Asteroid 658 Asteria

SCIENCE

Asteroid 658 Asteria is a main belt asteroid discovered on January 23, 1908 by August Kopf. Taking over four and a half years to orbit the Sun, Asteria spends roughly four months in each sign, retrograde and orbit dependent.

MYTHOLOGY

Asteria, was the Titan Goddess of oracles, prophetic dreams, astrology and necromancy. With Perses, she mothered the Goddess of Witchcraft, Hecate. Another who was relentlessly pursued by Zeus, she turned into a quail to escape his advances, but when he joined her in the quail state, she flung herself into the sea, becoming an island.

ASTROLOGY

To locate asteroid 658 Asteria in your natal chart, head over to astro.com and input the number 658 in the additional objects field. Keep your aspects major:- conjunction, square, opposition and your orbs tight, within 1 degree.

In your natal chart, here we have another indicator – like Urania – for the natural born astrologer. At the very least, aspects to Asteria would indicate a healthy interest in either astrology or astronomy. Also, we can not ignore the dream interpretation talents, or wisdom provided when in the dream/meditative state here. Plus natural intuitive talents and connection to the mystical realm of magic, that would be heightened, even more so by activation through transit.

 

Artwork – copyright the original artist, who is unknown
© Karen Piscitelli

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