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The Zodiac is an imaginary belt in the sky which represents the orbit of the Sun around the Earth. This system was devised by Claudius Ptolemy, a Roman astrologer, who deemed that the Earth was stationary and all the planets and stars revolved around it. Known as the Ptolemaic System, this system is still used today by astrologers, even though we know now that Earth and all the other planets in our Solar System orbit the Sun. The zodiac belt is divided into 12 sections, of 30° each, with each section named after a constellation - these are the Signs of the Zodiac - known as Sun Signs (not Star Signs!).

Your Sun Sign indicates the sign of the Zodiac the Sun occupied at the time of your birth. The Sun rules your willpower and ego and it is the core of your potential and uniqueness as an individual - who you are and what makes you tick.

Your Sun Sign represents the direction and focus of your life and your determination to achieve your aims and ambitions. It also represents your integrity, your ability to command respect and your ability to impress and influence others. It represents the outer you - how others see you.


Gemini Glyph Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Twins. It is a masculine Air sign, ruled by the planet Mercury. People whose birthdays fall between May 21 and June 20 are said to be born under the sign of Gemini. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Tarot card associated with Gemini is The Lovers.

You are alert and communicative, with a switchboard capacity for learning. Thriving on variety and novelty, you resent mental drudgery. You need to learn the value of commitment. You have a talent for communication, and journalism would be an ideal occupation for you. You tend to have a very quick intellect fired by curiosity and a rational mind, and your strong sense of logic enables you to grasp the elements of a situation or subject quickly.

You will not tolerate a dull partner, however attractive, for long. Shared interests are important but not necessarily shared views, because discussions and argument are the spice of life to you. Geminis make lively parents, but can be too faultfinding, forgetting that their children may not be so quick-minded as themselves. As a child you were intelligent but were easily bored and were probably encouraged to finish all tasks that you started. Work in all branches of the media is ideal for such a communicative and versatile person. Geminis are often salespeople and prove to be shrewd in business. However, you dislike solitary work and may be unhappy if promoted to lonely positions of power.

You don't know what leisure is! You fill every moment with activity and are always seeking ways to amuse yourself. You should burn off your nervous energy with sports such as squash, tennis or jogging.

Although everyone born under the same Sun-sign shares some basic traits, the date you were born determines which type of Gemini you really are.

Each sign of the Zodiac comprises thirty degrees and thus each Zodiac Sign can be divided into three subsections called Decans. Each Decan corresponds to 10 degrees or roughly 10 days of a Zodiac Sign's time period. Every sign will have three Decans and each Decan has a planetary ruler which becomes the co-ruler of that particular sign. Decans can provide a more detailed account of an individual's personality traits and character and reveal how people born under the same Zodiac Sign can be very different.

Find the date you were born below to discover the traits of your particular Sun-sign Decan!

1st Decan 21st - 30th May: Ruled by Mercury, you are a quick-silver personality, changeful, very versatile and intriguing. Resourceful, you tend to live on your wits. Being multi-faceted, you may find success in many fields. A hard-to-pin-down lover, but so passionate, inventive, basically kind, though scheming at times.
2nd Decan 31st May - 9th June: Influenced by Venus, you combine a lively mind and rapier wit with a gentler side that gains you popularity and assures success in any work with people. You have a rare gift for self-expression and a talent for attracting love, desire and lifelong devotion. You are sensuous, take your time with lovemaking and do understand your partner.
3rd Decan 10th - 20th June: Influenced by Uranus, you live as if each day were your first, seeing with new eyes, tasting new tastes, dreaming new dreams. You are absolutely your own person and thrive alone, but make a magical lover for a partner prepared to give you space and listen to you.

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