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TheAsteroid Report

Chironand the Asteroids

AstrologicalReport for Hillary Clinton

byViniita Hutchinson


 

 

 

 

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Your Chart Data


                                    Name:            HillaryClinton
                                    Date:              Oct26, 1947
                                    Time:              08:00:00AM CST  +06:00
                                    Place:              Chicago,IL        
                                                            087W39'00"  41N51'00"

 


            NatalChart for Hillary Clinton

            PlacidusHouse System

      Sun in Scorpio,at 02 18', in the twelfth house.
            Moon
in Pisces,at 22 50', in the fourth house.
            Mercury
in Scorpio,at 21 24', in the twelfth house.
            Venus
in Scorpio,at 16 14', in the twelfth house.
            Mars
in Leo,at 14 00', in the ninth house.
            Jupiter
in Sagittarius, at 00 31', in the first house.
            Saturn
in Leo,at 21 19', in the ninth house.
            Uranus
in Gemini,at 25 56', in the eighth house.
            Neptune
in Libra,at 11 21', in the eleventh house.
            Pluto
in Leo,at 14 51', in the ninth house.
            Midheaven
in Virgo,at 04 35'.
            Ascendant
in Scorpio,at 21 44'.
            Chiron
in Scorpio,at 12 17', in the twelfth house.
            Ceres
in Taurus,at 01 58', in the sixth house.
            Pallas
in Aquarius,at 28 29', in the third house.
            Juno
in Sagittarius, at 29 34', in the second house.
            Vesta
in Cancer,at 26 37', in the eighth house.

 

 





 

TextCopyright 1995 Viniita Hutchinson

ProgramCopyright 1985-2003 Matrix Software, Inc.

 





 

Introduction

 


Astrology is an ancient science and art that has been in use for centuries. Theplanets are named after the Mediterranean gods of ancient Rome and Greece. Thisillustrates the awareness possessed by our ancestors of the synchronicitybetween the activation of life's archetypal energies and the movements ofheavenly bodies that seem to measure the timing of these events.

The lastfew centuries have been an exciting time for astrologers. We have witnessed thediscovery of the outer planets and watched them conform to the synchronisticmeaning ascribed to them by their names, joining and expanding the pantheon ofdeities that dance through the horoscopes of people and political events.Astrologers have become comfortable with the extended astrological family thatnow includes Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, and these have been utilized inwestern astrology for most of the twentieth century. Since the dust has settledfrom these cosmic discoveries, astrologers have had some time to study theaction of some other newly discovered heavenly bodies - namely Chiron and theasteroids.

Theasteroids lie in a belt that orbits between Mars and Jupiter. It is now knownthat this belt is comprised of thousands of asteroids, but the first four werediscovered many years in advance of the rest. These four asteroids were namedafter four major Olympic goddesses, which happened to redress the genderimbalance among the primarily male planetary deities that populate thehoroscope. Thus it was that Ceres, Juno, Vesta, and Pallas Athena came along atthe time of the birth of the women's movement in the nineteenth century.Astrologers do work with the myriad of other asteroids as well, but these four,with their associations to four of the most important goddesses, are the"standard" ones in use.

Chiron wasdiscovered in 1977, and was named after the wise Greek centaur who tastedimmortality. Chiron lies between Saturn and Uranus and occasionally passeswithin the orbit of Saturn. At first thought to be a comet or asteroid it isnow considered a "planetoid" or small planet-like body.

Theastrological portraits of the asteroids and Chiron have emerged through theobservations of fascinated astrologers over the last century. This reportinforms you of their symbolic meaning and gives you insight into how theyoperate in your own horoscope.





 

Chiron & the Asteroids in Your Chart

 


Chiron

Theastronomical body, Chiron (once thought to be a comet or asteroid, nowconsidered a "planetoid" or small planet-like body) is named afterthe ancient Greek, centaur demi-god who was horse from the waist down and humanfrom the waist up. Chiron's orbit, unlike that of the asteroids, lies betweenSaturn and Uranus, and is irregular in that it occasionally crosses inside theorbit of Saturn. This astronomical characteristic is symbolic of Chiron'sreputation for being somewhat of a maverick.

Chiron wasno ordinary run-of-the-mill centaur at the mercy of instincts and appetites. Hedisplayed such self-mastery and was so wise and gifted in both the arts of healingand the arts of war and statesmanship, that he found himself mentor to hero'sand kings and their sons. His service was of such value that he was grantedimmortality by the gods. Chance would have it that he was accidentally woundedin the foot by one of his own poisoned arrows, carelessly tossed by one of hisfosterlings (Heracles). Since by this time he was immortal, the result of thismishap was that Chiron was condemned by fate to suffer eternally the agonies ofa poisoned wound that could not be healed. In order to obtain release from hisendless suffering, the wise old centaur decided to relinquish the mantle ofimmortality that had been bestowed upon him. He gave it, instead, to Prometheus(who needed it to be freed from the punishment he suffered for mocking the godsand stealing their fire). In this way, Chiron embraced death and found releasefrom his suffering.

Astrologically,Chiron's placement in the horoscope indicates one's experience of the woundthat does not heal, (or the wound that does not seem to heal, because althoughan important lesson may be learned through dealing with it, the wound seems tospiral around with another lesson on a deeper level). Chiron represents one'sexperience of woundedness and the nature of the wound. Second, by coming toterms with suffering through an acceptance of one's mortality, one arrives at agreater state of wholeness or healing. Third, Chiron shows how one comes intoone's own as an elder or mentor who can provide healing and guidance to others.Thus Chiron also astrologically indicates the ways and means with which you canguide others, as well as the kind of mentoring and healing you seek foryourself.


Chiron in Scorpio

With Chironin Scorpio, mentoring and the healing process are associated with penetratingemotional/intuitive awareness, transformational experiences and rites ofpassage (such as death and birth), the handling of power, and the healthyaffirmation of one's instinctive and sexual needs and one's own inner darkness.This applies to both the kind of mentoring you seek for yourself, and the kindthat you are eventually able to extend to others. You may feel wounded orinadequate in the above-mentioned areas, or you may experience an insolubleconflict arising from overwhelming or traumatic experiences undergone duringthe instinctual pre-verbal phase of life. You may encounter mentor figures whoare charismatic, have a powerful presence and influence, and who know how todeal with powerful needs and drives - whether political, psychological, ormetaphysical. Painful experiences to do with power abuses, sex, death, theoccult, or reproductive disorders can evoke your philosophical side and awakena true sense of wisdom as you struggle to come to terms with the ongoingsuffering and the healing sought.


Chiron in 12th House

Chiron inthe twelfth house indicates that the wounding/healing experience (as describedby Chiron's sign placement) plays itself out through the sphere of life thathas to do with hidden, unconscious or transcendent experiences. For you, thepath to healing may lie in accessing and expunging secret, subliminal, orunconscious issues that constitute festering wounds. There may be a sense of"karmic fatedness" associated with your encounters with certainmentor or healer figures; spiritual mentors could have a very healing orwounding influence upon you. You could have a gift for, or benefit from,esoteric healing work with the subtle energy body, but you should exercisediscrimination and trust your own intuitions when it comes to seeking help fromthose in the healing profession. Don't allow yourself to "give your poweraway;" ultimately you heal yourself. There may be painful sufferingrelated to inappropriate or excessive sacrifices, guilt or persecution complexes,a desire to escape from the world, spiritual or substance abuses, or difficultyin distinguishing ordinary from non-ordinary states of mind due to anoveractive imagination. Any dysfunctional defense mechanisms you use to dealwith the painful issue can cause you further difficulties. Eventually you learnhow to integrate and learn from these experiences in such a way that youcyclically reap deeper and deeper healing and wisdom from them.


Venus Conjunct Chiron     Orb: 0357'

Chiron isconjunct Venus. The wounding/healing story is tied up with the experience oflove, pleasure, beauty, and sensual enjoyment. You are probably wise in theways of relationship and intimacy, especially where romantic involvements areconcerned. This wisdom is attained through your own efforts to heal theseemingly incurable wounds inflicted upon your own heart through the experienceof intimate relationships. You may be both wise and wounded in the area ofmusical or artistic expression, or your artistic gifts may be used to expressissues of wounding/healing; you may be effective as an art therapist or musictherapist or at healing through touch. You have a gift for helping othersrecover from love wounds, feelings of worthlessness, and wounds to their senseof sensuality and sexuality (including loss of self-esteem suffered fromphysical problems involving the reproductive organs). You may exerciseconsiderable gifts as a mentor or healer in these fields once you have embarkedupon your own healing journey.


Mars Square Chiron     Orb: 0144'

Chironforms a challenging aspect with Mars. The centaur and the warrior butt heads!You may suffer due to opinions that it is unmanly for men to engage themselvesin healing, therapeutic or counseling endeavors. Or perhaps you struggle withfeelings of lack of confidence or fear of confrontation when it comes tofulfilling a calling you feel to teach or mentor. The ability to cope withconfrontation and aggression, as well as to assert yourself and express your driveand your anger in effective ways is, for you, experienced as a painful orwounding issue in some way. You may have been exposed, in early life, to anongoing atmosphere of subtle or overt abuse and intimidation that prevented youfrom learning the positive skills of self-assertion and healthy anger. You mayfear your own capacity for anger, or believe that all anger is destructive.This can lead to a suppression of anger that builds up and does start to feelthreatening. As a result you may, consciously or unconsciously, lapse intopassive-aggressive behavior patterns or indulge in backhanded competitiveefforts to wreak vengeance on those with whom you are angry. Direct honestexpression of your anger can be the most frightening and threatening challengein the world, yet you long to learn how to be able to handle yourself in such away. When you do, you find the effects incredibly healing. The trick is tolearn to see that the need for healing and the need for confrontation are notincompatible, and that by learning to embrace both these needs you find thesolution to these old patterns of conflict.


Pluto Square Chiron     Orb: 0234'

Chironforms a challenging aspect with Pluto. The mentor/wounded healer archetypewithin yourself combines with the urge for powerful and transformativeexperience in such a way that these two aspects of yourself seem to be at oddswith each other. You may experience a personal sense of wounding due to issuesinvolving death, sexuality, power abuses, destructive urges, or intense anddeeply buried emotions such as rage, jealousy, or possessiveness. There couldbe an inability to perceive the destructiveness in oneself or others, or a lackof trust in one's own instincts and gut feelings; in either case, one'sself-preservation skills may be impaired or wounded in some way. You may beattracted to exciting but dangerous experiences that tempt fate - until you getburned enough to recognize that something's got to change. The challenge is tolearn to reconcile the need for healing and wise counsel with the need to dealwith power and peak experiences. You need to make room for both needs in yourlife, and to avoid the natural tendency to unconsciously repress or project oneof them out onto others. Once you have embarked upon your own healing journey,you can have a profound healing influence on others who are struggling withissues of power abuses and powerful or destructive emotional, archetypal, orsexual energies. Your avenue of healing or counseling may involve work with shamanism,initiation experiences, depth psychology, or primal or archetypal energies.



Ceres

Ceres isthe expression of the Earth Goddess archetype that has been worshipped in manyforms by various cultures. This archetype has always been associated with motherearth, harvests, a transformational journey to and from the underworld, ritesof passage, and the birth or resurrection of a fertility deity.

The myth ofDemeter (da mater or "earth mother") and the sudden abduction of herdearly loved daughter Persephone by the lord of the underworld contains thesame universal symbolism as other Earth Goddess myths. These myths may appear,at first, to be early explanations for the changing of the seasons. They areactually wise, rich, symbolic teachings on such profound themes as loss andrenewal, death and rebirth, and the endless transformation that constitutes thevery laws of creation to which this universe and everything in it adheres.

On a morepersonal level, the Ceres myth deals with the severance of the bonds of loveand/or attachment. When we experience love as we have known it being taken fromus, we can feel as if we have been cast into a realm of eternal darkness, neverto return to the world of the living again. We may then be unable to let go ofthe past, reliving it again and again in our minds - protesting and resistingthe present, and demanding that it somehow hand over to us the treasure thathas been snatched away.

Yet as withDemeter, who chose to forgo her divinity and wander in the world of humans,after which she was reunited annually with her transformed daughter, it is onlywhen we can give up notions of eternal paradise and immortality that we canrelinquish old attachments. Only when we have been humbled by and have acceptedthose mysterious cyclic forces beyond ourselves that we can be restored to astate of plentitude and abundance in the here and now. Then we can trulyunderstand how our cup must be emptied in order to be filled afresh.

Ceres inthe birth chart thus describes what one really cares about, and the way onenurtures others (and needs to be nurtured oneself) in a parental kind of way.It also indicates where one may tend to cling, the kind of separations that canbe traumatic, and what one may be required to give up (or share with others) inorder to grow. It can also indicate the ways in which we seek for somethingthat seems to be missing, something we didn't get enough of, as well as theways that can help us mourn such a loss. As with Demeter and Persephone, Cerescan also indicate the kind of experience that constitutes a rite of passage -the most profound transformation: the death and rebirth of the self.


Ceres in Taurus

When Ceresis in Taurus, nurturance is conveyed through physical means - cuddles, hugs,and plenty of good food! You may even extend your nurturing instincts to thephysical earth itself, through such activities as organic gardening andecological movements. You may have an "Earth Mother" quality to you,and a green thumb that can make anything grow. Any unfulfilled needs forphysical nurturing at an early age could be a source of grief through which youlearn how to provide this for yourself and, thus, for others. On the otherhand, this sense of lack can promote the tendency to accumulate material wealthas a kind of unconscious physical substitute. Loss of material security couldbe a transformative experience for you, one that initiates you into the lessonsof loss and return, death and rebirth, and simply letting go.


Ceres in 6th House

Ceres inthe sixth house indicates that the work place is the arena in which you expressyour nurturing qualities. Perhaps your co-workers or employees find somethingcomforting or reassuring in you. You may help them in a loving way to improvetheir work performance, acquire new skills, or advance their careers. Theintegration of parenting and the daily work environment can be a major concernfor you, and you're all for such policies as company day-care. Conflictingdemands between parenting and work (or the acquisition of work skills) couldlead you to make sacrifices in one area on behalf of the other.


Sun Opposite Ceres     Orb: 0020'

Ceres formsa challenging aspect with the Sun. The qualities of nurturance and emotionalbonding combine with the sense of self-essence or self-identity in such a waythat these two aspects of yourself seem to be at odds with each other.Emotional dependency can thwart one's own individuation and lead to trouble inrelationships of a parent-child nature. You may feel that the need to nurtureor care for others or to deal with intense relationships of a parent-childnature causes you to forsake your true self. Conversely you may feel that yourself-image or identity precludes any close emotional bonding of a nurturantnature; or that in order to be true to yourself you must forgo bindingemotional ties. The challenge is to learn to see both the need to do one's ownthing and the need for nurturing ties as valid, and to find ways to meet boththese needs, rather than repressing or projecting one of them out onto others.


Jupiter Quincunx Ceres     Orb: 0127'

Ceres formsa challenging aspect with Jupiter. The urges for expansion and adventure, andthe quest for meaning are affected by the Demeter-Persephone myth in such a waythat these two aspects of yourself seem to be at odds with each other. Perhapsan interest in ceaseless travel and adventure or in a particular belief systemmakes the formation of lasting emotional ties impossible - a perceived threatto freedom. Or perhaps an excess of protective nurturance has made you a littlefearful of exploring beyond the boundaries of the known because your ownexploratory urges were never encouraged. Whatever the reason, the challenge isto learn to see that both the need for nurturing ties and the need for thefreedom to explore and to expand your mind can and do co-exist within yourself(and in others). These needs only appear to conflict when we take sides withone against the other (often literally if projected, through denial, out ontoothers); resolution comes about by finding ways to meet them both. Once thisbalance has been achieved you are able to nurture others by sharing the meaningand knowledge you have gained, and by encouraging their sense of faith andoptimism in life's journey. These nurturing activities might be carried outthrough teaching, travelling, or cultural exchanges.



Pallas

As withgoddess-myths associated with the other asteroids, the myths that pertain tothe warrior goddess Pallas Athena reflect socio-historic upheavals as well asarchetypal themes. One of the most interesting aspects of Athena's myth, as ithas evolved, is the changing nature of her birth. In her earliest form she wassaid to have been born of Lake Triton in Libya, home of the legendary amazons.Her worship was brought to the Greek islands much later by the Libyansthemselves as they emigrated across the Mediterranean sea. The story of herbirth reflected this migration, for she was then said to be born of Metis - asea goddess. Further evolution of her myth reflects the encounter of thegoddess worshipping peoples with the patriarchal people invading Greece fromthe north: Metis (whose name means Wise Counsel), pregnant with Athena, wasdevoured by the invaders' god, Zeus, who later gave birth to a fully grown andfully armored Pallas Athena from his head. Later versions of this myth omitaltogether any mention of Metis, and depict Athena as having been conceivedwithout a woman's involvement.

Later mythalso portrays Athena as bringing about the destruction of both Pallas andMedusa in what appears to be sociological evidence of the attempt to destroygoddess worship. (Pallas, Athena, and Medusa were the three faces of the Libyanversion of the triple goddess.) In one of these myths Zeus tricks Athena intokilling her Amazonian sister Pallas during a friendly competition. Another mythrelates how Athena helped King Perseus to cut off Medusa's head by giving him amirror to use so he could avoid her deadly gaze. Yet, as much as these mythsmight have been used as evidence of the wise Athena's denunciation of theFeminine, they also contain symbolism that indicates how Athena preserved thegoddess trinity. For, upon the death of Pallas, the grieving Athena placed hersister's name before her own. As for her attitude towards Medusa, she boreMedusa's image upon her breastplate and distributed her blood to healers as aregenerative medicine. The symbolic importance of the mirror in thePerseus-Medusa conflict also hints at Athena's wisdom and gift as a mediator inteaching how to reconcile opposites by seeing in oneself the disowned qualitiesthat are projected onto opponents.

PallasAthena signifies wisdom and creative problem solving in which a holistic viewof conflicting or opposite elements (the Masculine and the Feminine) isrequired. This sense of fairness is backed up by a willingness to defend orfight for the underdog. Thus Pallas Athena is also associated with fighting forcauses. She represents the application of practical skill and creative intelligencein order to best be of service. She was the goddess of war (defense,originally) as well as the goddess of wisdom and culture - patroness of thecivilized arts such as pottery, sculpture, weaving, architecture, and animalhusbandry. Pallas Athena can also represent the denial of one's own gender inan effort to cope with situations that require the skills of the oppositegender in order to survive, as well as the struggle to rediscover and reconnectwith essential qualities of one's own sex. Androgynous conditions and healingthrough feminine wisdom, energy balancing or conflict resolution are alsoexpressions of the Pallas Athena archetype.

 


Pallas in Aquarius

PallasAthena in Aquarius denotes perceptive insight or intuitional skill when itcomes to futuristic vision: you have a natural instinct for revolutionarytrends, innovation, and technological advances. You may be particularlyinventive in your use of technology - perhaps using computers, machinery, orelectronics aesthetically in order to produce abstract art, or radical musicthat expresses the cutting edge or the vision of a new paradigm. You mightpossess a subtle grasp of abstract theory or the latest frontiers of science,and even be a ground-breaker in these fields. It may be important for you toutilize these skills in your career. Your perception into revolutionary andliberating trends, and your technological ability may be put to use in thedefense of some cause or freedom-seeking group - or perhaps the youthful or theorphaned (see Pallas Athena's house position, below). You could be a championof the right to be eccentric, unique, or different from others. Difficulty canarise if your crusade on behalf of a futuristic vision neglects the problems ofthe here and now. Skills in healing or conflict resolution may lie in acreative ability to work with the so-called "new age" techniques: theuse of crystals, gems, color, light, vibration, electro-magnetism, and theireffects on the human energy field.


Pallas in 3rd House

PallasAthena in the third house denotes a truly intuitive gift for teaching andcommunicating. Creativity, zeal, and practicality are blended in arevolutionary approach to education and knowledge. You are the "warriorstudent" or "warrior teacher!" You may be particularly inventiveor subtle in the use of gesture, words, speech or writing, and it may beimportant for you to utilize your skills in the communication of knowledge andideas in your career. Your creative writing, your communications, and your studymay center around issues of justice, humanitarian causes, women's issues, orthe taking of a cultural warrior stance of some kind. You might write as a wayof making a cultural contribution, or perhaps your thoughts, speech, or writingrevolve around issues dealing with sexual identity or healing gender conflict.Skills in healing or conflict resolution lie in the creative use of languageand thought: mantras, affirmations, and positive thinking; as well as intherapies aimed at the functions of speech, the nervous system, or manualdexterity. Difficulty can arise if Pallas Athena's energy is expressed as alearning crusade in which information is all that matters.


Sun Trine Pallas    Orb: 0349'

Theasteroid Pallas Athena (the patron-goddess of wisdom, culture and the arts)forms a harmonious aspect with the Sun (one's sense of identity and essentialpurpose). Your sense of identity is augmented by your creative intellect andyour cultural or socio-political awareness. Creative expression comes easily toyou, and you have a knack for finding practical uses for it, sometimes puttingthem to use in support of socio-cultural activities. You relate harmoniouslywith both genders and often have creative or wise solutions for conflictresolution. You can draw on an ample supply of courage and wisdom.


Jupiter Square Pallas     Orb: 0202'

Theasteroid Pallas Athena forms a challenging aspect with Jupiter. The need forcreative or cultural expression runs afoul of belief systems (or vise versa).Political activity or artistic or mental/creative achievement may be inhibitedby a belief system that has become dogmatic or rigid in its views about thefreedom of human expression. Or they may languish as a result of anoveremphasis on achievement or the pursuit of profit and gain. Perhaps aninterest in ceaseless travel, freedom, or adventure has, to your own detriment,resulted in a neglect of your creative potential or an indifference tocultural-political issues. Your own cultural leanings could place you in conflictwith the prevailing faith or belief system of the times, or perhaps yourphilosophical views are offensive to those of other cultural or gender groups.How can you make space in your life for both a cultural expression (politicalor artistic) and a personal faith, philosophy or quest that are notantagonistic to one another? This is the challenge; if you ignore it, chancesare you'll lose a lot of energy siding with one of these archetypes in a waragainst the other (whether internally, or externally with others).


Uranus Trine Pallas     Orb: 0233'

Theasteroid Pallas Athena forms a harmonious aspect with Uranus. The culturalprotectress-patroness of the arts meets the freedom fighter and she smiles. Youmay utilize your creative insight to support humanitarian, "new age,"or alternative ideals. You are sympathetic towards cultures or traditions thathave been suffered at the hands of religious or imperial oppression. You canbalance the need for aesthetic or cultural expression with the need for changeand excitement. You enjoy mental stimulation and new concepts, and your mentalor creative expression may possess an unconventional flavor, or uncannyfuturistic insight. You may have a natural grasp of modern technology, computersciences, or subtle energy fields.



Juno

Juno (whoseGreek name is Hera) is an ancient Queen of Heaven Goddess dating from thatmatriarchal period when the sovereign Deity was female and reigned alone,presiding over the mysteries of birth, motherhood, and the various phases ofreproduction. Mythology relates how she was seduced by Zeus, married him out ofa sense of honor, endured a marriage characterized by power struggles overissues of fidelity and bearing a line of descent, as well as how she went intoretreat occasionally in order to renew and center herself. Her myth parallelsthe history of social upheaval in the lands where she was worshipped. Northerninvaders struggled to impose traditions of patrilineal descent and the worshipof their chief god, Zeus, upon the indigenous matriarchal cultures of MycenaeanGreece and Crete. Over a period of hundreds of years of cultural conflict, thetwo divinities were forced to share the altar. Thus, in addition to herauthority over matters pertaining to childbirth and motherhood, Juno has cometo be associated with issues of socially acknowledged relationship, legalmarriage, marital fulfillment through commitment and fidelity, and the strugglefor equality within a relationship. She represents, also, the kind of powerstruggles that involve controlling the partner through control over offspring,or through the withholding of sex or emotional intimacy. Juno can alsorepresent committed relationships entered into out of a sense of duty, guilt,or for social reasons.

Junorepresents both the need for relationship and the refusal to accept inequalitywithin the context of a relationship. She represents the struggle to balancethe need for intimacy with the opposing need for freedom - needs which bothpartners have, although one of these needs may be projected onto the partner.She can also represent the need to take marriage as a sacred trust, a way thatleads to spiritual fulfillment through the reconciliation of the opposites in astate of union.

On anotherlevel, Juno can represent the way in which one feels rendered powerless byconflict in spite of sincere effort and irreproachable conduct on one's ownpart. The harder one tries, the more inadequate one's efforts seem to be, forthere is a tendency to cling to old methods when circumstances have changed anda whole new paradigm is needed before the way clear can be seen. Thisfrustration can sometimes lead to self-depreciation and loss of faith inoneself. Juno thus symbolizes the transition state between old and new ways ofbeing, where the old fails to meet the needs of the times and the new is notyet manifest. She describes the need for a kind of spiritual self-rejuvenationthat is needed in order to see oneself through times of utter disintegrationinto the future that awaits. Juno in the horoscope thus represents the ways inwhich we need to renew ourselves, and where our ability to adjust to changingcircumstances is most tested.

Sincemarriage proved to be this goddess' testing ground, Juno in the horoscope alsoindicates the qualities associated with one's marriage partner and the ways inwhich one handles intimacy/freedom needs as well as the jealousy and insecuritythat often accompany this balancing act. Juno's position describes the natureof any control issues, the ways in which such power struggles get enacted, andthe type of sacred cows that need to be relinquished so that the path tomarital fulfillment can unfold. Juno's placement in your chart can refer notonly to your mate (or the way that you perceive your mate), but to therelationship and to your own behavior in a committed relationship as well.


Juno in Sagittarius

With Junoin Sagittarius, the qualities you seek in a committed relationship are freedom,a spirit of adventure, a shared vision, and a shared belief system to lend youfaith and inspiration in the movement towards your goals. You appreciate apartner with a love for the outdoors and an interest in outdoor sports. Someonewho's willing to explore, and to travel beyond the familiar in search of truthand the unknown. It could be that, in spite of your best efforts, you yourselfexperience a sense of inadequacy or powerlessness when it comes to suchmatters, or that your partner is doing all the expressing in this regard (orvice versa). This could be a source of difficulty when it comes to intimaterelations, and may lead to fanatic adherence to one's own beliefs.Intimacy/freedom needs, childbearing, fidelity, and power issues need to behandled frankly, otherwise unrealistic expectations can result.


Juno in 2nd House

Juno in thesecond house indicates that you derive a sense of self-worth through being in acommitted relationship. You may associate your mate with financial and materialsecurity. Sharing the responsibility for these matters is important in orderfor your relationship to be healthy. There could be issues around who providesand who is provided for, or perhaps one partner treats the other more like acoveted possession than a simple human being with needs for love and affection.Issues regarding possessions and material resources are likely to be a majorfocus in your relationship. The qualities described by Juno's sign position(above) indicates the manner in which you can best deal with these issues.


Moon Square Juno    Orb: 0644'

Juno formsa challenging aspect with the Moon. Your emotional and instinctive responsesare interwoven with your need for intimate and equal relationships, but in sucha way that these two aspects of yourself seem to war with each other. Thestruggle for equality and autonomy within a partnership may conflict with theneed to have your own emotional needs met. Or perhaps you feel emotionallythreatened by relationships that stress issues of equality and you respond byavoiding intimacy altogether. One partner may expect mothering from the other,or try to manipulate the other through emotional power plays. The challenge isto learn to see that both the need for freedom within a relationship and theneed for emotional comfort can and do co-exist within yourself (and in others).These needs are not mutually exclusive and you may need to find ways to meetthem both, and to avoid the natural tendency to unconsciously repress orproject one of them out onto others (especially your partner).


Sun Sextile Juno    Orb: 0245'

Juno formsa harmonious aspect with the Sun. The need for intimacy and a mutuallysupportive relationship combines with the sense of identity and creativepurpose in a natural, easy manner. You like to relate harmoniously with others,and you are able to handle with grace such issues as the struggle for equalityand the need for autonomy within relationship. You may be supportive of yourpartner's creative expression and playfulness, or be attracted to a partner whosupports your own creativity and self-expression. Such interests may provideyou and your partner with a comfortable way to share and enrich yourrelationship.


Uranus Opposite Juno     Orb: 0338'

Juno formsa challenging aspect with Uranus. The rebel meets the liberated partner! Theneed for intimacy and the need for freedom just can't seem to make room foreach other. Perhaps you feel that committed relationships hinder your processof individuation, or cramp your exciting style of life. Or perhaps you use yourrelationship as an excuse for not marching to the tune of your own drummer. Youmay feel that your need for constant change and excitement makes it impossiblefor you to experience lasting ties with another person on an equal one-to-onebasis. Humanitarian activities or collective enterprises may conflict withpartnership commitments. Rather than pitting these two needs against oneanother - siding with one, and denying/projecting the other out onto peoplearound you (especially partners), you'll find it more fulfilling, thoughpossibly hard work, to try to find ways to meet both. Then your relationshipsand your sense of freedom and excitement can enliven and enrich each other.



Vesta

Theasteroid Vesta (Latin) is named after the ancient Greek goddess Hestia, firstborn of the Olympian deities and last released by her father Cronos (fatherTime), who at one point swallowed all his offspring. Thus she denotes thebeginning and the end - alpha and omega - and serves as a reminder of thesource from which all things originate and to which all must return. Sherepresents the preservation of sacredness and the state of connection toformless Essence. As such, she is the only Olympic deity not worshippedanthropomorphically; she is symbolized only by the altar and its sacred flame.Thus she also represents any sacred space - be it temple, sweat lodge, ormeditation corner - that acts as a container in which we may center ourselves,and feel the presence of Spirit. In ancient times Vesta was worshipped both inthe city center as the flaming altar, and in every home as the central hearthwhose embers were literally passed on down through the generations from motherto daughter when the daughter married and established her own hearth. In thismanner Vesta came to represent the perpetuation of the spark of life, and ofcivilization and one's ancestral and cultural roots.

In earlymatriarchal societies, priestesses honoring Hestia maintained a connection tothis spiritual essence (represented by a sacred flame that they tended nightand day). They offered themselves in sacred sexual union in order to teach thedivine aspect of sexuality and the need to remain aware of the sacred whileengaged in physical life. The priestesses remained unmarried and committed tonone but themselves and their worship. Their sons (conceived anonymously duringceremonial summer solstice rites) served as year-kings when there was no royalheir. These customs were finally abolished when patrilineal traditions wereenforced and the priestesses were compelled by the Roman king to serve askeepers of the new (patriarchal) civilization and to observe vows of celibacy.To break these vows entailed a cruel death penalty. In exchange for therelinquishment of their sexuality, matrilineal customs, and true spiritualfunction, the priestesses (Vestal Virgins) were granted freedom from paternalcontrol.

Vesta'ssacred flame represents, in the yogic tradition, the kundalinii force which,when properly awakened and channeled, leads to spiritual development. Thus,astrologically, Vesta has come to represent both spirituality and consecrated(or desecrated) sexuality. This can include a wide range of sexual expressionssuch as abstinence, renunciation and celibacy, the celebration of spirituallyhonored sexuality, sexual idealism, and the sacred whore. Astrologically, Vestastands for that which provides us with inner sustenance; the way in which weare pulled back to our core or inner self; and the struggle between this andthe demands of the outer world. Vesta represents the way in which we long tobless others with the fruits of the spiritual resources we have found withinourselves, but it is also the need to retreat and preserve our inner sanctuaryagainst any disrespectful intrusion. Vesta is associated with dedication,focus, and commitment. She represents those things that helps us focus, the wayin which we dedicate ourselves with heart and soul, and that for which we areready (or compelled) to make a sacrifice. The things indicated by Vesta'sposition in your chart may be things that you feel compelled to give up orsacrifice, often out of a sense of spiritual compulsion. Yet they can also bethe very things that evoke your dedication - leading to a sense of deep innerfulfillment when you are willing to make some sacrifices on their behalf. Keepthis paradox in mind as you read on, for Vesta can express itself one way orthe other - or both!


Vesta in Cancer

Vesta inCancer indicates that nurturance, emotional rapport, and a sense of shelter(whether from the family home or from spiritual refuge) are the things thathelp you feel focused and centered. Externally, they are also the means throughwhich you can commit your focused energies with dedication, zeal, and evensacrifice (described further by Vesta's house position, below). There may besacrifices in connection with home and family. You revere emotional tendernesswhen it comes to sexuality as well, for through it you can experience thespiritually fulfilling nature of sex. You have a great capacity for empathy,but you can invest so much emotional energy into caring for others that yourenounce your own emotional needs in favor of theirs - to the point that youseem to have no emotion or feeling of your own. Or you may, throughone-pointedness, become so absorbed in your own emotional need that you losesight of the goal your emotional sensitivity serves. In either case, you canend up feeling emotionally unbalanced (hypersensitive or clingy), and out oftouch with your inner self. It helps to balance your care of others withconcern for your own emotional well being. By constantly re-anchoring yourempathy and emotional sensitivity in your sense of inner spiritual presence,you can renew the sense of fulfilling dedication to your goals.


Vesta in 8th House

Vesta inthe eighth house indicates that sacrificial dedication and intense focus arecentered around the in-depth and transformational aspects of life - suchintense experiences as birth, death, and sexual or mystical union. The longingto become renewed or transformed through the union with the energies of the"not-self," or others, includes the material resources of others aswell, so that the sharing or inheritance of the wealth of others can also beissues in which you tend to experience sacrifice or dedication. This sense ofsacrifice could be expressed either as denying yourself these things for thesake of some other goal (which may be spiritual or religious in nature), or asan intense one-pointed focus on these very things themselves. Sexual passioncan be sublimated into mystical passion. At any rate, your focus ispassionately intense, and if at times this proves a little much for others,such difficulties will help you learn to engage positively in powerfulinteractions with others. Careful consideration of these activities or issueswill help you understand how to best manage your sense of commitment and remaincentered in your self.


Moon Trine Vesta    Orb: 0348'

Your Vestaforms a harmonious aspect with the Moon. You may channel your sense ofcommitment to a cherished goal and your capacity for self-sacrifice into suchthings as nurturing, mothering, or domestic endeavors. Or you may focus yourenergies on such issues as emotional health and the healing of the inner child.You are able to balance your sense of dedication to your goals with your needfor emotional fulfillment. You can honor your sexual and spiritual needs in away that supports your emotional well being. Anima or mother figures may besupportive of you in these ways.


Sun Square Vesta    Orb: 0541'

Your Vestaforms a challenging aspect with the Sun. There is a conflict between one'ssense of self or identity and "sacred cow" issues involvingdedication or intense focus. You may find it difficult to focus or commityourself to a calling or endeavor that would give meaning to your lifedirection. There may be a conflict between one's dedication to work and one'sneed for play, spontaneity, and self-expression; or between work and children.Or perhaps you experience a conflict between sexuality and spirituality, orbetween sexual needs and commitment. An over-emphasis on what is held to besacred may lead to dependency on external spiritual authority, and frustrationor obstacles in the process of self-individuation. There may be difficulties dueto inappropriate sacrifices: the sacrifice of self-hood (giving one's poweraway) in the name of ego-transcendence may constitute a betrayal of the self onsome level. No matter how it seems, "fire-tending" is notincompatible with self-expression and a personal sense of life purpose. Thechallenge for you is to find ways to meet them both, and to avoid the naturaltendency to unconsciously repress or project one of them out onto others.


Mercury Trine Vesta     Orb: 0514'

Your Vestaforms a harmonious aspect with Mercury. The need for commitment to a cherishedgoal and your capacity for self-sacrifice combine with your intellectual andcommunicative abilities in a natural, easy manner. You have great powers ofmental concentration. You may be highly dedicated to your writing, educational,or communicative activities in a way that grants you inner fulfillment. You areable to communicate well about spiritual matters and/or sexual issues.


Jupiter Trine Vesta     Orb: 0353'

Your Vestaforms a harmonious aspect with Jupiter. Your sense of faith and optimismbolsters your capacity for commitment to a cherished goal. Your quest forknowledge and understanding, and your interest in travel and foreign cultureserve to deepen and enrich your spiritual/sexual expression. You are able tobalance your capacity for sacrifice and intense dedication with your need foradventure, growth, and exploration. Your philosophy, teaching, and cultural orlegal activity can be supportive of those who seek healing from the trauma ofspiritual or sexual desecration.



This sums up your report for Chiron and the asteroids in your chart. Anastrological chart is like a blueprint of the human psyche, with its great anddramatic cast of archetypes. And each human psyche is like a unique,one-of-a-kind carpet woven from many beautiful threads of many differentcolors. Chiron and the asteroids are five of those threads.

This reporthas described each of those five threads by house and sign, and has evendescribed what happens when one of those threads is intertwined with othersingle threads (the other planets). And this does give you some kind of overallpicture. But the best way to understand the pattern that all the threads makein their weaving of the whole unique carpet, is to consult an astrologerskilled in chart interpretation. The astrologer can make a big difference inhelping you piece together the puzzle of your chart so that, in the end, youcan see the beautiful carpet where once, perhaps, all you saw was a tangle ofthreads. Hopefully, this report will help you to understand some of the magicalthreads that are woven into your life.