P 2011 Zodiac - Gemini

P  2011 Zodiac - Gemini
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : From the souvenir sheet of 4 stamps
Gum type: P.V.A.
In 2011, the Aries stamp began the annual Zodiac cycle on the Spring Equinox, March 21, followed in order by Taurus (April 21), Gemini (May 22) and Cancer (June 22.)
Named for the stars Castor and Polydeuces (also known as Pollux--and the two stars together are known as the Dioscuri), Gemini means twins in Latin. The third astrological sign in the Zodiac, Gemini is considered an air sign, and is closely associated with the planet Mercury. The sun is in Gemini from approximately May 21 to June 20. However, some astrologists claim that the end of the constellation’s rule is at the very moment the Solstice begins on June 21.
The very symbol of duality and complexity, the twins of Gemini are ruled by Mercury, the planet of childhood and youth. Like children, those born under this air sign tend to either be very, very good or charmingly bad.
Lively, happy and ever-youthful, the “evil” twin traits of this dualistic sign are egocentricity and restlessness, and a limitless need for attention. Geminis love new challenges, but lose interest quickly. Disdainful of routine, they yearn for constant change and continuous stimulation. Decisions are difficult to make and hard to stick with, a condition compounded by the lack of conscientiousness and the high degree of self-interest often demonstrated by those born under this sign.
Also available in booklet of 10 stamps product #: 413793111
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive and simulated perforation
Quantity: 4,000,000
Face value PERMANENT™ domestic rate $0.59
Catalog code (Michel) CA 2737C
Catalog code (Scott) CA 2445c
Catalog code Canada post Product #: 403794145; Yvert et Tellier CA 2617
Series Signs of the Zodiac
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Commemorative stamp
Print run 205,000
Issue date 20/05/2011
Designer Paprika
Paper type Tullis Russell
Print technique Lithography in 7 colours
Printed by Lowe-Martin
Perforation comb 12½
Height 32.00 mm
Width 32.00 mm
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