What is "Goddess Astrology"?
There are many asteroids that are used in astrological inter- pretation
that are named after the Goddess in her many guises. Discovering the asteroids
and investigating their placement in the horoscope can add a deeper and
richer interpretation of the way we express our "feminine" nature
than by looking at the planetary placements alone.
Though there are many asteroids that are used astrologically, the four
most commonly used are: Ceres, Pallas Athena, Vesta and Juno, now more
commonly known as the "Asteroid Goddesses" [after the book by
I will give a brief outline on the basic energies associated with the
four archetypal Goddesses, and then give each sign a general interpretation
of what it could mean for you in the coming season. [For more detailed
information on the Asteroid Goddesses, please refer to the bibliography
at the end of this article].
I'd like to ask you to look at this astrology column differently than
you might look at your "usual" horoscope...I look at astrological
transits as magical and spiritual opportunities to CREATE your future,
not as a series of "fated" events or specific predictions. Please
try to look at the next season, and think about how you'd like to "shape"
Your forecast for the upcoming season will give you a clue to specific
areas that can be focused on, based on the ingress
chart of the Winter Solstice - exact Fri Dec 21st, 1.22 pm cst [Summer
Solstice for those on the other side of the world] and
how the asteroids may affect your particular sign based on the
house position in the natural house system.
Remember: "The stars incline; they do not compel."
= THE ASTEROID GODDESSES =
== CERES: The Mother -
Goddess of Agriculture
Keywords: principles of unconditional love, nurturing, self-esteem; working
through issues of loss and grief; themes of transformation (death &
rebirth); issues with motherhood, death and blood mysteries.
Ceres in Aquarius [at 05 deg 50] a time for self-nurture
through encouraging individuality and uniqueness in ourselves and others.
== PALLAS ATHENA: Warrior Goddess -
Goddess of Wisdom and Justice
Keywords: principles of creative intelligence; "father's daughter",
social justice, artistic ability, healing power, confidence, strength;
androgyny; kundalini, magical will, creative visualization.
Pallas Athena in Capricorn [at 11 deg 27] bringing perception
[Pallas] into concrete form [Capricorn]; powerful manifestation of visionary
/ creative ideas, making this an auspicious time for the magical arts.
== VESTA: Eternal Flame -
Goddess of Hearth Fire
Keywords: Focus and commitment; ritual; liberated sexuality; what you
are willing to commit to; transmutation of the sexual force; sexual fears
and guilt; fear of intimacy; purification; self-discipline; personal integration;
what are you dedicated to?
Vesta in Taurus [at 29 deg 55] a time for focus [Vesta] on
earthly sensuality and artistry [Taurus]; a powerful time to dedicate
one's energies to cultivating creative discipline and practicing visual,
musical and magical arts.
== JUNO: Divine Consort -
Goddess of Marriage and Relationships
Keywords: spiritual relationships; sexual magic; intimacy and sharing;
emotional attachment and possessiveness; projection, power struggles;
giving away power.
Juno in Leo [at 29 deg 58] energy for needing admiration
through relationships; a time to make sure you are giving the necessary
acknowledgement to your relationships.
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