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This glyph depicts the winged-helmeted messenger of the Gods. In Roman mythology Mercury is the god of commerce, travel and thievery, the Roman counterpart of the Greek god Hermes, the messenger of the Gods. The planet probably received this name because it moves so quickly across the sky. It was given two names by the Greeks: Apollo for its apparition as a morning star and Hermes as an evening star. Greek astronomers knew, however, that the two names referred to the same body.

Mercury acts to process large volumes of information within our essential being---as represented by the sun. It allows a person to think, discriminate, express oneself and to move about. This has been called an animator of movement and is associated with our nervous system: the communication and transportation system within our bodies. Mercury tends to make a person verbose, critical, and high strung; the person born under the sign ruled by this planet may even give Leo a run for his money in the egotistical department.

Mercury Rules the Sign of Gemini
  • On the downside:  You may have a tendency to criticize, complain, be ungrateful, and be wishy washy.
  • Your good qualities include:   Adaptable, congenial, expressive, and clever
  • Learning to make a firm decision and sticking to it could be your life's work.



MUTABLE--Third sign of the Zodiac--AIR SIGN
May 22 to June 21


Sister Monika is a Gemini Net Sister


One of the biggest problems for you as a person born in Gemini to overcome is the dual mindedness given by the sign which encourages the changing of the mind, or decisions, large or small, with no apparent reason, either to themselves or to others, and thereby irritating, more than harming, other people. A Gemini will sometimes give you the shirt right off the back and, perhaps the next day, for no reason at all, will refuse to give you the time of day; this is how you got the reputation of being contentous and hard to get along with. Some of you Geminians love to stir up trouble and then go away and laugh about it.

With all this odd behavior you will find as a Gemini you are loving and caring, almost maternal in your actions toward those who are down or in need. Geminians are very versatile. Mythologically, the heavenly twins known as Castor and Pollux divided their time between living on Earth and living in Heaven; this is indicative of a certain quality in you, the Geminian, the quality of being able to live in a pure abstract, or fantasy world and at the same time you will turn your hand to any task no matter how simple or hard.

You collect wit and knowledge where ever you find it, although it could be only surface knowledge or short lived. You are forever young with a playful and endearing personality; not wanting to spend much time alone, you will hunt up your fun and companions. You have a lively imagination and you are therefore one of the most creative of all the signs, be it in entertaining yourself or actually inventing something.

You are a great juggler of people and/or situations and can keep a tricky issue up in the air until it looks like you will lose it all, then you appear in another place, still juggling. You have a great gift of gab and can talk your way out of almost everything, even to the point of making others doubt their very eyes. You may be prone to a touch of paranoia, looking over your shoulder and feeling that the world will find you out. Some of you should guard against being a chatterbox or telling other peoples secrets; learn to respect your own goals and dreams and realize that they are worth every minute spent to obtain them.


Your color is the lovely GREEN of the trees and grass.

Your metal is the precious MERCURY
from our Earth


Some Famous People Born in Gemini

  • Movie Actor(1917):  Al "Lash" LaRue
  • Ex President:  John F. Kennedy
  • Singer:  Rosemary Clooney
  • Actor:  Clint Eastwood

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Birthstone for May

Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May. It is also the anniversary gemstone for the 20th and 35th years of marriage.

Emerald is one of the most highly-prized of all the gems. The name comes from the Greek "smaragdos" which means green stone. The most prized is pure grass green.

Emeralds are often characterized by a garden of included crystals trapped within, known as the "jardin", because under magnification you will see all sorts of lovely patterns resembling foliage in a garden. A flawless, clear emerald is very rare and is usually found in only small sizes. Small to medium sized stones are often faceted in the "step" or emerald cut. The gem is also lovely when cut into a cabochon or dome shape. Sometimes emeralds are even carved.

According to legend, the wearing of emerald not only cured a wide range of ailments, including low I.Q., poor eyesight and infertility, but also enabled the wearer to predict the future.

As part of the normal fashioning process, most emeralds are immersed in colorless oil or resin so small voids are not as noticeable.

Care should be taken to protect it from scratches, sharp blows, household chemicals, and extreme temperature changes. Do not use a home ultrasonic machine.

Emeralds are found mainly in Colombia, Brazil, Zambia and Zimbabwe.



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