Gemini Ascendant (Gemini Rising)
Gemini or Mithuna Sign
It is the third sign in the zodiac from 60degree to 90degrees. It represents the region of shoulders of kala purusha. It is an odd sign also dwi swabhava (or dual, means 15degrees towards sthira or fixed and 15degrees to chara or movable rashi), vaayu tatwa (airy), male rashi (masculine), jeeva, green colour, long, ubhayodaya, direction towards south-east, soodra cast, biped, average ascensions. It resembles a female holding a musical instrument in hand and a male holding a mace in hand. It represents places where dancers, singers, artist, women of pleasure reside, a bedroom, the place for sexual enjoyment and indoor sports, place where cards or other kinds of betting goes on, gambling dens etc. It represents curly hair, black lips, skilled in interpreting other people’s thoughts, an elevated nose, likes music and housekeeping, slender arms and long fingers, shy, and lives in villages.
Gemini represents a pair of a boy and a girl. It signifies two aspects of one concept. But the two aspects are inseparable like a coin with two sides. We cannot separate the two sides. If we own the coin, we have to choose both the sides and not one side. It is called duality. So Gemini represents both male and female, positive-negative, left-right, spirit-matter etc. The same characters suit well with Mercury as well. That is the reason Mercury owns this sign.
Mercury is the lord of this sign. None of the planets gets exaltation and debilitation except Rahu and Ketu. Gemini contains Mrigasira (lord is Mars) 2 padas or quarters, Aridra 4 quarters (lord is Rahu) and Punarvasu 3 quarters (lord is Jupiter).
People with this ascendant
The Gemini ascendant people will have black eyes, thick neck, elevated nose and many friends. They will enjoy an association with women. Usually above average height and well-formed body, long slender hands, sharp nose, fast walk and clear speech, active and quick sight, cunning, wavering mind. They will be good in mathematics, jack of all trades but a master in none. They will be interested in moving with opposite sex, sudden breakdowns, liable to fraud and deception.
They will be very active and they don’t want to sit idle at any time. They are multi-taskers. They would like to do many things at a time. Because of this, they get a lot of stress on their mind. They get frustrated when everything is not going as they want. Because of this reason, they get expertise in many fields but no specialization in any one field. They are knowledgeable but little cunning. They do not believe anybody easily. But they are very intelligent and they talk very elegantly and they can persuade anybody. They do not believe in hard work but believe in smart work. They can make others work for them. They keep a distance from the people they don’t like. But they face a lot of competition and opposition.
Usually, they don’t have any problem in making money. They can earn from many sources. As 2nd lord is Moon and 11th Lord is Mars, they will have a lot of ups and downs in earning. Also, they spend a lot. They mostly spend on expensive and luxurious household items.
Benefic and Malefic planets for Gemini ascendant
Venus is Yogakaraka planet or auspicious planet for Gemini ascendant. Venus together with Mercury in an auspicious house can create Rajayoga. Mars, Sun, and Jupiter are not good for this ascendant. Even though Moon is maraka for this ascendant, it will not be that harmful. It will give mixed results. Saturn also gives neutral results. When Saturn conjoins Mercury and Venus, it gives a very good result. Jupiter may not be very auspicious because of the kendradhipathi dosha.