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Gemini- The Messanger

It is not about choosing one perspective over the other but merging the two...

DATES: May 22 – June 21

SYMBOL: The Twins

KEYWORD: Intelligent

ASPIRATION: Wisdom (Achieving our signs aspiration (things we can learn to master) is a key stage in the process of personal evolution. The fully evolved person will attain all 12 aspirations and so come closer to Divine.)

MODE + ELEMENT: Mutable (adapting, versatile, dynamic) Air. The nature of Gemini energy is air in state in which it is set already into motion, and its movements are fluctuating like morphing clouds and whirlwinds.

RULING PLANET: ​Mercury, which is associated with one's mental abilities, reflexes, one's urge to communicate and share ideas, and one's desire to be connected with the 'new'. Mercury was the Roman name for the Greek god Hermes, who was the messenger of the gods. Quick and cunning, he was the protector of oratory and wit, literature and poetry, invention, trade, and commerce. He was also sometimes seen as trickster, seeking to outwit other gods for fun. Gemini embodies the characteristics of its planetary ruler, particularly the desire to be knowledgeable, socially connected, and verbally expressive.

HOUSE: Third

MANTRA: I Think

BODY PART: Arms, Hands, & Lungs

COLORS: Yellow & Blue

METAL: Mercury

STONES: Agate VULNERABILITY: Asthma & Nervous Disorders

PLANTS & HERBS: mint, parsley, anise, Dill, lavender, marjoram, licorice, fennel, honeysuckle, horehound, oregano.

TAROT CARD: The Lovers


The word 'Gemini' means twins in Latin. The symbol for Gemini is very ancient, stemming back to the bronze age (appr. 2000 BC).  In Greek mythology, the stars were called Castor and Pollux and had an associated myth in which they were "twin" brothers, with separate fathers. Their different lineages caused one to be mortal and another to be immortal.


Their love for one another caused them to seek immortality together, and so they are united in the stars. The twins, in their symbolism, are two siblings representing opposing perspectives, stimulating and exciting one another through ideas and play. Gemini is a highly dynamic sign, as the energy of between siblings is restless -- they are in a joined partnership, curious and seeking new experiences. The focus is on communication and the expression of ideas between them.


​Thought of as rational, social, and intellectual. People with this sign are naturally friendly, communicative, and analytical. Their curiosity makes them excellent students, and most continue to self-educate long after they've completed formal schooling. They love keeping up-to-date with their friends, but need to be mindful to carve out time for quiet reflection, and avoid overstimulation, anxiety, or insomnia. 




When in alignment

 

  • A dynamic, versatile and whimsical style

  • A life filled with diverse experiences

  • A mind filled with curiosity and willingness to explore

  • Seeking knowledge to find growth and self-empowerment

  • Witty and clever

  • Enjoying communication and sharing of perspectives

  • Surrounded by a hub of excitement

When out of alignment

 

  • Scattered rather than focusing 

  • Agitated, over-stimulated rather than lively and fun

  • Overly talkative and rather than listening 

  • Spread thin between too many activities

  • Intellectual in a way that suppresses their feelings 

  • Lacks consistency

  • Engages in trickery rather than childlike spontaneity

  • Ungrounded rather than experimental 

Affirmation to reconnect with self:

No matter what, I want to have fun.

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