1. Venus in Gemini—Diversity
Venus in Gemini develops a felt-interest in a diversity of
2. Venus in Gemini—Delight
in Diversity; Variety as the “Spice of Life”:
Venus is one of the planets through which enjoyment and appreciation
come. When placed in Gemini, these enjoyments are diverse and changeable.
3. Venus in Gemini—Pleasant
Venus rules that which is pleasant and agreeable, and Gemini,
the processes of communication. With this combination, under ordinary
circumstances, speech tends to be harmonious rather than otherwise,
thus keeping the lines of communication open.
4. Venus in Gemini—The
Capacity to “Talk with Anybody”:
Even at a relatively early stage of evolution, Venus in Gemini
can always find something agreeable to say. This ability promotes superficial
rapport, but no real depth in communication.
5. Venus in Gemini—Mental
Interest in Sex; Love Letters; Love on the Internet:
Gemini is one of the mental signs, and Venus, though related
to the affections, is also a mental planet. The thought-life may be
preoccupied with themes of relationship, love and sex. The Internet
gives an unusual opportunity to relate to objects of affection is a
‘disembodied’ way. With Venus in Gemini, love affairs through
the mail have always been a preferred mode of expression. Today’s
instantaneous communication technology, given even more ample scope
to the Venus in Gemini tendency to communicate love.
6. Venus in Gemini—
Venus is a planet a magnetism. When (upon the early Mutable
Cross) Venus is found in Gemini, the sign of diversity, affections will
be inconsistent, superficial, and ephemeral. The butterfly alights momentarily
upon the flower.
7. Venus in Gemini—Deceptively
Gemini has much of the devious third ray, and Venus, selfishly
expressed, can use agreeable methods to gain its ends. There may be
false promises, and pleasant but misleading conversation. One can see
the value of this combination for successful diplomacy—whether
for good or bad purposes.
8. Venus in Gemini—Insistence
upon Freedom in the Affectional Life:
In and of itself, the Venus in Gemini combination upon the
Mutable Cross makes it difficult to attach one’s affections to
any single person or object. The subject insists upon the freedom to
be interested in and attracted to a range of persons, places and things.
9. Venus in Gemini—Using
the Hands and Fingers to Create Objects of Beauty:
Gemini often has the capacity to really use the hands and
fingers to create; it is a sign which facilitates skillful and often
delicate manipulation. In combination with Venus, the result may be
the creation of objects of beauty. This will also be found (perhaps
in a manner more pronounced) in Virgo, another Mercurian sign.
1. Venus in Gemini—The
Sharpening of the Mind:
Venus is the planet of “intelligent mind” and Gemini, one
of the major signs of intelligence. The dualism of Gemini and the intelligence
of Venus give the capacity for acute observation and objectivity. Binding
attachments do not get in the way of vision.
2. Venus in Gemini—the
Illumination of the Mental Field:
The lower mind (and etheric body) are strongly influenced by Gemini.
For the advanced man, this combination promotes the general illumination
of the mental field, and an increasing harmonization of the etheric
3. Venus in Gemini—the
Mind as an Agent of Fusion, not Just of Interplay:
Venus in Gemini fuses the contents of the mind, and allows the mind
to act as an agent of fusion in which all contrasting dualities are
drawn into closer rapport. This transcends mere interplay between thoughts.
Venus in Gemini sets up conditions within the mind which eventuate in
the establishment of “pure reason”.
4. Venus in Gemini—a
Higher Correspondence to Fickleness:
Lower Venus in Gemini has a reputation for fickleness. The
question arises, “Which of many, do I love?” “Or do
I love them all?” “Or do I really love none?” On a
higher turn of the spiral, and until the issue between soul dominance
or personality dominance is decided, the question may arise, “Which
o the two ‘Twins’ do I love the most—the personal
twin or the impersonal, solar twin?” “Why are my affections
constantly changing, loving first one, then the other, repeatedly?”
5. Venus in Gemini—the
Power to Find Joy in Diversity:
This is potentially a joyful combination, with the ability
to really appreciate life’s diversity. This position promotes
“joy-de vivre”—the “joy of life”.
6. Venus in Gemini—the
Wisdom of Non-Binding Human Relationship:
Venus in Gemini promotes magnetic union which is not tethered.
Freedom and union co-exist. The second aspect of divinity is pronounced.
There is wisdom in this non-binding way of relating—freely, yet
maintaining good rapport.
7. Venus in Gemini—the
Soul Aided in the Process of Detachment:
Early Venus in Taurus can promote strong, binding attachments.
Venus in Gemini begins to loosen these attachments, by widening the
range of attractions.
8. Venus in Gemini—the
Ability to Focus upon and Understand Relations:
Venus in Gemini is the ‘spotlight’ focused upon
relations of all kinds. With this combination, the ability to see “how
things fit together” is quite different from that promoted by
Mercury—it is somewhat clearer and more stable than the Mercurial
approach. Venus gives an understanding of affinity and rapport, revealing
the “how and why” of attraction—the subtle forces
which really hold relations together.
9. Venus in Gemini—Cultured
For the advanced man, Venus in Gemini confers the ability
to speak intelligently upon matters of art and culture. The quality
(Venus) of the exchange (Gemini) becomes an important issue. Speech
is used to promote the higher values.
10. Venus in Gemini—Communications
Right human relations depend much upon the quality of thought
and speech. Both Venus and Gemini transmit the unifying second ray.
Thus the thought conceived, and the speech shared as an expression of
that thought, tend to bring people into loving and harmonious relationship
rather than cause friction and separation (which we would expect with
in Gemini combination).
11. Venus in Gemini—Diversity
of Artistic Expression:
Venus is associated with culture and the arts, and Gemini
with the concept of “media”—the means of bridging,
relating, communicating. If an individual with this combination is an
artist, there will a capacity for expression along more than one line,
and perhaps along several.
12. Venus in Gemini—Facility
With Venus in Gemini, the advanced individual can easily come
en-rapport with a diversity of individuals. The tendency is to look
for that which unites rather than separates. A mundane example is the
“talk show host”, whose job it is to interest himself in
a wide diversity of people, and to speak appreciatively and harmoniously
13. Venus in Gemini—Refined
This combination not only promotes cultured speech, but cultured
writing. Beauty and refinement are expressed through the written word.
The “pen” increasingly expresses the soul. The literary
style tends to be aesthetically pleasing, polished and refined.
14. Venus in Gemini—the
Ability to See the Relationship Between Dualities:
Whereas Mercury excels in comparing and contrasting (noting,
especially, differences and distinctions, thus emphasizing the poles),
Venus focuses upon similarity. Though differences may, indeed, exist,
the combination of Venus in Gemini prefers to point out the “things
held in common”, thus facilitating the “bridging of polarities”.
Venus in Gemini facilitates the understanding that dualities are really
“two sides of the same thing”.
15. Venus in Gemini—Bringing
Together Opposing Points of View by Seeing the Value of Both Sides:
Gemini and Mercury together indicate sharp contrasts between
different points of view. With Venus in Gemini there is a great need
to unite the poles. For the advanced man this works out more on the
horizontal level than the spiritual-vertical level; there are many pairs
of opposites within the three worlds which can be united if the value
of the contrasting positions is duly noted.
16. Venus in Gemini—Facilitation
of a Triangular Perspective:
In the process of uniting the poles, a third point of view
is created. A subjective point of tension is created which appreciates
the underlying relationship between the opposites.
1. Venus in Gemini—the
Soul and Personality Take as Real Interest in Each Other:
The “Twins” turn toward each other and begin a
deep process of learning about each other—a process characterized
by focussed, attentive interest. There ensues a profound dialogue between
the subjective and objective aspects of the human being leading eventually
(in Gemini) to non-binding fusion between this great pair of opposites.
2. Venus in Gemini—the
Soul and Personality Develop a Real Love for Each Other:
Mutual interest is a preliminary phase. This interest grows
into the desire of the pair of opposites for each other, and finally,
to their non-binding fusion in love. The “warring brothers”
become the “loving brothers”.
3. Venus in Gemini—Engagement,
Preceding the Marriage Between Heaven and Earth:
Venus in Gemini represents a stage preparatory to the wedding
of the pair of opposites—soul and personality. Perhaps we might
think of it as “engagement”. The wedding is consummated
in Libra, but in Gemini the two become increasingly ‘intimate’
with each other. In a way, they come to “know each other’s
minds”. The mental interplay between the two “brothers”
is, perhaps, more accentuated with Venus in Gemini than with Venus
4. Venus in Gemini—Emphasizing
the Christ-Potentials of the Higher Mind:
Because Mercury is a co-ruler of Gemini, and Mercury is the
“Son of Mind”; and because Gemini is so much associated
with the Christ, Venus in Gemini emphasizes the soul, not just as the
higher mind, but as the higher love. Taurus is associated with light
and power. Gemini with light and love. Thus Venus in Gemini emphasizes
higher mind as the carrier of the :Love of Christ”.
5. Venus in Gemini—Mind
as an Agent of Fusion Between Soul and Personality:
So often the mind is considered the “slayer of the real”.
But under Venus in Gemini, the mind can become the “mind that
is in Christ”. Rather than act as an agent of separation, such
a mind, through illumined understanding, facilitates the attraction
and rapport of soul and personality for each other.
6. Venus in Gemini—The
Solar Angel has a Number of Channels of Communication with which to
Reach the World.
Many are the gifts of the Solar Angel (represented by Venus).
Not all gifts of the Solar Angel (or even the entire contents of the
causal body) can possibly be expressed through a single personality
mechanism (for destruction would result), but Gemini offers the possibility
of a greater number of avenues of expression than may be found with
most other placements. Venus in Aquarius also offers this variety.
7. Venus in Gemini—the
Mind Held Steady in the Light:
Gemini is associated with volatility of the chitta or “mind-stuff”.
Venus brings a quieting and stabilizing vibration, steadying the “monkey
mind”, and rendering it receptive to soul-illumination (Venus).
8. Venus in Gemini—Great
Venus is the esoteric ruler of Gemini. The “light value”
of this planet is easily expressed in Gemini—the sign so much
associated with the illumination of the mind. The mental light which
made its appearance in the advancing man, is brought to an increasingly
high level of brilliance in the case of the disciple and initiate.
9. Venus in Gemini—Telepathy:
Probably a number of astrological indicators promote telepathy,
but Venus in Gemini is one of them. Venus rules the ajna (and probably,
to a degree, the “brow center” as differentiated from the
ajna), and Gemini rules all manner of communication. Successful sending
and receiving depends upon the energy of love. The Tibetan explains
the process as follows:
“It is fundamentally
necessary that the new groups which are inaugurating the new discipleship
should eventually establish a telepathic rapport with each other. Later,
when there is a closer individual inter-relation, it will be possible
to give definite teaching which will make this increasingly possible,
but in the meantime a hint will have to suffice. It is foundational
in nature and will have to be accepted and somewhat understood prior
to successful work in all these pioneering groups. Think outwardly towards
each other in love. Just simply that, my brothers—simply and humbly
that and no more than that at present. Can you accept such a simple
rule—apparently simple? In this way the etheric body of this group
of disciples will be animated by the golden energy and the light of
love and thus a network of light will be established which will form
a focal point of energy in the etheric body of humanity itself and eventually
in the planetary etheric body also.” (DINA I 80)
It can be readily seen how
Venus in Gemini is ideally suited to promote this thinking outwardly
towards each other in love.
10. Venus in Gemini—Harmlessness
in Thought and Speech:
Venus is a primary planet of love, and Gemini rules thought
and speech. For the disciple or initiate under Venus, it becomes possible
to think and speak in such as way that no harm is caused. The cultivation
of loving thought and speech is facilitated by this combination.
11. Venus in Gemini—Relational
Blending of the Chakras—Etheric Fusion:
Gemini is associated with the etheric body and its many bi-polar
relationships, and Venus with the harmonizing of the poles. Venus in
Gemini (in the case of the disciple or initiate) contributes to the
harmonization of the chakric system, establishing rapport and harmonious,
bi-polar interplay between interplaying pairs of chakras. This combination,
thus, facilitates what might be called ‘relational blending’
between the centers of the etheric body.
12. Venus in Gemini—Promotes
Venus in Gemini is one of the combinations most associated
with promoting soul-personality relationship leading to non-binding
fusion. This planetary position represents the love of this great pair
of opposites for each other.
13. Venus in Gemini
Represents the Central Point of Focus Uniting Triad and Personality:
If the “Twins” are conceived as representing not
only soul and personality, but triad and personality, then Venus represents
the “midway point”—the Solar Angel/Egoic Lotus/causal
body—midway between Triad and personality. The Solar Angel (and
its instrument of expression on the higher mental plane) has ever been
the magnetic link (Venus) between the higher and lower triads.
14. Venus in Gemini—Related
to the “Law of Polar Union”:
The Law of Magnetic Impulse (the second Law of the Soul, called
also the Law of Polar Union) comes, technically, under the influence
of Libra and of Venus in Libra, but Venus in Gemini can be understood
as having a close relation to this Law as well. The Law establishes
communication, rapport and union between souls on their own high level.
Libra represents marriage, but Gemini, facilitating intercourse, is
preparatory to the married state—and must continue its beneficent
work after the marriage, if the marriage is to be successful. Gemini
rules the realm of the Angels, and Venus is emblematic of the Angels,
themselves. One can see how this combination, Venus in Gemini, can be
understood as representing the telepathic communication between souls
on the higher dimensions.
15. Venus in Gemini—Mediation:
Gemini is the mediator between all zodiacal pairs except Gemini,
itself, and Sagittarius. Venus, too, can be considered a planet of ‘magnetic
mediation’. Together they can provide the ‘strand of loving
connection’ between polarities resistant to bridging.
16. Venus in Gemini—Promoting
Unity in the Planetary Etheric Body:
The unity and harmony which the disciple can achieve in his
own etheric body (under this influence), is a harbinger of the love,
unity and fusion which can be created in the planetary etheric web.
Venus in Gemini (as does Venus in Aquarius) sends love through the network.
The tendency of Venus to triangulate the opposites, suggests the service
activity known as Triangles, the purpose of which is to transform the
planetary etheric body into a network of triangles which carries the
energies of love (goodwill) and light.
17. Venus in Gemini—a
Strong Indicator of the Power of the Ajna Center:
Venus is always considered a ruler of the ajna center which
is divided into two contrasting parts. Dualistic Gemini has definite
resonance with these two parts, and (in combination with Venus) contributes
to the fusion of these polarities.
18. Venus in Gemini—the
Triadal Illumination of the Mind:
Venus in Gemini is instrumental in the construction of the
antahkarana (the “bridge of light”). Mercury weaves the
strands of light together, and Venus provides the magnetism to sustain
the ‘lighted rapport’ between higher and lower, drawing
them ever more closely into union. The ajna center can become an medium
of expression for triadal energies. “The ajna centre relates the
Spiritual Triad (the expression of the monad in the formless worlds)
to the personality.” (EA 148) Venus in Gemini strongly influences
the ajna center. With this combination, therefore, the inflow of triadal
illumination into the mind is distinctly probable. Venus in Gemini thus
invokes not only the light of the soul, but the light of the Spiritual
19. Venus in Gemini—Thought
as Beneficent Service:
Gemini serves much through the power of the mind. In combination
with Venus, the Geminian tendency is to create “loving thoughtforms
of solution”—intelligent and luminous. These forms will
go forth into the three worlds, conditioning especially the mental atmosphere
of the planet and the etheric web.
20. Venus in Gemini—Love
With Venus in Gemini (for the disciple and initiate)The ability
to create mental-soul love is pronounced. Love as a mental phenomenon.
Recognizing the soul as a being upon the mental plane. The realization
that soul love is highly mental.
21. Venus in Gemini—Facility
for Work upon the Higher Mental Plane:
Venus is correlated strongly to the higher mental plane rather
than to the lower. While the concrete mind can, indeed, be clarified
and enlightened through the agency of this combination, the real work
to be performed is on the higher three subplanes where the powers of
1) spiritual discernment,
2) response to group vibration, and
3) spiritual telepathy are focussed. (cf. TCF 188) Interestingly, in
the horoscope of Alice
Bailey, Venus was placed in the sign Gemini.
22. Venus in Gemini—Facilitates
The achievement of “pure reason” is dependent
upon a number of planets—Mercury, Neptune, Jupiter, and Venus.
In the state of pure reason, all contents of the mind are so en rapport
with each other that mental friction and “cognitive dissonance”
are overcome. Every thought, therefore, enhances the value and revelatory
power of every other thought.
23. Venus in Gemini—Related
to the Festival of the Christ—the Festival of Goodwill:
In the Christ Festival the “Two Brothers”, the
Buddha and the Christ cooperate. Taurus, the sign of the Buddha, and
Gemini, one of the main signs of the Christ, are linked via Venus (which
is a planet of love-wisdom).
The soul of light and good will - Festival of Good Will linking all
factors together in the bonds of intelligent love.
24. Venus in Gemini—Related
to the Lung and Heart Area:
We might infer that since Venus represents the Solar Angel,
the influence of the Solar Angel upon the vitality (related to the breath,
the lungs and the lung center) and upon the Heart center would be implicated
in this placement.
25. Venus in Gemini—Related
to Duality and Polarity within the Ajna Center:
There is a connection here to the process of fusing the two
sides of the ajna center, again buddhi-manas and the triangles. Venus
assists the communication between right and left and between high and
low. The ajna is a very synthetic center and there are a number of signs
that have relevance to its expression: Capricorn (soul vision from the
mountain top); Sagittarius (one-pointedness); Leo (integrating the whole
personality); Libra (evaluation and balancing of left and right); Gemini
(interplay of dualities and Venus—the harmonizing the dualities);
Taurus (light); Aries (leading with the personality)
26. Venus in Gemini—
Related to Articulating the Word of the Soul