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In babylonian astrology, the stars Castor and Pollux were known as the Great Twins (MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL). ‘The Twins were regarded as minor gods and were called Meshlamtaea and Lugalirra, meaning respectively ‘The One who has arisen from the Underworld’ and the ‘Mighty King” according to Gavin White. Meslamtaea is mentioned in Sumerian mythology as Nergal and the same tablet states the ‘Mighty King’ is Ninazu both were born to Ninlil in the underworld whilst pregnant with Nanna the moon.

Ninazu corresponds with Ningishzida both are healing Gods connected to the underworld., in Sumerian mythology, he appears in Adapa’s myth as one of the two guardians of Anu’s celestial palace, alongside Dumuz /Tammuz /Damuzzid.  Ningishzida is sometimes referred to as the son of Ninazu although his parents were Anu and Ereshkigal.  Perhaps this signifies Ninazu and Nergal as the Great twins and Ningaishzida and Tammuz as the little twins.

The constellation of Gemini contained two Babylonian constellations.

MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL = tu’amu rabûtu“The Great Twins”; alpha and beta Geminorum

MASH.TAB.BA.TUR.TUR”The Little Twins”; zeta and lamda Geminorium

Ningishzida is described in a temple hymn as ‘The prince who stretches out his pure hand the holy one of heaven’. In ‘Ningaishzida’s journey to the netherworld’ he is made divine throne bearer.  It would appear that Nergal and Tammuz represented aspects of the spirit / soul being resurrected / returned to life whilst Ninazu & Ningishzida represent healing and long life.

In Greek mythology, Gemini was associated with the myth of Castor and Pollux.  When Castor died, because he was mortal, Pollux begged his father Zeus to give Castor immortality, and he did, by uniting them together in the heavens.

Those with their ascendant in Gemini may appear hyperactive, chatty, sociable, flighty, nervous, flirtatious, open-minded and changeable.

The ascendant is expressed when we are focused completely on something beyond ourselves.  For example children completely engrossed in playing or watching television lose all thought of themselves as an individual and resort to their natural state of just being. It is only when they become aware of the fact that they are being observed does the sun and other aspects of the chart kick in to protect the vulnerability of the ascendant.  The ascendant is vulnerable because it represents who we are before social conditioning and peer pressure kicked in it was our first expression as babies content in just being. Those with their ascendant in Gemini are likely to find it easier to just be when they are solving puzzles, reading, watching documentaries, playing with children, writing, experimenting, trying new food, talking about an interest or hobby.

Descendant in Sagittarius, the descendant represents our relationship to our peers and how we act in their presence.  Descendant in Sagittarius appears sporty, gregarious, energetic, enthusiastic, fun-loving and larger-than-life.

The longer we know friends, the more we will relax enough to show our ascendant side of our personality.  This is also true of work and social situations where we will show our MC and look to impress others until we feel secure enough to relax.

 

 

 

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Posted June 18, 2014 by neptune's Aura Astrology in Ascendant

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