Gemini is the third astrological sign in the zodiac, derived from the Gemini constellation. The sun transits this sign between May 21 and June 21 in the tropical zodiac. The sun transits this sign in the sidereal zodiac from roughly June 16 to July 16. It rules communication, psychology, psychiatry, science, technology, and anything related to business.
July 4 is a holiday in the United States that marks the date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. The national holiday was established by an act of Congress in 1826 and is often called "Independence Day".
Gemini is a dual sign. It represents the human mind, which has two sides or voices talking within it: reason vs. emotion; left brain vs. right brain. Both sides need to be taken into account when dealing with Geminis, since they can give different recommendations for how to act under similar circumstances. However, because they have identical DNA, Geminis can also experience dual identities--one public, one private; one healthy, one sick--which may cause them to do things that are contradictory to their signed declaration.
Gemini is a mutable sign. This means that it experiences change over time as a result of interactions with other forces beyond its control (such as solar activity). As a cardinal sign, it is related to fire.
The sign Gemini (May 21-June 20) represents the dual nature of human beings: our ability to think critically and use logic to analyze situations but also our need for emotional connection with others. The symbol of Gemini is composed of two pairs of opposing arms holding a pair of scales, one over each other. This is an image of duality - or what we can call "binary thinking". There are two parts to any situation or entity, and they are always in opposition to one another. One part may be strong, while the other weak; one may be quick while the other slow; one may be smart while the other stupid. Binary thinking helps us deal with complexity by not getting caught up in it all. Instead, we can look at the different elements of a situation and decide which one is more important than others.
Gemini is the second sign in the Zodiac cycle after Aries. It is made up of twins: Castor and Pollux. These were the sons of Jupiter and Juno, and brothers to Haimon, Leda, and Polydorus. They suffered death during their lifetime, but were granted immortality by Zeus.
The Zodiac Signs
|Gemini||The Twins||May 21–June 21|
|Cancer||The Crab||June 22–July 22|
|Leo||The Lion||July 23–Aug. 22|
|Virgo||The Virgin||Aug. 23–Sept. 22|
The Gemini season lasts from May 20 to June 20, when the summer solstice occurs and the Cancer season begins. This year's Gemini season is set to throw us a couple major cosmic curveballs in the shape of Mercury retrograde (from May 29 to June 22) and two eclipses. The last time we had such disruptive elements during the Gemini season was 2003.
Gemini is the second sign of the zodiac after Taurus. It represents communication and understanding between different people or cultures. Because of this, there are usually many misunderstandings during the negotiations part of the Cancer-Capricorn annual cycle. Also, since Gemini is the first sign of the zodiac with a mutable quality (that is, it can change), these interactions can be very one-sided - with the idea that you can get something out of someone else but not the other way around. The need for clarity in thinking and expressing yourself clearly is always important when dealing with Gemini individuals or groups.
In terms of astrology, the Gemini season indicates that real changes will have to be made later this year when the Solar Eclipse on August 21st enters your chart. You should start thinking about what you want to accomplish before then, because at the end of the day, nothing will be done until after September 1st. There will also be some delays while everything is being sorted out, so don't rush into anything just because you think you can get away with it.