Asteroids are small, planetoids orbiting the sun. In our solar system, there are millions of asteroids of varying size located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, as well as orbiting on other paths. Some astrologers use asteroids extensively, some not at all. My experience with these small, rocky bodies has been powerful but with only 3. My experiments with other popular asteroids, such as Eros, Psyche, Sedna, have met with limited success. A chart is already full of information with our Sun, Moon and planets that the use of asteroids is secondary and done after looking at the larger celestial bodies first.
The 3 asteroids I’ve found to be the most powerful are Chiron, Juno & Vesta. Time and again, the symbolisms have shown up accurately while analyzing charts. I believe this is because these 3 have the strongest archetype descriptions.
- Chiron, as the wounded healer which will show our talents and relationships that will heal us.
- Juno, as the slighted wife which will show how the Native misuses sexual power.
- Vesta, as the symbol of devotion which will show loyalty in friendship and other partnerships.
I will give a brief outline of each asteroid’s myth and rulerships, as well as some natal aspects and how those will be expressed.