The Asteroids of Music, Dance, Art & Writing

The Asteroids of Music, Dance, Art & Writing
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The Asteroids of Music, Dance, Art & Writing

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This is a work in progress, but I wanted to group together some of the more ‘artistic’ asteroids, that if prominently seen in a person’s birth chart may indicate a talent in music, dance, art or writing.

Some of these asteroids do not show up in normal asteroid searches online, so you’ll need to copy and paste the numbers into your chart. Enjoy!

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The Asteroids of Music, Dance Art & Writing

Sorted Numerically; Ctrl+F to search this page for keywords.

MUSIC, ART, DANCE

(27) Euterpe

Named after the Greek muse of lyric poetry and music, who some myths say invented the flute. She is also said to have a special affection for “wild” melodies. Prominence in a natal chart may indicate a talent in wind instruments, wild music, music ability or musical ear.

(33) Polyhymnia

Named after the Greek muse of singing, mime, rhetoric and dance, who was a daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne (who herself was equally talented in manners of voice and recitation). Can show talent in singing, dance, mime and rhetoric.

(40) Harmonia

Asteroid Harmonia is one of the better-known musical asteroids and can indicate musical talent, singing, or the ability to harmonise a balance between forces (musically, or otherwise).

(52) Mnemosyne

Mnemosyne was the Greek goddess of memory and was also the mother of the Muses. Mnemosyne deals with recitation, memory, oration and other performances that require memory.

(60) Echo

Echo was the famous fairy-like creäture that fell in love with Narcissus. Although I’ve never seen it come up in a chart yet, I’m still including it here as several astrologers note it as a musical asteroid indicating a beautiful voice, or great mimic.

(80) Sappho

Asteroid Sappho is named after the poet, artist, and educator of the same name that likely lived on the island of Lesbos in the 6th century, B.C. While some astrologers mainly use Sappho as an indicator for sexuality (which can sometimes be correct – not always), I prefer Demetra George’s interpretation of asteroid Sappho (from here): ‘Astrologically, Sappho serves as an intermediary in the octave [between] Venus and Neptune. […] Sappho taught of the need to love both men and women, and to honor the healing power of love in whatever form it presents itself.’

Themes for asteroid Sappho include sensitivity or bonding with the same-sex, sensuality and sexuality, emotional extremes in love, poetic ability and feminine education in fine arts.

(81) Terpsichore

Asteroid Terpsichore was named after the Greek muse of dance and choral song. According to Martha Lang-Wescott, Terpsichore represents flexibility, agility, dance, body language and gestures, and movement. It may also indicate a disciplined physical exercise, movement, body ego, body image, and in my opinion, likely includes yoga and Pilates as modern forms of movement.

(443) Photographica

Photographs, visuals, visions, imagery of all kinds. Likely includes things like graphic design, advertising, et. al., but more often than not shows up prominently in the birth charts of photographers.

(566) Stereoskopia

I don’t have experience with this asteroid but list it here, albeit hesitantly. Apparently, several astrologers have seen this one show up in the birth charts of DJ’s, musicians, and similar-minded individuals.

(713) Luscinia

I love this little asteroid. Luscinia is the proper name for nightingales. 🙂 The song of the nightingale has been described as one of the most beautiful sounds in nature, inspiring songs, fairy tales, opera, books, and a great deal of poetry. Here I’ve seen great singers, folk artists and poets alike.

(775) Lumières

This asteroid was named after August & Louis Lumière, who may have been the first cinematographers in the world; applicable in certain charts where cinematography, movies, acting, and even technological inventions are important.

(1864) Daedalus

In Ancient Greek, daidala refers finely crafted objects. Daedalus was a master craftsman: he created wings for his son Icarus’ ill-fated flight and constructed a labyrinth to trap the Minotaur. In Daedalus, we can see a designer, an architect and a great mind for creation.

(3256) Daguerre

Louis Daguerre was famous as a pioneer of photography, and most notably, the ‘Daguerreotype’ process of photo-making. I haven’t used this asteroid before but wanted to list it here as it may obviously intersect in the chart of someone for whom photography is their chosen art.

See also: (443) Photographica

(9633) Cotur & (5439) Couturier

Full disclosure, I have not used these asteroids yet but have always been fascinated by them. I feel they MUST show up in the charts of famous fashion icons, most likely in aspect to either Venus (love, beauty, art) or Ceres (who herself was partly the Goddess of textiles and fabrics).

(52975) Cyllarus

Cyllarus is not an asteroid but a Centaur. The best key word I can suggest for Cyllarus is DIVA. Everytime I’ve seen this come up in a reading significantly, the person in question is incredibly talented, and equally demanding (even if they have not quite reached that station in life yet…!).

Material wealth, harmony, status, rank, self-worth, artistic abilities and endeavours. Can also be selfish, demanding, greedy or obsessed with their ‘artistic needs’ being met.

WRITING

(22) Calliope

Calliope was the Greek muse of epic poetry, so her placement in a chart can indicate a poet, writer, storyteller or entertainer of sorts.

(23) Thalia

Calliope was the Greek muse of comedy, so her placement in a chart indicates a natural talent in comedy or entertainment; this person may be a natural talk show host or class clown.

(62) Erato

Named after the Greek muse of lyric poetry and music, who some myths say invented the flute. She is also said to have a special affection for “wild” melodies. Prominence in a natal chart may indicate a talent in wind instruments, wild music, music ability or musical ear.

(84) Clio (or KLIO)

Clio was the Greek muse of history, and as such, shows up prominently in the charts of historians, writers, researchers, academics and anyone that dedicates things to the written record (even diary or journal keepers).

(114) Kassandra

Kassandra was a gifted prophet who was punished by Apollo for not accepting his advances; the punishment she was given meant that no one would believe her prophecies, even though they were true.

I find Kassandra tends to show up in the charts of orators, speakers, activists, broadcasters and research journalists that operate right on the edge of breaking stories that run against the current status quo. Due to the nature of their stories, a certain amount of cognitive dissonance is created and the greater public does not always see or believe their point of view.

(946) Poesia

Poesia is exactly what it says it means: poetry. Can of course indicate a poet, but can also render create a poetic thinker (Mercury-Poesia), creator of art/beauty (Venus-Poesia) etc.

(2876) Aeschylus

Aeschylus was considered the father of Greek tragedy and as such, writers here can be dramatic storytellers compelled by darker narratives or intense family/relationship conflicts.

(12608) Aesop

Aesop was the famous writer of ‘Aesop’s Fables’.

Here we can see allegorical writing, moral stories, children’s writing, folk tales, verbal histories or a great storyteller.

(31824) Elatus

Elatus is not actually an asteroid, but a Centaur.

According to Mark Stein’s site (which has exhaustive information on the lesser-known asteroid bodies):

“Expression of self and ego through word and writing. Positive: Excellent communication, articulate, precise. Negative: Verbose, boastful, shallow in conversation.[…] Elatus seems to indicate expression, expressiveness, eloquence, to mislead, to deceive (possibly oneself); possibly “dodging a bullet.”

OTHER MINOR PLANETS TO CHECK OUT:

There are tons of minor planets named after famous actors, singers, and dancers (Robin Williams, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, Roald Dahl, Kurt Vonnegutt, to name just a few). You can find a short list of them

You can find a short list of them here, but the full list is available on Wikipedia.