Gemini

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Symbool TweelingThis symbol for Gemini is being used in Astrology as well as in Astronomy. In Astrology Leo is part of the Zodiac which originates from the time that people started to have the need to predict.

The sign is probably the Roman number 2 (II or just two ones) with a slightly changed design. Another story is that this Gemini sign originates from the middle ages. Before that the sign “=” was used to represent Gemini.

Around 150 after Christ the Roman Claudius Ptolemeus wrote a book in which he indicated en described 48 constellations. He not only used his own knowledge, but he also used knowledge from his Babylonian – and Greek predecessors. In 1922 the number of constellations was finally decided to be 88. 12 of these 88 constellations together form the 12 signs of the zodiac as we know from Astrology. They give us our sign at birth.

In astrology Gemini stands for intelligence, volatile, learn and restlessness. This sign for Another often used representation for Gemini is an image of twins.

In Astronomy the constellation Gemini stands for a number of stars which together form the fysical constellation Gemini in the Zodiac. These stars are located in the Northern sky. The stars which form the constellation Gemini are: Pollux (brightest star), Alhena, Castor, Tejat Posterior, Mebsuta, Propus, Alzirr, Wasat and Mekbuda. Pollux and Castor were even twin brothers in Roman and Greek mythology. With a little imagination the stars form 2 persons, representing twins. The Sun is located in the constellation Gemini from june 21st to july 21st, that’s why your sign is Gemini when you are born in this period of the year.

Gemini also stands for the metal Mercur.

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