Venus in Gemini: The Twinkle

Monday April 30th 2018
Chris Pratt has the Venus in Gemini twinkle in the eye

Chris Pratt giving us that Venus in Gemini twinkle in the eye. Gemini Sun, Scorpio Rising

Those of you who follow this series already know that we’re looking at beautiful or extraordinary people to try and get an idea of how Venus, the goddess of beauty, works in each sign.

Light, breezy, youthful, friendly, clever, funny — those are Gemini adjectives.

Maybe the most famous Venus in Gemini in the world is a just as famous for being a sister — appropriate for the sign of the twins. Tennis is, of course, a Gemini sport: it takes two.

Venus Williams, Gemini Sun, Libra Rising — literally Venus in Gemini plus look at her Libra earrings.

The twoness of Gemini might explain something else: why so many top models? Photographic modelling is not just about looking gorgeous — it’s about the relationship between you and the camera, or you and the photographer. It takes two to make a great picture. All these women have also had fantastic business careers too. The only other Venus sign with as many magazine covers is Venus in Aquarius — another “social” air sign.

Naomi Campbell, Gemini Sun, Aquarius Rising

Jerry Hall, Cancer Sun

Heidi Klum, Gemini Sun, Leo Rising

Gisele Bündchen, Cancer Sun, Capricorn Rising

I think there is a bit of cat’s eye thing going on with these ladies — but that may just be fashion. Let’s look further. Here is Priyanka Chopra — literally dressed as a Harlequin, Gemini’s outfit, and sporting a mad blonde wig. Gemini is a funny sign, and Venus in Gemini loves a laugh.

Priyanka Chopra, Cancer Sun, Scorpio Rising

 Chopra also exemplifies another aspect of Venus in Gemini — making money in many ways, or at least two. Here are a slew of actresses turned models plus one footballer turned model.

Brooke Shields, Gemini Sun, Virgo Rising

Isabella Rossellini, Gemini Sun, Sagittarius Rising

Megan Fox, Taurus Sun, Capricorn Rising

Uma Thurman, Taurus Sun, Virgo Rising

David Beckham, Taurus Sun, Taurus Rising

And here are a bunch of actress-singers. Maybe that Venus in Gemini helps us to feel chummy, so we just know them by their first names/nicknames.

J-Lo, Leo Sun — another one who’s looking like a beautiful cat.

Cher, Taurus Sun, Cancer Rising

Kylie, Gemini Sun, Leo Rising. Truly a possessor of the Gemini twinkle.

Then there are some of the greatest film stars who ever graced Hollywood’s silver screen — all of whom have a peculiar easy, direct relationship with the camera. The malleable, changeable, flexible nature of Gemini makes great character actors.

Gregory Peck, Aries Sun, Gemini Rising

Tony Curtis, Gemini Sun, Cancer Rising

Bette Davis, Aries Sun, Scorpio Rising

One of the best French actresses on film and stage…

Nathalie Baye, Aries Sun, Capricorn Rising

And a national treasure…

British actress Helen Mirren may exemplify Venus in Gemini perfectly. She has the planet of beauty exactly on her Gemini Ascendant. I think that leather jacket is actually her own. She’s certainly got the famous Peter Panishness of Gemini Rising — youthful old age. — Sun in Cancer

Not all Venus in Geminis have those long, sly, sexy, witty eyes — but an awful lot of them do. And many have light eyes…

That easy grace seems to work very well even for such super-masculine types as these actors. Here some strong jaw-lines. But these men are all also outstanding character actors too. It seems to me also that Venus in Gemini might often have a thing for dressing up as someone else which helps when you have to prance around in fur and leather.


Liam Neeson, Gemini Sun, Sagittarius Rising

Sean Bean, Aries Sun

Woody Harrelson, Cancer Sun

There is most definitely a twinkle in these Venus in Geminis, softened or sharpened by the Sun or Rising sign.

John Cusack, Cancer Sun (Scorpio Moon probably)

Colin Farrell, Gemini Sun, Capricorn Rising


Did we mention comic timing? Let’s have another

Funny woman Tina Fey, Taurus Sun, Leo Rising

Funny woman Tina Fey, Taurus Sun, Leo Rising

That fabulous double act. Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders share Venus in Gemini

That fabulous double act. Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders share Venus in Gemini


I’ve found a lot of public poets and eloquent speakers with this placement too, but here is a current favourite.

Rap artist Kendrick Lamar just won the Pulitzer Prize. Gemini Sun, Libra Rising

Rap artist Kendrick Lamar just won the Pulitzer Prize. Gemini Sun, Libra Rising



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  1. 44 and counting says:

    Just a point of feedback – please no GIFs. Already find the site is quite slow loading with all the stuff down the right hand side – especially the external links to video and Facebook/Twitter feeds.

    As for Venus in Gemini, used to work with three and they were always window-shopping even if they were loyal to their relationships. More about talk than action.

    • Christina says:

      Thanks for that — somehow feels quite appropriate feedback for a Venus in Gemini article which is all about making things easier to understand.

      • Vesta says:

        I got an error message at first that the ‘server was not responding’. I thought it was me. Maybe it was the gif then? Anyway, loaded eventually.

  2. aqua says:

    Could Chris look anymore insincere and fake – perfect for a giff and dumbing down, which I suppose is the point. The love of facileness.

  3. Vesta says:

    I was delighted to see Isabella Rossellini as the face of Lancome again. Really annoyed me when they let her go because she was “too old” at the age of 43! Ridiculous. So happy she’s back. 🙂
    I’ve always wondered why some beautiful people go global and others don’t. So it’s venus in air signs? That’s interesting.
    Thanks for a great article, Christina, I love this series. 🙂

    • Christina says:

      I think I have yet to do Venus in Libra — but so far the toppermost models are leaning towards Venus in Gemini and Venus in Aquarius. It’s like they can reflect the everywoman/man thing back at us.

  4. Severne says:

    Fun! My little gemini venus does have a way with words and that twinkle in her eyes for sure!

  5. Jeanne says:

    As a Venus in Gemini, thanks for a bit of self-knowledge! I have 2 doctorates, and yes, like to have 2 jobs or big projects going at all times. I’m certainly not lovely enough to be a model, but people do connect with me through my eyes and words. Pisces rising, so compassion is my theme.