Gemini's element is AIR. There are three Air signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. Air signs are intellectual, detached, and fair-minded. While Air signs share the same element of Air, they each have a different modality: Gemini is Mutable Air, Libra is Cardinal Air, and Aquarius is Fixed Air. Hardware monitor. Gemini traits are more varied than those of other astrological signs.While most signs have one very prominent trait (for example, Capricorns are notoriously ambitious), Geminis, those born between May 21 and June 21, can be social, talkative, and whimsical, but they can also be indecisive or nosy. Gemini April 18th, 2021 You may see yourself as the emotional voice for others today. This seems easier than taking a purely intellectual approach in your communication, but it can get out of hand.

Zodiac symbolTwins
Duration (tropical, western)May 20 – June 21 (2021, UT1)[1]
Zodiac elementAir
Zodiac qualityMutable
Sign rulerMercury
ExaltationNorth Node
FallSouth Node

Gemini (♊︎) (/ˈɛmɪn/JEM-in-eye,[2] Latin for 'twins') is the third astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this sign between about May 21 to June 21.[3] Under the sidereal zodiac, the sun transits this sign from about June 16 to July 16. Gemini is represented by the twins, Castor and Pollux,[4] known as the Dioscuri in Greek mythology. It is a positive, mutable sign. Gemini is associated with the Yang polarity (masculine) in the Yin Yang ancient Chinese concept. [5]


In Babylonian astronomy, the stars Pollux and Castor were known as the Great Twins. Their names were Lugal-irra and Meslamta-ea, meaning 'The Mighty King' and 'The One who has arisen from the Underworld'. Both names are titles of Nergal, a major Babylonian god of plague and pestilence, who was king of the underworld.[6]

In Greek mythology, Gemini is associated with the myth of Castor and Pollux. Pollux was the son of Zeus, who seduced Leda, while Castor was the son of Tyndareus, the king of Sparta and Leda's husband. When Castor died, because he was a mortal, Pollux begged his father Zeus to give Castor immortality, which was done through uniting them together in the heavens.

In popular culture[edit]

Sage the Gemini, born Dominic Wynn Woods, took his stage name from his zodiac sign Gemini and the color of his eyes.[7]


NASA named its two-person space capsule Project Gemini after the zodiac sign because the spacecraft could carry two astronauts.[8]


  • From the medieval Georgian manuscript of a 12th-century astrological treatise

  • Ornamentation from an altar cloth from 13th-century Germany. The two figures are depicted with the heads of dogs.

  • Gemini (al-Gawzaa) depicted in the 14th/15th-century Arabic astrology text Book of Wonders

  • Gemini by Willem Blaeu, 1602


Gemini Constellation

  1. ^Astronomical Applications Department 2011.
  2. ^Unicode Consortium 2015.
  3. ^Britannica n.d.
  4. ^Oxford 2018, entries for Gemini and Cancer.
  5. ^'What is your YIN-YANG compatibility? Astrology and Tarot'. October 25, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  6. ^White 2008, p. 125.
  7. ^Ju 2018.
  8. ^Humans n.d.

Works cited[edit]

  • Astronomical Applications Department (2011). Multiyear Computer Interactive Almanac. 2.2.2. Washington DC: US Naval Observatory. Longitude of Sun, apparent geocentric ecliptic of date, interpolated to find time of crossing 0°, 30°..
  • Atsma, Aaron J. (c. 2015). 'DIOSCURI : Greek Gods of Horsemanship, Protectors of Sailors Mythology, Dioskouroi, w/ pictures'. Theoi. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  • Baker, Douglas M. (April 26, 2016). Gemini - The Key to Your Inner Self. Claregate Ltd. ISBN9781910228142.
  • 'English Oxford Living Dictionary'. Oxford University Press. 2018.
  • 'Gemini'. Encyclopedia Britannica. n.d. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  • 'Humans in Space'. n.d. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  • Ju, Shirley (March 27, 2018). 'SAGE THE GEMINI RECALLS MEETING HBK GANG & HIS EARLY INFLUENCES'. HipHopDX. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  • Tierney, Bil (2001). All Around the Zodiac: Exploring Astrology's Twelve Signs. St. Paul, Minnesota: Llewellyn Worldwide. p. 81. ISBN0738701114.
  • Unicode Consortium (2015). 'Unicode 8.0 Character Code Charts'(PDF). Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  • White, Gavin (2008). Babylonian Star-lore. Solaria Pubs.

External links[edit]

Look up Gemini#English or Gemini in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
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