Gemini is the third astrological sign in the zodiac and represents those born between May 21st and June 20th. This passionate star sign is characterised by the twins and ruled by the planet Mercury. Those born under the Gemini zodiac have two different sides to them. They are expert communicators and are often very adaptable in many different situations.
In this blog, you’ll learn about the traditional personality traits, mythology and birthstones associated with the Gemini zodiac star sign.
The Basics Behind the Gemini Zodiac Sign
Here are some quick facts about this intelligent star sign to get you started:
In Greek mythology, Gemini was associated with the ‘Great Twins’ known as Castor and Pollux. Although the origins of these twins have been heavily debated, the story generally remains the same.
The story goes that both twins share the same mother but bare different fathers. Pollux’s father was Zeus, which made him immortal, so when the mortal twin Castor passed away, he begged Zeus to help him. Zeus decides that rather than kill Pollux, he will make Castor immortal, too, so they can forever live together as the constellation of Gemini.
Gemini is the first air sign in the zodiac and represents duality in all things. Just like the air sign, Gemini energy likes to keep things light and is a master of being adaptable. This special element symbolises adaptability, communication, and curiosity.
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Mercury is an airy planet associated with the mind, in particular intelligence. You may have heard of Mercury’s notorious retrograde cycles, which affect communication and influences our behaviour. Geminis tend to work similarly, channelling different energies and thriving on making people talk and be social.
Pearl is the beautiful birthstone for Gemini and perfectly represents the zodiac’s duality. Interestingly, one of the oldest minerals on the planet, pearls, were believed to be frozen moonbeams that touched the ocean’s surface.
The birthstone has become a symbol of celebration and sadness, life and death, health and sickness. Wearing pearl jewellery is said to uplift the confidence of a Gemini.
Flowers and Trees
Hawthorn is the birth flower for a May Gemini. Hawthorn is a flowering tree found worldwide and is an incredibly versatile plant with delicious fruits that can be transformed into jams and pies. Other Gemini flowers and trees include lavender, honeysuckle, begonia, and daffodil.
Spirit Animal: Fox
Although Gemini is one of the few zodiac star signs that is not symbolised by an animal, there are still a few animals which represent the core values of a Gemini, most significantly, the fox. The fox teaches a Gemini to approach situations using their intelligence and curiosity whilst always approaching with caution.
What are the Personality Traits of a Gemini?
A Gemini is perfectly adaptable to its surroundings, so rather than being two-faced can easily mirror a variety of energies and behaviours, which is why some believe that if you spot a negative trait in a Gemini, it could very well be your own traits being mirrored back to you.
Being an Air Sign, a Gemini can share ideas with rationality and creativity, whilst the air energy encourages curiosity. This makes them genuinely interested in what’s happening in people’s lives and heads.
Geminis are Experts at Mirroring Energies
Geminis are intelligent and pick up knowledge incredibly quickly. They are often witty and don’t miss a trick. A Gemini can always evaluate a person’s character in seconds, even if they’ve only just met.
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NOT A Gemini?
Want to know more about your own star sign or a family member or friend? Visit our other Zodiac Star Sign guides:
Aquarius: The Water Bearer – 20th January to 18th February
Pisces: The Fish – 19th February to 20th March
Aries: The Ram – 21st March to 19th April
Taurus: The Bull – 20th April to 20th May
Gemini: The Twins – 21st May to 20th Jun
Cancer: The Crab – 21st June to 22nd July
Leo: The Lion – 23rd July to 22nd August
Virgo: The Virgin – 23rd August to 22nd September
Libra: The Scales – 23rd September to 22nd October
Scorpio: The Scorpion – 23rd October to 21st November
Sagittarius: The Centaur – 22nd November to 21st December
Capricorn: The Goat – 22nd December to 19th January