gemini Zodiac Sign

gemini

Time Period: May 21 – June 20

Symbol: Twins

Element: Air

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Quality: Mutable

Ruling House: 3rd

Polarity: Positive

Birthstones: Agate, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Moonstone, Pearl

Key Traits: Adaptable, Social, Restless

Phrase: “I think”

Power Colour: Yellow, Blue

Flower: Lavender, Lily of the Valley

Eminent Personalities: Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Bob Dylan, Kanye West

About Gemini

Geminis are known for being very independent, and as such you’re not willing to be governed by anyone or anything. In fact, your sense of freedom is essential to your mental and emotional health.

While you may enjoy the company others, you need plenty of time to yourself. Without some solitude you can become moody, although you try to hide it. Geminis are generally highly strung, simply because you’re always ready to jump whenever and wherever you’re needed. You learn by experiencing life for yourself, not by being a bystander. This keeps you from getting bored (something you simply can’t tolerate).

Gemini is the first of the dual signs of the Zodiac, and often a willing participant in astrological humor. We often say that Gemini people do and say everything in twos. We inquire about a Gemini with statements like “how are they”, or “do you know both of them?” But, being one of the most fun-loving signs of the Zodiac, Geminis do not seem to mind. Depicted as celestial twins — one a boxer, the other a musician — this starry representation describes Gemini perfectly: they are skilled with words and music and with their hands. Geminis are known for their gift of gab. The core feeling of Gemini is one of enthusiasm and youthfulness.

All those expressions about being as “old as you feel” and “young at heart” are all Gemini-like expressions, and, in truth, many of the children of this constellation never really grow up. This, of course, can prove extremely frustrating to potential mates unless they too have a youthful temperament. All is well though, because it is often this Gemini energy that inspires a good deal of the fun that we have. Whereas many of the other signs have comedians in their ranks, the child friendly, word-playing silliness of Gemini is in a class of its own. Just think of how many comedians used to come in pairs! Today, many of the people involved in children’s TV and movie entertainment are born under this sign. The youth-orientation of your sign is not so much focused on age as it is on freshness, spontaneity, and forward thinking.

A common misconception with Gemini is whether or not the “double nature” of the sign suggests a “multiple personality.” It does not. What it does mean is that Geminis always have options and can recognize who they need to be and when. You have a flexibility that is nothing short of amazing, and are able to analyze and adapt quickly, and these qualities give some fuel to that astrological “old wives tale” about the Gemini being of two minds. You can find solutions to problems that no one else can. Others will try to get inside your head to find your secret to success.

If there is anything you need to get in control of, Gemini, it is your attitude about money. Gemini never saves for a rainy day in order to keep it from raining. Unless you are very lucky or have an essentially endless nest-egg, this is a philosophy that just won’t work. It is a good thing, though, that partnership is so important for you. This way, you can have someone to be responsible with, rather than someone you’re responsible for.

Geminis usually enjoy exhibiting some skill or another, both at work and at play. Often as skilled with their hands as with their words, many musicians are born under Gemini. Being very social, you enjoy activities in which you interact with others. Consequently, you are more likely to be a part of a clique, crew, or crowd than alone. Some astrologers say that your worst fear is the fear of being alone.

Gemini’s planet is the swift Mercury, who makes a trip around the Sun about every 88 Earth days. This is the reason that we have the Mercury Retrograde phenomena several times a year. Mercury is sometimes called the trickster because of its role in the old mythologies, but is also known as the planet of knowledge and wisdom. Both of these characteristics are seen in your sign.

One thing about Gemini that few know is that people not interacting deeply enough with their sensitive side can sometimes hurt Gemini emotionally, despite their mentally acute and socially adept image. When this happens, you may withdraw for a psychic recharge. Although you’re right back out there in a short while, these periodic retreats are necessary for you. If you get the urge to take a little time off to be with the energies of the Earth and Sky for some peace and quiet, do so. It’s part of your nature.

Gemini enjoy words: spoken and sung. You may very well sing along with the radio or your iPod. Self-expression is so important to a Gemini; if work is not involved with communication in some way, you are not likely to enjoy it.

Perception


You’re likely to form your opinions of others based on the way that you’re treated, rather based on the person themself. This can lead to disappointments and disillusions, because you tend to paint the world way that you want to see it. This can give you a sense of naivety, for you would rather believe the best than know the disappointing truth.

You truly have two sides. Such is the nature of your ‘twin,’ the sign that represents Gemini in the Zodiac. You’ve got more than your share of energy and stamina and you’re very clever when it comes to language. In a nutshell, you can adapt to most situations and most people, and you’re more likely than other astrology signs to be the social butterfly — just learn to keep your perception in check.

Career


At work you will need to pay attention! You’re literally interested in so many different things that you’re likely to start many projects, but finish few of them. Learn to channel that energy into one thing at a time. That’s how your mental agility and optimism will get noticed, which leads to promotions and advancements.

Love & Relationships


As a friend, you’re both interesting and stimulating. You will certainly be remembered by everyone you meet, and your social group may constantly change and evolve — but you never forget your old friends.

You are fun to be with and you love to give advice. You give great advice, but you don’t like to be burdened with other people’s issues. You may feel this steals away that valuable sense of freedom that you need in order to remain balanced. You have a strong communication style and you can often get your way with your enthusiastic persuasion.

Compatibility

Want to find out how compatible Geminis are with other zodiac signs when it comes to love and relationships?

Element: Air

Astrology can reveal a lot, but there’s much more to it than what Sun sign you are. At the very heart of astrology— and of Tarot, palmistry, sacred geometry, even ceremonies and rituals — are the 4 elements. These are Fire, Earth, Water, and Air. If you think about it, we need these 4 elements, all of them, in order to survive on the planet. We heat and cook and purge with fire. We grow things in the Earth; it is the foundation of our existence, and we return to it when our life has ended. We need water to survive, it grows the plants of the earth and quenches our thirst; our bodies are approximately 60% water, and the Earth itself is approximately 70% water. We need air to breathe. Even our words are given life by our breath when we speak them out loud.

The air signs are always masculine, or positive. If you were born a Gemini, a Libra, or an Aquarius, then you are an Air Sign.

See if you recognize yourself in these points.

  • Social butterfly, usually enjoys the company of others.
  • Can chat with many people about many different topics.
  • You have a lot of interesting ideas.
  • Good at learning new things.
  • Have many different interests.
  • Short attention span.
  • You want people to like you.
  • Find it hard to make decisions quickly.
  • You can change your mind easily.
  • You find it hard to lay down roots.
  • Enjoy traveling.
  • Like to think outside the box.
  • Moody.
  • Idealistic.
  • May have many communication devices.
  • Inventive and intellectual.

Of course, not all air signs are going to behave the same. Even two Libras can be very different from each other, because of the way that the rest of their planets fall. Remember, the Sun sign is only one part of astrology! There’s so much more to discover.

The Quadruplicities

Even though all air signs are similar, there’s a lot of difference between them. This is because of the triplicities, or the qualities of those signs. Just like there are 4 elements, there are three triplicities. These are Cardinal, Mutable, and Fixed.

The Mutable quadruplicity is softer than that of the Cardinal quadruplicity. This quality is adaptable. It’s the ‘go with the flow’ energy of the zodiac. Perhaps you recognize yourself here?

  • Comfortable among a crowd.
  • Aren’t particularly interested in leadership.
  • Enjoy discussing new ideas.
  • Not particularly assertive or dominant.
  • Willing to follow others.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Content to be in the middle of things.
  • Cautious about taking risks.
  • Responsible and trustworthy.

Air Element: Gemini

It’s hard for people not to like you if you’re a Gemini, unless you show them the darker side of your ‘good twin, bad twin’ nature. You’ll need to watch against being labeled two-faced, though! You’re captivating when you’re on a roll, with lively conversation and a genuine generosity and compassion for others.

You probably have lots of friends and acquaintances, and enjoy spending time in deep conversations with them. You get bored easily, so a large social circle filled with a variety of different people is necessary for you to feel complete and valued. You can’t stand to be bored, and will flit from one situation to another — perhaps even from one lover to another — in order to stay entertained. You’re intellectual and spend a lot of time in your own head, so you’re more likely to go through life making decisions based on logic rather than emotions.

It’s easy for you to blend in with your environment or stand out if you want, because you can change who you are to meet whatever the occasion asks of you. Just make sure that you attract the right kind of attention to you by keeping that good twin entertained. You enjoy a challenge, and are prone to changing your mind half way through it, just to see things from a different angle. It’s easy for you to get distracted.

You’re kind and sincere, until someone rubs you the wrong way. Then, you often use your cunning wit to manipulate situations and people to get what you want from them. You’ve also been known to sulk when you don’t get your own way. You may not be the best judge of character, either, for when you meet someone new, you tend to look at what they can do for you rather than seeing them for who they are. This can lead you to making the wrong decision about someone — when that happens when choosing a lover, it can create more problems than passion!

Here’s a list of some of your more predominant qualities.

  • You have many sides to your personality.
  • Hate anything mundane or monotonous.
  • Strongly intellectual, enjoy mentally stimulating conversation.
  • You have lots of different friends in your social circle.
  • Vivid imagination.
  • Adaptable.
  • You stand out in a crowd, people gravitate towards your conversation.
  • Usually generous.
  • Enjoy communication of all kinds, and communication devices such as cell phones.

Of course, you’re a Gemini, so that means that there’s two sides of you, the ‘good twin,’ and the ‘bad twin. You’re a walking contradiction.

  • Can be two-faced.
  • Prone to gossip.
  • Accident prone.
  • You have an abundance of nervous energy.
  • Easily distracted.
  • You sometimes lack confidence.
  • Manipulative.
  • You need a lot of attention.

The Gemini Man

  • Multifaceted personality.
  • Friendly, enjoy socializing, can talk easily about a variety of subjects.
  • Enigmatic.
  • Intellectual and like to learn.
  • Like to travel.
  • Not competitive.
  • Like to share.
  • Have many friends.
  • Love to have an audience.
  • Easily restless, have a lot of nervous energy.
  • Impatient and quick-tempered.
  • Prone to being critical.
  • Inconsistent.
  • Don’t like needy people.
  • Don’t tolerate monotony.
  • Flirtatious.

The Gemini Woman

  • Idealistic and sentimental.
  • Multifaceted, complex, active mind
  • Passionate and romantic.
  • Vivacious.
  • Good hostesses.
  • Charming.
  • intellectually stimulating and imaginative.
  • Independent.
  • Can be fidgety.
  • Don’t like to commit.
  • Love attention.
  • Bored easily.

The Gemini Child

  • Need their freedom
  • Active, busy, and like to explore.
  • Short attention span.
  • Like words and word games
  • Witty and like to talk.
  • Imaginative, expressive, and exaggerative.
  • Change their minds frequently.
  • Impatient.
  • Tendency to invent their own version of the truth.
  • Rarely punctual.
  • Often interrupt others.
  • Have difficulty concentrating.

As a Gemini, the key to your success is to learn patience, know when to speak and when to listen, and finish what you start. This doesn’t mean that you have to tie yourself down to something or someone that isn’t working or that you’ve outgrown. If you can cultivate a bit of patience, you’ve got a better chance of discovering what really inspires you.