When we talk about compatibility, Mercury isn’t a planet that comes up too frequently. But in the case of Gemini and Virgo, it’s all about Mercury! These zodiac signs are both ruled by the planet of communication, giving them a strong cosmic connection despite the harsh square aspect between them. Let’s talk Gemini and Virgo compatibility:
The Gemini Basics
Dates: May 21 to June 20
Represented by: The twins
Famous Geminis: Angelina Jolie, Chris Evans, Laverne Cox, Kanye West, Awkwafina, Emily Ratajkowski, Natalie Portman, Colin Farrell, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
The Virgo Basics
Dates: August 23 – September 22
Represented by: The maiden
Famous Virgos: Beyoncé, Zendaya, Keke Palmer, Sofia Richie, Prince Harry, Keanu Reeves, Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, Sydney Sweeney, Nick Jonas, Chris Pine, John Mulaney
Gemini and Virgo: Personality Traits
This pair’s differences can be explained by their elements. Gemini is an outgoing, sociable, spontaneous air sign, while Virgo is a more introverted, considered, practical earth sign. But although on the surface they might seem very different, they have many shared personality traits as well. They’re both mutable signs, meaning they’re naturally adaptable, open-minded, and curious. And as I mentioned, Gemini and Virgo are both ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication and travel. This makes them both super-intelligent, gives them a gift with language, and means they both might be just a little bit neurotic.
Gemini and Virgo: Friendship Compatibility
While signs that form a square aspect with each other on the zodiac are traditionally considered to have harsh, tense energy, Gemini and Virgo have a few mitigating factors to consider. First, they’re both mutable signs, meaning they’re more open-minded and nonjudgmental than fixed sign squares (like Scorpio and Aquarius) or cardinal sign squares (like Aries and Cancer). In fact, their mutable sign traits can help them embrace each other’s differences. Second, their shared ruling planet Mercury gives them a lot in common, like a love of wordplay, an intelligent mind, and a tendency to gossip. Yes, there is a chance that Gemini’s party-animal nature and inconsistency might get on Virgo’s nerves, or that Gemini might see steady, service-oriented Virgo as boring. But it’s just as likely that Gemini will help Virgo get out of their shell and Virgo can help provide some stability for flighty Gemini.
Gemini and Virgo: Sexual Compatibility
Virgo is represented by the maiden or the virgin, but make no mistake: They have a secret (or not-so-secret) kinky side. As an earth sign, they’re very in touch with their body and their sensuality, so don’t underestimate them in the bedroom. Gemini takes a lighthearted approach to sex, seeing it mainly as a way to have fun. They have their kinks too, namely dirty talk—but they’re also naturally curious and up to try anything at least once. There’s another factor that makes these two a great match: Virgo is often conceived of as a “sign of service,” which means they very much enjoy taking care of Gemini, if you know what I mean. Finally, that square aspect I mentioned? It can cause tense energy in a relationship, but it can also cause plenty of sexual tension. While of course it all depends on the two individuals involved, odds are that these two have excellent sexual chemistry.
Gemini and Virgo: Relationship Compatibility
There are a few ways a Gemini/Virgo relationship can go. One way is that their differences mean that they don’t make it to a relationship; likely picky Virgo decides early on that Gemini is too noncommittal, or just too annoying, for them—or maybe Gemini sees Virgo as too clingy or too boring. Another way is that these two have a ton of fun in the early stages of their relationship, but when things get tough, the conflict exposes the weaknesses in their relationship. Maybe Virgo thinks Gemini doesn’t take their relationship seriously enough, or Gemini sees Virgo as a buzzkill. The third way is that a Gemini/Virgo relationship can thrive—particularly if these two lean into their mutable nature and appreciate each other’s differences. If they commit to making their connection strong, these two can learn a lot from each other and grow both as individuals and in a relationship.
Gemini and Virgo: Marriage Compatibility
If Gemini and Virgo have made it to marriage, they likely have a healthy appreciation, even celebration, for each other’s differences. Virgo in particular doesn’t make major life decisions like marriage lightly, so these two have decided they’re in it for the long haul. Just like in a relationship, there’s a chance that a new conflict can expose the fault lines in a marriage, but these two signs are ruled by communication planet Mercury—so it’s easier for them to work on their communication than many other signs.
Gemini and Virgo: Compatibility Summary
While these two have a square aspect that is often considered “incompatible,” that’s not necessarily the case. Square aspects can be transformative and life-changing in a positive way, if the two people can embrace their differences rather than letting them be dealbreakers. This pair’s sharing ruling planet, Mercury, means that they have a lot in common and that communication is a strength for them both. It’s no surprise to see that some of the internet’s favorite couples, like Zendaya and Tom Holland or Jodie Turner Smith and Joshua Jackson, are Virgo/Gemini pairs.
Famous Gemini and Virgo couples
Zendaya (Virgo) and Tom Holland (Gemini)
Salma Hayek (Virgo) and Francois-Henri Pinault (Gemini)
Heidi Klum (Gemini) and Tom Kaulitz (Virgo)
Paul Dano (Gemini) and Zoe Kazan (Virgo)
Ben McKenzie (Virgo) and Morena Baccarin (Gemini)
Jodie Turner Smith (Virgo) and Joshua Jackson (Gemini)
John Mulaney (Virgo) and Anna Marie Tendler (Gemini)
Sofia Richie (Virgo) and Scott Disick (Gemini)
Tim Burton (Virgo) and Helena Bonham Carter (Gemini)
Michelle Williams (Virgo) and Phil Elverum (Gemini)
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