May 21st to June 21st

 

Alongside Leo and Aquarius, Gemini is an air sign, and therefore is particularly quick to think and act. Despite their duality, they are very tolerant, open, and genuine, when circumstances allow.

Characteristics

The connection with Mercury, the planet of youth and childhood, brings with it the advantages and disadvantages of youth. On one hand, Gemini are very bright and driven by curiosity, which means that on the other hand, they can be plagued by instability and restlessness. They are sociable people, they find it easy to make new contacts and make a stimulating contribution to society. Their joyful nature can however become a negative, but only when they are alone. This expresses itself in doggedness, nervousness, and impatience, especially when there is a long wait or tedious work involved. Despite their intelligence and sophistication, Gemini can often be closed-minded and disjointed. One might think that there are actually two different characters in a person born under the sign of the Zodiac Gemini.

Relations

Gemini will get along especially well with the zodiacal signs Aries, Leo, Libra and Aquarius.

Aries manages to give them the direction they so sorely need. The enthusiasm and liveliness of both signs of the Zodiac allows the relationship to live on for a long time. A Gemini’s changing moods can be particularly interesting for Aries.

The generous Leo happily allows the Gemini to follow their own path. Both are very sociable and they marvel at one another’s creativity. Both shy away from routine and are always on the lookout for new friendships and contacts.

Like the Gemini, the Libra is very loving and looking for its one great true love. The Gemini’s rationality complements the Libra’s emotions in a unique way, and the traits of both signs of the Zodiac balance each other out harmoniously.

A relationship between a Gemini and an Aquarius is characterized by unpredictability. A rollercoaster ride that pays off in the end and evokes deep affection. The multifaceted interests and open-mindedness of both zodiacal signs create a special attraction.

Mythology

The ancient Babylonians referred to the constellation as Mastabba Gilgal, the great twins, in reference to the mythical friendship between the demigod Gilgamesh and his mortal friend, Enkidu, who had to perform Twelve Labors for the gods. After Enkidu’s death, Gilgamesh’s grief compelled him to undertake an adventure to ensure his own immortality.

In Greek mythology, this constellation refers to the story of the brothers Castor and Pollux, who were born from an egg after their mother Leda seduced Zeus in the form of a swan on the same night from her husband Tyndareus. This led to the birth of the immortal Pollux and the mortal Castor. The brothers combined their strength, ingenuity, and courage, and went from one adventure to the next, completely inseparable. After Castor’s premature death, Pollux begged Zeus to share his immortality with his brother. Zeus granted his wish and transformed the two brothers into the constellation in the sky.

According to the classic myth, it depicts the mutual dependence of the conscious and subconscious mind, of logic and instinct, of material and spiritual planes. The duality is represented in the twins.

Astrology

Gemini is the third sign of the Zodiac and located on the 60th to 89th degrees of celestial longitude. In the tropical zodiac, it is transited by the sun between May 21st and June 21st each year. In sidereal astrology, however, this happens between June 16th and July 15th. Gemini is at the transitional period between spring and summer, which brings a certain sense of variability.