Gemini | May 21 - Jun 20
The third sign is Mithuna (Gemini). Parashara describes Mithuna as follows:
"It rises with its head and represents a male and a female holding a mace and lute. It lives in the west and is an airy rashi. It is a biped rashi as well and is strong during the nights. It lives in villages and is windy in temperament. It has an even body with a green hue like the color of grass. Its ruler is Buddha."
Budha is the ruler. Mithuna is a dual sign, airy and male. Mercury's significations of speech and intellect turn particularly mental in this sign, due to the element of air. The property of dual adds the capacity to always see two sides of any issue, allowing for great mediating skills on one hand, but indecisiveness on the other. Since dual signs are partly movable and partly fixed, they provide an adaptable quality. Budha greatly emphasises this quality, and the combination gives great ability to deal and communicate with all sorts of people.
The symbol of Mithuna is a couple, holding a mace and a flute. The couple symbolizes communication and interaction, and the objects held indicate multi talents. People with a prominent Mithuna in their chart will be very mental, love to analyze and scrutinize, can think of the pros and cons of anything. Want to stop a Mithuna from doing something, ask him/her "are you really sure?"
They enjoy frequent communications, are witty and skillful in speech, and can easily relate to people of all kinds. They learn quickly, but also forget quickly.