Zodiac Series: Gemini and Cancer


Cali Layton, Staff Writer

If you have heard anything about star signs and astrology then Gemini and Cancer, Capricorn, and Taurus probably sound familiar to you. Civilizations have been using astrology in some form of the other for thousands of years. 

The earliest form dates back 2,400 years ago to Babylon, where they first started to write their horoscopes around the stars. 

Gemini is a sign that has an interesting backstory. The mythology of the constellation Gemini is centered around the twins Castor and Pollux. Castor was the son of a mortal king while Pollux was the son of Zeus. When Castor was killed in battle, Pollux begged Zeus to bring him back. Zeus made the deal with Pollux that they could both be immortals if they would spend half of their time on Earth and half of their time in the heavens amongst the stars. 

To be considered a Gemini, your birthday would have to fall between May 21st and June 20th. Some characteristics of Gemini’s are always being down to try something new, having a short attention span, and they often speak with their hands. 

The sign that comes right after Gemini. Cancer was a large crab that was sent by Hera, the queen of the Gods, to destroy Hercules while he was fighting the hydra. Hercules was able to crush the crab, then defeat the hydra. As a reward for the crab’s obedience, Hera immortalized it in the stars.

To be considered a Cancer, your birthday would have to fall between June 21st and July 22nd. Cancers might be cold and distant when you first meet them, but will slowly reveal their true gentle nature. They are loyal and committed. 

Whatever sign you are, you are linked to it through your birth, and whether you choose to believe in it or not, you might find that the description of your sign may match with some of your personality traits.