Gemini’s guiding celestial object is Mercury, the planet of childhood and youth, and many of Gemini’s vices and blessings are childlike in nature. With eyes as wide as U.F.O.’s, a quick mind, and a short attention span, they love to expand their minds beyond the classroom or the workplace, and don’t like being bogged down by responsibilities, expectations, tedious tasks, and institutionalized learning. Gemini’s love to learn curious things about the world around them, but they take education into their own hands. Gemini is represented by the twins, symbolizing the complex, dual-nature of this sign, which can represent their clever adaptability, but also their two-sidedness. With kaleidoscopic eyes, Gemini flits about the world like a hummingbird, absorbing the intensity of every tree and flower, but rarely lingering.