Aries Man and Gemini Woman Compatibility
Linda Goodman is renowned best selling astrologer who has written books on Astrology and in depth knowledge of Signs, which has redefined the way of Astrology. This post is based on Linda Goodman’s Book “A NEW APPROACH TO THE HUMAN HEART LINDA GOODMAN’S LOVE SIGNS” for the Love Compatibility of Aries Man with Gemini Woman.
He came back, and there was a greedy look in his eyes now which ought to have alarmed her, but did not.
Unless they met in high school, and were married shortly thereafter (which does happen rather frequently with these two Sun Signs, since they’re both always in such a hurry), an Aries man may fiercely resent his Gemini girl’s past love life, which could have been, by normal standards, somewhat extensive. It’s almost sure to include, if not a couple of ex-husbands, at the very least, half a dozen broken engagements or a few flickering old flames. All Geminis should be wary of early marriage, unless they were born when the Moon or Ascendent was in Capricorn, Virgo, Cancer or Taurus.
It’s not that she’s fickle or promiscuous, but this girl may run through a long list of pitchers while she’s playing the field, before she finds one who can bat her average. Yes, I know that batters don’t pitch, and pitchers don’t bat, ordinarily – but any man who can’t do at least two things equally well, preferably more, and also preferably both at once, is likely to strike out with her.
Of course, we know that could never happen to an Aries man, since he can do everything and anything better than anyone else, at any time, so I suppose it’s just an academic discussion, but it wouldn’t hurt for him to remember it anyway.
All her life this woman has thought it was the house at the top of the hill that had golden windows. She keeps climbing all the way up there, only to look below, from the summit, and discover the house at the bottom of the hill is the one with golden windows, after all. So she slides back down, and re-discovers that the house at the bottom has only ordinary windows, as she first had thought, then looks up to see the golden windows shining once more at the top of the hill, decides she’s been wrong, and trudges back up the hill again to another disappointment. Why are those golden windows so elusive? It can be spiritually exhausting, all that climbing up, and sliding back down, and climbing back up, until she learns that the reflection of the Sun is only an illusion – not real at all – and relative, depending upon the time of day and one’s location at any given moment.
There may be times when a Gemini girl thinks an old love was really the one with golden possibilities, but before she finds out that this, too, is an illusion, she will have lost the Aries man, whether she left him standing alone at the top or at the bottom of the hill. A Ram will never sympathize with his woman’s nostalgia over yesterday’s romances, even though he may go out under a toadstool, and light a candle to an old flame every spring, on Groundhog Day, himself. Remember the Aries self-centeredness. He can do it. She can’t. Why? Because he knows his nostalgia is innocent and will never lead anywhere. He’s not so sure about hers. (Aries hidden insecurity.)
Their relationship may have a few other pitfalls along with it’s undeniable delights – like a possible lack of will power and stability. Rams possess simply oodles of drive and energy, but sticking to things they start is not one of their strong points. Since a man subconsciously depends on his woman to supply what he lacks, he may be leaning on a feather in the breeze when he leans on a Gemini girl. Will power and dependability are not her major talents either (unless her Moon or Ascendent, as just mentioned, happens to be in Cancer, or in an Earth Sign – and naturally, the same is true of him). Consequently, these two (these three or four) can send up a lot of flares that keep sputtering out, as each one indulges the other’s weaknesses of procrastination and quick boredom.
This is one man who probably won’t insist that his Gemini woman stay home to sweep the hearth, wearing a calico apron and watering the vegetable garden. He’ll probably realize he can use her versatile viewpoints and original thinking in his business life or career, so it’s common to find this couple working together, after marriage, as well as before. They usually make a crackerjack team. He knows exactly what he wants – and she has plenty of ideas about how to help him get it. Besides, he can watch her more closely if she’s with him all day. It eliminates his worry about the milk man, the cleaner, the grocer, and the handsome chap who runs the elevator in their apartment building. Her Mercurial proclivity for harmless (usually) flirting adds plenty of fuel to the fires of Aries jealousy, and anything that might keep such Mars sparks under control is desirable. A survey to determine how many Aries men eventually suggest that their wives work as their secretaries, or full partners, might prove astrologically interesting. On the other hand, these lovers often meet on the job. The samekinds of occupation and career interest them both, so it’s only natural that they may bump into each other in some creative field or profession that offers excitement and challenge.
You’ll never see an Aries man and a Gemini woman, however long they’ve been married, sitting at a restaurant table reading the paper, or staring at the other customers, in silence, ignoring each other, the way so many couples unfortunately do after the first flush of romance has become a little softer. Aries and Gemini will always have something to say to each other – sometimes too much. Conversation, in any case, is not likely to lag between them. Most of the time,their verbal communication will consist of stimulating and scintillating exchanges, but when she touches a raw nerve in his sensitive Mars ego with her talent for hitting the satirical mark, it could turn into a verbal contest that could leave some pretty deep wounds. Happily however, these two are inclined to forgive and forget injuries as quickly as they tend to inflict them.
Strangely, this love relationship is sometimes harder on others than it is on the man and woman themselves. The more sincerely and deeply they’re in love, the more likely it is that their friends, neighbors or relatives, at some time, however rarely, will suffer from this Air-Fanning-Fire romance. Now and then, a Gemini woman will imagine all sorts of things about people that are, quite simply, untrue. She’ll convince herself that a particular dialogue took place with another person, and report it to her Aries lover or husband, in words that haven’t the slightest connection with reality, or with the words that were actually spoken. (Her Mercury imagination, you see, fills in the dull or uninteresting gaps with more creative phraseology.)
Loving her as intensely as only a Ram can love, he could take furious offense at these slightly exaggerated insults to his lady fair, and direct his Mars anger, full force, toward the shocked person he’s been falsely led to believe has treated her so shabbily. (Aries men are fiercely loyal to their friends and relatives, and especially to their mates.)
Later, her honest Twin will trouble her conscience by softly, yet insistently, reminding her that things didn’t quite occur as she colorfully described them to her Ram. If she then levels with him, he should control his Mars fireworks of outrage, and appreciate her attempt to separate reality from imagination, with tenderness. For the Gemini woman is made of fragile material. She’s not, like him, protected on her journey through Life by the fierce warrior Mars – only by the unpredictable magician Mercury, who often hides from her, just when a girl most needs her ruling planet’s wisdom.
Her heart contains so many different chords of haunting music. She’s a symphony of memories, made of loveliness and light, ugliness and shadow, making the more direct Aries man who loves her sometimes wonder, “Who is she – this intimate and familiar stranger? Who is she .. . and what is she?” Who is she … ? Whichever Twin leads the way, at any given moment. What is she? She’s the bunch of marigolds in a sky blue bowl, on her teacher’s desk, in the third grade the circus parade she once watched, when the clown threw a pretzel to her, and she caught it joyfully she’s hayrides and hurricanes her first pair of black patent leather Mary Janes, a summer storm in the woods, at scout camp, that made the pine trees smell as fragrant as hyacinths a field of purple heather she sat in once, for hours, that transported her all the way to Scotland, where she was the Lady of the Lake and also the lonely Evangeline the small, lost bird she fed, until it was strong enough to fly, when she was five. These things are what she is. All this.
And so, while the Gemini girl-woman must exercise a certain amount of discipline over her imagination, if she expects to achieve harmony with the straightforward, honest Ram she loves, she must be careful not to restrict it entirely, because it’s the quality that makes her seem so exquisitely feminine to him. Children, too, possess vivid imaginations, and he thinks of her, this man, more often than she knows, as a little girl who needs his loving protection. Except, of course, when she shatters his image of her helplessness by beating him at mental musical chairs, King’s X, tic-tac-toe, and so forth. Some Gemini females can be, when they choose, intellectual terrors, their speech as sharp as a knife, their mental acumen nothing less than brilliant – which isn’t the most soothing balm for a male Ram’s masculine self-confidence. But then, there’s also the bunch of marigolds in the sky blue bowl….
As for him, he’s made, not just from the rough-hewn robes of raw courage, tied with the crimson cord of bravado – his Ram’s horns curl around the memories of his Lancelot days, the time he first swam, in water way over his head, when he couldn’t swim – but he did – his broken top, his broken dreams . . . and the nightmares with no shape or form, from a buried, now forgotten childhood fear .. . the Christmas when Santa forgot the puppy on his list… the sky rockets, Roman fountains and spit-devils he ignited, when he was nine, on Independence Day .. . the first time he ever saw a horse, and smelled the intoxicating odors of a barn .. . the way he felt when he first knew how holy a silent night could be, sleeping alone, beneath countless glittering stars that sang to him a remembered melody no one else could hear.
They are so many things, this man – this woman. Mostly, they are the sometimes inhabitants of a land, a kingdom they discovered by themselves, where everything is beautiful… but lonely .. . needing other eyes to see it too,for only thus may it be recognized as real. They may each visit on another’s private worlds, but if the mutual invitation so wistfully extended, unspoken .. . is rejected then each may retreat into his or her kingdom, more and more often, leaving the other regretfully behind. These lovers should never permit such a retreat to occur, because the stars and planets have designed their make-believe lands so very much alike, they’re sure to be happier when they dance through each other’s dreams, than when one stands forlornly before the No Trespassing sign of the other.
Sexually, this man and woman will believe themselves to be ideally mated, in the beginning. The Ram dreams of arriving in the garden of love on a flying carpet of adventure, straight out of the Arabian Nights (or the Age of Chivalry, either one), and the Gemini female will play her role in his dream-drama to perfection. She’ll not only go along with the game, but she’ll think up enough new twists to keep him fascinated far beyond the honeymoon. No one can make an ordinary bed seem as much like Sultan’s harem as a Gemini woman, which is richly satisfying to an Aries man, who wants his mate to be the epitome of Woman. With her, he’ll never know who awaits him at night in the privacy of the boudoir. It could be Cleopatra, George Sand, Mata Hari, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Lady Hamilton or Fanny Brice. For a while it will excite him, until he starts to look around in the closet and under the pillows for “the sensuous woman.”
His own sexual expression is direct and intense. Hers is somewhat more elusive and complicated. True, he enjoys approaching their lovemaking on a path of imaginative romance, but he expects to quench his thirst in a stream of pure, honest passion, when he arrives at his destination. There’s often an air of the intangible in her attitude toward physical love, to the extent that he may accuse her of being somewhere else during their intimate moments, and she could resent his masculine intrusion into what, to her, is always a sacred place – her mind.
This man needs daydreams in association with sexual union, but there’s a time and place for them, and to him, the last act of their love drama is not the proper place. He believes, like George M. Cohan, that the finale of anything (if it expects to receive an encore) should include a stirring version of “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Listening to Ram Andre Previn’s full orchestral recording of Hoist’s The Planets, on cassette or stereo, may help her sense his romantic pace. The section titled “Mars” will deliver the message profoundly, up to and including the violent percussion emphasis at the very close of that passage, that symbolizes the rhythms of his ruling planet with startling lucidity. It’s an Aries sex education – and like everything else in the world, it’s more beautifully learned with a musical background.
He may sometimes feel she’s searching for something that never existed, and fail to realize that with a shade more gentleness from him, she might be able to transmute her vivid imaginings into equally lovely realities. Gemini images flash a true picture of what could be – if they’re tenderly allowed to take form and shape. It’s her dual consciousness that may distort the communication. But love can keep those Mercury circuits free of negative vibrations. Love can do anything – literally, anything.
This eternally youthful man and woman could hear the same music together, and follow the same distant drummer, for many happy years .. . if she understands that his jealousies and petulant angers stem from his Aries emotional vulnerabilities and if he respects her love affair with her other Twin Self. It may sometimes lead her into places she runs to more swiftly than he can follow, but she’ll return, refreshed, and ready to race with him toward new horizons.
He’s so bright and brave, so friendly, open and enthusiastic. She’s so utterly feminine, charming, versatile and spontaneous. If only they don’t try to change each other, they can remain boy and girl forever. And children are the luckiest people in the Universe.