We all know the story of Scheherazade and the 1001 Arabian Nights do we not? I always found it rather creepy in that there was a Sultan who bedded a different woman every night and then had them executed in the morning. To stop the situation, Scheherazade – renowned for her wisdom, stories and wit – volunteered herself for the Sultans bed. She then regaled him with stories so entertaining that he kept her on for a thousand nights, fell in love with her and changed his slaughtering ways. Okay so go Scheherazade but when i first read this story, i did not want Scheherazade to be married to this cruel despot but rather to somehow depose him and become Empress.
However…Scheherazade is an Asteroid! Number 643 and she has just joined Circe, Pan and Venus in Gemini. Gemini wiles are peaking this week! As with all the asteroids – Lady Godiva etc you can use the Extended Chart Options on Astrodienst to throw them into your chart. Also, check out the Asteroids category. They’re all in there.
So my Scheherazade is in the relationship sector and sextile Moon in Libra which makes TOTAL sense for reasons i am not going to go into right now because i need to actualize the Moon in Virgo – not go on an asteroids bender lol. But what of YOUR Scheherazade and is there anyone with planets/something at Zero Gemini so we can test the transit? Asteroids are always open (way open) to interpretation so what do we think of Scheherazade? Brains, guts & an element of self-sacrifice? Loquacious?
Yes, Catherine Z-J once played Scheherazade in an apparently nudity-heavy French version of the story. She looks like she is trying to think of what to say next. Also, she totally suits copper lipstick and kohl lol.