I am reading Theodora – Actress-Empress-Whore by Stella Duffy
I love it. She rose from nothing (her father was the bear-keeper at the Hippodrome in Constantinople, her mother a dancer – when her father was mauled to death by a bear, the family were left destitute) to become the most powerful woman of Byzantine Rome. Her erotic performances scandalized and titillated an empire. She saved a throne. She was amazing.
It is infuriating that there is no exact birth date recorded for her. It’s all “circa 500″ so it’s impossible to get a chart for the sensational Theodora, a truly inspirational role model for modern woman.
But she IS an asteroid – number 440. You can throw it into your chart via Astrodienst’s extended chart options.
Let’s just go for it and say that asteroid Theodora is where you’re sexy, imbued with life force and have the capability to rise from the murky lower depths to the shining heights, undefeated and powerful. My Theodora is conjunct my North Node so i’m going with that interpretation.
Where is your Asteroid Theodora?
And who is your favourite inspirational ancient Hero or Heroine?