Signs in the Heavens ~ Gemini



Why are we told the name of the ship that carried Paul on the last stage of his voyage to Rome? 

Guest Author: D. J. Maxwell

Acts 28:11, “And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux” (KJV).

There was no name given for the ship that crashed in the great storm off Malta.

Why did Luke include this piece of information, giving us the name of this ship?

The ship is named for the twins, forming the constellation Gemini ~ Castor and Pollux. These are the names of the two brightest star in the constellation Gemini.

While there is Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman mythology and gods associated with constellations, planets and stars, we know the Author and the One who named them.

“He who made the Pleiades and Orion and changes deep darkness into morning, Who also darkens day into night, Who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the surface of the earth, The Lord is His name” (Amos 5:8).

I’ve learned about the ship’s name and possibly, just maybe, why “Castor and Pollux” was included in the account of Paul’s journey by the author, Luke. It’s really deep.


The Constellation

An article explains the meaning of each star. Notice carefully the proper names and descriptions given the stars within Gemini.

“The name of a star in the head of one twin is called Pollux, which means Ruler, or Judge.

Pollux is brighter than the star in his twin Castor.

The name of a star in the head of the other twin head is Castor, which means ~ ‘who comes to labor, or suffer.’

Astronomers have found that the star Castor is actually a complex system of six stars are linked by gravity, although they appear as one without a telescope. [The number six represents man.]

Another star, in the twin Castor’s left foot, is called Al Henah, which means hurt, wounded, or afflicted. Remember, Caster is the one who comes to suffer.

A star in the center of Castor’s body, is called Waset, which means set, and tells of Him who ‘set His face like a flint’ to accomplish this mighty Herculean work; and, when the time was come, ‘steadfastly set His face to go’ to complete it.

The star in the knee of the twin Pollux is called Mebsuta, which means, ‘treading under feet.’ Remember, Pollux means Ruler or Judge.

Within the twins Pollux and Castor, there are other stars with names and meaning that have come to us with a testimony.

One star is called Propus (Hebrew), the branch, spreading.

Another star is called Al Giauza (Arabic), the palm branch.

Another star is named Al Dira (Arabic), the seed, or branch.


Dual Nature of the Messiah

Gemini are Twins ~ with one considered immortal and the other mortal; the Immortal One (Pollux) who comes at the Second Coming is the same as the mortal Son of Man (Castor) who came at the First Coming.

Gemini symbolizes the dual nature of the Messiah, because Jesus is both fully God and fully human: Suffering Servant (Castor) and Conquering King (Pollux).

The Scriptures teach that Jesus was fully God while also being fully human. Paul declared in Colossians 2:9,

“For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.”

Source ~ Gemini

What I learned and share with you is this ~ Figuratively, the ship carrying Paul on the last leg of his journey upon the sea (of life) to Rome was Jesus!



5 Responses to “Signs in the Heavens ~ Gemini”

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  2. there might be other spiritual applications for the other constellations as well.

  3. Castor and Pollux were regarded by Greeks as helpers of humankind and held to be patrons of travellers and of sailors in particular, who invoked them to seek favourable winds.

    Paul arrived safely in Rome, in contrast to the shipwreck he initially suffered due to the wind called Euroclydon (Acts 27:14).

    Did Luke, the writer of Acts, disbelieve in the references to Greek Mythology in the book?

    It is difficult to say in light of 1 Cor 8:5-6: “For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him, and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom all are all things, andf we by him.

    The so-called pagan gods and lords in polytheistic religions could have only existed as spirits or angels from the Christian viewpoint. We have progressed from the many “gods” of polytheism to the much higher revelation of monotheism, of one God over all creation, commanding many angels and spirits.

  4. From Wikipedia: Euroclydon (or in Latin: Euroaquilo) is a cyclonic tempestuous northeast wind which blows in the Mediterranean, mostly in autumn and winter. It is the modern Gregalia (Gregale) or Levanter. From the Greek word eurokludōn [εὐροκλύδων], from Euros (Eurus, meaning east wind) and either the Greek word akulōn (akylōn, meaning north wind), or kludon (meaning a surging wave from the verb kluzo meaning to billow) or the Latin word aquilō (aquilon). Euroclydon is not to be confused with the term Nor’easter, which is a separate storm system that forms in the northeastern portion of the United States.

    For the Greeks, however, winds had a spirit moving them. I don’t think these winds were regarded as gods.

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