There has been so much Gemini hate all over the internet lately, especially on tumblr.
According to meme documentation on tumblr, this started with gothstrology's post about the signs' best traits, which listed "none" as those of Geminis.
The meme has spread since, resulting in many posts attacking and insulting Geminis, most often for their stereotypically negative trait of being "two-faced".
As I said, it's a meme. It's a running gag. It's not reality. Any sign could have potentially been a target for a meme based on one of their bad traits.
However, I have noticed that many Geminis and those who have Gemini placements in their chart actually feel personally attacked, insulted, hurt and think that they're doomed, that they have been "born under a bad star".
Looking at Gemini objectively, it is merely a 30° section of the ecliptic, the plane on which the planets orbit around the sun. Any planets could have passed through this section called "Gemini" during someone's birth. When someone "is a Gemini", based on their date of birth, that refers to the sun being in that 30° sector, as seen from the earth.
All twelve equal sectors of the ecliptic, the zodiac signs, have bad and good traits associated with them, but, at their core, they are nothing but archetypical expressions of energy.
This is what Gemini essentially stands for:
- duality - Gemini is associated with twins
- androgony - the combination of opposites in general
- objectivity - seeing both sides of an argument as true and valid
The archetypical trait of Geminis being "two-faced" is true.
It is the very purpose of this sign to combine two sides, two opposites, to embody duality.
That has both the positive side of being exciting, objective, and diverse, as well as the negative side of being "two-faced", unpredictable and flighty - all over the place, being and doing everything at once. The typical multi-taskers.
The same could be done with any of the other signs. Objectively, they're just an archetypical expression of energy. Subjectively, these could carry with them good and/or bad traits.
Aries is the energetic principle of penetration, which could be heroic and pioneering or aggressive and egoistic.
Taurus is the energetic principle of preservation, which could be sensual and reliable or conservative and indulgent.
For the longest time I thought people were aware that this was just a silly meme, but some people are taking this really seriously, so I just wanted to make this clear.
And, yes, there are some not-so-great examples of famous Geminis, including Iggy Azalea, Donald Trump and Carter Reynold. But those, too, exist for all the other signs.
Think of the good Geminis: Johnny Depp, Dan Howell, Angelina Jolie, Laverne Cox, Morgan Freeman, Chris Evans, ....
Please don't ever make me feel like I have to make clear that signs are not inherently good or bad in nature again. They're absolutely neutral and equal in their core meaning.