Now surely he would understand; but not a bit of it.
“Peter,” she said, faltering, “are you expecting me to fly away with you?”
“Of course; that is why I have come.” He added a little
sternly, “Have you forgotten that this is spring-cleaning time?”
She knew it was useless to say that he had let many springcleaning times pass.
Spring has an attraction for all of us, but for the Sun Signs of Aries, Aquarius and Gemini, it holds a special, inexplicable wonder. The Gemini woman, being impatient, can create her own springtime when Mother Nature disappoints her. There will come a year when the icy clutch of winter seems to be endless. She cannot wait for spring another day. And so she flies away to Florida or California, following the elusive Sun, making a miracle by causing spring to come early, at her whim. Long ago, when she was a very little girl, she learned there are many magical things one can do when happiness is slowpokey, and most of those things involve moving around, flying here and there, but mainly – change.
No man will understand her preoccupation with that word more than an Aquarian. Oh, Aries, Libra, and Gemini males comprehend it too, at times, but not in the same exciting way as Aquarius. The Water Bearer was born to bring change into the world. But there is a small hitch, which should be noted. He wants the world and everyone around him to change, but not his own basic attitudes – not the essence of himself. His moods and manners may change, but not the Him-of-Him. Remember, he’s a Fixed Sign. In the beginning, in the first sunrise of love, he’ll cheerfully fly around with her. Later, he’ll become more settled in his rut. Granted, a Uranus rut is always more fascinating than others, but to a Gemini girl bubbling with ideas and possibilities, a rut is a rut, and there is nothing more dampening to her soaring spirit than a Water Bearer sitting by the fire in his hut, stuck in his rut. If you know what I mean.
However, just because he can get settled in a residential or geographical way by no means should be taken to imply that this man is predictable. When it comes to his mood, expressions and disposition, to say nothing of his activities, he’s as unpredictable as a pair of dice. Actually, it’s poetic and romantic justice when a Gemini girl falls into enchantment with an Aquarian man. All her life she’s been flitting around like a peripatetic firefly, switching her moods off and on, causing her lovers or friends to moan in frustration over her rather impersonal Mercury style of unpredictability. As soon as she becomes involved with a Uranus-ruled male, she’ll be forced to swallow a rather large dose of her own medicine.
He’ll invite her to have dinner with him, followed by the preview of a new Steve McQueen or Paul Newman flick (usually typical Aquarian favorites), then after she’s brushed her hair and tied on a yellow ribbon, a frog-like creature shows up at the front door, wearing a wet suit and flippers. What is it? It’s him. He wants her to go surfboarding? No. He’s changed his mind about eating out before the film. He’s decided they will eat at her place, and while she’s preparing dinner, he’s going to go diving for some hermit-crab shells to make her a necklace.
They’ll still have time to catch the first feature at the theatre, if she’ll just hurry up, chill the sprouts and heat up the lentils, so everything is ready to munch when he returns from his scuba search for seashells. “There should be enough of them, deserted, lying around on the ocean floor,” he muses aloud . . . as he leaves. “It doesn’t take long for a hermit crab to outgrow his cozy house and slip into a new one. Abalone shells are beautiful, but they represent death to the abalone from people who cannibalize sea life to tantalize their greedy taste buds.”
What did he say? He’ll explain it all to her – the sadness of the food chain – later, after the film. The frog has already disappeared, leaving behind him only the slapping sound of his flippers, along the path to the beach. Life – and love – with this man can be so crazy.
Would there be any way to make other people believe in the craziness, the loveliness of it? No way. It’s uncanny the way these two so often find themselves feeling the same things at the same time. Most times she catches on to his tricks almost before he can pull them. Naturally, this is electrifying to him, since Aquarians love to shock people, and the surprise of discovering a female who’s hard to shock challenges him insanely. Like a little boy walking on his hands along the top of a wall to impress his best girl – then she yawns and starts walking on her elbows. He continually has to top himself with the Gemini girl.
If they happen to live in the mountains or in the Midwest, nowhere near a shoreline, it doesn’t preclude the Uranus shock treatment. Instead of a frog turning up at the door, he’ll pick her up some morning in a yellow bug, with Snoopy as Joe Cool stenciled on the hood, and one of those WELCOME UFO’s stickers on the bumper. Wasn’t his car grey last night? Yes, it was, but this is a bright blue sunshiny day. Time to change colors. He could suddenly decide to grow a beard or a moustache with no notice, or if he’s already had one for years, just as suddenly shave it off, pull a wool cap down over his ears, grab her on the street and scare her to death. “Don’t you know me, honey? I’m the Jolly Green Giant who loves you!” And like that.
At long last she will understand what it’s like to be an innocent bystander recipient of someone else’s Ferris wheel of emotions and quick-changing moods. It may even teach her to tone down her own mental acrobatics, to maybe even be on time for appointments. Reliability and dependability are qualities they could both stand to cultivate. Then there’s always the chance they won’t ease each other into stability at all but will, instead, incite each other into more loopthe-loops. Either way, it will be fun. These lovers constitute a 5-9 Sun Sign Pattern, which means they have a far higher than average chance to discover that they’re Twin Souls, especially if there’s a harmonious Sun-Moon aspect between their two horoscopes. Even without it, or with a negative aspect between their individual Luminaries at birth, they will find more in common together than they do with most other people they both know.
There’s no use denying that she will occasionally annoy and irritate his Fixity with her Mutability. But she can be so easy to forgive. No one has ever lived who can apologize more charmingly than a Gemini. It’s really worthwhile for her to do something wrong, just to watch her ask pardon for it. Sometimes he wonders if she knows that. (She does.) Aquarians have a mite more trouble getting the hang of apology. No Fixed Sign (Aquarius, Taurus, Scorpio, Leo) ever finds it easy to say “I’m sorry.” Most of them find begging for pardon about as pleasurable as walking barefoot on hot coals. So she shouldn’t expect this male to indulge in such abasement too frequently. It frightens him. What will she expect from him next if he spoils her now with profuse apologies? Aquarian men do not like to be anticipated in any way. I’ve already told you that. It’s advisable not to forget it.
People can become dreadfully bored when there’s nothing but sex to interest them in each other. This man and this woman seldom run that risk. Gemini and Aquarius always have something to talk about, so much to teach one another, and the beauty of it is that, half the time, they don’t even know they’re learning. Sex is usually not a big thing to this man and woman. It’s not a small thing either, but it doesn’t take first place in their relationship. It seldom occurs to either of them to measure its influence, to count its blessings or curses.
Sex is just there, that’s all. Most happily mated Gemini-Aquarian couples enjoy the physical consummation of their love as children enjoy wading through puddles, flying kites or chasing butterflies. It’s thrilling, exciting – sheer pleasure – uncomplicated, with no dark, mysterious corners – a bright, sunlit room in their hearts. He could be one of those occasional Water Bearers who almost need to be reminded of the rules of the mating game because his busy-bee thoughts are buzzing around happily with other matters, too preoccupied and absentminded to constantly ponder the delights of physical intimacy. And she could be one of those Geminis who finds fulfillment in talking together – through mental union – rather than becoming unduly engrossed in sensuousness or passion. Nevertheless, their lovemaking, when it does occur, is more likely to be satisfactory to both of them than to be a source of tension, however frequently or infrequently they share it.
In a strange way, they anticipate each other’s desires, these two. An Aquarian male with Venus severely afflicted in his birth chart can have some pretty far-out ideas about sexual matters – or he can lean toward the platonic love affair, never truly consummated. But once the average Uranian has been spellbound, has given his heart – he knows the language of love, including its physical one, and he can communicate the intensity of his need with a steady gaze, a slight lifting of the eyebrow – or a wiggle of his left ear. As for her, the Twin symbolism of Gemini will be startlingly apparent in her ability to be one special, private woman for him at night… and a totally different female the next day.
Speaking of language, as we were a few paragraphs back, the Gemini girlwoman (for she is both by turns) may speak more than one. Geminis are natural linguists. She may also have more than one name, an alias or a nickname, perhaps even more than one husband during her lifetime. This isn’t true of every Gemini woman, of course, just most of them. The Twins are seldom satisfied without two or more of everything. Aquarians frequently marry more than once too. (Not always, but frequently.) Not all Water Bearers satisfy their curiosity the first time, although she has the edge on him in the multiple marriage race and is slightly more likely to have tried marriage before than he.
Once the Aquarian man is sure he’s not missing anything, he can be purely and perfectly faithful to one woman. His problem with the Twins is that he sometimes feels he’s coping with two women. I guess he could swing faithfulness to both of her. Gemini females do flirt a lot. They just can’t help it. But she’ll get away with it most of the time with him, since Aquarians aren’t the type, usually, to make a mountain out of a few molehills when it comes to jealousy. Light, friendly flirtations may escape his notice altogether. He understands about friendship. In fact, she may wish he didn’t understand so well. His friends may cause her to be jealous. She’ll just have to remember that an Aquarian may find it difficult to separate love from friendship, but to him, if he’s a typical Water Bearer, the physical or sexual aspect of a relationship goes with the former, not with the latter – once he’s separated the two by making a commitment (or by combining them, with her).
The one person she has good reason to fear is the girl he first loved. He’ll never forget her – never. She’ll always be there, buried deep inside his memory, whether she happens to be his first-grade teacher, the girl gorilla, or the lady hippo at the zoo who winked at him when he was three. It could be more serious, of course, and his first love may be a real, flesh-and-blood, dangerous female, who may pop up someday to make his heart do flip-flops. Even so, except in rare cases, he would prefer the misty, starry memory to all the trouble of picking up where he left off, years ago. Yet, there are those very rare cases.
The one thing this man will demand of her is truth. It’s the one thing he may never receive from her. She sees truth through the multiple lens of imagination, colored by her wishes and dreams. It’s merely a matter of interpretation. Otherwise, these two share essentially similar vibrations. Their auras blend in a galaxy of moods, synchronized to the same “mother ship” frequency, different only in their individual reflections of the changing seasons of the heart. The differences are subtle, intricate. His reactions are more complex than hers, likewise, therefore, his reflections. She startles him with rainfalls of tears, followed suddenly with sunbursts of laughter. Then he reverses the reflection with rainfalls of laughter, followed by sunbursts of tears … . perhaps because Aquarius already knows what Gemini has yet to learn – that there’s a reason why Gladness rhymes with Sadness, contained in her yet personally unsensed mystery of Joy and Sorrow, which are in reality Twins themselves, inseparable and interchangeable.