21 May – 21 June
Gemini is a mutable air sign ruled by Mercury and occupies the Zodiac home of communication.
Known as Hermes in Greek mythology and the Roman messenger to the gods, he is often depicted wearing a winged hat and shoes – a nod to the high energy and lightning-fast thought processes that characterise this sign. Forever curious, sociable, adaptable and unable to keep still (body and mind), the Gemini individual possesses a charming, childish ‘Peter Pan’ quality. Recognising information as currency – one of the many reasons for a Gemini’s popularity is their genuine interest in everyone around them and what they have to say, while always having something interesting and witty to exchange in return.
The other side of the Gemini twins’ personality is that with all their enthusiasm, openness and energy, they sometimes appear more confident than they really are. Fickle Gemini want to know at least something about everything. But as the sayings ‘the more you know, the more you know you don’t know’ and ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ can speak true, the Gemini, who relies more heavily on intellect than perhaps intuition, can fall easy prey to self doubt and insecurity.
Gemini Gang: Kanye West (June 8), Paul McCartney (June 18) and BANKS (June 15)
Words and illustrations by Lucy Han