Characteristics of Gemini
Gemini is taken as the third among 12 zodiac signs, in Vedic astrology. It is ruled by Mercury. It features three nakshatras. The last two quarters of Mrigashira, all four quarters of Ardra and the first three quarters of Punarvasu nakshatra fall in this sign. This sign features 9 navamshas ranging from Libra to Gemini. Libra to Scorpio navamshas are ruled by Mrigashira, Sagittarius to Pisces navamshas are ruled by Ardra and Aries to Gemini navamshas are ruled by Punarvasu nakshatra. Gemini represents air element and it is taken as a masculine sign.
Looking at characteristics of Gemini; it is a flexible, witty, intelligent, outgoing, impulsive, unreliable and indecisive sign. Natives under its strong influence may love to interact and they generally mean well for everyone. They may be chatty as well as interesting and they may engage in long conversations. They may be comfortable with both genders and they tend to make friends from all genders, races and classes. They may love adventures, travel and tourism whereas they may lack commitment as well as maturity. They may be more like teenagers who are full of life as well as adventures but who may not be relied upon due to lack of commitment and maturity.
Though Gemini represents a number of characteristics; different planets may embrace different characteristics when placed in this sign. Mercury and Rahu may utilize most of its characteristics and hence they may be very strong or strong in Gemini; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Saturn and Venus may be strong or they may have significant strength in Gemini; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Sun, Moon, Jupiter and Mars may perform very well, well or poorly in Gemini; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Ketu is not comfortable in Gemini and hence it may perform poorly or very poorly in this sign.
Within this sign, various planets may have different strengths based on their nakshatra and navamsha placements. Taking an example, Mercury may be very strong when placed in Gemini navamsha of Punarvasu or Capricorn navamsha of Ardra nakshatra within the sign of Gemini whereas it may be strong but not very strong when placed in Pisces navamsha of Ardra nakshatra within the same sign. Taking another example, Moon may perform poorly when placed in Scorpio navamsha of Mrigashira, it may perform well when placed in Pisces navamsha of Ardra and it may perform very well when placed in Taurus navamsha of Punarvasu nakshatra; within the sign of Gemini.