Chart delineations have included the
four major asteroids, Juno, Vesta, Ceres, and Pallas Athena for some
time. These four large asteroids orbit in a belt between Mars and
Jupiter and are referred to as the asteroid goddesses and they
represent the feminine roles in our charts of both men and women.
The sign and house placement and the aspects to the other factors in
the chart give us all a deeper understanding of our feminine side.
The use of the minor name asteroids are a fairly recent addition to
chart interpretation and are receiving a great deal of attention
with some astrologers since they provide very precise meanings and
add depth to chart interpretations. I personally have been totally
“hooked” on them. I have a program with 12,000 name asteroids on it
that can be calculated for any date to use in individual charts or
transits to the chart in predictive work. They are uncanny. When I
discovered that the names of my children are on my
chart’s ascendant, along with the asteroid “child”, they had my
total attention. Here are a few ways that I can add details to your
chart by using these incredible orbiting rocks.
The placement of your name
and the names of your loved ones will tell you how you identify
yourself and how your loved ones impact your life.
Mythical Names -
They tell a psychological
story. The asteroids that connect to your chart will describe your
own personal mythology.
Names of places -
It is uncanny to see how
the names of places by placement in our charts will describe our
experiences there. This is very useful as an additional re-location
Love - There are several
asteroids named for different types of love - passionate love,
platonic love, love with friendship, mutual love and unrequited
love. Not only do they tell you about your own slant on the subject
but they are dynamite in doing relationship comparisons between two
occupations - You will be
surprised at how many asteroid names describe occupations. Having
spent a lifetime involved in a myriad of vocations in addition to my
Astrology, I made a list of them and to my amazement everyone of
them fell on planets in my chart that were about career, work and
money! All of the astrology names were connected to the career area
and Astrowizard and Stargazer fall on my moon in my career house.
This is interesting in hind sight but the real value is in locating
those that are pertinent to your chart when you are looking for a
new career or checking them out for your college age child when they
are uncertain about a path to take.
You can read my real life tidbits
on asteroids in real life charts on the Asteroid News page.
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