- Dates: 22 May – 21 June
- Symbol: The Twins
- Glyph: Roman Numeral 2
- Mode: Mutable
- Polarity: Yang
- Element: Air
- Key Phrase: I think
- Anatomy: Lungs, collar bone, hands, arms, shoulders, nervous system
- Ruling Planet: Mercury
- Planets in Dignity in Gemini: Mercury
- Planets in Detriment in Gemini: Jupiter
- Opposite sign: Sagittarius
- Trine signs: Aquarius, Libra
- Square signs: Pisces, Virgo
- Sextile signs: Aries, Leo
- Quincunx signs: Scorpio, Capricorn
- Semisextile signs: Cancer, Taurus
- Best love matches: Generally, Air and Fire signs
- Careers: Writer, editor, author, teacher, lecturer, blogger, magazines, ‘zines, comic book author, DJ, telemarketing, sales, website design, search engine optimization, language teacher, cell phone enthusiasts, social media mavens, professional gossip, coffee house employee, marketing expert, trends analyst, greeting card designer, T-shirt designer, bumper sticker mogul, mailman, mechanics, grease monkeys, hawkers, greeters, Uber driver, part-time employee, multiple income streams at a professional level
- Critical degrees: Planets at 4° and 17° degrees of Gemini take on added emphasis and sensitivity. Critical Degrees are based on the division of the circle by the Moon’s average daily speed of 13° per day. Use an orb of no more than +/- 45′.
- Birthstones for May Gemini: Emerald
- Birthstones for June Gemini: Pearl, Moonstone, and Alexandrite
- Gem stone: Agate
- Animals: Talking birds, monkeys
- Flowers: Lavender, lily of the valley, myrtle
- Color: Yellow
Are you the good twin or the bad twin? The fixed stars known as brothers Castor and Pollux are the two brightest stars in the constellation Gemini. The sons of Leda, Queen of Sparta, and the God Zeus, Pollux was born immortal while Castor was born mortal. Gemini is strongly linked to the idea of polarity. light-dark, push-pull, good-evil …
The 3 fixed stars that create the constellation Gemini – Castor, Pollux, and Alhena – are all actually located in Cancer now by the their celestial longitude because of the phenomenon known as the Precession of the Equinoxes.
- Castor – The intellectual writer– 20°Cancer
- Pollux – The emotional writer – 23° Cancer
- Alhena – Having strong beliefs – 9° Cancer
Fixed Stars in Gemini
Although these stars do not create the constellation that we call Gemini, they are in the tropical zodiac sign Gemini using their celestial longitude.
- Alcyone –Inner vision but judgemental– 00° ♊
- Aldebaran: –Integrity at all times– 9° ♊
- Alnilam: –To hold together– 23° ♊
- Bellatrix: –Success with stress– 20° ♊
- Betelgeuse: –Success with ease– 28° ♊
- Capella: –Independence– 21° ♊
- El Nath: –Focus Attack– 22° ♊
- Mirfak: –A love of action– 2° ♊
- Phact: –To explore– 22° ♊
- Polaris: –To feel guided– 28° ♊
- Rigel: –The educator, the scholar– 16° ♊
Gemini Moon Phases
Is your natal Moon in Gemini? Each moon phase has a unique name and meaning. Find your moon phase with the moon phase calculator.
Below are names for each of the Moon’s phases in Gemini as given by Raven Kaldera. Read about each moon phase in his book Moon Phase Astrology.
🌚 Gemini New Moon* – Little Brother’s Moon
🌒 Gemini Waxing Crescent Moon – Little Sister’s Moon
🌓 Gemini Waxing Quarter / First Quarter Moon – Liar’s Moon
🌔 Gemini Waxing Gibbous Moon – Mercenary’s Moon
🌝 Gemini Full Moon – Storyteller’s Moon
🌖 Gemini Waning Gibbous / Disseminating Moon – Scribe’s Moon
🌗 Gemini Waning Quarter / Last quarter Moon – Magician’s Moon
🌘 Gemini Waning Crescent / Balsamic Moon – Teacher’s Moon
*Only the New Moon in Gemini will actually occur during Gemini season.
Gemini Sun Planetary Altar Items
Create your own altar to celebrate the Sun in Gemini using the items below.
Color: Light Turquoise
Stone: Lapis Lazuli
Herb: Thymes of all kinds
Items: Two of any of the following – knives, feathers, pens or pencils, pictures or figures of birds flying or birds’ wings, books of jokes, games, witty sayings or other clever things.