Piece originally published on The Astrology Of The Musical Artist:Gemini
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In astrology we have what are called “modalities.” These in a nutshell, serve as segment markers for each season. The mutable modality describes the ending of seasons. In astrological terms this modality describes signs that are adaptable and versatile. The signs associated with this modality are Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, and Pisces. These signs are the communicators and rule over all communication fields. The air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) rule over intellect and they also show up heavily in music. Anyway, one of the most important communications fields is music. Don’t get me wrong, anybody be an artist. But there are actually some signs in my opinion, that it comes much more naturally to. These being the mutable modalities. In this post I will break down why Gemini one of the signs that music, especially vocals comes most natural to.
Gemini by nature is a communicator. Its symbol, the twins shows Gemini’s dual nature, and interest in learning through human interaction. Gemini is an air sign, so it’s a very cerebral energy. The mind is constantly going. The planet Mercury rules over Gemini. Looking at the etymology of the word merchant, you’ll see merc in it. What have merchants done throughout history? Sell their goods by convincing potential customers that their goods are what they need, reading other people, finding the right words to use to win them over. Geminis are usually adept at spreading a message through verbal communication and writing. If they don’t initially, the ability to really excel here is present in my opinion.
Hip-hop is the perfect genre for the Gemini. And there are many exceptional Gemini rappers. Why? Hip-hop requires vocal performance and writing (in most cases). If an artist’s pen game isn’t on point they get clowned. Their grasp of language and the depth of vocabulary should be better than the average songwriter and lyricist. Gemini excels at this. Another strong point is their quick draw sharp wit. Let me share a few examples of Gemini artists that excel at writing and lyricism.
Kendrick Lamar hails from Compton,CA and is probably the most notable young Gemini MC out right now . After the success of his third album To pimp a butterfly , he has solidified himself as a top level artist. Known for his flow and potent lyrics on a wide array of abstract and real life issues especially those facing the African diaspora.
Fetty Wap is an up and comer out of Paterson,NJ best known for his hit trap queen . He’s very early in his career, but heis a double Gemini so I do believe he has found his niche.
Yonkers O.G. Jadakiss has been in the game for 20 years. Heralded as “top 5 dead or alive” by fans. This double Gemini, is most noted for his metaphors, wit, and lyrics. Listen to any of his songs and you’ll hear the strong grasp he has of language. Him along with his zodiacal opposite (Sagittarius) and Lox group comrad, Styles P, are famous for their back and forth exchanges on many tracks. Most of Jadakiss’s notable lyrics are actually not on albums, but spread out over many mixtapes by D-Block, the Lox, and himself.
Other notable Gemini MC’s
- Ice Cube ( said to be the best rapper and writer in N.W.A.)
- MC Ren( also said to be one of the best rappers in the group)
- Keith Murray
- Notorious B.I.G.
- Kanye West
- Daz Dillinger
- Krayzie Bone
I could keep going on and on.
I don’t only want to touch on hip-hip however. Because Gemini’s anatomical correspondences are the arms and hands. There are many Geminis who are deadly on instruments, and while they are noted vocalists and writers, they also have communicate through their instruments.
Prince Rogers Nelson
Prince Rogers Nelson is a soul, funk multi-instrumentalist from Minneapolis, MN. Most important to this post, is he’s a Gemini. He writes, sings, and performs all of his own music. Arguably one of the most talented guitarists today. Geminis are mutable signs as I’ve said earlier. So they a jacks of all trades and versatile by nature.
Lauryn Hill is a singer, songwriter, producer, rapper and 1 third of the groupThe Fugeesfrom East Orange, New Jersey. She broke out with her hit album ” The miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” She’s a double Gemini as well. Since the 90s she’s been doing shows and touring.
There are too many Geminis to list that fall into all genres of music that aren’t hip-hop. But I will share many more of them so you get the picture. Because this list is full of all time greats.
- Miles Davis
- Erroll Garner
- Paul McCartney
- Dean Martin
- Josephine Baker
- Lenny Kravitz
- Marvin Hamlisch
- Lionel Richie
- Bob Dylan
- Jackie Wilson
- Tom Jones
- Curtis Mayfield
- Barry Manilow
- Paula Abdul
- Alanis Morissette
- Johnny Gill
- Faith Evans
- Cole Porter
- Melissa Etheridge
- Azealia Banks
Crazy list huh? And there are many more Gemini artists that are not named here. To me as a professional astrologer, most Geminis should at the very least take a crack at writing, rapping, singing, and communications fields in general. You may find that you catch on rather easily and actually excel at it . To learn much much more, check out my book below.