Gemini is the natural ruler of the Third House of the Zodiac, commonly referred to as the "House of Communication" and known is Vedic Astrology as the "Place of the Goddess of the Moon." This is the field which challenges an individual to organize personal experiences in order to form a unique picture of the world and then communicate those perceptions to others. It corresponds to the "little world" which includes an individual's neighborhood, local bank and post office, for example. The Third House operates basically on "automatic pilot," allowing the performance of routine tasks without any conscious thought. Traditionally, this house is associated with siblings, basic education, hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity and communication style...in short, many of the automatic skills learned during childhood and taken for granted in adult life. The Third House is governed by the Planet Mercury (which is also Planetary Ruler of the Sixth House).
The opposite sign to Gemini is Saggitarius. From Saggitarius, Gemini can learn to absorb a broader view of life and provide structure to the mass of information which is inherently collected. Thus, can Gemini natives learn to discover the truth.
Positive Traits: adaptable, versatile, intellectual, communicative, spontaneous, eloquent, youthful, lively, talkative, amusing, witty and logical.
Negative Traits: changeable, restless, inquisitive, inconsistent, superficial, cunning, nervous, tense and something of a gossip.
Likes: talking, novelty, variety, anything unusual and working on multiple projects at the same time.
First and foremost an intellectual, the female ruled by Gemini will maintain her outside activities while in a long-term relationship. Of course, such activities may consume a great amount of time and a partner may resent this diffusion of interests. However, if there is to be harmony in the home, this condition had best be treated with tact. The Gemini woman is often talented in some well-paid line of employment...for she is not the long-suffering type who will work for next-to-nothing. Consequently, she has been referred to as mercenary. Indeed, she does rate herself very highly and demands compensation for her efforts. Refined and meticulous with an abhorrence for untidiness, the female governed by Gemini seldom undertakes her own work, instead directing efficiently and commanding obedience. This is a scintillating, well-informed and worldly soul who shines brightly in society. There is a certain flirtatious nature here but it is usually being employed in order to sharpen the wits and enjoy a battle of words. The common sense and protective instinct of this woman is exceedingly strong and she would never sacrifice a worthwhile relationship for one that she knows to be no more than a little conversational romance.