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Gemini
Zodiac Symbol Twins
Birth Dates (Tropical) May 21 - June 21
Birth Dates (Sidereal) June 16 - July 15
Constellation Gemini
Zodiac Element Air
Zodiac Quality Mutable
Domicile Mercury
Detriment Jupiter
Exaltation None as yet[1]
Fall None as yet[2]
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An animation of the constellation Gemini (center), "the twins", shows two parallel stick figures. Gemini is associated with the myth of Castor and Polydeuces (also known as Pollux), collectively known as the Dioscuri.[3][4]
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Gemini is the third astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Gemini is considered a "masculine", positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered an air sign, and is one of four mutable signs.[5] Gemini has been closely associated with the planet Mercury and is considered to be ruled by it. Image File history File links Gemini. ... For other uses, see Twin (disambiguation). ... Western astrology is the system of astrology most popular in Western countries. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sidereal astrology is the system of astrology used by some western and all Jyotish astrologers which bases their interpretation around the use of the sidereal zodiac. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the star grouping. ... Gemini (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac known as the twins. It is part of the winter sky, lying between Taurus to the west and the dim Cancer to the east, with Auriga and the near-invisible Lynx to the north and Monoceros and Canis... In astrology, a triplicity is a group of three signs belonging to the same element. ... In astrology, the air signs consist of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Bicorporeal sign. ... In astrology, a planets domicile (or less commonly house, not to be confused with the astrological house system) is the zodiac sign over which it has rulership. ... This article is about the planet. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 70 kPa Hydrogen ~86% Helium ~14% Methane 0. ... In astrology, exaltation is the second strongest essential dignity of a planet, after the rulership or domicile. ... In astrology, the fall of a planet is the sign or zoidion which is opposite that planets sign of exaltation. ... Image File history File links Gemini. ... Image File history File links Gemini. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... This article is about the star grouping. ... Gemini (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac known as the twins. It is part of the winter sky, lying between Taurus to the west and the dim Cancer to the east, with Auriga and the near-invisible Lynx to the north and Monoceros and Canis... For other uses, see Myth (disambiguation). ... In Greek mythology, Castor (or Kastor) and Polydeuces (sometimes called Pollux) were the twin sons of Leda and the brothers of Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra. ... Castor (or Kastor) and Polydeuces (sometimes called Pollux), were in Greek mythology the twin sons of Leda and the brothers of Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra. ... Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). ... Image File history File links Astrologyproject. ... The history of astrology encompasses a great span of human history and many cultures. ... Astronomy is the oldest of the natural sciences, dating back to antiquity, with its origins in the religious, mythological, and astrological practices of pre-history: vestiges of these are still found in astrology, a discipline long interwoven with public and governmental astronomy, and not completely disentangled from it until a... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Much of the survival of classical sciences like astronomy, mathematics, geography and philosophy in the Western world is due to the fact that it was preserved and used by the Arab world from about the 8th Century, when Europe was going through its Dark Ages. ... Chinese astrology is the divination of the future from the Chinese calendar, which is based on astronomy, and ancient Chinese philosophy. ... Hellenistic astrology is a tradition of horoscopic astrology that developed in the Mediterranean region and specifically Hellenistic Egypt sometime around the late 2nd or early 1st century BCE. Endnotes Note 1: See David Pingree - From Astral Omens to Astrology from Babylon to Bikaner, Roma: Istituto Italiano per LAfrica e... It has been suggested that Indian astronomy be merged into this article or section. ... Sidereal astrology is the system of astrology used by some western and all Jyotish astrologers which bases their interpretation around the use of the sidereal zodiac. ... Western astrology is the system of astrology most popular in Western countries. ... This is a list of differentiated systems of astrology. ... Horoscopic astrology is a form of astrology which uses a horoscope or chart to gain information from the position of cosmic bodies. ... Natal astrology, also known as genethliacal astrology, is the system of astrology based upon the concept that each individuals personality or path in life can be determined by constructing a natal chart for the exact date, time, and location of a persons birth. ... Electional astrology (called Muhurt or Muhurtha in Hindu astrology) concerns itself with finding the best time to do a particular activity. ... Horary astrology is a very old branch of astrology by which an astrologer will try to answer a question by drawing up an astrological chart or horoscope for the exact time and place at which that question came to mind or when it was put to them. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Political astrology. ... This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Astrological represent twelve equal segments or divisions of the zodiac. ... For other uses, see Zodiac (disambiguation). ... Gemini (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac known as the twins. It is part of the winter sky, lying between Taurus to the west and the dim Cancer to the east, with Auriga and the near-invisible Lynx to the north and Monoceros and Canis... Western astrology is the system of astrology most popular in Western countries. ... The precession of Earths axis of rotation with respect to inertial space is also called the precession of the equinoxes. ... Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). ... In astrology, a positive, diurnal or masculine sign refers to any of the six odd-numb ered signs of the zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius or Aquarius. ... In astrology, the air signs consist of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Bicorporeal sign. ... Planets in astrology have a different meaning to the modern astronomical understanding of what a planet is. ... In astrology, a planets domicile (or less commonly house, not to be confused with the astrological house system) is the zodiac sign over which it has rulership. ...


Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Gemini individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun is in the sign of Gemini roughly from May 21 to June 21.[6] Under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly from June 15 to July 15. The Sun in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... The tropical zodiac is a zodiac based upon tropical time, or the apparent motion of the Sun across the sky over the course of a year. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sidereal astrology is the system of astrology used by some western and all Jyotish astrologers which bases their interpretation around the use of the sidereal zodiac. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Astrological qualities and associations

Being the third sign in the zodiac, Gemini is associated with the astrological 3rd house, which is associated with natural Gemini matters - communications, siblings, neighbors and neighborhood matters, local travel and transport, education, everyday matters, brothers. Most Western astrological systems divide the horoscope into a number (usually twelve) of houses whose positions depend on time and location rather than on date. ...


Gemini is considered to be the domicile of the planet Mercury, and therefore is ruled by it. Mercury is also often associated with the aforementioned matters. Virgo is also a domicile of Mercury. In astrology, a planets domicile (or less commonly house, not to be confused with the astrological house system) is the zodiac sign over which it has rulership. ... Planets in astrology have a different meaning to the modern astronomical understanding of what a planet is. ... Virgo the virgin or maiden Virgo is an astrological sign which originated from the constellation Virgo, and is the sixth sign of the zodiac. ...


Mythology

Gemini is associated with the Greek myth of Castor (or Kastor) and Pollux[7][8][9] and with the Greco-Roman god Hermes/Mercury.[8][9] Gemini is sometimes associated with the norse gods Loki,[9][10] Freyr, and Freyja,[11][12] the Slavic deity Veles[citation needed], and Greek god Asklepios/Aesculapius[citation needed], the goddesses Eris/Discordia[citation needed], the goddess Hebe[citation needed], and goddess Ate[citation needed]. Being twins, Gemini can also be associated with the Greek twins Apollo and Artemis[citation needed]. The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... Kastor redirects here. ... This article is about the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... For other uses, see Hermes (disambiguation). ... A sculpture of the Roman god Mercury by 17th-century Flemish artist Artus Quellinus. ... Norse gods Divided between the Æsir and the Vanir, and sometimes including Jotun, the dividing line between these groups is less than clear. ... For other uses, see Loki (disambiguation). ... This 19th century representation of Freyr shows him with his boar Gullinbursti and his sword. ... -1... Slavic mythology and Slavic religion evolved over more than 3,000 years. ... Veles, Volos, Weles, or Voloh is a Slavic god, thought to be the deity of: cattle, commerce, music, divination and the underworld. ... Asclepius was the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology, according to which he was born a mortal but was given immortality as the constellation Ophiuchus after his death. ... Asclepius was the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology, according to which he was born a mortal but was given immortality as the constellation Ophiuchus after his death. ... A goddess, a female deity, contrasts with male deities, known as gods. A great many cultures have their own goddesses, sometimes alone, but more often as part of a larger pantheon that includes both of the conventional genders and in some cases even hermaphroditic deities. ... Eris (ca. ... Eris is also a genus of jumping spiders. ... Hebe is a word with multiple meanings: In Greek mythology, Hebe was the goddess of youth. ... Ate, a The Griswold Family Christmas, is the action performed by the hero, usually because of his hubris, or great pride, that leads to his death or downfall. ... For other uses, see Apollo (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Artemis (disambiguation). ...


The astrological symbol for Gemini is the Roman numeral for two, to represent the twins and duality.[citation needed] ...


Associated traits

Astrologers assign personality traits to the signs. The following are traits more widely associated with Gemini. Note that no scientific research thus far has been able to prove such correlation. Many astrologers consider planetary aspects to hold a key influence[13] which may override sign location and thus conceding many exceptions. The astrological aspects are noted in the central circle of this natal chart, where the different colors and symbols distinguish between the different aspects, such as the square (red) or trine (blue) In astrology, an aspect is the relative angle between two heavenly bodies. ...

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Characteristics considered positive

  • Whimsical
  • Witty[14][15][16]
  • Straight-forward
  • Social
  • Talkative
  • Open-minded
  • Experimental
  • Joyful
  • Enthusiastic
  • Attention-loving
  • Energetic[16]
  • Playful
  • Out-going
  • Adventurous
  • Broad-minded
  • Mind oriented
  • Spontaneous
  • Verbal
  • Risk-taking
  • Friendly
  • Dynamic
  • Youthful[17]

Characteristics considered negative

Attribute
Ideal Careers Actor/actress, architect, archaeologist, comedian, teacher, model, playwright, diplomat, public speaker, author, psychologist, poet, journalist, lawyer, movie writer or director, debater/politician.
Likes Talking, the unusual, teaching, learning, different things in life, having multiple projects all going at once, traveling, making jokes, jet-setting
Dislikes Feeling tied down, losing, being wrong, being in a bad situation, mental inaction, being alone, not getting credit for one's successes

Look up duality in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Vanity is similar to pride, but it involves an excessive admiration of oneself because of ones real or imaginary skills, talents, accomplishments, or appearance. ... A critic (derived from the ancient Greek word krites meaning a judge) is a person who offers a value judgement or an interpretation. ... eGO is a company that builds electric motor scooters which are becoming popular for urban transportation and vacation use. ... Look up Superficial in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Physical traits

Many astrologers believe that each of the zodiac signs has identifiable physical traits, which may be a mix of the Sun sign and the sign of the ascendant. Many believe that physically, individuals born with an ascendant of Gemini tend to have a straight and narrow nose, long limbs, slim, petite, of average or below average height, a well-proportioned chin, high cheekbones, pointy features, a wide mouth, a roundish head and long fingers.[18]


Compatibilities

Gemini is widely thought to be compatible with same element signs, Aquarius,[19][20] Libra[19][20] Spirit of Aquarius Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius. ... The golden scales Libra is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Libra. ...


There are many variables that determine compatibility in astrology, such as birth dates, birth months, birth years, position of a sign within the Sun, the Moon, Stars, etc. The signs listed as compatible with Gemini do not reflect an individual profile or individual reading as interpreted within astrology, but rather reflect a general guideline and reference to compatibility as dictated by variables such as Qualities and Elements within the Zodiac.[19] For other uses, see Zodiac (disambiguation). ...


Correspondences

The following items are traditionally associated with Gemini:[21]

Associations
Birthstones[22] Agate, Emerald (May), Pearl (June)
Colours Yellow [14][17][23]Rainbow[14]
Gemstones[23] CitrinePeridot • Tigereye • Agate[14][23]
Metal Mercury[14]
Flowers[14][23] Lily of the valleyLavender
Countries AustraliaUSA[14]Wales[14]ScotlandIrelandEngland
  • The Indian equivalent of Gemini is Mithuna.[citation needed]
  • The Chinese equivalent is thought to be the quick-witted, adventurous Horse, whose lunar month is 6 June - 6 July.[24]

A birthstone is a gemstone or other semi-precious stone which is associated with a month of the Gregorian Calendar. ... For other uses, see Agate (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see May (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pearl (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see June (disambiguation). ... This article is about the color. ... For other uses, see Rainbow (disambiguation). ... Citrine Citrine, also called citrine quartz is an amber-colored gemstone. ... This article is about the mineral. ... For other uses, see Agate (disambiguation). ... General Name, Symbol, Number Mercury, Hg, 80 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12 (IIB), 6 , d Density, Hardness liquid 13. ... Binomial name Convallaria majalis Lily of the valley is a flowering plant of the Convallaria genus. ... Species About 25-30, including: Lavandula abrotanoides Lavandula angustifolia Lavandula canariensis Lavandula dentata Lavandula lanata Lavandula latifolia Lavandula multifida Lavandula pinnata Lavandula stoechas Lavandula viridis Lavandula x intermedia The Lavenders Lavandula are a genus of about 25-30 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native from the... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... This article is about the country. ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Horse (馬 午) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. ...

References

  1. ^ Lyle, Felix; Asplan, Bryan (1998). The Instant Astrologer. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-19427-7. 
  2. ^ Lyle, Felix; Asplan, Bryan (1998). The Instant Astrologer. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-19427-7. 
  3. ^ http://www.coldwater.k12.mi.us/lms/planetarium/myth/Gem.gif
  4. ^ Constellation drawings (often but not always) following "The Stars - A new way to see them", H.A. Rey, 1952-1980, ISBN 0-395-24830-2.
  5. ^ Jeff Mayo, Teach Yourself Astrology, pp 38-41, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979
  6. ^ Astrology.com.
  7. ^ DIOSKOUROI AS THE CONSTELLATION GEMINI at theoi.com
  8. ^ a b Gemini Myth at songsdomain.tripod.com/zodiac/
  9. ^ a b c astrolingua.spb.ru
  10. ^ novareinna.com
  11. ^ wizarealm.com
  12. ^ unsolvedmysteries.com
  13. ^ according to Astrology.com
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t elore.com
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Astrology-online.com
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j zodiac-signs-astrology.com
  17. ^ a b c whereincity.com
  18. ^ The Diagram Group, The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac, pp 159, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997
  19. ^ a b c The Diagram Group, The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac, p 171, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997
  20. ^ a b according to Astrology-online.com Quick Compatibility Guide
  21. ^ Derek and Julia Parker, The New Compleat Astrologer, pp194-5, Crescent Books , New York, 1990
  22. ^ Timewell Corp. Website.Birthstones and Gemstones Color
  23. ^ a b c d crystal-cure.com
  24. ^ Theodora Lau, The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, pxxvii, Souvenir Press, London, 2005

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