The zodiac sign Gemini is associated with the Twins, and its glyph resembles the Roman numeral II (2). The two pillars of the glyph mirror the split personality of Gemini and represent two sides of the same person. By relying on either or both sides of their nature, the Twins are easily able to adapt to any situation.
Dates: May 21st – June 20th.
* If you were born at the beginning or end of the dates for a sign, then you would be “on the cusp” of one of the signs and feel the influence of the other sign.
Symbol: The Twin
Element: Air Sign
Natural House: Third
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Key Phrase: “I communicate”
Motivations: Learning and Interacting
Energy: Yang (Masculine)
Lucky Day: Wednesday
Lucky Numbers: 3, 5, 7, 12, 16, 23, and 39
Colors: Yellow (primary), additional colors include green, red, pink, black, and white
Birth Stones: Pearl - It symbolizes joy and sorrow, life and death, and health and sickness.
Flowers: Lavender and Lily of the Valley
Gemini is the third sign in the Zodiac. Chit-chatty Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. In ancient mythology Mercury was a messenger, carrying communications between the gods and the people. In astrology, it’s no surprise Mercury guides the way we communicate. Gemini absorbs great amounts of information, and Mercury supports Gemini to communicate this knowledge to others in the form of ideas and facts.
The Gemini zodiac symbol of the Twins is based on the half-brothers Castor and Pollux from Greek mythology. These legendary brothers were the children of Leda, who was seduced by Zeus in the form of a swan. Leda laid two eggs as a result of this union, and Castor and Pollux were said to have hatched from each of these along with their twin sisters, Helen, and Clytemnestra. Castor and Pollux are present in many Greek and Roman stories and were known for their mastery of horses. The Twins bonded with Pollux a half-god as the progeny of Zeus, sharing his immortality with Castor. The two were then placed in the heavens as the enduring Gemini-Twins constellation, immortalizing the myth that adds to the magical and mysterious duality of this sign.
Do You Know a Gemini?
Clever and curious Gemini is a sign that thinks fast, communicates well, and is full of ideas. Their versatility and adaptability stem from their split personality -- part intellect, part scatterbrained! The Twins are powered by information and feel most at home when sharing thoughts and conversations with others. Gemini is like a sponge, soaking up as much information as they possibly can. Whether it’s through reading, talking, or writing, Gemini’s thirst for knowledge is constant. As the most talkative sign of the zodiac, the Twins are known to be social, and are always on the lookout for a good time. Thriving on variety, you never know what you’ll get with Gemini. Even though their intellectual minds can rationalize forever and a day, Geminis also have a surplus of imagination waiting to be tapped. Can a Gemini be boring? Never!
Yellow Ain’t So Mellow!
Yellow, the color of Gemini, is uplifting and life-giving, and shines in Gemini’s exciting and upbeat nature. Like the color of the Sun, yellow lightens and brightens everything around it. As the color of the mind and the intellect, yellow empowers Gemini’s curiosity and thought processes.
Lavender is a prime Gemini herbal ally. Its soothing aromatic fragrance helps with an opening and clearing effect on the body, warming the head, calming fears, and worries, and encouraging sleep. Fennel bears a sweet aromatic fragrance. Its fine green stalks resemble the bronchioles of the lungs and branches of the nervous system. This morphological clue lets us know that it is helpful to clear congestion, blockages, and stagnation in the breathing passages of this sign’s sensitive lungs. Parsley is another fine green Mercury plant whose delicate branching leaf resemble the interconnectivity of the body.
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Did You Know?
Gemini people crack the best jokes, and they have the funniest sense of humor. They know exactly how to lighten up a serious vibe or a morbid situation through comical behaviors and expressions without upsetting anyone.