Gemini (astrology)

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Gemini
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Zodiac symbol Twins
Duration (tropical, western) May 21 – June 21 (2018, UT1)[1]
Constellation Gemini
Zodiac element Air
Zodiac quality Mutable
Sign ruler Mercury
Detriment Jupiter
Exaltation Ceres
Fall Neptune
AriesTaurusGeminiCancerLeoVirgoLibraScorpioSagittariusCapricornAquariusPisces

Gemini (pronunciation: /ˈɛmɪn/ JEM-in-eye ()[2] is the third astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this sign between May 21 and June 21. Gemini is represented by the twins Castor and Pollux.[3] The symbol of the twins is based on the Dioscuri, one mortal and one immortal, that were granted shared half-immortality after the death of the mortal brother (Castor).[4]

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

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