Gemini Dates, Decans and Cusps
According to the tropical astrology, the Sun stays in the Gemini zodiac sign from May 21 to June 20. All people born in any of these 31 days are considered to be a Gemini.
We all know that each of the twelve zodiac signs comes with its own set of characteristics and symbols. Although you might expect all people born in the same zodiac sign to be alike it seems that they are just as diverse as any other group of people. However, this is not a reason to doubt the meanings of the zodiac. The explanation of this diversity stays in the personal birth charts, in the cusps and decans of each zodiac sign.
As for the birth charts these represent the astrological map of the planets at the time of birth of an individual and reveal a personalized reading. We will discuss about birth charts in another article.
A decan of a zodiac sign is one of the third periods that sign is divided into. Each decan has its own planetary ruler which influences the basic characteristic of that zodiac sign.
A cusp represents an imaginary line drawn in the zodiac between two zodiac signs. It also refers to the 2-3 days that are at the beginning and at the end of each zodiac sign and are said to also be influenced by the neighbor zodiac sign.
In the following lines will discuss about the three decanates of Gemini and about the Taurus- Gemini cusp and the Gemini- Cancer cusp.
The first decan of Gemini is between May 21 and May 31. This is under the supervision of the planet Mercury. Those born in this period are enthusiastic and creative just like a true Gemini and communicative just as Mercury makes them be. This period is also said to magnify all the positive and negative characteristics of the Gemini zodiac sign.
The second decan of Gemini is between June 1 and June 10. It is influenced by the planet Venus. This is representative for people who are creative and optimistic just like Gemini and attractive and passionate just like Venus. This period is said to temper the characteristics of the Gemini zodiac sign.
The third decan of Gemini is between June 11 and June 20. This period is influenced by the planet Uranus. This is representative for people who are creative and optimistic just like Gemini and inquisitive just like Uranus. This period tempers the positive and negative characteristics of the Gemini zodiac sign, slightly enhancing the negative ones.
Taurus- Gemini cusp days: May 21, May 22 and May 23.
People born under the Taurus- Gemini cusp are constant and tenacious but also very patient and understanding like Taurus and talkative, cerebral, charming and warm hearted like Gemini.
Gemini- Cancer cusp days: June 18, June 19 and June 20.
People born under the Gemini- Cancer cusp are talkative, cerebral, charming and warm hearted like Gemini and protective, empathic, creative and tenacious like Cancer.