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(Date Posted:04/19/2009 17:57 PM)
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Symbol Gemini the Twins Symbol

Gemini The Twins

Gemini Verse

Gemini is the Third Sign of the Zodiac, associated with storytellers, communicators and youth. This Sign is symbolized by Twins who are, in and of themselves, their own representatives since no particular animal appears to be associated to this Sign of the Zodiac, with the possible exception of the wolf and its connection to the nurturing of Romulus and Remus, mythologic founders of Rome. In Egypt, Gemini was once known as the "Two Stars," named for Castor and Pollux which are the two brightest celestial bodies within the constellation. These stars have also been formerly referred to as "Hercules and Apollo," and "Triptolemus and Iasion." The Egyptians were inclined to illustrate Gemini by using the images of two baby goats as opposed to the human figures which are commonly used in modern times. Dominated by the planet Mercury, the planet of speed, Gemini individuals have a joy of expression, a quick mind and a certain sparkle which will always help them toward their goals in life. Gemini subjects are the Zodiac's lovers of language...the poets, the bards and the wordsmiths and verbal magicians. Those born under the Sign of Here, the inherent intellectual gifts often bring great success with no true effort, but Gemini natives are usually hard put to sustain it. Thus, these individuals should strive to learn perseverence and cultivate depth. They need to aspire to substance as well as style, attempting to take themselves...and their words...more seriously.

The symbol...or glyph...of Gemini resembles the Roman numeral II. It is representative of twins, as well as the possibility of choice between good and evil. In Vedic Astrology, this glyph symbolizes the manifestation of the Spirit as it enters the phase of duality. As thought reflects the subject...the object expression of Spirit...the glyph becomes an apt representation of the divison of Spirit and is indicative of polarity. Within the material world or manifested state, all things oscillate between the positive and negative...up and down...right and and out, etc. The two vertical lines are also said to represent, as division, the male and the female. Thus, in a sense, the act of reproduction is governed first by Gemini.

Also known as the Sign of the Artist or Inventor, Gemini is Positive in polarity (as are Aries, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius). The general characteristics of Positive Signs broadly match those for the extrovert personality and such individuals are naturally more impulsive, buoyant, communicative and sociable than are the Zodiac Signs of Negative polarity (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces). However, Positive Signs rarely display the same levels of sensitivity or the same depth of understanding of emotional subtleties as do their Negative counterparts. Positive Signs tend to crave excitement and thus, are inclined to direct their energies outward into the world around them. Aries is the most flagrantly extrovert of the Positive Signs (with Sagittarius a close second).

All Zodiac Signs governed by the Elements of Fire and Air are considered to be Masculine in nature. Thus, Gemini (ruled by Air) is considered Masculine (as are Aries, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius). Masculine signs are traditionally conceived as being more active and less receptive than their Feminine counterparts which are ruled by the Elements of Earth and Water (the Zodiac Signs of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces). Masculine Signs focus primarily on spirituality and activity...both in the physical sense and mental sense. Masculine Signs are said to be diurnal or day-oriented. Therefore, the term "masculine" should be viewed in the same light as the Yang (or bright) Polarity of the Tao.

Gemini is the natural ruler of the Third House of the Zodiac, commonly referred to as the "House of Communication" and known is Vedic Astrology as the "Place of the Goddess of the Moon." This is the field which challenges an individual to organize personal experiences in order to form a unique picture of the world and then communicate those perceptions to others. It corresponds to the "little world" which includes an individual's neighborhood, local bank and post office, for example. The Third House operates basically on "automatic pilot," allowing the performance of routine tasks without any conscious thought. Traditionally, this house is associated with siblings, basic education, hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity and communication short, many of the automatic skills learned during childhood and taken for granted in adult life. The Third House is governed by the Planet Mercury (which is also Planetary Ruler of the Sixth House).

The opposite sign to Gemini is Saggitarius. From Saggitarius, Gemini can learn to absorb a broader view of life and provide structure to the mass of information which is inherently collected. Thus, can Gemini natives learn to discover the truth.

Positive Traits: adaptable, versatile, intellectual, communicative, spontaneous, eloquent, youthful, lively, talkative, amusing, witty and logical.

Negative Traits: changeable, restless, inquisitive, inconsistent, superficial, cunning, nervous, tense and something of a gossip.

Likes: talking, novelty, variety, anything unusual and working on multiple projects at the same time.

Dislikes: being alone, being in a rut, mental inaction, conventional learning and feeling tied down.

Spiritual Goal:  To learn how to cooperate
Spiritual Correspondence:  The Thrones
Apostle:  James the Younger
Prophet:  Zecharia
Anatomy:  Rules the arms, shoulders, lungs and nervous system
Corresponding Tarot Card:  The Lovers
Associated Countries:  United States of America, Switzerland and Wales
Associated Cities:  London, Melbourne and San Francisco
Animals:  Small Birds, Parrots, Magpies, Butterflies and Monkeys
Watchword:  Versatility
Keynote:  Variety
Physical Manifestation:  Expansion or Contraction
Mental Manifestation:  Joy or Sorrow
Motto:  My Thoughts Are Winged
Quote:  I Think I Have Permission

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