As if the planets in the Solar System are not enough for astrologers and astro-fiends to think about – Pluto alone could constitute a lifetime’s study – we also have asteroids in astrology. Are they just a form of space junk that sound cool when you throw them into a chart?

Because it’s funky to say “Well, I have Hatshepsut Rising and asteroid Dallas conjunct my Venus?”  But asteroids have a subtle, surreal influence that can be bizarrely relevant. Browse dozens of posts on asteroids such as Eros, Psyche, Geisha, Circe, Arachne, Pan and many more.

Aquarius No More?

Dear Mystic, I have been reading your blog for a bit and am now a recent subscriber. I have gotten an astrology reading and I also input my birth information to get a chart from Both have revealed facts that have me questioning my allegiance to Aquarius. I always thought I was one of those born on a cusp. My husband profusely believes that I am a typical Aquarius. …

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Da Weekend Dailies & Sleep Paralysis

This is such a bitch of a Dark Moon for many of us – i just posted extended Daily Horoscopes for the weekend, for extra oomph. Also, how weird is this – someone in the comments said they had sleep paralysis this week. I had it. Two people at my Pilates class had it. Then an ex from a 1000 years ago emailed to ask if i knew anything about …

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Asteroid Kaali

The Hindu pantheon is not so much my thing as the Ancient Greek, Roman, Norse and even Babylonian/Sumerian ones but i think that if you are in the mood for an asteroid bingle, you might want to look up your Asteroid Kaali. A.k.a Kali or Kalika and a Dark Goddess in the vein of Hecate, some versions of Persephone and Lilith. If Lilith is a Lady Mars, asteroid Kaali is …

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Venusia Uranian

  “Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man – a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, …

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Chariklo – The Lady Chiron

Meet Chariklo – the partner of Chiron & Lady Shaman.  I am not big on following the Centaurs in astrology so i owe my awareness of Chariklo to mythic astrologer Steve Nelson.  She was only discovered in Feb 1997 – at the same time the Mystic Medusa column first appeared in the newspaper, i like that – and has been in Sagittarius since Dec 2010.  In Feb 2015 she is …

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Biblical Bad Girl Heroines

Asteroid Herodias – Another Bad Girl Biblical Upstart

Here at Pseudo-Intellectual Astro Bitch Central we LOVE our bad girl biblical upstarts – Jezebel, for instance. Not to mention Lilith. So how about asteroid Herodias – number 546 if you want to use the Astrodienst Extended Chart options to to throw her into your chart. She is currently at 23 Taurus – opposite Saturn – and is natally conjunct my MOON. Who was she?  It depends who you’re asking. …

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