Gemini Zodiac Sign Guide
Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac, and is symbolized by the figure of the Twins, which aims to represent this types communicative and dualistic nature. Geminis symbol or glyph also encapsulates this duality when seen as the Roman numeral II, or schematically as the duality involved in the physiological branching out in the lungs, the arms and hands, and in the respiratory and nervous systems, which are so closely connected. The Sun is in Gemini from around 21 May until around 21 June each year. Gemini is classified as being of the positive polarity (being expressive and spontaneous), of the air element (intellectual, communicative and mentally active), and of the mutable quality (adaptable and variable).
Gemini typically shows a highly adaptive and versatile attitude, expressing variableness, with an urge to adjust to the environment and moreover to communicate with others. The characteristic Gemini type is adaptable, extremely communicative, versatile, flexible, restless, inquisitive and fond of variety and change. Nervously aware, witty, chatty and rarely dull, Gemini is the archetypal communicator or mediator. Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, which in mythology is the messenger of the gods. Geminis main urge is to be aware intellectually and to express that awareness in speech, writing and all forms of communication. Gemini therefore makes the ideal teacher, reporter, journalist, writer, story-teller, linguist or translator. Gemini may appear two-faced and seem to argue each and every side of a question, though this is not usually out of a desire to be perverse or argumentative, but rather because Gemini by nature wants every aspect of a situation to be aired and discussed. Gemini wishes for completeness or wholeness in an intellectual sense.
Gemini can nevertheless overdo its nervous awareness, and runs the risk of dissipating its nervous energies in diffuseness and superficiality, with a lack of proper continuity or consistency. In this respect Gemini should beware of allowing its nervously intellectual nature from becoming merely clever, crafty or cunning. Physically, Gemini rules the lungs and respiratory system, the arms and hands, and the nervous system generally. Gemini often stays youthful throughout life, though it should nevertheless take care to avoid situations of debilitating nervous stress or exhaustion, and to beware of causes of heart and lung disorders. Gemini is especially associated with, or “ruled” by, the planet Mercury.
|Career||Administration, communication and media, librarian, teaching, writing, information sciences|
|Exaltation||None as yet|
|Fall||None as yet|
|Cities||London, Melbourne, San Francisco|
|Animal||Small Birds,Parrots, Butterflies,Monkeys|
|Body Area||Arms, Shoulders, Lungs and Nerves.|
|Translation||Arabic: Al Tau’amãn Australian: Turree French: Gémeaux German: Zwillinge Greek: Dioscuri Hebrew: Teõmïm Hindu: Mithuna Italian: Gemelli Polynesian: Na Ainanu Portuguese: Gêmeos Spanish: Géminis Turkish: Ikizler|
The Indian equivalent of Gemini is Mithuna.
The Chinese equivalent is thought to be the quick-witted, adventurous Horse, whose lunar month is 6 June – 6 July.
Gemini Zodiac Symbol
The Gemini zodiac symbol originates from the constellation of Gemini and is representative of the twins.
The Gemini zodiac symbol consists of two vertical straight lines or two curved lines as represented in the picture on the right and two horizontal lines. There is one horizontal line across the top and one across the bottom. In fact, it looks identical to the Roman numeral II.
The symbol for Gemini represents Geminis need for other people. Typically, Gemini people are very social people and really enjoy being a part of a great conversation.
The two columns in this zodiac symbol are representative of a huge antenna. This indicates the various ways in which Gemini people are masters of communicating their thoughts and ideas through the various mediums of expression.
The typical career for a Gemini relies quite heavily on their communications regardless of whether its through pen and paper or through outstanding public speaking skills.
The dual columns in this zodiac symbol also represent the versatility of Gemini. Instead of being good at just one thing, theyre usually quite good at several things.
This symbol also represents the 2 lungs and the 2 arms of the human body because Gemini rules over these body parts. This means that they are more prone to arm injuries or infections of the lungs.
The Gemini zodiac symbol represents the highest truth for Gemini people.
Their masterful communication skills and versatility with different subjects can be used to successfully help others more deeply understand the higher truths of life that theyve mastered.
Geminis are ruled by the planet Mercury. Mercury represents all rational thoughts, common sense, and all communications (written and verbal). Mercury is also known as the planet of youth and childhood and you’ll find all Geminians young at heart. They are the communicators in the zodiac and they make the most of this talent. Mercury also symbolizes our comprehension and reason all expressed through communication. It governs both physical and mental transportation. One of the Mutable Signs, they are inconstant, changeable, and ever changing. They are known as the peacemakers of all the signs. They are in constant motion and are forever rushing through everything they experience. Their debating skills are second to no one and in a battle of wits everyone else is unarmed. They can easily juggle several things at once but they lack staying power. They get bored very easy and are off to find something else.
Looking at their duality, one side of Gemini is elusive, complicated and antithesis; however the other side is adaptable, witty and very articulate. Gemini is governed by the Third House, which is the House of Communication. This House stands for how we grasp and discern what is being said to us, understand what is being said and then to give the appropriate responses.
It is also governed by the Sixth House, which is the House of Health. This House governs our day to day responsibilities, our jobs, our work environment, daily routine, employees, and physical fitness. This House also deals with a fulfillment of duty and the conscious mind.
Because of their dual natures, Gemini’s with their gift of eloquent speech and the art of conversation are quite capable of misleading and misinforming information to those around them causing a great deal of distress. They are just as easily capable of just the opposite with inspirational orations doing great good among people.
Geminians have quick minds and are quick learners. They seem to know a little bit about everything. They are outgoing, sociable and very clever. With their natural curiosity they love exploring new concepts using their keen analytical and scientific approach until they have absorbed everything they possibly can from it. Being so proficient in communications of any kind, you can expect to find most Geminians in journalism, radio and tv, as diplomats, politician, promoters and even law. Their analytical and logical minds make them exceptional at astronomy or as mathematicians. If they are not careful they could be drawn into illicit kinds of work. They can be mercurial and unstable making dependability and loyalty to them strained. They could be possibly shallow and insincere.
Material wealth is not something Geminis actively seek or strive for. They have no problem earning money are quite versatile and flexible in many ways. Gemini is the first of the Air Signs which means these people are creative, innovative and clever communicators who can never stand still. They can adjust to any situation. Some Geminians are known for their not being scrupulous and upright and are only interested in themselves. They can resort to using any methods to get what they want, whether it be lying and cheating and if found out will seek to lay the blame on someone else. They can be the most charming liars and are not above throwing tantrums. If they are forced to struggle they become morose, gloomy and surly.
Geminians can be born entertainers, amusing everyone, and you can find them animated, breezy, happy, affectionate, and courteous. In love, because of their basic nature, Gemini’s are inconstant to the point of almost being amoral. Geminis are not romantic and the person in love with them may feel Gemini is too reticent and aloof.They believe love should be fun but the first sign of any constraints you will see Gemini run as fast as they can and not look back. It’s not that Geminis don’t have their ardent moments because they do, but they are fickle in love. Because they can be so superficial they make better friends than lovers. They love the chase but quickly lose interest when they catch their prey.
They can however be quite generous with those they love. They like their partners to be well educated because they prefer an intellectual type of relationship otherwise they will lose interest fast. They like their homes to be meticulously clean and neat and you will find the Geminians home to be cozy and warm and pleasant. They are great with children, being the sign of youth and childhood, and they know how to communicate with children.
The third sign of the zodiac, Gemini, is the communicator, the jack of all trades, the town crier. The better qualities of Gemini are, your quick-mind, versatility, verbal skills, and the ability to make yourself believed in the most un-believable situations. Being spontaneous is a classic Gemini quality.
Less than positive traits are, distracted too easily, fickle, sometimes superficial, and are apt to change direction at any given moment.
The ruling planet for Gemini is Mercury. As a Mutable sign you are adaptable, versatile, and flexible. As an air sign you are intelligent and communicate well. Gemini rules the arms, hands and lungs, and usually, you will have a higher dexterity than most. Respiratory problems and injuries to hands and arms are common to Gemini?s.
Birthstones for astrology are different from traditional birthstones for the months. For Gemini, your birthstone is Agate and it is said that it will protect you from deception, and give the gift of gab.
Famous Gemini Men/ Famous Genini Women
Johnny Depp (b. June 9, 1963) ~ Nicole Kidman (b. June 20, 1967) ~ Angelina Jolie (b. June 4, 1975) ~ Annette Bening (b.May 29, 1958) ~ Kylie Minogue (b. May 28, 1968) ~ Heidi Klum (b. June 1, 1973) ~ Peter Wentz (b. Jun 5, 1979) ~ Lenny Kravitz (b. May 26, 1964) ~ Steffi Graf (b. Jun 14, 1969) ~ Clint Eastwood (b. May 31 1930) ~ Brooke Shields (b. May 31, 1965) ~ Courteney Cox (b. June 15, 1964) ~ Anna Kournikova (b. June 7, 1981) ~ Ice Cube (b. June 15, 1969)