Asteroid 57 Mnemosyne is a main belt asteroid discovered on September 22nd, 1859 by R. Luther. Taking over five and a half years to orbit the Sun, Msemosyne spends around six or so months in each sign, orbit and retrograde dependent.
In Ancient Greece, Mnemosyne means ‘memory’ and she was the Titaness daughter of Gaia and Uranus, and is the mother of the Nine Muses by Zeus. It was said that Kings and Poets received their talents via Mnemosyne and her daughters. But my favourite tale is her residing over a pool in Hades, where souls were encouraged to drink from her depths to forget their pasts before their next reincarnation.
In your natal chart, Mnemosyne can be indicative of the obvious – your memory and just how good that may be. It could be an indicator of possible health concerns regards the memory, such as Alzheimers, but that is a large call and not one I am prepared to make. I believe that other planetary factors regards such a debilitating condition should take priority rather than freaking if you experience natal aspects to Mnemosyne.
In transit however, Mnemosyne is an interesting contemplation. Apart from the heightened connection to one’s talents and passion that would be felt when she is highlighted – one must wonder as to how prolific dream energy would be when she is activated, and just what ghosts from the past arrive at that time. If you believe in the past life experience, perhaps natal positioning of Mnemosyne and subsequent transits, unleash suppressed memories from your previous incarnations.
At present, asteroid Mnemosyne sits at 19 degrees Pisces, in square to the Sun.
Possible Keywords:- memory, memories, dreams of the past, past people returning, deep, hidden talents, sudden knowing without understanding why, past life memories and experiences, connections to the Muses
Artwork – Dante Gabriel Rosetti
© Karen Piscitelli