June 17 Zodiac: Sign, Traits, Compatibility and More

Written by Dayva Segal
Updated: July 10, 2023
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Anyone born between May 22nd and June 21st has Gemini as a sun sign, including those born on June 17th. Gemini is the third sign in the zodiac. It is sandwiched between Taurus and Cancer. The symbol for Gemini is a set of mythological twins, Castor and Pollux. While all Geminis are likely to share certain traits, in astrology, we must evaluate someone’s full chart to see their true tendencies and full personality. It’s impossible to look solely at someone’s sun sign and get a full picture of who they are.

To find your full chart, you need to know your birth time and your place of birth. To get your full chart, you can visit an astrologer or use popular astrology sites like alabe.com or astrology.com.

Quick wit and a love of learning are big Gemini qualities.

June 17th Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Geminis are an energetic bunch who like change and roll with their passions and interest no matter how quickly they shift. They are intelligent, pick-up new skills easily, and know a bit about everything. They are great with written and spoken word and love to chat. In fact, you will almost never have a boring conversation with a Gemini! They always know how to keep a conversation flowing and their wide knowledge base allows them to interject into almost any conversation.

Geminis can be very flirtatious and are often the life of the party. They usually have a large group of friends and an even larger circle of acquaintances. They may be part of many different types of communities.

To some, Geminis seem to be fickle, or even manipulative, because they can change their minds as fast as the wind blows. However, they’re (usually) not doing this on purpose. It’s just their nature.

June 17th Zodiac Ruling Planet: Mercury

Geminis, and their Mercury-ruled counterparts Virgos, are two of the most controversial signs in the zodiac. One might argue that what people actually have a problem with is Mercury – not Geminis or Virgos! That would explain why the astrological phenomenon of Mercury retrograde also gets a bad reputation.

Mercury is the planet of communication, commerce, speediness, and logic. With Geminis, Mercury’s influence manifests externally. They love talking, are often outgoing in social settings, and can smooth over any social situation. They move and think quickly and are often great salespeople. Mercury’s influence also causes Geminis to be more logic-based than emotion-based. This can be helpful for problem-solving, but some of the more emotional signs don’t always enjoy Gemini’s tendency towards a logical analysis of emotion-based issues.

Mercury is the ruling planet of the astrological sign Gemini.


June 17 Zodiac Element: Air

Each sign of the zodiac falls into one of four elements: earth, fire, water, or air. The air signs are Gemini, Aquarius, and Libra. Air signs can get their heads stuck in the clouds. They can think of lofty ideas and have trouble grounding to implement them. Air signs are also more adventurous and can seem a bit flaky at times. However, though it is flaky to other people, to an air sign it is simply following their interests and passions!

June 17 Zodiac: Fixed, Mutable, or Cardinal

Geminis are a mutable sign. That means they are somewhat flexible and can go with the flow more than fixed or cardinal signs. Fixed signs can be stubborn and cardinal signs tend to be leaders.

Each mutable sign comes at the end of a season. Gemini is at the end of spring, Virgo is at the end of summer, Sagittarius is at the end of fall, and Pisces is at the end of winter. This speaks to the flexible nature of mutable signs. These changing seasons are times of change, so people born during this time take on that quality.

Mutable signs can seem indecisive, but that is only because they want to consider all the information before making a decision.

June 17 Numerology and Other Associations

Numerology is an esoteric practice of using numbers and calculations to predict or explain personality traits. To get someone’s full life number you need their full birth date including their year. You can also do numerology calculations based on the letters in someone’s name. However, since we don’t have that information for each individual person born on June 17th, we’ll go into two different numerology calculations: the day and the month plus the day.

First, the day of the 17th equals the number 8. In numerology, you always simplify numbers down to a single digit by adding each number. In this case, we would add 1 + 7. People with the number 8 may feel scattered but have great dedication to get things done. By keeping things slow and steady they can win the race. But, when they get overwhelmed, they may leave out some details. These 8s often struggle in some areas of life, but their perseverance is their best quality. This tendency actually makes them great in business endeavors because they are not likely to give up after one failure.

Now, we’ll take a look at the month plus the day. This would be 6 (June) + 1 + 7, which equals 14. This simplifies down to 5. People with the number 5 are very energetic. They have a love of learning and new ideas, similar to the zodiac sign Gemini. Because of this extra logical perspective, those born on June 17th can have a hard time in relationships, which require some level of emotional insight, not only logical analysis. However, they will often excel in the business world.

June 17th Birthstone

People born in June have three options for birthstones: pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. Most months have just one or two options, but having three options is perfect for a Gemini – they love variety! This history of using a stone to represent the birth month or time goes back to biblical times according to the International Gem Society.

Aaron wore a breastplate with 12 different stones, to represent the 12 tribes of Israel. 500 years later, these stones were said to also represent the 12 months of the year and the 12 zodiac signs. People collected all 12 stones and wore them all together. Soon after this period, people wore one stone in a selected month because it was said to have stronger powers during that time.

There is also a birthstone tradition from Hinduism. In this religion, there are nine gemstones that are associated with different natural forces. The sun is often represented by a ruby, with other stones around it. Vedic astrologers, who practice a form of astrology popular in India, also recommend certain stones to people based on their birth charts.

Close up image of organic pearl in a shell

Pearl is one of three birthstones for people born in June.


June 17 Zodiac: Personality and Traits

People born on June 17th have the personality traits of a Gemini. However, everyone has other traits from other parts of their astrology chart, like their moon sign and rising sign. So, you can’t fully determine someone’s personality from these stereotypes. Here are some Gemini traits:

  • Chatty. Geminis are big talkers. They can talk about anything and will always be able to fill any awkward gaps in the conversation. However, some Geminis need a little reminder when it is time to listen.
  • Mercurial. While it is often used in a negative sense, being mercurial simply means fast changing. Geminis change their mind and their mood pretty quickly. Their interests shift and they follow their feelings wherever they lead.
  • Analytical. Geminis are logical. They look at problems from a logical angle, which can work well in some situations. However, in relationships that require more of an emotional touch, this logical angle can feel cold.
  • Intelligent. Quick wit and a love of learning are big Gemini qualities. They catch on fast to new concepts and love to learn new things. Some Geminis happily become a jack of all trades but others who tend to be more insecure feel more like a master of none. If you are a Gemini, just remember, your love of learning is a huge strength!

June 17 Zodiac: Career and Passions

Geminis excel in positions that allow them to flex their talents. They love to be in positions that let them talk or write, go with the flow, and use their intelligence. Geminis also often do best when working for themselves. They sometimes like to make their own schedules and do best as their own boss. Here are some Gemini career ideas:

  • Salesperson
  • Analyst
  • PR Rep
  • Journalist
  • Copywriter
  • Marketer
  • Social Media Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Travel Guide
  • Interpreter or Translator
  • Linguist
  • Project Manager
  • Educator
  • Hair Stylist or Makeup Artist

June 17 Zodiac: Relationships

Some Geminis have a hard time in relationships, but doesn’t everyone? Their mercurial nature can make them hot and cold. They may enter into a project with a deep passion only to leave a few weeks later with a completely different feeling. Geminis who have not worked on themselves can have a tendency to start drama when they get bored in a relationship. They may find other people to flirt with or tell white lies in a relationship to keep things interesting and exciting. Additionally, Geminis are famous for spreading themselves thin. They are very energetic and do a lot in life. They may forget to leave time for their partner, leaving them to feel a bit left behind.

However, on the plus side, Geminis are very fun to be with. They make the conversation flow easily and always have new and fun date ideas. They will make for a very adventurous partner, and you’ll likely make some amazing memories together. However, they are logic based. They don’t approach relationships from an emotional perspective. They simply think about if it makes sense logically. This doesn’t work for everyone, but it does work for some people!

June 17th Zodiac: Compatibility

Geminis are most compatible with the fire signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Fire signs also love adventure and change. Both energies can come together to create a strong and really fun relationship. Geminis are least compatible with the water signs: Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer. These emotional signs do not get along well with Gemini’s flighty nature or logic-based approach to relationships.

June 17th Zodiac: Mythology

Cordonata Capitolina, Dioscuri statues, Campidoglio square on Capitolium or Capitoline Hill  in Rome, Italy.

The Dioscuri Statues in Rome, Italy represent the twins from Roman mythology, Castor and Pollux.

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The sign Gemini is based on the twins from Roman mythology, Castor and Pollux, who were called Castor and Polydeuces in Greek. These twins were actually half-brothers, though they were born at the same time. Castor was mortal and Pollux was immortal. As adults, Castor died in a battle. Pollux asked his immortal father, Jupiter (Zeus in Greek mythology), for help. Jupiter allowed them to split Pollux’s immortality. However, they had to spend half their time in Hades and half their time on Mount Olympus. According to some myths, they could not be together. Only when one was in Hades could the other be on Mount Olympus with the gods and vice versa. This speaks to Gemini’s ability to move easily through different worlds.

Additionally, Mercury, called Hermes in Greek mythology, contributes to the mythology of Gemini. This is the god of communication, trickster vibes, and commerce. He really gives Geminis their talkative and word-loving flavor. Mercury also has winged feet that give him that typical Gemini speediness.

Historical Figures and Celebrities Born on June 17th

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Oxford University announces a significant breakthrough in COVID-19 treatment on June 17th, 2020, with the introduction of the steroid dexamethasone.

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Here are some important people that were born on June 17th:

  • Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
  • Edward I (1239-1307)
  • James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)
  • Tommy Burns (1881-1955)
  • Charles XII (1682-1718)
  • Harold Gillies (1882-1960)
  • Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • Martin Bormann (1900-1945)
  • Singer Barry Manilow (80 years old)
  • Comedian Joe Piscopo (72 years old)

Important Events That Occurred on June 17th

Here are some important events that happened on June 17th:

  • In 2019, Mayor Kate Gallego of Phoenix, Arizona, issues an apology after local police threaten to shoot an African American family following a four-year-old’s alleged shoplifting of a doll.
  • The off-Broadway opening of Michael R. Jackson’s musical “A Strange Loop” takes place in New York in 2019, which later receives the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2020.
  • In 2020, American actor Danny Masterson is charged with raping three women after a three-year investigation.
  • Oxford University announces a significant breakthrough in COVID-19 treatment in 2020, with the introduction of the steroid dexamethasone.
  • In 2020, the former police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta is charged with murder and aggravated assault.
  • China successfully launches the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft in 2021, with three astronauts arriving at the new space station Tiangong six and a half hours later.

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Dayva is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering astrology, animals, and geography. She has over 12 years of experience as a writer, and graduated from Hofstra University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Music and a Minor in French. She has also completed course work in Core Strengths Coaching, Hypnotherapy, and Technical Communication. Dayva lives in the SF Bay Area with her cute but very shy cat, Tula.

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