Thursday, May 24, 2007

Vesta Reclines

Are you familiar with the asteroid Vesta in astrology and in myth?

The key archetype for Vesta is the virgin and her priestesses were called Vestal Virgins who tended the temple fires.

Vesta was a single goddess, daughter of Saturn (Chronos or Kronos) and Rhea. Her brother Zeus gave Vesta rulership of the sacred fire and she was protectress of homes offering hospitality to strangers, the warmth of the hearth, and she united communities...thus she is connected to government in a mundane or national chart and to protecting the home(land.)

In an astrology chart, her position shows where we guard our passions and where we're aware that every action carries a sacredness.

Here we may withhold our energies for a long time and then use them quickly and with great intensity. Regrouping of energies is another keyphrase for Vesta...and it seems this particular Vesta is all about it!

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