Gemini is the 3rd sign within the zodiac constellation, and the third article in our zodiac tattoo series. So, how to go about creating your Gemini tattoo?
The horoscope symbol is represented by the twins, usually in human form, but as you’ll see researching online many other elements and creatures have been used to depict this dual nature.
Each horoscope also carries a sign which in this case would be the Roman number II.
Geminis are the creative, witty astrological sign, which gives them a great base at creating their Gemini tattoo.
Symbolically depicted by the celestial twins, Gemini people are interested in so many pursuits that the legend has it they had to double themselves.
And so Gemini’s intrinsic duality started, falsely interpreted as them being two-faced.
The reality a Gemini rarely has a hidden agenda.
Among the zodiac sign tattoos, Gemini tattoos are layful and intellectually curious, as the sign itself – constantly juggling a variety of passions, hobbies, careers, and friend groups.
Gemini’s changeable variation gives them a perfect base for Gemini tattoos – they can be versatile, inquisitive, deep, but fun and never boring.
So, let’s dive deep into Gemini tattoo symbols.
As usual, we’ll take a look at their glyph, ruling planet, flower, the twins and gems, and start putting together a creative custom tattoo design inspiration.
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The Gemini symbol stands for a companion.
The glyph itself (the zodiac symbol) consists of the roman numeral two with branches at the top and bottom.
This number is also for the two twin stars Castor and Pollux that are holding hands, representing their unbreakable bond.
The Gemini glyph is supposed to represent the four different desires that are represented by Gemini.
The set of twins Castor and Pollux is represented in the middle 2 lines and the other two, called pillars, are the twins’ desires.
Each pillar is going in a different direction, which represents Gemini’s scattered ideas and desires. The pillars also fit together to hold the essence of Gemini inside safely.
The ruling element of Geminis is the air.
Air is depicted by triangle with a cross over the top corner of it, very often added to tattoo designs to depict the Air element.
What sets Air signs apart is that they are strong communicators – they are able to forge strong bonds with people close to them and can be emphatic on a personal level.
The air element also gives them their fun nature, closely related to their spontaneity.
If you relate to these traits, you’d probably want to add a reference to the air element in your Gemini tattoo.
Lavender & lilly of the valley
There are two zodiac flowers for Geminis – lavender and Lilly of the valley.
Many consider lavender to be the official Gemini flower.
This flower has long been connected to spiritual practices, because its purple color is believed to raise vibrations and help in reaching certain meditative states.
In terms of symbolism, lavender is symbolic of purity, innocence, grace, calmness, and elegance.
On another note, the Gemini sign is also associated Lilly of the Valley.
This flower represents simplicity, innocence, and openness.
Its wonderful for ‘seeing with the eyes of a child’ and nurturing an appreciation for the ‘beginner’s mind’.
This flower is a great symbol for the Gemini sign that is eternally trying to expand the horizons through their curious, mischievous, and explorative mind.
Pearl & agate
There are actually multiple gemstones that are suggested for the twins, but the birthstones that are mostly considered Gemini gemstones are pearl and agate.
The glimmering jewel of Agate comes in an array of shades and it’s best known for neutralizing negativity.
It brings tranquility and composure to frayed nerves, which is important for Geminis that are constantly having to juggle their duality.
Throughout history, Agate has inspired mystics and healers, but even outside of the heavens and down on the ground, it’s a gorgeous gemstone for washing out bad vibes, helping the throat chakra to crack right open, and expanding the heart in its fullest glory.
All these things are intricately linked to the best traits of the Gemini.
As for the pretty pearl, another favorite zodiac birthstone for Gemini, it speaks to the fun and playful Gemini side.
Pearl is a precious stone said to represent the duality in life; making it a match made in heaven for the twin star sign of the Zodiac.
In its milky sheen, it captures sorrow and joy, sickness and health, life, and loss. It’s a stone that encourages all who wear her to bring absolute balance into their life.
The twins are the common depictions of the Gemini zodiac sign, especially in Gemini tattoos.
Geminis are said to have a dual nature, as symbolized by twins.
This duality also represents exchange and interaction. The sign of Gemini is closely associated with the exchange of ideas, communication, and trade.
Another aspect of the duality is that the sign of Gemini is thought to be very adaptable and flexible, sometimes to the point of “being” two different personalities.
This duality doesn’t only have to be displayed through human twins.
Many times it’s represented to two animal cubs, two abstract figures, fruits, plants and whatever resonated with you best.
The ruling planet of the Gemini zodiac sign is Mercury.
Mercury in Gemini gives the twins lifelong learning cravings.
This makes them rarely bored since there are always new things to discover in life.
Mercury also promotes Geminis happy dabbling in many areas, many topics with a great fascination.
Since it’s a huge advancing force of communication, Mercury also helps Geminis find their unique voice and communicate their ideas with ease.
Mercury Gemini is fluent, verbal, brainy, witty and able to see from many angles.
The Greeks classified Mercury as dignified in Gemini, the sign it rules.
Mercury Gemini is hungry for the stimulation of new people, situations, news, colorful sights and culture.
The Gemini constellation has been described by cultures since ancient times.
It is a constellation in the northern sky and one of the constellations in the zodiac, which is the area of the sky that includes the apparent paths of the sun, moon and planets.
In Egyptian astrology, the constellation was identified with twin goats, while Arabian astrology said it was twin peacocks.
The Western world tends to identify these twins as Castor and Pollux from Greek myth.
But other twin pairs identified with Gemini in the Western world include the older and younger Horus and the mythical founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus.
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