In Part I, we introduced the interpretation of the Asteroids
in the natal chart, focusing on Vesta and Pallas Athene. Here
are Juno, Ceres, the planetoid Chiron, and the conclusion.
Again, the natal chart
we use for this article is based on the following birth data:
2/15/54, Newton, MA, 2:18 PM. Remember
it would be incomplete to interpret the Asteroid Goddesses
outside of the themes of the entire chart, however, here they
are telescopically examined.
In this individual's chart her Juno in Leo is located in the
2nd house of values and material possessions. Therefore, it
is not surprising that she often has worked to promote (2nd
house as the way you make your living) her partner's artistic
and theatrical (Leo) careers (2nd house). With its close relationship
to Pluto, planet of controls, this individual may have had
the need to control her partner's resources.
Juno close to Pluto may also indicate painful experiences through
relationships; and, in fact, this individual's checkered relationship
history is marked by themes of abandonment and rejection, as
well as great personal evolution. Actress Debbie Reynolds has
Juno conjunct Pluto in the 10th house in the sign of Cancer.
She was left by her first husband Eddie Fisher for Elizabeth
Taylor, in what resulted in a high profile, and no doubt, painful
scandal; and, she inherited overwhelming debts (Pluto - other's
resources) through her second husband.
Goddesses, other psychological themes for Juno include
intimacy and sharing; separation and reconciliation, as well
as new prototypes for relationships. The shadow side of this
expression may encompass manipulation, power issues in relationship;
subjugation, codependency, deception and betrayal, as well as
the issue of an independent identity outside of partnership.
The mystical component of Juno explores the realms of soul mates;
twin souls; soul groups; tantric sex and alchemical union.
Ceres at Home
We find the mothering impulse of Ceres, at home in this native's
4th house of Cancer, the mother, the home and the childhood,
in the sign of Libra. Once again angular, this placement means
that she often is the "mother" or caretaker in her
relationships (Libra). With the influence of Saturn in Scorpio,
sexual or emotional rejection may have been learned through
the mother who in this case was married multiple times and
did not demonstrate fulfillment through relationships.
Anthropologist Carlos Castaneda carved out a career writing extensively
about his apprenticeship (partnership) with the Yaqui shaman
Don Juan. These books chronicle his long-term partnership (Ceres),
and training at the hand of Don Juan, as well as immersing
us into his world of supernatural visions (Neptune).
Demetra George and Douglas Bloch describe additional psychological
issues of Ceres. These may relate to principles of unconditional
love and self-esteem in relationship; issues with the mother/daughter
relationship; pathology of abandonment, grief and rejection;
control issues with children; single parenting; transformation
and connection to the birth and death process. From a mystical
point of view, Ceres relates to the passage of birth, death and
Difficult Ceres aspects may point to difficulty in individuation
in the mother/daughter relationship; struggles between the husband
and mother for control of the daughter; and difficulty of the
daughter standing in her power vis a vis a dominant mother, husband
The next most significant in this group is not an Asteroid Goddess,
per say, but a cometoid or planetoid, often grouped with them:
Chiron: Destined relationships and what she brings to the table
While Chiron, the wounded healer, is definitely not an Asteroid
Goddess, he is often grouped with them, as one of a team promoting
powerful female archetypes for a healthy, balanced identity.
He also bridges the old way and the new way, and that which
Both the Asteroid Goddesses and Chiron were brought into usage
in the 70's, and point to alternatives to traditional patriarchal
astrological interpretation. (please see the initial article
of the Asteroid column: The Asteroid Goddess Gospel: Illuminating
the Feminine Principal in the Chart).
is another angular placement in this chart. Remember that all
angular planets, asteroids, luminaries and cometoids/planetoids
are considered potent due to their placement on the cusps of
the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses (the angles). The ancients
considered this position to be "accidental dignity," providing
additional power through its association with the angles. Think
of a senatorial intern who is assigned to the Head of the Ways
and Means committee and has a corner office. By association to
a key player and his location of status, he or she will have
increased power or influence.
In this chart, this placement points to the fact that this individual
is here to heal relationships with others; parental wounds, particularly
with the father; and come into her authority as a Chironic healer.
It also illustrates that she may draw on a rich array of spiritual
tools in her work both with clients, and in a teaching capacity.
This directly relates to what she is here to accomplish on the
soul level (conjunction to the North Node)
There is still much to explore, and this natal chart analysis
is meant to provide a glimpse into the mysterious realm of
the Asteroid Goddess. We have not yet delved into the natal
chart's aspects: asteroid to asteroid and planet to asteroid,
and what other information might be filtered through these.
A quick look reveals a Juno/Vesta inconjunct; a Chiron/Neptune
square; Pallas/Venus with Sun opposition; a Juno/Mercury inconjunctâ€¦Don't
miss the aspects of the asteroids to the other planets, as
The examples given here are meant to provide insight into the
subtle realms the asteroids may provide access to in any natal
chart, enlivening, deepening and providing added psychological
insight into the transformative powers of the psyche and the
lost mythology of the powerful re-emergent feminine principle.
In our next installment, we will further lpursue the meanings
of the aspects and current transits by and to the asteroids
as they impact this chart.
about the Asteroid Goddesses and their interpretation
By Demeter George: Asteroid Goddesses (also by Douglas Bloch)
*Asteroid Goddess Report Writer- Astrolabe (also by Douglas