- Symbol : The Twins
- Ruler: Mercury
- Exaltation Ruler: Mercury
- Mode: Double-Bodied (Mutable)
- Element: Air
The Sun moves into Gemini at the time of year when the days begin to transition to having less light in the 24 hour period. The season is becoming more changeable.
As an air sign, Gemini functions on a primarily intellectual and mental level with a desire to question, analyse, gather, exchange and disseminate information. The double-bodied nature means the sign has a transitioning or changing quality, and the two together result in a sign that represents agility, dexterity, curiosity, a quick mental energy, physcial agility and flexible and adaptable in approach and strong skill in multi-tasking.
Gemini is associated with communication, learning, arithmetic, language, and writing through its ruler Mercury, the winged messenger who carries communications between gods and between heaven and earth, and the Greek equivalent, Hermes, the god of learning, language and arithmetic.
The symbol of the twins associated with this sign points to its dualistic nature and is a sign of polarity, swinging between one thing and another, able to see and communicate with both sides, with an aim of reconciling contradictions.
These qualities make Gemini people great at networking, socialising, negotiating, working with and processing information, and able to adapt quickly to situations. But can also result in a lack of focus or deep dive into matters, inconsistency, and lack of seeing the big picture as their attention is focused on the detail. Although they handle detail well, intensity can be uncomfortable for them, especially the emotional kind.