Gemini (astrology)

Gemini (pronunciation: /ˈɛmɪn/ JEM-in-eye (♊︎)[2] is the third astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini. It is a positive mutable sign. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this sign between about 21 May and 21 June. [3] Gemini is represented by the twins Castor and Pollux,[4] known as the Dioscuri.

Zodiac symbolTwins
Duration (tropical, western)May 20 – June 20 (2020, UT1)[1]
Zodiac elementAir
Zodiac qualityMutable
Sign rulerMercury
ExaltationNorth Node
FallSouth Node


Taking from the twins that represent it, Gemini is considered by astrologists as one of the most important of the zodiacs since it captures someone's most basic "levels."[5] For instance, it articulates their dual nature, a species with the so-called lower self and higher self as well as the way they are bilaterally symmetrical.[5] Gemini is also considered by astrology followers as the most adaptable sign of the zodiac owing to the so-called mutable energy that allows individuals within this sign the so-called capability to view life from different angles.[6]


NASA named its two-person space capsule Project Gemini after the zodiac sign because the spacecraft could carry two astronauts.[7]



  1. ^ Astronomical Applications Department 2011.
  2. ^ Unicode Consortium 2015.
  3. ^ Britannica n.d.
  4. ^ Oxford 2018, entries for Gemini and Cancer.
  5. ^ a b Baker 2016.
  6. ^ Tierney 2001, p. 81.
  7. ^ "Humans in Space | National Air and Space Museum". Retrieved May 15, 2020.

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