Gemini May 22 - June 21
Origin: Castor and Pollux, peculiarly bright stars, were probably the original heavenly twins (Actually called in Egypt, the Two Stars).
||Communicative, Versatile, Restless, Adaptable
||Lilly of the Valley, Lavender, Maidenhair, Myrtle, Fern/Nut bearing trees
|Herbs and Spices:
||Aniseed, Marjoram, Caraway, Balm, Bittersweet
||Area of Body:
||Arms, Nerves, Shoulders
||Parrots and Monkeys
||Virgo, Libra, Saggittarians
Versatility is the Hallmark of the sun sugn Geminians. this is the first dual sign of the Zodiac, and its subjects find it essential to pursue several courses of action at once. They also need to communicate on all levels. their potential can be expressed in many ways, but especially through the media. This need for communication is so strong that they'll telephone their local radio station with comments on every conceivable subject and will even chat to someone in a busline if no one else is available at the time.
Gemini is an Air sign: air has a very specific Denotation in terms of the substance that people breathe, with a chemical makeup of 78% nitrogen, 21% Oxygen plus a small amount of Carbon Dioxide, water Vapor, and Inert gases. Air can refer to what we breathe, but also to wind. Although air is highly stable in its purest form, it changes its composition with increased altitude, and also in closed spaces where it is used by plants and animals. Air is one of the most needed and used elements of the four elements. It mixes well with earth and water, and is essential to the existence of fire. Gemini is a mutable air sign, taking up the study of details and facts, but also Comunication: air is the medium for both speech and other forms of transmission such as radio and TV signals.
Mercury, the first planet from the Sun, Rules Gemini. "Mercury is the light in our eyes, the ever-changing consciousness within us that moves from idea to idea" (Astrology 101) Due to this, Mercury always represents thoughts, Ideas and communications. Communications include the phone, letters and what we say to each other. Mercury is a direct descendant of Hermes, the messenger of Zeus, and the god of travel in greek myths. Mercury invented the lyre, and he was a great athlete. His Characteristics are usually typical of Gemini, which is the sign he rules: he is intellectual, perceptive, reasonable, versatile and argumentative, but Gemini is an excellent communicator. this planet stimulates the mind, though people born under this sign can be argumentative and critical, nervous and tense- all traits of a Vergo which this planet is also associated with.
Some notable Gemini are people like Miles Davis, Judy Garland, Gail Ellison and Marilyn Monroe.