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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 21 and June 21[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.



Works cited

  • Astronomical Applications Department (2011). Multiyear Computer Interactive Almanac. 2.2.2. Washington DC: US Naval Observatory. Longitude of Sun, apparent geocentric ecliptic of date, interpolated to find time of crossing 0°, 30°....
  • Atsma, Aaron J. (c. 2015). "DIOSCURI : Greek Gods of Horsemanship, Protectors of Sailors | Mythology, Dioskouroi, w/ pictures". Theoi. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  • Baker, Douglas M. (April 26, 2016). Gemini - The Key to Your Inner Self. Claregate Ltd. ISBN 9781910228142.
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  • Tierney, Bil (2001). All Around the Zodiac: Exploring Astrology's Twelve Signs. St. Paul, Minnesota: Llewellyn Worldwide. p. 81. ISBN 0738701114.
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