Do time-twins have parallel lives?
The Greek author Plutarch lived 46-120 AD - it is from him we
know that over the entrance to the initiations in Delphi it was
written: ”Know yourself!”. Plutarch wrote a wise and interesting
work with parallel stories about great historical personalities
whose lives had particularly many striking parallels.
Carl Jung, synchronicity, - Rambo and George W. Bush
Among of closer date-associated twins are the day-twins, i.e.
two persons who were born on the same day and year but
not at the same point of time.
Alexander, Caesar and Napoleon: date-twins and brilliant generals
When Plutarch mentions the birth of Alexander the Great, he is also alluding to the constellation Leo in which Alexander was born on a particular day - in modern calendar on 20th July 356 BC. It took place while the Leo constellation’s main star, the Basilisk also called Regulus, was passed by the Sun, a so-called close conjunction. In ancient star mythological tradition it was, according to astronomer Ptolemy, considered that this kind conjunction made it possible under the right circumstances for a person to be provided with a highly illustrious carrier.
In significant detail Plutarch places Alexander the Great as a counterpart to Caesar, and both of these famous generals compared on a range of important parallel points in their life and work. - But an extra detail was not mentioned by Plutarch, that they both were born around the 20th July. The Earth's angle to the sky moves slowly through the millennia, and at Alexander's and Caesar's time their dates were very close to the day when the sun passed the Basilisk-star.
Alexander's mother, Queen Olympia, had carefully planned the birth time and thus his conception, which was carried out ritually in an Egyptian temple on the Greek island of Samothrace. In the text on Alexander's birth Plutarch adds that on the very same day of he birth, 20 July 356 BC, a young Greek desperado, Herostratus, wanted to be famous and had King Croesos’ Artemis temple - one of Seven Wonders the ancient World - burned down. It seems that he had chosen the right day.
In more recent times Napoleon was one of history's best
Despite Napoleon’s immense self-conceit about his own abilities,
he often spoke about dependence or influence from his “destiny
star” or “lucky star”
- this is documented in the staff records.
Which star was Napoleon’s “destiny star”? Was it that he was
born on 15th August, 1769?
In any case the phenomenon of time-twins is known as an interesting research area within professional astrology. It may provide an opportunity to examine differences and similarities among people with very similar horoscopes. Biological twins have nearly identical genes, and identical twins have exactly the same genes - but time-twins, naturally, have different genes. There are not very many recorded cases of the phenomenon, but the number is during periods seen having sharp increase when parents are more attentive to remember or write down their children’s exact birth time.
The well-known example of time-twins is by the authors James Joyce and James Stephens. They were both born 2nd February 1882 at 06:00 in Dublin. So far as we know they are the only writers who were born in Ireland throughout the year. Both had a fantastic developed sense of language. Joyce even won great fame for his book "Ulysses" and was awarded the Nobel Prize in the early 1920’s. However, owever, HStephens did not join that class. There are many similarities in their appearance, which corresponds astrologically with the fact that they have the ascendant in the same sign, namely Capricorn. This is said to often resulting in having a long, narrow face, sometimes with distinct cheekbones.
Another case is Joyce Ritter and Jean Henderson from the USA. They came at age six to live side by side in White Plains, New York. It turned out that they had been born in the same maternity clinic within five minutes. They resembled each other so much that both parents and teachers found it difficult to distinguish them. They liked the same things and had the same attitude in many areas. They both came from families with five children and their fathers had similar jobs in the same airport.
A more known example of time-twins is King George III of England
and Samuel Hemming, who were both born 4th of June 1738. In
addition to similarities in their appearance, they had similar
life cycle, albeit on separate social level. Hemming started his
hardware business the same day as George assumed the throne.
Both were married 8th September 1761. They had the same number
of children and of the same gender. They became sick
simultaneously and had a serious accident simultaneously. They
both died 29th January from the same cause, namely the metabolic
Benjamino Gigli and Lauritz Melchior were both born 20th March 1890. They were both world-famous tenors and also resembled each other by type.
Two children were born 22nd February 1985 and got the same name
David Charles Heymann. David, because both parents liked most
that name. Charles, after one of the grandparents in both
families. The families first met at the hospital where the
births took place. The main reason for the contact was
established (and later maintained) was that telephone
conversations were directed to the 'wrong' mother - the gifts
were also interchanged. Children were born within the same hour,
and their measure and weight were the same. But the obstetrician
was not the same. One was named Halpern, the other Alpern.
The riddles on the same or a similar person
"… I can well imagine that I might have lived in former
centuries ... that I had to be born again because I had not
fulfilled the task ‘Memories, Dreams and Reflections’ given to
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