Horoscope Traits of the Twins Star Sign
The Gemini Characteristics in Astrology
Gemini, the Twins, is the third sign of the Zodiac in the horoscope. The Gemini Zodiac sign belongs to the element air and the quality mutable. That makes it a sign of light-minded intellectualism, the humorous one who refuses to take things very seriously. The Gemini astrological sign is the character of the entertainer.
Gemini, the Twins, is the third sign of the Zodiac. The sun enters Gemini on or around May 21. Gemini belongs to the element air, its quality is mutable and its charge is positive. Its Ruler is Mercury, and Jupiter exalts in it. Gemini’s motto is: “I think.”
In the horoscope chart, Gemini brings a playful, curious and optimistic character to planets or Houses therein.
Gemini the Entertainer
Gemini is the playful horoscope Zodiac sign, quick to laughter and just as quick to make others burst into it. The motivation of Gemini in the horoscope is basically just trying to have some fun. Not as any disrespect of the formidable treasure of life, but as a way of making the best of it, without ignoring either its magnitude or its ups and downs.
Inside, the Gemini Zodiac sign is just as serious as everyone else. The fun and the entertainment are remedies for the eternal loneliness of the soul and the dreadful blows that life is sure to strike us all with, now and then. The Gemini horoscope sign ponders the conditions of life in this world, but that’s no reason not to find the humor in it.
Gemini is the astrological sign of the Twins, and the most prominent twins of history are Castor and Pollux of Greek and Roman mythology. One was born mortal, the other immortal. When the mortal one died, the other asked Zeus to divide his immortality with his brother, so that they could both live on forever. Zeus did so by turning them into the stellar constellation Gemini.
So, the Gemini Zodiac sign is both a smile and a tear.
Those with Gemini as their horoscope Zodiac sign are born with the sun in it, between May 21 and June 21. For more about Gemini and its influence in the horoscope, see the links in the menu to the left and below.
English name: The Twins
Element / Quality: Air / Mutable
Ruler / Exalting: Mercury / Jupiter
Motto: “I think.”
Sun sign dates: May 21 – June 21
Archetype: The Jester
Gemini Horoscope Traits
The Gemini Zodiac sign, starting when summer does, and ending at Midsummer, is the horoscope sign with the traits of the carefree entertainer, the one who usually avoids taking things seriously. Talking, joking, laughing. In astrology, Gemini is all about words and exchanging thoughts, following the impulses of curiosity.
Gemini Star Sign
Those who have Gemini as their star sign are born when the sun was in Gemini, normally May 21 – June 21 (it differs slightly from year to year, because of the leap years). Therefore, it is also – more accurately – called the sun sign.
The sun in your horoscope is your natural self – what you are when you relax, when other planets in your horoscope are not active. It’s your basic drive, a character more or less evident in all you do and all you are.
The sun is the most important point in your horoscope chart, but it’s not the only thing describing your personality. You need to look at all the components of your birth chart, to get a complete astrological description of yourself. But here you find what can be said in general about the Gemini Horoscope Traits, based only on the sun’s position.
Having Fun with Gemini
If your star sign is Gemini, you are usually quite joyful and communicative. Gemini likes to talk, not worrying that much about what is being said. Generally, Geminis don’t take things that seriously, but are quick to joke and laugh. Gemini is curious by nature, but impatient as well. So, Gemini prefers to learn a little about much, rather than much about a little.
Gemini is an air sign, which signifies thought and intellectual process, as well as communication. So any Gemini enjoys talking and exchanging thoughts with others, just about always. It’s usually in a lighthearted manner, quicker to jokes than to arguments, more keen on agreeing than on being right and getting credit for it. There’s not much that Gemini takes very seriously.
The Gemini character wants to have fun and comes up with plenty of ideas for it. On the other hand, Gemini is easily bored. Few things occupy the Gemini mind for very long – at least not constantly.
Gemini, illustration from a 1482 edition of a book by Hyginus.
Three Different Gemini
A Zodiac sign doesn’t give exactly the same influence all through its 30°. Its first third has something of a cardinal quality, whatever the quality of the sign as a whole is, its second third is slightly more fixed in quality, and the last third is more mutable.
If you were born at the end of May, the sun is in the beginning of Gemini. Then you are very communicative indeed, rarely quiet or discreet. You enjoy cheering folks up and getting their attention. You’re usually in the center of any social gathering.
If you were born in the beginning of June, the sun is in the middle of Gemini. That means you want constantly to enjoy life, be with friends, make conversation and satisfy your curiosity. That’s enough to make you happy. You are also prone to be well-versed.
If you were born in the middle of June, the sun is at the end of Gemini. Then you’re quite restless, jumping from this to that, initiating subjects for conversations and soon switching them. You have a hard time concentrating, but that doesn’t worry you much. The third part of the sign is mutable, and so is the quality of Gemini. Therefore, people born with the sun here are the most typical Gemini, usually showing those traits very clearly.
The star constellation Gemini, represented by the mythological twins Castor and Pollux. Illustration from Firmamentum, by Hevelius 1690.
Gemini’s Father in the Horoscope
The sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon). That means your Gemini traits reveal something about the characteristics of your relationship with your father.
If you have the sun in Gemini, your relation to your father is a happy one, where both enjoy each other’s company and speak freely to one another. You can joke, you can be at ease, but you don’t really know each other that very well. Nor do you form very affectionate bonds. Still, you are quite content with things as they are. Even when you quarrel, it’s no big matter.
The Gemini horoscope sign, the talkative joker, belongs to the element air, which is that of thought. So do Libra and Aquarius, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Gemini is particularly compatible with them – they might instead talk past each other. Nor for that matter is the Gemini Zodiac sign always incompatible with, say, the earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
All the astrological traits of each Zodiac sign have to be considered when examining their compatibility. Click the header to read more about what it means to the Gemini horoscope sign.
In medical astrology, each Zodiac sign has its meanings and consequences regarding your health – both strengths and weaknesses. Click the header to read what it means for those born in the sign of Gemini.
Zodiac Sign Calculator
If you’re unsure of your Zodiac sign, or if you want to know on what degree (between 0° and 30°) of the sign the sun was at your birth, please visit the Zodiac sign calculator. It’s very easy to use, and then you’ll know for sure. Click the header to get there.
The horoscope also reveals what your sex life is like. That’s not only done by your Zodiac sun sign, but it does give some general indications. Click the header to see what astrology has to say about the sexuality and sexual preferences of those who are born in the Gemini Zodiac sign.
Your horoscope Zodiac sign is where the sun was at the time of your birth. That’s why it’s called your Sun Sign. It’s also called Star Sign, because of the stellar constellation it represents. Click the header to read more about the twelve Zodiac signs and what they tell about personality traits.