- Asteroid Goddesses Pendant
In the mid 1970's, a whole new cast of Astrological Entities found themselves appearing on the World Astrological stage: The 4 Asteroid Goddesses: Ceres, Pallas Athene, Vesta and Juno, together with their Comet/Planetoid Male counterpart Chiron, changed the face of Astrology forever.
The Asteroids represent Feminine Archetypes: the Maiden [Physical], the Queen [Spiritual], the Mother [Emotional], and the Crone [Intellectual].
In this original design, Venus is surrounded by the Goddesses who use the Feminine Creative, Magnetic, Sexual, Reproductive, and Vital Life Force of Venus to express the feminine principles in both men and women.
- Ceres, the Archetypal Mother and the Goddess of Agriculture, gives birth to the world of Physical Form, bearing children and providing food for their survival. She stands for Unconditional Love and Nurturing.
- Pallas Athene is the Goddess of Wisdom and Mental and Artistic Creations. She represents the principle of Creative Intelligence.
- Juno is the Goddess of Marriage who fosters and sustains Union with a partner. She symbolizes Relatedness and Commitment.
- Vesta, or Hestia, was Zeus's elder sister who never married. She is the Protectress of the Hearth and the Sacred Altar Flame. The Temple Priestess; a Virgin in the sense of Being Whole and Complete in Oneself. She represents Spiritual Focus and following one's calling.
The large circle represents The Moon, the Feminine Principle. Behind the Moon resides the Sun, the embodiment of the Masculine Principle. Their union symbolizes Oneness with the All.
The 1977 discovery of the Masculine Asteroid Chiron corresponds to the emergence of Alternative approaches to Health and Healing. Chiron, the Mythical Centaur, was wounded emotionally and physically yet became a Skilled Teacher and Healer. Chiron stands for the Deep Wounds we have brought into this life to be healed - and so to enable us to Heal Others: The sorrows and sufferings of the Deep Past are brought to the surface, and we are given the chance to resolve them: to awaken from the Sleep of Ages. Chiron is the Wounded Healer. This planetoid is for all who, rather than giving in to despair amid their own suffering, reach out so others they can be healed. These people feel the influence of charitable Chiron.
Cast in lead free pewter; includes a 36 inch cord and information. Measures approximately 1 5/16 inches in diameter.