The excerpt is extracted from Raphael’s work, “A Manual of Astrology,” detailing the contrasting lives of two individuals—one lived amidst royalty, while the other experienced an ordinary existence. Despite their divergent social statuses, the passage highlights the pervasive influence of horoscopes on their respective realities. This prompts a fascinating exploration into the lives of astrological twins and the uncanny parallels in their life trajectories.
In the Newspapers of February 1820, the death of MR Samuel Hemmings was noticed. It was stated that he had been an ironmonger and prosperous in trade – that he was born on the 4th of June 1738, at nearly the same moment as his majesty George the III. and in the same parish of St. Martin’s in the fields; – that he went into business for himself on October 1760; when his late Majesty came to the throne, that he married (the 8th September 1761,) the same day as the king; and finally after other events of his life has resembled those which happened to the late king; that he dies on Saturday, January 29th 1820, on the same day, and nearly the same hour as his late majesty! After such an authenticated and luminous instance as the foregoing, where the lives of two individuals born at the same moment, corresponded in every remarkable particular, even in life and death; can the Astrologer be accused of superstition or absurdity, should he pronounce the fates of mankind to be subject to planetary influence? Or can any rational mind, upon nature and sober reflection, attribute the foregoing most pointed agreement in their destinies – to mere chance?
In regard to the topic of real twins, Rose Marcus says the following:,
Early on in my study of astrology, I often asked known experts int he field to explain the scenario of twins. The charts appear to look the same, yet each twin would typically manifest such different realities. One response to this question was that each twin would take on a different expression of the same aspect. In other words, twins would express different sides of the same coin, or one might express the light and the other the shadow of any given aspect. So much is wrapped up in a single signature where various dynamics can potentially play out. The key is to know in full what a certain symbol represents. Although I found that twins do play out different sides or although the charts of twins appear to look the same, one is dealing with two different souls . This fact means two souls with different past-life dynamics, evolutionary intentions, and, in many cases, different stage of evolution. As Carl Jung shared in his teachings, an essential role of the counselor is to objectively validate the subjective reality of the client. With that said, much information is gleaned simply observing each twin, asking questions, and adjusting accordingly.