It was two against one that angered him..
We should start right out by admitting there are some relationships composed of this Air and Water mixture which succeed – some Twins and Eagles who easily manage to find a lasting love, built together on a firm foundation of mutual respect. Not a lot, but there are some.
If the Sun-Moon aspects between them are harmonious, they can find happiness as effortlessly as any other man and woman descended from Adam and Eve, except that they’ll have to keep a sharper eye on that sneaky snake than most lovers. Without such an astrological boost, however (if their Luminaries and other planets are in adverse aspect between their birth charts), these particular Air and Water signs might find it easier and safer to remain friends, avoiding the wild winds of passion and the deeper waters of forever vows. Scoring high on a compatibility achievement level is not forbidden to them, but they both must be willing to make a constant effort.
To begin with, “forever” is a word that frightens the Gemini female as much as the word “temporary” frightens the Scorpio male. It isn’t that she is unable to remain in love, and true to one man, because many Gemini girls do just that, but such faithfulness and permanency must creep up on her subtly, gradually, one tiptoe at a time, until she’s totally involved in the relationship without realizing it. Using the word “forever” too soon, or predicting the outcome of the romance when she’d rather guess, spoils the excitement for her.
Conversely, it isn’t that the Scorpio man can’t cope with “temporary” arrangements as well as the next male creature, but the use of the word itself creates instant doubt and suspicion in his mind, spoiling his sense of power and dominance over the affair.
He’ll be initially captivated by her undeniable charm, the champagne bubbles of her voice, her bright mind, her deft conversation and her light touch in every situation. Naturally. He’s only a man, after all, regardless of his masked and caped Batman image – and just as susceptible to the attractions of Eve’s apple as any other astrological sign. Then, after a while, he’ll begin to notice that some of her delightful stories have changed ever-so-slightly the second time around. (Geminis always add a little here, take away a little there, for more sparkle – doesn’t everyone? ) She may be late for two or three of their dates in a row, or perhaps she’ll interrupt his discussion of his very serious plans for their future with the agitated announcement that she left the car keys in the ignition with the engine running. Not only that, but she double-parked and blithely expects him to pay the ticket.
It is at this point, or at some similar stage of discovery, that the Scorpio man will rub some of the Stardust from his eyes, take a long and penetrating look at this woman who nearly stole his heart, and cautiously decide to deliberate a bit longer the possibility of his promising to love, honor and cherish her for the rest of his days before a man of God. (Scorpio is secretly very religious, you know.) Once he has given his word, it pains his soul to break it, so he may slow up the courting until he’s sure she has no more surprises to spring on him, like one or two marriages and separations or divorces she forgot to remember to tell him about.
It may be that she will hardly note the slight change in his attitude. She’s too busy wondering how long she can stand his stifling scrutiny of her personal life, prying into her secrets (nothing bad or necessarily shocking, but just things she’d like to keep private) – and his jealousy. Can’t a girl smile back brightly at the clerk in the bookstore or stop to discuss the grooming problems of Old English sheepdogs with a friendly stranger on the street without being accused of promiscuity? What about the way he stares at every female he meets, and stares and stares and stares?
She has only herself to blame for her dilemma. Being a Gemini, and having cut her teeth on the dictionary, she should be well read enough to know that a Scorpio male, with his deep, rich, magnetic voice, and steady, wise gaze, possesses the fascination of a Serpent. Formidable as his outward appearance of strength and stillness may be, beneath it is a silent mating call few females can resist.
One of the first things she’ll discover about him is his incredible will power. It is simply not to be believed. This man can do anything he sets his mind on doing, literally anything. If he decides to fast for thirty days, he’ll live on water throughout the entire period without so much as a whimper of hunger or complaint. If he chooses to become president – of his class, his company or his country – he will attain his goal and become president. If he wants to seduce a girl into being his woman for keeps, she has lost the battle before it begins. He will make her his.
All this can be spooky, Halloween-scary to the bright-eyed Gemini girl, who asks nothing of life but change and excitement, gaiety – and something to challenge the intellect. When she feels those Pluto vibes reaching out toward her, you would think she would run, as she would flee from a panting gorilla in the jungle, who means business. You would think so. I would not. Because I am aware of the astrological quirk that allows a Scorpio man, at odd moments, to more resemble an innocent, velvet-eyed deer than a gorilla – so sweet, gentle and sensitive, so apparently in need of comfort and loyal support, a girl would have to have a heart as hard as bricks to hurt him in the slightest way, like running away from him. The Gemini girl’s heart is not as hard as bricks. It may be set at a cooler temperature than the heart of an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius girl with more fiery emotions, but it is soft in all the right spots, and the appeal of an intelligent man, whose burning eyes can see through her soul, hits one of those spots with deadly aim. There is something so satiny smooth about his manner, she forgets that steely gaze he’s capable of projecting when he’s displaying his tremendous powers of reserve and icy resolve, but he’ll give her plenty of opportunity to remember it later.
So much for why and how these two usually fall in love. More is needed about how they can manage to remain in love. Since Scorpio is a Fixed Sign, he has an abundance of self-control. He’ll need all of it when she tries his patience with her chameleon charisma, her spells of moodiness, absentmindedness and duality of purpose. Since Gemini is a Mutable Sign, she possesses an abundance of adaptability to help her cope with fluctuating scenes and emotions, which she will surely need to call on eventually with this man. She’ll need all her ability to stay free and easy and cool when he becomes stubborn or violently emotional over some imagined slight just after he has been an angel of understanding. (It’s always difficult to decide if Scorpio is Angel or Devil; they seem to be so at home in both heaven and hell, a foot in each place, but actually existing somewhere in between.)
She’ll have to memorize the lesson that this man wants to know where she is and what she’s doing most of the time – if not all of the time. He’ll also expect her to remain in one place, more or less (mostly more). He’ll frown at her nostalgic tears over her old boyfriends, her casual attitude toward money when something excites her fancy, her whimsical excursions into one hobby after another, from singing-to-dancing-to-painting-to-home-decorating-to-archeologyto-medicine, and spinning around with a travel urge each time the seasons change in Nature – and in her restless Mercury-ruled spirit.
He’ll have to be satisfied with fragments of devotion, scattered kisses and temper tantrums, naivete nearly beyond belief (or nearly beyond a Scorpio’s belief) along with cool disdain mixed in equal parts with enthusiastic affection, a wandering mind and changeable notions – and not expect her to display anything near the self-confidence and emotional control he has possessed since he was born.
She is surely a challenge to him and to his masculinity, since most Gemini females are full of feminine wile and guile, smelling like cologne, usually dainty and light hearted, witty, talented and clever. But Gemini is a masculine sign, and as for Mercury, the planetary ruler of the Twins changes sex as unpredictably as the wind changes its course. So there will be times when she will offend his sense of manhood, other times when she flatters it. Her intellect will never fail to fascinate him, but he may be disappointed when he discovers that her intelligence is satisfied to skim the surface of most matters, to analyze then discard them, feeling no need to probe the depths, as he does in every subject from sin to sex, from religion to reincarnation, politics to polygamy.
All she needs to know about the Mormons is the name Brigham Young and something about Salt Lake City, Utah. All she needs to know about geology is the difference between turquoise and quartz; that the gold rush took place in Colorado, near Pikes Peak, and may occur again, if America goes back on the gold standard.
He needs to know much more – like Brigham Young’s secret reason for wanting to bed down and board with, possess and father children with more than one woman. (Brigham was a Sun Sign Gemini, so let’s hope Scorp doesn’t probe too deeply. It might really disturb his tranquility regarding his relationship with her if he learned that.) As for gold, Scorpio needs more than surface knowledge. He wants to keep up with all the fluctuating gold prices, the details of assaying, the intricacies of sinking a mine shaft – and so on.
When it comes to the sexual side of love, it must always be remembered that, although Scorpio is a strongly sexed sign, the ability to maintain continence, chastity and self-control (as in the religious life of monks, priests, etc.) is equally marked in these males. Assuming he has fallen in love with a Gemini woman, he is presumably not one of the Scorpions who have chosen the rigid discipline of abstinence. He will not, however, look upon sex as a game, as a frivolous pastime or a promiscuous sport. Sex is the Secret of Life itself to him. A woman who understands and fulfills her Scorpio man’s deeper desires need not worry about his faithfulness (unless his Sun Sign is greatly afflicted by malefic planets at birth). Normally, a Scorpio male who receives genuine and intense response from his mate will not look elsewhere.
An Eagle is very curious about sex in his youth, but he probably will have satisfied most of his curiosity by the time he marries. His attitude toward the physical mating of love is deeply passionate, overwhelmingly sensual, yet with a certain strain of purity woven through it, amounting to a religious fervor with a few Scorpios.
The trouble is that sex is not the Secret of Life itself to the Gemini woman. Her attitude is experimental, and the deeper secrets of sexual union are secondary in importance. Even those Gemini females whose “Twins” are promiscuous seldom wish to penetrate the mysteries of sex with any real feeling or intensity. It’s just a pleasant pastime, that’s all. Yet, her very detachment toward physical passion could cause the Scorpio man to find the Gemini woman absorbing sexually, a continual challenge to him to prove to her that sex and God are linked, that all creation is nothing without the blending of Man and Woman. You already know how Scorpio hates to lose (refuses to lose is a better way to state it). In the area of their intimate sexual union, he simply must win. With a harmonious Sun-Moon relationship between their birth charts, he’ll keep trying over and over again, repeatedly, to explain this greatest of all mysteries to his Gemini woman. Lacking such an aspect between their Luminaries – or if other mutual planets in their horoscopes are in conflicting positions, he may do the unthinkable (for a Scorpio) – and become disloyal, rationalizing his breaking of their vows with the reason that he cannot bear the halfway measure of love he’s receiving. And that will be truth. An Eagle cannot. It might hearten him to know that, barring disharmony between their natal charts and Luminaries, his chances of achieving physical ecstasy with this lady and successfully teaching her the mysteries of love’s total blending are rather good. For Scorpio represents the eighth astrological house of sex (among other matters) to Gemini. Therefore, she really does find him magnetic and compelling, never mind her pretended detachment. He’ll just have to keep practicing.
This man’s Pluto sense of integrity is difficult for the average or typical Gemini female to comprehend, unless she has the Moon or Ascendent in Scorpio herself. If so, these two can be wonderfully, unexpectedly happy, to the mystification of their relatives and friends, who see only the surface differences between them. Otherwise, the vibrations of the 6-8 Sun Sign Pattern may cause both of them to experience periods of deep unhappiness from time to time. She might feel he’s trying to drown her in an ocean of suspicion, or be both frightened and puzzled over his inexplicable, ice-cold retreats within himself.
He may feel she’s trying to tear him from his own soul, as a tornado uproots trees. Even so, if Gemini chooses, she’s intelligent enough to figure a way to make the relationship work – and Scorpio is intuitive enough to know how to seal each break so it’s stronger afterwards than ever before. If they each desire to do so. Desire is the key word. To intensely desire to rediscover and retain the brightness they first knew means that they love. And love can cement anything, even hearts that have broken into a thousand pieces.