Was there ever a more Gemini image than this one. Twins reading on a moving train?
This painting was made during the last tour by Neptune, the planet of the imagination, through Pisces, his own sign. Neptune is, of course, currently in Pisces also, and there are some obvious parallels between that time and this, which we can see depicted here.
Have you been on public transport recently? These days, people peer into phones not books so much; they watch whole movies, or music videos, or TED talks. They dive deep into other worlds, through the medium of a tiny thing held in the hand.
This is just what happened for those Victorians, who found that they could lose themselves between the pages of a book — and travel at the same time. This was wonderful.
But are those two young ladies missing the wonderful landscape outside?
This week as the Gemini Sun moves out of a square to Neptune in Pisces, we might want to ask ourselves how we balance imagination and reality. Have we lost our curiosity about the real world by spending so much time in our heads? Too much Netflix and not enough swimming?