Gemini is the third sign of the Zodiac, with the Sun visiting May 21st and leaving June 20th. Gemini is an Air Sign, alongside Libra and Aquarius. As a result of its Air influence, Geminis are intellectual, and are ruled by the mind rather than emotion. Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, the ancient messenger of the Gods, ruling communication. As a result, Gemini’s use communication as a form of self expression.
Gemini is an incredibly intellectual sign, and people born under this sign are intelligent individuals, and as a result of this great intelligence, are also very versatile. Because of their versatility they are able to excel in a number of subjects, adapt to new situations, and embrace new ideas and experiences. They are quick minded, and seem to have an answer for everything, without on the surface appearing to have given any prior thought. This makes Geminis perfect when it comes to justifying an opinion, or selling an idea – they are very persuasive. Returning to the ruling Planet of Mercury, Geminis are excellent communicators, always willing to pick up the phone, write letters and emails, and even talk to strangers. They love to talk to people and do so with great enthusiasm, making people feel very comfortable and at ease in their presence. They are also admired for your witty sense of humour, and array of talents.
Like any other sign, Geminis have their negative traits to balance them out. Due to a Geminis versatility and countless talents and abilities, they find it difficult to focus on one single task, and often have numerous projects on the go at once. This potentially means that not everything they do is completed to the best of their ability, as it does not receive their undivided attention. They lack direction because they constantly jump from one thing to the next, they are bored easily and find it hard to settle into one career or one life path. Geminis are also often accused of being superficial. Rather than delve into details, Geminis usually only skim the surface, preventing them from having a deeper understanding. This is not always a weakness for a Gemini, as this ability to skim the surface and grasp an idea quickly works well when having to make a good impression on someone with little preparation.
So who are some famous Geminis? Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Paul McCartney, Johnny Depp, Clint Eastwood, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Prince, and William Butler Yeats to name a few. Are you a Gemini? Does this sound like you? For me, as a Scorpio, my sun sign is an absolute representation of myself, so I think it is interesting to see if other people’s match up with them as well.