Gemini Myths

Ruler: Mercury

Gemini relates to opposites
Cain and Able;
Adam and Eve.

Gemini relates to the twins. It is the only sign which relates to people.

Caster and Polydeuces are associated with the stars to the constellation of Gemini. They were the sons of Leda and King Tyndareos of Sparta.

Greek Myth

Zeus transformed himself into a swan in order to seduce Leda. She lays two eggs, from which emerge two sets of twins, one female and the other male. From the one egg emerged Caster and Polydeuces, and from the other Klytaemnestra and Helen.

Caster and Polydeuces fight with another set of twins called Idas and Kynceus. In this battle Caster dies, and Polydeuces asks for the help of Zeus in order to resurrect his brother, or to take his life instead.

Zeus grants this wish, but one brother will enjoy the day while the other the night, so that they understand the qualities of the underworld but also the ecstasy of the gods.

This is really the dilemma of Gemini. The duality of the personality one negative while the other positive. And it is this challenge that they often find in life. To understand both sides of there personality, rather than just the positive or creative side.

The hurdles which Gemini's often encounter sometime come from an outside influence, but they struggle in side as well. It is far more fortunate for this energy to stem from their inner self's because then it is their own energy which is being dealt with instead of this being reflected in the out side world. They need to be able to contact this energy and also to recognize it as their own.

When this is achieved a bridge can be built between the conscious and the unconscious.

Mercury is the ruling planet of Gemini. Symbolically he is the trickster, he’s in dreams and the joker. He is also known as the messenger to the underworld, and of the heavenly realms.

He is the only god not assigned a place of worship. You will find him anywhere at crossroads in life. We are blessed with his presents and intellect but at times become confused and will drift you astray.

These energies can be handled, but it usually happens in the second side to life very much blessed with the gift of the intellect but also fool hardy at times.

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