Combine the intellectual dexterity of a Gemini Sun with the confrontational instincts of an Aries Moon and you get a person who can wield words as effectively as an Old West gun fighter could wield a six-shooter. Light on its feet and quick on the draw, this pairing is ideal for a war-reporter on the front-lines of a fast moving conflict. Gemini Suns identify with their communicative abilities while Aries Moons emotionally “click on” when going head to head against adversaries much larger and more powerful than themselves. The combination is thus an excellent one for anybody who must speak truth to power. Journalist Bill Moyers, for instance, is a Gemini Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart) His 1987 documentary The Secret Government documented the U.S. government’s long history of extra judicial enterprises and is widely considered his most compelling work to date:
In their 1994 book Sun Sign Moon Sign, astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey describe the Gemini Sun, Aries Moon individual’s attraction to current events and rapid fire news cycles:
Twenty four hour rolling news and current affairs programmes were dreamed up for the likes of you. With your quick intelligence and enthusiasm you make a vivid speaker and inspiring teacher . . . You have the gifts of a formidable writer, broadcaster, or debater. (Source)
That’s an excellent approximation of Moyers as he is a highly decorated writer, broadcaster, and debater whose made his mark by producing news and current affairs programs such as Bill Moyers Journal.
Gemini is symbolized by two twins talking to each other while the Aries penchant for blazing its own trails makes it the sign most likely to get arrested. People with the combination emphasized in their chart often manage to get in plenty of hot water with the authorities for their spoken or written forms of expression. Iconic rapper Tupac Shakur is also a Gemini Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart) Gemini is the Messenger and Aries is the Warrior so it makes sense that the world’s number one Gangster (Warrior) Rapper (Messenger) is a Gemini Sun, Aries Moon. Shakur also carved out a budding film career playing edgy roles ranging from a heroin addict in Gridlocked to a corrupt police officer alongside Jim Belushi in Gang Related:
Shakur took some heat for portraying a cop in Gang Related but, as he explains in the above interview, he was probably the ideal person for the role as he’s seen law enforcement at their best and their worst. Gemini, being symbolized by the twins, excels at seeing both sides of any social equation. Aries, meanwhile, is associated with courage and thus has no problem taking heat from critics.
Astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey tell us that Gemini/Aries individuals make for potent, inspirational leaders whose “power assisted words can hit the world like sustained gunfire . . .” (Source). Shakur shot to fame on the strength of power assisted lyrics that he delivered in a rapid-fire, rat-a-tat-tat style that was the sonic equivalent of sustained gun fire from a 1920s Tommy Gun. The combination of verbal dexterity (Gemini Sun) and emotional bravado (Aries Moon) was particularly powerful when paired with the smooth, dove like lyricism of rapper Snoop Dog, who appeared alongside Shakur in the hit 1995 song “Two of Amerikaz Most Wanted”. “They wonder how I live with five shots, brothers is hard to kill on my block” Shakur famously raps in “Most Wanted”:
Unfortunately it wasn’t only his words that “hit like sustained gunfire”.
Each of the 144 Sun/Moon combinations has its own set of liabilities and Gemini Sun, Aries Moon combination is no exception. Aries is courageous and Gemini is perceptive but neither sign is known for its patience. The downside to these gifts are a tendency towards angry words and, more importantly, impulsive decisions. In his 1978 book Sun Signs Moon Signs, astrologer Jefferson Anderson issues the following warning to Gemini Sun, Aries Moon individuals:
. . . you get yourself into situations that would fry the nerves of even the most self-controlled.
Unfortunately, your on the spot decisions often turn out to be disastrous. Try to force yourself to stop and take a little more time. Examine your actions and options thoroughly before making a choice or embarking on an ill-fated enterprise. (Source)
Here’s the infamous photograph of Shakur taken September 7thm 1996 as he embarked on a tragically “ill-fated enterprise” after making a “on-the-spot decision” to leave the scene of a brawl at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Twenty minutes after the photo was taken he was murdered (assassinated?) while the vehicle he was in paused at a red light.
People with the same Sun/Moon pairing (“Astro-twins”) often bear a impossible to dismiss resemblance to each other even if they’re obviously not related by blood. Gemini Sun, Aries Moon natives will often display an undeniable quality of agile enthusiasm and quick-witted exuberance. Take a look at these photos of Tupac Shakur and Bill Moyers each taken when they were in their early twenties to see how these qualities come through when captured on camera:
In light of their respective abilities to speak truth to power, Shakur and Moyers share an astro-twin that must be mentioned. Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, is a Gemini/Aries. (Chart) That her work helped bring about the end of slavery is no surprise given she’s a Gemini Sun, Aries Moon. At its highest expression this pairing will pair the communicative abilities of a Gemini Sun with the courageous instincts of Aries Moon to produce a whole lot of intellectual firepower.
About the Author: Matt Savinar is a California licensed attorney (State Bar #228957), voluntarily inactive as of June 2013. He can be reached for questions, comments, or consults at his contact page.