Star-symbolized by the twins, Geminis often get a bad rap for having personalities that are too changeable and for flitting quickly from one idea to another. Ruled by foot-loose Mercury, it’s no surprise this Zodiac sign often leaves others for dust – these magpies of the skies just can’t help hopping from one shiny thing to the next: It’s who you beautiful people are!
But that’s not the whole story… What’s also true is that Geminis are insanely lovable creatures with many of the top traits we all look for in good friends. In fact, they can make the very best friends a girl (or guy) could wish for. Here’s why…
1. They Have a Naturally Curious Nature
The classic Gemini characteristic of curiosity means that with one of these people in toe, there’s always something new to see and do. A friendship with a Gemini will be a journey of discovery, ensuring no stone is left unturned, and no question left unanswered. So if you’re looking for life-changing adventure (and aren’t we all!) look no further.
2. They’re Spontaneous
You know those times you’re tucked up at home feeling cozy, with Netflix switched on, and you get a call to go out? Or when you see a sign for psychic readings and feel the intrigued, but your skeptical monkey brain kicks in and tells you to move along?
Gemini folk are fueled by new experiences – the more unexpected the more appealing, and with a friend like this in your life, YOU get the benefits!
3. They Know Life’s a Game
… Which means there’s fun to be had! Gemini people rarely take anything too seriously, so if you’re falling into a slump, there’s no better friend to lift you up out of it.
4. They Always Give Fresh New Perspective
The Gemini symbol of the twins has a selfless quality – when one of these friends is around, there’s no such thing as a one-sided perspective. There’s always a new way to look at a situation, or always another frame of reference to be found. With friend born under this air sign simply, you can’t NOT be perpetually open-minded.
5. They Can Flip a Bad Moon in Moments!
That quick-fire mental prowess of the Gemini personality means a bad mood has no chance of sticking. Need cheering up? You can trust your Gemini pal to step in exactly when you need them to.
6. They Can (Make Other People) Get Sh*t Done!
All out of juice? Your Gemini friend can make anything happen. Those with this star-sign, more than any other people (except, perhaps earth sign Capricorn) seem to be able to pull together the resources to get sh*t done. But it’s not that they are the master manifesters, per se, it’s more that, as friends, they’re able to rally the troops and put the right people in the right places, to make stuff happen.
7. They’re Quick Witted
And don’t we all need a friendship with a quick-witted, smart, sarcastic sidekick who makes us feel like we’ve got a partner in crime?
8. They Notice Stuff When You Need Them To
Always observant (frighteningly so!), your Gemini friend will notice the tiny things. They’ll see the fact that everyone loves your new haircut, but however wide you smile, they’ll also see that you, well, don’t. Or that you’ve failed to put the usual sixteenth emoji in your text message (like you normally do), which sets the friendship alarm off… And this is a real friend who knows there must be something going on…
9. They’re Good Listeners
In the same vein, these air-element-attuned folks know how to listen. They’ll hear what you say, with a non-judgemental heart and mind and make sure they understand exactly what you mean. Priceless.
10. They Have NO Time for Losers!
In the infamous words of Freddie Mercury, those born under the third sign of the Zodiac have no time for losers. And by that, I mean the Debbie Downers of this world, who aren’t interested in creating the good times and just want to perpetuate the gloom. Nope, Gemini ain’t got no time for that.
11. They Ask the Questions Nobody Else Will
We’ve all got at least one friend like this (ask them their birthday – I’ll bet they were born within the Gemini dates of May 21 and June 21). These are the people who can’t NOT ask the inappropriate question, or say that one thing that everyone else is thinking but nobody dares to actually say out loud. This astrology can irresistible and be cringe-worthy in equal measures!
12. They Won’t Take No For an Answer
The Gemini rally cry could, and maybe should be (In the words of Casey Neistat) “Do What You Can’t”.
Ever been struck by self-doubt? Deflated by being told you can’t do something? With this star-crossed friend by your side, you’re capable of anything. It’s all a mindset thing, right? Well, up-leveling your thoughts is one of this Zodiac sign’s most important qualities and area of mastery no less. Negative traits are nothing when you have a Gemini as a true friend and accomplice in this game of life.
13 They Can Smooth Talk Their Way in Anywhere
Need tickets for a sold-out concert? Want to weasel your way into a film premiere? Any other person would probably admit defeat at the first closed door, but that’s most certainly NOT a Gemini trait! If you’re lucky enough to have a friendship with one of these plucky people, they’ll smooth talk you into anywhere!
14. They’re Adaptable
Like the zodiac’s other mutable signs Sagittarius, Virgo, and Pisces, Geminis are adaptable. Why’s this an awesome quality to have in a friendship? Well, they’re open to any change the wind brings: Different plans, unexpected weather, cancellations, better ideas, spontaneous trips, bad astrology that makes you want to run for the hills… ahem.
15. They’re Funny!
Second only to Leo for their love of in-jokes, this is an astrological sign that will make you laugh. A lot.
16. They’re Always Enthusiastic!
With personalities that LOVE to get excited (could that be Mercury’s addictive speed once again?) this Sun sign will get enthused for you, with you, and about you! How can you NOT want a relationship with one of these fervent folk?
17. They’re Social Butterflies
Far from living out the unfair reputation of being superficial, the sign of the twins is actually the social glue that connects you to other people. A friendship with a Gemini man or a Gemini woman equals a wider social circle than you could hope for. They won’t think twice about introducing you to anybody and everybody they know – lucky you!
Now it’s your turn! Are you a Gemini? (in which case, happy birthday!)
Recognize these top traits in yourself?
Or perhaps your SO or a good friend was born under the zodiac sign of the twins? Can you see them in the words above?
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