Gemini is the tenth constellation of the zodiac and is the second Sign in the Zodiac Unit focusing on the return of the Redeemer and his complete victory. Gemini is a sign of two people, usually (but not always) men who are twins. Gemini is Latin for twins. In today’s horoscope if you are born between May 22 and June 21 you are a Gemini. In this modern astrology horoscope reading of the ancient zodiac, you follow the horoscope advice for Gemini to find love, good luck and health. It gives insight on your personality.
Gemini Constellation in the Stars
But is this how Gemini was read from the beginning? Here is a picture of the star constellation that forms Gemini. Can you see anything resembling twins in the stars?
In fact, even if we connect the stars in ‘Gemini’ with lines it is still hard to ‘see’ twins. Two individuals can be seen, but how did people come up with ‘twins’ from this?
Here is a photo of National Geographic poster of the zodiac, also showing Gemini as seen in the Northern Hemisphere.
Even though the stars that form Gemini are joined with lines in this diagram made to show us the zodiac constellations, it is still hard to ‘see’ a
definite set of twins. But Gemini goes back as far as we know in human history.
Castor & Pollux long ago
It is referenced in the Injil when Paul and his companions were traveling to Rome by ship and they noted
After three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered in the island—it was an Alexandrian ship with the figurehead of the twin gods Castor and Pollux. (Acts 28:11)
Castor and Pollux are the traditional names of the two twins of Gemini. This shows the idea of divine twins was common around 2000 years ago.
As with all the other zodiac constellations, the image of two twins is not obvious from the constellation itself. It is not innate within the star constellation. Rather, the pair have been thought of beforehand, from something other than the stars, and then in astrology it has been superimposed into the constellation as an image. But why? What did it mean to the ancients?
Gemini in Zodiac
Here is the zodiac in the Dendera Temple of Egypt, more than 2000 years old. The image of Gemini in this zodiac is circled in red. You can also see in the sketch on the side that there are two people.
In the ancient Dendera zodiac, one of the two people is a woman. Instead of two male twins this zodiac shows a man and woman couple as Gemini.
Here are some common astrology images of Gemini
Why has Gemini from ancient times been associated with a pair of two – but not necessarily male twins.
Gemini in the Ancient Story
We saw with Virgo that the Quran and the Bible/Kitab state that the constellations themselves were made by Allah. They were given as signs in a Story to guide mankind until revelation was put in writing. Thus they were taught by Adam and his sons to their children to instruct them of Allah’s Plan. Virgo foretold the coming Son of the Virgin -the Prophet Isa al Masih PBUH. We worked our way through the Story explaining how the Great Conflict focused on ‘striking the heel’ of the Seed of the Virgin,
Gemini continues this story. So even if you are ‘not’ a Gemini in the modern horoscope sense, the ancient astrological story in the stars of Gemini is worth knowing.
Original Meaning of Gemini
It is in the names of the stars of Gemini that we can understand the original meaning, which has been clouded by the Greek and Roman pagan myths now associated with Gemini.
Medieval arabic astrologers gave names to the constellation stars that they got from ancient times. The star ‘Castor’ is named in arabic Al-Ras al-Taum al-Muqadim or “The Head of the Foremost Twin”. Prominent in Castor is the star Tejat Posterior, meaning “the back foot,” referring to Castor’s foot. It is also sometimes known by Calx which means “the heel.” Another prominent star, Epsilon Geminorum has the traditional name, Mebsuta, comes from the ancient Arabic Mabsūṭah, which means “the outstretched paw.” In Arabic culture, Epsilon Geminorum represented the paws of a lion.
Pollux is known as “The Head of the Second Twin,” from the Arabic Al-Ras al-Tau’am al-Mu’akhar. The idea of al-Taum (twin) is not so much of the idea of two brought forth at the same birth, as of something completed or joined. The same Hebrew idea is expressed in Taurat where it says of two boards in the chest of the ark of the covenant that
At these two corners they must be double from the bottom all the way to the top and fitted into a single ring; both shall be like that.
As the two boards join with each other in the box of the ark, so the two in Gemini are brought together, not by time of birth, but by a joining. Since Castor is identified by stars with ‘heel’ and ‘paw of lion’ (Leo) which are prominent prophetic attributes of Isa al Masih PBUH, both in the Zodiac and in the prophetic writings then Castor is the astrological picture of Isa al Masih at his final return. So who is the one joined to him?
The prophetic writings give two pictures which correspond to the two pictures of Gemini 1) united brothers 2) a man – woman pair
Gemini – Firstborn & Adopted Brothers
The Injil explains of Isa al Masih PBUH that
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
‘Firstborn’ implies that others will come later. This is confirmed.
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
This picture goes back to creation. When God created Adam & Eve He created them
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
Adam and Eve were created in an essential spiritual likeness of God. Thus Adam is called
… Adam, the son of God
But when Adam & Eve disobeyed God this likeness was marred so that our sonship was destroyed. But when Isa al Masih came as the ‘firstborn son’ (see here what ‘son’ means) the image was restored in him and so now through Isa al Masih…
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
The gift offered to us is to have the right ‘to become children of God’. We were not born children of God but through Isa al Masih we can obtain it through:
But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.
Upon his return Isa al Masih will reign as King (see meaning of Masih). The Bible closes with this promise of the role of the adopted younger brother of the Firstborn.
There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
This is almost the last sentence in the Bible, when it looks to the fulfillment of all things. There it sees the adopted brothers of the Firstborn reigning with him. This was pictured to the ancients long ago in Gemini with the Foremost and the Second brothers ruling in heaven.
Gemini – The man & woman united
The prophets also often used the image of a man and woman uniting at a wedding to picture the relationship between the Masih and those who belong to him. In fact the details of Eve’s creation & marriage to Adam on Friday of Creation week was purposefully enacted to foreshadow how the Masih would gain his bride. This was also pictured in the great love story of Ruth & Boaz. The Injil concludes with this wedding picture between the Lamb (Aries) and his bride.
Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
This invitation is given in the closing chapter as it looks to the cosmic union of the Lamb and his bride
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
Revelation 22: 17
Aquarius – water-bearer – will marry and he is inviting us to be that Bride. This was pictured long ago with Gemini – the cosmic union of the Lamb and His Bride.
Your Gemini Horoscope Reading from the Ancient Zodiac
Horoscope comes from the Greek ‘Horo’ (hour) and means the marking (skopus) of special hours. The Gemini hour (horo) was marked by the Prophet Isa al Masih in his story of the Great Banquet.
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour (horo).
At the hour (horo) of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’
The Gemini horoscope hour has two stages. Isa al Masih taught there is a definite but unkown hour when the wedding happens and many will miss out on it. This is the point of the parable of the 10 virgins pledged for the wedding. Some were not ready for the appointed hour. But now the hour is open and the invitations to the wedding banquet are now being sent out to all. This is the hour we live in now. We just need to come because he has done the work to prepare the banquet.
You and I can apply the Gemini horoscope today in the following way.
Gemini declares that the invitation to your most important relationship is still open. You are invited into the only relationship that the stars say will eclipse all other pursuits – adoption into the cosmic royal family as well as a kind of celestial marriage – one that will never perish, spoil or fade. But this bridegroom will not wait around for ever. Therefore with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when this Bridegroom is revealed at his coming. As an obedient child of your celestial Father, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance of this destiny. Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. Rid yourself of all traits like malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is greatly admired by the coming Bridegroom. Finally, be sympathetic, loving, compassionate and humble to those around you. These characteristics shown to those around you show your compatibility to your destiny – for those around you are also invited to the same royal birthright and wedding.
Deeper into Gemini & through the Zodiac Story
The Sign of Gemini was not originally meant to guide your decisions for health, love and prosperity for those born between May 22 and June 21. Rather. The Sign was placed long ago in the stars that the Redeemer would complete his redemption pictured both with adoption and marriage. The Redeemer will beome a Bridegroom.
To start the Ancient Zodiac Story at its beginning see Virgo. To continue the Ancient Zodiac Story see Cancer. To go deeper into Gemini see