“Strive for continuous improvement instead of perfection.”-author Kim Collins

The mental and physical realm is something you often think about. Your inquisitive mind has so many questions about how to improve your physical and mental environment. You don’t look at the world through the eyes of what is you look at the world through the eyes of what could be. It is for this reason that you are one of the most misunderstood signs in the zodiac. You give constructive criticism freely to those around you that would benefit from your keen observations. You think you are being helpful but your friends and family would describe your constructive criticism as too critical. All five of your senses are acutely in tune with minute fluctuations in energy. Your soul’s energy vibrates on a level is not perceptible by those that solely exist in the physical realm. You are connected to making the world a better place. Your mind is active at all times, taking in your environment and running it through your high powered analytical mind. You get very excited by the potential of perfection. You often get lost in analysis paralysis. There are so many things that would simply run more efficiently if you could implement the processes in your mind. You tend to be a workaholic pouring all of your energy into making your work environment safe and efficient.


“First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.”
-author Napoleon Hill

You deeply want to make the world a better place which is why you instinctively analyze the way those around you function in the physical realm. The phrase work smarter not harder completely encompasses the way you embrace life. Those around you say you are critical but that is because they do not understand where your criticism is manifested from. It is embedded in your soul to heal the unhealthy and give those that suffer in silence hope of a better existence. You are attracted to the latest medical journals, procedures and latest diet fads. A healthy body and mind is something you will work on throughout your life to perfect. It is embedded in your soul to share your knowledge with those you know need your guidance even if at times they disagree. Most of the time your advice falls on deaf ears. People often feel that you overly critical of details. Your friends and family often describe you as someone who will never be satisfied. Being satisfied is a foreign thought for you because you can always see something else that needs to be perfected.


“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”-author Muhammad Ali

You are very passionate about environmental awareness and causes. The way people take all of the natural resources for granted is very upsetting for you. The outdoors is a healing place where you can disconnect your overactive analytical mind and live in the present. You try to preserve nature by recycling, driving fuel efficient cars, eating organic food and being mindful of business practices of the places you buy products from. You are attracted to natural ingredients and natural materials. Your friends and family describe you as earthy. There is a need deep in your soul to breathe fresh clean air and enjoy the vibration of nature. It can be difficult for you to find the time to enjoy the outdoors because you are too busy working or learning something new. You are practical to a fault so those that are excessive drive you completely nuts. You are sensitive to your environment and often tune into dysfunction around you too much. It is for this reason that you must find the time to release some of the tension that over time can build up in your mind. Working too much to make a difference in your environment can leave you feeling very tired and mentally over sensitive. It is very important for you to release all the stress you feel by getting out and surrounding yourself with the perfection of nature.


“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle”-author Albert Einstein

You don’t see life for what it is you see life as what it can be. You must explore the darkness to see the light the light to see the darkness. You can’t help but be mentally stimulated by your surroundings and everything that exists in it. You question everything because there is so much to learn about and experience. You sponge up knowledge and patterns trying to make logic out of illogical situations. The good and bad are intriguing to you. The things that people do to cope with disillusionment is perhaps the most intriguing of all. If you observe something that is not efficient you instinctively see the polarity in situation. Everything you come in contact with or are subjected to is a learning experience. You never stop thinking about thoughts that stimulate you. You are critical of others because you are have not perfected your journey. It is for this very reason that you try to help others navigate through their journey. Your mind is never at rest and constantly craves new data. You have a belief that you can make a difference. You are flawed and realize that your flaws are in fact what help you relate to those you are drawn to. It may be difficult for others to understand that to create solutions you have to be sensitive to the imperfections.


Fun facts about the Gemini’s & Virgo’s ruling planet.

  • It takes 88 days for mercury to rotate the sun.
  • Mercury is the smallest and innermost planet in the solar system.
  • Mercury was named after the Roman deity Mercury, messenger of the Gods.
  • Three to four times a year mercury goes retrograde.
  • Every seven years or so mercury can be seen from earth.
  • Mercury has no atmosphere which is why it is the second hottest planet in the solar system.

When you are ruled by Mercury you think quickly and decisively. Fluctuations in thoughts are just as drastic as the extremes on mercury’s surface. During the day the surface of mercury is estimated to be 430°C (800°F) and during the night it is estimated to get as cool as -170°C (-280°F). When you understand mercury you realize why those of you who are ruled by this fast moving planet are able to interpret information at the speed at which you do.

When mercury goes retrograde 3 to 4 times a year it allows you to slow down and think about all of changes that have happened throughout the year. This is a reflective time that is much needed downtime for Geminis and Virgos. You are inundated by constant input which is mentally draining. The retrograde cycle of mercury allows you to gather your thoughts and ponder your various choices. Things that usually distracts Geminis and Virgos become less productive. You may feel frustrated during a retrograde cycle because you are so used to running at a very high speed. You may feel sluggish, introspective, mentally disconnected. It is not uncommon for electronics to malfunction that you use for communication. You may not be as productive at work. If a problem arises at work you may not be able to come up with a productive solution. You may feel the urge to reach out and discuss the past with those you have unfinished business with. Mental and physical health problems may rear their ugly head forcing you to relax and stop socializing for those three weeks.