The Gemini needs movement and change, he is “hungry” for interaction, he’s urban in his essence and needs constant interaction with those around him so that he wouldn’t feel imprisoned. He’s verbal, objective and rationalistic. Perhaps the psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan, was right when he said that the language of Gemini does not represent reality but rather creates it (and this is what the philosopher Wittgenstein once said: “Language is not only the vehicle, it’s also the driver …” ) . At the depth of the philosophy of Gemini lays the assumption that the fact that we are speaking – we are absent. Perhaps this is the root of the “hunger” of Gemini for movement and communication, for constant irritation, the need to move from object to object and fill an inner space that comes from language. A baby learns how to speak between the ages of 1-3. Before that, he had known the world through his senses and not through concepts and words. In Kabbalistic observation, God creates the world in speech. The letters and words mediate between the nothing and everything, between God and creation. Therefore, language is a function of mediation in Gemini (Chapter 2 in Genesis). Language is the snake of the fateful event of eating from the Tree of Knowledge since Adam and Eve were conscious about their nudity. The recognition of the separation of the body from the soul was born. The letters are the embodiment of the spirit of God and the source of the vitality of creation in Judaism. In the Hebrew holy language, The words ” And with sanctified and Sean” – (meaning: the quality of the Hebrew language, which is called among the Jewish religious circles- the holly language. The language of Gemini is a perception of the world, when a person knows the Hebrew’s words and their meaning, he can create easily new words with the nouns. This connects us to the polarity of Sagittarius, to liberty, space and free will of Gemini, to a variety of opportunities and feedom).
It indicates the Gemini’s language as a bridge between the spirit man and the divine spirit. Gemini mediates between the infinity of the divine and the eternity of human thought (Rachel Elior, “Freedom on the Tablets”, 1999). According to the Book “Sefer Yetzirah”, the transition from the abstract to the real is expressed through language. The letters of the prayer become a window which the infinite world is seen. They are the path of the duality of Gemini which connects between earth and heavenly, between infinite and finite, between spiritual and material, and between divine and human. The language emphasizes the Gemini’s polar dimension between him and Sagittarius in the zodiac, because it allows consciousness and free choice. The future is formed in a man’s thought and isn’t predetermined. Moving on to the next level, language enables the idea of community and group and therefore links to the community’s future, the purpose of it, it’s essence in the historical destiny. Perhaps it’s not surprising that the two tablets of stone in the Bible, given at Mount Sinai in the month Sivan, were at the same month of Gemini. It’s also important to remember that the Tower of Babel was an expression of arrogance and therefore destroyed (Genesis, chapter 11 phrase 5). We should not be blinded by the space and power of the polarity of Sagittarius which creates the Genesis’s language; This too should be restricted in frames.
The researcher of theology, Rivka Schechter, emphasizes that eating from the Tree of Knowledge points the fact that the world is a ‘fruit of information’, the ‘fruit of language’. The man acquires the language from an external source, from the Tree of knowledge, the essence of linguistic philosophy of Gemini. The language is a tool for consciousness and free choice and enfolds the commitment for free choice and not something random or unspecified. It has a dimension of direction, purpose and essence. From the moment that a human can speak, he becomes a debtor to an external factor, distinguishes between pure and evil in the dual style of Gemini. Silence is an attempt to free him from the burden of language, the burden of the Tree of knowledge and the burden of choice and responsibility.
Language brings the sense of space and wandering of polarity in Sagittarius. It’s not only a Gemini adaptation but also a deliberate change and conquest of the Sagittarius’s space for countries and continents. The language contains migration and geography. The philosopher René Descartes said: “I think, therefor – I exist”. The famous Cogito added the phrase in the book “Meditations on First Philosophy”: “I speak means I am in motion”. Language is a form of travel, transportation… from the inside out, from the self to the other. For Gemini, speaking means traveling, move, change, perhaps replace a kind of optimism into being in movement because being static is a burden on the soul. Traveling is an escape from eternity, circles, place without time and place to the heart of time and space itself. Language contains a structure of time (verbs of the past, present, and future), and without it time will not express itself in human consciousness. The language has a linear character, letter after letter, word after word, sentences that become text… The Buddha thought differently, because the eternal essence of Pisces (Allen Watts, “The Zen Way”, 1957), the world cannot be defined in words; the words are illusion patterns which the being is slipped like water out of a strainer. Of course, this is the basis of the philosophical conflict between Pisces and Gemini in their archetypal and ideal representations. That is why the Buddha never said a word to Zen, despite the countless homiletically sermon attributed to him, his true message was never said. The Gemini’s duality will be canceled according to Zen, when we stop categorizing and translating our experiences into words.
The sound of water is not really the actual touch of water. The classified world is a product of consciousness and translated into letters and words. It’s clear that Zen will not agree with Faust’s say “The general rule of the words was bound! or then you are at the promised gate of the Temple of certainty” (Goethe’s Faust, Dvir 1975).
The Gemini’s choice is to talk, travel, to be in motion and in time. Communication and language make the human an object, a factor that is always “outside” what is happening in reality. There is a need to reach him because he is not part of us, does not reside in the Pisces totality of astrology. It’s a duality that separates us from others. The height of the duality. This is the world of communication which is contained in the Gemini’s words.