Curiosity might have killed the cat, but not in the case of a Gemini. Geminis thrive in a world of duality: learning and balancing, good and bad, over and under. And it's a Gemini's curiosity and versatility that keeps others on their feet.
Take Sir Paul McCartney, who is no stranger to success and creativity. The singer, songwriter, former Beatle, entrepreneur, poet, and composer (the list goes on and on), wrote some of the most popular music in rock and roll history. "Yesterday" and "Hey Jude" both boast his name. McCartney, 67, is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful musician and composer in pop music history, with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles. McCartney also has more Number One singles in the United Kingdom than any other artist under The Beatles, his solo efforts and with his band, Wings. Versatility runs in the McCartney family. Daughter, Stella is a fashion designer, and son, James Louis is a songwriter and musician.
"Geminis are very mercurial, they need change and excitement," Tisch Aitken, a New York City astrologer, said. "They're incredibly intelligent and adaptable. You don't meet too many dumb Geminis."
Isabella Rossellini, who turns 57 today, has written three books and delved into wildlife activism since her modeling days. The Italian actress and longtime face of Lancôme began her career as a pretty face making less than $10,000 a day for modeling gigs, but overcame scoliosis and two failed marriages to come out on top with a budding acting career. She appeared in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet," for which she won an Independent Spirit Award in 1987, and has also been nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe. One could say she is eternally youthful, another trademark of Geminis.
"Think of Marilyn Monroe and Johnny Depp," Aitken said. "Geminis are very mutable and therefore, adaptable."
Roger Ebert, one half of film critic duo Ebert and Roeper, has one of the most distinct film critiquing styles, using dry wit to affect how the world views movies. Although Ebert's star ratings sometimes contradict his written reviews, his sarcasm and honesty in his reviews are what makes him a staple in our generation's movie experiences. After battling thyroid cancer and a hip injury in 2007 and 2008, Ebert, 67, started blogging about film festivals, which has gained a strong following of readers and reader comments. Ebert continues to influence the film community, something a Gemini does best.
Happy Birthday, Gemini! Here's to you…