Asteroid 1027 Aesculapia is a main belt asteroid discovered on November 11th, 1923 (a Scorpio) by George Van Biesbroeck. Taking four to five years to orbit the Sun, Aesculapia spends roughly four and a half months in each sign, retrograde and orbit dependent.
Aesculapius was the Ancient Greek god of miracle medicine. The son of Apollo and Coronis, it is said that whilst pregnant, Coronis had a fling so Apollo killed her – or the alternative version is that she died whilst in labour, and Apollo rescued the new born Aesculapius by cutting him out of her womb. His name, Asklepios actually means ‘cut open’. Passed over to Chiron to be raised, little mortal Aesculapius learned all there was to know about medicine and healing by the brilliant centaur. So skilled was he at the art of curing ills, he was even able to resurrect the dead, thanks to the assistance of a snake who gave him a ‘herb’. Zeus, totally unimpressed with that idea of mere mortals joining the ranks of immortality, zapped him with a lightning bolt and thus Aesculapius was sent to the heavens as the constellation Ophiochus – or the missing thirteenth sign for astrology diehards.
To locate Aesculapius in your natal chart, head over to astro.com and input the number 1027 in the additional objects field. Keep your aspects major:- conjunction, square, opposition and your orbs right, within 1 degree.
In your natal chart, asteroid Aesculapia can indicate health concerns. Here is a link to treehouse mountain and information regarding medical astrology relevance.
Other possibilities regarding asteroid Aesculapia can involve the more magical and mystical relationship with healing and health. Plus, the 13th sign of the zodiac should also not be ignored when contemplating this asteroid. It can definitely indicate instincts and life events that are swept to the side to maintain a tidy facade. Ignoring deeper, even darker matters, to keep an orderly and upbeat front to the external. The slaying by Zeus is also pertinent as natal Aesculapia holds hidden information that is not well received. Aspects in your natal chart to Aesculapia can indicate prophetic dreaming, strong desires towards natural healing, deep compassion for the dying, medium connections with those who have passed over (Alison DuBois has this asteroid conjunct her natal Neptune) and a natural leaning to metaphysics in general.
In transition, Aesculapia can indicate health matters that need attending, a time to intensify your present preventative health regime and a heightened connection with the ‘otherworld’. One would have to be wary of pushing internal instincts to the side with an active Aesculapia transit, especially regarding health matters. It can also indicate a time when your strong intuition or intention is shot down in flames by those close to you, or those in charge.
For a bit of fun, here is what you would be, if they maintained the 13th zodiac sign.
ARIES – APRIL 19 – MAY 13
TAURUS – MAY 14 – JUNE 19
GEMINI – JUNE 20 – JULY 20
CANCER – JULY 21 – AUG 9
LEO – AUG 10 – SEPT 15
VIRGO – SEPT 16 – OCT 30
LIBRA – OCT 31 – NOV 22
SCORPIO – NOV 23 – NOV 29
OPHIUCHUS – NOV 30 – DEC 17
SAGITTARIUS – JAN 19 – FEB 15
CAPRICORN – JAN 19 – FEB 15
AQUARIUS – FEB 16 – MAR 11
PISCES – MAR 12 – APR 18
Possible Keywords:– health matters, healing talents, careers in the medical field, please review the above link to treehouse mountain and the pertinent medical information within, heightened intuition regards to self health, heightened intuitive energy, empathy
Artwork – John William Waterhouse
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