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The Asteroid Report
Chiron and the Asteroids
Astrological Report for Hillary Clinton
by Viniita Hutchinson
Your Chart Data
Name: Hillary Clinton
Date: Oct 26, 1947
Time: 08:00:00 AM CST +06:00
Place: Chicago, IL
Natal Chart for Hillary Clinton
Placidus House System
Sun in Scorpio,
at 02Á 18', in the twelfth house.
Moon in Pisces, at 22Á 50', in the fourth house.
Mercury in Scorpio, at 21Á 24', in the twelfth house.
Venus in Scorpio, at 16Á 14', in the twelfth house.
Mars in Leo, at 14Á 00', in the ninth house.
Jupiter in Sagittarius, at 00Á 31', in the first house.
Saturn in Leo, at 21Á 19', in the ninth house.
Uranus in Gemini, at 25Á 56', in the eighth house.
Neptune in Libra, at 11Á 21', in the eleventh house.
Pluto in Leo, at 14Á 51', in the ninth house.
Midheaven in Virgo, at 04Á 35'.
Ascendant in Scorpio, at 21Á 44'.
Chiron in Scorpio, at 12Á 17', in the twelfth house.
Ceres in Taurus, at 01Á 58', in the sixth house.
Pallas in Aquarius, at 28Á 29', in the third house.
Juno in Sagittarius, at 29Á 34', in the second house.
Vesta in Cancer, at 26Á 37', in the eighth house.
Text Copyright 1995 Viniita Hutchinson
Program Copyright 1985-2003 Matrix Software, Inc.
Astrology is an ancient science and art that has been in use for centuries. The planets are named after the Mediterranean gods of ancient Rome and Greece. This illustrates the awareness possessed by our ancestors of the synchronicity between the activation of life's archetypal energies and the movements of heavenly bodies that seem to measure the timing of these events.
The last few centuries have been an exciting time for astrologers. We have witnessed the discovery of the outer planets and watched them conform to the synchronistic meaning ascribed to them by their names, joining and expanding the pantheon of deities that dance through the horoscopes of people and political events. Astrologers have become comfortable with the extended astrological family that now includes Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, and these have been utilized in western astrology for most of the twentieth century. Since the dust has settled from these cosmic discoveries, astrologers have had some time to study the action of some other newly discovered heavenly bodies - namely Chiron and the asteroids.
The asteroids lie in a belt that orbits between Mars and Jupiter. It is now known that this belt is comprised of thousands of asteroids, but the first four were discovered many years in advance of the rest. These four asteroids were named after four major Olympic goddesses, which happened to redress the gender imbalance among the primarily male planetary deities that populate the horoscope. Thus it was that Ceres, Juno, Vesta, and Pallas Athena came along at the 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 was discovered in 1977, and was named after the wise Greek centaur who tasted immortality. Chiron lies between Saturn and Uranus and occasionally passes within the orbit of Saturn. At first thought to be a comet or asteroid it is now considered a "planetoid" or small planet-like body.
The astrological portraits of the asteroids and Chiron have emerged through the observations of fascinated astrologers over the last century. This report informs you of their symbolic meaning and gives you insight into how they operate in your own horoscope.
The astronomical body, Chiron (once thought to be a comet or asteroid, now considered a "planetoid" or small planet-like body) is named after the ancient Greek, centaur demi-god who was horse from the waist down and human from the waist up. Chiron's orbit, unlike that of the asteroids, lies between Saturn and Uranus, and is irregular in that it occasionally crosses inside the orbit of Saturn. This astronomical characteristic is symbolic of Chiron's reputation for being somewhat of a maverick.
Chiron was no ordinary run-of-the-mill centaur at the mercy of instincts and appetites. He displayed such self-mastery and was so wise and gifted in both the arts of healing and the arts of war and statesmanship, that he found himself mentor to hero's and kings and their sons. His service was of such value that he was granted immortality by the gods. Chance would have it that he was accidentally wounded in the foot by one of his own poisoned arrows, carelessly tossed by one of his fosterlings (Heracles). Since by this time he was immortal, the result of this mishap was that Chiron was condemned by fate to suffer eternally the agonies of a poisoned wound that could not be healed. In order to obtain release from his endless suffering, the wise old centaur decided to relinquish the mantle of immortality 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 gods and stealing their fire). In this way, Chiron embraced death and found release from his suffering.
Astrologically, Chiron's placement in the horoscope indicates one's experience of the wound that does not heal, (or the wound that does not seem to heal, because although an important lesson may be learned through dealing with it, the wound seems to spiral around with another lesson on a deeper level). Chiron represents one's experience of woundedness and the nature of the wound. Second, by coming to terms with suffering through an acceptance of one's mortality, one arrives at a greater state of wholeness or healing. Third, Chiron shows how one comes into one'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 can guide others, as well as the kind of mentoring and healing you seek for yourself.
Chiron in Scorpio
With Chiron in Scorpio, mentoring and the healing process are associated with penetrating emotional/intuitive awareness, transformational experiences and rites of passage (such as death and birth), the handling of power, and the healthy affirmation 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 kind that you are eventually able to extend to others. You may feel wounded or inadequate in the above-mentioned areas, or you may experience an insoluble conflict arising from overwhelming or traumatic experiences undergone during the instinctual pre-verbal phase of life. You may encounter mentor figures who are charismatic, have a powerful presence and influence, and who know how to deal with powerful needs and drives - whether political, psychological, or metaphysical. Painful experiences to do with power abuses, sex, death, the occult, or reproductive disorders can evoke your philosophical side and awaken a true sense of wisdom as you struggle to come to terms with the ongoing suffering and the healing sought.
Chiron in 12th House
Chiron in the twelfth house indicates that the wounding/healing experience (as described by Chiron's sign placement) plays itself out through the sphere of life that has to do with hidden, unconscious or transcendent experiences. For you, the path to healing may lie in accessing and expunging secret, subliminal, or unconscious issues that constitute festering wounds. There may be a sense of "karmic fatedness" associated with your encounters with certain mentor or healer figures; spiritual mentors could have a very healing or wounding influence upon you. You could have a gift for, or benefit from, esoteric healing work with the subtle energy body, but you should exercise discrimination and trust your own intuitions when it comes to seeking help from those in the healing profession. Don't allow yourself to "give your power away;" ultimately you heal yourself. There may be painful suffering related to inappropriate or excessive sacrifices, guilt or persecution complexes, a desire to escape from the world, spiritual or substance abuses, or difficulty in distinguishing ordinary from non-ordinary states of mind due to an overactive imagination. Any dysfunctional defense mechanisms you use to deal with the painful issue can cause you further difficulties. Eventually you learn how to integrate and learn from these experiences in such a way that you cyclically reap deeper and deeper healing and wisdom from them.
Venus Conjunct Chiron Orb: 03Á57'
Chiron is conjunct Venus. The wounding/healing story is tied up with the experience of love, pleasure, beauty, and sensual enjoyment. You are probably wise in the ways of relationship and intimacy, especially where romantic involvements are concerned. This wisdom is attained through your own efforts to heal the seemingly incurable wounds inflicted upon your own heart through the experience of intimate relationships. You may be both wise and wounded in the area of musical or artistic expression, or your artistic gifts may be used to express issues of wounding/healing; you may be effective as an art therapist or music therapist or at healing through touch. You have a gift for helping others recover from love wounds, feelings of worthlessness, and wounds to their sense of sensuality and sexuality (including loss of self-esteem suffered from physical problems involving the reproductive organs). You may exercise considerable gifts as a mentor or healer in these fields once you have embarked upon your own healing journey.
Mars Square Chiron Orb: 01Á44'
Chiron forms 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 themselves in healing, therapeutic or counseling endeavors. Or perhaps you struggle with feelings of lack of confidence or fear of confrontation when it comes to fulfilling a calling you feel to teach or mentor. The ability to cope with confrontation and aggression, as well as to assert yourself and express your drive and your anger in effective ways is, for you, experienced as a painful or wounding issue in some way. You may have been exposed, in early life, to an ongoing atmosphere of subtle or overt abuse and intimidation that prevented you from learning the positive skills of self-assertion and healthy anger. You may fear 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 feel threatening. As a result you may, consciously or unconsciously, lapse into passive-aggressive behavior patterns or indulge in backhanded competitive efforts to wreak vengeance on those with whom you are angry. Direct honest expression of your anger can be the most frightening and threatening challenge in the world, yet you long to learn how to be able to handle yourself in such a way. When you do, you find the effects incredibly healing. The trick is to learn to see that the need for healing and the need for confrontation are not incompatible, and that by learning to embrace both these needs you find the solution to these old patterns of conflict.
Pluto Square Chiron Orb: 02Á34'
Chiron forms a challenging aspect with Pluto. The mentor/wounded healer archetype within yourself combines with the urge for powerful and transformative experience in such a way that these two aspects of yourself seem to be at odds with each other. You may experience a personal sense of wounding due to issues involving death, sexuality, power abuses, destructive urges, or intense and deeply buried emotions such as rage, jealousy, or possessiveness. There could be an inability to perceive the destructiveness in oneself or others, or a lack of trust in one's own instincts and gut feelings; in either case, one's self-preservation skills may be impaired or wounded in some way. You may be attracted to exciting but dangerous experiences that tempt fate - until you get burned enough to recognize that something's got to change. The challenge is to learn to reconcile the need for healing and wise counsel with the need to deal with power and peak experiences. You need to make room for both needs in your life, and to avoid the natural tendency to unconsciously repress or project one of 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 with issues of power abuses and powerful or destructive emotional, archetypal, or sexual energies. Your avenue of healing or counseling may involve work with shamanism, initiation experiences, depth psychology, or primal or archetypal energies.
Ceres is the expression of the Earth Goddess archetype that has been worshipped in many forms by various cultures. This archetype has always been associated with mother earth, harvests, a transformational journey to and from the underworld, rites of passage, and the birth or resurrection of a fertility deity.
The myth of Demeter (da mater or "earth mother") and the sudden abduction of her dearly loved daughter Persephone by the lord of the underworld contains the same universal symbolism as other Earth Goddess myths. These myths may appear, at first, to be early explanations for the changing of the seasons. They are actually wise, rich, symbolic teachings on such profound themes as loss and renewal, death and rebirth, and the endless transformation that constitutes the very laws of creation to which this universe and everything in it adheres.
On a more personal level, the Ceres myth deals with the severance of the bonds of love and/or attachment. When we experience love as we have known it being taken from us, we can feel as if we have been cast into a realm of eternal darkness, never to return to the world of the living again. We may then be unable to let go of the past, reliving it again and again in our minds - protesting and resisting the present, and demanding that it somehow hand over to us the treasure that has been snatched away.
Yet as with Demeter, 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 only when we can give up notions of eternal paradise and immortality that we can relinquish old attachments. Only when we have been humbled by and have accepted those mysterious cyclic forces beyond ourselves that we can be restored to a state of plentitude and abundance in the here and now. Then we can truly understand how our cup must be emptied in order to be filled afresh.
Ceres in the birth chart thus describes what one really cares about, and the way one nurtures 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 can be traumatic, and what one may be required to give up (or share with others) in order to grow. It can also indicate the ways in which we seek for something that seems to be missing, something we didn't get enough of, as well as the ways that can help us mourn such a loss. As with Demeter and Persephone, Ceres can 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 Ceres is in Taurus, nurturance is conveyed through physical means - cuddles, hugs, and plenty of good food! You may even extend your nurturing instincts to the physical earth itself, through such activities as organic gardening and ecological movements. You may have an "Earth Mother" quality to you, and a green thumb that can make anything grow. Any unfulfilled needs for physical nurturing at an early age could be a source of grief through which you learn how to provide this for yourself and, thus, for others. On the other hand, this sense of lack can promote the tendency to accumulate material wealth as a kind of unconscious physical substitute. Loss of material security could be a transformative experience for you, one that initiates you into the lessons of loss and return, death and rebirth, and simply letting go.
Ceres in 6th House
Ceres in the sixth house indicates that the work place is the arena in which you express your nurturing qualities. Perhaps your co-workers or employees find something comforting or reassuring in you. You may help them in a loving way to improve their work performance, acquire new skills, or advance their careers. The integration of parenting and the daily work environment can be a major concern for you, and you're all for such policies as company day-care. Conflicting demands between parenting and work (or the acquisition of work skills) could lead you to make sacrifices in one area on behalf of the other.
Sun Opposite Ceres Orb: 00Á20'
Ceres forms a challenging aspect with the Sun. The qualities of nurturance and emotional bonding combine with the sense of self-essence or self-identity in such a way that 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 in relationships of a parent-child nature. You may feel that the need to nurture or care for others or to deal with intense relationships of a parent-child nature causes you to forsake your true self. Conversely you may feel that your self-image or identity precludes any close emotional bonding of a nurturant nature; or that in order to be true to yourself you must forgo binding emotional ties. The challenge is to learn to see both the need to do one's own thing and the need for nurturing ties as valid, and to find ways to meet both these needs, rather than repressing or projecting one of them out onto others.
Jupiter Quincunx Ceres Orb: 01Á27'
Ceres forms a challenging aspect with Jupiter. The urges for expansion and adventure, and the quest for meaning are affected by the Demeter-Persephone myth in such a way that these two aspects of yourself seem to be at odds with each other. Perhaps an interest in ceaseless travel and adventure or in a particular belief system makes the formation of lasting emotional ties impossible - a perceived threat to freedom. Or perhaps an excess of protective nurturance has made you a little fearful of exploring beyond the boundaries of the known because your own exploratory urges were never encouraged. Whatever the reason, the challenge is to learn to see that both the need for nurturing ties and the need for the freedom 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 with one against the other (often literally if projected, through denial, out onto others); resolution comes about by finding ways to meet them both. Once this balance has been achieved you are able to nurture others by sharing the meaning and knowledge you have gained, and by encouraging their sense of faith and optimism in life's journey. These nurturing activities might be carried out through teaching, travelling, or cultural exchanges.
As with goddess-myths associated with the other asteroids, the myths that pertain to the warrior goddess Pallas Athena reflect socio-historic upheavals as well as archetypal themes. One of the most interesting aspects of Athena's myth, as it has evolved, is the changing nature of her birth. In her earliest form she was said 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 Libyans themselves as they emigrated across the Mediterranean sea. The story of her birth reflected this migration, for she was then said to be born of Metis - a sea goddess. Further evolution of her myth reflects the encounter of the goddess worshipping peoples with the patriarchal people invading Greece from the north: Metis (whose name means Wise Counsel), pregnant with Athena, was devoured by the invaders' god, Zeus, who later gave birth to a fully grown and fully armored Pallas Athena from his head. Later versions of this myth omit altogether any mention of Metis, and depict Athena as having been conceived without a woman's involvement.
Later myth also portrays Athena as bringing about the destruction of both Pallas and Medusa in what appears to be sociological evidence of the attempt to destroy goddess worship. (Pallas, Athena, and Medusa were the three faces of the Libyan version of the triple goddess.) In one of these myths Zeus tricks Athena into killing her Amazonian sister Pallas during a friendly competition. Another myth relates how Athena helped King Perseus to cut off Medusa's head by giving him a mirror to use so he could avoid her deadly gaze. Yet, as much as these myths might have been used as evidence of the wise Athena's denunciation of the Feminine, they also contain symbolism that indicates how Athena preserved the goddess trinity. For, upon the death of Pallas, the grieving Athena placed her sister's name before her own. As for her attitude towards Medusa, she bore Medusa's image upon her breastplate and distributed her blood to healers as a regenerative medicine. The symbolic importance of the mirror in the Perseus-Medusa conflict also hints at Athena's wisdom and gift as a mediator in teaching how to reconcile opposites by seeing in oneself the disowned qualities that are projected onto opponents.
Pallas Athena signifies wisdom and creative problem solving in which a holistic view of conflicting or opposite elements (the Masculine and the Feminine) is required. This sense of fairness is backed up by a willingness to defend or fight for the underdog. Thus Pallas Athena is also associated with fighting for causes. She represents the application of practical skill and creative intelligence in 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 the civilized arts such as pottery, sculpture, weaving, architecture, and animal husbandry. Pallas Athena can also represent the denial of one's own gender in an effort to cope with situations that require the skills of the opposite gender in order to survive, as well as the struggle to rediscover and reconnect with essential qualities of one's own sex. Androgynous conditions and healing through feminine wisdom, energy balancing or conflict resolution are also expressions of the Pallas Athena archetype.
Pallas in Aquarius
Pallas Athena in Aquarius denotes perceptive insight or intuitional skill when it comes to futuristic vision: you have a natural instinct for revolutionary trends, innovation, and technological advances. You may be particularly inventive in your use of technology - perhaps using computers, machinery, or electronics aesthetically in order to produce abstract art, or radical music that expresses the cutting edge or the vision of a new paradigm. You might possess 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 to utilize these skills in your career. Your perception into revolutionary and liberating trends, and your technological ability may be put to use in the defense of some cause or freedom-seeking group - or perhaps the youthful or the orphaned (see Pallas Athena's house position, below). You could be a champion of the right to be eccentric, unique, or different from others. Difficulty can arise if your crusade on behalf of a futuristic vision neglects the problems of the here and now. Skills in healing or conflict resolution may lie in a creative ability to work with the so-called "new age" techniques: the use of crystals, gems, color, light, vibration, electro-magnetism, and their effects on the human energy field.
Pallas in 3rd House
Pallas Athena in the third house denotes a truly intuitive gift for teaching and communicating. Creativity, zeal, and practicality are blended in a revolutionary approach to education and knowledge. You are the "warrior student" or "warrior teacher!" You may be particularly inventive or subtle in the use of gesture, words, speech or writing, and it may be important for you to utilize your skills in the communication of knowledge and ideas in your career. Your creative writing, your communications, and your study may center around issues of justice, humanitarian causes, women's issues, or the taking of a cultural warrior stance of some kind. You might write as a way of making a cultural contribution, or perhaps your thoughts, speech, or writing revolve around issues dealing with sexual identity or healing gender conflict. Skills in healing or conflict resolution lie in the creative use of language and thought: mantras, affirmations, and positive thinking; as well as in therapies aimed at the functions of speech, the nervous system, or manual dexterity. Difficulty can arise if Pallas Athena's energy is expressed as a learning crusade in which information is all that matters.
Sun Trine Pallas Orb: 03Á49'
The asteroid Pallas Athena (the patron-goddess of wisdom, culture and the arts) forms a harmonious aspect with the Sun (one's sense of identity and essential purpose). Your sense of identity is augmented by your creative intellect and your cultural or socio-political awareness. Creative expression comes easily to you, and you have a knack for finding practical uses for it, sometimes putting them to use in support of socio-cultural activities. You relate harmoniously with both genders and often have creative or wise solutions for conflict resolution. You can draw on an ample supply of courage and wisdom.
Jupiter Square Pallas Orb: 02Á02'
The asteroid Pallas Athena forms a challenging aspect with Jupiter. The need for creative or cultural expression runs afoul of belief systems (or vise versa). Political activity or artistic or mental/creative achievement may be inhibited by a belief system that has become dogmatic or rigid in its views about the freedom of human expression. Or they may languish as a result of an overemphasis on achievement or the pursuit of profit and gain. Perhaps an interest in ceaseless travel, freedom, or adventure has, to your own detriment, resulted in a neglect of your creative potential or an indifference to cultural-political issues. Your own cultural leanings could place you in conflict with the prevailing faith or belief system of the times, or perhaps your philosophical views are offensive to those of other cultural or gender groups. How can you make space in your life for both a cultural expression (political or artistic) and a personal faith, philosophy or quest that are not antagonistic to one another? This is the challenge; if you ignore it, chances are you'll lose a lot of energy siding with one of these archetypes in a war against the other (whether internally, or externally with others).
Uranus Trine Pallas Orb: 02Á33'
The asteroid Pallas Athena forms a harmonious aspect with Uranus. The cultural protectress-patroness of the arts meets the freedom fighter and she smiles. You may utilize your creative insight to support humanitarian, "new age," or alternative ideals. You are sympathetic towards cultures or traditions that have been suffered at the hands of religious or imperial oppression. You can balance the need for aesthetic or cultural expression with the need for change and excitement. You enjoy mental stimulation and new concepts, and your mental or creative expression may possess an unconventional flavor, or uncanny futuristic insight. You may have a natural grasp of modern technology, computer sciences, or subtle energy fields.
Juno (whose Greek name is Hera) is an ancient Queen of Heaven Goddess dating from that matriarchal period when the sovereign Deity was female and reigned alone, presiding over the mysteries of birth, motherhood, and the various phases of reproduction. Mythology relates how she was seduced by Zeus, married him out of a sense of honor, endured a marriage characterized by power struggles over issues of fidelity and bearing a line of descent, as well as how she went into retreat occasionally in order to renew and center herself. Her myth parallels the history of social upheaval in the lands where she was worshipped. Northern invaders struggled to impose traditions of patrilineal descent and the worship of their chief god, Zeus, upon the indigenous matriarchal cultures of Mycenaean Greece and Crete. Over a period of hundreds of years of cultural conflict, the two divinities were forced to share the altar. Thus, in addition to her authority over matters pertaining to childbirth and motherhood, Juno has come to be associated with issues of socially acknowledged relationship, legal marriage, marital fulfillment through commitment and fidelity, and the struggle for equality within a relationship. She represents, also, the kind of power struggles that involve controlling the partner through control over offspring, or through the withholding of sex or emotional intimacy. Juno can also represent committed relationships entered into out of a sense of duty, guilt, or for social reasons.
Juno represents both the need for relationship and the refusal to accept inequality within the context of a relationship. She represents the struggle to balance the need for intimacy with the opposing need for freedom - needs which both partners 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 that leads to spiritual fulfillment through the reconciliation of the opposites in a state of union.
On another level, Juno can represent the way in which one feels rendered powerless by conflict in spite of sincere effort and irreproachable conduct on one's own part. The harder one tries, the more inadequate one's efforts seem to be, for there is a tendency to cling to old methods when circumstances have changed and a whole new paradigm is needed before the way clear can be seen. This frustration can sometimes lead to self-depreciation and loss of faith in oneself. Juno thus symbolizes the transition state between old and new ways of being, where the old fails to meet the needs of the times and the new is not yet manifest. She describes the need for a kind of spiritual self-rejuvenation that is needed in order to see oneself through times of utter disintegration into the future that awaits. Juno in the horoscope thus represents the ways in which we need to renew ourselves, and where our ability to adjust to changing circumstances is most tested.
Since marriage proved to be this goddess' testing ground, Juno in the horoscope also indicates the qualities associated with one's marriage partner and the ways in which one handles intimacy/freedom needs as well as the jealousy and insecurity that often accompany this balancing act. Juno's position describes the nature of any control issues, the ways in which such power struggles get enacted, and the type of sacred cows that need to be relinquished so that the path to marital fulfillment can unfold. Juno's placement in your chart can refer not only to your mate (or the way that you perceive your mate), but to the relationship and to your own behavior in a committed relationship as well.
Juno in Sagittarius
With Juno in 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 you faith and inspiration in the movement towards your goals. You appreciate a partner with a love for the outdoors and an interest in outdoor sports. Someone who's willing to explore, and to travel beyond the familiar in search of truth and the unknown. It could be that, in spite of your best efforts, you yourself experience a sense of inadequacy or powerlessness when it comes to such matters, or that your partner is doing all the expressing in this regard (or vice versa). This could be a source of difficulty when it comes to intimate relations, and may lead to fanatic adherence to one's own beliefs. Intimacy/freedom needs, childbearing, fidelity, and power issues need to be handled frankly, otherwise unrealistic expectations can result.
Juno in 2nd House
Juno in the second house indicates that you derive a sense of self-worth through being in a committed relationship. You may associate your mate with financial and material security. Sharing the responsibility for these matters is important in order for your relationship to be healthy. There could be issues around who provides and who is provided for, or perhaps one partner treats the other more like a coveted possession than a simple human being with needs for love and affection. Issues regarding possessions and material resources are likely to be a major focus 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: 06Á44'
Juno forms a challenging aspect with the Moon. Your emotional and instinctive responses are interwoven with your need for intimate and equal relationships, but in such a way that these two aspects of yourself seem to war with each other. The struggle for equality and autonomy within a partnership may conflict with the need to have your own emotional needs met. Or perhaps you feel emotionally threatened by relationships that stress issues of equality and you respond by avoiding intimacy altogether. One partner may expect mothering from the other, or try to manipulate the other through emotional power plays. The challenge is to learn to see that both the need for freedom within a relationship and the need 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 meet them both, and to avoid the natural tendency to unconsciously repress or project one of them out onto others (especially your partner).
Sun Sextile Juno Orb: 02Á45'
Juno forms a harmonious aspect with the Sun. The need for intimacy and a mutually supportive relationship combines with the sense of identity and creative purpose 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 equality and the need for autonomy within relationship. You may be supportive of your partner's creative expression and playfulness, or be attracted to a partner who supports your own creativity and self-expression. Such interests may provide you and your partner with a comfortable way to share and enrich your relationship.
Uranus Opposite Juno Orb: 03Á38'
Juno forms a challenging aspect with Uranus. The rebel meets the liberated partner! The need for intimacy and the need for freedom just can't seem to make room for each other. Perhaps you feel that committed relationships hinder your process of individuation, or cramp your exciting style of life. Or perhaps you use your relationship as an excuse for not marching to the tune of your own drummer. You may feel that your need for constant change and excitement makes it impossible for you to experience lasting ties with another person on an equal one-to-one basis. Humanitarian activities or collective enterprises may conflict with partnership commitments. Rather than pitting these two needs against one another - siding with one, and denying/projecting the other out onto people around you (especially partners), you'll find it more fulfilling, though possibly hard work, to try to find ways to meet both. Then your relationships and your sense of freedom and excitement can enliven and enrich each other.
The asteroid Vesta (Latin) is named after the ancient Greek goddess Hestia, first born of the Olympian deities and last released by her father Cronos (father Time), who at one point swallowed all his offspring. Thus she denotes the beginning and the end - alpha and omega - and serves as a reminder of the source from which all things originate and to which all must return. She represents the preservation of sacredness and the state of connection to formless Essence. As such, she is the only Olympic deity not worshipped anthropomorphically; she is symbolized only by the altar and its sacred flame. Thus she also represents any sacred space - be it temple, sweat lodge, or meditation 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 in the city center as the flaming altar, and in every home as the central hearth whose embers were literally passed on down through the generations from mother to daughter when the daughter married and established her own hearth. In this manner Vesta came to represent the perpetuation of the spark of life, and of civilization and one's ancestral and cultural roots.
In early matriarchal societies, priestesses honoring Hestia maintained a connection to this spiritual essence (represented by a sacred flame that they tended night and day). They offered themselves in sacred sexual union in order to teach the divine aspect of sexuality and the need to remain aware of the sacred while engaged in physical life. The priestesses remained unmarried and committed to none but themselves and their worship. Their sons (conceived anonymously during ceremonial summer solstice rites) served as year-kings when there was no royal heir. These customs were finally abolished when patrilineal traditions were enforced and the priestesses were compelled by the Roman king to serve as keepers of the new (patriarchal) civilization and to observe vows of celibacy. To break these vows entailed a cruel death penalty. In exchange for the relinquishment of their sexuality, matrilineal customs, and true spiritual function, the priestesses (Vestal Virgins) were granted freedom from paternal control.
Vesta's sacred 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 expressions such as abstinence, renunciation and celibacy, the celebration of spiritually honored sexuality, sexual idealism, and the sacred whore. Astrologically, Vesta stands for that which provides us with inner sustenance; the way in which we are pulled back to our core or inner self; and the struggle between this and the demands of the outer world. Vesta represents the way in which we long to bless others with the fruits of the spiritual resources we have found within ourselves, but it is also the need to retreat and preserve our inner sanctuary against any disrespectful intrusion. Vesta is associated with dedication, focus, and commitment. She represents those things that helps us focus, the way in which we dedicate ourselves with heart and soul, and that for which we are ready (or compelled) to make a sacrifice. The things indicated by Vesta's position in your chart may be things that you feel compelled to give up or sacrifice, often out of a sense of spiritual compulsion. Yet they can also be the very things that evoke your dedication - leading to a sense of deep inner fulfillment when you are willing to make some sacrifices on their behalf. Keep this paradox in mind as you read on, for Vesta can express itself one way or the other - or both!
Vesta in Cancer
Vesta in Cancer indicates that nurturance, emotional rapport, and a sense of shelter (whether from the family home or from spiritual refuge) are the things that help you feel focused and centered. Externally, they are also the means through which you can commit your focused energies with dedication, zeal, and even sacrifice (described further by Vesta's house position, below). There may be sacrifices in connection with home and family. You revere emotional tenderness when it comes to sexuality as well, for through it you can experience the spiritually fulfilling nature of sex. You have a great capacity for empathy, but you can invest so much emotional energy into caring for others that you renounce your own emotional needs in favor of theirs - to the point that you seem to have no emotion or feeling of your own. Or you may, through one-pointedness, become so absorbed in your own emotional need that you lose sight of the goal your emotional sensitivity serves. In either case, you can end up feeling emotionally unbalanced (hypersensitive or clingy), and out of touch with your inner self. It helps to balance your care of others with concern for your own emotional well being. By constantly re-anchoring your empathy 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 in the eighth house indicates that sacrificial dedication and intense focus are centered around the in-depth and transformational aspects of life - such intense experiences as birth, death, and sexual or mystical union. The longing to become renewed or transformed through the union with the energies of the "not-self," or others, includes the material resources of others as well, so that the sharing or inheritance of the wealth of others can also be issues in which you tend to experience sacrifice or dedication. This sense of sacrifice could be expressed either as denying yourself these things for the sake of some other goal (which may be spiritual or religious in nature), or as an intense one-pointed focus on these very things themselves. Sexual passion can be sublimated into mystical passion. At any rate, your focus is passionately intense, and if at times this proves a little much for others, such difficulties will help you learn to engage positively in powerful interactions with others. Careful consideration of these activities or issues will help you understand how to best manage your sense of commitment and remain centered in your self.
Moon Trine Vesta Orb: 03Á48'
Your Vesta forms a harmonious aspect with the Moon. You may channel your sense of commitment to a cherished goal and your capacity for self-sacrifice into such things as nurturing, mothering, or domestic endeavors. Or you may focus your energies 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 need for emotional fulfillment. You can honor your sexual and spiritual needs in a way that supports your emotional well being. Anima or mother figures may be supportive of you in these ways.
Sun Square Vesta Orb: 05Á41'
Your Vesta forms a challenging aspect with the Sun. There is a conflict between one's sense of self or identity and "sacred cow" issues involving dedication or intense focus. You may find it difficult to focus or commit yourself to a calling or endeavor that would give meaning to your life direction. There may be a conflict between one's dedication to work and one's need for play, spontaneity, and self-expression; or between work and children. Or perhaps you experience a conflict between sexuality and spirituality, or between sexual needs and commitment. An over-emphasis on what is held to be sacred may lead to dependency on external spiritual authority, and frustration or obstacles in the process of self-individuation. There may be difficulties due to inappropriate sacrifices: the sacrifice of self-hood (giving one's power away) in the name of ego-transcendence may constitute a betrayal of the self on some level. No matter how it seems, "fire-tending" is not incompatible with self-expression and a personal sense of life purpose. The challenge for you is to find ways to meet them both, and to avoid the natural tendency to unconsciously repress or project one of them out onto others.
Mercury Trine Vesta Orb: 05Á14'
Your Vesta forms a harmonious aspect with Mercury. The need for commitment to a cherished goal and your capacity for self-sacrifice combine with your intellectual and communicative abilities in a natural, easy manner. You have great powers of mental concentration. You may be highly dedicated to your writing, educational, or communicative activities in a way that grants you inner fulfillment. You are able to communicate well about spiritual matters and/or sexual issues.
Jupiter Trine Vesta Orb: 03Á53'
Your Vesta forms a harmonious aspect with Jupiter. Your sense of faith and optimism bolsters your capacity for commitment to a cherished goal. Your quest for knowledge and understanding, and your interest in travel and foreign culture serve to deepen and enrich your spiritual/sexual expression. You are able to balance your capacity for sacrifice and intense dedication with your need for adventure, growth, and exploration. Your philosophy, teaching, and cultural or legal activity can be supportive of those who seek healing from the trauma of spiritual or sexual desecration.
This sums up your report for Chiron and the asteroids in your chart. An astrological chart is like a blueprint of the human psyche, with its great and dramatic cast of archetypes. And each human psyche is like a unique, one-of-a-kind carpet woven from many beautiful threads of many different colors. Chiron and the asteroids are five of those threads.
This report has described each of those five threads by house and sign, and has even described what happens when one of those threads is intertwined with other single threads (the other planets). And this does give you some kind of overall picture. But the best way to understand the pattern that all the threads make in their weaving of the whole unique carpet, is to consult an astrologer skilled in chart interpretation. The astrologer can make a big difference in helping you piece together the puzzle of your chart so that, in the end, you can see the beautiful carpet where once, perhaps, all you saw was a tangle of threads. Hopefully, this report will help you to understand some of the magical threads that are woven into your life.