Gemini is the third sign on the zodiac cycle and represents the transition of the Sun through the sign of the Twins between May 21 and June 20 every year. The Twins is the first sign related to humans after the first two being animal symbols like that of Aries and Taurus. This indicates that it refers to human connections, their thought processes and communications at large.
Geminis are always related to knowledge, curiosity, open-mindedness. They are very friendly and have their own ideas. They are quick to strike a conversation and can talk just about anything under the Sun. They are always on the search for accomplishing something in life. And the natives are found to be Jack of all trades, but master of none.
Gemini is ruled by Mercury, who was named after the Ancient Roman god of messengers called Hermes in Greek Mythology. It is said that Hermes used to deliver news and shared opinions between the rulers those days. Mercury does the same for its natives, the Geminis which make them the most verbal or vocal among all the zodiac signs. Mercury drives the natives to be intellectual to the core. It makes them to learn, think and communicate more.
The Gemini season marks the beginning of the summer. It engages all natives of the zodiac into brisk activities. We would be inspired to be on our toes always, doing our routine as well as interested works too. Pursue what is close to your heart. People’s mind in particular gets activated this period and they spring into action. This would be a great time for debates of sorts.
Gemini is one of the constellations of the zodiac and belongs to the 88 modern constellations. This constellation lies in the northern sky between the constellations of Cancer and Taurus and is at about 7 hours right ascension and 22 degrees north declination. The brightest stars in the this constellation are Castor and Pollux and Pollux is the brighter of the two. The summer solstice lies in this constellation..
The name of this constellation comes from the Latin word for “twins”. This constellation can be best viewed during night in January-February, around sunset in April-May and before sun-rise in mid-August.
The Gemini constellation consists of the meteor showers of the Geminids that takes place in December with a peak on December 13, 14. It can reach up to 100 meteors per hour, and is one of the richest meteor showers.
The symbol of Gemini is the Twins, and according to Greek mythology are the brothers by names Castor and Pollux. It is said that though they were half brothers they had great affection, love and connection between them. Together they ventured in search of knowledge and experience. It is said that in a war, one of the brother died, and the other just took his life so that he can join his brother. Such was their love for each other. And in remembrance of their unity Zeus placed them in the sky and called this the Gemini constellation.
Sometimes the twins are also known as Apollo and Hercules. The symbol of the twins indicate that together humans can create and exchange ideas between them. This is why we see that no Geminis can stay in solitude for long and have his mouth shut.
The glyph consists of two vertical lines that are connected by two horizontal lines, one at the top and another one at the bottom. The vertical lines indicate pillars of knowledge and they are supported at the bottom horizontal line representing the earth and the top line stands for the spiritual realm.
The Age of Gemini began in 6450 BC and ended in 4300 BC. It can be termed as the Age of communication and trade. Early form of scripts and cave art developed during this age. The Sumerians brought the art of writing to the Mesopotamia region around this time.
Worshipping a pantheon or group of Gods, particularly the twin gods appeared during this age. People believed that the male Sun and the female Moon joined to create their twin gods.
It is said that human intellect started to develop around the age of Gemini people stopped their nomadic way of life and started to settle down in farming colonies. They started to worship nature and the concept of priesthood developed during this age.
In Babylonian civilization, the twins Castor and Pollux representing Gemini were worshipped as the Twin gods. They were considered to be the gods of plague or pestilence and hence revered greatly.
In Greek mythology, Castor and Pollux were the children of Leda and Argonauts. They were thought to protect the sailors of their times.
The Geminian concept of duality emerged right from the Paleolithic period. People of that time started worshipping twin gods then. The west African countries worshipped a pair of twin gods by name of Nommo. The Gemini constellation is called as Pimahi meaning the two stars in Egyptian astrology.
The people who belong to this sign usually express their love through speech and mental activity because it is ruled by the planet Mercury. They mainly get attracted by the communicative skills of the other sex and that is the point where they fall in love.Geminians get excited by sexy languages like love poems and erotic tales.
Though the Geminians are not very much concerned with love matters, they look very attractive and can be pursued constantly by admirers. Initially they turn their back to the lovers but later the more bestowed the he or she becomes. The people of this particular zodiac sign gets easily catalyzed by change and variety within a relationship and often blamed for being flirty and unfaithfull. But it is actually a misconceptions because what they really require is someone to talk with and if this can be achieved by flirting and tossing aside boring, unresponsive people then they will go ahead and do so.