The Asteroids

Lasers of Precision in the Natal Chart

One of the first things Circe impressed on me is the importance of the study and understanding of the asteroids in astrology—and how they relate to dharma.  She did this by showing me where she appeared in my own chart.  And she used the opportunity to introduce herself and my other spirit guides, as well.  The day after one of the most detailed and powerful communications I have received from my guides so far, Circe followed up in her usual way, with a message all her own.  This particular morning, I awoke with the image of the glyph for the Part of Fortune emblazoned on my brain.  It was hand painted and the color of crimson.  It was brilliant and beautiful.

My Part of Fortune was a part of my chart that I had never understood.  It seemed to be hanging out all by itself and not linked to any of the major planets.  I knew there must be something that I had missed.  At this point, I had no idea of who my spirit guides were.  I just knew that finally, after many years of practice, I was starting to receive solid, easy to understand, information from the spirit realm.  As I was contemplating my Part of Fortune, I began to question if goddesses can show up in the birth chart somehow.  A quick google search found that there are indeed asteroids named after goddesses.  Then I went to reference Kim Falconer’s book, “Astrology and Aptitude” remembering that she had a section on asteroids.  I had at first just skimmed over this section.  The reasoning was; there is no empirical evidence that asteroids play a significant role in the natal chart (hello—this is astrology, we are getting there, but we still have a ways to go before we have free access to empirical data), and the gods and goddesses were deemed satanic by the religion of my upbringing so why would I study them.  A side note on that is my experience with my guides has been about as far away from satanic as one can get.  They have made it clear that their only goal and intention is to nurture, care for, and protect humanity.  If you believe in a one true living God, then our gods and goddesses are in service to that God, just as we are.  They also have given me no indication that they wish to be worshipped.  Their message is, “we are in service to the Divine, and will work to assist you in your relationship with the Divine if you allow us to.”

The fourth asteroid listed in Kim’s book is asteroid number 34, Circe, named after the goddess of magic.  I had just completed Jeannette Maw’s “Core Values Uncovered”.  I could sum up all of my core values into one word—magic!”  I had no idea there was a goddess representing my core values!  I pulled up my chart on Astrodienst, and plugged in number 34, to see where she fell in my chart—2 degrees Taurus, almost exactly conjunct, within just a few minutes, of my own Part of Fortune.  The goddess Circe is sharing my first house of identity with a huge stellium of planets conjunct my north node in Aries.  So yes, being in Taurus, she was too far away from the stellium to be a part of it, but, residing in the first house, she is still very much a part of my true identity.  And it is in the claiming of that identity that I am going to “feel abundant”, which is what the Part of Fortune gives us–what it takes for us to feel fortunate, abundant, and wealthy.  My evangelical upbringing had forbidden me to embrace the one and only thing that could make me feel abundant.

It took an entire year for me to get the courage, to make peace with the conditioning of my evangelical roots, and to present myself to the world as a witch.  I have always been very good at “conjuring” joy, but what I found when I owned the fact that I was a witch, I no longer had to “conjure” joy.  It’s just there.  When I am working on this website, or thinking about it, and planning my posts (which is all the time), I feel fortunate, grateful, abundant, and relaxed.  It is a whole new way of living for me.

For those of us who have forgotten who we are, knowing these asteroids can be vitally important.  The asteroids hone in on our needs and skills with laser-like precision.  The dharma details are in the asteroids.  Visit the order page to get your personal Dharma Asteroid Inventory.

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