Saturday, July 25, 2015

Gemini Midheaven: A Stimulant for the World



***Also for if you have Mercury conjunct Midheaven

When your Midheaven is in Gemini, your mission throughout life is to do as many things as possible. Legendary acting coach Stella Adler (who might have had this Midheaven sign herself) once advised her students to “be anything but boring.” As a Gemini Midheaven, this is the motto that you live your life by. The Midheaven is not exactly the career we should choose but what we would like to get out of our career. And when you have this Midheaven placement, you want to get everything you possibly can out of your career! This is what can often lead Gemini Midheaven folks to have two or more careers; not just through their lifetime but simultaneously. It’s very rare for those with this position to just stick to one thing. If they do, then they’re going to be boring, in their minds.

Therefore, you want a profession that will allow you to do multiple things. A fast-paced, hectic professional environment that could stress out other people and send them into an anxiety-filled breakdown would be like sheer ecstasy for a Gemini Midheaven. You are more than capable of keeping up in the workplace, which can lead to many people observing you in awe for the ways that you run circles around them. All of that work is just stimulating for you. Midheaven in Gemini doesn’t really succeed through sheer work ethic, though you may be very hard-working. You succeed by being the Road Runner, zipping and darting from one agenda and one place to the next. But, you really do love being seen this way by the public. You want the world to think of you as someone who is quick, smart, clever, and can always keep you on your toes. 

Madonna: Midheaven in Gemini

Madonna is a Gemini Midheaven who has been keeping us on our toes for decades, particularly through her ever-changing looks and personas. First off, I’d like to digress a bit and talk about something that’s always bugged me. Madonna once gave an interview in 1995, speaking about astrology and how she’s an Aquarius Rising, even though sources have always said Virgo Rising. So, to this day, some are convinced that she’s Aquarius Rising with Sagittarius Midheaven. However, just as recently as last year, Madonna spoke about astrology again through a Reddit session and stated that she doesn’t even know her birth time. So, what was that old interview all about then?

It was typical Gemini Midheaven behavior. This placement isn't above telling some white lies to the world in order to make themselves look or sound more interesting. I truly believe Madonna is a Gemini Midheaven because that kind of trickster behavior is so characteristic of Gemini. This is the same woman who convinced people that she went to New York with just $75 in her pocket to become a star yet many have discredited this myth ever since. If she had a Sagittarius Midheaven, she’d be compulsively honest in front of the world, to a fault. But, her Gemini Midheaven makes her the opposite: a storyteller who will spin whatever words she needs to in order to never seem dull, whether it’s say that she has a crazy, rebellious Aquarius Rising (instead of an ordinary old Virgo Rising) or spit out a story that would make her a legend.

But, in the end, I think the public easily forgives Gemini Midheaven people for their storytelling, even when it’s false, because they do keep us interested. It’s relatively harmless, anyway. Well, that is, until the potential gossiping comes into the mix. Having a Gemini Midheaven can subject you to a lot of “he said, she said” drama on your public stage. Those sorts of situations gravitate toward a lot more toward you, as everyone knows that you’re a bit tricky, anyway. So, it’s quite easy for some people to make things up about you and talk enough trash to tarnish your reputation. On the other hand, you might not be above doing this to other people, either. Words are your greatest asset out in the world and you wield these words in all sorts of ways, positive or negative.

I believe the Midheaven really begins taking hold once we’re in high school, as this is when we begin getting very reputation-conscious. And for those with Midheaven in Gemini, the backstabbing and the gossiping of the high school experience can be experienced almost overwhelmingly. Again, maybe you just gossiped way more than you should have or maybe you were an open target. However, you didn’t let it get you down and you still managed to have a great time. Gemini Midheaven teenagers have their finger in just about every pie in high school. You joined one afterschool organization after the next. Not necessarily for the friendship aspect like Aquarius Midheaven, even though you loved making friends. You more so loved the experience of being able to do a lot of different things and the impressiveness of putting it all on your resume.

This attitude has continued into adulthood. If there are any planets conjunct your Midheaven, they are projected to the public in a very restless, intelligent, quick-thinking manner. Your agenda is to show people that you’ve got a lot of tricks up your sleeve. Gemini Midheaven people are the types to put anything they can on their resume, wanting their “special skills” to take up a lot of space. In the end, you do have a lot of special skills. This is also because you’ve got a lot of personalities that the world’s getting acquainted with. While so many pop stars have maintained the same image, how many Madonna’s have we met over the years: (un)like-a-virgin Madonna, religious Madonna, dominatrix Madonna, mommy Madonna, humanitarian Madonna. The list goes on.

So when people talk about you, sometimes they don’t know who they’re talking about. Conversations about a Gemini Midheaven person can get confusing. “God, he’s so moody, isn’t he?”, one person says. Then, another person chimes in: “No, actually, he’s always in a good mood at work.” Someone says, “She’s so nice and friendly.” Then, a rebuttal: “Really? She barely even says ‘hello’ to me.” In a way, this is what you want. We all do certain things to make people believe we’re our Midheaven. When your Midheaven is in Gemini, you often intentionally behave in different ways in public so people can think you’re 10 different people. But, you’re actually very comfortable acting out all your contradictions in front of the world. In your mind, this is the time to do it.

You decided early on that you were going to get people talking and get them thinking. And the very contradictory behavior of Gemini Midheaven is something that makes the public rather desperate to analyze them and figure them out. Again, it’s your way of stimulating the world. And whatever you do with your life, you know how to create a real buzz around your endeavors, particularly your professional ones. Your promotional skills are amazing and are the true ticket to your success. Since high school, you had a way of getting your name on people’s lips, whether it was positive or negative. Any publicity is good publicity for Midheaven in Gemini. And if you have planets on your Midheaven, they’ll show the specific ways in which you’re able to get people buzzing about you.

It’s why living out your mischievous, naughty streak in front of the world is often a necessary thing. Sometimes, our Midheaven indicates what we need an outlet for via what we do with our lives. And a lot of Gemini Midheaven people just need an outlet for the devil on their shoulder, which is satisfied through a career where they can freely express themselves. And as Madonna has taught the music industry, if it causes some controversy, so what? At least they’re talking about you, baby. So, there is always something really exciting about your projects and efforts, often because they tend to be quite brilliant in their execution. You can come up with something amazingly fresh to give to the world, like a cool gust of wind that just comes out of nowhere.

You definitely need to be able to brainstorm in your professional environment. Gemini Midheaven people have an enormous amount of ideas and see it as their responsibility to share them. They demand to be heard! So, you can become quite a smart-ass in the face of a boss who isn’t listening to you and willing to be a collaborator. This is why you might prefer being self-employed and why you can make such an open-minded boss yourself. Those with this Midheaven placement make very communicative authority figures. They want to know what’s on your mind, even if it means you not agreeing with them. Few bosses can accept that creative tension like Gemini Midheaven, as opposing views only inspire them to think more. But, that makes them just as quick to offer an opposing viewpoint to you in order to make you think more.

As long as your work is interesting, there is a natural high that you get from it. When you really love what you do, it can be as if you’re always on caffeine. You just want to keep at it, long after other people have clocked off and tired out. This is why you must be working at a job that stimulates you. If it’s boring, you won’t be able to do it for very long. The average Gemini Midheaven feels no guilt or remorse about quitting their jobs. You do it in a second, probably even forgoing the two weeks’ notice. This can make you the kind of person who is constantly bouncing from odd job to odd job, only reinforcing that reputation of being unable to be tied down. The way you see it, there’s plenty of other jobs out there. So, why stick with something that’s boring?

Yet, this flitting from one thing to the next can also simply be your mission in life. Success and public opinion can be fickle beasts. You understand this better than most people, Gemini Midheaven. So, you’re not very attached to one path, one specialty, or one motivation. This isn’t just because you’re up for any profession that’s interesting but because you know that you’ve got to sometimes be as fickle as the market. Therefore, Gemini Midheaven individuals are highly changeable in their career, in some way or another. You adapt to all of the prevailing trends, knowing that this is where the money’s at and that you’ve got to take advantage of that. It’s for this reason that some in your field can dismiss you as being superficial or a giant fake or having inconsistent loyalties. But, you’ll probably just chalk it up to mere gossip and narrow-mindedness and move on.

Besides, the idea of being categorizable is not a priority for Midheaven in Gemini. This influences the very way you are in the world. It might be very funny for someone to spend the entire day with you because you can leave their head-spinning. You can put on one personality in the car while driving to the store with them, be a different person with the cashier at the store, be another person with the waiter at the restaurant you have lunch at, then go back to being the person you were in the car. Whatever social environment you’re in, you play that role. In fact, Gemini Midheaven people often end up mimicking others in the situations that they’re in out in the world. You also can talk a whole lot to those in your community and not just via conversation. The public can just get very used to the sound of your voice. You’re not self-conscious at all about the phone conversation you’re having, for example, and if people can hear it. On the flip side, you may love to read in public and spend a lot of time thinking to yourself about things. And that can lead to a lot of talking to yourself... in public. Either way, you’re quite a character.

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