Asteroid Arachne is in Taurus until April 29 – currently at three degrees.
She is the Spider Goddess and astrologically, is said to signify a grand talent and enviable powers of perception. That these could also arouse envy seems to come from the mythological Arachne, turned into a spider by an apparently jealous Athene.
BUT in one’s chart, she can be like a spaced out Mercury – psychic and revolutionary, brazen conduct or a transparent air concealing a nuanced sticky web indeed. She is asteroid 407 – check yours out via the Extended Chart Options on Astodienst and see. Or find where early Taurus is in your chart and consider whether you’re more spidery there of late.
Some examples of Arachne in charts: Actor Jennifer Lawrence has Arachne conjunct her Leo Sun. I’m not buying that giggly, “normal chick” act for a second.
Whistle-Blower Edward Snowden has Arachne in Aquarius, on his Moon. Pussy Riot Musician Maria Alyokhina also has Moon-Arachne in Aquarius. Stirrers both but they’re cunning and suave about it.
Novelist Margaret Atwood is Arachne-Uranus, Girl Boss Sophia Amoruso has a healthy little “don’t fuq with my energy” Lilith-Arachne in Pisces conjunction and Uranian billionaire Elon Musk has Arachne in Aquarius on Mars and his North Node.
So where is yours and what’s going down in the early Taurus part of your chart?
Images: Spider Woman – Marvel Comics and Arachne – by Paolo Veronese