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 May 21 and June 21.[3] Gemini is represented by the twins Castor and Pollux,[4] known as the Dioscuri.

Gemini
Zodiac symbolTwins
Duration (tropical, western)May 21 June 21 (2019, UT1)[1]
ConstellationGemini
Zodiac elementAir
Zodiac qualityMutable
Sign rulerMercury
DetrimentJupiter
ExaltationNorth Node
FallSouth Node

Astrology

Taking from the twins that represent it, Gemini is considered 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 lower self and higher self as well as the way they are bilaterally symmetrical.[5] Gemini is also considered the most adaptable sign of the zodiac owing to the so-called mutable energy that allow individuals within this sign the capability to view life from different angles.[6]

Other

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

Notes

Works cited

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