Byzantine Queens Are Always In Fashion

Dolce & Gabbana Byzantine Fashion Empress Theodora

So fabulous that Dolce & Gabbana are referencing the Empress Theodora in their Fall Collection…She was a Byzantine Empress, Hooker & Actress. Not in that order. She redefined the term “self-made” and she’s also an Asteroid; number 440.

This is the original asteroid Theodora post but basically you could see it as where you can completely rise up up from the depths, vanquish your enemies and rule your realm.

Asteroid Theodora is currently conjunct Venus, in late Aquarius. Hands up who is feeling, well, Byzantine?

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Anonymous
Anonymous

In the natal chart Theodora is 18 deg aquarius in 7th (with squares to mars and sun in 9th and 10th) so it has just transited over that spot. At 22 deg, Theodora currently squares the natal mars, merc, MC, chiron in 10th and trines venus in 11th. It’s going to cross my moon at 25 degrees aquarius (7th house). The squares to my 10th house are highlighting being stuck with work. Really miserable. The chiron aspect has been very challenging. Past lives have been coming up for a few weeks. I know some of my past lives but two… Read more »

Andromeda
Andromeda

Theodora on the ascendant in Gemini, 12th House.

Gemini in the 12th is a weird enough concept alone: “A person with a twelfth house Gemini has a turning inward to the subjective and subconscious reasons behind what happens to people”.

This sounds a lot like my Mercury in Cancer.

Theodora being Gemini and Piscean and on my Ascendant makes me feel like a real regal smutty lady of Intrigue, like those posh ladies who love rough trade, haha!! And it shows!

calypso scorp
calypso scorp

lol, have you checked her aspect to Gary? πŸ™‚

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Hmmm.. interesting turn of events for me. As some of you have known by my thread on the toro/gem who I will always love.. it is finally over. He defriended me tonight. Why? I have not idea since we haven’t seen each other since November, he did play some psychological games with me last w/e, I ignored it and then asked a question about something he specializes in and he basically said he didn’t know.. well.. in other words he’s pissed at me. What I found out was that he somehow has / had access to my computer and is… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

what has that got to do with theodora.

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

[what has that got to do with theodora] = completely rise up up from the depths, vanquish your enemies and rule your realm… Theordora is transitioning my: (1) Aquarius 4th house (chez You + family of origin) (2) natally stationedi n my Sun sign Virgo 11th house (Groups, utopian visions, community You).. Both positions relating to β€œYOU” or me That is what I did! I dealt with “me”.. As he plays my enemy I now can rule my realm knowing that he is a wounded soul. It was just proof for me that (1) he was secretly watching me and… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

Mine is in Pisces house 10
sextile Mercury house 12
sextile Neptune house 8
trine Chiron house 2

right now Theodora is conjuncting my Aquarius Mars house 10, sextile my Sun Aries house 11
Think I see this playing out. I have a decision to make…try to be more independent and live with my friend, or keep living with my folks to save money.

pi
pi

I don’t know if i am cool with the term ‘hooker’ in this context. i mean, i get exactly how you’re using it (courtesan-ish, tongue in cheek, modern term for ancient profession, take back the power etc), but still. something not quite right. possibly because it doesn’t quite acknowledge the gender-historical context of the times? ok ok this isn’t Byzantine History 101 i know. something. I think my lack of genetic byzantium history means that maybe i don’t vibe too well with this. frills! ornamentation! heavy dresses! in this weather? egad. i’m kind of a Norse / celtic / western… Read more »

pi
pi

whoops, the ‘daughter’ reference was in relation to the celtic Boadiccea, which i deleted in my comment but neglected to re-read and edit accordingly

pi
pi

actually, sorry gem rising person replying to themselves once again, i realised that i identify much more strongly with the warrior / nature goddesses rather than the queenly types. south node in aries 10th house? aries stellium? 9th house sun?

pi
pi

possibly because i see the queenly types as not really doing much other than sitting around and manipulating / being manipulated. makes me itchy. even though that’s pretty much what power is.. the money or the gun.

pi
pi

LOL helloo 8th house.

HiparaEcmerci
HiparaEcmerci

Conjunct my Mars in 3rd. My way or the highway?

Ms.
Ms.

I did a shoot in 2009 based on Theodora.

VenusRules
VenusRules

I was thinking that I had too many sparkly and sequined things in my wardrobe. Then I saw this. Truly spectacular. Sparkle on!

Quadrupled
Quadrupled

She is conjunct my Mercury in 3rd house – maybe I pen a 50 Shades of Byzantine? πŸ™‚

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen

oh HOW fabulous! she is conjunct my SN! fiercely independent yet ultra-humanitarian warrior queen past life (aries 11th)? dig dig dig. hm eris is transiting… chaotic phoenix potential amped!

pondering the implications of a gary transit to my saturn. πŸ™‚

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

She’s conjunct my MH in Gemini. ?!?

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

She is at 10 Gem, in my 10th in my chart, and transiting just past my natal Venus in late Aqua on my DC. But I don’t care about her. Hello Venus in Pisces about to conj Neptune for the first time in aeons. Hello pile of planets on my Pisces planets. Hello solar return πŸ™‚ Such a great day. The first thing I saw when I left the house was a discarded snakeskin. And you should see the butterflies – on cards, on paper, everywhere. And nobody knows I use the name Chrysalis here. I must be mad because… Read more »

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen

happy returns, beautiful!! may you soar through the heights on your gorgeous new wings this year! sounds like you’re off to an AMAZING start. xoxoxoxoxo

Quadrupled
Quadrupled

Happy solar return! Here is to a fabulous new year! πŸ™‚

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Happy bright beautiful day to you, Chrysalis. Make a good and true wish xx

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

Thanks lovelies xx

Andromeda
Andromeda

Happy Day Chrysalis! Many beautiful new beginnings and warm afternoons amongst the flowers and warm earth. Xx,

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

Thanks Andromeda xx

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

“She saved a throne.” LOL

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Meanwhile, Gary unblocked one.

Pi
Pi

oh v good!! πŸ˜€

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

lol
I vote for another Gary post. It must be time. He’s been away too long.

Andromeda
Andromeda

πŸ™‚

Pi
Pi

scorporation, you;re back!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Theodora is right with Pluto at 0 Virgo- top of my chart- gotta be my outrageous Leo Moon Mother who had Sun/Pluto cazimi in Gemini.

She was a force of nature- outrageous and conservative by turn. Born in 1920 – the year women got the vote here in the States. Nothing was off limits- yet she survived widowhood twice, held executive jobs, was adored by men, less so by women. Restraint was a mystery to her. She was def Zap Zone material. Her last boyfriend when she died at 88 was wistful recounting their exploits- LOL!

berry
berry

Oh, hello, there πŸ˜‰ Theodora is conjunct my sun, nessus and lilith (this one is a bit of a stretch – 5 degrees distance there) and opposes my true node. Such a weird party in my Virgo 4th house πŸ™‚ Hmm, what can I make of it?

calypso scorp
calypso scorp

I have her natally in the 7th (Sagg), just after Neptune (Scorp) which I take as a sign that my partnered future will be spectacularly better than my partnered (substance-afflicted) past πŸ™‚

? amateur reading!

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

440 is transitioning my Aquarius 4th house (chez You + family of origin) and natally stationedi n my Sun sign Virgo 11th house (Groups, utopian visions, community You).. with both positions relating to “YOU” or me then maybe I can say yes.. I am still going through some emotional depths releasing and understanding somethings about me.. crying, crying.. but at work I might be showing my talents. My boss will be away for awhile on maternity leave and I think I need to show my stuff to see if I can handle what she is doing. This is good because… Read more »

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Question: [with] astro.com.. not “will”

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen

do you mean the aspect table? the triangular one on the left? you take one planet down and one across and find where they meet. the squares are squares (of course!), the triangles are trines, the circle with a line sticking out is a conjunction, the dumbbell is an opposition, the asterisk is a sextile, the Q and bQ are quintile and biquintile, and the little green upside-down table is a quincux. hope this answers your question! xox

calypso scorp
calypso scorp

that’s really helpful for me too HDQ – thanks πŸ™‚ I had figured out some, but not all of these!

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Thank you so much Hidden.. it’s like “WOW” moment for me right now because I could never figure out those placements you just described. Thank you!! xo!!

fabby
fabby

Virgo Ellie how do I find Theodora in my birthchart??

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Hi Fabby.. If you have your chart set up via astro.com.. try the following: -Open you chart. or go to Extended Chart Selection and your chart will appear (I assume you already plugged in your birth deets) -You will see going down the page “Birth Data” then “Methods” then “Options”.. -Keep scrolling down the page until you get to “Additional Objects”.. -You will see a list that you can use a side bar to scroll thru but DON’T.. -Keep on going down a little more until you see a empty field..with “Additional Astroids” above. -Type in “440” -Scroll back up… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Theodora in Aries in the 5th. I have other chart indicators of rising from the dead (yes i know you said depths) connected to Pluto.

Theodora is trine my MC, which is fantastic since my MC opposes my NN and Venus. I don’t know what to make of the oppositions but they sound annoying.

She also sextiles the NN. So Hooker-Actress-Empress energy should be easy for me to evolve towards? (Yet apparently Prostitute-Mistress-Lover energy is all too past life and i have needed to clear it for lifetimes! Perhaps there wasn’t enough Empress.)

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

From memory i think she might be very close to asteroid Gary in my chart…dude, no, the Queen and the Tradie. πŸ˜€

calypso scorp
calypso scorp

For Mille…a little insight into my Lady and the Tradie story via Barry Manilow πŸ™‚ His name was Gary, he was an Asteroid With metal shavings in his hair and some footy shorts down to there He smoked drugs, held up the bar And while he tried to be all suave, Gary couldn’t fall in love His canoe was in the hall, trail bike against the kitchen wall They were pushing forty and were conjunct Who could ask for more (he was a hunk) Asteroid Theo, oh! Theodora The hottest Empress of Byzantia She was naughty, Number 440 Gary was… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

“Flannies and passion but rejects of fashion, Theodora! Don’t fall in love!”

One of my bands used to play this so i could totally hear it! “With metal shavings in his hair” lol and i guess you mean footy shorts UP to there … tell me it was AFL. Barry sings Gary.

Is your name Calypso because you are musically inclined?

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

sorry i could swear i popped my name in

calypso scorp
calypso scorp

haha, that’s a great line! thanks πŸ™‚

no, not musical – the name is a wry reference to a losing romantic scenario I was indulging in before Saturn came along and slapped me around – soon I’ll be able to change it to something real sensible!

But i love to sing…maybe we could polish up the lyrics and perform it at the next Astrological Convention dinner?

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Ah, Astrodienst is having a Merc Retro moment, so will get back to you on that one, Mystic.

(World renowned astrologer, and she asks me to track asteroid Gary…Merc Retro is surely in Pisces.)

anonymous
anonymous

I think that puts Theodora all over my ascendant in late Aqua. No idea what that is supposed to mean but I am absolutely itching to bust out and show ’em what I’m made of. Not so much “shake your money-maker” – more “step aside people and let me show you how its really done”. Scorp Central might have a little to answer for there too…

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Whoah my NN is late Aqua…

Link
Link

Emotionally –Byzantine. Not such a bad thing, there’s no shortage of interesting detours, passages, steep inclines . . . I love all things Byzantine . . . and the desert’s good too when you suddenly need and want very very little.

fluidfeline
fluidfeline

I so love this – my Theodora is conj my Jupiter in Toro (3rd house) and conj my Gem IC. Ruling my realm ! Hell yeah πŸ™‚