Propus Star – Between the Twins

Propus is at 19°01′ Cancer with an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Propus Star Astrology

Gemini Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Propus on July 10

Fixed star Propus, Iota Geminorum, is a magnitude 3.8 star located between the shoulders of the Twins of Gemini Constellation. In the image of the constellation above, the name Propus is incorrectly applied to Eta Geminorum, Tejat Prior, in the left foot of Castor. The Constellation of Words website also makes this mistake. The traditional name Propus is from a Latin word which implies Close.

In certain tribes along the shores of the Arabian sea that speak languages influenced heavily by Mesopotamia, Iota Geminorum appears in oral traditions as Saritcha. It symbolizes companionship, clearly influenced by either Greek or Babylonian mythology. In one of the Lurs epic, the princess promises her beloved eternal love and companionship under Saritcha’s watchful and approving gaze. [1]

Degree*

14 ♋ 58
18 ♋ 31
19 ♋ 01
20 ♋ 14
23 ♋ 13

Fixed Star

Canopus
Wasat
Propus
Castor
Pollux

Orb

2°40′
1°40′
1°40′
2°20′
2°30′

Propus Star Astrology

Fixed star Propus is a small star situated between the Twins. Of the nature of Mercury and Venus. It gives strength, eminence and success. [2]

ι is Propus in the Standard Dictionary, although it lies between the shoulders of the Twins. [3]

Propus, ι Geminorum, is the last of the significant stars in Gemini, its position being just over one degree short of Castor, and yet another Mercury-Venus type. A good deal of confusion surrounds this name in various old astronomical works, some of which derive it from the Greek προποε and apply it to Tejat Prior in Castor’s foot. But it is now quite definitely the star between the twin’s shoulders, where they come ‘close’ together, as the word implies in Latin. So we should read into this star the qualities of cooperation, of ‘two heads being better than one’ and of associative thinking – just as we are trying to do right now, along with those now familiar Mercury-Venus attributes we have been seeing already (in Gemini). This associative-thinking quality is very vital in the practice of astrology when it comes to reading an horoscope, and so naturally Propus in a good placing on the natal chart tells us we have a good astrologer born there. But in psychotherapy we know too that associative thinking is a feature of such pathological states as paranoia, where quite unconnected and innocent actions by other people may be welded by a patient into a thrilling plot of conspiracy against him or her.

So Propus, with the ‘help’ of nearby saturnine Wasat, may be yet another factor in the negative, ‘nervous breakdown’ qualities which we note to occur sometimes with Castor. Apart from drawing attention of the patient to the ancient historic reasons for our unconscious states of fear (for which refer again to Castor), a good therapy for sufferers from Propus in particular is to encourage them to employ their associative thinking capacities deliberately and usefully, so that they become skilled in the control of them. A good astrologer is preferable to a sick paranoiac any time! [4]

Propus rules the top 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]

Propus Star, Iota Geminorum

Propus Star, Iota Geminorum [www.sabrizain.org]

Propus Star Conjunctions

Venus conjunct Propus: This is the glutton – a total craving for everything that makes these natives feel secure. They gorge themselves on food and especially heavy and sweet liquers. It is a feast and orgy with these natives as they proceed to over indulge in sex, possessions and all the things that money can buy, even luring others into their vulgar state. They usually end up with severe clogging of the liver, kidneys and stomach. They just cannot seem to get control of themselves and are literally killing themselves from the time they are born. [5]

Mars conjunct Propus: There are heat flareups of the tissues at this point that tend to become feverish and irritated, thus making it uncomfortable for these persons to eat solid foods. Cold foods would be best with this energy point and relief could be obtained by drinking cooler herb teas, such as peppermint and spearmint. [5]

Saturn conjunct Propus: This is stressful for the digestive system as these persons would encounter spasms at the top of the stomach which brings the tissues tightly together and closes them off. This can bring pains up through the chest and to the throat along with digestive problems. It would be best for these individuals to eat soft, liquid-type food that is hot, never cold. Cold foods would bring on the spasms that cause the trouble in the first place. [5]

Uranus conjunct Propus: This causes cramping of the muscles in the stomach area along with spasms. These natives continually buy antacids in the hope of curing the problem, but the problem continues. Drinking fruit juices, especially orange juice would help the disorder. [5]

Saturn conjunct Uranus conjunct Propus: With the conjunction at this point, it is almost impossible for these persons to digest food. Ultimately, a tube would have to be placed ata the opening of the stomach in order to keep it open. [5]

References

1. Iota Geminorum, Wikipedia
2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, p.46, 193.
3. Gemini, the Twins. Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.46.
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.51.

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

4 thoughts on “Propus Star – Between the Twins

  1. This one is interesting!! Descriptions sound so Gemini : on the one hand “Of the nature of Mercury and Venus. It gives strength, eminence and success. [2]” but on the other hand “Constellation Gemini is said to cause trouble and disgrace, sickness, loss of fortune, affliction and danger to the knees. [1]”

    I have Venus natally at 19.12 so moving my Venus forward to catch up with the stars positions for 2000 it would then be at 19.28, so this fix star would stil be very veryy close to my Venus (0.27) and then Wasat at 0.97 and Castor at 0.86 ! Three fix starts near a planet … ummm….not sure whether t’s so good taking into account that you once told me that my Venus plays a big role on my chart and on top of that it’s natally square my Pluto!…sounds like a very hot point in the chart …

    out of curiosity how strong are these three fix starts?

    • Always take the interpretation of the fixed star over that of the constellation. Castor is by far the strongest so if the orbs are similar it will dominate.

      • Thanks Jamie for clarifications. I feel identify with the second description (5) as for the (1) it may be true that my life is peculiar and I have many extreme ups and downs (more recently than ever) as for the last part “unfavourable for marriage” ….that sounds bad …would the square of pluto make this impossible? should I understand this on a personal or a business manner? Thanks!

        • I have my DC here Meli and am about to embark on my 4th marriage. It depends how you look at things. I could have had one successful marriage, meaning successful by lasting a life time. but it would have been between two very unhappy people. I see it that i have had 3 happy and rewarding marriages so far. They simply did not last for ever. Plus I have Venus opposite Saturn so don’t worry about what you have. Venus square Pluto will give some intense jealousy but that can be worked through and some people don’t mind at all. YOu may find a partner who like being obsessed over. Just as you may enjoy a partner being jealous. Role playing is important with hard Pluto aspect in relationships. Anything from silk scarves to handcuffs will do the trick.

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