Have you ever wondered where the star sign of Gemini originated? Let’s take a little look at its history and meaning.
Gemini’s name is Latin for ‘twins’, hence the twin-like characters we often see in depictions of the star sign.
It’s often associated with the twins Castor and Pollux in Greek mythology. Castor and Pollux were the sons of Zeus and Leda. Despite being married to Tyndareus, Leda was seduced by Zeus… disguised as a swan. Talk about a bizarre story! As a result, Leda gave birth to four children. Some were mortal and others were immortal depending on their fathers. Among them was Castor and Pollux.
The location of the constellation lies between Taurus to its west and Cancer to its east.
Between 20th June and 20th July each year, the sun resides in the astrological sign of Gemini, but the zodiac dates it between 21st May and 20th June.
If you’re looking for the easiest way to find the constellation, you can spot it between the two brightest stars Castor and Pollux, to the east of the V shaped asterism of Taurus and the three stars of Orion’s belt.
Gemini as an air sign
The element associated with Gemini is Air. Air signs – Gemini, Libra and Aquarius – tend to be deep thinkers. They’re all about ideas and action. Not only do they dream big, they’re not afraid to put their plans into action. Their get-up-and-go attitude sees them succeeding at things that others wouldn’t even try.
Gemini is easily one of the most flirtatious, charismatic and endearing signs of the zodiac. The average Gemini is friendly, talkative, loving and creative.
Not only are they fantastic company, they’re also incredibly reliable and trustworthy. It’s no secret that Gemini loves to be the centre of attention, but they tend to be immensely caring, understanding and supportive towards others too.
Your typical Gemini has a huge heart which they’re unafraid to wear on their sleeve. They won’t hesitate to talk about their feelings and share their thoughts with those around them.