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Gemini (Mithuna)

Gemini, also known as Mithuna (मिथुना/மிதுனம்) in Sanskrit, is the third zodiac sign characterized by intellect and duality. Being a mutable air sign, Gemini is adaptable and social, representing intelligence, interaction, and changes. It embodies the rajassic guna and can shift from highly curious to uninterested. Like a garden, it requires regular maintenance, and thus, it symbolizes both the present and the past.


  1. Represents duality, engagement, trade and versatility due to being a dual sign capable of stability and movement.

  2. Loves communication on all levels as it is an air sign.

  3. Doesn't accept failures easily and loves multiple tries because it's a rajassic sign.

  4. Ruled/owned by Mercury and represents air elements, faster communications, quickness and adaptability of body and mind, playfulness, wittiness etc.

  5. Depicted by twins or a couple involved in group activity.

  6. Represents the lower neck, hands and shoulders of the cosmic man (kalapurusha) and represents strength and valour.

  7. Represents male gender.

  8. Consists of three nakshatras namely Mrigashira, Ardra and Punarvasu.

  9. Direction is west.

  10. Colour is green.

  11. Governs the lower neck, hands and shoulders as body parts.

  12. A mild barren sign due to its mutable air quality.

  13. Connected to places such as the United States, southwest part of England, Armenia, Sardinia, Lower Egypt, Indian state of Gujarat and cities like London, Milan, Versailles, Bruges, Leuven and Nuremberg.

  14. Connected to gardens, barns, granaries, depots, trades etc.

  15. Connected to Vishuddha (throat chakra/cervical plexus).

  16. Jyotirlingam is “Nageshwara”.

  17. Solar deity is “Mitra Adityá” and the mantra is “Om Ghrini Mitradityáya Namah”.

  18. No exaltation, debilitation and moolatrikona sign for any planet.

Role of Gemini in Balancing Aries and Taurus

Gemini plays a crucial role in balancing the energies of the first two zodiac signs, Aries and Taurus. Aries is constantly on the move, while Taurus is firmly fixed. Gemini combines the qualities of these two signs to create mutability, a third quality that represents constant change. This concept reflects the basic philosophy of the universe that evolution is essential for survival. Ruled by Mercury, the planet of intelligence, Gemini symbolizes the importance of adaptability and intelligence in navigating through life's changes.

Gemini and Third House

In astrology, the 3rd house in a birth chart is always associated with qualities that are similar to those represented by the zodiac sign Gemini. These qualities include communication, socialization, engagement, trade, strength, and the rajassic guna. Thus, having a good understanding of the sign of Gemini is essential in comprehending the significance of the 3rd house. This house governs aspects such as our immediate environment, communication skills, siblings, neighbors, short journeys, and early education. Gemini's influence on the 3rd house makes these areas of life even more important and highlights the need for effective communication, adaptability, and versatility. Understanding the significance of Gemini can help us gain a deeper insight into how the 3rd house influences our lives and how we can harness its energy to achieve success in these areas.


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