Welcome to Gemini. Note the glyph of Gemini like a Roman Numeral Two. This is quite appropriate for Gemini is commonly called "The Twins". The Twins in question were named "The Discouri" by the Greeks and were called Castor and Pollux. They were thought either to be brothers by Zeus and Leda, Queen of Sparta, or half brothers by Zeus and King Tyndareus. Either way they remain as Twins. It is their brotherly devotion that marks their story and which is said to have immortalized them in the heavens. Instability is their great weakness, but their devotion tempers this shortcoming.
This talk of Twins, while appropriate enough, and meaningful to the sign (most Greek Myths are appropriate to something), it does not suggest the true origin of the glyph of Gemini, however. To find the origin we must go back before the great Greek Culture to its precursor in the Age of Gemini after 6,000 B.C. During this era the great nations of the Celts dominated all of Europe North of Macedonia and was administered by the Druids, or "The Priests of the Groves." This was a lovely time, for the religion of the Age commanded people with a mission to grow and keep the world as a garden. Hence the groves of trees, especially the Oaks were revered. It is these forests, standing with their feet in the Earth and their heads reaching skyward that are represented in the glyph of Gemini.
During this era Europe was cleared of all thorns and the continent was planted in fruits and nuts. It was a time when the Celtic tribes were nomadic, following the seasons according to the direction of their Druid priests and priestesses. As they wandered and lived from the fruit of the land they observed the religion of Gemini by planting the seeds of the trees and shrubs as they went until all of Europe was covered with this beautiful bounty. It was during this time that writing evolved with the Ogham script, and the wheel was developed to aid them in their nomadic roaming. One cannot help but feel that this must have been a wonderful time. People wandered wherever they might, talking and teaching one another, turning the earth into a garden of sustenance as they went. It must have been a time of vast spiritual advancement, for out of it grew the great civilization of Greece's Golden Age, producing some of the greatest thinkers the world has known. The last phase of the Age of Gemini produced the great teacher, Hermes Trismegestrus, who became the "Messiah" for the Age of Taurus when he brought the Greek Wisdom to the temples of Egypt. His "Hermetic Principles" are the basis for modern metaphysics.
Thinking is an elusive phenomenon and efforts by psychologists to nail it down first began with viewing it as a function of the brain. While true enough, this approach was not very productive for they do not understand the true nature of the brain. Next they defined thinking as something that produced behavior and overlooked many of the higher functions related to the act of thinking. Finally they realized that the key to people's thinking is their perception. How we see it is how we think, and how we think determines our behavior. This then is the Keyword for Gemini - PERCEPTION. Psychology still does not recognize that perception is something more than mere looking at... or seeing things. People's perceptions vary as widely as people, for each of us sees things our own way. All of us have similar eyes, ears, etc. The secret factors in our perceptions that enhances the picture and colors our individual perceptions are the factors of INSIGHT and INTUITION.
Insight and intuition are the inward perceptions - the hunch, the feeling, the still small
voice within -- these things from within us that color and alter what we see and hear from
without. All these inputs, both external and internal go together to make our perceptions. These
in turn produce our thinking and our thinking makes us what we are, and do, and become.
Each astrological sign is approximately 30 degrees in width and is
divided into three portions called decans. Each decan is assigned a
Code Word which further defines the sign and the influences we all feel
during that ten day portion of the astrological month.