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Asteroid Themes - Spiritual Theme Asteroids

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Spiritual theme asteroids:

3811 Karma
12472 Samadhi (Vedic)
14827 Hypnos (Greek)
55555 DNA
1488 Aura
5239 Reiki
37452 Spirit
6583 Destinn
3561 Devine
1252 Celestia
11911 Angel
5881 Akashi
390 Alma
5264 Telephus
33154 Talent
490 Veritas (Roman)
9770 Discovery
5261 Eureka (Greek)
227 Philosophia
5450 Sokrates (Greek)
5451 Plato (Greek)
6123 Aristoteles (Greek)
8990 Compassion
8991 Magnanimity
8992 Solidarity
7899 Joya
7707 Yes
2878 Panacea
4955 Gold
5325 Silver
151 Abundantia (Roman)
19 Fortuna (Roman)
258 Tyche (Greek)
193 Ambrosia (Greek)
2815 Soma (Vedic)
25290 Vibhuti (Vedic)
2791 Paradise
1282 Utopia
9500 Camelot (Anglo Saxon)
2598 Merlin (Anglo Saxon)
9499 Excalibur (Anglo Saxon)
1198 Atlantis
279 Thule
1309 Hyperborea (Greek/Norse)
251 Sophia (Greek)
7 Iris (Greek)
167 Urda (Norse)
1130 Skuld (Norse)
1260 Walhalla (Norse)
638 Moira (Greek)
273 Atropos (Greek)
97 Klotho (Greek)
120 Lachesis (Greek)
3235 Melchior
52301 Qumran
634 Ute (Native American)
2938 Hopi (Native American)
8275 Inca
Vulcan

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3811 Karma:
Karmic connection. Karma can indicate a negative balance or positive balance. Positive Karmic events are sudden strokes of good fortune, chance meetings with a true love and so on. Negative Karmic events are like accidents, heart breaks, exposure to outbursts that seem unfair and financial losses. Retrograde Karma means you dished out more negative karma than positive karma in the mentioned areas.
*Note: 3811 adds up to 13, the date on which this Asteroid was discovered. He who masters 13 is given great power.

Karma in the signs:

Karma in Aries: Destined for balance in creative impulses, egotism, self absorption [Did you pay enough attention to self in the past lives?], head wounds [being safe or getting them], argumentativeness, entrepreneurship in business ventures [Did you scuttle someone's business in the past life? Did you motivate to help someone succeed?] , independence and family values reform.

Karma in Taurus: Destined for balance in establishing a family, accumulating possessions, patience in projects [Did you stifle others projects in the past? Did you enable other's projects to proceed speedily in the past life?], enjoying creature comforts [Did you enjoy too much? Too less?], reacting to family survival mechanisms and coming to terms with musical talent.

Karma in Gemini: Destined for balance in the intellectual and communicative plane. Did you talk too much in the past? Was the talk useful or harmful? Did you deceive using fast wit? Did you write enlightening literature or books of facts? This placement also indicates experiences that help the individual guide social reform. A hidden law may help many innocents reclaim dues and one with Karma in Gemini may be destined to research this data and be of so much use to thousands. In the past life he may have been cheated because of ignorance.

Karma in Cancer: Destined for balance in emotions, financial security and basic survival. The Native may not have attained any financial security nor had a decent home life in the past. Karmic debts to the native are in getting money, home, emotional nurturing from the mother figure. Had he abused these, then he may have to pay others financial dues, nurture others and give emotional empathy to others because he did not do so in the past. Treating your mother well can be part of the destiny. This Native in the highest level can pay his dues by initiating child welfare, creche, reforms in maternal care, soup kitchens or be a philanthropist who gives away interest free loans.

Karma in Leo: In the Positive sense, this Native is very likely to have been a total pussycat in the past lives. Time to roar, time to be forced into expressing some creative aspect of Self, to wallow in the ego and enjoy romance and luck in gambling. Negatively aspected or retrograde, this means balancing experiences that cause the ego to suffer, public insults, shut ups, failure in speculation and lack of romance in life due to abuse of personality in the past lives.

Karma in Virgo: Destined to balance health issues, critical studies, routine work. Were you a miserly boss who made workers suffer? Did you neglect your health in the past? Did you work as a nurse who selflessly toiled? Depending on the good or bad of the past and the positive or negative of the present, this can be a very useful placement. Career success is assured for one who builds on the positive karma.

Karma in Libra: One of the most challenging placements. Destined to Balance and balance and balance, mentally or physically.
Every thought that is wrong may instantly be balanced by contradictory evidence. You may judge someone as wicked and proof may come that he is good. Watch out for guilt trips and pricks to the conscience. Best to never judge or label anyone but instead objectively analyze and assess with disclaimers.
Negative karmic experiences here include heart breaks owing to being too flirtatious in the past. Positive debts may mean a wonderful spouse and relationship in this life, wonderful surroundings and so on.

Karma in Scorpio: A rogue occultist or a dedicated surgeon? A black magician or a healer? A monk or a sex maniac/mass murderer? A challenging placement that can help fate plan a powerful destiny or a punishment of sinking to the lowest depths of despair. Emotional control is the ally for this native. Letting emotional hatred go out of control will set up a vicious cycle of karmic debts that never benefit anyone. Forgiveness is a fantastic asset. These natives must master breath control, meditation and some form of social service, at least mentally.

Karma in Sagittarius: Were you a religious fundamentalist or a social reformer? A corporate cheat or a philanthropist? Watch for experiences that balance your clumsiness, your kindness, your luck, your manner of speech and your friendships. If you are unkind in words even if you meant otherwise, the asteroid Karma will still make you feel the other persons emotions at your words. In the highest level, such people can become great religious reformers.

Karma in Capricorn: A very difficult placement. Retrograde and negatively aspected might indicate a corporate white collar criminal or big billionaire conspirator against the masses in a past lifeline. Greedy Ambition and status consciousness that sacrifices ethics and truth leads to humbling balances in this life. The native must practice generosity, inner and outer. He must treat all people with respect and must not be condescending to others. No misdeeds like ratting on fellow employees for promotions, for instant karmic punishment will follow. One must be wary of taxation problems and legal problems.
The Native must balance career and affection to family, and not let career be the only objective in life. Once positive loops are set and old karmic debts erased, this placement can bring large financial rewards. This will then become the new test. Is social service funded with the rewards? Is egotistical reputation concern mellowed? Is Status still given importance or character of people? Is ambition under control or do the past bad habits of power trips raise their ugly head again?
These natives can become Nation Builders or Global Corporate/Financial/Legal Reformers in the highest positive level.

Karma in Aquarius: Destined to balance their capabilities for humanitarian causes and to find guidance for individual reform. Were you a thinker who was too lazy? A mad scientist? An eccentric engineer who burnt his inventions because he did not get a patent? These natives will be prodded in this life with experiences that settle the old debts of neglect and inspire ideas of benefit. Negatively, they may have made many people uncomfortable with unrestrained wildness/rebelliousness in the name of individual freedom and in this life, their freedom may be curtailed. One must be wary of sudden events and accidents if there is a square to Uranus or Mars.
Karma in Pisces: The end of the karmic wheel! A native who could have transcended the highest Spiritual
realms of ecstasy or crawled through life as an alcoholic or drug abuser. This placement may also indicate that the native had mislead others in tpics of spirituality or deceived others by misusing compassion. Positively, this can be a native who was so selfless in thought and deed that this life will give a balance in the form of true knowledge or opening of the third eye/psychic powers and higher states of consciousness. Retrograde Karma here could mean chances of psychiatric illness, schizophrenia and more drug abuse. Great honesty, objectivity and self mastery is needed in this case for setting up the positive karmic loops to enable Neptunian rewards from this Asteroid placement.
Karma Aspects:
Karma squared by Mars or Saturn or Pluto is a typical indicator of negative karma. Karma trine Jupiter or Venus or Sun is a typical sign of positive karma. One must look carefully in the natal chart and come to the conclusion.

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12472 Samadhi (Vedic):
A state of spiritual ecstasy in which consciousness leaves the body." But this is not the whole phenomenon, as the breath stops and so does the beating of the heart. But it is not a form of trance as in the trance state both of these continue. It is claimed that Samadhi is a state attained only by highly Enlightened people--people who have reached Spiritual Illumination. It is a state where the spirit temporarily leaves the body and goes into one of bliss. All the Enlightened Ones who have attained Samadhi describe it as Bliss.
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14827 Hypnos (Greek):

Hypnos (or Hypnus) was the god or spirit (daimon) of sleep. He resided in Erebos, the land of eternal darkness, beyond the gates of the rising sun. From there he rose into the sky each night in the train of his mother Nyx (Night). Hypnos was often paired with his twin brother Thanatos (Peaceful Death), and the Oneiroi (Dreams) were his brothers or sons.
Hypnos was depicted as a young man with wings on his shoulders or brow. His attributes included either a horn of sleep-inducing opium, a poppy-stem, a branch dripping water from the river Lethe (Forgetfulness), or an inverted torch.
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Hypnotic abilities, getting info from with the unconscious while sleeping.

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God of sleep and dreams. Indicates where/how you are hypnotic and/or dreamy. Can indicate talent for hypnotism/trance inducing.

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In another interpretation, Hypnos represents the mind of the white Buddha Vairocana (ether element) who has his equivalent in the Hindu god Brahma and his different Nirvana-levels. What a coincidence between three world religions. To break the magical circle of death and rebirth, it is a main goal of Buddhist psychology to merge one's mind completely with the Clear Light. In failing this the mind is in danger of following the reverse process back into the elements and senses, dualistic thinking, illusionary dream pictures, etc., looking for rebirth and coming under the influence of Morpheus and the 'World af the Young Gods'. So the highest goal af Buddhist yogis is to train their minds in reaching the meditative balance (Samadhi, Mahamudra, Tzogchen, Tao) learning certain techniques of dream yoga, working with the inner elements, trying to bring together the Kundalini energy into the heart chakra, using sexual visualizations or deity mandalas, losing the fear of death, trying to pre-experience the different Bardos.
Through the discovery of Hypnos we have found a very important, if not the most important, key which enables one just by simple calculation to find suitable times for coming into contact with states of enlightenment - in the truest sense of the word. The energies of Pluto, Neptune and Uranus transits invoke more certain levels of archetypes of the Sambhogakaya or dream states, enforce mind activities of special chakras or initiate ego transformations, but they don't lead to direct experiences of Emptiness. Following my own experiences with Hypnos, which in many cases didn't occur during meditative training, I found that it is possible, even for 'non-believers', to verify empirically different Bardo states which are the very fundaments of the Indo-Tibetan depth psychology. There is a surprisingly strong intercultural connection between the esoteric teachings of the East and the West, between Hesiod's 'Theogony' and 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead'.
Besides the most important esoteric value caused by the core of the comet Hypnos, he also effects very strongly the exoteric developments by his tail. Therefore the study of Hypnos is equally important for all kinds of astrologers, scientists, meditation practitioners, psychologists, etc.. Following Hypnos needs a lot of encouragement and bravery because he catapults you out of the usual orbit of your ego's thinking and feeling habits. In a philosophical sense he might even question the status of the ego itself. He is capable of bringing it to a standstill and of conquering time and space. In this way he can be seen equally as an enemy as well as a helpful friend to our Western culture which is based upon an exaggerated ego-cult and an extreme Nirvana-fear. This ego-cult can cause a lot of suffering and wrong views and needs a revision and careful investigation by our modern thinking. 'To be and not to be, that is the answer.'

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55555 DNA

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1488 Aura

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5239 Reiki:

Relates to chi and the chakras. Represents energy healing, healing with the chakras, and psychic healing.

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37452 Spirit

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3402 Wisdom

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6583 Destinn: Destiny; fate.

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3561 Devine

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1252 Celestia

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11911 Angel

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5881 Akashi

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390 Alma

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5264 Telephus: Telepathy.

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33154 Talent

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490 Veritas (Roman): In Roman mythology, Veritas (meaning truth) was the Goddess of Truth, a daughter of Saturn and the mother of Virtue.

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9770 Discovery

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5261 Eureka (Greek):
In Greek it means "I have found it." Eureka is an exclamation used as an interjection to celebrate a discovery.
It is most famously attributed to the ancient Greek scholar Archimedes; he reportedly proclaimed, "Eureka!" when he stepped into a bath and noticed that the water level rose – he suddenly understood that the volume of water displaced must be equal to the volume of the part of his body he had submerged. This meant that the volume of irregular objects could be calculated with precision, a previously intractable problem.


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227 Philosophia

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5450 Sokrates (Greek):

Greek philosopher.
Despite his foundational place in the history of ideas, Socrates actually wrote nothing. Most of our knowledge of him comes from the works of Plato (427-347), and since Plato had other concerns in mind than simple historical accuracy it is usually impossible to determine how much of his thinking actually derives from Socrates.
The most accurate of Plato's writings on Socrates is probably the The Apology. It is Plato's account of Socrates's defense at his trial in 399 BC (the word "apology" comes from the Greek word for "defense-speech" and does not mean what we would think of as an apology). It is clear, however, that Plato dressed up Socrates's speech to turn it into a justification for Socrates's life and his death. In it, Plato outlines some of Socrates's most famous philosophical ideas: the necessity of doing what one thinks is right even in the face of universal opposition, and the need to pursue knowledge even when opposed.
Socrates wrote nothing because he felt that knowledge was a living, interactive thing. Socrates' method of philosophical inquiry consisted in questioning people on the positions they asserted and working them through questions into a contradiction, thus proving to them that their original assertion was wrong. Socrates himself never takes a position; in The Apology he radically and skeptically claims to know nothing at all except that he knows nothing. Socrates and Plato refer to this method of questioning as elenchus , which means something like "cross-examination" The Socratic elenchus eventually gave rise to dialectic, the idea that truth needs to be pursued by modifying one's position through questioning and conflict with opposing ideas. It is this idea of the truth being pursued, rather than discovered, that characterizes Socratic thought and much of our world view today. The Western notion of dialectic is somewhat Socratic in nature in that it is conceived of as an ongoing process. Although Socrates in The Apology claims to have discovered no other truth than that he knows no truth, the Socrates of Plato's other earlier dialogues is of the opinion that truth is somehow attainable through this process of elenchus .

The Athenians, with the exception of Plato, thought of Socrates as a Sophist, a designation he seems to have bitterly resented. He was, however, very similar in thought to the Sophists. Like the Sophists, he was unconcerned with physical or metaphysical questions; the issue of primary importance was ethics, living a good life. He appeared to be a sophist because he seems to tear down every ethical position he's confronted with; he never offers alternatives after he's torn down other people's ideas.
He doesn't seem to be a radical skeptic, though. Scholars generally believe that the Socratic paradox is actually Socratic rather than an invention of Plato. The one positive statement that Socrates seems to have made is a definition of virtue (areté): "virtue is knowledge." If one knows the good, one will always do the good. It follows, then, that anyone who does anything wrong doesn't really know what the good is. This, for Socrates, justifies tearing down people's moral positions, for if they have the wrong ideas about virtue, morality, love, or any other ethical idea, they can't be trusted to do the right thing.

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5451 Plato (Greek): Greek philosopher; Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy.

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6123 Aristoteles (Greek): Greek philosopher; student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.

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8990 Compassion

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8991 Magnanimity

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8992 Solidarity

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7899 Joya

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7707 Yes

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2878 Panacea: Healing. Cure.

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4955 Gold

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5325 Silver

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151 Abundantia (Roman): Roman Goddess of Luck. Represents abundance.

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19 Fortuna (Roman):

Roman Goddess of Fortune. Luck.
In Roman mythology, Fortuna (Greek equivalent Tyche) was the personification of luck, hopefully of good luck, but she could be represented veiled and blind, as modern depictions of Justice are seen, and came to represent the capriciousness of life.Fortuna had a retinue that included Copia among her blessings. Under the name Annonaria she protected grain supplies. In the Roman calendar, June 11 was sacred to Fortuna, with a greater festival to Fors Fortuna on the 24th.
Fortuna was propitiated by mothers. Traditionally her cult was introduced to Rome by Servius Tullius. Fortuna had a temple in the Forum Boarium, a public sanctuary on the Quirinalis, as the tutelary genius of Roma herself, Fortuna Populi Romani, the "Fortune of the Roman people", and an oracle in Praeneste where the future was chosen by a small boy choosing oak rods with possible futures written on them.
All over the Roman world, Fortuna was worshipped at a great number of shrines under various titles that were applied to her according to the various circumstances of life in which her influence was hoped to have a positive effect. Fortuna was not always positive: she was doubtful (Fortuna Dubia); she could be "fickle fortune" (Fortuna Brevis), or downright evil luck (Fortuna Mala). Her name seems to derive from the Italic goddess Vortumna, "she who revolves the year."
Fortuna did not disappear from the popular imagination with the triumph of Christianity by any means (illustration, left). In the 6th century, the Consolation of Philosophy, by statesman and philosopher Boethius, written while he faced execution, reflected the Christian theology of casus, that the apparently random and often ruinous turns of Fortune's Wheel are in fact both inevitable and providential, that even the most coincidental events are part of God's hidden plan which one should not resist or try to change. Events, individual decisions, the influence of the stars were all merely vehicles of Divine Will. However, perhaps because scripture could not explain all of the questions of life, Fortune crept back in to popular acceptance. In succeeding generations Consolation was required reading for scholars and students.
The ubiquitous image of Wheel of Fortune found throughout the Middle Ages and beyond was a direct legacy of the second book of Boethius's Consolation. The Wheel appears in many renditions from tiny miniatures in manuscripts to huge stained glass windows in cathedrals, such as at Amiens. Lady Fortune is usually represented as larger than life to underscore her importance.
The wheel characteristically has four shelves, or stages of life, with four human figures, usually labeled on the left regnabo (I shall reign), on the top regno (I reign) and is usually crowned, decending on the right regnavi (I have reigned) and the lowly figure on the bottom is marked sum sine regno (I have no kingdom). Medieval representations of Fortune emphasize her duality and instability, such as two faces side by side like Janus; one face smiling the other frowning; half the face white the other black; she may be blindfolded but without scales, blind to justice. Occasionally her vivid clothing and bold demeanor suggest the prostitute. She was associated with the cornucopia, ship's rudder, the ball and the wheel.

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258 Tyche (Greek):

Greek Goddess of Fortune and Luck. Lucky chance.

Tyche was the goddess or spirit of fortune, chance, providence and fate. She was usually honoured in a more favourable light as Eutykhia, goddess of good fortune, luck, success and prosperity.
Tyche was represented with different attributes. Holding a rudder, she was conceived as the divinity guiding and conducting the affairs of the world, and in this respect she was called one of the Moirai (Fates); with a ball she represented the varying unsteadiness of fortune--unsteady and capable of rolling in any direction; with Ploutos or the horn of Amalthea, she was the symbol of the plentiful gifts of fortune.
Nemesis (Fair Distribution) was cautiously regarded as the downside of Tyche, one who provided a check on extravagant favours conferred by fortune. The pair were often depicted as companions in Greek vase painting. In one vase Nemesis (Indignation) with her arm around Tyche (Fortune) points an accusing fingure at Helene, who Aphrodite has persuaded to elope with Paris.
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The personification of chance or luck. Tyche was represented with different attributes: with a rudder, she was conceived as the divinity guiding and conducting the affairs of the world, and in this respect she is called one of the Moerae; with a ball she represents the varying unsteadiness of fortune; with Plutos or the horn of Amalthea, she was the symbol of the plentiful gifts of fortune. Tyche was worshipped at Pharae in Messenia; at Smyrna, where her statue, the work of Bupalus, held with one hand a globe on her head, and in the other carried the horn of Amalthea; in the arx of Sicyon; at Aegeira in Achaia, where she was represented with the horn of Amalthea and a winged Eros by her side; in Elis; at Thebes; at Lebadeia, together with agathos daimôn; at Olympia, and Athens.
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A nymph, one of the playmates of Persephone.
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Tyche is either one of the Oceanids (daughters of Oceanus and Tethys) or a Moira, one of the Moirae (Fates).
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Tyche was the personification of luck or chance.
She was often depicted with a rudder, guiding the affairs of the world, or with a ball to represent the fact that she was unpredictable and could "roll" in any direction at her whim.
Her surname was Automatia, which indicated that she managed things according to her own will without any regard to what an individual deserved or desired.

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193 Ambrosia (Greek):

In ancient Greek mythology, ambrosia is sometimes the food, sometimes the drink, of the Gods, often depicted as conferring ageless immortality upon whoever consumes it. It was brought to the gods in Olympus by doves (Odyssey xii.62), so may have been thought of in the Homeric tradition as a kind of divine exhalation of the Earth.
Ambrosia is very closely related to the gods' other form of sustenance, nectar. The two terms may not have originally been distinguished; though in Homer's poems nectar is the drink and ambrosia the food of the gods; it was with ambrosia Hera "cleansed all defilement from her lovely flesh" (Iliad xiv.170), and with ambrosia Athena prepared Penelope in her sleep (Odyssey xviii.188ff) so that when she appeared for the final time before her suitors, the effect of the years had been stripped away and they were inflamed at the sight of her. On the other hand, in Alcman, nectar is the food, and in Sappho and Anaxandrides, ambrosia is the drink. When a character in Aristophanes' Knights says, "I dreamed the goddess poured ambrosia over your head— out of a ladle", the homely and realistic ladle brings the ineffable moment to ground with a thump.
Both nectar and ambrosia are fragrant, and may be used as perfume: in Odyssey (iv.444-46) Menelaus and his men are disguised as seals in untanned seal skins, "and the deadly smell of the seal skins vexed us sore; but the goddess saved us; she brought ambrosia and put it under our nostrils." Homer speaks of ambrosial raiment, ambrosial locks of hair, even the gods' ambrosial sandals.
Among later writers, ambrosia has been so often used with generic meanings of "delightful liquid" that such late writers as Athenaeus, Paulus and Dioscurides employ it as a technical terms in contexts of cookery, medicine and botany.

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2815 Soma (Vedic):
Soma Skanda is the result of the union of two potent opposite forces (yin and yang) giving rebirth to the aspirant as an evolved being. This is best described in mythology as the union of Shiva and Parvati resulting in the birth of Soma Skanda and hence results in immortality.
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According to Hinduism, every part of the cosmos is seen as an action of a god. Time is the endless repetition of the same long cycle where gods, demons and heroes repeat their mythological actions. In Hindu mythology, Soma represents the god of the Moon. He rides through the sky in a chariot drawn by white horses. Soma was also the name of the elixir of immortality that only the gods can drink. The Moon was thought to be the storehouse of the elixir.
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The moon, born from the eyes of Atri, son of Brahma; made the sovereign of plants and planets.
Soma ran away with Tara (Star), wife of Vrihaspata, preceptor of the gods, and Buddha was their offspring. (Hindu mythology.)
To drink the Soma. To become immortal. In the Vedic hymns the Soma is the moon-plant, the juice of which confers immortality, and exhilarates even the gods.
It is said to be brought down from heaven by a falcon.
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Yoga treatises on meditation suggest that the true soma, or elixir of life, is the union of the twin currents of kundalini energy in the human body, culminating in higher consciousness. Some Hindus believe in kundalini as a latent energy situated at the base of the spine that is activated in normal life in sexual activity, but which may also be drawn upward in subtle channels of the spine to a center in the head, illuminating the consciousness with mystical awareness. The goal of some forms of yoga practice is often referred to as the union of the sun and moon, the fiery and cool kundalini currents in the spinal column. At the junction of these currents, the blissful condition is described as "drinking the soma juice," and the energy flow as "amaravaruni" (wine drinking).
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Soma inspires higher consciousness and mystical experiences.
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Soma is an ancient word, going back to the dawn of time. It is used in the Vedas, the sacred chants of what is now called India, to refer to the way that meditation wakes up the senses. Soma refers to the magic of life that is there in a breath, if we really savor it - not just as a metaphor, but as pointing to a quality of prana that is available everwhere.
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In ancient Indian religion, an unidentified plant, the juice of which was an offering of the Vedic sacrifices. Its stalks were pressed, and its juice, filtered through wool, was mixed with water and milk. After being offered as a libation to the gods, the remainder of the soma was consumed by the priests and the sacrificer. It was highly valued for its exhilarating, probably hallucinogenic, effect. The plant was believed to have been delivered to the earth from heaven by an eagle. The personified deity Soma was the master of plants, healer of disease, and bestower of riches.

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25290 Vibhuti (Vedic):

Sacred Ash.
Vibhuti is the sacred ash used in religious worship in Hinduism. The vibhuti ash is generally the residue of cow dung that is burned in a sacred fire (Homa). The main ingredient of Vibuthi is cow dung ash but several other substances prescribed in scriptures are also used. Vibuthi is placed on the forehead as it is considered sacred and holy. Some devotees add a small amount to the tongue to pay respect to the deity.
The ash has several symbolic meanings.
* Placed on the forehead of devotees, it serves as a sectarian mark (tilaka). The practice of smearing holy ash on the forehead also exists in Zoroastrianism and Catholicism.
* In worship connected with Lord Shiva it is a symbol of purity and is one of the main sacraments given at pūjā in all Åšaivite temples and shrines.
* The ash thus serves as a reminder to the believer to cast away selfish and worldly desires that wrap the self in maya, and calls to mind the story of how Shiva burned Kama (the God of desire) to ashes when Kama attempted to break Shiva's focus on the Divine Truth.

Vibhuti can refer to glorious attributes of the divine, and in this context is translated as 'all pervading', 'superhuman power', 'wealth' and so on.

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2791 Paradise

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1282 Utopia

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4342 Arcadia (Greek): Arcadia refers to a Utopian vision of pastoralism and harmony with nature. The term is derived from the Greek province of the same name.
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9500 Camelot (Anglo Saxon)

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2598 Merlin (Anglo Saxon):

Relates to the seeking of magic and mystery. Helps attune one to the wisdom and power of the ancient Magicians and Alchemists.

Merlin the magician, the mystical, magical wizard of wizards, helps you reawaken to the wise wizard and master magician you are, that we all are, and sometimes forget. He helps you remember that magic is your natural state, the rule rather than the exception to the rule.
Magicians and wizards play with molding, sculpting, shaping, and directing energy, with purpose. It is not for the squeamish. It takes great courage to know you are creator, to be a purposeful and more fully awakened conscious creator.

Merlin Archetype Energy:
We have in our hands, at our very finger tips, electomagnetic energy and the ability to create, shape or mold that energy into any reality we desire. It is the very same energy that creates and flows through the entire infinite cosmos.
Upon our births we came with an incredible force or energy Source. Sometimes we forget how powerful we are. Merlin reminds people to use the power that they already have and are using, to create even more magical lives.
Wizards are aware of their enormous power and make great use of their power by using it intentionally, deliberately, and on purpose. Mystical magicians know the energy they flow...it takes them right to where they want to go. Often, what happens is that people who aren't aware that they are a wizard, flow their energy to where they don't want to go, and that is what creates anything less than a magical life.
Merlin, through the many ways to play, brings into balance the masculine and feminine principles within all of us, both male and female. When we balance the whole of who we are, we come to know our natural state of magic, because we are then operating or functioning as a whole being. When we attempt or try to function or operate with only a part of the whole, we naturally feel less than wholly who we are, which doesn't feel very magical.
If we, as individuals or as a collective whole, integrate and thus apply the information given by Merlin, it can assist us in bringing us back into balance. When we are balanced we come from our center, our third eye point of view, and in that state we can create anything, easily and effortlessly, as life was intended to be.
The Merlin archetype energy is very much that of balancing both the feminine and masculine energy principles, by more fully integrating the feminine principle that has been largely forgotten by most. It assists people who want to get more of the things they desire in life, by going back to where all life begins. It is about going back to the womb of wisdom and the cave of creation, deep within. If one decides to remember all parts of the whole, our natural state of being, magic becomes the rule rather than the exception.
When the feminine part of self is reawakened and remembered, there one will find the realm of magic, wonder - the wizard, the alchemist, seer, sorcerer or mystical magician.
Merlin represents the occult sciences, that of the mystic arts and alchemy, knowing that anything can be changed, as we return to our natural magical state of being. We remember that our outer world is merely a mirror of what we project from within, awake or asleep to the awareness that we are creators, creating with every breath we take and with every beat of our hearts...one moment at a time...as time consists of only one moment.
Where does Merlin and Camelot exist, really? In the land of dreams and visions, where wizards love to play. They bring us to a feeling place that dwells within us, in our imaginative world, the world within, where all magic must begin. This is where we tune into and thus turn the key to creation. We unlock mysteries that tell us why we get what we get in life, and how we can then go about getting what most excites us.
People with strong Merlin placements want to remember the whole of who they are. They have had enough of lack, limitation, hard work, disease, struggle, suffering, and pain. They know there is something else to remember, and want to reawaken the power of the feminine principle. This has nothing to do with separation of the sexes ... but rather the fuller integration of the feminine energetic principle within all of us, both the male and female.
Merlin helps us to return to our power by balancing and thus functioning as the whole being we know we are. This information is so old that it seems all new again. And equally, it comes from our future...all happening in our NOW.
Merlin archetype energy loves word play, coming through in playful riddle, rhyme, and with a rhythm. He has a wonderful kind wise energy about him, and pulls people in, to remember who they really are.
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In a chart, Merlin can also represent magician's abilities.

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9499 Excalibur (Anglo Saxon): Divine quest; divine power and protection

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1198 Atlantis
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279 Thule:
Thule was a legendary island in the far north, similar to Atlantis, supposedly the center of a lost, high-level civilization. But not all secrets of that civilization had been completely wiped out. Those that remained were being guarded by ancient, highly intelligent beings (similar to the "Masters" of Theosophy or the White Brotherhood).
The truly initiated could establish contact with these beings by means of magic-mystical rituals.
The "Masters" or "Ancients" allegedly would be able to endow the initiated with supernatural strength and energy.
With the help of these energies the goal of the initiated was to create a race of Supermen of "Aryan" stock who would exterminate all "inferior" races.

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1309 Hyperborea (Norse):

According to esoterists, Hyperborea was the Golden Age polar center of civilization and spirituality.

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Hyperborea: Home of the ancient Indo-Europeans. Atlas came from there as well as Apollo and then obviously Artemis and so Leto and the Buto cult. Following the Persians and Aryans back into pre-history we also come to areas around the Caspian Sea and references to lands like Hyperborea, the legendary place of a sunny, green land in a perfect climate at the North Pole. Legends have emerged about entering Inner Earth there.

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In Greek mythology, Hyperborea was a fabulous realm of eternal spring located in the far north beyond the land of winter. Its people were a blessed, long-lived race free of war, hard toil, and the ravages of old age and disease.
Hyperborea was usually described as a continent-bound land, bordered by the great earth-encircling river Okeanos to the north, and the great peaks of the mythical Rhipaion mountains to the south. Its main river was the Eridanos, which flowed south, drawing its waters directly from the Okean-stream. The shores of this stream were lined by amber-bearing poplar trees and its waters inhabited by flocks of white swans. Blessed with eternal spring, the land producing two crops of grain per year. But most of the country was wild, covered with rich and beautiful forests, "the garden of apollo."
To the south the realm was guarded by the bitterly cold peaks of the near-impassable Rhipaion mountains. This was the home of Boreas, god of the north wind, whose chill breath brought winter to all the lands to the south--Skythia, Thrake, Istria, Celtica, Italy and Greece. The peaks of the mountains were also the home of Griffins (eagle-lions), and its valleys were inhabited by the fierce, one-eyed Arimaspoi tribe. Directly to the south lay Pterophoros, a desolate, snow-covered land cursed by eternal winter.
Hyperborea was a theocracy ruled by three priests of the god ApolloBoreades, were sons or descendants of the north wind Boreas. Their capital contained a circular temple dedicated to the god where hecatombs of asses were sacrificed in his honour. The musical race also celebrated his divinity with a constant festival music, song and dance. The hymns were joined by the sweet song of circling, white Hyperborean swans.
The land appears in several myths. The first of these was the story of Phaethon, the boy who tried to fly the chariot of the sun, but lost control, and was struck down by Zeus with a thunderbolt, His flaming body fell into the Hyperborean river Eridanos, where his mourning sisters, the Heliades, gathered and were transformed into amber-shedding poplar trees. His friend Kyknos, in his grief, leapt into the bitumen lake of Phaethon's fall, and was transformed into a swan. Hyperboreans afterwards leapt in this same very lake as they were approaching death and were transformed into singing white swans. The bird migrated to the Lydian river Kaystros and other places in the south, but remained mute beyond its homeland.
Perseus travelled to Hyperborea and was entertained by its folk when he went in search of certain Nymphs who guarded treasures of the gods, or else the Graiai, swan-bodied hags who could reveal the location of Medousa.
Perseus' descendant Herakles made the same journey on two separate occassions. The first time was in his quest for the golden-horned deer of Artemis which fled north during the chase. The second time he was seeking Atlas to obtain the golden apples of Hesperides. The Titan stood holding the sky aloft in Hyperborea beneath the heavenly axis around which the constellations revolved. (Later? versions of this story place Atlas in North-West Africa).
Another body of stories connected the Hyperboreans with the founding of several important religious shrines in ancient Greece. In the distant past the god-blessed race was said to have sent many holy prophets and pilgrims into Greece.
On Delos, one story told how the pregnant goddess Leto travelled south to the island from Hyperborea, accompanied by wolves, where she gave birth to the god Artemis-Eileithyia was summoned from the northern realm to assist with the labour.
After the event, the Hyperboreans despatched pilgrims to the island, five men known as the and maiden-priestesses of the goddess. However, after several of the maidens were either raped or killed the Hyperboreans ended the pilgrimage, delivering their offerings instead through neighbouring tribes and peoples. Sometimes these are described as passing through Skythia on the Black Sea, at other times through Istria at the northern end of the Adriatic. Within Greece itself the offerings were carried from Dodona to Karystos in Euboia, then Tenos, before finally reaching Delos. The Athenians claimed they came to their town of Prasiai from Sinope on the Black Sea.
The next major shrine connected with the Hyperboreans was the oracle of apollo at Delphoi. The second of the temples built to the god was said to have been built by Hyperborean pilgrims of beeswax and (swan ?) feathers. When the army of the Gauls tried to seize the temple in historical times, phantoms of these prophets were said to have appeared on the battlefield, routing the invading army.
Finally they appear in the myths of the founding of the Olympic Games. It was said that when Herakles (either the Daktylos or the son of Zeus) established the festival in honour of Zeus he decided to adorn the grounds with holy trees. To this end he made a pilgrimage to Hyperborea to obtain sacred wild olives for the shrine.
Perhaps the most famous prophet of the Hyperboreans was a man named Abaris, who was given a magical arrow by the god Apollo on which he flew around the world performing miracles. Some say this arrow was the one which apollo had used to slay the Kyklopes, which he had hidden beneath a Hyperborean mountain.

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251 Sophia (Greek):

The Angel of Wisdom in the Kabala tradition.


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Sophia in Greek, Hohkma in Hebrew, Sapientia in Latin, all mean wisdom. The Judeo-Christian God's female soul, source of his true power is Sophia. As Goddess of wisdom, her faces are many: Black Goddess, Divine Feminine, Mother of God. The Gnostic Christians, Sophia was the Mother of Creation; her consort and assistant was Jehovah. Her sacred shrine, Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, is one of the seven wonders of the world. Her symbol, the dove, represents spirit; she is crowned by stars, a Middle Eastern icon, to indicate her absolute divinity.
The Lessons of this Goddess:
Pregnant Sophia holds out her cup of wisdom to you. It is time to connect with your own deep, enriching wisdom, time for stillness and introspection, time to listen to what needs to be heard. Perhaps you are in a situation where you need guidance. Perhaps you find yourself in similar situations over and over again. When you take the time to listen to your own inner Sophia you can get what you need for your journey to wellness.
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Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom:

Have you ever wondered about that gorgeous woman in Michelangelo’s painting on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel—the one that God has his arm wrapped around while his other arm extends to touch the hand of Adam?
Some art historians believe the petite blonde was Jehovah’s grandmother, the Goddess Sophia. In the Judeo-Christian tradition the Goddess Sophia is the beginning, the source of wisdom, and keeper of the knowledge of all that is righteous and just. With her sound wisdom and guidance, rulers lead their kingdoms to prosper. In the darkness and ignorance that thrive in her absence, the proverbial wasteland eats away at the soul and nations perish.
Known as the Mother of All or simply as Wisdom, Sophia was born of Silence according to Gnostic creation myths. She gave birth to both Male and Female who together created all the elements of our material world.
Female then gave birth to Jehovah in all his emanations. But she also gave birth to Ildabaoth who was known as the Son of Darkness. When humans were created, Sophia loved them all dearly. Unfortunately, her affection for humans sparked jealousy in both Ildabaoth and Jehovah. Hoping to keep humans weak and powerless, the brothers forbade humans to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge. Female then sent her spirit in the form of the serpent to teach the humans to disobey the envious Gods.
Sophia so desperately loved humans that she decided she would live among them. To her dismay they mostly ignored her. She tried speaking to them. When they turned a deaf ear, she screamed from the tops of the highest walls. Still she was not heard. In her anguish at being so neglected, she left humans with one last thought: You have denied and ignored me, so will I do when calamity strikes and you call for my help. Only those who earnestly search for me and love me will merit my love and assistance.
There are those who believe that Sophia, so desperate in her desire to relate, later returned to humans in another attempt to bond with them. Sophia is often symbolized by the Dove of Aphrodite, which later became the dove representing the Holy Spirit. The dove appeared to the Virgin Mary in the form of the Virgin of Light, entered her and conceived Jesus. In this sense, Sophia attempted again, in to form of a man, to be united with the mortals she so loved.
Sophia’s traits include: righteous, wise, loving, communicative, knowledgeable, creative, protective, giving, and truthful. A Sophia woman sees it and tells it as it is; she has no fear of the truth.

She brings meaning to human experience with her gift of understanding “the bigger picture”. Only when you stand back, gaining some emotional distance, can you see that even the most traumatic experiences can be the birthplace of your most treasured strengths. It is only in times of great stress that heroic feats are truly appreciated.
Sophia was also the mother of Faith, Hope, and Charity. They are Sofia’s gifts to us, gifts that can overcome the despair, confusion, and suffering that frame human life. Sophia reminds you that clear vision and understanding line the path that leads to the discovery of the meaning of your life.


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7 Iris (Greek):
Iris was the Goddess of the rainbow, the messenger of the Olympian gods. She was often represented as the handmaiden and personal messenger of Hera. Iris was a goddess of sea and sky--her father Thaumas "the wondrous" was a marine-god, and her mother Elektra "the amber" a cloud-nymph. For the coastal-dwelling Greeks, the rainbow's arc was most often seen spanning the distance beteween cloud and sea, and so the goddess was believed to replenish the rain-clouds with water from the sea. Iris had no distinctive mythology of her own. In myth she appears only as an errand-running messenger and was usually described as a virgin goddess. Her name contains a double meaning, being connected both with iris, "the rainbow," and eiris, "messenger."
Iris appears in ancient Greek vase paintings as a beautiful young woman with golden wings, a herald's rod (kerykeion), and sometimes a water-pitcher (oinochoe) in her hand. She was usually depicted standing beside Zeus or Hera, sometimes serving nectar from her jug. As cup-bearer of the gods Iris is often indistinguishable from Hebe in art.
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The rainbow, a heavenly messenger. Relates to messages or omens.

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167 Urda (Norse):

Urd is one of the three Norns or Fates of Norse mythology, who sit beneath the great ash-tree Yggdrasil and spin the thread of destiny.
Yggdrasil is the World-tree of Norse mythos, representing the Axis Mundi (axis of the world) or Divine Center, and the Tree stretches from the Underworld to the Heavens, connecting all the Nine Worlds. Though an ash, Yggdrasil is evergreen, symbolizing its strength and changelessness, and the ash's habit of dropping its leaves in autumn while still green--i.e. they don't fade or change color - may have influenced the choice of tree.
Yggdrasil has three great roots that connect with different realms, and each have a corresponding sacred spring. The first root reaches to Niflhel, the Underworld, over which the Goddess Hel presides, and the spring is called Hvergelmir, the source of the primordial rivers. The second root connects with the land of the frost giants, Jotenheim, and the spring that rises there is called Mimir, the Well of Wisdom. The third root finds its way to the heavens, and its spring is that of the Norns. The spring is named Urd after the wisest and eldest sister, and They use it to water Yggdrasil.
The Norns are originally from the land of the Giants. Their names are Urd or Urdi ("Fate", or "That Which Was", the Norn of the Past), Verdandi or Verthandi ("Present" or "That Which is Becoming", from the same verb as Urdi's name) and Skuld ("Shall-be", or "She Who is Becoming"). They represent inexorable Fate - men and Gods alike are bound by their pronouncements. It is likely that originally there was only one, Urdi, whose name is cognate with the Anglo-Saxon wyrd, a word which became English "weird", still used as an archaic word for "fate".

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The ability to see the past.

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1130 Skuld (Norse):

Skuld is one of the three Norns or Fates of Norse mythology, who sit beneath the great ash-tree Yggdrasil and spin the thread of destiny.
Yggdrasil is the World-tree of Norse mythos, representing the Axis Mundi (axis of the world) or Divine Center, and the Tree stretches from the Underworld to the Heavens, connecting all the Nine Worlds. Though an ash, Yggdrasil is evergreen, symbolizing its strength and changelessness, and the ash's habit of dropping its leaves in autumn while still green--i.e. they don't fade or change color - may have influenced the choice of tree.
Yggdrasil has three great roots that connect with different realms, and each have a corresponding sacred spring. The first root reaches to Niflhel, the Underworld, over which the Goddess Hel presides, and the spring is called Hvergelmir, the source of the primordial rivers. The second root connects with the land of the frost giants, Jotenheim, and the spring that rises there is called Mimir, the Well of Wisdom. The third root finds its way to the heavens, and its spring is that of the Norns. The spring is named Urd after the wisest and eldest sister, and They use it to water Yggdrasil.
The Norns are originally from the land of the Giants. Their names are Urd or Urdi ("Fate", or "That Which Was", the Norn of the Past), Verdandi or Verthandi ("Present" or "That Which is Becoming", from the same verb as Urdi's name) and Skuld ("Shall-be", or "She Who is Becoming"). They represent inexorable Fate - men and Gods alike are bound by their pronouncements. It is likely that originally there was only one, Urdi, whose name is cognate with the Anglo-Saxon wyrd, a word which became English "weird", still used as an archaic word for "fate". Later Verdandi and Skuld were added, perhaps through influence of the Greek triple Moerae or Fates.
It is said that the two eldest Norns set happy fortunes for people, while Skuld, the youngest, often changes their decrees to more tragic outcomes. Skuld as the last of the three is the Norn who fixes the length of the thread of life, or, by some accounts, unravels what Her sisters have made. She is shown veiled, as the future is unknowable. She is sometimes considered a water spirit or even a Valkyrie, one of the swan-maidens who foretell the destiny of warriors (the word valkyrja means "she who chooses warriors destined to die in battle"). She rides out with the Valkyries Gunnr and Róta to choose who shall be killed.
The Norns tend to Yggdrasil, watering it and keeping it healthy. Though four stags (with the Tolkien-y names of Dáin, Dvalin, Duneyr and Durathrór) are always nibbling at Yggdrasil's buds and new leaf-shoots, the Norns keep it green and growing.
Skuld sometimes indicates uncertainty and the unknowable future. Some things you just have to wait for; though sensible preparation is always a good idea, sometimes you just can't tell what is coming next.

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The determination of one's fate through actions and awareness in the present, thus creating the future.

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1260 Walhalla (Norse):

Norse Heaven.

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638 Moira (Greek):
Greek Goddess of Fate. Moira is the name of a single goddess of fate in Greek mythology. Together the three goddesses were known as the Moirai. The Fates are Clotho who is depicted with a spindle Lachesis depicted with a scroll or globe, and Atropos depicted with a pair of scales or shears.
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Experiencing universal consciousness of other people’s destiny and fate.

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273 Atropos (Greek):
In Greek mythology, Atropos was one of the three Moirae, the Fates, the female deities who supervised fate rather than determine it. Atropos was the fate who cut the thread or web of life. She was known as the "inflexible" or "inevitable" and cut this thread with the "abhorred shears." She worked along with Clotho, who spun the thread, and Lachesis, who measured the length. They were the daughters of Zeus and Themis (the Goddess of order.) It is not clear whether the fates were superior to Zeus or if he was subject to them as mortals were. The Roman name of the fates are Nona, Decuma, and Morta.

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Facing death whether it be of a relationship, business or personal endeavor, or an actual physical death. Changing inflexibility to flexibility. Letting go and accepting the destiny of the soul.

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97 Klotho (Greek):

Greek Goddess Clotho is the youngest of the three Fates, but one of the oldest Goddesses in Greek mythology. She is a daughter of Zeus and Themis. Each fate has a certain job, whether it be measuring thread, spinning it on a spindle, or cutting the thread at the right length. Clotho is the spinner, and she spins the thread of human life with her distaff. The length of the string will determine how long a certain person's life will be. She is also known to be the daughter of Night, to indicate the darkness and obscurity of human destiny. No one knows for sure how much power Clotho and her sisters have, however; they often disobey the ruler, Zeus, and other Gods. For some reason, the Gods seem to obey them, whether because the fates do possess greater power, or as some sources suggest, their existence is part of the order of the Universe, and this the Gods cannot disturb.
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Insuring that your true destiny is fulfilled. Weaving together all the elements that make up the higher fabric of your life.

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120 Lachesis (Greek):

The Disposer, one of the three Moirae, the Fates. She measures the length of the thread of human life spun by Clotho and determines its destiny.
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Relates to those who like to play the lotteries or other games of chance. Increases one's luck by clarifying where one can expect to be lucky, focusing on those areas.

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3235 Melchior: One of three Magi.

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52301 Qumran: Ancient settlement where the Dead sea Scrolls were found.

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634 Ute
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2938 Hopi
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8275 Inca
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Vulcan:
Son of Jupiter.
Vulcan rules that process which breaks the chains to form. As the "Blacksmith of the Gods" Vulcan forges new tools for the expression of consciousness. Past patterns of behaviour are dissolved in favour of a growing awareness, which leads ultimately to detachment from the desires and compulsion of form.
We can summarise the effects of this particularly small but esoterically powerful planet by liking its effects to the earth element and the First Ray of Will Power. It is the stimulating effect of Vulcan which creates the need to penetrate thorough our material existence in order to detach ourselves from identification with the form life. The Soul centred individual can then utilise matter in order to shape those tools necessary for the externalisation of the Soul force. For example when there is a war matter is all too often used against humankind, and the power of this planet is inverted through the improper use of will. On a higher level of manifestation Vulcan’s establishes the link between humanity and the Plan. This is due to Vulcan’s First Ray energy, manifesting through it’s Fourth Ray ruler Taurus, and the relationship that the latter has to the Fourth Kingdom of Nature.
Although Vulcan has an effect of the mass consciousness, through its function as a tool to unfetter humanity from its attachment to material forms, its purpose in terms of the evolutionary process is more specific, which is the primary use as a vehicle of transfer from the Mutable to the Fixed Cross. When on the Mutable Cross, the totally personality centred individual is not aware of the unconscious influence of Vulcan working to create detachment through the loss of visible objects and relationships. But when the evolving person is consciously beginning to put together the relationships existing between essence and form the perception of Vulcan’s effects changes accordingly. At this point one is actively cultivating the first stages of conscious detachment of the form life, therefore in this respect Vulcan now serves as the agent which assists us in this transition of values.
Once Vulcan has done its work and the individual is firmly anchored on the Fixed Cross of Discipleship, we can then say that for all intents and purposes, Vulcan becomes a dead planet. Its primary function in the reorientation of consciousness has been completed and one would then tend to move more into the domain and influence of Uranus as also discussed under the Moon section.
The Soul centred individual can now utilise the energies of the crisis producing presence of Vulcan in order to effect this necessary transformation, and would be carried out within the greater context undertaken by such a Soul centred person.
The effects of Vulcan are only experienced by those who have mounted the Fixed Cross or who are very close to doing so. The conscious application of Vulcan’s energy can only said to be utilised by one firmly anchored on the Path, and who is spiritually active in the service of humanity. It can also been seen that, due to Vulcan’s proximity to the Sun and/or Mercury, the unfolding evolutionary process of a Son or Daughter of Mind is very much associated with the positive destructive force of this tiny planet. Once Vulcan has done its work, the energies of Uranus (in the creation of new archetypes for the expression of the Loving Will/Power of Creation) will supersede in the life.
One should note that the position of Vulcan in the natal chart is always conjunct the Sun and very often conjunct Mercury as well. It is within 8 degrees 20 minutes of the position of the Sun. One should also be aware that Vulcan is not always in the same sign as the Sun.

Vulcan by Sign:

VULCAN IN ARIES:
This is a very potent position leading to the right use of will as the First Ray energies of sign and planet unite.
When in the transitional state, this position of Vulcan often indicates a person with a very strong but highly self-righteous mind. The ~tools~ which Vulcan serves to fashion in this sign allow for the mind {Mercury’s esoteric rulership of Aries} to align itself with the will of the Plan. This requires a detachment of the mind from its service to the ego.
Once the transition to the Fixed Cross is accomplished, the mind of the individual is then focused on service to humanity, as Mercury connects with Taurus (and hence with Vulcan) through the Fourth Ray. A person who can consciously utilise Vulcan in Aries can help to break down other people’s resistance to higher consciousness, through the de-crystallisation of non-regenerative thought forms.
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VULCAN IN TAURUS:
Esoteric Ruler
In the transitional phase, the individual is presented with main, often painful, tests of detachment. This may manifest as loss of either objects of people. The purpose is to aid the individual in breaking his thralldom with the desire nature as it centers in form.
Once the Fixed Cross is mounted, the natural magnetism and power of Vulcan in Taurus allows the person to create a vital channel for the expression of the Will and Power of the First Ray. The soul-centered individual then becomes a vehicle for the ~redemption~ of matter, so that is (as well as the individual) may serve some larger, impersonal function.
The area in the life in which this higher purpose may be found can be ascertained through Vulcan’s placement in the natal chart.
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VULCAN IN GEMINI:
In its initial phase, Vulcan in this position gives rise to a very critical mind, ever seeking to destroy those opinions that contest ones own.
Yet once a person secures them self on the Fixed Cross, a very intimate relationship is created for the positive use of Vulcan’s energies. Venus, esoteric ruler of Gemini, is also the exoteric ruler of Taurus. A person with this position can thus utilise Vulcan’s function to forge a link between the First and the Fifth Rays. This would lead them to create those interventions and scientific discoveries that evoke the hidden Light contained within matter. The externalisation of this inner design could then be used for the benefit of humanity.
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VULCAN IN CANCER:
This is a very important position on the collective level, as it is here that Vulcan is confronted with the energies of the mass consciousness. Its primary function (to instil detachment from form) presents itself quite distinctly.
When on the transitional stages of the Crosses, Vulcan’s placement in this sign points to those tests of release from past patterns of attachment, especially relative to the expressions of the emotions and the astral body. The will/Power of the First Ray must be free to create, without being hampered by the nurturing energies of Cancer. Nurturing, in this respect, means the matrix which forms itself around the impulse of the Will, aiding its descent into the lower planes and kingdoms. Yet if this matrix becomes too solidified, through patterns of repeated desires, the movement of the Will becomes impeded.
When on the Fixed Cross, this position would tend to stimulate the creation of those mental and physical channels and structures (Cancer’s relationship to the Third and Seventh Rays) that would be most appropriate to the unfolding of the Plan.
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VULCAN IN LEO:
When moving off the Mutable Cross, Vulcan in Leo indicates those tests which serve to free the individual from a self-centered attachment to the creative potentials of the lower self. Egocentricity now must yield to a focus of group consciousness.
Once this re-polarisation takes place and Vulcan is externalising through the Fixed Cross, all the potency of the Will and the Concrete Mind (Leo’s association with the First and Fifth Rays) can be utilised as expressions of group consciousness and channels for the Second Ray energy of the Sun.
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VULCAN IN VIRGO:
The detachment from form seems to be particularly difficult when one is making the transition to the Fixed Cross with Vulcan in this sign. As the Moon, Mother of All Forms, is the ruler, this placement of Vulcan creates a great conflict, because the attachment to the nurturing process is quite intense. The individual would have to allow the healing and cohesive life force of the Universal Mother to sustain the objects of her caring. This means releasing oneself from the strong personal emotional expressions of the Second, Fourth and Sixth Ray energies in this position, (Virgo and the Moon) so that the focus of Will can be externalised, unimpeded by the lower self.
When the Fixed Cross has been mounted, the individual with Vulcan in Virgo is aligned with the Mother, and can then be a conscious vehicle, co-creating the force for any necessary healing.
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VULCAN IN LIBRA:
This position of Vulcan is very ~Will-focused~. There is a very close affinity with the First and Seventh Rays as they relate to the inherent relationship between Spirit/Will and Matter/manifestation.
During the transition from the Mutable to the Fixed Cross, a person with Vulcan in Libra is apt to experience a deep change in the scope of his personal relationships. Even if he is on the Path of world Service at the time, the nature of his social aspirations and his interaction within a group context in order to externalise some collective purpose is bound to undergo a major shift.
Will cannot be sustained by the lesser self for the purpose of structuring collective human energies according to his personal, mental image of same, now matter how idealistic. A merger must be made with the Higher Self/Mind (third Ray) so that he is acting in concert with an unfolding group process.
The latter is firmly placed in motion once the individual has made the necessary transition to life on the Fixed Cross. Uranus then overshadows Vulcan, and group will and purpose emerge.
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VULCAN IN SCORPIO:
The primary function of Vulcan is to break attachment to outmoded forms so that new tools of consciousness may be forged for the liberation of the Soul’s presence in the outer life. The energies of Mars, Scorpio and Pluto work so effectively at this task that the need for Vulcan’s effects I this position is diminished.
One could say that in Scorpio, those situations necessary to bring forth the required results for mounting the Fixed Cross are intensified. The First and Fourth Rays are brought into play through Scorpio, Pluto, Vulcan and Taurus, while Mars and the Sixth Ray lead to the cultivation of the one-pointedness required for maintaining one’s focus of soul orientation (Discipleship) on the Fixed Cross.
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VULCAN IN SAGITTARIUS:
As the teacher, Sagittarius has to be ~armed~ with those concepts which serve to widen humanity’s horizons, so that a greater universitality of thought is achieved.
The individual leaving the Mutable Cross (and his attachments to the personality} must undergo those transmutations which serve to harmonise and blend the degree of understanding he has achieved through the experiences of the personality life with the collective wisdom stored by the Soul.
Vulcan in this position breaks those attachments to the personal mental body, allowing the Third Ray influence of Sagittarius’s ruler, the Earth (and hence also the influence of the other third Ray planet, Saturn), to function from the level of the Higher Self.
This position may indicate that in the present incarnation, the individual may encounter some crisis of disillusionment with his previous belief systems. This leads to the acceptance of those higher concepts and broader ideas that can be communicated to others for the benefit of all.
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VULCAN IN CAPRICORN:
This is a very strong and powerful placement for Vulcan. It strengthens the influence of the First and Third Rays, as it calls forth an interplay between this planet and Saturn.
Non-regenerative thought processes are challenged and broken down as the lesser self finds that it can no longer maintain its place or status in the outer world. The individual begins to lose their attachment to whatever influence has been achieved over others, and a direct movement is made toward mounting the Fixed Cross.
Initially this may be perceived as a loss of power or strength. Such a transition requires a person to restructure their will and broaden their awareness so that new mental patterns are created. These structures are aligned to the needs of the collective, and serve to anchor the evolutionary Plan for humanity that much more concretely in the material world. (Seventh Ray influence of Capricorn and Uranus).
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VULCAN IN AQUARIUS:
In esoteric astrology one can look at Uranus as the higher octave of Vulcan (as well as Mercury) as once Vulcan has helped to destroy the attachments and adherence to the forms created by the lower self, Uranus can then work as the channel for the birthing of new archetypes for the evolution of the individual and humanity.
The connection between Vulcan and Uranus is therefore very strong when Vulcan is placed in Aquarius.
(a little ~side note~ here {smile}: As Jupiter is the esoteric ruler of Aquarius, there is a blending of Rays One {Vulcan}, Five {Aquarius}, Seven {Uranus} and Two {Jupiter}. (The fourth Ray of Vulcan’s sign, Taurus, influences all placements of this planet, and its connection with the fourth Kingdom of Humanity should be kept in mind when studying Vulcan’s effects. We can say that all ~vulcanic~ crises are particularly human in their effects, especially in relation to a person’s transition from the Mutable to the Fixed Cross.}
The function of Vulcan in Aquarius is to shatter all human attachments that do not serve the purpose of the Higher Self, and hence the needs of the collective. In initial phases, the individual with this placement may find that there is a crisis in the life brought about by gradual detachment from friends and associations. They begin to look for~brothers and sisters of like minds~ with whom they can interact with loving impersonality. This differs widely from associations that fulfil personal emotional needs or are maintained due to purely social obligations or status.
When the Fixed Cross has been mounted, the motivation for relationships becomesincreasingly centered in the urge for World Service.
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VULCAN IN PISCES:
The first Ray energies of this sign combine with those of Pluto and express themselves through the Second and Sixth Rays. The universal, loving focus and the ultimate death of anything that is not useful to the soul are very much at the heart of the function of Pisces.
An individual with this placement would experience a crisis of releasing any blocks to the power of Love as it seeks to express in the outer world. Personal prejudices would thus ~go the way of all things~ and be replaced by a gradual expansion of loving devotion to the Plan, and thus once mounted on the Fixed Cross by the urge to be of service to the expansion of Love/Wisdom in the world of humanity.
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Tigerlily
Colorado
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