May 24 Zodiac: Sign, Traits, Compatibility, and More

Written by Cindy Rasmussen
Updated: July 7, 2023
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If you were born on May 24 right before summer you may share similar traits with those who also share your zodiac sign. Are you trying to decide if the person you’re with is a good match? Who do you get along best with and who should you avoid? What about career choices, what careers are best suited for someone with your zodiac sign? Read on to find out all about Geminis born on May 24.

What is the Zodiac Sign for May 24?


The zodiac sign for May 24th is Gemini. While some zodiac signs are represented by animals, Gemini refers to the Twins, Castor and Pollux. According to Greek and Roman mythology, the constellation Gemini was formed when the twin brothers wished to remain together forever. Because one of the twins had an immortal father (Zeus) and the other had a mortal father (Tyndareus) the one brother had to borrow some immortality to remain as a constellation forever. Geminis are ruled by the planet Mercury which is the planet of communication so you can guess if Geminis are considered good communicators (and chatty)!

What are the Common Traits of a Gemini?

If you are a Gemini you are more than likely a chatty friend, someone who can talk about anything and is interested in a range of topics from sports to politics to the latest stock boon. You seek out interesting conversations because you are curious and you are good at carrying on smart conversations. Geminis thrive in a variety of situations so they adapt well to social situations even if they don’t know anyone.

Geminis are not afraid to try something new so if something comes across their feed they are the ones calling you up and saying, “We need to try this new VR nightclub, are you in?” Of course you are “in” because people feed off of their enthusiasm. They are also inspirational people from the friend who is always encouraging to the co-worker who acknowledges your latest success (without being jealous).  

What Careers are Best for Gemini?

The best careers for Geminis born on May 24 are careers that offer a lot of variation. Journalism where you are covering a wide range of stories is a good fit as well as careers in the travel field where every week your “office” is somewhere new. Gemini will often have multiple careers throughout their lives and may have more than one career (or a career and side gig) at the same time. The variety helps them thrive and energizes them. Geminis are excellent in public relations, social media management, and event planning. They are naturally social butterflies and able to connect with people easily, both 1:1 and in large groups. When Gemini get going they can sometimes seem to be fueled by sheer will and are sometimes referred to as workaholics due to their dedication.

What are the Relationship Strengths of a Gemini?

The relationship strengths of a Gemini are they initiate activities and go out of their way to include others. They are the masters of the group text and will come up with crazy adventures that are irresistible. While they are known to be talkers they are also conscious of others and are good listeners as well. When it comes to Gemini you rarely hear, “Well, she is kind of boring.” Just the opposite, you have to keep in touch with a Gemini or you will be out of the loop on their spring break trip to Iceland (yes, they stayed in an igloo Airbnb!). Geminis are excellent friends 1:1, but can also bring people together that might not otherwise have met.

What are the Relationship Weaknesses of a Gemini?

The weaknesses of a Gemini are they can overshare at times. They don’t purposefully share secrets and can be trusted friends but they may gossip a bit and perhaps accidentally share the wrong story with the wrong person. But they respectfully will try to correct the error and genuinely try to be considerate.

Another weakness of Gemini is they always need a lot of stimulation. A “night in” making stir fry and streaming your favorite show might not be their cup of tea. However, in committed relationships, there is a lot of give and take and Geminis are more than willing to chill out a few nights a week.

Who is Most Compatible with Gemini?

The signs most compatible with Gemini are those born between January 20-February 18 (Aquarius) and September 22-October 3 (Libra). These signs all share a common thread of communication. They all are also known to be quite smart and agile conversationalists. Even though Aquarius tend to be a little more introverted, Gemini and Aquarius complement each other. Aquarius doesn’t feel pressured to start new conversations, and Gemini has someone who really listens to them.

Who is Least Compatible with Gemini?

The least compatible people with Geminis born on May 24 are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. These are the folks that were born June 21- July 22, Oct. 23- Nov. 21, and Feb 19-March 20. Gemini is considered an air sign while Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are considered water signs. One of the issues is that Gemini can blurt something that may hurt someone’s feelings. Gemini can take constructive criticism and move on, but water signs are more sensitive and take longer to get over feeling hurt. Geminis are logic driven while the water signs are more emotionally driven.

Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces tend to seek comfort while Gemini seeks change. This can be exhausting for the water signs. However, if you are a Gemini born on May 24 paired with a water sign you know how amazing it can be to have your biggest fan as your partner and they can help you slow down and enjoy some of the simple pleasures in life as well!

Historical Figures and Celebrities born on May 24th

  • Queen Victoria
  • John C. Reilly
  • G-Eazy
  • Alfred Molina
  • Tommy Chong
  • Eric Cantona
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Priscilla Presley
  • Tracy McGrady
  • Gary Burghoff
  • Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Rosanne Cash

Important Events That Occurred on May 24th

  • On May 24th, 2001, a devastating tragedy occurred in Jerusalem when 23 people died after a wedding hall collapsed and hundreds of guests fell two stories.
  • A decade earlier, engineers had begun drilling the world’s deepest hole in Kola, Russia, reaching an astonishing 40,230 feet before the project was discontinued due to a lack of resources.
  • On May 24th, 1956, the first Eurovision Song Contest was held in Switzerland with Lys Assia emerging as the victor.
  • That same day in 1930, Amy Johnson became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia, completing an 11,000-mile journey in 19 days.
  • Lastly, Sarah Josepha Hale published her famous poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on May 24th, 1830.

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I'm a Wildlife Conservation Author and Journalist, raising awareness about conservation by teaching others about the amazing animals we share the planet with. I graduated from the University of Minnesota-Morris with a degree in Elementary Education and I am a former teacher. When I am not writing I love going to my kids' soccer games, watching movies, taking on DIY projects and running with our giant Labradoodle "Tango".

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