THE KEY PHRASE for Gemini is “I think” and it governs the number 3
Gemini Sun Sign starts May 21st- June 20th (approx)
Gemini is the messenger of the zodiac. Gemini corresponds to the transition between spring and summer. It rules the lungs and arms and Geminis use their hands when they talk.
Geminis are immensely curious always seeking new information – so can suffer from nervous exhaustion if over stimulated.
As the third sign of the zodiac, Gemini explores the neighbourhood that Taurus has cultivated. Mercury governs the roads and rivers, trade and commerce. Geminis love to live in cities and thrive on the buzz and business energy. They are found in coffee bars and on the internet chat groups -the places where people meet and exchange ideas.
Gemini represents the time when a young child starts to talk and relate to their siblings and neighbours.
Planetary Ruler and Qualities
Gemini is a mutable air sign. As the first air sign it circulates the messages and the news, Geminis ask questions and make brilliant journalists. They are ruled by Mercury, which, because it is closest to the Sun, often remains invisible.
Gemini is like quicksilver, ever changing, fast moving and a chameleon. Mercury (also known as Hermes) was always playing tricks on the other gods. He was a precocious baby, inventing the lyre one day after his birth and stealing Apollo’s cattle during the night after. The god was enchanted by the lyre and let him off. Geminis make excellent mimics and linguists and adore playing charades.
Geminis are great fun to be with. They are always talking so a good mental connection with their partner is vital for them. Friendships come easily, and they have a light approach to relationships. They are ever youthful and attractive and need to have the freedom to circulate.
Geminis are attracted to the other air signs- Libra and Aquarius – and are fascinated by Sagittarius, their opposite with whom they share a love of knowledge. Best friends and marriage partners are Arians, for business partners Capricorns are a good bet. There is a common bond with Virgo, the other sign ruled by Mercury.
Gemini is in the constellation of Castor and Pollux, who were twin brothers. The twins shared the same mother but had different fathers which meant that Pollux was immortal and Castor was mortal. Castor was a skilled horse trainer and Pollux an expert boxer. Inseparable, the brothers were never apart. When Castor died, Pollux asked Zeus to let him share his own immortality with his twin, so they could be together. They were both transformed into the Gemini constellation.
Strengths and weaknesses
Geminis love variety and often have two of everything – two cars, two homes, two careers and possibly two lovers. The proverbial butterfly they can be fickle and easily distracted and find it difficult to stay still and focus.
Geminis will tell the world about your business. They make ideal networkers but can be gossips. This isn’t meant maliciously-they just love to know what’s going on for everyone. If you want something ‘leaked’ tell a Gemini!
Its as if they were born with a phone in their hand. They enjoy the fast moving world of the market place and commerce. These are the people who invented multi-tasking, the iPhone and having more than one project on the go.
Light hearted and cheerful, intelligent, versatile, clear thinking, talkative, nervous and excitable.
Tarot Card: The Lovers.
Gemstones: emerald, beryl, crystal, garnet, topaz, chrysolite
Best Day of the Week: Wednesday
Anatomy and physiology: Hands and Arms and lungs
Herbs, plants and trees: yarrow, woodbine, vervain, tansy, dog grass, madder
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