May 21 Zodiac: Sign, Traits, Compatibility, and More

Written by Mitchelle Morgan
Updated: July 7, 2023
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The zodiac signs are popular, and many find that their characters are as described by the signs. Depending on the year you were born, May 21 may fall under Gemini or Taurus Horoscope. This is referred to as the Taurus-Gemini cusp.

The symbol associated with either of these signs is an animal, and the people born in this period have unique traits. This article explores the personality traits, career goals, relationships, and compatibility of people born on May 21.

What’s the Zodiac Sign?


The zodiac sign people born on May 21 belong to is either Gemini or Taurus.

Gemini Overview

The third Zodiac sign is Gemini, which is the period between May 21 to June 20. The zodiac sign is a twin. Although an animal does not represent Gemini, the sign is associated with many spirit animals, including dolphins, black panthers, and deer.

Mercury and other air elements rule Gemini. Geminis are intelligent, playful, outgoing, smart, talkative, and outgoing. But when a situation call, they can be timid and quiet.

Overview of Taurus

Taurus is the second Zodiac sign, and the bull constellation represents it. Four elements rule the zodiac sign: air, fire, earth, and water, and Taurus represents the earth element.

People classified within the Taurus sign are like a bull: hardworking, intelligent, dependable, and stubborn.

Is May 21 Gemini or a Taurus? 

The year you were born determines which zodiac sign applies to you. You would be considered a Taurus if born from April 20 until around May 20. However, if you came into this world after May 21 until June 22, you would naturally be classified as a Gemini.

It’s important to note that due to leap years, some individuals could find themselves belonging within different signs even though their birthdate remains unchanged.

What Animal Represents May 21? 

May 21 is mainly considered a Gemini, and the twins astrologically represent it. And the spirit animals that are associated with Gemini are Dolphin, Deer, and Black Panther.

Gemini’s characteristics are closely related to the behaviors of their spirit animals. Thus, they are considered to be intelligent and playful like Dolphins. Outgoing, quick-witted, cautious, talkative, and prone to flightiness like the Deer.

Some Geminis also have a dual character, where sometimes they can be commanding, intelligent, and agile. While other times they may display different characteristics, like being quiet and timid, like the Black Panther.

Those born under May 21 are classified as Taurus and are represented by a Bull.

Personality Traits

Due to their spirit animals’ influence, you must expect people born on the Taurus-Geminis to frequently change attitudes due to how easily excitable they can become. However, as we’ve seen, there will always remain consistent elements within them, such as intelligence, friendliness, and creativity.

Below are some personality traits in people born on the Taurus Gemini’s cusp.

Friendly and social

People Born on May 21 have a great social life as they have a knack for making friends due to their outgoing and chatty nature. They possess a natural charm that attracts people like bees, so you’ll find them surrounded by people during parties and other events.

Also, they are always the first to throw parties or fun gatherings for people to meet, share stories and exchange ideas.

Intelligent and Observant

Those born on May 21 are usually quite intelligent and observant. Although sometimes they struggle to explain their thoughts, they can also pick up on small details that most people would miss due to their keen eye for detail. Geminis tend to be incredibly wise, a valuable trait in all aspects of life.


Geminis and Taureans possess an energy about them that’s rarely observed in other horoscopes. This makes those born under either sign highly sought-after regarding team activities or group projects, as they have the drive and motivation to win.

This enthusiasm tends to rub off onto others with little effort, making it even easier for these individuals to make friends/create connections within any given setting. 


Geminis and Taureans alike have excellent communication skills. They can express themselves clearly and effectively through conversation or written words.

You’ll find that people from both zodiac signs know how to present arguments without becoming aggressive, which helps create successful relationships with colleagues and friends.

Career Paths and Money

Because of their charming personality, Geminis typically do well in jobs that involve communicating with people. For example marketing, entertainment, finance, and engineering. Since Mercury and the air elements rule them, Geminis like to move within the realms. So you’ll find that most Geminis have multiple income streams. And as you can see, most of their jobs involve traveling, communicating, and always being on the go.

However, it’s not surprising to find a Gemini working an office job. However, you’ll find that they’re the ones with the popular positions, such as party planning, and they always have the juice on everyone.

Relationship Strengths and Weaknesses 

Geminis tend to be spontaneous in the matter of relationships. Therefore, the relationship must be exciting, stimulating, and fresh so they don’t get bored. As such, they are believed to love the notion of being in a polyamory relationship.

However, this doesn’t mean that Gemini cannot maintain a long-term mate; it’s just that they have a fondness for newness and excitement where relationships are concerned.

Therefore, if you are in a relationship with a Gemini, you’ll not have a dull day as they like to talk to their partners about every facet of their life. If you want to impress your Gemini partner, you need to capture their mind. So always know about the latest trends and news and have a quick wit to keep up with them in life and conversations.

They are also very adventurous in the bedroom, meaning lots of dirty talk and sexting, and don’t shy away from role-playing to keep the flame alive. So if you are in a relationship with a Gemini, be open-minded and ready to switch things up often.

People Born on the Taurus-Gemini Cusp also have weaknesses in relationships and tend to be inconsistent. This means that you are highly passionate one minute and lose interest the next. That’s why you must always be in for new things and changes in your relationship.

What Signs Are Compatible With May 21? 

People who believe in Zodiac signs look into their compatibility before getting into any relationship. Being Born on May 21 means you are either a Taurus or Gemini, and sometimes you can possess traits from both signs.

However, Gemini tends to be attracted to people who meet their need for conversation and outgoing nature. And they are primarily compatible with fire and air signs. Aquarius and Libra are ruled by air elements, while fire elements rule Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

Gemini seeks movement and stimulation, while people with water signs seek emotional connection and comfort. This makes them incompatible with Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio.

Historical Figures and Celebrities born on May 21st

  • Cody Johnson
  • David Ajala
  • Havoc
  • Lisa Edelstein
  • Nick Cassavetes
  • Ron Isley
  • Sarah Ramos

Important Events That Occurred on May 21st

  • On May 21st, 1991, the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi, was assassinated by a woman connected to the Sri Lankan separatist group, the Tamil Tigers. This act of violence resulted in the death of fourteen people.
  • In 1979, violent clashes ensued after the lenient sentencing of Harvey Milk’s murderer. Milk was the first openly gay U.S. politician and was killed along with San Francisco Mayor George Moscone by Dan White.
  • The 9th Street Show opened in New York in 1951 and is considered as the start of the New York School, featuring Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning’s works.
  • In 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first female to fly solo and nonstop over the Atlantic. Earhart mysteriously vanished five years later while attempting a round-the-world flight.
  • Finally, in 1904, FIFA (the world governing body for association football) was founded and is responsible for organizing the World Cup, which is one of the most prominent sporting events in the world.

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About the Author

Mitchelle is a content writer who loves nature. She loves writing about animals and plants. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and going for nature walks.

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