Learn Astrology > Gemini Zodiac Sign in a Natal Chart/Horoscope
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|Glyph||The roman numeral II representing the duality of the sign|
|Dates||21 May - 20 June|
|Polarity||Yang (positive, male)|
|Colours||Yellow, black, white with red spots|
|Foods||Nuts, seeds, vegetables|
|Likes||Anything to do with words including journalism, books, theatre|
|Dislikes||People whose opinions are rigid, peace and quiet, boredom|
|Keywords||Bright, Talkative, Flighty, Quick, Mischevious, Curious, Dualistic, Intelligent, Communicative|
In this step 3, zodiac signs, of the learn astrology natal chart/horoscope guide, you will learn about the Gemini zodiac sign, the first air sign of the zodiac.
Gemini is mutable (changeable) in nature and is ruled by the planet Mercury. Geminis express their element of air and their rulership by Mercury the messenger in becoming great communicators. They are known as prolific talkers and are sociable in the extreme with their quick minds darting from one concept to another making instaneous connections. They are articulate, witty and slightly mischevious. In mythology, Mercury or Hermes as he was known, in greek mythology was often up to no good playing tricks on the other gods. Most often it was quite simply because it was good fun and he was a little bit bored and too clever by half.
As Aries represented the child so Gemini is more the young adolescent investigating all the many wonderful things around him that this world has to offer. They are fascinated by observing human nature and behaviour and examing the different sides of any discussion. The word curious comes often to mind when we talk about the energy of Gemini. On the positive side, Gemini energies gives it's recipient great flexibility, hence the mutable nature of the sign, in that it can jump around from concept to concept or person to person in a second. In many ways the sign is not emotional but it is intellectual. This can be one of the failings associated with Gemini energies in that it can lack some kind of depth because the mind is never settled on one area. Whatever is over the horizon is always that bit more interesting than that which is in front of the Gemini right now. Gemini energy, like that of the youth, can find it hard to stay in the present moment and complete something, because there is so much out there that just seems so much more appealing. This is often the great issue for a Gemini, in that he needs to stick with one thing long enough to make it manifest in the world, it's just too easy to start something and then go off and leave it half finsihed.
People with Gemini energy can be great linguists, speakers, communicators, inventors, comedians and socialites amongst other things. They excel in linking events and people together. In this way they would be ideal to run companies such as dating agencies or personnel recruitment. On the shadow side of Gemini they can be big talkers who don't achieve anything or they can have their heads in the clouds and not be practical. They may also find it difficult to be emotional.
Zodiac Sign Compatibility
The most compatible zodiac signs with Gemini are generally considered to be Aries, Leo, Libra and Aquarius and the least compatible zodiac signs Virgo and Pisces.
Comparing sun signs is a quick and easy way to give a general idea of compatibility. However, to unlock the real power of astrology to fully understand someone or how compatible you are with them, we need to calculate other planet placement factors from their date of birth, and compare them to your own, and then interpret the results to give more specific information. If you would like to explore this further, please see astrology compatibility reports.
Gemini Rising (Ascendant in Gemini)
People with Gemini rising in their natal chart or horoscope, tend to be friendly, communicative, flexible, indecisive, unsure, liking to do two or more things at once, witty, clever, very active mentally, high-strung, temperamental, nervous or anxious, talkative, superficial, and always ready for something different.
Planets in Gemini
Learn what each planet in Cancer in your natal chart means below;