The reemerging feminine energies in the collective mind are represented in astrology by the Asteroid Goddesses, Ceres, Pallas, Juno and Vesta.
Originally discovered in a time when women's spirituality was slowly making it's way into existence (early 1800s) yet did not see fruit until 1970. A movement we currently see today shows how the feminine is expanding and arising in more areas of life.
Traditionally, Western astrology is heavily influenced by male entities. From the fighter Mars, to the authoritarian Saturn, the intellectual Mercury, all besides the exception of two planets have been appointed to Roman Gods and the energy they embody.
Until the Asteroid Goddesses, the only two feminine energies in the natal chart were the emotional Moon and the loving Venus. Since the discovery of the Goddess Asteroids, it is interesting to see the rediscovery in the collective on feminine creativity and intelligence. Having new ways to relate to the expression of the feminine gives us a deeper insight to not only how the masculine energy is being expressed, but the feminine as well regardless of the gender.
The first four sighted asteroids were named after the great Goddesses of antiquity:
A symbol for nourishment, agriculture, the mother archetype and self-love and worth. Further themes are loss, death, grief, attachment, parent/child dynamics and blood mysteries/rites of passages (menarche, pregnancy, menopause). Watch the Masterclass replay of Ceres to learn more.
A symbol of commitment, marriage, intimacy, fairness, sexuality and equilibrium between the feminine and masculine. The archetype of the queen and wife. Further themes are loyalty, betrayal, jealousy, sacrifice, manipulation and power dynamics within a relationship.
A symbol of pure devotion, focus and devotional work. Goddess of the Hearth and Fire. The archetype of the Priestess. Other themes are dharma, alienation, self-determination, self-fulfillment, purification, virginity, sacrifice, aspiration, fear of sex or relationship and tantric energy.
A symbol for the arts and intellect. The Goddess of Wisdom and Justice and the Protectress of the State. The archetype of the daughter. Further themes are creative intelligence, insight, the arts, healing arts, political arts, androgyny, father/daughter dynamics, hyper independent and the alpha female.
I am hosting a series of Masterclasses on Feminine Astrology including the moon and venus. See below for the dates if you are interested for the replay or to participate in the live classes.
Be enchanted by these mythological stories connected to the mythological Goddesses and how they influence your energy.
Venus - Thu, 25 May Juno - Thu, 29 June Vesta - Thu, 21 Sept Pallas - Thu, 19 Oct Lilith - Thu, 23 Nov
About the writer
Inés Kelly is a trauma-informed space holder and integral guide in Human Design, Gene Keys and astrology. Her multi-cultural background has gifted her with the insight of various rituals and traditions. Bringing the ancestral and the honoring of the natural cycles to the community is a deep value she holds.
Asteroid Goddesses by Demetra George & Douglas Bloch