The symbol of Gemini looks like the Roman numeral for two. It accurately portrays the sign’s dualistic and double-sided nature. It is well to bear in mind that the key to understanding their character lies in the fundamental law governing the universe – a balance of opposites. In fact, much of the sign’s symbolism involves the primary confrontation with light and shadow. According to Isabel Hickey, Gemini is the most important of the twelve signs for our earth. The reason for this is that everyone on this planet comes under the influence of duality. Within this zodiacal area is found the representation of dual forces: the opposition of the human and the divine in all of us. In mythology, this sign is represented by two brothers – Castor and Pollux. One is the heavenly twin and the other is the earthly brother. Until the two are harmonized the law of opposites will continue to operate.
The Gemini symbol is also symbolic of the dawn of language. Someone born under this constellation will find that when their mind is functioning at its best, he or she can easily grasp at new ideas, and communicate effortlessly. From this, we also see why there is such a major connection to the realm of thought – entailing a mental world that is endlessly raveling and unraveling.
At this third stage of the cycle, we meet the inquisitive, questioning or gossipy individual. However, there are other Geminis that care just as much about being intellectual, studious, and mentally agile. There is undoubtedly a youthfulness to this sign which delights in new experiences, but also tends to spread himself or herself thinly. It’s difficult to pin down an individual with such adaptability to social scenes. Gemini’s energy is quick, alert, playful, and he or she has an excellent grasp of language. For indeed, communication is their purpose in life; the Mercury ruled type will often specialize in areas such as speaking, writing and information.