What is Goddess Astrology?
The Goddess Archetype and Astrology
There are numerous asteroids and points in the zodiac that are named after the Goddess in her many guises; these goddess names are often used in astrological interpretation.
- August 26, 2017 by Sarolta Gabriella DeFaltay.
By discovering these archetypes and investigating their placements in the horoscope, we add a deeper and more meaningful interpretation by way of expressing our “feminine” nature than by just looking at the classical planetary placements alone.
Though many goddess archetypes are used astrologically, the ones I interpret most often for my clients are: the three Lilith points (also called "The Lilith Zone") and the four "asteroid goddesses:" Ceres, Pallas Athena, Vesta, and Juno.
THE THREE LILITHS
Asteroid Lilith, Dark Moon Lilith, and Black Moon Lilith
The goddess Lilith has an extensive mythical biography. She first emerged in ancient Sumeria, but is currently best known as Adam’s first wife, before he married Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Lilith, like Adam, was created from the earth, making her the first woman, and equal to the first man in every way.
Adam tried to force her to lie beneath him and she refused, telling him that they were both made from the earth and therefore equal in every way.
When Adam refused to acknowledge her sovereignty and full power, she left him, betrayed and angry. Adam then pled to God, who sent three angels after her, but still, she did not return.
She chose a life of exile over marriage, since she knew, as the first woman, that she could not bend to the will of any man.
Because of this, she was demonized, representing the consequences suffered by any woman that dared to question or reject the domination of the patriarchal world.
The astrological Lilith reflects this story and is trifold: first in seeing how we are repressed, then how we process the rejection through exile, and finally, how we cut away the illusions that disconnect us from our power.
In astrology, "The Lilith Zone" represents the part of the personality where we are in denial and, basically, have no way to fight back.
It is our paradox, since it is also where we are most “alive," and most human.
Therein lies the untapped power.
The three faces of the astronomical Lilith are correlated with the Maiden, Mother, and Crone archetypes, with Asteroid Lilith as the Maiden, Dark Moon Lilith as the Mother, and Black Moon Lilith as the Crone.
Asteroid Lilith tells us what areas of life we experience the themes of repression, resentment, rejection, and flight in our lives.
Where are we not free to fully express ourselves, or where are we not accepted for who we are?
Dark Moon Lilith shows us how and where we experience the anguish and alienation that is the result of the repression (shown by Asteroid Lilith) of our true nature.
Black Moon Lilith shows us the path of healing: how to free ourselves from our false roles, delusions, and pretensions, in order to embody the untapped power of the true self.
THE ASTEROID GODDESSES
There are four asteroids that are often used in astrology, representing the transformation from individual to collective awareness.
By first healing ourselves individually, we can then join with others to create a new vision.
The placement of the asteroid goddesses in our charts show us wherein lies our strength.
CERES: The Mother, Goddess of Agriculture
The Roman goddess Ceres was originally known as Demeter to the ancient Greeks; her name translates to “earth mother.”
In the astrological chart, the placement of Ceres shows us where we need to explore the themes of attachment and separation, and how we may need to transform our attachments to the people we love and the ideas we value.
Ceres is the largest of the four asteroids and was the first to be discovered; she is considered to be the matrix of transformation, out of which the other three asteroids operate.
Keywords: Principles of unconditional love, nurturing, self-esteem; working through issues of loss and grief; themes of transformation (death & rebirth); issues with motherhood, death, and blood mysteries.
PALLAS ATHENA: Warrior Goddess, Goddess of Wisdom and Justice
Pallas Athena represents the use of creative energy, and its use in shattering any structures that limit us.
Her placement in the chart shows us our capacity for genius, inspiration, and perception, and how strategy and foresight can lead to concrete results. Her wisdom expresses itself through the arts, healing, and political activism.
Keywords: Principles of creative intelligence; "father's daughter;” social justice; artistic ability; healing power, confidence, and strength; androgyny; kundalini; magical will, and creative visualization.
VESTA: Eternal Flame, Goddess of Hearth Fire
The Latin word for hearth is focus, and Vesta’s placement in the chart shows us where our energy is focused, and where we possess the ability to concentrate. This dedication can often lead to some form of alienation from the world, when sacrifices must be made in order to pursue a personal quest.
Vesta’s placement in the natal chart also shows us themes of personal integration, scholastic interests, and path of service.
Keywords: Focus and commitment; ritual; liberated sexuality; what you are willing to commit to; transmutation of the sexual force; sexual fears and guilt; fear of intimacy; purification; self-discipline; personal integration; that which you are dedicated to.
JUNO: Divine Consort, Goddess of Marriage and Relationships
Originally known as Hera, queen of the heavens and triple moon goddess, she ruled women’s sexuality, and the three life phases of maiden, mother, and crone.
Juno’s placement in the chart shows us how we face issues of compatibility, trust, possessiveness, and intimacy needs. Juno’s sign and house position show us qualities we look for in an ideal partner, and is an indicator of one-on-one relationships in general.
Keywords: Spiritual relationships; sexual magic; intimacy and sharing; emotional attachment and possessiveness; projection; power struggles; giving away power.
Putting It All Together
The astrological symbolism of these seven points in Goddess Astrology do not exist in isolation; their relationship to other key points in the natal chart provide insight into how to utilize the full potential of the goddess archetypes.
- Sarolta Gabriella DeFaltay, August 2017.
THE LILITH ZONE
George, Demetra. Mysteries of the dark moon: the healing power of the dark goddess. San Francisco, HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.
George, Demetra, et al. The Black Moon book. Fairfield, IA, Sum Press, 1994.
George, Demetra. Finding our way through the dark: the astrology of the dark goddess mysteries. San Diego, CA, ACS Publications, 1995.
George, Demetra, and Douglas Bloch. Asteroid goddesses: the mythology, psychology and astrology of the re-Emerging feminine. 2nd ed., San Diego, CA, ACS Publications, 1995.
GODDESS ASTROLOGY READINGS with Sarolta
Curious about how these Goddess archetypes manifest in your chart?
Intro to the Goddess in my Chart: Goddess email mini-readings
$50 for about an hour of my time, this reading includes a hand-written email that provides the key points on each of these seven Goddess points in your chart, their placement by sign and house position, and the aspects to other key planets or points in your natal chart.
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