Although I am obsessed with Vestal Virgins – Vesta trines my South Node – I am not so across the astrological Vesta. Even though she is smack-bang conjunct my Mercury in Aries!
Opinions as to what the astrological Vesta indicates in your chart are insanely broad…Here is a smattering:
That Vesta is the Goddess of the Hearth, hence her presence in your chart shows where you keep the ‘home fires’ burning.
Vesta rules Scorpio. Vesta rules Virgo.
A way more powerful Pagan deity before the Romans diluted her into their Goddess, she is the element of Fire itself.
Your Natal Vesta Is Where You’re Private And Ingenious
That Vesta is super-patriarchial – you can still sense her lingering influence in words such as “invest.”
Alternatively, Vesta is about Tantric Sexuality and what makes you hot. She is the most important planet in love synastry. Sacred Sexuality.
That Vesta in the chart is where you give away sexuality and/or romance in order to be fiercely independent.
Vesta rules small enclosed spaces and where you have Vesta is where you cannot stand constriction.
Vesta is self-discipline and unwavering attention to a task. She is also a Prosperity Goddess, the Hearth symbolizes abundance.
The Word Invest Comes From Vesta
I KNOW, RIGHT? But look, we are now going to investigate Vesta.
Where is Vesta in your chart (sign/house) and how do you experience her?
Which of the above Vesta theories most resonates for you?
With your major love interests, past and present, was there any significant Vesta synastry?
My understanding is that Vesta is ingenuity and devotion to a craft, art or practice. And that that classic natal Vesta energy is where you are happily married to your work or a particular project.
But like many of the lesser-used asteroids and minor planets, her meaning is up for debate and is very much open to interpretation.
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