Chiron, Ceres, Juno, Pallas Athena and Vesta are the frequently used asteroids in astrology these days. They also play an important and necessary part in their own right in astrological calculations. Although they are not as strong as the planets, the asteroids can be very useful in locating extra information within our birth charts.
They indicate something extra from the charts. The asteroids belong to a mythological family. Ceres is the mother, Juno the sister and wife of Jupiter or Zeus, Pallas the daughter and Vesta the sister.
They are very small to be considered planets. They are commonly known as minor planets. Asteroids range in size from Ceres, which has a diameter of about 1000 km, to the size of small pebbles. The bigger asteroids have been found inside the Earth's orbit to beyond Saturn's orbit. Most, however, are contained within a main belt that exists between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
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Asteroid Eros in Astrology
The sign position of the Asteroid Eros, can reveal some of our erotic nature. In mythology, Eros was the god of sexual love and desire. He was considered irresistible. In Roman mythology, Eros was known as Cupid. In Greek mythology, Eros was depicted as a winged youth, with eyes covered to symbolize the blindness of love. He carried a silver bow and arrows, with which he shot darts of desire into the bosoms of gods and men. Eros represents sexual objectification, passion and desire, and creativity. When Eros is prominent in the chart like Eros conjunct with the Ascendant, or if it conjuncts the Sun, Moon, Venus, or Mars, Eros themes are strong in the individual's life. Often, the individual oozes with sexual energy. The mind is often focused on sex and infatuation.
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Ceres is the largest of the known group of asteroids. It was the first asteroid to be discovered almost 200 years ago. In mythology, Ceres was the goddess of the harvest and was credited with teaching humans how to grow, preserve, and prepare grains. She was thought to be responsible for the fertility of the land.
Ceres in a birth chart can indicate nurturing . Ceres people are very good at mothering regardless of their sex and may express this quality in some way or the other. They deal with food, possibly as a vocation.
What are meteoroids?
Not all asteroids are confined to the asteroid belt. There are several hundred known asteroids that regularly cross the orbit of the Earth. They are known as Earth-crossing asteroids. They range in size from several miles in diameter to the size of a small pebble. Sometimes these objects get close enough to the Earth that they are pulled in by its gravity. Outside the Earth's atmosphere, these objects are known as meteoroids. Asteroids that are on a collision course with Earth are called meteoroids.
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Chiron was discovered in 1977. It is named after a centaur ( that is half human, half horse) who was healer and teacher to many gods. It is said that when he died he was placed in the sky in the constellation of Sagittarius. Chiron appears to rule philosophy and healing, and represents the principal of holistic understanding. In a natal chart it can indicate an open-minded perspective and the ability to look beyond the limitations of life . Chiron seems to add a spirit of uniqueness and enthusiasm.
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Pallas, Athena in Greek mythology, is known as the goddess of wisdom. She is said to rule the realm of wisdom . Pallas was a patron of the arts and gave many creative gifts to humankind, and sometimes was known as a goddess of health. She was wise, helpful, objective, and known for her absolute chastity. She represents the creative, intelligent woman. People who have Pallas prominent in their birth charts may serve or care for others. Pallas also indicates an interest in the pattern and structure of things and an ability to strategize and perceive intuitively and creatively.
Asteroid Juno in Astrology
Juno, "the Queen of the Gods," was the wife of Jupiter. According to mythology, Juno took great care of her beauty, and was considered the patroness of marriage and fertility. In a birth chart Juno indicates a concern with all relationships from the need for a committed, fulfilling relationship. Juno's influence corresponds to that of Libra and Scorpio. It can indicate the desires or dreams of a woman for a traditional role of a wife, or in the charts of men, their image of women.
Vesta is the brightest of the asteroids and at times it can even be seen with our naked eye. In Roman mythology, Vesta was the goddess of the hearth and its fire. She represents the flame which burns away the nonessentials Astrologically, Vesta is associated with both Scorpio and Virgo, and indicates great concentration. It suggest emotional and personal involvement can become a secondary to the ability to focus on a goal. Many well known, successful people have Vesta prominent in their birth charts.