Gemini: The Twins
Key Word: Versatility
Ruling Planet: Mercury
The sign of Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury. Physically, Gemini is related to the hands and the lungs. It is said to have a masculine nature, and is therefore more outwardly oriented in its expression of energy. Gemini is a Mutable is an Air sign. This means that Gemini is connected with communication, mental acuity, social principles and travel. Gemini’s mutable nature gives them flexibility and adaptability. Like the other Mutable signs: Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, Gemini is an emissary of change in the cycle of qualities between Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable!
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. People with a lot of Gemini in their chart are known to be “chatty.”
Negative manifestations of Gemini influences are a flightiness and unreliability, and/or 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 into practice. Gemini is the master of holding two conflicting ideas and seeing the value in them both. So consider not looking at their ability to straddle a fence as being duplicitous, but rather as purveyors of wider consciousness.
Gemini influence confers great mental insight, dynamic creativity, and a philosophical “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.