Health and Vitality

Gemelli97.jpgThe correspondences between the Microcosm and the Macrocosm indicate the lungs, the respiratory system and the upper limbs as the 'classic' weak points of Gemini, so they need to guard against colds and bronchitis, protect the larynx and the pharynx, and not expose themselves to the cold autumnal air. Nerves and getting enough sleep are other things they need to watch, as Geminis often do not rest enough and above all are not very methodical or organised. They usually don't realise just how delicate their nervous system is, and that they should pay it more attention.

Gemini and the 12 Ascendants

Gemelli76.jpgKnowing the time of birth is indispensable to determining the exact position of the Ascendant. It is identified with the sign in the East at the moment of birth. If a person is born at dawn then the Ascendant will be in the same Sun sign, while it is the opposite for those born at sunset. Therefore in the arc of a day it is possible to be born with the Ascendant in anyone of the 12 signs, giving extraordinary possibilities to the make up and facets of a person's nature. Let's look at an interpretative synthesis.

The Myth of the Sign

Gemelli83.jpgAlongside the lively stories of which Mercury is the central character, and which express the fundamental characteristics of those born under this sign, one cannot forget the story of Castor and Pollux, the famous protagonists in the emblematic tragedy of brotherly love. The Dioscuri (as they came to be known) were the sons of the beautiful Leda, but by different fathers.

Mercury, Ruler of Gemini

Mercurio18.jpgThe ancients had only seven planets available and twelve zodiac signs, so it was not easy to divide them out. The problem was resolved by establishing that the Sun and the Moon would both only rule one sign each, while Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn ruled two each. For this Mercury was assigned rulership of Gemini and Virgo. The famous messenger of Olympus, Hermes-Mercury was born to Maia after a 10 month gestation. He was therefore more mature and immediately began to walk, after having declared to his mother that he intended to become the 'prince of thieves'. Shortly after he stole Apollo's cattle, and to deceive him he turned the hooves of the animals around so Apollo would think they had gone off in the opposite direction. To get them back Apollo conferred the gift of prophesy on him and taught him the art of music. It is also said that he stole the strings that the Titans, the famous giants, used to make the first rudimentary lyre, using the empty shell of a tortoise.