If you shut your eyes and are a lucky one, you may see at
times a shapeless pool of lovely pale colours, suspended in the darkness.
There has never been a Fish who was not slightly uncertain about where he stood with the Gemini woman he loves. She will give him plenty of occasions to be jealous, or what passes for jealousy with Pisceans, which is a rather mild form of it, to be sure.
But it won’t do him a bit of good, because there’s nothing to be done about the apparent fickleness of the Twins. (I’m assuming you know by now that every Gemini girl is two-women-in-one. She began flirting when she was in the bassinet or being pushed in her buggy, blowing kisses to strangers, grinning at anyone who noticed her, capturing hearts with her bright, twinkling star-eyes.)
This female will never really grow up. She’s like a mischievous, charming little girl, who cries when she’s scolded, laughs merrily when she’s pleased, coaxes and teases and wheedles until she gets her own way – and getting her own way with a Pisces man isn’t too difficult. He’s essentially a gentle soul, affectionate and tolerant, not terribly demanding. Of course, Pisceans can have their irritable, cranky spells, becoming regular crosspatches when they’ve been imposed on once too often. But most of the time he’s willing to try his best to answer her needs. He may get confused when her needs, along with her wishes and dreams, keep changing, but he’ll keep right on trying. For that matter, he’s not exactly a tower of stability himself. Neither of these two were blessed with much of the stuff at birth. The Fish becomes quickly restless after long periods of fighting the seaweed of obstacles and delays, and as for her – well, Gemini women possess only a thimbleful of patience, if that much. Needless to say, this will constitute one of the frequent snarls in the smoothness of this 4-10 Sun Sign Pattern relationship. Patience is the main ingredient called for in any recipe for happiness and harmony.
The eyes of a Pisces man have the look of being lost. Gemini eyes have the look of searching for something about to be found. With Pisces, Aquarius, Scorpio and Gemini – all four Sun Signs – the pattern of the personality and the stamp of the soul is in the eyes.
Her mind is like a house of glass from which she gazes out on life, with a three-dimensional view of every direction her longings may take. Such multiple choice causes many manifestations in the outward personality, but mostly moodiness. The moods of Mercury-ruled Gemini are not the same as the deeper oceans of the Neptune moods of Pisces. They are lightning fast, like quicksilver, coming upon her as unpredictably as a change in the wind.
The mind of the Fish is like a house of many windows too, but with no glass panes, no shutters or blinds to protect him from the seasons – or from her moods. A Pisces man is vulnerable and sensitive, not only to the treatment he receives from others, but to the feelings and emotions of those near him, absorbing their own troubles and symptoms in his own mind and body. So you can see that a relationship with the changeable, frequently troubled Gemini girl, who sometimes projects two emotions simultaneously, may at times be somewhat shattering to the Neptune-ruled male.
This woman was born sparking both mental and physical energy like shock waves. Pisces was born tired. It’s little wonder that the Fish is a trifle spiritually fatigued, considering all he’s seen throughout so many incarnations .. . all the power and the glory, the ugly and the beautiful, the horrifyingly unspeakable – and the ecstatically indescribable. It’s exhausting. Especially when you’re tempted, in daydreams, to compare it to the present drab and mundane existence. That much at least his Gemini woman will understand. His need to see the world through soft-tinted glass strikes an echoing chord in her own heart. She, too, would like things to be different, lovelier. But her mercurial nature doesn’t shrink from coldly and clearly analyzing things as they are, while she’s dreaming of how she’d like them to be – whereas Pisces never wants to admit the awful truth of anything.
Her constant tearing apart the fabric of Life to see how it might be more acceptably put back together again alarms him. When she begins this analytical process with love, which Pisces knows deeply cannot be analyzed, lest its delicacy be shattered, it signals the beginning of trouble in River City – Philadelphia, Tulsa, Beverly Hills, Pittsburgh, Belpre, Parkesburg, Denver, Coshocton – or wherever. Gemini-Pisces couples tend to change residence more frequently than any other Sun Sign combination (except GeminiSag, double Gemini or double Sag). Actually, this is a decided plus factor, because the excitement of moving doesn’t leave as much time for petty squabbles.
Like all 4-10 Sun Sign Patterns, Gemini and Pisces must cope with the vibration of tension. Their natures are so totally different, their motives inexplicable to one another most of the time. Hurtful situations involving relatives, the parents of one or the other, or their individual careers may be the stage for the explosions of disagreement. With a harmonious exchange of the Sun and Moon in their nativities (or conjoined Moons) threads of sympathy will draw them closer together. Without such planetary first aid, each will suffer many wounds, which could take a long time to heal.
She’s capable of locking him out of the house all night if he stays too long gabbing with a neighbor. Then he’s capable of muttering, “Who needs it?” and drowning his troubles at the corner saloon, which causes her to lock him out of the house again – which causes him to escape into John Barleycorn again – which causes her to and so on. The one thing a Pisces man cannot bear for long is a barrage of criticism, sarcasm and accusation, and his Gemini woman’s negative twin excels in the art of satirical invective. Her angry torrents of words and clever use of subtle nuance can rain on the sensitive soul of the Fish like sharp hailstones of hurt.
On the other hand, one thing a Gemini woman cannot stand is silence – or being left alone with no audience – and one thing in which Pisces excels is escape from unpleasant scenes. Sometimes you’d swear these Neptune people have literally mastered the art of de-materialization. Poof! They’re gone! Just like that. Then she’s left by herself. Well, not quite by herself. She can always fight it out with her other half – her ever present Twin, who surely comprehends her need to express her torments more than does the Fish, who can’t see for the life of him why anyone should want to waste so much time in futile verbal contests.
Pisces tends instinctively to feel his way through trouble. Gemini inclines to talk it away. Even though they may truly love each other, these two sometimes seem like total strangers attempting to communicate with word and sign language, scrambled like a game of anagrams with half the letters missing. Gemini talks – and Pisces won’t always listen. Pisces weeps – and Gemini doesn’t always sympathize. Yet they both need desperately to be accepted and understood, for neither of them understand themselves. They’re involved in a mutual quest for self-identity, each born under the influence of duality, like four people living under one roof, two visibly – the other two locked up inside, trying to escape and make themselves known.
Their sexual adjustment will not be made without effort, although, assuming a positive Sun-Moon aspect or other favorable planetary exchanges in their horoscopes, he can probably satisfy her need not to be smothered or overly possessed, and she can probably provide the variety of affectionate expression he must either have – or become bored. Neither Gemini nor Pisces requires flaming passion for lovemaking to bring them the contentment of true intimacy, and both are capable of adapting instantly to the other’s ephemeral whims and wishes. Yet a real depth of physical blending may be missing in their union. Is it because love alone is never enough to satisfy the nameless longings of either Pisces or Gemini? Or is it because Air and Water Signs seldom feel quite the same overpowering urge for sexual consummation of their initial mental and emotional affinity as do Earth and Fire Signs?
Whatever the reason, these two never find it easy to become “one flesh,” or to sexually “know one another,” in the biblical sense. An ideal man-woman Oneness may not be achieved without unselfishness, a quality as necessary in sex as in other aspects of love and friendship. While Pisces usually comprehends this fully, the more childlike Gemini woman sometimes does not. Their intimate moments are likely to be dictated according to her impulsive desires, rather than in answer to their mutual instincts. If she allows him to teach her by example the meaning of unselfish giving – physically as well as mentally and emotionally – their physical closeness will become a repeated renewal of their love, followed by a deeper communion than before, because of an exchanging of their inner natures, making him more spontaneous, like her – and her more tranquil, like him.
As I’ve said, they are similar in some of their attitudes. They both prefer unlisted phone numbers, privacy and freedom – both of them usually enjoy poetry, music, art or dancing. And they each intensely dislike routine. Boredom is a mutual enemy. Not so fortunately, however, they’re also both inclined to exaggerate the truth, all the way from tiny white lies to premeditated deception – always rationalized away by myriad excuses. Frequently, when Gemini accuses Pisces of distorting the truth (or vice-versa) it’s the pot calling the kettle black. A Gemini woman finds Life and Love impossible to comprehend with the senses alone.
Her ruler, Mercury, demands that she use her intellect in solving the puzzle. Maybe she could figure it all out if someone would really-truly listen to her doubts and despairs, her ecstasies and her ideas. A Pisces man can do this for her if he will – patiently and sympathetically hearing her out, waiting for her to complete her convoluted circles of reasoning and finally locate the right turn in the road toward happiness. After a while, she’ll take his hand as they walk along together, and his eyes won’t look so lost anymore. How can a man be lost when there are not just one but two charming, delightful feminine companions beside him? Being in love with Twins may be disturbing and perplexing at times, but no one ever said it was humdrum.
To the Pisces man, love is just another dream, in which he, the dreamer, joyfully controls the world he’s created in his imagination through his intuitive sense perceptions colored with muted pastels, fragile and changeable. The constantly expressed dissatisfactions of his Gemini lady often tear great rents in his dream – and he tries to patch it, make it like new again. But dreams are not easily mended, once they’ve been torn apart. They are made of such misty material.
If she will speak softly, move gently .. . slowly .. . she may enter his dream world with him, and see love the way he does – as a thing of calm and beauty. All it takes is putting herself, Gemini-wise, in his place now and then, which will eventually lead her straight into his heart – the very haven she’s so long been searching for and thought she’d never find that magical garden where roses grow without the need for protective thorns.