THE CHIRON AND ASTEROID GEMS REPORT
October 19, 1946
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Listed below is a list of planetary positions at birth for
Positions of Planets at Birth:
Sun 25 Lib 14 Pluto 13 Leo 12
Moon 16 Leo 30 True Node12 Gem 57
Mercury 16 Sco 16 Asc. 12 Lib 55
Venus 1 Sag 00 MC 17 Can 14
Mars 16 Sco 51 2nd cusp 11 Sco 04
Jupiter 5 Sco 02 3rd cusp 10 Sag 01
Saturn 7 Leo 56 5th cusp 16 Aqu 26
Uranus 21 Gem 36 6th cusp 14 Pis 34
Neptune 8 Lib 59 Chiron 26 Lib 51
Tropical Koch Standard time observed
GMT: 05:31:00 Time Zone: 0 hours West
Lat. and Long. of birth: 52 N 58 1 W 10
Aspects and orbs:
Conjunction: 8 Deg 00 Min
Opposition : 8 Deg 00 Min
Square : 8 Deg 00 Min
Trine : 8 Deg 00 Min
Sextile : 8 Deg 00 Min
Quincunx : 8 Deg 00 Min
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Much of our understanding of Chiron comes from mythology. The myth starts with Prometheus who defied the gods and brought fire (technology) to human beings. The gods knew this signified a new world order (from Saturn to Uranus) when gods would be driven away and replaced with technology. I like to think of the gods as energies or urges – in other words, a part of our nature. This is true of Chiron which is an energy, not a sensitive point like the Ascendant, Midheaven, or Vertex. Almost magically, Charles Kowall, its discoverer tapped into the archetype of mythological Chiron for its name and its nature. What kind of nature is Chiron? He unlike all the other Centaurs is a good Centaur – kind, wise, noble, and just. He is a blend of the old and the new.
Chiron was primarily a teacher. He was called “the wisest of all things beneath the sky.” He taught the skills of war hunting, and riding to Achilles, Hercules, Jason, Achaean, and Peleus. He imparted a love of and talent of music to Orpheus and Artistes. To Achilles and Aesculapius he gave the arts of surgery and herbal medicine. Therefore, Chiron is known as a great healer, an astrologer, an oracle, the father of medicine and chiropractors, surgery, herbal medicine, and skilled at hunting, gymnastics, and warfare. Chiron’s downfall began at a wedding. His fellow centaurs got drunk and began forcing their affections on the women present. A fight ensued, and finally the centaurs were routed with Hercules help. When the fight was over, the chief centaur picked up one of Hercules’ poisoned arrows which dropped by chance on Chiron’s foot wounding him. Chiron, who could heal others, could not cure himself and was left burning with pain. Being immortal, he was faced with eternal agony, so he willingly gave up his immortality to Prometheus who was chained to a rock and had his liver eaten out every night. Then it grew back and repeated. When Chiron died, his half-brother, Jupiter, placed him in heaven where he has since been known as Sagittarius.
Chiron is only one of many energies in an astrological chart. Discovered in 1977, it is considered to be a Minor Planet. Astrologically it shows where and how there have been woundings, where we might find a loophole if it is needed, where an adjustment is needed, where we are a maverick, and it draws attention to what a person is doing to damage himself. This awareness can lead to a turning point so that healing can take place. The signs tell how we have been wounded. The planets tell the kind of wound. The houses tell the areas of our lives that are affected. The aspects to Chiron modify the ease or difficulty of reaching the turning point where the wounds we all have may be healed. Many of the favorable aspects – sextiles, trines, and some conjunctions – indicate one whose healing experiences enable him to help or teach others to reach their turning points.
CHIRON IN SIGNS, HOUSES AND ASPECTS
Chiron in Libra:
Your wound is a feeling of being alone, incomplete, and/or being separate. This placement, more than any other, reflects ones longing for our soul mate. You have a feeling that someone or something is missing from your life. You may be more blinded to the mirror source of knowledge than most. To understand yourself is to understand your impact on others. You measure your own personal meaning in terms of your own appreciation for the harmony you create in those around you. Your healing path is to recognize that all relationships are a reflection of yourself.
Chiron in 1st house:
Possibly there were restrictions early in life that have a profound effect on you. Your 1st house Chiron is associated with emotional wounds received early in life. You either retreat or have to fight to be noticed, yet it is almost impossible for you to be just ordinary. For some your physical appearance puts a unique stamp on you. Appearance or wardrobe may become highly important to you to establish your identity. Some of you refuse to go along with the dictates of your group.
Chiron Conjunct Sun:
You are one who serves as a vehicle for the transformation of information aimed at others. Your innate sense of destiny may not be the same as your reality up to the age of 40. You have a strong sense of awareness of what is going on and an understanding of what others are thinking. Your early childhood wounds center on your core being and sense of importance. Overcoming these wounds enables you to understand the pain others feel.
Chiron Trine Uranus:
You have the opportunity to do things you’ve dreamed of but have not had the courage to do because others might think you are “crazy.” Express your uniqueness. Try it. You might like it. You are able to initiate change at a deep level and to open people’s minds to a whole new world. You have some brilliant ideas to help humanity.
Chiron Opposition Vertex:
It is your fate to experience strong opposition from others as did Evangeling Adams, the astrologer who, in 1914 was arrested for practicing astrology when it was illegal to do so in New York. Not only was she acquitted but astrology was defended by the judge too when Ms. Adams was given the chart of an unknown person who was the judge’s son. In his ruling he wrote “Adams raises astrology to the dignity of an exact science.” Bill Clinton is another one with this aspect who experienced impeachment proceedings against his Presidency.
The Moon’s Nodes
What are the moon’s nodes in your chart? Astronomically, they are the point on the ecliptic where the moon passes from south latitude to north latitude (the North Node or Dragon’s Head as it is sometimes called) and the point where the ecliptic passes from north latitude to south latitude (the South Node or Dragon’s Tail). What do they mean to you and what do they mean in your life when activated by transit or solar arc direction?
In western astrology, the North Node is considered to be favorable, much like Jupiter, and the South Node, unfavorable, much like Saturn. In eastern or Vedic astrology, the reverse is held to be true. What! They can’t both be right, or can they? In the west, we say that the South Node represents what we have already developed in many lifetimes. It represents areas that, subconsciously – the moon rules the subconscious – is comfortable and easy since it is already familiar to us. The North Node represents areas of our life that need to be developed. The new is not yet familiar, but we get our greatest fulfillment from this development. i.e. If your South Node is in Libra or the 7th house, you may have spent many lifetimes in a marriage or other situation where you were subject to and dependent on others. Now, with your North Node in Aries or the 1st house, you are to learn to stand on your own two feet. You need to develop who you are in order to become a more independent individual.
The nodes also have to do with relating and relationships. Frequently the nodes are activated when someone or something comes into our lives, whether this is a person, a new job, or a new environment. I’ve seen this happen when a baby was born into a family, a marriage, a new job, or even a roommate who became a significant lifelong friend in a person’s life. Nodes may also be activated when someone or something goes out of one’s life too.
North Node in Gemini:
Many lifetimes of feeling personal freedom and developing wisdom has left you with a need to attain specific facts and information. You may be afraid of committing yourself to specific ideas and concepts that are not comfortable to you. Your past sense of bachelorhood must now lead you to interact with humanity in relationships. You tend to be a free spirit avoiding ties and commitments at great cost. You’re idealistic and often refuse to conform to society’s expectations which you consider irrational. Possibly you’ve lived in a rural environment in past lives and now you gain your greatest growth in a cosmopolitan one. This requires work on your part. You could rush about trying to have many tasks and interests going at once.
Develop personal goals that you can live with, and apply your energies toward achievement of those goals. Balance your interests in physical adventures, such as sports and the outdoor, with cultural adventures, such as communication and diplomatic self-expression. Education is one way of developing the positive Gemini qualities you need. In relationships you seek a partner who is intellectual and witty. You grow by developing your ability to exchange ideas with your partner and others so that your communication skills increase. You may want to teach, but listen to what others lave to say without imposing your own dogmas. You may fear losing the freedom of past lives to interact with others. Your past sense of bachelorhood must now lead you to interact with humanity in relationships.
North Node in 9th house:
You have to use your wisdom and philosophies to cope with modern life. It is difficult for you to communicate your problems. Uncommon thinking is noticed in people with this. You get knowledge from foreign cultures. You must be ethical and have faith. Your attention span is short so you must not get bogged down with details. You share your philosophy with a parent with open communication.
Formal education adds greatly to your growth. Since you see both sides of an issue, you could have trouble making up your mind. By understanding both sides of an issue you may seek truth and commit yourself to a side you believe in. A balance is needed between learning for its own sake and the need to gain wisdom through understanding and knowledge. You can appear superficial or flighty. Avoid saying just what people want to hear and believe in your own wisdom. When you act with courage, you free yourself from the inner turmoil of doubt and too much logic. You must have faith to know who you are and what you believe. You may not please everyone this way, but you will become more satisfied with yourself.
The Four Major Asteroids
The asteroids add a wealth of information in a chart that is often ignored. By 1988, over 2000 of them had been discovered. This report is limited to the “main ones,” Ceres, Pallas, Vesta, and Juno, which were all discovered in the nineteenth century and were the first. These are mainly concerned with the feminine side of human nature of both sexes since we all have a masculine and a feminine side. Imagine how much has been left out by considering only the 10 planets (for convenience astrologers lump the sun and moon in this group). We think of four of the feminine roles: Ceres, the mother; Pallas, the daughter; Vesta, the sister; and Juno, the wife when working with these. Besides the more mundane interpretations of these four, Demetra George in Asteroid Goddesses gives some very specific interpretations of their roles:
Ceres, the great mother, provides a model to understand the causes of co-dependency, eating disorders, child sexual abuse, and the challenges of single parenting. Pallas Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, refers to the dilemma of professional women who sacrifice relationships or children for career and the wounds from the father-daughter interaction. Vesta, the temple priestess illuminates the need to illuminate spiritual and sexual energies, and to find meaningful work. Juno, Goddess of Marriage, speaks to the redefinition of significant relationships, changing sexual roles, and the plight of battered women and powerless wives.
When studying these four asteroids, people often ask what it means if they are retrograde as they often are. Ceres and Pallas are retrograde every 16 months for 3 ½ months; Vesta every 16-17 months for 3 months; and Juno, every 14 ½ months for 3 ½ to 3 ¾ months. These retrograde periods create the 4 and 5 year cycles that lead up to the 9 year great cycle of asteroid economic effect which is discussed at length in The Theory of Celestial Influence by Rodney Collin.
Esther V. Linebach interprets the retrograde periods this way:
Ceres retrograde may lead to being away from home a great deal.
Pallas retrograde may cut down on mathematical understanding, or there may be less discipline or focus, a decrease in practicality, and more emotional reactions.
Vesta retrograde may change the tendency to become involved too deeply in commitments.
Juno retrograde ventures from established moral and social codes more easily than usual. These people are often self-confident and from good families who sometimes seem to be oblivious to public opinion.
These retrograde interpretations are still in an early stage of development but are well-worth exploring.
Introduction to Ceres
Ceres is the largest body in the asteroid belt, approximately 587 miles in diameter. It takes 4.6 years for it to orbit the sun or 1,680 days. On January 1, 1801, it was the first of the asteroids to be discovered.
In symbolizing the function of mother in psychology and astrology, Ceres governs a number of psychological quantities that cannot be described any other way. Like Cancer it addresses the issue of how we give and receive nurturance, how we develop feelings of self-worth, how we provide and care for others, and how we respond neurotically if these needs are not met. Like Taurus and Scorpio Ceres governs the lessons of attachment and aversion, the pathology of loss and rejection, the capacity for grief and sorrow, and the principle of sharing. Like Virgo it symbolizes issues of productivity, growth, self-reliance, and work.
Thus, we find that Ceres shows the relationship between mother and child or what prevented nurturing. For some, food is your mommy, so Ceres-Pluto aspects may show food problems, such as anorexia, bulimia, or obesity. It may indicate an overwhelming mother. It is the mid-West, fields of grain, and cereal. Ceres opposing the ascendant may show someone who doesn’t get taken care of (someone is too busy doing Mars). Ceres transits and progressions may indicate times for pregnancy and childbirth or difficulties pertaining to these. Ceres is the goddess of fertility and agriculture. In many cases progressed aspects to Ceres have coincided with a change of job. Ceres becomes the basis for a healthy self-acceptance and self-esteem. Through her association with the Eleusinian mysteries, she contains the secret of both birth, death, and renewal, the feeding and nourishment of both soul and spirit. Her colors are green, like vegetation, but also blue-black, the inner color of the underworld where seeds lie dormant. Her element is earth. Like the Ceres-Persephone story, she teaches the wisdom that sharing and letting go lead to reunion. However, if one is fixated on the Ceres process, he may experience abandonment and rejection until learning to transform grasping into generosity. 1 Where do these ideas come from? We look to the myth of Ceres, Persephone, and Pluto. Persephone was Ceres’ daughter to whom she was too attached. They were happy together, so the earth knew no winter. Persephone wandered away one day where she was attracted to the narcissus blooms. As she inhaled the fragrance, the earth split open and Pluto, god of the underworld emerged. He carried her off to become his bride and queen. Later, Ceres could not find Persephone. She searched day and night for ten days. She learned of the abduction, and that her brother, Zeus, approved. She left Mount Olympus to avoid Zeus and disguised herself as an old woman seeking refuge. Eventually, she came to Eleusis where she was befriended by the king’s daughter and the queen who gave her the care of her infant son. She reared the boy as a god and once placed him in the fire to burn off his mortality. The queen was outraged and Ceres was hurt at being thwarted in her attempts to give him eternal life. She revealed her identity and ordered a temple and alter be built where mortals could be initiated into her rites.
Meanwhile, Ceres neglected the earth in her grief. Crops were destroyed and fruit rotted on the trees. In desperation, the people appealed to Zeus (Jupiter), and Ceres, realizing that if humanity died out there would be none to worship the gods, ordered Pluto to release Persephone for half of each year. Pluto, in sly kindness, agreed, but first he offered her several pomegranate seeds, the symbol of sexual consummation, so her marriage with him became indissoluble. The compromise was that she would spend six months as Pluto’s bride (winter) and six more with Ceres (summer).
Ceres expresses differently in each sign just as there are different types of mothering and nurturing. It expresses more easily in some signs than others too. Probably Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces are more harmonious signs for this energy than Aries, Sagittarius, or Aquarius who emphasize other interests more strongly unless they have the more nurturing signs present in their charts too. All signs, though, have an interest in the production of food and many of the other themes symbolized by Ceres. They just manifest this energy in different ways.
Ceres in Aquarius:
Ideally the nurturing you received encouraged you not only to consider the rights of others but also to develop your own individuality. You have unique characteristics that need to be encouraged and celebrated if they bring out the best in you. You may gain an acceptance of yourself for who you are if you are given the guidance you need. This includes limits and guidelines so that you do not receive more freedom than you are ready for at the time. You need to learn for yourself and encourage those you nurture to handle the responsibilities of freedom of expression. This may be seen in the life of Maria von Trapp, the real life person portrayed in “The Sound of Music” who came to realize that she had a unique capacity to love that could be expressed better as a wife and mother of seven adopted children than as a nun.
The houses answer the question “where.” The house that holds Ceres tells you where or in what area of your life the nurturing and care you’ve received affect you. It also shows in what area of your life you receive nurturing. So if in the third house, you receive care through conversation, in the tenth house, through your career, or in the first house you provide much of it yourself.
Ceres in 4th house:
The image of the mother and being the mother is your ideal image of nurturing and being nurtured. This holds true for both sexes. Being a mother is the foundation of your life, and some extend this to include being mother to the world or mothering all who come into their home. Like Ceres in the myth you may have to deal with rejection, loss, and return of loved ones in your life. We see this in the life of Princess Diana who experienced the loss and return of her mother and the possible loss of her sons. She took her role of mother very seriously.
Ceres Sextile Venus:
You may link the feeling of being attractive and loved to subconscious images of self-worth. You have opportunities to express the pleasant harmonious side of life over the unpleasant and harsh. If you chose to pull your own weight you will be cheerful about it unless there are contrary indications. Your feeling of self-worth comes from maintaining the beautiful and harmonious even if you have to sacrifice your own wishes.
Ceres Sextile Vesta:
Your nurturing principle combines with the dedication and focusing urge. You have the opportunity to balance your need to nurture through your work and an intense devotion to family. You may nurture through scholastic interests such as being a teacher, professor, o scholar. Some are involved in religious teaching or activities. You are probably a workaholic sacrificing to reach your goals with positive results.
Ceres Square Sun:
You could have a conflict between caring for others and doing the things you want to do for yourself. Some may be in a nurturing situation that you do not want to be in, or you may provide a smothering kind of care often to mask your own feelings. If your self-image is low, you may feel isolated or rejected by your duties. The effort you put out to improve your self-image may help you attract something nearer to what you want.
Ceres Square Jupiter:
You’re one who wants to nurture others, but you have to avoid overdoing it. You can be the smothering parent who depletes your own reserves. This may lead to personal indulgences such as overeating. Not nurturing yourself may lead to the same personal indulgences due to the frustrations this can create. It may be necessary for you to get involved in other forms of nurturing such as being involved in volunteer programs that help others with their lives too. Gardening is another possibility for a positive use of this energy.
Ceres Square Vertex:
Though it seems to be your destiny to be a nurturer, there are some blocks to your doing so. Nurturing their own children does not seem to be happening among a large percentage of the 5 or 6 thousand people whose charts I have. About a fourth to a third of them have no children, sometimes by choice; sometimes not. Others do not have custody of their children for various reasons. I suspect that others nurture in other circumstances, as nurses or teachers for example, but even they have some blocks to their work. Also, some have not received as much nurturing themselves as the average.
Ceres Square Chiron:
It’s possible that you were hurt through the nurturing you received as a child. As a result, you do not have a positive image of what it means to be a caretaker and you use some of the negative techniques you experienced, although some go to the opposite extreme and avoid all the mistakes they’ve experienced. For some, a parent or both parents were preoccupied to the extent that they left your care up to someone else as was the case with Winston Churchill who had this. Some may teach methods of giving care to others thus overcoming their own lacks.
Ceres Trine Neptune:
You use your own strengths, talents, and abilities to help those who are less fortunate. The compassion you give is a constructive kind that lifts people up by encouraging them to help themselves when they can, and it gives nourishment when they are unable to do so. Some use these abilities in the arts whether it is painting, music, or dancing. Each time you use this ability you fulfill your own desire for unity and wholeness.
Ceres Opposition Saturn:
It may seem that every time you set a long-term goal for achieving a more stable and dependable environment, something or someone blocks your goal. If you struggle to overcome each challenge you soon find out that you are gradually getting what you want. The things or people that block you make you struggle. Think of how much stronger you are compared to those who have been given everything easily
Introduction to Pallas
Pallas, also known as Pallas Athene, Minerva, or Hippie (because she trained horses), is the second largest of the four major asteroids. It has a diameter of 535 km, and it orbits the sun in 4.61 years. It was discovered in 1802 by the German astronomer Wilhelm Olbers.
Pallas represents creative intelligence and the need to balance the male and female polarities within us as well as the difficulties that result when harmony is not achieved. If you have a strong Pallas (in an angular house, 1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th, or in a strong aspect to the sun, moon, or ascendant), you will often seek companionship rather than passion in your heterosexual relationships. You may feel torn between your intimate relationships and your work or ambitions. It can signify the difficulties that women working in the outer world experience in balancing the other parts of their lives as well as the discrimination and sexism they encounter in the professional world.
Martha Lang-Wescott has observed that Pallas shows “what you will do to get Dad’s approval.” She has found it in the charts of several cases of child abuse. She has also found that people with a strong Pallas may do anything unless it’s expected of them. They feel that what they have to do is to get Dad’s approval, and then they use it to please or not please others. Other astrologers have found that when there are many stressful aspects to Pallas a person may have visual or auditory problems, color blindness, dyslexia, poor hand-eye coordination, mental retardation, or learning difficulties.
When delineating Pallas, consider the element it is in. It will show how one will express his creative intelligence:
Fire (Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius) – by becoming inspired and formulating visions
Earth (Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn) – by creating new forms and structures
Air (Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius) – by developing new ideas and theories
Water ((Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces) – by becoming psychic and intuitive
Ideas about how Pallas operates in our lives come from the myth of Pallas Athene. These began in Libya 6,000 years ago where she was born on the shores of Lake Triton, home of several tribes of African Amazons. Her mother, Metes, helped Zeus-Jupiter achieve victory over his father, Cronus (Saturn) by giving him an emetic that forced him to caugh up his swallowed children. Although Metes changed into many shapes to avoid Zeus’ lustful advances, she was finally ravished and got with child. Gaia and Uranus warned Jupiter that Metis would bear a child after Pallas Athene who would become king of gods and men. To maintain his sovereignty, Jupiter consumed Metis whole while she was pregnant with Athene. Jupiter’s blinding headache that resulted could only be relieved through having his head cleft with a double-edged sword (a matriarchal symbol). Out sprang Pallas Athene in armor of pure gold. She immediately became her father’s favorite. From a sociological perspective, the myth of Pallas’ birth from Jupiter’s head marks the ingestion of the feminine wisdom principle to the needs of the new patriarchal order. The myth also describes the growth of wisdom from the instinctive to the conscious. By elevating the procreative urge to the level of creative intelligence, the patriarchal birth of Pallas Athene heralded a turning point in the development of the human psyche.
Pallas types may be women who support and defend a male-ordered world or align themselves as the right hand to successful and powerful men. It can signify putting aside one’s sexual nature, sexually or unconsciously, in order to relate harmoniously in a platonic manner with those of the opposite sex. Some others may overly identify with the father and develop “animus ridden” personalities (In ancient times, the Amazon; in modern times this could be a combative and aggressive woman who has lost touch with her softness and receptivity).
When the father-bond is impaired, as it often is with a strong Pallas, several psychological complexes may occur. One is the “Daddy’s Little Girl” the dutiful daughter who passively submits to her father’s power; another is the Amazon type who seeks to have or imitate the masculine power of the father. This is the “tomboy” who denies her strong feelings and emotions.
In a man’s horoscope, a strong Pallas can denote the reverse, the “anima ridden” personality, his unconscious feminine side. In the extreme, it may manifest as excessive passivity, dependence, moodiness, or hesitancy to assert his will. Both sexes lack wholeness of their intrinsic nature that alienates others and prevents intimacy with the opposite sex. Pallas may depict a highly developed intellectual or artistic male who fears being rejected for not being macho enough. He may block his softness and sensitivity in order to conform to the norm of women’s expectations.
Another manifestation of a misused Pallas is seen in the fear of success. While Pallas’ mental abilities are highly praised, these were (and are) not recognized as feminine qualities. “The brain” while being applauded for her academic achievements is often not asked to the prom. Some daughters are still encouraged to play dumb as a means of attracting men. Thus, the irony for a Pallas woman is that the more she expresses her creative potential, the more she threatens her opportunity to form a conventional relationship with a man. She is the thinker who needs to learn to stand up to authority. She has to learn to stand up for herself when confronted with power. She has to break out and exercise her right to think and act for herself.
On the positive side, Pallas types, if not badly afflicted, have a capacity for whole pattern perception. It represents the wisdom of strategy, foresight, and planning which leads to concrete achievement ad tangible results. She inclines to talent in the visual arts – drawing, painting, graphics, design, photography, crafts, and film. She also excels in the healing arts, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, macrobiotics, cellular regeneration, or polarity therapy.
The suffering and alienation that are found in today’s Pallas types are rooted in the assumption that femininity and mental creativity are mutually exclusive. Thus, the soul work for the Pallas woman is to recover her lost origins, to see her not as a goddess who has renounced her femininity, but as one who teaches us to recognize courage and vulnerability, creativity and receptivity as equally feminine qualities.
Pallas in Signs gives you an individual interpretation of how Pallas works in the twelve different signs. Pallas’ energy shows how you use your wisdom, intelligence and creativity. It shows how you would perceive and protect justice and the law. It indicates how you think about protecting excellence in the professional world. For example someone with Pallas in Aries might be blunt and forceful in upholding the law while a person with Pallas in Virgo would analyze all the ramifications before acting. This applies to your approach to any of the Pallas themes.
Pallas in Capricorn:
The wisdom of Pallas in Capricorn is the wisdom of order – putting things in their proper sequence. This is the position of the executive who accepts and carries out responsibilities willingly. You judge fairly according to both ability and effort. As a healer, you heal through the skeleton, such as using chiropractic, posture therapy, Rolfing, deep tissue message, and dentistry. Aesthetically, you formulate precise structures that last. You can deal in architecture, drafting, and sculpture. You have a strong power drive for authority over others.
Pallas in Houses tells you to area of your life in which your mental-creative urges are most strongly expressed. For example Pallas in the 4th may put her mind to building a strong home and family. Often a parent has an influence on one’s mental activities here, as was true in General Douglas McArthur’s life. Pallas in the 11th uses his or her mind to participate in groups and organizations, pursuing one’s goals, and building friendships. Robert Cooper, who served for many years as executive direct of the American Federation of Astrologers, is an illustration of this.
Pallas in 3rd house:
Yours is a practical mind. Eternally optimistic, you like to talk about your work. You can revolutionize educational techniques with ideas others only talk about or have not even considered. Some are environmental activists with much intelligence and a thirst for knowledge. You may be a natural for a teacher or any communication field, since you enjoy having people around you at all times, and you thrive on having a variety of contacts.
Pallas Sextile Jupiter:
You are apt to have a broad, farseeing mind that grasps the large social issues that face humanity. You have opportunities to express this in educational, judicial, religious, or philosophical pursuits. You defend the truth and will fight for justice. The field of law or politics would suit you as it did for Bob Dole, an American politian.
Pallas Sextile Juno:
This is a powerful aspect for focusing and manifesting one’s visions. You can become inspired with a cause. You have the opportunity to focus on this goal you’ve dreamed of and the drive to bring it about. Barak Obama, our first African-American President has this. It enhances one’s ability to dedicate much of their energy and focus on a goal.
Pallas Square Neptune:
You may have confusion in your perception of reality with the inability to distinguish between the real and the unreal. Some have to work on their belief system which may change to the point that you area acting on blind faith. You could attract psychic influences due to your heightened impressionability. One resolution to these conflicts is to use your mind to develop a holistic and realistic perception of subtle dimensions as they react with earthbound reality.
Pallas Square Asc.:
You may have blockages in expressing the real person that you are. Perhaps someone objected to your career choice, your choice of a marriage partner, or your choice of political leanings .You probably have to struggle harder than most to assert yourself rather than giving in. Occasionally there could be physical concerns such as impaired vision or hearing that hampers the expression of who you are. Sometimes there are objections to the expression of your ideas that are not easily accepted. Your ideas could be ahead of their time, seen as a threat to someone, or someone could just be jealous of you.
Pallas Trine Vertex:
It is your destiny to use your mental-creativity energy in a positive way. Mentally you do not give in to negativity, and you inspire – indeed, expect – those around you to do the same. In many ways you create and control your own reality. Your mind creates images that you bring into form. In this, you are supported and encouraged by others. Your father is likely to agree with you or, at least, not stand in your way. Like Senator John McCain, who has this aspect, you have self-confidence and courage.
Pallas Quincunx Saturn:
You want to use self-discipline and structure to bring your ideas into reality. However, you may experience a conflict between acting and producing results in a practical way and maintaining your freedom of artistic expression. This can lead to blocking the creative process. Perhaps parental pressure has led you to expect too much of yourself, or you may need more faith in your abilities. Keep using your Saturn (self-discipline and structure) to achieve what you want.
Pallas Quincunx Pluto:
You can use your mind to transform yourself or others. You have access to this energy for everything from losing weight to quitting nail biting, to overcoming an alcohol addiction. This may apply to issues in the outer world too. Winston Churchill had this. He literally transformed the world when he used his outstanding language skills (Pluto in the 3rd) dramatically (Pluto in Leo) to fight in WWII rather than give up as other countries had done. This was not done without conflict, however (Pallas quincunx Pluto from the 7th of other people and open enemies).
Pallas Quincunx North Node:
Through the use of your mind and your creativity you can change attitudes that no longer help you relate. This could be a change in the way you relate to people, or a change you must make due to a move or change of job, or a change to a different home where you have a different routine. Think of the reasons for your change and try to determine what is positive about it. Of course adjustments have to be made to the new. It will be easier if you do this cheerfully.
Introduction to Vesta
Vesta was discovered May 29, 1827, by the German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers. Its diameter is 525 km or 326 miles making it one of the largest of the asteroids.
Vesta as ruler of Virgo represents unobstructed commitment and dedication to work. Vesta seems to symbolize the true Virgo “workaholic,” the person who almost works for the sake of working rather than for any other reward. Dislike from one’s job, when Vesta is prominent, can lead to a health breakdown which allows one to escape the work. When there are transits to and from Vesta, it represents times when we need to retreat from the outer world to replenish and reintegrate ourselves. It symbolizes the capacity to be whole, self-identified, and fertile. Vesta gathers energy and brings it to a single point. Those of you with a strong Vesta (Vesta in the 1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th, or aspecting the sun or moon) can concentrate your energies to a point of focus and give your undivided attention to whatever you are doing. A prominent Vesta shows a potential for an “all or none” quality, as if all the time and energy is committed to the work or all to the personal life, so that the person has difficulty doing both. This is especially true if Vesta is in the sign of personal relationships, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio and/or the 4th, 5th , 7th or 8th houses. For sexually active people, progressions to Vesta can lead to a complete disinterest in or desire for sex. It passes when the progression is no longer in effect.
Much of our interpretation of Vesta comes from the myths of the Vestal virgin. Vesta, or Hestia, as she was known to the ancient Greeks was the keeper of the sacred flame in the temple and on the home alters. She plays almost no role in the frequently violent myths and little personality is described other than devotion to duty and purity. She remains a virgin in her total commitment to her tasks and so were the priestesses who served her. In some periods, a priestess who broke her vow of celibacy was buried alive. Despite Vesta’s reserved, almost colorless nature, she played a major role in the Greek faith. All meals began and ended with an offering to her. Security depended on the preservation of her sacred flame.
Vesta, as a possible ruler of Scorpio, rules sexual denial. Yet, those with strong Vestas are often sexually active men and women. The women may engage in sexual encounters with a variety of men, yet these encounters are by no means profane. Instead, they are described as transcendent, spiritual, and healing. Men with strong Vestas have a high degree of sensitivity to the sexual needs of women and a strong need to enter into sexual union, yet they may avoid long-term commitment. Instead they are labeled as gigolos or heart-breakers.
The sign Vesta is in shows how you focus on the work you do. Vesta in Aries may work by initiating an effort while Vesta in Libra prefers working with a partner. Each sign indicates different styles and preferences for the way you work. Knowing your personal inclinations can not only help you make beneficial choices for yourself but also help people who work in personnel or the hiring of others as well as teachers or anyone who works with people
Vesta in Pisces:
You serve best by focusing your work energy on serving others. Finding a focus or maintaining a commitment is not easy for you because of your diffused, scattered nature. Some play the role of martyr blaming others for their suffering. Some feel that their sexuality belongs to whoever needs it and that no one person has a right to it. Blending the poetic with the practical has benefits.
The house that holds your Vesta shows which area of your life you focus your strong dedication to work. It also shows by its sign and the aspects to it where there may be problems in achieving your work goals or where you may be benefitted in doing so. For example, John F. Kennedy was prevented from achieving the results of his hard work and dedication (Vesta in the 5th trine Saturn and Neptune in the 10th) by the ultimate transformation, his death (Pluto) in a distant city (Pluto in the 9th).
Vesta in 6th house:
Your drive for perfection, if not overdone, may lead to doing your tasks very well. However, some may have restrictions and frustrations on the job. You have a dedication to work and efficient functioning that is seldom surpassed. You are willing to serve and sacrifice for your work. You know what is crucial for basic survival and how to eliminate things that are not important for everyday living. However, because of Vesta’s association with Virgo, you may function while also dealing with health problems. Many of these are chronic problems that persist most of your life.
Vesta Square Uranus:
You may have a conflict between the desire to focus on the goal you’ve assigned for yourself and your urge to innovate and improve something. You may want to do something in a different way from the accepted norm causing conflict. For some it leads to rebellion from obligations or erratic behavior. Even if you’re right your ideas may not be accepted. In a few cases, one with this might express deviant behavior from the accepted sexual or ethical code.
Vesta Trine Mercury:
Since the focusing principle combines with your mental expression, you need to focus your thoughts and communications. With this aspect you do this very well. Your mind is highly developed. You may have an overwhelming drive to express yourself in teaching and to express your ideas. You may also do well in research or with the media where you can powerfully express and focus your thoughts.
Vesta Trine Venus:
You can integrate the focusing principle with love and sexuality. You have a self-determined independent attitude concerning intimate relationships. You have the ability to integrate your femininity with your individual identity. There is a devotion to sexual expression and the sensitive understanding of feminine psychology. Some chose to sublimate their sexuality with an artistic or spiritual path.
Vesta Trine Mars:
The masculine principles of action and assertion combine well with the focusing principle. This emphasizes your ability to concentrate and direct your energy as you wish. You possess skill and sensitivity in sexual expression. You can exhibit autonomy and self-determination in intimate relationships giving much harmony in that area of your life. Some sublimate sexual energy in fighting for a cause as a spiritual warrior or crusader. Oprah Winfrey an Leonard Bernstein are two who exemplify this use of Mars-Vesta energy.
Vesta Trine MC:
The focus, dedication, and hard work you direct toward your career or vocation will enhance your standing in your community. You have developed good work habits and most of you have positive relationships with authority figures, parents, the boss, the government, etc. The only drawback is that some of you seek fulfillment through work rather than relationships. These two need to be balanced so that you may enjoy the fruits of your labors.
Vesta Quincunx Sun:
To be able to express your focus of energy the most productively, you have to make adjustments. If this cannot be done, you might possibly have conflict between your work focus and your life purpose. Sometimes this leads to an inability to find a fulfilling career and you might move from one field to another to another. A general confusion and aimlessness about your life direction may produce anxiety and stress. Some have solved this by expressing one end of the quincunx (such as Gemini) in the vocation and having a strong avocation for expressing the other (such as Scorpio if this is a Gemini-Scorpio quincunx).
Vesta Quincunx Moon:
You could have an alienation from your own emotional needs. This can produce a fear of intimacy or commitment to family ties. Potential difficulties in sexual performance or in fertility, such as being sterile, may result. Some indulge in excessive emotional introspection. The solution lies in being less judgmental of society’s imposed morality concerning sexual standards. Some kind of adjustment needs to be made so that you may express both the Vesta and the moon energies with harmony.
Vesta Quincunx Chiron:
You need to adjust your strong focus on work to achieve a balance between it and the service you give in healing or teaching to avoid health problems of your own. Some of you may work so hard because you feel you aren’t worthy or are not doing enough. Some of you may be looking for fulfillment through work rather than relationships. Without balancing your own needs with the task, you cannot achieve the self-esteem and satisfaction you are looking for.
Introduction to Juno
Juno was the third asteroid to be discovered. Karl Ludwig Haring, a German astronomer, found it September 1, 1804. It is 2290 km in size, the 11th largest. It orbits the sun in 4.36578 years.
Juno is considered to be a significator of marriage, most likely a “traditional” rather than a non-traditional one. She is also known as Hera, the model bride and wife, the guardian of childhood and motherhood, patroness of marriage, and one who sought fulfillment through her relationship. Juno rules the rites and arrangements of legal marriage (June/ Juno brides). She is also associated with Libra (intimacy) and Scorpio (manipulation). Juno describes the need for a deeply committed and just relationship as well as for the range of suffering and neurotic complexes when this union is denied or frustrated. Those with a prominent Juno are drawn to the path of committed relationships. They spend their lifetime experiencing the 7th house lessons of learning to develop cooperation, compromise, understanding, and harmony with others. Usually it represents the mate, but it can refer to any close one-on-one relationship. By transit, Juno describes the timing for the inception of relationships as well as periods of crisis and separation. In synastry, Juno is a primary indicator of compatibility and karmic connection. Juno depicts the issue of sexual fidelity as well as the patterns of oppression and force that are so often used to maintain it.
However, Juno has significance in other kinds of relationships too. Dr. Lee Lehman gives an example in her book The Ultimate Asteroid Book. Dr. Lehman got the time and location of the crash and the birth charts of six of the flight attendants in the crash. In all cases but one, using both geo and helio positions of Juno of the flight attendants, Juno was making aspects to the natal chart. For the one exception, helio Juno was at 0 degrees Libra, a critical degree. Obviously, Juno here did not pertain to marriage, but it does show something of relationships, especially the kind of relationship in which the individual does not hold the key to power.
In mythology, Juno was the wife of Zeus. According to the myth she was tricked into marrying Zeus out of guilt and obligation since Zeus had disguised himself as a Cuckoo and then caused a mighty rainstorm. Hera (Juno) took pity on the bird, shivering and frozen from the cold, and warmed it with her cloak. At this time Zeus resumed his true self and ravished her. Shamed by her violation, she married him. He took her to Olympus to share his throne. At first, the divine bride and bridegroom exchanged much love and tenderness, but this bliss rapidly faded. For the remainder of the marriage, Zeus and Hera lived in a continual state of tension and perpetual combat due to his infidelities and arrogance. Forced into obedience and submission, Hera’s only means of striking back at Zeus was by taking revenge on his lovers, so Juno or Hera has come to be associated with revenge as well as symbolizing monogamous marriage or the fulfillment of herself through a single husband to whom she could be a single wife.
For both men and women, Juno is the astrological significator for the fear of losing their significant other and the grasping, possessive attitude that arises from this insecurity. It is also an indicator of the fear of betrayal that arises from the partner’s real or imagined faithlessness. Also, it is an indicator of the tension and fears that exist concerning encounters within relationships. As guardians of legal marriage, Juno signifies the rights of legitimate children and society’s ostracism of illegitimate children. She also rules those who fight for the rights of the underdog (particularly women) in the political, economic, educational, and judicial arenas. Juno too, is the indicator of the subjugation and revenge that follows the relinquishing of personal power and can predispose an individual to participate in self-defeating power struggles. She represents the fighting side of Libra wanting justice, equality, and fair play.
Gloria Steinem, with her stressful square of Juno in Capricorn square her sun in Aries, when asked why she never married said, “I don’t mate well in captivity.”
Juno in the sign describes your twelve styles of relating and meeting our intimacy needs. Often the sign describes the type of partner you attract and how you handle any frustrations you have if your need to express in the way the sign describes is frustrated in any way. Some of you project the qualities of the sign on the partner meeting your needs (and often creating problems for yourself) in that way.
Juno in Scorpio:
You have a strong sense of fairness and sensitivity to your commitment. In intimate relationships you crave emotional and sexual intensity. You like to keep many of your thoughts private. A strong, silent mate would appeal to you, but this placement is difficult for open communications. You have a tendency to try to control the partner, and you want exclusive attention from him. If these needs are not met you are capable of jealousy, manipulation, territoriality, and/or sexual withdrawal as reactions.
Juno in the houses is a very useful tool for interpretation. It tells us where or what area of our lives an energy (planet) exerts an effect. Juno in the 6th might desire to work effectively with a partner; Juno in the 9th might want a partner with a similar philosophy of life, compatible religious beliefs, and similar educational background; or Juno in the 11th might want the partner to be a friend as well as a lover and might want friends to be an important part of their lives. This is one reason couples need to know each other well before marriage. If the needs of both are not met trouble can ensue.
Juno in 2nd house:
You want to have financial and material security from your primary relationship. Mutual interdependency in providing for each other’s needs is an important factor in compatibility. Your most important relationship interactions will occur in the area of attachment and possessions. If you chose to react negatively to this energy, you may have a polished charm, but neither spouse is willing to be sympathetic to the emotional trauma of the other. Some may exhibit an intolerance of the mates creative expressions, and you could regiment the affections to a certain point and then deny the partner.
Juno Conjunct Mercury:
The importance of mental and verbal communication in one’s relationships is paramount to you. You prefer a partner who is intelligent and interconnects well. You have the ability to communicate important ideas, concerns, and feelings to your partner. This kind of sharing contributes to sharing and intimacy in relating too. You attract others with your lively curiosity about everything around you.
Juno Conjunct Mars:
The masculine principles of action and assertion combine with the urge to relate to someone. That emphasizes the challenge of balancing cooperation with competition that arises in every marriage. Since you can take the high road with this aspect of using the best of the Mars energy with your Juno, you can mix energy, dynamism, and productivity. Intense passion and sexual finesse may contribute to relationship fulfillment. Some experience the desire to protect and defend their intimate partner.
Juno Square Moon:
You need to find a way to meet not only your emotional needs but those of your partner as well. Feelings of insecurity of either partner may bring out jealousy, dependency needs, or possessiveness. You may reflect unconscious needs on the partner or become a reflection of the partner’s own desires. Some use emotional outbursts or temper tantrums to control the partner. The solution is to find emotional security within oneself as well as the partnership.
Juno Square Saturn:
While this is a difficult aspect in several ways, many world leaders have it in their charts. We can all choose to use aspects positively or negatively, or they manifest in the circumstances of a person’s life which may expose him or her to both sides. Some of the world leaders who have this are: Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, Queen Elizabeth II, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton, and Eleanor Roosevelt. All of them had or have longevity in their relationships and they have all helped build some structures of lasting value, but, on the negative side, some did remain with one partner out of social pressure, a sense of duty, or due to a desire for material security. People with any Juno-Saturn aspect may choose a partner who is serious, older, responsible, a parental type, or cold who can provide safety and security, emotionally or in a material way.
Juno Square Pluto:
You may have issues over who has power in a relationship. You need relationships but you can experience violent or compulsive power struggles with a partner which can lead to his domination or destruction. Deep-seated resentments can occur long after the relationship is over. There can also be sexual difficulties, intense jealousy, or prolonged attachment. You probably attract intense, secretive, or powerful types in many types of relationships, including work relationships or family ones. If your projection is overdone, the person may be dictatorial, violent or destructive.
Juno Trine MC:
Your marriage partner may be a real asset in your career. You receive much moral support from your spouse. Marriage or partnership may give you the stability or anchor that you need to achieve the best you are capable of. Since the Midheaven represents a parent, a parent could be very supportive of your marriage. While the trine is an easy aspect, the circumstances represented by a trine are like a reward for past (maybe from past lives) actions, attitudes, or deeds.
Juno Quincunx Uranus:
You may be attracted to unconventional, rebellious, or original types. If you are less unconventional you may find it difficult to meet your need for personal freedom and the demands of marriage. You may both feel discomfort in participating in “traditional” role expectations and thus have a difficult time conforming to the social norms of how a relationship should be. Each partner needs to acknowledge and support the other’s need for freedom while maintaining a loving bond.
Juno Quincunx North Node:
You are pulled in two different directions when it comes to relating to people, things, or circumstances that have little to do with each other. For example, if Juno is in Cancer, you may attract a very home-loving partner. Then if your North Node is in Aquarius, you may want to relate in an independent manner to pursue your career, and you want both at the same time. Obviously, an adjustment has to be made for this to work. You may have to give up some of your freedom in order to spend more time at home, and your partner may have to allow you more free time to pursue your career.