Tapestry of the Gods
by Michael D. Robbins
Venus in Gemini or Venus in Relation to Gemini
1. Venus in Relation to Gemini—Uniting the Two Severed Lives:
“The Fishes in Pisces are bound together, as we have seen, and this is a symbol of the captivity of the soul in form, prior to the experience upon the Fixed Cross. The Twins in Gemini are symbols of the same basic duality, but the experience of the many changing incarnations has done its work, and the Band (uniting the two fishes) is in process of dissolution, for part of the work of Pluto is to ‘cut the thread which binds the two opposing lives together.’ It is the task of Venus to ‘reunite the severed lives but with no binding thread’.”
2. Earth’s Close Link to Venus, Influences the Relationship Between Gemini and Sagittarius:
“Gemini and Sagittarius are connected through their ruling planets (because the Earth is more closely related to Venus than to any other planet)…” (EA 131)
3. Venus Linked to Gemini—the “Guardian of the Mystery of Duality”:
“Through Saturn and Venus, therefore, Capricorn is connected with Libra and also with Gemini and Taurus, and these four constellations—Taurus, Gemini, Libra and Capricorn—constitute a potent quaternary of energies and between them produce those conditions and situations which will enable the initiate to demonstrate his readiness and capacity for initiation. They are called the ‘Guardians of the Four Secrets’. …
Gemini—Guards the mystery or secret of duality and presents the initiate with a word which leads to the fusion of the greater pairs of opposite.” (EA 164-165)
4. Venus in Gemini in Relation to Understanding Causes, Resultant Conditions and the Divine Plane:
“Gemini is preeminently the sign of the messenger, and this sign produces many of the messengers of God as they appear down the ages, the revealers of new divine truths and the intermediaries between the fourth and fifth kingdoms.
It is for this reason that you have the exoteric ruler given as Mercury and the esoteric ruler as Venus, for they embody between them the energies of the fourth Ray of Harmony through Conflict and the fifth Ray of Concrete Knowledge or Science which is embryonic understanding of causes and conditions resulting therefrom and also of the Plan.” (EA 354)
5. Venus in Gemini—Representing the Fifth Kingdom:
“Again you have the note of duality in the relationship (established in the activity of these two rulers [Mercury and Venus]) between the third kingdom in nature, the animal kingdom and the kingdom of God or of souls, the fifth kingdom in nature, thus producing the fourth or human kingdom. Between these two the influences play from Sagittarius to Gemini and vice versa.” (EA 354-355)
6. Venus, Under Gemini, Produced Great Crisis of Individualisation:
“It was the activity of Venus—under the influence of Gemini—which produced the great crisis of the individualisation when the two kingdoms “approached” each other. Venus, Mercury and the Earth then set up a magnetic field which made the intervention of the Great Lodge on Sirius and the dual stimulation of Gemini effective in producing significant results of which the fourth kingdom in nature is the expression. Venus is closely related to the ‘brother whose light grows stronger cycle by cycle’ and thus to the soul whose nature is love.” (EA 355)
7. Venus in Relation to Gemini Contributes to the Awakening of the United States and Great Britain:
“All this activity is intensified by two facts: one is that the Earth is the hierarchical ruler of Gemini and the other that Venus is the esoteric ruler. This intensifies all that goes on and leads to the unfoldment upon our planet of the consciousness of universality—to which the word ‘Hierarchy’ is the key.” (EA 361)
8. Venus in Gemini in Relation to the Pain and Sorrow of Earth:
“You have thus established a double dual relationship: that of Gemini itself, the two brothers, and that of the Earth and Venus. The Earth is peculiarly related to the ‘brother whose light is waning,’ for it is not a sacred planet, as you know, and to that aspect of divinity which is material or substantial; Venus is closely related to the ‘brother whose light grows stronger cycle by cycle’ and thus to the soul whose nature is love. It is this Gemini-Venus situation which lies behind the fact that our Earth is uniquely the ‘planet of releasing sorrow and of purifying pain,’ the energy producing these releasing factors being focussed through Mercury and Venus upon our Earth.” (EA 361)
9. Venus in Gemini in Relation to the Conflict Between Desire and Spiritual Will:
“Gemini, via Venus, awakens in humanity (the focal point of our planetary effort) the sense of duality which is the basic factor in the conflict between desire and spiritual will …” (EA 362)
10. Venus in Gemini Revealing the Desire of the Pairs of Opposites for Each Other:
“In Gemini, Venus reveals the desire of the pairs of opposites for each other for this is the underlying theme of the entire creative and evolutionary process—the interplay of the opposites.” (EA 391)
11. Venus in Gemini as the “Angel”:
“Gemini—expresses the relation of the pairs of opposites as they swing the man into activity and evoke his mental perception. With the aid of the ruling planets (Mercury and Venus) the mind begins to function and when the esoteric planet comes into expression and transmitting potency ‘the Messenger and the Angel exchange their understanding’.” (Venus and the divine Manasaputras are closely connected. A.A.B.)
12. Venus in Gemini—Linked to the Concrete Mind of the British Nation:
“Venus rules Taurus and Libra as well as Gemini and hence the well developed lower concrete mind of the British nation. The intuitive mind however needs development.” (DN 83-84)
Specific Expressions of Venus in Gemini
Venus in Gemini for the Average Man
1. Venus in Gemini—Diversity of Interests:
Venus in Gemini develops a felt-interest in a diversity of life experiences.
2. Venus in Gemini—Delight in Diversity; Variety as the “Spice of Life”:
Venus is one of the planets through which enjoyment and appreciation come. When placed in Gemini, these enjoyments are diverse and changeable.
3. Venus in Gemini—Pleasant Speech:
Venus rules that which is pleasant and agreeable, and Gemini, the processes of communication. With this combination, under ordinary circumstances, speech tends to be harmonious rather than otherwise, thus keeping the lines of communication open.
4. Venus in Gemini—The Capacity to “Talk with Anybody”:
Even at a relatively early stage of evolution, Venus in Gemini can always find something agreeable to say. This ability promotes superficial rapport, but no real depth in communication.
5. Venus in Gemini—Mental Interest in Sex; Love Letters; Love on the Internet:
Gemini is one of the mental signs, and Venus, though related to the affections, is also a mental planet. The thought-life may be preoccupied with themes of relationship, love and sex. The Internet gives an unusual opportunity to relate to objects of affection is a ‘disembodied’ way. With Venus in Gemini, love affairs through the mail have always been a preferred mode of expression. Today’s instantaneous communication technology, given even more ample scope to the Venus in Gemini tendency to communicate love.
6. Venus in Gemini— “Light-Hearted” Attractions:
Venus is a planet a magnetism. When (upon the early Mutable Cross) Venus is found in Gemini, the sign of diversity, affections will be inconsistent, superficial, and ephemeral. The butterfly alights momentarily upon the flower.
7. Venus in Gemini—Deceptively ‘Sweet’ Speech:
Gemini has much of the devious third ray, and Venus, selfishly expressed, can use agreeable methods to gain its ends. There may be false promises, and pleasant but misleading conversation. One can see the value of this combination for successful diplomacy—whether for good or bad purposes.
8. Venus in Gemini—Insistence upon Freedom in the Affectional Life:
In and of itself, the Venus in Gemini combination upon the Mutable Cross makes it difficult to attach one’s affections to any single person or object. The subject insists upon the freedom to be interested in and attracted to a range of persons, places and things.
9. Venus in Gemini—Using the Hands and Fingers to Create Objects of Beauty:
Gemini often has the capacity to really use the hands and fingers to create; it is a sign which facilitates skillful and often delicate manipulation. In combination with Venus, the result may be the creation of objects of beauty. This will also be found (perhaps in a manner more pronounced) in Virgo, another Mercurian sign.
Venus in Gemini for the Advanced Man
1. Venus in Gemini—The Sharpening of the Mind:
Venus is the planet of “intelligent mind” and Gemini, one of the major signs of intelligence. The dualism of Gemini and the intelligence of Venus give the capacity for acute observation and objectivity. Binding attachments do not get in the way of vision.
2. Venus in Gemini—the Illumination of the Mental Field:
The lower mind (and etheric body) are strongly influenced by Gemini. For the advanced man, this combination promotes the general illumination of the mental field, and an increasing harmonization of the etheric field.
3. Venus in Gemini—the Mind as an Agent of Fusion, not Just of Interplay:
Venus in Gemini fuses the contents of the mind, and allows the mind to act as an agent of fusion in which all contrasting dualities are drawn into closer rapport. This transcends mere interplay between thoughts. Venus in Gemini sets up conditions within the mind which eventuate in the establishment of “pure reason”.
4. Venus in Gemini—a Higher Correspondence to Fickleness:
Lower Venus in Gemini has a reputation for fickleness. The question arises, “Which of many, do I love?” “Or do I love them all?” “Or do I really love none?” On a higher turn of the spiral, and until the issue between soul dominance or personality dominance is decided, the question may arise, “Which o the two ‘Twins’ do I love the most—the personal twin or the impersonal, solar twin?” “Why are my affections constantly changing, loving first one, then the other, repeatedly?”
5. Venus in Gemini—the Power to Find Joy in Diversity:
This is potentially a joyful combination, with the ability to really appreciate life’s diversity. This position promotes “joy-de vivre”—the “joy of life”.
6. Venus in Gemini—the Wisdom of Non-Binding Human Relationship:
Venus in Gemini promotes magnetic union which is not tethered. Freedom and union co-exist. The second aspect of divinity is pronounced. There is wisdom in this non-binding way of relating—freely, yet maintaining good rapport.
7. Venus in Gemini—the Soul Aided in the Process of Detachment:
Early Venus in Taurus can promote strong, binding attachments. Venus in Gemini begins to loosen these attachments, by widening the range of attractions.
8. Venus in Gemini—the Ability to Focus upon and Understand Relations:
Venus in Gemini is the ‘spotlight’ focused upon relations of all kinds. With this combination, the ability to see “how things fit together” is quite different from that promoted by Mercury—it is somewhat clearer and more stable than the Mercurial approach. Venus gives an understanding of affinity and rapport, revealing the “how and why” of attraction—the subtle forces which really hold relations together.
9. Venus in Gemini—Cultured Communication:
For the advanced man, Venus in Gemini confers the ability to speak intelligently upon matters of art and culture. The quality (Venus) of the exchange (Gemini) becomes an important issue. Speech is used to promote the higher values.
10. Venus in Gemini—Communications which Unify:
Right human relations depend much upon the quality of thought and speech. Both Venus and Gemini transmit the unifying second ray. Thus the thought conceived, and the speech shared as an expression of that thought, tend to bring people into loving and harmonious relationship rather than cause friction and separation (which we would expect with the Mars in Gemini combination).
11. Venus in Gemini—Diversity of Artistic Expression:
Venus is associated with culture and the arts, and Gemini with the concept of “media”—the means of bridging, relating, communicating. If an individual with this combination is an artist, there will a capacity for expression along more than one line, and perhaps along several.
12. Venus in Gemini—Facility of Rapport:
With Venus in Gemini, the advanced individual can easily come en-rapport with a diversity of individuals. The tendency is to look for that which unites rather than separates. A mundane example is the “talk show host”, whose job it is to interest himself in a wide diversity of people, and to speak appreciatively and harmoniously with them.
13. Venus in Gemini—Refined Literary Expression:
This combination not only promotes cultured speech, but cultured writing. Beauty and refinement are expressed through the written word. The “pen” increasingly expresses the soul. The literary style tends to be aesthetically pleasing, polished and refined.
14. Venus in Gemini—the Ability to See the Relationship Between Dualities:
Whereas Mercury excels in comparing and contrasting (noting, especially, differences and distinctions, thus emphasizing the poles), Venus focuses upon similarity. Though differences may, indeed, exist, the combination of Venus in Gemini prefers to point out the “things held in common”, thus facilitating the “bridging of polarities”. Venus in Gemini facilitates the understanding that dualities are really “two sides of the same thing”.
15. Venus in Gemini—Bringing Together Opposing Points of View by Seeing the Value of Both Sides:
Gemini and Mercury together indicate sharp contrasts between different points of view. With Venus in Gemini there is a great need to unite the poles. For the advanced man this works out more on the horizontal level than the spiritual-vertical level; there are many pairs of opposites within the three worlds which can be united if the value of the contrasting positions is duly noted.
16. Venus in Gemini—Facilitation of a Triangular Perspective:
In the process of uniting the poles, a third point of view is created. A subjective point of tension is created which appreciates the underlying relationship between the opposites.
Venus in Gemini for the Disciple/Initiate
1. Venus in Gemini—the Soul and Personality Take as Real Interest in Each Other:
The “Twins” turn toward each other and begin a deep process of learning about each other—a process characterized by focussed, attentive interest. There ensues a profound dialogue between the subjective and objective aspects of the human being leading eventually (in Gemini) to non-binding fusion between this great pair of opposites.
2. Venus in Gemini—the Soul and Personality Develop a Real Love for Each Other:
Mutual interest is a preliminary phase. This interest grows into the desire of the pair of opposites for each other, and finally, to their non-binding fusion in love. The “warring brothers” become the “loving brothers”.
3. Venus in Gemini—Engagement, Preceding the Marriage Between Heaven and Earth:
Venus in Gemini represents a stage preparatory to the wedding of the pair of opposites—soul and personality. Perhaps we might think of it as “engagement”. The wedding is consummated in Libra, but in Gemini the two become increasingly ‘intimate’ with each other. In a way, they come to “know each other’s minds”. The mental interplay between the two “brothers” is, perhaps, more accentuated with Venus in Gemini than with Venus in Libra.
4. Venus in Gemini—Emphasizing the Christ-Potentials of the Higher Mind:
Because Mercury is a co-ruler of Gemini, and Mercury is the “Son of Mind”; and because Gemini is so much associated with the Christ, Venus in Gemini emphasizes the soul, not just as the higher mind, but as the higher love. Taurus is associated with light and power. Gemini with light and love. Thus Venus in Gemini emphasizes higher mind as the carrier of the :Love of Christ”.
5. Venus in Gemini—Mind as an Agent of Fusion Between Soul and Personality:
So often the mind is considered the “slayer of the real”. But under Venus in Gemini, the mind can become the “mind that is in Christ”. Rather than act as an agent of separation, such a mind, through illumined understanding, facilitates the attraction and rapport of soul and personality for each other.
6. Venus in Gemini—The Solar Angel has a Number of Channels of Communication with which to Reach the World.
Many are the gifts of the Solar Angel (represented by Venus). Not all gifts of the Solar Angel (or even the entire contents of the causal body) can possibly be expressed through a single personality mechanism (for destruction would result), but Gemini offers the possibility of a greater number of avenues of expression than may be found with most other placements. Venus in Aquarius also offers this variety.
7. Venus in Gemini—the Mind Held Steady in the Light:
Gemini is associated with volatility of the chitta or “mind-stuff”. Venus brings a quieting and stabilizing vibration, steadying the “monkey mind”, and rendering it receptive to soul-illumination (Venus).
8. Venus in Gemini—Great Mental Illumination:
Venus is the esoteric ruler of Gemini. The “light value” of this planet is easily expressed in Gemini—the sign so much associated with the illumination of the mind. The mental light which made its appearance in the advancing man, is brought to an increasingly high level of brilliance in the case of the disciple and initiate.
9. Venus in Gemini—Telepathy:
Probably a number of astrological indicators promote telepathy, but Venus in Gemini is one of them. Venus rules the ajna (and probably, to a degree, the “brow center” as differentiated from the ajna), and Gemini rules all manner of communication. Successful sending and receiving depends upon the energy of love. The Tibetan explains the process as follows:
“It is fundamentally necessary that the new groups which are inaugurating the new discipleship should eventually establish a telepathic rapport with each other. Later, when there is a closer individual inter-relation, it will be possible to give definite teaching which will make this increasingly possible, but in the meantime a hint will have to suffice. It is foundational in nature and will have to be accepted and somewhat understood prior to successful work in all these pioneering groups. Think outwardly towards each other in love. Just simply that, my brothers—simply and humbly that and no more than that at present. Can you accept such a simple rule—apparently simple? In this way the etheric body of this group of disciples will be animated by the golden energy and the light of love and thus a network of light will be established which will form a focal point of energy in the etheric body of humanity itself and eventually in the planetary etheric body also.” (DINA I 80)
It can be readily seen how Venus in Gemini is ideally suited to promote this thinking outwardly towards each other in love.
10. Venus in Gemini—Harmlessness in Thought and Speech:
Venus is a primary planet of love, and Gemini rules thought and speech. For the disciple or initiate under Venus, it becomes possible to think and speak in such as way that no harm is caused. The cultivation of loving thought and speech is facilitated by this combination.
11. Venus in Gemini—Relational Blending of the Chakras—Etheric Fusion:
Gemini is associated with the etheric body and its many bi-polar relationships, and Venus with the harmonizing of the poles. Venus in Gemini (in the case of the disciple or initiate) contributes to the harmonization of the chakric system, establishing rapport and harmonious, bi-polar interplay between interplaying pairs of chakras. This combination, thus, facilitates what might be called ‘relational blending’ between the centers of the etheric body.
12. Venus in Gemini—Promotes Soul-Personality Union:
Venus in Gemini is one of the combinations most associated with promoting soul-personality relationship leading to non-binding fusion. This planetary position represents the love of this great pair of opposites for each other.
13. Venus in Gemini Represents the Central Point of Focus Uniting Triad and Personality:
If the “Twins” are conceived as representing not only soul and personality, but triad and personality, then Venus represents the “midway point”—the Solar Angel/Egoic Lotus/causal body—midway between Triad and personality. The Solar Angel (and its instrument of expression on the higher mental plane) has ever been the magnetic link (Venus) between the higher and lower triads.
14. Venus in Gemini—Related to the “Law of Polar Union”:
The Law of Magnetic Impulse (the second Law of the Soul, called also the Law of Polar Union) comes, technically, under the influence of Libra and of Venus in Libra, but Venus in Gemini can be understood as having a close relation to this Law as well. The Law establishes communication, rapport and union between souls on their own high level. Libra represents marriage, but Gemini, facilitating intercourse, is preparatory to the married state—and must continue its beneficent work after the marriage, if the marriage is to be successful. Gemini rules the realm of the Angels, and Venus is emblematic of the Angels, themselves. One can see how this combination, Venus in Gemini, can be understood as representing the telepathic communication between souls on the higher dimensions.
15. Venus in Gemini—Mediation:
Gemini is the mediator between all zodiacal pairs except Gemini, itself, and Sagittarius. Venus, too, can be considered a planet of ‘magnetic mediation’. Together they can provide the ‘strand of loving connection’ between polarities resistant to bridging.
16. Venus in Gemini—Promoting Unity in the Planetary Etheric Body:
The unity and harmony which the disciple can achieve in his own etheric body (under this influence), is a harbinger of the love, unity and fusion which can be created in the planetary etheric web. Venus in Gemini (as does Venus in Aquarius) sends love through the network. The tendency of Venus to triangulate the opposites, suggests the service activity known as Triangles, the purpose of which is to transform the planetary etheric body into a network of triangles which carries the energies of love (goodwill) and light.
17. Venus in Gemini—a Strong Indicator of the Power of the Ajna Center:
Venus is always considered a ruler of the ajna center which is divided into two contrasting parts. Dualistic Gemini has definite resonance with these two parts, and (in combination with Venus) contributes to the fusion of these polarities.
18. Venus in Gemini—the Triadal Illumination of the Mind:
Venus in Gemini is instrumental in the construction of the antahkarana (the “bridge of light”). Mercury weaves the strands of light together, and Venus provides the magnetism to sustain the ‘lighted rapport’ between higher and lower, drawing them ever more closely into union. The ajna center can become an medium of expression for triadal energies. “The ajna centre relates the Spiritual Triad (the expression of the monad in the formless worlds) to the personality.” (EA 148) Venus in Gemini strongly influences the ajna center. With this combination, therefore, the inflow of triadal illumination into the mind is distinctly probable. Venus in Gemini thus invokes not only the light of the soul, but the light of the Spiritual Triad.
19. Venus in Gemini—Thought as Beneficent Service:
Gemini serves much through the power of the mind. In combination with Venus, the Geminian tendency is to create “loving thoughtforms of solution”—intelligent and luminous. These forms will go forth into the three worlds, conditioning especially the mental atmosphere of the planet and the etheric web.
20. Venus in Gemini—Love Realized Mentally:
With Venus in Gemini (for the disciple and initiate)The ability to create mental-soul love is pronounced. Love as a mental phenomenon. Recognizing the soul as a being upon the mental plane. The realization that soul love is highly mental.
21. Venus in Gemini—Facility for Work upon the Higher Mental Plane:
Venus is correlated strongly to the higher mental plane rather than to the lower. While the concrete mind can, indeed, be clarified and enlightened through the agency of this combination, the real work to be performed is on the higher three subplanes where the powers of
1) spiritual discernment,
2) response to group vibration, and
3) spiritual telepathy are focussed. (cf. TCF 188) Interestingly, in the horoscope of Alice Bailey, Venus was placed in the sign Gemini.
22. Venus in Gemini—Facilitates Pure Reason:
The achievement of “pure reason” is dependent upon a number of planets—Mercury, Neptune, Jupiter, and Venus. In the state of pure reason, all contents of the mind are so en rapport with each other that mental friction and “cognitive dissonance” are overcome. Every thought, therefore, enhances the value and revelatory power of every other thought.
23. Venus in Gemini—Related to the Festival of the Christ—the Festival of Goodwill:
In the Christ Festival the “Two Brothers”, the Buddha and the Christ cooperate. Taurus, the sign of the Buddha, and Gemini, one of the main signs of the Christ, are linked via Venus (which is a planet of love-wisdom).
The soul of light and good will – Festival of Good Will linking all factors together in the bonds of intelligent love.
24. Venus in Gemini—Related to the Lung and Heart Area:
We might infer that since Venus represents the Solar Angel, the influence of the Solar Angel upon the vitality (related to the breath, the lungs and the lung center) and upon the Heart center would be implicated in this placement.
25. Venus in Gemini—Related to Duality and Polarity within the Ajna Center:
There is a connection here to the process of fusing the two sides of the ajna center, again buddhi-manas and the triangles. Venus assists the communication between right and left and between high and low. The ajna is a very synthetic center and there are a number of signs that have relevance to its expression: Capricorn (soul vision from the mountain top); Sagittarius (one-pointedness); Leo (integrating the whole personality); Libra (evaluation and balancing of left and right); Gemini (interplay of dualities and Venus—the harmonizing the dualities); Taurus (light); Aries (leading with the personality)
26. Venus in Gemini—
Related to Articulating the Word of the Soul