Gemini (♊︎), May 21-June 21

Gemini is the third sign in the zodiac. Latin for “twins,” Gemini was named for the constellation of the same name. Gemini is an air sign governed by Mercury, ruler of communication. Read more to learn about the best crystals for the Gemini in your life.

Geminis are known for their active social calendars, articulate communication style, and emotional intelligence. Those born under the zodiac sign Gemini have a reputation for staying busy and becoming deeply involved in their passion projects. This multi-faceted outlook coincides with the dual-sided persona representing Gemini in astrology.

What You Should Know about the Gemini Zodiac Sign

Those born under the Gemini zodiac sign aren’t the only ones susceptible to the binary energy of Gemini. From May 21stto June 21st, the Sun passes through Gemini’s slice of the sky, heightening Gemini’s many aspects and traits.

What are some of the strengths of the Gemini zodiac sign?

GeminiGeminis have many interests and tend to wear many hats. They’re intelligent, out-of-the-box thinkers who are most satisfied when they’re moving from one thing to the next. Unlike introverted air sign sister Virgo, however, Geminis are also passionate and articulate speakers who have no trouble communicating their ideas.

Arguably one of the most social zodiac signs, Gemini is talkative, charismatic, and charming, making them popular and accessible. They thrive in large social situations and on social media, where they are never at a loss for someone new to talk to. Their curious nature and propensity to speak before they think can lead to them sticking their feet in their mouths at times, but often without consequence. Their adaptable, likeable nature ensures such faux pas are quickly forgotten.

What are some of the challenges of the Gemini zodiac sign?

Geminis have erroneously been described as two-faced or duplicitous. This can easily be attributed to their short attentions spans and tendency to speak before they think: they may blurt out sensitive information before they remember it was meant to be kept secret.

Hyperactive Geminis will burn out if they take on too much. Geminis follow their thoughts from one idea to the next, committing to each one just long enough to put it in motion. Their minds are full of rapidly spinning plates, which they tend to with agile grace. That is, until their energy flames out and everything crashes down. Gemini’s hot-and-cold nature can make them appear to others as though they are indecisive, unreliable, and lack follow-through. 

Our Favorite Gemini Birthstones and What They Mean

Moonstone

One of three birthstones given to the month of June, Moonstone has a dreamy, iridescent appearance. Named after the full moon, Moonstone shares many of its namesake’s signature qualities: balance, harmony, cleansing, and “opening up” to new ideas. Perfect for daydreamy Gemini!

 

Tiger's Eye

Tiger’s Eye

Like Gemini, lustrous Tiger’s Eye embodies duality. Known for its golden- to red-brown stripes and “Cat’s Eye” reflectance, Tiger’s Eye promotes determination, perserverence, and mental strength. Much-needed attributes for indecisive Gemini!

 

Labradorite Worry Stone

Labradorite

Boasting an impressive rainbow of iridescent color, Labradorite is a great stone for quick-witted Gemini! Labradorite is known to promote harmony between warring ideological opposites. Use to quiet a racing mind or to recover from a good idea gone bad.

 

Hematite

Magnetic Hematite is known for its grounding qualities—something flighty air sign Gemini can lack. Reach for Hematite whenever you need to come back down to earth and remain in the moment.

All Birthstones for the Gemini Sign

There are many crystals associated with the Gemini zodiac sign. As always, be sure to refer to your sun, moon, and rising (ascendant) sign for a full view of which crystals may be best for you!