Hathor Was The Original Holy Cow

Uranus in Taurus is as good a time as any to re-align with the Hathor Vibe. Before we discuss the astrology of Asteroid Hathor, let’s recall who this most ancient of goddesses actually is. The Cow Goddess is so old she is said to be the precursor of Isis.  She also has links with Lion Goddess Sekhmet and the Cat Goddess Bast or Ubasti.  She is – like the Babylonian Ishtar – a kind of Ur Goddess.  Hathor is super-primordial with origins lost in the vortex of time. According to the Ancient History Encyclopaedia, she was a “bad” deity turned benevolent.  This is like a parallel to the Snake Goddess aka Lilith, the first wife of Adam turned demon turned tempter of second wife Eve.

Trips To Hell And Back Were A Fairly Common Goddess Stunt

Hathor originated the concept of parthogenesis (being able to conceive children and give birth without having had sex) and resurrection. Trips to hell and and back were a fairly common Goddess stunt in olden times. And very old churches still have statues of the Virgin Mary with the archetypal crescent Moon head-dress of Hathor.  She was the original Holy Cow, the Goddess of Joy, Abundance, Love, Music, Motherhood and a whole host of things. The (only) female Pharoah – Hatshepsut – had her own personal chapel to Hathor and it was said that the river of stars we now call the Milky Way was her realm. There is an asteroid Hathor – 2340 if you want to throw it into your birth chart – that is currently at 5 Cancer. But in truth, the true astrological Hathor is the planet we now call by another name, Venus.

Uranus in Taurus, sign of the most mighty of the old Goddesses, is ripe with potential. Thoughts?

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Jordan Toshiro

If Hathor is Venus..is Isis more Lunar in nature? The Egyptian goddesses are similar to the Hindu concept of Shakti..like they are different manifestations of the same divine feminine energy… Hathor most poignantly embodied the ideal Egyptian notion of femininity…so she has aspects of Moon and Venus….so does Isis..but I was wondering where both respective goddeses would fit if linked with Venus or the Moon as the feminine planets…

Raymond Nolan Scott

Hathor actually has two asteroids named after her.
The other is 161 Athor

In my Astrological Nativity:

In Ecliptic Longitude:
Sun in 5’20 Scorpio
conjunct Athor 6’16 Scorpio

In Right Ascension:
14h12m11s (213°03’)
conjunct 14h13m00s (213°15′)


Wow, my sun is 5 Cancer. This sheds some light on recent happenings.


So this asteroid is transiting my second house. (Income house) I basically get paid to have kids with out having sex. XD I work in a toddler classroom and they keep putting more toddlers in the room. I have Jupiter natally in Cancer. (4 degrees) the classroom I’m in, is an over expansion, which Jupiter is known for. 20 toddlers in a room. Plus I have a niece and nephew now. Not sure how fast/slow moving this asteroid is but since it’s moving away from my sign…the school year is almost over. So I’ll have a break. Continue on to… Read more »


So, thank you for this. Hathor is at 28’ Gemini for me- right on my ascendant. Just found I have Varuna rising as well- what’s up? What does this mean for me?


Found this for anyone interested: Hathor in the natal chart is about the birth of ideas, creative expression, invention, nurturing, bringing joy and living in accordance with moral convictions. Hathor in aspect to the sun denotes strong character and morals as well as a love of art and creative expression Hathor in aspect to moon indicates strong maternal instinct and nurturing nature Hathor in aspect to Venus indicates love of music, art , style and flair in clothing and decorating Hathor in aspect to Mars indicates a strong protective maternal instinct and a strong drive for fairness and justice for… Read more »


Whoops, this comment hadn’t come up when I commented below. I like the idea that Hathor is about living in accordance with your convictions!


I have it near my asc in Gem too. If you look up Venus on the Ascendant, I think it will provide similar vibes. Sensual or sensitive, warms up the cool Gem, flirtatious and open.


Lovely Hathor, mmm, she is so sensual, creamy milky and earth power joyful. I like that she is close to Isis in vibe – interchangeable here and there, wearing each other’s symbols. There was a small temple of Hathor near Isis’s Temple and vice versa which feels so right. They aren’t counterparts (like Nepthys) more like BFF’s with Isis the sexy librarian wordy one and Hathor more a sultry dame, street smart and poetic maybe? Anyway, natal Hathor is in Gemini/1st, trine my Isis/Uranus in Libra. Eccentric, arty, romantic and fun. Hathor has no flaws surely! I have many, but… Read more »


Ooh Venus + Luna + Hathor in Kataka, yummy!
V much enjoying all this sensual energy transiting through my Cancer-heavy chart.

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

I love this post!

Really feeling it.


Hathor conjunct Crabby moon. Nice. Taurus is divided between my 4th and 5th so that all kind of gels.


What are the names of your rescue Cows?


Wow. I have Hathor exactly on the ascendant in Sag, conjunct Venus in the 12th. I’m really vibing with this new era (a new respect for Mother Earth, including a vegan diet, sustainability in materials, eco chic, natural hair). The idea of even eating a cow truly disturbs me. Hmm… I’ll be looking to Hathor for more guidance in these times.


I love this <3


Holy Cow — Hathor is exact conjunct my 29 Cancer. Have no idea what this means. I also have Ceres conjunct my Pluto-Virgo ascendant in my birth chart and thought that was why people always want/expect me to mother them. But maybe it’s the cow thing 😉

Miss Leo

Hathor in my chart is in Gemini, 5th house, opposite my Moon-Uranus-Ceres super tight conjunction. Also sextile Mars. Looked up Sekhmet too, and Hathor is squaring that as well.

Usually I really dislike Taurus energy because I don’t have anything in that sign, but loads of stuff in all of the other fixed signs. However this recent Uranus into Taurus transition has been heaps different, maybe Hathor opposing Uranus is easing it up a bit, making it more harmonious in some way? I have been getting a lot of creative bursts of energy lately.


For me she is just another set of squares this time from my sixth. Venus is all squares from my third. Bleurgh


Hathor is conjunct my Pluto in the Fifth House, trine Mars in the Eighth. Should I be thinking of her as a form of Venus?


This Uber Taurus has Hathor in her first house in the sign of Gemini.

Two faced? No. Two cows? Well, with 5 placements in Taurus it kinda makes sense I’m a a herd-in-one.

P.S. Was wondering what postal code that would be. Tamworth? How poetic.

P.P.S. Happy Birthday to mo(i)o 🙂


Happy birthday! <3


Adding Hathor to my star chart has totally altered it. Previously it had mainly had a few lines etc darting across the top of my chart (because of a stelium and a half in Scorpio). However my Hathor sign, also in Scorpio, has a trine with Chiron and other links too. My natal Chiron is at 28 Pisces and the extended Chiron at 28 Pisces was trying, to say the least. I welcomed the new Aries in Chiron transit. Have been thrilled to see a bit of my Taurus side emerging recently. Perhaps, in addition to the Taurus in Uranus… Read more »


Hathor in first house, Taurus. Mooooo

I like that she’s the into music, dance and welcoming the dead into the afterlife. Like ‘hey guys c’mon in, the party’s just getting started!’


Love this – so many are not even alive on the earth plane so let’s crank up the volume and inspire some joy!


Starting a new comment as seems hard to type a reply Mutables don’t need someone to be dressed in raw linen and eating acoustic guitars or whatever as some hallmark of authenticity. I’d argue that mutables don’t care much for authentic as a concept. What appeals to us is flux, variety, range, openness to other things and people and to the unfamiliar, willingness to try new things, change, the contingent, the ephemeral. I propose that Dylan’s (many) talents might lose their appeal for mutables after an album or two, even if the beating heart of his songwriting remains intelligent and… Read more »


He is quite a superficial man. Some of his comments he’s made in recent years especially are far from insightful and enlightened (his comments regarding Croatia / Serbia were insane considering Serbians were the first Judenfree country in Europe AND viciously bombed Bosnia, Croatia etc). Plus he’s a Gemi ni.

Never liked him – really don’t now.


Neither do Fixed or Cardinals need “someone to be dressed in raw linen and eating acoustic guitars or whatever as some hallmark of authenticity.” If you were to know his work you’d see that it is very very Mutable. But it prob speaks, more or less, to Cardinal and Fixed energy. How else would explain the differences between “Blonde on Blonde”, “John Wesley Harding”, “Blood on the Tracks”, “Slow Train Coming”, “Time Out of Mind”, “Tempest” or “Triplicate”? I read a story about someone, an alleged paid scribe, who listened to (only) “Empire Burlesque”, one of his worst – out… Read more »


She appeared to me in a dream a couple of years ago, at a big turning point in my life. I just punched the numbers, she’s at 6°45′ Virgo in the 6th, unaspected, except to conjunct the Vertex. Interesting.


2340? Tamworth postcode lots a cows around there.


Funny l didn’t pick that up. I lived in the area for awhile.


I was at Walcha still have farm at Nowendoc. 25 fat happy contented cows wandering the hills and an ancient goat following them like a maremma dog


Goats and donkeys are great guard dogs.

I lived in Gunnedah for most of 2015 and staying in Tamworth for few weeks before l got accommodated in Gunny. I’ve lived everywhere in ‘real’NSW; everyhere North, South n West of Newcastle, Sydney n Wollongong.


Hathor at 28 gemini Jupiter at 2 cancer both in 5th so she has just mosy-on-past. Stellium Taurus so I love a cow, calf, bull, picasso


hathor conjunct neptune in the eighth, woo! sextile pluto.
quite cow-like…toro asceng, and south node, so venus ruled…starting to wish i was toro…i act like one anyway…sex food shopping…what more is there to life??


and yes, i’ve had my trips to hell and back


Walking back in broad daylight on a typical edge-of-desert sunny autumn day, i looked up beyond the other people glancing at each other, looking down at phones and checking out oncoming me, to see the crescent moon framed by the triangles made by the telegraph wires and natural wood poles, sun-bleached against a lovely blue sky. Haha! Just then the kookaburras made a chorus, and some other small birds are doing a quick high patterned shrill (hiding in a jacaranda so not sure which ones, though if they’re not honey-eaters, i’ll eat my hat) I’ve never vibed with Hathor, never… Read more »


Oh, well i discovered i have one thing in Cancer: Isis.

Hathor in Pisces 4deg. Hmm, early Pisces. Squares all my 12th Neptune, Jupiter, Moon on the rise in Sag. Trines Mars in Cap 2nd.

Don’t know what to make of that yet. Again, Pseudo Intellectual AStro Bitch musing always welcome xox


“Isis” “…….. [Multiple Verses] How she told me that one day we would meet up again, And things would be different the next time we wed, If I only could hang on and just be her friend I still can’t remember all the best things she said…… – [Multiple Verses] – She said, where ya been, I said, no place special She said, you look different I said, well, yes She said, you been gone I said, that’s only natural She said, you gonna stay I said, if you want you me, yeah Isis, oh, Isis, you mystical child What… Read more »


It’s one of the only Dylan’s i’ll listen to for more than a minute. And have listened to obsessively in the past. I should love him for his poetry, and i want to, but he blocks me with his horrible tone and fakey public whine. Libra Pa loves him, but i had to tell Pa one time i just can’t after a song or two. But i listen to Isis, One More Coffee and Man Gave Names SOmetimes Mozambique, and one other i can’t recall. Makes my Mars immediately angry for no reason, but only slightly less than the voice… Read more »


It’s amazing how many Gems and other Mutables have an aversion to him. Him being a Mutable Grand X (inc Gem Sun / Sagg Asc) n all. I love his tone anx never found him fake. I love all the non-textbook singers. (Don’t understand Frank at all).
Maybe its my Uranity that likes the unusual and innovative. Give me Patti Smith over Madonna any day if tg he week.
Maybe Cardinals and Fixed folk understand him more, dunno.


I should use a computer; typos abound in my posts because the fields get skinnier than an airline seat.


Well,PF, one thing that made me ask my lovely Pa, whose Libran pleasure i would always endorse, to change the music (and yes i go with his scratchy am radio every time even tho AquaMa curses it) is the monotonous pitch and tone after even a few Dylan soings i like. Maybe it’s a Mutable thing? In contrast to a Comfortable Fixed or Cardinal thing? Is Cardinal comfortable?


See over where typing is wider


Yes, i even give time to souffles if i’m bored, but i do appreciate Dylan’s vocal inflection and timing, much as many loved Sinatra for same. Mutables don’t think “better voices” anyway, even when our tastes immediately judge that way. We’ll listen for nuance of any kind, and find it. Mind, my Taurean music appreciation is in 6th with Saturn so if that isn’t fixed in a way…then again Libran artistic appreciation has Uranus in it. Got a nice vibe-sensitive change-oriented learning-style Mercury Sun and Chiron in the 5th though! Trine the 12th and its astro- jazz, which you know.… Read more »


Fixed might be comfortable prob why stubbornness is a ‘feature’. And l am Fixed Water Chart Tone. What l like l like obsessively; as if ya didn’t know.

But having Kat Asc & Sun with Sat in Cap gives a strong Cardinal with Lib NN. I think Cardinals, some at least, like him for his innovation. Don’t forget many with [italics] ‘so much better voices’ are souffles compared to him.


Sorry, my nesting on the vertical lines didn’t work as i thought. Reply’s above. Guess we might need a new frame.


Hathor is like Venus a bit I think, Aphrodite quality of Pisces makes for a tender, sweet Hathor. She’s more of the drunken Sekhmet than the raging one. I think Pisces is very creative and particular, while Hathor is more earthy, but together I imagine that she is going to give your sensuality a sensitivity and poetic quality. If she’s a dynamic dancer, it’s more dreamy skywalker daikini?


Great thoughts to ponder xx
In a swiss birthday book im part of the Dancers and Dreamers decanate of Pisces. Thank you for helping! I know im not a good dance partner but when i have to let go earthly concerns to reconnect to the Divine Earth, i do always DANCE it all, often primally. And i watch dancers, too!


I keep dreaming about Venus -dominant friends, except they’re all but absent in the dream. The triple libra twice now, and the librans Scorpio frenemy of yore (with the same odd vibe which seems wierd as it has been ages)
Is Uranus and both of the venus ruled signs a thing? Is my subconscious trying to tell me something? Do I need to get a life (don’t answer that one)


Pisces IS going to answer this one. You asked! 😀 These people you dream of appear to have a life, because they fully accept themselves as they are. Their confidence (or utter rejection of any need to change or be other than that) cautions others to accept them in that state, even while that appearance of stability and calm is convincing and desirable. My Venus Aqua, Uranus Libra thinks that people are best individuated when they don’t need validation to keep their locomotive going, but also are not the runaway train that fqs up the whole railway system because they… Read more »


Hmm, thanks for your thoughts mille!
I think I’ve retreated from Venus themed personas because to me, it’s exactly Venusian assumptions which strikes me as the intrusive train fuqing up the station, like, (oh god not this again pi) someone hitting on you is intrusive and assuming
.. going to stop here as this is going to be space hogging and negative. Ok. Back later lol


Maybe, with the Venus ruled Toro shakeup, we can wholeheartedly lock in the normalisation of themes, behaviours, bodies and preferences heretofore marginalised or minimised as ‘female’.




Most totally! And ‘not female enough’ were it not for the curves your muscles make!

All hail the Apple! 😀 This is what happens to it when you’re older, now and again (still changes week to week, or every few days).

Always loved and been fascinated by the Pear! And the Hourglass/Bardot! Also the Sylph! You’re all beautiful and fascinating to this woman.


Tom Kenyon is a sound healer and has been ‘channelling’ about ‘The Hathors’ for decades. Interesting food for contemplation. http://tomkenyon.com/hathors-archives


I like this link!

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