Vesta was named after the Roman goddess of fire, hearth, and home. In ancient times,
the temples of Vesta held eternal fires in her honor, tended by the virgin priestesses
Like the goddess of ancient Rome, Vesta is a secretive and fiery place in the birth
chart. She can shed light on one's attitude toward home and family life; dedication;
sexuality; secrecy; and inner fire.
Juno is named after the wife of Jupiter in Roman mythology. She is associated with
the Greek goddess Hera, wife of Zeus. According to the myths, Zeus was quite unfaithful.
Here remained loyal to him, though extremely jealous and vengeful toward his lovers,
and their offspring. She was considered the Queen of Heaven, and guardian of marriage.
The placement and aspects of Juno in a birth chart are commonly associated with issues
of marriage. However, she also relates to other partnerships such as business of
close friendships; or any relationship where trust is vital. She also indicates
jealousy, possessiveness, loyalty, trust, and commitment.
Ceres takes her name from the Roman grain goddess. According to mythology Ceres
was mother to the Queen of the Underworld. Her daughter (commonly known a Persephone
from the Greek version of the myth) spent part of the year with her mother, and part
of the year in the Underworld with her husband, Pluto. Ceres grieved, causing the
earth to become barren while her daughter was gone - causing Autumn and Winter. When
her daughter would return, Ceres celebrated and the Earth became lush and fruitful
- bringing Spring and Summer.
In astrology Ceres relates to issues of prosperity or lack. She is also associated
with parenthood, especially mothers. She can help describe how one responds to loss
and grief, as well as the capacity to nurture and protect.
Pallas was named after Pallas Athena, the Greek goddess of war, commerce, and intellect.
Though there are many versions of the myth, she typically began as a goddess named
Athena. After accidently killing Pallas, Athena took on her name becoming Pallas
Where Pallas falls in the birthchart we find wisdom, and the capacity for (often
non-emotional) cunning. She can help describe how one learns, heals, and handles
competition. She helps form the "war strategy" used in any challenge - how one goes
about achieving victory.