When Edward Lear wrote of the owl and the pussycat that they “set out to sea in a pea green boat; they took some honey and plenty of money …. And sailed away for a year and a day,” I’m sure he had Gemini and Sagittarius compatibility in mind. If ever there was a couple who will be happy upping sticks and following adventure, it’s these two.
Sagittarius is the physical and philosophical explorer of the zodiac, the eternal mythological Adventurer. For Gemini, the adventure is more of a mental one, but these very similar outlooks on life ensure that this couple will be firm friends and mutually understanding lovers. Although Gemini and Sagittarius are opposites, astrologically speaking, the two signs have more in common than many opposite sign pairings do. This boosts Gemini and Sagittarius compatibility, and in facts adds an element of magnetic attraction into the mix.
For Sagittarius and Gemini, compatibility will involve a wondrous quest, a learning adventure, a journey towards the truth. Both signs are positive, enthusiastic and extrovert, and both have bright minds and a keen intelligence. Because of Sagittarius’ love of freedom and Gemini’s fickleness, both have a reluctance to commit in other star sign compatibility scenarios, but together they are surprisingly willing to join forces. Perhaps it’s because neither of them demands too much from the other, and both are perfectly content with a relatively free and open-ish relationship.
Sagittarius is a fire sign and brings plenty of passion to this partnership. Gemini is not so physically ardent, but will adore the Adventurer’s attention and will be delighted to experiment, keeping this couple’s sex life fresh and alive. This “newness” is vital to Sagittarius, and Gemini compatibility works better with constant renewal too. Air signs and fire sign generally are a good match for one another, but usually the fire sign needs the air sign more than the other way round. Here, Sagittarius does need Gemini in order to understand that there are two sides to every story – but uniquely, Gemini needs Sagittarius just as much, to help give focus and direction to Gemini’s scattered energies. The strongest of all air and fire sign couples, this is a big boost to Gemini and Sagittarius compatibility prospects.
So here we have a couple who are both impulsive, seeking intellectual stimulation and freedom. Eternal students, they will change their minds on a whim and will think nothing of travelling the world or exploring alternative lifestyles, aided and abetted by a wide circle of friends and extended families. Both partners rebel against routines and rules, so this is an exciting, intoxicating and dynamic match. But – and this is a big but – Gemini and Sagittarius compatibility is almost totally lacking in common sense, practicality and attention to detail. While these two are partying, exploring and having the time of their lives, who’s going to pay the bills or get the kids ready for school?
It’s this lack of groundedness which is the biggest potential problem for this otherwise very positive partnership. For Gemini and Sagittarius, compatibility could ultimately fail over the simplest of details, or fizzle out when neither side can afford, financially, to sustain it any longer. Considering neither sign is great at handling money, it’s perhaps no surprise that many relationships between the Communicator and the Adventurer simply run out of funds.
Of course, true love can be sustained during periods of poor finances, but for this couple, the love affair is based almost entirely on their shared love of freedom. Lack of money inhibits that freedom, and neither partner will cope well with the depression and angst caused by being forced to conform to a more “normal” lifestyle. It seems that Gemini and Sagittarius compatibility – so much fun on paper, and such an inspirational match – can sometimes be beaten into submission by the pure cruel power of everyday life.