Persephone: Make Those Shadows Your Own

Persephone

gods for the modern age: persephone
wear flowers in your hair and silks on your body. do not let yourself wither. do not let yourself break. tattoo what was done to you onto your skin and turn it into a weapon. rise from the ashes year after year, trailing glory in your train and wearing riches in your crown. you were good, you stayed hidden, but you were tricked and dragged down into the shadows anyway—so by god, make those shadows your own.

 

Gods For The Modern Age Is absolutely brilliant.  Asteroid Persephone – number 399 – is currently in late Capricorn square Mars, sextile Capricorn.

A great moment to confront head-on anything that did once threaten to drag you into the shadows. Your natal Persephone is always worth knowing about.

She is where you became Queen – King if you are a male, obviously – but the way there was dark and full of peril. Persephone has many secrets – like a Lilith archetype but less strident and activist, more inward looking, more contemplative.

Lilith rejected conventional marriage with Adam, Persephone got (at the very least) tricked into marriage with Pluto. There are many different versions of their myths but neither of them are exactly with the patriarchy program.

If you are emerging from an abuse scenario or gazing within to extract any left over poisonous barbs from your psyche, look to your natal Lilith & Persephone. Triumphant survival is the specialty of both.

 

Image; Tom Bagshaw – I Am Persephone

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ScorpioNic
ScorpioNic

Very interesting. My Persephone is VERY conjunct my Dark Moon aka Waldemath’s Lillith (only 22 mins separate them) in Capricorn, 4th house. I wonder what it means

clear and present
clear and present

This is how I feel like now. Persephone coming out of the darkness from Narcissus. Even the name Persephone is resonating strongly with me. Persephone in Libra, does mars being retro in Libra currently have anything to do with is? and conjunct Uranus & Jupiter. Lilith in Leo, something’s in Leo right now isn’t it? While Prosperpina in Scorpio…

lalunalady
lalunalady

I adore Persephone, it is to this day one of my favourite myths.
I always believed that Persephone actually really loved Hades and enjoyed being queen of the underworld. Keeping it hidden was like a sort of passion in of itself.
Also discovered my Persephone is in Scorpio conjunct my Venus!

lalunalady
lalunalady

also conjunct my Pluto…OMG like 1 degree away for all three

R(Aqua/Tauri)
R(Aqua/Tauri)

Persephone at 0 degrees Capricorn, same as my Venus rising in Cap at 0 degrees. *chokes up* Having a hard day and this is too relevant.

Pi
Pi

it will be better soon, our west coast brainiac lovely. big hearts to you xoxox

sweetpea
sweetpea

Trans Persephone conjunct Moon so currently can relate. This also means She is conjunct natal Psyche, Lie and Achilles…Pretty obvious on a Goddessy level. Last night had a dream experience that my mouth was moving in slow motion…dense energy was being pulled off of me (this has happened before), but I was saying “it is the truth”. I have Kassandra (who tells the truth), conjunct Pisces MC-Sun/Mn midpoint opposite Pluto/IC/Persephone. Then I saw a quickly moving planet…the Sun and Moon adjoin each other. Another words, an eclipse. I still tidy my pillows and overthrow in the morning but the bed… Read more »

katakacato
katakacato

I’m so glad I read this before I fell asleep. one of my last dreams was so attuned to it. There was this commune of shape-shifters being fronted by a Harvey Keitel looking motherfucker posing as a brave leader, but in reality he was totally exploiting the families by use of fear and shame and using their energies for his own gain, suppressing their truest natures to fulfill his own idea of utopia. He found a way to use their shadows. So basically, “make those shadows your own” or someone else might do it for you. Powerful shadows can be… Read more »

Pi
Pi

wow. that is an interesting dream.

katakacato
katakacato

It was pretty magnificent…. Till the bit where my younger sister and I had to go back to our old hometown to some strip mall to re-take high school yearbook photos. I refused to go inside and talk to a bunch of people I hardly knew anyways and she became super frustrated so I walked to a Chinese buffet. go figure. The shape-shifter stuff was way vivid though. Most people turned into animals.

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen

i’ve got her in my witchy pisces 10th, conjunct hekate and pandora. trining eros and psyche, and square to lilith. the idea that the world might see me as a victim gives me the absolute shits. sure, i may inhabit the underworld, but i went there willingly. it was a conscious and refusable choice, never a trick. with hekate as my guide-self, flinging chaos as i go, thank you very much!! and then i am seasonally reborn, wearing my shadows proudly, yes. yes yes yes!

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Persephone conjunct my Moon in Leo.

I like the artwork.

Catherine
Catherine

Well look at that. Persephone is exactly conjunct my Sun in the 12th…. Prosperina conjunct my Lillith… My favorite painting I’ve had since I was a girl is of Persephone (although I didnt know the title when I got it) I wish I knew more about what the astro means.

GFTpisces
GFTpisces

Oh wow! I have Persephone trine Pluto. In fact, my natal Persephone at 0 Cancer 11th house makes a Grand Water Trine with my 7th House Pisces Sun-Mercury and my 3rd house Pluto-Vesta in Scorp. I’ll have to think about this…..

Kat
Kat

Persephone is on my MC exactly at 24 Leo- trine Aries Lilith. Being my own big sister. Early in life was meeker/consolation prize to egos/movers and shakers. After becoming a mom, my advocacy kicked in- starting with myself. My mum was Leo Moon- right on my Persephone. Had horrid stage fright/anxiety about everything mostly thanks to her not always well meant critiques. Lilith in 6th meant big learning curve of humility vs authenticity. “A cat can look at a king.” Always been audacious in accessing powerful peeps. Lost my dad at 13, and had a continuing series of significant deaths… Read more »

Ceramici
Ceramici

Interesting. Persephone in my Gemini 7th house. One aspect, squaring Saturn. Of all the people. I am a lonely Queen, who has to work hard to attend the bills, the decisions, I still want to be the Springtime Princess.

Currently, in transit, she is opposite my moon and squaring my mars.

She packs a succinct punch.

Ladycrab
Ladycrab

So… Persephone in 4th house trine Sun & Mercury in Cancer (8th) I think The Darkness has been The Family and Other People’s Money I still have a ways to go, but I can smell fresh air out there, lemme at it! “There is no reason for us to wander around lost in our own landscape. We can reclaim ourselves and our natural power, be in charge of our lives, make our own choices, and we do not ever need to ask anyone’s permission to be ourselves. That is the gift of Persephone to us down through the ages; she… Read more »

flowing water
flowing water

Mine is 7th house in Aqua opp my natal saturn leo.

Nightrose
Nightrose

Persephone in my 6th. Someone from my past made an exclamation that they ruled the dark land I’ve made a career in. I never said it then, but I always knew the truth of the matter was that it was actually my crown. It’s ok though… Dress up is for little girls. It’s borrowed but it isn’t owned. Persephone in 6th says I don’t stand up for myself in the workplace enough. It’s right. It’s not so much from the implication that it’s stupidity or weakness or whatnot. I just never felt a need to defend what I knew was… Read more »

gemyogi
gemyogi

Abolutely love that quote! Beautiful.

My Persephone is in Leo in my 4th house and the house is otherwise empty. She is transitting my 10th, very close to my MC.

S
S

1st House Pisces @ 10 degrees.

annonymous
annonymous

regular commenter here, with Lilith and Persephone natally conjunct in Scorpio. Right now Persephone is square my natal Sun, which is right under the south node. Anonnymous because I am currently undergoing a series of examinations to determine if I am a candidate for surgery to repair damaged tissue and internal hemoroids in my rectum due to repeated instances of non-consensual anal sex in an abusive relationship that lasted for years… non coincidentally persephone in late capricorn is exact on HIS sun as the south node sweeps my sun. What tattoo would that be? I already have a flaming skull.

annonymous
annonymous

oh and when it says my email address will not be published, I didn’t think that would mean it would link to my wordpress gravatar. admins please delete my comment.

Annonymous #3
Annonymous #3

Wanted to add my deepest love and condolences to you for suffering this. I like that Anonny 2 did this anonymously. I don’t know who you are, now you don’t know who I am. But I want you to know that the life we lead can change at any second. Be that change and you will be free, you are a beautiful and sacred light in this world.

annonymous 2
annonymous 2

Cobra, single or multi head, up the small of your back to the middle, intense eyes, perhaps astrology symbols blended into scale pattern. In particular Sun, Saturn, Venus, Lilith, Pluto, Uranus. Lightning too.
Representing kundalini strength, and warning to violators, fuq off or die.

Ps. On the gravatar page you can shut off the info by selecting ‘hide’. Of course that would affect your blog too.

Terrible story…. 🙁

annonymous 2
annonymous 2

(With tears) above was an emotional reaction. Something beautiful and protective representing purity, like an exotic peacock, that could watch over you and picture a healthier more beautiful union in your future.

annonymous 2
annonymous 2

Ps. Sun Lilith, Persephone south node & Saturn 8th, past life of being sexual slave. (Tears of rage) I hope it goes well for you.

Blue Moon
Blue Moon

Going through something mega intense right now.
Need to (un pack) and (re) pack a suitcase as my travel plans for this week have drastically changed due to my lightening bolt of Uranian aha weirding /big mouth strokes again combo surprise yesterday. Don’t want to miss my flight (kind of a bad habit of mine) so as sleepy as I feel this morning I can’t really be online drinking coffee any longer. Will check in later when I can.
Laters my Zap Zoner Homies! XXX BIG LOVE XXX

Trin
Trin

my Persephone is 5th house Scorpio and Lilith is 6th house Scorpio. says a lot about me! slave to my lover! 😉

Ampersand
Ampersand

Ok so this is weird, just looked up where Persephone is and she is exactly conjunct my Gemini moon. Both are 14 degrees 41 minutes. Mad. I’m kind of freaked as I had a hope that she would be somewhere significant. It made me do a bit of a grizzle and that’s not like me at all.

Whoopdeedoo
Whoopdeedoo

Uh. Conjunct your Moon IS significant. Can’t hit much closer to home than that.

CCA
CCA

How long does this transit take? i have been on a hell of a healing ride for the past 7/8 weeks – dealing with deep old shitz that is central to my life long anxiety. Just yesterday got to the stuff I did not want to go near and still processing and been looking for what is going on in my chart to explain this. I have Pereshone in my 12th house having just gone past my sun and about to meet with my moon and venus. My sun and mercury are in are in red lines to Jupiter, Uranus… Read more »

Sassy201213
Sassy201213

So I have Lilith in libra 4th house & Persephone in Leo 2nd house and absolutely no idea how to translate that into anything? Anyone who can clue me in i’d sure appreciate it!

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

Wow. Persephone conj Neptune conj IC in Scorp. That’s underworlds beneath underworlds isn’t it? All that is opp Jupiter in 10th. I have an alcoholic mentally ill mother and all the associated blackness of that has certainly dragged me down over the years. I am now out of those shadows however and have often been told that telling other people about my experiences could be some kind of key to my future. Mystic once described my grand earth trine as ‘psychic treasure’ to do with my mother. Perhaps that’s my next project??? It is half sketched out in notes in… Read more »

Veronica
Veronica

Oops I just realised my Persephone couldn’t be in Virgo (see above) if yrs is Scorp! So checked it and it is in Scorp too, also conjunct Neptune but in 2nd. My mother too was/is mentally ill, it was part of the mystery and tragedy of my youth, and people always said how much I was like her at the time. I remember a conversation we had on another post, isn’t your Mars Pluto Uranus in Virgo in 1st and 2nd? Having that conjunction too, I have come to see it as a bit of an unconventional, heat seeking missile… Read more »

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

‘Heat seeking missile of truth’ – YES. That’s a fantastic way to describe it. I have Uranus-Pluto conj in Virgo in 1st and Mars in 2nd (7 degrees away so I kind of count it as a conjunction).

I suppose that makes transformation a key theme in my chart. I sometimes take my time in making changes but when I do – it is total and no turning back. Being multi-Pisces with all that Virgo opposing my sun etc I am continually pulled between idealism and a ruthless need for earthly truth if that makes sense xx

scorpio_rising
scorpio_rising

I have Persephone in my 1st House Scorpio. Loaded 1st House lots of Underworld energy and themes in my life.
Dealt with living with mentally ill sibling, and a survived a horrific abusive ” Underworld marriage to to Hades” himself and he still won’t leave me alone very Plutonic theme playing out- this hits home.

catfish moon
catfish moon

I resonate with Persephone, maybe too much at times.
Persephone in Virgo, in the first house, conjunct my Part of Fortune. She sextiles my sun in Cancer.

Torro lover’s Persephone conjuncts my Taurus mars…..very fitting. I am his love and light, calming his Hades tendencies(Pluto conjunct his ascendant).

My eldest son has it conjunct his Ascendant in the 1st house, in Capicorn. Does not really fit him that well.

Silver Huang
Silver Huang

Wow Mystic, I didn’t know about Persephone before so added her to my chart and now I REALLY see what you mean about a loaded 3rd House! I’ve got natal Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Lilith AND Persephone all crammed in there! Plus Juno :p All conjuncting one another :p Jupiter conjunct Saturn Pluto conjunct Lilith Lilith conjunct Persephone Persephone also sextiles Sun, Moon and Mercury. And me is sad that she squares Sappho 🙁 another favorite of mine. But in terms of what’s been happening lately, it’s so, so true and I’m so stoked that both Lilith and Persephone are in… Read more »

calypso
calypso

wow, I have Persephone and Eros conjunct my south node – Virgo, 4th house (that’d be right!)

this bit of the excerpt resonates strongly “you were good, you stayed hidden, but you were tricked and dragged down into the shadows anyway”.

but on the SN? perhaps a call not to inhabit that wounding but to move towards my pisces 10th?

Veronica
Veronica

My Persephone in Virgo too, in 12th.

I used to really identify with her in my 20s, and painted a few self portraits as Persephone/undead Barbie,
as I entered a sort of psychic underworld so young, due to Intimate exposure to mental illness and sudden death in very close family. Also painted myself as Ophelia.

YES to not inhabiting that wounding. I guess we wouldn’t have it happen to us if it didn’t really force us to grow.

virgo kathleen
virgo kathleen

Hey mystic is this a typo?
“Asteroid Persephone – number 399 – is currently in late Capricorn square Mars, sextile Capricorn.” I think you meant something else instead of the second Capricorn!

virgo kathleen
virgo kathleen

Wow, I just looked up my Persephone. My moon and Neptune are conjunct in Capricorn, 6th house, 3 degrees apart and Persephone is right between them. So that adds some depth to that conjunction (and it was already deep)! I really resonate with that quote and the idea of rising from the ashes. I see Persephone as someone who stands tall in the face of challenges and darkness. I will need to think about this some more.

calypso
calypso

i think it means sextile Saturn?

ps. i love these posts!

catfish moon
catfish moon

This virgo rising noted this as well and was going to comment on it.

virgo kathleen
virgo kathleen

Yes, I am too virgo I cannot help myself.

Aquaria
Aquaria

Yes I think too it possibly means Saturn. Or the Sun.

GemSun&Moon_LibraRising
GemSun&Moon_LibraRising

I wish I knew more about this… I looked at my chart and from Aquarius 4th house Persephone exactly trines my ASC/Saturn Libra conj and Mercury in Gemini.. And that’s it… As if I needed more air in my chart… I have no idea what to make of it…

Pi
Pi

omg I was JUST having this thought: when you realise that you have probably been misrepresented or led away from self-hood at various times by people [devils advocate: even ourselves…?] who did not have your best interests at heart, and now there are individuals in the world who have completely the wrong idea about you. I love that extract mystic. I think it’s the only way forward. we look back to an idyllic time where we had sun in our eyes and a lighter view, we can still do that but we have to come full circle first. I think… Read more »

Silver Huang
Silver Huang

I so totally experienced that, “… misrepresented or led away from self-hood at various times by people [devils advocate: even ourselves…?] who did not have your best interests at heart”

From dark comes light and creation, we were all born from the dark of the womb. Without the dark in our lives, we cannot appreciate the light as much.

It’s just so powerful when we can now look back with open eyes and awareness, isn’t it?

Pi
Pi

yes, …but also .. I don’t know, I just get so annoyed at the crap we have to go through to know / understand better 🙂 but eyes wide open is the only way to live I guess ..

Silver Huang
Silver Huang

I’ve found that the more I embrace that “bad” occurrences always lead to good outcomes, the faster I can transmute shit to gold 🙂

Andro
Andro

Persephone natally in Cancer conj my Leo Sun.

Did a really nice PLR where I was a devotee of Persephone.
I will always remember that one.
In a cave, embalming babies.. the taste of the cavern dust.

To me Persephone is purity and hope.
I see her as a conpost goddess, healing the darkness and raising the flowers of Spring from beneath the Earth.

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

Oh, that’s a nice take on Persephone 🙂 Makes le thing. Persephone is the only entity I have in Virgo, & she’s conjunct my DC– wait a sec: that full moon coming soon, will it be near my DC?! Oh dear.

And now I’m going off track: 8th house, sex & money. It has recently come to my consciousness how I have been & *am* being manipulated along these lines– & I’m pissed!

Ah, I suppose that is not so off topic: sex & being manipulated. Persephone.

Thank you, Andro. I’ll remember your Springtime renewal perspective. xx

Kat
Kat

Persephone now is at 11 Virgo.A Return?

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

My DC is at 6° Virgo & Persephone at 7° so there ya go! *Return*. Makes so much sense of recent turns… Using these insights for strategic maneuvering, rather than an abrupt slash n’ burn of ill-fitting people & situations. Spring is coming!

Thank you, all xx

calypso
calypso

sorry loves but she’s in Cap! last degrees with psyche

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

What? She’s in Cap not Virgo? Now I officially don’t know wtf is going on. Haha oh well…

Andromeda
Andromeda

Actually my Persephone is conjoined by the transiting moon atm. I feel a bit like floating away..
But maybe it’s because I am underground.

Persephone of the Spring Flowers – yes!
Flora is just a flower fairy compared to her.

eelelctric eel libran
eelelctric eel libran

I will have to think about what this means. I have Lilith in 12th house scorpio and persephone in the Piscean 4th house conj my IC directly. I guess a life of spending half of it stuck to mommy dearest. bleh. and some shadowy overlord the other half.

Blue Moon
Blue Moon

OMG EEL
Our Liliths and Persephones are in exactly the same place! That is spooky!
So were are not as different as you thought!
Natally speaking that is quite a coincindink no?
xxx

electric eel libran
electric eel libran

oh that’s cool! is Lilith conj your moon too?

how has Lilith and persephone played out for you?

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