What’s your horoscope, Gemini?
The two words that sum you up are: “I think”.
Thanks to your active mind and insatiable curiosity you are the Pandora of the astrological signs. Yes, you are a great conversationalist and you can talk and talk!
Here you will find everything you need to know about Gemini but if you are more curious (and if you are a Gemini, then of course you are) and would like to understand your birth chart, this Chart Interpretation Handbook: Guidelines for Understanding the Essentials of the Birth Chart will help you do just that.
So who are you really Gemini? With whom are you compatible?
Stop! Are you sure you are a Gemini?
Born on the cusp
If you were born on the day the Sun moved into a new sign then you were born “on the cusp”. In the year I was born the sun moved into the next star sign, just two hours before my birth. Are you absolutely sure that you are an Gemini? Or are you really a Taurus or a Cancer?
If you were born “on the cusp”, (ie around the 20th May or 20th June) use this link to check exactly which star sign the sun was in the day you were born: Cusp Signs
Introducing Gemini – “I think”
May 20 – June 20
Gemini is the third Sign of the Zodiac and its symbol (or glyph) represents the pillars of knowledge. In Western Astrology Gemini is considered a “masculine”, positive and extrovert sign along with the other five odd-numbered signs of the Zodiac: Aries, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius.
Gemini is also a sign of transition that marks the passing of Spring into Summer.
The Story of Gemini the Twins
The Constellation of Gemini
Many stories are told about the birth of the twins castor and Pollux, who it is generally accepted were fathered by Zeus. their mother was Leda. They are often referred to as The Dioscuri, meaning “sons of Zeus”.
Castor and Pollux were Argonauts who sailed with Jason in his quest to find the golden fleece. Castor was killed by Idas in one of the Argonauts raiding trips and Pollux was so upset by the death of his brother that Zeus placed them side by side in the heavens.
The Ruling Planet of Gemini
Gemini is ruled by the Planet Mercury. Always in motion, Mercury was the Messenger of the Gods. Those ruled by Mercury tend to be expressive, intelligent, clever, talkative and perceptive.
Famous People Born in Gemini
Do you have anything in common?
Gemini is an Air Sign
Aristotelian elements The Zodiac is divided into four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, which represent the four basic modes of being. Signs that share an Element are generally regarded to be harmonious with each other.
The Element of Air symbolizes man’s intellect and his ability to communicate and reason
Image: The Aristotelian Elements (in the Public Domain)
The Qualities of Gemini
The signs of the Zodiac are also divided into Qualities: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. Signs that share a Quality are normally hostile to each other.
The Quality relates to an individual’s basic temperament. They will have unique and prevailing identifying characteristics that are rarely altered through life. Each of these Qualities views the world very differently, their reactions to stimuli are different so that any action they take will be different too.
The Quality of Gemini is “Mutable”
Mutable signs stand for transition. Gemini marks the transition from Spring to Summer. Therefore Mutable signs tend to be adaptable to change, new people and experiences.
The Positive Side of Gemini
What to love about Gemini?
Geminis are enthusiastic but can also be aggressive and they are natural multi-taskers – managing many projects at the same time. Because they are very quick witted they are the life and soul of many a party.
The Negative Qualities of Gemini
What’s not to like about Gemini?
Gemini is often referred to as the Butterfly of the Zodiac. They flit around all over the place, never staying in one place for long.
And boy can they talk!
Communication is a strong point!
Because talking and communication in general is a strength of the Gemini, any career involving communication would suit them. Geminis make good journalists, teachers, broadcasters, linguists, writers, engineers, travel agents, truck drivers and stenographers.
Gemini Medical Weaknesses
Geminis become ill because they try to do too much! They need to learn to slow down, but they never will.They put too much of a strain on their nervous systems and then they wonder why they can’t cope.
Other weakspots for Geminis are their hands, arms, shoulders and lungs.
However, while everyone will have a cold that will last for seven days, Geminis will get over their’s in three or four. Gemini also rules over the Eustachian tubes that run from the ear into the lymph gland system.
The other “tubes” Gemini need to watch out for are the fallopian tubes (in a woman of course), the ureter tubes and the urethra. Lungs are another weak link in the Gemini body, so be careful of bronchitis and pneumonia can be a problem too.
Gemini needs to learn to relax – yoga and meditation would help but you probably won’t do it, because it would mean sitting still for too long!