Some people call Gemini the worst sign of the zodiac (along with Scorpio). Well, I beg to differ. Ultimately, Geminis are just a group of wildly misunderstood people who are truly awesome deep down inside. To learn more about Gemini and some famous Geminis, keep reading!
If you were born between May 21 and June 20, congratulations! You’re a Gemini. Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac and the first air sign. It’s also the first mutable sign.
The symbol of Gemini is the Twins, and while lots of people claim this is because Geminis are two-faced, it actually refers to the dual personality of Geminis that makes them adaptable and slightly indecisive.
In one sentence, Geminis are just mental chatterboxes who are really adaptable. They can tend to be a bit childish (depending on their other placements) but, in reality, they’re not harmful or bad like many people think they are.
Because they’re an air sign, Geminis tend to like intellectual things and can seem “unfeeling” at times. Their mutable quality is what gives them the ability to adapt to different situations.
Geminis are ruled by Mercury. This makes them super curious, social, and great with words. They’re also clever, sharp, and mischievous.
There are actually a lot of famous people who are Geminis. Most of them rock, and some of them don’t. But, isn’t that how it is with all people? Here’s a list of 8 famous Gemini celebrities and leaders.
1. Kanye West
Birthdate: June 8, 1977
Career: Rapper, Singer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, and Fashion Designer
Kanye is probably one of the most famous Geminis in the world. He’s definitely one of those types of people that you love or hate (lending to that Gemini duality).
His lyrics and multiple career endeavours show that he has a great grasp on language and a wide range of interest, two key traits of Geminis. However, he’s also quite outspoken and has caused lots of controversies.
Since Geminis are such intellectual creatures, they sometimes come off as condescending know-it-alls who think they’re the best thing that’s ever happened to this world, and sometimes, Kanye barks up that tree.
2. Amy Schumer
Birthdate: June 1, 1981
Career: Comedian & Actress
Amy Schumer honestly screams Gemini. Not only is she quick-witted and super funny, but she’s also got a young spirit that fits the Gemini personality to a T.
Schumer has produced and/or written so many of her own TV shows, movies, and stand up acts. The power of the pen is surely due to her Gemini placement.
3. Venus Williams
Birthdate: June 17, 1980
Career: Professional Tennis Player and Entrepreneur
Venus Williams is one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. She’s broken several records and won many awards.
More recently, she’s started her own clothing line and is actually quite the entrepreneur. This versatility and adaptability is something that all Geminis have. Venus seems to have mastered these two traits completely and is an absolute Gemini icon.
4. Anne Frank
Birthdate: June 12, 1929
Career: Jewish Teenager and Diarist in Netherlands during WWII
Maybe you’re surprised that Anne Frank is a Gemini, or maybe you didn’t even think about it. But, it shouldn’t surprise you too much. She did write a diary that has been translated into more than 70 languages and read across the world by children and adults alike. That’s super related to the powers of the word wielding Gemini.
Through her diary, we can also see glimpses of other Gemini traits blooming within the teenage author. She shows signs of curiosity, optimism, and even humor.
5. Angelina Jolie
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Career: Actress, Humanitarian, and Filmmaker
Angelina Jolie started off as an actress of extreme talent. She has even been named the highest paid actress in Hollywood on multiple occasions. Lately, however, she is more well known for her humanitarian efforts and big family.
Someone who can transition so well in life, and between different social situations, has to be a Gemini. As a mom, activist, humanitarian, and actress, Jolie perfectly represents the adaptability and sociability of the Gemini spirit.
6. Donald Trump
Birthdate: June 14, 1946
Career: Businessman, Television Personality, and the 45th president of the United States of America
Donald Trump is another controversial Gemini. But, whether or not you agree with his politics, there’s no denying that President Trump has an undeniable charisma.
Furthermore, President Trump has dipped his toes into several different fields. He is the first person to go from businessman and entrepreneur, to TV personality, to the President of the United States. You’ve got to have some sort of variety to pull off something like that.
Nevertheless, he isn’t without his faults. President Trump is a great example of Gemini’s impulsivity. Plus, some Geminis use humor and words to evade talking about themselves in a way that is personal, something several people have said the President also seems to do.
7. Zoe Saldana
Birthdate: June 19, 1978
Career: Actress, Dancer, and Model
Starting out as a beautiful ballerina with a passion for dance, Zoe Saldana has turned into a famous and successful actress. She is most well known for her roles in hugely successful movies like Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy,and Avatar.
Before that, she worked in a variety of different acting roles. This capability to change and adapt is definitely due to her being a Gemini. Plus, Saldana spent most of her teenage years with her family in the Dominican Republic where she continued her study of dance. She now has her own family, with a husband, two twin boys, and another son.
8. John F. Kennedy
Birthdate: May 29, 1917
Career: 35th President of the United States of America
John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States and the first Gemini president the country had ever seen. He won the election because of his charisma (Gemini trait) and his handle on communicating ideas (Gemini trait) against Nixon in some of the first ever televised presidential debates.
JFK also won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in a book he helped author that talked about the lives of US Senators. Not only do his accomplishments show his variety and success, but they also show his command of words, sociability, and charisma, all traits that are associated with Geminis.
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