Gemini (astrology)

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

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


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]


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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