Gemini Astrological Sign Information
A Historical Reference Guide
This is the true, original analysis of astrology as pertains to Gemini by Professor Fredrick White as written in “A Guide to Astrology”, published in 1901-1904. In other words, here is your information from the source; without the 100+ years of modern interpretation and commercial modification by others.
This 100+ year-old manuscript has been cleaned up and somewhat paraphrased for easier Third Millennium reading. However, as promised, an image of the original, unaltered manuscript is also included. Ctrl+/- will adjust the size. For historical perspective and additional nuances it is well worth the read.
Information for this article was compiled from United States (U.S.) government archives.
There is a short metaphysics experiment at the end.
The Gemini is masculine, barren, airy and humane; ruled by Mercury (The Messenger of the Gods). The Sun enters Gemini on May 22nd, and passes into Cancer on June 21st.
The Gemini personality is sympathetic, kind- hearted, affectionate, and fond of home and children; easily influenced by kindness, even to the point of detriment.
Other personality traits include a high degree of intuition and sensitivity. They have a large imagination and are quite idealistic. People born under this sign enjoy scientific knowledge and are consequently studious. This sign has an active mind and is generally busy with their hands; can be ambitious and aspiring. More personality traits include curiosity and is given to investigation/experimentation. They are excellent analysts and are generally good writers; can often be quite changeable.
Their main fault is a lack of continuity. The Gemini is very likely to go to extremes and generally imagine they can do much more than they are really able to do.
Harmony and Compatibility
Gemini people are compatible and harmonize best with the Libra and Aquarius, and fairly well with Leo and Aries.
Best Career Paths and Jobs
For a business or profession, the Gemini requires something which is clean and easy. They make good writers, bookkeepers, model makers, jewelers or assemblers. They are often inventive and ingenious. Many are good teachers, professors, instructors, coaches, and trainers.
Best Places to Live
Gemini people enjoy high places, they like the mountains or the hilly countryside. This sign is prone to living on the upper floors of buildings, panoramic views are important to them.
Gemstones and Birthstones
The ruling gems of Gemini are the Topaz and Carbuncle. The emerald represents the positive aspects of the planet Mercury.
Paraphrased Quote: (Editor’s note: circa 1901)
The sign Gemini is said to rule the United States. The typical Yankee is a fair specimen of this sign. He is quick witted, ingenious, generous and charitable; has a kind word and helping hand for everyone.
First in war and first in peace.
Mercury was called the Messenger of the Gods, and it falls to the American people to lead in science and invention. Someday a gigantic statue of Mercury may adorn some prominent place; just as the Statue of Liberty now stands in New York harbor.
The Original Manuscript
Astrological, astronomy, and other 2016 calendar events.
Solar System Symbols ~ Used in both Astronomy and Astrology
Previous months' data and additional information are available at SkyCal.
Times are GMT/UTC without DST.
01 Sa 00:12 New Moon
01 Sa Venus: 30.9° E
03 Mo 17:30 Moon-Venus: 5.6° S
04 Tu 11:02 Moon Apogee: 406100 km
06 Th 08:04 Moon-Saturn: 4.2° S
08 Sa 06:03 Moon South Dec.: 18.5° S
09 Su 04:33 First Quarter
13 Th 09:43 Moon Descending Node
15 Sa 10:15 Uranus Opposition
16 Su 04:23 Full Moon
16 Su 23:36 Moon Perigee: 357900 km
19 We 06:18 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.3° S
20 Th 23:38 Moon North Dec.: 18.6° N
21 Fr 04:45 Orionid Shower: ZHR = 20
22 Sa 19:14 Last Quarter
25 Tu 04:01 Moon-Regulus: 1.7° N
26 We 01:45 Moon Ascending Node
26 We 10:54 Venus-Antares: 3.1° N
27 Th 15:53 Mercury Superior Conj.
28 Fr 09:33 Moon-Jupiter: 1.6° S
30 Su 01:47 Venus-Saturn: 3° N
30 Su 17:38 New Moon
31 Mo 19:29 Moon Apogee: 406700 km
01 Tu Venus: 37.7° E
02 We 19:38 Moon-Saturn: 4.1° S
04 Fr 13:04 Moon South Dec.: 18.7° S
05 Sa 05:13 South Taurid Shower: ZHR = 10
06 Su 02:00 Daylight Saving Time Ends
07 Mo 19:51 First Quarter
09 We 15:57 Moon Descending Node
12 Sa 04:29 North Taurid Shower: ZHR = 15
14 Mo 11:23 Moon Perigee: 356500 km
14 Mo 13:52 Full Moon
15 Tu 16:50 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S
17 Th 09:32 Moon North Dec.: 18.8° N
17 Th 10:47 Leonid Shower: ZHR = 15
21 Mo 08:33 Last Quarter
21 Mo 10:08 Moon-Regulus: 1.4° N
22 Tu 02:48 Moon Ascending Node
23 We 18:48 Mercury-Saturn: 3.4° N
25 Fr 01:47 Moon-Jupiter: 2.1° S
27 Su 20:08 Moon Apogee: 406600 km
29 Tu 12:18 New Moon
01 Th Venus: 43.2° E
01 Th 19:56 Moon South Dec.: 18.9° S
03 Sa 12:34 Moon-Venus: 6.3° S
05 Mo 10:39 Moon-Mars: 3.1° S
06 Tu 17:35 Moon Descending Node
07 We 09:03 First Quarter
10 Sa 11:03 Saturn Conjunction
11 Su 03:59 Mercury Elongation: 20.8° E
12 Mo 23:27 Moon Perigee: 358500 km
13 Tu 04:14 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S
13 Tu 23:57 Geminid Shower: ZHR = 120
14 We 00:05 Full Moon
14 We 21:43 Moon North Dec.: 18.9° N
18 Su 18:14 Moon-Regulus: 1.1° N
19 Mo 04:46 Moon Ascending Node
21 We 01:56 Last Quarter
21 We 10:45 Winter Solstice
22 Th 08:00 Ursid Shower: ZHR = 10
22 Th 16:37 Moon-Jupiter: 2.7° S
25 Su 05:55 Moon Apogee: 405900 km
28 We 18:41 Mercury Inferior Conj.
29 Th 03:30 Moon South Dec.: 19° S
29 Th 06:53 New Moon
Object-Other: Object occults Other.
Occults: Passes in front of.
Earth Aphelion: Earth farthest from the Sun.
Earth Perihelion: Earth closest to the Sun.
Moon Apogee: Moon farthest from Earth.
Moon Perigee: Moon closest to Earth.
Moon Ascending and Descending Nodes: The moon's orbit passes from south of the ecliptic to north of the ecliptic (ascending) or from north of the ecliptic to south of the ecliptic (descending).
Conjunction: Earth is in a direct line between Sun and outer planet.
Superior Conjunction:Sun is in a direct line between Earth and Inner Planet
Opposition: Sun and planet on opposite sides of the sky.
Inferior Conjunction: Both planets in a direct line on same side of Sun.
Elongation: Greatest angle from Sun-Earth plane.
Depending on your location, your results may vary. Astronomical data source: Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA/GSFC).
Succeeding months scheduled to be posted in due course.
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