Astrological Ramblings

If you are more of a watcher than a reader, you can find me talking about Hylonome here ^_^ The asteroid Hylonome (asteroid number 10370) has been on my mind a whole bunch recently. Maybe it’s because some of the things that she represents have been a part of my life in different ways as of late (throughout most of 2022)….which is probably why she’s been on my mind and in my sights recently. So much grief and bullshit that has needed to be released. Her mythology is rather sparse – there isn’t a whole bunch on her, but her story is impactful none the less. Hylonome was a centaur who was the partner of Cyllarus. It is said in Metamorphoses that “many centaurs would be his mate, but one gained his heart; this was Hylonome.” It seems like this is made a big deal of in the mythology – that he chose her. I’m not saying that she didn’t choose him, too (she probably did), but it does seem to be mentioned specifically that he could’ve had anyone, and he chose her. It is also mentioned that she would do things to beautify herself for him such as “combing her glossy hair and twined her curls in turn with rosemary…” and “took care to look her best.” It is also mentioned that “she alone by love and love’s sweet words and winning ways held Cyllarus.”-Now….I want to interject here for just a second. Maybe I’m not reading the “correct” […]
Let’s talk about Circe (asteroid number 34). I really do like Circe, just like I like all of the “witchy” asteroids (Hecate, Cybele, etc.), which means I want to give her a fair shake. Due to patriarchal bullshit (and that kind of nonsense), over the years she has seemed to devolve into some kind of seductress, temptress, or man-hater – and none of the above is entirely accurate in my opinion. I also think that she represents more than just magical abilities and gifting in a natal chart, though I do think that this is obviously a big part of what she represents.**if you are more of a watcher than a reader, here is a video I did on Circe Before we get into the mythology, here is what I think she can represent in a natal chart:-Isolation and exile (this can be the self-imposed kind, the kind that is forced upon a person, or both).-Feelings of being intruded upon (this can be real or imagined, but I do think defense of the feeling of being intruded upon comes into play with Circe).-Feelings of loneliness – this is actually a major theme that I didn’t touch on in the YouTube video, but I do think it exists and I also think that this could be some of the reason why she turned humans into animals and kept them on her island.-Where you need to “meet your match,” both within yourself and in relationships with other people (say, via synastry, etc.).-Magical […]