10 Ways for Gemini to Celebrate Their Birthday
Happy Birthday, Geminis!
The Sun entered Gemini on May 21st and will remain there until June 21st, meaning you Geminis have birthdays this month – and we’re here to help you celebrate!
Geminis have a youthful energy, a playful spirit and a quick wit – they bring a little sparkle into our lives. Whether you are an energetic Gemini looking for exciting ideas, or you want to honor the special Gemini in your life, this is the ultimate Gemini Birthday Guide.
What Makes Gemini So Special
Before we dive into the best celebration ideas for a Gemini birthday, let’s take a moment to talk about what makes Geminis so cool.
Geminis are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication and travel, and it can be quite the trickster. (We’re looking at you, Mercury retrograde.) This aspect of Mercury can trickle into the Gemini personality, making them mischievous and leading to pranks and shenanigans.
Yet, Mercury’s influence is also responsible for the intellectual, communicative aspect of the Gemini psyche. You have a way with words and a sharp mind, making you a great problem solver. You are also adept at sharing your ideas, with a natural social ability.
Geminis are known as the Twin sign, and their personality can often possess a certain duality. You might feel as though there are two versions of yourself and struggle to find the balance between them. Your deep thoughts can sometimes cause a shift from your social, energetic self to a more serious, even sombre mood. While this can be frustrating, learning to embrace your thoughtful nature will help you adjust to darker moods or feelings.
Like Libra and Aquarius, Geminis are an Air sign – the element associated with curiosity, communication, intellect and analyzation. You are likely an overthinker, attempting to process every bit of data and information that crosses your path, which sometimes leads to indecision.
Other positive Gemini traits are creativity, a cheerful disposition, adaptability, a gentle nature, compassion and a free spirit. Like all signs, Geminis also have negative qualities, which include nervousness, moodiness, inconsistency and restlessness.
Whether you have a big party planned or you’re planning on going low-key this year, you should still take some time for a special celebration with yourself.
1. Create a New Journal
Try harnessing your creativity and thoughtful nature by starting a new journal, like this beautiful Sacred Rune Journal. Journaling is an excellent activity for expressing yourself and your emotions in whatever manner you like. You can write poetry, stream-of-consciousness entries or even doodle when you’re feeling restless. You might start the journal with a birthday note to yourself and a comprehensive guide to who you are right now, including your favorite books, TV shows, movies, music, current jobs and relationships and goals for the next year.
2. Go on an Adventure
Take a day to plan out and go on a new adventure, perhaps to a city you’ve never been to before or part of your own town that you have yet to explore. Head to a museum you haven’t visited or an art gallery opening. Pack a lunch and go on a hike through a serene trail. Geminis love new and spontaneous experiences, and the act of analyzing new terrain will delight your senses. You might choose to meander around and traverse the new territory on your own – free to take it all in – or bring some friends with you. You’ll feel invigorated by the experience of newness and the sensation of exploration.
3. Take a Class
Geminis also love learning new things, and stimulating your mind is an excellent way to celebrate your cerebral self. Maybe there’s a cooking class you’ve always wanted to take, or perhaps you’re more into physical activities like yoga, belly dancing or martial arts. If taking an academic class from your local community college sounds like fun, sign up. Expanding your mind can be an especially gratifying activity for intellectual Gemini.
4. Paint a Self-Portrait
Break out the art supplies, grab yourself a big canvas and try to capture yourself creatively. Self-expression is a healthy and fun way to center yourself and reduce stress – so don’t overthink it. Have fun with colors and textures, perhaps playing with mediums and mixing in magazine clippings or pretty pictures that you enjoy. Incorporate the things you love and what you love about yourself.
5. See Live Music
Your adventurous nature means that you’ve probably seen plenty of concerts and attended a music festival or two. Your birthday is an excellent time to not only celebrate yourself but your love of music. See if there’s a local indie band playing that you’d like to see, or you might even get yourself tickets for an upcoming show that you just can’t miss.
6. Bring the Spa to You
A trip to the spa can be expensive – but bringing the spa to you is not only a great way to save money, it can be even more fun to feel pampered in the comfort of your own home. Gather a few items from your local grocery store, like cucumbers – for cucumber water and those refreshing slices that go over your eyes – and sparkling water. Most floral shops sell relatively inexpensive rose petals, which make for a delightful soaking experience in the tub. Drug stores typically sell sample and travel sizes of luxurious bath and beauty products, such as facial masks and body scrubs. Give yourself a manicure and a pedicure, perhaps alongside a nice glass of wine, and spend the day treating your body and soul.
7. Spend Time in Nature
Spending time connecting to nature can leave us feeling refreshed and replenished, and your birthday is an excellent time to take in the world around you and thank Mother Nature for her gifts. You might head to your local park or nature preserve – take advantage of the landscape around you.
8. Read a Book
While this may not initially seem as exciting as some of the other activities on this list, Geminis love learning and expanding their minds – and our busy, technologically-driven lives often mean that we don’t spend as much time reading as we’d like to. Get that book you’ve had on your wishlist for months or pick up that novel you’ve had and been meaning to read for years, take a few hours to cozy up with a delicious beverage and some comfy pajamas, and dive in.
9. Go Shopping!
You might not have a lot to spend, but you deserve to get yourself a birthday treat if you can – and shopping can be about much more than spending money. Invite your girlfriends along for the ride or pop your headphones in and enjoy the added bonus of people watching, and taking in the sights, sounds and smells of baking pretzels and cinnamon buns. Head to your local thrift store and keep your eye out for an unexpected score – Geminis are notoriously lucky when it comes to finding awesome second-hand items. Or check out the local shops downtown that might have unique treasures.
10. Indulge in Your Guilty Pleasure
We all have our guilty pleasures. Whether you enjoy reading tabloid magazines, eating red velvet cake or playing video games in your pajamas, allow yourself the chance to indulge in them today. Don’t let anyone guilt you or make you feel bad. If you want to spend 5 hours watching re-runs of your favorite reality TV show, you do it with pride. As long as you aren’t hurting yourself or anyone else, give yourself the opportunity to really enjoy your day and how you choose to spend it.
Even if what you really want to do didn’t appear in this guide, hopefully it inspires you to celebrate yourself and your unique, exciting personality. What you choose to do on your birthday is up to you – but remember to have fun and enjoy yourself!
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