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An updated edition of the groundbreaking, in-depth study of the Great Goddess archetypes, now available for a new generation of astrologers. New edition with updated ephemerides (1930-2050). This book shows how the discovery of the asteroids Ceres, Pallas Athena, Juno, and Vesta coincided with the shift of a woman's role and power in society and the reactivation of the feminine principle. The femininearchetypes were previously the exclusive domain of the Moon and Venus, limited to social roles as mate and mother. The arrival of Pallas Athena (the Goddess of Wisdom) and Vesta (the High Priestess) broke through the confines of woman's stereotypical role. Demetra George shows how the asteroid Goddesses, the Moon, and Venus comprise a mandala of the full expression of the feminine principle. Included in this edition are ephemerides of 16 minor asteroids, an astronomical and astrological portrait of the asteroids in the sign sand houses and in aspect to other planets and asteroids, along with lists of the asteroids' positions in the signs and houses of famous people's charts.
This book offers and understanding of the themes that each asteroid goddess holds in order to bring invaluable insight to the interpretation of one's own astrological chart.
This book shows how the discovery of the asteroids Ceres, Pallas Athena, Juno, and Vesta coincided with the shift of a woman. The creating, supporting, nurturing aspect held by the goddess Ceres, the universal mother, brings us to how we feel nurtured and how we function with our roles of mother-child. She embodies the principle of unconditional love. Pallas Athena is our Warrior Goddess, a woman in a man's world, carrying the principle of creative intelligence. Vesta, our goddess of Focus and Commitment, is our High Priestess. Juno, the Queen of Heaven and Divine Consort, is our capacity for meaningful relationships. Understanding the themes that each goddess holds enriches our understanding of that function and expression in our lives.
About the Author
Demetra George, halds a B.A. in Philosophy and M.A. Classics, received the 2002 Marion D. March Regulus Award for Theory and Understanding. A practitioner of astrology for over 30 years, she specializes in asteroids, archetypal mythology, and traditional astrology. She is also coauthor of the best-selling workbook Astrology for Yourself and Asteroid Goddesses with Douglas Bloch. Ms. George is the Director of THEMA: Foundations in Astrology which offers integrated programs and traveling symposia for individuals and small groups in the history, mythology, and techniques of Hellenistic and Archetypal astrology.Douglas Bloch is a counselor and teacher and the author of ten books, including his inspirational self-help trilogy Words that Heal and I Am With You Always.