This post was originally written last year but I am publishing it again as the London Mayoral Election takes place this Thursday 3rd May 2012. Read on to find out why London is a Gemini city and why a Gemini will win the 2012 Mayoral Election.
Many people don’t realise that places and countries have star signs. When a country is founded or becomes official, it has a birth-date and, therefore, a horoscope. If you feel drawn towards a certain country or city, it’s often because the place reflects your own star sign.
The horoscope that’s commonly used for England is based on William the Conqueror’s coronation of 1066, making England a Capricorn country. Capricorn is a rigid, structured sign and England is renowned for its class system, its patriotism and love of the Royal family. The English are traditionally thought of as a reserved, non-emotional bunch who like to maintain respect and keep a “stiff upper lip”.
Much more fun is the star sign attributed to London. According to traditional astrologer, William Lilly, London is a Gemini city, which fits a place that’s a diverse melting pot of different people, cultures and boroughs. Geminis are communicators who thrive on variety and are always on the move.
One of the most famous quotes on London, “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” by the 18th century author, Samuel Johnson, picks up on this hectic Gemini buzz. London is a wonderful place to chat, learn something new, people watch and hang out in its colourful and assorted neighbourhoods.
Staying with the Gemini theme, it’s no surprise to astrologers that the two most recent mayors of London, Ken Livingstone (born 17 June 1945) and Boris Johnson (born 19 June 1964) were both born under Gemini, the sign of the twins and, as the betting stands, Boris is set to pip Ken at the post.
This is Gemini’s summer if not year as Venus is currently in Gemini for a long stay of four months and Jupiter, planet of expansion and opportunity, enters Gemini on 11th June 2012 where it remains until June 2013. This is a massive year for London with both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee early June and the Olympics July-September taking place in our city. Bring it on!
[photos: bulldog by thesun.co.uk; tweeting by garryknight at flickr.com]
I wonder whether Seattle or Portland-Oregon would fit to my sign?
I´ve already tried to live in London, but without any success, I would like to know which one would be better for a gemini born at June 19th, by the way I´m a brazilian citizen, born and raised in South America.
hi Mauro, there is a type of astrology called astrolocality which can answer your questions on where to live. Here’s the link to an article I wrote about this: https://www.sallykirkman.com/blog/how-to-have-an-astrology-adventure. . I shall write a blog post soon on which countries and cities are ruled by what star sign. It’s not a comprehensive list however and doesn’t include either of the cities you asked about. San Francisco is another Gemini city. I may start offering astrolocality reports soon. Watch this space or sign up to my newsletter to keep informed. Hope that helps. best wishes, Sally
What’s a better city for a male gemini born on June 2 1989 – Vancouver or Toronto?
hi Nick, as far as I know both fire sign cities, Vancouver – Aries and Toronto – Sagittarius. I would guess Toronto as you have a Sun/Jupiter connection natally and Jupiter rules Sagittarius. You need an astrologer who specialises in locational astrology for more specific predictions about where to live. Martin Davis is the master, you could google him.
Yippee. I love that London is a Gemini City. Any idea what star sign Copenhagen is Sally? Its key attributes are that is is peaceful, harmonious, efficient, relaxed, stylish, outdoorsy. I’m thinking maybe Libran?
You are spot on, Rach. Copenhagen is, as you say, Libran. I love the photos you’ve been posting on your blog. Seems very stylish & harmonious to me. Can’t wait to visit. best, Sally