Tag: mythology

asteroids

Medusa: Protectress of Secrets and Hidden Trauma

Over the last few months, I’ve felt a strange pull towards asteroids. I’ve read their names over and over again, looked at the ephemera, combed through their placements in my own chart and the charts of others. The absence of research into their influence felt like a gaping hole, a darkness begging to be illuminated. And who more appropriate to begin with than the Protectress of Secrets herself, Medusa? Hers is a story that forks in infinite directions. At almost every turn there is an alternate version of her tale. And all of it speaks to important indicators in our karmic cycles.

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astromythology

The War For Weirdness: Why Uranus Doesn’t Deserve Aquarius | Astromythology Vol. 1

Human beings learn best through narrative. We remember best through narrative as well, and creating stories around the systems in our lives helps us remember all the moving parts. Astrology is no different. It comes with a wealth of stories to help us unravel many of the complex meanings within. And it’s entirely what introduced me to astrology in the first place: mythology.

The traditional planets of astrology are all named for Roman gods, giving a good indication of their roles. But the real magic comes in when you apply this narrative system to the relationships between each planet and other objects in your chart. Over the next few weeks, I’d like to explore some of these relationships with you. I’d like to excavate some of these stories and examine them under the modern astrological lens to illuminate the narratives these bodies help us weave.

And I’d like to start with Uranus.

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