Exploring the Myths and Origins of Cerebral Gemini

Exploring the Myths and Origins of Cerebral Gemini

We are well into Gemini season so what better time to look at the myths, celestial bodies, and character traits associated with this star sign?

Origins and Astronomical Significance:

The Gemini constellation can be found in the northern celestial hemisphere. Its name means ‘twins’ in Latin, and it’s famous for its two bright stars, Castor and Pollux. Here lies the association with Greek mythology.


Castor and Pollux were twin brothers in Greek mythology who were known as the ‘Dioscuri’ or sons of Zeus. However, some say that only Pollux was actually Zeus’ immortal son and Castor was the son of a mortal king, Tyndareus of Sparta.

Nevertheless, Castor and Pollux grew up together and were close. Castor was an excellent horse rider and was skilled at fencing, and Pollux was said to be famous for his boxing skills. There are many mythical stories of their heroism. They were part of the Argonauts’ expedition to get the Golden Fleece. They rescued sailors who were shipwrecked by the sea god Poseidon. However, one fateful day, they almost come unstuck. They fought with two former Argonauts called Idas and Lynceus over two women called Phoebe and Hilaera. The former Argonauts were engaged to the women, but that didn’t stop Castor and Pollux from running off with them. Idas and Lynceus pursued the twins and Idas killed Castor. Pollux killed Lynceus and when Idas tried to get his revenge, Zeus himself intervened, sending a lightning bolt to save Pollux. Pollux is said to have begged Zeus to let Castor be immortal just like him, and Zeus placed them both in the sky, where they would forever remain the twins in the Gemini constellation.

Astrological Significance:

Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, the planet of communication and travel, and people born under this sign are known to be chatty, curious, and cerebral. It’s the sign of the life-long learner, the curious mind who approaches the world like a child, asking ‘why?’ They are also social chameleons, adept at shape-shifting to suit any situation or any group of people.

In health, Gemini is associated with the nervous system. Many people born under this sign are highly strung, so they need to be intentional about taking time to rest and finding ways to shut off that busy brain.

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