As I get older, I'm becoming more and more aware of the ways in which my personality fits in with the stereotype of the Gemini woman -- both good and bad. I didn't see this quite so clearly when I was younger...probably in part because of my Taurus Moon and the fact that I was born on the Cancer cusp. I have to confess that I was also probably in denial with regard to some of the bad qualities associated with Geminis in general. What person in their right mind *really* wants to acknowledge -- even if only to themselves -- that they're erratic, indecisive, unreliable?
I'm incredibly grateful for the Taurus Moon -- not just because the Moon is said to be exalted when it's in Taurus, but also because Taurus is Fixed Earth and I think this is what keeps me grounded. All of the other inner planets within my chart are in Mutable signs -- in fact, all in Gemini! -- along with three of the five outer planets *and* my Ascendant, which is in Sagittarius. In addition, at least according to my chart, the conjunction between my Neptune and my Ascendant doesn't exactly help matters any. As one of my friends once commented -- and as much as I hate to admit it, I think she might be right -- if it wasn't for my Taurus Moon and my Saturn, I'd probably be something of a space cadet (or rather, more of one than I perhaps already am). This is not to say that I don't see the virtue of or take pride in my positive Gemini traits -- cleverness, curiosity, eloquence, versatility, etc. -- because I do. However, at this point in my life, I'm beginning to see that these traits -- like everything else in life -- have a dark side and a price tag with which I'm still having some difficulty coming to terms.