A phenomenon I see all the time when two people are talking is that one person will be excitedly yammering away while the other person squirms and ages ten years. They desperately want out of that situation, but they don’t know how to do it! Or at least, they don’t know how to do it without hurting the other person’s feelings.
When I was thinking of how to get around this, at first I thought that Libra night have the answer. Libra is all about social grace, after all. But then a few real-life experiences showed me otherwise.
Two of my best friends both have Libra Moons, while my own Moon is in Gemini. I have seen them both struggle to gracefully exit situations that they very much wanted to get out of. Recently, one friend and I were on a fun outing when we ran into one of her family members there as well. Well, this family member became a bit of a barnacle, asking us to function as babysitters as well as sort of crashing our party and making themselves a third wheel. Normally this wouldn’t be so bad, but my friend and I only get to see each other a handful of times a year! So we obviously wanted to use our time to catch up. As her family member got more and more attached, and as I got more and more irritated, I could feel her squirm. Libra wants to be fair!
“I know he’s driving us crazy, but he IS family,” she sighed, “I don’t want to hurt his feelings.”
“I know you are afraid of being rude, but I’m not. Let me handle this.”
“Oh no. I do not like where this is heading.”
“Just trust me, okay?”
Her family member came bounding up. “So what are we doing next?”
I smiled and breezily replied, “We’re going to go ahead and peel off and figure it out ourselves. It was so nice seeing you! Byeeeeeeeeeee!”
See how easy that was? That was pure Gemini right there. Gemini knows that if you say anything casually enough, like of course the person would accept it, it turns out that people usually will! Where Libra is concerned with fairness, Gemini recognized that it’s actually less fair to allow someone to keep bothering you without realizing it than it is to just end it quickly. Wouldn’t you rather not be on someone’s nerves, even if it means the conversation is cut short? I know I would.
So the next time you’re stuck in uncomfortable or boring social situation, try some of these Gemini gems on for size:
“It’s been great talking to you! I’m going to go mingle. See you next time!”
“Oh, I’m sorry, I need to excuse myself. If I don’t see you again, enjoy the party!”
“I’m sorry to cut you off – I need to (step away for a moment/excuse myself/ take this call/tie my shoe/plot the downfall of several major world governments). Maybe we’ll pick this back up later!”
“Oh. How fascinating. Anyway, did you hear about (subject change)?”
It might feel rude or awkward at first. It’s okay! Just know that virtually everyone would rather be cut off than be on someone’s nerves. It’s a mercy to everyone involved. And remember – if you’re breezy enough, you can say almost anything! Take it from a Gemini.
What are your tips for making a graceful exit?