The Astrological Sun Sign
When reading the Gemini Personality Profile below, keep in mind that it is a generalization of the
various influences at work during the time The Sun was passing through that Sign of the Zodiac.
When the positions of the heavenly bodies at the time of birth are known, their influence can be further defined
to add greater insight into the positive and negative effects they can produce.
In order to get this information, we recommend a Natal Chart be developed specifically for an individual. Real
accuracy is only obtained by charting the exact positions of the heavenly bodies, at the precise month, day,
time, and city, an individual was born.
This information provides an enlightening "specific" Personal Profile, which can be studied, referred to, and
acted upon, throughout the individuals life.
- Gemini: May 22 to June 21
- Affirmation: "I Think"
- Position: Third sign of the Zodiac - Family
- Symbol: The Twins
- Positive Polarities: Idealism, Intelligence, Sympathy
- Negative Polarities: Lack of Concentration, Restlessness,
- Element: Air
- Modality: Mutable
- Ruling Planet: Mercury
- Triplicity: Head sign of the Air element
- Animal(s): Magpie
- Astral Color(s): Blue, Orange, Red and White
- Birthstone(s) - May
Gemini: Agate, Alexandrite, Citrine, Crysoprase, Emerald, Moonstone, Pearl, Sapphire, Tiger Eye
- Birthstone(s) -
June Gemini: Agate, Alexandrite, Citrine, Crysoprase, Emerald, Moonstone, Pearl, Sapphire, Tiger Eye
- Metal(s): Quicksilver
- Perfume: Lavender
- Plant(s): Hybrids, Orchid
- Tarot Cards: The Lovers, Knight of Swords, VIII-X of Swords
The sign of Gemini governs the shoulders, arms, and hands of the Grand Man, or Microcosm. It is a changeable,
masculine, double-bodied, common, commanding sign, the positive pole of the Air Triplicity. The higher attributes
are reason and sensation.
The Sun enters the sign Gemini each year on or about the 22nd
of May, and departs from the sign on or about the 21st of June. The Sun on entering the sign should be given six
days before coming into full touch and action with the influence of the sign. A person born between the dates of
the 22ndh and 28th of May would not receive the full central results of the sign's individuality, as he would be
born when The Sun was on the edge of the sign. This is known as "The Cusp." Its
nature and impulses partake of the sign The Sun has just passed through and out from, and the native will also
partake of the attributes of the sign of the Zodiac in which The
Moon is located at the time of birth.
Many Gemini persons may be said to be double. One trait of character seems to contradict another trait. In other
words, they have a dual nature in active operation. They want to travel, and they want to stay at home. They wish
to study, and they wish to play. They are happy and unhappy, satisfied and dissatisfied at the same time. They are
in love and not in love; warm and cold in one breath.
The Gemini people do not fly quite so high as the other denizens of the Air Triplicity, because the twins do not
always agree upon the destination. This contradiction causes a state of nervousness which is very hard to
overcome. Gemini people are extremely affectionate and generous, very courteous and kind to all. They are proud
of birth, and have a great deal of family pride. They are not a selfish or a penurious people. They are thoughtful
of the poor, and very sympathetic with the suffering. They are fond of the arts and sciences, are great readers and
good talkers, and very quick to see the point of a story or joke. Often, these people may not be successful
wage-earners, as they frequently give away as fast as they can earn.
They have very strong religious natures, and are often found among church members. A creed is of great
importance to their happiness, and yet they may not place implicit confidence in any theological system, though
they will stoutly defend the one they have appeared to espouse. Gemini people have a great respect for religious
teachers, and are sometimes timid and apprehensive about thinking for themselves. This is attributable to the
necessity they feel for something to lean upon, and the small opinion they have of their own ability to decide
questions of moment. There are no more affectionate, unselfish, and self-sacrificing people in all the twelve
signs of the Zodiac than those who come under Gemini.
Gemini people are often very executive with their hands. They can cut and plan, and see into a device or
pattern, and, if not interfered with, will bring the work to beautiful completion. But they may not be able to
tell beforehand how they are going to do it. Explanations and arguments are impossible to the average Gemini
person. Not unlike most of the Air people. Gemini women are especially fond of color, flowers, and of
everything beautiful in nature and art.
The finest efforts of the writers and poets that come under this sign are reached by inspiration and not by
analysis or previous intellectual preparation. Both Emerson and Margaret Fuller Ossoli were born under Gemini, and
are splendid illustrations of the true Gemini genius.