Gemini is the sign of the twins, and the third sign of the Zodiac representing those born between May 20 and June 20.
Gemini, also known as the Dioscuri, are a pair of twin brothers in Greek mythology. These brothers were Castor and Polydeuces, or Pollux, and were often depicted together in art and literature. They were the sons of Leda and either Zeus or King Tyndareus of Sparta.
Castor and Pollux were inseparable throughout their lives, growing closer as they grew older. Together, they fought alongside each other in numerous battles and adventures. However, tragically, Castor was killed in battle one day.
Despite his death, Pollux decided to share his immortality with his brother so that they could always be together. This is why Gemini are sometimes depicted as two figures with one head, as they are two brothers sharing one life.
The story of Gemini is a tragic but beautiful tale of brotherly love and loyalty that has captivated audiences for centuries. These mythological twins continue to be a popular symbol in modern culture, representing the bonds of family and friendship.
Castor was a famous horsetamer and Pollux, a superb boxer. When Castor was killed during a battle, Pollux was inconsolable and gave up his own life to be with his brother. Zeus rewarded their love by placing their images among the stars, where they shine side by side. Two lines of stars makes up this constellation, and two bright stars at the top of each line represent Castor and Pollux's heads.
Geminis can be very social creatures who love meeting new people and forming friendships easily. However, since they tend to jump from one activity or idea to another quickly, they need to focus on their passions if they want to achieve anything. They are energetic, clever, imaginative and adaptable. They are likely to be curious and quick-witted and may also enjoy learning new things and being around people.
Gemini is considered to be a "masculine", positive (extrovert) sign, associated with air and ruled by the planet Mercury.
Thanks to their ability to adapt and their great mental capacity, Geminis are often successful in a wide variety of professions. Some common career choices for those born under this sign include writing, acting, and teaching. However, any job that requires lots of communication and interaction with others would be a good fit for Gemini!
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