In order to transcend inertia and propel oneself towards cycles of evolutionary advancement, momentum is a necessary catalyst for transformation. In personal transcendence, momentum is accomplished through the compression of emotions, where intensification signals the first phase of metamorphosis. The asteroid goddess indicative of this stage is Vesta, whose dynamism gravitates introspectively as a source of self-containment. On the psychological level, one experiences Vesta as a state of emotive hindrance, projecting experiences of separation, loss, grievance, desperation, pain, frustration, failure, and rejection.
Through dissolution or the second phase of the transformation process, Pallas Athene serves as the governing asteroid of creative energy. Here, the limiting structures of compressed emotional energy are shattered by Vesta, resulting in various forms of termination concerning relationships, family, jobs, perceptions, or lifestyles. During this transition, the individual experiences a degree of disassociated energy, none of which is yet coalesced. Existing, then, in a dimensional state of uncertainty, one is liable to experience panic, anxiety, or chaos. On the contrary, one may also sense the exhilaration of exploring new prospects and visions.
With the renewal stage being the third phase of transformation, Juno’s asteroid brings urge toward unification, maneuvering the self from exclusion to association. Here, one directs and coordinates the liberated energy to manifest new forms, facilitating growth expansion and continual revelation. During this phase, one’s interpersonal life and its facets (vocations, relations, communities, educational pursuits) are ameliorated and replenished.
We now arrive at Ceres, the firstly discovered and most grandiose of the asteroids. Astronomers theorize that Ceres was once the core of a planetary form prior to its explosion and formation of the asteroids. Ceres symbolizes the matrix out of which the other asteroids are orchestrated. Through mythology and Eleusinian Mysteries, the goddess Ceres represents the process of birth, death, and renewal as depicted by all of the asteroids. In other words, Ceres provides the infrastructure for the complete process of transformation.
Dominance of asteroid themes in a natal chart delineate a personality which attains the effective ability to employ the power of the transformative principle. Often such individuals serve as catalysts for the shattering of crystallized, antiquated structures, in order to replenish and regenerate society with effective solutions. As a result, the lives of such people are demarcated by individuality crises that challenge traditional views of societal consciousness.
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