This week at about 10:00 pm the stars of the constellation Gemini (The United) will be directly overhead at the zenith point in the Southern U.S.
Gemini is one of the zodiacal constellations and is the tenth chapter of the Star Bible. The name means “the twins” in Greek but in the ancient Hebrew it means “the united.” It is a picture of two men standing together who are united as one. The first contains the bright star Pollux, meaning “He who comes to suffer” at its head, with the Star Alhena, meaning “wounded” at its feet. This figure corresponds to the first half of Genesis 3:15, where the seed of woman will be wounded in the heel, and is clearly a picture of the crucifixion and first coming of Christ. The second figure has Castor, “the ruler” as its head and Mebsuth, “treading under foot” at its feet. This speaks to the second half of Genesis 3:15, where the seed of woman crushes the head of the serpent, and represents the return of Christ. Together, the stars of Gemini tell us that the one who suffered will return to rule.