Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac in the third House. Tropical May 21 to June 21; Sidereal June 15 to July 15. Masculine, positive, Air sign, Mutable sign.
Domicile of and ruled by Mercury.
Gemini is concerned with communication, siblings, neighbors, neighborhood, travel, transport, education and knowledge.
The Gemini personality is considered to be active and adaptable, charming and communicative, inquisitive and thirsting for knowledge, playful, outgoing, clever and imaginative. It is also considered to be self-interested and vain, overly critical, fickle, restless and prone to playing mind games and talking too much.
Ideal careers for a Gemini lie in the fields of architecture, theater, teaching, writing, public speaking, psychology, law and politics.
Gemini are said to tend to have a straight, narrow nose, long limbs, slim or petite figure, a well-proportioned chin, a wide mouth, high cheekbones and pointy features. They often also show more than one color in their hair.
Typically, Geminis are quite happy as long as they have room to breathe. Geminis are liable to exhaust themselves if they don’t find a personally satisfying way to relax. When they do get get sick, they often suffer from coughs, colds, bronchitis, and other chest/lung type problems. Geminis will usually hide the worse of the suffering and tough it out. They hate being confined to bed and will not rest until they have exhausted themselves.
Geminis also seem to suffer more from psychological afflictions, disturbed imaginations and mental illnesses.
The constellation Gemini (from the Latin for twins) looks like two parallel stick figures side by side. The two stars at the top are Castor and Pollux and the constellation was associated with their myth.
Castor and Pollux (aka Polydeuces) were twins known as the Dioscuri and brothers of Helen and Clytemnestra.
The Gemini Moon is a good time to work on divination and prophecy, wishing spells, luck in gambling, communication, working for positive reception of manuscripts, articles and term papers, increasing web traffic, success in school, getting into the school of your choice.
New Moon in Gemini
The New Moon in Gemini occurs when the Sun is in the sign of Gemini, so it will always occur in May or June. The Gemini New Moon is an excellent time to begin any project related to communication or the synthesis or ideas. This is a great time to start a new website, especially a networking site or to implement changes in your company based on those customer feedback forms you’ve been collecting. This is a good time to bless and send out your manuscript if you are an author.
It is also a wonderful time for spellwork related to improving communication in relationships or combining a group’s ideas to form a synergistic solution. Remember, this isn’t about compromise, it’s about coming up with new and superior ideas by considering everyone’s ideas.
Full Moon in Gemini
The Full Moon in Gemini occurs when the Sun is in Sagittarius, Gemini’s opposite sign, so it is important to take Sagittarius’s energy into account as well as Gemini’s energy when deciding what to do on this day. This is a time for change. It’s a time to take what you’ve learned and share it with the group and see what new and exciting things will come of it.
Also, if there is something you are curious about or trying to learn and you’re just not getting it, now is a good time for spellwork to help you overcome that challenge.
This is also a good time for traveling and planning travel and to work that spell for protection during traveling or to ensure a pleasant voyage.
Gemini energy also supports healing for lungs, shoulders, arms and hands.
To keep track of the lunar energies in your area, we highly recommend http://www.lunarium.co.uk/
Lunar Gardening and Gemini
Gemini is considered dry and barren, so when the Moon is in Gemini it is best to restrict your gardening activities to harvesting, weeding, mulching, pest control, etc. This is a great time to harvest any plants you are planning to store for a long period of time whether you are going to dehydrate them, can them, freeze them or turn them into preserves or pickles.
Unlike most plants, melons seem to like to be planted when the Moon is in Gemini, especially in the second quarter.
- Gods Hermes, Mercury, Castor and Pollux, Loki, Freyr, Freyja, Veles, Hebe, Ate, Apollo and Artemis
- Stones – Agate, Citrine, Tiger’s eye, Peridot
- Metal – Mercury
- Plants – Lily of the Valley, lavender
- Animals – Horse, Magpie, Butterfly
- Tarot– The Magician
- Scents – Jasmine, Sandalwood
- Colors – White, Yellow, Orange, Light Blue
- Anatomy – Shoulders, Arms, Hands, Lungs