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Whether you’ve heard that Virgos are annoying worrywarts or Pisces are total crybabies, no sign is safe from stereotypes. But Geminis have an especially tough time sidestepping preconceived notions about them. Blame Kanye West – who might very well be the patron saint of Geminihood airg in the public sphere – but the air sign is often pegged as the one to avoid swiping right on, in great part thanks to their difficulty committing, dualistic nature, tendency to talk (and talk and talk) versus act, and inong other traits that are seen as completely counter to settling down into a monogamous relationship.
But every sign has its weaknesses and strengths – and clicks with some signs more than others. Ruled by messenger Mercury, Geminis might be mood chameleons, but they’re also masters of language whose mental energy is always buzzing. They’re adaptable super communicators who thrive on socializing, self-expression, conversation, and connection. If you need mental stimulation in your relationships, you’re probably going to fare well with a Gemini.
But given their bad reputation, it’s no wonder there’s a lot of curiosity around which signs fare best with a Gemini partner. Here, Gemini’s compatibility with all 12 signs of the zodiac.
Aries, the first sign of the zodiac and the cardinal fire sign, and Gemini are classically compatible (traditionally, air and fire signs get along well), forming a friendly sextile, which means they’re two signs apart. The Ram and the Twins sync up around the fact that they’re both fans of doing things speedily, playfully, and in a carefree way. Together, they’ll plan spontaneous road trips, see and be seen at their favorite team’s game, or throw a party their whole social network will want to be invited to.
Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac and the fixed earth sign, and Gemini might not seem like a natural fit, as the former is slow, steady, and resolute, while the latter is buzzy, fast-paced, and changeable. But there’s a lot these two – who are one sign apart, otherwise known as a semisextile – can teach one another, if they really want. It’s all about striking the balance between offering one another enough security (Taurus’ main goal) and freedom (Gemini’s M.O.).
Two Geminis, each with their own dualistic nature and tendency to switch moods at the spur of the moment, might understand one another better than anyone else, but it could also feel like there are four people in the relationship. Nonstop mental stimulation, being able to switch up everything from sex positions to rules around the relationship, and both people feeling like they have free rein to be themselves unconditionally are integral to fireworks in this match-up.
Cancer, the fourth sign of the zodiac and the cardinal water sign, is semisextile, or one sign apart, from Gemini, which can make for awkward energy. The sentimental Crab needs to feel emotionally secure and attached in a relationship and leads with their heart, while Gemini leads with their head, prioritizing individual space to flit from one amusement to the next as well as intellectual stimulation. But if Gemini can slow down, and Cancer can speak up, they’ll be able to get on the same page.