If you are new to astrology, you might want to get to know in more detail what is the zodiac sign for June. Well, first of all, there isn’t only one sign for June, but two. One of them covers the most part of the month, but they are equally as powerful, as there is no hierarchy in the zodiac signs.
What Is The Zodiac Sign For June?
The zodiac sign of June is Gemini but is also Cancer, the Gemini sign covers the most part of the month. It starts from the 21st of May and ends on the 21st of June. Gemini is the 3rd symbol of the zodiac. The second sign for June is Cancer, it starts from June the 22nd to the 22nd of July.
The Gemini zodiac sign is represented by Castor and Pollux, which are two celestial twins in Greek mythology. They went together on a heroic journey with Jason and the Argonauts. Leda is their mother, and Zeus is their father. She was seduced by him, when he took the appearance of a swan. Castor was eventually killed during a battle in the journey with Pollux and Jason. As he was desperate, Pollux turned to Zeus for help, in the hope that he would resurrect him. Zeus brought him back to life but under one condition. Pollux has to spend half of his time in the sky, half of his time on earth. This is why you can only see the stars composing Pollux half of the year.
Gemini Astrological attributes:
Mercury is the ruling planet for Gemini. This is the planet of communication; so Geminis love to express themselves through language by being attracted to new ideas and stimuli. However, they can be quite a bit out of touch with their emotions at times. Their nature is loquacious, which makes them adaptable and sociable in many different contexts. They have a profound curiosity for many different subjects. Even though the Gemini figure has two faces, this doesn’t mean they are dishonest or two-faced, on the contrary.
The Gemini element is air similar to Aquarius for example, their interests go beyond the material realm. They have a strong passion for rhetoric and are quite clever beings. They are always seeking for new data and phenomenons to decipher. Their biggest flaw though is their instability and unpredictability; they have the ability to manipulate and recompose ideas makes them complex creatures that may adopt contradictory point of views.
Gemini means twin in Latin. It has 10 named stars, and is considered as the 30th largest constellation. This constellation can be relatively easy to find, if you are cautious. Your best bet in finding it is by locating Orion first. Orion resembles a shape a bit like an hourglass. The two brightest stars of the Gemini constellation are Castor and Pollux.
The animal that represents the Cancer sign is a crab, but this creature was no ordinary crab. It represents the crab that Hercules killed during one of his 12 labours. This crab was giant, and was supposed to add an extra difficulty in the battle against the Hydra. Hercules was so strong he managed to kill both, with his club. As a reward for his services the crab was immortalized in the sky as a star cluster; in the cancer constellation.
Cancer Astrological attributes:
Cancers are known to be one of the most sensible signs. Their hard shell may make them appear at first as a bit distant, but it is a defence mechanism that enables them to cope in their everyday life. They are very in touch with their emotions but also other people’s emotions and sensitivity. They are very oriented towards solving problems through affection rather than pure logic as well as valuing loyalty and supportiveness.
The moon is the ruling planet of Cancer. When you know that this planet rules over intuition, sensitivity and everything related to inner feelings, the description of Cancer makes total sense. The energy of the moon is more passive than active, it absorbs everything from its social environment. This stance allows them to have an interesting perspective on phenomena, where they are more aware of what is happening in other people’s hearts. The downside of the Cancer sign is that they can be overly sensitive and vindictive at times. Too many feelings can make you feel insecure over time. Cancer is also associated with the water element, which makes sense with the sea creature.
The crab constellation is represented by the full figure of a crab. 5 stars compose the figure of the crab. This is the faintest constellation of the zodiac signs. So yet again it will be quite difficult to locate unfortunately.
If you are used to finding constellations though, you should give it a try. The neighboring constellations are Lynx, Gemini, Hydra and Leo. You should start looking for it from the big dipper, which is the easiest constellation to find, then look for the Leo constellation and then the Gemini constellation.
The cancer constellation contains many different starts, and 10 that have complete names : Acubens, Asellus Australis, Asellus Borealis, Copernicus, Gakyid, Meleph, Nahn, Piautos, Tarf, and Tegmine. Cancer can be seen from every hemisphere in the world between September and June. Past those months, the constellation passes behind the Sun, which makes it impossible to see at night.
June Star Signs:
Although Gemini is a more intellectual sign, they can definitely share the same moodiness as Cancers. Cancers are oriented towards warmth, friends and family, emotions, which is the opposite of Geminis. The transition from Gemini to Cancer could be seen as a shift in drive from thinking to feeling predominantly, going from the mind to the body. Gemini’s will seek for new simulations while Cancers prefer to reflect on past events, as the moon reflect the light of the Sun.