According to Edith Hamilton’s book on Mythology Castor and Pollux were inseparable twin brothers and were often represented riding splendid snow white horses.The twins were the guardians of sailors and among other things joined Jason’s quest for the golden fleece (a symbol of plenty) in the tale of Jason and Argonauts. They were said to live half their time on Earth and half their time in the golden homes of heaven. These are wonderful images to contemplate during this New Moon eclipse acceleration.
The two main stars of the Twins, Castor and Pollux, mark the outer rim of the Sacred Hoop and draw our attention to the mysteries of duality and polarity and the mythic stories regarding twins around the world. In some cultures twins were revered and in other cultures twins were feared.
The Twin Aspects of Duality
Twins represent duality or the good twin/bad twin, sometimes played out as a dual or battle between them. Symbolically these stories speak to the twin nature of every individual, either divided or united within the self.
We all have this twin energy or duality within us. It is what makes us human.
Every year from June 22 to July 20 as the Sun passes through the constellation of the Twins it is a good time for contemplating the further integration of our “good and evil” sides.
Integration of these two sides empowers us with strength and the ability to command the direction of our lives and to have compassion, caring and love in the process.
Duality and Unity
This constellation of the Twins is a powerful symbol of duality including the dual nature of form and spirit. These seeming opposites are intended to work together – manifesting wholeness. The interplay between any duality, including light and dark, form and spirit, wholeness and separation, giving and receiving helps us to synthesize and reconcile the paradox that allows us to again experience Unity within all the opposites.
As planets pass through the Twins it creates an opportunity to gain deeper wisdom that transcends the dual nature of this reality – helping to manifest the realization of the Divine Plan for us all.
The shaman no longer looks for meaning in life, but brings meaning to every situation. The shaman stops looking for truth and instead brings truth to every encounter. You don t look for the right partner, you become the right partner. And then the right partner finds you. Its a very active practice focused on healing. ~ Alberto Villoldo
Remember Signs (seasons) and Constellations (Stars) are two entirely different things and why the Constellation of the Twins is no longer overlaid by the Season of Gemini but rather the Sun travels through this constellation after the June Solstice when it is in the seasonal sign of Cancer.
The Sun travels through the constellation of Twins each year from Jun 22 to Jul 20.
The Sun travels through the sign or season of Gemini each year from May 21 to June 21 (or starts 60 days after the Spring Equinox to the time when the Sun reaches the June Solstice point of Zero Cancer).
2019 Significant Dates
July 2 Total Solar eclipse is with Alhena
The Sun travels through the Twins passing by Castor and Pollux July exiting the Sacred Hoop around July 17
Venus making her annual passage by Al Hena around July 19 but is not visible due to Venus being the Sun and Venus passes Castor and Pollux around July 22