*the blog of an astrology addict
"The astrological symbol for Vesta looks like a stylized flame in a hearth, perhaps reminding us of the eternal flame in Rome, which was kept burning permanently as a symbol of the belief that Rome was eternal. The flame was attended by six Vesta Virgins. In Greece she was known as Hestia.
"Some years ago I start working with Ceres and integrated within the analysis done for my clients. Following the link between Ceres and Moon helped me understand better some of the emotional patterns and behaviours.
Right now I would like to focus on Moon square Ceres within natal chart."
"Richard Tarnas, in his new book Cosmos and Psyche, suggests the possibilities of re-defining the current worldview -and thereby the seeds that we sow. In his keynote address at a recent Astrology conference, Tarnas noted the need for the new Collective World-View or cultural paradigm to integrate a Lunar or Matriarchal model –“the light that allows other lights to shine.” He went on to state unequivocally that “clearly something is dying.” Late
"Currently, the US Government seems to have underestimated the dire situation facing its own economy and the repercussions upon the World economy. So, what Astrology shows this financial crisis as a World transformation?
"In our modern "civilized" society, woman's role as a loving person is divided. The sensuous, erotic function (woman as lover) has been disassociated from the maternal role (woman as mother). One example of the suppression of the sensuous aspect of the mother-child bond is the use of plastic pacifiers.
"We are all diamonds, and we have many facets to our personalities. We can show one aspect of ourselves to one person and another to someone else. One of our attributes may come out in a certain situation, and a different side may rise to the surface in another. Sometimes we feel energetic and ready to take on the world, and sometimes we need our solitude, and want to reflect on where we are in our life journey.
"Vesta's placement in the horoscope shows where and how we can be dedicated, where we can focus our energies to the greatest effect. But it also shows where, periodically, we have to withdraw and "recharge our batteries." If we don't, we will become drained, and even sick.
Vesta also has an effect on our sexuality, but it is not the raw, animal drive of Mars or Pluto. It is more of a reasoned choice, which is in tune with Vesta's affinity with the sign of Virgo.
"You can discover your own personal mythology through your astrological chart, especially by utilizing your personal placements of the asteroids named for the goddesses. As you understand the archetypal role models the goddesses represent for your life journey, you will gain a deeper knowledge of your own life experiences.
"Her name means she who destroys the light. The story of Persephone is so rich in symbolism and meaning that it has held the fascination of artists, poets and mythologists for eons of time. Psychologists have incorporated her story into their theories of the way myth defines the roles a woman adopts for herself.