ABOUT THE BOOK
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
When people talk about the guy and gal Fridays, they are referring to people like Gina, who are always very handy members of any team. Gina avoids the limelight and is happy to work out of the public view. A kabbalistic analysis of her name produces the letters Samech and Aleph, which demonstrate her preference for being a support or "prop" to an idea or project rather than an active leader. The reason for this approach to life is indicated by the N, or Nun, which points to both secrecy and a certain amount of emotional insecurity. Gina's favorite way to relax is by eating good food, and she could be considered to be quite a gastronome. In fact, if you want to coax Gina out of her shell, the best way would be to take her to a fancy restaurant and let her have her pick of the menu.
Gina has the runes for signals, constraint, standstill, and partnership in her name. Gina knows that hard times can be overcome by hard work and a good attitude. Once Gina learns to set goals for herself and not give up until her goals are realized, she conquers the saboteur in her own head. This frees Gina to bring new people into her life, including a wonderful mate to share her joys and sorrows. Gina uses the Nauthiz rune of constraint to end the sadness in her life. She learns to enjoy her own company, and with this newfound peace she attracts the man of her dreams.
Elements: Air, fire, earth, water
Gina is developing a clear sense of who she is and how to use her creative powers with the greatest efficiency. This is a woman who wants to be able to follow her own path and seeks neither to be dependent on others nor to be involved with dependent people. In this respect, she is attracted to partners who also have a strong connection to their own inner being and can use their abilities in practical ways. Gina is able to use logic and reason toward pragmatic ends and enjoys creating a positive sense of order in her surroundings.
DERIVATION: Italian and English, mainly a shortened form of Georgina or Regina. Used independently since the 1920s. Also a shortened form of the Italian Luigina.
PRINCIPAL COLORS: Blues, grays
GEMSTONES AND PRECIOUS METALS: Sapphires
BOTANICALS: Celandine, Iceland moss, sage
UNIQUE SPELLINGS: Geena, Gena, Jeana, Jeena, Jena, Jina
RELATED TO: Geenie, Geeny, Georgina, Giorgina, Jeanie, Jeany, Regina