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However, each of the four Mutable Signs has their own method of escape. Gemini with it's quick and clever mind, escapes through mental puzzles, games, reading, writing, communicating or talking for hours on the phone. They escape into their mind, which is often analytical since it's ruled by Mercury. They enjoy fascinating people who are knowledgeable in several subjects. And Geminis can switch from topic to topic, even if everyone else thinks they are riding through a bunch of tangents. Oh, here we go again.
Geminis usually have a smooth voice and they are excellent radio or television hosts. They can get along with just about anyone as long as the conversation remains detached of heavier emotions, so Scorpios need not apply. Geminis are meticulous with research and can cram a lot of information in their heads for easy retrieval later. The cardinal sin with Geminis, is not to bore these guys and gals with mundane stuff. They don't care about the weather unless something extraordinary like a freak storm or a tornado comes through. Then they're on alert. If you want to keep a Gemini around, give him or her space and be a good ear because these folks will talk to you until your ears fall off. You might need to set boundaries too, such as I need to get off the phone now, we have already been talking for 6 hours.
On the upside, the Twins are fun and lighthearted. They are full of information and give good advice. If something is puzzling you, ask a Gemini to figure it out because they enjoy the challenge. However, don't dismiss what the Gemini tells you or you will experience one of their darker moods.
I wouldn't be surprised to find a Sagittarius with a large world music library or shelves of world cinema DVDs (or books on religion), however, when it comes to lightening to load and heading to a new destination, the Sagittarius might just give these admirable collections away or sell them. If it doesn't fit into the backpack, it goes the way of the dinosaur and life is too short to stay stuck in one place when the big, big world awaits. And don't be surprised if these folks marry foreigners or drop everything and study in a monastery. This is all in the realm of possibilities for a Sagittarius, who might be vulgar or off-color at times, but interesting too.
While Sagittarius needs space to roam, and Gemini needs time to work out puzzles, Virgo has gained a reputation as a hermit and if the Virgo has spiritual leanings, he or she will go off on retreats or retreat within their own home, by shutting the door to their office or bedroom and leaving a sign up that says, "leave me alone." And I would give Virgo his or his space since these folks are most likely to suffer from nervous exhaustion. This occurs because they work too hard trying to get everything right and perfect. Or too many people have literally gotten on their nerves. Yes, Virgo appears grounded and practical, but Virgo is still ruled by the quicksilver planet Mercury and is wired for change and adaption. All Mutable Signs are escape artists and Virgo escapes by claiming territory as his or her own or Virgo could escape into service (or martyrdom in some cases).
I remember a description of Pisces Moon by the late Linda Goodman which warned people not to fall for the pity party routine. Pisces are not weak people. I repeat, Pisces is not weak so don't be fooled by the vulnerability routine. The world is also not out to get Pisces. It's just that this sensitive sign feels everything and resents feeling most of it. So they escape into a surreal version of our world (think Luis Bunuel, Spanish movie maker or Federico Fellini who was a Capricorn with a Pisces Moon). And speaking of the Pisces Moon, I still haven't decided if the best description for this Moon is Tinkerbell or Peter Pan. Pisces is both identities. If you want someone to sprinkle faerie dust on your brow, go find a Pisces.
I wasn't planning on writing a long post, but there you go. I have six of my planets in Mutable Signs (two in Virgo, two in Pisces and two in Gemini with four of the six asteroids I follow, in Sagittarius and Pisces). In addition, Neptune and Mercury (Pisces and Virgo/Gemini) are my two most aspected natal planets. I enjoy writing, but typing on a computer literally gets on my nerves. And as I type, I satisfy my Pisces Moon with music played on my laptop. My feet however are itching to get out of this chair and go for a walk. I'm out of here.