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Hestia in Virgo: June 1 - Sept 3

"Hestia, in the high dwellings of all, both deathless gods and men who walk on earth, you have gained an everlasting abode and highest honor: glorious is your portion and your right.  For without you mortals hold no banquet, —where one does not duly pour sweet wine in offering to Hestia both first and last. "[Homeric Hymn to Hestia]


Asteroid Hestia

Asteroid 46, Hestia.  While Hestia is not considered one of the main Goddess Asteroids that people often look at, I find value in following her transits.  I often look to both asteroid Hestia and Vesta together, seeing them as "sisters" or different aspects of the same energetic signature.


Hestia brings a sense of comfort and devotion to whatever sign she is moving through.  We find a warmth by her fire that we wish to continue, so we find ways to help keep that fire lit.  We may also experience themes of self-sacrifice or rejection - but these serve to help us identify and strengthen our own sovereign willpower and sense of purpose.


When looking at the asteroid Hestia in transits or in a birth chart, you can consider it to have influence over themes of:

  • Home and Hearth: Hestia represents the concept of home, both as a physical space and as a symbol of inner sanctuary. Its placement in a chart can indicate one's relationship with their home environment, their sense of security and stability within it, and their ability to create a nurturing space for themselves and others.

  • Emotional Security: Hestia's influence extends beyond the physical home to encompass emotional security and inner peace. Its placement may indicate how an individual finds comfort, solace, and emotional nourishment, whether through solitude, domestic routines, or connections with loved ones.

  • Spiritual and Sacred Space: In ancient Greece, Hestia was also revered as the guardian of sacred spaces, such as temples and altars. Astrologically, Hestia may symbolize one's connection to spirituality, devotion, and rituals that provide a sense of meaning and transcendence in life.

  • Personal Boundaries: Hestia's archetype emphasizes the importance of personal boundaries and creating a safe haven where one can retreat and recharge. Its placement in the birth chart can indicate how an individual establishes and maintains boundaries in relationships, as well as their need for privacy and autonomy.

  • Domestic Responsibilities: Hestia's influence includes domestic responsibilities and the duties associated with maintaining a household. Its placement may reflect one's approach to homemaking, caregiving, and domestic tasks, as well as their attitudes towards traditional gender roles and societal expectations related to family life.

  • Inner Peace and Balance: Ultimately, Hestia encourages individuals to cultivate inner peace, balance, and harmony within themselves and their surroundings. Its placement in the birth chart may highlight areas where one seeks to create a sense of equilibrium and tranquility, whether through domestic bliss, spiritual practices, or nurturing relationships.

Hestia in Virgo

in 2024, the Asteroid Hestia will be in the sign of Virgo from June 1 - Sept 3

Virgo is a sign of Service, Purity, Devotion, and Health. The Archetype of Virgo teaches us about caring for ourselves and others with routines and attention to detail. The Archetype of "The Virgin" relates to the purification of wheat to turn grain into flour - sometimes in life we need to separate out the small ingredients to make something new. We grow wheat, but the wheat must be processed and turned into flour, and then backed into bread. Virgo represents this kind of attention to detail and following procedures - but all with the intention of service and helping others. This is not the large machine processing bread for a profit - this is the neighbor or friend baking a fresh loaf of bread at home to share with guests or bring to the sick family member. Part of the lessons of Virgo are that one must also care for themselves if they want to be able to care for others. If you leave out your own self care, you could spread illness to those who you wished to care for. Or, you just become too tired and burned out and then you are unable to do the basic tasks of caring for others or even yourself!

Some Key words of Virgo: Analytical, Detail-oriented, Practical, Organized, Service-oriented, Diligent, Health-conscious, Perfectionist, Methodical

The Asteroid Hestia in the sign of Virgo for all of June, July, and August tells me there will be big themes of Service to others, and the Importance of Self Care emphasized through this summer. There will be great benefit found in applying practical organization in the home environment and seeking out new healthy daily routines. It will likely feel very sacred to tend to your home and your health - and finding ways to make the mundane daily tasks into Sacred Rituals will be very rewarding at this time!


Some themes that might be relevant to Hestia in Virgo:

  • Home Improvement Projects: During a transit of Hestia in Virgo, there may be a focus on home improvement projects, organization, and decluttering. It's a favorable time for attending to practical tasks around the house and creating a more efficient and harmonious living space.

  • Health and Wellness Initiatives: This transit can also highlight the importance of health and wellness routines. It's a good time to focus on self-care practices, dietary adjustments, and establishing healthy habits within the home environment.

  • Service-Oriented Activities: Hestia's transit through Virgo may inspire a desire to engage in service-oriented activities within the community or to provide support and assistance to family members in practical ways.

  • Rituals and Routines: This transit encourages the establishment of rituals and routines that promote productivity, well-being, and a sense of groundedness. It's a favorable time for implementing new habits and schedules that contribute to a sense of order and stability in daily life.

  • Attention to Detail: Virgo's influence during this transit emphasizes the importance of paying attention to the details, whether it's in household tasks, communication with family members, or planning for the future. Taking a methodical approach can lead to greater efficiency and satisfaction in domestic matters.

A Prayer to Hestia:

"Beloved Hestia,You who are both First and Last,Keeper of the Sacred Flame,Guardian of Home and Hearth,Gentle Goddess of warmth, purity, and compassion.I honor you and thank you for all your blessings.I call upon you for your wisdom.May your Light guide me and bless my home!Io Hestia!"

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