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Asteroids in Astrology: An Introduction for Beginners

March 4, 2023

Asteroids in astrology are minor celestial bodies that orbit around the sun, primarily located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Some asteroids have been named after mythological figures, and these are the ones that have been included in astrological interpretations. While the planets play a crucial role in the interpretation of a birth chart, asteroids can provide valuable insights and nuances to an individual’s astrological makeup.

The most popular asteroids used in astrology are Chiron, Ceres, Juno, Pallas Athena, and Vesta. Each asteroid has its unique characteristics and symbolism that can shed light on specific areas of a person’s life and personality. Asteroids as a topic are covered in the Advanced Astrology course.

Due to their diminutive size, they have a much smaller orb than the planets in astrology – a maximum contact range of 3 degrees.

The Major Asteroids


Chiron is known as the “wounded healer” asteroid and is associated with healing, transformation, and personal growth. Its placement in the birth chart can indicate the areas where an individual may have experienced emotional pain or trauma, as well as their potential for healing and helping others.


Ceres is named after the Roman goddess of agriculture and represents nurturing, motherhood, and unconditional love. Its placement in the chart can indicate how an individual expresses their nurturing instincts and their relationship with their mother or maternal figure.


Juno is named after the Roman goddess of marriage and partnerships, She is associated with commitment, loyalty, and balance in relationships. Its placement in the chart can provide insights into an individual’s approach to partnerships and their desire for balance and harmony in their relationships.

Pallas Athena

Pallas Athena is named after the Greek goddess of wisdom and is associated with intelligence, creativity, and strategic thinking. Its placement in the chart can indicate an individual’s intellectual abilities, problem-solving skills, and artistic inclinations.


Vesta is named after the Roman goddess of the hearth and home and is associated with devotion, purity, and sacrifice. Its placement in the chart can indicate an individual’s dedication to their work, their commitment to their beliefs, and their sense of purpose and meaning in life.


Asteroids add a layer of depth and subtlety to astrological interpretations, providing insights into specific areas of an individual’s life and personality.

When interpreting a birth chart, the placement of asteroids is considered in relation to the planets and other significant points, such as the ascendant and midheaven. The aspects between asteroids and planets can also provide valuable insights into the nuances of an individual’s personality and experiences.

It is important to note that while asteroids can provide valuable insights, they are not the sole determinants of an individual’s astrological makeup. The interpretation of a birth chart is a complex process that requires the consideration of various factors and the overall synthesis of a chart.

It is important to remember that the interpretation of a birth chart is a complex process that requires the consideration of various factors, and asteroids should be viewed in relation to the chart as a whole.

This is a topic in the Advanced Astrology course.

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