Pollux Star – The Immortal Twin Hercules

Pollux is at 23°13′ Cancer with an orb of 2°30′
Fixed Star Pollux Star Astrology

Gemini Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Pollux on July 15

Fixed star Pollux, Beta Geminorum, is a 1.1 magnitude giant yellow-orange star, located in the head of the Southern Twin of Gemini Constellation. Even though classified as the beta star of Gemini, it is in fact brighter than its twin Castor (α Geminorum).  On June 16, 2006, it was revealed that the Pollux star has an orbiting planet termed Pollux b. It is about twice the size of Jupiter with an orbit of 590 days.

Castor and Pollux were the Two Gods of Sparta in Greece, sons of Leda, Queen of Sparta. Their Roman equivalents are Apollo and Hercules. Pollux (Hercules) comes from the Greek Poludeukes, hence he was the Boxer. Pollux was the immortal twin and a skilled Horseman. When Castor was killed in battle, Pollux asked his father Zeus (Jupiter) that he die to forever be with Castor. Zeus killed Pollux with a bolt of lightning and placed the twins in heaven as the constellation Gemini.

Degree*

19 ♋ 01
20 ♋ 14
23 ♋ 13
25 ♋ 47
07 ♌ 20

Fixed Star

Propus
Castor
Pollux
Procyon
Praesepe

Orb

1°40′
2°20′
2°30′
2°40′
1°00′

Pollux Star Astrology

Fixed star Pollux is of the nature of Mars. It gives a subtle, crafty, spirited, brave, audacious, cruel and rash nature, a love of boxing, dignified malevolence, and is connected with poisons. It represents Pollux, the immortal one of the twins, famous for his skill in boxing. Sometimes called Hercules, and symbolically named A Heartless Judge. [1]

Pollux a nature as that of Mars and has always been considered to portend eminence and renown, but can indicate a cruel, rash nature and a propensity to be connected with poisons. The energy of Mars can be extremely valuable in such areas as war and business and politics. [2]

Pollux, also called Hercules, in the Twins, has a strongly felt Martian nature and has the name ‘the wicked boy’ of the brother-and-sister part of Castor and Pollux. According to its nature, this star is brutal and tyrannical, violent and cruel if in conjunction with the lights, AC or MC or even linked with malefics. Just as Mars has its good sides if the energy it creates is channeled constructively, so Pollux should not always be considered as unhelpful. The star badly place could manifest that way, not by the native misusing his energy but by others deceiving the native and fate playing him some cruel tricks. Once again, a fixed star conjunction alone is not necessarily responsible. One has to study the structural elements in the entire cosmogram, Configurations such as this conjunction would indicate the need to be careful, but one cannot deduce a violent death as an outcome. [3]

Pollux, β Geminorum, is by Ptolemy’s account a Mars star. appropriate for the twin who killed the other; he was also the immortal one, a son of Zeus (Jupiter) and thus favored by him, and interesting contrast to Jehovah’s (Jupiter’s) anger at Cain’s behavior. At certain periods, this star has also been called Hercules, not to be confused with the constellation of the same name, a hero of so many labors and deeds of valor in humanity’s growth. While often tarred with the same brush as Castor in some astrology, it is generally counted a more positive symbol and the underlying reason may be that it is close in spectral class and color to the Sun, and,  though having at least five faint companions as seen from Earth, these are in fact far distant beyond it: It is not a binary. Prominent on a horoscope, it certainly can show aptitude for getting into quarrels, but in a well configured situation it also denotes a power of penetration on the mental plane, aided no doubt by its near neighbor in longitude, the Mercury-Mars star Procyon, α Canis Minoris. [4]

Pollux rules the back of the stomach in the human body. [5]

Constellation Gemini is said to cause trouble and disgrace, sickness, loss of fortune, affliction and danger to the knees. [1]

Astrologers assigned to this constellation guardianship over human hands, arms, and shoulders; while Albumasar held that it portended intense devotion, genius, largeness of mind, goodness, and liberality. Considered the House of Mercury and a fortunate sign. Chinese astrologers asserted that if this constellation were invaded by Mars, war and a poor harvest would ensue. [2]

Pollux Star, Beta Geminorum

Pollux Star, Beta Geminorum [astropixels.com]

Pollux Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Pollux: Bad eyes, blindness, injuries to the face, sickness, wounds, imprisonment, ephemeral honor and preferment. [1]

Midheaven conjunct Pollux: Honor and preferment but danger of disgrace and ruin. [1]

Sun conjunct Pollux: Occult and theosophical interests, blows, stabs, serious accidents, shooting, shipwreck, murderer or murdered, extreme sickness and diseases, fevers, ailments affecting the stomach, homosexual, riches and honor but final ruin, blindness, injuries to head and face, quarrels, rape committed or suffered, banishment, imprisonment for embezzling, violent death, decapitation. [1]

Moon conjunct Pollux: Hatred of the vulgar, ill-will of women, danger from thieves, violent death, power, pride, sickness, calamity, wounds, imprisonment, injuries to face, defective sight or blindness especially if Mars or the Sun be in square from Aries. If Mars or the Sun be in square from Libra, danger of accidents and legal or matrimonial troubles but, if in opposition from Capricorn, danger to the mother’s honor and reputation. If Mars be in conjunction, death by suffocation, drowning or assassination. If Mars be with Arcturus in the 1st or 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, houses, death by suffocation. [1]

Mercury conjunct Pollux: Unbalanced mind, unpopular and peculiar occupation, trouble with father through relatives or enemies, domestic disharmony, anxiety, loss through land, property and mines. [1]

Venus conjunct Pollux: Strong and unregulated passions, danger of seduction if female, loss through women, danger of poison. [1]

Mars conjunct Pollux: Violent, murderer or murdered, high position but final ruin, violent death by suffocation, drowning or assassination especially if the Moon be there also. [1]

This position is crucial here as it can disrupt the lining of the entire stomach by keeping the stomach lining open so that it becomes very irritated. The stomach lining is pulled away from the stomach wall allowing the tissues to become inflamed.  In severe cases, it would be necessary to remove part of the stomach, or the entire stomach if the damage is that severe. The problem here is that they cover the symptoms up by taking antacid and pain pills thus aggravating the problem. This ailment can be greatly alleviated if these persons will crush almonds and walnuts to a pulp, adding a small amount of milk, or water if preferred, placing it in a blender and beaten into a paste. Eating the paste would be very healing to the stomach as these nuts have an oil that is very healing to this part of the body. [5]

Jupiter conjunct Pollux: Legal losses, high position but danger of disgrace, trouble through relatives, banishment or imprisonment. [1]

Saturn conjunct Pollux: Bad temper, bitter, sarcastic, loss of arm or leg, loss of parents or trouble through step-parents, much help from a friend, lack of education, sudden death while following occupation through horses or large animals. [2]

Uranus conjunct Pollux: Occult interests, psychic ability, selfish, proud, vain of person and appearance, success in connection with the Government, companies or electrical matters, harmonious marriage in middle age, favorable for children, end of life not so favorable as middle. [1]

Similar to Uranus at the fixed star Propus. It causes the nervous stomach and the problem is purely psychological. They have an insecure feeling within, and to alleviate the problem, they must find out what makes them insecure, and then do what is necessary to eliminate it. It would be helpful for them to drink a warm glass of milk before retiring. [6]

Neptune conjunct Pollux: Changeable, many travels, excellent linguist, many influential friends, good for partnership, peculiar conditions in marriage and partner often a foreigner, occupation connected with exploration or zoological and botanical work abroad, minor accidents, isolated death through fever or virulent disease. [1]

References

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.46, 185.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.39.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.34.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.44.
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.54

* All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

6 thoughts on “Pollux Star – The Immortal Twin Hercules

  1. What about if pollux opposition mars (orb 40′) and pollux triangular moon (orb 10′)?

  2. Great work (as always). Do you have any thoughts on Pollux conjunct the Nodes?

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