Goddess Astrology

Goddess astrology focuses on the Moon and Venus in a chart, and adds to the interpretations with four asteroids – Ceres, Pallas, Vesta and Juno. It creates a more meaningful reading for many women, who feel more comfortable with these powerful feminine archetypes.
Let’s run through the goddesses and their roles:
The Moon: variously represented as the goddesses Diana and Selene, among others, the Moon embodies emotional power. In Memoirs of a Geisha, Sakura is told she is like water, which is always moving, and powerful enough to carve new paths when it is trapped. This is the perfect analogy for the element of water, which the Moon rules. In astrology, the Moon rules over emotions, memories, family and home.
Venus: The Goddess of Love, Venus rules over relationships, but not necessarily of the lasting kind. She will be active in a progressed or a return chart whether the event indicated is a marriage or a brief fling. Venus is primarily about pleasure, however long it lasts. The Moon is an older woman, Venus is a young woman, and can often reference daughters in a mother’s chart.
Ceres: she is also known as Demeter, the Goddess of Grain, and also the moist powerful example of a mother’s love – for when Persephone was taken into the underworld by Pluto, Demeter caused the earth to become unproductive and fallow. When a compromise was struck, the seasons were introduced – the winter gave way to spring as Persephone’s return approached, and then fell into autumn as her return to the underworld neared. Ceres is far more concerned with fertility, motherhood and creating life in the fields and in the womb than even the Moon, which becomes more attuned to the element of water and the memories of the past when Ceres is introduced.
Pallas: Pallas Athene is the warrior goddess, whose greatest fighting weapon is her intellect. She is a formidable goddess, having both the physical and mental strength to overcome her opponents. Women with a strong Pallas in their charts are brilliant debaters and quite hard to beat in an argument. They rise willingly to a challenge and this goddess is often found with great sportswomen and those who are politically active.
Vesta: the Vestal Virgins celebrated her cult and she is quite strongly associated with sexuality – or the denial of it. Vesta is about the spiritual nature of women, and what they will embrace or deny on a spiritual level.
Juno: she is the Queen of the Gods, the consort of Jupiter, and the most powerful woman in the pantheon. Neither the Moon nor Venus have as much influence over marriage as she has. Look to Juno for the timing of marriage, the reasons for marriage and the possible outcomes.

You can find out more about these archetypes at Goddess Astrology and also find out what signs your goddesses are in. Check it out, and discuss your findings – and your own impressions – here.

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~ by Heather Blakey on April 14, 2007.

8 Responses to “Goddess Astrology”

  1. This is fascinating, Gail, and I so appreciate you posting it. My moon is in Aries (which you told me about before) and Venus is in Taurus; how do you translate these into the goddess archetypes? The link you provided didn’t seem to take me to an explanation of these..help!

  2. My moon was Aquarius Gail. It says “You are not easily moved by emotional displays and can be curiously detached from your own and others’ emotions. It’s almost as if you could turn your feelings on and off at will so you should be careful not to leave the switch “off” too often, for you could easily become too impersonal. Family ties and attachments are not as important to you as they are to most people and you often consider your friends closer to you than your blood relatives. Certainly, your sympathy and concern extends much beyond your immediate family. In your personal relationships, you insist upon a certain amount of independence and the freedom to pursue friendships with as many people, of both sexes, as you choose. You do not appreciate a jealous, possessive partner.

    You feel comfortable in an atmosphere that is open and experimental, and you have little taste for convention and tradition.”

    I found much of this really resonated.

  3. Marimann: The Moon in Aries corresponds to Diana the Huntress (Artemis). Think of her as your emotional touchstone, the embodiment of your competitive spirit and hunter’s nature. On nights when the Moon is red, the Huntress is at her most powerful, her instincts sharp, her awareness of the secrets of nature at their highest. The huntress uses her instinct and her knowledge in every facet of her life, because her hunter’s nature never sleeps. But she is also a protectress – children, women in childbirth, animals – she has a special sympathy for these things.
    Get to know Artemis, and Diana. They are your personal moon goddesses.

  4. Heather, the Goddess for the Moon in Aquarius is Athene (also Pallas Athene – so this asteroid will have special significance for you as well). Athene governs intellect, invention and innovation. She is very forward thinking and Aquarian, and she carries an image of the head of the Gorgon on her shield. As your personal Moon goddess, she sounds very appropriate.

  5. Thank you, Gail, I appreciate this very much. You and this site are really opening up some areas to me that have been helpful and interesting. I look forward to learning more.

  6. I’m working on a full list of the goddesses and their signs now, which I hope to post here soon.

  7. This is very interesting indeed. I went to the Goddess site and got the info for my four asteroids: Ceres in Cancer, Juno in Gemini, both Pallas & Vesta in Aries. I guess that makes me a real hot hurricane (two in fire signs, one in air, and one in water!) I’ll keep watching this site for more.

  8. I loved the story Gail and the replies.I have learned now why here in Port Melbourne we have a beautiful community garden
    based on organic produce and practices and why it is called
    ” Ceres”……Lois (Muse of the Sea) 19.4.07

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