It’s the late 90s. Since the iPhone hasn’t been invented yet, playgrounds are the neighborhood hotspot after school. You bike over to meet your friend; the baseball card clipped to the spokes of your tire rattling, a sound you can’t hear over Now, That’s What I Call Music–1999 playing on your CD player. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then your name probably has too many silent vowels, and you were most likely born after Britney’s first meltdown. (Calm down, I’m all Free Britney over here). Read on anyway, because I have a feeling you’ve heard this next part.
Where were we? Okay, biking to the park, jamming out to Bring It All Back by S Club 7. You pull up to the curb and skid to a halt. Your park is packed with dozens of kids. You’re twelve and a half, not a kid, like these four-year-olds celebrating their birthday party. Balloons are everywhere. Snot-nosed children are pooping on your slides. Your best friend bikes up behind you and curses, something they haven’t stopped doing since their thirteenth birthday. Well, so much for the park. Except… You two look at each other, matching smirks spilling across your acne-covered cheeks. There’s just one problem with your friendship. Every time you hang out, you have this little problem of getting into trouble wherever you go.
As usual, your friend says exactly what you’re thinking. Parking your bikes in the bushes, you dart across the park, secret agents ready to pounce. And pounce on the balloons you do. As the parents cut the cake, you two yank half a dozen balloons off the fence post and sprint down the block. You two spend the next hour sucking helium out of said balloons, seeing whose laughter is more high-pitched. This is the trouble you get into. It’s the 90s, after all.
Well, there’s probably a chance that you Gen Z’s have heard what happens when you suck helium out of balloons, and you’ve probably taken part, just for snorts and giggles. No, I would never encourage sucking helium out of balloons–and if you happened to be at JoJos Raw Bar and Grill in Wellington, Florida that one Tuesday in 2016 when two twenty-seven-year-old girls were doing exactly that–no it wasn’t me… I swear. But it was probably these two: because despite their age, when Gemini and Libra get together, a little chaos is probably going to follow. One thing is for sure. Neither of you will be able to stop laughing.
Oh, Gemini, you’re definitely going to be the first person to see what your voice sounds like after ingesting helium. And definitely as an adult.
As a mutable sign, you seek fresh experiences, and you’ll try anything that sparks your interest.
Ruled by Mercury, the planet that controls communication, you’re a chatterbox, eager to express yourself in every way possible, from the low-pitched to the high-pitched, the tears to the laughter, the shouts of joy to the cries of passion.
Yeah, I said it, ’cause let’s be real, Gemini, you’re also freaky deaky. You sit in the third house of communication, making you a natural extrovert, you crave connection with other people and can make friends as fast as a dog chases a squirrel.
And that’s kind of you, if you think about it: Doug from the movie UP–“Squirrel!” If you haven’t watched UP, then literally, what are you doing with your life right now?
The point is, your attention darts around based on whatever keeps your attention at the moment.
Your symbol, the twins, represents your dual nature, two sides of your passionate personality that can flip based on what’s happening around you.
One moment, you’re interested and intrigued, and the next you’re anxious and stubborn, ready to rid yourself of this disease called boredom.
Some people perceive you as fickle and indecisive because of this, but you just follow whatever drives you–and that’s usually anything that allows you to learn more about the world around you and advance your relationships with strangers, lovers, and everything in between.
With a symbol like the scales of justice, most people might think you’re all about following the rules, Libra–but let’s be real: You’re a Cardinal sign, making you the idea creator, the person who probably suggests stealing the balloons to begin with.
So what do these scales represent then? You have a soft spot for fairness, and you never want anyone to feel left out or disrespected, but you’re far from being a wet blanket.
Those scales are more representative of the balance you seek in your day-to-day life. You crave a healthy harmony between all aspects of your life, and work to create a peace in the conflicting areas of your life.
- You’ll spend time with friends and then recharge alone.
- You’ll work until the deadline is met, and then you’ll shut your brain off and get ready to play.
You dislike confrontation, and much prefer to sweep things under the rug rather than face an argument head-first. For this reason, you’re very good at forgiving and forgetting, but you’d much prefer issues never arise to begin with.
This can make you appear passive-aggressive, but you mainly just don’t like having drama in your life. That doesn’t mean you don’t partake from time to time. Part of the fun of getting out in life is experiencing all the ups and downs it has to offer, you just don’t take it as seriously as other people.
You crave the opportunity to make the mundane enticing, and you won’t stop until you find it, surrounding yourself with like-minded people who perk your interest.
Gemini and Libra in Friendship
Back to the helium and the heart of my metaphor. You two, my Gemini and Libra, are both air signs. Yes, I know sucking helium and breathing oxygen are not the same thing, and they don’t equate to the general definition of air, so yes, you found the flaw in my analogy–here’s a pat on the back.
But what do air signs have in common? They are the people who love to think and plan, who analyze a situation and consider all the possibilities before eventually acting upon it, eager to find out exactly how high-pitched their voices really could go. And to follow that line of thought, because communication is key for air signs like you two, once conversation gets flowing, neither of you will pause long enough to catch your breath.
Friend Date: Mani/Pedi or Streaking on the Beach at Midnight?
You both prefer the proverbial over the physical. You like to understand how things work and why they do, but unlike more introverted analytic signs, you both investigate theories by testing them in the real world.
You probably have similar interests, in that you both would rather spend a weekend night out and about rather than sitting at home.
Libra, the more decisive of you two, will probably be the one to come up with the action-oriented ideas, and Gemini, the more flexible, will be happy to go with the flow, while initiating the conversation that Libra will effortlessly match.
Friend-Fection: Keep It on the Dl or Text ‘Love Ya Biatch?’
Gemini, the chatterbox, you have no problem expressing your feelings to your friends. You enjoy it, in fact. As quick as you are to talk to your friends about the bond you two share, you also won’t shy away from any issues that may arise. Where some signs may close down at the first sign of conflict, you’ll open your doors and invite in the opportunity for a healthy debate.
Libra, you’re much more of a people pleaser than Gemini, and usually your MO is to cave under the imaginary pressure of other people’s need to talk. You’ll often tell people what they want to hear just so you can move on from the intensity of the conversation and this is especially the case if other people are around. You want to keep the peace and you’ll go out of your way to do just that.
With Gemini, however, things are a little different. You’re much more likely to open up with Gemini and express your feelings and thoughts, regardless of who is around. Gemini, a natural charmer, has the ability to keep conversations flowing whether the topic is positive or negative. Libra, you’ll find that you won’t have to do damage control, and you’ll be able to add to the conversation with ease.
Dating Advice: Send His Name or Send His Social?
You have differing perspectives on dating. Gemini, you crave connection, and you find it through communicating. Dating for you is a game, an opportunity to learn more about people and enjoy the moment. You don’t date to find a partner. In fact, you usually avoid commitment unless you’re one hundred percent sure this person is worth spending time with. Dating is fun; why complicate it by becoming exclusive?
Libra, you’re the opposite. Having a partner is part of the balance you crave in life, and you’ll date with that endgame in mind. And because you enjoy projecting an image of peace and ease, you’ll often hold back revealing the vulnerable aspects of your personality with your new partner, and likewise, you’ll keep your feelings to yourself–until Gemini comes knocking on your door.
Gemini wants to know every detail of your date, and you’ll find yourself spilling your secrets to them before you even know what’s going on. And Gemini, you’ll do the same, talking in intimate detail about your dates–but not because you’re excited about it becoming something, like Libra, but more so because you just enjoy having something new to talk about.
Gemini and Libra in Love
Love, you say? That’s not really real. This is your normal response to commitment, Gemini, as the idea of a relationship sounds more oppressing than the emotions that led you there.
Libra, you’re the opposite. Love! Oh me, oh my! I do! You’re a hopeless romantic at heart. While you two have very different perspectives on the idea of love, when your paths cross, the wheels will start turning, and as the momentum picks up, Libra, you’ll love where this is going–and Gemini? You won’t know what hit you.
The First Date: Roses or KFC?
Libra, as a cardinal sign, you enjoy making the plans and coming up with interesting date ideas. Not everyone you’ve dated has appreciated your ideas as much as Gemini, a mutable sign, someone whose flexibility and adaptability will mean they can go with the flow of anything you throw at them.
It’s your relaxed nature Gemini that makes dating effortless and easy for you. However, not all dates are created equal. You’re used to carrying the conversation, and while that doesn’t typically bother you, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by Libra’s ability to not only initiate the conversation but come up with spontaneous things for you two to do.
And if there’s one thing you love, Gemini, it’s being surprised. And nothing will surprise you more when you leave this date with Libra on your mind, already wanting more.
Love Language Do’s and Don’ts: A Dealbreaker?
The same way you two effortlessly expressed yourself in a friendship will roll over in your relationship. Libra, you’re just fine with letting things go and sweeping them under the rug to keep the peace, especially in your relationships. You despise conflict. But you’ve probably also learned that this isn’t always the healthy way to go about resolving issues with your romantic partner, you just don’t necessarily know how to go about being direct.
No worries, though. Gemini’s got you. Gemini’s ability to word vomit with charm will take you aback, Libra, and while you would usually run from this kind of brute honesty, you’ll find yourself drawn to Gemini’s ability to succinctly express themselves.
Likewise, Gemini, you’ll find Libra’s energy addicting. Sometimes you can be a wee bit erratic Gemini, and while you often enjoy the flurry of the unexpected, Libra will offer a balance that you didn’t know you needed.
And Libra, you’re ruled by Venus, the planet of love. When you find yourself experiencing those emotions, you’ll have no problem expressing exactly that. Gemini, you’re used to being the person who does the talking, and when Libra offers you this, you’ll find yourself unable to deny it. You’ve fallen for them too. Because you both share a desire for new experiences, your mutual preference of quality time will mean that regardless what you two do, when you’re together, you’re guaranteed to have a good time.
Sexy Time: Slow and Steady or Chompin’ at the Bit?
Libra, you always want to make sure you and your partner are equally satisfied in the bedroom. And not only does Gemini agree with this notion, their adventurous nature will mean that every time in the bedroom will offer something new and exciting. This will truly be an effortless pairing, one that will leave you two wanting more.
A little bit of chaos, a whole lot of fun, and an effortless connection, one of the most harmonious pairing in the Zodiac. As friends and lovers, your fate, Gemini and Libra, is set in stone…or maybe it’s written in the stars, because it doesn’t get much better than this.
- 1- Get AWAY from me
- 2- Who are you again?
- 3- I tolerate you
- 4- You’re pretty cool
- 5- Let’s gooooo!
What if I Love This Person?
See above–and don’t be surprised if your friends become envious of your effortless bond.