•Music- Bella Sonus- Eye of the Beholder
• Asteroids in an astrology chart, are a class of objects that occupy a band of space between Mars and Jupiter. Most are only a few miles in diameter, and are irregularly shaped. The largest asteroids, those that are 100 miles or more in diameter are more spherical as a result of the force of their gravity pulling their mass into the approximate shape of a ball. There are thousands of asteroids; we will look at four of the largest:
• Ceres is the Roman name for the original Greek Goddess Demeter. She was known as "The Great Mother" and was worshipped as goddess of agriculture and the harvest. She symbolized the fertile earth and the abundant harvest that nurtured humanity, so was seen as an all-nourishing mother. She was also the mother of Persephone, who was abducted by Pluto. Her love for and suffering on behalf of her daughter in the ancient mythology further symbolized the love of a mother for her children.
• Astrological Symbolism: Ceres in the natal horoscope represents the capacity for unconditional love of self and others. It is an indicator for all phases of procreative sexuality,( such as birth control, pregnancy, childbirth, etc.) Ceres is also an indicator of productivity in general.
• Mythology: Pallas Athene was known as "The Warrior Queen" and a virgin goddess of wisdom. She was so important to the ancient Greeks that the city of Athens was named after her and she was its patron goddess. She was seen as a master in the arts of war, and was invincible in battle. She was also compassionate, and taught the people of Athens how to peacefully settle disputes. Pallas was said to have been born fully grown and dressed for battle, having sprung out of the forehead of her father Zeus (Jupiter). She represents wsidom and strength.
• Astrology Symbolism: Pallas Athene represents in the natal chart the capacity for creative wisdom, intuition, genius, and inspired perception. It can indicate the capacity for strategic wisdom and the ability to "see the big picture".
• Mythology: Juno, the goddess of marriage, was married to Zeus and was revered for her loyalty and fidelity. She was the patroness of married women, and the month of June was named after her. She was worshipped as the ideal wife. In spite of Zeus having many infidelities, Juno remained faithful to him.
• Astrology Symbolism: Juno in the natal chart is an indicator of meaningful relationships, and the ability to be faithful, supportive and sharing in a relationship. It is also an indicator of the jealous wife, and can symbolize a manipulative nature.
• Mythology: Vesta was worshipped by the Romans as the goddess of the hearth and the keeper of the flame. In ancient times the keeper of the flame was an important position as communities usually kept a communal fire burning for individual families to light their own fires from the communal hearth. The sacred flame was also seen as the symbol of the continuity of the Roman state so it was important not to let the flame die, as that was seen as a threat to the state. Vesta was worshipped as the goddess who held community together.
• Astrology Symbolism: Vesta in the chart symbolizes sexual freedom or sexual repression. It covers a range of sexuality from the sacred, to the promiscuous, to the chaste. It measures the level of commitment on is able to make, and the ability to sacrifice in the name of commitment.
Lilith (or Lilitu) has over 100 names and variations in myths ranging from Ancient Sumeria to Jewish Mysticism to tribal Malayasia to myths about the Third Millenium. She is the first wife of Adam (before Eve) according to the Jewish myth. She is a Sumerian fertility/agricultural goddess, and she is the Greek goddess of the dark moon. She is the mother of all succubi. She is perhaps the most identifiable incarnation of historical feminism and men's fear of feminist idealogy (Judeo-Christian men used female icons to increase feminine demonification, essentially by lying and spreading rumours).
The Origin of Lilith:
Lilith has many origins. In one version of the bin-Sira version of the Bible, Lilith is the first wife of Adam (before Eve) and was created at the same time that god created Adam. In Greek myth, she is the goddess of the dark moon (Artemis is the goddess of the full moon, and Hecate is the goddess of the crescent moon). In Mesopotamian legends, Lilith is a fertility/earth goddess who protects people's children and helps to harvest food. In both Arabic and Jewish myths however, she is a succubus. A demon-woman who hunts men, seduces them and drains their life with a kiss. Jewish mothers believed Lilith would come to take their children away and eat them.
Its a bit like the German myth of Struwwelpeter. "Eat your food and stay clean or else Struwwelpeter will get you!"
There is a version of the Lilith myth in EVERY religion known to mankind. Many of them have different names, such as Marilith or Lilitu, but all of them connect with the common theme: A demon woman, often with wings, who kills men and sometimes children. A succubus.