(Last Updated on : 18/01/2014)
Gemini is the zodiac through which Sun
makes its way from May 21st to June 21st. It is the third zodiac, also known as Mithuna
and covers the constellations of Mrigashira
. The ruler of this zodiac is Mercury
Mythology of Gemini
According to Greek mythology, Gemini is associated with the story of twin brothers Castor and Pollux. As per the story, Zeus who was the king of Gods loved the queen of Sparta, Leda and to deceive her he transformed himself into a gorgeous swan. In course of time Leda bore two eggs out of which one contained a boy, Pollux and a girl Helen and both were the divine children of Zeus. However, the other egg revealed another girl and boy namely Clytemnestra and Castor respectively who were the mortal children of the legitimate husband of Leda, king Tyndareus. Despite of the fact that the brothers Castor and Pollux were not similar, one being mortal and the other divine, they loved each other dearly and grew up to be inseparable for which they were referred as Dioscuri. Once Dioscuri received an invitation from Jason for the quest of the 'golden fleece' and accepted it. During the expedition, they earned great fame owing to their ability to calm the rough seas. For this, the God of the seas, Poseidon, made Dioscuri joint saviours of shipwrecked sailors and bestowed them with the power of sending favourable winds. However, in a fierce battle with other warriors, Castor died and was summoned to the underworld, following which the heartbroken Pollux pleaded Zeus to take away his life as well as he would not be able to live without his brother. Touched by the brothers' affection Zeus arranged their lives in such a way that they could spend one day together in heaven and the next in the underworld. Zeus also put their images in the sky as the constellation of Gemini and made them inseparable. In the constellation they stand out as two bright stars among other weaker ones.
Characteristics of Gemini
People born in this zodiac are sharp, agile, intelligent, analytical and versatile. Gemini gives them multiple shades in their personalities, multiple interests to follow and many capabilities to handle it all with lightening quick speed. Physical, mental and verbal dexterity of this sign is simply amazing. They can handle many jobs at a time and are usually fluent in more than one language. They can logically analyze a problem quickly, and then manipulate or twist it with their silver smooth talking if it suits them. They are not necessarily liars, but to them, twisting around a situation with a little colourful imagination to suit them is perfectly harmless. Gemini like to play around with words even while having the simplest of conversations.
Gemini are restlessness in nature and anything can rarely keep them glued at one place for long. Be it a person, a subject or a hobby, a Gemini's changeable, unpredictable nature makes others wonder about their sense of time and depth. This very characteristic can either develop them into a versatile self or a complete scatterbrain. Mercury responsible for this restless energy constantly allures the person to seek new avenues, new pastures till they get something to stay with. Gemini who are evolved, mature and practical are able to accept this trait of them and channelize their energy and talent in something constructive. Mostly Gemini top in whatever field they apply their talents to.
The zodiac of Gemini rules communication. One can see even an average Gemini to be inseparable with his/ her phone. All of them are avid book readers, and most of them are book authors as well. Ironical enough, in spite of being great orators, communicators and conversationalist, Gemini do not display personal feelings or emotions. At times, onlookers feel them to posses a pretty cold temperament. The constant need for search and stimulation leads a Gemini to various faces of life and his personality.
Health of Gemini
Gemini rules arms, shoulders, lungs, breath and capillaries. When in proper care they can easily avoid taking to long term illness. Still, Gemini can suffer from asthma, bronchitis
, and pneumonia
. They are also prone to nervous disorders and can subject themselves to frequent nervous breakdowns. They usually suffer from insomnia
as well. Hence, they are advised to take plenty of rest.
Career of Gemini
Born under the zodiac that rules communication, all forms of media have maximum number of Gemini working in it. Mercury ruled people also become good writer, diplomats, lawyers, preachers and researchers. Many of them tend to change their jobs frequently, and at times take up more than one job.
Relationship for Gemini
Gemini are rumoured to handle multiple affairs in their lifetime, sometimes having two consecutive affairs at the same time. In reality, Gemini can be surprisingly loyal and single minded when in love. They are also sensitive and loose interest in their affair, if confined too much. But given a cordial company and harmonious relationship, Gemini love to stay back. They want security in relationship, and someone to come back to. A love affair with Gemini will have its own great deal of ups and down. But the affair will be anything but boring. However one must also be ready for the heartbreaks if a Gemini out of his many moods gives a cold shoulder or forgets the date completely. But people would still want to go back to him because a Gemini will make them see joys of life they never experienced.
A Gemini can have hurricane romance with Aquarius
. The compatibility with fiery signs of Leo
and (especially) Sagittarius
is no less stimulating. The relationship with an Arian
will result in mental thoughts and ideas specially going out of bonds of imagination. A Gemini feels restrictive with earthy signs of Capricorn
. Relationship with Scorpio
is much difficult to pull up. Compatibility with Pisces
may depend upon various factors.
Lucky Gemstone for Gemini
is the lucky gemstone for Gemini.