Fixed Stars in Astrology
13. Constellation – Gemini, the twins
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.
- 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.
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
- sharp intellect;
- success in law and publishing;
- the good part of a situation;
- skill with horses
- violence, rashness;
- love of sport;
- the bad part of a situation;
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.
Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 90 Cancer 16′
Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Gemini to Cancer
Planetary nature: Mercury/Venus
Official name: Gamma Gemini
- artistic skills, creativity, imagination;
- injuries to the feet;
- science, diplomacy.