MAY 21 – JUNE 21
RULING PLANET: MERCURY
KEYWORDS: Ingenuity, Communication, Versatility
Geminis are thoughtful, curious and always eager to learn and try new things. They have great communication skills, which is a part of their intellectualism and they tend to be very intelligent. Because of these skills, they can sometimes be restless, always thinking or talking or absorbing new knowledge, it’s hard for them to find time to rest! This is also where the twins come in to play – Geminis can sway from different personalities from time to time, they can be splitting themselves in multiple directions just to quench their thirst for continuous movement. They are famous multi-taskers, and also love sharing what they know with others.
Ruled by Mercury, Geminis are very youthful – they say an active mind keeps you young and they are here to prove that. They’re bright and expressive, and if I haven’t said it enough… they love to talk. One thing you can always count on, Gemini will never bore you. They certainly don’t like to become predictable if they can help it, they’re just too busy for that! They’re also very flexible and adaptable, they don’t need a routine unless they’ve set one for a specific reason. They can think and act on their toes, have a charming and quick witted demeanor which makes them a fun friend to have around.
Shopping for Gemini? This one is easy. Geminis are super expressive, they’re not holding any secrets back, so if you’ve been paying attention – you should know exactly what they like! If you’re totally stumped, keep in mind that since they’re constantly collecting knowledge or something based on their hobbies and likes, anything to help organize that will be a great gift. A lovely book based on their affinity will work well, anything to do with communication… like a cell phone case, perhaps? Travel goodies would also be welcome! They’re adventurous after all, a nice leather passport book or other travel accessories would also be a great place to start.If all else fails, stalk their social media… their should be plenty of hints.
Happy Birthday, Gemini! Gemini season inspired me to create this super moist, tangy and floral “yogurt” cake. Yogurt is in quotes because I used coconut yogurt for a lactose-free option and the results are decadent! The zesty lemon paired with the soft lavender gives enough variety and tang for any Gemini to enjoy for their special time. Lavender is also their flower! How fitting to throw it in their dessert.
How can Gemini inspire you right now? What can you be more energized about? What have you been wanting to learn or where have you been wanting to travel? Go for it. Life is too short, and Gemini is all about making the most out of it.
Also, a quick note about the yogurt – you can use one 6oz. coconut yogurt cup for everything in this recipe (4 oz. in the cake and 2 oz. for the glaze)! And also, I used Otto’s Cassava Four in place of any gums which gave it the same elasticity I hoped for!
serves 8 // gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan optional
Lemon Yogurt Glaze
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