Gemini: The Twins
Key Word: Versatility
Ruling Planet: Mercury
The sign of Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury. Physically it is related to the hands and lungs. It is said to have a masculine nature, and is therefore more outwardly oriented in its energy expression. It is an air sign, and this means that it is connected with communication, mental contact, social principles and travel. Gemini is also a mutable sign which gives them flexibility and adaptability.
Planets placed in this sign in a natal chart will often reflect personal intelligence, tremendous curiosity and a need to exchange ideas with other people in a social environment.
Negative manifestations of Gemini influences are a flightiness and unreliability, and a tendency to get involved with too many things at any one time. There is a love of ideas, but no inner need to put them ALL of them into practice.
Gemini influence confers great mental insight, dynamic creativity, and stereoscopic vision to planets placed in this sign in natal chart astrology. Planets here manifest considerable versatility and mental skills in regard to all forms of communication.
This Video is from the full moon in Gemini in 2012
In another account Castor and Pollux were born with another pair of twins named Helen and Clytemnestra. Like Castor, Clytemnestra was the mortal child and Helen was considered the child of Jupiter/Zeus. This beautiful female twin is said to be “Helen of Sparta” who became, “Helen of Troy,” after the Trojan War.