What you need to know about this star sign.
Gemini, The Skilful, May 21 - June 20
Welcome to the expressive world of Gemini, the third sign of the zodiac! Gemini’s are known for their intellectual curiosity, versatility, and quick-witted nature. Symbolised by the Twins, these air signs possess a dynamic energy that fuels their quest for knowledge and connection.
Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication and intellect, Gemini’s have a natural flair for words and possess excellent communication skills. They are masters of conversation and thrive in situations where they can engage with others and exchange ideas. Gemini’s are known for their ability to adapt and effortlessly connect with people from all walks of life.
One of the key characteristics of Gemini is their insatiable curiosity. They have a deep thirst for knowledge and are constantly seeking new experiences and information. Gemini’s excel in fields that require mental agility and adaptability. They possess the gift of being able to process information quickly and see multiple perspectives, making them excellent problem solvers.
In relationships, Gemini’s are engaging and versatile partners. They possess a natural charm and enjoy mental stimulation in their connections. They value open communication and intellectual compatibility in their relationships. However, their ever-changing nature can sometimes lead to restlessness and indecisiveness, requiring them to find a balance between variety and commitment.
Gemini thrives in professions that allow them to utilise their communication skills and adaptability. They excel in careers related to writing, journalism, sales, or any field that requires effective communication and the ability to think on their feet. However, Gemini individuals should be mindful of their tendency to get overwhelmed by too many choices and be intentional about focusing their energy on specific endeavours.
The Pursuit for Gemini: To continuously expand their knowledge and intellectual horizons, embracing new experiences, and engaging in diverse pursuits that stimulate their curiosity.
Famous Geminis: Naomi Campbell, Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Wahlberg, Stevie Nicks, Amy Schumer, Angelina Jolie, Kendrick Lamar
GEMINI IN THE SPOTLIGHT, ZOE SAVIC
Gemini Sun, Capricorn Moon, Cancer Ascendant
What inspired you to venture into your current industry/profession, and what drives your passion for it?
I naturally found my way into business operations and support work. When I entered the workforce I seemed to have a knack of knowing how to help others in their roles. I was a “collector of tasks” and learned that I found not only great satisfaction in providing the assistance needed, but also having a wide variety of tasks kept me content and fulfilled as well. So, as I grew in the workforce people would joke that my job description should be “all of the things” and it turned out to be a very accurate description! I often compare myself and the work that I do to the Wizard of Oz. My clients and colleagues are like the great all powerful Oz. In the spotlight, achieving wondrous things, talking to people. As for me? I’m the guy behind the curtain pushing buttons and pulling levers! I found my passion lies in looking after everything behind the scenes so my clients can focus on what they do best. My goal is to help them achieve theirs.
Could you share a remarkable achievement or milestone in your career or personal life that you're particularly proud of? How did you overcome challenges to accomplish it?
Overall, I think finally realising my worth in an operational role and just how valuable those ‘behind the scenes’ roles are. Those in the spotlight are usually the ones receiving all the accolades and attention, and while that is rightfully so, people often forget the work that goes on behind the scenes. In some cases those in operational roles are treated like they are less important and are often undervalued. So, when working in an industry that put little importance on operational staff, I won a national award for the work I was doing. I think it really changed the mindset for those around me and helped them see that behind the scenes work is just as important. It created a better understanding of what operational staff actually do and the impact it has for those in the spotlight. It changed the dynamics and the respect not just for those like me, but for me internally as well. I truly believe that is the moment that redefined my career. I look back to that moment often as I think about where I am today with my own business, helping other business owners achieve their goals and helping new business owners build their own dreams.
In what ways do you believe your star sign influences your approach to life and business? Are there any specific traits or characteristics associated with your sign/natal chart that you identify with?
As a Gemini, “all of the things” is a great motto. I love chaos and organisation, I love loud and quiet, I love people and solitude. Finding order and patterns in the everyday is my type of ASMR! When that is applied to a business setting, I am creating process and order in the lives of my clients whose lives are often chaotic. And because my client’s needs vary, I never have two days the same! I have found that being a Gemini allows me to adjust and adapt to different needs, offer support for a long list of tasks, subject matters and roles and still keep my own needs well and truly met. I can be their hype girl or I can be their calming influence. I can write analytical processes or create marketing content. My natal chart also highlights a deep nurturing side so combined with the love (and need!) of wearing many hats, it helps me to truly tap into what my clients need – sometimes even before they realise they need it!
What strategies or practices do you rely on to maintain a healthy work-life balance? How do you prioritise self-care and personal well-being amidst your professional endeavours?
This is no easy feat – especially for a workaholic! This has taken a LONG TIME for me to understand the importance of balance and something I’m still mastering. Turns out that Bon Jovi’s suggestion of “sleep when I’m dead” is not a healthy life choice. For me, there are a few parts. First it’s about setting boundaries with colleagues and clients – I don’t work 24/7. While I am very fortunate in being able to work the hours that suits me, it doesn’t mean I work continuously. If I choose to work on a weekend, or finish a project at night, it means that I will also be planning a day off or a later start the next day. Secondly, as a goal oriented person (I live my life by a to-do list!), I’m making sure that I set rewards for when those goals are achieved. Those rewards don’t have to be lavish, and often it's giving myself time to do an activity I enjoy. I found that setting ‘rewards’ helped take away that constant grind feeling and promoted an authentic feeling of achievement that helped to take on the next goal. Finally, as someone who works in front of a computer all day I make sure I dedicate time to natural light, fresh air and reconnect with the Universe. In the midst of a busy agenda, it is very recentering to stop and watch the world go by for a while.
Can you offer any advice or words of wisdom to aspiring individuals in your industry who look up to you as a role model? What key lessons or experiences have shaped your journey and contributed to your success?
You! Are! Important! There is an old showbiz saying.. ‘There are no small parts, only small actors' and it can be adapted to any situation. A role behind the scenes is just as important as a role that is in the spotlight. There is no such thing as “just a receptionist” or “just an administrator”. Every role contributing to the overall goal is a crucial cog in the machine. Whatever type of job, task or role that brings you joy and fills your cup is what success is. YOU get to define what YOUR success looks like, and everyone’s version of success will be different. Listen to your intuition and find the path that feels right for you.