which western astrological star sign is represented by the twins castor and pollux?
Gemini lies between Taurus to the west and Cancer to the east, with Auriga and Lynx to the north and Monoceros and Canis Minor to the south.
In classical antiquity, Cancer and not Gemini was the location of the Sun on the first day of summer (June 21). During the first century AD, axial precession shifted it into Gemini. In 1990, the location of the Sun on the first day of summer moved from Gemini into Taurus, where it will remain until the 27th century AD and then move into Aries. The Sun will move through Gemini from June 21 to July 20 through 20.
Gemini is prominent in the winter skies of the Northern Hemisphere and is visible the entire night in December-January. The easiest way to locate the constellation is to find its two brightest stars Castor and Pollux eastward from the familiar “V” shaped asterism of Taurus and the three stars of Orion’s belt. Another way is to mentally draw a line from the Pleiades star cluster located in Taurus and the brightest star in Leo, Regulus. In doing so, an imaginary line that is relatively close to the ecliptic is drawn, a line which intersects Gemini roughly at the midpoint of the constellation, just below Castor and Pollux.
In Babylonian times and during astronomy, the stars Castor and Pollux were known as the Great Twins.
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’.
Both names can be understood as titles of Nergal, the major Babylonian god of plague and pestilence, who was king of the Underworld.
Culled from Wikipedia
See Cristiano Ronaldo Preferred Coach For Man United Job
Manchester United striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, wants Luis Enrique to take over the coaching job of Manchester United following the sacking...
This Is Worse For Me – Solskjaer Breaks Silence After Their Historic Match Against Liverpool, Says They Performed Poorly
Chelsea Vs Norwich: Why We Didn’t Stop Scoring – Tuchel
UCL: J Cole Reveals Chelsea’s Two Most Important Players
Ballon d’Or: Why Benzema Deserves The Title – Modric
Winning The Ballon d’Or Have Been One Of My Childhood Dreams – Benzema
Brazil Legend, Ronaldo Declares His Candidate For Ballon d’Or, Excludes Messi
Vusi Nova Retracts His Words, Says He Is Not Rebranding Or Changing His Stage Name
Recall that a few days ago we reported that Vusi Nova is rebranding his musical career and also changing his...
Nokwazi Reveals The Condition She Was Into When She Wrote Siyabonga Song
South African songstress, Nokwazi has disclosed the condition she was into when she wrote the viral Siyabonga song. The singer...
Khuli Chana Is Opening A New Studio, See The Interior View (Photos)
Khuli Chana is about to take his musical career to the next level as he reveals that he is opening...
Cassper Nyovest Drops 70K Pounds For A Gold Necklace Says It’s An Early Birthday Gift For Himself
South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest is living his life as he splashes a whopping 70,000 silver pounds for a gold...
Sonia Mbele Is Now A New Business Owner – See The Business She Ventured Into!
South African actress, Sonia Mbele have decided to spread her hand into multiple chains of business as she ventures into...
Keep Chasing Those Dreams & Keep Winning – Simz Ngema Applauds Self
South African actress, Simz Ngema has taken time to applaud herself with an appreciation message via her official Instagram page....
El Salvador Defense minister René Merino Monroy losses son in a military mission
The son of the Minister of Defense of El Salvador died in a military mission. The Armed Forces of El...