May 2011

Characteristics of a Gemini

Though I am a Scorpio, Gemini was the first astrological sign that I ever learned about as a child. My aunt, who is very into mystical and witchy and Eastern things—everything from burning incense to collecting Buddhas to reading little spell books and horoscopes—is a Gemini, and I remember seeing a picture of The Twins and asking her about it.

If you were born between May 22 and June 21, you are under the sign of Gemini. The third sign in the zodiac, Gemini is a masculine, extroverted sign represented by a pair of twins. These twins are based on Greek mythology, and represent the sons of Leda and Zeus, their names being Castor and Pollux. A mutable sign, Gemini is of the element Air. It is considered ruled by the planet Mercury