Welcome to Gemini season, in which the weather gets warmer, the days get longer, and every other sign in the Zodiac decides to throw shade at the sign of the Twins. If the barrage of Gem-inspired memes populating Twitter haven't tipped you off already, it's important to note that Geminis have a bit of a, er, reputation. Some might call them "volatile," others might go with "unpredictable," and the least charitable among us would probably say "moody," if not "bonkers."
Here's the thing: Yes, Geminis tend to be energetic, chatty, and expressive. But nuance does exist among members of this sign, and those who'd get stuck with the "moody" label can probably handle a little roasting.
Ahead, we've highlighted three key "types" of Geminis. Read on to find out which one you are — or what kind of Gem your friend happens to be.
The Queen Bee
These Geminis know at least a little bit of everyone's business. They have that charismatic pull that not only attracts admirers but urges them to spill their secrets, too. Queen Bees are the reason why Geminis are known for their adaptability — they can move between social circles with grace and seemingly minimal effort, winning people over with their sly intelligence and witty sense of humor. They're also why Gems are so often accused of stirring the pot: In their zeal to connect and bridge their disparate friendship groups, they may have a tendency to overshare.
Geminis are naturally curious — and sometimes that inquisitive spirit can urge them to turn a regular conversation into an interrogation. Despite Gems' gossipy reputation, Interviewers aren't just after the juiciest details you have to offer. More often than not, they're actually motivated by their ruling planet, Mercury, which places a high value on information of all kinds. So, don't be surprised if your Gemini friend seems just as interested in hearing about your first job folding shirts at The Gap as they are in the details of your latest breakup — they seem that intrigued because they are.
Similar to the Queen Bee, the Joker doesn't mind a little attention. But where the Queen Bee likes to hold court over their throngs of loyal followers, the Joker only stays until their set is up. They have the gift of gab we expect from all Geminis, but their conversational skills only shine when the subject is light, unserious, and kept completely on the surface. In other words, you probably won't have many deep discussions with a Joker, unless you're one of their closest, dearest friends. That doesn't mean you can't try to nudge them out of their comfort zone, but don't be surprised if they'd rather dip than share their life story.