Moon intentions along the lines of the Geminian qualities and occupations: communication, writing, travel (see above).  If you know the House this falls in, you can further refine its application.  The teaching profession may be one such focus.

According to  “Starlight Elixirs” by Michael Smulkis and Fred Rubenfeld, Aldebaran:

“This star provides a particular blessing, since it soothes the mind that is grieving the loss of a loved one – whether through separation or death.  A greater understanding of the process of death through this awareness may bring a sense of peace and calm.  Hope and positive energy is transferred in recognition of the  connection and the oneness between those who might have passed over and those who are still alive, between those things that you might wish for and those you have, and between that which is desired and that which is no longer needed.  Through this essence the entire grieving process is accelerated and assisted, and individuals coming into contact with this compassionate energy find their own inner love and their own inner strength.”

This is apt and timely in our household, as we lost our 17-year old cat Tsipi last week, unexpectedly.

In the morning of Friday (3rd June), there is some relief from recent communication glitches and hopefully from the air, rail and sea travel nightmares recently experienced, when Mercury is Stationary prior to turning Direct.  There may be a turning point in your travel plans.  Hopefully, if you have projects waiting to happen of a literary or technical nature, this may also be a go-ahead for you.  If you have been holding back on communication, you may feel the push to move forward again with it.

Another change of planetary direction concludes the week, with Saturn Stationary prior to turning Retrograde on Saturday (4th).  We are consequently going to go through a period of revision in matters which are important to us: a lesson all about patience and timing, and one of those lessons is that you can’t rush things.  Saturn is the Lord of Time, who reminds us that All Things Must Pass.

The week in bullet points:

  • Today – seize the moment
  • Tomorrow – new beginning; working with transition
  • Friday – communications go ahead
  • Saturday – serious contemplation