Moon in Gemini
In the most basic sense, this indicates a need for variety and intellectual stimulation, often at the expense of emotional sensitivities. As a result, these natives tend to spread themselves too thin, putting more irons in the fire than they can handle because they are often unaware of the physical drain they place on themselves (you will see why below). Because the Moon represents one's domestic situation, it indicates a great deal of restlessness, with frequent changes of residence and many trips. They are very adaptable to changes in their environment. However, they are nervous when emotional issues come up. The main reason that the Moon in Gemini indicates emotional detachment, physical overextension and sometimes lack of sensitivity, is because the Moon is in the 12th sign (house) from it's own domicile (Cancer), and the 12th sign/house indicates those qualities that get ignored, and put away. The Moon also represents the physical body. Therefore the Moon in Gemini represents ignoring feelings, sensitivities, taboos, sometimes health, etc. The reason the 12th represents qualities that get ignored is because the 12th sign/house is the joy of Saturn which represents the principle of agnoia (ignorance or ignoring).
In a diurnal chart, the emotions are often subject to repression and/or analysis. There is an attempt to make sense of the emotions in a logical manner. This is because the excess heat of the day is prone for making distinctions and analysis of individual parts. Sometimes a talent for psychoanalysis and dream interpretation is present. They can be very practical and resourceful.
In a nocturnal chart, the dyadic contriarial nature of both the Moon and the duality of Gemini feed off each other. Frequently there is a tendency to take an idea or problem and work every possibility to exhaustion. Some of these individuals are very bright and have insights that they cannot explain very clearly in words. Often they suffer from a certain amount of instability in the domestic situation and in relations with women.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring