Famous People Born On June 17th

Falling under the third sign of the zodiac, people born on June 17th are undeniably Gemini. The Gemini symbol is the twins, which represent the natural duality of this sign. The twins are defined as contradictory forces that must be brought together to achieve mutual harmony. With Mercury as the ruling planet, the Gemini fancies flight, making it entirely appropriate for this sign’s element to be air – constantly in a state of flux.

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Kendrick Lamar
(Regarded As One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time)

Kendrick Lamar
41
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States

Kendrick Lamar is regarded as one of the greatest lyricists and rappers of all time. He is also considered one of the most influential celebrities of his generation; such has been his impact on the music industry. In 2016, he was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

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Venus Williams
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)

Venus Williams
38
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States

Regarded as one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time, Venus Williams is credited with introducing never seen before power and athleticism to women's tennis along with her sister Serena. She is also credited with changing the long-standing practice of paying male tennis players more than their female counterparts as she won the fight for equal prize money.

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Barry Manilow
(Best Known for His Hits "Could It Be Magic", "Mandy", "I Write the Songs")

Barry Manilow
2
Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Grammy-winning artist Barry Manilow is best known for his tracks Mandy and I Write the Songs. He was initially a jingle writer/singer. Although he was previously in a heterosexual relationship with Susan Deixler, he later got the marriage annulled, came out as gay, and married his manager Garry Kief.

 4 

Marie Avgeropoulos
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Thunder Bay, Canada
Marie Avgeropoulos is best known for her performance as Octavia Blake in the science-fiction series The 100 and her Leo Award-nominated role of Cheryl in the thriller Numb. Fans also loved her in the films I Love You Beth Cooper and Hunt to Kill and the series Supernatural and Cult.

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M. C. Escher
(Graphic artist)

M. C. Escher
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Birth Year: 1898
Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Died: March 27, 1972
Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher is remembered for his woodcuts, mezzotints, and lithographs inspired by mathematics. He did not receive much appreciation till he turned 70, when he had his first retrospective exhibition. His notable works include Relativity and Waterfall. He also drew inspiration from nature and cityscapes.

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Will Forte
(Actor)

Will Forte
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Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Alameda County, California, United States
Will Forte initially gained fame as a member of the Saturday Night Live cast and as a producer/writer of That '70s Show. He also delivered an award-winning role in the film Nebraska and created the Emmy-nominated sitcom The Last Man on Earth. He also passionately donates to eye-disease research. 

Thomas Haden Church
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Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Woodland, California, United States
Thomas Haden Church is an American actor, writer, and director. He achieved international recognition for portraying Sandman in Sam Raimi's 2007 superhero film Spider-Man 3. Known for his intimidating physique and baritone voice, Church won the hearts of many with his portrayal of a light-hearted person named Jack Cole in the 2004 comedy-drama road film Sideways.
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Kelly Curtis
(Actress)

Kelly Curtis
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Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Kelly Curtis, daughter of actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, and sister of actor Jamie Lee Curtis,is best known as Carolyn Plummer from The Sentinel. Fans also loved her in Magic Sticks and The Devil's Daughter. She worked for the production crew of movies such as Freaky Friday.

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Greg Kinnear
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Logansport, Indiana, United States

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Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
(One of the Most Influential Composers of the 20th Century and a Pivotal Figure in 'Modernist Music')

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
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Birth Year: 1882
Birthplace: Lomonosov, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 6, 1971

Four-time Grammy-winning Russian composer and pianist Igor Stravinsky is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. He is remembered for his ballets The Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring. He broke the traditional flow of music and incorporated his own style.

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Ralph Bellamy
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Birth Year: 1904
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 29, 1991

Ralph Bellamy is best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated role in The Awful Truth and his Tony Award-winning role in Sunrise at Campobello. He also portrayed the titular character in the Ellery Queen detective films of the 1940s. He was part of the Hollywood A-listers’ group called the Irish Mafia.

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Amari Cooper
(American Football player)

Amari Cooper
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

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Art Bell
(Radio Personality)

Art Bell
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Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Died: April 13, 2018

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Erin Murphy
(Actress)

Erin Murphy
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Encino, California, USA

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Jennifer Pan
(Murderer)

Jennifer Pan
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Markham, Ontario, Canada

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Jodie Whittaker
(Best Known for Her Role as Beth Latimer in the TV Series 'Broadchurch')

Jodie Whittaker
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire, England

English actor Jodie Whittaker made waves with her debut film Venus, which earned her a Satellite Award nomination. She made headlines when she became the first female to play the doctor in Doctor Who. She is also known for her roles in Black Mirror and Broadchurch.

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Leander Paes
(Tennis Player)

Leander Paes
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Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Kolkata, India

Leander Paes is an Indian tennis player who has the most doubles wins in the history of Davis Cup. With 10 mixed doubles and eight doubles Grand Slam titles under his belt, Paes is one of the most successful Indian tennis players of all time. Paes is the recipient of India's highest sporting honor, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

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Arthur Darvill
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom

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James Weldon Johnson
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Birth Year: 1871
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: June 26, 1938

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Gregg Rolie
(Co-Founder and Lead Singer of The Bands 'Santana' and 'Journey')

Gregg Rolie
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Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

Gregg Rolie is a singer and keyboardist. He gained international popularity as the frontman of the bands Santana and Journey. He was a co-founder of both as well. He currently performs with his Gregg Rolie Band and also collaborates with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Rolie has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. 

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Mark Linn-Baker
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Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Amanda Obdam
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Phuket, Thailand
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Eddy Merckx
(Cyclist)

Eddy Merckx
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Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Meensel-Kiezegem, Tielt-Winge

Eddy Merckx is a Belgian former road and track bicycle racer. Widely regarded as the most successful rider in competitive cycling history, Merckx achieved several important victories, such as 11 Grand Tours, three World Championships, and all five Monuments. He is also considered the greatest cyclist of all time. After retiring, he coached his national cycling team for 11 years.

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Simone Battle
(Actor, Singer, Television actor)

Simone Battle
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Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: September 5, 2014

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Joshua Leonard
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

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Henry Lawson
(Writer)

Henry Lawson
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Birth Year: 1867
Birthplace: Grenfell
Died: September 2, 1922

Henry Lawson was an Australian bush poet and writer. Often referred to as Australia's greatest short story writer, Lawson is one of the best-known Australian fiction writers and poets of the colonial period. Also a nationalist, Henry Lawson contributed immensely to a popular Australian magazine named The Bulletin. In 1949, he was featured in an Australian postage stamp.

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Olga Khokhlova
(Ballet dancer)

Olga Khokhlova
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Birth Year: 1891
Birthplace: Nizhyn, Ukraine
Died: February 11, 1955

Olga Khokhlova was a Ukrainian ballet dancer. She also served as one of Pablo Picasso's early artistic muses before marrying him in 1918. Olga met Picasso at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris where the latter had designed the set and costumes for a ballet titled Parade, in which Olga performed. She left her ballet group after meeting Pablo Picasso.

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Diana Mitford
(Political Leader)

Diana Mitford
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Birth Year: 1910
Birthplace: Belgravia, Westminster, London, England
Died: August 11, 2003

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Elena Rybakina
(Tennis player)

Elena Rybakina
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Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Born in Moscow, Elena Rybakina initially played for Russia, but began representing Kazakhstan when she found herself at no. 175 in the global rankings. Now WTA no. 17, she is known for her powerful serve and her towering 6-foot frame. She also excelled in ice skating and gymnastics as a child.

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Charles Gounod
(Was a French Composer)

Charles Gounod
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Birth Year: 1818
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 18, 1893

Charles Gounod was a French composer. Prolific in his career, he wrote 12 operas and a large number of songs and church music pieces including his Ave Maria and Funeral March of a Marionette.  During the Franco-Prussian War, he fled to England, disrupting his career. He later returned to France and regained his position as a respected musical figure.

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Ruth Graves Wakefield
(Chef, Patent inventor, Teacher, Businessperson, Food critic, Dietitian)

Ruth Graves Wakefield
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Birth Year: 1903
Birthplace: Walpole
Died: January 10, 1977

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Scott Adkins
(Actor who gained noteriety for his role as Yuri Boyka in the 2006 film Undisputed 2)

Scott Adkins
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Sutton Coldfield

Scott Adkins is an English actor, producer, and screenwriter. He is a trained gymnast and martial artist and is best known for his action films. He played Casey Bowman in the film Ninja and its sequel Ninja: Shadow of a Tear. He considers Jean-Claude Van Damme to be his idol and has appeared in four films with him.  

 33 
Susan La Flesche Picotte
(American doctor)

Susan La Flesche Picotte
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Birth Year: 1865
Birthplace: Omaha Reservation, Nebraska, United States
Died: September 18, 1915

 34 
Powhatan
(Native American Leader)

Powhatan
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Birth Year: 1545
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Died: March 31, 1618

 35 
Albert Haynesworth
(American football player)

Albert Haynesworth
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Hartsville, South Carolina, United States

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John Gallagher Jr.
6
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

John Gallagher Jr. is an American musician and actor known for his contribution across all three major acting mediums. He is best known for playing Moritz Stiefel in a rock musical titled Spring Awakening, for which he was honored with a Tony Award. He has also played important roles in popular TV series, such as The Newsroom and Westworld.

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Ken Loach
(Director)

Ken Loach
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Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Nuneaton

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Kazunari Ninomiya
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Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Katsushika, Tokyo

Kazunari Ninomiya is a Japanese singer, radio host, songwriter, voice actor, and actor. He is best known for his association with the popular boy band, Arashi. Over the course of his successful career, Kazunari Ninomiya has won several prestigious awards, such as Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix, Japan Broadcast Film Arts Award, Hochi Film Award, Hashida Award, and Galaxy Award.

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Jello Biafra
(Singer, Actor, Human rights activist, Politician, Journalist)

Jello Biafra
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Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Boulder

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Eric Stefani
(Musician)

Eric Stefani
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Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, USA

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William Crookes
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Birth Year: 1832
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 4, 1919

William Crookes was a British chemist and physicist remembered as a pioneer of vacuum tubes. He was the inventor of what became known as the Crookes tube. He is also credited with the discovery of the element thallium. He was the first person to describe the spectrum of terrestrial helium. He was interested in spiritualism and occultism as well. 

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John Hersey
(American writer)

John Hersey
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Birth Year: 1914
Birthplace: Tianjin, China
Died: March 24, 1993

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James Shigeta
(Actor and singer)

James Shigeta
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Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: July 28, 2014

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Elroy Hirsch
(Football Player)

Elroy Hirsch
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Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
Died: January 28, 2004

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Lee Tamahori
(Film director, Actor)

Lee Tamahori
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Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Wellington

Lee Tamahori is a New Zealand filmmaker who achieved international recognition in 2002 when he directed the 20th film in the popular James Bond series, Die Another Day. Lee Tamahori is also known for directing successful and popular movies like Once Were Warriors, Along Came a Spider, and Mahana.

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Lisa Mantler
(TikTok (Musical.ly) Star)

Lisa Mantler
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Birth Year: 2002
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Lisa Mantler, part of the German identical-twin duo Lisa and Lena, became an international sensation after gaining a record number of followers on musical.ly/TikTok. The sisters deleted their account later due to safety hazards, but rejoined the app later. They own a clothing brand and are signed to WME.

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Ken Livingstone
(Politician)

Ken Livingstone
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Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Lambeth

Ken Livingstone is an English politician who served as the mayor of London from the creation of the office in 2000 until 2008. He is a former member of the Labor Party and ideologically identified himself as a democratic socialist. During his tenure as the mayor, he introduced the congestion charge, articulated buses, and Oyster card. 

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Mohamed ElBaradei
(Former Director of IAEA & Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

Mohamed ElBaradei
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Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

Mohamed ElBaradei is an Egyptian diplomat and law scholar. From 14 July 2013 to 14 August 2013, he served as the vice president of Egypt on an interlude basis. In 2005, he was honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for his work as the director general of an intergovernmental organization called the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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Beryl Reid
(Actress)

Beryl Reid
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Birth Year: 1919
Birthplace: Hereford, England
Died: October 30, 1996

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Immanuel Quickley
(Basketball player)

Immanuel Quickley
0
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States

Personality Traits & Characteristics of People Born on June 17th

Personality
People born on this day have been bestowed the gift of gab and can champion any cocktail party. With the fluidity of air, a Gemini can leap from one topic to another without skipping a beat. Their thirst for knowledge, coupled with a curious nature, makes these individuals innovative thinkers with an unconventional outlook. While admired for their creativity and optimistic approach to life, the mutable Gemini’s greatest weakness is inconsistency. While this sign may talk a good game, they are often scattered and lack the ability to focus on any one thing. This diluted attention prevents them from seeing things through to completion. Eternally youthful, these people may leave others waiting for them to grow up.

Health
Gemini rules the shoulders, arms and hands, making these dexterous individuals good at sports and dance. The sign also rules the lungs and nerves rendering them vulnerable to upper respiratory infections, asthma, anxiety and nervousness. The Gemini’s state of mind has a great influence on their state of health, which makes relaxation essential to their well-being. Stimulants like coffee and caffeine should be avoided. Potassium chloride is the cell salt for Gemini. Since Geminis use more of this salt than other signs, they must replenish it by eating potassium rich foods like root vegetables, fresh fruit and fish.

Finance
As the wheeler-dealers of the zodiac, these individuals can create ways to make money. While good at earning money, they are equally good at spending it. Their financial stability is likely to change throughout their life. Unlike other signs, this wind surfer will not be bothered by the financial situation.

Career
Their gift for communication opens up many exciting career venues. As a teacher or professor, this eloquent orator can talk all day. Their quest for variety and excitement makes them excellent journalists and talk show hosts. People are attracted to the charm these individuals exude, making them successful politicians and PR executives.

Relationships, Marriage and Children
Gemini is most compatible with Leo, Aquarius, Aries and Libra. While they may ignite sparks with Virgo and Pisces, they will generally lead to fire. Anyone courting these individuals must be aware, and accepting, of the fact that they make wake up next to someone completely different than whom they went to bed with. Their desire for variety may lead to infidelity and the inability to stay put. As a parent, their mercurial mind brings fun to a household. However, remember that children thrive on stability; providing a balanced base is of utmost importance.

Lucky Colors: Yellow, Orange
Lucky Numbers: 5
Lucky Days (of the week): Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Lucky Days (of the month): 5, 14, 23