Gemini Sign Dates, Traits, & More

Gemini Zodiac


One of the hardest signs to really understand, probably because of it’s marked duality, in whatever way that manifests. The exact opposite of the earth signs, particularly Taurus in as much that change and variety is all important to a Gemini. Communication is the key here, being ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. And typical Geminis certainly talk – non-stop sometimes. If they don’t talk much, there will be other evidence of their sign: maybe rooms full of books and magazines, endlessly watching television(s), constantly e-mailing people, and so on. Like Sagittarians, they are great learners, simply wanting to know everything about everything, and often more than one thing at once. They are incredibly versatile, and the more plodding listener would have trouble keeping up with the subject changes of an eloquent Gemini. And all this communication means they are rarely short of lots of friends – very typical of air signs in general.

The duality is often noted in them seeing both sides to an argument or situation, leading also to that typically Librian trait of not being able to make their minds up (but in Gemini’s case because they want both!). Also, they tend to be very impressionable which can very much work to their disadvantage.

With the lessened exception of Libra, air signs are not renowned for their romantic affections, and one needs to find a Gemini with more passionate signs abounding within the other planets, especially Moon, Mars, and Venus, if a passionate and romantic relationship is sought after!

Gemini Dates: (born May 21 – June 20)


Placement: 3rd Zodiac Sign
House Ruled: 3rd House: House of Communication
Constellation: Taurus
Element: Air
Quality: Mutable
Symbol: The Twins
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Detriment: Jupiter
Exaltation: None as yet
Fall: None as yet
Masculine / Feminine: Masculine
Key Words:  “I Think”
My Phrase: “It takes two to make a thing go right… it takes to to make it outta site!”
My Pleasures: Options, obtaining knowledge
My Pains: Being on time and following through
Qualities: Intelligent, socialbe, brilliant, communicative, expressive
What Geminis think about themselves: I can speak about anything
What others think about Geminis: they speak so much, will we be able to add a word


Fast Summary:


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.


Good Side of Gemini


  • When difficult situations arise they are quite useful at using their communication skills to figure out an answer to the problem.
  • They can be considered quite creative, and as life goes on they use their knowledge and facts that they’ve learned over the years to increase that creativity.
  • They tend to age gracefully,  as they do their outlook when it comes to life remains youthful.
  • They have a tendency to feel at home with people that are open minded . Even when faced with a conversation where somebody has an opposing view to theirs, they’re not easily offended by other people’s opinions and opposing views.
  • They come across as quite articulate when they’re speaking, and are known to throw in a joke here and there. They can be quite witty when they choose to be.
  • When forced to make a decision they will often decide what’s best for them, and once they’ve made that decision they’re not afraid of making the changes they need to, to make it work.
  • They are curious by nature, love to ask questions, and fast at picking things up when it comes to something they are interested in.

Bad Side Of Gemini


  • They prefer not to be in situations where there’s a large crowd. It can make them quite jumpy or nervous.
  • Not that they have a tendency to manipulate people, but they do have power of persuasion at their fingertips to use and they are good at it.
  • Although they are good at coming up with really good ideas that could work out in the real world most of the time, they find that some of them can be quite impractical.
  • If they are faced with a situation where they have to hold a secret from somebody, they’re not usually good at keeping it. Loose lips sink ships.
  • They absolutely love learning about new things, and do it at quite a fast rate ( pick things up quickly). The problem comes down to the fact that once they tire of one idea they move to a next. Meaning a shorter attention span.
  • They have a tendency to swing from one mood to another, which is just the Dual nature of the Gemini.


Gemini Life Path


ou Gemini’s are very charming, and can be relied upon to bring a laugh and brighten up the dullest of days. You are inspirational and gifted speakers, with the ability to speak spontaneously and unrehearsed. Mentally and physically agile, you are clever with a tremendous ability to gain success in business in most any area you choose.

Your transforming path is through your discernment of communication. You must learn that truth requires serious consideration of the facts, knowing what is the right action and what is destructive. Truth is the highest goal of communication, and you Gemini must learn to define it accurately to retain the positive aspects of your transforming path. As Don Miguel Ruiz puts it “Be Impeccable with Yor Word”. Sometimes because you are trying to please everyone you misconstrued the truth, you need to keep to the facts, with out any emotional attachment, to avoid misrepresentation.

You really do need to slow down. Your scattered energies and lack of focus keeps your life in chaos. When you are in a hurry trying to do 101 things at the one time, you make hasty choices and sometimes these quick decisions have long term consequences, not always favorable.

You are here to learn to listen and to focus attentively on what is being said, and to integrate that information. To be in touch with your intuition and feelings rather than rationalizing.

You need to learn to listen to your own inner voice, and to the messages which your body gives you. You will need to meditate daily to give your mind chance to calm down from all the chatter that will be going around in that head of yours, meditating will slow down your mind, so that all those ideas which you will have can be separated from all the negative thoughts which will also be flowing through your mind.

Try to get all this information down in hard copy, preferably using your non dominant hand. This will both slow you down, and allow the intuition to flow.

You are best at communicating, writing and doing things with your hands. Not too good at doing the same thing for long periods though, and often scattered and inattentive and overly chatty.

Gemini’s are usually very friendly, clever, talkative, versatile and very curious, at times you can be contradictory, restless and two faced, and quite impatient. You really do need variety, often doing many things at the same time. You tend to flit from one experience to another never getting to depth of any one thing, persistence is not your nature. Gaining knowledge and disseminating it is your real talent, hence you make wonderful teachers and salespeople, if you manage to to stay with it long enough to get all the full facts instead of only half .

Major Life Lessons:- Learn to listen, slow down and focus.

Health issues :- Lungs. arms and hands. A great need to learn to breath deeply and frequently

Loves:- Trips, learning, books, magazines, movies, games, using hands creatively and children.

Hates:- Siting at a desk for long periods, routine, trying hard, boring people, and long projects.

Careers:- Teachers, Child Careers, Gymnasts, Travel




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.


Gemini Personality


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.


Gemini Traits


gemini traits

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


Gemini eminent personalities male


Some of the many popular and prominent of celebrities included in the Gemini category is Johnny Depp, Peter Wentz , Chris Evans, Lenny Kravitz, Mark Wahlberg, Zachary Quinto, Clint Eastwood, Colin Farell, Wentworth Miller, Shia LaBeouf and Ice Cube .


Gemini eminent personalities female


There are many prominent and famous celebrities that belong to the Gemini Star sign. Amongst these many some names can be identified as those of Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Brook Shields, Anna Kournikova, Heidi Klum, Adrianna Lima, Annette Bening, Natalie Portman, Kylie Minogue, Elizabeth Jane Hurley, July Garland, Marilyn Monroe and Courteney Cox .


Constellation of Gemini


The third and most northernly constellation is Gemini. Gemini lies on its side with the two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, highlighting the twins. Gemini also lies in the milky way, so here again, there are plenty of objects. The Sun passes through the constellation of Gemini from late June until late July.




Leda was the soon-to-be wife of the King of Sparta. On the night of Leda’s wedding, Zeus became interested in her and turned himself into a swan to seduce her. Leda then became pregant by 2 different males: the King and Zeus. The twins, Castor and Polluck were born in of an egg and later considered to be great warriors. Castor was fathered by the King and considered a great horseman and his talent for the arts, music and sciences. Pollux was fathered by the God Zeus and was known for his immortality, strength and ferocity. During a battle, Castor was killed. Pollux was so grief stricken that he asked Zeus to bring him back. Zeus was so touched by this devotion and love between the brothers, that he cast them in the stars to be side-by-side forever.


Gemini Decans , 1st, 2nd and 3rd


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Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez currently has 10+ years of experience helping people navigate life with the use of astrology. When not working on the website she is busy writing her first book on love and astrology.

One Comment

  1. libra rose says:

    You know when you’re super caffeinated? Not enough to make you jittery, just enough that you feel chatty and energized and more than a little high strung? Welcome to the world of Gemini. The best way to understand Gemini is to imagine him or her as a thoroughbred – high energy, fine form, easily spooked.

    If you’ve ever had a friend who all of a sudden reveals a working knowledge of the finer points of astrophysics (even though he’s a poet) or scampered out of the room towards something shiny while your back was turned, chances are they were a Gemini. Incredibly bright, incredibly interested as well as interesting, Gemini must have variety. NOW.

    And if you’re not providing it? No worries.


    Geminis also are amazing at doing accents. I don’t know why this is, but it’s almost invariably true.

    Biggest Insult: What are you, dumb or something?

    Quickest Way to Get Gemini into Bed: Impress them with a palindrome. Tell them a riddle. Pull out some incredibly obscure fact – but make sure it’s true.

    Most Likely to: be a surprisingly good singer. Again, I don’t know why.

    Should Have Been Born: in the Beat Generation.

    To Make Gemini Forgive You: just keep talking. They won’t forget (this isn’t Aries we’re talking about here), but I promise you they’ll get distracted enough to find you endearing again.

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