When it comes to the sign of Gemini, which is represented by a pair of celestial twins, it would have been all to easy to assign it the actual characters the Twins (Neil and Adrian Rayment) but we promised creative interpretation and that’s pretty much the opposite — at which point we’d be getting aggravated; yes, we would be. Instead, we posit that Gemini is Switch, as played by Belinda McClory. We’ll divert from the Gemini characteristics for the most part on this one, which is not to suggest that Switch is not gentle, affectionate, curious, or adaptable — though we certainly don’t see weaknesses like nervousness, inconsistency, or indecisiveness.
Gemini’s twins are often interpreted as a person having a dual nature and Lilly Wachowski revealed to the Netflix Film Club that the sinblings’ original conceptualization for Switch was quite different. “The Matrix stuff was all about a desire for transformation, but it was coming from a closeted point of view. And so we had the character of Switch, who … would be a man in the real world and a woman in the Matrix … That’s where our headspaces were.”
In “The Matrix,” Switch is presented as androgynous and the dual nature isn’t overtly examined. But, given Wachowski’s insight after the fact, it makes the most sense for Switch to be aligned with a sign whose dual nature can be the source of conflict and inner turmoil, as many closeted LGBTQ+ people experience in real life. And the character’s name isn’t exactly cryptic, given Wachowski’s perspective.