greek astrology

The Signs as the 12 Olympians
  • Aries: Hephaestus
  • Taurus: Demeter
  • Gemini: Hermes
  • Cancer: Hera
  • Leo: Zeus
  • Virgo: Athena
  • Libra: Aphrodite
  • Scorpio: Ares
  • Sagittarius: Apollo
  • Capricorn: Artemis
  • Aquarius: Dionysus
  • Pisces: Poseidon
The signs as mythical heroines of the old Greece

Cirke - the men-bewitching primordial mother of the sorcerer Aries

Amphitrite - the ruler of the sea Taurus, Capricorn

Pandora - the beautiful evil Gemini, Aquarius

Eurydice - symbol for deceased loves ones Cancer

Daphne - virgin bay tree Leo, Sagittarius

Psyche - the love of the god of love Virgo, Pisces

Helena - the most beautiful woman of her time Libra

Medea - the cooley and powerful witch Scorpio

The signs as Greek goddesses

Aries: Eris (goddess of strife and discord) 

Taurus: Gaia (goddess of the Earth)

Gemini: Hebe (goddess of youth)

Cancer: Selene (goddess of the moon)

Leo: Eos (goddess of the dawn)

Virgo: Athena (goddess of intelligence and wisdom)

Libra: Aphrodite (goddess of love and beauty)

Scorpio: Persephone (goddess of the underworld)

Sagittarius: Artemis (goddess of nature and the wilderness)

Capricorn: Rhea (goddess of time)

Aquarius: Urania (goddess muse of astronomy)

Pisces: Iris (goddess of the rainbow)

the signs as ancient greek words

aries: ὀξύς - sharp, pointed, acid, keen

taurus: εἰκών - icon, picture, painting

gemini: ξένος - strange, stranger, guest

cancer: ψυχή - spirit, mind, soul

leo: δόξα - glory, opinion

virgo: σοφία - knowledge, wisdom

libra: μέλος - music, song, melody

scorpio: ψυχοτακής - soul-melting

sagittarius: ψυχοπλανής - making the soul wander

capricorn: δόξα - one’s own, private

aquarius: κόσμος - order, the universe, jewell

pisces: ἀλληγορέω - to interpret allegorically

The signs as the twelve Greek Olympians

Aries: Hermes

Taurus: Apollo

Gemini: Zeus

Cancer: Artemis

Leo: Hera

Virgo: Dionysus

Libra: Hephaestus

Scorpio: Poseidon

Sagittarius: Aphrodite

Capricorn: Athena

Aquarius: Ares

Pisces: Demeter

Eris the 10th Planet thru the Houses, Where in Life Do You Feel “Left Out”?

Discovered in 2005, from plates found in 2003, Eris is a Trans-Neptunian Object, which is an astronomical term meaning further out than Neptune. She was named a dwarf planet along with Pluto. She was Planet X, then nicknamed Xena, then officially named after the brother of Ares/Mars, the goddess of discord.

Eris entered Aries in 1923 and will not enter Taurus until 2048, so almost everyone alive right now has Eris in Aries, therefore making the house of Eris more personal to you. It takes 556 years for Eris to orbit the sun.

“Eris is one who struggles against injustice and oppression. She has her war-like and even bloodthirsty side, with the higher manifestation of defending the weak and standing up for oneself. Her placement and aspects to other planets correlate to the archetype of the underdog warrior, speaking truth to power, and with also a willingness to resort to violence if necessary. Many manifestations of this archetype exist in the present culture, and the discovery period is also coincident with the onset of the Iraq war. This archetype represents a dire motif of the struggle for survival that is inherent in the natural world, and in humankind also, and which represents once again, as with Pluto and Chiron, a darker side of our common humanity that must be acknowledged and faced in our time. Where she located in your chart, you have the capability to make a powerful and perhaps ruthless stand for yourself, and to battle against all odds.” –Time Passages Software

Eris in the 1st house: Your presence is so radical that you don’t fit in with most people. You boldly state your opinions and you might even get a thrill from causing trouble between people. You are a brave fighter full of strength. You thrive on conflict as it propels you to feel alive. You prefer revolution over tradition. You crave discord and excitement as opposed to trying to find peace in life. You feel doldrums when life is too calm, you always feel the need to take on challenges.

Eris in the 2nd house: You resist the current system of economy and want to rebel against being dependent on money, you’re the person who is cut out for growing their own food and/or living off the grid. You feel a drive in your soul to not be materially attached, even if you might have other factors in your chart that indicate a tendency to splurge on possessions. You value sticking up for the underdog, fighting injustice, and living passionately.

Eris in the 3rd house: The school system made you feel boxed in; your learning style might not grasp academic lessons, but is able to absorb information when you are allowed to learn on your own. You didn’t get all the attention from teachers that would have helped you excel in the classroom, so rather, you reject commands of busy work assignments and find brilliance by doing projects your own way. You may have been made to feel dumb because you could not meet standards that other students could, yet the chaos in your mind brings ideas together when you are given freedom to learn at your own pace.

Eris in the 4th house: Your family made you feel like the odd one out, they did not sympathize with you during hard times. You had to break away from traditions and find yourself. The universe gives you permission to shamelessly reject what your parents taught you, as they may not have had the most well rounded perspective when they raised you. They likely treated you with injustice and made you feel oppressed.

Eris in the 5th house: Your idea of fun is different than those around you, so it may have been difficult to find comradery (feeling of a connected community) until you found a group of people with a common interest. Your hobbies are seen as strange, compared to typical activities that most people enjoy. Your children may have a discordant temperament. Your romantic life is filled with chaos.

Eris in the 6th house: You don’t fit in at most workplaces, you resist being subordinate to a boss. You feel oppressed by the daily grind and wish to find a more exciting job. You’d do well in an action packed vocation that allows you to be a maverick. You feel like you weren’t given a fair shot in the workforce and may excel more if you become self-employed. Your health will decline when you act discordant.

Eris in the 7th house: Relationships always seem to end up in flames in your life, which includes business partnerships, lovers, close friends, etc. You wonder why can’t I just find that special someone and make it last? You attract discordant people. Perhaps you haven’t worked through all the chaos within you and so you project others as being difficult. If you make a point to cultivate inner peace while acknowledging your own inner wild self, you will draw in the right people who do not provoke you too much.

Eris in the 8th house: Deep in your soul lies discordance that you need to embrace and understand. You desire a crazy sex life to let out inhibitions your chaotic emotions that you don’t get to release in other areas in life.

Eris in the 9th house: You feel that religion has oppressed you, you do not resonate with the faith you were raised with and it is up to you to explore spirituality in many forms to find your own truths. Traveling alone would be very therapeutic to you. You love the idea of higher learning, but the structure of college doesn’t agree with you. You experience injustice in the college setting.

Eris in the 10th house: Your discordant nature makes it difficult to achieve your career goals. You’d excel in a career that involves helping others who have been left out, for example, special education, infertility, adoption agencies, counseling, addiction, women’s or men’s rights advocacy, etc. You are resistant to bosses that expect you to be subordinate, you have to fight to achieve the goals and jobs that suit you.

Eris in the 11th house: No matter how many friends you have, you still feel like they don’t include you in their lives as much as you’d like. You feel like a lone wolf, you don’t fully fit in with most groups. If you find friends who appreciate your uniqueness, you’ll feel fulfilled. Make it a point to seek non-judgmental, open, and understanding people, and you can allow yourself to grow close to people who matter. You can heal from any previous friends who betrayed you or any times you felt like you had no one to reach out to.

Eris in the 12th house: You subconsciously want to be alone in order to dig deep into your spiritual self. You have sabotaged relationships and opportunities because you hadn’t worked thru your inner baggage. Your soul has likely existed on other planets as you feel estranged from this world in general. You can journey through other dimensions because your chaotic spirit endlessly searches for more. You are fighting a battle in your psyche, as Eris triggered the Trojan war. Your chaotic nature has been suppressed, as you realize that too many people in this world cannot handle you.

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The Signs as Minor God(desse)s
  • Aries: Nike//Goddess of victory
  • Taurus: Persephone//Goddess of springtime
  • Gemini: Janus//God of doorways and choices
  • Cancer: Morpheus//God of dreams
  • Leo: Eurus//God of Autumn
  • Virgo: Melinoe//Goddess
  • of ghosts
  • Libra: Nemesis//Goddess of revenge, balance, and justice
  • Scorpio: Eros//God of love, procreation, and sexual desires
  • Sagittarius: Iris//Goddess of the rainbow
  • Capricorn: Phobos//God of fear
  • Aquarius: Hecate//Goddess of necromancy and sorcery
  • Pisces: Amphitrite goddess of the sea and queen of Atlantis

                                       ↪ inspired by: ancient greece, ancient rome

The signs as demigods
  • Aries: son/daughter of Ares
  • Taurus: son/daughter of Nemesis
  • Gemini: son/daughter of Hermes
  • Cancer: son/daughter of Demeter
  • Leo: son/daughter of Aphrodite
  • Virgo: son/daughter of Hephaestus
  • Libra: son/daughter of Apollo
  • Scorpio: son/daughter of Hades
  • Sagittarius: son/daughter of Athena
  • Capricorn: son/daughter of Zeus
  • Aquarius: son/daughter of Dionysus
  • Pisces: son/daughter of Poseidon
Saturn Turns Us Into Atlas

Saturn in the 1st house: My whole world is on my shoulders. I will not let myself down. I’ll carry myself to the Promised Land of my choice.

Saturn in the 2nd house: My lovely world is on my shoulders. I must keep this planet safe & dry or I will have nothing and be nothing without it.

Saturn in the 3rd house: My solar system is on my shoulders. I must keep it moving to keep it alive, or it will never see the sun and nothing will grow in it.

Saturn in the 4th house: My motherland is on my shoulders. If it does not get where it’s going, I’ll never belong anywhere again, and I’ll be forsaken.

Saturn in the 5th house: My world’s wonder is on my shoulders. I’m terrified of my inability to paint or write poetry. Nobody told me that beauty is earned.

Saturn in the 6th house: My body is feeble beneath the world on my shoulders. I whisper, “bones, knees – we are almost to the top. Almost.”

Saturn in the 7th house: The seasons are on my shoulders. If I disrupt the balance, I’ll be consumed by summer flames or buried in winter avalanches.

Saturn in the 8th house: The underworld is on my shoulders. I carry it to catch its crystal rain & I treasure the pretty ones; I’m its m(a)us(ol)eum.

Saturn in the 9th house: The world’s truths are on my shoulders. I pray for answers, but I hear the pleas & questions in my own incomplete ears.

Saturn in the 10th house: The world’s purpose is on my shoulders. I carve paths in this planet, but the chaos makes humanity look like ants. I’m sorry.

Saturn in the 11th house: The future is on my shoulders. If I falter, columns will crumble and empires will erupt. My failure taunts apocalypse.

Saturn in the 12th house: The entire universe is on my shoulders. I’m not strong enough to replace God. I have never even met him.

The Signs As Women Of Greek Myth
  • Aries: Come with bows bent and with emptying of quivers,Maiden most perfect, lady of light, With a noise of winds and many rivers, With a clamour of waters, and with might; Bind on thy sandals, O thou most fleet, Over the splendour and speed of thy feet; For the faint east quickens, the wan west shivers, Round the feet of the day and the feet of the night. //
  • Atalanta
  • Taurus: She reigns upon her dusky throne, ‘mid shades of heroes dread to see; Among the dead she breathes alone, Persephone—Persephone! Or seated on the Elysian hill she dreams of earthly daylight still, and murmurs of the daffodil. //
  • Persephone
  • Gemini: Restless, pacing panther-like, I prowl the palace. Preparing for the gods to punish me, As is my fate. A fate I fear not. For I, Clytemnestra, Queen of Mycenae, Daughter of Sparta and of Leda, Have avenged my daughter's death! The blood of Iphigenia, Shed by her father, To assuage the fears and whims Of ignorant, brutal men. Lordly Agamemnon, Once my husband but no more, For I have murdered him. //
  • Clytemnestra
  • Cancer: As a pale phantom with a lamp 
Ascends some ruin's haunted stair, So glides the moon along the damp. Mysterious chambers of the air.Now hidden in cloud, and now revealed, As if this phantom, full of pain, Were by the crumbling walls concealed, And at the windows seen again. Until at last, serene and proud. In all the splendor of her light, She walks the terraces of cloud, Supreme as Empress of the Night. //
  • Selene
  • Leo: With hair like lakes that glint beneath the stars, dark as sweet as midnight, or with hair aglow like burnished gold that still retains the fire. Yea, I shall haunt until the dusk of time, the heavy eyelids filled with fleeting dreams. //
  • Helen of Troy
  • Virgo: So the lovely Andromeda sitting on the shore, Her long hair waving seaward in the salty breeze, Has been chained to rock by vengeance heretofore. But the brave Perseus arrives and her he frees, After slaying the sea monster with a vicious gore. Now Andromeda is the goddess of all my dreams, Who reigns supreme in the celestial sphere. Her beauty is yet unique in the heavenly schemes, And can cause clouds and tempest to disappear. //
  • Andromeda
  • Libra: Who is that girl playing in the garden- So carefree, so young, so fair? Or is she older, but with An unaging zeal or fire? I will have her A Persephone, a Helen A Medusa- Cleopatra, Pandora to my soul, 
...My little fatal heel //
  • Pandora
  • Scorpio: So you have swept me back, I who could have walked with the live souls above the earth,I who could have slept among the live flowers at last; so for your arrogance and your ruthlessness I am swept back where dead lichens drip dead cinders upon moss of ash; so for your arrogance I am broken at last, I who had lived unconscious, who was almost forgot; if you had let me wait I had grown from listlessness into peace, if you had let me rest with the dead, I had forgot you and the past. //
  • Eurydice
  • Sagittarius: In the pathway of the sun, In the footsteps of the breeze, Where the world and sky are one, He shall ride the silver seas, He shall cut the glittering wave. I shall sit at home, and rock. Rise, to heed a neighbor's knock; Brew my tea, and snip my thread; Bleach the linen for my bed. They will call him brave. //
  • Penelope
  • Capricorn: Her skin is pale, A wash of gentle light;Her hair silver,Glittering with starlight, The girl born of moon and star. Her eyes piercing blue, As the blanket of sky, Her face upturned, All the relaxed beauty of night, The girl shimmering with light and dust. The moonlight drapes over her Clothing her in shimmering silver light, She dances with glittering grace, As the the dust of stars trails behind, The moonlight girl born for night //
  • Nyx
  • Aquarius: Remembering Greece, I imagine you there now; naked, skilled in spells. Your toes in the sand, your bright green eyes radiant; island conqueress. //
  • Circe
  • Pisces: O latest born and loveliest vision far Of all Olympus' faded hierarchy. Fairer than Phoebe's sapphire-region'd star, Or Vesper, amorous glow-worm of the sky; Fairer than these, though temple thou hast none, Nor altar heap'd with flowers; Nor virgin-choir to make delicious moan Upon the midnight hours; No voice, no lute, no pipe, no incense sweet; From chain-swung censer teeming; No shrine, no grove, no oracle, no heat Of pale-mouth'd prophet dreaming. //
  • Psyche
the signs as greek goddesses
  • Aries: Eris (goddess of strife, discord, contention and rivalry)
  • Taurus: Demeter (goddess of the harvest and to the growing, preserving and harvesting of grain, mother of persephone)
  • Gemini: Atalanta (a competitive warrior goddess, adventure and amazing runner, turned into a lion by aphrodite)
  • Cancer: Eirenne (goddess of peace)
  • Leo: Hera (queen of the olympian goddesses, goddess of marriage)
  • Virgo: Athena (goddess of wisdom, war, domestic crafts)
  • Libra: Maia (spring goddess)
  • Scorpio: Aphrodite (goddess of love and beauty)
  • Sagittarius: Nyx (goddess of nighttime and darkness)
  • Capricorn: Hestia (goddess of the hearth and home)
  • Aquarius: Dike (goddess of moral justice)
  • Pisces: Iris (goddess of the rainbow)
  • Aphrodite: Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Libra
  • Apollo: Gemini, Sagittarius
  • Ares: Aries, Sagittarius, Capricorn
  • Artemis: Virgo, Aquarius
  • Athena: Gemini, Virgo, Capricorn
  • Demeter: Taurus, Cancer, Pisces
  • Eros: Cancer, Libra, Scorpio
  • Hades: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
  • Hectate: Gemini, Aquarius, Pisces
  • Helios: Leo, Sagittarius
  • Hephaestus: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn
  • Hera: Scorpio, Capricorn
  • Hermes: Gemini, Virgo, Pisces
  • Hestia: Taurus, Cancer
  • Morpheus: Leo, Pisces
  • Nike: Aries, Capricorn
  • Persephone: Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius
  • Poseidon: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
  • Themis: Aries, Gemini, Libra
  • Zeus: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius

constellations: andromeda

After consulting an oracle, the king and queen chained Andromeda to a rock, in order to be sacrificed to the monster. However, the hero Perseus was nearby and heard of the imminent death of Andromeda; when the monster emerged from the sea, he managed to kill it, either by slaying it with a knife, or by exposing it to Medusa’s head and turning it into stone. Thus, Andromeda was saved.