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Who is fond of life and jest and pleasure?
Who vacillates and changes ever?
Who loves attention without measure?
—Why Gemini!

An Earthlore Introductory Study Element
Featuring Astrologer: Laura Laurance
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Sun in Gemini

May 22
June 21

     If you were born close to the beginning or end of Gemini, say within 2 days of the first or last day, this is referred to as being born on 'The Cusp'.  People born on a cusp tend to possess traits of two Sun signs which overlap, blend and often merge.  If you were born within a cusp period you will very likely find it interesting and beneficial to read about both Gemini and its neighbor nearest to your birthday.

     Individuals born on the first or last day of Sun sign Gemini will occasionally find their birthday placed within Taurus or Cancer.  The shift in cusp dates is due to the alternating progression of the Sun from sign to sign.  While the difference in Sun sign dating is often a matter of hours, the varyance can extend as much as a full day.  Having a reliable Natal chart cast will reveal precisely where the Sun was at the time you were born.  For the present, the dates below will help to determine which Study Elements are relevent to your birth date.

18 May - 22 May:
Taurus & Gemini
19 June - 23 June:
Gemini & Cancer

Read the brief introduction below to learn more about Sun sign cusps.

Foundation Stone of Learning: Introduction to Cusps

Ruling Planet

Earthlore Explorations Astrology: Mercury

     "Stranger, if you in passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me?  And why should I not speak to you?"
  —Walt Whitman,   Born May 31, 1819


Positive, Masculine


Gemini Element: Air

The Twins

Gemini Glyph

     "We're all a mishmash of extremes.  I know that I have demons.  I don't know if I want to get rid of them altogether, but I would like to experience them in a different way.  Maybe go face to face with them.  I've never really had the time to go to therapy.  Well, here and there.  But not enough to help."
  —Johnny Depp,   Born June 9, 1963

Yellow, Rainbow



Earthlore Explorations Astrology: Lavender

U.S.A., Wales

London, Melbourne,
San Francisco

     "It took me so many years to move out.  I'm definitely a bit of a Peter Pan, reluctant to grow up.  It all seemed really nice at home ... why change it?  Part of me would prefer not to have any responsibility whatsoever."
  —Helena Bonham Carter,   Born May 26, 1966

Earthlore Explorations Astrology: Monarch Butterfly
Monkeys, Parrots,
Small Birds

Anise, Caraway,

Body Areas:
Arms, Shoulders,
Lungs and Nerves.


Adaptable, Communicate,

Renowned Gemini
Earthlore Astrology - Renowned Gemini: US President, John F. Kennedy
     "If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity.  For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet.  We all breathe the same air.  We all cherish our children's future.  And we are all mortal."
  —John F. Kennedy,   Born May 29, 1917

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      —Judy Garland,   Born June 10, 1922

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    Sun Sign
    Study Elements

    First sign
    March 21 - April 20
    Symbol: Ram

    Second sign
    April 21 - May 21
    Symbol: Bull

    Fourth sign
    June 22 - July 22
    Symbol: Crab

    Fifth sign
    July 23 - Aug 22
    Symbol: Lion

    Sixth sign
    Aug 23 - Sept 22
    Symbol: Maiden

    Seventh sign
    Sept 23 - Oct 23
    Symbol: Scales

    Eighth sign
    Oct 24 - Nov 22
    Symbol: Scorpion

    Ninth sign
    Nov 23 - Dec 21
    Symbol: Archer

    Tenth sign
    Dec 22 - Jan 20
    Symbol: Sea goat

    Eleventh sign
    Jan 21 - Feb 19
    Water bearer

    Twelfth sign
    Feb 20 - March 20
    Symbol: Fish pair

         "Our grave astronomers are no longer astrologers, but they still call certain constellations by the names given them in Babylonia. Every time we look at our watches we are reminded of the ancient mathematicians who counted on their fingers and multiplied 10 by 6, to give us minutes and seconds, and divided the day and the night into twelve hours by multiplying six by the two leaden feet of Time. The past lives in the present."
      —Donald A. Mackenzie,
      Myths of Babylonia and Assyria, 1915

    Renowned Gemini
    Earthlore Astrology - Renowned Gemini: Josephine Baker
       "We can make all our dreams come true, but first we have to decide to awaken from them."
      —Josephine Baker,   Born June 3, 1906

    Read the first Historic Overview of Astrology and learn about the Early Concepts of Heavenly Influence.

    Earthlore Lore of Astrology Historic Overview

         "I do have the ability to explore life and to be over the moon at the smallest thing—a few pints and a craic in the pub and I'm in heaven. But I have a rather melancholy side to me as well.  Acting allows me to feel things, it kind of buys me human experience.  I don't mean this as acting as higher cause, because it's not, but it does kind of have a higher awareness emotionally."
      —Colin Farrell,   Born May 31, 1976

    "Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions.  All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better."     —Ralph Waldo Emerson, born May 25, 1803

    An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Gemini

    Gemini Glyph   The third sign of the zodiac, Gemini is ruled by Mercury which represents intelligence invested in matter.  The glyph symbolizes two pieces of wood bound together.  In ancient times this was seen to signify the conflicts arising from contradictory mental processes.  Geminis establish their relationship between the self and material substance through a balance of opposing thoughts.  This bond may also be interpreted as the link between rhythm and form.

    Earthlore Gemini: San Marino Stamp

    In Gemini we move from the action, reaction response of Aries, Taurus to the interaction response.  The Gemini nature Interacts with the environment, investigating, learning, knowing and exchanging ideas.  The intellect dominates Gemini, and all things intellectual are valued greatly.  As communication is also of importance to Geminis, knowledge is never a thing to be hoarded.  Seldom is a twin more entertained than in the midst of exchanging ideas with others of an intellectual nature.

                              Sang Solomon to Sheba,
                              And kissed her dusky face,
                              ‘All day long from mid-day
                              We have talked in the one place,
                              All day long from shadowless noon
                              We have gone round and round
                              In the narrow theme of love
                              Like a old horse in a pound.’
                              From: Solomon and Sheba by William Butler Yeats, born June 13, 1865

    Sun Sign Personality Traits for Gemini

    Being the most versatile and changeable of the signs, Geminis are seldom what they seem to be.  Chameleon like, they will take a stand, voice an opinion, decide on an option then completely change their mind tomorrow.  Nothing is ever written in stone by Gemini.  They are truly a free soul, driven by curiosity and a desire to know and do.  They usually have several things going at once, and within such chaos, they thrive.

    Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology: 15th Century Manuscript Detail of Gemini Fifteenth century French manuscript detail depicting Gemini.
    Gemini is traditionally associated with the vibrant pursuits and activities
    of the early summer season.

    Geminis are bright, witty, entertaining and rarely get deeply absorbed in any one task.  There are just too many things to do and know, and so many new people to meet.  They prefer to skim the surface of many things, then to get deeply involved in one interest.  If they do become drawn into something, they always feel they are missing out.  It will always be what they aren't doing, or don't have, or the people they haven't met that intrigue them the most.

    "Wherever I am, I always find myself looking out the window wishing I was somewhere else."
            —Angelina Jolie, born June 4, 1975

    The Planet Mercury

    Where is the Planet Mercury in Your Birth Horoscope?

    Of all the planets within our solar system, Mercury is nearest to the Sun.  There is a direct correspondence to this fact in the mapping of an individual's birth chart.  With the exception of the Moon, Mercury revolves through the zodiac faster than any other planet; yet its proximity to the Sun insures that its placement will always be near to or on par with the subject's Solar sign.

    It is likely that you will be able to determine where Mercury was at the time of your birth without consulting an astrologer.  By reading the three potential profiles, it is often uncanny how clearly one of them will fit to us.  I thought you would enjoy trying this out for yourself.  You can explore the three positions of Mercury through the following links:
          Mercury in Taurus      Mercury in Gemini      Mercury in Cancer

    I am always interested to know what you think and discover.  Feel welcome to write!  Material is currently being developed on the other planets.  If you are interested, we would be pleased to keep you updated on their progress.  Just send me a brief request!

    Would you like to participate in an on-line study of Gemini?

    Geminis are optimistic people.  All things are fresh and fascinating for the twins, it's the way they like it to be.  They often possess the enthusiasm of a child.  Routine is boring, and boring is not allowed.  Restless, with an active imagination and a keen intellect, life must be lived to the fullest for Gemini.  Perceived as a game, life is best played with swift moves and entertaining teammates.  With the zeal of a sportsman, Gemini analyzes everything.  They often possess a compulsive need to know the why of all they experience.  A twin wants to know the causes, motivations, and dynamics behind everything and everyone they encounter.

    "When I learn something new—and it happens every day—I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest."      —Bill Moyers, born June 5, 1934

    Geminis are expressive folk, and this may manifest beyond mere speech.  Often gifted with their hands, it seems whatever they touch does turn to gold.  Their love of communication may also express itself as an affinity for languages, which they tend to pick up quite easily.  Known for being great story tellers, Geminis have a knack of making life a little more interesting for the rest of us.

    Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology: Mural detail of Gemini ConstellationThe symbolic constellation of Gemini, depicted within an
    Eighteenth century ceiling mural.

    Morality is not an issue, and values are situational.  Gemini's are usually affectionate, courteous, kind, generous, thoughtful, and superficial.  They are attractive and interesting people who instinctively know how to meet their own needs and will do whatever it takes to do so.  Although self interest is always the primary motivator in a Gemini person, they are also known to be honest, straightforward and without guile.  They are what they are, and usually have no problem admitting their failings.  Whatever they choose as a course of action is done out in the open without a measure of deviousness.

    Other Gemini traits include: adaptability, ingenuity and cleverness.  They are a mental sign and therefore logical, even brilliant at times, possessing a great deal of charm. However, it is important to remember that the symbol for this sign is twins, and that not all twins are alike.  There are broad distinctions within the Gemini character.  In contrast to the shining one described above is the shadow twin.  On the turn of a moment, Gemini can become cynical, biting, moody and quickly angered.  Inseparable as two sides of a coin, those born in this sign can be dazzling and irresistible or inconstant and irrational.

    Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology: Twelfth century European manuscript depicting Gemini Star Map Twelfth century European manuscript
    depicting Gemini Star Map.

    Physical Tendencies of Gemini

    Physically, Geminis have a youthful demeanor, sometimes childlike.  Gemini rules the arms, shoulders, hands, lungs and nervous system.  They generally have a sensitive nervous system, and don't fare well under too much stress.  As Gemini considers danger about as seriously as they consider the rest of life, there is a need to restrain a sense of heroic invincibility.

    Earthlore Historic Overview: 'Early Astrology'

    Insights Into Gemini Relationships

    Geminis probably make better friends than they do lovers.  They are entertaining companions and are more intrigued by the idea of love than the actual day to day involvement.  Remember, what intrigues a Gemini is the unknown.  Once something is familiar as an old pair of socks, the interest wears thin and the need for new worlds to investigate grows strong again.  Geminis are fickle.  This is not intentional, it is their basic nature to be so.  Life seems too short a span to get very serious about anything for a Gemini.  So, in love as in life, intensity of feeling is always fleeting.  It is, while it is!

    "I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure.  I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle.  But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
             —Marilyn Monroe, born June 1, 1926

    Discover how compatible you are with others:

    Sun Sign Gemini

    "The conception of a sky couple for these stars has been universal from remote antiquity, but our Latin title dates only from classical times, varied by Gemelli, which still is the Iatlian name.  The Anglo-Saxons knew them as ge twisan, and the Anglo-Normans as Frère; the modern French as Gémeaux, and the Germans as Zwillinge, Bayer's Zwilling.

    While on earth these Twins were sons of Leda, becoming, after their transfer to the sky, Geminum Astrum, Ledaei Fratres, Ledaei Juvenes, and Ledaeum Sidus; Dante calling their location Nido di Leda, the Nest of Leda. Cowley, the contemporary of Milton, wrote of them as the Ledaean Stars.  Individually they were Castor and Pollux,—Dante's and the Italians' Castore e Polluce; Apollo and Hercules, Triptolemus and Iasion, Theseus and Pirithoüs.

    With the Greeks they were Δίδυμοι, the Twins,—Dioscuri in Rome,—the Sons of Zeus.  In India they always were prominent as Acvini, the Ashwins, or Horsemen, but, popularly, they were Mithuna, the boy and girl, the Tamil Midhunam, afterwards changed to Jituma, or Tituma, from the Greek title.  Some of the Jews ascribed them to the tribe of Benjamin, although others more fitly claimed them for Simeon and Levi, jointly, the Brethren.  They called them Teōmïm; the Tyrians, Tome; and the Arabian astronomers, Al Tau'amān, the Twins. "

    —Richard Hinckley Allen; Star-Names and Their Meanings, 1899

    The Lore of Gemini in Mythology

    Mythology is closely interwoven with Astrology.  Despite all that we do not know about the origins of either lore it is certain that starwatching began with passion on humanity's first night beneath the open sky.  Somewhere in time, shapes were perceived, figures imagined, names given and stories were told about the densely populated tapestry of the heavens.  All elder cultures throughout the world developed tales of the constellations which over time were imbued with meaning to explain various phenomena of our existence within the cosmos.

    Mythology in general is far more than a collection of "make believe" fantasies created by primitive societies to explain away what they could not understand.  The role of Myth in a society was to set the abstract complexities of Nature within a context of story that the human mind could comprehend.  Wondering long on what keeps the world from falling through space or whether the dawn will follow night is a costly distraction when there is hunting to do and crops to tend. Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology: Gemini - Leda with her twin sons, Castor & Pollux by Da Vinci  Story sets cosmic ideas in a scale we can relate to, human scale, which establishes a sense of accord and instills a faith that all is well with the universe.

    Astrology and Mythology serve a similar function in this regard.  We benefit from Astrology not so much as a tool of fortune-telling but as a directional guide to understanding who we are individually and what our unique role ought to be in this life.  As Carl Jung stated, Astrology claims only that we each possess the qualities of the year and of the season in which we were born.  To discern just what those qualities are ... is as fascinating to each of us as the night sky.

    Image at right : 'Leda' with her twin sons, Castor & Pollux by Leonardo da Vinci, painted after 1510.  The theme of Leda and the Swan was one which da Vinci returned to throughout his life.

    The constellation of Gemini has been seen as twin figures by cultures throughout the world, back into prehistory.  The 'Two Stars', referring to its very bright suns, which the Greeks recognized as Castor and Polydeuces, were named for the younger and elder forms of the god Horus by the Egyptians.  To the Romans they were Hercules and Apollo.  Often perceived as twin boys, the lore sustains that they were placed in the night sky by Jove to honor and exemplify the fidelity of their brotherly love.  In other instances they were seen as a sister and brother or two angels, then within later Christian traditions, as Adam and Eve.

    Stories of hero twins are also related throughout the world.  For the Greeks their was Castor and Polydeuces, also known as the Dioscuri, or Heavenly Twins.  They were the children of Zeus and Leda, queen of Sparta, thus also the brothers to the infamous Helen, late of Troy.  The exploits of these twins are many, and all heroic.  In their youth they sailed with Jason to retrieve the Golden Fleece.

                              So Leda's twins, bright-shining, at their beck
                                 Oft have delivered stricken barks from wreck.

    To the Romans, who knew them as Castor and Pollux, the twins were invoked on the field of battle to assure victory.  For centuries beyond they were held as guardians to sailors on extended or risky voyages.

    Traditional Cultural Translations of Gemini
    Arabic: Al Tau'amān  Taurus  Australian: Turree  Taurus French: Gémeaux
    German: Zwillinge  Taurus Greek: Dioscuri  Taurus Hebrew: Teōmïm
    Hindu: Mithuna  Taurus   Italian: Gemelli  Taurus   Polynesian: Na Ainanu 
    Portuguese: Gêmeos   Taurus   Spanish: Géminis

    "I had ambitions to set out and find, like an odyssey or going home somewhere … set out to find … this home that I’d left a while back and couldn’t remember exactly where it was, but I was on my way there.  And encountering what I encountered on the way was how I envisioned it all.  I didn’t really have any ambition at all.  I was born very far from where I’m supposed to be, and so, I’m on my way home, you know?"

    —Bob Dylan, Born: May 24, 1941

    Renowned Geminis: Judy Garland and **** ****

    Dante Alighieri (Trad:  May 21, 1265)
       Florentine Philosopher-Poet; Divina Commedia - Divine Comedy
    Ben Jonson (June 11, 1572)
       English Poet, Playwright, Actor; Bartholomew Fair, The Alchemist, Volpone
    Marquis de Sade (June 2, 1740)
       French Noble, Poet, Novelist; Justine, Juliette, Les Crimes de l'amour
    Thomas Moore (May 28, 1779)
       Irish Poet, Songwriter, Vocalist; Moore's Irish Melodies
    Aleksandr Pushkin (June 6, 1799)
       Russian Poet, Novelist, Playwright; The Bronze Horseman, The Stone Guest, Mozart and Salieri, Eugene Onegin
    Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (June 6, 1599)
       Spanish Baroque Painter
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803)
       American Transcendentalist Philosopher, Poet, Essayist; Society & Solitude, Self-Reliance, The Over-Soul
    Louis Agassiz (May 28, 1807)
       Swiss/American Zoologist, Geologist; Bibliographia Zoologiae et Geologiae
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811)
       American Abolitionist, Novelist; Uncle Tom's Cabin, Old Town Folks
    Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813)
       German Composer, Conductor, Author; Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde, Der Ring des Nibelungen
    Queen Victoria (May 24, 1819)
       Queen of the United Kingdom
    Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819)
       American Journalist, Essayist, Poet; Song of Myself, Leaves of Grass
    Gustave Courbet (June 10, 1819)
       French Realist Painter
    Thomas Hardy (June 2, 1840)
       English Poet, Novelist; Far from the Madding Crowd, Tess of the D'Urbervilles
    Mary Cassatt (May 22, 1844)
       American Impressionist Painter
    Paul Gaugin (June 7, 1848)
       French Post-Impressionist Painter
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (May 22, 1859)
       Scottish Poet, Novelist; Stories of Sherlock Holmes
    William Butler Yeats (June 13, 1865)
       Irish Poet, Playwright, Senator; The Wild Swans at Coole, The Second Coming, Sailing to Byzantium
    Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867)
       American Architect & Interior Designer
    Thomas Mann (June 6, 1875)
       German Short Story Writer, Novelist; Der Tod in Venedig - Death in Venice, Der Zauberberg - The Magic Mountain
    Doroteo Arango Arámbula; Pancho Villa (June 5, 1878)
       Mexican Revolutionary Leader
    Igor Stravinsky (June 17, 1882)
       Russian/American Composer, Conductor; Le Sacre du printemps - The Rite of Spring, Oedipus Rex
    Douglas Fairbanks Sr. (May 23, 1883)
       American Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, The King of Hollywood
    Anna Akhmatova (June 11, 1889)
       Russian Acmeist Poet; Evening, Rosary, Requiem, Poem Without a Hero
    Stan Laurel (June 16, 1890)
       American Vaudeville, Radio, Film Comedian; Sons of the Desert, Babes in Toyland, Way Out West
    Cole Porter (June 9, 1891)
       American Songwriter, Composer; Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Night & Day, I Get a Kick Out of You
    Dorothy L. Sayers (June 13, 1893)
       English Short Story Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Classical Translator; The Nine Tailors, Gaudy Night
    Josef von Sternberg (May 29, 1894)
       Austrian/American Film Director, Screenwriter; The Last Command, Der blaue Engel - The Blue Angel
    Immanuel Velikovsky (June 10, 1895)
       Russian/American Historian, Psychoanalyst, Author; Worlds in Collision, Ages in Chaos, Oedipus & Akhnaton
    Federico García Lorca (June 5, 1898)
       Spanish Poet, Playwright, Theatre Director; Sonetos del amor oscuro - Sonnets of Dark Love, Yerma
    Bob Hope (May 29, 1903)
       American Vaudeville, Radio & Film Comedian; Road to Zanzibar, They Got Me Covered, The Great Lover
    Jean-Paul Sartre (June 21, 1905)
       French Existentialist Philosopher, Novelist, Playwright; Le Mur - The Wall, Huis-clos - No Exit
    Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906)
       American Expatriate Dancer, Jazz Vocalist, Actress, Civil Rights Proponent; Zouzou, Moulin Rouge
    Sir Laurence Olivier (May 22, 1907)
       English Actor, Director, Producer; Henry V, King Lear, Hamlet, Sleuth, Marathon Man
    John Wayne (May 26, 1907)
       American Actor; Stagecoach, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Quiet Man, The Searchers, True Grit
    Ian Fleming (May 28, 1908)
       English Journalist, Short Story Writer, Novelist; James Bond Series, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    Benny Goodman (May 30, 1909)
       American Jazz Clarinetist, Bandleader, The King of Swing
    Errol Flynn (June 20, 1909)
       Australian Actor, Director; Captain Blood, Charge of the Light Brigade, Adventures of Robin Hood
    Jacques-Yves Cousteau (June 11, 1910)
       French Scientist, Explorer, Ecologist, Author; The Silent World, The Living Sea
    Vincent Price (May 27, 1911)
       American Actor; House of Wax, The Fly, Laura, The House on Haunted Hill, The Pit and the Pendulum
    Vince Lombardi (June 11, 1913)
       American Champion Football Coach for the Green Bay Packers
    Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915)
       Canadian/American Novelist; Herzog, Humboldt's Gift, The Adventures of Augie March
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917)
       Thirty-fifth President of the United States
    Gwendolyn Brooks (June 7, 1917)
       American Poet; Negro Hero, Annie Allen, We Real Cool. Aloneness
    Dean Martin (June 7, 1917)
       American Vocalist, Actor; That's Amore, Everybody Loves Somebody, Mambo Italiano, Volare
    Judy Garland (June 10, 1922)
       American Standard Vocalist, Actress; The Wizard of Oz, A Star is Born, Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade
    Henry Kissinger (May 27, 1923)
       German/American Political Analyst, Diplomat, U.S. Secretary of State
    George H. W. Bush (June 12, 1924)
       Forty-first President of the United States
    Tony Curtis (June 3, 1925)
       American Actor; Sweet Smell of Success, Defiant Ones, Some Like it Hot, Spartacus, Boston Strangler
    Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926)
       American Pinup Model, Vocalist, Actress; All About Eve, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Some Like it Hot, The Misfits
    Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926)
       American Beat Poet; Howl, Empty Mirror, The Yage Letters, Planet News, Iron Horse
    Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928)
       American Children's' Illustrator, Author; The Nutshell Library, Where the Wild Things Are
    Anne Frank (June 12, 1929)
       German Child Diarist
    Clint Eastwood (May 31, 1930)
       American Actor, Director; For a Few Dollars More, Dirty Harry, Outlaw Josey Wales, Mystic River, The Changeling
    Athol Fugard (June 11, 1932)
       South African Novelist, Playwright, Actor, Stage Director; Blood Knot, Master Harold and the Boys, Tsotsi
    Alexei Leonov (May 30, 1934)
       Russian Cosmonaut, Air Force General, First Human to Walk in Space
    Bill Moyers (June 5, 1934)
       American Journalist, White House Press Secretary; The Power of Myth, A World of Ideas, The Language of Life
    Morgan Freeman (June 1, 1937)
       American Actor; Glory, Driving Miss Daisy, Unforgiven, Se7en, Amistad, Batman Begins, Gone, Baby, Gone
    Freddy Fender (June 4, 1937)
       Mexican/American, Tejano/Country Singer, Songwriter; Before the Next Teardrop Falls, Wasted Days & Wasted Nights
    Waylon Jennings (June 15, 1937)
       American, Country Singer, Songwriter; Green River, Good Hearted Woman, Lucille, Rose in Paradise
    Sir Ian McKellen (May 25, 1939)
       English Stage & Film Actor; Gods and Monsters, The Lord of the Rings, X-Men, The Da Vinci Code
    Tom Jones (June 7, 1940)
       Welsh Vocalist; It's Not Unusual, What's New Pussycat?, Delilah, Without Love, She's a Lady
    Charlie Watts (June 2, 1941)
       English Musician, Drummer for The Rolling Stones
    Bob Dylan (May 24, 1941)
       American Poet, Singer, Songwriter; Blowin' in the Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin, A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall
    Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942)
       American Soul, Funk Singer, Songwriter, Producer, 'The Gentle Genius'; Super Fly, Shaft
    Paul McCartney (June 18, 1942)
       English Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Co-founder of The Beatles; Penny Lane, Yesterday, Hey Jude, My Love, Band on the Run
    Brian Wilson (June 20, 1942)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Co-founder of The Beach Boys; Surfin' USA, I Get Around, Good Vibrations
    Joe Namath (May 31, 1943)
       American Champion Football Quarterback
    Nikki Giovanni (June 7, 1943)
       American Poet, Essayist, English Professor; Ego-Trippin', Those Who Ride the Night Winds, Love Poems
    Barry Manilow (June 17, 1943)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer; Mandy, I Write the Songs, Copacabana, Even Now
    Boz Scaggs (June 8, 1944)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter; Lowdown, Lido Shuffle, What Can I Say, Jojo, Miss Sun
    Ray Davies (June 21, 1944)
       English Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Co-founder of The Kinks; You Really Got Me, Lola, Come Dancing
    John Fogerty (May 28, 1945)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Co-founder of Creedence Clearwater Revival; Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising, Lodi
    Anne Murray (June 20, 1945)
       Canadian Vocalist, Talk Show Host, Actress; Snowbird, Danny's Song, A Love Song, You Won't See Me
    Ronnie Wood (June 1, 1947)
       English Musician, Guitarist for The Rolling Stones
    Salman Rushdie (June 19, 1947)
       Indian/English Essayist, Novelist; Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh
    Stevie Nicks (May 26, 1948)
       American Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist for Fleetwood Mac; Rhiannon, Dreams, Bella Donna, Gypsy, Silver Springs
    Lionel Richie (June 20, 1949)
       American Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist for The Commodores; Easy. Still, Endless Love, Truly, All Night Long, Hello
    Bernie Taupin (May 22, 1950)
       English Poet, Lyricist, Vocalist; Your Song, Daniel, Rocket Man, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Candle in the Wind
    Ann Wilson (June 19, 1950)
       American Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist for Heart; Crazy on You, Magic Man, Barracuda, These Dreams
    Liam Neeson (June 7, 1952)
       Irish Actor; Schindler's List, Rob Roy, Michael Collins, Kingdom of Heaven, Star Wars Episode I, Batman Begins
    Isabella Rossellini (June 18, 1952)
       Italian, Model, Actress, Director, Author; White Nights, Blue Velvet, Fearless, Immortal Beloved, Infamous
    John Goodman (June 20, 1952)
       American Actor; Roseanne, Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski, King Ralph, The Blues Brothers
    Kathleen Turner (June 19, 1954)
       American Actress; Body Heat, Romancing the Stone, Prizzi's Honor, The War of the Roses, The Virgin Suicides
    Bjorn Borg (June 6, 1956)
       Swedish Champion Tennis Player
    Annette Bening (May 29, 1958)
       American Actress; Valmont, Bugsy, Love Affair, The Siege, American Beauty, Being Julia
    Melissa Etheridge (May 29, 1961)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter; Bring Me Some Water, Come to My Window, I Want to Come Over
    Michael J. Fox (June 9, 1961)
       Canadian/American Actor; Family Ties, Back to the Future, Casualties of War, Spin City
    Alison Moyet (June 18, 1961)
       English Singer, Songwriter; All Cried Out, Invisible, Weak in the Presence of Beauty, Whispering Your Name
    Mike Myers (May 25, 1963)
       Canadian Comedian, Actor; Saturday Night Live, Wayne's World, Austin Powers, 54, The Love Guru
    Johnny Depp (June 9, 1963)
       American Actor; Benny & Joon, Donnie Brasco, Sleepy Hollow, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sweeney Todd
    Helen Hunt (June 15, 1963)
       American Actress, Director; Mad About You, As Good As it Gets, Twister, What Women Want, Pay it Forward.
    Lenny Kravitz (May 26, 1964)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer; Are You Gonna Go My Way, Fly Away, Believe in Me
    Courteney Cox (June 15, 1964)
       American Actress, Producer; Friends, Scream I, II, III, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Dirt
    Elizabeth Hurley (June 10, 1965)
       English Model, Actress; Aria, Austin Powers, EdTV, The Weight of Water, Bedazzled
    Helena Bonham Carter (May 26, 1966)
       English Actress; A Room with a View, Lady Jane, Hamlet, Howards End, Fight Club, Sweeney Todd
    Noel Gallagher (May 29, 1967)
       English Musician, Songwriter, Co-founder of Oasis; Supersonic, Whatever,  Around the World, Lyla
    Nicole Kidman (June 20, 1967)
       Australian/American; Far and Away, To Die For, Moulin Rouge, The Hours, Cold Mountain, Australia
    Kylie Minogue (May 28, 1968)
       Australian Pop Singer, Songwriter; The Loco-Motion, Confide in Me, Spinning Around, 2 Hearts
    Mark Wahlberg (June 5, 1971)
       American Actor; Boogie Nights, Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, The Departed, Max Payne
    Tupac Shakur (June 16, 1971)
       American Rapper, Producer, Actor; Keep Ya Head Up, I Get Around, Last Wordz, I Ain't Mad at Cha
    Karl Urban (June 7, 1972)
       New Zealand Actor; The Lord of the Rings, The Bourne Supremacy, Doom, Star Trek
    Alanis Morissette (June 1, 1974)
       Canadian Singer, Songwriter, Producer; No Apologies, Ironic, You Learn, Thank U, Hands Clean
    Angelina Jolie (June 4, 1975)
       American Actress, UN Goodwill Ambassador; Girl, Interrupted, Lara Croft, Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Beowulf, Changeling
    Colin Farrell (May 31, 1976)
       Irish Actor; Tigerland, Phone Booth, Daredevil, Alexander, Miami Vice, In Bruges, Pride and Glory
    Venus Williams (June 17, 1980)
       American Tennis Champion
    Natalie Portman (June 9, 1981)
       Israeli/American Actress; The Professional, Star Wars Episode I, II, II, Closer, V for Vendetta, Goya's Ghosts
    Willaim Mountbatten-Windsor (June 21, 1982)
       Prince William of Wales

                                      And in the end
                                      The love you take
                                      Is equal to the love
                                      You make
                                      —Paul McCartney  (Born June 18, 1942)

    Development & Production Credits

    Primary Text : Laura Laurance   —   Theme Editing :  Louise Ogden
    Structural Design & Project Direction :  Rhey Cedron
    Art Direction :  Rhey Cedron   —   Art Production :  Mark Nelson & Ash' Murti
    Artistic Consultant :   Thierry Alberto
    Art Research :  Malcolm Hurrell  —   Support Research :  Walter McCrae
    (Life) Support Production : Henry Craig,  Joan Flandrin, Clara Kelly and
    a Patient Legion of Friends, Family & Angels

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