We all have different sides to ourselves and to our personalities, but some people seem to be two-faced. We’ve all met someone like this who has one face to them that may seem nice, but another side that’s entirely too dark or chaotic.
So, what in astrology can indicate someone is two-faced? Let's explore!
The Twins & Two Faces
Gemini is the sign of the Twins, so this is the sign that often pops up with people who are two-faced. This is especially true with the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars or with the Rising at a critical or anaretic degree in Gemini.
The anaretic degree in Gemini in particular seems to bring this two-faced quality out, and you’ll usually see it in men when it’s their Sun or Mars (since the Sun rules men and Mars is the male alter ego, ruler of masculinity), and in women with their Moon or Venus (since the Moon rules women and Venus is the female alter ego, ruler of femininity), though you're not out of the woods if you're a man with anaretic Venus in Gemini or a woman with anaretic Mars in Gemini. Your two-faced qualities may come out in other aspects of your personality.
With Mercury and the Rising, it may be more in the way they come across rather than who they genuinely are, so it’s more of a two-faced mask than their real face. The Rising is who you come across as, and Mercury is planet of communication, so it's easier to display this quality outwardly with these two positions.
Why anaretic Gemini?
As already stated, Gemini is the sign of The Twins, so there is a dual energy to Gemini naturally. The anaretic degree is 29 degrees of any sign, and can be an especially challenging position when you have the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, or your Rising anaretic. It's super high energy, and you usually have some major issues to work through related to it.
When it's anaretic in Gemini, that means the problem energy may be in the two-faced category. So, someone with an anaretic Gemini position may be two-faced.
Also, if you 29 degrees Gemini anywhere in your natal chart, this may be an area where you have to be conscious and aware of potential two-faced energy with whatever that point rules. It may not be dominant in your personality like with the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, or Rising, but instead is dominant in the specific parts of your life it rules.
And, if you have your Descendant/7th house cusp or 7th house ruler at 29 degrees Gemini, this may actually play out with the people you attract. You may seem to be around a lot of two-faced people. This can also somewhat be the case with Venus at 29 degrees Gemini, if it's not so much your personality (and instead the people around you.
If it's not in your personality, it may instead be in the personalities of the people ruled by whatever the planet, body, or point rules.
I have 29 degrees Gemini - how can I not be two-faced?
You’re not doomed to be two-faced if you have this in your chart, but it does likely mean you have to be more aware of this tendency. In typical astrology fashion, you may not even know you’re doing it! Or it may be something you’ve developed as a defense mechanism that needs to be addressed.
This is something that can be a detriment in your life if you don’t control it. Once you do get control, it can be very beneficial and give you the ability to adjust to people and situations with ease, and develop an interesting, multi-faceted personality rather than one that drives everyone bonkers!
Use the energy to develop lots of healthy interests and hobbies, and learn more about the world. Gemini is the sign of the mind, so you may have incredible mental talent and potential. Make positive use of it!