13. Constellation – Gemini, the twins

 

gemini1.JPGMythology

Gemini, the twins, is the constellation which represents in mythology the concept of polarity, light and dark, two faces of the same issue. In the bible this archetype is represented by Cain and Abel, for Egyptians it was Horus, god of the evening, and Set, his evil brother.

In Greek mythology the constellation is associated with the twins Castor and Pollux, children of Leda. In the night when Leda married with Tyndareus, the king of Sparta, she was seduced by Zeus, disguised in a swan. As a result the twins were born, but Castor was the son of the king, while Pollux was the son of Zeus. Castor became a horseman, with skill in art, music, science, while Pollux was famous for his strength and ferocity.

Symbolism

– polarity, duality;

– courage, strength.

Stars of Gemini

The most important stars from Gemini, in the order of magnitude are: Castor, Pollux, Alhena, Wasat, Mebsuta and Tejat.

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13.1 Castor – 200 Cancer 24′, Pollux – 230 Cancer 22′

 

Castor is the brightest star from Gemini, located in the head of northern twin, Pollux the second brightest star from Gemini, located in the head of the southern twin.

Magnitude: 1,6 – Castor, 1,16 – Pollux

Castor Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 200 Cancer 24′

Pollux Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 230 Cancer 22′

Declination: Castor – 31N53’52”, Pollux – 28N02’14”

Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Cancer to Leo

Castor planetary nature: Mercury

Pollux planetary nature: Mars

Castor official name: Alpha Gemini

Pollux official name: Beta Gemini

 

Castor symbolism:

– sharp intellect;

– success in law and publishing;

– violence;

– the good part of a situation;

– skill with horses

 

Pollux symbolism:

- violence, rashness;

– love of sport;

– the bad part of a situation;

 

13.2 Alhena – 90 Cancer 16′

 

Alhena is the third brightest star from Gemini, located in the left foot of the southern twin. Represents the heel of an inmortal one who touches the Earth.

Magnitude: 1,9

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 90 Cancer 16′

Declination: 16N27′

Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Gemini to Cancer

Planetary nature: Mercury/Venus

Official name: Gamma Gemini

 

Symbolism:

– artistic skills, creativity, imagination;

– injuries to the feet;

– science, diplomacy.