Discover the four asteroid goddesses in astrology – Ceres, Pallas, Juno And Vesta…
They’re on a par with Pluto because the asteroids are just as big, and so, just as important.
Asteroid Ephemeris 2021. Asteroid Ephemeris for 2021. The following ephemerides are for selected asteroids: Eros, Psyche, Sappho, Ceres, Pallas, Juno, Vesta, and Chiron. Ceres is a dwarf planet and rules food, agriculture, transitions in a female’s life, nurturing, motherhood, and family relationships.
You might not have heard of Ceres, Pallas, Juno and Vesta but they’re important feminine energies to explore in the birth chart and can show where we’ve hidden genius, a nurturing capacity (like the moon), they even point to marriage as significant indicators of who we’ll be attracted to – exciting to explore in Synastry!
What do the asteroids represent in the birth chart and what do they mean in astrology?
What are the glyphs or symbols used to represent Ceres Juno Vesta And Pallas?
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The planets in our Solar System make up the different parts of your unique personality. For example, your Mars sign shows how you assert yourself, your Moon sign speaks about your needs and how you behave at home among family. Many of the planets and stars used in astrology have a masculine energy – the Sun, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Mars are all characterised by men, with only Venus and the Moon showing feminine, womanly energies…
The four asteroids, Ceres, Pallas, Juno and Vesta, introduce more female archetypes to the birth chart.
The asteroids can form a vital part of chart interpretation and are interesting to investigate to discover even more about our Star Sign Style. Read about all the Planets In Astrology
Knowing what sign and house the Asteroid Goddessess are in, and how they’re aspected in the chart will help you to understand the feminine power inherent in you!
The first asteroid to be discovered on the 1st January, 1801, Ceres is considered a dwarf planet, so it is on a par with Pluto!
Sister of Zeus, Ceres was to the Romans what Demeter was to the Greeks, the goddess of harvest and agriculture.
She was also the mother of Persephone, who was kidnapped by Pluto and dragged into the underworld.
The name Demeter comes from ‘da mater’ or ‘the earth mother’, and this asteroid is the most round, resembling the Moon.
Possessing a feminine energy, Ceres in its simplest form represents ‘mother’. To the ancient Egyptians, Ceres was known as Isis.
In astrology, Ceres can represent what we need to feel loved and nurtured, like the moon.
Ceres is the quintessential earth mother, and rules over food, cooking, nutrition and gardening. Wherever Ceres appears in your chart she shows how you feel nurtured. This is also the area where you can easily provide love and comfort. This asteroid can also represent custody issues around children too, including abduction…
☆ Goddess Of Harvest ☆ The Universal Mother ☆ Mother Nature ☆ Provider ☆
The Glyph Of Ceres
The glyph that represents Ceres is the scythe, representing the harvest.
Discovered next was Pallas, or Pallas Athene, third largest asteroid. There are many mythological tales showing where Pallas came from, some say she was Triton’s daughter, others say she is an older god merged with Athena.
Pallas can be interpreted as our creative intellect and efforts. In astrology, Pallas can be an indicator of wisdom, intelligence and healing. She is a tomboy, that harnesses a more male energy, embodying the warrior archetype. She is a daughter born when a boy was wanted.
Pallas shows where you have genius qualities in your chart – although you may doubt yourself.
☆ Goddess Of Marriage ☆ Goddess Of Wisdom ☆ Daughter ☆ Guardian Of Childbirth ☆
The Glyph Of Pallas
If you look at a birth chart that features the glyph ‘Pallas’, you’ll notice a diamond on top of a cross, which represents a spear.
Third discovered, Juno is the ninth largest asteroid. In Greek mythology she is the equivalent of goddess Hera. Incredibly important in both Greek and Roman culture she was hailed as Queen of the Gods. Wife of Zeus she is the goddess of marriages and unions. Embodying femininity, she watches over conception, pregnancy, birth and care.
In Roman times Juno was associated with finance, and the sacred animals (cows and peacocks).
With many eyes on its beautiful feathers, peacocks symbolise Juno watching over women, and many drawings, statues or ancient coins feature the goddess sitting or standing next to the bird.
Although labeled the ‘good wife’, Juno was very jealous and aggressive, especially when the eyes of Zeus would wander, which they did frequently! She fulfilled her duties as a loyal partner, however it was typical for her to kill the offspring of Zeus born of other women – and to slay his other lovers. She is considered the antithesis of Lilith (a.k.a. BML, Black Moon Lilith), who is seen as the mistress and won’t allow any man to cross her. In contrast, Juno remains loyal and faithful to Jupiter, regardless of his indiscretions.
Juno in astrology is used as an indicator of what kind of person we’re meant to marry.
It’s what one needs to feel satisfied in love or romance, or what one feels they need to have a successful, satisfying partnership. Mars may represent the qualities of our ideal mate, (Venus in a man’s chart), but Juno represents loyalty and attachment. It’s what we need rather than simply who we’re attracted to.
You might think of your Juno as a representation of your true love or marriage partner.
So if your Juno is transiting Gemini, you’ll enjoy being married to someone that has the qualities of the Twins!
In synastry, when a person’s Juno is contacted by another persons planet a strong attachment is indicated. The person will represent what you’re looking for in a relationship and it will often feature in the synastry charts of married couples.
☆ Queen of the Gods ☆ Queen of Heaven ☆ The Good Wife ☆ Divine Consort ☆ Partner ☆
The Glyph Of Juno
If you check out a natal chart that has the ‘Juno’ asteroid included, you’ll notice a glyph that is a sceptre topped with a star.
Last to be discovered of these four, Vesta is the second biggest asteroid and the fastest to transit the zodiac signs.
In mythology, she is the virgin goddess, a Roman version of Hestia. Regarded as the most important goddess to the Romans she was called upon to bless newborn babies, and in every house in ancient Rome there was a sacred fire made to Vesta, which was protected and not allowed to burn out, blessing and protecting the home.
The archytype of Vesta is the ‘sister’, both of the sibling kind, and a nun of the sisterhood.
Vesta in astrology determines what you’re devoted to and how sexuality will develop.
☆ High Priestess ☆ Sacred Sister ☆
The Glyph Of Vesta
The glyph of Vesta is a fire on the hearth or altar.
The ‘Asteroid Goddesses’ were first made popular by Eleanor Bach, a New York astrologer dubbed ‘the Mother of the Asteroids’ after publishing the ‘Asteroid Ephemeris in 1972.
Ceres, Pallas, Juno And Vesta were all counted as planets until 1845.
There are many asteroids in the belt between Mars and Jupiter as well as other bodies traveling through our solar system. Some of them are large enough to make a difference as they pass through the signs of the zodiac. Many astrologers use them in their charts to add extra knowledge to the signs they are influencing.
The primary asteroids that are used in a birth chart include Ceres, Juno, Pallas Athena and Vesta. Another cometary body that is large enough to be used in birth charts is Chiron, which is found between Saturn and Uranus.
The asteroids were all named after the female family of Jupiter. Ceres his sister, Juno his wife, Pallas Athena his daughter and Vesta another sister. Much of the feminine is left out of astrology aside from Venus and the Moon. The asteroids help add the feminine back into the astrological chart.
Chiron was a centaur in Greek mythology who was known as a great healer and the most significant of the 'centaur' asteroids.
Chiron is located between Saturn and Uranus and is considered a 'centaur' asteroid. In reality it is a comet nucleus. It was discovered in 1977. Also known as the Planet of Healing, Chiron deals with all aspects of health and disease and how they affect our spiritual path.
Chiron was wounded himself, and despite his great skills, he never healed. He symbolizes everyone who finds their strength through their suffering. Everyone gets wounded in some manner. Whatever our wounds are, Chiron influences us to overcome our condition and go on. Like Chiron, we may find that in healing others we gain some insight and salvation even though we are unable to fully heal ourselves.
Chiron has an unusual orbit, rather like Pluto. Many astrologers think of Chiron as a 'mediator' between Uranus and Saturn. Chiron gives wisdom and patience as well as mastery over the darkness of our souls. Our wounds are gifts when looked at from a different angle. They give us character, lessons in life and perseverance. Chiron teaches us these things whether we are ready to learn them or not.
To find what Sign Chiron was in at your birth use our free online Birth Chart Calculator
Ceres was the first to be discovered in the asteroid belt. It has since been reclassified as a dwarf planet, which would make Ceres at least as important as Pluto in the astrological chart since they are both dwarf planets.
Ceres was the sister of Zeus (Jupiter). She is the quintessential Earth Mother, and rules over food, cooking and nutrition. Wherever she appears in your chart, she shows how best you feel nurtured. This is also the area where you can easily provide love and comfort.
Your Ceres Sign influences mothering, hard work, parenting, and gardening as well. It will show how well we go with the flow… the universal one, that is. This is the unification of both giving and receiving through ourselves as an exchange of energy. Ceres is associated with fertility, the uterus and stomach. On her negative side, she influences grief, work problems, eating disorders, custody issues and kidnapping. She may influence low self esteem, fear of abundance, feelings of abandonment or unworthiness, over-attachment, possessiveness, parent-child complexes and barrenness.
To find what Sign Ceres was in at your birth use our free online Birth Chart Calculator
Pallas Athena was the second asteroid discovered. Named after Jupiter's daughter, Pallas Athena is intelligent and cerebral. She is the weaver of patterns, linking ideas together. She is strategic command in both the warrior and the peaceful general.
Cities are her domain. She has an interconnection with Libra because of her focus on ideas. Like Libra, she can see both sides. She is not blind justice… she is only just. She is creative and artistic. She is a survivor. She expects everyone to claim their personal power.
Where her influence falls is where you will find talents in the following areas. Jupiter's daughter carries influence over many things, such as the immune system, the arts, the father/daughter relationship, intuition, justice, wisdom, defense, horses and the kidneys.
With her spotlight on daddy's little girl, Pallas Athena will help determine how you interpret your relationship with your father, and in turn how you treat all males in general. On her negative side, Pallas Athena touches on conflict, legal battles, injustice and illnesses due to a weakened immune system. Virgo horoscope characteristics.
To find what Sign Pallas Athena was in at your birth use our free online Birth Chart Calculator
Juno was the third asteroid to be discovered. Juno is the wife of Jupiter. She has some similarities to Venus, but while Venus sparks that initial attraction, Juno makes the commitment. She sings of soul mates. As she moves through the sky, the face of relationships change, but she still stands for commitment of one kind or another.
Where you find Juno in your chart is where you may meet someone that you will remain with for a long relationship. She covers marriage, fashion and beauty. She is the patron of relationships and true love. Diplomacy is part of her sphere.
She has influence with the weather, flowers, fairness and female genitalia. She also dealt with many of Jupiter's infidelities, and thus has influence over the negative issues of spouse abuse, powerlessness, women's rights (both positive and negative), rage, inferiority complexes and unfairness. She may also affect issues of denial, betrayal, inequality and of course bitterness.
To find what Sign Juno was in at your birth use our free online Birth Chart Calculator
Vesta is the second largest asteroid in our solar system and the fourth to be discovered. Vesta is a sister of Jupiter, the virgin goddess. Vesta is the keeper of the hearth. She is focus and dedication. She is mental clarity and self-respect.
Vesta brings out your purest potential and Essence into being. Vesta is organized and perfect. She has a talent for breaking things down into its components. She rules the metabolism and the upper intestine. She carries influence over locks and keys, sisters, security, investments, insurance, and inheritance. She is the epitome of the home and family, ritual, chastity and sexuality, and devotion.
Her negative aspects include insecurity, lack of focus, promiscuity, segregation, secret societies and family troubles. There may be a fear of sex or intimacy, as well as an invalidation of self. Denial can be a big aspect when she is negative.
To find what Sign Vesta was in at your birth use our free online Birth Chart Calculator