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Gemini in the Complete Horoscope

The Twins Zodiac Sign in Classical Astrology

Gemini Zodiac sign in Astrology
The Gemini Zodiac sign glyph. Ink calligraphy by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see it enlarged.

Gemini, the Twins, is the third sign of the zodiac. The sun enters it on or around May 21.


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       Gemini belongs to the element air, its quality is mutable and its charge is positive. Its Ruler is Mercury, and Jupiter exalts in it .Its motto is: "I think." In the horoscope chart, the zodiac sign Gemini brings a playful, curious and optimistic character to planets and astrological houses therein.

       Please observe that the text on this webpage is about the role of the Gemini zodiac sign in the complete horoscope chart, and not just its meaning as a star sign, also called sun sign (when the sun was in Gemini at the time of your birth).

Your Gemini Zodiac Sign

The sun, the basis of Zodiac sign astrology. Woodcut. Those who have Gemini as their zodiac sign (star sign) are born when the sun was in Gemini, normally May 21 — June 20 (it differs slightly from year to year, because of the leap years). Therefore, it is also — more adequately — called the sun sign.

       Observe that it's just one of the many components of the complete horoscope chart. Nowadays, star sign astrology is much more widespread and common than readings based on the classical birth chart, but the latter is what astrology is really all about.

       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 is your basic drive.

       If your sun sign is Gemini, you are usually quite joyful and communicative. You like to talk, not worrying that much about what is being said. Generally, you don't take things that seriously, but are quick to joke and laugh. You are curious by nature, but impatient as well, so you prefer to learn a little about much, rather than much about a little.

The Father of Gemini

The sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon).

       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.

Gemini, by Hevelius.

       For more about your sun sign in Zodiac sign astrology, see the link further down this page.

The Planets in Gemini

The planets and astrological points are the active forces in the horoscope chart, the energies by which we are able to act. As such, each has its own characteristics, but they are influenced by the zodiac sign they occupy. When a planet or other point of the horoscope is in Gemini, it is also affected by the zodiac sign, getting something of its character. Here are those planets and astrological points, what they stand for in the complete horoscope chart, and how they are affected by the zodiac sign Gemini:

The planet symbols (glyphs).

Planet symbols (glyphs). From left to right: sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Ascendant, Medium Coeli, moon node.

  • Sun   basic drive — Gemini brings joy and a light-hearted manner.

  • Moon   longing — Gemini brings a sense of humor, a good mood, and an unwillingness to take things seriously.

  • Mercury   curiosity — Gemini brings a quick intellect, and eloquence in speech and writing.

  • Venus   affection — Gemini brings playfulness and a delight in erotic adventures.

  • Mars   aggression — Gemini brings a sharp tongue, a mind set on intrigue, and a pen mightier than the sword.

  • Jupiter   luck — Gemini brings good fortune in small matters, and a sense that life is easy, that you get what you wish for.

  • Saturn   duty — Gemini brings some confusion as to what are lasting values, and a keen capacity to negotiate.

  • Uranus   contemplation — Gemini brings a mind that is quick to understand even complicated matters, but not that interested in developing them.

  • Neptune   fantasy — Gemini brings an entertaining fantasy, and dreams that jump from one thing to the next.

  • Pluto   catharsis — Gemini brings a lightness to great events in life, as if they are mere spectacles.

  • Ascendant, AC   attitude — Gemini brings eloquence and a sense of humor appreciated by all, although regarded as superficial.

  • Medium Coeli, MC   self-image — Gemini brings a relaxed view of oneself, without demands or frustrations, as if of little importance.

The Houses in Gemini

The astrological Houses are life environments, different sections of what constitutes our everyday reality. The Zodiac signs bring their characteristics to the Houses, influencing the environments described by them. Here are the twelve Houses, what they stand for, and how the Zodiac sign Gemini affects them:

  1. Identity — Gemini makes you seem joyous, easy to deal with, and superficial.

  2. Resources — Gemini makes you want little, and get it easily.

  3. Communication — Gemini makes you popular among friends, and quick to learn — but you forget as quickly.

  4. Home — Gemini makes your family life happy and light-hearted, but not that caring.

  5. Pastime — Gemini makes you always want to be entertained, and you get bored quickly.

  6. Work — Gemini makes you quick to adapt to a new work, but indifferent to perfecting in it.

  7. Partners — Gemini makes your relations come and go, equally fast, and they are rarely that serious.

  8. Unknown — Gemini makes you curious about matters of metaphysics, and fate treats you mildly.

  9. Travel — Gemini makes you constantly on the move, restless wherever you are.

  10. Career — Gemini makes you quickly well-known, but not really taken seriously.

  11. Ideals — Gemini makes you change your ideals often, never convinced that something is more true than something else.

  12. Shortcomings — Gemini makes your life a bit heavy, with not enough laughter, and you have some difficulty getting in touch with others.

Gemini in General

Of course, all of the above is very general, mainly to give you an idea of how the Gemini zodiac sign works in the horoscope and influences its different components. You need to study your complete horoscope chart carefully, to make a deeper and more nuanced interpretation.

Gemini — Twins. Illustration from a 1482 edition of Poeticon Astronomicon, attributed to Hyginus.

Gemini — Twins. Illustration from a 1482 edition of Poeticon Astronomicon, attributed to Hyginus.

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