In this six minute reading from my latest book “Postcards to the Future” – a collection of 60 essays, articles and columns published between 1995 and 2021 – I tackle one of the most frequent questions astrologers are ever asked: how does astrology account for twin differences when especially with identical twins, they both have almost identical birth charts or horoscopes? I formulated a theory based on my own observations over years, then tested it out with my students. I think you’ll find the results fascinating. We certainly did!
‘Postcards to the Future: Mercurial Musings 1995-2021…’ is available everywhere on Amazon, here for Amazon UK , locally in Glasgow G20 at the lovely Opal Moon, in London at The Astrology Shop and Watkins Books – and from The Wessex Astrologer.
150 words copyright Anne Whitaker 2022
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12 thoughts on “Can astrology account for twin differences? Yes it can…”
I’m sharing some lovely supportive, informative comments which were left on this post via Facebook: Thanks, everyone!
June Rae Oxenham
I just love this book. I am learning so much from it. Just magic xx❤️❤️
That is so kind, June, thanks for this! If you can be bothered a couple of sentences of review on Amazon would be brilliant…🙏🏼
I am an actual identical twin we were born 15 mins apart and we could not be more different .Our lives have been completely different she has children I dont .She became a teacher ,married twice .I have been married for 50 years to the same man and was a software engineer . We do not share the same interests ,politics or friends .I have also studied astrology since I was a teenager she isnt interested in Astrology , our differences are very apparent if you use the whole house system not so much with Placidus .She also has a Leo ascendant and I have a Virgo ascendant .We are mirror image twins I am right handed and she is left handed .We share out any notable transits neither of us have experience of the same transits at the same time ,it is like being one astrological personality in two physical bodies.
Jennie Coley This is brilliant feedback, Jennie, thanks: It truly demonstrates how having the same set of characters on the one stage can produce very different outcomes…
Hence Astrology will never be proved to scientific standards which demands the same outcome for the same parameters time and time again. We may have the same aspects in our charts but the expression is unique to each individual !
I have students who are Twins. One has Sun right at the end of 9th house the other Sun just into 10th. The 9th house twin is off on fun trips the other works for the council. How appropriate.
Love this, Chrissy! Astrology never ceases to delight…
Having lived with twin sisters and -the last few years- with a man who is twins with his brother (both heterozygous), I have been observing the same, and have quit wondering why. Maybe the need to be different is also strong among twins. Everybody seems to be their own person, especially once they have grown up and made choices and gone their own way.
Thank you for this very interesting excerpt, I thoroughly enjoyed it!
And thank you, Angelina, for this very thoughtful and illuminating feedback!🙏🏼
This is great! I knew someone who was a twin, and in doing her chart analysis and discussing the astrology of twins and her sibling’s personality and life path with her, found this to be true for them, too. It does seem to hold across the board. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks, Jen, that’s really helpful and affirming feedback.
I have found that Sabian symbol degree meanings account for the differences. Just about all the time twins have a different degree rising….
And often in the minutes between births planets change houses.
Thanks, Carole. It’s good to have a range of perspectives on this issue…
Teresa G. Yarbrough Aust
Thank you for sharing!!!
You are most welcome, Teresa!
So glad you think so, Sheila!
Of course we enjoyed that reading, and the musical joy in your voice – and the tulips in the background – and all of those books – oh, to peruse each book, each title! Thank you for sharing your world with us! Love, Lisa
Only too happy to do so, Lisa! I have far too many books – in every room of the house – but they make me happy…X
In my opinion, one can never have too many books! Shoes, yes. Books, never! Sending you a big hug!