Every Lioness, quiet naturally, you must admit, has an instinctive desire to
tame the man she loves, to make him her exclusive property. She needs a mate
in whom she can have absolute faith, a man who is clearly stronger than she is,
and yet, who will cherish her without reservation. It's a mighty tall order. Especially
when she sets out to tame a Gemini.
In the Game of Love, as in the Game of Life and Living, this man is what
card players call a kibitzer. He hangs around, with always a few hidden aces up
his sleeve, aware of everyone's hand, confident that he could, if need be, pass off
a busted straight as a royal flush. He knows a lot about everything, but not
quite enough to make a grand slam and end the challenge he finds so intriguing.
It makes more sense to Gemini to be a jack-of-all-trades and master of none.
Once you become expert at any one of them, you see, people have this annoying
habit of expecting you to stay there, doing your thing forever.
Gemini is an Air Sign, driven constantly by the need for change, any kind of
change at all, just so it's change, however minor or major, which leads him on to
the next traveling dice game with interesting stakes. Unlike the other two astrological
gamblers, Leo and Sag, the Twins always want in and out fast, a quick
win or a quick loss, then try again. If you deal yourself in for enough games,
Gemini figures, you eventually overcome poor judgment and bad luck. No longterm
investments in a career, family ties, friendship or romance, for the typical
Gemini male - at least, not while he's young. (Of course, you must realize that
that may be a long time, because Gemini never grows up.) To the typical Mercury-
ruled man, Life is a series of toy dirigibles and fragile bubbles, spent
among mischievous children armed with sharp pins. A man must be agile to
leap over them, to sail his dirigibles and blow his bubbles out of their range, in
the nick of time. And where do the dirigibles, the bubbles, come from? He's
never wondered. He only knows they never stop coming. You have to be
quick - to pick out the good ones and spot the ones to cut the string on before
they fizzle out. The toy dirigibles, that is. As for the bubbles, they're pretty to
watch and fun to create, but he doesn't fool himself into trying to make any of
them last. Dirigibles are different. They're tougher, and one of them might
take him where he's going - if he only knew where that might be.
Take women, for example. Gemini knows - or supposes he does - which
one will fly with him and not slow him down by hanging on his sleeve - and the
ones to back away from because they think any kind of flying is for the birds. (It
is, but that also includes Mercury Birds, like himself.) At first, he'll think theLioness belongs in the former category, because she certainly won't hang on his her - and don'ther step, her laugh, her voice . . . to recognize that her vibrationcompletely
tamed until he thinks of her as the most unique woman he ever
There's a definite difference, and a Lioness will comprehend what I mean right
Actually, this woman
of those around anymore. A Leo female can roll in the grass, climb a tree,change a tire, or any number of traditionally considered unladylike things, but he's the star of theis gradually becoming
her general demeanor will remain as casually gracious and poised as if she were
walking down a red-carpeted aisle to be coronated. (It takes real class for a girl
to keep her tiara on straight when she's jacking up a rear axle.) The regal aura is
ever present. Let someone snicker, deride her, or make the huge mistake of becoming
too familiar when she hasn't extended an invitation to intimacy, and
she'll freeze into such a tower of icy dignity that the offender will shrink into his
socks - or wish to blazes the ground would mercifully open up and swallow him.
Like the typical Capricorn female, the typical Lioness possesses a distinct and
unmistakable air of excellent breeding. Whether it's actual or only illusionary,
it's tangible and visible. The only weakness in the Leo armour of majestic dignity
is the Leonine tendency to be transparently vulnerable to flattery. At any
other time, however, the royal blood runs clearly blue, and the manner is aloof,
proud, Queen-like. The Gemini man who refers to this female as "babe" or
"chick," either by word or implication, will soon learn what the term "lady"
He'll have to become accustomed (which he'll probably do rather pleasantly)
to allowing her to take most - or all - of the bows in public. She'll get most
of the attention, even when she doesn't encourage it. It's that subtle mantle of
royalty that hovers over every Leo ever born. No matter how sweetly she speaks
to him, no matter how adoringly she gazes up at him, as if
show - more heads will turn in her direction than in his, however handsome,
dashing, witty and intelligent he may be. Something about her bearing, her
lazy, confident manner of speaking, the way she carelessly tosses her mane of
hair out of her eyes, suggests a royal charisma.
She means no harm. A true, noble, warm-hearted and in-love Lioness never
deliberately usurps her mate's status (only everyone else's). She can't help it if
the natives are restless and have their eyes fastened on her. Fortunately, a
Gemini man is seldom overly or unduly possessive, so he'll probably see her popularity
as just another factor in her uniqueness. (You see, he
tamed.) He might console himself by remembering that Gemini President
Jack Kennedy wryly introduced himself in France as "the man who
accompanied Jacqueline Bouvier to Paris." Jackie, as you all must know by
now, is a Lioness.
Statistically, the sexual compatibility of these Sun Sign lovers often requires
certain mutual adjustments and compromises. For one thing, nothing
can so chill the warmth of a Lioness as deception or disloyalty from her mate,
and that includes everything from harmless flirting to actual sexual infidelity.
The Gemini man will find her Leonine jealousy and fiery pride of possession
easier to overlook when the shoe is on the other foot, for then he'll be given a
strong idea of what it feels like to be ignored and rejected. He won't like it at all,
yet he won't be quite as outraged as she would be in the same situation. Geminis
take everything somewhat more lightly than most everyone else - certainly
more lightly than an intense Fire Sign like Leo.
However, once she's really tamed him, jealousy may never be a problem on
either side. The problem then becomes one of simple romantic technique. A
well-loved Lioness is an exceptionally affectionate and loving woman. She's capable
of both raging passion and languid sensuality. But a carelessly loved Lioness
is extremely susceptible to the symptoms of frigidity. She's not a female
who would enjoy being ravaged by a gorilla-type lover (King Kong is not her secret
fantasy) - nor is she a woman who would smile indulgently at the clumsiness
of a bashful schoolboy, who drowns her in puppy-like adoration. She expects
a man to make love to her with finesse. A Gemini man is simply saturated
with finesse, charm and delicacy. But his touch may sometimes be so light, his
seductive overtures so airy, she feels he might dematerialize, right in front of hereyes, before their physical love reaches fulfillment. To satisfy her deeper needs,
which are visibly more fiery than his, he'll have to sweep her off her feet now
and then in a dramatic scene of wild and ecstatic surrender.
If not all that, then he should frequently find a way to let her know he can't
resist the magnetic sexual chemistry between them. To her, physical union is
more than a Mercury mental challenge or an emotional exercise. She still hears
the faint call of the jungle. But she'll unfold tenderly under his imaginative approach
if he occasionally deepens its intensity - and remembers that she needs
to hear how beautiful and desirable she is in order to respond completely. "A
woman is beautiful only when she is loved." Especially a Leo woman.
This man and woman are both extravagant with words - and with money.
They share exquisite taste, they both adore dressing up, they're equally fond of
travel, literature and the arts. They're also both equally adept at getting their
own way - she through the lovable quality of expecting it as her right - he,
through his irresistible blarney. A Leo girl can tame the Gemini man more easily
if she remembers the rules for taming any restless, active, yet curious bird. It
requires much patience, and you start by smiling at him with your eyes, at a distance
. . . taking care not to move too quickly, for that would frighten him away.
In the beginning, silent communion is best, because words, particularly between
these two Sun Signs, often contain the seeds of misunderstanding. Then if she
moves a little nearer to him every day and never causes him to feel his freedom
is threatened . . .
A Gemini man needs to be reminded that there are some things in his
changing, Mercurial existence that are very special - and unique - in all the
worlds he longs to roam. That's why he'll be happier after he's been tamed by
the proud Lioness, if only because of the new beauty of amber he'll never be ableto look upon without remembering the tawny flecks in her eyes.will know.is unique. She's a born "lady," and there aren't many
sleeve. She has other ways of slowing him down, more subtle.
This is, as the reader may know by now, one of those fated 3-11 Sun Sign
Pattern relationships, planned by their Higher Selves long ago. Whether it ends
in love or friendship, it is nevertheless pregnant with karmic obligations, often
marked for a strange destiny, and always urging each partner on toward either
unusual sacrifice or uncommon devotion - or both. Whether the 3-11 vibration
(some, of course, involve business or ties with blood relatives) leads to a lasting
love or a platonic association depends on many things, among them, the mutual
aspects between their natal Suns, Moon Signs and Ascendents - and other
planetary exchanges between their birth charts.
If the Leo girl has permanence in mind, she'll first have to tame him. It
won't be like taming any of the other male animals in the astrological zoo. It's
trickier. A Gemini man is more slippery and elusive. Besides, remember that
there are two of him. The escape hatches of the Twins are covered with such
charm of speech and gesture that this man can be gone while a girl is still swooning
over the wisp of beauty he draped over her, like a delicate cobweb, to camouflage
his departure and make it easier for her to bear. (He does have a kind
heart.) But the Lioness has a head start on this sort of Mercury chicanery, because
a Leo woman doesn't swoon over men. Men swoon over
you forget it.
A more difficult obstacle than seeing through his cobwebs of charm, which
she'll have to hurdle in taming him, is that to a Gemini man all females are
alike - threats to his freedom, suspicious of his unpredictable behavior, always
demanding that he love them exactly the same today as he did yesterday. How
can that possibly be, when his emotions contain so many depths and breadths?
Sooner or later, a woman will begin to nag you about not having a concrete goal,
and who wants to pursue cement? Since the Gemini man is bored by most females,
because they all seem the same to him, the Leo girl will have to convince
him that she's not like all the others. She'll have to train him, and tame
him . . . to listen for
is individual, making music only for him, that her aura is different from the
aura of any other woman in the world. Maybe she can even train him to notice
that the golden, tawny flecks in her eyes are exactly like those in a fine piece of
amber, so that everytime he sees an amber ring or bracelet on his travels he'll remember
. . .
Then amber will always be beautiful to him, because it will bring thoughts
of her warm smile, her proud spirit, the glow in her eyes . . . and tug on his heart
to return. Not just to her smile and spirit and eyes but to all the other parts of
her he misses. Like, there's her bright mind - the way she hikes over the hills
beside him with her graceful, Lioness stride, without getting tired - the way she
sits tall in the saddle when she rides - jackknifes into the water, swoops down
the slopes on her skis, swings a tennis racquet, or smacks a golf ball. Leo women
usually excel at one or two outdoor sports, not counting indoor sports, like acting,
dancing, romancing, and so forth - and, like Cancerian Moon Maidens,
many of them are amateur or professional photographers.
She'll have to seed all these memories in his mind and convince him that
she's unique. It's all part of the Gemini taming process. A girl who loves this
man must keep up with both his mind and his body, not to mention his two separate
personalities and his multiple moods. Eventually, he'll begin to think of
her as the most unique woman he's ever known. But he won't be