Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Carpe Diem #162, Gemini (Zodiac 3)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I have already read wonderful haiku inspired on the first days of this Carpe Diem month. I realised that I have chosen difficult prompts for our Zodiac Days of Carpe Diem, but ... it's a challenge heh?
Today our next Constellation on our journey through the stars of the Zodiac is Gemini (The Twins) (May 22th - June 21st). Gemini is the Constellation which leads us towards Summer. The time of Gemini ends around the Summer Solstice and that's maybe a nice inspiration for your haiku. 

Credits: Gemini (May 22th - June 21th)

The people who were born in this period are widely known for their dual personalities and ability to change mood from moment to moment. Although they hate to be tied down, they make lively, entertaining and romantic partners, even if they can be rather fickle if bored or unhappy. The twin sides of their nature are perpetually pulling in opposite directions. Their brains are subtle and brilliant but they usually "lack continuity of purpose".
Of all people they are the most difficult to understand; in temperament they are hot and cold almost at the same moment. They love with one side of their nature and they are often critical or dislike with the other people. Their sharp wit and excellent powers of observation make them a good raconteur, although they have a tendency to exaggerate which can cause trouble with their relationships.
Being natural communicators these people do not suffer fools gladly; so once they are attracted to people, they have to ensure that they are not dull or mundane. They will no doubt spending ages chatting to anyone about every subject under the sun, just to keep feeding their ever active and inquisitive mind. 

If taken as they are, in their own moods, they are the most delightful people imaginable, but one must not attempt to hold them or to expect them to be constant to their ideas or plans. 
They believe they are truthful, constant, faithful, and so they may be at the moment, but every moment to them has a separate existence.
These people have an ability to see quickly the weak points in those they meet, and can reduce all to nothing by wit, sarcasm, or mimicry. 

Almost all of them are great talkers and usually very much in demand socially because they are so entertaining. Gemini is the life of the party.
Either type make hosts of friends and are kind-hearted and generous to the person who fills their thoughts at the moment, but "out of sight, out of mind" explains their fits of "forgetfulness" as nothing else can. 

In all matters of affection they are human puzzles. They can love passionately and yet be inconstant at the same moment, and it is only their shield of diplomacy and exquisite tact that keeps them from often making a mess of their lives.
Their colors are silver, glistening white, and all shimmering things.
The birth stones for this period are white and red carnelians, sapphires, diamonds and all glittering jewels.

magpie peeps
through the curtains at the twins -
glistening crystals

glistening crystals -
necklace bounds them together
my twin nieces

my twin nieces
always together, sharing their friends
and their lovers

Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku with Carpe Diem. This prompt will stay on 'till April 5th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our next episode of Carpe Diem later on today around 10.00 PM (CET). That will be the first Carpe Diem Special of this month a haiku written by myself for your inspiration. Which one that will be? Well ... you will see!


  1. I'm a Gemini, and I'm certainly not the life of the party. In fact, I avoid parties!

    1. Ha I am as well. Not elements apply but most fit :)

  2. Interesting! And thanks Kristjaan for your comments, I am still figuring out how to reply!

  3. I have difficulties with this... but a small effort today. Having your own set of twins to observe should make it easier.

  4. my sister, a Gemini, was all you wrote about and more...

  5. this one was hard!

  6. Woops! linked 2 times..forgot already had!

  7. I love your haiku. My best friend is a Gemini and this fits her well. ;-0

  8. A lovely story you've gifted us today Kristjaan, thank you :)

  9. The horoscope overall is hard for me because my inspiration for writing haiku comes from within. I can understand and write about Gemini because I am one - tho a book of haiku could not really detail any one sign
    Thanks for the challenge on this series Kristjaan

  10. beautiful transition through the twins